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Newly Expanded 'LITTLE LAGOON-Beachfront Apartments @ $65 - $260/night!

Donna Matthias

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Donna Matthias

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Calendar last updated:
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Newly Expanded 'LITTLE LAGOON-Beachfront Apartments @ $65 - $260/night!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Johns Folly Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 4 comfortably (8 max)

LITTLE LAGOON HAS GROWN UP! ! ! Little Lagoon's renovations are complete. The apartment next door to it has been renovated and connects with the existing space that spans the ENTIRE FIRST FLOOR OF THE HOUSE! You can rent the FULL 2-BDR/2-BATH ADJOINING SPACES (which includes everything listed in the Amenities Section), or you can rent one of two 1-BDR apartments (a small 1-BDR apt. called LITTLE LAGOON NORTH or the larger 1-BDR apt. called LITTLE LAGOON SOUTH...SEE NEW PICTURES)! The entire 2-BDR apartment is screened-in!

For 1-BDR options: 'LITTLE LAGOON NORTH' is a cute 1 bedroom apartment with a 3/4-Bath (tiled shower stall), outdoor porch & kitchenette on the ocean side first floor of a solid masonry 2-story building right on John's Folly Bay lagoon. If you prefer something a bit larger, 'LITTLE LAGOON SOUTH' is a larger 1-BDR/1-Bath apartment with a full kitchen, living room, A/C in bedroom, 3/4-Bath (tiled shower stall) and outdoor porch (half of which is screened-in)!

CARIBBEAN SEASIDE, LOCATED ON A LAGOON!!!!: We are 100 yards from the beach at John's Folly Bay and 20 feet above sea level on a beautifully landscaped vista of flowers/native trees/palm trees/fruit trees. The building is owner-occupied with 2 young children, and has a small outdoor play area available. We are steps away from a gorgeous shallow lagoon which is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding and fly-fishing. We're on the public bus route, but car rentals are highly recommended.

You might have many interesting questions to ask the owner, Ernest, who is a native Virgin Islander and a former OLYMPIC athlete who competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France! Bobsledding, no less! We even have an historic ruins built in 1882 on site, of which Ernest is the 5th generation. We are surrounded by hiking trails & various white sand and rocky swimming/snorkeling beaches. The V.I. National Park constitutes 2/3 of the island, and the skies are usually sunny with an average year-round temperature of 85 degrees.

SPECIAL OFFERS: All Little Lagoon Rentals Come With Free snorkel Gear, Beach towels, and Beach Chair Use.

All Returning Guests Get A 10% Discount...Any Referral (Friend/Relative) Of A Prior Guest Gets A 10% Discount!!

Visit Us Any Time In May, June, October or November And Get 10% Off Any Stay Of 2 Weeks Or More!

Come and enjoy a very affordable Caribbean vacation, and the beauty & serenity that is ST. JOHN, USVI ! !

Plan Your Escape From The ''Snow And Ice'' To The ''Sun And Fun'' Today!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Donna Matthias (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

This comment was left in our guest book:



"Dear Ernest & Donna,



Thank you for a wonderful stay! We thoroughly enjoyed EVERY aspect of our vacation. Your warm and inviting hospitality made us feel welcome and at home (and not just visitors on vacation).



Best wishes and thank you again! Jen & Joe Denkenberger



PS-LOVED the SCUBA! Thank you for suggesting...we wouldn't have done it otherwise.
Apr 2009
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
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Newly Expanded 'LITTLE LAGOON-Beachfront Apartments @ $65 - $260/night!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 19 reviews
Maine
5

Will Go Back!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from our first trip to St John. We will be going back for sure & would not hesitate to stay here again. I hate to let the secret out. It's on the "chillax" side of the island so if you are looking for all night hub bub..you had better stay in Cruz Bay. Our hosts were great and our place was clean. (we stayed Little lagoon North)...not a full kitchen but we didn't find the need for one. Nice sitting area in the shade outside and a grill if need be. Walking distance to their beach for morning coffee and sunrise. Spectacular.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Idaho Falls ID
5

Great place to stay and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the USVI and we wanted to stay on the quiet east side of St. John. We rented both units of Little Lagoon for seven nights and loved it. The accommodations are clean, well furnished and quiet and Ernest and Donna, our hosts, were fantastic. We have stayed at villas and condos through VRBO on some of our other travels and this was by far the best. Having exceptional hosts onsite made for a great stay. The location was great, with everything close by on the east side of the island. Great restaurants nearby but be sure to try some of the roadside shacks like Vie's and the Tourist Trap. Great amenities provided but if you need anything else just mention it to Ernest or Donna and they are sure to help.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful for our first stay in St John!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Little Lagoon South. The apartment was even more spacious than in the pictures. Everything was clean, comfortable, and we had a wonderful time. We had a few questions about the apartment and area and the owners were very responsive and helpful in making our trip the best it could be. Although the apartment is on the Coral Bay side, we had no trouble getting all over the island!

I would recommend this to everybody!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Minneapolis, MN
5

Spacious and clean, on the quiet (best) side of the island.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to St. John and we knew we wanted to be on the east side of the island. It is quieter, has more secluded beaches, better snorkeling and the bays have more shelter from the waves typical of the north shore.

