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Ultimate Peace and Privacy~ Surf Sound Cottage

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

Surf Sound Cottage affords you complete privacy, panoramic ocean views, and the nearly constant sea breezes. Located above John's Folly Bay in the quiet, laid-back Coral Bay Quarter, Surf Sound Cottage is conveniently near fantastic beaches, outstanding dining, and fun entertainment.

We provide everything you'll need for that perfect, stress-free get-away: all linens, appliances and house wares, and complete beach gear. Whether you prefer an active vacation of sailing, diving and hiking, or a more relaxing stay of getting an 'all-over tan' and enjoying cool drinks on the covered porch, Surf Sound Cottage has the perfect location and just the right amenities! Our cottage is relaxed, fun, and inviting.

With just one bedroom and one bath, this house is meant to be the perfect getaway for two.

Please do compare! You'll find Surf Sound Cottage is the most affordable of completely private single family vacation homes available on St John! No multiple units here, no owners on-site, not even neighbors nearby! Just COMPLETE privacy.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Ultimate Peace and Privacy~ Surf Sound Cottage
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews

Absolute Privacy in a Gorgeous Location

  • 5 of 5

I did a LOT (way too much, really) of research on which island to visit & where to stay, & I am thrilled that I chose so well. St. John, particularly Coral Bay, is a very special place & resonated with me well. Surf Sound Cottage was the perfect place for me to spend the 1st 3 nights of my trip.

Denise was wonderfully communicative, & offers every little thing that one could want or need in her lovely cottage. She's got a great sundeck as well as a covered porch, & the views are incredible. She provides thoughtful extras like Roku TV (you can watch Netflix through it on the TV), DVDs, an I-home stereo, a calling card & phone for guest use (very helpful since my Verizon phone doesn't work in St. John, & I think NO cell phone works at her cottage), a washer/dryer & clothes line, an outdoor shower, everything you'll need in the kitchen, extra bug spray (an absolute MUST!!), A/C in the bedroom, and beach towels. The house did get VERY hot each day & night but the bedroom was cool when I slept with the A/C on. The King sized bed was comfy, & is different from the one pictured. Her couch & chair that are pictured have been replaced with 2 recliners that were comfortable. The Internet worked surprisingly fast.

I would highly recommend that you rent a car on St. John instead of St. Thomas. I had a 3 hour flight delay & missed the last car barge ferry for the night, so you could get stuck on St. Thomas with your car if that happens. Also, if you rent on St. John you can park for free in the lot in Cruz Bay (otherwise parking is difficult & pricey there). The driveway for this cottage is particularly gnarly (like most roads on St. John) & I never really got used to it, but be warned you MUST have 4WD.

Enjoy St. John, & do yourself a favor--stay at Surf Sound Cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our 7 day stay at Surf Sound Cottage. Loved the calm of Coral Bay as our base. The sunrises were spectacular from the deck. At night listening to the surf wash ashore was so soothing. The outdoor shower was a first, we are now converts. Pack light, Surf Sound had everything we needed except 1 thing but it's very fun to fill that need. Hop over to the VI National Park and pick up a $10 beach bag with the most beautiful picture of the beaches. A keepsake! Weighs nothing in your luggage home and allows you to give back to the National Park.

We hit all of the beaches, favorite was Cinnamon Bay for the big waves and soaking up the rays. 2nd was Soloman for the calmness and beautiful swooping palm trees. 3rd was Gibney for the tire swing. 4th was Honeymoon for the long stretch of baby powder like sand and beautiful trees. Since it was the off season several Coral Bay restaurants were closed so we chose Cruz Bay's Joe's Rum Hut most nights for the sunset through the trees and overlooking the boats. The North Shore Deli in Mongoose Junction had great sandwiches. Highlight of the trip was an all day sail on the Kekoa to Jost Van Dyke. Most beautiful boat. The sail was very relaxing. Jumping off the boat to swim to the Soggy Dollar Bar was an adventure I won't soon forget.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful View, Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Surf Sound Cottage! The use of beach chairs, coolers, etc. made our trip all the more enjoyable. The cottage was very clean and just perfect for the two of us. The breeze on the covered deck was amazing, as well as the views! 4WD is a must for the driveway. It's bumpy, but not scary! After the first time, you'll be a pro! We had a fabulous stay and enjoyed every minute!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shorewood, WI

Exceptional spot on a gorgeous island

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the cottage in late May and early April. It was our first trip to St. John. The cottage was a perfect getaway... many areas of St. John have whole neighborhoods of homes, but Surf Sound Cottage is up on its own little side of the mountain, completely private. It was heavenly.

