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REBECCA'S FANCY COTTAGE

REBECCA'S FANCY COTTAGE Rebecca's Fancy Cottage REBECCA'S FANCY ON HANSEN BAY PATIO WITH PROPANE GRILL, TEAK LOUNGERS, DINING TABLE REBECCA'S FANCY ACROSS FROM THE BEACH Peaceful, private East End - Enjoy nature that surrounds you Living Room with comfy daybed where you look out over Hansen Bay LIVING AREA AND KITCHEN VIEW FROM THE DAYBED TROPICAL BREEZES, STARRY NIGHTS, RAINBOWS, LAPPING WAVES AWAIT... BEDROOM WITH KING BED King size bed that can be configured as two (2) twins BATHROOM WITH SHOWER STALL

There is an outdoor shower below the cottage for rinsing after the beach From Bordeaux Mountain looking east East End St John, A Community of 40 private homes REBECCA'S FANCY IS STEPS AWAY FROM THE TRANQUIL AQUAMARINE WATERS OF HANSEN BAY Hansen Bay Beach The walk from Rebecca's Fancy is from the stone wall in the distance to beach path in the foreground Path To The Beach Hansen Bay Beach - Just steps from Rebecca's Fancy Just lime'n From Hansen Bay, Rebecca's Fancy sits alone by the beach Rebecca's Fancy Cottage is the lower building, we are above Wherever we travel there are beautiful sunsets, this one is from Rebecca's Fancy

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

East End cottage description

Rebecca's Fancy is ideal for couples who enjoy swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA, kayaking, sailing, hiking, star gazing, fishing, and beach combing right outside your door. Shallow calm waters, cool tropical tradewinds, lush landscaping, amazing rainbows, and enchanting starry nights await.

The spotless air-conditioned, one bedroom, one bath cottage has full kitchen with dishwasher, decks and patio with chaise lounges and gas grill. Rebecca's Fancy was designed and equipped with full amenities for your comfort and convenience. Nature provides all the sights, sounds and smells.

The friendly easy-going island of St. John remains one of the most pristine and uncrowded in the Caribbean. Most of St. John's land (2/3's) and surrounding waters are managed by the United States National Park Service. Rebecca's Fancy is located on the east end of St John on Hansen Bay, after the National Park's Hurricane Hole. Quiet, remote and completely surrounded by aquamarine crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and breathtaking views. Several uncrowded beaches are a walk away. A relaxing ten minute drive to Coral Bay and you will enjoy dining, live music, horseback riding and boutique shopping. National Park activities are nearby.

Because our electricity is expensive and unreliable we installed a 8kwh solar system in 2013. We are powering the cottage and main house 100% with solar and a battery backup system.

Keywords: One Bedroom, One Bath Stand alone Cottage By the Sea

Property Type

  • 500 sq. ft.
  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Not Suitable For Children

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Other (See Description)

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              • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Twin day bed in great room....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items
              • Freezer
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Parking:

                Park right in front of the cottage. No steps to door....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Towels Provided
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • Ceiling fans, hair dryer, local activities guide, paper towels, soap, toaster oven, blender, beach cooler, beach towels and chairs, Mid-week linen change-out (minimum 7 day rental), boxed lunches available....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    hundreds of music CD's to choose from...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    hundreds of movies to choose from...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Free Local calls, no long distance, calling card available...moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Wireless and RJ45 connections provided...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All
                  • Adventure

                  Location & View

                  • Rural
                  • Ocean View
                  • Beach View

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Fitness Center
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Laundromat
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Photography
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Playground
                      • Library
                      • Forests
                      • Ruins
                      • Reefs
                      • Coin Laundry
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Duty Free Shops
                      • Churches
                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Shelling
                      • Miniature Golf

                      Other Activities

                          • Scuba, Snorkeling, sailing, great hiking trails, historical ruins explorations....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Paradise

                            Paradise

                            • Guest Garth (Fleetwood, PA)
                            • Date of stay 02/07/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/06/14
                            If you want wild non-stop partying in an electrifying atmosphere then Rebecca's Fancy is NOT for you. If you want a relaxing time away from it all in a Caribbean paradise then look no further. The East End is wonderfully remote with breathtaking vistas, wild donkeys and spectacular beaches to swim, snorkel and scuba dive. My wife and I spent 11 days and loved them all. Jay and Athena are gracious hosts who are happy to share their slice of heaven on earth with you. Coral Bay is a short drive for a variety of restaurants.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Great Stay

