Tranquility by Fish Bay

Tranquility is a perfect place to enjoy the serenity of St. John in a pristine little villa loaded with charm and creature comforts. A truly unique island experience awaits visitors wishing to relax in a natural and beautiful setting where care and sensitivity to the environment have made Tranquility a special retreat for the eye and soul.

 

Welcome to Tranquility, a sexy little villa on beautiful St. John, US Virgin Islands, where the living is easy, the views are lovely and nature abounds. This charming and romantic little villa is perfect for a couple or a small family. It is a wonderfully breezy, easy kind of place to unwind and relax, an oasis of natural beauty year round – where care and sensitivity to the environment have made Tranquility a special retreat for the eye and soul.Tranquility is nestled in the trees on a secluded knoll above Fish Bay on the one side and the luxuriously secluded Reef Bay on the other. Fish Bay is a quiet residential area on the south shore with a mix of residences and vacation villas. Only 10 minutes from Cruz Bay, it is convenient for trips to St. John’s North Shore beaches or dinner in town.

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Reef Bay Beach


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Bedroom

Honeymoon couples have especially enjoyed the tropical appeal of Tranquility with its special blend of nature and romance, spectacular sunsets and a panoramic view of the night sky in a quiet setting amongst the trees. The villa can also accommodate a small family – the futon in the den opens to a full size double bed with an overhead ceiling fan to cool the room, which opens onto the front verandah with a view of the bay. There is also a twin size daybed in the master suite, which has a king size bed and optional A/C.


Tranquility is a very private and unique little villa with high ceilings and 1,000 + sq. ft of living space, which includes wrap around decks for sunning, sunset viewing and stargazing. A full kitchen, lovely dining area, cozy den, bedroom suite and a large bathroom are new and freshly furnished. Its’ interior reflects the best of Caribbean simplicity in taste and design including all the amenities and conveniences desirable for a carefree, memorable island experience.The house is surrounded by big shade trees to the back and sides, offering complete privacy, while the front view of the Bay affords a clear vista of the water and a full panorama of the incredible night sky. You will fall asleep to the gentle sounds of the virgin forest and wake to the soft sounds of birds singing.

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Carport/Entry to Tranquility


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Tranquility’s Pool

Enjoy the natural cooling provided by the canopy of native shade trees and the glorious trade winds wafting through the open and spacious little home, or use the recently installed optional air conditioning in the large master suite. Tranquility is eco friendly; solar panels heat the water and a short nature walk along a garden path carries you through an herb garden to the large (15 x 30′) pool. Guests are welcome to pick fresh basil and other herbs for their salads and will enjoy having the pool to themselves.


Short walks will take you down a path to the breathtaking Reef Bay within the National Park and to Cocoloba Beach and other nature trails. Reef Bay has a luxurious, long beach and is a shell seeker’s dream. Off the beaten path and with no roads directly to the beach, it is possible to have this famous National Park beach all to your self!

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Sit and Relax in the Shade


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Dining Room

Tranquility’s builder is a fine craftsman, which is reflected in the beautiful floors inlaid from a gorgeous selection of South American hardwoods and other distinctive touches of a true artisan. The owner, a local artist of international renown whose artwork enhances the easy charm and comfort of this well-appointed villa, has decorated Tranquility.All furnishings, fixtures and linens are new and fresh. The artist’s husband landscaped many of the finest properties on the island including nearby Guavaberry Farms, a veritable Garden of Eden, which blends ecology with pure native and exotic beauty.


Only 10 minutes away, Cruz Bay boasts award-winning restaurants and unique artist-designer owned and operated shops at Mongoose Junction and “around town.” It is a fun place to be when you feel like dining out, shopping, socializing. The National Parks’ forests and beaches are close by.

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Cruz Bay


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View from Tranquility at Sunset

A guest comments: “We very much appreciated coming “home” in the evening and relaxing on the balcony to the sounds of nature; we also ate breakfast there everyday… we have loved our hideaway holiday. From each hazy dawn to every sleepy diamond starred night… Tranquility describes it perfectly.”

