Romance Cottage is a newly completed vacation cottage that is perfect for honeymooners & couples. It features a custom kitchen, queen mahogany bed, full bath with over-sized shower. Dine either indoors or outside on the arched covered deck with it's beautiful views of Coral Bay. It is located at the end of a quiet residential street but close to the beautiful North Shore beaches of St. John, as well as the shops & restaurants of Coral Bay.
We built Romance Cottage across the driveway from our home. We love St. John & Coral Bay so we felt it would be a perfect way to have others visit our Island
My husband and I just returned from spending a fabulous week on St. John and at the "Romance Cottage". From the moment I saw the listing on Homeaway.com, I knew that this would be the perfect place to stay at while there. The cottage was clean, neat, bright, and had every ammenity that we needed. The deck is perfect for enjoying a cocktail or bbq-ing, all the while looking at the beautiful Caribbean waters. Waking up each day to the beautiful skies, comfortable breeze, roosters, goats, donkeys, geccos, frogs, iguanas, and sheep, made each day another day away from the office and hectic schedules. Jay and Mary (who live right next door) were the perfect people to rent from. They are friendly, hospitable, and knowledgeable. Mary baked us delicious muffins, and shared bananas from the trees. The cottage is suitable for 2 people. There is tv w/ satellite, ISymphony, great sized bathroom, good sized kitchen, and full fridge w freezer. Mary and Jay provided us w/ a cooler, beach chairs, and beach towels for our days in the sun. The cottage is located on the opposite side of the island from the port. It is away from it ALL! If you want seclusion, peace and quiet, and a very laid back atmosphere, the cottage is the place to stay. We were very happy with our stay at the cottage and would highly recommend it! If it is available for rent when we return to St. John, we would love to stay there again!
Thank you Mary and Jay! Good luck with the installation of the solar panels! Hope to see you soon! Be well!
Let's begin here... GREAT EASY road and driveway to Romance Cottage. Wonderful views of Coral Bay from the covered, north facing veranda. Excellent tasting water right from the tap! (including good tasting ice cubes from the icemaker) Let's continue... Location in Calabash Boom is right near the new market there with excellent choices. It is equal distance between the restaurants in Coral Bay and snorkeling near Salt Pond, Kiddel Bay, Lameshur Bays. It's very near Shipwreck Landing. Mary and Jay are wonderful hosts and very attentive to any needs that may arise. Kitchen is nicely appointed. The entire place is really nice! And it's QUIET...no symphony of roosters or barking dogs. We were visited by neighborhood donkeys (outside the entrance gate) and turtles. Additional features for snorkelers: good hose sprayer to wash off equipment and space to store things/towels to dry. Four ceiling fans kept us very comfortable and the A/C works very well when needed. Romance Cottage is great for any couple (young or older) who wants to stay near Coral Bay with easy access to the East End too.
This was our 7th trip to St. John, but our first stay at Romance Cottage. We know what we like, and this property has it! As others have mentioned, it is very clean, well maintained, has a beautiful view and is in Coral Bay, the side of the island that we prefer.
We spent every morning eating our breakfast on the large deck enjoying the view. Most nights would find us out on the deck either eating dinner or enjoying an evening drink. (BTW - Do try Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis for dinner. You can get a dinner for two - TO GO - for $20 - $30 and bring it back to the cottage. Plate it, mix yourself a drink, and you have a romantic dinner for two!) The cottage has ample light and three ceiling fans to circulate the air. We did not need the AC during our stay. And, we loved the shower. It's got a rainwater shower head, and a great view! We also appreciated the use of the beach chairs, beach towels, and large cooler. Thank you Mary & Jay for creating a perfect little villa!
My husband and I stayed at Romance Cottage on our first trip to St. John. We had a wonderful trip, and this was due in significant part to our stay at the cottage. Mary and Jay are inviting hosts, and they welcomed us and provided tips on restaurants and good snorkeling spots. The cottage also has books and maps for guest's use. The cottage is exactly as pictured and has everything you need, including beach chairs and a cooler. The drive to the cottage from the main road is easy, and has great views. We would highly recommend a stay at Romance Cottage!
Our stay at RC was great. Every morning we had breakfast on the terrace overlookin beautiful Coral Bay. We were able to locate RC through use of our Garmin (North America includes USVI and PR). Local restaurants were all fun. Do your grocery shopping at Starfish. Reaonable prices great selection. Be sure to check out National Park Service tours at Mongoose Junction Friends of the Park Office.
This was our 3rd time staying at Romance Cottage and as before, we have no complaints. Only compliments! Jay and Mary are wonderful hosts and this cottage is so homey and private that you will not want to stay anywhere else. Nestled on the mountain, the deck overlooks Coral Bay and the view is spectacular! We would recommend this cottage highly to anyone who wants to get away from it all.
Quiet & tranquil Coral Bay, St. John has shopping, restaurants and available water sports activities. It is minutes from the beautiful North Shore beaches and National Park trails & ruins.