St John House Rentals

The Retreat

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The Retreat on St. John, the smallest and most beautiful of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a uniquely spectacular oceanfront rental villa.

Built with an eye for tasteful simplicity, the house perfectly complements the natural beauty of its hillside setting above one of the most pristine beaches in the world. Every room in The Retreat features breathtaking views: stand in the kitchen and watch fish swim through crystal-clear aquamarine waters or relax in bed while looking out across the bay to the island of Tortola. Inside, each room is thoughtfully furnished with king beds, slate floors, vaulted ceilings, and modern amenities.

The Retreat offers comfortable accommodations for up to 10 adults and features a lap pool, Jacuzzi, a private path to the beach, air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, and much more.

The Retreat consists of three pavilions centered around a private garden courtyard, on a hillside above beautiful Dreekets Bay on the secluded east end of St. John, USVI.

A 40′ lap pool runs the length of the courtyard. Comfortable lounge chairs on the deck around the pool create an ideal spot for private sunbathing. A large Jacuzzi surrounded by tropical landscaping provides the perfect spot to unwind.


The well-equipped kitchen in the main pavilion offers ocean views as well as a gas stove and oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, trash-compactor, high quality cookware, and an eating bar. A laundry area with washer and dryer is adjacent to the kitchen.

The living room of The Retreat, also in the main pavilion, contains comfortable seating and dining areas, along with satellite television, WiFi internet access, VCR, DVD player, surround-sound Hi-Fi, and library of books and movies. The pull-out couch transforms into a queen bed to accommodate extra guests.

One of the two equal master bedrooms

One of the two upstairs sleeping lofts

A central pavilion contains the living room, dining area, and kitchen, while the two side pavilions each contain a separate bedroom suite. Both bedroom suites have closets, separate bathrooms, balconies, and completely private slate-lined outdoor showers with a view of the sea. The bedrooms are furnished with king-sized beds, ceiling fans, and air-conditioning. Sleeping lofts tucked into the roof rafters of the bedroom pavilions can accommodate kids or extra guests. Each of the two lower bedroom pavilions, while on the same level as the courtyard and living room, is completely private from the rest of the Retreat.

One of three private outdoor showers

Both bedroom suites are air-conditioned and are equipped with ceiling fans.

Located on the pristine east end of St. John, Dreekets Bay is known among locals for having some of the best beaches and diving in the Caribbean. Reached by a scenic drive through the National Park along paved roads from Cruz Bay, the location of The Retreat offers an experience of untouched, secluded natural beauty just fifteen minutes from outstanding restaurants featuring local and continental cuisine in Coral Bay.

Stunning views of the bay and across Sir Francis Drake Passage to the magnificent island of Tortola encompass you as you approach The Retreat by road. Each room of the house is oriented to maximize these sweeping vistas, second to none of St. John. No other homes overlook The Retreat, and across Dreekets Bay from the house lies the untouched landscape of Virgin Islands National Park. The front of each pavilion is a glazed rollup door, allowing the entire wall to open up to tropical breezes and the view.

Just 110′ below the house down a set of stairs and a private switchback trail, the secluded beach provides a perfect spot for sunbathing, snorkeling, or pure relaxation.

The Retreat Weekly Rates

Low Season
(April 27 – Nov 22 & Dec 1 – Dec 20 )

1-2 Persons $3,465
3-4 Persons $3,899
5-6 Persons $4,053
7-8 Persons $4,207
9-10 Persons $4,368

Holiday Weekly Rates
(Nov 23 – 30, 2020 & Dec 21, 2020 – Jan 3, 2021)

1-10 Guests $7,476

High Season
(January 6 – April 28)

1-2 Persons $4,522
3-4 Persons $5,117
5-6 Persons $5,236
7-8 Persons $5,488
9-10 Persons $5,621

For information regarding rental availability or to make a reservation

VI Hotel Tax is 12.5%
Payment is accepted by money order, check, or credit card.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding The Retreat.

Amenities at The Retreat

Satellite WiFi, 40′ lap pool, jetted hot tub, ceiling fans in all rooms, surround-sound stereo, linens for bed and bath, “memory foam” mattresses, outdoor beach shower next to beach trail, beach towels, chairs, and picnic coolers, and automatic roll-down insect screens. Daily maid services, as well as full or partial catering, are available upon request (with additional fee).

Come stay with us, and discover the pleasure of a perfect place, a place to simply be.

Please note that there is currently no landline phone service at The Retreat, although there is cellphone reception.

Sweeping vistas surround The Retreat and define its spaces. Every room is oriented towards to bay to maximize the dramatic view across Sir Francis Drake Passage to the beautiful island of Tortola. Dreekets Bay offers snorkeling in an underwater coral garden visited by sea turtles and dolphins.

St John House Rentals, Villas, Cottages and Vacation Homes

Please send an email inquiry from the page of each vacation home of interest. At St John House Rentals our homes are owned or run by a number of individuals and management companies and they all do their own booking. The email link on each home’s page will get you directly to the person who can help! We at St John House Rentals do not do bookings.