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AFFORDABLE POOL/WATER VIEW COTTAGE - FREE DINNER DELIVERY AVAILABLE

Sharon

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Sharon

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
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AFFORDABLE POOL/WATER VIEW COTTAGE - FREE DINNER DELIVERY AVAILABLE

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Coral Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 2)

Graced with beautiful views and breezes and perched in the hills overlooking Coral Bay and the British Virgin Islands, 'Island Harmony Cottage', is a beautiful and affordable, light and airy 780 sq foot 1- bedroom 1-bathroom Caribbean cottage. “Island Harmony Cottage” is located in the peaceful fenced and gated couples retreat named ISLAND HARMONY which boasts a centrally located shared pool/cabana/deck offering a dynamic view of the Village of Coral Bay, Hurricane Hole, and the British Virgin Islands. Cool off in the 9’ X 14’ pool or lounge around on the custom built pool bench with your feet dangling in the water and your favorite book. An ample pool cabana and deck provide that perfect pool side shady spot for an afternoon nap or happy hour libation.

In addition to Island Harmony Cottage, the Island Harmony complex consists of the owner’s main house, it’s downstairs pool-side vacation rental apartment named “Harmony by the Pool” (VRBO 324722) and the “Pool Cottage” (occupied by a long-term local business couple) Island Harmony rents to couples only and is very quiet and peaceful

Enjoy your morning coffee on your private covered outdoor dining porch as you gaze out over Coral Bay into the British Virgins or while feeding the sugar birds under the swaying palms by the pool. Shopping, restaurants, bars, water sports, and hiking are a minute or two away. Francis Bay Beach and Big Maho Bay Beach are a short 15 minute drive through the beautiful National Park. If you are looking for a quiet getaway for two, this beautiful and tranquil mini retreat-like environment is a found treasure.

NEW STARTING NOV 15, 2013: DON'T FEEL LIKE COOKING TONIGHT??? ISLAND HARMONY VACATION RENTALS has teamed up with SAM & JACK’S DELI in Cruz Bay to provide you with an even higher level of service while keeping your vacation affordable. You can now order your dinner, wine and dessert over the phone (menus and contact information in your unit) and it will be delivered directly to your refrigerator before 5PM to be heated at your leisure. SAM AND JACK’S DELI, ST. JOHN, VI - GREAT FOOD/GREAT REVIEWS/LARGE PORTIONS/REASONABLE PRICES - FREE DELIVERY for orders over $25.00 (or $5.00 delivery fee) for HARMONY BY THE POOL and ISLAND HARMONY COTTAGE guests MONDAY - SATURDAY nights.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sharon (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Sharon

Welcome to the Island Harmony community. David and I are so pleased to have you and will make every effort to ensure your stay with us is enjoyable. We are also most happy to provide you with all the peace and privacy you might require.

By way of a very brief introduction, I have been an islander since I was 7 years old. My family arrived by freighter in 1959 and proceeded to build a family run business consisting of a West Indian style guest house and restaurant overlooking the sea on St Croix. Every child’s dream come true, my childhood friends were monkeys, talking birds, horses, and all the wonders that the sea affords, coupled with a fresh array of new faces visiting from all around the world every week. What a privilege and adventure!

In 1984, David who had been bare boating in the Caribbean for many years, came home from a vacation and put a sign in his front yard that said simply 'EVERYTHING FOR SALE” and some short time later, he boarded a plane to St John with his wife, 2 young children and 20 duffle bags of belongings to start his island adventure living aboard a Morgan 42 sail boat in Coral Bay Harbor. He proceeded to build a successful building contractor's business for the next 26 years and many of the lovely homes and rental Villas on the island are his handiwork. Now nearing retirement, he is focusing on our long and short term rental homes and maintenance jobs.

Sharon & David

Sharon purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Sharon chose Coral Bay

David and I designed and built this property together 1994. If I can sum up the dream, which I named Island Harmony many years before it became a reality, it was to design, and build a harmonious, beautiful environment that affords peace and tranquility for all its occupants. You are most welcome to join us! We look forward to meeting you and sharing this special island paradise.

