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Windwardside: Quiet, Great View, Hot Tub, elegantly appointed, lush gardens

Susan

Member since: 1998
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Member since: 1998
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Calendar last updated:
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Windwardside: Quiet, Great View, Hot Tub, elegantly appointed, lush gardens

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Coral Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

1BR Oceanview Vacation Rental St. John, Virgin Islands USA

This elegant, charming and romantic retreat (perfect for a honeymoon!) features lovely furnishings, a beautiful view and lush tropical gardens. The main house consists of two buildings that surround the large brick courtyard with spa. One of these buildings, the master bedroom, has a veranda overlooking the courtyard and is furnished with a four-poster mahogany bed, handcrafted on the island. The other building, the 'great house,' contains the dining room (situated in a cozy screened porch), the kitchen and the living room, as well as a covered porch from which the serene view of the Caribbean Sea can be enjoyed at leisure.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan (Property Manager)
Member since: 1998
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Windwardside: Quiet, Great View, Hot Tub, elegantly appointed, lush gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Bedminster NJ
5

Everything we could have dreamed!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a week at Windwardside Cottage for our honeymoon. We decided on this villa because of the wonderful reviews, the detailed description and the wonderful things we had heard about the island of St. John. Additionally, we decided that the quiet Coral Bay side of the island would fit us better than Cruz Bay.

Well, I can say that it is absolutely a gem. The villa is everything you see in the pictures! The lush landscaping, the privacy, the lovely hot tub, all of the balcony and deck options. We started every day by having a cup of coffee on the balcony off the kitchen which has amazing views in the morning, and all day! Then, we would make our plan for the day.

We so enjoyed Salt Pond Bay that we spent 3 of our 7 days there. The Ram Head Trail hike that starts at the end of that beach has such beautiful views and is just long to feel like we got a little work out in and earned our beach time. We loved using all the of the supplies that the house had-- beach chairs, cooler, etc. We would then make our way back home, shower and either cook at the house and soak in the hot tub or meander to one of the restaurants around Coral Bay.

The food on that side of the island is VERY casual. Aqua Bistro has some nice fish options. But in order to get a fancier meal, you will need to make you way to Cruz Bay, which is not a big deal at all. We loved Morgan's Mango.

Besides Salt Pond Bay, the other beach we really loved was Cinnamon Bay. It has everything you could want to spend the day. We went for the little walk around the ruins before we went to the beach. You can rent kayaks or any other water equipment. There is also a small store and a restaurant with sandwiches burgers etc. It wasn't crowded, and the beach was spectacular.

There is nothing bad to say about Windwardside or St. John in general. We did have one maintenance issue, but it was addressed and fixed within the hour.

The only challenge is the drive up to the house. And it really is a challenge. Other reviews have described it as steep or bumpy. And that is an understatement. It is super bumpy! It is completely worth it, but I wish someone had described it more because we were kind of shocked the first time we did it.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Richmond, VA, USA
5

Batting 1000 for three years running

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Windwardside Cottage for a week every year for three years now. We just got back home and are already planning our next week there. Each year, the cottage has provided a comfortable and convenient home base from which to explore the wonderful island of St. John. We travel with another couple and there is plenty of privacy for everyone as well as delightful common space for meals and relaxing in the hot tub or on the porch. The views of Coral Bay are great! If you've never been, you can't imagine how delightful it is to wake up and see such beautiful ocean, sky and flowers right from your bed! We prefer to cook at home and enjoy quiet meals -- the kitchen has everything we need. The whole facility is every bit as lovely and well-appointed as it looks in the online photos. Everything is clean and good working condition when we arrive. If anything breaks or needs attention, the staff is quick to respond.

The drive up the mountainside from the main road is a bit daunting the first time -- you really do need a 4-wheel drive vehicle -- but you'll quickly acclimate to the roads. It's well-worth the drive! What we learned on this trip is that some rental companies send new guests to their residence with only directions. In contrast, a staff member from Calabash Cottages will meet first-time guests at the ferry, take them to the car rental pick up, then by the grocery if desired and finally lead them directly to the cottage and show them around. What a lovely welcome.

