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VACATION OF A LIFETIME!

5 of 5
After first arriving in St. John for the first time we were blown away by the scenery. After meeting Brian at the ferry, who kindly greeted us, look us grocery shopping and to pick up our rental car. We followed Brian back to the house which at first we thought the road leading up was never going to get us there. Then, we arrived and it was the most beautiful place! We loved the privacy, the views and of course cooking dinner on the grill almost everynight. We would return to this house 100 times over again. It was not buggy and we loved using the hot tub at night after dinner with a rum punch in hand. The accommodations for daily beach lounging and snorkeling was just icing on the cake. Plenty of towels, snorkel gear options, coolers and chairs. We had the time of our lives visiting all the beaches and swimming with all the fish and sea turtles. We would wake up every morning to a beautiful sunrise shinning in through our bedroom screen doors. Most relaxing and mind soothing vacation we needed after a long winter in Maine. We can't wait to rent this house again. If you don't mind driving a mile or two up the half paved, half dirt road to get to your dream vacation destination, this is the place for you. Our pick up from the airport in St Thomas was arranged for us to and from and we never had to worry about planning our taxi service. Someone was always there to meet us with a welcome sign. I hope the next couple can enjoy this place as much as we did. If your looking for a laid back and relaxing tropical getaway, this is it!!!!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014

HEAVEN ON EARTH

5 of 5
Our day of travel is ridiculous coming from Minneapolis. We started our 17 hour day flying from MSP to Miami and then Miami to St. Thomas. We rented our car on St. Thomas and drove like crazy to make it to the car ferry in Red Hook - although that, in itself, is an ordeal, they know what they are doing. We headed across unusually rough seas (locals confirmed this, as well as the super smooth return trip) and were greeted on the other side by the house manager. We followed her through the winding & steep roads of St. John to a lovely market at the bottom of the hill from the home - there we picked up food with our iPhone flashlights since power was lost on the island (we were told this happens about 3 times a year, but only stays off for 30 minutes max). As we started the drive up to Mooncottage, I thought, "what have we done?" We got up there, as the sun was setting and tried to do a walk-through and understand everything with no power. After the house manager left, we grabbed a glass of wine, lit candles, and sat down on the veranda, EXHAUSTED. Anxiety was starting to set in and I thought, "what happens if the power doesn't come back on?!?" As we sat there, quiet, both wondering what decision we had made, we were inundated with the sounds of tree frogs chirping (beautiful sound). All of a sudden the lights popped on, the fans started to swirl and we did a happy dance. With all that, I can honestly say that I would do DOUBLE the travel to return to Mooncottage. It's better than the pictures. At least 100 times during the week, my husband said, "We have NEVER stayed in a place that we had a tough time leaving for the beach." Each day, we'd have breakfast and decide which beach to go to and we found ourselves dragging those mornings later and later (to the point we couldn't find parking for beaches a few of the days). This place is PURE magic. It is so private. The view is unreal. The attention to detail through every facet of this house is simply remarkable. You can FEEL the love and energy that was put into this tranquil home. This is a positive place. It was the best week of our lives. We never wanted to leave - we ate several dinners in, too, simply because we adored being there & with each other so very much. I can't say enough about this magical place that sits high atop the mountain, looking out on east end and Tortola ... there truly are no words, one must simply go to experience heaven on earth.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014

MAGNIFICENT!

5 of 5
This was our first visit to St John and now that we’re in love with the island we can’t imagine staying anywhere other than the Windwardside Guest Cottage - except perhaps another Calabash Cottages property. We just can’t gush enough about this sweet little bungalow. Its setting is spectacular; the view will knock your socks off! A teeny note of caution for those less adventurous, the last mile approaching the cottage is slightly intimidating (steep, quite a drop down [thus the fabulous view!] and mostly not paved/bumpy). However, don’t let that sway you – you get used to it by your 2nd or 3rd try and it’s worth it. The cottage was perfectly appointed for two. Everything you’ll need for your stay is there. The little galley kitchen will surprise you by how well equipped it is, between it and the grill we were very set to have most of our dinners in, and we’re not talking PB&J here. The cottage was spotless and extremely well cared, particularly given how rough an island environment can be on metal, wood, etc. It appears as if it is tended to regularly. The level of service from this team was top-notch. Margaret & Diane answered all of our pre-arrival questions & provided great tips for our stay. Beth (aka Yoga Beth) met us at the ferry dock & generously spent about 2 hrs with us. In addition to what was promised (ferry pick-up, rental car retrieval, grocery stop in the big city, follow-me to the cottage), Beth took us to the National Park Visitor Center so we could pick up our tickets for a hike the next morning. She also provided us some wonderful “local’ tips on beaches for snorkeling and restaurants not to miss. Beth never once made us feel rushed; she really introduced us to the concept of island time. Oh almost forgot Warren from Dynamic tours, the car service from the airport to the ferry in St Thomas which was recommended & we highly suggest using it. It made our arrival & departure so smooth. Warren was warmly welcoming & completely reliable, there for us at the airport despite that our flight was over an hour late & then he called at the end of the week to find out which ferry we were taking from St John so that he’d be waiting our arrival. Lastly, Susan (the owner?) called us the last night to be sure our stay had gone well. Really, this is stellar service that is rare to find these days. Thank you Calabash Cottage team. …..and for prospective future guests reading this: don’t hesitate, this place is a gem!
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014