CHARMING AND ROMANTIC COTTAGE WITH A STUNNING VIEW

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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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CHARMING AND ROMANTIC COTTAGE WITH A STUNNING VIEW

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

Perched high above the Carolina Valley in the heart of the Bordeaux forest is a charming and romantic cottage overlooking the turquoise Caribbean waters of the Sir Francis Drake channel.

Created for your enjoyment, your vacation for two,

Sea Cottage is a private paradise.

Just a 10 minute drive to the world famous North Shore beaches and less than 15 minutes from the shops and restaurants of beautiful Coral Bay or the ferry dock at Cruz Bay, the cottage can be reached by way of the paved and level Bordeaux Mt. Road which winds through the lush and fragrant bay rum forest.

For those who wish to enjoy St. John on foot, the Bordeaux Mt. trailhead in the Virgin Island National Park is only a short hike away leading to beautiful Lameshur Bay on the south side of the island as well as other trails in the park.

Sea Cottage is a three year old, stand alone, studio – an open floor plan with airy vaulted ceilings, a spacious wrap around covered deck, a queen bed, a garden shower, a fully equipped kitchen, DVD player and state of the art sound dock. Decorated with beautiful pieces made by local artists, this private getaway is accessed by means of a comfortable descent through a tropical garden. It is amply cooled by ceiling fans and tradewind breezes so there is never any need for air conditioning.

Whether lounging in the hammock or admiring a moonrise or sunrise over the British Virgin Islands, you will be surrounded by the sounds of the forest and mesmerized by an unforgettable view.

See you at the ferry dock!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
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From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to St. John, we have always loved being near the ocean and outdoors. Over a period of 13 years we were lured here by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, the trade wind breezes and the Virgin Islands National Park , mountains and valleys. Finally we decided we wanted to live on this little island and share it with family, friends and like minded souls. Bordeaux Mt., the highest point of the island with its incomparable views of the British Virgin Islands and the Sir Francis Drake Channel, located right in the center of the island, seemed like the perfect place. After three years on the island we began to build our dream cottage. Every step was a reason for celebration and every detail a delicious exercise in creativity. We wanted to make a little private paradise for two. Many of the pieces decorating the house are crafted by local artists and make the cottage a special place.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2011

Easily accessed by a mostly paved and relatively flat road that winds through the rain forest, Bordeaux offers privacy, peace and spectacular moon rises or sunrises. At night the singing forest and gentle breezes make it a one of a kind retreat. From it you can hike the extensive trail network of the Park all the way down to some of it's most beautiful beaches. Both Cruz Bay and Coral Bay with its locally owned and operated shops and restaurants are only 10 to 15 minutes away by car. There are many perfect days that start and end at Sea Cottage. First a quiet yoga practice at sunrise on the covered porch. For a good workout nothing better than an early morning hike down Bordeaux Mt. Trail to the white sandy Little Lameshur Beach, followed by a swim and snorkel around Europa Point. For the more water activity minded, Cinnamon Beach with it's many water sport rental options is just a short 10 minute drive away. And those who just wish to relax and soak in the sun can follow the North Shore road to any one of its spectacular beaches.

Vacation for us is about sharing in each other's company and enjoying nature. It is time to distance ourselves from the bustle of the world - to have time to listen to music, watch a movie together or have a moonlit dinner on the porch without the distractions of modern communication. During the day there is so much to do just a short distance away whether on foot or by car. Sea Cottage is the ideal place to wake up in and to end the day - the fragrance of the bay rum trees after a summer sprinkle; the singing of the birds during daytime and the sounds of the forest at night; swinging in the hammock while watching the moon rise over Virgin Gorda. It's a place to fall in love all over again.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Charming and Romantic Cottage with a Stunning View
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
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Bordeaux Mountain St John
Iowa
5

Tranquility

  • 5 of 5
This was our home for the 1st 6 nights of our recent anniversary trip. A newer 1 room cottage up on Bordeaux Mountain. I was going for high-up, “one particular harbor” views and quiet for this trip, but still close to the north shore and Coral Bay. Sea Cottage did not disappoint. 1 room house with bed, living room and kitchen in the same main area with a nice size bathroom with outside shower. Nice covered decks with hammock, small table and a few chairs. No AC here which was a concern for me but the temp was great day and night with nice breezes, in fact we had to close 1 of the sliders at night and use a blanket. I was also concerned about bugs way up there but only 1 night did we have mosquitos and it wasn’t anything a little deet and burn coils didn’t fix. We did have some critters such as your normal lizards, hermit crabs scurring about, small tree frogs (1 of which joined me in the shower one evening), and a goat on the stairs 1 morning. The sounds of the jungle at night lulled us to sleep. Surprisingly no creatures or bugs were in the house. Monika and Jorge own this cottage which is above their villa, couldn’t see or hear them, the jungle is that thick. It’s evident they put their heart and soul into the place. A nice touch was the iPod she provided full of good music, we especially enjoyed their Brazilian play lists. She makes peace flags and sells them out of the Brazilian store in Cocoloba plaza, a string of small, colorful flags that my wife loved. She was all out but promised to make some and mail to us. It arrived 3 days after we got home, nice touch. The road was paved all but the last 75 yards, it was bumpy but didn’t bother us, we’ve had worse. 10 minutes to Maho or Coral Bay, 15 minutes to Salt Pond or Tourist Trap, maybe 20 minutes to Cruz Bay. We loved the location and plan to stay in this area or Mamey/Ajax peak next trip. Perfect for 2 people who want a “wow” view, don’t need a lot of space, and want peaceful quiet. Thank you very much Monika for you wonderful hospitality!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular Cottage & View

Spectacular Cottage & View
  • 5 of 5
Celebrating our Anniversary at the Sea Cottage was one of our best vacations ever!

