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Cindy

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Walk to Water, Amazing View, Spa, Romantic

28 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Coral Bay House Rental Photos and Description

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

Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and the luscious Coral Bay breeze from this cheerful, friendly cottage located in slower-paced, historic Coral Bay. It's a comfortable, colorful, and spacious home with lush gardens, lots of privacy and an expansive deck. This is not a shared environment; it is completely private with your own house and gardens. Tracey, your wonderful host, prepares the house beautifully and provides you with a key to your own private paradise! Beautiful white sand beaches for sun bathing, swimming and snorkeling are just a few minutes away or you can stroll over to Crabby's, rent a kayak and snorkel gear and paddle over to a secluded beach not accessible by car. (Island Cottage is only a 15 minute drive to northside beaches and a couple of miles to Salt Pond Bay beach.)

In the evening walk down to the harbor and enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the wonderful Coral Bay restaurants or stop for groceries and have a romantic dinner at home on the deck.

The owners are artisans and this shows up in this home. This house has a paved access and great off the street parking. When you inquire and reserve Island Cottage you will work directly with the owner. We make sure your experience is personal and rewarding - all interactions will be with the owner or Tracey our on-island host. Air conditioning in the bedroom.

REVIEWS:

' I've stayed all around St. John and Island Cottage is by far the best; it offers more for the price than any place I've stayed - hotel, B&B, and other houses. When I first saw Island Cottage on the website, I thought the pictures were amazing; but after staying there; I realized the pictures don't do it justice. It's an inspiration and a work of art.' Joyce Robinson, 2009

As the book full of accolades at Island Cottage attests, your home was beyond any expectation we had. Sarah and I had a magical week there. The house is beautiful and I counted myself lucky indeed to have a week of spectacular sunrises. Local dining was great, the snorkeling was amazing and the sightseeing was wonderful as well. Thank you so much for opening your home to the huddled masses as you do, you have a jewel there. And speaking of jewels...Tracey was one of the warmest people I have ever met. You have a treasure in her. Mary, the gardener, was a cracker, we met on our next to the last day and could have spent the rest of the afternoon talking away. Everyone associated with this time away was wonderful.' Kevin and Sarah, Vermont. January, 2009

'One of the best uses of space, color and art we have seen. Complements the view - not sure which is prettier.. inside or out! We loved it!' Jean and Scott, August, 2008

'We've had a short, but wonderful stay at Island Cottage. Your place far exceeded expectations and your attention to detail most appreciated.' August, 2008 Beth and Dean, Georgia

'This is our honeymoon and we feel we picked the perfect island to enjoy it and couldn't be happier with Island Cottage. We absolutely loved Salt Pond Bay right here in Coral Bay. We've had a magical time here. Your place here is wonderful, and it is very obvious all the care you bestow on it so lovingly. We were touched by your attention to detail; the landscaping shows an artist's patience and loving hand at work. Thank you for sharing this wonderful, magical place with us. Maggie and Eric June 2008

'We were so pleased at how well this place 'works'. The fans and cross ventilation kept it really pleasant in mid-July. It could sound mundane to someone who hasn't taken a look at other driveways hereabouts but this driveway is primo. We really enjoyed the birds and anoles; the bananaquits put on such a show in return for a bowl of sugar water. We had a great vacation!' The Campbells

Cindy, Harry and Tracey -

What can I say but St. John was so much better than imagined. Island Cottage is a place we will NEVER forget... beautiful, peaceful and rich with memories. You have a treasure here!

Dennis and Leslie; October, 2008

'If you seek constant entertainment, pool parties, cocktails served all day, dancing in the club or nightly bar hopping, this is not for you! I have a high stress job and I found the perfect get away, not only St John, but this lovely 1 bedroom home. St John is a quiet, serene, laid back island. I found none of the usual Caribbean attitude here. My family takes a few trips every year and after visiting Hawaii, Aruba, St Kitts, Nevis, Nassau, St Lucia and Puerto Rico, this is, by far, the cleanest, friendliest and most beautiful of all the Caribbean islands. 3/4 of the island is a national park.

