1 bedroom lower garden unit
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.
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Perfect spot in paradise.
View is gorgeous and quiet yet an easy walk to restaurants and shopping. Anna was a great hostess who offered up great tips and information of places to see. We couldn’t have found a better place to stay and will definitely go back.
Beautiful spot and walk to town
We had a beautiful spot to call home while for our stay in St John. We could walk to all the bars and restaurants down town and easily grab the taxi to all our favorite beaches. This is one of our favorite islands and we can’t wait to be back. Anna was an amazing host and picked us up at the ferry, as well as full of wonderful recommendations and tips.
Quiet yet convenient
Anna was very nice and accommodating. She picked us up from the ferry dock and drove us back the day of departure. The apartment is comfortable and cozy. There was a welcome basket of fruit, cheese, crackers and wine which we enjoyed over the course of our stay. It is a super convenient walk into the nightlife of Cruz Bay yet quiet upon your return to the private outdoor patio. A little pricey, but that is St. John!
The perfect location, cozy and comfortable
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!
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.
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.
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 short drive to 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.