REBECCA'S FANCY -- DISCOUNTS OFFERED THRU NOVEMBER

ATHENA

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Sleeps2
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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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REBECCA'S FANCY -- DISCOUNTS OFFERED THRU NOVEMBER

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

East End Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Rebecca's Fancy is ideal for couples who enjoy swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA, kayaking, sailing, hiking, star gazing, fishing, and beach combing right outside your door. Shallow calm waters, cool tropical tradewinds, lush landscaping, amazing rainbows, and enchanting starry nights await.

The spotless air-conditioned, one bedroom, one bath cottage has full kitchen with dishwasher, decks and patio with chaise lounges and gas grill. Rebecca's Fancy was designed and equipped with full amenities for your comfort and convenience. Nature provides all the sights, sounds and smells.

The friendly easy-going island of St. John remains one of the most pristine and uncrowded in the Caribbean. Most of St. John's land (2/3's) and surrounding waters are managed by the United States National Park Service. Rebecca's Fancy is located on the east end of St John on Hansen Bay, after the National Park's Hurricane Hole. Quiet, remote and completely surrounded by aquamarine crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and breathtaking views. Several uncrowded beaches are a walk away. A relaxing ten minute drive to Coral Bay and you will enjoy dining, live music, horseback riding and boutique shopping. National Park activities are nearby.

Because our electricity is expensive and unreliable we installed a 8kwh solar system in 2013. We are powering the cottage and main house 100% with solar and a battery backup system.

Keywords: One Bedroom, One Bath Stand alone Cottage By the Sea

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
ATHENA (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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About ATHENA

Greetings, after living in the Philadelphia area our entire lives and raising our 3 children there, we relocated to St. John in 2002 fulfilling a 12 year dream (plan)of living in our paradise. We have been fortunate to have traveled and visited many beautiful places around the world. When we first visited St John in 1989 we knew we found our paradise.

We designed and built Rebecca's Fancy ourselves to provide a practical and fun place to enjoy all that St John has to offer. Athena and I take pleasure in sharing our blessings with others. As our guests, you too will enjoy the magical sights, sounds and smells of St. John. Athena and Jay Swartley

ATHENA purchased this cottage in 2006

Why ATHENA chose East End

We choose this property because of it's proximity to the beach and the sea 100 feet away! St. John is a small 20 square mile mountainous island with a limited number of properties that are on the water. Rebecca's Fancy is less than a quarter mile from the end of the road that begins at the ferry dock in Cruz Bay. This provides us a very quiet, peaceful place to live and enjoy all that St John has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Living in a private, quiet and safe community is a blessing. Most of our neighbors are full time residents. We chose to live here because we are remote and we hear the lapping up of the Hansen Bay waves, very serene...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Athena's knowledge of the East End was limitless. Her willingness to show us around was more than we could have ever hoped for. Even though we were here off season and most restaurants were closed, we had great meals at Island Blues and The Tourist Trap. Our favorite snorkel was right here in Hansen Bay. We look forward to our next visit.
Sep 2009
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
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Rebecca's Fancy -- DISCOUNTS OFFERED THRU NOVEMBER
average rating of 4.818182 based on 21 reviews
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Rebecca's Fancy -- DISCOUNTS OFFERED THRU NOVEMBER
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p108570vb
-340 715-3002
East End St John
Fleetwood, PA
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5
If you want wild non-stop partying in an electrifying atmosphere then Rebecca's Fancy is NOT for you. If you want a relaxing time away from it all in a Caribbean paradise then look no further. The East End is wonderfully remote with breathtaking vistas, wild donkeys and spectacular beaches to swim, snorkel and scuba dive. My wife and I spent 11 days and loved them all. Jay and Athena are gracious hosts who are happy to share their slice of heaven on earth with you. Coral Bay is a short drive for a variety of restaurants.
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Rebecca's Fancy -- DISCOUNTS OFFERED THRU NOVEMBER
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p108570vb
-340 715-3002
East End St John
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Rebecca's Fancy. We were looking for a relaxing place to visit paradise and this was a great find. The cottage is next door to the wonderful owner's house. It a 2 minute walk to a beautiful and empty beach with fun snorkeling and swiming. The island is pretty darn small so we would take day trips to visit the other beaches and hotspots. The roads were windy and fun to drive. It is located on the more secluded side of the island and away from the cruise crowds, but easy enough to get to the larger crowds if we wanted. The house was clean and had everything we needed. We rented a car in St. Thomas and brought it over on a ferry without any problem. There were a few tasty and entertaining restaurants within 10 minutes drive

