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Reef Bay Cottage - Expansive Water Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,549 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Native stone cottage, 1 bedroom/bath plus **2nd bedroom/bath available

A charming native stone cottage located on the south side of St. John, at the edge of Fish Bay with unobstructed views into the turquoise water of Reef Bay extending east to Rams Head with St. Croix the south in the distance.

The one bedroom cottage is perfect for honeymooners, couples or small families looking for a easy, romantic getaway. Second bedroom available on the lower level with separate outdoor access, is available for additional fee.

Just beyond the cottage, a few minutes by foot to the National Park trail that leads down to beautiful, sandy Reef Bay beach. Ideal for snorkeling when the seas are calm or surfing when the waves are up.

Whether you are traveling as couple or two, Reef Bay Cottage is a convenient drive into town or a few minutes more to many of the Virgin Islands National Park's north shore sandy beaches.

Main level of the cottage has dining room/area with the kitchen, living room, bedroom and private outdoor shower. The comfortable, traditional queen sized mahogany, four poster bed is elevated. A spacious vanity/desk accented with a native stone wall located between the bedroom and bathroom with views on two sides. Enjoy getting ready with ocean views directly in front of you.

Bathroom has white marble counter top and mahogany cabinets. Separate door leads to the outdoor shower, private and fully tiled. Enjoy sun-filled showers or starry nights.

The living room is furnished with a very comfortable, fully upholstered sofa and arm chair. Enjoy movie nights on the flat screen television.

The kitchen has granite counter tops, mahogany cabinets and stainless steel appliances and gas grill is located outside on the leeward deck. Well furnished with cooking utensils and beautiful water view from the kitchen window.

The cottage is fully air-conditioned and stocked with beach towels, beach coolers, reading materials and a hat library for those who prefer to pack light.

Step out onto the windward deck to enjoy the sunrise ocean view or sunset reflecting off the whitecliffs while sounds of the waves reaches the sandy shoreline. During winter months, keep a look out for whale migration.

For an additional fee, the second bedroom on the lower level is furnished with a queen-sized, hand carved mahogany headboard from Tanzania, indoor bathroom and shower to one side and laundry room on the opposite end. This second bedroom is not intended for younger children/guests requiring supervision due to separate outdoor access.

The pool is located up the hill, on the grounds between the cottage and main house. Guests can enjoy the exclusive use of the pool during their stay.

Reef Bay is a sandy National Park beach. To access, walk just a couple of minutes, 100 yards +/-, to the trail head. Agility is necessary due to the uneven steps to the beach. Please note other sandy beaches are easily accessible along the North Shore, about a 20 minute drive from the cottage.

Owner/Manager reserves the right to refuse rental to any party at their complete discretion. This rental is located in a residential neighborhood, please respect noise level in the evenings.

Reserve your spot today to ensure you have your place in the sun. Guests included clients building their own island dream home, honeymooners and parents to be on a baby moon. We've hosted brides and grooms, couples that came down as boyfriends/girlfriends and left engaged, she said 'yes'! Whether it's a special occasion, birthday, anniversary or just getting away. Reef Bay Cottage enjoys hosting a rapid growing list of guests that continue their annual migration to St. John and find home once they arrive at Reef Bay Cottage.

Relax and unwind, Reef Bay Cottage is home while you are here. St. John, US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, we drive on the left side of the road but it's worth it to see the tropical sunsets, palm trees blowing in the wind, and white sandy beaches just to name a few.

Main Level Enclosed Area: 702 Sq. Ft.

Balconies & Patio: 400 Sq. Ft.

Second Bedroom Enclosed Area: 148 sq. ft.

Total Square Footage: 1,245 Sq. Ft.

