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“Had a great time at Gecko house, ST JOHN, VI” 5 of 5 stars
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Fishbay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Cruz Bay B&B and Inns
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“Had a great time at Gecko house, ST JOHN, VI”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We are a very active couple (age mid-50s).This was our first visit to St John and we did not know where to rent and we got so lucky that Gecko house was available for our dates. Everything was good about it. The owner thought about every detail to make our stay comfortable. We were very touched to find a bottle of wine , cheese and crackers in the house. There were beach chairs, beach mats even a beach bag (I forgot mine and was very happy to find one there). The room was not large but cozy. The screened porch and the view from it are winners. We cooked most of our meals and kitchen had everything that may be needed. There were papaya trees in the garden and house caretaker gave us one and it was delecious. Doug , the house cartaker, did everything he could to make our stay pleasurable. There are potted fresh herbs by the door for us to use in cooking. We were told that some houses on St John had very steep driveways and are very challenging to drive in and out. The road to Gecko house and driveway was OK - we had no trouble getting in and out. I think the location is superb. It is pretty close to town and to grocery shopping. To get to est end beaches we drove - but with views like that - who cares? We will definetely go back to Gecko house for our next trip to St.John

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Gecko House is a small apartment attached to a house in the hills of Fish Bay. Although Fish Bay is not a swimming/snorkel spot the view from the screened porch of the Gecko House rental is calm, quiet and beautiful, often with sailboats moored in the bay.

The apartment has everything a couple needs for a get-away; full kitchen on entry, small eating area and bedroom in one large room with an enclosed bathroom with big shower. The screened porch with table & chairs and comfy furniture is the length of the unit; we had meals there and hung out there most of the time. The clothes line is handy; we washed our swimming stuff and hung it out there along with occasional laundry; no washer and dryer are available.
The apartment has complete visual privacy, which we loved. Note that the main house is connected to the apartment by a small patio with lattice screening so we occasionally heard people but it didn't bother us.

Four wheel drive is a must.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Chelsea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

We had a wonderful time. Everything about the Gecko House was perfect. It was quiet and peaceful. You can watch the sun rise from your bed each morning. We loved the jacuzzi, a perfect end to a hard day of snorkeling. Andrea was very kind. She gave us lots of good advice on places to visit and dine. Many thanks.
We will be back!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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stjohngeckohouse, Owner at Gecko House, responded to this review, March 2, 2012
It was a pleasure meeting you both and I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Gecko House. I hope to see you here again in the future.
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Southampton, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

The Gecko House was perfect!
What a gift it was having such a beautiful place as a home base on our trip. Neatly tucked away on a hillside overlooking Fish Bay, this cute,clean and affordable piece of paradise had everything we needed to feel at home while exploring. Andrea was so helpful letting us know where some real out of the way points of interest were (beaches, trails etc.). We'll be going back.
Pete
Southampton, N.Y.

Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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stjohngeckohouse, Owner at Gecko House, responded to this review, March 2, 2012
Thanks Pete, I enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you either here or on Long Island in the future.
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Had a great stay at the Gecko house. Was only there for a quick get away with my gf, but really enjoyed it. Felt like we had a very authentic experience in St. John. Didnt have to wake up and be surrounded by tourists. Was worried Trunk Bay would be a bit of confusing drive, but it was not at all. My only (slight) criticism was I wish the house had A/C... as I have been spoiled in the U.S. But apparently NO natives in St. John have A/C, so it's part of the authentic appeal. It wasn't hot and the fan made it easy to fall asleep, but I am used to sleeping in the cold. Would definitely stay at Gecko House again.

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

My wife & I chose to stay at Gecko House for our honeymoon in Oct 2009; it was an excellent choice for us. (I meant to write this review sooner.) If you want time alone away from the crowds, with a beautiful view of a secluded St John bay, and good access to the amenities of the island, this will be a great choice. When we arrived the owner had cheese and wine waiting for us, which was great as we had been traveling all day. The kitchenette allowed us to prepare some meals ourselves, but we also had easy access (a short drive) to restaurants in town when we wanted to eat out. We enjoyed the hot tub & kayak that were available. The room was not large, but was sufficient for our needs, as we were out touring the island during most of the day. Watching the moon rise over the hills across the bay while soaking in the hot tub by ourselves was wonderful. We also had access by kayak to a whole beach to ourselves.

Room Tip: There were only 2 rooms; the top room was ours.
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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stjohngeckohouse, Owner at Gecko House, responded to this review, August 20, 2011
Thank you so much for staying with us at Gecko House!
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2010

Both rooms with their own bathrooms are separated by a deck, giving private time to each couple. One room has the kitchen and a view of the Caribbean waters below from a nice sized enclosed deck. The other room, on a lower enclosed deck, has a mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and is surrounded by the natural, delightful sights and sounds of a garden. My husband and I stayed here with my brother and sister in law in May. The owner and her house sitter made us feel at home without being intrusive. We felt like we had friends to call on when we needed advice or anything at all. Everything you need is handy. We loved the screened in decks in the morning before setting out for a day of exploration of this lovely island. 4WD rental is a must. Private beaches are minutes away with great snorkeling. Great art and ambiance are in each of the rooms. Andrea (owner) has thought of everything. We really loved the Gecko House with its uniquely tiled walkways. This is a great place for people who like an interesting experience from their vacation, instead of the boring one you get at most accommodations. Perfect place for hikers, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. We will return someday, but not soon enough!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Gecko House

Address: Fishbay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John > Cruz Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Cruz Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gecko House, located on the south shore of St. John, is a secluded and romantic retreat with the feel of a villa at affordable rates. The eco-friendly, fully appointed, cottage is situated in lush tropical surroundings, within walking distance of a private cove perfect for beachcombing and kayaking. Enjoy breakfast or cocktails on the screened in deck overlooking a garden of tropical fruit trees and the tranquil Fish Bay beyond. Enjoy relaxing in the private hot tub under the stars or after a long day at the beach. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Gecko House St. John/Cruz Bay

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