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Lucky and Happy Eco-Friendly Beachfront Villa!

Estate Fish Bay, Saint John, USVI
  • House4000 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay4 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

LUCKY and HAPPY because hurricanes Irma and Maria skipped over us! Eco-Friendly because we utilize sustainable energy (backed up by batteries and the grid) and encourage responsible use of energy, water, cleaning agents and recycling. Please notice updated pictures since the storm. A 15 minute drive along a quiet road from the ferry in Cruz Bay will bring guests to this idyllic island setting. Situated barely above the treetops and merely a 60 second dash to the beach lies the vacation home you will want to revisit. This new, secluded, spacious eco-friendly Caribbean villa features Thai decor, tropical pastels, lush vegetation and private pool and hot tub. It promotes outdoor living, socializing and simply Being. It offers a wooded trail guarded by deer, birds and crabs reaching a pristine beach within 2-5 minutes walking. Strolling further along the beach brings one to sugar mill ruins, mountain trails to petroglyphs and several additional quiet beaches. In keeping with the St.John focus on sustainability, the Villa offers opportunity for adults and children to learn about the solar alternative energy, water conservation and the unique flora and fauna. Plan on lying in bed each morning with sunrise views over the hills and sea, listening to the breaking surf. Enjoy views of the ocean during the day from all parts of the Villa including the pool and hot tub. Swim, snorkel, surf, sunbathe privately or take a hike right below the Villa into the National Park. Evenings gather on the balcony for breezes,sunset hues from billowing clouds, sails and sunny faces! Keywords: House


jonathan ward, md

  • Member Since 2008
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Response time: within two days
  • Speaks: english, german


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, See and hear the ocean, balcony
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, See and hear the ocean, balcony
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, See and hear the ocean, balcony
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, can be made into a third king bed, mountain view, balcony
      • King size beds (2) Two master bedrooms with 2 king beds offer excellent views of ocean and/or National Park mountains, Queen size Beds (1) One queen bed with ocean view, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twins offer ocean view and may convert to king bed, Baby Cribs (1)


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        balcony off shower
      • Bathroom 1
        off great room (1/2)
      • Bathroom 2
        balcony off shower
      • Bathroom 3
        serves queen and twins bedroom
      • 3.5+

      Location Type

        • Beach
          White sand, secluded, surfing (lessons available), snorkeling
        • Oceanfront
          Private trail to secluded beach.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Broadband Access
                      Please bring your own laptop.
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Covered Parking
                      Pergola with solar panels over circular driveway.
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • ISDN Access
                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                      A/C in all four bedrooms with living room and kitchen having ceiling fans and natural airflow off the windward side of the island, large vented cupola and numerous screened windows and French doors.
                    • Living Room
                      TV and Stereo, vaulted ceilings
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Circular driveway.
                    • Telephone
                      local calls and long distance in coming are free
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Catering Available
                          Grocery shopping and catering available
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Indoor and out
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Music Library
                                  Sirius satellite radio, i-pod attachment and bluetooth (bring your own tunes!)
                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  indoor and out
                                • Television
                                • Video Library


                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      On St Thomas
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Outdoor dining
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Lush tropical garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Outdoor dining
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Tennis
                                      In Cruz Bay
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      some snorkels, masks and fins on site


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          No stairs to master bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, private pool all on main level with ramp access from car.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Garden location with ocean view and breezes, seating 5-6. A favorite gathering place at day's end.
                                            • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Ocean view with both sun and shade all day.
                                            • jetted tub
                                              Outdoor spa

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Housekeeper
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • playground
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • forests
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • marina
                                                    • churches
                                                    • rain forests
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • waterfalls

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing



                                                                      31 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Gorgeous home, Amazing views, Easy walk to the beach!!

                                                                      Gorgeous home, Amazing views, easy walk to the beach and complete recovery from the hurricanes! Equipped to sleep 8 comfortably and kitchen has everything you need to cook at home. Viky, the meet & greet gal is at the ferry upon arrival and she takes you out to the home and explains the island along the way and spends lots of time making sure you are comfortable at the house before she leaves. Everything was perfect and can't wait to go back!!
                                                                      Feb 11, 2018
                                                                      Jan 2018

                                                                      Graduation Vacation Celebration

                                                                      Just returned from a great vacation (5/21-5/28) staying at this villa with my husband and 2 adult children with friends. The house provided us with plenty of room to gather in the evenings or privacy when needed. The trade winds help keep us cool and bug free. After long days of hiking trails and snorkeling we would relax around the pool and grill fish most days. We loved the seclusion and access to the National Park. First night was a full moon and the hot tub location was magical! My favorite spot! The family really enjoyed this piece of heaven. Thank you for opening up your house.
                                                                      May 30, 2016
                                                                      May 2016

