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Moon rises and sunsets are spectacular from our sundeck!

Moon rises and sunsets are spectacular from our sundeck! view from the covered porch view from kitchen and upper sun deck Mother Nature is our only neighbor charming bedroom colorful, casual, complete kitchen cottage is fun and casual ~ very inviting! we have both indoor and outdoor showers enjoy fabulous views in the comfort of shade after your day in the sun Beautiful wild orchids grow in our outdoor shower! garden path to the outdoor shower cocktails on the covered porch, watching the moon rise St John has the most pristine beaches! beautiful ruins to explore

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Last updated: 04/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Johns Folly house description

Surf Sound Cottage affords you complete privacy, panoramic ocean views, and the nearly constant sea breezes. Located above John's Folly Bay in the quiet, laid-back Coral Bay Quarter, Surf Sound Cottage is conveniently near fantastic beaches, outstanding dining, and fun entertainment.

We provide everything you'll need for that perfect, stress-free get-away: all linens, appliances and house wares, and complete beach gear. Whether you prefer an active vacation of sailing, diving and hiking, or a more relaxing stay of getting an 'all-over tan' and enjoying cool drinks on the covered porch, Surf Sound Cottage has the perfect location and just the right amenities! Our cottage is relaxed, fun, and inviting.

With just one bedroom and one bath, this house is meant to be the perfect getaway for two, but can accommodate two children as well, with the queen size sleeper sofa in the living room.

Please do compare! You'll find Surf Sound Cottage is the most affordable of completely private, single family vacation homes available on St John! No multiple units here, no owners on-site, not even any neighbors nearby! Just COMPLETE privacy.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Nude Beach
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Pantry Items
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Freezer
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker

              Amenities

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

              Other Amenities

                  • complete privacy, wide ocean and island views, constant sea breeze, all beach gear provided....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Games
                  • Books
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television
                  • CD Player
                  • Video Library

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Internet
                  • Free Long Distance

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Budget

                  Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

                        Uninterrupted panoramic ocean view, and overlooking some of the BVI. Stunning sun- and moon- rises to the east!...moreless

                      Car

                          • Recommended

                          Activities

                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Sound/Bay Fishing
                          • Surfing
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Swimming
                          • Fishing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Sailing
                          • Hiking
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Kayaking
                          • Shopping
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Walking
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Restaurants
                          • Bay/Sound
                          • Reefs
                          • Ruins
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Boating
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Shelling
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Photography

                          Other Activities

                              • Surf Sound Cottage affords you complete privacy, panoramic ocean views, and the nearly constant sea breezes. Located above John's Folly Bay in the quiet, laid-back Coral Bay Quarter, Surf Sound Cottage is conveniently near fantastic beaches, outstanding dining, and fun entertainment. Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, shelling, wildlife viewing...moreless
                               

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                              • First Timers to St. John and VRBO

                                First Timers to St. John and VRBO

                                • Guest JStru
                                • Date of stay 04/05/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/15/14
                                We arrived in darkness and it really wasn't that bad. Your passenger has to be a competent navigator. We used our smart phone's GPS to guide us to the house and all our destinations throughout our visit. The driveway wasn't that bad either, we found it easier to go forward up the majority, and then back into the parking spot. Anyway, property was amazing, the privacy was amazing, the views were amazing. There were beach chairs, ample snorkeling gear, coolers and other beach essentials. A few minuses that were fairly minor. The sunsets early and it gets dark. That leaves a lot of time for movies. The living room furniture isn't arranged for optimum movie watching. Because of that, we used the pull out bed, which is incredibly uncomfortable. The property manager made an unannounced visit, which was probably the biggest issue we had. Other than that, we have no other complaints.

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                              • Our most excellent adventure

                                Our most excellent adventure

                                • Guest Adventure seeker
                                • Date of stay 03/27/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/04/14
                                My husband and I spontaneously decided to head to St. John over spring break. We had no air fare, housing, or plan. Thanks to Denise's flexibility, we were able to book Surf Sound Cottage. It was fantastic. The pictures do not do it justice. We loved the privacy and the covered deck. The cottage was outfitted just the way we needed it (beach chairs, snorkel gear, coolers, etc.) We just brought the beer! We welcomed each morning's sunrise and did not find the driveway or the native animals (goats, chickens, donkeys) a burden. In fact, they all contributed to the ambiance. We particularly loved the "sky deck" where we watched the stars from the comfort of a couple of lounge chairs. We explored several beaches we had never visited in the Coral Bay area and found them more fun (and significantly less crowded) than those in the Cruz Bay area. We recommend this cottage highly and thank Denise for sharing a little bit of her "heaven" on earth with us. We will be back!