More Details

Reef Bay Cottage
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Spectacular getaway cottage! Designed and built by the best architect in the Virgin Islands. Great views, quiet location, wonderful hosts.
Oct 2008
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Fish Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1549 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One outdoor bathroom, fully tiled and private
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen sized traditional West Indian bed, elevated
  • Queen-sized elevated bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Reef Bay Cottage - Expansive Water Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Perfect honeymoon getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Reef Bay Cottage for the latter part of our honeymoon and wish we had stayed here the entire time. The cottage was exactly as described and came with everything that we needed for our daily excursions (coolers, beach chairs, beach towels, bug spray, etc.). We were able to get some groceries upon our arrival so that I could make breakfast and also pack lunch before we headed out for the day. I even grilled dinner a couple of nights on the gas grill. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the condiments and coffee, tea, sugar, etc. We enjoyed our coffee on the patio every morning overlooking the waves crashing on Reef Bay. We spent the late afternoons with cocktails at the pool which overlooks the ocean - a great way to wind down after our adventures. Seng was the most accommodating host as well and really gave the trip that extra touch that will make us return in the future. I would recommend having a rental car since it is a little off the beaten path - very secluded which is what we wanted on our honeymoon. It is only about a 10-15 minute drive into town for all the bars, restaurants, and shopping. One of the unique aspects of St. John is driving the winding hilly roads - absolutely amazing scenery and vistas throughout the island. Already looking forward to our next St. John trip!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berwyn, PA

Beautiful Retreat!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was even more beautiful than we expected! So many perfect details from the beautiful decor and french doors to the beach towels and chairs, kitchen stocked with coffee, tea, sugar, condiments, etc. We were welcomed with a beach bag filled with snacks and a bottle of rum. The cottage had fresh island flowers throughout. The view is amazing, the location is private and serene, yet a short drive to town. It was the perfect place for a much needed vacation. Seng was a wonderful host. We would definitely stay here again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

True Island Experience!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the most magical spots imaginable!

  • 5 of 5

Seng and her property are total gems! Seng went above and beyond in responsiveness and exudes a true joy and helpfulness in hosting. From a thoughtfully-stocked, monogrammed gift tote bag to rides into town to shopping stops to stock up on groceries to impromptu tours of the North Shore beaches, Seng gave of herself generously and fully while we were there. And now let's talk about this amazing place: Every detail is impeccable in this home designed by Seng's in-demand architect husband - paint colors, stone and brick architectural details, bedding, thick and luxurious towels, a private outdoor shower where you are accompanied by hummingbirds and feel like you are in a botanical garden, the amazing pool and deck up over the cottage, the landscaping and night lighting of the grounds, gorgeous views of turquoise waters out of every window, every kitchen appliance and tool you would ever need, satellite TV for those who watch, great reference books about St. John, a "hat library", loads of great DVDs, fast Internet access up by the pool [probably the best office view in the world!], wonderful tradewinds, a convenient and quiet residential location just a 10-minute drive from Cruz Bay and a 10-minute walk down to the beach. Couldn't ask for anything more! We hope to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit to Reef Bay Cottage. We loved it so much we had to take our friends and

family there. Best vacation place ever. We highly recommended it to everyone!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our best trip to St. John yet!!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our week long family vacation in St. John. This was our third trip to St. John and without a doubt, the best. Seng and the Reef Bay Cottage are nothing short of spectacular. The views of Reef Bay are beautiful from the cottage terrace. The cottage is meticulously maintained and Seng is incredibly detailed. Thoughtfully picked colors line the walls of the cottage to give a true Caribbean flair to the ambiance of the property. Waking up in the bedroom to a vaulted ceiling and views of the ocean everyday was incredible. The kitchen was well stocked with all the utensils required and the appliances are modern and well maintained. On our arrival, Seng was there to meet us and help us with every request. She provided our 5 year old with beach toys to use during our stay and noodles for the pool. Even though Seng is available, she is very courteous of guest privacy which gives the feeling of being the only ones on the property. The cottage is perfect for both couples and families.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Cyril E. King Airport (STT)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Cruz Bay town
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 104
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cruz Bay town
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Reef Bay
Car: recommended

Reef Bay Cottage, located on the south side of St. John, 3 miles/15 minute drive from Cruz Bay town. Access restaurants, eateries, bars and shopping. Vendors providing watersports, including snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boards, parasailing, sailing, kayaking and power boat rentals. The northside of St. John has numerous sugar white sandy beaches within the Virgin Islands National Park, about a 20-30 minute drive from Reef Bay Cottage. Coral Bay and East End is about 30-40 minutes drive.

Lots of activities available for those of you looking for fun filled times or take it easy and do absolutely nothing at all.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owners/property manager reserves the right to refuse rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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