As soon as you step into the Sea Cottage you can feel the tranquil and peaceful surroundings take you in and put your mind and body automatically into island time. The craftsmanship, attention to detail and decorating with local artist pieces shows the care and thought in building the Cottage. It is centrally located which makes it very convenient to get to any part of the Island.

Monica and Jorge were the perfect hosts; from meeting you on the island, making you feel welcome in their home and answering any questions you may have to what St. John has to offer.

Eating outside on the patio and taking in the relaxing views was such a great way to enjoy your meals. The views are something that you see in tourist guides of the Island. It was fun feeding the Sugar Birds and watching them while we sat outside. Staying at this Cottage was such a great way to reconnect and relax with your significant other.

Monica & Jorge, Thank you again for your generous hospitality and sharing your piece of paradise with us. We very much look forward to returning to the Sea Cottage and seeing you again soon! Roxanne & John
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bordeaux Mountain St John
5

lovely 'Sea Cottage'

lovely 'Sea Cottage'
  • 5 of 5
We were so pleased with our choice of the Sea Cottage in the Bordeaux Mountain section of St. John. Here for our honeymoon, it was the perfect romantic hide-away. The view from the patio where we shared breakfast each morning was nothing short of truly spectacular. Quiet and peaceful, perfect location to hit the restaurants in Coral Bay along with all the beaches on the North Shore. We highly, highly recommend you look at the Sea Cottage when making your plans to stay on St. John.
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Bordeaux Mountain St John
5

Perfect Stay at the Sea Cottage

  • 5 of 5
The cottage, the view and surrounding tropical forest are just amazing. The cottage had everything you need for a short or extended stay. Although it is not large, it is well designed, providing all kinds of places for storage of clothes, groceries, and everything else we brought with us. It is the perfect amount of space for a couple. We also really enjoyed the outdoor shower. The furnishings in the kitchen, along with the grill on the deck, provided us with everything we needed to prepare some memorable meals. It is so relaxing to sit out on the deck, sipping your morning coffee, enjoying the view across the tropical forest all the way down to the ocean, feeding and watching the birds, and just doing nothing!

The location is perfect to get to both ends of the island, and everything in between, to do some great snorkeling, hiking, and exploring plantation ruins. The towns of Cruz Bay and Coral Bay both offer great restaurants and shopping. Both also have grocery stores that met our needs.

Last, but not least, Monika was a wonderful host. She met us and we followed her to the cottage. A few turns off the main highway and we arrived. She showed us everything we needed to know about the cottage, answered all of our questions, and shared great information on the area.

If you are looking for a private, non-resort vacation, this would be hard to beat. We have a lot of great memories from our time at the Sea Cottage. Our only regret is that we didn’t plan to stay a little longer.

Thank you Monika and Jorge for sharing your cottage with us and we hope to be back again in the near future.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Bordeaux Mountain St John
Birmingham, AL
5

Unbelievable

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the sea cottage was simply magnificent. Monica and Jorge have really thought of everything a couple would need in order to have a comfortable, convenient, and life changing stay at the Sea Cottage. We loved sitting on the porch, drinking coffee, and swinging in the hammock in the morning times. We cooked in the kitchen most nights and had everything we needed. We even had our gas tank run out one evening and Jorge was over to fix it within 30 minutes.

The island itself is simply breathtaking and the Sea Cottage provides the perfect haven for a vacation in paradise. Would recommend this property to anyone and we will definitely be back.

Thank you, Monica and Jorge!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Bordeaux Mountain St John
5

The most amazing trip of our life this far ...

  • 5 of 5
The saying "if it seems to be too good to be true, it probably is" applies in most cases but Sea Cottage is a shining exception. Review after review talked about how perfect the cottage is, how amazing the setting is, how wonderful the view is, how accommodating the owners are, how each detail is taken care of, on and on, over and over. As a first time vacationer through vrbo.com, I was hesitant and a little nervous about the process. All of that hesitation and all of those nerves proved to be silly. Sea Cottage is a gem. The owners are fantastic people, who I can't wait to see again in the future.

Details like the beach chairs, beach towels and cooler, a well stocked kitchen, thick fluffy towels, the wonderful assortment of playlists on the iPod, the hammock (ohhhh, the hammock - loved the hammock), the outdoor shower (ohhhh, the outdoor shower - loved the outdoor shower more than the hammock), the journal of previous guests and the sugar bird feeder make the experience of staying at the Sea Cottage so special, so magical, so unbelievably cool.

I would recommend Sea Cottage without a moments hesitation. Staying here will turn a trip to St. John into something beyond your imagination.

In my opinion, your searching for the perfect spot should stop now. You have found it. Selecting any other property on St. John would be a mistake. Staying at Sea Cottage will be the best decision you make ... after you have decided on St. John.

NOTE: As of November 2013, AT&T is the most reliable cell service provider on island. If you must be in contact with the mainland, I would recommend looking into a temporary AT&T phone. Our regional carrier told us that texting would work but that proved to be spotty at best ... most of the time we could not send or receive texts.
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Bordeaux Mountain Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
Apr 23 2014 - Dec 14 2014
5 night minimum stay
$185
$1,295
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,960
Flat fee
 
 
High Season
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,960
Flat fee
 
 
New Year
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,960
Flat fee
 
 
President's week
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,960
Flat fee
 

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Notes 50% due at reservation
Balance due 30 days prior to arrival
May pay by check or via PayPal
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Amenities

Amenities

Bordeaux Mountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
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