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!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Quiet after 11 pm
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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.
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.
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.