Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

Judith Kane

Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Contact the Owner

Judith Kane

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Bordeaux Mountain Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4

Catch and Keep is just what so many budget-minded travelers dream of finding. For less than the price of a condominium you can experience living in a real island home. The cottage is comfortable, tastefully decorated, and best of all, authentic. The affordable pricing may let you stay longer, or treat yourself to a day sail or massage. With today's emphasis on 'eco-tourism' you can experience how a 'traditional' island-style home fits into its environment in ways that appreciate the culture and architecture of the island and respects it unique environment.

In scenic Coral Bay, 'Catch 'n' Keep' is a charming, West Indies-style home. Just ten to 15 minutes from nearby white sand beaches, the cottage sits on a half acre of wooded hillside, with a panoramic view of the Carolina valley and its stone sugar mill ruins. Plants and trees native to the environment have been encouraged and a large variety of native birds feel at home in the neighborhood.

Catch 'n' Keep is nestled in a quiet cul de sac off a secondary road with only neighbors passing by, and there is shaded parking right next to the entrance. Two small markets nearby make life easier, as do a choice of eateries for those who really want to relax! Well-sited to catch the Tradewinds, the cottage is fully screened and has Hunter ceiling fans. Six large double doors open onto two covered decks where you can grill out with a Weber gas grill and dine in the fresh air. Or lounge in the hammocks and enjoy the country view, tropical breezes, and beautiful evening sky.

The full kitchen is charmingly decorated with folk art and hand-painted ceramics collected by the owner in her travels. The bathroom features native stonework in the shower and full amenities. A comfortable queen-size bed with four pillows and lovely cotton linens awaits you.

The cottage is thoughtfully appointed for your comfort, and includes guidebooks, WiFI,Cable,DVD and a CD collection, lots of vacation reading, and games. You will also find beach chairs, beach towels, and coolers for your beach days. A variety of restaurants, eclectic shopping, kayaking, hiking, and live music are conveniently nearby in the Coral Bay area. Less developed than the Cruz Bay side of island, you will find Coral Bay less trafficked, more relaxing and exactly your dream of what an island get-away should be like!

Keywords: Eco-tourism, environmentally friendly, cottage, island style, romantic,honeymoon, quiet, BREEZY, authentic, panoramic view, affordable, moderately priced, budget conscious,local flavor,West Indian architecture, parking, St. John house rental, Coral Bay vacation rental, last minute sales,great reviews, Pet friendly, kids welcome, 55+,


More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Judith Kane (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About Judith Kane

Originally from Massachusetts, retired to St. John after 30 years teaching Northern New Mexico. Travel and learning from different cultures (at heart, we are more the same than different! in what we want for our children, our lives, our world).

Judith Kane purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Judith Kane chose Bordeaux Mountain

I have tried to keep the cottage comfortable for your visit, while offering you the chance to experience something different, 'island-y' and respectful of the local St. Johnian culture. My guest reviews affirm it succeeds.

What makes this cottage unique

Located on the less-developed side of island, private-feeling yet close to all Coral Bay has to offer, this is an opportunity to EXPERIENCE what living in an actual West Indian style 'island house' might be like, rather than a concrete condo-style rental. 'Green' living is highlighted (working with native plants only, adapting to terrain rather forcing it to fit building plans, plus simpler, timeless solutions to daily living. Birds abound and so does peace and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"All will be revealed" was the last answer to our many questions when my husband and I were deciding where to spend the month of February, 2003. We were met at the dock and transported to your lovely mountain home overlooking the valley on St. John. We loved the spacious open one room home with a large two-sided deck with a table (seating 4 or more), hammock, and full laundry facilities. The Weber gas outdoor grill and full

kitchen made cooking and eating at home a pleasure. The

king-size bed was wonderful and Cable TV helped us enjoy the sports channel. We appreciated Judy's maps and helpful tips on places to visit, eat, and find out of the way beaches. The beach chairs and coolers were a plus when we wanted to be away for the day. We enjoyed our stay with you so much we came again in 2004 and you made us very welcome. Now we are

good friends! I highly recommend your home to anyone who wants a romantic, lovely, quiet getaway!

Joan and John Hunter
Mar 2006
  • 1 of 2

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 42 traveler reviews

Write a Review
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Did not Want to Leave Catch N' Keep

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a 5 night 10 year anniversary stay at Catch N Keep. Judy was fabulous and very accommodating. Our plane was delayed 6 hours and she made sure that our rental Jeep was still available and that we would arrive safely to the cottage in the dark. The driveway I must say is not for the faint of heart- but it worked once we got use to the steep decline. Loved the open air feel, the bright colorful décor and the porch. Plenty of room for a couple. We would certainly come back- our stay was too short!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Washington, DC

Excellent stay at the Catch-n-Keep Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our 10-day honeymoon stay and Judy was an excellent host, providing a ton of information about St. John and offering good advice throughout our time there. I couldn't agree more with all of the positive things about the cottage, so I'd recommend taking the time to read through for some of the good advice and insights offered by other reviewers. The cottage is a special place and we were very thrilled to be there for such a memorable occasion. You can't quite see Coral Bay from the deck, but the view of the valley was beautiful. The road to the cottage is a little tricky to get to and requires 4WD, but the seclusion it offers is also pretty special. We enjoyed the winds at night and all of the extra amenities provided by Judy. We hope to be lucky enough to go back for another stay someday!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

what a lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Catch n keep for 4 nights in september 2014. What a delightful little cottage-- it is just comfortable and bright and homey. Everything you need is right there. The owner, Judy was a delight to work with! Even though there was no AC, and this was about the hottest time of the year, the ceiling fans and the breezes made it very comfortable to sleep.