                            Great Stay

                            • Guest Paul H.
                            • Date of stay 12/11/11
                            • Review Submitted 08/05/12
                            My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Rebecca's Fancy. We were looking for a relaxing place to visit paradise and this was a great find. The cottage is next door to the wonderful owner's house. It a 2 minute walk to a beautiful and empty beach with fun snorkeling and swiming. The island is pretty darn small so we would take day trips to visit the other beaches and hotspots. The roads were windy and fun to drive. It is located on the more secluded side of the island and away from the cruise crowds, but easy enough to get to the larger crowds if we wanted. The house was clean and had everything we needed. We rented a car in St. Thomas and brought it over on a ferry without any problem. There were a few tasty and entertaining restaurants within 10 minutes drive The owner's are warm and welcoming. I would recommend Rebecca's Fancy to anyone trying to get away from the real-world and trying to immerse themselves in paradise.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/7

                          • Very Nice Location

                            Very Nice Location

                            • Guest Heather Y. (Washington DC)
                            • Date of stay 01/21/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/28/12
                            My husband and I spent five nights at Rebecca's Fancy. It is in pristine condition and stocked with all one might need to spend a week. The proximity to the beach is a rare find on St. John - walking across the street to snorkel is a luxury on an island of mountain homes. The cottage itself is immaculate and lovingly decorated (though they do need a new grill and beach chair). The porch and patio do not have the best views, but you cannot beat the sunset from the front deck. When deciding whether or not to go, visitors will need to weigh the location (great) with the lack of privacy you experience as a guest on someone's property. This is definitely not a "clothing optional" situation as some other properties can be described. Our previous visit to St. John was at Windwardside Main House--- right next to another small guest house but, because of the heavy vegetation and the fact that the houses are side by side (rather than on top of) each other, we never heard a peep from or saw our neighbors unless we were arriving or departing from the parking lot. Here you have campers on the beach below you and the property owners above you. Both can be heard clearly, and I assume anything we said, or listened to, could also be heard clearly. Though the East End is considered the back of beyond on the island, we had more noise interference there than Coral Bay or Fish Bay, perhaps because it is more of a neighborhood than vacation area (tree trimming, masonry, housework, etc). Again, the prospective visitor must weigh their options - the location is magnificent. Jay and Athena are a wonderful and inspiring couple and are very hospitable. I think it's wise to understand when visiting that you will be sharing the property with your owners/hosts. Personally this is not our ideal situation and thus the 3-star review versus a 4.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 13/18

                          • Perfect Retreat

                            Perfect Retreat

                            • Guest Pete B.
                            • Date of stay 10/03/11
                            • Review Submitted 11/07/11
                            Rebecca’s Fancy is an outstanding location. The cottage is quiet and private with a pristine beach and incredible snorkeling literally across the road. Athena and Jay were gracious hosts who made us feel welcome and provided a wealth of information about the island. The view in the morning while you have your coffee is what makes it all worthwhile. The cottage is well appointed and comfortable with an adequate kitchen area and all the various implements of destruction you need for cooking in. Special note, their water is very well filtered. We were staying for 2 weeks and brought loads of bottled water, only used it when we wandered off to other areas. Very impressive media center with access to a large library of movies and music. Very important for me was the internet access. I can manage to take time away from the office, but need to maintain communication. Internet access was true high speed registering at 3M down much of the time. Email and web access were almost as good as home! Many places offer internet access, but this is the VI, much of the time that is only slightly better than dial up. Athena and Jay put a lot of effort and care into making Rebecca’s Fancy a warm and welcoming retreat. It shows. I would without hesitation recommend Rebecca’s Fancy to anyone looking for a peaceful respite. Pete & Teri

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                          • Adventure in Paradise

                            Adventure in Paradise

                            • Guest Deb (Pennsylvania)
                            • Date of stay 04/09/11
                            • Review Submitted 04/17/11
                            We had not taken a vacation just for us for quite some time. With family and work commitments abounding, it’s easy to forget what you need. So began our new adventure to St. John, USVI. Let me explain, I am the ultimate information gatherer. After looking at many potential places to stay, we settled on a cottage in the East end. You never really know how your choice will turn out, until you go and experience. For us in one word…fabulous! From the time we stepped off the ferry and onto St. John, we saw beautiful scenery. Beaches to die for, and an endless array of things to do. Mind you, we came to spend time together and relax. That being said, here’s our story. We arrived at our getaway space, called Rebecca’s Fancy. We were warmly greeted by our host, Athena. She led us to my “internet find”, namely our retreat. It was just as I viewed on the internet. It was a beautiful space, very comfortable, spotless, with gorgeous views of the ocean from the wrap around covered deck, and just enough “tech stuff” to stay linked to the outside world ( ie internet a movie& music library) if we wanted. Each day was a new adventure, either for hanging out, exploring the very cool nature of this island, or asking our well informed host, the best places to grab a bite to eat, or the local night life. Our hosts Athena and Jay were like an encyclopedia of St. John information. Which made the trip that much more enjoyable. Kind of like having a private tour guide to give you everything this paradise has to offer. Best memories include: Swimming & snorkeling every day, since we could easily walk to and from the beach. Sunsets that were beautiful, great dining establishments and nightlife, the beauty of island all around us, and the nightly noise of nature lulling us to sleep. All in all, this place gets a high five from us. We’ll be back! Deb and Jill

