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Tranquility is a perfect place to enjoy the serenity of St. John in a pristine little villa loaded with charm and creature comforts. A truly unique island experience awaits visitors wishing to relax in a natural and beautiful setting where care and sensitivity to the environment have made Tranquility a special retreat for the eye and soul.
Situated all by itself on a little knoll in Fish Bay overlooking the Bay, its recently refurnished interior reflects the best of Caribbean simplicity in taste and design with a full kitchen, lovely dining area, cozy den, bedroom suite and a large bathroom.
Tranquility is nestled in the trees on a hillside above Fish Bay on the one side and the luxuriously secluded Reef Bay on the other. Fish Bay is a quiet residential area on the south shore with a mix of full time residences and vacation villas and only 10 minutes from Cruz Bay, making it very convenient for trips to the beach or dinner in town. The National Parks' virgin forests and beaches are close by. It is a private, romantic and unique little villa with high ceilings and 1,000 + sq ft of living space, which includes wrap around decks for sunning, sunset viewing over the water in Fish Bay and stargazing.
While the house is surrounded by big shade trees to the back and sides, offering complete privacy - there are no other houses in sight - the front view of the Bay affords a clear vista of the water and a full panorama of the incredible night sky. Fall asleep to the gentle sounds of the virgin forest and wake to the soft sounds of birds singing.
More than half of our guests have been honeymoon couples who have thoroughly enjoyed the romantic and tropical appeal of Tranquility, with its spectacular sunsets and expansive views of the night sky from the verandah and surrounding decks. The villa can also accommodate a small family - the futon in the den opens to a full size double bed with an overhead ceiling fan to cool the room, which opens onto the front verandah with a view of the bay. The den is a completely separate room with louvered doors and access to the large bathroom through its' own door. The bath can be accessed from the kitchen hallway so it is not necessary to go through the den. There is also a twin size daybed in the master suite which now has a brand new King size Heavenly bed for your comfort.
Tranquility is an oasis of natural beauty year round. Recently equipped with air conditioning in the large master suite for the benefit of summer guests it is still possible to enjoy the natural cooling provided by the canopy of native shade trees and the glorious trade winds wafting through the open and spacious little home. Tranquility is eco friendly, designed to take full advantage of the cooling breezes; solar panels heat the water and a short nature walk along a garden path to the large (15 x 30')pool carries you through an herb garden. Guests are welcome to pick fresh basil and other herbs for their salads.
Tranquility's builder was a fine craftsman, which is reflected in the beautiful floors inlaid from a gorgeous selection of South American hardwoods and other distinctive touches of a true artisan. Tranquility has been decorated by the cottage owner, who is a local artist of international renown and whose artwork enhances the easy charm and comfort of this well appointed vacation villa. All furnishings, fixtures and linens are new and fresh. The artist's husband has landscaped many of the finest properties on the island including nearby Guavaberry Farms which is a veritable Garden of Eden.
A short footpath through the native, tropical forest leads you to our big 15’ by 30' swimming pool, which you may have all to yourself.
Another short walk takes you down a path to the breathtaking Reef Bay within the National Park. Reef Bay has a luxurious, long beach and is a shell seeker’s dream. Off the beaten path and with no roads directly to the beach, it is possible to have the famous National Park beach all to your self!
A guest comments, 'We very much appreciated coming 'home' in the evening and relaxing on the balcony to the sounds of nature; we also ate breakfast there everyday....we have loved our hideaway holiday. From each hazy dawn to every sleepy diamond starred night ...Tranquility describes it perfectly.'