What makes this cottage unique

WHY CORAL BAY?

Coral Bay is on the “quiet side” of the island. We still have donkeys, goats, chickens, and iguanas roaming our streets. Our sleepy little village is populated with some of the friendliest locals you will find on St John. Sit at the bar and make new friends easily.

Another really great feature of this side of the island is that we face the British Virgin Islands, arguably some of the best sailing in the world. The views are dotted with outlying islands and white sails along with the occasional cruise ship meandering by.

We are a short 10 - 15 minute drive from the fabulous and pristine North Shore Beaches and have a wonderful assortment of shops bars and restaurants. All very relaxed and tropical.

This is simply as close as I, Sharon, could get to my childhood on the island of St Croix as it was in 1959.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Michael & Lisa

5/3114 – 6/7/14

Cleveland, OH



SPECTACULAR VIEW AND COOL BREEZES



What a beautiful retreat for our second return to St. John! The cottage was perfect and Samantha and Erik were perfect hosts! They were both eager to ensure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We enjoyed quiet mornings on the deck having breakfast while enjoying the hummingbirds feed on the nearby tree. A refreshing dip in the pool was a great way to start the day. We had wonderful days snorkeling, kayaking and just hanging out at the beautiful beaches. We would recommend picking up cold gourmet sandwiches at Sam & Jack's deli to pack in your cooler for lunches. The portions are huge and will definitely get you through the day. We also took advantage of their delivery service and had a wonderful meal ready for us on our last night. Evenings were spent back on the deck enjoying the spectacular view and cool breezes. Thanks again for the wonderful stay at your beautiful cottage. Peace and love!
May 2014
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

AFFORDABLE POOL/WATER VIEW Cottage - FREE dinner delivery available
average rating of 3.5 based on 20 reviews
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AFFORDABLE POOL/WATER VIEW Cottage - FREE dinner delivery available
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Coral Bay St John
2

Disappointing

  • 2 of 5
So against our better judgement we stayed at a place without air conditioning. Big mistake. Trade winds, fans, windows galore don't help the tons of mosquitoes that ate me alive every morning. We seriously woke up a the crack of dawn every morning (to mosquitoes circling me) and left our house and didn't come back until night time. I wasn't hanging out for a minute longer than necessary in that house.
Other complaint is probably my fault, I looked at many many houses before settling on this one last minute. (Husband works for delta so we have to book late nice we think we may make flight) All houses had a washer and dryer so I assumed this one did too. They said they had beach towels for us to use. Which they had one each. Well after a day or two and especially three, I want to wash mine but was told we couldn't. I think there is a laundry room but it's locked up. So we had tons of dirty laundry to take home and the ONE SAME NASTY towel for 6 days.
This was our third summer in a row to st.
John. We LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! But we will never stay at a place that doesn't let us wash our clothes and only provide one towel. And never stay at a place without AC just for the mosquito thing alone. It really was miserable. And if you are new to St John and don't know where to stay, I wouldn't recommend coral bay period. It really is just a far drive to everything. We love to go to mongoose junction to eat and shop. We love cinnamon beach to paddleboard and Francis and maho for snorkeling and coral bay is just a lot of driving.
Nothing nice to say about the house but the owner was nice over the phone while booking and the girl that met us to give us keys and show us the place was very nice as well!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First I wish to sincerely express my regret that your vacation did not live up to your expectations. It is always our aim and effort to provide every guest with a joyous vacation if possible. This review saddens me deeply. I truly wish that at any point during your stay, you addressed your concerns to me so we could have taken immediate action toward correcting what was possible to correct. We would have been happy to provide you with fresh beach towels if requested for example as well as workable advice for bug control. While the tropics can be notorious for bugs after extended times of rain, there are mitigating actions which can be taken to minimize their assault.

