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One of the best deals on island, pool steps from your door!

Bedrooms 1
Space 862 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

1 Br/1 Ba, King Bed w/Queen Sleeper for a couple or small family with 1-2 kids.

Everything you need for a fabulous St. John vacation without the high price tag! One of the best values on island.

We do our best to ensure you love your time here as much as we did when Kachi Ra was our home.

Air conditioned bedroom is the perfect place to get a good night's sleep at the end of your days exploring this beautiful island. Cozy, casual with rich mahogany surroundings in a quiet, safe, residential neighborhood full of mature growth trees, new furniture, flat screen tv, wireless internet and digital cable.

Kachi Ra (Kachee'-rah) is just 20 steps away from a great pool and gas grill on an expansive sun deck with lounges and views of Little St. James and Pillsbury Sound. The condo offers direct access to the Caneel Hill trail, a beautifully picturesque hike.

Located only one mile from the ferry dock, Kachi Ra is within walking distance of town and a very short ride by car.

This is a very quiet, serene place with all new furnishings. We are on-island owners who work hard to ensure that our guests truly enjoy their time here. Drop us an e-mail or give us a call!

More Details

Andrea Chouiniere
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Andrea Chouiniere

Ted purchased this condo in 1999, fresh out of college. I met him in 2005, and it was here at this condo that we fell in love and started a family. We moved out of the condo in 2010 to better accommodate our growing family, and started renting it out long-term. We now rent it out short-term to accommodate budget-savvy travelers like ourselves, and we hope island visitors enjoy their time at Kachi Ra as much as we did.

Andrea Chouiniere purchased this condo in 1999

Why Andrea Chouiniere chose Cruz Bay

The condo is located in a quiet neighborhood, very convenient to Cruz Bay and North Shore beaches. The condominium complex is home to a mix of long-term residents, condo owners, and short-term rentals. It's a peaceful place where neighbors look out for one another. Get your day started with a hike on beautiful Caneel Hill trail, which can be accessed directly from the condo property. You can't beat the pool right outside your door, great for a dip in the quiet morning hours or for a refreshing swim after a long day at the beach.

What makes this condo unique

My husband worked hard to constantly improve the condo during our years living there. He handmade the gorgeous bathroom countertop, which evokes a nautical feel. He retiled the bathroom shower in a gorgeous dark slate, painted the kitchen cabinets, and built out the desk space and shelving himself. There are lots of little handmade touches throughout Kachi Ra that make it unique.


Estate Pastory Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 862 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Beautiful dark slate shower, unique nautical-theme countertop handmade by condo owner himself.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • In-room air conditioning for when those cooling breezes just aren't cutting it! King bed with Simmons BeautyRest Pillow Top mattress - Queen Sofa Sleeper in Living Room with upgraded Sealy Posturepedic Mattress. Fold-out ottoman cot bed can fit in bedroom or living room. Note to those considering a July-October stay: the small portable A/C unit is perfect for taking the edge off during this hottest time of year. It does not transform the bedroom into a 68-degree icebox during these very hot months, but many of our guests have been happy with its cooling abilities. We also offer numerous fans for the bedroom should you need them, including a ceiling fan, a large box fan, and two small portable fans.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Mid-stay cleanings are available for a fee of $75. Sheets and towels are not refreshed during your stay, however guests are welcome to use the on-site coin-operated washing machine and dryer at their own convenience. Please refer to Guest Documents and Policies at our web site. Thanks! Ted & Andrea Chouiniere


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

One of the best deals on island, pool steps from your door!
average rating of 4.6981134 based on 53 reviews

We'll return to this great home base

  • 5 of 5

My family loved having Kachi Ra as our vacation home-base. (This was my third visit.) There was plenty of space for our 1.5 year old toddler to play, and the WiFi and TV options meant we had access to his all-important favorite PBS cartoon. We all enjoyed the air conditioned bedroom overnight, and the pool in the afternoons. The owners were extremely helpful with advice and arrangements for our toddler - they supplied a pack-n-play and indicated a very convenient kid gear rental service for a car seat and booster high chair. Their recommendation for a local babysitter was STELLAR, and allowed us to take 2 Low Key SCUBA day trips, and return to a happy, well-fed, and rested child. It’s a great island for a family vacation, and we felt very welcome, thanks to Kachi Ra's hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, cozy condo

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Kachi Ra was relaxing and enjoyable. We had breakfast on the porch every morning. Kitchen was stocked well. Loved having the "Snapware" available to pack lunches for the beach everyday. Spacious living/dining room area. Location was great; not too far from the town of Cruz Bay and very convenient to get to the beaches. The Dolphin Market at the bottom of the hill met all of our grocery needs. Beach chairs, cooler, noodle, raft were great to have as we went to a different beach everyday. We've seen the comment about the couch needing replaced, and definitely agree with that. We were not able to get Apple TV to work, but not sure if it was just us or if something was wrong. No big deal, though, as we were able to use the WiFi to get the Stanley Cup games on the iPad.(We are from Pittsburgh! Go Penguins!)

Overall, a great value, and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed staying at this apartment. They had new furniture, a great location near the pool and excellent views. The bed was super comfy too. My only very very minor criticism is the kitchen is dated. But who comes to St. John's to be in the kitchen all the time! We highly recommend a stay here. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! While we agree that the kitchen is due for updating, we work hard to ensure it's exceptionally clean and has everything our guests could need and more. We hope you'll return to stay at Kachi Ra again!
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Great location for island exploration

  • 5 of 5

Convenient location, great accommodation, quiet, with pleasant landscaping. Quiet residential condo with quiet neighbors. Steps to pool and grill that we saw only one other person use during our stay.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location not far from Cruz bay. Easy access to town and beaches from here. Great neighbors, everyone was so friendly. Condo was quiet, comfortable and clean. Pool was great after a long day on the beach. Condo owner provided beach chairs, coolers and beach towels which was huge since we usually have to rent them from the jeep rental company. It was so nice to wake up early and listen to the birds while enjoying coffee on the patio. We would definitely stay there again. This is our 5th trip to St John and this was probably the best place we have stayed yet. Thanks for letting us rent your condo!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pastory 2A

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth time that I have stayed in this condo. Every time there has been an improvement made. The owners are wonderful to work with. Planning on staying there again in August.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure to have you as a guest, and you can look forward to brand new furniture when you stay in August!
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Estate Pastory Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Apr 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Really low season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
High season
Jan 5 2018 - Apr 25 2018
1 night minimum stay
Low season
Apr 26 2018 - Aug 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Really low season
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
1 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

Please note, a $120 short-stay fee will be assessed for stays shorter than six nights. This is not included in the instant quote generated by VRBO/HomeAway and will be manually added by the owner. There is an additional guest fee for parties larger than two of $15 per person per night. Cancellation policy: Total Booking Charges (less any taxes) are non-refundable unless Owner is able to re-rent the amenities through a confirmed reservation, less a 20% handling charge of the total rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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