2 spacious bedrooms with Caribbean view balconies and 2 full baths. Beautiful
About John Dickson
Your hosts John and Linda have lived and worked on St. John for 15 years and love to share their knowledge of the island and the location of their favorite snorkel spots, hiking trails and best places to shop and eat.
Why John Dickson chose Fish Bay
Ocan View is the perfect get away located in the lovely valley above Fish Bay and has beautiful views and trade wind breezes. It is just a short hop to Cruz Bay for dining or shopping. There is a long flat driveway with plenty of parking.
What makes this Apartment unique
There are beautiful views from every room including the bathrooms. Cool and comfortable sleeping, dining and just relaxing. You will love it!
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This location was perfect, we were genuinely thrilled with our stay!
There is so much to think about when planning a vacation, even a little extra when considering our son, who is autistic, and his needs. We were extremely pleased with every aspect of this rental. Pictures cannot fully convey the serene and lush tropical, aromatic paradise that surrounded us. Everything was perfect, the interior was immaculate, spacious and comfortable. To experience the indoors and outside intertwine by the breezes from the windows and doors, was just spectacular. The weather was phenomenal throughout our stay, and we enjoyed natures symphony of beautiful sounds from the unique birds and frogs, nightly, from our spacious and private balcony. Each morning, we enjoyed watching the sugar birds so much, while drinking the delicious coffee that John gifted us with. Be sure to ask him about those cool frogs!
While having all of the privacy we could want, we also really enjoyed getting to talk with John and Linda, and petting Kensie, their dog and their cat, Jumbie. Each of the wonderful things we’d read about John and Linda are true, they are gracious, warmly welcomed us with their kind souls and Linda’s delicious homemade fruit bread, cookies and even biscotti, yes, homemade biscotti, the best we’d ever had!
We were/are so grateful for Johns resourceful knowledge he shared from the moment we inquired about the property and throughout our stay, any time that we needed guidance. John even mailed back our camera charger & battery, right away, that we’d accidentally left behind, he is above and beyond amazing! We did not want to leave and look forward to renting this home away from home, again. So thankful.
Beautiful property, spectacular views, and AMAZING managers John and Linda who made this vacation even more special. Thank you, both. Thank you for tending to our needs and questions - and supplying us with freshly baked bread and cookies. I'll certainly remain friends with you - and look forward to seeing you again soon. Jack
Loved our stay! John was a great host starting by meeting us at the Ferry to guide us to the house. Even though we have been to St John many times John gave us some great updates to restaurants etc for 2020. The house was much bigger than I envisioned and was more than enough room for our 4 adults, it also has everything you need, chairs, towels, washer, dryer, everything. Great wrap around deck with great views. Linda's cookies were amazing, would go back anytime!
Simply the BEST!
Everything was perfect from the moment we contacted about renting this property for Christmas. John was quick to respond and had lots of helpful info for us before we even arrived. He met us at the ferry dock and took us grocery shopping and to our rental car! How's that for service? It just got better each and every day. Linda was wonderful and plied us with cookies and breads as well as fruit from their trees, we really were in heaven. Everything we could have needed to make this trip wonderful was there. Tons of beach towels and flippers, coolers, chairs etc. we wanted for nothing at this place. The view was exceptional and we loved having coffee on the deck watching birds and lizards scrurry about. Our one disappointment was NOT being able to stay longer. A week was not enough. If renting here you will not be disappointed at all. Perfect in every way.
We even got to pet their adorable dog, Kensie and their cat Jumbie. Both rescues and well loved and cared for now. Our kind of pet owners!
Do not wait to book this place! Once word gets out it will be next to impossible.
As a side note we rented our car from Sunshine and they too were a wonderful company to rent from. We were able to park downtown in their lot, and never had to serach for a parking spot. BONUS!
This is our fifth trip to St. John and first time staying at John's property and we couldn't be happier with our choice!
We experienced heavy rain for some days which has never happened to us before. Thank goodness for the amenities at Fish Bay. There was a big screen TV which made streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. so easy. We also watched two DVD movies from their collection, MI 2 and Vitus (which I highly recommend).
The wall-mounted A/C units work so well that we slept comfortably every single night. During the day we opened all the windows and sliding doors to let the Caribbean breeze cool us off. And oh my gosh, THE TOWELS! The bath towels were plush and plentiful. We could have used a new bath towel every day if we wanted to. And we saved $$$ by not having to rent snorkel fins. There were enough sizes to even fit my husband's size 13 feet.
Cooking meals were effortless and even fun thanks to the kitchen being well stocked with quality equipment. Was kicking myself for forgetting to bring my santoku knife from home but there was a knife set from Chicago Cutlery to tackle any job. Even made salad a couple of times buying local greens. We made chicken piccata, which was dinner for two nights. Hubby loved it and asked why I don't cook like this at home.
But the best part about the property is John and Linda. They have been doing this for 15+ years but you won't know it from the moment they meet you from the ferry to stopping by to say good bye. When we couldn't make the DVD player to work, John offered up his DVD player immediately. And Linda's baking is reason enough to come back. Her banana bread and chocolate chip cookies are worth writing home about.
Tip: To save on parking fees, rental from a Jeep rental place like St. John's Rental where you can park for free after 5pm in Cruz Bay.
All you Need!
Property was perfect for my family of 6. Not a luxury mansion, just right for our taste. Great value. John was wonderful as is indicated on all reviews of this property. Would recommend and will likely be back.
Two thirds of St. John is protected forever as a US National Park and huge areas of the surrounding waters are Coral Reef National Monument. A truly special place. The apartment is located overlooking Fish Bay, a quiet rural valley just 10 minutes from Cruz Bay and another 10 minutes from the fabulous North Shore Beaches.