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Coqui Inn is a studio apartment with a private entrance & courtyard. All in a lush tropical setting.
A lime tree greets you at the entrance, be sure to pick some fresh limes for you evening cocktails.
Coqui Inn is fully air conditioned, Satellite TV & DSL wireless internet connection. Artfully decorated in a tranquil island style
Full Kitchen plus a grill on the patio, lets you to unwind after a busy day sight seeing.
Coqui Inn, located in quiet Fish Bay is a gem for budget minded travelers, just minutes from shops & the white sandy beaches that make up St. Johns' National Park.
Ray & Beth have lived on St.John for 30 & 23 years.
We met here, married & raised our family here.
Now we love to welcome visitors to this piece of paradise.
Beth Eddy purchased this apartment in 1998
We love Fish Bay, it is a quiet area, close to the beaches,
All the lots in Fish Bay are at least 1/2 acre, so it is very private. the house is beautiful mason construction, with stone accents & large walkways.
We enjoy a lush landscape filled with , Mango, Lime, Flamboyant, Frangipani & Palm Trees. The house has beautiful stone work in the traditional Caribbean Style.
We have a 1 acre property surrounded by a green belt.
In the rainy season a creek flows at the foot of our property & when its dry the deer( Yes there are small deer on St. John) wander through and stop in our yard to munch some of their favorite bushes. Other visitor include Iguanas, shy, but you can spot them basking in the sun.
What a great value, seriously what can you complain about? Biggest benefit is the AC. Added values are the kitchen, full shower, hot water, patio area with grill, paved street and driveway. My Fiancee & I found it to be just what we needed and just what we expected after reading all the other reviews. We also did our homework on electric, water, trash, bugs, roads, Cell phones,Wi-Fi Jeeps etc etc on the Virgin Islands as compared with home. Ray & Beth were very nice people. This was a great base to explore the Island from. We loaded up the fridge ( now a dorm size one) from the Starfish Mkt for a couple of breakfasts and dinners, bought coldcuts and made lunches for the beaches. Other times we ate out at Skinny Legs, Woody's & Morgans Mango. Lots of freedom here to to do different things on a budget. Bottom Line, we were very comfortable here, book it.
Let's start with the good. The room is cheap and clean. The host friendly.
BUGS. We could not get away from them day or night. We couldn't enjoy the outside space at all, the bugs made it miserable. Worse than anywhere else we encountered on the island. The screen door had tears and gaps. There was a vent that pipes were run through that was not sealed. We were killing brown spiders constantly. I woke up with new bites daily.
There is a sewer pipe above the bed. When the owners upstairs flushed, there was a loud swoosh of water, than dripping for about 10 minutes. Not a great way to be woken each morning (or in the middle of the night either).
Very isolated. Which I thought would be ok with a beach close by. The beach is not great. More for fishing than hanging out. We spent a lot of time driving. We left the room after breakfast and returned to sleep. It's just a crash pad. My husband considered our lodging the worst thing about St. John.
Great location to get to beaches and close to town. Great patio area that comes in handy. Great value. Wonderful location.
We had an awesome time on St. John. This was our 4th time down and it was everything we expected it to be.
Since it was just the 2 of us this time, we chose Coqui Inn for its affordability. We knew we would be hitting a bay every day to swim, snorkel and sun, we did not feel we needed a villa with a pool as we have had the last 3 times we were down. As we settled back home, we discussed this and would say, we did miss that. Its great to go out to a different bay each day but it would have been nice to come back and relax at a pool before heading back to town for happy hour and dinner...
Coqui Inn was clean and had the things we needed for our stay. Met Ray the first day and had to talk with him day 2 because the frig was not working properly, and he had that fixed promptly. After that, we pretty much kept to ourselves and came and went as we pleased.
The area of Coqui Inn is peaceful and quiet. You will need a jeep to get about and you have to get used to driving on the wrong side of the road, not be afraid of looking down to your left and realize its straight down!! No edge lines and no guard rails on most roads!! Speed bumps into town are rough!!!! Have to get my back adjusted soon!!
This is not the place to go and just stay at the house...you will miss out on so much the island has to offer!
Places to go:
Any beach/bay...Francis Bay remains my favorite
Skinny Legs-Best Burger
The Beach Bar-Best Happy Hour
The Landing-Best Happy Hour too!
Lime Inn-Best lobster. Daughter Chelsea and her husband have taken over...she is lovely! Dad even comes around to chat...he remembered us from previous visits...it was great to see him!!
Sloop Jones-Best for island wear that is hand painted by Sloop Jones
The Deli that is upstairs from the Starfish Market...can't remember the name. Good sandwiches for breakfast and lunch...even stopped in and picked up a chicken and pasta dish to go for dinner for like $14.00 and it was more than enough for the 2 of us...
Pickles In Paradise out by Coral Bay-Best Breakfast
Woody's Seafood-Not what it used to be...but a must to go to when you are on the island
Just get out and meet people!! So fascinating...folks from all over from all walks of life...just remember "good morning", good afternoon" and "good evening"!
Our stay on St. John was awesome again!
We stayed 2 days and had a favorable impression. The studio apartment was clean and well equipped. The bed was comfortable and the a/c worked well. It is a 10 minute drive into Cruz Bay so eating out was effortless. It has a small patio but no view, however the owners and neighborhood were very quiet so sitting out for breakfast in the morning was pleasant. The only negative worth mentioning was that we had no hot water during our stay but taking showers with cold water when the outside temperature was in the 80's can be refreshing!
We enjoyed out stay near Fish Bay.
Helpful comments for future guests: 1) Do not try to walk either way from or to Cruz Bay..no sidewalks and very hilly- either rent a car or use the taxi that was about 18 dollars one way for 2 people(less per person the more you have going). 4 wheel drives are anywhere from 75-99 daily in St John. 2) No ocean views at Coqui, but the lime tree is great and we saw deer close by , 3) safe and quiet area, 4) if you just need a place to sleep and recover from the day's excursions, the Coqui Inn is great, 4) expect to take your trash to Cruz Bay as requested by owner, 5) refrigerator, air conditioner, microwave, shower, toilet, and TV with Dish, and small stove work great, 6) cellular phone use is sketchy..land line available for outgoing calls only, 7) pizza can be delivered to Coqui Inn from Cruz Bay, and 7) GPS is wrong with cell phone..make sure you know where your are heading before leaving Cruz Bay in the light...take highway 104 toward the Westin continuing by it until you reach Marina Drive near Fish Bay, look for Ararwak Drive on your left and turn there going about 50 yards uphill, take a right on to Pelican Drive continuing on an upgrade, and finally Caribe Drive to your right going down hill to 20 Fish Bay or the Coqui Inn.
Use this as a guideline so you are not having to deal with transportation and other matters.
Coqui Inn is just 10 minutes from Cruz Bay & National Park beaches.
In Cruz Bay enjoy shopping,& fabulous restaurants.
National park beaches line the north shore,visit a beach a day, great snorkeling.
Coqui Inn is located in quiet Fish Bay, enjoy an early morning or mid afternoon walk to Reef Bay or Rendezvous Bay.
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