The owner's are warm and welcoming. I would recommend Rebecca's Fancy to anyone trying to get away from the real-world and trying to immerse themselves in paradise.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rebecca's Fancy -- DISCOUNTS OFFERED THRU NOVEMBER
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-340 715-3002
East End St John
Washington DC
3

Very Nice Location

  • 3 of 5
My husband and I spent five nights at Rebecca's Fancy. It is in pristine condition and stocked with all one might need to spend a week. The proximity to the beach is a rare find on St. John - walking across the street to snorkel is a luxury on an island of mountain homes. The cottage itself is immaculate and lovingly decorated (though they do need a new grill and beach chair). The porch and patio do not have the best views, but you cannot beat the sunset from the front deck.

When deciding whether or not to go, visitors will need to weigh the location (great) with the lack of privacy you experience as a guest on someone's property. This is definitely not a "clothing optional" situation as some other properties can be described. Our previous visit to St. John was at Windwardside Main House--- right next to another small guest house but, because of the heavy vegetation and the fact that the houses are side by side (rather than on top of) each other, we never heard a peep from or saw our neighbors unless we were arriving or departing from the parking lot. Here you have campers on the beach below you and the property owners above you. Both can be heard clearly, and I assume anything we said, or listened to, could also be heard clearly.

Though the East End is considered the back of beyond on the island, we had more noise interference there than Coral Bay or Fish Bay, perhaps because it is more of a neighborhood than vacation area (tree trimming, masonry, housework, etc).

Again, the prospective visitor must weigh their options - the location is magnificent. Jay and Athena are a wonderful and inspiring couple and are very hospitable. I think it's wise to understand when visiting that you will be sharing the property with your owners/hosts. Personally this is not our ideal situation and thus the 3-star review versus a 4.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
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East End St John
5

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Rebecca’s Fancy is an outstanding location. The cottage is quiet and private with a pristine beach and incredible snorkeling literally across the road. Athena and Jay were gracious hosts who made us feel welcome and provided a wealth of information about the island. The view in the morning while you have your coffee is what makes it all worthwhile. The cottage is well appointed and comfortable with an adequate kitchen area and all the various implements of destruction you need for cooking in. Special note, their water is very well filtered. We were staying for 2 weeks and brought loads of bottled water, only used it when we wandered off to other areas.

Very impressive media center with access to a large library of movies and music. Very important for me was the internet access. I can manage to take time away from the office, but need to maintain communication. Internet access was true high speed registering at 3M down much of the time. Email and web access were almost as good as home! Many places offer internet access, but this is the VI, much of the time that is only slightly better than dial up.

Athena and Jay put a lot of effort and care into making Rebecca’s Fancy a warm and welcoming retreat. It shows. I would without hesitation recommend Rebecca’s Fancy to anyone looking for a peaceful respite.

