Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in St. John, VI that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $185 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in St. John. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Island escape to Saint John vacation home rentals

Smallest of the Virgin Islands, Saint John is full of natural beauty, from the lush green tropical forests inland, to the picture-perfect beaches with light sands and clear seas. Choose Saint John vacation rentals close to Cruz Bay, the island's largest settlement, and you can enjoy the relaxed island life, with small art galleries selling locally-made crafts, and restaurants with seafront terraces serving the day's catch. With the sea temperature an average of 79 degrees all year round, whether you swim, snorkel, scuba or sail, the inviting Caribbean Sea is waiting for you.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Saint John vacation homes

About 60% of Saint John is taken up by the Virgin Islands National Park, and this includes lush green tropical forests, unspoiled beaches and tumbling waterfalls. The Reef Bay Trail is one of the most popular routes through the park, and although it's only 2.2 miles long, you'll want to take lots of stops along the way to see rock carvings, ruins of the old sugar mills and exotic birds overhead. Caneel Hill Trail is much tougher, covering 2.4 miles up a steep rocky incline through the trees, but with a great view across to the surrounding islands.

Activities

Activities near your Saint John summer rental

The beaches are the main draw in Saint Johns, with white sands and turquoise seas, where you'll occasionally spot a dolphin or turtle in among the coral reefs. Trunk Bay has an underwater trail that's ideal for snorkeling, and an islet just a 200-yard swim from the shore, where you can climb the rocks and take in the views. Scuba diving is one of the island's most popular activities, and, if you're staying in Saint John vacation rentals with friends, you can book a private group tour, taking you up close to the colorful, exotic world just under the surface.

Weather

Best time to travel to Saint John vacation rentals

Saint John has a tropical climate, and so it's warm and sunny all year round, and the sea is usually warm enough for swimming. Although it's slightly cooler in December and January, it rarely drops below 73 degrees, and, during the rainy season of October to January, most rain comes in short bursts, so it's unlikely to ruin your day. The most popular time of year to book Saint John vacation rentals is December to February. September is peak hurricane season, so look out for local warnings around this time, and be aware that local businesses might be closed.

Natural features

Discover Saint John's wildlife onland and offshore

The island of Saint John is almost completely covered in forest, and most of it is undeveloped. With a rocky terrain, there are a number of hiking trails through the tropical landscape, leading out into unspoiled stretches of beach. Less populated than the surrounding Virgin Islands, Saint John has a large number of cuckoos, hummingbirds and other exotic birds, as well as creatures such as mongoose and feral donkeys, which sometimes roam the streets. Bordeaux Mountain is the highest peak, with a steep winding trail to the top, lined with tropical trees and flowers, enjoying spectacular views across the Caribbean.

Beaches

Top beaches near Saint John vacation homes

The beaches of Saint John are one of its biggest draws. Vacation rentals are available near places like Trunk Bay, a premier beach and underwater snorkeling area, and Honeymoon Beach, a tranquil, private beach with turquoise waters and picturesque scenery. You'll also like Hawksnest Beach, a sandy beach with clear waters for swimming and snorkeling the coral reefs.

How to get there

Transportation to and around St. John

The nearest airport is in St. Thomas (SPB-St. Thomas Seaplane Base), located 13.5 mi (21.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Tortola (EIS-Terrance B. Lettsome Intl.), which is 14.9 mi (23.9 km) away.

Good for couples

Couple's fun near Saint John vacation homes

Saint John is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Vacation homes can be found near places like Cinnamon Bay, a bay with beaches and open-air ruins of a historic plantation, and Bordeaux Mountain, a high summit with hiking trails and opportunities for outdoor recreation. You'll also like Lind Point Trail, a trail network in stunning surrounds with a range of native wildlife and lush flora.

How many vacation rentals are available around St. John, VI?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 917 vacation rentals around St. John. From 667 house rentals to 479 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in St. John?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in St. John. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Contant Farms: 504 vacation rentals
  • Cruz Bay: 1,961 vacation rentals
  • Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay: 1,901 vacation rentals
  • Coral Bay: 156 vacation rentals
  • Estate Enighed: 1,962 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in St. John! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in St. John?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in St. John:

  • Tortola: 164 rentals
  • Road Town: 128 rentals
  • Great Camanoe Island: 110 rentals
  • East End: 140 rentals
  • Sprat Bay: 124 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to St. John?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in St. John are:

  • St. Thomas (STT-Cyril E. King): 2,038 vacation rentals
  • Spanish Town (VIJ-Virgin Gorda): 164 vacation rentals
  • West End (TOV-West End Seaplane Base): 141 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in St. John?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in St. John. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Virgin Islands National Park: 2,078 rentals
  • St. John Spice: 2,080 rentals
  • Catherineberg Ruins: 2,078 rentals
  • Waterlemon Cay: 2,070 rentals
  • Mongoose Junction: 2,079 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around St. John listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around St. John

Virgin Islands National Park
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