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“Pleasant, but inquire about surrounding construction noise.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Gecko House
Ranked #5 of 5 Cruz Bay B&B and Inns
flye point maine
1 review
“Pleasant, but inquire about surrounding construction noise.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2009

Gecko House was, although smaller than we had anticipated, pleasant, with a nice view of Fish Bay. We were relatively close to Cruz Bay, good restaurants and the North Shore Beaches. Alas, Detliff Point is becoming a gated community and certainly is no longer welcoming to the general public. Should you go, inquire about construction noise. When we were there construction of a very large house was underway not far below our balcony. Andrea did her best to intervene, but not to much avail. Workers came early and stayed late. We felt we should have been warned. The lot next door is also for sale, so more construction may be anticipated. Otherwise, a nice stay.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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stjohngeckohouse, Owner at Gecko House, responded to this review, March 23, 2011
The house below has been built and there is no more construction noise.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2009

Just back from 10 days at the Gecko House, our home base for exploring St. John. Top marks on every front, including a clean and hassle-free living environment, a magnificent view of Fish Bay, and cool people who were very knowledgeable about the island and happy to always point us in the right direction. Most important, the location was a perfect combo of private island getaway (away from the tourist hubbub) while always being within easy striking distance of shopping, dining, etc. A huge plus for us was the proximity to Rendezvous Beach. A quick walk down the road and we were on a nearly totally private beach with super sand, great snorkeling and killer sunsets. A perfect way to see and experience St. John. Can't wait to come back! A+ all around!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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oviedo, florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2008

If you want to get away from the town of St. John but only be 5 minutes away, the Gecko House is perfect. The villa sits on a hillside overing looking Fish Bay. It has spectacular views. We had a wonderful time staying there. Its the perfect getaway place.

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — No air conditioning
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2008

We had a wonderful two week stay at Gecko House in February 2008, our first time visiting the Virgin Islands, from Canada.

Loved the cottage, the privacy, the facilities and homelike feeling compared to being in a hotel. Beautiful view of the bay and hills beyond, lovely breezes flowing through wide open windows. We loved sitting on the deck having breakfast as little yellow birds visited, sitting on a teacup filled with sugarwater, as sweetsmelling scents from the fruit trees below drifted by us. The starfilled clear dark sky at night, called to us again to sit outside and soak up Carribean air.

Having a rented car allowed us to swim at a different beach everyday, exploring delightful St.John with terrific variety of restaurants.

The artist owner made it so easy for us by meeting us at the ferry, taking us to get a car, giving suggestions and directions and she seemed to be able to fill whatever we needed. Her knowledge and understanding of the Islands' culture added great depth to our visit. She was also most helpful giving us information before we left home to make things run smoothly.

Stayed February 2008
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Additional Information about Gecko House

Property: 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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Cruz Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 1
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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