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Private Cottage, Fab Views, A++ Reviews, from $214/nt/1BR or $271/nt/2BR

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Tradewinds Cottage: Stunning Ocean Views from Every Room! 1 or 2 BR

Tradewinds is a quiet, peaceful, private two bedroom cottage perched above John's Folly Bay in the scenic, quiet southeastern corner of St. John. In contrast to many cottages in St. John, we are easily accessible from a paved - yes paved - road. No scary gravelly mountain inclines to traverse to get to Tradewinds! Available as either a one or two bedroom bungalow, Tradewinds can accommodate 2 - 4 guests. If it's just two of you, the downstairs bedroom is locked and unoccupied for the week. If you'd like more room, the downstairs bedroom and bath can be made available to accommodate a total of 4 guests for an additional $400 per week.

A 45 minute drive from Cruz Bay (ferry arrival point), we are five minutes past Coral Bay, a one minute drive to Salt Pond Beach and Ram's Head. Tradewinds features beautiful sunrises from the large deck and the gentle melody of waves on the beach below.

This charming wooden cottage features light, airy rooms with stunning ocean views throughout. The deck commands a panoramic view of the British Virgin Islands, and a southeastern exposure offers breathtaking sunrises - if you're up that early! Steady tradewinds keep the house cool on hot days and ensure bug-free evenings.

Tradewinds can be rented as either a one-bedroom or two-bedroom unit. Renting as a 1BR grants access to the upper level featuring a kitchen/living room/eating area, bedroom, and bathroom. The downstairs area will be locked up, you'll have the whole cottage to yourself.

Or, for more space, rent Tradewinds as a 2BR cottage (an additional $400 per week) granting you access to both the upper and lower levels - one bedroom and bathroom on each level. The lower level, accessed by an enclosed outside stairway, features a beautiful bedroom with a private balcony and a bathroom with ocean views. This configuration is designed for maximum privacy between two bedrooms - each with its own private bath. This set-up is NOT good for small children, as bedrooms are far apart and access between levels is via a covered outside stairway. The choice is yours, one bedroom or two!

There are a few other houses on our hillside, ensuring complete privacy in our cottage, with a few houses nearby in case one wanted to wave hello to our neighbors.

Always best to contact Lois directly or 781-934-9070 to hear about possible specials, ask about car rentals and groceries, what to bring, etc! :-)

More Details

Property Manager
Lois Wood
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Lois Wood

Doug and I are a GREAT team... he can design or build just about anything, and I'm a good assistant, with my own tool belt! I'm also a master gardener, and pretty good with a paint brush!

Lois Wood purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Lois Wood chose St John

Twenty-one years ago my husband Doug and I visited the island and fell in love with the place. We purchased this cottage – in need of more than a little TLC – in 1999, renovated it and have been renting it ever since. Every year at the beginning of the season we spend two weeks in St. John opening the cottage and making sure every inch is sparkling clean and in perfect working order. Then, our property management company, Cimmaron, comes in every week and inspects everything, cleans until every detail is sparkling, and fixes anything that might need a repair!

What makes this cottage unique

Our guests tell us that this place feels like HOME the minute you walk in. Wake up to the sound of the waves below, watch the sunrise from your bed, go out on the deck for coffee, then go off to the beach all day. When you come home at night, have a few beverages on the deck, listen to reggae on the sound system, and enjoy your little tropical paradise escape.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This rental is the best value on the Island! Its clean, nicely decorated, comfortable and inviting, peaceful, tranquil, relaxing, with gorgeous views. You will love this charming vacation home in Paradise. The owners have stocked this home with everything you could possibly need to make your stay memorable and enjoyable, you will want to come back again and again.
May 2011
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Estate Concordia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • windows with ocean views in both bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • additional double bed futon in livingroom for occasional overnight guests
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
floor safes for valuables, strong box for laptops, beach chairs, coolers, binoculars, hairdryer, Iron, oven; outdoor furniture, beach umbrella, picnic basket; extensive music collection, movies, books, birdfeeders


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Private Cottage, Fab Views, A++ Reviews, from $214/nt/1BR or $271/nt/2BR
average rating of 4.9104476 based on 71 reviews
Jamesville, NY

View and immaculate cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic view and simple, artistic, immaculate cottage!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Burt and Sue :-) You guys are great!
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great property for a couple

  • 4 of 5

Cleaning crew did a good job before our arrival. The kitchen was well outfitted unless you need a whisk or fine grater(we brought our own). Full-sized bed was comfortable. Great view of the morning sunrise and East to the BVI's. Best restaurant in Coral Bay (lunch or dinner or happy hour) in our opinion is Indigo Grill, across from Skinny Legs. Three good snorkeling spots off the beaten track are Hanson Bay($2.50/person, private), north side of Haulover--short hike, and Kiddle Bay, around the bend from Salt Pond Bay(check a map for access--limited parking). I hung up a new Bananaquit feeder made from coconut half-shells. Fill it with sugar every couple of hours and watch the birds gorge themselves.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time! And thank you for an additional sugarbird feeder, I'm sure it will be popular! :-)
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This place is my new dream house. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

