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FABULOUS BEACHFRONT LOCATION-POOL, HOT TUB A/C- ADJOINS PARK - MAY AVAILABILITY!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, pool, hot tub, a/c, private, very quiet

20% OFF FEB 1-8 2017!!! 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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Property Manager
Alan Pedersen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

Why Alan Pedersen chose St John

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.

Amenities

Fish Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Main level, a/c
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upper level, a/c
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , lower level, a/c
  • King size beds (2) Beautiful ocean views with en suite baths., Queen size Beds (1) Beautiful ocean views with en suite bath
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

FABULOUS BEACHFRONT LOCATION-POOL, HOT TUB A/C- ADJOINS PARK - MAY AVAILABILITY!
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Delaware, Ohio
3

Great secluded location- house in need of repairs

  • 3 of 5

Our party of six stayed in Surfside for a week in May and found the property location to be secluded as described with plenty of room. Upon arrival from the ferry, the island greeters were very friendly and made our check-in and escort process a breeze. We were amazed by the terrain and the slope grade that vehicles had to drive on. The house has three bedrooms total, but the third bedroom is down by the pool and you must walk outside to get there. Also there is a five minute HIKE to get to the beach down some stairs, rocky river bed, through a grove of crab holes, some shrubbery and onto the beach. We estimate 300 yards of moderately rough terrain.

Here are the pros: Great galley kitchen with everything you might need. The pots and pans were of good quality and there were lots of plates, bowls & utensils. The kitchen appliances were new and higher end. Each room had air conditioning if you wanted to use it (we used it at night). There were ample amounts of bath and beach towels. The outdoor furniture was durable and good quality. If it rains, they have cable with HBO. There were nice touches such as island information brochures, microwavable popcorn, kitchen sponge, dishwashing soap, a small supply of paper towel and toilet paper rolls & hairdryers. And of course, the seclusion and hearing the crash of the waves from the house.

Here are the cons: the house was built in 2001 but needs some minor repairs such as fixing the broken windows, sliding screen door and sink plungers. The pool is surrounded by trees, which would be a positive if the trees didn't constantly shed leaves into the pool (we had to clean the pool with the net multiple times a day) and block the view of the ocean when sitting in the pool lounge chairs. Also the pool filter/cleaning system seemed inadequate because the pool was always cloudy. The beach is rocky with parts of it with many sea urchins. There are some spots that are easily walkable in the water, but I would recommend water shoes. There are some good waves on this side of the island, and we saw a surfer on our beach.

Over all it was an average stay with everything you might need in a house.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Caribbean Villas and Resort Management would like to thank you for choosing Surfside Villa and for taking the time to provide us and potential future guests with feedback on your stay. We take all guest issues very seriously and strive to resolve any problems as quickly and professionally as possible and the items tha you referred to have been addressed. We were happy to hear that you felt the cookware, dishes, and appliances were of professional quality. We strive to make each property as home-like as possible so that you can walk in and have everything you need to prepare a meal, drinks, or just relax in comfort. Listening to the waves crash on the shore of Reef Bay as you fall asleep at night is such a serene image and we are happy that you could experience and enjoy that aspect of the property. The nature path to the beach is one of the features that guests enjoy most about the villa, and wildlife sightings, including deer, iguanas, birds and land crabs are part of the experience. The beach itself is long and sandy and great for walking and beach combing, but walking in the water on the reef is not recommended. Entry into the water should be made at the end of the beach where there is a break in the reef and excellent snorkeling. As I mentioned previously we are currently addressing the issues you mentioned such as the windows, sliders, and leaves in the pool. We have regular landscaping at Surfside but we've had substantial spring rains this year that have caused heavy growth in the trees, bushes, etc. We agree that the trees surrounding the pool need to be trimmed back and have scheduled that to be done. For minor maintenance items such as the windows and sliders, we found these to be quick and easy fixes and wish we’d heard from you during your stay so that we could have taken care of them for you. We like to hear about any issues you might have right away because we want to tend to them as quickly as possible so that your vacation will be perfect. We have a professional maintenance staff expressly for this purpose. Likewise, as there were unseasonably heavy rains during your stay that can affect pool chemistry, we would have been happy to have provided additional pool service for. The pool equipment and pool deck are new and Surfside undergoes annual upgrades in an effort to provide the highest quality guest experience. We hope that you will consider using Caribbean Vilas again and it would be our pleasure to welcome you back to St. John.
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The Woodlands, TX
5

Favorite rental home ever!

