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February 1, 2018, We're Back!! Update from Hurricanes Irma & Maria.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

“Sweet- St.john” Is Located In Estate Contant, One Of The Most Convenient And D

Hurricane updates;

The "Sweet St. John" and the estate of which it is located on, experienced no interior damage and did very well compared to the surrounding properties. None of the three structures on the estate lost their roofs, a testament of the buildings integrity. Besides the grounds, the extent of damage was external from all the flying debris. The carport roof of the "Sweet" and it's 45 solar panels decided to take a vacation and flew away. We have since replaced it with a better, stronger and more resistant structure. Additionally, we've taken the opportunity to replace many plants and palms so the grounds have taken an improvement step as well. The "Sweet St. John" is open for business at the same quality it exhibited before the "Blows" came through.

St. John is doing very well, with electricity and island services almost all back on line. There are more restaurants open than there are closed. The beaches are clean and gorgeous with fewer visitors and no parking issues. St. John always gets back on line and heals quicker than the other islands in the area due to our community. We all help each other and respond unselfishly to help those in need in a situation like we just endured. Believe it or not, there a positives that come from storms like these. It takes some time before they are identified.

Original Description;

Brand new, ultra modern cottage with multiple ocean views for two, completed September 2015, the “Sweet-St.John” was conceived and built as an ultra modern, contemporary 1 bedroom 1 bath, vacation rental home. It features outstanding views from a great location, with polished marble flooring, Italian cabinets, quartz counter tops, high end stainless steel appliances, central air conditioning, washer/dryer, covered deck and comfortable furniture. The property is safe & secure, super comfortable and has private parking.

More Details

Marcus Johnston
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Marcus Johnston

Patty and I have lived on St. John for over 40 years. We sailed from Seabrook Texas in 1978, on a 35 foot sailboat for a Florida Keys, Bahamas, and Caribbean adventure. After completing a loop of the Caribbean, we realized St. John was the most unique and special island in the Caribbean. So, in 1982 we started a water sports company in Cruz Bay. We have since sold the company, but want to continue to offer our knowledge, “of the island of our choice”, with a new and upscale modern accommodation for our guests.

Marcus Johnston purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Marcus Johnston chose Contant & Contant Farms

St. John is known as the Gem of the US Virgin Islands, and locally referred to as “The Beverly Hills of the Caribbean.” It is 2/3rds National Park, and has world famous beaches, ruins, hiking and snorkeling trials. The main town, Cruz Bay is very quaint and has a myriad of bars, restaurants and shopping areas. The island is very popular for boating trips, fishing, day sails, sunset sails, snorkel tours, scuba trips, parasailing, kayaking and British Virgin Island day trips. It is a very popular vacation destination with the majority of visitors, repeating year after year.

What makes this cottage unique

As an added bonus for our guests, a 20% discount is offered from Cruz Bay Watersports on all boat trips, including sunset sails, day sails, scuba diving, and British Virgin Island day trips.

Please note; until future notification, this offer is suspended.


Contant & Contant Farms Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , designer lavatory
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(58 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews

Amazing house with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

This property was beautiful and more accommodating than any hotel or condo could ever be. The property provided privacy and the most wonderful views of the Caribbean. The owners are the nicest people whose goal is to make your stay the best it can be. We spent 10 days here and it quickly became a home away from home. We will definitely return to The Sweet. The owners thought of everything! Very luxurious! Thanks Marcus and Patty!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

It's not hard to fall in love with St. John, with all its beautiful beaches, pristine clear waters, interesting people and places to eat, drink and play. Add to that the adorable "Sweet St. John" with its stunning views and contemporary perfection. Our little "Home Away From Home" was the superb choice for our St. John vacation. Top this off with two phenomenal hosts, Marcus and Patty, who added a special touch, with their great advice and 30 plus years of experience on the island. Thank you for helping make our escape to paradise that much more special! We are sure to return.

Ken and Lucinda Amorosano, Cave Creek, Arizona

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Myrtle Beach

Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

My wife Lori and I recently stayed at Sweet St. John and could not have been more pleased. The place was immaculate and the view was unbelievable. Everything was just perfect. We cannot wait to come back and stay again. The owner (Marcus) is wonderful and very accommodating and did everything he could to make us feel at home. I highly recommend Sweet St. John to anyone interested.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Choosing a place to stay when visiting our island paradise just got WAY EASIER! This was our 7th trip to St. John but our first stay in ‘The Sweet’. We will never go any other place going forward. This trip was to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and Marcus & Patti made it perfect from start to finish. Personal touches like a card and bottle of wine when we arrived (Marcus was gracious about our early arrival time!), to checking in on any ‘needs’ we had along with personalized suggestions for evening dining and suggested hikes and snorkeling venues....the 9 days we had here will forever be ‘the best stay ever’. If you are looking for some personal hospitality, ‘Sweet St. John” should be your first choice!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Rock

Best kept secret on the island!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at “Sweet St. John” and as usual, Patty and Marcus Johnston didn’t disappoint. We love our time on the island but alway look forward to staying at the fabulous villa which we consider our second home! If you are looking for a upscale villa with views of St. Thomas and unbelievable sunsets then look no further. Sweet St. John is the best kept secret on the island. Book your trip now and let Marcus and Patty help you have the best vacation ever. Caren C

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 30 year anniversary trip. This place "The Sweet" is absolutely spectacular in every way. Marcus and Patty have thought of everything to make your stay here fabulous !!! The view is breathtaking and I love cooking in this kitchen it has everything you could possibly need. This was our second time staying in Marcus and Patty's place and hope to return next year. We love St. John and love staying at "The Sweet".

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St. Thomas
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $250

Check in 4 pm, check out 9 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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