Other guest comments from our Guest book - “This has been the most amazing vacation! St. John is magnificent!! Tranquility is the perfect, perfect, perfect place!! So peaceful and beautiful! Andy and Janet, thank you! You have been wonderful! Highlights: Boat trip to Jost van Dyke, Leinster Bay, saw rays, turtles, starfish and donkeys! We will be back!” June and Justin
“These were eleven of the most perfect days that we have ever experienced! … This was our honeymoon and reunion all at the same time. Needless to say, we had high expectations and the trip far exceeded those expectations. Tranquility was the perfect home for us, we loved everything about it. Perfect house, perfect location, perfect hosts, perfect everything. Highlights of the trip include the hike to Reef Bay… Salt Pond beach, Coral Bay … Francis Bay, seeing rainbows on our porch after the brief rainstorms, and of course the pool. Thank you to the Rutniks for their hospitality. We want to tell everyone about this place, but we also want to keep it a secret. It’s that good. Already planning our first anniversary,” Bear and Rachael, Minneapolis, MN
“Best honeymoon ever! Definitely the trip of a lifetime—highlights: Dinghy rental—totally worth the expense. Reef Bay trail was gorgeous. Saw many mongoose and other creatures. Fed carrots to the donkeys—they’re quite tame! Leinster Bay trail was fun and easy—Waterlemon was nice. A day on the Lameshur Beach was relaxing and fun. Early mornings on the balcony at “home” were gorgeous—as were the cool breezes at night. Thanks so much!!” Eva and Clint
Keywords: Private home, villa, cottage, secluded and quiet, convenient to beaches, hikes, Cruz Bay dining and shopping
King size beds (1) New King Bed in the Bedroom Suite, Twin or Single Beds (1) In the Master Suite, a great day bed for reading, Baby Cribs (1) We have a pack and play for a bay or toddler up to 24 mos. Other arrangements can be made for a larger crib if needed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in the den opens to a double bed...moreless
Ceiling fans, Iron, Hairdryer, Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Concierge Services. One of the really unique and special qualities that Tranquility offers is the ability to feel like you are living comfortably within the beauty of the natural world. The house is open to the breezes, the gentle sounds of nature, the soothing arbor of leafy shade trees with complete creature comfort in a relaxed and artistically designed little villa. ...moreless
We recommend Mathayom at www.stjohncatering.com.There are many wonderful caterers on St. John and other provisioning companies, as well as local grocery stores. You can find everything you need or want on St. John. ...moreless
Everything you need to feel at home is here! All dishes, coffee pot, toaster, blender,etc....moreless
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Fish Bay is a quiet residential area with a mix of full time residences and vacation villas. While not far from town, Tranquility is situated all by itself on a little knoll with a lovely view of the Bay and the surrounding foliage. A short footpath through the native, tropical forest will take you to the big 15 by 30' swimming pool, which you will usually have all to yourself. Other short walks will take you to Reef Bay, Cocoloba Beach, Fish Bay, Ditleff Point and hiking trails through the National Park. The cottage's big verandah provides fantastic views of the starlite night sky where you may sit and relax or take your dinner. Speaking of dinner, Tranquility is only 10 minutes from Cruz Bay, making it very conveniently located for dining on the town. There are many fine restaurants, shops and art galleries to enjoy in the evening as well as by day and it is an easy trek from here to there with all roads paved.
Other Activities: hiking, shopping, art galleries, fine dining
Year Purchased: 2004
About: We have lived on St. John for over 40 years and have raised our family here. Our island experience is unique and has given us a special relationship to the people, the culture and the environment of St. John. My husband is currently in real estate, he has served in the Governor's cabinet and owned and operated a family landscaping company for years. I am an internationally exhibited artist with a large collection of paintings, prints, collage but currently working in video and other contemporary media. Our grandchildren live nearby and our daughter works for Starwood Vacation Club at the Westin, St. John.
Why Fish Bay: We chose to buy Tranquility because it's location is convenient to everything, within walking distance of Reef Bay and yet only 10 minutes from town. It is a perfect retreat on a lovely little knoll and offers privacy and the peacefulness one desires when seeking a relaxing and picturesque place to unwind and savor nature's blessings. It is a spacious little house with wonderful shade and heavenly breezes all year round and yet enjoys a lovely view of the bay and a phenomenal view of the starry nights we are so fortunate to have the benefit of without any collateral lighting or obstructions. It's heaven on earth.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Incredible serenity - lovely view of the Bay, breezy with shade trees all around, peaceful and private - sky view that is sensational - no collateral light sources to obstruct your stargazing - unique and authentic experience of the timeless beauty that St. John has to offer. Tranquility is within walking distance of Reef Bay beach and only a short distance from Cruz Bay and the National Park beaches.