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View overlooking the 280 year old Moravian church
Enjoy the moon and stars while swimming at night
Pool view looks down onto Coral Bay
Pool level master bedroom
second master bedroom bath
view from downstairs bedroom outdoor shower
Newly added 28 solar panels in our effort to be more green
Awesome snorkeling
Beautiful sunsets
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Coral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Christoph...
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Views, Great Place, Great Owners”
Reviewed June 13, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed at Anchorage Aweigh, a surprise gift for my upcoming birthday. The hillside views are amazing, and the location lends itself to strong breezes day and night, which make the patios a wonderful place to be. The pool is a terrific start and end to each day, and the owners are wise enough to even have a shaded corner of the pool for the days that you take in too much sun. The house was designed and built superbly, which means when you shut the doors and windows at night and turn on the AC, you will not hear a peep from outside. A morning cup of coffee on the ledge of the downstairs outdoor shower is truly a 'bucket list' experience.

As they will recommend, you really want a capable 4x4 to both get to and from the property and explore this less populated side of the island - the journey out to the Lameshur beaches almost require it. You will also want to check the VINow website for when the cruise ships arise (usually Tuesdays and Thursdays) , and you will want to avoid Cruz bay and the 2 or 3 beaches they have excursions to (Trunk, Cinnamon, etc) - don't worry, there are many better beaches much closer to the cottage!

If money is no object you can find interesting places for all 3 meals, but food and dining is extremely expensive on the island, so we tried to eat breakfast in and take sandwiches out to the beaches for lunch, which let us splurge for dinners. Truth be told, if you keep it simple with Skinny Legs burgers and takeout pizza from Indigo Grill, you probably wont be eating too much cheaper if you cook at the villa. Dry goods seemed to be more expensive, so I would travel with cereal, crackers, nachos, coffee etc if you have room in the bags. Dehydrated fruits would also be good, as the cost of fruit and veggies on the island are steep.

The real treat for us were the owners - kind and knowledgeable, helpful but not overbearing, available but always respectful of our privacy. They maintain the property very well and their love for the island and the house shows. I couldn't ask for a better vacation location, and we hope to be repeat guests of Scott and Patricia for many years to come.

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Liked best: The view, the outdoor showers and the owners (not at the same time)
Liked least: the leaving part
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 14, 2016
Dear Chris and Rachel, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay and look forward to you seeing you again in the future. Best Regards, S&P
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tgfowler5...
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tranquility in Paradise”
Reviewed June 8, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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My wife and I stayed at this fabulous villa the first week in May this year. It was our first trip to St. John and the USVI. Friends had recommended we stay in Coral Bay for a relaxing vacation. It was a great choice! Anchorage Aweigh offers a fantastic view of the harbor and quaint community. It is a short drive to several bars and restaurants where we enjoyed some of our meals. Scott and Patricia are wonderful hosts who know all the best places to explore. Anchorage Aweigh is a great villa in a wonderful location in Coral Bay. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The view of Coral Bay
Liked least: Nothing comes to mind
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jun 9, 2016
Thank you for your kind words! It was a pleasure to meet you. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Anchorage Aweigh. We hope to see you here again! Best wishes!
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lowseason...
Zimmerman, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Coral Bay harbor view villa”
Reviewed May 26, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We stayed at the Anchorage Aweigh cottage in 2012, which was our first VRBO rental on St. John. We loved the cottage and pool…and the villa life it offered. Returned to the property this May (2016) and rented the newer two bedroom villa adjacent to the cottage that the owners now live in. The villa has a delightful view of Coral Bay Harbor and features the things a comfortable villa has…..great bed, clean and well organized kitchen, outdoor shower, indoor staircase to second bedroom and pool area, lots of outdoor living areas etc. ,etc. ,etc. We enjoyed the villa as the VRBO description and pictures accurately depict this very charming rental.

