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4 NIGHT MIN, DEEP XMAS DISCOUNTS! AFFORDABLE, PRIVATE, PEACEFUL, ABOVE OCEAN!

Lois Wood

Advertiser since: 2001
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Lois Wood

Advertiser since: 2001
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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4 NIGHT MIN, DEEP XMAS DISCOUNTS! AFFORDABLE, PRIVATE, PEACEFUL, ABOVE OCEAN!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Johns Folly Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Tradewinds Cottage: Stunning Ocean Views from Every Room! 1 or 2 Bedrooms

*** LAST MINUTE OPENINGS ***

12/12 - 12/20 4 night min at $160/night 1BR, $200/night 2BR

12/20 - 12/27 4 night min at $240/night 1BR, $280/night 2BR

Rental rates on Rates Page are for rental of 1 bdrm for 2 guests. Downstairs bedroom can be rented for an additional $300/wk, raising maximum occupancy to 4 guests.

Tradewinds is a quiet, peaceful, private two bedroom cottage perched high above John's Folly Bay in the scenic, quiet southeastern corner of St. John. It is available as either a one or two bedroom bungalow that can accommodate 2 - 4 guests. If it's just two of you, the downstairs bedroom is locked and unoccupied for the week. If you'd like more room, the downstairs bedroom and bath can be made available to accommodate a total of 4 guests for an additional $300 per week.

A 40 minute drive from Cruz Bay (your ferry arrival point), we are just a one minute drive to Salt Pond Beach and 5 minutes to Coral Bay. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from the deck and fall asleep to the sound of waves on the beach below.

This charming wooden cottage features light, airy rooms with stunning ocean views throughout. The deck commands a panoramic view of the British Virgin Islands, and a southeastern exposure offers breathtaking sunrises - if you're up that early! Steady tradewinds keep the house cool on hot days and ensure bug-free evenings.

Tradewinds can be rented as either a one-bedroom or two-bedroom unit. Renting as a 1BR grants access to the upper level featuring a kitchen/living room/eating area, bedroom, and bathroom. For more space, rent Tradewinds as a 2BR cottage (an additional $300 per week) granting you access to both the upper and lower levels - one bedroom and bathroom on each level. The lower level, accessed by an enclosed outside stairway, features a beautiful bedroom with a private balcony and a bathroom with ocean views. This configuration is designed for maximum privacy between two bedrooms - each with its own private bath. This set-up is NOT good for small children, as bedrooms are far apart and access between levels is via a covered outside stairway. The choice is yours, one bedroom or two! If you reserve only the upstairs bedroom the second bedroom is vacant and locked.

There are a few other houses on our hillside, ensuring complete privacy in our cottage, with a few houses nearby in case one wanted to wave hello to our neighbors.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lois Wood (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2001
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2014

About Lois Wood

Doug and I are a GREAT team... he can design or build just about anything, and I'm a good assistant, with my own tool belt! I'm also a master gardener, and pretty good with a paint brush!

Lois Wood purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Lois Wood chose Johns Folly

Twenty-one years ago my husband Doug and I visited the island and fell in love with the place. We purchased this cottage – in need of more than a little TLC – in 1999, renovated it and have been renting it ever since. Every year at the beginning of the season we spend two weeks in St. John opening the cottage and making sure every inch is sparkling clean and in perfect working order. Then, our property management company, Cimmaron, comes in every week and inspects everything, cleans until every detail is sparkling, and fixes anything that might need a repair!

What makes this cottage unique

Our guests tell us that this place feels like HOME the minute you walk in. Wake up to the sound of the waves below, watch the sunrise from your bed, go out on the deck for coffee, then go off to the beach all day. When you come home at night, have a few beverages on the deck, listen to reggae on the sound system, and enjoy your little tropical paradise escape.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This rental is the best value on the Island! Its clean, nicely decorated, comfortable and inviting, peaceful, tranquil, relaxing, with gorgeous views. You will love this charming vacation home in Paradise. The owners have stocked this home with everything you could possibly need to make your stay memorable and enjoyable, you will want to come back again and again.
May 2011
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

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Johns Folly St John
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My husband and I had a wonderful time.

  • 4 of 5
We loved the view, very nice and restful. We enjoyed hiking and snorkeling, great times.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
Everything about this cottage was perfect--incredible views, solitude, great location, conscientious and friendly owners...just amazing.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our 6th stay in St. John and the Tradewinds. We love staying at the Tradewinds .
We would never stay anywhere else. Beautiful sunrises, peaceful night sky -
the cottage is the perfect place to spend a week in St. John.
Thanks
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Four Perfect Trips

  • 5 of 5
We think Tradewinds is a perfect place to enjoy the islands and relax. We have chosen this same home 4 years in a row and it is exactly as it is advertised. I do not think there is a better view on the island.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic view, secluded beaches, outstanding snorkeling, 24/7 breeze. This is what a quiet island vacation is meant to be.

