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LAMESHUR COTTAGES- PEACE AND QUIET- SEEN ON HOUSE HUNTERS

Russ Melrath

Advertiser since: 2007
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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LAMESHUR COTTAGES- PEACE AND QUIET- SEEN ON HOUSE HUNTERS

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Coral Bay House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Although the cottage itself is nestled into sublimely quiet surroundings (with easy access to beaches and hiking trails), it is also just minutes from more active pursuits. The newly completed Concordia Eco Complex, with its splendid seaside setting (bar, restaurant, grocery store, snorkel rental, day -trips, and yoga/massage facility) is just 0.8 miles up the road and the town of Coral Bay, with its many attractions (water sports, horseback riding, shopping, restaurants, nightlife and more) is less than a 10 minute drive away.

The nearest beach is 0.3 miles away. While a rental car is recommended (for optimal touring of the rest of the island), the Salt Pond Bay bus stop (servicing both Coral Bay and Cruz Bay is just a three minute walk away, making your stay possible without one.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Russ Melrath (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014

About Russ Melrath

In 1988, my wife and I bought a timeshare property at Bluebeards Castle in St. Thomas and fell in love with St. John during our many trips to the island. It always our dream as we neared retirement to buy a property on St. John. It is now our pleasure to share it with you.

Russ Melrath purchased this house in 2009

Why Russ Melrath chose Coral Bay

Quality of 2002 construction .2x6 walls ,hurrican shutters and 2x8 floor boards .Built by David Gray .

What makes this house unique

outstanding views from decks.We catch trade winds from Africa and have a constant refreshing breeze .

Guestbook comments from the owner

note left by guests --



Dear Liz and Russ,



Thank you so much for your hospitality. We adored the cottage! It is so cute and cozy. You have done a wonderful job creating the perfect paradise get away. We are so glad we found it and wish we could stay much longer. Next time!



Our Best,



Emily and Chris



P.S. You have a great library! I read three books while I was here and I am going home with a long list of titles. - Emily.
Mar 2014
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Reviews

5
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Lameshur Cottages- Peace and Quiet- seen on HOUSE HUNTERS
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 32 reviews
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Lameshur Cottages- Peace and Quiet- seen on HOUSE HUNTERS
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Coral Bay St John
5

Overall, just right!

  • 5 of 5
Russ and Liz are the best hosts. They are extremely friendly, and always encouraged my never ending questions!
This was a solo trip for me, but the cottage was large enough for a family. The accommodations didn't skip a beat, and It felt like home, except with the added bonus of a hot tub! There was a full kitchen, washer/dryer, living room space, screened in porch, basically everything you would want and need.
The cottage was nicely located on the south end of the island for my adventuring and snorkeling needs.
Nearby, Cafe Concordia has some of the best food on the island if you are a foodie like me. And Tourist Trap is a great lunch spot with excellent homemade ice cream.
I'd definitely come back to stay at Lameshur Cottages.
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are a haven for hikers , snorkelers and those that like exploring nature . Russ Melrath .
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Coral Bay St John
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5

Beautiful, family-friendly vacation cottage!

  • 5 of 5
My family (me, husband, almost four-year-old daughter) just spent a week at Lameshur Cottage. It's hard to describe how much we loved it. The house is charming and well-equipped. We loved the breezes that blew through the many windows and taking showers in the (almost) open-air bathroom. And the hot tub was just what we needed after a long day of hiking, snorkeling, etc. It's also very kid-friendly. Liz and Russ have snorkel gear, beach chairs, beach towels, sand toys, etc. -- everything you need for a great family vacation. This is a wonderful place to stay if (like us) you're not into resorts.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When Liz and I bought property 5 years ago our "original" business plan was to rent this cottage to families of 4 . We were amazed that it seemed no one seemed to rent to children. Over the years we found out WHY . Mainly it is because of water usage. A family uses the washing machine EVERY day .All water on island is collected on roofs into cisterns . Most cottage and Villa owners can not afford to have water hauled in at $400 a truck load. Secondly children damage property .Not so much on purpose but just being kids .Banging doors just to hear the sound , getting on top of washer and dryer and tearing down lanterns while Mom and Dad in HOT TUB and throwing things around inside cottage and breaking television . Finally St. John is a very hilly island . As much as we try to provide a "safe" environment with railings and gates it is a tough environment for parent and child. It is a shame but it is the REAL WORLD .Some of our earlier reviews rave about the educational value of the snorkeling , kayaking and hiking environment we provide and that is all true . It is sad that it is hard for owners to provide this.
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5