Now, for the home. To get to Coral Bay, it is a great drive through the hillsides, passing some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen. The home sits above Coral Bay, and juts out from the side of the hill. The breezes run through the house all day. Three glass sliding doors open in the living room bringing the outside in. The house is brand new, clean, comfortable, convenient and absolutely welcoming. We grilled out on the deck while enjoying some rum drinks, eating breakfast and dinner on the deck. We played dominoes while watching the ships in the bay, watched the sun rise with our morning coffee and felt like we were in a dear friends home on vacation. Anything you could want was here. 2 minutes to the local food market, 3 minutes to a local eatery called Skinny legs (great burgers and beer) and 2 minutes to a local breakfast eatery called the Donkey Diner The most amazing part of this house was its view, night and day. I can not tell you how peaceful it was to sit in the hammock, feeling the breezes from the bay, enjoying a good Belgian beer and looking up at the stars at night. It was intoxicating! The owners have thought of everything. If you need a place to connect with your wife and kids, this is it. No distractions. Pure family time in a magical place.' Scott from Jacksonville, Florida

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Cindy (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Why Cindy chose Coral Bay

We chose this spot because of it's incredible view; but also because it was close enough to the village to walk to restaurants and shops, yet far enough up the hill for plenty of privacy

Guestbook comments from the owner

As I sit on the deck one last time it's easy to get lost in the memories of a great week here at Island Cottage. We are blessed to have found such a perfect spot to spend our time celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Harry and Cindy - You have created such a wonderful get-away! I see and appreciate all the special touches and know how much love goes into them. We have a cabin in the North woods of Wisconsin that we too work to maintain and treasure our time there.

In summary - we couldn't have enjoyed the colors, sky, water, flowers, the sounds of music and birds and the warm tropical breezes, food, and rum any more than we did!
Jan 2013
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based on 28 traveler reviews

Walk to Water, Amazing View, Spa, Romantic
average rating of 4.964286 based on 32 reviews
5

Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Island Cottage. It was nice being so close to town. We loved star gazing from the hot tub every evening after we returned from our beach and trail excursions. We are definitely hoping to visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Island Cottage while in Coral Bay! The view was spectacular and we enjoyed sunrises in the morning and stargazing at night. What a special place that will hold many memories for us! Got a chance to meet Harry and loved hearing about their island time! Thanks again!

-Shannon

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A 10 out of 10

  • 5 of 5

Clean, colorful, tastefully decorated, thoughtfully equipped; this is a fantastic place to stay! We cooked quite a bit and found all the tools we needed in the kitchen. Loved the outdoor shower - the deck is beautiful and we were very happy to find a clothes line to hang towels and bathing suits. We were grateful for all of the colorful towels supplied. One small word of advice is to shake out your things before putting them on. Our daughter was stung by a scorpion the first day when she put her hand in her backpack for something - it hurts like a bee sting. We called the clinic and they said if you are not allergic, you will be fine. It was the only scorpion we came across all week.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutley relaxing and wonderfully maintained

  • 5 of 5

Coral Bay has great restaurants and is very much off the beaten trail. Island Cottage was perfect for doing nothing but relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Lovely unit in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Situated ideally to capture the trade winds, this vacation cottage, is spacious, well appointed, and the very functional interior is complimented by quality original artwork. While the AC worked fine, we utilized heavily the 5 excellent ceiling fans and often did not need AC. The cottage is easily reached by a high quality, well maintained concrete road, thus avoiding the rutted, eroded, sometimes unreliable dirt roads characterizing access to many neighboring cottages that make getting there a sometimes harrowing experience. My wife and I are serious swimmers, spending nearly 3 hours a day in the ocean. We thus appreciated being in a location facilitating easy access to our 3 favorite beaches. Our 2 weeks in St John were thus an all-around joy.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much,Timothy, for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Happy New Year to you and we hope you will return to Coral Bay again soon. Cindy and Harry
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

The Island Cottage was an amazing find. It was centrally located for all of our island excursions. There were nearby restaurants. It was quiet and excluded without being away from everything. Very comfortable. Air conditioner in the master bedroom worked great! Absolutely nothing that I can say was missing. EXCEEDED MY HIGH EXPECTATIONS.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Yoga at Concordia

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Rates & Availability

Ajax Peak House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Dec 18 2016 - Mar 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Coral Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Ipod hook up, hair dryer, iron, and ironing board.Complete and pretty place settings, both indoor and outdoor dining areas, beach towels, and 2 beach chairs. Hot tub underneath the stars. There is Wifi at the house.There's a TV;no Cable

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