• Location:

    Friis Bay
  • Beds:

  • Baths:

  • Max Guests:

  • Summer:

    $1,800 / 1-2; $1,975 / 3; $2,150 / 4
  • Winter :

    $2,200 / 1-2; $2,445 / 3; $2,690 / 4
  • Holiday:

    $2,400 / 1-2; $2,645 / 3; $2,890 / 4
  • In Season :

    Dec. 15 - April 15
  • Off Season:

    April 16 - Dec. 14
  • Holiday Weeks:

    Christmas, New Year´s, and Presidents Weeks


  • A/C in Bedroms
  • Audio Sound System
  • Cable TVs
  • CD
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Washer/Dryer

No Guests Under 13 Years

Note: Rental is in the Lower Level and the Owners Live in the Upper Level.

Rates shown are for weekly rentals.Prices listed do not include 12.5% VI hotel tax and $35 damage insurance fee.

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4 responses to “Pelican Beach”

  1. I dream of this place! Such breathtaking views and soothing sights, sounds, and smells of the island. A true paradise! The snorkeling is awesome, right off the beach! Close to all Coral Bay has to offer: great food! Wonderful hiking and natural beauty all around. Can’t beat the hospitality of the owners. I plan for Pelican Beach to be my tranquil yearly (or more often if possible) escape.

    Jennifer H. , Arizona , 12/2011

  2. Pelican Beach is heaven on earth – breathtaking views, the bluest of ocean blues, outrageous snorkeling right out your door, a beautiful living space with all the amenities, and the BEST innkeepers!

    Catherine R. , New Jersey , 01/2012

  3. 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 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 that 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 painkiller. I guarantee you won’t be feeling any pain!

    Nancy E. , New Jersey , 03/2012

  4. 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 , 05/2014

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Pelican Beach, located in quiet Friis Bay, is one of the few rentals on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands available directlyon the beach.  The newly remodeled indoor living space offers a full downstairs living area, including two queen-sized bedrooms, a fully- equipped kitchen with full-sized appliances, a ceramic-tiled bathroom, and laundry facilities.  Featuring fabulous outside living spaces with breathtaking views, cool evening breezes, and daily visits from soaring, diving pelicans this two bedroom, one bath suite offers breathtaking views and cool breezes for a relaxing and comfortable stay. The suite faces directly east capturing amazing sunrises and views of nearby U.S. and British Virgin Islands. (Rental is in the lower level and the owners live in the upper level.)

Enjoy the one-minute walk to a semi-private sandy neighborhood beach.  In addition to the world-famous North Shore beaches of St. John, Salt Pond Beach and the remote Lameshur Bay are minutes away by jeep.  Coral Bay, with restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, is a 7 – 10 minute drive.


A gazebo area is just off to the side.  The openness of the structure allows for cool sea breezes to flow through the house.

While relaxing in the gazebo, enjoy the views of the crystal blue waters and islands in the distance.  A wide range of plant life thrives on the premises, from cactus to palm trees to seagrape trees!







You will be amazed at the clarity and the color of the water.  You can actually see fish swimming in the waters when sitting in the gazebo!


Anytime, you can relax and have a lazy day in the gazebo.  Stretch out and read a book on the very large oversized outdoor furniture.





Sunbathe during the day or enjoy a glass of wine in the evening shade on the large deck, just above the seagrape trees.



Yet another area to relax, the screened, enclosed living area is the perfect spot to watch a bit of TV or a favorite movie.







A charming kitchen is fully-equipped with full-sized appliances. Make yourself a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the sunrise.  When you prefer to go out, Miss Lucy’s Restaurant is a one-minute walk for evening dining , Sunday Jazz Brunch, or a casual lunch.  Tourist Trap is a short drive, as are the shops and restaurants of Coral Bay.



At the end of your day relax in a bedroom to watch a movie or favorite TV show. Each bedroom has a cable TV with over 100 channels.  



Artwork adorns the walls of the Green Bedroom -- interesting artistic touches can be found throughout -- where the owner’s artist sister is represented.




Each bedroom is unique. The furnishings and art work reflect the owners' travels throughout the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.  An Asian carved screen is the headboard in the Blue Room




Linens, bedding, and bath towels are fresh and reflect the personal touches found throughout Pelican Beach. The bathroom includes a washer and dryer for your convenience.



The newly-remodeled and enlarged bathroom features a ceramic-tiled shower and ceramic-tiled floors.  







Awaken at Pelican Beach to amazing sunrises






Enjoy your own yoga practice in your own private studio: Pelican Beach!  Owner Nancy Stromp, director of yoga at nearby Concordia Eco-Resorts,  has been practicing yoga for 20 years and offers private yoga classes by request to Pelican Beach guests.  Nancy is also part of "Do Yoga St. John" -- visit doyogastjohnvi.com for more information.  (Photo taken on the upper deck at Pelican Beach).




If you prefer to be close to home and close to the beach, you can relax under the seagrape trees.  On-premises, private massage is arranged by request.




Watch the soaring and diving of the pelicans -- all day long!




Nowhere to be but here and now.





 The Serena Sea, a 1951 30 ft. Egg Harbor boat, which Pelican Beach owner Captain "J" co-captains.  Captain "J" can arrange to take you out snorkeling to remote U.S. Virgin Island destinations, or if fishing is your interest, a newly acquired fishing boat can be chartered for half day or full day trips!



Pelican Beach owner Captain "J" is working on his instructor's level scuba diving certification and is ready to share the best St. John snorkeling and diving tips with his guests!


Be lulled into peaceful bliss by the sound of the surf.  Pelican Beach: described by many as paradise found, far from the stress of everyday living.






Pelican Beach is a non-smoking villa.