Although Rainbow faces east the pool and sun deck are bathed in sunshine for most of the day, and the trade winds are partially blocked so they usually blow mild yet refreshingly cool - perfect weather for enjoying the pool and deck. There are only four villas along the beach at Johnson Bay, so this setting remains tranquil, restful and romantic. It's a 25-30 minute drive into Cruz Bay, and a 4-10 minute drive to the restaurants, bars and groceries in Coral Bay, and a 15-20 minute drive to the National Park beaches located along the north shore.
Rainbow Beach is a two level design with the great room - the living, dining and kitchen areas - plus the two master bedroom and baths, on the main level. A 24' wall of screened sliding glass doors on the main level open to the pool, hot tub and its surrounding sun deck. The bedrooms are on the left and right side of the great room to insure privacy. A spiral staircase leads up from the main level to the loft bedroom above the kitchen. A second spiral staircase leads down from the main level to the two lower level bedrooms, both of which open to the beach and can be accessed from the beach or from the great room. One other very popular villa that we offer, Jazz Villa, share this popular design.
Sliding glass doors along the entire pool deck provide excellent views of Coral Bay and the National Park as well as Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The large pool deck, pool, hot tub, gas grill and abundant deck furniture are the focus of many memorable day or evening activities. Entertainment is provided by a stereo/CD and iPod connectivity, a TV with DVD and wireless internet.
You may dine inside at the glass topped table that seats 8, at the bar/island or at the poolside table that seats 6-8.
The kitchen (again with great views) is fully equipped with refrigerator (outside ice), oven, convection oven, dishwasher, microwave, and a complete inventory of cookware, dinnerware and kitchen utensils. A washer/dryer is located just off the kitchen.
The 4 air-conditioned bedrooms (1 king, 2 queens, 2 twins) are also equipped with ceiling fans and are located on opposite ends of the house to insure maximum visual and sound privacy. The lower bedrooms open to the beach and the upper level bedrooms open to the pool deck. The screened sliding glass doors provide excellent views of Coral Bay. A sleeping loft above the kitchen provides an additional sleeping room for kids with 2 full sized platform beds.
I just stayed at Rainbow Beach House - all I can say is, WOW! We had the most incredible stay and I wish it never had to end. We arrived on 8/27/2013 and were immediately greeted by the management company upon arriving in Cruz Bay - we got the keys, rented a Jeep and were off to the house in less than 10 minutes. It could NOT have been easier. They provided us with detailed directions to get the house - it was simple - and one of the most beautiful, picturesque car rides imaginable. Upon arriving in Johnson's Bay, an exclusive gated enclave of high end homes in Coral Bay, we pulled up to Rainbow Beach House and knew we had arrived in PARADISE! The house was exactly as we'd imagined it'd be - just perfect. We had a group of 10 - 6 adults (3 couples) and 4 children. The 3 master bedrooms - there is one that is truly the master bedroom because of its size, the other 2 are VERY close tied/2nds and are definitely master bedroom quality - are all very comfortable, with private baths en-suite. The 4th bedroom has 2 twin beds, perfect for children or single adults (and I suppose they could easily be combined to make a large bed), plus the loft which is very spacious and has 2 full/queen beds suitable for adults. The house couldn't have been more perfect - huge kitchen with a great layout for group dinners, entertaining and relaxing. The outdoor patio is HUGE and could easily accommodate a dinner party for 20 adults. The Weber barbeque worked like new and got tons of use while we were there - grilled lobsters, burgers, steaks... you name it! I was told by the manager that repairs had been made on the house to improve the dishwasher - it worked perfectly for us without any issue. The pool and jacuzzi are serene - I spent a lot of time just lounging there, reading and enjoying the view of Coral Bay and Tortola, in the distance. The colors of the sea will make you feel at ease. In front of the house, we spotted large sting rays, sea turtles and beautiful fish - plus, the location in Coral Bay is very accessible to all of the best beaches on the island (Saltpond Bay - definitely a must see - it's magnificent. Many of the small restaurants in Coral Bay are excellent, too - as is the little grocery store. We couldn't have been happier with our choice to stay at Rainbow Beach House - I hope we'll be able to return again within the next 6 months. Our family hasn't stopped talking about it since we've been home - it was a perfect vacation!
I was lucky enough to spend nearly a week in the Rainbow Beach House and enjoyed every minute of my stay. The home is beautiful and comfortably accommodated our group of 10 people. The main living room area is great for entertaining a large party and the kitchen is spacious enough to allow for multiple chefs! There is a massive porch located right outside of the living room with excellent views of the bay. We had a really nice time swimming in the pool and unwinding in the Jacuzzi after a day at the beach. There's a grill on the porch which we used nightly and we also grilled up a bunch of Spiny Caribbean lobsters we caught in the bay right outside the home! The ocean is just a few steps from the house and has really beautiful reefs and tropical fish. When we weren't lounging in the pool we were out front snorkeling! Words cannot describe the amazing vacation we all had at the Rainbow Beach House. Highly recommended and looking forward to returning on our next trip to the Caribbean!
Our stay at Rainbow Beach House was wonderful! The house is very roomy and we very clean upon our arrival. The location of the house in St. John was perfect for our family as we prefer accomodations that are very remote and quiet. Getting to the house was very easy and its location on Coral Bay was beautiful! I also cannot complete this review without mentioning our concierge, Lucy, who was ABSOLUTELY wonderful!! Lucy walked us through the house and provided us with her phone number and when we called her with questions, she was so accommodating! Thank you so very much for allowing us the opportunity to stay in such a lovely home!
We had a wonderful time at Rainbow Beach Villa. The villa was the perfect size and layout for our party of 8. The location was great for us because we mainly snorkeled from Salt Pond Bay around to Hawksnest and did not care alot about going into Cruz Bay. The views from the house were beautiful! Thank you!