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Recent USVI/St. John reviews

  • Perfect Place for Family of Four

    "My family just came back from a wonderful vacation in St. John. Aside from the beaches being gorgeous, this house was perfect for our needs. The photos accurately represent what is offered. The place is extremely clean, well stocked with the basic necessities like paper towel, toilet paper, dish towels, etc. and then they owners to out of their way with nice surprises like OJ, milk, etc. to get you started the first day. They also supplied nice beach chairs, beach toys, towels and coolers. The owners (Terry and Tom) were very responsive to our needs when we needed help with the internet and coffee maker. The couples lives really close to the property and is there to answer any questions you that arise. My husband and I hiked the trails every day from the house. The views from the deck are beautiful (you can see St. Croix way off) and the pool area is great for sunning and reading.The drive in town is approximately 6-7 minutes. Once we mastered driving on the hand side of the road . . .getting into town was easy. The owners gave us some good tips on where what beaches to see and what hikes to do. You will hear roosters in the morning . . .as we slept with the windows open - so be prepared to be awake early or sleep with windows shut. We ate out at Cafe Rosa (really good), the Ocean Grill (mongoose junction - pricey but good) and the restaurant right across frmo the ferry - all very good. I would NOT recommend Morgan's Mango - wait staff was indifferent - and they were out of everything. Overall our vacation could not have been better. Loved the house and would stay here again - by the way ages of our kids - 5 and 12 . . . ."
    Guest: Michelle Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 7, 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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  • 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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  • The Reviews are accurate--great time at the Stonehouse!

    "My family of 5 enjoyed 10 nights at The Stonehouse. Excluding the 3rd BR downstairs and around the back, the place is fantastic! Were met at the ferry by a very nice lady from the company that manages the property who helped us grab our provisions at Star Market in Cruz Bay (you can order online and have it waiting for you if you plan well) and took us on the 20-minute drive to Coral Bay. The first step through the LR and kitchen to the view was actually breathtaking. The rotunda is great--2 great wicker couches, a hammock and a DR table we used often. This home is near the top of the mountain so we opened the doors that separate the rotunda and the kitchen/LR and the breeze was great--didn't need A/C. When we did, the top 2 BR's had good, working AC's. Small snafu with the hot water but owner had a plumber there the next day--very responsive and didn't affect our trip at all as the cold water isn't too cold to shower with. The two main BR entrances are off the rotunda. The third BR below was not secured from the wildlife (geckos!)--my teens were taping some screen seems so the geckos wouldn't get it but after a few days they waved the white flag and moved upstairs to the 2nd BR. We kicked my son out and he slept on the provided Aerobed which was fine. As in an earlier post, some attention to a few small things would make this place perfect. Coral Bay location is great--we rented a jeep from Amalie Car Rental at STT (recommend) and took it to a new beach almost every day. We made lunch the night before and packed a backpack cooler with beer, soda and water and we were off. We cooked dinner half the nights and used the gas grill (great) and stovetop--all the tools and pots/pans you need are there. They provide you with cloth napkins--I suggest you get some paper ones. The pool is larger than it appears on the site, and we used it almost everyday post-beach. We lit a few mosquito repellent-type sticks(Murphy's Mosquito Sticks on Amazon--worked great) during Happy Hour in the rotunda, but we over-prepared for the bug situation. Good breezes kept the bugs at bay or we were there during a period of low activity. Didn't run into many bugs at the beaches either. If you're looking for a great 2BR in a quieter area, the Stonehouse is fantastic and we'd rebook it in a heartbeat. Took one star away (would have taken only a 1/2 star away but the site doesn't allow that) for the third BR, but highly recommend it."
    Guest: Bryan K. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 19, 2014
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