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Cactus Flower Cottage - a Charming Quiet Retreat with Ocean View

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

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 St John

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 us...so worth it!
May 2013
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Amenities

Fish Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Air Conditioned Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
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:
  • basketball court
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Cactus Flower Cottage - a Charming Quiet Retreat with Ocean View
average rating of 4.785714 based on 39 reviews
5

A perfect spot for us. Lovely cottage, the owners were helpful, location was private.

  • 5 of 5

St John is my favorite island because of the Virgin Islands national park.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Love the cottage, perfect location. Easy island to navigate. We were able to experience it all!

  • 4 of 5

We now need an outdoor shower. So great!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cary, NC USA
5

Home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to return to after a day out snorkeling or laying on the beach. Tina and Joe have furnished the cottage with everything you need. The outdoor shower is an added bonus. We had all of our meals on the deck and enjoyed the time spent there in the morning and evenings. Tina and Joe are very welcoming and accessible. Although we didn't use it much, having access to their little pool was a nice touch. The kitchen is well furnished. It was also nice having AC in the bedroom if required. If they could just get better cell reception that would be an added

bonus. We had a wonderful time and will look them up Upon returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sarasota florida
5

An Ideal Caribbean Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Cactus Flower to find it even more charming than our first visit! This cottage offers everything we needed for an ideal St. John vacation. A traditional style West Indian cottage in a peaceful location that is not not far too far from town. The large deck with a view always provides shade, and the outdoor shower is the best! Tina and Joe are very helpful and easily accessible. Thank you again Tina and Joe for sharing Cactus Flower with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and lovely cottage with a great view and location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were so ready for a get away and this was the place to take it. Joe and Tina were so helpful when we asked directions and needed information of cool things to do. They have a fantastic book about everything on the island of St. John and the amenities of the cottage. Thanks again Joe and Tina for sharing a superb view and a great cottage for our get away.

Donna and Royce

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great couples cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved staying at Cactus Flower in St. John. The cottage was clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed. It is quiet and private, and is was far enough from "town" to be quiet and close enough to still be convenient. The outdoor shower was Amazing. We enjoyed coffee on the deck over-looking Fish Bay every morning before our dive classes. In the evenings we returned to enjoy the fabulous outdoor shower before heading out to dinner. Cactus Flower Cottage is a excellent, affordable place to stay on St. John and is located just a short 5 minute drive from Cruz Bay.

We plan on recommending it to all our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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!

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Rates & Availability

Fish Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Post Peak
Apr 16 2017 - Jul 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Off Season
Aug 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$240
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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