I had been dreaming about owning a home on St John for 20 years, ever since I first visited with my daughter. Over the years I searched and searched for a place and finally this land became available and I built my own home. I hope you will find my home a peaceful retreat that is as restorative for you as it is for me. My plans are to semi retire here on St. John some day. I loved the location of the property -- close to town and in the cool forested area of St. John. It was a perfect combination. Five years after purchasing the land the building of my home began. I spent two years researching builders and found a wonderful one, John Fitzgerald (Fitz, as we all know him). Building on an island is quite an adventure, one is letting go of expectation and desire as there is a limit as to choices, and at the end I created a fabulous peaceful little house that I am glad to call my home. I purposefully did not add all the "luxuries" wi-fi, full cable tv, etc., as I wanted to have this place be a respite from the daily hustle bustle of the world, a place to simply be and experience and enjoy nature, and fully relax (be unplugged).
Reviewed by Real Travelers
Turtle Haven is a beautiful private residence located in the Gifft Hill Valley. Newly constructed, the house has a "tree-house" feel, tucked in the hillside. The living room is very open, clean and spacious, with high, beamed cypress ceilings and enormous double doors leading out to the deck. The expansive, screened-in…
3 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Left on Dec 15, 2011 for a stay in February 2010
We stayed for several days. It was an easy ride to the geat public beaches. About dark every night there is this amazing cacophony of bug and bird sounds that just fills the air. You hear no traffic at night. While you may hear a few roosters early morning, that's it. We ate in every night and mornng. The kitchen was modern and fine. The driveway is a little steep, but that's pretty much par for … See more
Art, Marlborough, MA