Clean, Comfortable And Affordable
About Catherine Stephen
My husband and I have lived on St John for more than 30 years. We have young son who is now in college in Florida. We love St John because it is very quiet and very natural because it is 75% National Park. We also enjoy the crystal clear waters that surround the island. I am a Certified Residential Appraiser by profession who also operates a rental car company; and my husband works at Can-eel Bay Resort. We both love people regardless of what race, religious belief or nationality. Our family enjoys meeting people because it is a chance to learn something new about different cultures. We are both Christian who love God.
Catherine Stephen purchased this Apartment in 1993
Why Catherine Stephen chose Estate Pastory
This was the first property my husband and I own as a young couple who had just gotten married. We built is together and poured our heart worth into it. We built it in sections. We were young and had limited resources, so we built the main house first. Several years later, we completed the bottom apartment. Approximately, 8 years after we completed the bottom, we built the top level which is the subject apartment. We have a large family on both sides so we built this apartment as a family and guest apt. However, our families have all grown up and disperse. They all have their own place; so we have decided to open it to people who may want a "get away" to the VI; but don't have the budget for expensive villas and amenities.
What makes this Apartment unique
Clean, Comfortable and Affordable. It is close to town and all amenities. Close to public transportation. Clients have their privacy.
Check-in: 2:30 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Children not allowed
For safety reasons, no children under 10 years.
Minimum age of primary renter:20
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cozy, Clean, and Quiet
We really enjoyed our (too short) stay at Pastory Estate. The apartment is located in a very quiet, easily accessed neighborhood close to Cruz Bay and beaches. Catherine was very kind and gracious. The apartment was extremely clean and well appointed with everything we needed. We really enjoyed having the windows open at night with wonderful breezes and night noises streaming in. No need for AC. We are so grateful for this reasonably priced, well maintained, treasure and can not wait to return. Thank you so much Catherine!
Just as they say: CLEAN, Comfortable and Affordable
Was perfect for my trip to STJ to visit friends and enjoy the water
Exactly as described
The apartment was exactly as described. If it had had AC I would rate it 5 stars. Close to Cruz Bay, but not in town. It had plenty of parking, pantry basics, and good WIFI.
The apt was exactly as presented. Old St John area. Bed was comfortable. No need for a/c.
The apt was convenient to town. Our hosts were very gracious and helpful. They own a Jeep rental company which was great as they picked us up at the ferry and escorted us to the house. The apt is a 10 min drive to the park entrance and better roads.
This is ideal if you are looking for the old St John experience. Except for the roosters, it was very quiet. We watched the stars every night from our bed. We recommend this location
Clean and comfortable
I very much enjoyed my stay here. The apartment was exactly as advertised, clean and comfortable and only about a mile out of Cruz Bay. It’s located on a hill, so it catches the breeze and was never too warm. I would definitely stay here again!
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay! This was my 3rd stay in 18 months, each time I've stayed at a different location, as to explore all the island has to offer. Catherine and her husband were very gracious, friendly and so accommodating. I was met at the dock, taken to their Jeep rental and unpacking in no time. It was convenient to be able to rent my jeep and apartment from the same people ;) Catherine even offered a discount. My stay was just under 3 weeks; I was on a working vacation, working online without issues. The apartment location has easy access to town and beaches. No need for air conditioning (in January), the breezes kept it with no problem, I even had to turn off the ceiling fan a few nights. The apartment was comfortable, perfect size and price for a basic, home base setting. I would highly recommend and would have no hesitation in returning.
I greatly appreciate you taking the time to write this review Maria. I know you are a very busy person. It was a joy having you because you were very easy to talk to and understanding. It was also a delight to meet some other family members even for a short while. This is the very reason my husband and I decide to turn this littler apartment in a short term rental. For people like you who would like to experience the island, without the large expense that is required by luxurious villas. It is gives us a chance to meet new people week by week and of course, make little money. Thank you for coming and we do hope you will come again.
National Park guided hiking tour..