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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, pool, hot tub, a/c, private, very quiet

Surfside was fortunately not damaged by Hurricane Irma. We have power back, the beaches and restaurants are open and we are ready to welcome you for your next vacation! Surfside enjoys a pristine location on the very edge of the undeveloped National Park lands at Reef Bay. The tranquilizing and unspoiled views from Surfside include the turquoise seas and the jade green forests of the south shore National Park. It's an easy walk on a private path to the often-deserted white sand beach that offers snorkeling, swimming and beach combing. There are few homes on this hard-to-find road to the beach, and this contributes to a very peaceful and quiet location that is blessed with great natural beauty. Despite its end of the world feel, Surfside is only a four mile drive from the restaurants and nightlife of Cruz Bay. Reef Bay remains a wonderful and still secret location that tourists rarely discover.

The charming 3-level villa uses attractive Mediterranean design features such as beautiful stone walls, antique brick patios and a French terra cotta tiled roof. It is built on a sloping hillside and uses three floors to create an atmosphere of privacy and comfort for up to six persons. The living, dining and kitchen areas, plus a south facing sun deck, two covered patios and an en suite bedroom and bath are located on the main (entrance) level. Interior stairs lead to the second bedroom and bath on the upper level. Exterior stairs lead down to the pool, sun deck, hot tub, and the lower level bedroom and bath. Steps from the pool deck lead to the path to the beach.

The living areas are designed to provide you with a comfortable and relaxing home away from home. The cathedral ceilings, rose tiled floors and Indonesian teak furniture create a tropical atmosphere in the intimate living room. While nothing beats the mesmerizing sounds of the surf below and nature outside, an iPod ready stereo system and a flat screen HDTV with DVD provide electronic entertainment. The cook's kitchen features brand new marble countertops, a farm sink and professional stainless steel appliances, including a dual-fuel stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and all cooking and dining accessories. A gas barbeque is located on the patio and the washer and dryer are located on the lower level. Surfside offers two dining locations, both with romantic ocean views. The interior teak dining table seats 6 comfortably, as does the beautiful outdoor teak dining table located on the oceanfront deck.

All three bedrooms are similar in size and furnishings and all offer good privacy, air conditioning and great ocean views. The queen bedroom on the main level has French doors that open to a small deck. The upper level king bedroom also has a small deck with lovely views. The lower level king bedroom is off the pool deck. Each bedroom has an attractive adjoining tiled bath and shower and there are flat screen TVs on all three levels.

With refreshing ocean breezes, all day sun, fabulous views, and the soothing background music of waves breaking on the beach, Surfside is a charming and romantic hideaway for honeymooners and lovers. With frequent wildlife sightings and great swimming and hiking, the villa is also an excellent choice for nature lovers and families with beach loving kids. It's the perfect location for the perfect vacation!


More Details

Property Manager
Alan Pedersen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018

Why Alan Pedersen chose Fish Bay

After looking all over the Caribbean, we drove down an out of the way road on St. John and discovered Reef Bay with its end of the world location, incredible views and fabulous beach. We knew our search was over!

What makes this villa unique

You can walk out your door and enjoy great hiking, beachcombing and swimming. Deer, iguana and many types of birds are frequent visitors. You can hike to the petroglyphs and sugar mill ruins from the villa.


Fish Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Main level, a/c
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upper level, a/c
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , lower level, a/c
  • King size beds (2) Beautiful ocean views with en suite baths., Queen size Beds (1) Beautiful ocean views with en suite bath
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(15 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Great house but no real beach access on property

  • 4 of 5

Beach path blocked due to hurricane debris. That bei g said, the house is lovely and so is the area around it. Very convenient to mtiple grocery stores and town...about 12 minutes. Pool was nice. There is a path to beach a few doors down that you can use. It was plenty roomy and had all that we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The path to the beach was cleared shortly after the hurricane and has been in use since we began accepting guests again. We will have the landscapers immediately clear anything that may have blocked any portion of it recently.
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We had a great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was home away from home. View was great.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway - Great View

  • 4 of 5

I have been vacationing on St Johns every winter for each of the past 10 years. Surfside is one of the nicest properties I have stayed at and the view is second to none. The hot tub and pool are both convenient and private at the same time! The pictures on the website are a very accurate representation of the view from the Villa. The walk to the Reef Bay beach is a short 5 minute walk on a well maintained trail leaving directly from the Villa pool area. All the roads are paved concrete roads up to and including the Villa driveway. It is only a short 15 minute ride to downtown Cruz Bay while at the same time you basically are getting away from it all by staying next to the VI National Park. I would highly recommend this property. Finally, the Villa owner Alan Peterson is very, very responsive and helpful regarding any and all questions you might have regarding the Villa etc. In particular I was impressed by the fact that as a post Hurricane Irma rental 2/17/18-3/3/18 the owner had Satellite Internet installed!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful and unique place

  • 5 of 5

For us, it couldn't have been more perfect. If you like your days quiet and peaceful this is the place. We all enjoyed it and did pretty much nothing. The pool and hot tub are wonderful. The deck is great for stargazing and sun rises. The whole place had a really zen vibe. If you like putting some beer in the fridge, reading a book and a whole lot of sunshine this is the place for you. The walk to the beach is not bad at all, although, it does not really look like a swimming beach but never fear, there are lots of great swimming beaches not far away. The kitchen and the outdoor grill make cooking at home easy. We saw lots of birds and had two resident large lizards that would hang out around the pool. No complaints, this is a great place for nature and the neighbors are far enough away that you can't really here them. It truly was one of the best places we've been. Oh yeah, and the upstairs bedroom has a view of the ocean from the bed. Paradise!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely vila, fantastic location.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Low-Key, Authentic Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Family trip for 6 adults (3 couples) from July 2-9, 2017. We are not "resort people", and Surfside was all we could have asked for and more. Beautiful natural private hillside setting with unobstructed views out across Reef Bay from the pool, balconies and bedrooms (previous reviewer's comment about trees needing trimming has been addressed). Three air-conditioned suites with full bathrooms located on three separate floors provided privacy, but with ample communal space to eat, relax, swim, and enjoy each other's company. We enjoyed leisurely mornings waking up to the sounds of birdsong or crashing surf, and having coffee/breakfast out on the deck, followed by a midday dip in the pool or a walk down the forested trail to the beach. Reef Bay was great for sitting or strolling, and for access to the National Park trails, but for swimming and snorkeling, we explored the calmer north shore beaches ~20-30 min away (beach chairs, coolers, and some snorkel gear all provided). For meals out, the ride to Cruz Bay was an easy 15 min, and we ate three excellent gourmet dinners at Extra Virgin, La Tapa, and Zozo's, but with the house's large grill and well-equipped kitchen, we ended up eating more of our meals in than out. Fourth of July festivities on the island made our week extra-special. I can honestly think of almost nothing to complain about regarding our stay.

The property is currently listed for sale, so I highly recommend staying here while you still can... Or if you have $1.5M to spend on your very own island getaway, please consider inviting us to stay with you again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

IN SEASON: Dec 16, 2017 - April 13, 2018 - $3955/wk for 2 people, $4305/wk for 4, $4655/wk for 6

OFF SEASON: April 14, 2018 - Dec. 14, 2018 - $2310/wk for 2 people, $2660/wk for 4, $3010/wk for 6



FEB-MAR SPECIAL: Feb 5, 2015 - Mar 24, 2018 - $3164/wk for 2 people, $3444/wk for 4, $3724/wk for 6 -
New reservations only.

Manager'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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