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Conveniently Located Charming Cottage Has Ocean Views and Pool

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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Conveniently Located Charming Cottage Has Ocean Views and Pool

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Chocolate Hole Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

Sweet, simple, and affordable, Stone Post Cottage is as perfect for a serene solo getaway as it is for a dreamy honeymoon. The detached stone building contains a bathroom, a private deck, and a bed/sitting room with a queen-sized bed and a wine refrigerator, a toaster oven, and a Mr. Coffee and/or electric tea kettle. Be a welcome guest at SPC. Enjoy lovely views in every direction from sunrise to sunset. Stroll ever-changing, extensive tropical gardens designed to be especially attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Relax midst charming, comfortable furnishings indoors and out. Cruz Bay shopping & restaurants are a convenient, easy 5 minute drive away. Beyond the tiny town an island of fabulous beaches and hiking trails awaits. Return to the sunset view of St. Thomas from your private deck, the beautiful lap pool with complimentary Pool Pilates Wednesday and Friday, and the pool deck gazebo with a wonderful view of Hart Bay. Amenities include air conditioning, Wi-Fi Internet access, cable TV/DVD player, beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, floats for the pool, a Thermo-Spa hot tub, and a gas grill with burner. AND the pool deck bar complete with mini fridge/freezer, microwave oven, and sink as well as dishes and glassware is for your exclusive use while in residence. Speaking of exclusively yours - the pool, hot tub, and pool deck with its wonderful lounge chairs and table and chairs are for you alone during your visit. Only exception would be the two hours a week of Pool Pilates and you are invited to join in at no cost. Everyone finds a unique and happy way to use it all for a delightful experience and memories to cherish.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
66%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015

About The Owner

An avid gardener for most of my life I began to become fascinated with the notion of a tropical garden. For a while I thought adding a wonderful greenhouse to my Connecticut home would satisfy that desire but when I had the chance to actually attempt a garden in the tropics I took it - I hope I have the chance to spend the rest of my life editing and sharing a tropical garden.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2002

Why The Owner chose Chocolate Hole

I chose St. John because it is a Caribbean destination that is easy to get to and from for family and friends as well as myself and because it is American so while there are adjustments aplenty the language, the money, and the laws are familiar - mostly!

What makes this cottage unique

I love to go out in the evening and am so happy I don't have to give a thought to the drive home on this hilly complicated island because I am so close to town. My land is less hilly than most and so I can truly be indoors and out all day - most welcome is some time in the pool followed by a relaxing 15 minutes in the hot tub. My convenient location means I can pick up BBQ at Uncle Joe's or pizza at da Livio and bring it back to my pool deck where family and I dine while the local avian chorus serenades us.

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Conveniently Located Charming Cottage Has Ocean Views and Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

adorable and romantic

  • 5 of 5

This was a true find!! We loved the cottage. The pictures don't do it justice! It was nicely decorated and comfortable. It had it's own little balcony off the back and the outside shower was great to rinse off all of our sandy beach toys. The pool overlooked the water and had an amazing view a long with the hot tub. We used the hot tub every night and swam in the pool. It was completely ours! Super private and beautiful. Margaret was helpful, friendly and made our stay there perfect. She had umbrellas, beach chairs, etc. for us to use. This is a perfect place for a couple. ! The Island was amazing and so were ALL the beaches. We found a little beach that had fantastic snorkeling. It was a little bay area. Not overly crowded and we snorkeled for hours. We saw huge rays and all sorts of different types of fish. Ask Margaret for her book about all the beaches. It will be helpful. We are ready to return to St. John and would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review - it is such a delight to see people enjoy Stone Post Cottage and this wonderful island as you both did. Always happy and proud to share my friend, Pam Gaffin's, marvelous book with my guests - and so pleased to hear it helped make your trip a truly awesome memory. I look forward to your return visit.
Northern VA
5

Blissful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here a year ago for our babymoon. It took me a while to get around to writing this review--new motherhood and whatnot--but it's better late than never:) This really is an unforgettable place. The cottage and the grounds are more beautiful than the pictures you see here. We had a very comfortable stay and felt completely at home with all the thoughtful touches from Margaret, who was very informative and responsive when I made inquiries. We particularly enjoyed having breakfast by the pool and watching the sunset on the patio. The patio is also a great place for bird watching. It was such an inviting place that some afternoons we simply opted to stay in rather than going out to the beach. We hope visit St. John again and the cottage will be our top choice to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting me know that your Stone Post Cottage stay made for some cherished memories and delightful moments. It was a joy to have you both here as you savored your last days as a twosome and prepared for the wonder of parenthood. Every good wish to you all.
Palo Alto, CA, US
5

I can't imagine staying anywhere else!

