About the property
- Villa1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, pool, hot tub, a/c, private, very quiet
Surfside was fortunately not damaged by Hurricane Irma. We have power back, the beaches and restaurants are open and we are ready to welcome you for your next vacation! Surfside enjoys a pristine location on the very edge of the undeveloped National Park lands at Reef Bay. The tranquilizing and unspoiled views from Surfside include the turquoise seas and the jade green forests of the south shore National Park. It's an easy walk on a private path to the often-deserted white sand beach that offers snorkeling, swimming and beach combing. There are few homes on this hard-to-find road to the beach, and this contributes to a very peaceful and quiet location that is blessed with great natural beauty. Despite its end of the world feel, Surfside is only a four mile drive from the restaurants and nightlife of Cruz Bay. Reef Bay remains a wonderful and still secret location that tourists rarely discover.
The charming 3-level villa uses attractive Mediterranean design features such as beautiful stone walls, antique brick patios and a French terra cotta tiled roof. It is built on a sloping hillside and uses three floors to create an atmosphere of privacy and comfort for up to six persons. The living, dining and kitchen areas, plus a south facing sun deck, two covered patios and an en suite bedroom and bath are located on the main (entrance) level. Interior stairs lead to the second bedroom and bath on the upper level. Exterior stairs lead down to the pool, sun deck, hot tub, and the lower level bedroom and bath. Steps from the pool deck lead to the path to the beach.
The living areas are designed to provide you with a comfortable and relaxing home away from home. The cathedral ceilings, rose tiled floors and Indonesian teak furniture create a tropical atmosphere in the intimate living room. While nothing beats the mesmerizing sounds of the surf below and nature outside, an iPod ready stereo system and a flat screen HDTV with DVD provide electronic entertainment. The cook's kitchen features brand new marble countertops, a farm sink and professional stainless steel appliances, including a dual-fuel stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and all cooking and dining accessories. A gas barbeque is located on the patio and the washer and dryer are located on the lower level. Surfside offers two dining locations, both with romantic ocean views. The interior teak dining table seats 6 comfortably, as does the beautiful outdoor teak dining table located on the oceanfront deck.
All three bedrooms are similar in size and furnishings and all offer good privacy, air conditioning and great ocean views. The queen bedroom on the main level has French doors that open to a small deck. The upper level king bedroom also has a small deck with lovely views. The lower level king bedroom is off the pool deck. Each bedroom has an attractive adjoining tiled bath and shower and there are flat screen TVs on all three levels.
With refreshing ocean breezes, all day sun, fabulous views, and the soothing background music of waves breaking on the beach, Surfside is a charming and romantic hideaway for honeymooners and lovers. With frequent wildlife sightings and great swimming and hiking, the villa is also an excellent choice for nature lovers and families with beach loving kids. It's the perfect location for the perfect vacation!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Why Alan Pedersen chose Fish Bay
After looking all over the Caribbean, we drove down an out of the way road on St. John and discovered Reef Bay with its end of the world location, incredible views and fabulous beach. We knew our search was over!
What makes this Villa unique
You can walk out your door and enjoy great hiking, beachcombing and swimming. Deer, iguana and many types of birds are frequent visitors. You can hike to the petroglyphs and sugar mill ruins from the villa.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Getaway - Great View
I have been vacationing on St Johns every winter for each of the past 10 years. Surfside is one of the nicest properties I have stayed at and the view is second to none. The hot tub and pool are both convenient and private at the same time! The pictures on the website are a very accurate representation of the view from the Villa. The walk to the Reef Bay beach is a short 5 minute walk on a well maintained trail leaving directly from the Villa pool area. All the roads are paved concrete roads up to and including the Villa driveway. It is only a short 15 minute ride to downtown Cruz Bay while at the same time you basically are getting away from it all by staying next to the VI National Park. I would highly recommend this property. Finally, the Villa owner Alan Peterson is very, very responsive and helpful regarding any and all questions you might have regarding the Villa etc. In particular I was impressed by the fact that as a post Hurricane Irma rental 2/17/18-3/3/18 the owner had Satellite Internet installed!!
