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Gorgeous ocean views

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom lower garden unit

Far Horizons Ocean View is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom lower garden unit. It is the perfect spot for a couple on their honeymoon, or just needing a little getaway. There is a pullout couch in the living room which can accommodate 1 child or 2, if they don't mind sharing. It also has a private splash pool with a large outdoor sitting area.

It is a gated, fenced in property which overlooks Frank Bay, Turner Bay and a bird sanctuary. Frank Bay offers the closest snorkeling as well as a quiet spot to sit and watch the sunset. Just out the gate and around the corner is Gallows Point which not only has a wonderful restaurant but also a small convenience market for all of your basic necessities. Continue walking for about 4 minutes and you are in the heart of Cruz Bay where you can satisfy all of your shopping, dining and nightlife needs. From Cruz Bay you are just a short drive or taxi ride to the larger grocery stores, the National Park which makes up 2/3rds of our little island and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Although a rental car is not a necessity we certainly recommend it for at least a portion of your stay, especially if this is your first visit to St. John. It is worth exploring at your own pace and stopping along the way to take in the breathtaking views that make up the drive.

The owner, Anna and her daughter Addison live in the upper part of the house. They are there if you need them or have any questions, otherwise you are given as much privacy as you need or want.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Anna

I moved to St. John in 1991after graduating from Rhode Island School of Design. I was lucky enough to find this house in 1994 when I was looking for a new place to rent and immediately fell in love with it. It was one of the few places I had seen with an actual yard and a view, all I saw was potential. In 2012 I brought my daughter up to the states to give her a little more exposure to the world, however we held on tightly to our strong bonds to St. John, our friends and our home.

Far Horizons has been my home and sanctuary for over 20 years and so far everyone who has stayed there has felt the same peace and comfort as I have.

This summer of 2017 my daughter and I finally made our way back to St. John and Far Horizons and we couldn't be more pleased to be home.

St. John encompasses not only my love of the islands, the water and the landscape but also some of the best people I could ever have the honor of calling my friends.

Anna purchased this apartment in 2001

What makes this apartment unique

There are many reasons Far Horizons is such a great fit for so many travelers. Besides it's quaint and quiet home like accommodation, it is a nice distance from Cruz Bay and not too far from the beaches. You do not have to rent a car for your whole stay, although it's recommended to get the full experience of the island. You can walk into town and avoid the paid parking, enjoy a sun downer, a meal or both and then slowly make your way back. Having us living upstairs gives you the insight into the island that you wouldn't necessarily get staying at some of the other villa's.

We are here to help, not intrude on your vacation, and hopefully entice you to return the next year.


Car: recommended

Far Horizons is located close enough to Cruz Bay so that you can walk, however it is far enough away so that you will not sacrifice any of your privacy. We are just a minute or two from the entrance to the National Park and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Although it is not necessary to rent a car we do highly recommend it for at least a portion of your stay. It is worth taking the time to drive around the island and explore the various beaches with their crystal clear waters and coral reefs thriving with activity, as well as the numerous sugar mill ruins, hiking trails and magnificent views along the way.


Great Cruz Bay Estates Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 1 King size bed downstairs and a pull out couch
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Air conditioning in bedrooms only. No smoking inside. Please ask regarding children under the age of eight.


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Gorgeous ocean views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Clinton, CT

The perfect location, cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the downstairs apt from March 4 - 8 and absolutely loved every minute of it. Jennifer is a dream to deal with - very responsive, helpful and friendly. She jumped on every request! We were met by Mitch at the ferry terminal and whisked up the the apt where Jennifer met us to introduce us to this lovely little space. The outdoor patio quickly became our home away from home. This place is well equipped, clean and comfy. The location is ideal with a nice view out over Frank Bay - you can hear the waves breaking softly in the distance - but so close to town that a 10 min stroll takes you to some of the best restaurants in the islands. Fantastic meals at Morgan's Mango, Ocean 362, Extra Virgin and La Tapa! Cruz Bay isn't lacking in great options for dinner! That being said, head over to Starfish Mkt (better selection than Dolphin Mkt) and pick up supplies for breakfast. Prices on the island understandably are very high and it didn't seem worth $40 for an OK bkfst for 2 when we could easily whip one up in the well equipped little kitchen. Don't hesitate to book this place - its a little slice of heaven on earth and Anna & Jennifer are responsive and professional to deal with. We will recommend to our friends and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal place!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the property for 2 weeks. The first week was in the downstairs unit, the second week was in the upstairs unit. Both have a view of the ocean, with the upstairs unit being the better view. Clean, well appointed. The outdoors seating/patio areas for both were beautiful and relaxing! Ideally located rental within walking distance of Cruz Bay. The property manager Jennifer was outstanding and friendly, always available to answer any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Anna Maria, Fl USA

Good week

  • 5 of 5

Three of us rented the upstairs unit, and enjoyed it immensely, even if Gonzalo did try to brush us off. The unit was clean, nicely furnished, close enough to town for easy walking, and the pool was there for relaxing. The ladies running it were excellent, with support transport to/from ferry, and other places as needed. Dive shop was less that .25 miles away, town less than a mile. Beds slept well. It was solidly built and when Gonzalo threatened, rapidly shuttered for our protection. All in all, a very enjoyable week.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning for under 5 nts $100

There is a cleaning fee for stays under 5 nights of $100
Thanksgiving week is the same as peak season rates
Rate does NOT include 15% service charge

Nightly rates range from $250-$330 per night depending on season and number of guests, please inquire about holiday nightly rates.

There is a cleaning fee applied to stays under 5 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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