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
Two of us stayed in the main cottage for five nights. We arrived to the island around dinner time and chose to enjoy a meal & some drinks in Cruz Bay (Lime In's always a fresh treat!), which made it a bit too late for any taxis to take us across island. Russ was able to pick us up for a very modest gas fee (remember-- gas is over $5/gal here) and gave us plenty of pointers as we travelled the 35 minutes to Lameshur Cottages. We made use of the hot tub and slept beautifully with the comfort of trade winds and fans. The next morning we walked up to the bus stop at Salt Pond where we caught the Vitran to take us back to Cruz Bay to pick up our rental car. The Vitran drivers were kind & informative-- great $1 deal that runs weekdays only-- and dropped us at O'Connor's Rental Cars where two lovely ladies (Nelia & Trishell) worked magic to get us situated (make sure you reserve in advance). Half a day in Cruz Bay allowed for a yummy breakfast at The Landing & shopping prior to heading back to Coral Bay area to pick up basic groceries (we recommend Calabash Market-- they even have a deli) & then to the cottage to change into our swimsuits. Salt Pond Bay is only minutes away, and with use of the supplied beach chairs & cooler we lounged in paradise for the rest of the afternoon.
Each night we hopped the Coral Bay restaurants for a nibble & drink at two or three places. Live music is bountiful, so go where your ear leads you! As far as food goes, everything's average in Coral Bay, but we liked Shipwreck Landing, Oasis, & Skinny Legs best. We only hit up Cafe Concordia for their Sunday Brunch EXCELLENT!!!!), and based on the experience, wished we had tried dinner prior.
Love Salt Pond & Little Lameshur Bays for beach fun, and of course explored other beaches since we had the car. Trunk Bay holds a special place in our hearts, but really Salt Pond was all we needed to relax.
All in all, The Lameshur Cottages is the perfect island getaway! You are away from tge hustle & bustle & supplied with all the comforts you need. Make use of the snorkeling equipment & float! Feeling adventurous? Take out the kayak (we were too lazy for that, but go for it!). Hike, lounge, swim-- do as you please! And make friends as you settle into island time. We left with many contacts to stay in touch with!
I can't praise this place enough! Thank you, Russ! And Liz, we hope to meet you next time! Cheers!
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Quiet, Peaceful & Tranquil

Quiet, Peaceful & Tranquil
  • 5 of 5
Russ made us feel welcome from the minute we arrived. All of our needs were taken care of and all of our questions answered. The cottage provided everything we could have asked for: clean, comfortable and convenient. Great beaches and restaurants, some within walking distance and a "mere" 8 tough miles to Cruz Bay. As Russ points out a car is a must not a luxury. We've come to St John many times and this was our first time in Coral Bay and we wouldn't hesitate to return. Great for 1st timers or those of you veterans of the Islands.
Kevin & Sue, Saratoga Springs, USA
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Our Private Margaritaville

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our weeklong stay in the main house. It was peaceful and very relaxing. We used the hot tub every day. The cottage is cheerfully decorated. There were plenty of clean towels. Russ and Liz supplied the beach chairs and snorkel equipment, which we used every day. Don't miss the day trip to the Baths in Virgin Gorda. It was very nice to be able to stay in and cook dinner on the grill for a few nights. Dine at The Shipwreck Landing. The food is delicious, the view is beautiful, and the prices are reasonable there. We would like to come back next year. Thank you, Russ and Liz.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great !! Thank you. Don't forget to try the KAYAK next time you come . You can put it in at Kiddle beach right near the cottage .
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-302 745-1782
Coral Bay St John
5

wonderful hideaway

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely time in this very charming cottage. The floor plan is well designed to make maximum use of a small footprint. The four of us were very comfortable. The house had all the essentials but the topper was a wonderful library of books, cds and dvds for every taste. I would wholeheartedly endorse this property to friends and family and indeed already have. SaltPond Bay is the closest beach with the spectacular Rams Head Trail that should not be missed for its wondrous views.Lots of restaurants in Coral Bay, the roti at Sputnick is great. Beware in that the only gas station on the island is in Cruz Bay so plan accordingly. The mosquitos were prevalent on our visit- we had lots of rain in eves but nothing a little Cutter couldnt cure. Swam with Green sea turtles and Black Tipped Reef Sharks- not to be missed.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW .Sounds like great graduation present and good family time . Glad you got to swim with fishes !! hehe and turtles etc. Russ

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shipwreck Landing ,Coral Bay
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Train
100 Miles
San Juan
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
San Juan
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Concordia Eco-resort
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Salt Pond Beach
Car: recommended

In a quiet mountain valley within NATIONAL PARK. Seven min. walk to sandy beach to snorkel .

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Rates & Availability

From $170 Per night

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Amenities

Coral Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Not suitable for young children(ages 1 to 9)

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