The Secret Seashell is a stunning home and property. The home is beautifully decorated and comfortable to be in. We had everything we needed for a fantastic vacation. The views from all rooms, the porches and decks was astonishing. It's conveniently located yet secluded and private. We loved our time there and can't wait to go back.
The week we spent at the Secret Seashell was one of the most, if not the most, relaxing weeks I have ever had. It was our first time in the Caribbean. Landing in Saint Thomas, and driving through to the ferry dock, was very beautiful and pretty close to what I had envisioned. We took the very short ferry ride over to St. Johns and this is where paradise began! The drive to The Secret Seashell gives you a taste of what this little quiet island has to offer in picturesque beauty, and the feel of stepping back in time. When we arrived at The Secret Seashell, I could not believe how incredible it really is! It looks great in the photos on-line, but nothing can capture the beauty of this place more than being there in person. I have never felt stress melt away like this before. The views are so incredible. The feel of seclusion is so peaceful. You only have to go literally steps away to step back in time. Next door are the remains of an old fort with still in place cannons. You can just stand up there and imagine what it was like 300 years ago. From the villa, you can sit poolside feeling the light Easterly winds, the sounds of the ocean waves crashing on shore, and you may hear or see some of the wild donkeys that meander around the island. The people of the island are as polite as you will come by. If you want to get a good feel of locals mixed with vacationers, and one the best burgers youâll eat, you have to stop at Skinny Legs. You will probably meet people from all over the world, and you wonât be able to resist a little shopping too. With in a day or two, youâll feel like a local. There are plenty of sight seeing things to do on the island, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The only downfall is that to do them, you have to leave The Secret Seashell. When your there sitting on the balcony or under the cabana next to the pool, you never want to leave. Never. If you want your world to slow down, St. Johns is the place you want to go & The Secret Seashell is the place you want to stay! This was the most relaxing week of my life. Thank you, to the owners for building paradise in paradise.
I never could have imagined how beautiful this place really was until I got there! The Caribbean weather and attitude is just beautiful...hard to explain in words really. The views from this place were absolutely gorgeous. The privacy was perfect and we were still close enough to some of the local action too! I feel great recommending this place to anybody. I know we will be going back as soon as we can!
My wife and I recently spent a week at the Secret Seashell in May 2013. Although this was our fourth trip to St. John, it was our first time staying in Coral Bay. We were very pleased with the villa, the location and the level of privacy. The pictures that are posted on the web did the place very little justice. It was much, much nicer than what we saw online. Everything appeared to be new. The furniture was very comfortable and the surroundings were completely private with no activity in the area due to the fact that it is on a dead-end path. Rarely did we hear or see any vehicles. We are were also pleasantly surprised to see several donkeys in the area. The Coral Bay side of St. John is very quiet and serene, great for decompressing. The adjacent area is great for hiking down to the ocean and walking a small shelled beach. We had a great time and hope to visit Coral Bay again!
We really enjoyed our stay at the Secret Seashell. The view from the house is amazing and one we will never forget. We enjoyed being able to drive all over the island and then being able to come back to the house to swim and relax by the pool. The house was exactly what we expected and really made our vacation complete. We hope to be back again next year!