Beautiful space. Lovely attention to detail. Spotless, fresh, well maintained. We loved having coffee every morning out on the screened porch, as we plotted which beach we would go to that day. The kitchen is outfitted with most everything you would need (could use some wine glasses and a few more basic spices) and there's a nice grill out on the deck, so if you want to cook in some night, you are set. The view that is in the pics here are totally true. It is really spectacular. The night noises are also amazing. I even enjoyed the cute little lizards that are all over the place (most of them are outside--don't worry.)
We liked being on the east side of the island, Coral Bay, which is quieter than Cruz Bay, but still within easy driving (well, there's no such thing as easy driving on St. John, but at least a short drive) from everything you want, like beaches and hiking. There's a great little bar/deli at the bottom of the hill, the Pickles...something. We picked up sandwiches there in the morning for the beach. Aqua Bistro is great too--we ate there twice. The fish was excellent and the tuna appetizer is to die for.
This is the perfect place for a couple--no children--who have no mobility issues. Really--if you have bad knees, this is not your best choice. There are 68 steps down to the cottage, meaning there are 68 steps UP to your jeep. You truly make sure you have everything you need when you head out, because though it is excellent exercise, most people are going to be a bit out of breath at the top. The other mobility issue is the ladder up to the loft where the bed is. Again, not a huge issue, but if you get up a lot at night, or have a fear of heights, you might find this set up less to your liking. We would admonish each other to "be careful" every time we went down. The owner, Susan, does not hide this fact either. They also have a lovely property at the parking area that does not involve lots of steps, so check that out.
All things considered, it is a great value and a beautiful place. We would definitely go back.