This is a beautiful and unique place
For us, it couldn't have been more perfect. If you like your days quiet and peaceful this is the place. We all enjoyed it and did pretty much nothing. The pool and hot tub are wonderful. The deck is great for stargazing and sun rises. The whole place had a really zen vibe. If you like putting some beer in the fridge, reading a book and a whole lot of sunshine this is the place for you. The walk to the beach is not bad at all, although, it does not really look like a swimming beach but never fear, there are lots of great swimming beaches not far away. The kitchen and the outdoor grill make cooking at home easy. We saw lots of birds and had two resident large lizards that would hang out around the pool. No complaints, this is a great place for nature and the neighbors are far enough away that you can't really here them. It truly was one of the best places we've been. Oh yeah, and the upstairs bedroom has a view of the ocean from the bed. Paradise!
Lovely vila, fantastic location.
Low-Key, Authentic Island Paradise
Family trip for 6 adults (3 couples) from July 2-9, 2017. We are not "resort people", and Surfside was all we could have asked for and more. Beautiful natural private hillside setting with unobstructed views out across Reef Bay from the pool, balconies and bedrooms (previous reviewer's comment about trees needing trimming has been addressed). Three air-conditioned suites with full bathrooms located on three separate floors provided privacy, but with ample communal space to eat, relax, swim, and enjoy each other's company. We enjoyed leisurely mornings waking up to the sounds of birdsong or crashing surf, and having coffee/breakfast out on the deck, followed by a midday dip in the pool or a walk down the forested trail to the beach. Reef Bay was great for sitting or strolling, and for access to the National Park trails, but for swimming and snorkeling, we explored the calmer north shore beaches ~20-30 min away (beach chairs, coolers, and some snorkel gear all provided). For meals out, the ride to Cruz Bay was an easy 15 min, and we ate three excellent gourmet dinners at Extra Virgin, La Tapa, and Zozo's, but with the house's large grill and well-equipped kitchen, we ended up eating more of our meals in than out. Fourth of July festivities on the island made our week extra-special. I can honestly think of almost nothing to complain about regarding our stay.
The property is currently listed for sale, so I highly recommend staying here while you still can... Or if you have $1.5M to spend on your very own island getaway, please consider inviting us to stay with you again in the future!
Serene and Secluded Dream Getaway!
Our second visit to Surfside was as perfect as the first. Great breezes and views with decks and patios on multiple levels for relaxing after a swim in the pool. We walked down to the beach every day and never saw another person, save for a surfer one day. The long white sand beach is great for walking and beach combing and is completely private. If you're adventurous, you can hike over to the Reef Bay sugar plantation. Saw deer on the path every day and an iguana made a daily visit to the trees by the pool. The house and kitchen are fully equipped and the staff at Caribbean Villas was very helpful and checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed. Falling asleep listening to the waves was heavenly...Can't wait to return.
Good Times!! Great Memories!!
Stunningly Beautiful!! Awesome vacation, woke up each morning to watch the sunrise over the water from our balcony (got some great pics)!! We enjoyed our stay here from sunrise to sunset, we had all accomadations we needed, really like the fact we were in a pretty private place.... one of my favorite things was to walk down the trail to the private beach area, so much beauty and nature around from the flowers, birds, deer, lizards, to the hermit crabs!! I love collecting shells and beach glass which I had some great finds down on the beach!! Great beach area to just kick back and relax and listen to nature and the waves!! Close to shopping, boating, just hanging and having a few drInks!! Highly recommend !! ☀️🌊�🌙�🎉�🍷�😃�🕶�
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
IN SEASON: Dec 16, 2017 - April 13, 2018 - $3955/wk for 2 people, $4305/wk for 4, $4655/wk for 6 OFF SEASON: April 14, 2018 - Dec. 14, 2018 - $2310/wk for 2 people, $2660/wk for 4, $3010/wk for 6 CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS $5600/wk 2-6 CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS AND PRESIDENTS WEEK RESERVATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. FEB-MAR SPECIAL: Feb 5, 2015 - Mar 24, 2018 - $3164/wk for 2 people, $3444/wk for 4, $3724/wk for 6 - New reservations only.