We couldn't recommend a place more highly!!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deborah, Thanks for staying with us again at Windwardside. When we built the Windwardside (Main House and Guest Cottage) we expected them to be used the way you do- by a group that travels together but also wants privacy. To our surprise most weeks the houses are rented by two separate parties. So it’s nice to hear your perspective on the Windwardside shared by the same group- enjoying the shared spaces to get together for a meal but having enough privacy to regroup. Thanks for telling guests about your stay. We look forward to hosting you again next year. Susan
5

Vacation of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

After first arriving in St. John for the first time we were blown away by the scenery. After meeting Brian at the ferry, who kindly greeted us, look us grocery shopping and to pick up our rental car. We followed Brian back to the house which at first we thought the road leading up was never going to get us there. Then, we arrived and it was the most beautiful place! We loved the privacy, the views and of course cooking dinner on the grill almost everynight. We would return to this house 100 times over again. It was not buggy and we loved using the hot tub at night after dinner with a rum punch in hand. The accommodations for daily beach lounging and snorkeling was just icing on the cake. Plenty of towels, snorkel gear options, coolers and chairs. We had the time of our lives visiting all the beaches and swimming with all the fish and sea turtles. We would wake up every morning to a beautiful sunrise shinning in through our bedroom screen doors. Most relaxing and mind soothing vacation we needed after a long winter in Maine. We can't wait to rent this house again. If you don't mind driving a mile or two up the half paved, half dirt road to get to your dream vacation destination, this is the place for you. Our pick up from the airport in St Thomas was arranged for us to and from and we never had to worry about planning our taxi service. Someone was always there to meet us with a welcome sign. I hope the next couple can enjoy this place as much as we did. If your looking for a laid back and relaxing tropical getaway, this is it!!!!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
tewksbury, ma
5

Windward Side

  • 5 of 5

This villa is absolutely beautiful! The views from every window are outstanding and we especially loved the outdoor shower. The property is very clean and very private...a perfect spot. Susan & Diane are great and make sure everything goes smoothly from the pick up at the airport, car rental and meet and greet. I highly recommend this villa to anyone looking for a luxurious spot to relax. We will definitely rent here again and again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us and also for taking the time to let potential guests that you enjoyed your stay. It’s a very good feeling to know that we have made you happy enough that you are already planning a future visit. We look forward to hosting you again! Susan
5

Outstanding Property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently returned from a week at Windwardside Main House. Because of the reviews we had read we had very high expectations, but the property actually exceeded those high expectations. For starters, Susan's team was very professional and excellent to deal with. The property itself is private, clean and well maintained and has lovely furnishings and landscaping and wonderful views. In a word - romantic. We spent our days exploring the beautiful island of St. John, but at the end of each day we looked forward to returning to our retreat on the mountainside. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying at Windwardside. I am happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations. Our whole crew really tries to make sure that we give you the best possible vacation. Also, thank you for your review. Our guests experiences mean so much more than what we can tell potential renters. If you return to St. John we hope to see you again. Susan
5

Even better second time around!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the small guesthouse two years ago for our honeymoon, and couldn't wait to come back. This time we stayed in the main house and once again are counting the days until our return. Susan and her team leave nothing out...every detail is covered from the beautiful furnishings to providing us with all the information we needed for getting to and around the island. We loved it so much we recommended it to some friends who stayed there a few weeks before us. We went from there to Tortola, which was nice, but it wasn't the same because now we are spoiled!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shipwreck Landing
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Shipwreck Landing
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Salt Pond Bay
Car: necessary

Remote and quiet setting, three quarters of a mile up dirt road with very little traffic. Beautiful view of Coral Bay and nearby islands. Near to beaches, shops restaurants, hiking trails and boating. Shares no facilities with other home on property except parking area.

Other Activities: Hiking, kayaking

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Rates & Availability

From $1,785 Per week

Coral Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 15 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,555
 
 
Low Season
Apr 16 2015 - Dec 14 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,785
 
 
High Season
Dec 15 2015 - Apr 15 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,555
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $1785-$2555/week
12/15 to 4/15 $2555/week (2 Guests)
4/16 to 12/14 $1785/week (2 Guests)

Windwardside can be rented with or without the guest cottage. This home was designed to offer lots of flexibility when rented along with the neighboring guest cottage. Two couples traveling together can share the living room, dining room and kitchen of the 'great house', yet each will have their own cottage.
Check or money order. 50% percent due at time of reservation. Balance due 30 days before arrival.
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Amenities

Coral Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Enclosed outdoor shower garden
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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