Drive down a long private drive just minutes from Cruz Bay and find yourself basking at the edge of crystal clear emerald waters. Aussie is one of the most affordable, relaxing, and fun properties on St John.
Occupying the lower level below Beach Walk Villa, Aussie private suite is only twenty feet from swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking on a magnificent Tropical Reef! We provide kayaks and snorkel gear free of charge. No pool on the island can compare to the experience of snorkeling and kayaking our crystal clears waters. Take a hike down the rocky coral shoreline and sun bathe on Chocolate Hole Beach.
Even grilling is an experience at Aussie. You can hear the surf, see the bottom of the water it is so clear, and carry food conveniently to and from the nearby fully equipped kitchen and Great Room.
Exploring the island is easy from Aussie. Conveniently located only a few minutes drive to Cruz Bay Restaurants, shopping, and the Westin Resort. Or head down north shore road to Trunk Bay, Cinnamon, or continue on to Coral Bay.
* Located just 5 minutes from Cruz Bay ferry dock, Jeep rentals, restaurants, and duty free shopping.
* Westin Resort - enjoy your own villa AND the resort! Take a pleasant 15 minute walk to the Westin Resort for lunch and cocktails on the beach. Go scuba diving or take a day sail. Rent a power catamaran for the day and go to the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van dyke for the original Pain Killer and say hello to our friend Jack the owner. And if you really feel like exercising, buy a day membership to the full Westin Gym.
* Chocolate Hole Beach is a shike down our beautiful rocky coastline. Bring the cooler and beach chairs just a 2 minute drive to our beach parking and sun bathe on our beach.
* Grill some local Mahi or Tuna, brats, burgers and steaks and listen to the gentle surf a few steps away.
* We have two kayaks free for your use to explore beautiful Chocolate Hole Bay.
* Snorkel gear is provided free at Aussie. Put on your snorkel, take a few steps onto the rocks, and swim out onto one of St John's most magnificent Tropical Reefs. Get close to Sea Turtles, Rays, Lobster, and many of the over 400 Reef fish that live in the Virgin Islands. No pool at any villa is as beautiful as this!
* The Hammock! A must do is a well deserved nap on our surf side hammock. As you look out over the crystal clear waters a few feet away, listen to the lapping surf and sip your favorite Rum Cocktail. Catch up on your book or even enjoy your WiFi & iPod as the sea breeze rocks you to sleep.
* Remember, there is no pool on the island like our own crystal clears waters of the bay just steps from your door!TripAdvisor property ID 2380386...Read more
Swim-Snorkel-Kayak steps away & FREE equipment Cruz Bay, Saint John
Additional Location Information
The neighborhood full of Tropical Fish, Rays, Lobster, & even sea turtles! Hear the surf while you grill or rest in the hammock at the edge of Aussie suite. Cruz Bay is only 2 miles away with restaurants and shopping. Walk to the Westin Resort and grocery store in 10-15 minutes. Or stay at Aussie to enjoy the free kayaks, snorkeling, and swimming on one of the best Tropical Reefs on St John right at your door!
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest airport: St Thomas, 14.98 miles Nearest ferry port: Cruz Bay, 1.99 miles Car is recommended
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Cleaning fee | $275 per stay
Tax rate | 10% of rent | tax rate
Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
Rates based on guests over 2 years of age.
Thanksgiving and Christmas rates are for up to 6 guests. Please inquire for additional guests.
We encourage Saturday turnover unless previously arranged. Please inquire via email if you desire a different arrival/departure date.
There is a 3% convenience fee for credit card/PayPal transactions
Rent both Beach Walk and Aussie together (10 person maximum)
Left on 02/05/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 5, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
Me and my fiancé stayed at aussie suite for a week to plan our wedding for next year. We got engaged last year on St John, but have not stayed on this island until this last trip. The views are amazing being right on the water. There are kayaks that are there so you don't have to rent any. The snorkeling is also pretty good right at chocolate hole. We used the hot tub a couple of times, but most nights we were so tired from the days of swimming and snorkeling and relaxing. You are not in Cruz Bay, but right by it so it is quiet and close to town about a 5 minute drive. There were people staying upstairs that we saw a couple of times outside and we only heard them once. Overall it is a great place for what you are spending i definitely recommend it. One thing I forgot to mention is the owner called to see how everything was which is great in my book to take the time out to call us.
