MOUNTAINSIDE COTTAGE WITH UNFORGETTABLE VIEW - FROM $165/NT

Thia or Gwen

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MOUNTAINSIDE COTTAGE WITH UNFORGETTABLE VIEW - FROM $165/NT

Coral Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Mountain Eyrie, Coral Bay, St. John U.S.V.I.

Location-location-location/ at a great price!

I High up on a mountain ridge a sweet cottage overlooks a spectacular vista. The view extends past the eastern part of St. John, Hurricane Hole all the way up the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Virgin Gorda and beyond. The archipelago of islands looks like a blue velvet carpet running East to infinity. Directly below, sailboats bob in the harbor. It's so striking that even the land-tax assessor, coming onto our deck, exclaimed, “You have the best view on the island!” We were quick to demurr, though we often get that response.

II Eight hundred feet up, tranquillity rules under the canopy of the high trees. Coming up from the seashore the temperature is noticeably cooler. Here one can relax in peace and quiet surrounded by tropical hardwood forest with native plants, fruit trees and wonderful birdlife.

You'll delight in watching hawks fly overhead, the sailboats in the harbor, and the constant movement of clouds over islands stretched out as far as the eye can see. Watch the moon floating beyond the trees from the hammock!

III Route 108, the old Bordeaux Mountain Road, is paved up from Coral Bay past our lane. The final loop of Rt. 108 has recently been paved. Now we are more centrally located, as you can drive over Bordeaux Mountain toward the center of the National Park or to the town. Our quiet little lane is safe and removed yet near the town. We always feel peaceful when we arrive here.

Mountain Eyrie is located a short ride to the small but lively village of Coral Bay, with its varied nightlife, shopping and restaurants: see Google Earth -- 18 deg 20’ 18.25” N by 64 deg 43’ 7.5” W.

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The cottage offers complete privacy, with a covered back deck furnished with comfortable furniture and a dining table. Inside contains a well-appointed kitchen, queen-sized bed, sofa and lounge chairs, all with vaulted ceilings to offer an airy, spacious ambience; the interior is amply cooled by ceiling fans and mountain breezes.

Peter and Dorothy Muilenburg

Keywords: St. John Rental, Coral Bay Rental, Private, Cool, Retreat

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Thia or Gwen (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Thia or Gwen

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We came to St. John as newlyweds 40 years ago, camping on a beach. Dorothy worked as an educator in the public schools, and co-founded the Gifft Hill School. Peter built the “Breath” our sailboat/home where we raised our children. We've sailed all over the Caribbean and to Europe and Africa. We feel St. John is the most beautiful place we've seen and the people are the most genuine.

Thia or Gwen purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Thia or Gwen chose Coral Bay

We wanted to live and build in Coral Bay because it's the quietest, least developed part of St. John. We are on Bordeaux Mountain, overlooking Coral Bay. views, our yard has exceptional botanical qualities! The paths to the cottage takes you past the towering plum trees, guavaberrry trees, and a great variety of local bushes, flowers and vines. Guavaberry wine is the traditional Christmas drink, but the slow-growing hardwood trees are now few. We have one of the densest stands on the island. Well-watered by our bordering ghut, the abundance continues throughout the dry season.

The Tradewinds come right at our East-facing Eyrie and with the tall trees enhance the cooling. In the heat of Summer or the hot sun of the dry Winter, our place remains cool.

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What makes this cottage unique

Our house has a nautical theme. In the cottage you will find many books about the sea, a sextant, old bronze ship's bell from a wreck in 1678 ( Peter might be hoarding that in the house. Ask!) nautical charts, and paintings.

Aware that we had a responsibility to our indigenous hardwood forest, we carefully built wooden houses with small footprints.

Being close to the National Park There are morning bird calls and evening birds, tiny frogs you rarely see but hear in the night. In the open spaces beyond our high deck, you can see and hear the calls, cries of hawks. We've grown to love the sights and sounds here, as much as we loved living on the sea.

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Mountainside Cottage with Unforgettable View - from $165/nt
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Mountainside Cottage with Unforgettable View - from $165/nt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333912vb
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Coral Bay St John
Leavenworth KS
5

The views are truely amazing!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Mount Eyrie was wonderful from start to finish. We loved the remote location and the privacy. We got aquainted with the local donkeys and goats and we happened to meet "Pirate Bill" at one of the local hangouts. My husband had a great time navigating the steep, windy roads and was driving like a local in just a couple days. Gwenn was very helpful if we needed anything. I loved the views the best. They were just as described!
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Mountainside Cottage with Unforgettable View - from $165/nt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333912vb
340-643-7194
Coral Bay St John
Okemos, MI
5

A great place to get away and enjoy "island time"

A great place to get away and enjoy "island time"
  • 5 of 5
St. John is a fabulous place that I want to return to often, especially the Coral Bay end where things are quieter and island time takes on its true meaning. We had a great vacation and really enjoyed staying at Mt. Eyrie. The managers were great to work with in preparation for our trip and during our stay. The accommodations were well-maintained and are in a nice location for relaxing in the morning and the evening with a spectacular view for quiet reflection. Mountain Eyrie is a perfect getaway rental for a couple and I'm certain the upper house, Mountain Haven, would serve a small family well. While it's important to use your time on the island to disconnect and get away from it all, the availability of wifi at the house was a nice perk to help upload (and protect) photos from our trip by sending them to "the cloud."
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Mountainside Cottage with Unforgettable View - from $165/nt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333912vb
340-643-7194
Coral Bay St John
Folsom, CA, USA
5

Yes, the view really is that good!

