NEW - ROMANTIC, AFFORDABLE, PRIVATE, QUIET, IN TOWN LOCATION

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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NEW - ROMANTIC, AFFORDABLE, PRIVATE, QUIET, IN TOWN LOCATION

Cruz Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Cruz Bay Cottage is one of the last of the lovely traditional West Indian cottages on St. John. It is located on a quiet little hill above Cruz Bay, within easy walking distance of the town, enjoying a birds eye view of the harbor and St. Thomas with it’s dazzling lights against the night sky. It is truly special and romantic as well as convenient and extremely affordable since it is not necessary to rent a car to have access to groceries, great restaurants and public transportation to the National Park beaches from Cruz Bay as well as the bus to Coral Bay. Even though it is close enough to town to walk it is on the quiet side and enjoys relaxing views of the night sky from the verandah in a peaceful and safe location. The owners call this property, “Grassy Hill” and own a few other private residences in the area. The manager lives near by on the property but the cottage enjoys complete privacy and is a little house all on its’ own. This property

has been completely renovated with all new furnishings and wonderful artistic touches; all the amenities and creature comforts for dining, relaxing and sleeping in comfort.

There is air conditioning if desired but the cottage is airy and cool enough if you prefer not to use it. The bedroom has a brand new Queen size Heavenly bed, reading lights, fresh new linens, a closet and étagère – the bathroom has been renovated with all new fixtures and tile – it has a shower, full length and magnifying mirror, shelves for your toiletries and a generous supply of new linens. The cottage has a fully stocked kitchen with stove, fridge, brand new dishware, pots and pans for fine dining inside or out on the verandah overlooking Pillsbury Sound and Cruz Bay Harbor. The living room has a comfy new sofa, chairs, table, TV and reading lamps. West Indian plantation shutters and ceiling fans keep things breezy and comfortable while adding a classic note of island charm.

The owners have lived on the island for over four decades and take great pride in the restoration and maintenance of one of the islands’ last representations of the vernacular architecture that once dotted the island of St. John and the Caribbean. These traditional cottages that once graced the landscape with their picturesque charm still symbolize the easy, environmentally sound lifestyle of a bygone era. Now fully restored and refreshed you can enjoy this romantic little cottage, formerly called Yellow Birds’ Nest.

Keywords: Cottage, one bedroom, small house, private, in town, near town, quiet, peaceful, picturesque, great view, water view, Harbor view, Cruz Bay, walk to town, near restaurants, shopping, churches, public transportation, safe, affordable, quiet residential area, comfortable, well appointed, all the amenities.

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • Weddings
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Janet

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island residents of 4 decades

Janet purchased this cottage in 2002

We love the proximity to town and the quiet picturesque location. The view of the harbor and the night lights on St. Thomas are a real pleasure. The cottage is a traditional West Indian cottage - there are not many remaining and we have refurbished it to perfection.

Location, location, location. View, view, view. Convenience. Walk to town for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you like. It is not necessary to rent a car. Walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants, shops, churches, salons, entertainment, public transportation to the beaches, to Coral Bay on the other side of the island, churches, the ferry dock, the National Park. Cruz Bay Cottage is convenient to town but quiet and peaceful in a safe little residential neighborhood.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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New - Romantic, Affordable, Private, Quiet, in Town Location
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
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New - Romantic, Affordable, Private, Quiet, in Town Location
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Cruz Bay St John
Buffalo, NY
4

Excellent Spot for First Trip to St. John

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This cottage was the perfect location for our first time visiting St. John! We wanted to stay somewhere within walking distance to the main town and it's restaurants, bars, and shops and this was just that. It was less than 10 minutes to walk and we made daily trips to town, and there was a grocery store even closer which was really convenient!

The cottage was the perfect size for two people, the large porch had an AMAZING view, and it was suprisingly private for having neighbors closeby. We always felt like we were in our own little world away from everyone, which was perfect. We cooked dinner there a few night and had drinks on the porch which was so relaxing. The bed was really comfortable too!

We also found that we could walk to Soloman Beach taking the Lind Point trail which starts directly behind the National Park Visitor's Center in town. The beach was amazing - smaller, beautiful view, not crowded, and excellent shallow snorkeling to see the coral reefs and tons of fish. It was about a 30 minute hike, and I am not in shape, but it was definitely doable for me.

Now for some things to keep in mind before booking - The first is that the neighbors and roosters do wake you up early. This did not bother me at all, but it might some people. Also, we found out after we arrived that the property owners do NOT recommend you drink their tap water! Luckily the grocery store was a few minutes walk, and I had an in shape husband to lug a huge case of bottled water up the hill.

Speaking of the hill, when you return from town the walk back is ALL uphill. Unfortunately all the jeep rentals were sold out, so we spent the entire trip walking everywhere, and some nights the last thing I felt like doing was walking back up that hill to get home haha.

