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Windwardside Cottage: Quaint, Quiet, romantic, Spa, Great Ocean View & gardens

Susan

Member since: 1998
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Member since: 1998
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Windwardside Cottage: Quaint, Quiet, romantic, Spa, Great Ocean View & gardens

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Coral Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

This charming, cozy and romantic cottage (perfect for a honeymoon) has gorgeous views from the covered porch and private hot tub. The interior has a queen-size, four-poster bed, a small seating area, a kitchenette and a breakfast bar. The covered porch has a dining area and two lounging chairs where you can enjoy the trade winds while watching the sailboats pass by. A shower garden opens onto an uncovered deck. There you can have a relaxing evening soak in the hot tub under a starry Caribbean sky.

Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • 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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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.
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Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Windwardside Cottage: Quaint, Quiet, romantic, Spa, Great Ocean View & gardens
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
Sweden, Europe
5

Paradise!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely a paradise. It was tiny but clean and maintained down to the smallest detail. Breakfasts on the balcony with the stunning view will we never forget.

We have never been so welcomed and taken cared off. The whole arrangement with taxis, pickup and car rental was excellent.

We will be back!!! Thanks for everything!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Therese and Mikael. We are honored to have guests come from so far away to stay at our cottage. I am glad that we were able to live up to your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to review that cottage. I hope that we see you again. Susan
Maryland
5

Great surprise birthday gift!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was all we expected from the exciting pictures on the web. It did not disappoint. The view was even better than expected. Everything was clean and well organized, with many extras helpfully available. The location on the quiet side of the island a dream, with excellent restaurants nearby.

The transportation from the St. Thomas airport to the St. John ferry and back, the car rental, a leisurely stop at the one big supermarket, and the taking us to the cottage upon arrival were all arranged for us as promised. The greeter was terrific! She guided us through all this with patience and many suggestions and information that proved very helpful later.

The car rental agency that was arranged was also helpful, letting us park there when visiting Cruz Bay and even taking us back to the ferry at the end when he saw how much luggage we had.

Four wheel drive is necessary to get to the cottage (Mr. Toad's wild ride up the mountain on dirt roads), but the view and quiet are well worth it (just toads at night, roosters in the morning, and stars overhead.) And four wheel drive (the island is awash in Jeeps) is necessary to get to the great isolated beach at Little Lameshur Bay for swimming and snorkeling.

They promised a 5 star vacation, and it was! Thanks to all.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard, I am so glad that your birthday surprise for Steve's 60th was a hit. Also, I am happy that you got to explore "little" lameshur. It's one of my favorite snorkel spots that I always take my family to when they visit. Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. All the best- Susan
washington, d.c.
5

Take me back there, right now.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a glorious time. The cottage is tiny but wonderful -- clean, airy, bright. There's no A/C because it's designed with windows on all sides and a ceiling fan to help the cross-breezes along. We were comfortable in mid-May. It felt like much more of a real island experience than staying in a resort.

I was nervous about privacy because this cottage is attached to a larger house. They told us the plantings would provide privacy, and they really, really do. The entire place is cloaked by beautiful tropical plantings, with the exception of the view straight out to the ocean. The only time you'd see other people is on the path to the shared parking lot, which crosses directly in front of the cottage by the double screen doors right in front of the bedroom. There are curtains you can pull in front of the doors, though.

The garden shower is very private. The wall around it is probably 7 feet tall, with vines and plants coming down the walls. It was awesome.

The views pictured on this website are not exaggerated, btw. I was pretty sure the photos were prettified in some way, but the view is exactly as pictured, and I have a bunch of photos on my camera to prove it. Basically, that's what you see when you're sitting up in bed.

They're not exaggerating about the road, either. The first time we drove up it, we were both white-knuckled. By the end of the week, we were rocking and rolling down that road like old pros. It was great. A little tutorial from the car-rental agency didn't hurt, either.

We used the grill, but we never got around to using the hot tub -- we'd rather have spent our time on the beach. The WiFi was not quite strong enough to stream Netflix, but there is a small TV with a DVD player, so I'd bring DVDs if you want to watch movies at night.

We liked Coral Bay way better than Cruz Bay, the more populous town on the other end of the island. There are far fewer people and more donkeys/chickens in the road, which was amusing, and just as many great beaches. We went over to the west end to visit, but we always ended up preferring Coral Bay.

Word of warning: If you're going to the islands in May or later, be sure to bring plenty of DEET, because the mosquitoes will be out in force, including in the garden shower. As one local told us, "Better spray than dengue."

