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February 1, 2018, We're Back!! Update from Hurricanes Irma & Maria.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

“Sweet- St.john” Is Located In Estate Contant, One Of The Most Convenient And D

Hurricane updates;

The "Sweet St. John" and the estate of which it is located on, experienced no interior damage and did very well compared to the surrounding properties. None of the three structures on the estate lost their roofs, a testament of the buildings integrity. Besides the grounds, the extent of damage was external from all the flying debris. The carport roof of the "Sweet" and it's 45 solar panels decided to take a vacation and flew away. We have since replaced it with a better, stronger and more resistant structure. Additionally, we've taken the opportunity to replace many plants and palms so the grounds have taken an improvement step as well. The "Sweet St. John" is open for business at the same quality it exhibited before the "Blows" came through.

St. John is doing very well, with electricity and island services almost all back on line. There are more restaurants open than there are closed. The beaches are clean and gorgeous with fewer visitors and no parking issues. St. John always gets back on line and heals quicker than the other islands in the area due to our community. We all help each other and respond unselfishly to help those in need in a situation like we just endured. Believe it or not, there a positives that come from storms like these. It takes some time before they are identified.

Original Description;

Brand new, ultra modern cottage with multiple ocean views for two, completed September 2015, the “Sweet-St.John” was conceived and built as an ultra modern, contemporary 1 bedroom 1 bath, vacation rental home. It features outstanding views from a great location, with polished marble flooring, Italian cabinets, quartz counter tops, high end stainless steel appliances, central air conditioning, washer/dryer, covered deck and comfortable furniture. The property is safe & secure, super comfortable and has private parking.

More Details

Marcus Johnston
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Marcus Johnston

Patty and I have lived on St. John for over 40 years. We sailed from Seabrook Texas in 1978, on a 35 foot sailboat for a Florida Keys, Bahamas, and Caribbean adventure. After completing a loop of the Caribbean, we realized St. John was the most unique and special island in the Caribbean. So, in 1982 we started a water sports company in Cruz Bay. We have since sold the company, but want to continue to offer our knowledge, “of the island of our choice”, with a new and upscale modern accommodation for our guests.

Marcus Johnston purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Marcus Johnston chose Contant & Contant Farms

St. John is known as the Gem of the US Virgin Islands, and locally referred to as “The Beverly Hills of the Caribbean.” It is 2/3rds National Park, and has world famous beaches, ruins, hiking and snorkeling trials. The main town, Cruz Bay is very quaint and has a myriad of bars, restaurants and shopping areas. The island is very popular for boating trips, fishing, day sails, sunset sails, snorkel tours, scuba trips, parasailing, kayaking and British Virgin Island day trips. It is a very popular vacation destination with the majority of visitors, repeating year after year.

What makes this cottage unique

As an added bonus for our guests, a 20% discount is offered from Cruz Bay Watersports on all boat trips, including sunset sails, day sails, scuba diving, and British Virgin Island day trips.

Please note; until future notification, this offer is suspended.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Contant & Contant Farms in Estate Contant

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , designer lavatory
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(54 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews
Little Rock

Best kept secret on the island!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at “Sweet St. John” and as usual, Patty and Marcus Johnston didn’t disappoint. We love our time on the island but alway look forward to staying at the fabulous villa which we consider our second home! If you are looking for a upscale villa with views of St. Thomas and unbelievable sunsets then look no further. Sweet St. John is the best kept secret on the island. Book your trip now and let Marcus and Patty help you have the best vacation ever. Caren C

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 30 year anniversary trip. This place "The Sweet" is absolutely spectacular in every way. Marcus and Patty have thought of everything to make your stay here fabulous !!! The view is breathtaking and I love cooking in this kitchen it has everything you could possibly need. This was our second time staying in Marcus and Patty's place and hope to return next year. We love St. John and love staying at "The Sweet".

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jackson, Wyoming

Modern, clean, and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect!

- It's a really nice layout with lots of light and is completely spotless

- The covered porch is awesome for breakfast & dinner... what a view!

- The bed is super comfy and it's extremely quiet, with great AC

- The shower has great pressure

- The kitchen has absolutely everything you need to cook

- There's no bug problems or weird stains or whatever you worry about

- It's stocked with beach toys like chairs, noodles, and a cooler

- The wifi is fast and there's an Apple TV

- You can walk to the grocery store and downtown Cruz Bay in 10 minutes (if you don't mind a big hill)

- It's only a 10 minute drive to the beaches!

We stayed for 7 nights and couldn't have been happier. Marcus is an amazing host and has really great suggestions for where to eat & what to do.

This is the best place to stay on St. John!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a much needed vacation. Sweet St. John is fantastic

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned home from an amazing vacation on St. John. This is our first time staying more than one day at a time on the island. We could not have asked for a more perfect place to stay the week than Sweet St. John. I kept looking at different places on VRBO but kept coming back to this one. We are so glad we did and will be back next year. Marcus and Patty were the best. All the amenities that come with the place are perfect. My wife and I grilled out on the deck and watched the sunset most every evening. We highly recommend staying at Sweet St. John. You will be greatly satisfied. The island has really bounced back from the hurricanes.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Fabulous Find

  • 5 of 5

Returning visitors to St. John, this trip required only one bedroom. Sweet St John offered us everything we would have wanted and so much more. This cottage has been designed with anticipating every desire a visitor may need. You feel as if you are in a modern apartment with the most beautiful views. Close to Cruz Bay, you can be quickly downtown for dinner and shopping or off to the beaches. Marcus and Patty are the most gracious hosts. You will be greeted with a smile and the best check in process ever to this beautiful cottage. They have gone so far as to update their information binder to include all post storm information you will need during your stay.

We cooked several dinner meals at Sweet St. John. There is a grill on the deck for easy grilling! No matter what we cooked, if you thought you might need a special pan, bowl, or utensil, it was there!

We highly recommend you consider booking a stay! You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate & Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

The Sweet St. John

Searching for adequate words to describe what an amazing 21st wedding anniversary week we had while staying in the "Sweet St. John" studio villa which came with the most delightful hosts, Marcus & Patty Johnston. The villa not only had breathtaking views of the turquoise Caribbean, it is newly refurbished, very neat & clean both inside and out. In addition, all of the necessities were provided for the kitchen, bath and the beach!

Since the two devastating hurricanes that blew through this special island last year, Marcus was quick with suggestions about places that are open for business, the best beaches & other hotspots we needed to see. In addition, the the island experienced a 24 hour power outage due to a transformer blowing on St Thomas but the Sweet St. John didn't skip a beat!! Marcus & Patty are equipped & prepared for just about everything, so we never went without power or any of the luxuries it provides.

Do we recommend the "Sweet St. John"??? ABSOLUTELY ONE OF THE BEST all-around vacation rentals on the island that we have experienced during our 15 years of visiting this paradise island.

Until next year,

Allen & Wendy

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St. Thomas
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Contant & Contant Farms, St John

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 May 2018 - 19 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
20 Nov 2018 - 4 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
18 Dec 2018 - 8 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
9 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £91.37
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.35

Check in 4 pm, check out 9 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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