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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property


MILITARY FOLKS, PAST, CURRENT OR FUTURE!!! 50% OFF IN 1 BEDROOM, AND THE STUDIO TOO! De-Stress in popular Sugar Bird Nest, or Sugar Bird Dreams, Watch the charming, yellow-bellied sugar birds and grass quits eat the sugar we put out for them every day! Also TO HELP YOU DE-STRESS, I HAVE JUST INSTALLED A TOP-OF-THE-LINE JACUZZI!! (WITH COLORED LIGHTS AND A WATERFALL!) WOW! I'VE NAMED IT: 'SUGAR BIRD BATH!' Used to belong to a very famous Country Western Singer!!

It is quiet, private and peaceful, because it's 'the house at the end of the road!!' Bushes, trees and plants all around - plus the birds, occasional chickens and a cat, Spookey, and a new sausage dog, GiGi! She's really sweet and LOVES all people! She'll come downstairs and visit you!

Watch the gorgeous sunsets, from your balcony, or the upstairs balcony, bring your cocktails, snacks and listen to Lee play her Rosewood, 1889 Weber Grand Piano for sunset time! Lee plays Streisand, Sinatra, Crosby, Garland, Tony Bennett, etc. and all the 'old love songs of yesteryear' for your enjoyment, before you go off to dinner at one of our fabulous restaurants!

It's just a 5 minute or less, drive up to Sugar Bird Hill from Cruz Bay town - so you can get to dinner in 5 to 10 minutes! The beaches are only 10 minutes away or less. Come visit us, and see why renters are coming back - everyone loves it here! Lee has published three children's picture books! Named: 'MARSHMELLOW LITTLE CLOUD DISCOVERS AN ISLAND!' And 'MARSHMELLOW LITTLE CLOUD DISCOVERS ENGLAND.' "GIGI THE LUCKY DOG," and her husband Bill, wrote a math book for children, 'A MATH PRIMER WITH EMPHASIS ON FRACTIONS AND PRIMES!' For grades 3 to 7. She has some on hand which she will autograph, with the child's name and a little message to the child!

All kinds of boating adventures are awaiting you! The Baths at Virgin Gorda, the Caves at Norman Island, Foxxy at Foxxy's on Jost van Dyke, and Sunset Sails and more!

Lee Morris at Sugar Bird Hill, Sugar Bird Nest, Sugar Bird Dreams and Sugar Bird Bath!

P.S. I can recommend car rental agencies to you. If you rent on St Thomas, remember, the last barge every day is at 6:30 p.m. so keep that in mind!!

Good Luck, and see you soon, in Love City, Paradise!

I will always meet you - at the people ferry dock, or the car barge dock (when you rent your car on St. Thomas!)

Keywords: RATES: $1500 - 1 BEDROOM, $1200 - STUDIO - FOR 7 NIGHTS. Military - 50% off. These are the High Season prices. Off season prices are: $1200 - 1 bedroom, $1000 - Studio - 7 nights. Military discount on the high season prices.


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Lee Morris
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Lee Morris

Lee grew up in Rhode Island, moved to California after marrying Bill Morris, lived in Germany 2 yrs, and England 7 yrs. After raising their 3 children in Southern california, they moved to beautiful, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. She loves to make music - singing and playing her grand piano and the piano at her church. She still works part time and loves it, and can't imagine ever being retired! She belongs to several groups, singing with the St. John Singers, and her little children's picture books came out a few years ago now! The title is: 'Marshmellow Little Cloud Discovers an Island.' (St. John, of course.) And 'Marshmellow Little Cloud Discovers England." "Gigi The Lucky Dog", and her husband Bill has written a terrific children's math book 'A Math Primer With Emphasis on Fractions And Primes.' You can get them from her, which she will autograph with the child's name, and a little message to the child. Come on out and enjoy our beautiful parades! She likes to work out and exercise, and walks her dog Gigi twice a day..

Lee Morris purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Lee Morris chose Cruz Bay

We bought our land in 1991, then moved here permanently in 1994, and built our beautiful home. Bill was an avid sailor, and the beauty, scenery and sailing here are spectacular! So, why NOT move here? Bill had many, many years of wonderful sailing, up and down the island chains and delivering boats to and from the states. And we LOVE our spectacular 180 degree view! Sunsets every night, islands abound all around, boats going back and forth - it's never ending sight, and never two nights are the samet!