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Liked best: Very comfortable villa...felt like our home for a week.
Liked least: Going Home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Management Response
May 27, 2016
It was a pleasure to have you back as a return guest to Anchorage Aweigh. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with you and hope you look upon your vacation with fond memories. We hope to see you again!
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Peggy-Rus...
Harpswell, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Another Awesome St John Expereince”
Reviewed April 13, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

I have been visiting the island for more than 30 years and for the past decade have been part of foursome who annually choose St John for their vacation. Over those years I have traversed all of the lodging options from camping to villas and have discovered that the Coral Bay area of the island is much more suited for our lifestyles and expected vacation experience.

With each yearly visit we have tried out a new villa as we have searched for the perfect spot for the group. This year found us at Anchorage Aweigh and we are happy to say that we have already booked the villa for 2017 as our search for a better option has ended.

The interaction with Scott & Patricia (the villa owners) was outstanding right from the very beginning (almost a year ago). Although we are veterans of the island they were more than willing to help us make plans if needed.

The villa is a gorgeous home overlooking Coral Bay. The attention to detail in the home is awesome. We found the house immaculately clean and well stocked.

The villa offers 2 equal master bedrooms (one on the main floor and one on the lower floor accessible through interior spiral staircase), both en suite with AC. Both bathrooms offers an outdoor showering experience (the lower shower offered a bit less privacy, a bit less hot water, but a much better view) The king size beds were to die for and the overall privacy was outstanding.

The group started each morning with coffee and breakfast on the wrap around porch with one of the best views on the island. Once we could pry ourselves away from the view it was off to the beach and to enjoy the day. Other then breakfast, we did not eat another meal at the villa (packed lunches for the beach & dinner out) so we can't really review the villa for its ability to provide for more cooking.

As veterans we can offer the following:
Roads - you never are quite sure what you might find for road surface to a villa (we have seen pretty much all over the years). The road to the villa was all paved (with some fairly intense switchbacks) which is a definite plus. The driveway, while fairly challenging initially, was easy to navigate once you got the hang of it. Overall grade A

Kitchen Supplies - Again we were fairly limited in our needs but it appeared that there were enough settings/supplies, and the villa had all of your standard appliances in excellent shape and working order . Overall grade A

Beach Supplies - In addition to Beach Towels, AA provided 4 beach chairs and a couple of coolers for the beach. Overall grade. A

Showers/Hot Water - I had read in previous reviews some concern over hot water. Here is our take. There was a time in our lives when cold showers on St John was what you got. While we have no intention of traveling that road again, we do acknowledge that you won't get the kind of hot water you might get at home. Having said that, other then the lower shower hot water I listed above, there appeared to more than adequate hot water. Everyone loved their outdoor shower experience. Overall grade A

Owners - As I mentioned we had great interaction with both Scott & Patrica. I believe they are willing to be as involved, or not, in your visit as your group requires. We required little involvement so they gave us space, while still letting us know if we needed more, just ask. This was our first island visit where the owner/manager was going to be on property so we did go into the stay with a bit of apprehension. The only thing our group struggled with was shared space (pool & laundry) which we eventually worked out on our end and will not be a concern moving forward. In the end, we rarely saw them so any pre trip apprehension, or shared space worries, were unwarranted. - Overall grade A

Least you think this is a paid endorsement there were some items that might take this property from outstanding to perfect. Here are some thoughts that had very little negative impact on us but might make a big positive difference.

* extra set of sheets for each bed so that we could change sheets mid-stream (we were there for 10 nights).
* figure out an extra chair in the inside sitting area. Our group of 4 ended up bringing in a section of the outside sectional for sitting.
* larger TV? So as I mentioned above, everyone has different needs. Kitchen/Dinner supplies not on our list. Hanging around watching a movie at night we do. A larger TV would be great for us older folks:-)

Conclusion - this is an awesome villa with great owners in a little slice of heaven. If you are reading this review and trying to make a decision... run as fast as you can and book this villa (just don't book our dates please).

