We just returned from 10 amazing days and nights high atop Coral Bay at Skyflower. My fiance and I have visited St. John for the past four years, and Skyflower is BY FAR the best rental house we have enjoyed. The views are simply breathtaking, and the house was equally spectacular. Having the living area separate from the bedrooms provided a lot of privacy. We rented both upstairs and downstairs, which worked well since we had two friends traveling with us. There is a TON of outdoor deck space, and the hot tub was a great bonus for when we relaxed at home. We were amazed at the details of the home - clearly the owners take great pride in their property. It had everything we needed and then some, including unexpected items like a first-aid kit and binoculars to better inspect our view. The three outdoor showers were amazing. Everything was very clean, and we encountered very few bugs given the home's position at the top of the mountain. The breezes at night kept us cool, and we enjoyed spectacular sunrises every morning. The photos do not do the home justice - it was hundreds times better than we expected. We highly recommend Skyflower to parties of 4 not afraid of a steep climb up a paved road. The home is located close to Coral Bay's restaurants, and a short drive from the island's best beaches. We hope to be back at Skyflower - and will remember our vacation, the views, and the beautiful home for a long time. Thank you!
After an exhaustive search of villa rental listings we chose Skyflower based on the pictures of the view. It did not disappoint! Our visit was actually the greeter's first glimpse of Skyflower and even he was amazed. We stood on the deck together and just kept saying WOW! On our way up to Skyflower we saw many extremely steep driveways but arrived to our destination to find a gated and level driveway. Upon entering the villa, we felt instantly at home as the furnishings are lovely, comfortable and inviting. The whole house opens up to the incredible view and constant breezes through sliding doors. The pictures online cannot capture the magnitude of the amazing view and it was one "pinch-me" moment after another for the whole week. Since there was just two of us, we had the upper level of the villa. The master bedroom is in a separate pod from the kitchen/living/dining areas. The comfortable and huge four-post bed is situated to capture the view. We awoke each morning to amazing sunrises that brought instant smiles to our faces and sent us scurrying to get the camera. The master bathroom includes an outdoor shower that also opens up to the view. The entire villa is very private and felt very safe. We slept with the sliders open at night and listened to the tree frogs serenade us as we fell asleep. There were constant breezes and along with the ceiling fans we were actually under blankets by morning, so no need for A/C. Skyflower is very well equipped for gourmet cooking and we enjoyed most of our meals at the villa. The outdoor grill seemed new and worked well. The hot-tub was wonderful and we spent part of each evening enjoying the view from its warm, crystal clear water. The property itself has beautiful landscaping and we enjoyed looking at all the tropical plants. So much thought was put into the entire villa and site! Skyflower will be our first choice for future trips and we enthusiastically recommend it.
My wife and I have stayed in four different houses on St John and this is by far our favorite. These are a few of our favorite things (in no particular order): Breakfast and coffee on the covered porch while soaking in the view. Enjoying rum drinks and the view from the hot tub after a long day of snorkeling. Well equipped kitchen for preparing delicious dinners. Can't go out after all that rum. Going to sleep at night to the sounds of Mother Nature. Waking to the spectacular view as the morning sun creeps through the sliding doors. Easy access to all that we love in and around Coral Bay. Separate living spaces that allow for privacy when others join us for the week. Greater sense of security due to gate and being higher on the mountain. Clear nights and rum drinks in the hot tub. Feeling your troubles and stress melt away. And the view! The running joke during our stay was that the owners thought of EVERYTHING. It's funny because it is true. We love this house and look forward to returning. Also, it has a pretty nice view.