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Blue Wrasse - Cute Little Cottage for Budget Conscious! Thanksgiving Available!

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Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2015
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Blue Wrasse - Cute Little Cottage for Budget Conscious! Thanksgiving Available!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Bordeaux Mountain Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Wonderful location for a family on a budget or for those who used to stay at Maho! Gorgeous views of Coral Bay. Cute little cottage (this is not a luxury villa) sleeps up to 6: two on queen size bed in bedroom, two in king size bed in the loft, and two on full size sleeper sofa. Updated kitchen is fully stocked with all the necessary utensils, plates, cups, and cooking supplies.

This cottage sits at the bottom of the lot and thus has many steps (82) down to the unit. This cottage is probably not for the elderly.

The cottage has air conditioning throughout, with the exception of the screened in porch and screened-in bathroom - what a view from the bathroom! The bathroom was recently renovated with all new tile and fixtures.

Relax on the new deck and porch while sipping cocktails looking at the boats anchored just below. Plenty of nearby restaurants and beaches to keep you busy all day long!

For those who have been to St John before you can rest easy that the road to the house is a concrete straightaway with no switchbacks!

Keywords: cottage, view, sleeps 6, air conditioning

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2015

Why The Owner chose Bordeaux Mountain

We just love the peace and quiet of Coral Bay. We bought this particular house because the drive to the house is up a simple straight concrete road with no switchbacks and no issues.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.7
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Blue Wrasse - Cute Little Cottage for Budget Conscious! Thanksgiving Available!
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 33 reviews
Minneapolis, MN. USA
4

Great view of Coral Bay!

  • 4 of 5

My wife & I stayed at the Blue Wrasse February 24th thru March 3rd 2015.

The cottage is located on a steep hill overlooking Coral Bay.

The view of the bay is really what makes this place special.

This was our first trip to St John, so everything here was new to us.

I am a “details” person by nature & sent several E-mails to the Owner (John), about the cottage, rental cars & things to do on the island.

John replied quickly & with enough information to answer all of my questions.

The cottage is small, but plenty large enough for me & my wife.

We decided to sleep in the lower level bedroom, which is accessed by an exterior stair.

We tried opening the windows instead of using the air conditioner, but several of the mechanisms jammed & wouldn’t fully open or close.

We called the on-site manager in the morning & he came down immediately & closed the windows. He described how the salt laden air corrodes metal parts very quickly. He also noted that the Owner is planning on replacing the lower level windows this summer.

He also mentioned that he plans to replace the couch.

Having beach chairs, beach towels & a cooler was a HUGE plus for us.

We have traveled to many destinations on the Caribbean & Pacific coasts of several countries, but have never had simple amenities like these that made our stay that much more enjoyable.

We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Newcastle, Maine
5

Wonderful little villa

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to start expressing my love for this place. Blue Wrasse is a wonderful little villa with a breathtaking view of Coral Bay and beyond. Getting your Jeep into the driveway is a little hairy (though the road to the house is really nice for this part of the island!), and getting down all those stairs can be a little scary, but once you reach the house it's so worth it. The screened front porch is a great place to relax with a drink, the screened bathroom is unlike anything ever, the compact living space has all you need--a full kitchen, comfortable couch, WiFi, and the bedroom downstairs is spacious with a large dresser and bed. Sunrises are awesome here! My only criticism goes to VRBO: we had some issues getting the instructions for check-in and check-out--the VRBO app is confusing and it's promotion is spam-like, so we didn't regard it very seriously until we learned it was supposed to have all of the information we needed on getting to Blue Wrasse, finding the house key, et cetera. VRBO needs to clean up this app and promote it more clearly, especially to first time travelers like us! Fortunately the on-island managers went above and beyond by calling us before we arrived and meeting us in Coral Bay to show us to the house and how to get in. We would have been lost without them! The owner was also very helpful in providing the instructions himself when he learned we didn't get them through VRBO. Blue Wrasse is the best for couples on a budget looking to explore the beaches and trails of St. John--my husband and I truly loved our stay here!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review of our little piece of paradise! Come back anytime!
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
4

