House, 1 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths
About Denise Veldman
My husband and I love to travel, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. We also host travelers in our home in the ski town of North Creek NY, in our lake house in Indian Lake, NY, and in our island vacation home in St John, USVI. We travel lightly, take nothing but memories, and leave no trace. We expect our guests to do the same.
Denise Veldman purchased this House in 2005
Why Denise Veldman chose Estate Johns Folly
For years, we rented various homes all over St John in order to narrow down which area we liked best, in which to purchase our own home. We ruled out homes with neighbors too close; we treasure complete privacy. Ruled out those areas noisy with road traffic or late night bars; we value peace and quiet. We ruled out properties too far removed from beaches, dining and shopping; we appreciate convenience. And then we found Surf Sound Cottage.... beautiful views, cooling breezes, no neighbors, quiet location just minutes away from anything we need......perfect!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Ages 12 and older ONLY.Ages 12 and older ONLY.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Guest signing rental contract must be 25 or older.Guest signing rental contract must be 25 or older.
- House is not suitable for children under age 12.
We just returned from a 12-day vacation at this cottage & loved every second! Denise provides everything necessary & is extremely responsive & helpful! Based on the pictures in this listing, the cottage has new (very nice) windows, gas stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator, toaster & shade for the front porch. My husband greatly enjoyed the gas grill (almost every night for dinner 😉�) & the tank lasted the entire time. We spent every evening on the covered patio watching the waves roll in. PARADISE!!! We thought the indoor shower was very nice & the bathroom was not at all hot while showering (w/ the window open & ceiling fan on) but the outdoor shower is a definite bonus!! We used it on multiple occasions. We enjoyed Cinnamon Bay the most w/ Hawksnest Beach a close 2nd! We visited Maho (boats too close for us), Francis, Salt Pond, drove out to Lameshur & the East End. Aqua Bistro, Skinny Legs, The Hideout, The Longboard, Cruz Bay Landing, Cool Desires & Sun Dog Cafe, 1864, St John Scoops & Northshore Deli (all on Mongoose Junction) are well worth visiting! We purchased groceries at the Dolphin Market (favorite), Love City Market & Starfish Market on several occasions. We discovered that it is possible for the markets to run out of ice, especially on July 4th. lol We happened to schedule our trip during the St John Festival & are so glad we did! If you can, we recommend doing so & enjoying the varieties of the Festival! Amazing day trip to Jost Van Dyke! Last note: a Jeep is REQUIRED for the driveway, not optional! We had an issue with St John Car Rental (the owner is beyond unprofessional) & chose Cool Breeze Car Rental instead (losing our $100 deposit w/ St John Car Rental). Unfortunately, it was 5 p.m. on a Sunday evening at that point & they only had a Suzuki Jimmy. While it was a 4WD, it only made it to the first embedded “log” (not very far), then slid back down to the very start of the driveway. We had to leave it parked there for the night & walk up the driveway (2 trips each) w/ our luggage & groceries. NOT how you want to begin a vacation. Cool Breeze was fabulous & exchanged the Jimmy for a Jeep that had just been returned first thing the next morning! No hassle or additional questions asked! Highly recommend Cool Breeze Car Rental!! This is in no way a negative for the cottage accommodations, just an FYI so you don’t experience our struggle. If you’re a fan of privacy with convenience, this cottage is perfect for a couple’s getaway!!!
Beautiful and Private House
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Surf Sound Cottage. The view was beautiful, the breeze refreshing and the surf sounds make sleeping easy. We loved the quick access to Salt Pond Beach and Lameshur Bay.
Complete quiet and privacy
We have stayed at this property before, pre Irma. We loved it then and it’s even better now! We had everything we needed and no issues whatsoever. The hill is of course a bit daunting at first particularly as we arrived after dark. It took only one try to remember how it goes and to be used to it. Loved the outdoor shower and daily sunrises. Made good use of the washer and dryer and the beach chairs. We’ll be back!
A great place to stay to explore St. John
A great place for two people. Private and quiet and you can let the sounds of the surf put you to sleep at night. Wonderful views of John's Folly Bay. Everything you need to enjoy yourself on the island.
Perfect place for a relaxing getaway
This place is awesome. Everything you need and nothing you don’t including great ocean views from the covered outside patio as well as some of the best star gazing anywhere from the deck above the house. Was pleasantly surprised to find an assortment of beach chairs and a cooler in the basement which we used throughout our stay while visiting many of St. John’s AMAZING beaches. Our favorite beaches were Maho and cinnamon. Swim out from the beach a ways and you are almost sure to see at least one sea turtle!! Super cool! Thanks Denise for a trouble free and highly enjoyable stay for our honeymoon! Also huge plus was the washer and dryer:)
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