One review cannot cover the great things that can be said about this property. We were concerned about what we would find since we had never been to St. John and didn't know the place we were renting. First, you won't find a friendlier or more helpful owner. Lois made us feel completely welcome throughout the process of choosing her home. The place was everything she claimed and more. We were secluded, totally at ease, and completely comfortable. Being southerners we are used to air conditioning and thought we would be too warm at night. Not the case at all, as the numerous windows let through the greatest constant breezes imaginable. The peaceful nights were among the best times of all. No noise except surf and breeze (and an occasional night bird). The house is beautifully constructed with great woods and design. Furniture and decor are perfect. The many watercolors on the walls give such an artistic and classy feeling, we felt like jet setters. Lois and Doug have left an amazing music collection that spans numerous moods and genres. You won't have nearly enough time to enjoy it all. The sound system was great, and higher volumes didn't disturb the neighbors. Just a super romantic setting in every way. The east end of the island is exactly what we hoped for, quiet and sparsely populated with the most spectacular sunrises I've ever witnessed. Be sure to do Miss Lucy's Sunday morning brunch, our personal highlight. Get there 30 minutes early to secure a waterside table. The food was the best of the week, and the flawless jazz combo set the greatest vibe. Be prepared for awesome curvy roads and too many gorgeous beaches to even go into. Let this island work its magic on you. Let this home be your destination. You will not be disappointed. Thanks, Lois and Doug, for giving us such a wonderful memory. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, Michael and Sandy! We are so glad you had a fabulous time, and that you loved Tradewinds Cottage. :-) That's what we aspire to, to have guests relax and enjoy the beauty of St. John! So glad you'll be coming back, we'll be looking for you! - Lois and Doug
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Jamesville, NY

Magical Week in a Magical Setting

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year staying at Tradewinds Cottage and it was even better than our 1st. When we walked through the door we felt like we had returned home to our dream vacation home. Tradewinds is neither fancy nor glamorous. What it is is an impeccably immaculate and cozy cottage with an unbelievable view of the Caribbean and wonderful breezes constantly filling the cottage (hence the name!).

Lois & Doug have provided every possible amenity for making a stay comfortable and easy.The kitchen is completely equipped, as are the support items for enjoying the many beautiful beaches and hiking trails. But the most wonderful aspect of the cottage is the stunning deck. Sitting there to watch the sun or the moon rise or to gaze at the stars makes one truly appreciate the beauties of our world. We cannot wait for our next vacation at Tradewinds Cottage.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful !!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved absolutely everything about our stay at Tradewinds cottage - except of course leaving. The view with the sea below and the stars above, the location near Salt Pond Bay and Coral Bay, the open floor plan and all the amenities we ever needed... Two couples stay here and loved the separate quarters downstairs just as lovely as the upstairs area. Views from every room were stupendous - even from the showers! Cannot wait to return. Highly recommended. Don't miss dinner at Miss Lucy's and Ekaete's Pink Corner nearby.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent week

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and we loved it even more! Cottage was immaculate, beautiful views off the deck and all amenities you could ask for! Our coffe pot was broken and the managers came right over on Sunday with a replacement! Highly would recommend to anyone looking for a great vacation in the midst of paradise!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Friday night ponzu tuna is to die for!!"
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Tourist Trap
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Junction Routes 10 and 107
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Concordia Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Salt Pond
Car: necessary

This is the quietest part of the island, surrounded by national park, and only five minutes to local restaurants and bars and shops! You can also walk to either a fun bar or a gourmet restaurant! Or both! :-)


Rates & Availability

Estate Concordia Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 25 - April 15, 2017 / 1BR
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
April 15 - 22, 2017 / 1BR
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 22 - Jun 03, 2017 / 1BR
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 03 - Jul 29, 2017 / 1BR
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 29 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%


Second Bedroom - raising max occupancy to 4 - is available for additional $400/week.

Extra charge of $40 per guest per night for extra guests (over 4) if applicable.

Rates do not include 12.5% USVI hotel tax or $300 refundable security deposit.

In the event of last-minute reservation, rental and security deposit must be paid by money order or certified bank check via overnight mail.

50% of rent due within 10 days of reservation date. Remaining 50% plus applicable tax and $300 security deposit due 60 days before rental date.

Cancellation policy: If tenant cancels, money collected will be retained until the owner re-rents the property for cancelled week. Upon rental, fee will be refunded minus 15%.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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