AFFORDABLE QUALITY ON BEAUTIFUL ST JOHN VIRGIN ISLANDS

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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AFFORDABLE QUALITY ON BEAUTIFUL ST JOHN VIRGIN ISLANDS

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Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Peaceful Cottage is nestled inside the cool and shady tropical rain forest of beautiful St John. Just a few minutes walk or drive away from great trail hikes down to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Peaceful Cottage offers quick and easy access to National Park trails, beaches, shopping, and bars. Situated under the tropical forest canopy, surrounded by big old trees with creepers winding up the trunks, the temperature is always pleasantly just right, always a few degrees cooler than at the beach. A little sun trickles through the treetops but it's never too hot, never too cool. When you're ready for more sun, the beaches are not far away! The air is fresh and pure -- truly a most peaceful environment.

The location is a very private and fenced-in cul-de-sac on Gift Hill, not far from Fork in the Road.

The cottage is very competitively priced for St John and offers excellent value for your dollar. It is geared toward people who are looking to be surrounded by the stunning natural scenery, the sounds of crickets and frogs and geckos, and scents of the rain forest. After a day spent exploring the island's treasures (the petroglyphs, the mill ruins, hiking trails, reefs and beaches) and experiencing myriad sun-drenched and water-quenched activities you'll come back to a quiet, cool, and restful home-away-from-home.

A cot is available for a third person or child.

Beach towels and mats are available for your use.

Outdoor smoking is OK. Your pet is welcome, though larger dogs might be intimidated by one very friendly Jack Russell terrier ....

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Trevor

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If you want a peaceful, relaxing, comfortable, new, clean, safe, conveniently cental, good value, extra perks ....

'Unattached' Caribbean cottages the perfect for 1 couple, two couples or young family.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Affordable Quality on Beautiful St John Virgin Islands
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews
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Gift Hill St John
4

Great Stay

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We stayed in the smaller (PC1) cottage but there is plenty of room for 2, even for the scuba gear to hang/dry. Just enough off the main drag to get away from the ever busier Cruz Bay. Quiet, comfortable, clean. Stayed 11 days in late Jan, 2014 and loved it. No problems with wifi, cable, etc. Trevor is a really great guy and knows the island so his guidance on sightseeing/tours helped a lot. The car is a real deal if you want to explore the island and all the great beaches. All in all, this was a memorable trip and the cottage was the perfect choice at a great price. Yea, Jackie (the Jack Russell) is a treat but I'm a dog lover. This was our 4th trip to St John and we'll stay here next time if Trevor hasn't sailed back to South Africa yet.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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5

PPP!! Perfect Peaceful Place...to stay on St John! Our Peaceful Cottage :)

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our Peaceful Cottage. Sometimes it's hard to let others know about a great experience as then we have to share our little slice of heaven! But I will, only if you make sure we get our cottage when we want it! This place can not get any better. Trevor is an incredible host. From the initial email and phone call to book our escape to his greeting us at the ferry terminal, we had found a new friend.

The cottages are so quaint and cute. We stayed in the smaller of the two, PC2. Remember you are in a Tropical Rain Forest. It will be damp from nightly rains, you will have fresh air thru the screened windows, you will be lulled to sleep by night sounds that are truly magical. NOTE: You are NOT at a 5 star resort. If you want to be a snobby tourist, go rent a room at Caneel or The Westin and save the dates for us that like to "be with where you are"! If you want to live like an Islander, Peaceful Cottage is for you. Yes you will have geckos, lizards, crabs, frogs, birds and many bugs visiting you (don't worry, mostly out on the porch). These are all so fun to watch and learn about nature from. You will have a mascot named Jackie to help you from missing your own dogs. You will have Trevor, your host and built-in Island expert. And you will also get to drive a really fun Jeep and look more like a local instead of a fair skinned "Continental".

We were at "our cottage" for 9 nights starting October 27, 2013. We had every type of weather from extreme heat, winds to very rainy. No worries, ceiling fans and oscillating fans kept us comfortable when inside. We cooked amazing meals on our hot plate and with the microwave. Grill is on the porch but we did not use it. Grocery stores are an easy drive. Trevor allowed us to wash clothes the night before we left so we came home with all clean clothes in our backpacks.

We hiked every trail, hit every beach and relaxed! We are a married couple, 55 & 60. Very outdoorsy and World Travelers & backpackers. This place was perfect!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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5

Absolute heaven for a true island lover

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
What a wonderful property with an amazing owner and trusty sidekick! Peaceful Cottage is such a hidden gem, I didn't want to leave. Having lived in the VI previously, I found the cottage to be much like normal island life. If you are one who enjoys the resort lifestyle, this is not for you; however, I highly suggest that you try it just to have that understanding and feeling of what living in "paradise" is like. You will find it gives you internal peace and an appreciation of your surroundings.

