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Romantic Villa, Private, Spacious, Affordable, Artistic

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Reef Bay Beach only a 3 1/2 minute walk to the trail down to the secluded beach

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Last updated: 11/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Fish Bay house description

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

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Non Smoking Only:

                There is a lovely verandah and deck outside with plenty of space and comfortable seating....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • 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

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • 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

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library:

                    nice selection of CD's...moreless

                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Pond
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Ocean View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Communication / Internet

                      • Fax

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining Room

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        the Master Bedroom is Air conditioned...moreless

                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        dryer in unit...moreless

                      • Covered Parking:

                        Your car will always be cool and comfortable under the carport....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        all the linens you will need plus...moreless

                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Mobile Phone:

                        You will generally get good cell service from the front verandah....moreless

                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Shampoo
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine:

                        washer in unit...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Blender
                      • Catering Available:

                        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

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Kitchen:

                        Everything you need to feel at home is here! All dishes, coffee pot, toaster, blender,etc....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator:

                        full size fridge...moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony:

                        Because there are front and back verandahs and decks all around you will find a shady place to relax in or a sun bathing spot all day. ...moreless

                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Binoculars
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        The spacious Verandah and decks surrounding the house make this a wonderful part of Tranquility's living space....moreless

                      • Large Cooler
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Wood Deck

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Private Pool:

                        Big 15 x 30 foot pool for guests use - shared only with our family, but we don't use it when guests do...moreless

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

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                              $450
                              $2,800

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                              • Tax Rate 10%

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                              Location

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                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Cruz Bay
                              0.3 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Beach

                              Car: Necessary

                              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

                               

                              Manager info

                              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.


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                              Photos

                              • Reef Bay Beach only a  3 1/2 minute walk to the trail down to the secluded beach

                                Reef Bay Beach only a 3 1/2 minute walk to the trail down to the secluded beach

                              • Pool View from Verandah

                                Pool View from Verandah

                              • Cool, Shady Entry Deck and Carport

                                Cool, Shady Entry Deck and Carport

                              • Bedroom  Suite w/ King size bed, day bed and Viking Table

                                Bedroom Suite w/ King size bed, day bed and Viking Table

                              • Dining Room

                                Dining Room

                              • Breezy Den opens onto Verandah

                                Breezy Den opens onto Verandah

                              • Dine Alfresco

                                Dine Alfresco

                              • The entry with wraparound deck

                                The entry with wraparound deck

                              • Looking Across Fish Bay to Shady, Peaceful Tranquility

                                Looking Across Fish Bay to Shady, Peaceful Tranquility

                              • One of our guests snorkeling with a turtle at Honeymoon beach.

                                One of our guests snorkeling with a turtle at Honeymoon beach.

                              • Sunset  View from Verandah

                                Sunset View from Verandah

                              • The Pool - 15 x 30'

                                The Pool - 15 x 30'

                              • Always a comfortable and cool place to relax.

                                Always a comfortable and cool place to relax.

                              • Large Master suite with twin size daybed

                                Large Master suite with twin size daybed

                              • View from dining room to kitchen

                                View from dining room to kitchen

                              • Den with Double bed size futon

                                Den with Double bed size futon

                              • Spacious Bath with lots of shelf space

                                Spacious Bath with lots of shelf space

                              • Facing the Bay,  Fantastic Sunset and stargazing

                                Facing the Bay, Fantastic Sunset and stargazing

                              • Cocoloba Beach - a short walk

                                Cocoloba Beach - a short walk

                              • Early Morning - Reef Bay Within Hiking Distance of Home

                                Early Morning - Reef Bay Within Hiking Distance of Home

                              • Mike chasing a Stingray at Salt Pond

                                Mike chasing a Stingray at Salt Pond

                              • Only 10 minutes from Cruz Bay Dining and shopping

                                Only 10 minutes from Cruz Bay Dining and shopping

                              VRBO #61499

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                              This listing was first published here in 2005.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

                              $250 - $450 per night (USD)
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                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

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                              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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