Perfect for our Family... Despite the Drive
Submitted: January 9, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
The Cottage on Coconut Hill turned out to be a perfect match for our family of five (two adults, boys ages 13, 17 and 19). Sue and Bob were great hosts, willing to offer advice when needed, but also allowing us privacy. The views are incredible, and one of our challenges was pulling ourselves away each morning to begin exploring the island. We were also impressed with how well-equipped the cottage was. In addition to having nice appliances and dinnerware, the cottage comes with everything one needs to make a great beach excursion – chairs, towels, noodles for snorkeling, two coolers, etc. etc. We packed the car once and were set for the week.
The layout of the cottage is a bit different than we’re used to in the states in that it is necessary to walk outside to go from floor to floor, but that’s part of the charm and fairly common in the islands. The bedrooms were well appointed, the mattresses and pillows comfortable. The cottage is also tastefully decorated and really adds to the relaxing vacation feel.
I really don’t have any “cons” to report, but do believe that future renters should be aware of two facts. The drive to the cottage is rather harrowing for first-time visitors. We had arranged to rent a 4WD vehicle for our trip, but none were available when we arrived on St. Thomas. Our minivan struggled to ascend to the cottage on dry pavement. I’m not sure it would have made it following a rain. Secondly, be advised that – like everywhere on the island – it is necessary to conserve water. So, for example, there is only one source of drinkable water in the cottage, and renters are encouraged to minimize water usage in a variety of means. It only makes sense, but if you’re used to simply drinking from the tap, or flushing the toilet after each use, it requires some adjustment.
I strongly recommend The Cottage on Coconut Hill and have no doubt we will stay here again if/when we return to STJ.
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