St John, USVI

St John, USVI

St John, USVISt John, USVISt John, USVI

Your home away from home island getaway!


Turtle's Nest is a very private, quaint one bedroom, one bath, cottage in the quiet neighborhood of Fish Bay.  Tucked into the hillside of St John's South Shore, with breathtaking valley and bay views it's perfect for couples or small families searching for a relaxing retreat while still being conveniently located to Cruz Bay and Coral Bay. 


Relax on the covered veranda with your morning coffee or refreshing drink after a day at the beach.


Bedroom: King 

Great room: Queen Sleeper Sofa


Modern bath with tile shower and glass vessel sink/vanity

Other Amenities

Internet TV

Free WiFi


Hair Dryer

Air Conditioned Bedroom

Ceiling Fans

Stainless Steel Appliances: gas stove,dishwasher, garbage disposal, refrigerator with ice maker

Bed Linens

Bath Towels

Beach Towels

Beach Chairs


Free Concierge

In the Area

Walking distance to Fish Bay and several hiking trails

10 minute drive to Cruz Bay or Coral Bay

15 minute drive to North Shore Beaches

**Jeep rental highly recommended


Availability-Please contact us directly for any special rental needs




"Quiet Location, Amazing Views and the perfect location on the island. Easy drive to all the beaches and conveniently located  between Cruz Bay and Coral Bay.


Amy H.


Tell us about your trip:
Turtle’s Nest Villa is simply amazing! A quiet villa with a gorgeous view and all the amenities you would ever need for your stay on St. John. A perfect location for quiet evenings in or close enough to town to explore and enjoy local restaurants, bars, and shops. Turtle’s Nest is a short drive to some of the most beautiful beaches on the island! We enjoyed a new beach each day and was never disappointed! I don’t think you could find better people to work with when planning your next vacation. Tammy, Craig, and their associates go above and beyond to make your stay as enjoyable as you would hope for. I fell in love with this cottage and the island. I would highly recommend Turtle’s Nest to anyone looking for an unforgettable vacation!


Lovely quiet home with great views!

5/5 Stayed Mar 2019Bre J.

Our family stayed at this lovely home over spring break 2019. The house was easy to find, clean, and ready for us to stay at. It's in a very quiet part of the island with really nice views. They had plenty of water, a washer/dryer, and some beach stuff we could borrow.

Published Apr 5, 2019

In a word . . . Wonderful!

5/5 Stayed Mar 2019Anita R.

We truly enjoyed our 7 night stay at the Turtle's Nest! It is absolutely the perfect size for two! The house was spotless, the furnishing nice, the kitchen well equipped - we didn't lack for anything! The stunning view from the deck was our favorite spot for morning coffee and an evening bottle of wine. The location is peaceful and private, yet an easy drive into town.

Drew of St. John Concierge and Tori were very gracious hosts who helped with setting up a fun day trip to JVD and snorkel gear for our use during the week. Tori even offered to ship a few souvenirs home for us! We love St John and are already planning next year's trip! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!!!

Published Mar 20, 2019 

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 Jim K Great little villa perfect for a couple's vacation only 15 minutes from Cruz Bay Left on Mar 1, 2019 for a stay in Feb 2019 This newer one bedroom/one bath villa was perfect for my wife and I. Great views of the surrounding hills and Fish Bay. Kitchen has everything needed to prepare meals - all you need to do is provide the food. We enjoyed the views from the balcony while having coffee and breakfast each day. Concierge provided snorkel gear for us for the week as a decent rental rate and was always easily available via text for restaurant recommendations and any other questions we had. It's only 15 minutes from downtown Cruz Bay which was really nice. We had an excellent stay here and would highly recommend it for a couples get-away! This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.


Perfect location and view

5/5 Stayed Feb 2019Heidi W.

We loved Turtles Nest. The location was perfect, secluded yet close to everything. The view was amazing. Drew was extremely accommodating and responsive to our needs. We highly recommend it!

Published Feb 15, 2019 

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Turtle's Nest Villa

St John, United States Virgin Islands, United States

We hope you enjoyed your stay!



Meet the Owners

Tammy and Craig Ahles

Our favorite beach-Maho Bay

 Dreams really do come true!

We fell in love with St John many years ago when we discovered this amazing island while on a cruise ship.  From the moment we stepped foot off of the ferry in Cruz Bay we knew we wanted to make St John our home. After many years of hard work and planning our dreams became a reality when we purchased Turtle’s Nest in our favorite neighborhood of Fish Bay!  The original name of the villa was Sun Splashed Cottage, but we wanted to name it something that signified who we are and why we love the island so much.  I have always loved  sea turtles for their beauty, grace and meaning. They are wise, grounded, determined, balanced, strong and peaceful.  All things you can accomplish while on St John and how we try to live our lives each day.   We are so excited to be able to share our little dream with you!

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Tammy and Craig live in State College, PA with their dog Abby.  They are avid Penn State fans and love spending time with family and friends when they aren't on the island.  They have a daughter Katlyn and beautiful granddaughter Bella.

Contact Us

Or give us a call!

(814) 441-6892

Our Partners


Partner Details

  • Stormy Pirates will offer 10% off trips booked directly with them (no 3rd party site bookings)  Mention that you are staying at Turtle's Nest. 
  • St John Concierge offers free concierge service with our rentals. Visit their site for a listing of their services.
  • Let Chef Josh of Fleagle By Dezign prepare a private meal for you in the villa,  hold a private cooking class or cater your special day!