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Rebecca's Fancy -- Only Cottage on Sandy Hansen Bay Beach

(16 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Rebecca's Fancy is ideal for couples who enjoy swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA, kayaking, sailing, hiking, star gazing, fishing, and beach combing right outside your door. Shallow calm waters, cool tropical tradewinds, lush landscaping, amazing rainbows, and enchanting starry nights await.

The spotless air-conditioned, one bedroom, one bath cottage has full kitchen with dishwasher, decks and patio with chaise lounges and gas grill. Rebecca's Fancy was designed and equipped with full amenities for your comfort and convenience. Nature provides all the sights, sounds and smells.

The friendly easy-going island of St. John remains one of the most pristine and uncrowded in the Caribbean. Most of St. John's land (2/3's) and surrounding waters are managed by the United States National Park Service. Rebecca's Fancy is located on the east end of St John on Hansen Bay, directly across from the accessible sandy beach.

After driving through the National Park's Hurricane Hole you arrive at the quiet East End that is remote and completely surrounded by aquamarine crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and breathtaking views. Several uncrowded beaches are a walk away. A relaxing ten minute drive to Coral Bay and you will enjoy dining, live music, horseback riding and boutique shopping. National Park activities are nearby.

Because our electricity is expensive and unreliable we installed a 8kwh solar system in 2013. We are powering the cottage and main house 100% with solar power and a battery backup system.



Keywords: One Bedroom, One Bath Stand alone Cottage By the Sea
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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: greek
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Twin day bed in great room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Ceiling fans, hair dryer, local activities guide, paper towels, soap, toaster oven, blender, beach cooler, beach towels and chairs, Mid-week linen change-out (minimum 10 day rental), boxed lunches available. OUR DRINKING WATER IS THE PUREST, SAFEST WATER ANYWHERE!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library:

    hundreds of movies to choose from...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Hansen Bay Beach is mostly sandy with some rocky spots. The beach like all Virgin Island beaches is public with access from the road (200 feet from Rebecca's Fancy)....moreless

  • Beach View:

    Hansen Bay is literally a walk downhill on our driveway and across the road to a 50 foot long walking path to the sandy beach. (see our video)...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Gaze south west over Hansen Bay part of Round Bay and the overall greater Coral Bay Harbour...moreless

  • Rural:

    East End is separated from Coral Bay by Hurricane Hole and National Park. East End is comprised of 50 residences mostly private....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Wireless Internet 50 mb...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Park right in front of the cottage. No steps to door....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Free Local calls, no long distance, calling card available Not All cell carriers work well on St John. ATT seems to be best service island wide. We do have cell service that works well at the cottage...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    18mb wireless available...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    OUR WATER IS RAIN WATER COLLECTED AND FILTERED WITH UV LAMP TO KILL ALL LIVE CONTAMINANTS. OUR WATER IS TESTED BY A STATESIDE LAB ANNUALLY. THE PUREST, SAFEST WATER ANYWHERE!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    STOVE TOP* NO OVEN...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    variety of masks and snorkels and fins available...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 16 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
HIGH SEASON
Jan 3 - Apr 15, 2017
5 night min stay
$340
$2,200 $8,000
OFF - SEASON
Apr 16 - Nov 18, 2017
5 night min stay
$285
$1,900 $7,500
THANKSGIVING WEEK
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay
$300
$2,100
CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
Dec 23 - Dec 30, 2017
7 night min stay
$350
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$290
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

All Rates are subject to the 12.5% VI Hotel Occupancy Tax which is added to the rate quoted for your stay.

