About the property
- House1300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3-5
This two bedroom/two bath home is the ideal vacation retreat. Located in quiet Fish Bay, this home has all the amenities including an inside/ outdoor shower so that you can shower under the stars or sunlight.
The great room offers comfortable rattan furniture with a TV/VCR/DVD. The Dining area has a glass top dining table that can accommodate 6 guests. The kitchen is custom designed with a bar and bar stools for a quick breakfast before heading out to the beach. There are plenty of amenities in the kitchen for the cook including mixer, blender, pots, pans, and coffee grinder.
Off the great room is the main deck with chaise lounges, a gas grill, built in corner seating, and a large rectangular table for outside dining.
The home has an easterly exposure making it cool in the afternoon.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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Gorgeous views, beautifully situated home
We spent 5 days staying at Jolly Diversion. Its a lovely home situated in quiet Fish Bay 15 minutes from downtown Cruz Bay. The house had everything we needed: well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, quiet location, exceptional views of Fish Bay. My only critiques can't be helped by the owners: we didn't realize how many mosquitos there are during the summer so we were getting badly bitten everywhere we went. The house has several fans and when you open all the doors the airflow keeps things comfortable but I will say that on the hottest days I did miss having aircon (the one bedroom downstairs has an aircon window unit - we didn't use the downstairs room at all). At night it was lovely to sleep with the fan and open doors. Visiting out of season was great because there weren't that many people around but there's a reason everyone goes in the winter: its dry (no mosquitos) and slightly cooler and less humid. St John really is a paradise - next time we'll visit during the winter and we'll certainly be back at Jolly Diversion.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Mosquitoes somehow know when there are new arrivals. Dusk and dawn are their busy times. And if it has rained, they are more prevalent.
We're hoping Jolly Diversion still has a roof after hurricane Irma.
They were very helpful with all of our needs and the place was beautiful! Thank you for everything.
Nick...So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Peaceful and Private
The location is secluded, but the seclusion makes it more difficult to get to location. We enjoyed the stay and would recommend it if you are looking for solitude. Accommodations were good, and the kitchen had all the items we needed to prepare meals. We grilled on the outdoor BBQ quite often. The outdoor shower was interesting, would not give it a plus or a minus.
Great, Quiet Slice of Paradise
Our stay at Jolly Diversion was perfect. The pictures of the villa do not do it justice. It is in great condition. Very bright, clean, and breezy. My boyfriend and I stayed in the master bedroom. While there is no A/C, there are plenty of ceiling fans throughout the house and lots of through-breezes. Truthfully, we ended up putting on an additional lightweight blanket because we got chilly in the middle of the night. The views are lovely. The location is great - just a few minutes from the heart of town, but far enough to be peaceful and relaxing. The driveway is steep, but so are basically all driveways in St John, so nothing detracting there. Nancy, the property manager, is a treasure. My only constructive feedback would be to get sharper knives (or a knife sharpener!). They were super dull and made it hard to cut those limes for our evening cocktails. I would highly recommend this villa!
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and that you found Jolly to be peaceful and relaxing. Sorry that you had a bit of trouble with the knives. There is a sharpener, but it is a rather modern design and perhaps it was overlooked as such.
Hope to be able to accommodate you on a future trip to St John.
Nadine & Bob
Excellent stay at Jolly Diversion
It was a pleasure to stay at Jolly Diversion over the holidays. The views from the home have to seen to be believed and the neighborhood is very quiet and lush. The house itself is very well-equipped with everything you may need incl some equipment for the beach which was much appreciated. Nadine was a pleasure to deal with and very responsive. Highly recommend!
Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Jolly Diversion. Hope we can accommodate you again at a future date.
Jolly Diversion helped make it a great vacation for my wife and I and our two young children (ages 7 and 2). This was our fourth trip to St John and this property has been the best value. Great views from the huge balcony and inside the home, complete privacy in a setting that feels safe with kids, located less than five minutes from town. The property is very clean and well-designed and, as others have stated, the pictures understate the interior. Well-equipped kitchen and laundry - they even have everything you need for the beach: beach towels and chairs, coolers, and a large bin of beach toys for the kids. No AC in the main living area but three large bay-facing patio doors, windows throughout, and elevated ceilings keep the house cool all day - not sure who travels to St John to sit in the AC anyhow:). Great place to enjoy coffee on the balcony in the morning (of course rum drinks later in the day) and then return to after a full day at the beach and exploring the island. Only downside was having to return to WI in Dec.. we'll be back.
Thank you for your wonderful review. So good to hear you had a great time, and your stay at Jolly was enjoyable. Hope to accommodate you and your family on another trip to the USVI in the future.
Best to you and the family......
N & B Genesius
Jolly Diversion Owners
7 Minutes to Cruz Bay (Downtown), and Ferry.
Other Activities: Boating, shopping, kayaking, parasailing, mini golf, the Virgin Islands Nat'l Park, Reef Bay trail is a short drive/hike.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based on party of 2 adults. Additional guests are $25 pp per night. Minor children are not charged.