Amenities include internet access (DSL), a fully stocked kitchen, linens, iron, hair dryer, washer/dryer, fans throughout, A/C in the bedroom, outdoor dining, gas grill, beach towels and chairs


guest comments

Janet and Andy – As if "Tranquility" were not enough – as if the exquisite views were not enough – as if the ambiance of being in a forest preserve was not enough – your art work, Janet, was the topping on the cake! For a third honeymoon – this was all perfection.
Coni & John – Wash. DC

We have loved our hideaway holiday, from each hazy dawn to every sleepy dusk. Tranquility describes itself perfectly. It gave us peace to go back to our childhoods and marvel at creation… thank you!
Paul & Sue – Sheffield, UK

These were eleven of the most perfect days that we have ever experienced… This was our honeymoon and reunion all at the same time. Needless to say, we had high expectations, and the trip far exceeded those expectations. Tranquility was the perfect home for us, we loved everything about it. Perfect house, perfect location, perfect hosts, perfect everything… We want to tell everyone about this place, but we also want to keep it a secret. It’s that good.
Beau & Rachel – Minneapolis, MN

Dear Janet and Andy – Our experience at this house exceeded our expectations in every way. The crib for our son, the beach toys… checking in on us without bothering us… you guys really know what you are doing. This cottage was perfect for our small family and it and you truly made our trip exceptional…
All the best, Jeff & Anna, Raleigh, NC

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Deck of Tranquility


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Kitchen Table

Thank you, Andy and Janet – what a magical place! We could not have chosen a more beautiful & perfect spot for our honeymoon! You both were so wonderful and helped make this the best week of our lives! Can’t wait to come back!
Cyrus & Silvia – NYC

Janet & Andy – Staying at Tranquility here on St. John has been a great way to celebrate our anniversary. Your villa is so restful and homey – we love the architecture, the colors and your artwork. We had a great time snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay and visiting the beaches, especially the little adventure down the path to the rugged Reef Bay. Weather has been perfect the whole time we were here. Thank you for greeting us that first night as we got waylaid by flight issues and having some sustenance to get us through to morning was a blessing.
Kathy & Tom, Cleveland OH

Tranquility Cottage is wonderfully named, a quiet haven for stargazing, reading and lots of relaxation overlooking lovely Fish Bay. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, the perfect base for exploring the island by foot and water…
Kathy & Steve – St. Paul, MN

Dear Janet & Andy, thanks for a wonderful and memorable "Weddingmoon". It was so nice to have our own place to come back to each evening, to make dinner and eat on the deck and to just relax and enjoy… it has been a perfect, peaceful getaway. Thanks for all your hospitality. Tranquility is great and we enjoyed all your personal touches!
Amy & Rick – York, PA (married on Hawksnest)


Spent our 17th Wedding Anniversary here and it was wonderful. Hope to be back next year.
Pam & Eddie N. – Selma, Indiana

Andy and Janet, We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Tranquility was a great place to call home for 2 weeks
Thank you, Chris & Amy – Newport, VT

What a wonderful island, and what a lovely place to stay! Tranquility was the perfect place for us… thank you for helping us make these holidays exceptional. We took hundreds of pictures… we will miss Trunk, Hawksnest, Honeymoon beaches and many more magical places but we will definitely be back in the future.
MERCI, Anne-Sophie, Thierry & Elise – L.A., CA

Many thanks for such a delightful place to hang our fins whiles on St. John. The cottage was so comfortable. We loved the fully equipped kitchen, the deck and the view. The artwork too! We have so many more beaches and trails to explore. We’ll definitely be back.
Teri, Steve & Sara – Lincoln , MA

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View of Bathroom


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View of Pool
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Fish Bay
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Reef Bay
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Master suite with daybed
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View into Den area
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Dine Alfresco
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View into Den area
Fish Bay
Fish Bay
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Front of Tranquility
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Cocolobo Beach

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View from Front Deck
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Situated all by itself on a little knoll in Fish Bay overlooking the Bay, its recently refurnished interior reflects the best of Caribbean simplicity in taste and design with a full kitchen, lovely dining area, cozy den, bedroom suite and a large bathroom.

Tranquility is nestled in the trees on a hillside above Fish Bay on the one side and the luxuriously secluded Reef Bay on the other. Fish Bay is a quiet residential area on the south shore with a mix of full time residences and vacation villas and only 10 minutes from Cruz Bay, making it very convenient for trips to the beach or dinner in town. The National Parks’ virgin forests and beaches are close by. It is a private, romantic and unique little villa with high ceilings and 1,000 + sq ft of living space, which includes wrap around decks for sunning, sunset viewing over the water in Fish Bay and stargazing.

