Hurricane Irma

Category 5 Hurricane Irma passed directly over St. John Wednesday afternoon.

Category 5 Hurricane Irma passed directly over St. John Wednesday afternoon.

Hurricane Irma passed directly over St. John as a category 5 storm on Wednesday afternoon. With power out and communications down, residents are still trying to determine the safety of family, friends, and neighbors, let alone assess the damage.

Many people are working very hard to compile and disseminate news as it becomes available. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the following Facebook pages:

St. John Links

St. John Community Foundation

Stateside St. Johnians Alliance for Hurricane Irma

To check on the safety of island residents or report someone unaccounted for, please go to the Irma Safety Check site.

If you’d like to help, find out more through these organizations:

The St. John Community Foundation

St. John Rescue

Thank you to everyone who has expressed concern for our beautiful island.


Summer Deals! Book Your St. John Summer Vacation Now!

Happy summer!

Here at St. John House Rentals, we’ll be celebrating the red, white, and blue (island-style, see photos above) all summer long.

As any local will tell you, summer is the best-kept secret in the Virgin Islands. The weather’s great, the water’s warm, and many of our beautiful homes can be rented for much less than you’ll pay in high season.

Ready to explore?

The sunrise view from Conched Out in Coral Bay, St. John.

The sunrise view from Conched Out in Coral Bay, St. John.

For just $160 a night, couples can enjoy the cheerful charms and stunning views of Conched Out, a two-bedroom, one-bath home just steps from the ocean. The bedrooms are separated by a colorful great room with a dining area large enough to accommodate six.

Rent Conched Out in Coral Bay for $160 a night this summer.

Rent Conched Out in Coral Bay for $160 a night this summer.

Every room looks out to the water, and at night, you’ll fall asleep to the gentle sound of lapping waves. Oh, and did we mention there’s a hammock on the deck? For more photos and information, tour the home at the full listing HERE.

Sunrise Sweet is another great summer deal in Coral Bay, listing for just $199 a night.

The view from Sunrise Sweet in Coral Bay.

The view from Sunrise Sweet in Coral Bay.

This incredibly spacious studio sleeps two and is beautifully appointed. Take a house tour and see all the little touches HERE, but first, here’s a peek at your view from the luxurious king-size bed.

It may be hard to get out of bed at Sunrise Sweet with this view...

It may be hard to get out of bed at Sunrise Sweet with this view…

If you manage to get out of bed, Sunrise Sweet also comes with kayaks and paddle boards, so you’ll be out on our crystal blue waters in no time.

Bask in the sunshine on your own paddle board at Sunrise Sweet.

Bask in the sunshine on your own paddle board at Sunrise Sweet.

Thinking about booking a St. John summer getaway but not sure where to start? St. John House Rentals has homes to accommodate every vacation desire, from cozy cottages for one or two to large, sprawling villas designed for large groups and extended families. Most homes offer low-season rates. Browse all of our listings HERE.

See you soon!

May Events

7th Annual St. John Summer Youth Fair
May 17 – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Connecting children and their families with summer activities and employment opportunities. Organized by the St. John Community Integration Team (CIT) and the Virgin Islands Police Department. Read more….


Wagapalooza 2017
May 20 – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stop by the Winston Wells Ball field in Cruz Bay from 5-8pm to enjoy an island dog show. Food and drinks available for purchase as well as raffle tickets available for some wonderful prizes. Read more…..


Friends St. John Beach to Beach Power Swim
May 28 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host the 14th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read more….



New Vacation Accommodations


Cinnamon Bay Estate

3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | Pool | Hot Tub | WIFI

Cinnamon Bay Estate is  unique tropical treasure on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands with no detail overlooked, you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity for discriminating guests. Located in the most exclusive and sought-after neighborhood of Catherineberg, luxurious Cinnamon Bay Estate is nestled at the end of a private road and surrounded by lush, green national park land on three sides, while the glistening expanse of the Caribbean is stretched out below. Amazing views of Cinnamon Bay.



Villa South Palm

4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms | Pool | WIFI

Villa South Palm, a four-bedroom, 4.5 bath luxury pool villa located in the exclusive Virgin Grand Estates, overlooking picturesque Great Cruz Bay on the popular south shore of St. John. Offering four equal-sized master bedrooms with king beds guarantee that each couple has a terrific room – all with sea views. Two have private balconies, and two share a private patio. Satellite televisions, ceiling fans & A/C, bedside reading lamps and built-in storage complete the picture.

Villa South Palm allows Weddings.

Come to St John and enjoy a Caribbean Vacation

What to Do on St John VI

websiteheader5-25-15png is happy to share with you this great website to help make your St. John Vacation the best that it can be. Looking for things to do on your trip to St John? has answers for you. They are a great resource for everything you need to know about getting here, vacationing here, and living here.

Check out the People Powered Guide to the Virgin Islands with real, authentic, up to date local information on the VI Insider Blog, Local Events Calendar and extensive Business Directory.

They even allow you to share your insider knowledge and pictures with others in their comments section. Check them out and enjoy all they have to offer.hammock

Love City Live Presents




Reggae in the Ruins Saturday 1/28/2017

This year’s edition features international Reggae Star Duane Stephenson, Tia Mason and VI Roots stallwart Ras Batch.

Soundstage Schedule:
4pm – DJ Top Notch
4:30pm – Jah SoulJahs Band
6:00pm – Ninja P Sounds
6:30pm – The Echo People
7:15pm – Ras Batch
8:45pm – Tia Mason
10:15pm – Duane Stephenson

$30 advance purchase / $40 day of event & at the gate
Advance ticket purchase only available online
Get Tickets

A mystical night of live Reggae, local food, Ital – vegan food, island-style bars, arts and craft vendors and good vibes. (Chairs and blankets allowed, no coolers).

Special return ferries to Red Hook (STT) & West End – Tortola, BVI (Inter-Island Boat Service) after the event. Be sure to purchase roundtrip tickets on your way to St. John.

Special roundtrip ferry from St. Croix to St. John as part of our $95 “Crucian Day Pass” that includes a roundtrip ferry pass and 1 gen admission ticket into the event. The ferry will depart Christiansted at 2pm and return after the event departing Cruz Bay, St. John at 12:30 am. Get your Crucian Day Pass Now!

All I Want for Christmas is…St. John!

Are you in the midst of holiday shopping? How about a gift everyone in the family can agree on: A vacation in St. John!

Sea Palace Retreat in Coral Bay, St. John, just opened in 2016.

Sea Palace Retreat in Coral Bay, St. John, just opened in 2016.

St. John House Rentals has homes and villas to accommodate any size family gathering, from sprawling 6-bedroom villas to cozy cottages for one or two.

Looking for something in between? Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!


Blue water. Blue sky. And all of our fellow travelers who love St. John as much as we do.

These are just a few of the things we are thankful for.

From all of us at St. John House Rentals: Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!