|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Fishbone is a colorful Caribbean cottage on the private south shore of St. John. It is 2 story with 2 baths, one bedroom, queen sofa bed in the living room and lots of deck space.
You hear the crashing surf and have a panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea. There are hummingbirds and bananquit birds, great star-gazing at night. (You can see the Southern Cross and the Big Dipper in one sky!)
Walk to beaches. Easy hikes are to Ditleff Point and Reef Bay where you may be the only ones on the beach, or a short drive to public beaches. Fishbone is for privacy and nature.
Truely an magical place! Pictures just cannot discribe this cottage. All who arrive at Fishbone are struck with awe. We have many return guests. Concider yourselves blessed if you find this place. You will never forget it!!
Cruz Bay is only 3 miles to the night happenings. Or 2 miles to the Westin Resort for fine dining and a piano bar.
Welcome to our beautiful island and Fishbone!|
May it's beauty bring you a joyous visit and peaceful stay.
Your hosts, Al & Joan.
Al is know as 'surveyor Al.' He sailed from his home state of NC in the early 80's to become Best-Winters Surveyors on the island. His wife, Joan is an artist and Cranial Sacral Therapist. Her paintings are for sale at the Banzhof Gallery. For Fishbone guests the art throughout the cottage is offered at a special rate.
Gina is our gracious concierge. She is a wonderful guide for you on island. and 'can do' host. A school teacher and mother of twin girls, her husband and she reside in Fish Bay.
We all enjoy having you at Fishbone!
Take in the natural beauty of our island.
If we can be of further assistance you can reach us at 340-643-5452.
Fishbone is your second home in the islands! Please visit us again and be part of the family.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2002
It has the privacy of the south shore. Al the surveyor saw the cottage as one of the first choice lots with panoramic views of the Caribbean and perched where the tropical breeze is captured. It is a traditional caribbean cottage.
Convenience to amenities, 2.5 miles to the town, ferry dining and entertainment in Cruz Bay, yet secluded enough as we say, to be clothing optional. :)
This first week has more than met our expectations!
We arrived in the dark of the night, wondering if we left the house would we ever find our way back? The first morning we woke to a beautiful rainbow and a view that took our breath away! We love the cottage so much that we have spent many lazy mornings relaxing after breakfast. Thanks for the yoga mats, have enjoyed that each day on the deck.
Week 1 highlights: dinner on the deck and star gazing, baby birds outside top deck, snorkeling Maho Bay, Salt Pond, Reef Bay Hike. Calypso Sail to Jost Van Dyke, ice cream at iScream, Dinner at Aqua Bistro.
Week 2: After two weeks we are relaxed, tan, and experiencing new beaches and adventures everyday! Tropical Storm Bertha has arrived and we are hunkered down as we get hit with 45 plus mile hour winds, raining sideways, quite a show. Gina took good care of us preparing the cottage. Week 2 highlights: rented a dinghy for full day and went to Watermelon Cay to snorkel. Fabulous, highly recommend it! Hiked back to spend more time at Watermelon Cay 2 days later. Spent a day on Bad Kitty. Dinners at house, Lime Inn, and drinks at Ocean Grill.
Week 3: It has been an amazing visit and we hope to return before too long. In our final days we enjoyed snorkeling at Princess Bay, Honeymoon Bay, and learning to paddleboard.We recommend the sushi at Caneel Bay, and ZoZo's for dinner.
Thank you Gina for your help. What a wonderful place to stay!
My husband and I loved this property. It has a very special feel to it which I did not get from the pictures. We loved the papaya and banana trees. There were humming birds flying around outside. Everything about the property was well done. The bed was comfortable (that is a rare find in itself)! We definitely hope to stay here again.
This was my BF's and my 3rd time on St John; we've stayed in different areas each time, and enjoyed them all---- I mean, how could you not???
I picked this cottage (which is exactly as you see in the pictures: very cute and well-maintained, with a great view) because we wanted to be away from town--- without being waaay in the boonies of Coral Bay. This is walkable (if you're ok with steep hills) to at least one beach, and a trail into the National Park, but not too long a drive into Cruz Bay.
The manager, Gina, was helpful and welcoming, and had picked us some papayas and little bananas from the property.
We loved the cottage! The view is amazing! Drank coffee and bird-watched on the deck, in the morning; collapsed in the hammock, after hiking; and made dinner at home in the small-but-functional kitchen (and grill).
There is an A/C in the bedroom, but this time of year it was totally unnecessary, since there was a lovely breeze every night!
FYI: In case you still want to be connected to the outside world, via wifi: it is fine for emails, skype, and downloading an ebook--- but forget Netflix--- and downloading a movie from iTunes took more than 8 hours, on my ipad... So if you are interested in watching a movie in paradise, I suggest you bring it with you or rent a DVD from the Starfish Market.... and there are a handful, in the cottage, as well.
There was only one drawback. There seemed to be some small leak in the water-pump system, which caused it come on once or twice every night/early am (when no one had run any water). It only ran 30 seconds or so, but was quite jolting in the peaceful, tropical night. We didn't even bother reporting it until we left, so it may have already been fixed.
We'd definitely stay at Fishbone again--- It was lovely!!!
This sweet cottage is located on the side of the mountain with unobstructed views of beautiful Fish Bay. Although very private, it is only a short 15 min. drive into Cruz Bay for shopping and dining. The house is very comfortable and we didn't even need to use the AC in June because of the wonderful breeze. The outdoor shower is incredible. Decks offer plenty of outdoor living space. This is a vacation you'll never forget. Walk to Reef Bay for a very private beach.
We stayed at Fishbone for 9 days in January. We loved it there! The views are incredible! The house is very cute, well-stocked and taken care of. we could've stayed a month!
My husband and I booked a stay here for a week. Unfortunately, he hurt his hip and we can no longer go. The owners gave us a FULL refund. They are kind and gracious! The house looks amazing, and we are looking forward to going in the future. We know that most owners wouldn't give a full refund, and we think it speaks highly of their character.
Fish Bone is an amazing property. It had everything we needed and wanted, plus more! The views are absolutely incredible, the grounds are full of beautiful fauna, and the hummingbirds were a treat to watch. The property was clean, comfortable, and well kept. The outdoor shower was a major bonus. The wrap around porches provided ample space to sit back, relax, and enjoy the views of Fish Bay. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to drive to Cruz Bay. The sense of seclusion made it worth the drive!! Make sure to head to Francis Bay, Pebble Beach, Gibney Beach, Honeymoon Bay, and do the Bad Kitty Excursion to BVI. Gina, the property manager, was extremely friendly and helpful and was a pleasure to work with. Rent a Jeep, explore the island, and stay at Fish Bone Cottage! We highly recommend this property and hope to return one day!
St. John is a small, quiet, Caribbean island with over one half a National Park. With about 4,000 year round residents, it never feels crowded. Beautiful beaches and hiking trails are many. Coral reefs surrounding St. John offering excellent snorkeling & diving. In Cruz Bay, a 5 minute drive, are many wonderful restaurants as well as unique shopping.
Other Activities: Hiking, shopping
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Nov 1 2014 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
$25/night additional for more than 2 people. A 50% deposit is due upon booking with balance due 30 days before arrival. 4 night minimum.
Low Season: (April 16 - Dec 14) $1610/week
High Season: (Dec 15 - April 15) $1995/week
Rates include tax
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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