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Fish Tales a Caribbean Cottage style home with a Pool, walk to Reef Bay Beach

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Fish Tales Two bedroom w)AC / Two and half bathroom Caribbean Cottage w) a pool

Fish Tales is a cute and comfortable two bedroom,with new spilt AC units & 2 1/2 bath Caribbean Cottage with nice views of Fish Bay and the surrounding area out to Bovocap Point and Little St James Island. This spacious home away from home is easily accessed via a large flat driveway. Two small steps up from the driveway and you enter the home from a covered deck. The door leads you into the Great Room with comfortable seating, TV, DVD player, and Stereo. Cable TV and wireless internet are provided. The kitchen and dining area, as well as a 1/2 bath with full size laundry all flow easily off the great room. There is a sliding door that opens up to the large covered and uncovered pool deck. At the far end of the great room is the entrance to the master bedroom as well as the internal stairway to the lower bedroom. The large master bedroom has great views and a king size bed with a very comfortable memory foam mattress. A sliding door takes you out to the covered deck. There is a full, private, en suite bath in the master bedroom. The lower bedroom has a queen sized bed and a twin sized day bed with trundle that can expand the day bed into two twin beds or one king sized bed. All mattresses are very comfortable memory foam. There is a sliding door to a private deck with nice views of Fish Bay. There is also a private full en suite bath, closet, and small beverage refrigerator. This lower bedroom can also be accessed from its own entrance from an exterior stairway and deck.

Outside on the main level is a large covered and uncovered pool deck. The dipping pool is 8 x 13 x 3, and it is surrounded by 4 chaise lounge chairs. The outside dining table with seating for six and a Weber grill provides an easy, comfortable outdoor living space.

A short walk from the home brings you to the National Park and Reef Bay. Walk down a short trail and you are on the beach, where, in calm weather, the snorkeling is great. On windier days you can watch the surfers, or hike along the beach, over the low rocks, along a second beach, over a trail to a third beach where the Reef Bay Sugar Mill ruins are located. You can then go up the famed Reef Bay trail to the petroglyphs. For the more adventurous, Reef Bay Trail also connects with other trails that take you to both Europa and Lamshur Bay.

Fish Tales is quiet, comfortable, and only 15 minutes from downtown Cruz Bay. Enjoy!

Rates posted are for 2 people, please look in NOTES for 4 - 6 person rates.

Fish Tales is rental ready but there is currently no wifi or cable TV!

More Details

Property Manager
Tammy Donnelly
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018


Fish Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - with washer and dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with new spilt AC unit
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , trundle bed (2 singles or 1 king) with new spilt AC unit
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Fish Tales a Caribbean Cottage style home with a Pool, walk to Reef Bay Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Fish Tales is a terrific villa in St John USVI

  • 5 of 5

Fish Tales villa and Tammy were excellent and exceeded our expectations! Post-hurricane TV and internet were still not available but that didn't bother us at all. We read books and spent time chatting on the expansive deck. Everything at the villa is in excellent condition, clean and accommodating. We visited the local restaurants for most meals to do our part in helping the economy. We purchased other daily food/drink at the local grocery stores + Sam & Jacks deli which is always terrific! We found the stores well-stocked and ready for us. Tammy is a terrific hostess and checked on us several times through a couple minor power outages which was great - we were prepared and happy - using the time to catch up on extra sleep. We found the beaches & water to be just as beautiful as always and were so excited to be able to come stay at Fish Tales for our annual STJ vacation! Paying it forward, we left a couple beach sun shelters at the villa for use by future guests. We will be back! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and two others stayed at fish tales this past week and LOVED it! We definitely had to rent a jeep, as the house is about 15 mins out of downtown, which was great for us we hate crowded places.

The house itself was very clean and spacious! Lots of chairs to lounge around on on the deck.

Only thing I would warn is that we were under the impression that the beach was a shorter walk away down a hill, well it's quite a walk and a very steep hill with rocks and roots, and the beach is gorgeous but not able to actual swim there due to rocks and urchins and etc. this wouldn't have been a problem for my husband nor I but one of the members of a group had a bad knee and the other was a little older and neither were able to make the hike down to the water. And not being able to swim at a beach walking distance to the house was alittle disappointing, but obviously there are TONS of gorgeous beaches on this island and all just a short car ride away!

The house was fully stocked with dishes and towels, and a great surprise was a cooler and beach chairs which was awesome!!

Overall we would come back and highly recommend this place to our friends and family!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of our best family vacations!

  • 5 of 5

Family of six visited fish tales in January. This house was perfect for our family. My husband and I slept upstairs and my 3 daughters and a friend stayed downstairs. They were able to enter and exit from their room if they decided to go out at night. We had daily visits from deer, lizards and kitty cats! Made us miss our pets at home a little less. As other people have mentioned there are no curtains. Not a big deal for us as we don't sleep in on vacation. Would definitely stay here again!! Tip for St. John.... rent a jeep. Our friends who rented a van really regretted it. Thank you to Mary who gave us great places to visit and tips for shopping!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Vacation Villa!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had not been to St. John in 15 years and decided we were long overdue to visit our dear friend who lives there. He turned us on to Tammy, who manages Fish Tales, and our plans fell into place. The two bedroom/bathroom accommodations which were upstairs and downstairs worked perfectly for us. Our daughter and her fiance met us there so we all had our own private areas in the villa. We could not have had more fun!!! What we called the "little dippy do-da pool" was where we congregated every day after we got back from the beach. The beaches on St. John are the best in the world as far as we are concerned, so after snorkeling all day we loved coming back to Fish Tales to relax and chill out. I highly recommend this villa as a great place to stay if you are planning to visit St. John.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We just love it here!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this rental multiple times and it just feels like home. We love that this villa is clean, comfortable and so roomy. Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, this place gives you all of the privacy that you need. You will only need to bring your personal items as this place has everything. Such a peaceful place; we are amazed each time. Tammy is wonderful to deal with and her response time is amazing if you have questions. We will be returning to Fish Tales soon and know it will be another perfect trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private & Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I took our 3 kids (12,10, & 8) to this home last December & we all thought it was the best vacation ever! It is so private that once Tammy finished showing us around, we did not see or hear any other people while at the home. Having our own private pool was amazing. The pool is right outside the door so the kids can play in the water while we prep meals or watch a show. The huge deck is great because you can sit in the shade or the sun. The kids had plenty of room in the downstairs bedroom including their own bathroom and deck. The downstairs bedroom is obviously on a lower floor, but does not have a closing door which may affect privacy if 2 couples are sharing the home. It was not a drawback at all for us (and the bedroom is around a corner so there is no direct line of sight to the room). My husband and I used the upstairs bedroom which has amazing views & a private bathroom (also with amazing views) and a great walk in shower. Note that there are no shades in this room and a large sliding glass door that goes out to the end of the main deck. Again, this could be a privacy issue for some but not for us and we loved waking up to incredible scenery. The 3rd bathroom in the main part of the home & the full size washer and dryer were SO convenient. We brought snorkel gear from home for every family member, rented a Jeep, and spent the week driving the roller coaster roads, snorkeling constantly, eating in Cruz Bay, & grilling surf & turf by the pool. At night while the kids slept we laid on reclining chairs on the deck watching for shooting stars and loving life. Truly the perfect place to unwind and recharge.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Short walk to Reef Bay beaches which are National Park beaches. Short hike to first beach down a trail, you can walk over the low rocks to the second beach and a trail over to the third beach where the ruins and petroglyphs are located!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

4 person off season rate $1850.00
2 person off season rate $1650.00
4 person high season rate $2700.00
2 person high season rate $2400.00

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.