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for posting about your stay at Windwardside Cottage, Sarah. I'm glad to hear that we lived up your expectations. I especially appreciate your addressing the issue of privacy from the main house. It means much more to potential visitors to hear this from a former guest than directly from us. Sorry- that your trip was during one of the "buggy". It isn't necessarily an issue related to the month of the year. When we get a big rain after a dry period mosquitoes tend to hatch out 5-7 days later. Fortunately, the "bloom" does not usually last very long. Thanks again for staying with us and we hope to see you again. Susan
5

WOW

  • 5 of 5

I'm happy to report that your cottage has a magical quality. What an amazing, relaxing (albeit daily snorkeling, hikes and further adventures) lovely way to visit St. John. Windward Guest Cottage quickly became my new favorite place to stay! The pictures on the Homeaway website showed a tropical paradise but what we found here was so much more.

Thank you for the wonderful amenities. The house was well equipped for a comfortable stay. And anyone reading this has already been stunned by this view! No words...

We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you both. So glad that you enjoyed your week at the cottage. We hope you make it back for another stay. Thank you for spending your vacation with us and sharing your experience.
5

Amazing little villa on the hill

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to windwardside Guest cottage and we had another amazing experience. The view, the hot tub, the island, everything was great. Susan, Diane, and Margaret were fabulous with everything. Hope to be back again soon!

Emily and Zack

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to St John and now that we’re in love with the island we can’t imagine staying anywhere other than the Windwardside Guest Cottage - except perhaps another Calabash Cottages property. We just can’t gush enough about this sweet little bungalow. Its setting is spectacular; the view will knock your socks off! A teeny note of caution for those less adventurous, the last mile approaching the cottage is slightly intimidating (steep, quite a drop down [thus the fabulous view!] and mostly not paved/bumpy). However, don’t let that sway you – you get used to it by your 2nd or 3rd try and it’s worth it.

The cottage was perfectly appointed for two. Everything you’ll need for your stay is there. The little galley kitchen will surprise you by how well equipped it is, between it and the grill we were very set to have most of our dinners in, and we’re not talking PB&J here. The cottage was spotless and extremely well cared, particularly given how rough an island environment can be on metal, wood, etc. It appears as if it is tended to regularly.

The level of service from this team was top-notch. Margaret & Diane answered all of our pre-arrival questions & provided great tips for our stay. Beth (aka Yoga Beth) met us at the ferry dock & generously spent about 2 hrs with us. In addition to what was promised (ferry pick-up, rental car retrieval, grocery stop in the big city, follow-me to the cottage), Beth took us to the National Park Visitor Center so we could pick up our tickets for a hike the next morning. She also provided us some wonderful “local’ tips on beaches for snorkeling and restaurants not to miss. Beth never once made us feel rushed; she really introduced us to the concept of island time. Oh almost forgot Warren from Dynamic tours, the car service from the airport to the ferry in St Thomas which was recommended & we highly suggest using it. It made our arrival & departure so smooth. Warren was warmly welcoming & completely reliable, there for us at the airport despite that our flight was over an hour late & then he called at the end of the week to find out which ferry we were taking from St John so that he’d be waiting our arrival. Lastly, Susan (the owner?) called us the last night to be sure our stay had gone well. Really, this is stellar service that is rare to find these days.

Thank you Calabash Cottage team. …..and for prospective future guests reading this: don’t hesitate, this place is a gem!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jon and Lynne, for your detailed review. I know how helpful it is to future guests to hear from people who have already stayed with us. I am so glad that that you enjoyed your week. I will pass on your appreciation to the rest of the team. We hope to see you on your next visit to St. John. Thanks again for staying with us. Susan

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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.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,330 Per week

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
 
High Season
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 15 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,610
 
 
Low Season
Apr 16 2015 - Dec 14 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,330
 
 
High Season
Dec 15 2015 - Apr 15 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,610
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $1330-$1610/week
12/15 - 4/15 $1610/weekly (2 Guests).
4/16 - 12/14 $1330/weekly (2 Guests).

For larger groups the guest cottage can be rented along with the neighboring Windwardside Main House.
For that option, or to see our other cottage for two, Sago Cottage, please see our additional listings on the St. John page.
Check or money order. 50% at time of reservation. Balance due 30 days before arrival.
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Amenities

Coral Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Toilet, sink and vanity indoors. Outdoor shower.
  • Spacious enclosed outdoor shower with shower garden
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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