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

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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!

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Andrea Chouiniere
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 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 St John

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.


Bethany 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
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

One of the best deals on island, pool steps from your door!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 45 reviews

Wonderful Trip

  • 5 of 5

This property was nice clean actually more spacious than we expected.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kachi Ra is everything it promises!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was the perfect vacation getaway spot for our family of four. It is convenient to Cruz Bay and the North Shore beaches, the pool was a huge hit with our 7 and 5 year old children, the interior is lovely and comfortable and the rental provides all the necessities indoors, outdoors and for the beach. This is a fabulous value!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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First Trip to St John & It was Beyond Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We are not the resort or hotel type at all, and having a comfortable home to come back to at the end of a full day of hiking, swimming and snorkeling was a wonderful thing. The morning views at breakfast couldn't be beat and the moon and stars have never appeared brighter than the nights we sat outside underneath them. Everything we needed on night one was right there and getting to town to pick up incidentals was a breeze. The hike from the trail behind the condo to Salomon Beach was the perfect way to set off our first full day and get us in the St John mindset. It was bittersweet, leaving St John and returning to our real world but knowing that it will be there waiting for us to return and holding on to the awesome memories we made will get us through until the next time!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great condo! Well appointed with all you need. Pool is great to relax in with a spectacular view. Easy to get to Cruz Bay and to hiking. I will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staten Island

Goodlocation for the price.

  • 3 of 5

The location of Kachi Ra was good. It was very close to Cruz Bay, downtown shopping and not too far from the beaches. A car is recommended. The unit itself was fine for the price. Could use some updating, but overall ourstay was fine.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad the stay was fine and that your only constructive criticism involves the condo’s decor, which is something that wouldn’t have come as a surprise due to the thorough photo tour on our VRBO listing and personal website. It was my pleasure to reassure your pre-trip weather-related fears and to get you into the condo earlier than standard check-in time despite the day of your arrival being a same-day turnover. We’d love to know what we could do in the future to earn those two extra stars! Thanks again for staying at Kachi Ra.
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Richmpnd, VA

Always a Good Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

We always enjoy our time at Kachi Ra. This was our 3 year in a row. I may have mentioned before that my sister owned a condo in Pastory Estates but we love having the pool right outside our door. We were even greeted by permanent residents who invited us to their pool party on our late afternoon arrival. Friendly people and great food and libations. We were surprised to find a Keurig coffee maker in the cabinet. Missed clinking on the coffee maker link on the website. Would have brought some K-Cups instead of ground coffee. Beautiful flowers on the dining table and bottled water in the refrigerator. We didn't watch anything on the TV because there aren't any live prime time channels. Luckily I had an app on my I-Pad and could watch the Olympics there. I also have my Fios app on the I-Pad and could watch shows there. But most of the time we were enjoying the island and all its beauty. Always hate to leave. See you next year.

Sandy from Richmond, VA

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandy, we're always happy to have you as return guests at Kachi Ra, and we hope you'll keep coming back to stay! We do have basic cable at the condo which includes local network channels Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC. We would have been happy to assist with showing you how to access these, and instructions in our condo book show how to access the network channels/cable as well. Thank you again, we look forward to having you back next year!
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Bethany Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
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.

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