COOL, AFFORDABLE COTTAGE WITH AWESOME VIEW FOR COUPLE OR FAMILY, FROM $125/NIGHT

Thia Muilenburg, Owner

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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COOL, AFFORDABLE COTTAGE WITH AWESOME VIEW FOR COUPLE OR FAMILY, FROM $125/NIGHT

Coral Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8 on 2 levels, rent sep. or together)

The cottage consists of upper and lower levels which can be rented together or separately, sleeping two to eight guests.

NOTE: Regarding availability in the Lower Level - see VRBO listing # 506984 for more detailed information about the Lower Level, including an active availability calendar.

Stonegarden Cottage offers you a private retreat where you will enjoy your dream vacation on Saint John in the US Virgin Islands. Offering the privacy, comfort and views of a villa, this unique rental home beckons many of our loyal guests back year after year.

This beautiful St. John vacation rental offers a gorgeous island view and on-site nature trails, close proximity to pristine National Park Beaches and restaurants and shops of Coral Bay - the peaceful side of St. John.

The cottage nestles within a shady, tropical forest, high up the steep slopes of St. John's Bordeaux Mountain. At the foot of the mountain lies picturesque Coral Bay harbor; beyond unfolds a panorama of peninsulas, islands, beaches and glowing turquoise channels that run east as far as Virgin Gorda and the Anegada Passage. This is the view Islands Magazine chose as the top spot in the world to watch the sunrise of the new millennium.

The Upper and Lower Levels of the cottage can be rented together or separately.

Upper Level: The fully-equipped, eat-in kitchen opens out onto the deck where you will dine or just relax while gazing at one of the most beautiful views in all the Caribbean, with an ever-changing light show of turquoise water and sundrenched islands.

The living room offers sleeping accommodations for two adults or children on the comfortable queen-size sofa-bed. There is a 2nd bedroom (called the 'bunk room') with bunk bed and ample closet space. It has it's own tiled bathroom - the open shower ceiling lets in the Caribbean sun and balmy breezes.

The master bedroom with queen-size, four poster bed and private, fully tiled bath has an expansive island view. The enclosed Caribbean 'garden shower' blends traditional stonework with the tropical environment.

Walkways from the front door connect into the stone paths and trails of Guavaberry Woods.

Lower Level: For the couple looking for a combination of affordability and comfort, the Lower Level is a perfect choice. Private and quiet, this charming apartment has tasteful decor, art by Caribbean artists, stained-glass windows and beautiful views to the British Virgins.

Enjoy the comfortable amenities of a queen-size bed, private bath with shower, a fully equipped kitchenette, dining table and chairs, and comfortable reading chair and lamp. You'll especially enjoy the private dining deck with its bistro table and chairs, lovely harbor view and direct access to the trails of Guavaberry Woods. The Lower Level has its own separate entrance, driveway and parking space.

The unit was built underneath the deck of the main house and with solid cypress ceiling panels to ensure you peace and quiet. A perfect getaway for the couple looking for affordable comfort and privacy.

Onsite Nature Trails: The best of St. John's natural beauty and astonishing biodiversity lies on-site at your doorstep. A trellised archway of hanging tropical flowers greets you as you enter and walk down a short stone stairway to the front door. The large (2/3 acre) hillside property is an ecological wonderland that invites wandering -- beautiful hand-crafted stone paths and gravel trails on several different levels lead you through the lush hardwood foliage of Guavaberry Woods, where picturesque and unique ponds, a meditation garden, bridge and benches, plus gardens of orchids, frangipani, hibiscus, bouganvilla, citrus and tropical fruit trees delight the eye.

Cool Retreat: Steady tradewinds, an easterly view and the lush surrounding forest make Stonegarden Cottage a comfortable tropical getaway year-round -- cool, quiet and peaceful. After a day on blazing white sand beaches or out on the glittering sea, it is delightful to return up the mountain to your forest retreat, savor a frozen drink while enjoying the view or gaze into a lily pond while hearing the breeze rustle the treetops.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Thia Muilenburg, Owner (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About Thia Muilenburg, Owner

Raf is a native St. Johnian, who grew up in the quiet village of Coral Bay. Thia came to live on St. John in the early 90's and eventually they met and fell in love. After pursuing careers in California for fourteen years, they've just returned to their beloved island with their two daughters, Missy and Allegra, in order for their children to be closer to their grandparents and to grow up in the wonderful community and natural environment that St. John offers.

