The Cottage at Battery Hill is a wonderful place to stay for anyone wanting to experience all that St John has to offer. It is a small cottage, definitely perfect for 1 or 2, overlooking the town of Cruz. It is close enough to walk in to town and wonderful for anyone not wanting to rent a vehicle. I did have a Jeep this stay, and often did not use it as I could walk to where I needed to go. I do recommend renting one to have the freedom to go wherever you want, whenever you want. The Cottage was very clean and well maintained. Plenty of towels, extra sheets, a huge book with suggestions on what to do, beach chairs, cooler, sunscreen, bug spray, a kitchenette with all you need to make a quick, easy meal. The pool deck right outside the cottage was an added bonus. I thought of it as an extension of the Cottage - I often would have breakfast or dinner out there. It is a perfect place to watch Cruz Bay wake up and go to bed each day. The grounds of Battery Hill are immaculately maintained. Cimmaron Property Management was a breeze to work with prior to my arrival. Their staff would answer any inquiries I had very quickly. I did not need to contact them while on island as I had no reason to. Absolutely wonderful experience, I am already planning my next stay in just a 3 months and can't think of a better place than The Cottage at Battery Hill.
For things to do around town:
*Private Charter with "Captain Jimbo Charters" - amazing! No website, look up on FB
*Swim like a Mermaid with "Mermaid Swim" - incredible. Website and FB
*Walk the Dogs at ACC (Animal Care Center) - website and FB. Walks are 830am and 3pm. Non profit, no kill shelter on island that depends solely on donations.
*Photo shoot with Anne of "St John Creative" - website and FB
Early Breakfast Suggestions:
*Cafe Livin' - yummy and inexpensive
*Baked in the Sun - yummy and inexpensive as well. Right by the ACC, so grab a bite to eat and head that way
Jeep Rental -
*Courtesy Jeep Rental - was able to book online, which was hard to do with other companies. Great rates, easy check in and check out.
Baby Sitting -
*"Kids Night In" with Leslie - website and Facebook