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ADORABLE AND AFFORDABLE - WALK TO THE BEACH TOO!

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Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Advertiser since: 2007
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Calendar last updated:
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ADORABLE AND AFFORDABLE - WALK TO THE BEACH TOO!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Coral Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This meticulously maintained Caribbean cottage is tucked into a beautifully landscaped hillside (on the the quieter south side of St John) and offers spectacular panoramic mountain views of the surrounding National Park. It is within easy walking distance to many of St John's best beaches and hiking trails.The carefully appointed interior of the cottage offers comfortable studio accommodations with a pillow top full-size bed that sleeps two and a fully equipped kitchen and bath. The large covered porch provides spacious outdoor living and dining areas as well as the barbeque.Its decidedly Caribbean design and decor, along with its incomparable National Park setting, make it the perfect vacation choice for those seeking the peace and tranquility of a true island getaway.

Keywords: 'Honeymoon' Cottage

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2015

About The Owner

We discovered St. John in 1988 on 'day' trip from St. Thomas . We never dreamed some day we be 'retired' here . Find the 'peace' of our mountain valley .

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009

Why The Owner chose Coral Bay

Quality construction on this 2002 built cottage. Post and beam .Metal straps and hurricane shutters.

What makes this cottage unique

We are at end of paved road. There are beaches and coves past us that you can only get to by boat or hike in from our cottage .

Guestbook comments from the owner

I really wanted you to know what a wonderful place you and Liz have there . You have created a fresh , warm and comfortable atmosphere that guests would want for nothing . I appreciated all the work that went into our amenities and you were truly a gracious host .
Mar 2013
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 55 traveler reviews

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Adorable and Affordable - Walk to the Beach Too!
average rating of 4.8727274 based on 61 reviews
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Adorable and Affordable - Walk to the Beach Too!
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-(302)745-1782 (Delaware, USA)
Coral Bay St John
5

A Perfect Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the studio cottage and found it to have everything we needed. As other reviewers have said, it is a private, quiet, no-frills place. However, we appreciated that the owners had supplied guide & fiction books, music and movies in the cottage. They also had thought of all the little things guests would need for a tropical vacation: beach towels, beach bag, snorkel gear, floats, and even a kayak. Russ was helpful with suggestions and answering questions, but unobtrusive otherwise.

We absolutely loved the location: picturesque mountain views and very quiet. It was nice to be away from the bustle of Cruz Bay but still have plenty of options for dining out or heading to the beach in Coral Bay. The small but well supplied kitchen made our trip much more affordable as we were able to cook many meals in. We found the Dolphin Market in Cruz Bay quite reasonable for groceries; the prices were comparable to the more expensive chains in the Northeast. We heeded the advice in other reviews regarding the bugs - brought bug spray for sunset on the porch, were careful with putting food away and taking the trash out regularly – and therefore did not have any issues.

It was a wonderful trip and we would stay at the Cottages again in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Coral Bay St John
Denver, CO
4

Pleasant house and location

  • 4 of 5
My wife and I honeymooned here and it was wonderful. The studio is cozy and the pure views (no other houses except one across the street in site) of the mountains/hills of St. John are wonderful. We also had great walking access to a handful of different bays. There is another house right next door, but the family staying there was pretty quiet, so we had no issues. As some reviewers have noted, there are bugs. Some mosquitoes managed to get in the house somehow. I think most of the problem was the no-see-ems. But it didn't detract from our experience much. I'd rather live more in the open air and deal with just a little bugs, than not be able to feel the nice Caribbean winds. Would definitely recommend as an affordable quaint getaway.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Coral Bay St John
Cumberland Plateau, TN
5

A Relaxing Stay in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just returned from a 5 night stay for our 20th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time and felt the Lameshur cottage was the perfect base for our trip. We stayed in the studio cottage which was very charming. It is just right for a couple wanting a private, intimate, no-frills place to stay. It had everything we needed. We really liked being on the quiet side of the island and in no way found it too remote. We were able to get to anything we wanted to see in a reasonably short time.
Liz was on the property while we were there and was the perfect hostess. Totally non intrusive, but could be found if we needed anything. The only real "issue" we found during our stay was that the remotes for the TV and Dvd player were broken which made using these devices tedious, switching imputs was near impossible. However, as we were not there to watch tv it was not much of a problem for us.
I will now address any concerns one might have from our perspective. Bugs: It is the tropics, there are mosquitoes, no-see-ums, opportunistic ants and roaches. We could not sit on the outside patio in the evenings because of mosquitoes, but did enjoy sitting out there in the morning. We also braved the mosquitoes to quickly grill on the porch and then would bring in our meal to the enclosed patio dining area, which was lovely. We never had a problem with mosquitoes in the cottage, I think we only ever found one inside. The screens (which provide a wonderful, airy atmosphere) are tight enough fitting to be effective. We had no problem with No-see-ums (tiny biting flies) at the cottage, though if you are out in the Lameshur Bays/ Yawzi point area around sundown get ready to be eaten alive. Bring bug spray! We never had ants in the cottage, and only once saw a small roach-like bug on the counter (our fault as we left a plate of cookies out overnight). We are originally from Florida and the bugs there were much worse. The bugs in NO WAY detracted from our enjoyment, just a reality to be aware of.
Kitchen: Is well enough equipped for light cooking, grilling. If you want to get real fancy you might need to make creative use of what's there. We ate most of our meals in and managed fine.
The bathroom: Some have mentioned the curtain separating the bath from living area. This did not bother us and we felt the bathroom was adorable and the shower had a lovely open air feel. Hot water was very limited, but no surprise there, nor much need for it.
We will be back, asap!
  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU FOR MENTIONING OUR BIG 3 THINGS : 1) Report damaged items (remote) so they can be repaired or replaced. 2) BUGS; bring your favorite spray from home (off?) Sundown is worst time !!! 3) ANTS : Do not leave food out (keep in frig or microwave) .Every other day take trash to dumpster at top of hill . Russ and Liz
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Coral Bay St John
5

