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Gecko House: 1, 2 or 3 Bedrooms in Artist's Home with Ocean View

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View of gardens above and Fishbay beyond Gecko House

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

MAY – NOV: 3 BEDROOMS for 2 - 6 people DEC – MAY: GUEST COTTAGE 2 people

Gecko House is only three miles from Cruz Bay yet nestled into a lush, quiet hillside, affording spectacular views of Fish Bay and beyond.
Close to many beautiful, white sand beaches and numerous scenic hiking trails, most within the National Park. Thus you can enjoy the unspoiled, natural beauty of our small island. Relax on our open screened in decks and absorb the tranquil sights & sounds of the birds, frogs and brilliant, turquoise waters as well as our vibrant gardens of many fruit trees. Soak in our outdoor hot tub, located amidst our tropical gardens.
From Gecko House, it is an easy five-minute walk down to Fish Bay, where you'll find a quiet and private shallow water beach perfect for beach-combing and walking along paths through the mangroves.
Gecko house is at the end of a road, making it private, quiet, peaceful, and restful. You'll enjoy being away from hectic life in Cruz Bay, but close enough to go and enjoy dinner, shopping and nightlife, in only a 10-minute ride. With so much to do just in Fish Bay and the many other bays that make up the south shore of the island, you'll never want to leave. Come experience the undiscovered St. John - your vacation paradise

Accommodations:
Gecko House is a fully appointed and spacious three bedroom / three bath home with an adjoining screened in porches. Guests have full access to the hot tub situated on the lower deck which is surrounded by key lime, sour sop and banana fruit trees.

The home has cypress-vaulted ceilings with Mexican tile floors throughout lending a cozy and open-air feeling. The home is filled with natural light and is richly textured with colorful ethnic fabrics complimenting the owner's paintings and prints which grace the walls. Step outside onto the private, screened in deck overlooking Fish Bay to enjoy your morning cup of coffee, a relaxing cocktail after a day at the beach, or simply to watch the moonrise over the mountain ridge. The main house has an open air living / dining room with attached fully screened porch, a full bath and separate spacious bedroom with a king size bed.

Only steps away on the same level is the guest cottage furnished with a queen size bed, two comfortable chairs for watching television, reading or relaxing, a kitchen table and chairs next to the fully appointed kitchen, a full bath, and an outside screened in porch with additional seating and eating area.
The third bedroom is down a short series of steps on the lower level beneath the main house. This bedroom is furnished with a queen bed, screened in porch, full bath, small refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker.

Gecko House may be rented to sleep 2 to 6 persons, making this a quiet, comfortable vacation home. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.

From December - May 2017 only the Gecko Cottage which sleeps 2 will be available for rent during that time period. Please inquire and clarify with property manager.





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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    This bedroom is in the main house, separate from living room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    This bedroom is in the adjoining studio / cottage...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    This bedroom is on the lower level...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Toaster, Coffee maker, Blender, Washer, Beach Chairs and Towels, Cooler, Hair dryer, Iron and Ironing Board, High speed internet connection, Binoculars, games, books....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    HDMI cable for computer / tv hook up...moreless

  • Video Library:

    The owner is a filmmaker and has an extensive film library of independent documentary films....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    15 minute walk or 3 minute drive to a pebble beach on the South Side of St. John. Excellent for snorkeling....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Gecko House overlooks Fishbay and the sunrise on the East of St. John. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Gecko House is at the end of a road, very quiet location....moreless

  • Water View:

    Gecko House overlooks Fishbay and the sunrise on the East of St. John. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a large dining room table in the main house that seats 8 people. There is a small dining room table in the adjoining cottage. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    All three bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking is at the top of the driveway. Guests must walk down a hill to reach steps to the house. Not suitable for infirm, wheelchairs, or people with knee and hip problems. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    There are a few good caterers on island who will be happy to provide you with meals. The owner will provision the cottage before your arrival upon request....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Two full kitchens with toaster, microwave, full refrigerator, gas stove, coffee maker, blender, pots and pans. More cooking equipment available upon request. ...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    There are two full refrigerators, one in each of the upper level room. There is a small refrigerator in the lower level bedroom. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Fully screened in porch has an eating area and a couch and two lounge chairs for relaxing....moreless

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

    In the tropical fruit garden, a full deck surrounds the private hot tub just below the cottage....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    A private hot tub is available for guests 24 hours. Located on the lower deck surrounded by a tropical garden, perfect for stargazing!...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Dec 1 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,450

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Spring - Fall
Apr 16 - Dec 15, 2017
5 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Holidays
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

There is a cleaning fee to be added to the price of the rental. Amount determined by length of stay.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay

Car: Necessary

There are many local bars and restaurants in Cruz Bay and Coral Bay with live music each evening.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: The Lelands have been traveling to the Caribbean for over 30+ years. Ms.Leland is a documentary filmmaker / artist who has made a number of award-winning films about Caribbean culture. Dr. Leland is retired radiologist. They purchased Gecko House as a way to share their love of the islands with others, as well as their family.

Why the Owner Chose Fish Bay, St. John, USVI:
We purchased Gecko House because it offered a beautiful view of Fishbay. In addition, the house is at the end of a road and thus proved to be a quiet, restful home in the most lush tropical surroundings. We wanted a private retreat in the Caribbean and Gecko House was the perfect choice.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Photos

  • View of gardens above and Fishbay beyond Gecko House

    View of gardens above and Fishbay beyond Gecko House

  • Main house: screened in sitting & dining area off great room

    Main house: screened in sitting & dining area off great room

  • Main house: great room

    Main house: great room

  • Main house: kitchen, dining, living room area

    Main house: kitchen, dining, living room area

  • Main house: master bedroom

    Main house: master bedroom

  • Main house: master bath with walk in shower

    Main house: master bath with walk in shower

  • Guest cottage interior

    Guest cottage interior

  • Guest cottage  bathroom

    Guest cottage bathroom

  • Main house: 3rd bedroom screened sitting area studio

    Main house: 3rd bedroom screened sitting area studio

  • breezeway between main house and guest cottage

    breezeway between main house and guest cottage

  • spa area

    spa area

  • View of Fishbay from Gecko House deck

    View of Fishbay from Gecko House deck

  • Main house: kitchen

    Main house: kitchen

  • Main house: kitchen, dining, living room

    Main house: kitchen, dining, living room

  • Main house: living room

    Main house: living room

  • Main house: master bedroom

    Main house: master bedroom

  • Guest cottage (second bedroom) sitting area

    Guest cottage (second bedroom) sitting area

  • Guest cottage sitting area and kitchenette

    Guest cottage sitting area and kitchenette

  • Main house: 3rd bedroom & bath

    Main house: 3rd bedroom & bath

  • BBQ area outside main house kitchen

    BBQ area outside main house kitchen

  • gardens and private spa

    gardens and private spa

VRBO #102069

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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