One other minor thing is the cooler that was supposed to be provided was broken, which we did not realize until 30 minutes before we left for our dinghy rental appointment. When I called the property owner she said it couldn't be replaced until later, so my husband ended up using one hand to hold the broken cooler above the water when we swam from the dinghy to the beach so all of our stuff didn't get wet. I was kind of hoping since that was the only time we asked for a favor that they would lend us theirs or something for the trip.

Overall the stay and property was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in staying close to town.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the recommendation and the time it took to write it...we appreciate this! Sorry for the inconvenience with broken zipper on cooler bag - had we known sooner we would have replaced it...as far as the water goes, as travelers we generally drink bottled water rather than risk it so we recommend our guests do the same even though we drink our cistern water. Part of the beauty of St. John is the wonderful vistas wherever you look - a result of a small island of mostly hills. Walking or driving is a personal choice and we always make sure our guests know the options and have our recommendations. St. John is unique and special - we are glad you enjoyed your visit.
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New - Romantic, Affordable, Private, Quiet, in Town Location
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(340) 693-8069
Cruz Bay St John
5

Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Clean, charming, convenient accessibility, very comfortable, great views, awesome accommodations!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Rhonda - it was great having you - come visit us again - thanks, Janet
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Cruz Bay St John
NY
5

My stay at Cruz Bay Cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Breakfast with the lizards, chickens and iguanas was the highlight of the week. The beautiful view of the bay from the deck. The cottage is perfect for 2. We cooked at the cottage every night. The grocery stores are very close. I would suggest renting a car, it made the trip that much better and we were able to see more of the island!

The ferry is at the bottom of the hill if you want to visit the other islands. Great vacation! Great Accomodations!
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Scott - so glad you enjoyed your visit - we hope to see you at Cruz Bay Cottage again - all best, Janet
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Cruz Bay St John
Wisconsin
4

Very Comfortable

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
We stayed at the cottage for 10 days and I must say it was very comfortable. The cottage was spotless, well furnished with a very good mattress and linens. The kitchen was well equipped with all the pots, pans, utensils and plates you will need. The wi-fi was wonderful! It was fast and very convenient to have when researching places on the island. The covered porch was great to sit and look out over the bay both day and night. Everything about this cottage was excellent except for the noise. If you are a city dweller it would probably not be a big deal, but we live in a quiet subdivision in the country and to us it was extremely noisy. The chickens start crowing about 6 AM, then the dogs bark and the neighbor children are up and chattering right outside the window. The location is right on Centerline Road so the trucks honk their horn as they go around the bend. As long as you enjoy getting up early these things probably would not bother you, but we sometimes like to sleep late and that was not an option. In the description it talks about being peaceful and quiet...if we had known the truth we would not have rented here even though it really is a well-kept and lovely cottage.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Since the Cruz Bay Cottage was renovated and offered for vacation rental in December of 2011 this is the only guest who ever complained of noise - we have had many long term visitors as well staying for 2 to 12 weeks and not one has complained of noise. The short walk to town indicates how close the Cottage is to all the wonderful amenities but it's location is perfect for relaxing on the quiet, private verandah with it's lovely breezes and view of the bay. The children (my grandchildren) have since moved to Fish Bay and there are no small children in the area. There are dogs all over the island whether you are outside of town in Great Cruz Bay, Chocolate Hole, Fish Bay or Coral Bay. It is not a continual problem but random as it is all over the island. When this guest stayed at Cruz Bay Cottage it was the height of the dry season and so for a short time there were quite a few water delivery trucks up and down. It didn't last long and probably would not have bothered anyone but this particular guest was home bound due to a cold or flu they picked up on the plane and just not able to enjoy themselves.
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Cruz Bay Cottage

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
Thanks to you all for a visit to paradies! Your cottage is delightful especially Janet's collages. Everything was so clean and comfortable!! We love the family of chickens and lizards who visited us regularly. Much love and gratitude,
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Map

Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Cruz Bay Dock
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Frank Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Fatty Crab
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
La Tapa
Car: not necessary

Cruz Bay Cottage is within easy walking distance of the town of Cruz Bay with it's fine dining and shopping. The library, churches, bank, grocery shops, ferry dock and internet cafes are all within a short walk. Reading and relaxing on the comfortable verandah with it's lovely view of Pillsbury sound and Cruz Bay harbor provides a calm retreat within the 'hustle and bustle' of this little seaside town with all the amenities a short walk away.

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Availability & Rates

Cruz Bay Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer season
Apr 15 2014 - Dec 13 2014
$225
$1,500
4 nights
 

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Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Cruz Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • Weddings
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Restaurants; groceries, etc.; public transportation; all in town conveniences, within walking distance of Cruz Bay Cottage.
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