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Harbor Master

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

2 Bathrooms

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

2 Bathrooms

✦✦✦ Inquire about including HM's downstairs apartment to your rental for an additional fee. By adding this bed & bath, it is possible to sleep 6 people (Turning HM into a 3 bed, 2 bath). See photos labeled "Below Deck" to view the apartment. The downstairs apartment will NOT be rented out to a separate party. The pool remains private ✦✦✦

In 1985, a guy and his wife sailed into Coral Bay enjoying an extended honeymoon which lasted fifteen years. During that time two daughters were born and raised on their sailboat. Eventually the beauty of the island compelled them to build a home in Coral Bay. Fast forward twenty-five years when my daughters and myself designed and physically built a dream villa utilizing our vast living experience here on island. 

Our greatest construction concern was withstanding the Caribbean’s hurricane seasons. For that reason, the entire structure is built with poured concrete including the decks and roof. Our family stayed at HARBOR MASTER in 2017 for Hurricanes Irma and Maria. She is a fortress and kept us comfortable, safe, and in relative quiet during the storms. HARBOR MASTER is strong but has the warmth of Caribbean living. Turquoise stained T&G Cyprus covers the 16-foot vaulted ceiling. Tiled floors and family artwork adorn the walls. And much nautical paraphernalia, both inside and out are unexpected gifts from Irma and Maria. Hurricane sliders 8’x16’ in front and 8’x12’ on pool side offer panoramic views of Coral Bay from anywhere in the Great Room and cool trade wind breezes!

HARBOR MASTER embodies the best criteria for a dream vacation, offering a peaceful retreat with private gate access. It is located strategically above Coral Bay affording full view of yachts entering and leaving the harbor, very much like the view a harbormaster would have. The panorama beyond includes hurricane holes, East End, the Sir Francis Drake Channel and parts of the BVI. Three hundred feet below several restaurants with live entertainment dot our harbor. Beaches and hikes are within 15 minutes of the property. There’s a local grocery store, bar, and beach rental gear, a minute drive down the hill. However, we do not recommend walking down such a short distance, as the hike back up is a challenge. On the other hand, some guests have enjoyed hiking the hill. We highly encourage renting a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler to fully enjoy driving around St. John. Inclines and steep roads are the norm on island, our property is not the exception.

Our mountainous terrain necessitates building homes multileveled, which is perfect for mountain goats. But the main living area of HARBOR MASTER is one level, the great room and kitchen, 2 bedrooms, outdoor bathroom, pool and almost 800 square feet of tiled decks. Each bedroom has their own AC units, dressers, reading lamps, and a closet. You can enjoy the breathtaking sunrises from your bed through picturesque windows.

For the 2022 season, we opened up a third bedroom "Below Deck" with its private outdoor bathroom downstairs. The new addition has a couch, coffee table, refrigerator, sink, AC unit, closets and a private balcony. It's the perfect addition for parties of 6 or if you want to have a private space to retire. Please keep in mind, this room must be requested for parties under 6 persons for an additional cost. Below Deck will not be rented out to a separate party.   

Our pool is spacious and deep, 6 feet deep, which could be a problem for non-swimmers, young or old. But the bench seat within is ideal for cocktails at the Happy Hour and pool floats allow you to relax in its depths. The outdoor rinse shower is tucked into the tropical landscaping with sounds of the banana quits and humming birds on the flowers. Stacked rocks resemble the historical ruins throughout St. John and bring a unique flavor to the gardens, which house 13 different types of palms. The pool is surrounded by this lush garden, giving you a comfortable sense of privacy. There are 3 teak lounge chairs for sunbathing and chairs with tables for relaxing on the pool deck.

The kitchen is spacious and equipped for serious chefs, who will enjoy cooking with a view and the marbled island seats six comfortably. Our custom-built dining table made from reclaimed teak debris, not only accommodates six plus, it’s perfect for that evening card game. We do have WiFi and a 55” Roku TV for streaming Netflix. A sectional couch is inviting to enjoy TV entertainment or the beautiful view through the sliders. And for the unwelcome power outages, we have a generator. 

Those staying at our villa can be met in Cruz Bay, upon request by one of our smiling faces and escorted to HARBOR MASTER that first day. Property managers, Jane and Brian, are available for questions, but respectful of privacy. The world will be your oyster.

Home highlights


Wireless Broadband Internet


Sunrise from the covered front porch

Looking East as the sun rises over Coral Bay

Early morning view from the deck overlooking Coral Bay Harbor into Hurricane Hole

Private saline pool surrounded by tropical gardens

The view from the garden, overlooking the pool and into the harbor

Enjoy tropical vibes from the outdoor rinse shower on the back deck

Sleeping Arrangements

Bed linen

3 Queen beds



Credit cards accepted, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed and Wheelchair inaccessible

Kitchen & dining

Gas BBQ, Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices and Toaster


Deck chairs, DVD-Player and Stereo system

Parking & facilities

Private Garden, Parking available and Parking Included

Pool & spa facilities

Unheated Outdoor swimming pool

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Heating & cooling

Air conditioning and Ceiling fans

Bathroom & laundry

Iron & Board, Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set and Bed linen

Home Safety

Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit and Smoke Detector

House Rules

Credit cards accepted

Pets not allowed

Smoking not allowed

Wheelchair inaccessible

Check in: 04:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM

Policy and notes