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 10 years and love to share their knowledge of the island and the location of their favorite snorkle 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!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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.
Ocean View Villa
This was our second time to stay at Ocean View Villa. We had a great experience the first time, so we returned for our next trip to St John. The home was immaculate, with beautiful views of Fish Bay and the gardens below. The gardens have fruit trees and gorgeous flowers. The location is great- a little out of Cruz Bay, but quick and easy access to town and beaches. John and Linda are the most gracious hosts! We were treated to home baked bread and treats during our stay, and their knowledge of the island is a welcome perk to staying in Ocean View Villa. If we have the opportunity, we will definitely be back!
John and Linda were great hosts they always went the extra mile to make sure everything was perfect. John gave us a bag of his favorite coffee that was amazing! Linda made Jumby Cookies that were awesome. The place was great with a great view and se breezes. There is A/C but its not needed most days. they had everything we needed and were never intrusive.
John and Linda's property at Fish Bay was amazing! We were so grateful we found it! The location was perfect! We loved the porch; the views were amazing. That's where we ate breakfast every morning. Even though the days were hot, we never used the air conditioning. There was a great breeze through the house, especially in the evenings. The house itself was very clean and well equipped to meet our needs. The beach chairs, coolers and towels were especially appreciated. St. Johnopoly was fun to play too!
John and Linda were so gracious! We received so much helpful information about the island - restaurants, best beaches to snorkel, hiking trails, etc. that we wouldn't have known otherwise. Oh! and Linda's homemade cookies were to die for!
We would definitely stay at John & Linda's property again and have already told many of our friends this is the place to stay!
Perfect home for our snorkeling adventures
Just returned from our amazing vacation in St. John. We went snorkeling at a different beach each day (Maho, Waterlemon Cay, N. Haulover, etc). This house was perfect to balance those beach trips with drives into Cruz Bay for dinner. And, the view from the deck was so beautiful! John and Linda were amazing hosts. We can’t wait to return and will definitely book this location again!
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.