I loved just coming back to the cottage in the afternoon and lazing in the hammock or sitting on the porch in the morning with coffee and looking out over the valley. I love this cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Where do you live?

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were at Catch 'n Keep for 4 nights in April 2014 and were utterly delighted with our stay.

Judy has thought of everything - detailed and helpful guidance for finding the cottage, everything you could possibly need while you are there including beach chairs, beach towels, great books, maps and guidebooks for St. John, puzzles & games, comfortable bed, plenty of bath towels, a fully-equipped kitchen, a big porch, cheery interior with a sunny, cottage-y feel - really, it has it all!

Judy herself is lovely. She lives just below on the ground floor, available should you need her, but always respectful of her guests' privacy. The power on St. John (and on St. Thomas!) went out for a few hours one evening and Judy called up to let us know she had left a bucket of water on the step as a temporary solution which we did not request or expect.

Things to know before you go: #1 - the road up to Catch n' Keep will freak you out the first time you drive it. The driveway is a tad steep... You'll get used to it in short order and it is typical of the roads in Coral Bay - and all of St. John, in fact. You will definitely need a Jeep with high clearance. #2 - Buy your groceries in Cruz Bay before you drive out to the cottage. #3 - There is no view of the ocean from Catch n' Keep, but there is a lovely broad and deep view of the valley. You'll feel like you're in a tree house surrounded by flowers and birds. You won't miss that ocean view - the price more than compensates and you can spend the day at the beach looking at the ocean.

Catch 'n Keep is charming. We have been traveling to St. John for 20 years and have felt more and more frustrated as the years tick by that rental prices seem to keep climbing. The price at Catch n Keep is better than you will find anywhere else for such a nice place. The breezes blow through day and night keeping you cool. Everything is spotlessly clean. Your vacation will truly begin the moment you arrive.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hillsdale, NY; Columbia County

A wonderful hideaway!!

  • 5 of 5

The owner was fantastic right from the start. Her sage advice on how best to prepare for our trip with hints as to where to shop, car rentals, ferries and what to expect once we arrived, made us aware we had landed with a winner. She is a delight; fun loving, outgoing and concerned without being overbearing.

The cottage is charming, better in person than the photos on line. It’s breathtaking to sit on the deck with mountains that surround you. Birds are everywhere. We spent quite a bit of time reading, enjoying the scenery. The house itself is well stocked with every kind of device you might wish for – TV, DVD player, internet connection, books, games and even iPod speakers. The kitchen had everything we needed to make meal preparation easy.

The amount of information gathered for guests - a mammoth loose leaf filled with news clippings and articles along with books published about the area – provided us with recommendations for activities to keep us delighted. Each day, we struck out to a different beach to discover new sea life and coral formations we never would have found on our own.

Having a car is a must. The owner made that clear. We were concerned about driving on the left and the narrow roads. It isn’t for the faint of heart, but if you drive slowly and ignore the locals who might honk at you, you will soon adapt. I felt like I was on a freeway by the time I drove in St. Thomas to get back to the airport.

I can’t wait to return next year. St. John never disappoints me and Lower Carolina makes it even more alluring.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Vermont USA

My Pick of the Island

  • 5 of 5

Dear Judith,

I doesn't look like our dates will work this time, but after much searching around the various websites, we have finally found the person and place we want to stay with for next time. I will tuck your email in a safe place, and look forward to recontacting you at our next opportunity for a get-a-way.

Warm regards,


PS I think your policies are enlightened and sensible. What a relief to find a landlord who is human...

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Skinny Legs, Aqua Bistro, Island Blues, Cases Sea
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Cruz Bay (SJ) to Red Hook (STT)
Nearest Motorway
0.09 Miles
Route 10 East intersecting with Rt. 107
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Aqua Bistro, Skinny Legs, Pickles, Shipwreck
Car: recommended

I provide information on Virgin Island National Park outings, hikes, lectures, cultural demonstrations and Ranger Guided Educational activities.


Rates & Availability

From $180 Per night

Bordeaux Mountain Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2015 - Dec 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Presidents Week
Feb 12 2016 - Feb 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Enter dates to see total


Bordeaux Mountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Indoors! Native stonework shower, separate from toilet and vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Sleeping capacity - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) New firm mattress, Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon/couch 6' solid firm
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Handy to Coral Bay, on dead end road with only neighborhood traffic offers privacy, no traffic or construction noise, and peaceful setting. Mature landscaping with native plants (bananas, papayas) and lots of birds. An important renting consideration is driveway and parking are close to cottage, so you do not have long flights of hillside steps to navigate to carry luggage and groceries as in other rentals that have you park on main road away from rental.

Partner Offers

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Get an Instant Quote

Enter dates to calculate a quote