Really looking forward to March 2017.

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Liked best: The view with the morning coffee and the ease of interaction with the owners.
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Apr 17, 2016
Thanks to the Packett travelers. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and have already booked for next year. On a side note, we do have extra sheets. We will be sure to store them in the bedrooms of the main house. As for the furniture...we bought two brand new "leather" loveseats and had them shipped in with all of our other things. They were stored downstairs until we finished the big house. As soon as we put them out, the "leather" began to shred and shred fast. So we were forced to put our leather (real) couch back in the house and purchase a new chair. New furniture is on our list...Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you in 2017!
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WisTravel...
Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Awesome villa & location”
Reviewed March 2, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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person found this review helpful

Just returned from a week at Anchorage Aweigh, and was thoroughly pleased. The location and view can't be beat if you want to be in Coral Bay. The house is beautiful, well maintained, and supplied with everything needed. Towels and linens were great, refreshing and clean pool. The owners (who are onsite in an adjacent property) were extremely friendly and helpful, and were there if and when we needed them for anything. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

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Liked best: Clean, well maintained.
Liked least: Could have used more washcloths and dish towels.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Nanackw
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Outstanding Villa and location”
Reviewed February 17, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

If you want to visit St John, USVI, you should definitely plan on staying at Anchorage Aweigh. The managers and owners, Scott and Patricia, have thought of everything and built a villa that is perfect for any group of friends or family. The views over Coral Bay and the hilly mountainous island are enjoyed morning and night with a comfortable wrap around porch. We loved the well appointed kitchen for evenings when we cooked in or grilled our meal. Linens were lush and the outdoor showers a treat ! Scott and Patricia made sure we were informed about restaurants and beaches on the island, as well as any entertainment. We spent 2 weeks there, loved the ability to do laundry and the casual atmosphere of the island. A great escape and it comes with personal attention that is hard to find.

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: the steep hilly roads
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 18, 2016
Thank you Celeste and Jeff for your great review. It was wonderful meeting all of you and we look forward to seeing you again. Best Regards, Patricia & Scott
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Ellenapri...
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed February 16, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We recently returned from what can only be described as a perfect vacation experience at Anchorage Aweigh. Scott and Patricia, the friendly owners, have created a gorgeous home overlooking equally gorgeous Coral Bay. The attention to detail in this stunning home is amazing, and is made even more so by the fact that the owners built this home themselves. The house was immaculately clean when we arrived and Scott and Patrica anticipated our every need, from a well stocked kitchen to coolers and beach chairs.

My husband and I were traveling with friends, and the house is perfect for two couples traveling together. There are two equally lovely master bedrooms on separate floors, each with air conditioning comfortable beds with luxury linens (and great pillows!), private bathrooms with fabulous outdoor showers with plenty of luxurious towels. I saw several reviews here stating the lack of hot water for showers. We didn’t experience that at all. Even with all four of us showering after a day at the beach we found hot water was always available.

We spent a lot of time on the wrap around porch, enjoying our breakfast out there before setting off for the day’s adventures, and sitting back with a glass of wine and the lovely views in the late afternoon before going out to dinner at one of Coral Bay’s great restaurants.

We also enjoyed a dip in the saline pool most afternoons after a day at one of the beautiful St. John beaches.

Scott and Patricia were living in the cottage on the property, and were available for a friendly chat and to give advice if we wanted, but also were very thoughtful of our privacy and had we not initiated conversation, we probably wouldn’t have known they were around. Three cheers for perfect VRBO owners! Thank you Scott and Patricia for sharing your home with us. All four of us agreed that we had a perfect stay at Anchorage Aweigh and would highly recommend this beautiful home to anyone.

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Management Response
Feb 16, 2016
Thank you Mary & Jeff for your kind words. You were awesome guests and we look forward to your return to St. John in the future.
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