Guests @ PBVI

This page is dedicated to comments and photos from our guests at PBVI.  We are rated on VRBO 5 out of 5 STARS, please see additional comments on VRBO. Many of the guests write comments in our Guest Book.  So here are some of the comments that we have from our guests:

“Relaxation Found at Pelican Beach-My husband and I just returned from a week in this beautiful home.  The house location is perfect and convenient to anything you may need.  We fell asleep to the sound of the waves every night and enjoyed the gentle ocean breezes that keep you more than comfortable.  The open air floor-plan is well suited to the area – AC not needed!  Coral Bay is the simpler more peaceful side of the island that offers a tranquil getaway from the congestion of Cruz Bay.

Although just upstairs, owners Nancy and Jason have made every effort to create a private experience for their guests.  We never felt their presence, yet were pleased to know they were only a phone call away with helpful information regarding running spots, restaurants etc.  We recommend hiring Jason for a day of snorkeling.  He is an excellent boat captain with a wealth of knowledge.

Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten something – most likely they’ve thought of it for you with a well-stocked vanity of toiletries, fridge with cold drinks and condiments and a counter full of various types of sunscreen and bug spray. We did most of our cooking at the house and found everything we needed.  Even food wrap and storage containers for the leftovers!  Coolers for picnic outings and day trips…they’ve thought of everything!  We have rented many houses over the years and the Pelican Beach house was the most well-equipped home we’ve stayed in.  It felt like a family member had prepped it for us with care. ”  Kathleen & Pat, Booked through Windspree.  May 2014

“Thanks Nancy & Jason.  This is our 2nd time here at Pelican Beach.  Enjoyed it just as much second time around.  We were comfortable and had everything we needed.  Your kitchen was easy to work in.  Loved that you provide us with beach chairs, towels, floaties, kayaks, & fabulous views.  Had a wonderful week. Very well appointed – you’ve thought of everything.”  Bonnie & Michael, Minneapolis.  March 2014.

“We love your home and can’t wait to return!  You have created a beautiful place in paradise. You made it feel like it was ours for the week.  It was great to meet you both.  We’ll be back!  Activities we enjoyed most:  Hitting the beaches early each day, then lunch/shopping, plus great dinners at night.  Discovering several new beaches.  Loved Jumbie.  Seeing rays and turtles…and having a donkey almost get in the car.  Meeting new people.  Love this place.  The sounds of the ocean, sunrises, Miss Lucy’s music, the rooster (who we named “Fred”), ocean breezes, our new cat friends (wish I could kidnap Zeus).  Celebrating our 10th anniversary on our favorite island.  Nothing can compare to this paradise.” Rodney & Kim, Saltilla Mississippi.  March 2014.

“Pelican Beach was fabulous!  Loved the screened living room- sounds of waves and Miss Lucy’s music and cat’s meow.  Thanks for all the extra’s – chairs, kayaks, bogey board, shovel (sand castle building) – made time here easy and fun.  Tips for future guests: Snorkeling Pelican Beach was as good as other places on the island and less busy!!! Activities we enjoyed most:  Searching for sea glass, exploring the tidal pool, snorkeling, reading on the gazebo at night.  The view and the sound of the surf 24/7!  Quiet mornings with the surf and sea glass at Pelican Beach.”  Amy, Judy, Alex & Jayme. Lexington MA. February 2014

“Thanks for taking such good care of us! There are so many amenities at the house that made our stay more comfortable.  Would love to return someday and will definitely tell our friends about your lovely home!  Tips for future guests: Enjoy the outdoor spaces at Pelican Beach. Eat at Shipwreck, Pink Corner.  Snorkel Salt Pond.  Activities we enjoyed most:  Snorkeling at Waterlemon & Honeymoon.  Salt Pond was easy and beautiful and we returned there many times.  Sunrise, quiet time in the gazebo, being so close to the water – no mosquitos! Beautiful color of the water.  Friendly people. Being able to relax.” Sue, Anne, Kathy & Mark, Michigan & Ohio.  January 2014.

