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Adorable and Affordable - Walk to the Beach Too!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This meticulously maintained Caribbean cottage is tucked into a beautifully landscaped hillside (on the the quieter south side of St John) and offers spectacular panoramic mountain views of the surrounding National Park. It is within easy walking distance to many of St John's best beaches and hiking trails.The carefully appointed interior of the cottage offers comfortable studio accommodations with a pillow top full-size bed that sleeps two and a fully equipped kitchen and bath. The large covered porch provides spacious outdoor living and dining areas as well as the barbeque.Its decidedly Caribbean design and decor, along with its incomparable National Park setting, make it the perfect vacation choice for those seeking the peace and tranquility of a true island getaway.

Keywords: 'Honeymoon' Cottage

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Liz Melrath
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Liz Melrath

We discovered St. John in 1988 on 'day' trip from St. Thomas . We never dreamed some day we be 'retired' here . Find the 'peace' of our mountain valley .

Liz Melrath purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Liz Melrath chose St John

Quality construction on this 2002 built cottage. Post and beam .Metal straps and hurricane shutters.

What makes this cottage unique

We are at end of paved road. There are beaches and coves past us that you can only get to by boat or hike in from our cottage .

Guestbook comments from the owner

I really wanted you to know what a wonderful place you and Liz have there . You have created a fresh , warm and comfortable atmosphere that guests would want for nothing . I appreciated all the work that went into our amenities and you were truly a gracious host .
Mar 2013
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Estate Mandal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Double Bed (1) The full-size bed features a top of the line, very comfortable pillow top mattress with lots of cushy pillows for lounging and/or sleeping.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Beach towels, cooler, and chairs provided.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Adorable and Affordable - Walk to the Beach Too!
average rating of 4.878788 based on 72 reviews

Charming & Lovely

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Saint John. The cottage was cozy and quiet, just what we wanted. I'm glad we were on the quieter side of the island, even if that meant we did a lot more driving than expected, to explore the northern beaches. I loved the amount of outdoor space. We really looked forward to getting back to the cottage after long days of sun and exploring. Every single restaurant and activity recommended in the welcome note was fantastic. We appreciated having that insight.

The bed felt a bit small for the two of us, but we didn't mind. There are definitely mosquitoes, but not sure that can be avoided in Coral Bay.

Definitely recommended if you are looking for a cosy place to call home while in Saint John!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Naturally Peaceful at Lameshur Cottages

  • 5 of 5

Our stay for 9 nights at Lameshur Studio Cottage was absolutely stunning! The awakening each morning to a gorgeous mountain view while listening to all of nature's sounds was very peaceful. The cool cross breezes made it perfectly comfortable sleeping conditions. This cute & cuddly studio offers complete privacy on a side deck with awesome relaxing views and private dining area to enjoy grilled dinners, read, relax and take an open air siesta! The caretakers/owners of this property are always attending to the beauty of the cottages and grounds and ensure that your stay is enjoyed! Thank you Russ & Liz for another terrific vacation in paradise at Lameshur Cottages. We will return again as we have in the past. It is always difficult to choose between the cottages, both are amazing and affordable!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing private spot, clean and artsy...

  • 5 of 5

I have been to many wonderful places. This was by far one of the best vacations we have been on. It was far better then we had expected and we are already planning for next year. Russ was on the property to assist with anything we needed. In addition - it had all of the extras you need for the beach; chairs, cooler etc... Perfect place!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Lameshur

  • 4 of 5

I highly recommend you stay here.

If you're looking to get away from it all, discover St. John and enjoy USVI National Park, this is the place you want to stay. It's a lovely cottage at pretty much the end of the road. Enjoy the big screen windows and take in the star filled night sky. Fall asleep to crickets & peepers. Wake up to roosters crowing in the distance & morning doves at your window. The cottage is close to the park, hiking trails, several beaches, hidden coves & bays and a few local spots to enjoy great food if you don't feel like cooking at home. This is a great base for exploring the island and coming home to every night. You'll be charmed by this part of the island, the cottage and the wonderful hospitality Liz and Russ offer.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our most peaceful visit to the island

  • 5 of 5

Our 4th visit to St John and our most peaceful visit yet. We stayed in the studio and loved it! Both Russ and Liz were great! A very hard working couple that were always available if we needed them but we never felt they were intruding.As mentioned in other reviews the cottage has everything that you would need. During our stay Russ completed an upgrade to the water storage and supply for the studio ,which worked wonderfully.Although remote, the cottage is a short walk to the bus stop which stops at Salt Pond Bay and then heads back to Cruz Bay. The buses seem more reliable than in past years, and the price is only $1/per person.

If you like to hike ,the cottage is close to several of the most popular trails. Beaches are nearby and Coral Bay has plenty of good choices for dining. We found the cottage to be perfect !! We are planning a trip for next year and hopefully will stay at the cottage/studio again.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Repeat customer / Excellent place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at this cottage twice now and cannot say enough great things about the place itself, as well as the property owners. Both times we've stayed, we found the experience all around to be very smooth and easy - beginning with the planning back and forth by emails with Russ. He is quick to respond, and can provide helpful information on everything from rental car agencies, ferry information, and weather updates! Upon arrival, the cottage is completely ready for you with fresh towels, clean bedding, and both times we've stayed the place has been fully stocked with everything you'd need from matches, coffee filters, and even a hair dryer! We cannot say enough about how clean and tidy the cottage is, and how comfortable you are as soon as you walk in. My husband and I enjoy lounging on the deck (although there is no water view, it's a very peaceful place to be!), and often times you see geckos and birds landing right there in front of you! We enjoy hiking, going to the beach, dining out, and even making the trek into Cruz Bay often - so for us, the cottage is a perfect "home base", and we really don't mind the fact that it's kind of a hike to get from the cottage to anywhere else on the island - we enjoy the scenic drive! Lastly, we can't say enough about Russ (the owner). He was truly a joy to be around and was always checking in on us to be sure we were comfortable. He is a great guy - take a moment to stop and get to know him! The cottage and the overall experience has our highest recommendation. Enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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U.S. Virgin Islands National Park
"NATIONAL PARK takes up 66% of St. John and is loaded with sandy beaches and hiking trails ."
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
salt pond
Car: recommended

We are 'last house on left' literally and popular spot for hikers and those who wish to go to beaches and coves you can only get to by boat .


Rates & Availability

Estate Mandal Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Feb 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jun 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
In season
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

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