Have no worries, there is no sugar coating in any of the details of the property. Everything included in the description of the property is true. I rented the smaller of the 2 with the kitchenette. It was perfect, as there was a gas grill outside. There is a mini-fridge in the unit, but don't let that deter you. There is a nice size cooler that worked perfectly for keeping beverages in during the week.

Trevor, the owner, is a wonderful individual who will answer questions if asked, yet does not invade your space. Jackie, his cute trusty sidekick, may come knock on your door to wish you a good morning and sucker you for a belly rub. Her visits were always welcomed and pleasant.
Trevor did allow the rental of a vehicle which was a plus. If you rent a car or rent Trevors, keep in mind to go slow down the paved road to the cottage and to swing wide prior to turning down his path. It is an easy route to travel, you just have to know how to travel up and down a steep hill (which is how it is all over the island). He was kind enough to meet down in Cruz Bay upon arrival and travel to the cottage. The location is only a few minutes from the grocery store(s) and places to eat.

Peaceful Cottage is perfect whether your desire is to travel to the well-known tourist-like beaches or to venture for a several mile hike down the mountain to an "off the path" beach.

I plan on returning to Peaceful Cottage on my next trip "home".

Thank you for a pleasurable experience, Trevor.
"Aries"
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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FL/MN/OH
5

Great Host, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
I chose the Peaceful Cottage with the King Bed and Full Kitchen, both it and the smaller one were on a plot with Trevor's cottage and nicely fenced and kept up. I wanted to be somewhere quiet and not in Cruz Bay and this location was awesome. I found it very convenient whether going to Maho or Francis Bays or to Coral Bay. There is a full kitchen with pots, pans, storage bowls, etc. shower in bathroom, sofa inside and a day bed on the porch. Everything was clean and organized, you could immediately feel comfortable. I actually recorded the songs of the tree frogs and crickets to bring home, I will miss falling asleep to their tune.
I was traveling alone for the first week and truly felt safe and worry free here. For a single woman traveling that is very important!
Trevor is great for ideas for day trips and reservations! His experience on the island really helps. The first day he suggested shopping at the Dolphin Supermarket instead of the Starfish and he was so spot on! Go where the locals go and you will save money! Go to St. John Water and Ice yourself and save $3 per case of water! I also love where Trevor has his kiosk at Mongoose Junction, the restaurants and shops are great and there is parking! Portico and Sugarbirds were my two favorite shops, both have Local artist items.
I would definitely stay in this wonderful cottage again!
(And Jackie the Jack Russell is a wonderful vacation pet! I will miss her!)
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/7
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Gift Hill St John
Northern Virginia, USA
5

Just What We Needed!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
My family had a wonderful vacation 7 day stay at Gift Hill Caribbean Cottage. My 2 children, wife and I had no problem with the size of Villa. Trevor communicated very well with us, and assisted us in preparation of the trip. He out performed my expectations as an owner, and was extremely accommodating and approachable. The automatic jeep performed well for us, and remember that you will be driving 20 mph or less no matter where you go on this island.

The kitchen was very well equipped, as was everything else in the villa. If it was not there, you did not need it. We focused on snorkeling, relaxing and exploring. In the late afternoon we left the beaches and went returned to the Villa to make dinner. Jackie, the Jack Russell, was always a joy to see and play with. We chose to bring most of our meats, and dry good as the cost of food at the markets was very high.

The island was beautiful, the people were very friendly, and the atmosphere was relaxing. We would certainly return St. John, to this rental and Trevor's hospitality.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
beach
Car: recommended

COME TO TREVOR'S ACTIVITY CENTER IN MONGOOSE JUNCTION CRUZ BAY

FOR ALL FUN BOATING, FISHING, SCUBA,.SAILING, POWER BOATING, KAYAKING,

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Availability & Rates

Gift Hill Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High
Jan 5 2014 - Apr 15 2014
$135
5 nights
 
 
Medium
Apr 16 2014 - Aug 23 2014
$99
5 nights
 
 
Low
Aug 24 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$69
5 nights
 
 
Medium
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 21 2014
$99
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Prices listed are for cash or travelers checks only. No deposit. Hold with credit card. Payment on arrival.
Please add 12% to prices when paying with credit card or check. 50% deposit and balance upon arrival.
One time housekeeping cost of $70.
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes I have a spare car that can be borrowed with a maintenance cost of $35 p/day
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Amenities

Gift Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Sailboat
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • duty free shops
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • paragliding
  • wind-surfing
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
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