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                              • Unforgettable Holiday Getaway

                                Unforgettable Holiday Getaway

                                • Guest Jenni G. (Connecticut)
                                • Date of stay 12/21/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/12/14
                                What a wonderful find! My husband and I had the vacation of a lifetime at the Surf Sound Cottage and find ourselves constantly plotting ways to take some time off and return. The house is adorable and very well maintained. It was truly a "home away from home," with every amenity we could have needed right at our fingertips (coffeemaker, towels, beach chairs, cooler, washer/dryer, etc.). There is also snorkeling gear available if you're the adventurous sort, however, my husband and I found ourselves much more attracted to the blender and the phenomenal view. We were a little intimidated by the driveway at first, but it proved to be much easier than it seemed, and we came to love the seclusion of being the sole resident off of a solitary driveway that can only be accessed by Jeep. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone who appreciates unspoiled landscapes and the slower pace of life at the "Quiet Side of the Quiet Island." We can't wait to come back....

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                              • THE Get-Away of Get-Aways!

                                THE Get-Away of Get-Aways!

                                • Guest Tami and Tom (North Georgia Mountains)
                                • Date of stay 12/07/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/08/14
                                I would recommend this property to anyone who wants a secluded, relaxing, private place to retire to after a day's exploration of the island(s). My husband and I stayed a week in December and while there were some rain storms, the temperature was moderate and the continual wind kept the bugs at bay. We only needed repellant when we were hiking and only used the air conditioner one night as the breeze filtered through the windows and caressed us to sleep with the sound of the waves against the sand in the background. I've seen people complain about the donkeys and roosters keeping them awake but after the first night, those sounds became integral to my rest so don't let that deter you! The nighttime symphony of tree frogs is so soothing, you won't truly need to explore the rest of the landscape as the foliage and wildlife right there at Surf Sound will keep you entertained and engage your sense of wonderment. For views, attentive landlords and complete peace, you cannot and will not beat Surf Sound Cottage.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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

                              • Nov. 14-27 stay @ Surfsound Cottage

                                Nov. 14-27 stay @ Surfsound Cottage

                                • Guest steve (Virginia)
                                • Date of stay 11/14/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/03/13
                                My wife and myself had a wonderful 13 night stay at Surfsound Cottage. Denise, the owner was very easy to work with and provided more than enough info. to make our arrival(at night)and entire stay very simple and carefree. The cottage has all the ammenities of home, with a huge kitchen to do our own cooking as needed. The place was spotless and clean and was delightfully decorated in a "island" decor. The driveway up to the cottage was a challenge on arrival but by the second day we had no problem negotiating it at all. We have traveled to STJ many times and are completely used to the mountianous terain so the drive up to Surfsound is nothing out of the ordinary. The location, by itself, on a hillside overlooking John's Folly was very relaxing. Waking to the sound of the surf was exactly what we needed not to mention the great sunrises seen from our wonderful bedroom. The views of some of the British Virgin Islands was our "happy hour" on the great covered veranda almost every afternoon. The bedroom has air conditioning but we never used it because to gentle tradewinds on the hillside always kept us comfortable and cool. The location also was very close to the southshore beaches which we love the most. The cottage is also close to the National Park for day hikes and to Coral Bay for great meals out at lunch or dinner. We highly reccomend this as a great getaway vacation for couples that love adventure and the great out of doors. This is definately the best side of the island for those who like peace and tranquility. Thank you so much, Denise, we will be back and reccomend your little piece of "paradise" to all our friends. Steve and Anne

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                              • Great vacation

                                Great vacation

                                • Guest JJ (Missouri)
                                • Date of stay 07/31/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/25/13
                                The cottage had everything that we needed, clean and comfortable. Beautiful view, with a great porch that was hard to leave each day. Driveway was a little intimidating at first but easily mastered after the first few trips. Really appreciated the private sun deck, which also made for great stargazing. Loved it! It was exactly what we needed. Plan on returning!

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                              • Great Trip to St. John

                                Great Trip to St. John

                                • Guest H & V (Hillsborough, NC)
                                • Date of stay 06/09/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                                The house was clean, comfortable, and had all major amenities. We especially enjoyed the kitchen, which was well-equipped for preparing homemade meals. The island was beautiful and we couldn't make a wrong decision between snorkeling, hiking, or even staying at the house and reading while the sound of the surf lulled you into peaceful tranquility. Surf Sound Cottage is a great place to stay and a great value, though I would recommend stocking up on bottled drinking water.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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