Pete & Teri
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Rebecca's Fancy -- DISCOUNTS OFFERED THRU NOVEMBER
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-340 715-3002
East End St John
Pennsylvania
5

Adventure in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We had not taken a vacation just for us for quite some time. With family and work commitments abounding, it’s easy to forget what you need. So began our new adventure to St. John, USVI.
Let me explain, I am the ultimate information gatherer. After looking at many potential places to stay, we settled on a cottage in the East end. You never really know how your choice will turn out, until you go and experience. For us in one word…fabulous!
From the time we stepped off the ferry and onto St. John, we saw beautiful scenery. Beaches to die for, and an endless array of things to do. Mind you, we came to spend time together and relax. That being said, here’s our story. We arrived at our getaway space, called Rebecca’s Fancy. We were warmly greeted by our host, Athena. She led us to my “internet find”, namely our retreat. It was just as I viewed on the internet. It was a beautiful space, very comfortable, spotless, with gorgeous views of the ocean from the wrap around covered deck, and just enough “tech stuff” to stay linked to the outside world ( ie internet a movie& music library) if we wanted.
Each day was a new adventure, either for hanging out, exploring the very cool nature of this island, or asking our well informed host, the best places to grab a bite to eat, or the local night life. Our hosts Athena and Jay were like an encyclopedia of St. John information. Which made the trip that much more enjoyable. Kind of like having a private tour guide to give you everything this paradise has to offer.
Best memories include: Swimming & snorkeling every day, since we could easily walk to and from the beach. Sunsets that were beautiful, great dining establishments and nightlife, the beauty of island all around us, and the nightly noise of nature lulling us to sleep.
All in all, this place gets a high five from us. We’ll be back!

Deb and Jill
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Rebecca's Fancy -- DISCOUNTS OFFERED THRU NOVEMBER
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p108570vb
-340 715-3002
East End St John
Pennsylvania
5

Vacation in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We had not taken a vacation just for us for quite some time. With family and work commitments abounding, it’s easy to forget what you need. So began our new adventure to St. John, USVI.
Let me explain, I am the ultimate information gatherer. After looking at many potential places to stay, we settled on a cottage in the East end. You never really know how your choice will turn out, until you go and experience. For us in one word…fabulous!
From the time we stepped off the ferry and onto St. John, we saw beautiful scenery. Beaches to die for, and an endless array of things to do. Mind you, we came to spend time together and relax. That being said, here’s our story. We arrived at our getaway space, called Rebecca’s Fancy. We were warmly greeted by our host, Athena. She led us to my “internet find”, namely our retreat. It was just as I viewed on the internet. It was a beautiful space, very comfortable, spotless, with gorgeous views of the ocean from the wrap around covered deck, and just enough “tech stuff” to stay linked to the outside world ( ie internet a movie& music library) if we wanted.
Each day was a new adventure, either for hanging out, exploring the very cool nature of this island, or asking our well informed host, the best places to grab a bite to eat, or the local night life. Our hosts Athena and Jay were like an encyclopedia of St. John information. Which made the trip that much more enjoyable. Kind of like having a private tour guide to give you everything this paradise has to offer.
Best memories include: Swimming & snorkeling every day, since we could easily walk to and from the beach. Sunsets that were beautiful, great dining establishments and nightlife, the beauty of island all around us, and the nightly noise of nature lulling us to sleep.
All in all, this place gets a high five from us. We’ll be back!

Deb and Jill
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Coral Bay
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Skinny Legs Coral Bay
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Hansen Bay
Car: necessary

Scuba, Snorkeling, sailing, great hiking trails, historical ruins explorations.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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East End Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
OFF- SEASON
May 18 2014 - Nov 25 2014
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
 
 
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$340
 
 
CHRISTMAS /NEW YEAR
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
HIGH SEASON
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$340
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$290
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes WE RECOMMEND TRIP INSURANCE IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT YOU ARE UNABLE TO TRAVEL.
A 50% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM RESERVATION. BALANCE DUE 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
CANCELLATIONS UP TO 90 DAYS OF ARRIVAL DATE, RECEIVE DEP LESS 10% SERVICE CHARGE.
CANCELLATIONS LESS THAN 90 DAYS OF ARRIVAL FORFEIT DEP UNLESS COTTAGE IS RERENTED
$500. REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED
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Amenities

Amenities

East End Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Twin day bed in great room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ceiling fans, hair dryer, local activities guide, paper towels, soap, toaster oven, blender, beach cooler, beach towels and chairs, Mid-week linen change-out (minimum 7 day rental), boxed lunches available.
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