                                                                      Beautiful villa rental on St. John in the National Park

                                                                      We stayed here (8/8 - 8/18), my family and my brother's, four adults and four boys ranging in age from 15 to 25. The villa is beautiful, with a lovely view as it is perched on a hillside, nice decor, and comfortably appointed. The on-island manager, Viki, is a gem. She gave us great recommendations and was immediately responsive. The gentle tradewinds made August on St. John comfortable. The villa is set up with a middle great room (not air conditioned) and an outside eating area near the pool, plus a screened porch. On each side are the bedrooms, the two masters on one side, and on the other, a room with two twins and one with a queen. My older son originally thought he'd sleep on a couch (not wanting to share the queen with his brother), but because of the lack of AC, we rented a cot for him from Island Babies at Viki's recommendation. The ladies at Island Babies are delightful, and I'd suggest using them for any similar needs. Viki's recommendations for island-hopping charters and fishing charters were also spot-on-- the latter got us two nights of fresh mahi mahi dinners! We ate at home most of the time, and the kitchen is provided with most things a cook would need to turn out a good meal for eight hungry people. The owner, like most on St. John, is very environmentally conscious. We were told by a repairman who came by that kilowatt-hours on St. John are the third most expensive in the world! We tried to do our part by turning off the AC when not in the bedrooms. This is no problem, as the construction of the house keeps the rooms cool for hours. The island was also in the middle of a drought, so we were careful about water. Even the boys cheered when we had two days of rain! The beach is accessible by a path. I was not able to make it there due to some mobility issues, but everyone else did. The path leads to a beach that you can't access due to sea urchins and coral, but if you go to the right, there is a clear path into the water. Everyone told me that the beach is truly beautiful. The pool is a delight. When we got overheated, we would just jump in and be cooled off by the tradewinds. For ten years, we have rented a house on the Outer Banks in August. The kids wanted to do something different. Absolutely everyone was delighted with Reef Bay Villa and we would come back in a heartbeat. Thank you to the owner for sharing his home with us.
                                                                      Aug 23, 2015
                                                                      Aug 2015

                                                                      Family vacation, adult children

                                                                      This was a beautiful house located close to town yet secluded, access to the beach was wonderful for us. Enjoyed lounging around the pool with outside eating facilities and hot tub. House was more than comfortable for 8 people . Comfortable sleeping with sound of waves heard even over the air conditioning which was just needed for the evening sleep. Screened porch was great for a get away hideout, but we didn't even have mosquito issues this trip. Thank you for opening your home to us. It was comfortable and lovely. Would definitely come back and recommend this home to friends
                                                                      Aug 07, 2015
                                                                      Jul 2015

                                                                      Best Escape from Oregon Winter

                                                                      Reef Bay Villa provided a terrific winter escape destination/family reunion site for myself and three siblings and our spouses. The tans are fading but the memories are not. The villa offered plenty of privacy with its three separate buildings for a large group like ours; we would gather in the central great room/kitchen in the morning, have breakfast on the patio next to the pool, decide on our beach destination of the day, and head out to explore the island. Two bedrooms with a shared bath are on the other side of a small patio from the great room building; the two master suites are on the other side of the pool -- this offers great ventilation, terrific views, and privacy, so you are not all on top of each other. The breezes during our February stay were lovely and we never used A/C. Viky, the concierge, was extremely helpful with meeting us at the ferry, getting us to the car rental place and the grocery store, and orienting us to the villa. When the coffee machine went on the fritz, a new one appeared in the kitchen within a few hours of our call. We felt well taken care of. The villa is immaculate and the Balinese touches are unique and beautiful. There is plenty of seating in the great room for after dinnner socializing. One of our favorite things about staying at Reef Bay Villa was the fact that you didn't need a car to walk along the beach below the house all the way to the Petroglyphs, the Reef Bay Sugar Mill, and Lameshur Bay -- and mostly without seeing another person! We mostly cooked dinners together at the villa in the very well equipped kitchen with spectacular views. We had a nice dinner all together in Cruz Bay the first night at the Banana Deck, and ate at Shipwreck Landing in Coral Bay later in the week after an excellent afternoon snorkel sail with Rick and Robin on their Long Distance yacht, recommended by the guest book at the villa. We did pay the $20 fee to park at Caneel Bay but since we ate lunch at one of the restaurants at this very beautiful resort, the fee was waived. Our favorite beach was Cinnamon Bay, where we snorkelled around Cinnamon Cay offshore. The villa provides a cooler for picnic lunches, beach chairs and snorkel gear so we never had to rent. So easy to just arrive, relax and enjoy the island. Thanks to the Ward family for creating such a lovely retreat on St. John.
                                                                      Feb 17, 2014
                                                                      Feb 2014

                                                                      So relaxing we would have never left, if possible.

                                                                      Wow. This was our fourth visit to STJ and our third house. But we visited about a dozen homes inside & out on our prior visits. This is without doubt the BEST combo of location, quality & amenities. The views are breathtaking, the sounds of the waves meeting the beach are hypnotic, and the breezes make for ideal comfort even when the temp exceeds 85. Of course air is an option, but nature's breezes were all we needed. The owners go out of their way to provide everything you will need and have a sky high pride of ownership. IF there is an issue, they have a group of locals to solve any issue. We were fortunate to spend nearly two weeks over the holidays with our three daughters and friends rotating through. The room mix is great and even when another room was vacant, no one felt they needed to move. In some homes the 3rd & 4th BRs are an after thought and no one wants to be assigned there. Not here. Even when the second master was open, the girls in 3&4 were content. The furniture is comfy, the kitchen island was a great gathering space, and the recently screened porch area provided a shaded reading hideaway. We encountered sand fleas at the beach, but there was bug spray already in the villa..problem solved. Even the driveway is excellent as a half circle permitting a drive through experience. If you've rented on STJ and had to back into or out of a home, you will know how much easier this makes your visit. If you haven't, look at other homes as you drive around and you'll quickly agree this access is superior. Between the beach, pool, hot tub, and both indoor & outdoor areas, there is really no reason to leave. But we highly recommend you take the drive to Coral Bay and beyond to visit Sloop Jones. Their unique painted shirts are really works of art! we did the 3 hour workshop to experience the process ourselves and make our own. it was great fun and increased our appreciation of his artistry. If you want to hike, this is an excellent jumping off point. Did we have a couple of glitches? Sure, but they were minor, did not distract from our relaxation, and were quickly resolved. We will be back and see no reason to stay anywhere else on STJ. This place is ideal. Visit and you too will not want to leave....
                                                                      Jan 25, 2014
                                                                      Dec 2013


                                                                      Estate Fish Bay, Saint John, USVI


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