I understand that you were not comfortable enough without air conditioning and did not feel the trade winds, over head fans and extra industrial stick fan provided were sufficient for your personal comfort. As you have already ascertained, staying at a rental with A/C would have been a better choice for your needs. This is also true of your preference to stay on the Cruz Bay side of the island. This choice is important to a happy vacation. The guests that happily stay in Coral Bay feel adamantly about the quiet, peaceful country characteristics of Coral Bay with its laid back shops, bars, restaurants and lack of noise and hustle and bustle as well as the fantastic sailing, kayaking and hiking provided on on our side of the island. Guests who enjoy Coral Bay would not consider Cruz Bay due to their personal preferences. I am sorry that your preferences did not match Coral Bay and am happy to know that you will be back to enjoy the other side of the island in the future.

With all best regards for your future joyous vacations on St John,
Sharon
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AFFORDABLE POOL/WATER VIEW Cottage - FREE dinner delivery available
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Coral Bay St John
Guilderland, NY
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Beautiful cottage, wonderful hosts, fabulous honeymoon and vacation spot

  • 5 of 5
This was my third time to St. John and Harmony by the Pool , but the first for my husband. I had raved about this place since we met, and when we went there for our honeymoon he was not disappointed! As always, Sharon and David were the consummate hosts, making sure that we were comfortable and well informed about everything that we needed on the island. They are there when you need them, but give you plenty of space and privacy. The cottage and the grounds are first class. Breathtaking views from the deck and the pool, lovely gardens and birds. Soft breezes coming up the valley keep you comfortable and the quiet nights are perfect. A beautiful getaway!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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"GREAT PLACE FOR A QUIET DRINK WHILE WATCHING THE PEOPLE WALK BY ON THE STREET BELOW."
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ciril King St Thomas VI
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Coral Bay - 1 minute drive
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz Bay St John
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
MAHOGANY RUN, ST THOMAS
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
RT 10 TO/FROM CRUZ BAY
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Coral Bay - 1 minute drive
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Francis Bay, Big Maho Bay, & Salt Pond
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Historical sites/ruins & National Park hiking trails

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Rates & Availability

From $129 Per night

Coral Bay 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
 
CHRISTMAS OR NEW YEARS
Dec 19 - Jan 3
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
HIGH SEASON
Jan 4 - Apr 30
5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,300
 
 
MID SEASON
May 1 - Jul 7
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 
 
LOW SEASON
Jul 8 - Nov 14
5 night minimum stay
$145
$900
 
 
HIGH SEASON
Nov 15 - Dec 18
5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$129
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes REFUND POLICY
Payments are non-refundable unless a replacement rental is obtained. Should you be forced to cancel for any reason and a replacement rental is obtained your deposit will be refunded less a 15% fee based on the total rental amount. Guests are encouraged to purchase travel insurance.
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50% DUE 30 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL
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Amenities

Coral Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , HAND PAINTED SINK. TILED SHOWER.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , VERY COMFORTABLE QUEEN SIZE BED.
  • 3 windows facing into the trade winds create great cross ventilation. Lovely breezes. Attractive decor. VERY COMFORTABLE BED.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This property has a whole house generator that turns on automatically when there is a power outage. NEW BEGINNING NOV 15 2013: DON'T FEEL LIKE COOKING TONIGHT??? ISLAND HARMONY VACATION RENTALS has teamed up with SAM & JACK’S DELI in Cruz Bay to provide you with an even higher level of service while keeping your vacation affordable. You can now order your dinner, wine and dessert over the phone (menus and contact information in your unit) and it will be delivered directly to your refrigerator before 5PM to be heated at your leisure. Check them out at samandjacksdeli.com and on Trip Advisor. SAM AND JACK’S DELI, ST. JOHN, VI - GREAT FOOD/GREAT REVIEWS/LARGE PORTIONS/REASONABLE PRICES - FREE DELIVERY for orders over $25.00 (or $5.00 delivery fee) for HARMONY BY THE POOL and ISLAND HARMONY COTTAGE guests MONDAY - SATURDAY nights.

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