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Chris Rosbrook

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english

$300 Discout Romantic Cottage Open July1-7-,July 12-22, Aug.6-14, Aug.20- Sept.3

28 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

St John Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Meritage Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, AC, Jacuzzi, King Bed

Meritage Cottage is a charming studio perfect for your honeymoon or romantic get-away. Tucked on the hillside of Chocolate Hole, the cottage offers lovely views of tranquil Hart Bay, St. Thomas, St. Croix and spectacular sunsets. A five-minute walk down a path takes you to Hart Bay, a pebble beach perfect for beachcombing, snorkeling the area reefs, scuba diving, and strolling along the beaches, such wonderful ways to pass your days here.

The private sundeck with jacuzzi is perfect for sunbathing (clothing optional) by day to stargazing by night. You can simply relax and soak up the Caribbean sun. It's the perfect place for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway. Step into your private jacuzzi and let your troubles melt away...

Please find complete information and more pictures at meritagestjohn. com.

Keywords: Cottage

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Chris Rosbrook (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 28 traveler reviews

$300 Discout Romantic Cottage Open July1-7-,July 12-22, Aug.6-14, Aug.20- Sept.3
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
5

the cottage was cozy, clean, and had an incredible view. It was perfect for our honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived Sinbad met us at the ferry dock, showed us around town, and told us everything we needed to know about the property and the island. He did a fantastic job and was helpful all week.

The cottage itself was slightly smaller than expected, but a perfect size for us as a young, newly married couple

The view was simply breathtaking. We marveled at it every morning as we ate breakfast on the deck.

Meritage cottage is in a perfect location in relation to the view and the town. We were secluded enough to make it feel like a get-away with stunning sunset, mountain, and ocean views, but still close enough to town to run in whenever we wanted or needed.

The hot tub was a nice perk to have there, but it was often simply too hot for us to use.

We looked through the movies and only recognized about two or three. I would suggest updating that selection.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nathan, Glad to hear your honeymoon was a success and that you enjoyed your stay at Meritage Cottage. I'll let Sinbad know you appreciated his tour of the town and getting you well settled in for a great week. Thanks again, Chris
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5

I just got home & I want to go back :)

  • 5 of 5

When I go on vacation, I want a hassle-free experience & this is what I found with the Chris, Sinbad, & the Meritage Cottage. When I spoke to Chris, I was put at ease that there was an experienced owner that would deal with any issues. Sinbad met us on St. John & gave us a quick tour of the surrounding area. When the water heater broke in the cottage, he quickly dealt with the situation & ensured that our stay was pleasant.

As far as the cottage, it was exactly what we wanted. You had plenty of privacy, but were only 5 minutes from town. We never chanced street parking as I was happy to pay $4 per hour at a few of the lots for the peace of mind knowing that my car would not be booted. The view from the cottage was amazing & you are provided with many essentials (towels, soap, paper towels) that many other vacation rentals don't offer. The bedroom is air-conditioned & there are plenty of fans.

As far as the island, it was even better than I had hoped. I'm an avid snorkeler & St. John's was a good & mostly better than anything I've seen in the Caribbean. I highly recommend the guides from http://www.tropicalsnorkeling.com/. They just give great in-depth reviews of the best spots.

I saw plenty of healthy coral & a lot of interesting topography. Even on a Maho Beach, which is only rated 2 stars in the guide, I saw 5 rays, 5 turtles, a baby lemon shark & a big barracuda on my first swim out. If you like snorkeling, this is the island for you.

In sum, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience & I hope we can return next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sue & Bill, Thanks for the beautiful review. We are always so pleased to know that our guest have had a wonderful experience at Meritage Cottage and enjoyed our special Island. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with everyone and we hope you'll join us again in the future. Chris Rosbrook / owner
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5

Melissa and Scott

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the Meritage! This was the second part of our honeymoon. Sinbad was awesome, he met us at the ferry terminal, followed us to our rental car, and then took us on a tour of Cruz Bay, telling us the ins and outs. Once at the house, he again gave us the ins and outs of the area. The house was perfect for us. Just enough space, indoor and out, with all the basic things we needed. The deck was great for breakfast and grilling out. We enjoyed the hot tub as well. We also were able to use the main house pool because no one was currently renting there! That was a great bonus! The cottage is in a great location. Very close to all the restaurants, bars, activities of Cruz Bay, but far enough that evenings were quiet and peaceful. St. John was by far our favorite island of our honeymoon. Thank you Chris, your place is great, and Sinbad went above and beyond to make sure we knew everything we needed to know! He was available for any questions we had! Thanks! We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa & Scott, Sinbad and I are s o glad to hear your honeymoon was such a great experience. I'm glad you appreciate all out efforts to make our guest stay on St.John one they will truly remember and hopefully return for years to come. We have had honeymooners return year after year for an annual vacation back at Meritage Cottage and your review explains why that is. Thanks for taking time to let our future guest know what you thought. Chris Rosbrook
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5

Just lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Meritage Cottage. Sinbad was great meeting us at the ferry upon arrival. He gave us all the info on where to shop, dine and great directions getting there. The cottage itself was charming and we loved the privacy. The Weather was so nice that we did not need the AC in the evenings. Each day we had breakfast on the porch and then lanned our day. A cooler and beach chairs are provided so we packed our lunch and spent the day exploring different beaches. Then home in time to clean up and go out to dinner. The location is just ideal for seeing/doing everything you could want while on ST. John. We would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, We are so glad to know that you loved your stay at Meritage Cottage. Thanks for taking the time to write a review for potential guest looking to see what your experience was like. Hope you come back to visit us in the future. Chris
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5

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to stay in St John was great while staying in the cottage at Hart Bay. The owner, not on property, was very easy to reach by phone or email and always responded promptly prior to our trip. The caretaker of the cottage, Sinbad, who lives on the island met us at the dock and helped us with our bags while escorting us to the jeep rental agency (L&L JEEP RENTAL A+). After that we followed behind him for a short 5 minute drive to the house from Cruz Bay. He gave us a very detailed rundown of the cottage, the area, things to do, places to go and his favorite places to eat. He was very helpful. The cottage is perfect for two people with great accommodations and views. It is located in a small neighborhood but feels very private and remote the way it is situated. Everything is in great condition and was absolutely perfect. I would highly recommend this cottage.

Mike Evans

Katy, Texas

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, Glad to know you found Meritage Cottage to your liking. I'll let Sinbad know you think he's doing a fine job as well. Thanks for taking time to let our future guest know what they can expect when they get here. Chris Rosbrook / owner
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5

Relaxing and Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

Meritage Cottage is tucked away on a hill above Hart Bay yet minutes from town and great beaches. The views from the deck are spectacular, especially at sunset. The facilities are in good shape. Sinbad was a great help in orienting us to everything and was flexible and supportive through our delayed arrival. Iguanas and geckos joined us for meals on the deck : ) Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Molly, Thanks for taking time to post a review. Were so glad you enjoyed Meritage Cottage and it's lovely setting. Chris Rosbrook
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Map

Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Chocolate Hole Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 25 2016 - Dec 20 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
High Season
Dec 21 2016 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Cleaning fee of $100 for bookings less than six days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

St John Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
hand-carved teak furnishings, ceiling fans, sliding doors leading to the sundeck, beach chairs, beach towels, and a cooler

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