  • 5 of 5
Sadly, Peter & Dorothy are no longer living on St John and so we didn't get to meet them. But Mountain Eyrie is in the very capable hands of a relative and a property manager. It says we're not supposed to mention names, so I'll just say that the property manager is a wonderful individual who is willing and able to help in any way she can.

The place really does look like the photos, and so does the view. Without a doubt it's the best view of any place we've ever stayed at (and that includes an over-the-water bungalow on Moorea, looking at Cook's Bay). The place was just perfect for the two of us. We loved the privacy, too. The drive up Bordeaux Mountain Rd was pretty scary the first time, a bit apprehensive the second, and a breeze after that. You definitely will need a 4WD vehicle, though, in case it rains (or just to back out of the driveway, which is definitely the toughest part of the drive).

It takes only a few minutes to make it down the mountain, and then you are conveniently located less than 15 minutes to Maho, Francis, Salt Pond, Haulover, etc. It is a perfect location, unless you need to go to Cruz Bay every day for some reason. Even then it's only a 30 minute drive, but it isn't something I'd want to do daily.

We'll definitely stay here again if (hopefully when) we return to St John.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Mountainside Cottage with Unforgettable View - from $165/nt
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340-643-7194
Coral Bay St John
Western North Carolina
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5
If you never left the deck, you would still have a truly memorable stay - a view of Coral Bay 1000 feet below and the British Virgin islands extending on to the horizon. If you can, get up in time for the sunrises. The cottage is very well maintained, comfortable without being luxurious, open yet very private. It's in the shade by late morning, and the breeze and ceiling fans keep it pleasant. The larger cottage is just up the steps, but it's like they are in another world. The drive up the cottage is not for the faint of heart, but after one or two ascents and descents, it's old hat. They provide beach chairs and a cooler, making a day at the beach easy. Crabby's on the bay provides whatever snorkel gear you didn't bring yourself. This is the quiet side of the island, but there are many beaches to choose from on this side, and the north shore beaches are only 15 minutes away. Not many restaurants to choose from - we thought Lucy's was pretty special - a table right on the water, excellent food, with a few goats foraging around for entertainment. Over on Cruz Bay, we liked the Lime Inn so much we returned for a second time on our last night - very friendly and delicious food. We had problems picking up a wifi signal, but we didn't pursue it - they promised to look into it when we informed them when we left. This is just the place to kick back and unplug. The view will stay with us long after we've returned home. Members of the owner's family were around and couldn't have been more gracious. We didn't ask or need anything, but I am sure they would have been very helpful and accommodating if we had
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Mountainside Cottage with Unforgettable View - from $165/nt
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340-643-7194
Coral Bay St John
massachusetts
5

Very special place in the Carribean-

  • 5 of 5
Mountain Eyrie Cottage holds a special place for us in the region not just St. John. It's location on Bordeaux Mountain is one of the best on the island. The view over Coral Bay is absolutely gorgeous. The cottage has everything one needs and is very comfortable. Our son 18 year old son was very happy to sleep on a queen size air mattress and wake every morning to the sound of birds chirping and his parents cooking breakfast! The beaches, hiking and snorkeling nearby were just what we all hoped for. Our gracious hosts, Dorothy and Peter couldn't have been more accommodating and helpful. We do recommend a four wheel drive vehicle for general navigation on the island. Mountain Eyrie is a very special place and we not only recommend it but hope to go back ourselves.
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Susan and Matt for that nice assessment. We're so glad you enjoyed our house and our island. Tall David was a good sport and had a nice, open attitude. We hope to see you here again sometime!
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Mountainside Cottage with Unforgettable View - from $165/nt
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333912vb
340-643-7194
Coral Bay St John
Arlington, VA
5

Quiet private view of coral bay and the BVI's

Quiet private view of coral bay and the BVI's
  • 5 of 5
We had a restful and peaceful stay at Mountain Eyrie cottage. The cottage is small, but it has everything we needed for our week's stay. The views are spectacular and the setting is completely private. The cottage was built recently and everything was well-maintained. It's built sturdily too -- we felt safe and snug despite a couple nights of hard rain and howling winds. I definitely recommend having a four-wheel drive vehicle as the driveway is quite steep and can become a little slippery when wet. Great beaches for snorkeling are a short drive away. Also the Coral Bay area has several nice restaurants and convenience stores so you don't have to drive to Cruz Bay for everything. Dorothy and Peter are knowledgable and friendly hosts.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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Coral Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • $165-229/nt
  • US
  • High Season: Dec. 15 - April 14 - $1450/week, $229/night
  • Low Season: April 15 - December 14 - $1050/week, $165/night
  • 10% VI Hotel Tax will be added to rental rate
  • Holidays: Christmas, New Years, President's Weeks $1650; Thanksgiving Week $1450
  • Sleeps 2 guests; additional guests (on air mattress) $25 extra per/nt
  • Inquire about special discounts which may be available
  • Rental rates are subject to change, rate becomes fixed at time of reservation

Amenities

Amenities

Coral Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1) full blow-up mattress
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • parasailing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
CD player with IPOD dock, flat screen TV, cooler, beach towels, beach chairs, full sized air mattress