Villa Description

Gecko House is a fully appointed, artist-owned St. John rental cottage, located on the private and secluded south shore of the island. The house is perched on the side of a hill, high enough to provide a lovely view of Fishbay and the expansive Caribbean ocean beyond. Trade winds provide a comfortable and nearly constant breeze.

Just a few steps below the house, you'll discover a tropical garden filled with fruit trees. Follow the trail lined with pumpkin vines to find avocado, mango, pomegranate, banana, key lime, bay rum, and papaya trees. Interspersed among the fruit trees are exotic flowers such as birds of paradise. The garden is for your enjoyment, and you’re welcome to pick the fruit that bloom and ripen (limes, soursop, papaya and others), and to pick hibiscus flowers for tea and birds of paradise for the table.

There are two comfortable bedrooms on separate floors, each with their own private entry and bath.

The upstairs studio apartment / bedroom has cypress-vaulted ceilings and Mexican tile floor throughout, lending a cozy and open-air feeling. The room is filled with natural light and is richly textured with colorful ethnic fabrics complimenting the owner's paintings and prints which grace the walls.

Step outside onto the private, covered deck overlooking Fish Bay to enjoy your morning cup of coffee, a relaxing cocktail after a day at the beach, or simply to watch the moonrise over the mountain ridge. This room is furnished with a queen size bed, two comfortable chairs for watching television, reading or relaxing, a kitchen table and chairs next to the fully appointed kitchen, a full bath, and an outside deck with additional seating and eating area.

The downstairs bedroom has a full size bed, chairs for seating, a large bath and closet, a small refrigerator and microwave, and an outside deck with table and chairs.  This room is not directly under the upper room, rather it is down a set of stairs and 20 feet along the deck.

The cottage is eco-friendly. The hot water is heated with solar power, and overhead fans  keep the house cool. The tropical gardens surrounding the house are treated with organic products.

For an additional charge and upon request, the owner’s art studio is available for use. Artist’s are encouraged to inquire and are most welcomed!

From Gecko House, it is an easy five-minute walk down to Fish Bay, an area great for  wading in the shallow waters, and walking along paths through the mangroves. It's only 20 minutes by foot to Rendevouz Bay and to Reef Bay, with it's white sandy beach and the ruins along the Reef Bay Trail.

Gecko House

Amenities in upper level include:

   * Hot Tub Spa
   * Queen size bed with mosquito net
   * Full closet and storage
   * Fully equiped kitchen including:
         Gas stove
   * Iron and Ironing board
   * Outdoor table and chairs
   * Bath and beach towels
   * TV with VCR/DVD player
   * Radio with CD player
   * Overhead ceiling fan
   * Weber bar-b-que
   * DSL Internet connection
   * Telephone for local calls

Amenities in lower level include:

   * Double bed with mosquito net
   * Refrigerator, microwave
   * Table and chairs
   * Full bath with shower and walk in closet
   * Overhead ceiling fan

For the beach:

   * Coolers, beach chairs and beach towels


Special Offer!!  May - August 2011, $1000/wk, $150/nt, 4 nite min.

High Season: December 15 - April 15:
1 bedroom: $1540 week / $220 night
2 bedrooms: $1850 week / $265 night
Art Studio: $50 day / $300 week

Low Season: April 16 – December 14
1 bedroom: $1200 week / $175 night
2 bedrooms: $1500 week / $215 night
Art Studio: $50 day / $300 week

Holiday Weeks:
Christmas Week: $2015 /1 or 2 bedrooms
New Years Week: $2015 /1 or 2 bedrooms
President's Week: 10% higher than high season rates

Bookings require a 4 night minimum

Transportation from Cruz Bay Ferry Dock included

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Children 12 years and older are welcomed.

For more information, please contact us.
St. John Essence
Copyright 2008 by Thia Muilenburg
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Hillside with Caribbean view, Fish Bay
Sleeps up to 4, Hot Tub, Walk to Beach

St. John Essence