Thia Muilenburg, Owner purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Thia Muilenburg, Owner chose Coral Bay

Buying property on St. John allowed us to pursue our dream of returning to St. John with our children. It took us almost 4 years to bring that dream to fruition, and renting the house to travelers in the meantime helped us save the funds necessary for the move. It's been great fun to help travelers with accommodations, while lending a hand with travel advice and suggestions for what to do on the island.

What makes this cottage unique

Stonegarden Cottage is a unique, mountainside retreat for nature lovers, with a gorgeous view of Coral Bay Harbor and extensive nature trails throughout the surrounding property. The cottage is quiet, safe and private, yet close to Coral Bay village and the VI national park beaches. Cooling tradewinds keep the cottage comfortable all year round. You can enjoy a hike up Bordeaux Mountain from the cottage, just one of many hikes nearby; the cottage is easily accessible from a smooth, paved road.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Cool, Affordable Cottage with Awesome View for Couple or Family, From $125/night
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
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Coral Bay St John
St Croix, VI
5

island girl

  • 5 of 5
Stonegarden Cottage was so much more then described! I could have spent the entire time in the river stone bathroom. View is breathtaking (I live in the Caribbean so I see the sea all the time but this place/view is exceptional)! The cottage had everything one could ask for - kitchen has it all, even a blender for local fruit smoothies (and Cruzan Rum pina coladas). The gardens with amazing stonework and meditation trails an added plus! A wonderful retreat for me and a perfect spot for our Cranial Sacral Therapy workshop that was held there during the day. Supper friendly/helpful owner and very professional property manager. Great location near Coral Bay with great restaurants and water sports. Stonegarden will now be my first choice every time I visit St John!
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cool, Affordable Cottage with Awesome View for Couple or Family, From $125/night
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Coral Bay St John
5

Great getaway at Stonegarden Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time on St. John, staying at The Stonegarden Cottage. We had a party of eight, and rented both levels. It worked out great for us. It was such a treat starting & ending our day by peering out over beautiful Coral Bay. What a view! The rental was clean and accomodating. We will definitely return to St. John, and plan on staying at The Stonegarden Cottage when we do.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cool, Affordable Cottage with Awesome View for Couple or Family, From $125/night
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Coral Bay St John
5

View was gorgeous. Furnishings were lovely.

  • 5 of 5
Good if you are ecologically minded since they strongly encourage you to use water very sparingly and dispose of won trash. Need a car to get around. Upper Driveway is tricky to exit. Gwen gave us good tips about the Coral Bay portion of island. Bridge/Road is partially out to Cruz Bay. Deck has partial roof which is nice since it rained several times on our trip. No clothes dryer for use for stays of shorter duration so make sure to have plenty of bathing suits since mine did not dry. Island is beautiful. TV screen is quite small for today's standards but adequate.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa,
We're very glad you stayed at the cottage and thanks for your review.
As is with mostly all the cottages on the island, we collect our water from the roof, so in the dry season (the time that you stayed) water is scarce, despite some occasional rain. Thanks for being careful! Our hope is that the road to Coral Bay will be fixed by the summer, as they are working on it now (at long last). In the meantime, they've set up a safe system of lights for driving the small, temporary one-way section of the road.
Thanks again, we hope you make it back again next time!

Thia Muilenburg, Owner
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Cool, Affordable Cottage with Awesome View for Couple or Family, From $125/night
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Coral Bay St John
5

Very nice and confortable cottage

  • 5 of 5
Very nice and confortable cottage, well equipped and clean, at reasonable price
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're happy you enjoyed the cottage and your stay on St. John! Please come again,

Thia Muilenburg, Owner
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Cool, Affordable Cottage with Awesome View for Couple or Family, From $125/night
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Coral Bay St John
Del Mar, California
5

Deeply relaxing mini adventure

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Stonegarden Cottage was so very pleasant. It was close enough to everything to be easy to take a short drive over to have early morning dip at Maho Beach or go down to Skinny Legs for happy hour or check out the awesome tasty bites in the hidden isles of Love City Mini Mart. We Loved the exploring to do on this end of the island: Ram's Head, Salt Pond, Water Lemon Cay, Vi for her sweet iced tea.

