1 bedroom, 1 bathroom with Caribbean Sea views
About Stephanie Mann
I have lived here on St. Croix since 2016 and have owned a home here since 2015. I own Sun, Sand & Sea Vacation Rentals & Management, LLC. We love this island and we try to "live like locals but play like tourists"! I also love helping my guests experience the island and make memories that last a lifetime!
Stephanie Mann purchased this Guest House in 2015
Why Stephanie Mann chose Cotton Valley
We bought this property because of the peaceful, quiet neighborhood, the yard and the view!
What makes this Guest House unique
You'll have the knowledge and expertise of a local vacation rental manager right next door!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Everything that we wanted and more!
Perfect spot at a great price
Great little place to get away. A little off the beaten path on the east end but it is full of charm. It's quiet and feels like home. Ms. Stephanie was a great host and has decorated the place wonderfully. There isn't a TV but the Wi-Fi provided enough bandwidth for streaming. The place has all you need for a wonderful experience on what I call "The Country Island". The place is priced right. You can't go wrong staying here.
Thank you! We’re glad you enjoyed your stay. Check with us for availability on your trip over to the big island!
Beautiful home away from home
Stephanie is an excellent super host. She and her family made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The cottage was exactly as pictured. Clean, cozy and comfortable with a beautiful view from the deck. Great place to stay especially if you enjoy a quiet and peaceful environment. Stephanie is on site and available for any questions or concerns. One evening our gas grill ran out of propane and Stephanie delivered a new tank in 5 minutes or less! Dinner was cooked and ready to serve in no time at all. We will definitely recommend her to our friends and family.
Thank you so much Stephanie!
Thank you for your wonderful review! We enjoyed visiting with you both. It is such a quiet and peaceful place to just relax, rejuvenate and have a cocktail while enjoying the view. I am still quite jealous of all of your sea turtle encounters, lol. I’ll get out to those places soon and hope I can snorkel with those elusive turtles.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!
Home Away From Home
This was the second time we stayed at The Barefoot Mermaid. There are no surprises as it is exactly as pictured and described plus always clean, well maintained, and provides everything needed for a pleasant stay. It is perfect for a single person or a couple. We enjoyed relaxing on the deck with the beautiful water view, visiting numerous beaches and attractions, shopping, and partaking in great food found in any restaurant we chose. We would highly recommend The Barefoot Mermaid to anyone seeking a peaceful and relaxing get away! Stephanie is the best!
Thank you! We try to improve things all the time. We love to hear our guests say it’s their home away from home. So glad you enjoyed your stay! Until next time- stay warm up there.
Great Cottage & Vacation!
Lovely cottage and host! We stayed in the Barefoot Mermaid for 1 week and thoroughly enjoyed it. We’ve stayed at multiple other homes on St. Croix at this price point and by far found this to be the best. Our flight was delayed and we arrived at 11:30 PM– Stephanie was waiting to show us the home with cold beer for our arrival and fresh eggs for breakfast. Stephanie has thoughtfully provided all the items needed for a great beach vacation including; beach chairs, snorkeling gear, coolers, multiple beach towels, and a well equipped kitchen. We especially enjoyed grilling dinner on the front porch.
We rented a Ford Fiesta and had no issues with the road.
We are looking forward to returning in December. Thanks for being an awesome host and sharing your cottage with us!
Thank you! We look forward to hosting you next time. You never know what else we will have improved by then! There will be a few more additions to the beach stuff by then too!
Beautiful, scenic, spacious, immaculate.
We enjoyed our breakfast and dinner on the deck looking at Buck Island and the blue hues of the water. Stunning sunrises and watching the weather change between sunlight and rain became our entertainment. Stephanie Mann was a wonderful hostess and our time was precious.
Thank you for your kind words. We were happy to share our little piece of paradise with you. I’m sure we will see you around the island! Welcome to St. Croix! It’s a great place to be.
Everything is located within 5- 60 minutes drive.