ADORABLE AND AFFORDABLE - WALK TO THE BEACH TOO!

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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ADORABLE AND AFFORDABLE - WALK TO THE BEACH TOO!

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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:
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Owner
Advertiser since 2007
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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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Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 51 traveler reviews

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Adorable and Affordable - Walk to the Beach Too!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 51 reviews
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Adorable and Affordable - Walk to the Beach Too!
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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 .
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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
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Adorable and Affordable - Walk to the Beach Too!
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Coral Bay St John
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
My husband I just returned from an all-too brief stay in the studio cottage. This was our 3rd visit to St. John, but our first time staying at the Lameshur Studio. It is by far our favorite place that we have stayed in. The cottage was so adorable and super comfortable for the two of us. We were a little worried about the full size bed, but even that was great- really comfortable mattress-and sleeping was wonderful with the sounds of the island coming through the many windows. Unfortunately, we did not get to meet Liz, but she and Russ have thought of everything. There were brand new beach chairs, a cooler, beach towels and even a beach bag! The cottage itself has tons of books, cd's, and even movies. The kitchen is fully equipped and everything was immaculate. Thank you Russ and Liz for sharing your home with us! We hope to return soon!!
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Must give credit to my wife because it is she who "has thought of everything" . We want you to relax and it looks like you did .
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Coral Bay St John
Brooklyn, NY
5

Cozy Slice Of Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We escaped NYC for five days in St John's and couldn't have been happier with our stay in this cottage. It is a small space but perfectly appointed. After long days of snorkeling and hiking, we were more excited about taking in the views from our cottage's porch than going out to dinner.

The wood ceiling and Caribbean decor are tasteful and warm. A great selection of DVDs and CDs helped with the relaxing. The blooming bougainvillea are stunning.

Russ and Liz are wonderful hosts and very kind people. We cannot wait to come back here! We stayed in a larger and more expensive place last year, but this cozy slice of paradise is definitely more our speed.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were truly refreshing guests . I did not think you could see it all and do it all in 5 days but you did . Hope you now get to share all that ST. JOHN is with your students . Peace .
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Coral Bay St John
capecod ma
5

Cozy cottage in beutifull Coral bay

  • 5 of 5
Russ & Liz do a super job. Always there for you. Nice breeze, Feel like you're tucked into a mountain. Highlight was Ram's Head hike. (pictures just don't do it justice) Beaches = off the charts. Have to suggest "Barefoot Cowboy Lounge" in Cruz Bay, & "Aqua Bistro" in Coral Bay. We really enjoyed the "Quieter" side of the island. Thanx, Capecodders
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks . We are working hard to maintain our quiet valley .peace. Russ and Liz .
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Coral Bay St John
5

The quintessential vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5
This was our 3rd trip to St. John and each time we have stayed on a different location on the island. We initially stayed in Coral Bay, then Cruz Bay and most recently this cottage. Since we have so many children we really like to be where it's quiet and remote, away from the crowds. I would probably say this is the quietest spot on the island. It's quite isolated, except for the wildlife. The first night we were there we were woken by 6 donkeys in the driveway just below our window. You can walk to Salt Pond if you do it is an absolute MUST that you hike to Rams Head.

The cottage was well-maintained and clean. I would recommend it for a couple and would be best suited for those who like to go out and explore. Typically we would snorkel all day, return for lunch and a nap and go back out so it was good for us. I will say my most wonderful memory was waking up to the beauty and seeing the curtains blowing in the wind, hearing the sounds - it is truly everything a vacation should be; peaceful, beautiful, restful, quiet. The perfect embodiment of a vacation.

The cottage is VERY remote - make sure you are organized and well supplied. There is a fantastic selection of books and DVDs and an even better selection of CDs. There is a "boom box" but no speakers, so if you intend to listen to music through an iPod or MP3 player I would recommend bringing a small portable speaker. We were able to charge our unit through the USB on the VCR (BYO cord).

It's no secret, this side of the island is much "buggier"; bug spray is an absolute necessity and the landlord provided a can of bug spray in the home. Although, we did not see as many bugs inside the house as one would imagine. The owner has some snorkel gear available best suited for the lackadaisical snorkeler. I would rent or bring your own gear if you intend to snorkel a lot. The owner also provides beach towels.

I will selfishly not provide any beach recommendations ("trade secret") - but I would recommend eating at Ronnie's Pizza (Cruz Bay), the pizza is fantastic and very reasonable for a dinner - probably the cheapest way to feed yourself on the island. The Banana Deck is a FANTASTIC restaurant with delicious food and the outdoor deck provides great ambiance (don't go too late or you'll miss hearing the live music next door). The Starfish market in Cruz Bay has some good advertised sales however they sell out of their sales items quickly so shop when the sale starts.

Two thumbs up!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Interesting about donkeys . Prior owner Judy did donkey rescue . Even though it has been 4 years since Liz and I took over they still stop by to say hello .
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Map

Map

U.S. Virgin Islands National Park
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
salt pond
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
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

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Coral Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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 .
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Amenities

Amenities

Coral Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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