  • 5 of 5

I was hesitant to rent this house since there were no recent reviews but wow-what a treat! The views are stunning from all 3 porches. The seclusion and privacy of the pool and hot tub were so romantic. The hike to the beach was beautiful and we were often the only ones out there. The outside spaces of the property make this house so special. We stayed in the upstairs bedroom for the best view out to the ocean. This home is well suited for up to 6 people. It was also stocked with games, novels, bird books, binoculars, ice chest, beach chairs and towels, plenty of kitchen gadgets and dishes, nice bath towels, washer and dryer, pool floats. It was not a bad drive (about 15 minutes) into Cruz Bay and there was also quick access to 104 to get to the other side of the island. There is an iguana that lives near the pool but we never did see him. The sounds of the ocean and birds were so relaxing to listen to at night. We were fortunate to be there at full moon and the reflections on the water at night were beautiful. The pool got full sun most of the day so was a nice temperature for swimming into the evening. We enjoyed having a separate table on the lower level in the shade for when the sun was out. The driveway was a little difficult to pull out of so definitely recommend a 4WD jeep. My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here but I hope to come back and bring my college age kids soon. I wouldn't recommend this property for someone who has difficulty walking due to the number of stairs. Other than that, absolutely loved this place! Even with a few houses to the right, with plenty of vegetation I still felt like it was a very private home.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 0
The Woodlands, TX
5

Favorite home rental ever

  • 5 of 5

I was hesitant to rent this house since there were no recent reviews but wow-what a treat! The views are stunning from all 3 porches. The seclusion and privacy of the pool and hot tub were so romantic. The hike to the beach was beautiful and we were often the only ones out there. The outside spaces of the property make this house so special. We stayed in the upstairs bedroom for the best view out to the ocean. This home is well suited for up to 6 people. It was also stocked with games, novels, bird books, binoculars, ice chest, beach chairs and towels, plenty of kitchen gadgets and dishes, nice bath towels, washer and dryer, pool floats. It was not a bad drive (about 15 minutes) into Cruz Bay and there was also quick access to 104 to get to the other side of the island. There is an iguana that lives near the pool but we never did see him. The sounds of the ocean and birds were so relaxing to listen to at night. We were fortunate to be there at full moon and the reflections on the water at night were beautiful. The pool got full sun most of the day so was a nice temperature for swimming into the evening. We enjoyed having a separate table on the lower level in the shade for when the sun was out. The driveway was a little difficult to pull out of so definitely recommend a 4WD jeep. My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here but I hope to come back and bring my college age kids soon. I wouldn't recommend this property for someone who has difficulty walking due to the number of stairs. Other than that, absolutely loved this place! Even with a few houses to the right, with plenty of vegetation I still felt like it was a very private home.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 0
Mattituck, New York, USA
5

Island Magic

  • 5 of 5

The most relaxing spot on earth! Surfside is private, spacious, comfortable and fully equipped -- just pack your bathing suit and a towel and let the ocean breezes and the sun work their magic. We enjoyed the fabulous views of Reef Bay, the amazing night skys, the gorgeous beach, poolside visits by iguanas and bananaquits and long, lazy days exploring St. John. This is a great place to refresh and renew your spirit.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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5 1
Plainfield, IN
5

Can't Wait to Return

  • 5 of 5

Absolute best vacation ever. The house is in a quiet, secluded area with a great view of the ocean. The facilities are well-maintained and had everything we needed for our one week stay. The photos do not actually show how nice the home really is. The drive to and from town was easy once we did it a couple of times. The restaurants and shops in Cruz Bay were fun, but we would have been just as happy to have stocked up at the grocery store and cooked at the house every night. The beach below the house is great for exploring. The pool has a great view of the ocean, as do most of the rooms in the house. We really enjoyed our time here and would not hesitate to recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always thrilled to hear that guests love the house as much as we do - it is truly a magic place that feels like the end of the world.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Rates & Availability

Fish Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Offseason 2017 (1-2 guests)
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2017/2018
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
In Season 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,955
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Offseason 2018
Apr 14 2018 - Dec 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,955
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.5%

IN SEASON: Dec 12, 2015 - April 15, 2016 - $3955/wk for 2 people, $4305/wk for 4, $4655/wk for 6

OFF SEASON: April 16, 2017 - Dec. 16, 2017 - $2310/wk for 2 people, $2660/wk for 4, $3010/wk for 6

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS $5600/wk 2-6

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL - 20% OFF APR 3-10!

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS AND PRESIDENTS WEEK RESERVATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

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  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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