                              • Perfect Retreat

                                Perfect Retreat

                                • Guest Brian L. (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
                                • Date of stay 05/06/13
                                • Review Submitted 05/19/13
                                My wife and I had a wonderful anniversary stay at Surf Sound Cottage. First of all rent a Jeep. The roads are rough and the driveway is super steep and dirt. Once you get to the cottage you realize the difficult getting there is so worth it. Amazing views and no neighbors! Well there are some chickens and cats and donkeys but that's it. The cottage has everything you need to cook, go to the beach or for snorkeling. Wifi and cable tv were nice bonuses and both worked well. Close by is the Tourist Trap, Miss Lucy's and Concordia; all good for a drink or a meal. We quickly got to Salt Pond Bay and Lameshur Bay from the house and enjoyed great hikes and beach time. Everything was perfect for our escape from normal life.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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

                              • Can't Wait to Go Back

                                Can't Wait to Go Back

                                • Guest Sick Of Snow (Boston)
                                • Date of stay 02/15/13
                                • Review Submitted 03/04/13
                                My girlfriend and I had never been to St John and didn't know what to expect. We had vacationed previously in the Bahamas and didn't think we could top it. We were very surprised to say the least. We had the most incredible vacation. The island is spectacular, the beaches were incredible and the people were so hospitable. Our stay at Surfside Cottage made the vacation unforgettable. When we first arrived, we couldn't believe the view from the porch as we sat, had a few drinks and enjoyed the ocean breezes. We tanned on the "upper level", greeted occassionally by our 3 donkey friends who stopped by during the week. The cottage was clean, airy and had all of the ammenities that we needed. It had tons of character and as we learned about its' family history, it was apparent that the owners put their care into it and wished that care onto everyone that stays here. Our biggest takeaway regarding this site and the listing is that the pictures do not do this place justice. It's difficult to gauge the views and the overall experience from a few snap shots. You need to visit to know what we mean. We would highly recommend staying here for anyone that visits St John.

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • Perfect!

                                Perfect!

                                • Guest Kriss and Ray (Vermont)
                                • Date of stay 02/09/13
                                • Review Submitted 02/25/13
                                This was my wife’s and my first vacation in retirement and our first trip to the Caribbean. “Surf Sound Cottage” was absolutely perfect for us—private, fabulous porch views of the ocean, various islands, and the comings and goings of boats and ships. Constant ocean breezes and sounds of ocean surf. Numerous hiking trails and fabulous beaches within a couple of miles. Great low key and casual restaurants and bars. Located in Coral Bay, on the best side of the entire island, away from the crowds of the Cruz Bay area. Cottage is fully equipped and exactly as advertised. Denise is a perfect hostess, honest and a pleasure to work with. She provides all the information and tips you need to make your stay perfect.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Winter
                              Dec 15 - Apr 30, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,400
                              Spring / Early Summer
                              May 1 - Jul 31, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,200
                              Summer Lovin' DEALS
                              Aug 1 - Sep 15, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              $129
                              Fall
                              Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,000
                              Late Fall
                              Nov 1 - Dec 14, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,200
                              Winter 2014-2015
                              Dec 15 - Apr 30, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,500
                              My Standard Rate
                              5 night min stay
                              $129

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                              Fees and Rental Conditions:

                              • Property Damage Protection $49
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              Rates quoted are for a party of up to 2 people. Additional guests fee: add $250/week for up to 4 guests. Holiday week premium: add $100/ week for 2 people, add $200/week for up to 4 guests.


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                              Last updated: 04/18/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Beach: sandy: Salt Pond Bay; pebble: John's Folly Bay at 1 Miles
                              • Nearest Barpub: Tourist Trap, Concordia Cafe, Miss Lucy's at 1 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Concordia Cafe, Miss Lucy's at 1 Miles
                               

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                              Photos

                              • Moon rises and sunsets are spectacular from our sundeck!

                                Moon rises and sunsets are spectacular from our sundeck!

                              • view from kitchen and upper sun deck

                                view from kitchen and upper sun deck

                              • charming bedroom

                                charming bedroom

                              • cottage is fun and casual ~ very inviting!

                                cottage is fun and casual ~ very inviting!

                              • enjoy fabulous views in the comfort of shade after your day in the sun

                                enjoy fabulous views in the comfort of shade after your day in the sun

                              • garden path to the outdoor shower

                                garden path to the outdoor shower

                              • beautiful ruins to explore

                                beautiful ruins to explore

                              • view from the covered porch

                                view from the covered porch

                              • Mother Nature is our only neighbor

                                Mother Nature is our only neighbor

                              • colorful, casual, complete kitchen

                                colorful, casual, complete kitchen

                              • we have both indoor and outdoor showers

                                we have both indoor and outdoor showers

                              • Beautiful wild orchids grow in our outdoor shower!

                                Beautiful wild orchids grow in our outdoor shower!

                              • cocktails on the covered porch, watching the moon rise

                                cocktails on the covered porch, watching the moon rise

                              • St John has the most pristine beaches!

                                St John has the most pristine beaches!

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                              Date last modified - Monday, March 03, 2014

                              $129 - $214 per night (USD)
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                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

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                              Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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