While the house is surrounded by big shade trees to the back and sides, offering complete privacy – there are no other houses in sight – the front view of the Bay affords a clear vista of the water and a full panorama of the incredible night sky. Fall asleep to the gentle sounds of the virgin forest and wake to the soft sounds of birds singing.

More than half of our guests have been honeymoon couples who have thoroughly enjoyed the romantic and tropical appeal of Tranquility, with its spectacular sunsets and expansive views of the night sky from the verandah and surrounding decks. The villa can also accommodate a small family – the futon in the den opens to a full size double bed with an overhead ceiling fan to cool the room, which opens onto the front verandah with a view of the bay. The den is a completely separate room with louvred doors and access to the large bathroom through its’ own door. The bath can be accessed from the kitchen hallway so it is not necessary to go through the den. There is also a twin size daybed in the master suite.

Tranquility is an oasis of natural beauty year round. Recently equipped with air conditioning in the large master suite for the benefit of summer guests it is still possible to enjoy the natural cooling provided by the canopy of native shade trees and the glorious trade winds wafting through the open and spacious little home. Tranquility is eco friendly, designed to take full advantage of the cooling breezes; solar panels heat the water and a short nature walk along a garden path to the large (15 x 30′)pool carries you through an herb garden. Guests are welcome to pick fresh basil and other herbs for their salads.

Tranquility’s builder was a fine craftsman, which is reflected in the beautiful floors inlaid from a gorgeous selection of South American hardwoods and other distinctive touches of a true artisan. Tranquility has been decorated by the cottage owner, who is a local artist of international renown and whose artwork enhances the easy charm and comfort of this well appointed vacation villa. All furnishings, fixtures and linens are new and fresh. The artist’s husband has landscaped many of the finest properties on the island including nearby Guavaberry Farms which is a veritable Garden of Eden.

A short footpath through the native, tropical forest leads you to our big 15’ by 30′ swimming pool, which you may have all to yourself.

Another short walk takes you down a path to the breathtaking Reef Bay within the National Park. Reef Bay has a luxurious, long beach and is a shell seeker’s dream. Off the beaten path and with no roads directly to the beach, it is possible to have the famous National Park beach all to your self!

A guest comments, ‘We very much appreciated coming ‘home’ in the evening and relaxing on the balcony to the sounds of nature; we also ate breakfast there everyday….we have loved our hideaway holiday. From each hazy dawn to every sleepy diamond starred night …Tranquility describes it perfectly.’

Other guest comments from our Guest book –
“This has been the most amazing vacation! St. John is magnificent!! Tranquility is the perfect, perfect, perfect place!! So peaceful and beautiful! Andy and Janet, thank you! You have been wonderful! Highlights: Boat trip to Jost van Dyke, Leinster Bay, saw rays, turtles, starfish and donkeys! We will be back!”
June and Justin

“These were eleven of the most perfect days that we have ever experienced! … This was our honeymoon and reunion all at the same time. Needless to say, we had high expectations and the trip far exceeded those expectations. Tranquility was the perfect home for us, we loved everything about it. Perfect house, perfect location, perfect hosts, perfect everything. Highlights of the trip include the hike to Reef Bay… Salt Pond beach, Coral Bay … Francis Bay, seeing rainbows on our porch after the brief rainstorms, and of course the pool. Thank you to the Rutniks for their hospitality. We want to tell everyone about this place, but we also want to keep it a secret. It’s that good. Already planning our first anniversary,”
Bear and Rachael, Minneapolis, MN

“Best honeymoon ever! Definitely the trip of a lifetime—highlights: Dinghy rental—totally worth the expense. Reef Bay trail was gorgeous. Saw many mongoose and other creatures. Fed carrots to the donkeys—they’re quite tame! Leinster Bay trail was fun and easy—Waterlemon was nice. A day on the Lameshur Beach was relaxing and fun. Early mornings on the balcony at “home” were gorgeous—as were the cool breezes at night. Thanks so much!!”
Eva and Clint

Keywords: Private home, villa, cottage, secluded and quiet, convenient to beaches, hikes, Cruz Bay dining and shopping

