Everything you need for a fabulous St. John vacation without the high price tag! One of the best values on island.
We do our best to ensure you love your time here as much as we did when Kachi Ra was our home.
Air conditioned bedroom is the perfect place to get a good night's sleep at the end of your days exploring this beautiful island. Cozy, casual with rich mahogany surroundings in a quiet, safe, residential neighborhood full of mature growth trees, new furniture, flat screen tv, wireless internet and digital cable.
Kachi Ra (Kachee'-rah) is just 20 steps away from a great pool and gas grill on an expansive sun deck with lounges and views of Little St. James and Pillsbury Sound. The condo offers direct access to the Caneel Hill trail, a beautifully picturesque hike.
Located only one mile from the ferry dock, Kachi Ra is within walking distance of town and a very short ride by car.
This is a very quiet, serene place with all new furnishings. We are on-island owners who work hard to ensure that our guests truly enjoy their time here. Drop us an e-mail or give us a call!
Ted purchased this condo in 1999, fresh out of college. I met him in 2005, and it was here at this condo that we fell in love and started a family. We moved out of the condo in 2010 to better accommodate our growing family, and started renting it out long-term. We now rent it out short-term to accommodate budget-savvy travelers like ourselves, and we hope island visitors enjoy their time at Kachi Ra as much as we did.
Andrea Chouiniere purchased this condo in 1999
The condo is located in a quiet neighborhood, very convenient to Cruz Bay and North Shore beaches. The condominium complex is home to a mix of long-term residents, condo owners, and short-term rentals. It's a peaceful place where neighbors look out for one another. Get your day started with a hike on beautiful Caneel Hill trail, which can be accessed directly from the condo property. You can't beat the pool right outside your door, great for a dip in the quiet morning hours or for a refreshing swim after a long day at the beach.
My husband worked hard to constantly improve the condo during our years living there. He handmade the gorgeous bathroom countertop, which evokes a nautical feel. He retiled the bathroom shower in a gorgeous dark slate, painted the kitchen cabinets, and built out the desk space and shelving himself. There are lots of little handmade touches throughout Kachi Ra that make it unique.
Great condo! Well appointed with all you need. Pool is great to relax in with a spectacular view. Easy to get to Cruz Bay and to hiking. I will be back.
The location of Kachi Ra was good. It was very close to Cruz Bay, downtown shopping and not too far from the beaches. A car is recommended. The unit itself was fine for the price. Could use some updating, but overall ourstay was fine.
We always enjoy our time at Kachi Ra. This was our 3 year in a row. I may have mentioned before that my sister owned a condo in Pastory Estates but we love having the pool right outside our door. We were even greeted by permanent residents who invited us to their pool party on our late afternoon arrival. Friendly people and great food and libations. We were surprised to find a Keurig coffee maker in the cabinet. Missed clinking on the coffee maker link on the website. Would have brought some K-Cups instead of ground coffee. Beautiful flowers on the dining table and bottled water in the refrigerator. We didn't watch anything on the TV because there aren't any live prime time channels. Luckily I had an app on my I-Pad and could watch the Olympics there. I also have my Fios app on the I-Pad and could watch shows there. But most of the time we were enjoying the island and all its beauty. Always hate to leave. See you next year.
Sandy from Richmond, VA
We loved our two week stay at Kachi Ra the last week of April and the first week of May. Andrea was a pleasure to deal with and very responsive to us in booking the condo. In fact, the condo originally was not available the first two nights of our stay so we booked those nights at Estate Lindholm. However, in February we learned that there had been a cancellation which, unfortunately, was due to health issues of the husband of the couple that had the condo booked and Andrea immediately responded to my request to add the two nights onto the beginning of our trip. We much appreciated not having to move once we arrived on STJ. The condo was very clean, exactly as advertised and very close to Cruz Bay. The small condo complex was extremely quiet and we loved that the pool was just steps away. We enjoyed having coffee out on the pool deck every morning and soaking in the water views. We used the grill on the pool deck for several dinners and cooked all of our breakfast meals at the condo. Between the ceiling fans, bedroom air conditioner and two other small fans provided, we kept the condo cool and inviting. We would run the air conditioner while getting ready for dinner and then again about an hour before bedtime but would turn it off and use the ceiling fan and the two small fans while sleeping in the comfortable king sized bed. We would not hesitate to stay at Kachi Ra on our next visit to St. John.
This was our first trip to the island and we were there for a wedding. We had the opportunity to visit some of the other lodgings on the island. Seeing the competition (and their rates), I am very happy with the choice to stay at Kachi Ra. It served as the perfect launching point to explore St. Johns. We were close enough to drive to Cruz Bay shops and restaurants (5 minutes?) and to the north beaches (10-15 minutes?).
If you are planning on spending more time on the east end of the Island, it might be a bit far to drive daily. We took one day trip to Coral Bay and Johns Folly and it took a good 40 minutes. We weren't in any hurry, so it was no problem for us.
Everything was immaculate and well cared for. Can't speak to the tv options, as we never turned it on. (But the instructions the owners provided were a very nice touch). The pool is great. We learned it is actually one of the largest pools on the island from one of the great neighbors that live and take loving care of the little condo community. Everyone there was super nice.
Loved our stay and would definitely look to stay again.
We simply cannot say enough about this property and vacation. The location is very close to Cruz Bay, but far enough out of town to be "away" from the busyness - if you can say St. John is busy in the first place. The turn off and on to Centerline Rd is in a very nice location where you can see up and down the hill both. The villa is exactly as represented in the listing. Andrea was perfect to work with. We had no issues whatsoever. The villa is perfectly stocked with everything you need. The pool was great and very refreshing after hanging on the beach and driving around the island. We will most definitely stay at Kachi-Ra again!
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Please note, a $120 short-stay fee will be assessed for stays shorter than six nights. This is not included in the instant quote generated by VRBO/HomeAway and will be manually added by the owner. There is an additional guest fee for parties larger than two of $15 per person per night. Cancellation policy: Total Booking Charges (less any taxes) are non-refundable unless Owner is able to re-rent the amenities through a confirmed reservation, less a 20% handling charge of the total rental.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.