Cottage, 1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2
Contact Joe and Tina
About Contact Joe and Tina
Joe is a licensed contractor on St John. Tina is a Finance Manager and Real Estate Agent. Our combined family includes 3 daughters who attend college and highschool in the Carolinas. And a son who works and lives in Charlotte, NC. Joe has lived on St. John since 1974 when his parents moved here with their 7 kids. Two siblings and his parents still live on St. John. Tina has lived on St John since 2004 and previously in the 80’s.
Why Contact Joe and Tina chose Fish Bay
Joe found a unique piece of property with historical ruins and pictured building his dream home. He first designed and built Cactus Flower to live in. The cottage has all custom woodworking throughout. He and Tina now live in the main house that he also designed and built. Joe and Tina also own the adjoining property.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage and main villa encompass 250 year old ruins. Together with the adjoining property, there are fruit trees and gardens to enjoy.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Hot and Noisy in Sept
The place is very cute, but I feel that it is not suitable to rent during the hottest months. It is an open air villa and was miserably hot during the day. There is AC in the bedroom, which is where we spent most of our time. Even at night and circulating the bedroom AC with the rest of the villa, it was too warm to enjoy the living room or kitchen. During our 5 day stay, the power went out at least 3 times and during these times no part of the villa was habitable. Highs during our visit were 86* and 70% humidity. No cell service but WiFi worked well when there was was power.
We had almost constant construction noise (again, open air villa) and I think this may have been correlated to the off season as well.
The location is ~15 min from town and ~25 min from beaches.
Joe jumped our car when it died (thanks Joe!) and Tina was flexible with check in and out times. We liked the outdoor shower and think the overall experience would have been better in the cooler, busy season.
Adorable vacation cottage
My fiancé and I absolutely loved our stay at Cactus Cottage. We especially enjoyed falling asleep to the symphony and Coqui Frogs and visits from the owner's cat Marco (he will gladly spend time cuddling with you and waited for us every time we came home.) This house is a short drive from Cruz Bay, but is far enough out into the "wilderness" of St. John to enjoy the night sky and wildlife. We saw plenty of lizards, frogs, land frogs on the property while we were there which added to the charm of the place. We were sad to leave and can't wait until we get the chance to visit again.
Perfect 20th anniversary vacation
We had a wonderful visit to St. John! The Cactus Flower Cottage was a perfect private 20th anniversary getaway! Looking forward to visiting again!!! Very private, beautiful view, loved the pool, and the huge bonus was the amenities for the beach and snorkeling....everything we needed was there and the wonderful outdoor shower!!!!!
Looking for somewhere peaceful to relax? Stay here.
Fish bay is one of the few areas of the island which isn't part of a through-road, meaning hardly any traffic at all. Joe and Tina's cottage was the perfect place for a quiet getaway. The first rental we have used which had literally everything we needed. The pool was perfect to get away from the afternoon heat. Thanks guys!
Quiet Fish Bay Retreat
We were part of a family wedding, so we were in and out of imposing villas in Great Cruz Bay and Chocolate Hole. And, we were so happy to retreat to quiet Fish Bay. The fact that Fish Bay is a little further apart served us well. After full days, we could sit on the cottage's porch, look at the stars, drink wine, listen to the surf, and relax. The cottage is indeed charming and traditional with a well stocked kitchen, a blessed bedroom air conditioner, overhead fans, beach supplies, a jacuzzi that overlooks the lush green hills, a big roomy outdoor shower, and a friendly dog named Pip. We were grateful to have this quiet cottage retreat to come home to.
Very nice place and great location. Loved the outdoor shower and enjoyed the daily visit s from the friendly cat.
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Hiking trails walking distance from Cottage!