Property Type

  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:There is a lovely verandah and deck outside with plenty of space and comfortable seating.…more
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • King size beds (1) New King Bed in the Bedroom Suite, Twin or Single Beds (1) In the Master Suite, a great day bed for reading, Baby Cribs (1) We have a pack and play for a bay or toddler up to 24 mos. Other arrangements can be made for a larger crib if needed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in the den opens to a double bed

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

Kitchen & Dining

  • Catering Available:We recommend Mathayom at www.stjohncatering.com.There are many wonderful caterers on St. John and other provisioning companies, as well as local grocery stores. You can find everything you need or want on St. John.…more
  • Kitchen:Everything you need to feel at home is here! All dishes, coffee pot, toaster, blender,etc.…more
  • Refrigerator:full size fridge
  • Dining Area Seats:0
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils

Amenities

  • Covered Parking:Your car will always be cool and comfortable under the carport.
  • Air Conditioning:the Master Bedroom is Air conditioned
  • Linens Provided:all the linens you will need plus
  • Washing Machine:washer in unit
  • Clothes Dryer:dryer in unit
  • Iron & Board
  • Babysitter
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street

Other Amenities

  • Ceiling fans, Iron, Hairdryer, Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Concierge Services. One of the really unique and special qualities that Tranquility offers is the ability to feel like you are living comfortably within the beauty of the natural world. The house is open to the breezes, the gentle sounds of nature, the soothing arbor of leafy shade trees with complete creature comfort in a relaxed and artistically designed little villa.

Entertainment

  • Music Library:nice selection of CD’s
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • VCR

Communications

  • Mobile Phone:You will generally get good cell service from the front verandah.
  • Telephone
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet

Pool & Spa

  • Private Pool:Big 15 x 30 foot pool for guests use – shared only with our family, but we don’t use it when guests do…more

Outdoor Features

  • Balcony:Because there are front and back verandahs and decks all around you will find a shady place to relax in or a sun bathing spot all day.…more
  • Deck / Patio:The spacious Verandah and decks surrounding the house make this a wonderful part of Tranquility’s living space.…more
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Location & View

  • Ocean View:Perfect spot for dining under the stars or taking in the Bay at breakfast. Gorgeous sunset views and fantastic stargazing.…more

Activities

  • Pier Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Tennis
  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Fitness Center
  • Medical Services
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Wind-Surfing
  • Surfing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Pond
  • Library
  • Reefs
  • Boating
  • Ruins
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Botanical Garden
  • Horseback Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Beachcombing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Walking
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Sight Seeing
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Shelling

Other Activities

  • Fish Bay is a quiet residential area with a mix of full time residences and vacation villas. While not far from town, Tranquility is situated all by itself on a little knoll with a lovely view of the Bay and the surrounding foliage. A short footpath through the native, tropical forest will take you to the big 15 by 30′ swimming pool, which you will usually have all to yourself. Other short walks will take you to Reef Bay, Cocoloba Beach, Fish Bay, Ditleff Point and hiking trails through the National Park. The cottage’s big verandah provides fantastic views of the starlite night sky where you may sit and relax or take your dinner. Speaking of dinner, Tranquility is only 10 minutes from Cruz Bay, making it very conveniently located for dining on the town. There are many fine restaurants, shops and art galleries to enjoy in the evening as well as by day and it is an easy trek from here to there with all roads paved. Other Activities: hiking, shopping, art galleries, fine dining

Rates

Winter – Dec. 15 to April 15 are:
Weekly – $2800 plus 10% hotel tax or $450 + tax per night – minimum of 5 nights for 2 persons

Summer – April 16 to Dec. 14 are:
Weekly $1750 + 10% hotel tax or $250 + tax per night – minimum of 4 nights for 2 persons

Kindly email us at tranquilite@gmail.com or call 340-693-8069 for more information.

Owner/operators, Janet and Andy have lived on St. John for over 40 years and are pleased to be able to offer these wonderful accommodations so you can enjoy the pleasures of island living.

Our other vacation rentals include:

Cruz Bay Apartment – the latest renovation in this trilogy of vacation rentals
Cruz Bay Cottage – www.vrbo.com/386500 and www.flipkey/332723
Tranquility in Fish Bay – www.vrbo.com/61499 and www.flipkey/245423