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Cactus Flower Cottage - a Charming Quiet Retreat with Ocean View

Contact Joe and Tina

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Cactus Flower Cottage - a Charming Quiet Retreat with Ocean View

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Fish Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

Cactus Flower Cottage is a charming 1-bedroom cottage nestled in Fish Bay, one of St. John's quietest neighborhood. Built amoungst 200 year old ruins still visable on property. Enjoy fresh papaya and other fruit from trees throughout the gardens. A 10-minute ride from Cruz Bay on paved roads. The cottage includes a full kitchen, covered deck, outside private native stone shower, established landscaping, air-conditioning in the bedroom, cable TV, high-speed internet, solar hot water, water view of Fish Bay and the Caribbean Sea. Guests at the cottage have full use of the pool, which is adjacent to the main house. North Shore Beach access is a 5-10 minute drive. South Shore Beaches, historic ruin sites and National Park Trails are walking distance. A car is not necessary as taxis come to the house, however, a car is advisable. Rentals include Arrival Date and Departure Date pick up and drop off at Cruz Bay Ferry Dock.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Contact Joe and Tina (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2015

About Contact Joe and Tina

I am licensed contractor on St. John and specialize in woodworking. Windsurfing and sailing are my primary hobbies. I have two daughters who attend school stateside. I have lived on St. John since 1974 when I moved here with my parents. Two siblings and my parents still live on St. John.

Why Contact Joe and Tina chose Fish Bay

I found a unique piece of property with historical ruins and pictured building my home. I first designed and built Cactus Flower to live in. The cottage has all custom woodworking throughout. I now live in the main house that I designed and built encompassing the ruins on another piece of the property.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a fantastic contrast to out home in the woods! We built our dream home amongst cedar and pine, near a gorgeous lake in the mountains of Northern Idaho. And here we are, in a home built with the same love and passion and nuture, amongst palm and frangipani, near a gorgeous ocean in the beautiful hillsides of St. John. Thank you for sharing your vision with us...so worth it!
May 2013
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Cactus Flower Cottage - a Charming Quiet Retreat with Ocean View
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 32 reviews
Cincinnati, Ohio
5

Great Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here. Tina and Joe have thought of everything you might need for a beach vacation. We sat out on the deck and had breakfast everyday.

I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
sarasota florida
5

A Perfect Island Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Cactus Flower was the ideal St John vacation retreat for us! We loved the expansive decks, the outdoor shower, and the option of an air conditioned bedroom. The cottage was very well equiped, and having the pool so close was a wonderful option. Tina, Joe, Maia, and Chili their dog were truly the perfect hosts. We now think of Cactus Flower as our favorite little home away form home.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say again how much we enjoyed our stay at the wonderful "Cactus Flower Cottage", one of our most memorable trips. Tina, Joe.. you are great hosts and "Cactus Flower Cottage"was exactly as we expected from your descriptions. Hope our paths cross again.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Dodge City, KS
4

Nice Quiet Place to Relax

  • 4 of 5

Cactus Flower Cottage was a well keep home with all the amenities that one could ever need. We loved having a bedroom so that I could go to bed early while my husband stayed up and watched TV or read. The deck was a wonderful place to have breakfast each morning. Tina and Joe were very easy to work with. They always answered my emails within 24 hours. There were no hidden costs. You really need a rental jeep when you stay at this place. The only draw back was the narrow, steep, curvy roads and it took at least 10 minutes to get to Cruz Bay and even longer to get to the beautiful beaches.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Relaxation in Paradise!

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful place to spend a vacation! Cactus Flower was such a charming place with everything we could have wanted (or needed) to have a great trip. Joe and Tina are so kind and helpful and we also enjoyed our visits from Chili! (their sweet little chihuahua) This was the first time we had stayed farther away from the water, and even though we weren't right on the ocean, you could still feel the breezes and enjoy the view. We arrived during a nice rain, and once we settled in, hearing the rain songs of all the jungle creatures was so soothing and peaceful. The outdoor shower is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are so many things we loved about Cactus Flower that made our experience special...from making breakfast every morning and eating on the deck, to all of the snorkel equipment and water toys they had onsite, to that (have to mention it again) amazing outdoor shower. We had a blast! :)

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
United States
3

Convenient Location with Good Basics

  • 3 of 5

Cactus Flower Cottage is conveniently located an easy 10 minute drive from Cruz Bay and a reasonably easy drive to Coral Bay and many of the other beaches. It has all the basic amenities you need in a rental and is clean and in good condition. The kitchen has plenty of cooking supplies and made self-catering easy. The outdoor shower is wonderful. The memory foam bed is wonderfully comfortable, linens are good quality, and the air-con in the bedroom works nicely to keep the room cool for sleeping, as does the bedroom fan. Wi-fi is good. Lots of beautiful birds and lizards around the grounds and trees with wonderful sounds at night. Joe and Tina were great at coordinating our arrival and meeting us at the ferry to show us the way to the cottage.

The rest of the cottage isn't air conditioned, so gets very hot and stuffy during warmer months despite ample windows. We were there in August and the cottage (save the bedroom) was quite hot. We also had a major problem with mosquitoes in spite of our extreme diligence to keep doors shut and lights off. We had to wear bug spray constantly in the house or suffer frequent bites. This may have been a particularly bad year, but proved that the cottage isn't bug-proof.

The photos didn't quite show how close it is to the main house. The owners are quiet and you wouldn't notice they were there, but it doesn't feel terribly private. The pool is right in their backyard, so we felt a bit odd making use of it while they and their daughter were home during the day.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
St. Thomas, VI
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Reef Bay-east, Ditleff-west, and Fish Bay-south
Car: recommended

Discount available on various daysail and power catameran trips to the Brisitsh Virgin Islands.

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Rates & Availability

From $160 Per night

Fish Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Post Peak
Apr 16 2015 - Jul 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Off Season
Aug 1 2015 - Nov 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$240
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes 50% Due upon booking. Remaining Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. We accept Master Card and Visa, Pay Pal and Checks.
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Amenities

Fish Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Air Conditioned Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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