What makes this apartment unique

We love the quiet, peacefulness and beauty of the area! St. Thomas is across the Pillsbury Sound, with lots and lots of islands all around in the beautiful shimmering blue sea! Sail boats, motor boats, fishing boats, ferries and car barges all going about their business in the Sound. The sun sets over the Sound and St. Thomas and is gorgeous every night! We see lots of rainbows too. We have 180 degree views. FANTASTIC! Sunsets, rainbows - the whole works! (We often see the 'Green Flash' too, when the air is really clear!) I'll show you how to see it!! Also our house is at the END of the road! No cars or vehicles whizzing by!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for that lovely review Jack! Very much appreciated!

I'll see you next year here, I'm sure, both of you!!

Lee and Gigi the Lucky Dog.
Jan 2016
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Contant & Contant Farms Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom in new studio apt.
  • Bathroom in new studio apt.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Sugar Bird Dreams - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a new studio - one queen bed,one sleeper couch
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen sized bed. Also couch in living room makes up to Queen sized bed., Child Beds (1) Two fold up beds available for child or small adult. I also have two blow-up mattresses for the floor., Baby Cribs (1) Crib available upon request!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch in living room converts to queen sized bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
EXCLUSIVE - NEWLY ELECTRONIC GATED AREA FOR THE LAST 3 HOUSES AT THE END OF THE ROAD!! REMEMBER - RETURNING SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN -50% OFF REGULAR PRICE!!. MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW - THIS IS ESPECIALLY GOOD FOR THE FIRST OR SECOND MONTH AFTER RETURN!! YOU'LL GET A REALLY GOOD REST IN A TOTALLY DIFFERENT, RELAXING ENVIRONMENT!! CLEAR YOUR HEAD!! Quiet, end of the road home, near town, beaches, churches, restaurants, shopping, water sports, many hiking trails, the Weston Resort, Caneel Bay Resort. Bring your cocktails and hors d'oeuvres upstairs for sunset viewing while Lee plays her 1889 Weber rosewood grand piano - love songs of Streisand, Sinatra, Garland, Tony Bennett etc. OTHER AMENITIES: Hair dryer, beach towels, 4 beach chairs, coolers,, blue ice for coolers, NEW - WiFi recently installed for your lap top!! Lee has written three childrens' picture books!


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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a short but "sweet" stay at Sugar Bird's Nest. Lee met us at the car barge as planned and led us up up up to the lovely Property! What a Wonderful Hostess and Her little sidekick Gigi was precious. The one Bedroom apt was spacious, clean and well equipped. We enjoyed the sunset and turned on the BR AC which cooled off quickly after a hot afternoon. Perfect "home" base to explore the island from. Only a 5 min drive down to Starfish Market or into Cruz Bay for Happy Hour and Dinner. We found ourselves longing to get away from the crowd and return to the little "nest" overlooking the open water and St Thomas! Many extra touches including bbq (wish we had just stayed in and cooked dinner there) beach chairs, coolers and beach towels were so convenient and appreciated. The washer/dryer was wonderful. Having coffee and breakfast on the porch was the perfect beginning as we prepared for each day's adventure. Gigi enjoyed the dingo sticks and dog treats we brought along! We have already recommended this great spot to a few People we met who were not happy with their accomodation. Hard to beat Lee's place for a couple or small Family!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a fantastic place to stay on St. John with a fabulous view!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The owner of the property, Lee, is a fantastic host. My friend and I took a very last minute trip here last week and fortunately she had a last minute cancellation so we booked it. Lee is a very nice lady who loves to play piano and is a super friendly host. She is a great piano player and has the most beautiful Grand Piano with a great story to go with how she got the piano. She lives upstairs and has two apartments below her. My friend and I had one that had the best view from the two below but both apartments were great for one or two people. We had air conditioning in the bedroom and a nice size living room and full kitchen. She also has a nice hot tub that she bought from Kenny Chessney; who has a place on the island. Her house and apartments were in a perfect location to be. I would strongly suggest staying here for the views; Lee being the great host she was; and the location. It was also located very near the best grocery store; liquor store and sandwich place on the island. You could get sandwiches to go and take them to the beach. Lee had chairs, towels and snorkeling gear you could use if you didn`t bring yours for the beach. You definitely need to have a rent car to stay here. You can get a small car pretty cheap in St. Thomas or a very nice Jeep on St. John; which would also have been handy since the roads are very steep and curving but great roads.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OH Jeff, Thanks so much for the wonderful, long review of my places!! I loved hearing from you, and loved having you stay here!! Come again next year, or whenever you can. Gigi loves to have company too! She just loves people and any attention she can get!! Yes, it is wonderful here - I call it Paradise!! The view can't be beat since we face west and see the sunset every night too!! Lee and Gigi, the Lucky Dog.
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Absolutely amazing, can't wait for the next visit!

