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Recent Fish Bay reviews

  • Amazing views

    "I would definitely recommend this villa to anyone with a larger party. Also Seaview Homes and Mark's team did a fantastic job with all of the logistics to get us up to our villa and settled in."
    Guest: Greg Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 14, 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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  • Just What the Doctor Ordered

    "At times, we need to take a break from the lives we are living, to slow down the pace a notch or two. Resonate for you? Then, look no further. This St. John villa is the balm to soothe your body and soul. Described as a romantic villa, which is most certainly true, this rental is a sensorial delight. Each aesthetic detail of this thoughtfully-decorated home, truly how you feel once you set foot inside, is beyond the advertised pictures. From the art on the walls to the fabric of the armchair upholstery to the cherry wood bathroom paneling, one feels pampered by the owners who take pride in their property, as well as respect you as a renter. The bamboo shades, the rooster-motif light plates, the leather-bound guest books, and the linen tablecloths and napkins pre-set on the dinette table are other special touches. Stocked shelves of varied genres of books and CDs were provided for our entertainment. Clean and well-maintained both inside and out- this villa is so lovely! As for the villa’s surroundings, it is nestled in a hill with magnificent views of lush vegetation. Sitting on the deck whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you will find yourself making friends with nature- looking out for your favorite bird whose visits are second only to those of the precious geckos who carry out their business without ever becoming a nuisance. The flowers and the brain coral sit nearby taking in the view alongside you. The owners of this fine property were most gracious, offering us their private pool as a change from swimming at the beaches. They provided a tome of information about what to do and where to go in the form of a well-organized binder of typed content, flyers, and maps. After perusing the materials they supplied, we found a visit to the ruins of the sugar plantation at Annaberg and a sampling of the conch fritters at a stand nearby most memorable. Beach hopping and hiking were also fun. Although the villa’s kitchen is well-stocked allowing for cooking and eating in which we did during our stay, some favorite meals were had at the Lime Inn and High Tide; the mahi-mahi at these restaurants can’t be beat! If you want to experience an exquisite tasting ice cream-try lavender honey vanilla at the homemade ice cream shop. Savoring my last mouthful, I thought about transporting this otherworldly treat home. I will just have to return along with the friends and family to whom I have recommended this wonderful getaway!"
    Guest: Honey Tomes Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 14, 2014
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  • True Island Experience!

    "My husband and I had previously stayed at hotels/inns on the island, but decided we were comfortable enough to live like locals this time around. We could not have picked a more perfect oasis-- Reef Bay Cottage is close enough to get into town, but removed enough to enjoy the true tranquility that we love about St. John. Seng the owner was extremely easy to arrange with and was so welcoming the minute we arrived! She stressed how important it was to give her guests privacy but we also felt she was accessible for any questions--which we never had because she gave such a thorough introduction and recommendations! The cottage was perfect for us as a couple and had literally everything we could have needed-- even bug spray which at that time of year was necessary! We made use of the grill/lovely kitchen to make some at-home meals, cocktails on the terrace and visited the beach each evening for a dusk stroll. We still ventured out a few nights to Cruz Bay and found the usually crowded roads pretty empty in the evening hours to make for easier navigation of the tight--and sometimes harrowing--roads. We also loved that we could access our favorite trail, Reef Bay from walking the beach from the cottage with a few rock scrambles in between-it made for a much more interesting trek than in years' past! All in all, renting Reef Bay Cottage was the perfect first foray into our assimilation as more local than tourist, and Seng and her gorgeous property set a high standard. We will be back!"
    Guest: Lauren M. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 4, 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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