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Southern Cross - Best Views in Fish Bay

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Brand New Studio Apartment overlooking Caribbean

Perched 450ft above Fish Bay, this fully appointed Studio apartment on 1.3 ares offers stunning views of Ditleff Point, Fish Bay, Reef Bay, and St. Croix on a clear day. Tile floors, Mahogany doors and kitchen cabinets, ceiling fans and air conditioning. Located 10 minutes from Cruz Bay village for easy access to town and North Shore Beaches. Property backs up to VI National Park and is quiet and private.

This traditional Danish native stone home is bright and sunny during the day, and benefits from cool breezes at night. Enjoy the evening sounds of coqui frogs or waves crashing on Ditleff Point below. Southern Cross is only a 2 minute drive or a 10 minute walk to secluded Reef Bay beach located in the National Park.

More Details

Mark and Marsha McCullough
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Mark and Marsha McCullough

We moved to St. John in 1991 for one year and ended up staying for 24 years. We built our home in 1998, of traditional Caribbean native stone, post and beam construction. We chose this location for its privacy, and of course outstanding views to the south.

Deer, Donkey, Mongoose, Iguana, Sugar Birds and more are just some of the natural animals in the neighborhood. If you are lucky, maybe you will spot a whale breach just offshore.

Mark and Marsha McCullough purchased this studio in 1998

Why Mark and Marsha McCullough chose Fish Bay

It's St. John, what more can you say?

What makes this studio unique

One way in and one way out, Fish Bay is unique to St. John granting it privacy and a peacefulness that is different from other areas on island. We have one of the nicest National Park beaches on the South side, where often you will have the beach completely to yourself. If you love to hike, follow the beach around to the Reef Bay Sugar Mill ruins, the Petroglyphs, Waterfalls and Par Force, only a 25 minute walk. At night, it's only a 10 minute drive to the village of Cruz Bay with a variety of restaurants, bars, and shopping. There is even a small casino on the Waterfront.


Fish Bay Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • New full bath with shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed, Air Conditioned Bedroom, WiFi and Flat screen TV. Stereo dock.
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We can meet you at the Cruz Bay Ferry dock, take you and your baggage to the car rental vendor of your choice. Grocery service also available, we'll do your initial shopping for you!


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(5 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Spectacular View, great accommodations, well-appointed

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Southern Cross. The hosts (including their dog, Asia!) were gracious, and the apt was well-appointed, clean, and quiet. The views from Southern Cross are spectacular, and because it’s high up on the mountainside, the cross-winds provided enough cool air so that we did not have to use the air conditioning. It's close to shopping and supermarkets. At the hosts’ recommendation, we took a long hike from Fish Bay to Reef Bay, using the Reef Bay Trail. We enjoyed the hike; seeing the ruins of sugar mills, and learning more about the history of St. John.

It was definitely a great stay on the West side of St. John!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing St. John

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Mark's and Marsha house was very nice - the place was quiet, conveniently located, comfortable and extremely clean. We had quite enjoyable conversations with our hosts and learn a great deal about many interesting local attractions, the ancient and the only baobab tree on the entire island and the excellent dinner place for local seafood particularly. We will consider this place again for sure, thank you Mark and Marsha!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay off the beaten path.

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet, comfortable and out of the way place to stay this is it! The property was perfect: clean, modern and well equipped. (We were pleasantly surprised at the internet access complete with television streaming.) Our hosts, Marsha and Mark, were accommodating and cordial. The location was convenient to Cruz Bay restaurants and stores. We rate it as one of our favorite vacations.

Lynn and John.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the lodging you DON'T WANT TO MISS!

  • 5 of 5

Mark & Marsha have created a unique home high above Fish Bay, and you DON'T want to pass on staying with them. Their studio apartment is very large, and the attached screened in porch serves as a dining room, lounging spot, and shaded and screened buffer letting all the good things in, and keeping the others out. The bed, pillows and bedding seemed brand new and provided a REALLY comfortable sleep, and the kitchen was amply stocked with new gear.

Which is all grand, but the view ... Unbelievable!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joel and his wife were perfect guests, we were happy to have them. And I swear I think they left the apartment cleaner than they found it, which would be difficult to do....thanks guys, come back anytime.
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Gorgeous Place

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 10 wonderful days at Southern Cross. This place was a real find. It is brand new and extremely clean. It is situated on the top of a hill overlooking Fish Bay. The views are stunning and St. Croix was even visible on clear days. The apartment was very well appointed with everything one would need to prepare meals. We had our breakfast each morning on the screened front area of the apartment while enjoying the beautiful views. At night we enjoyed wine while listening to the sound of the coquis and watched the cruise ships sail past in the distance. The bed was extremely comfortable and the ceiling fans were delightful. They made the place so nice and cool. We did, however, run the air conditioning at night for several hours to cool the place off since we visited during the hottest time of year when the breezes die down. After we turned the air conditioning off in the middle of the night, the apartment stayed very cool the rest of the day. The internet access was the best we have ever had on island – just perfect. We highly recommend Southern Cross and we will definitely stay there again in the future. Thank you, Marsha and Mark, for the use of your lovely apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard and Sally are former residents of St. John so they made things easy. Especially in September, the hottest time of the year here. Great guests and you guys are welcome to come back anytime you like.
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Trunk Bay
Hawksnest Beach
Morgan's Mango
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
STT St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Cruz Bay, St. John
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Westin Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Reef Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The apartment is limited to 2 persons, we will consider a third person, contact the host for consideration. There is a maximum stay for any party at 2 weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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