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Cactus Flower Cottage - a Charming Quiet Retreat with Ocean View

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

Cactus Flower Cottage is a charming 1-bedroom cottage nestled in Fish Bay, one of St. John's quietest neighborhood. Built amoungst 200 year old ruins still visable on property. Enjoy fresh papaya, coconut and other fruit from trees throughout the gardens when in season. A 10-minute ride from Cruz Bay on paved roads. The cottage includes a full kitchen, covered deck, outside private native stone shower, established landscaping, air-conditioning in the bedroom, cable TV, high-speed internet, solar hot water, water view of Fish Bay and the Caribbean Sea. Guests at the cottage have full use of the pool, which is adjacent to the main house. North Shore Beach access is a 5-10 minute drive. South Shore Beaches, historic ruin sites and National Park Trails are walking distance. Vehicle rental is strongly recommended. Taxi service is also easy.

Property Manager
Contact Joe and Tina
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Contact Joe and Tina

I am licensed contractor on St. John and specialize in woodworking. Windsurfing and sailing are my primary hobbies. I have two daughters who attend school stateside. I have lived on St. John since 1974 when I moved here with my parents. Two siblings and my parents still live on St. John.

Why Contact Joe and Tina chose Fish Bay

I found a unique piece of property with historical ruins and pictured building my home. I first designed and built Cactus Flower to live in. The cottage has all custom woodworking throughout. I now live in the main house that I designed and built encompassing the ruins on another piece of the property.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a fantastic contrast to out home in the woods! We built our dream home amongst cedar and pine, near a gorgeous lake in the mountains of Northern Idaho. And here we are, in a home built with the same love and passion and nuture, amongst palm and frangipani, near a gorgeous ocean in the beautiful hillsides of St. John. Thank you for sharing your vision with worth it!
May 2013
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Fish Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Outdoor Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Air Conditioned Bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Cactus Flower Cottage - a Charming Quiet Retreat with Ocean View
average rating of 4.75 based on 47 reviews

A beautiful cottage and great location

  • 5 of 5

Joe and Tina, the owners of Cactus Flower Cottage, were spectacular hosts during our weeklong stay on St John. The cottage was spotless, and the furnishings attractive and comfortable . We have been to St John many times, always renting through VRBO. I highly recommend Cactus Flower Cottage and we will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful. Great Location. Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

The island is still beautiful. The people are wonderful. Cottga eis is just like the pictures. Even better than expected. Hosts excellent. Will be back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage to get away from the hustle and bustle of Cruz Bay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented Cactus Flower cottage for our destination wedding/honeymoon. Joe and Tina were very helpful from the start and made the check in process very easy which was greatly appreciated due to the hectic nature of traveling to the St. John. Throughout our stay the cottage functioned as our home base as we headed out to our various daily activities. My favorite thing about the courage was how quiet and peaceful it was compared to some of the more crowded areas. The amenities were great especially the beach equipment that we would have had to rent otherwise. A rental Jeep was necessary to get around as we were to far away to catch a cab to town. Overall I would recommend Cactus Flower cottage to anyone who wants to go to St. John but would like some space in between activities.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Cactus Flower Cottage. It was exactly as described, and the perfect location for us to explore Saint John. The house was well equipped, lovingly maintained, with a wonderful outdoor shower and a great deck for viewing Fish Bay and relaxing with a cup of coffee in the morning. We especially appreciated the A/C in the bedroom after a long day at the beach, and the furnishings were comfortable and clean. We rented sight unseen and were delighted with our choice. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved staying at the Cactus Flower Lodge in Fish Bay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just got back from a week long stay for our honeymoon and loved it! This property is one of a kind. At first we were hesitant because only the master bedroom has AC, but we quickly assimilated to St. John style living. Open up the windows and let the breeze roll in, this became our favorite part of the lodge. There is so much to do on he island that we never had a dull moment. Joe and Tina's deep knowledge of the island gave us the insight that only a local would have. We went to beaches that were untouched, found ruins and trails that aren't on maps and ate at the best restaurants.

All in all we really enjoyed this property and then natural beauty it added to our stay. We will definitely return to this property and would recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stay here for a week for our 15th anniversary and absolutely loved it. It is in a great, safe location and is true to the pictures.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
St. Thomas, VI
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Reef Bay-east, Ditleff-west, and Fish Bay-south
Car: recommended

Ask about Jeep Rental and Boat/Charter Day Trips.

Hiking trails walking distance from Cottage!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

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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