Thank you for the review! We try to contact every guest to make sure they are having the time of their lives. I stay in Aussie Suite often and I like to supplement my usual workout routine with the kayaks. I just love getting out on the water in those things and taking the occasional dip, or kayak over to pond bay beach to catch some sun. I look forward to having you back!
Chana and Adam
“Home away from home”
Left on 05/06/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Chana and AdamReviewed May 6, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
The aussie Suite was a great home away from home. Literally, it had everything we needed for the duration of our stay! The aussie is in a perfect location, not too close to town but not to far way either. It's about a half mile from the Westin, where you can use all of the amenities (pool, bar, restaurant, etc.). We were kindly met and welcomed at the St. John ferry dock, where we were then escorted to the aussie Suite. The aussie had amazing outdoor showers, a cozy bedroom, washer/dryer, and fully equipped kitchen with access to an outdoor grill. In addition they provide all the necessities you may need, including towels, snorkeling gear, beach chairs, and kayaks. We would highly recommend staying at the aussie during your visit to St. John!
Left on 04/07/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | C. AndresReviewed Apr 7, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
Our family stayed at the aussie Suite for our spring break "adventure" this year, and we had a wonderful time on the island! Upon arriving on the ferry from St. Thomas, and after a long day of traveling, it was great to see some friendly faces in Steve and Lisa, the caretakers who greeted us at the dock. From there, they took us to our rental car, showed us grocery stores and places to eat/drink, and led us to the house where they gave us a tour. It really got our trip off to a good start and helped us to feel at home!
The accommodations were very nice. The kitchenette allowed us to have breakfast at the house every morning, and to pack lunch for our beach trips most days (using the cooler provided). It was also nice to be able to come back to the house at the end of the day and have a home cooked meal instead of going out every night. The washer/dryer was great and we definitely could have packed less knowing how easy it was to keep on top of the laundry during the week.
Snorkeling gear (for 2), plenty of beach towels, and beach chairs were also provided at the house, all of which made our beach day trips easier. Our kids loved the proximity to the beach, and we were able to send them down to the water to explore and play (it's literally steps from the house!) The beach is pretty rocky, but our kids loved climbing and observing the sea life (snails, sea urchins, tons of coral). Besides, with the rental car, we explored plenty of beaches throughout the island and then could come back to our "home base". Some of our favorite day trips included visits to Cinnamon Bay and Hawksnest Bay beaches, the Cinnamon Bay nature trail, exploring the annaberg sugar mill ruins, and a drive to Coral Bay (and eating at Miss Lucy's, which was so good we made a repeat visit!) Waterlemon Cay also offered great snorkeling where we saw sea turtles, a stingray, and a huge star fish!
I recommend the aussie Suite to anyone headed on a St. John adventure!
Left on 02/21/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 21, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
The aussie Suite is a wonderful place to stay! Easy access to the ocean for kayaking, plenty of room, great views, and even plenty of iguanas to meet you at the door in the mornings sunning themselves! Short drive to downtown Cruz Bay, and everyone is very friendly!!! Wonderful place to come for vacation!
Left on 02/03/2013 for a stay in April 2012 | Jackie & LukeReviewed Feb 3, 2013Stayed Apr 2012
If you're considering staying at the aussie during your time on St. John - book your stay without further hesitation. The villa and grounds of the aussie are very accurately described. We could not have asked for a better fit for us. Having our own kitchen allowed us to make breakfast in the mornings and lunches to take with us. The washer/dryer were an added bonus for us and would allow us to pack even more lightly on our next visit! The grounds of the property were well maintained. The villa, grounds, outdoor showers, hot tub, etc. were all very clean. There were plenty of clean towels and sheets available as well.
We were happy with the customer service we received from the owners of the aussie (John) prior to our vacation and we were well taken care of the entire time we were on the island by the property managers. Steve & Lisa met us at the ferry upon our arrival and were happy to take us around the downtown area to point out their own favorite spots for dinner, drinks, etc. before taking us to the villa. They were available throughout our stay and ready and willing to help with anything we needed. The owners were open to any input we had to make the property even better - though there wasn't much at all that we could come up with - and have already gotten back to us in regards to our suggestions such as shared use of the hot tub between the two units on the property!
We had everything we could possibly want or need at the villa and the downtown area and beautiful beaches were all very close to the property. We spent much of our time snorkeling at the property or nearby beaches! We also enjoyed nearby restaurants in the evenings. The aussie was the perfect location for everything we hoped to do and see on the island!
We have already been in touch with John about staying at the aussie Suite again this year and would highly recommend the aussie to anyone looking for a wonderful stay on St. John!
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