Allison's house-not to mention Allison--are everything you could ask for if you want a peaceful, private, quiet, bright and colorful, clean, cozy, comfortable and unique retreat. It was exactly what I was looking for. It is perfectly appointed with the essentials: cooking equipment, utensils, stove, fridge, grill, coolers, drinking water supplied, basic cooking spices, guide books, maps--even an onsite massage table! I was so entranced by the birds, hammock and views that I had no use for the tv/video equipment, but it's there if you want it. Allison also provided a local cell phone, which came in handy because my carrier (Verizon) had no service there. The outdoor bed, bathroom and kitchen were my favorite things, besides the bananaquits Allison has trained to eat out of your hand.
Allison was the consummate host, leading me from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay, stopping along the way to point out premium views, and then up the steep, rough hill to the house in my first-ever 4WD adventure. (I loved the drive after my virgin ascent--very proud of myself every time I conquered it.) She picked up my grocery order before meeting me, and helped me carry it up those infamous 44 steps--which, rather than a hassle, were a great way to enforce a bit of exercise, which made me feel productive and healthy on days when I otherwise just happily lazed around. On get-up-and-go days, it was lovely to be located smack dab on the Johnny Horne Trail.
Allison was also a godsend when my travel was screwed up on my way down--she was so understanding about the stress the situation created, which helped me let it go; she arranged my stop-gap accommodations in St. Thomas; and gave very helpful advice for the hours I was stuck there.
In short, if I ever return to the Virgin Islands, this is without a doubt where I will stay. I will arrange my travel dates so that I can get it, because no matter how many other great places to stay there may be, I found my home at this house.