But the cottage is far enough up a hilly road to be quiet and totally relaxing. The cottage has all the cool things you would want but didn't even think about like binoculars for looking at the beautiful view and checking out boats. Or everything for the beach: mini cooler, umbrella, beach chairs, snorkels. And the check-in and welcome was warm, directions were clear and easy and the experience was really nice!
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cool, Affordable Cottage with Awesome View for Couple or Family, From $125/night
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Coral Bay St John
North Logan, UT U.S.
5

Vacation of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5
This was the most carefree and relaxing vacation ever--definitely in the top five vacations we have taken during our 46 years of marriage. We have recommended Stone Garden Cottage to our friends, family, and even people we met during our stay on St. John Island. The internet listing description and photos were very accurate--so much so that when we arrived, it was even better than the pictures. The moment we walked into our cottage I said "This is so beautiful!" Both the owner and their manager were so helpful and able to answer any questions that we had. The east end of the island (Coral Bay area) is definitely the best place to stay. It was very close to all the north shore beaches, and Coral Bay area had enough restaurants to choose from as well as 2 small grocery stores if you wanted to eat at the cottage. The thing I liked the most on the Island is that everyone was friendly and helpful; and even though we were there during high season, I didn't get the sense of too many people. We like places where it is not crowded, and you get the sense of everyday being an adventure without all the traffic, pollution, etc. associated with most vacation areas. We are retired and will continue to vacation every winter on St. John Island at Stone Garden Cottage.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed Stonegarden Cottage and plan to return each year! We work hard to keep up the property so it was great to hear that you found it beautiful and even better than the photos. And it was good to hear how much you liked the Coral Bay side of the island, and that you had a relaxing vacation. Thanks for taking time to write your wonderful review!
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Available right out your door is access to Bordeaux Mt. Trail, which you can hike to from Stonegarden Cottage. This national park trail leads you to some of the more remote beaches in the VI National Park (Lameshur, Reef Bay; There is a library of guide books and trail maps available for your use right in the unit, as well as a guest information book with directions on finding the best beaches and hiking trails on the island.

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Availability & Rates

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Coral Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season - Upper Level
Apr 15 2014 - Dec 14 2014
5 night minimum stay
$245
$1,550
 
 
High Season - Upper Level
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
$305
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes High Season Rates:
Upper Level (sleeps 2- 6) - $1950/week - $305/night for 2 ad./2ch
Lower Level (sleeps 2) - $1200/week - $190/night
Whole House (sleeps 2-8) - $2650/week - $415/night

Low Season Rates:
Upper Level (sleeps 2- 6) - $1550/week - $245/night for 2 ad./2ch
Lower Level (sleeps 2) - $900/week - $140/night
Whole House (sleeps 2-8) - $2250/week - $355/night

Holidays: Please inquire.
50% deposit required upon booking a reservation; balance due 2 months prior to arrival date; $300 damage deposit refunded within 3 weeks of departure; 5 night minimum stay required.
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Amenities

Amenities

Coral Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upper Level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Upper Level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Lower Level
  • Upper level bathrooms have screened openings in the ceiling to let in the Caribbean sun and balmy breezes. They are fully tiled, and the master has a beautiful garden lined with stone walls. Both are adorned with stained glass windows designed and built by the owner.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master Bedoom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lower Level Studio
  • 1 Queen size Bed in Upper Level (1), 2 Child Beds in Upper Level (2 bunks), 1 Queen sized sleeper-sofa in Upper Level living room, 1 Queen size Bed in Lower Level (1); Kids air-mattress can comfortably accommodate 2 small children; one single air-mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • fishing
Notes:
Filtered Drinking Water, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Umbrella and Coolers, Child Safe Deck Railings; nature trails, beautiful stonework, tropical fruit trees and flowers.
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