  • 5 of 5

We truly cannot say enough good things about Lee, Gigi and their beautiful home! The property is exactly what we were looking for in a vacation rental and Lee was an amazing host. She came to meet us down at the ferry and show us the way up the hill to her home. The views are breathtaking, the 1-bedroom unit was spacious, clean and equipped with everything you could possibly need on vacation. We also took a peak into the studio which is just as wonderful as the 1-bedroom.

Lee always gave us great advice on where to go, which beaches to visit and restaurants to dine at. She was there if we needed anything or had any questions, and it was great having Gigi around, too! We enjoyed hearing Lee play her piano in the evenings.

The location was absolutely perfect, less than a 5 minute drive to Cruz Bay, where there are beaches, restaurants and bars. The market is even closer with a grocery store and convenience store. I would definitely recommend renting a car to stay at this property, and it was worth the extra money to have a Jeep to explore around the island!

We are already planning a trip back to St. John to stay with Lee again!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

This place is wonderful and Lee is a very accommodating host and lovely person. The view from the place is amazing, and the screened porch is spacious and a perfect place for morning coffee or to enjoy a meal. The apartment has everything you could ever need to make your stay enjoyable. We loved staying here and look forward to returning again. The location is perfect for exploring the island and very close to Cruz Bay for dinners. Lee has two places so if her calendar shows booked you should still inquire about the other one. And Gigi the dog is an adorable addition to a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, amazing, amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed with Lee and Gigi at their wonderful home. It was an extreme pleasure staying there. With her hospitality and amazing views. Her home is secured by a access gate which gave me a sense of safety. We meet another couple and enjoyed a great meal with Lee. Every morning we were greeted by Gigi spending time with us why we had our morning coffee overlooking the bay. It is our intention to revisit Lee and Gigi.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our New Home on St. John

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned home and we can't wait to return. What a lovely property, and Lee the on-site owner is a most gracious and helpful host. We stayed in the 1-BR apartment (Sugar Bird Nest), and it offered everything we needed and more. Previous tenants have left amenities behind like cooking oil and spices, so make sure you do an inventory before you buy. We left unused sunscreen, Meyer's Rum and some other things so it's a nice "use some/leave some" arrangement. Lee has everything for the beach...towels, beach chairs, coolers, and ice-packs. The view overlooking Pillsbury Sound is fantastic and the large, screened-in balcony makes for a comfortable venue to enjoy morning coffee or for outdoor dining. The Jacuzzi's a nice touch and we were able to use it several times and the gas grill was great for grilling fish. You will need a car, but we were able to use a small 2-WD Yaris from Budget rental car at STT, so don't feel like you have to pay double for a 4-WD Jeep. It was especially nice having a washer/dryer at our disposal as well. We'll remember it for next time so we can pack light. Thank you to Lee for offering such a clean and well-maintained home away from home! We will miss you and Gigi until next time.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Many in Cruz Bay St John
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
St John
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many in Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Two lovely apts - a 1 bedroom and a brand new studio apt! NOTE: BE SURE TO BRING YOUR CURRENT PASSPORT IF YOU WANT TO GO TO THE LOVELY PLACES IN THE BVI's!! Sail and power boat rides to British Virgin Islands for exploring, swimming, snorkeling, visit 'The Baths' in Virgin Gorda, the 'caves' at Norman Island, other islands of interest. Charter your own boats as well! I have a dart board on the wall at the upstairs patio - you are welcome to come and play! Many hiking trails on the island - come try them out! Hiking maps available at the National Park Visitors Center in Mongoose area. Reef Bay Trail Hike, at the end you can take a boat back to town instead of hiking up the big hill! Sign up at the Nat. Park Visitors Center. COME FOR THE VIEW AND STAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE - IS WHAT I SAY!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

$200 security deposit will be returned a week after guests leave. Need to rent a car - I suggest on St. Thomas, cheaper and easier - get it right at the airport!

1/2 at inception, and last half 30 days before arrival.