We stayed in the larger Little Lagoon South and were very pleased. It was clean, very large with a fully furnished kitchen and large bathroom. The bedroom offered air conditioning at night which was great to at least initially chill down the room. The cable tv and wifi were very reliable and a nice perk. Ernest and Donna were great hosts - they gave us complete privacy but were available if we needed anything.

One huge plus over many of the other places we had stayed or visited was the beach road location. It was pretty nice not to have to wind your way up or down a mountain driveway every time you wanted to head out - it was very easy to come home after a long day at the beach and not have to spin your tires up the mountain.

We are big fans of the island, particularly the beaches both south and east of Coral Bay and this was a great location for getting to either - would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Visit St. John and live like the locals

  • 5 of 5

You can choose to stay at a high-end resort with everything pre-packaged, with spas and shopping, or you can rent some doctor's vacation rental in an expensive house and basically sit on top of a hill and look at the sea below. Or you can really experience St. John just as the locals do and live in a fully equipped, comfortable apartment right down on the ocean and do whatever you feel like, with all the best things about this island right at your doorstep! Not only that, but you'll have two very gracious and knowledgeable hosts that can guide you to whatever island experience you came here for!

This is what you get when you stay with Earnest and Donna for a real taste of St. John, and not some canned vacation package that is the same no matter what island you visit.

One of the things we like best about Home-away rentals is the really nice people you get to meet as your hosts. Earnest and Donna are two of the very best we have had the pleasure of making friends with, and their valuable information helped us to have an awesome vacation experience, and we will definitely be coming back again!

The apartment was spacious and fully-equipped, and our stay there was very comfortable and we lacked for nothing!

I'll take the Coral Bay side of the island over the Cruz Bay side anytime, this is pure tropical island living at it's best! The beaches on the other side get all the hype, but we loved Salt Pond bay, and Kittel bay much more than the cruise-ship

infested beaches that the tour guides talk about. (We are avid snorkelers, not beach-goers, so keep that in mind.) Earnest knows all the best places to snorkel, and is more than happy to tell you what you need to know to get everything you came to this paradise to see and experience!

Our favorite restaurant was Shipwreck Landing, right down the road. We tried others in the area, but this one ended up being our favorite, and everytime we dined there was a better than expected experience!

If you're thinking about coming to St. John and experiencing all the best things this island has to offer, Little Lagoon is the place you want to stay, and having this wonderful couple as your hosts will make your vacation all that you are hoping it will be!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
United States
4

Great stay for a great price!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 9 nights at the smaller of the two units. Our hosts were great to us and provided some excellent snorkeling tips. The place is a little small, but my family of four managed just fine. We enjoyed exploring the island by day and we cooked meals each night on the provided gas grill. You can't find a better deal on the island...we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Cyril E. King Airport, St. Thomas, VI
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Concordia Eco-Camps
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Mahogany Run Golf Course, St. Thomas
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Coral Bay intersection
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Miss Lucy's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Little Lagoon is right on John's Folly Bay
Car: recommended

We are surrounded by hiking trails & various white sand and rocky swimming/snorkeling beaches. The V.I. National Park constitutes 2/3 of the island, and the skies are usually sunny with an average year-round temperature of about 85 degrees.

We view several U. S. and British Virgin Islands, the shipping lanes for cruise ships, and sailing & motor vessels. We face N.E. and experience awesome sunrises and reflections of beautiful sunsets.

Other Activities: watersports activities, shopping, boating, basketball court, horseshoes

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Rates & Availability

From $1,820 Per week

Johns Folly Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
WINTER SEASON COMBINED UNITS
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$260
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Notes 1 BDR UNIT RATES-NIGHTLY DBL-OCCUPANCY:
L.L. NORTH (small kitchenette) ..... L.L. SOUTH (large full kitchen)
SPRING:May 1-June 30, 2014................$100...............$120
50% OFF SUMMER:July 1-Aug 31, 14....$65.................$80
FALL:Oct 1-Nov 30, 2014........................$80.................$100
WINTER:Dec 1-Apr 30, 2015..................$130................$160
50% Deposit in advance by personal check, certified check, money order, (or Paypal if booking is within 2 weeks of arrival)
50% Balance due upon arrival by cash, certified check or money order
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Amenities

Johns Folly Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1680 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3/4 Bath 1 - toilet , shower , private bathroom has a tiled shower stall
    3/4 Bath 2 - toilet , shower , private bathroom has a tiled shower stall
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • SLEEPS 4 COMFORTABLY...8 MAX
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
LITTLE LAGOON NORTH has a minimal kitchenette...just enough to prepare a simple meal, make breakfast, or reheat leftovers. Cooking Utensils Provided: Refrigerator/sink/microwave/2 burner hotplate/toaster oven & some kitchen utensils, just enough for minimal cooking/reheating. LITTLE LAGOON SOUTH has a full kitchen with everything listed in the 'kitchen' section. Ceiling fans and screened-in windows in each room. Broadband Internet: We have high-speed DSL wireless broadband Internet. The Internet telephone service 'Skype' may be used. We have local phone service. Please use calling cards for long-distance. Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations). Kid Friendly: These are first floor apartments. There is a small outdoor play area on the property. We are 100 yards from the largest outdoor saltwater 'pool'-John's Folly Bay lagoon-on the entire island! All Little Lagoon Rentals Come With Free snorkel Gear, Beach towels, Floats and Beach Chair Use.

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