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The perfect spot for a couple looking for a private getaway!

Bedrooms 1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

One Bed/Bath Villa with Professional Kitchen,great Room,Balcony, Outdoor Space

A perfect spot for a couple. Outdoor shower and courtyard with gardens, large kitchen with counter seating for 4. Outdoor dining room table, seats 10. Central air--although trade winds are strong at this location. Custom-built furniture and closets. Mason house with local stonework. Cathedral ceilings with Cyprus beams and extra tall doors allow for cool Caribbean days and nights. The house sits on the hill and over looks Fish Bay from the center of the valley, allowing guests to appreciate the water and the bay from a unique perspective. Lovers of the sea will appreciate the water's hues.

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2018

About Jessie

A brand-new house built by one of St. John's custom home builders. Owner of the property is Ted Robinson. Ted's Supper Club.

Previous executive chef of Paradiso and co-owner/chef of Tage. St. John resident for 15 years. Previously located: Northern California and Key West.

Jessie purchased this villa in 2013

Why Jessie chose Fish Bay


What makes this villa unique

The ocean.


Fish Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Master Bathroom includes a stone shower with spa shower head. A vanity sink with mirror and plenty of counter space for cosmetics, toiletries, etc. Shower opens to private garden courtyard.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom with closet and attached Master Bath with shower. Everything is new. Two extra-high french style doors open to both a private garden courtyard on one side and also to views of the ocean off of the balcony on the other. Linen drapes with blackout lining. Wood and Mexican tile floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please inquire about event planning and bookings. The dining area/s and professional kitchen allow for parties of 10-12 to be seated at the outdoor dining room table, with additional tables and settings available. A professional kitchen allows for preparation on site. Suitable for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, birthdays, anniversaries, luncheons, corporate functions, and dinner parties. Please visit our website:


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The perfect spot for a couple looking for a private getaway!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Perfect Balance

  • 5 of 5

Cannot say enough about how phenomenal my stay was at Carmel by the Sea. Ted is a beautiful host and the property is situated just outside of Cruz Bay on the face of a mountain. The breezes at night make you more than ok sleeping a little bit warmer than usual. I cannot wait to visit again...this is the perfect getaway for someone looking to unplug and experience St. John.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My wife and I had a wonderful time at Carmel by the Sea. The house was exactly as described and more

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely everything was thought of by Ted and more. Home was very clean and comfortable . Views were exceptional. Although we were out and about pretty much all day it was nice to come home to Carmel and relax. We also took advantage of Teds Supper Club and enjoyed an exquisite 5 course meal outside on the porch by candlelight. Ted was a wonderful host and Chef. Will definitely come back at a future date.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous home for couple looking for a getaway from everyday life.

  • 5 of 5

I don't usually write reviews but this property and the owner, Ted Robinson, deserve a shout out. Carmel by the Sea is about 4 miles from Cruz Bay on the south shore of St. John overlooking Fish Bay. I could write about the island itself, which was unbelievable, but at the end of the day it is where you stay that makes the vacation. We toured the island everyday and went to the beaches, hiked some of the trails, had lunches at local pubs and shopped the stores in Cruz Bay which were a lot of fun but the best was when we got back to the villa. When we first arrived we were greeted with flowers and a basket of fruit waiting for us as well as an overstocked bar for our pleasure. Ted gave us a tour of the house and all it had to offer. The breezes were relaxing and the pool was refreshing at the end of the day. We sat by the pool and enjoyed the views overlooking Fish Bay. Ted is a master chef and offered us the opportunity for a private dinner just for us and it was the best I have had in many years. We ate on the island but no meal was better than Ted's Supper Club. You have got to have him cook you a dinner. When we cooked meals at home Ted let us cut herbs from his private garden. The best part of the week was to have Bailey (Ted's dog) come visit every day. It was the most relaxing and stress reducing week we have had in a long time.

Kate & Jock

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Jessie made our reservations and was happy to answer any questions we had. Chef Ted made an amazing meal for us, shared island lore, and gave personal recommendations for places we might like to see. Both are wonderful people who made our vacation enjoyable.

The beautiful villa was stocked with everything imaginable from snorkel gear to beach chairs and umbrella. We enjoyed the wildlife and cooling breezes. Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in a beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

I would suggest you read the many wonderful reviews and I'll simplify it and say "ditto'. We've stayed in many homes, villas, apartments, boats, etc. in the last 30 years and Carmel by the Sea is fitted to the highest standards. The potential negatives...if you want to be "in the action" or "on the beach" this isn't for you. "The action" is about a 10 minute drive and most of the "beaches" are a bit more, but either are a convenient jeep ride away. If you want to listen to the birds, the breeze, and have a lovely quiet space this is for you.

Read through the property's description. It's spot-on accurate. It was a wonderful, too brief, stay.

p.s...Ted, the owner, is a well known private chef and if given enough notice you can book him to cook a meal. Unfortunately we were too late for a booking, but we're sorry we missed the opportunity of a "home-cooked" meal.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, private, beautifully equipped, wonderful view.

  • 5 of 5

The property sits beautifully in the Fish Bay valley just above trees below to the sea. Very equipped kitchen. We made most of our meals. Pool perfect for afternoon rinse, cooling swim and watching sunset over the ridge. We really enjoyed our stay and would return. Cruz Bay not far and it's a pretty drive as well. In addition Chef Ted has all you need for the beach. His story and personally prepared dinner are worth it if you call ahead and reserve a night.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Walking distance to Reef Bay beach, one the longest beaches on St. John and most wild. Paddle-boarding in Fish Bay is exceptional due to the low depth of the water and protected bay for beginners; for intermediate and advanced paddle-boarders, the entrance of the bay opens to deeper waters as well as surf and surrounding bays, including Ditlef Point, Klein Bay, Rendezvous Bay, Reef Bay and Cocoloba Cay.

Fish Bay is a neighborhood with other rentals but mostly local houses. The house is very private and the neighborhood is very friendly. Fish Bay is quieter than other popular St. John neighborhoods.

Fish Bay is a great area for walking. One of the highlights of staying in Fish Bay, is a hike to Reef Bay, the Reef Bay Trail and the historic Reef Bay Sugar Mill ruins. Neighboring ruins and trails also include, the Reef Bay Great House and L'Esperance ruins and Trail.

The house property line borders the Virgin Islands National Park and the Fish Bay gut. Also popular, are hikes along the Mollendal gut which is walking distance from the house.

The property is accessed by paved road, a car is necessary. The driveway is island-steep and unpaved.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

Please inquire about half-day and full day events. A professional kitchen allows for preparation on site. Host your rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, birthday, anniversary, luncheon, corporate event, brunch, dinner party.

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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