  • 5 of 5

I agree with the sentiment of others that the photos do not do this place justice! The cottage is in a beautiful hilltop spot with stunning views. It is also extremely comfortable and well appointed. We had everything we could need there, and Margaret (the owner) did a fantastic job of making us feel at home. The shower is exceptionally great and opens up to views of the ocean. We also really appreciated the beach chairs and snorkeling equipment available to use. I think the only 2 downsides would be no full kitchen (although has a mini fridge and you have access to a sink, microwave, and grill) and the bed was sufficient but not as comfortable as we are used to. For the price, it cannot be beat and we look forward to staying at SPC for many trips to come!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Taos, NM
5

Beautilful and unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

I'm 67 and traveled alone to return to St John, which I'd visited 30 years before when I found the island beautiful and unforgettable. This cottage made my third trip even more beautiful and unforgettable. The cottage is comfortable and luxurious and is reasonably priced. I took many pictures of the interior and exterior of this lovely cottage and each one looks like a picture from a magazine. This cottage is truly perfection with perfect furniture and decorator details. I totally agree with all the previous reviews. You definitely need a car/jeep to get to and from this place. I don't think the taxis will take you there, although they'd take you to the Weston down the road, but I wouldn't want to walk from there. I felt totally safe day and night at the cottage and Margaret is a wonderful hostess. She was extremely helpful with information before I arrived as well as while I was there.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for your lovely comments - enjoyed meeting you and having you visit. Just for the record, however, any St. John taxi will bring you right to the door and I send taxi instructions to those hardy souls who wish to visit without renting a vehicle of their own. Enjoy your desert sunsets - as special as ours!!
5

Best place ever

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place , pictures and description don't do enough for this rental, very romantic and private. Property owner is a wonderful person who really knows how to make you feel right at home and put a lot of thought in the design and property layout, you'll have a hard time leaving this place behind to go home, it will feel like your leaving home behind you

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

One word: Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the stone post cottage, itself, is an adorable 1 bedroom cottage PERFECT for a couple - immaculately clean, with a beautiful updated bathroom and cute porch, with great view, to enjoy mornings and sunsets on (and a rainbow or 2 if you're lucky). A/C is available in the room (not necessary though if you enjoy sleeping with the cross winds cooling you off at night), a small fridge for some cocktail ingredients, coffee-maker, toaster and blender were also available in the room. A couple beach towels were provided and the bathroom towels were thick, fresh and great after taking a shower under the tile and stone lined shower! The cottage also has an equipment room a level below the living area, next to the outdoor shower (great to get the sand off as the sun's setting) which has some different size coolers, beach chairs and assorted snorkeling gear for your trips to Waterlemon and other great snorkeling spots! Outside of the cottage you will find a hot-tub perfect for star gazing in and a pool perfect for a quick lap or 2. The grounds of the SPC are filled with beautiful plants, bushes, flowers and trees that the hummingbirds and butterflies love to hang out in (bring your zoom lens!) The location of the cottage is ideal - walking distance to the Westin (just 1 little hill to get up) and a very quick drive to/from Cruz Bay. If you're beach hopping, don't worry, it's a quick drive to all the north side beaches after you've driven through town. Margaret, the care-taker, is an incredibly accommodating, helpful, and just overall great person that knows the island well! She had greeted us at the car barge port and led us directly to the cottage (no need for directions!). A bottle of wine, cheese and assorted fruit was waiting for us as we arrived inside :) As far the the island of St. John - it is picture-perfect and the ONLY negative I can think of the entire trip is that the food on the island (both in restaurants and in grocery stores) is VERY pricey... but hey, it's vacation! In summary, my wife and I can't wait to return to St. John and the cottage! Stay young!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $190 Per night

Chocolate Hole Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,330
$5,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes November 1 through July 31, nightly rate is $190.00 plus 10% VI Tax. 3 Night Minimum Stay. 50% deposit required to hold reservation. Send check directly to owner via USPS. Add $100.00 Security Deposit to be returned 1 week after departure. Total payment requested 15 days before arrival. Not enough time - register by email and bring a certified check!! Sorry - no credit cards.
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Amenities

Chocolate Hole Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
wine cooler, toaster oven, Mr. Coffee, electric tea kettle, dishes and utensils

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