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Spectacular Caribbean View, Sunny Days and Warm Breezes!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Loft Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Play, relax, unwind, and have fun while living in this charming home on the beautiful island of St. John, U.S.V.I. The house is perfect for one couple, two couples, or a family. It will comfortably sleep two to eight adults. There are two queen air-conditioned bedrooms each with private screened in porch and connecting bath rooms, and two loft bedrooms . These loft bedrooms overlook a large great room and dining room area with cathedral ceiling and glass wall facing the ocean. The great room is perfect for entertaining large groups of guests. The house has a fully equipped kitchen and full capacity washer and dryer. Guests will enjoy relaxing in one of the hammocks in the two screened in porches, sun bathing on the expansive deck, or just relaxing in the great room while watching the flat screen T.V. or planning their next excursion on this beautiful National Park island.

St. John is one of the three U.S. Virgin Islands. It is the jewel of the three, boasting many beautiful, pristine, sun drenched beaches that have been voted some of the best in the world. Guests can take advantage of the National Park amenities, including most water sports, hiking, and camping. Self-guided, and park ranger guided tours will bring the visitor close to the natural beauty of St. John.

The charming town of Cruz Bay is just a ten minute drive away. Guests will enjoy shopping in the many quaint island shops and dining in the many, varied restaurants. Visitors can enjoy everything from island cuisine, to cheeseburgers in paradise, to organic, and vegan dining.

The house is a short 5 miles from Trunk Bay, which was voted 1 of the top 5 beaches in the world!!

The weekly rate includes provisioning for the first night arrival and concierge services before and during your stay!!

We would love to host your family/friends and help make your vacation to Paradise a great one!!

Keywords: This private home, located on the beautiful U.S. Virgin Island of St. John is just minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

More Details

Property Manager
Julie Lasota
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2017

About Julie Lasota

John and Sheila Reiner own this property, but Julie Lasota is the on island manager. You will be contacting Julie for bookings and questions.

John is a landscape architect and Sheila is a retired school teacher. We love travel (especially to our home in St. John), theater, and fine dining. We have four adult children who spent much of their growing up years vacationing on St. John. As a family, we often spend our Christmas vacations in our St. John home, sharing old memories and making new ones.

Why Julie Lasota chose Fish Bay

John and I chose to build our vacation home on St. John because we love the natural beauty and quiet of the island, and because it is one of the U.S. territories. We wanted to build our home where we could enjoy perfect weather all year round. Because the Virgin Islands National Park covers two thirds of the island, we are assured it will keep its pristine, natural environment.

What makes this house unique

Our home is in a quiet area called Estate Fish Bay. It overlooks the calm, blue waters of Fish Bay and the Caribbean Ocean. On a clear day we can see St. Croix in the distance. Our house rises above the tree tops with a spectacular, panoramic view of the Caribbean and surrounding mountains. One of our favorite pastimes while in our paradise home is feeding sugar water to and watching the small yellow birds, Banana Quits, as they dart back and forth from our deck to the trees below. John and I also love spending time lying in one of the two large hammocks in our screened in porches, reading a good book and watching the shadows on the mountains and ocean as the sun makes its way across the Caribbean blue sky. We are ten minutes away from the quaint village of Cruz Bay, and just minutes away from all of the white sand beaches of the island.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a delight to find in this sweet house after battling with sand flies and mosquitos at Cinnamon Bay. Thanks to the Reiners for being the pioneers in this neighborhood and let us share their love of the island! We will come back!
Dec 2014
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Beach Bar, Joe's Rum Hut, Dr!nk, Hightide and more
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Hawksnest Bay, Trunk Bay, cinnamon Bay
Car: necessary

For hikers, this property is close to the many Virgin Islands National Park trail heads, the closet one being the Fish Bay Gut Trail. Many of the trails lead to secluded white sand beaches. Books in the house will give hikers information on the trails, how to access them, and whether or not park rangers are available for guided hikes. It is a short 3 miles to Cruz Bay where you will find restaurants, shopping and bars. It is a short 5 miles to Truck Bay voted one of the top 5 beaches in the world!!


Fish Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have been remodeled with all tiled floor to ceiling shower stalls, tiled floors, new vanities and tiled counters.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two master bedrooms with connecting baths. These rooms are air conditioned, have ceiling fans, and access to screened in porches with hammocks., Twin or Single Beds (4) Two twin beds are in each of the two lofts overlooking large great room. Each loft has ceiling fans.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Spectacular Caribbean View, Sunny Days and Warm Breezes!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 34 reviews

Great VRBO!