We find Tradewinds to be clean and functional. Both the owners and the property managers checked in to see if we had any issues early in the visit. The villa provides all we need for a very relaxing stay including much appreciated privacy. This is on the southeast corner of the island, away from the more popular and populated areas. A 10 minute drive to Coral Bay provides a handful of restaurants and a couple small convenience stores. It's about 30 minutes to Cruz Bay to the larger grocery stores and many more restaurants and shopping. A 4wd rental car would be suggested, you'll need it on the hills if it rains and to access the quiet Lameshur bay beaches.
If you stay here, do try the Tourist Trap at the corner, Little Lameshur and Saltpond Bay Beaches.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Tradewinds! Looks like you hit all the highlights, thanks for sharing!
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Johns Folly St John
Plymouth, MA
5

Tradewinds Cottage-The Quiet Side of St. John

  • 5 of 5
This was our fourth time on St. John. Twice at Tradewinds Cottage and twice in Cruz Bay. You can get recommendations for beaches and restaurants from other reviews. I'm going to tell you some of the things you can't get here.
This end of the island is considered the quiet side, but, is it really?
If you are used to the sound of squealing tires, slamming doors, honking horns, and your neighbors lawn mower you might find the noise at Tradewinds a little hard to take. The constant sound of the surf, the rustling of the trade winds, or the sound of rain hitting the roof during a brief overnight shower. Also, contrary to what I always believed, roosters crow at times other than morning. Must be all those chickens running free that brings out the macho in the guys.
If you like change you might find the weather to be downright boring. High seventies to mid eighties with a cooling wind and puffy white clouds. Just how much of this can you take?
You think your neighbors at home are weird? Four of our neighbors at Tradewinds were eating breakfast one morning right in front of our door. Inexcusable! Did I mention they were donkeys? Besides donkeys, roosters and chickens you can always try talking to some of the other residents of the island. They probably won't answer though. Not because they are stuck up, but because I'm referring to the deer, goats, mongeese?, mongooses?, hermit crabs and pelicans that live in the area.
All kidding aside, this is a great place for a laid back vacation. Plenty to do or not do. Your choice. Eat in or eat out. Hang at the Tourist Trap and walk there and back. Say Hi to Larry. Plenty of beaching, snorkeling, and our favorite, hiking.
One of my favorite things at the Cottage was Doug's awesome little Bose setup. If you don't like the c d collection you can play your own music from your device or do what I did and stream Pandora.
We will be back!
Tom and Jeanne Maini
Plymouth, MA
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

The Tourist Trap
Concordia Cafe
U.S. Virgin Islands National Park
Francis Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Tourist Trap
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Junction Routes 10 and 107
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Concordia Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Salt Pond
Car: necessary

This is the quietest part of the island, surrounded by national park, and only five minutes to local restaurants and bars and shops! You can walk to either a fun bar and a gourmet restaurant! Or both! :-)

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Rates & Availability

From $160 Per night

Johns Folly Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Dec 12-19, 2014
Dec 12 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Dec. 20-27, 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 27 2014
4 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
Dec 26, 2014-Jan 3, 2015 1BR
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Feb 21 - April 18, 2015 1BR
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 17 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
April Vaca: April 18-25, 2015
Apr 18 2015 - Apr 24 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
April 25 - June 6, 2015 1BR
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
$229
$1,600
 
 
June 6 - July 25, 2015 1BR
Jun 6 2015 - Jul 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$215
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Second Bedroom - raising max occupancy to 4 - is available for additional $300/week ($43/night). Extra charge for $30-$45 per night for extra guests (over 4) if applicable.

Rates do not include %10 USVI hotel tax or $300 refundable security deposit.

In the event of a last-minute reservation, rental and security deposit must be paid by money order or certified bank check via overnight mail.
Rates on page are for 1 BR/2 guests. Add'l $300 weekly for 2BR/4 guests.

50% of rent due within 10 days of reservation date. Remaining 50% plus applicable tax & $300 security deposit due 60 days before rental date.

Cancellation policy: If tenant cancels, money collected will be retained until the owner re-rents the property for cancelled week. Upon rental, fee will be refunded minus 15%.
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Amenities

Johns Folly Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • windows with ocean views in both bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • additional double bed futon in livingroom for occasional overnight guests
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
floor safes for valuables, strong box for laptops, beach chairs, coolers, binoculars, hairdryer, Iron, oven; outdoor furniture, beach umbrella, picnic basket; extensive music collection, movies, books, birdfeeders

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