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Andrea Chouiniere

Member since: 2012
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One of the best deals on island, pool steps from your door!

40 Reviews
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in Bethany - Kachi Ra

1 Br/1 Ba, King Bed w/Queen Sleeper for a couple or small family with 1-2 kids.

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!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Andrea Chouiniere (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Andrea Chouiniere

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

Why Andrea Chouiniere chose St John

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

Reviews

4.7
based on 40 holidaymaker reviews

One of the best deals on island, pool steps from your door!
average rating of 4.675 based on 40 reviews
Richmpnd, VA
4

Always a Good Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandy, we're always happy to have you as return guests at Kachi Ra, and we hope you'll keep coming back to stay! We do have basic cable at the condo which includes local network channels Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC. We would have been happy to assist with showing you how to access these, and instructions in our condo book show how to access the network channels/cable as well. Thank you again, we look forward to having you back next year!
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Littleton, CO
5

Loved our Two Week Stay at Kachi Ra

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best Deal on the Island

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN
5

Wonderful location and perfect for our budget!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, beautiful, gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

Most amazing place to stay. The hike to get to it well worth it. Taxis will drive up if you ask. Father away from town and more secluded if you like privacy, it's perfect. Owners are very nice. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Kachi Ra Ra Ra

  • 5 of 5

I know...the title is cheesy, but our family of four had a fantastic 3 night stay at Andrea and Ted's place. The location 1 mile out of Cruz Bay was fantastic and very easy to find...the entrance is literally at the 1 mile marker. The condo was clean and updated. Furniture was comfy and everything worked well. It was surprisingly cool in the evening, even with 90 degree days...no bug issues at all. We had two small coolers for our excursions and a couple beach chairs. It would have been nice to have a couple more chairs since we had four people. Supplied beach towels were also very nice to have. The condo was 21st century also with regard to wifi, tv, movies, etc...even games to play if you're not into all that. The pool is smaller than it looks in the pics, but was pleasant and had a nice view. We ate breakfast on the covered porch every morning...it was super nice. We were also able to dry suits and towels off on the porch too.

Best of all, communicating with Andrea and Jillian was fantastic. No delays whatsoever. Jillian was right there waiting for us when we arrived off of the car ferry from St. Thomas. We did rent a 4 door jeep for our three days - and it worked perfect. There is a really steep drive down into the condo and the driveway is a bit narrow, but easy once you're used to it. I would recommend this place to anyone I know; and we will return if we can. Thanks so much Andrea and Jillian. Kachi Ra was a great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at the condo! We actually do have four beach chairs, it sounds like our housekeeper forgot to put out the additional chairs in anticipation of your arrival. I would have been happy to come over and get them out for you during your stay! I'll be sure we're on top of putting out the appropriate amount of chairs in the future. Thank you for the great review.
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Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Bethany, St John

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Really Low Season
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
£163
for 1 night
From
£117
£788
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Shoulder season
1 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
£176
for 1 night
From
£130
£870
£3,301
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
£251
for 1 night
From
£206
£1,348
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
5 Jan 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£215
for 1 night
From
£169
£1,152
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
26 Apr 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£176
for 1 night
From
£130
£870
£3,301
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Shoulder season
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£176
for 1 night
From
£130
£870
£3,301
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
£251
for 1 night
From
£206
£1,348
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£176
for 1 night
From
£130
£870
£3,301
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £46
Tax Rate 12.5%

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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Bethany, Virgin Islands (US)

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 862 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Beautiful dark slate shower, unique nautical-theme countertop handmade by condo owner himself.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • In-room air conditioning for when those cooling breezes just aren't cutting it! King bed with Simmons BeautyRest Pillow Top mattress - Queen Sofa Sleeper in Living Room with upgraded Sealy Posturepedic Mattress. Fold-out ottoman cot bed can fit in bedroom or living room. Note to those considering a July-October stay: the small portable A/C unit is perfect for taking the edge off during this hottest time of year. It does not transform the bedroom into a 68-degree icebox during these very hot months, but many of our guests have been happy with its cooling abilities. We also offer numerous fans for the bedroom should you need them, including a ceiling fan, a large box fan, and two small portable fans.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Mid-stay cleanings are available for a fee of $75. Sheets and towels are not refreshed during your stay, however guests are welcome to use the on-site coin-operated washing machine and dryer at their own convenience. Please refer to Guest Documents and Policies at our web site. Thanks! Ted & Andrea Chouiniere

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