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Recent Fish Bay reviews

  • Great home for our family trip!

    "We just returned from a week long stay in this beautiful home! It had everything we needed and then some! We were a party of eight ranging from 9 to 70 years young and this home was perfect! Plenty of room to spread out and expansive decks and kitchen/living room to all get together! Also, the view was amazing! It was a short drive to all the groceries/restaurants/shopping in Cruz Bay. Mark was excellent! He picked us up at the dock, took us to our rental car and then up to the house we went! We took full advantage of the grill, deck and pool! Our party of eight could fit comfortably in the pool and it was a great way to cool down in the evenings! We really enjoyed out time at Southern Exposure and can't wait to come back!"
    Guest: Krissy Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 2014
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  • The best way to celebrate 10 years of wedding bliss

    "My husband and I stayed at the Balance Villa 8/16-8/21. We cannot begin to express what a glorious time we had. First of all, we arrived at Cruz Bay via ferry where we were greeted by Marilyn from Cimarron mgnt company. She was very friendly and informative. We followed her in our rented jeep through the steep and winding roads of St. John to the Balance Villa located in Fish Bay. The drive was not bad maybe only 10-15 minutes from Cruz Bay. I was on Island time so I did not pay attention. Once we arrived at the Villa we were in awe. The villa is more beautiful in person! It was so clean, and had everything we needed to make our vacation a pleasant one. We stayed in the upstairs master bedroom since it had the better view of Fish Bay. The location of the villa was so quiet, you could hear the waves breaking off in the distance by Ditleff Point. Husband and I slept like babies. Also, having a/c in the bedrooms was a plus. We kept the windows and screened doors open in the living area, making the room temperature pleasant due to no a/c. The tropical landscaping around the villa was beautiful and it sure gave you a sense of privacy. Iguanas, lizards, geckos, hummingbirds, and even a tarantula all made their presence known. Another highlight of the villa were the outdoor showers. Exhilarating! This marked our 3rd trip to the island of St. John and first time staying in a private villa. On this trip we were able to explore and relax on 8 different beaches (Trunk, Hawksnest, Solomon, Francis, Maho, Leinster, Great Lameshur, and Denis). Francis Bay is our new favorite! Balance villa provided beach chairs and coolers which was just perfect! We indulged in great food from restaurants such as Cruz Bay Landing, The Beach Bar, Jake's (the best breakfast in our opinion), Sam & Jack's Deli, Aqua Bistro (Coral Bay area), Driftwood David's. We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary dinner at ZoZo's at the Caneel Bay Resort. Highly recommend! In conclusion, I want to thank Marc & Anne for allowing us to stay in their beautiful home. This trip was truly one of the best my husband and I have ever had. We could not have asked for a more perfect one. We hope to visit St. John again in the near future."
    Guest: Robyn Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • San Costanzo met all expectations!

    "My family chose this property because the listing photos were so pretty and the cost was reasonable. We all feel the property met all of our expectations of beautiful views, privacy and comfort. The house was clean and well cared for and there were a number of extras we did not expect that made us feel welcome and relaxed. Everyone who helped us set up the week was friendly, helpful and answered all our questions completely. I have already recommended this property to friends who said they would want to stay here. I can't imagine finding a more unique and fun place to vacation than St. John and staying at San Costanzo helped make this vacation memorable! Every beach we visited was beautiful, the snorkeling was amazing and every trail we walked was full of interesting sights. We would definitely be glad to come back to stay here again!"
    Guest: Indiana travelers Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 30, 2014
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  • Wonderful cottage close to Cruz Bay

    "My wife and I spent two weeks on St. John, with a week in Coral Bay and a week at Gecko House. As small as the island is, we had totally different experiences and both were totally enjoyable. Gecko House was a perfectly comfortable home and Andrea and Joel were wonderful hosts. We especially appreciated the close easy access to Cruz Bay which allowed us to sample the night-life, yet have an easy drive back home after dark. The cottage itself had all the amenities we needed and then a little more. We were surprised how much we enjoyed the hot tub in the tropical climate, providing a perfect place for star-gazing, enjoying the garden, and relaxing weary muscles after a challenging St. John hike. Before arriving we questioned whether we would like having a screened porch rather than a deck but it was great - very private and you still felt like you were outside with a great view of Fish Bay. Although the cottage is close to the main house, they are situated in such a way that it is still very private. Andrea and Joel always respected our privacy but were handy if we needed some equipment, directions or recommendations. Andrea even arranged a sailing trip with friend Ken and they joined us for a fun day of sailing and snorkeling. We plan to return in the future, hopefully for a longer stay."
    Guest: James K. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: May 18, 2014
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Fish Bay Travel Tips

Traveling to Fish Bay Vacation Rentals

Fish Bay is a small residential community located on the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands. St. John is accessible only by ferry or private boat as it does not have its own airport. There are two international airports found nearby, one on St. Croix and one on St. Thomas. Most often travelers to St. John route via St. Thomas. The Cyril E. King Airport is located on the southwestern side of St. Thomas. The airport hosts a variety of international and regional airlines. There are daily flights from major cities such as New York City, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Charlotte and Ft. Lauderdale. On arrival, travelers will need to take a taxi from the airport to the Wilmoth E. Blyden Marine Facility or the Red Hook Marine Facility. From there, they will be able to board ferries that travel to St. John. Once on St. John, you can get a taxi to Fish Bay.

Lazy Days at Fish Bay Resort Rentals

Visitors to Fish Bay can enjoy quiet days of island seclusion. It is a small residential community located near Cruz Bay. It is the type of place that is perfect for a honeymoon or romantic getaway. Small, quaint cottages dot the hillside and offer guests amazing views out over the bay. Relax on the deck in a hammock with your favorite book and simply enjoy the view. If you need to get supplies, you can get a taxi to Cruz Bay where you will find a grocer. The US Virgin Islands are a favorite island destination for American citizens because there are no immigration or customs requirements.

Activities and Attractions near Fish Bay Villas

Because of its tropical location, St. John has some superb coral reefs. Some are quite shallow and can be easily accessed from the beaches. The best diving reefs can be reached by boat charter. There are several reputable diving companies on St. John that have daily dives scheduled when the weather permits. Divers can enjoy warm tropical water and great visibility as they explore colorful reefs amid thousands of reef fish.

Sailing charters are available from several of the marinas on St. John. This is a superb way to spend a lazy day. Cruise along the coastline and drop anchor off a secluded beach. Swim ashore or snorkel on the house reefs before returning to the yacht to sail back home.

Deep sea and sport fishing are popular pastimes in St. John. There are several well-equipped fishing charter operators that will take you out to the fertile fishing grounds of the Caribbean. Most excursions include lunch and refreshments.

Alternate ways of exploring the coastline are in a sea kayak or by hiking along one of the many coastal paths on the island. Many of the trails can be explored on your own but guides are also available if you are unsure of navigating your way. Horseback riding excursions take you to explore the interior of the island.

Best Time of Year to Visit USVI St John Vacation Rentals

The US Virgin Islands enjoy a warm tropical climate year-round. There is little seasonal difference in the temperatures from summer to winter. The rainfall patterns are more distinctive. In the summer months, there are frequent rainstorms and towards the end of the season, there are occasional tropical storms. Hurricanes occur anytime between June and October and happen most frequently in August. This is the only time of year that you need to be wary of traveling to St. John. The peak travel season occurs in December and January when many people from the northern hemisphere want to escape cold winter temperatures.

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