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Rebecca's Fancy -- Only cottage on sandy Hansen Bay Beach - 30% off Feb 2017

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

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

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, directly across from the accessible sandy beach.

After driving through the National Park's Hurricane Hole you arrive at the quiet East End that is 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 power and a battery backup system.

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

More Details

Owner
JAY & ATHENA CALL 340-715-3002
Member since: 2006
Speaks: greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About JAY & ATHENA CALL 340-715-3002

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

JAY & ATHENA CALL 340-715-3002 purchased this cottage in 2006

Why JAY & ATHENA CALL 340-715-3002 chose St John

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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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Rebecca's Fancy -- Only cottage on sandy Hansen Bay Beach - 30% off Feb 2017
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
Brooklyn, NY
5

Wonderful Rental on East End; Rebecca's Fancy

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our third stay at Rebecca's Fancy. We are already planning our next visit.

The immaculate one bedroom guest house...so comfortable...one bathroom, air conditioned with solar power for possible power failures is amazingly lovely and comfortable. The wraparound deck where we had many a dinner gazing out at Hansen Bay and the night and the stars gave us such pleasure.

The cottage has cooking facilities in a well furnished kitchen area and a grill and patio in the back. It is a short walk to Hansen Bay which has wonderland snorkeling,,,both healthy, beautiful coral and all kinds of sea life. It is also a great beach for just swimming.

The owners are so knowledgable, great to talk to, make sure you have whatever you need and unobtrusive so you always have privacy. We look forward to our next stay at Rebecca's Fancy.

Judith and Stuart Parker

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We first stayed at Rebecca's Fancy over Thanksgiving 2016 and loved it so much....we returned on Christmas Day and stayed through New Years 2017! It is perfect for a couple who really want to get away from it all. The cottage is adorable, very clean, comfortable, well stocked with everything one would need (minus a full size oven, but that is ok for us because we love to grill). You wake up to roosters and the sounds of the sea which is literally across the road with nothing else around you! The view is beautiful and Hansen's Bay is remote, doesn't get crowded except for Sunday Funday when the local folks love to come and bring their dogs, which we loved. We met lots of interesting people and got our dog fix especially with the official Hansen Bay pooch, Fred who is a sweet black pit bull who loves to retrieve coconuts out of the water and wants to swim with everyone! We loved Hansen Bay because we love to snorkel and the water is pretty calm there and there are lots of reefs to explore. Kayaking and Paddle boarding are great here as well. The owners of the property live above the cottage and are incredibly warm and helpful. If you're lucky, you may even get a jar of honey that the owner gathers herself! I would say that you must have a car if you're staying on the East End and that taxi's are tough to get out there. If you go at Christmas, you MUST reserve your jeep as far ahead of time as possible! Skinny Legs and Indigo Grill are a short drive away and were our favorites. We love to cook so we got a big load of groceries from Cruz Bay and stocked the fridge...I would recommend doing that because even though it isn't far distance wise, the speed limit and terrain can make that trip longer. Overall, there isn't much traffic except for downtown Cruz Bay. We highly recommend staying here if you love serenity and nature!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful location! We loved the natural beauty, the quiet, and the laid-back vibe. The donkeys, chickens, sheep and goats were just another aspect of the away-from-it-all charm of this place. Snorkeling in Hansen Bay was the best!

Jay gave us lots of helpful advice, and the cottage was comfortable and nicely decorated.

Thanks again for sharing your little piece of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serenity

  • 4 of 5

Amazing views of Hansen Bay from deck. Inside is cozy and tastefully decorated with clean and comfortable furnishings. The beach,which is a short walk away, has calm waters and is great for swimming and snorkeling.The cottage has an adequate a/c but is loud. Internet and phone was reliable. No tv. Movies are available on computer but it would often "freeze up".The steep driveway is a bit of a challenge and takes a day or two to master.All in all it is a pleasant place to stay and a great value.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Coral Bay
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, paddle boarding, kayaking with great hiking trails, historical ruins explorations.

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Rates & Availability

East End Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
HIGH SEASON
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$340
$2,200
$8,000
 
 
OFF - SEASON
Apr 16 2017 - Nov 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
$285
$1,900
$7,500
 
 
THANKSGIVING WEEK
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
 
CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$290
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

All Rates are subject to the 12.5% VI Hotel Occupancy Tax which is added to the rate quoted for your stay.

60 Day Cancellation - Full Refund. Less than 60 Days we will refund up to 50% if we re-book the same dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

East End Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
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
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
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
  • Water Sports Gear ...
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 10 day rental), boxed lunches available. OUR DRINKING WATER IS THE PUREST, SAFEST WATER ANYWHERE!

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