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was as discribed. It's a beautiful, airy little place that sits on a hill. You are afforded amazing views of the natural surroundings from most of the windows. The owners met is on our arrival and showed us around. They are friendly and accomadating. This place comes with everything you need to have a great adventure. It is close to beached and trails and dining is only a short drive away. If you don't want to eat out, it has a kitchen with everything you need for cooking.
The cottage is secluded but easy to get to. If you are coming to St John to get away from it all and want the less crowded beaches and restaurants you find in Cruz Bay, this is your place. We would certainly stay here again.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Adorable and Affordable - Walk to the Beach Too!
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-(302)745-1782 (Delaware, USA)
Coral Bay St John
5

Perfect Beach Casual Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I wanted a place to relax and find some adventure before our upcoming 1st child, and this was the perfect cottage for that experience! The quiet calm of Coral Bay/Lameshur was perfect in comparison to the more touristy Cruz Bay. We looked for the best deal within our budget, and were very happy with the price and amenities. Russ and Liz answered emails promptly with very helpful information, which made us more certain to rent with them.

The cottage is clean and comfortable, with everything we needed. Even though the bed was a full, it was very comfortable and we slept well with the island breeze coming through the screen windows (no AC). There were snorkels, beach chairs, floats, towels, and a kayak for our beach needs. We enjoyed hikes and snorkeling at the nearby national park (just down the street- but you definitely need a 4-wheel drive to get there).

Every day we took a drive to a different beach. One in the morning, and one in the afternoon. Favorites: Trunk & Cinnamon Bay (if you get there early before the large groups or later in the day after they've already left), the Peace Hill hike down to Denis Bay, Waterlemon Bay, and Salt Pond Bay (near the cottage). The best evening we spent was snorkeling in Salt Pond until right before sunset, when we hiked to Ram's Head (a trail connected to Salt Pond). Amazing view and experience followed by an excellent sea food dinner at Miss Lucy's (also with a lovely setting by a bay).

Beach casual is definitely the way to describe the cottage. It's not a place to rent if you want a "posh" experience, even though we had everything we needed. Bonus- good books & DVDs, and very nice neighbors renting the larger house next door.

A few things to note: groceries are expensive on the island, but we really liked the local Calabash Market in Coral Bay (open til 10) and the nicer/bigger Starfish Market in Cruz Bay. Burgers were great at Skinny Legs (Coral Bay), and we got cheaper sandwiches for lunch at Deli Grotto in Cruz Bay.

Overall- wonderful experience for adventure lovers! We will cherish the memories we made here always.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for updating info on grocery stores and your favorites .
business
Adorable and Affordable - Walk to the Beach Too!
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-(302)745-1782 (Delaware, USA)
Coral Bay St John
5

Fantastic hidden getaway

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was exactly what we were looking for: well kept, clean, private, and off the beaten path. The pictures accurately depicted the cottage and surrounding property. The landlords were very friendly and responsive.
It's the right size for 2 people. The cottage itself is relatively small, but has a big patio (we loved the rope-lights that illuminated the patio at night). We got a constant breeze through the screen-covered windows and a lot of light. The property is surrounded by hills and the landscaping had a lot of beautiful flowers. There are several great beaches nearby (Lameshur and Saltpond were our favorites).
Something that we didn't expect: no door to close off the bathroom.
Something that is worth mentioning: the island depends exclusively on rainwater and water conservation is very important.
Overall we had a fantastic time and would not hesitate to recommend this place to any of our friends and family.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
salt pond
Car: recommended

We are 'last house on left' literally and popular spot for hikers and those who wish to go to beaches and coves you can only get to by boat .

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Coral Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low season
Apr 16 - Dec 14
4 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
high season
Dec 15 - Apr 15
4 night minimum stay
$164
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes deposit of half to hold dates .

Amenities

Coral Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Double Beds (1) The full-size bed features a top of the line, very comfortable pillow top mattress with lots of cushy pillows for lounging and/or sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Beach gear (towels and cooler) is provided. Fins. kayak,paddle,bungee cords and beach chairs .

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