“We thoroughly enjoyed out time at your home.  You’ve provided the perfect place to get away to, and we truly hope to return.  Love the cats. Tips for future guests: Spend time on the deck, enjoying the view and passing sailboats. Check out the yoga classes at Concordia and the Ram Head Hike. At Pelican Beach, I appreciated…tranquil, quiet time.  All the details you thought of so we could do just about anything we wanted to. Activities we enjoyed most:  Slowing down to cookout at night and enjoy the moonlit nights after kayaking, hiking, exploring, and dancing at Miss Lucy’s. Ocean breezes, reading in the gazebo, waking up to sunrises, and hanging with the cats.”  George & Anita, North Carolina.  December 2013.

“You guys were great! Thanks Nancy for your special yoga class.  I think we’re gonna be hooked. We wanted to take Zeus home with us!  Looking forward to becoming neighbors. Nancy and Jason always available but never intrusive.  Activities we enjoyed most during our stay: Your deck!!  Snorkeling on your private beach.  Doing your special yoga class.  Moonlit dinners on the patio.” Kim and Phil, Connecticut.  November 2013

“Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable. We loved your house and property! Jason – the boat trip was beyond fun for all of us. We will be back!! Cheers…Marcy, Mike, Beatty & John, New York. April 2013

“Thank You! The boat cruise was awesome. What a fabulous day! Everything you recommended was memorable. The accommodations exceeded our expectations. It’s “a nice shack on the beach”! We really appreciated the little extras; cool aloe, rum, shampoo & conditioner, Kayaks, cats, Doc Holiday, and the Yoga. You have a treasure here!”…Robert, Beth, Roger & Eileen…Minnesota. March 2013

“Loved all the lovely amenities at Pelican Beach. Kitchen, washing machine, fans, wifi, wonderful extras. View – gorgeous. Couldn’t have chosen a better place and we’d love to come back.” The Malmburgs…Oregon, Washington, California and DC. March 2013

“Your hospitality was outstanding!! Thank you for sharing your dream home with us. Thank you for being great examples of living in the moment while sharing your dreams. We all benefit from you vision and hard work!” Cate & Dianna. New Hampshire. February 2013

“You’ve been such great hosts! Your sunrise views here are priceless. Absolutely amazing. I can’t even say how much we enjoyed the week at Pelican Beach. Thanks for taking such good care of us. Already looking forward to our next trip back.” Michelle and the girls. North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, and Connecticut. February 2013

“OK… I’m not even home a week and I’m already day dreaming about returning to our beloved St John and our new favorite vacation home, Pelican Beach. What a location! Anyone so fortunate to visit the home of owners Nancy and Jason, immediately realize this rare waterfront property with its private beach access, spectacular views, and incredible sunrises is truly a blessing .The main reason to go to St. John is to enjoy the outdoors, and this property has plenty of comfortable outdoor living space. My wife and I loved the screened in living – dining room, massive deck, and comfortable and inviting gazebo. However, my favorite spot was the deck that is about fifteen feet from the water! Sitting under sea grape trees, watching the sun come up and go down, made for a wonderful start and a relaxing end to each day . The inside space consists of an adequately equipped kitchen, two nice bedrooms with tv’s that have all the channels, and a bathroom with a generous shower. The owners, Nancy and Jason are hosts that just get it. They are warm, kind and generous people who provide a lot of little extras for their guests. Things like toiletries, paper and plastic products, bug spray, soaps, and even your favorite beverage of choice, were much appreciated. The only negative is that cell phone reception on that side of the island is spotty, however the owners provide free local and long distance phone calls from the phone inside the unit, as well as free wifi. All that said we can’t wait to return to pelican beach….thanks Nancy and Jason!!!” From Bill and Lynn…McMurray, PA. December 2012.

“Peace, serenity, rustling palms, the ebb and flow of the sea – St John at its very best.  In the 30 years I’ve been coming to St John I’ve never found a location so close to the water and with such easy access to its own sandy beach. I’ve spent countless hours sitting on the waterside deck under the shade of the seagrapes just reading, painting and/or sipping adult beverages.  Pelican Beach is convenient to the best Coral Bay has to offer – Sunday jazz brunch at Miss Lucy’s, yoga at Concordia, lobster rolls at Larry’s Tourist Trap and the best burgers in the world at Skinny Legs! Be sure to ask the homeowner to make you a pain killer. I guarantee you won’t be feeling any pain!”  from Nancy E., New Jersey, March 2012.