60 Day Cancellation - Full Refund. Less than 60 Days we will refund up to 50% if we re-book the same dates.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
St Thomas
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Coral Bay
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Coral Bay
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Skinny Legs Coral Bay
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
Hansen Bay

Car: Necessary

Scuba, Snorkeling, sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking with great hiking trails, historical ruins explorations.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Greetings, after living in the Philadelphia area our entire lives and raising our 3 children there, we relocated to St. John in 2002 fulfilling a 12 year dream (plan)of living in our paradise. We have been fortunate to have traveled and visited many beautiful places around the world. When we first visited St John in 1989 we knew we found our paradise. We designed and built Rebecca's Fancy ourselves to provide a practical and fun place to enjoy all that St John has to offer. Athena and I take pleasure in sharing our blessings with others. As our guests, you too will enjoy the magical sights, sounds and smells of St. John. Athena and Jay Swartley

Why the Owner Chose Estate Hansen Bay, Saint John, USVI:
We choose this property because of it's proximity to the beach and the sea 100 feet away! St. John is a small 20 square mile mountainous island with a limited number of properties that are on the water. Rebecca's Fancy is less than a quarter mile from the end of the road that begins at the ferry dock in Cruz Bay. This provides us a very quiet, peaceful place to live and enjoy all that St John has to offer.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Living in a private, quiet and safe community is a blessing. Most of our neighbors are full time residents. We chose to live here because we are remote and we hear the lapping up of the Hansen Bay waves, very serene...


Contact us

Speaks: greek
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

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Photos

  • REBECCA'S FANCY COTTAGE

    REBECCA'S FANCY COTTAGE

  • REBECCA'S FANCY ON HANSEN BAY

    REBECCA'S FANCY ON HANSEN BAY

  • REBECCA'S FANCY ACROSS FROM THE BEACH

    REBECCA'S FANCY ACROSS FROM THE BEACH

  • Living Room with comfy daybed where you look out over Hansen Bay

    Living Room with comfy daybed where you look out over Hansen Bay

  • VIEW FROM THE DAYBED

    VIEW FROM THE DAYBED

  • BEDROOM WITH KING BED

    BEDROOM WITH KING BED

  • BATHROOM WITH SHOWER STALL

There is an outdoor shower below the cottage for rinsing after the beach

    BATHROOM WITH SHOWER STALL There is an outdoor shower below the cottage for rinsing after the beach

  • East End St John, A Community of 40 private homes

    East End St John, A Community of 40 private homes

  • Hansen Bay Beach

    Hansen Bay Beach

  • Path To The Beach

    Path To The Beach

  • Just lime'n

    Just lime'n

  • Rebecca's Fancy Cottage is the lower building, we are above

    Rebecca's Fancy Cottage is the lower building, we are above

  • Rebecca's Fancy Cottage

    Rebecca's Fancy Cottage

  • PATIO WITH PROPANE GRILL, TEAK LOUNGERS, DINING TABLE

    PATIO WITH PROPANE GRILL, TEAK LOUNGERS, DINING TABLE

  • Peaceful, private East End - Enjoy nature that surrounds you

    Peaceful, private East End - Enjoy nature that surrounds you

  • LIVING AREA AND KITCHEN

    LIVING AREA AND KITCHEN

  • TROPICAL BREEZES, STARRY NIGHTS, RAINBOWS, LAPPING WAVES AWAIT...

    TROPICAL BREEZES, STARRY NIGHTS, RAINBOWS, LAPPING WAVES AWAIT...

  • King size bed that can be configured as two (2) twins

    King size bed that can be configured as two (2) twins

  • From Bordeaux Mountain looking east

    From Bordeaux Mountain looking east

  • REBECCA'S FANCY IS STEPS AWAY FROM THE TRANQUIL AQUAMARINE WATERS OF HANSEN BAY

    REBECCA'S FANCY IS STEPS AWAY FROM THE TRANQUIL AQUAMARINE WATERS OF HANSEN BAY

  • The walk from Rebecca's Fancy is from the stone wall in the distance to beach path in the foreground

    The walk from Rebecca's Fancy is from the stone wall in the distance to beach path in the foreground

  • Hansen Bay Beach - Just steps from Rebecca's Fancy

    Hansen Bay Beach - Just steps from Rebecca's Fancy

  • From Hansen Bay, Rebecca's Fancy sits alone by the beach

    From Hansen Bay, Rebecca's Fancy sits alone by the beach

  • Wherever we travel there are beautiful sunsets, this one is from Rebecca's Fancy

    Wherever we travel there are beautiful sunsets, this one is from Rebecca's Fancy

VRBO #108570

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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