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/8

                          • Vacation in Paradise

                            Vacation in Paradise

                            • Guest Deb (Pennsylvania)
                            • Date of stay 04/09/11
                            • Review Submitted 04/17/11
                            We had not taken a vacation just for us for quite some time. With family and work commitments abounding, it’s easy to forget what you need. So began our new adventure to St. John, USVI. Let me explain, I am the ultimate information gatherer. After looking at many potential places to stay, we settled on a cottage in the East end. You never really know how your choice will turn out, until you go and experience. For us in one word…fabulous! From the time we stepped off the ferry and onto St. John, we saw beautiful scenery. Beaches to die for, and an endless array of things to do. Mind you, we came to spend time together and relax. That being said, here’s our story. We arrived at our getaway space, called Rebecca’s Fancy. We were warmly greeted by our host, Athena. She led us to my “internet find”, namely our retreat. It was just as I viewed on the internet. It was a beautiful space, very comfortable, spotless, with gorgeous views of the ocean from the wrap around covered deck, and just enough “tech stuff” to stay linked to the outside world ( ie internet a movie& music library) if we wanted. Each day was a new adventure, either for hanging out, exploring the very cool nature of this island, or asking our well informed host, the best places to grab a bite to eat, or the local night life. Our hosts Athena and Jay were like an encyclopedia of St. John information. Which made the trip that much more enjoyable. Kind of like having a private tour guide to give you everything this paradise has to offer. Best memories include: Swimming & snorkeling every day, since we could easily walk to and from the beach. Sunsets that were beautiful, great dining establishments and nightlife, the beauty of island all around us, and the nightly noise of nature lulling us to sleep. All in all, this place gets a high five from us. We’ll be back! Deb and Jill

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                          • Outstanding!

                            Outstanding!

                            • Guest Mike & Gwen (Philadelphia, PA)
                            • Date of stay 03/18/11
                            • Review Submitted 03/30/11
                            My wife and I spent a long weekend in St. John for her birthday and this was the perfect place! Jay and Athena were very warm and welcoming and have put a significant amount of effort into creating a great home that is perfect for a couple! The view alone made the long trip worth it and the East End of St. John was the right call. We will definitely be back and will recommend to our friends!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/8

                          • The best vacation ever!

                            The best vacation ever!

                            • Guest Adam & Lisa (Columbia, SC)
                            • Date of stay 02/12/11
                            • Review Submitted 03/02/11
                            We so loved staying at Rebecca's Fancy. The cottage was spotless, and our hosts were so gracious. The kitchen was well stocked and we even grilled out 3 nights for dinner. We loved the Donkeys, roosters, goats on the island and of course the daily visit from the cat up the driveway. Hansen Bay is beautiful and wonderful to wake up to every morning. We enjoyed snorkeling there as well. We visited other beaches and a few National park sights, but loved coming back to the tranquility of the East end. I would not only recommend this place to my family, I want to go back myself very soon.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/7

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 12/23/09
                            • Review Submitted 12/23/09
                            My husband and I recently spent 6 glorious days on the East End at Rebecca's Fancy. We found the location extremely peaceful and quiet with beautiful views from most of the windows and wrap around patio. The house was very well provisioned and comfortable. We prefer this side of the island over Cruz Bay so for us, the location was perfect. Jay and Athena are lovely people and wonderful hosts. I would recommend Rebecca's Fancy to anyone looking for some peace and quiet.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/10

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                            • Guest Kathie & Gary
                            • Date of stay 09/12/09
                            • Review Submitted 09/12/09
                            Athena's knowledge of the East End was limitless. Her willingness to show us around was more than we could have ever hoped for. Even though we were here off season and most restaurants were closed, we had great meals at Island Blues and The Tourist Trap. Our favorite snorkel was right here in Hansen Bay. We look forward to our next visit.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/4

                           
                          OFF-SEASON Apr16-Dec 19,2013 $2100/week/1-2guest $300/PM 5 NITE MIN.10%Hotel Incl 
                          XMAS/NEW YEAR Dec 19-Jan 2, 2014 $2800/week/1-2guest 1 WEEK MIN.10% Hotel Tax Incl
                          IN-SEASON Jan 2-Apr 15,2014 $2400/wk/1-2guest $350/PM 5 NITE MIN 10%Hotel Tax Incl
                          WE RECOMMEND TRIP INSURANCE IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT YOU ARE UNABLE TO TRAVEL 
                          50% DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO CONFIRM RESERVATION. BALANCE DUE 60 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL
                          CANCELLATIONS UP TO 90 DAYS OF ARRIVAL DATE RECEIVE DEP LESS 10% SERVICE CHARGE.
                          CANCELLATIONS LESS THAN 90 DAYS OF ARRIVAL FORFEIT DEP UNLESS COTTAGE IS RERENTED
                          $500. refundable security deposit is required. The security deposit is returned
                          