Private Little Cottage - Amazing Views - Great Price

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a two-week stay at Blue Wrasse, and are already dreaming of our next visit. The new managers Tom and Jackie are fantastic. They made sure we felt welcome, and provided a wonderful arrival experience. They told us the best place to get our water containers refilled (the cottage uses unfiltered rain water- fine for bathing and washing some dishes, but not potable) and provided us a full container of fresh water to get us going. They left us plenty of beach and bath towels, which we really appreciated. The views from this cottage are fantastic; the sunrises dramatic. The cottage itself is small, but we had plenty of room for my husband and me, and our two college-age sons. The queen-sized bed "downstairs" was comfortable, and the loft bed and sleeper-sofa provided plenty of sleeping space for our boys. The bathroom is small, but completely serviceable, and I can't imagine that a better view from a bathroom exists anywhere else. The kitchen is fully equipped providing everything we needed to prepare meals. The grill is fantastic. The deck is small, but the screened in porch gave us plenty of room to hang out, and did protect us a bit from the mosquitoes. The cottage is completely surrounded by vegetation, and is located at the bottom of a pretty significant flight of stairs leading from the parking area, giving you a sense of total privacy and seclusion. When the wind was blowing the cottage was perfectly situated to catch the breeze. When the wind stopped blowing (which was unusual for January) it got a little difficult to dry things out (towels, swim suits etc) and the mosquitoes came out in force. There were some mosquito rings at the cottage (the kind you light and the smoke keeps the mosquitoes away) which helped, but I would definitely recommend having a can of repellant on hand. As advertised, there are A LOT of stairs between the parking area and the cottage. This wasn't a problem for us as we are pretty active, but would be difficult for anyone with mobility issues. Pro:Running up and down the stairs a few times a day was the equivalent of spending hours at the gym no other workout necessary! Con: the stairs can get VERY SLIPPERY when wet, especially with bare feet. While we were there it rained almost daily, and the first day I slipped on the bottom steps and bruised myself up pretty well. After that I took my time and stepped very carefully with no more slips - just take your time. We will definitely be returning next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! Happy to have you back any time! Thanks for the comments on the steps, we actually have already scheduled a painting of the steps and deck in June which will include more anti-slip grit in the paint.
5

Love This Place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 7th and best trip to St John. It was the first time we stayed on the Coral Bay side of the island. Blue Wrasse is perfectly nestled into the hillside with stunning views. The cottage is very easy to find with the directions provided by the owner. The walk down the stairs is beautiful and makes you feel like you are disappearing into your own private sanctuary, which was a great feeling after a long day of travel. The cottage itself is small but with 3 adults we never felt crowded, besides we don't go to St John to hang out inside anyways. The screened in porch was perfect for escaping the mosquitos after a rain shower and the deck was oh so awesome for morning coffee and watching the sunrise. Happy Hour on the deck after a day of hiking and the beach was a highlight. I loved the outdoor (screened in) shower! I loved Listening to the birds, tree frogs, and wind chimes while showering and I don't think I have been in a bathroom with a better view. The cottage was clean and the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable! Grocery stores and restaurants are a short drive away.

One note worth mentioning is that there was a mix-up with how many guests were staying at the cottage so there were only enough linens for 2 people when we arrived. Once the on island manager was notified of the issue it was immediately taken care of.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Come again!
West Hartford, CT
4

A little piece of paradise

  • 4 of 5

Sweet little cottage with an incredible view of Coral Bay. Owner is extremely responsive to requests.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come again!
Bushnell, FL USA
4

Cozy Cottage with great views

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I recently spent 10 delightful days on St John at The Blue Wrasse. Everything is as advertised with great views, a nice kitchen, and some very nice extras like a bountiful supply of beach towels (much appreciated!), snorkeling gear and beach chairs.

I also want to mention that the on-island caretaker, Jim, was extremely helpful when my wife and I first arrived after dark and had trouble with our rental vehicle. After a long day of travel he was instrumental in helping us get things straightened out and even made a quick run to Love's market for some much needed supplies. Thanks Jim!! Above and beyond!!

The only negative during our stay was a leaky ceiling in the lower bedroom. For part of our stay we were joined by my wife's brother and his wife. My wife and I took the lower level bedroom and were there on a day when we had an all day rainstorm (complete with island flooding). During that time the ceiling to the bedroom leaked a considerable amount. I suspect it has to do with the fact that part of the bedroom sits below the screened porch. During the rainstorms the porch took in quite a lot of wind blown water and the results were a leaky, damp, wet lower level. Fortunately the leaking did not directly affect the bed but it still made for a floor slippery and an unpleasant dampness. I should say that conditions on the island that day were exceptional with regard to the wind and rain and we didn't experience any leaking on days when we had normal rain showers.

All in all this is a cozy and comfortable bargain of a place.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Yes, you are right that was an exceptionally bad and unusual day with a tropical storm that passed just over St John and flooding all over the island from over 9 inches of rain. I'm glad to hear the other days with normal rain didn't have any leaks. Come again!

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Rates & Availability

From $130 Per night

Bordeaux Mountain 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
 
Easter 2015
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 12 2015
5 night minimum stay
$220
$1,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season 2015
May 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
$130
$850
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2016
Mar 19 2016 - Apr 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,290
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Total Booking Charges (less any taxes) are non-refundable unless Owner is able to re-rent the cottage, less a 20% handling charge of the total rental. No refunds will be made for cancellations made within 60 days of arrival. Guests are encouraged to purchase travelers insurance, especially when traveling during hurricane season, July-November. St John can be at risk for hurricanes.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Bordeaux Mountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

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