  • 5 of 5

Le Petite Casa was a wonderful place to stay in St. John! The house was very clean, well stocked, had a nice tropical theme, and had a fabulous view off the patio! It was so nice to have beach towels and chairs to take with us on our excursions. The location was good as well, not too far from Cruz Bay. The manager, Dawn, and her friend, Hannah, took great care of us. Favorite beach in St. John --- Maho. Favorite restaurant in St. John - Extra Virgin. Would highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need to stay and enjoy Paradise (also known as St. John) for a while! We liked the fact that you had privacy and could enjoy a cup of coffee on the deck in pj’s but yet were only minutes from the beaches, restaurants and shops! The two large suites on the first floor were wonderful for privacy. The adjoining screened in porches with hammocks were enjoyed by everyone at one time or another!! The cool island breeze that flowed through the house provided a refreshing change from the air conditioner…..but they have those too if necessary!! The loft bedrooms were great, especially for kids simply because it’s like being in a tree house!! I appreciated the fact that it felt like a beach house because that is what we were searching for. The view of the water when you walk in the front door will take your breath away!! We’ll be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This magical home has a view, ambiance and feels like a luxury tree house with all the modern day amenities and more. The cross breeze is refreshing and the hilly terrain makes for a healthy, challenging and picturesque walk in the mornings. The screened porches for each bedroom include a hammock for those afternoon naps. Everything is well maintained and available for my convenience. Even though its a short ride to town, when I'm in this fabulous Island home, Its just me and the fabulous mountainous terrain, the sound of nature and the beautiful Caribbean. I'm in a good place when I'm here. Heaven on earth!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, I'm not sure where to start. I booked La Petite casa for a group of friends to celebrate my 30th birthday. I had never been to St. John before but was eager to check it out. I'm an avid hiker and snorkeler. If you like either or both of those things, just book your vacation! You will not regret it. Ok, for starters, the house. What a great location! Easy to get to, close to cruz bay, and actually near some unknown hiking trails! After a ton of flight delays, we got to the house at night, when we awoke the next day, the view was absolutely breath taking. The animals we saw around the house included deer, donkeys, iguana's, small lizards, spiders, honey bees which are starting to be a rarity in the Northeast :(, and more hermit crabs than you can imagine! There was an iguana hanging out atop the tree out back, about 30' up in the air! There are two great hikes right from the bottom of the street. One short one that takes you to fish bay, tons of conch shells washed up, and hermit crabs. Also a bit more difficult trail that will get you to genti/reef bay. I notice a lot of comments about the drive way, it's really not bad at all. Either turn into the street to the right and back down the drive way, or back out of the driveway down to the street. It becomes second nature quickly! As for the comments on the stairs... unless your kids are toddlers, I can't imagine them having extreme difficulties with the stairs. The bathrooms are an interesting aspect of the house, but I mean, you're in paradise, get over it! Probably just as awesome as the house is the people of St. John. First of all, Dawn, what a sweet lady. She will meet you at the ferry dock (maybe with her adorable baby Lexy!) and get you to your rental car place and have you follow you to the house. She had one of our party ride with her and pointed out key points and locations for us to know. We met multiple people who knew both dawn, her husband, and the specific house we were staying in. The island is that small. We swam at amazing beaches, met amazing people, snorkeled with turtles, stingrays, barracuda's , nurse sharks, ate at phenomenal restaurants, I could go on and on... Do yourself a favor and book this house, you WILL NOT regret it. I'm already planning my next trip for as soon as possible! Thanks again to Dawn!!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two weeks. House is great island is beautiful and relaxing! Great place to get away and forget all you troubles!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 8 (7 adults and a 12 year old). The house was just as described and was very clean. There was plenty of room for the 8 of us. The deck is large and the view is amazing. The kitchen was equipped with the all the necessities. The water comes from a cistern so you cannot use it for drinking or making coffee. Stock up on gallons of bottled water. Teeth brushing with it is fine. The water wasn't a big deal at all. Dawn was very responsive from when we first booked until when we left. She was friendly, informative and quick to respond. Like most houses on the island, there is only air conditioning in the 2 bedrooms. There are plenty of screen sliding doors for a good cross breeze. The loft rooms have windows, ceiling fans and extra floor fans to keep cool. The loft would not be ideal for smaller children. The stairs are steep and you have to use caution. Once up in the lofts, they are very roomy. We ended up moving our son into the master bedroom with us. We just took a twin mattress from the loft and put it on the bedroom floor. If you have younger ones, you can probably fit 2 twins on the floor of each master. There are two full baths but they are in each of the master bedrooms, so anyone not in a master must come through to use them. None of this was a big deal but just wanted to make note of it. If you go to the beach there are tons of items available at the house for you: beach chairs, coolers, some snorkeling gear, sand buckets, toys and beach towels. The house really had everything we needed. The internet worked pretty well. If it was cloudy or the wind was blowing a little hard, you could have a hard time getting service for a little bit. Nothing to do with the service at the house...just how it goes on the island in general. Everything was very nice and we made a lot of great memories. We were with someone who used to live on the island so we did a lot of traveling around the island, but Dawn will give you tons of ideas if you have never been there before. There are many amazing beaches. The only caution are the roads. They drive on the left and the roads are very narrow, go up, down and around. Many driveways and some roads are pretty steep at times so get a vehicle with 4 wheel drive if possible. The driveway at this house is also steep, but we ended up parking towards the top since we had a mini van. No way it would make it up and down. We just improvised, but you do a lot of that with island living.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Event weeks (Christmas, New Year's, Thanksgiving, and President's week) rates are based on 2 guest, it's $50 per night, per additional guest.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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