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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: St Thomas at 30 Miles
                          • Nearest Ferry: Cruz Bay at 12 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: Coral Bay at 3 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Hansen Bay at 30 Metres
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Skinny Legs Coral Bay at 4 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About the owner: Greetings, after living in the Philadelphia area our entire lives and raising our 3 children there, we relocated to St. John in 2002 fulfilling a 12 year dream (plan)of living in our paradise. We have been fortunate to have traveled and visited many beautiful places around the world. When we first visited St John in 1989 we knew we found our paradise. We designed and built Rebecca's Fancy ourselves to provide a practical and fun place to enjoy all that St John has to offer. Athena and I take pleasure in sharing our blessings with others. As our guests, you too will enjoy the magical sights, sounds and smells of St. John. Athena and Jay Swartley

                          Why the Owner Chose East End:
                          We choose this property because of it's proximity to the beach and the sea 100 feet away! St. John is a small 20 square mile mountainous island with a limited number of properties that are on the water. Rebecca's Fancy is less than a quarter mile from the end of the road that begins at the ferry dock in Cruz Bay. This provides us a very quiet, peaceful place to live and enjoy all that St John has to offer.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          Living in a private, quiet and safe community is a blessing. Most of our neighbors are full time residents. We chose to live here because we are remote and we hear the lapping up of the Hansen Bay waves, very serene...


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                          Photos

                          • REBECCA'S FANCY COTTAGE

                            REBECCA'S FANCY COTTAGE

                          • REBECCA'S FANCY ON HANSEN BAY

                            REBECCA'S FANCY ON HANSEN BAY

                          • REBECCA'S FANCY ACROSS FROM THE BEACH

                            REBECCA'S FANCY ACROSS FROM THE BEACH

                          • Living Room with comfy daybed where you look out over Hansen Bay

                            Living Room with comfy daybed where you look out over Hansen Bay

                          • VIEW FROM THE DAYBED

                            VIEW FROM THE DAYBED

                          • BEDROOM WITH KING BED

                            BEDROOM WITH KING BED

                          • BATHROOM WITH SHOWER STALL

There is an outdoor shower below the cottage for rinsing after the beach

                            BATHROOM WITH SHOWER STALL There is an outdoor shower below the cottage for rinsing after the beach

                          • East End St John, A Community of 40 private homes

                            East End St John, A Community of 40 private homes

                          • Hansen Bay Beach

                            Hansen Bay Beach

                          • Path To The Beach

                            Path To The Beach

                          • Just lime'n

                            Just lime'n

                          • Rebecca's Fancy Cottage is the lower building, we are above

                            Rebecca's Fancy Cottage is the lower building, we are above

                          • Rebecca's Fancy Cottage

                            Rebecca's Fancy Cottage

                          • PATIO WITH PROPANE GRILL, TEAK LOUNGERS, DINING TABLE

                            PATIO WITH PROPANE GRILL, TEAK LOUNGERS, DINING TABLE

                          • Peaceful, private East End - Enjoy nature that surrounds you

                            Peaceful, private East End - Enjoy nature that surrounds you

                          • LIVING AREA AND KITCHEN

                            LIVING AREA AND KITCHEN

                          • TROPICAL BREEZES, STARRY NIGHTS, RAINBOWS, LAPPING WAVES AWAIT...

                            TROPICAL BREEZES, STARRY NIGHTS, RAINBOWS, LAPPING WAVES AWAIT...

                          • King size bed that can be configured as two (2) twins

                            King size bed that can be configured as two (2) twins

                          • From Bordeaux Mountain looking east

                            From Bordeaux Mountain looking east

                          • REBECCA'S FANCY IS STEPS AWAY FROM THE TRANQUIL AQUAMARINE WATERS OF HANSEN BAY

                            REBECCA'S FANCY IS STEPS AWAY FROM THE TRANQUIL AQUAMARINE WATERS OF HANSEN BAY

                          • The walk from Rebecca's Fancy is from the stone wall in the distance to beach path in the foreground

                            The walk from Rebecca's Fancy is from the stone wall in the distance to beach path in the foreground

                          • Hansen Bay Beach - Just steps from Rebecca's Fancy

                            Hansen Bay Beach - Just steps from Rebecca's Fancy

                          • From Hansen Bay, Rebecca's Fancy sits alone by the beach

                            From Hansen Bay, Rebecca's Fancy sits alone by the beach

                          • Wherever we travel there are beautiful sunsets, this one is from Rebecca's Fancy

                            Wherever we travel there are beautiful sunsets, this one is from Rebecca's Fancy

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