Each day started with the sunrise and coffee out on the porch. We spent a week snorkeling and hiking every day, and each evening we'd come home to Surf Sound for a locally brewed beer with lime, sitting out on that favorite spot-- the porch. We did most of our cooking at the house, and found it very easy to fly in with some basics, even frozen steaks and chicken (not that that's needed-- the grocery stores are well-appointed). The kitchen and grill were great, and fully stocked with all the equipment we needed to make some great meals.

I loved staying on this side of the island. We had a constant breeze, so we never needed to turn on the A/C the entire week we were there. We also never needed bug spray. Salt Pond Bay is nearby for a swim and snorkel, and the hike out to Ram Head (also nearby) was a favorite. The views were stunning. For more snorkeling we'd drive to the north beaches, and we hiked in various spots all over the island. The one time we went out to eat it was in Coral Bay, so for us the cottage was in a perfect location. Away from the commotion, quiet and private, but close enough to everything we wanted to do.

The cottage has everything you'll need. A great kitchen, a super-comfy king bed (with the curtains blowing in the breeze coming off the ocean... perfection!), a landscaped yard and outdoor shower (great for rinsing off after a snorkel), a separate patio with ocean overlook, and that amazing covered porch were our favorite parts of the cottage. We also appreciated the laundry and all the extras provided. The driveway is not that big of a deal. It was fun, and we quickly learned how to do it. I like that at the top of the drive there's an easy, flat parking space.

Before we knew what St. John was like, we were looking at other places to stay. I'm so glad we booked Surf Sound. Now I know that a lot of those places cost less because were in crowded areas, or had views of shops or other homes. Instead we had Surf Sound, with its privacy and amazing views of the ocean and islands. The stunning view from the porch, and our time there, is my strongest, happiest memory from St. John. And that's saying a lot!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, peaceful, relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Surf Sound Cottage! Every detail was well thought out in terms of what was available to use and even how they decorated. Never did we say "I wish this place had...." It was simply perfect.

The cottage was very clean, the breeze kept it cool (no need to use the AC), and the view was beyond gorgeous. We so appreciated access to the beach towels, beach chairs, and the coolers.

Our favorite place in the cottage was the sundeck. We started each day here and enjoyed breakfast. Can you beat a view of the sunrise, sound of the surf and the gentle breeze to start your day?!

A Jeep in a necessity. Learn how to put it into 4WD low. It is a must for the driveway which was quite an adventure! We used St. John Car Rental and had good service with them.

A day trip to the BVI is highly recommended! We used Stormy Petrel and Pirates Penny. It was a trip to the Baths, lunch on Cooper Island, and off-shore snorkeling. We highly recommend treating yourselves to this trip! They were great!

Instead of bringing many clothes (really, pack LIGHT), we recommend packing some of your favorite foods. Groceries are pricy. We were happy we brought coffee, oats, trail mix and Lara bars. These simple items for breakfast and lunch gave us more freedom to enjoy a nice dinner out!

Surf Sound Cottage offers privacy, great views, constant breeze (keeps you cool and keeps bugs away!), and the comfort of home! We highly recommend this for your St. John vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pass Christian, MS

Excellent Experience

  • 5 of 5

Just a short note to say that Linda and I sincerely enjoyed our stay at Surf Sound Cottage. As previous travelers have noted the driveway needs to be executed for the first time during daylight hours which is clearly stated in the agreement. Once you have done it once you will look back on that experience and quickly realize that it was not so daunting. With us having traveled throughout the West and Alaska there was no issue as that is quickly overcome by the serenity of Surf Sound. The cottage has everything we needed and more and the outside shower was refreshing after a long day of hiking. Excellent stay and enjoyed our three weeks.

"All The Best"


  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tourist Trap, Concordia Cafe, Miss Lucy's
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Concordia Cafe, Miss Lucy's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
sandy: Salt Pond Bay; pebble: John's Folly Bay
Car: recommended

Surf Sound Cottage affords you complete privacy, panoramic ocean views, and the nearly constant sea breezes. Located above John's Folly Bay in the quiet, laid-back Coral Bay Quarter, Surf Sound Cottage is conveniently near fantastic beaches, outstanding dining, and fun entertainment.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, shelling, wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

Estate Concordia House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer/Fall 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Dec 15 2018 - Apr 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

mgmt & maint fee $191
Refundable damage deposit $300

7 night minimum stay Dec 15 through April 30.
5 night minimum stay August & September.
Rates quoted are for a party of 2 people.
Holiday week premium: add $100/ week.

Your rental reservation deposit is non-refundable for cancellations made within 60 days of the reservation. All cancellations made greater than 60 days in advance of the reserved time are subject to a $300 cancellation fee. Changes to a confirmed reservation may constitute a cancelation and re-booking.

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Estate Concordia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Lovely outdoor shower tucked into the gardens.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Modern bathroom with storage, extra toiletries, hair dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size Bed, air conditioning, plenty of closet and dresser space.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Complete privacy, wide ocean and island views, constant sea breeze, all beach gear provided.

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