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Complete peace & privacy! Views, WiFi & bedroom A/C.

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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:
April 16, 2018

Why The Owner 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 dining, shops and beaches; 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!


Estate Johns Folly House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 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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  • 5 of 5

Great location - Awesome views - perfect size for 2 people!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well kept and in a great place

  • 5 of 5

Well kept and in a great place

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

Surf Sound Cottage was everything we could ask for and more. My wife and I stayed here for our Honeymoon and had the time of our lives! We are already planning our next trip.

The cottage is perfect for two people and comes equipped with all essential kitchen, bathroom, and beach necessities. The bedroom is the only air conditioned room, but there are plenty of fans throughout the house to keep it cool. Although there is a shower in the bathroom area, we recommend using the outdoor shower only due to the fact that the inside shower creates steam and adds additional heat to the house. What's better than showering outside anyway?? Wild orchids, lizards, and breeze in all the right places. Everything about the driveway is true: It is intimidating at first, but easily doable. Ensure you have the vehicle in four wheel drive and go for it!

We cannot say enough nice things about Denise! She is absolutely wonderful to work with! Due to flight changes, we had to adjust our dates. Denise was perfectly willing to accommodate us and do everything in her power to ensure we had a wonderful time. She even checked in on us via email while there to ensure that we had everything we needed. Denise really went above and beyond, and her effort did not go un-noticed.

If you are looking for a private, perfect, and beautiful retreat in paradise look no further! Surf Sound Cottage has it all!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Honeymoon Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Surf Sound Cottage was the perfect spot for our September honeymoon. This was the first time in the Caribbean for my husband and I, and we were NOT disappointed (how could you be in this paradise?!). We were a little nervous going during hurricane season but it was great without large crowds at the popular places. We hit many of the hot spots, Maho, Cinnamon Bay, Salt Pond (a few times), Cruz Bay. It was our first time snorkeling and it was amazing! Plenty of life to see just underneath the surface. Denise provided everything you could think of for a day at the beach with snorkeling gear, beach towels/chairs, coolers, noodles, etc. We watched the moon rise every evening from the deck and was surprised at how bright it was every night. The house is great for a couple. It gets warm during the day but come evening time there is a nice cool breeze and the bedroom has AC. The outdoor shower is a must! It is highly recommended that you rent a 4WD vehicle. The driveway is a bumpy ride to say the least, but you do get used to it after a few days. Denise was fabulous with information and helpful hints about island life. It made everything easy for this first timer!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surf Sound Cottage is Idyllic

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at Surf Sound Cottage and found it to be idyllic. The cottage sits up on a hill overlooking John's Folly Bay, near the southeastern tip of St. John and is 10 minutes or so south of Coral Bay. It is a very quiet location and area, and there is a fantastic view from the porch of Norman and Peter Islands and of the beautiful sunrise each morning. The great beach at Saltpond Bay is just a few minutes away, where there is good snorkeling (we saw turtles there) and a really good hike out to Ram's Head. It is also close to good snorkeling at the Lameshure Bays (especially the western part of Great Lameshure Bay) and at Kiddel Bay, which has some of the best coral (on the western side) we have seen in this part of the Caribbean in many years (it's a bit challenging to find and get to, but worth it; plug Kiddel Bay into Google Map) . It's only a twenty- to thirty-minute drive to the North Shore beaches, which are spectacular. There are good restaurants in Coral Bay, so we found no need to do the 30-minute drive to Cruz Bay, which is much more crowded than the Coral Bay area. Good National Park hiking trails are also nearby, but we didn't get the chance to try them because we spent all our time snorkeling.

The owners are extremely hospitable, helpful and responsive. And they have provided everything you could possibly need for your stay in the cottage.

This is a fantastic place, and we would definitely return. One cautionary note: you will definitely need a 4-wheel drive vehicle to get up the driveway (as the owners' information piece will advise), and it is a challenge to negotiate the driveway because it is steep and takes a sharp turn half-way up. but we were able to deal with it without incident.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Miss Lucy's
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Miss Lucy's, Pizzabar in Paradise
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
sandy: Salt Pond Bay; pebble: John's Folly Bay
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
mgmt & maint fee $200

7 night minimum stay Dec 15 through April 30.
5 night minimum stay May through November.
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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