Cottage, 1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2
Contact Joe and Tina
About Contact Joe and Tina
Joe is a licensed contractor on St John. Tina is a Finance Manager and Real Estate Agent. Our combined family includes 3 daughters who attend college and highschool in the Carolinas. And a son who works and lives in Charlotte, NC. Joe has lived on St. John since 1974 when his parents moved here with their 7 kids. Two siblings and his parents still live on St. John. Tina has lived on St John since 2004 and previously in the 80’s.
Why Contact Joe and Tina chose Fish Bay
Joe found a unique piece of property with historical ruins and pictured building his dream home. He first designed and built Cactus Flower to live in. The cottage has all custom woodworking throughout. He and Tina now live in the main house that he also designed and built. Joe and Tina also own the adjoining property.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage and main villa encompass 250 year old ruins. Together with the adjoining property, there are fruit trees and gardens to enjoy.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Quiet Fish Bay Retreat
We were part of a family wedding, so we were in and out of imposing villas in Great Cruz Bay and Chocolate Hole. And, we were so happy to retreat to quiet Fish Bay. The fact that Fish Bay is a little further apart served us well. After full days, we could sit on the cottage's porch, look at the stars, drink wine, listen to the surf, and relax. The cottage is indeed charming and traditional with a well stocked kitchen, a blessed bedroom air conditioner, overhead fans, beach supplies, a jacuzzi that overlooks the lush green hills, a big roomy outdoor shower, and a friendly dog named Pip. We were grateful to have this quiet cottage retreat to come home to.
Very nice place and great location. Loved the outdoor shower and enjoyed the daily visit s from the friendly cat.
Well appointed with great hosts
Quaint and comfy cottage with every detail provided. We were able to grill our dinners on the deck and relax at “home” or drive into town for a night out. The hosts Tina and Joe are helpful, friendly and provide wonderful advice on restaurants, beaches and trails. If there was any problem, it was the No-see-ums on the Island that bit us up until we figured them out. If you go, be SURE to bring Skin So Soft and wear it at dawn and dusk. Keep the fans going in the cottage!to keep them away and enjoy your stay at this lovely place! Oh and yes. the shower is great.
My husband and I had a wonderful time on St. John and enjoyed our stay at the cactus flower cottage. The cottage is adorable and has everything you need for a relaxed vacation. The location is ideal 10 minutes from Cruz Bay and another 10 to all the local beaches. The hosts are great, there if you need them while giving all privacy you want. I enjoyed the hot tub (this is a new amenity) and the pool to cool off once ( it could definitely use an overhaul).
Unfortunately, the mosquitos were loving life on the beautiful deck which overlooked the ocean and since they late attracted to me our time on the deck was limited to mid day even with candles and bug spray.
Overall the property is beautiful and we hope to return in a few years or sooner if we hit the lottery!
So glad you enjoyed beautiful St John and Cactus Flower! The pool re-plaster is coming soon. We wanted the hot tub in first. Glad you enjoyed it! Hope you had safe travels home!
The property is well kept and is quite comfortable. I would highly recommend this villa while staying in St John. Joe is a good host who helps if needed but also allows you the private time you are looking for on vacation. The shared pool is a good one, just the right temp to get into after a long day at the beach. The view of Fish Bay from the deck is amazing, great place to sit and have a cocktail in the evening!
Perfect and peaceful
The Cactus Flower Cottage is perfect for a couple. Very charming. I really appreciated the cleanliness and how spacious it is. That shower is AWESOME!! Perfect after a day on the beach. We loved starting and ending our days on the deck. St. John is our favorite island and this cottage is located just a short drive from Cruz bay and beaches. The Lime Inn and Morgan’s Mango are 2 of our favorite restaurants. Highly recommended. Renting a Jeep is a must. Joe and Tina are great hosts. Thanks for a wonderful week.
Ask about Jeep Rental and Boat/Charter Day Trips.
Hiking trails walking distance from Cottage!