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Romantic Cottage Open Christmas/ New Years $2,300 per week, Hot Tub near beach

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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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

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Chris Rosbrook
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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October 18, 2016
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based on 30 traveler reviews

Romantic Cottage Open Christmas/ New Years $2,300 per week, Hot Tub near beach
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful Honeymoon Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great honeymoon at the cottage!! Sinbad was awesome. He picked us up right from the ferry (even though we arrived at 1130pm) and got us to our car and then to the house and made us feel at home. The cottage is in a wonderful spot (very cozy) and has an amazing view. It was only five minutes from down town so we didn't feel like driving into town for dinner every night was a big deal, but it was far enough away so that we felt like the house was secluded and peaceful.

The view from the deck was amazing, we were so happy to come back to a gorgeous sunset spot every evening and to hear the ocean from our deck in the morning. It was also great to get into the hot tub at night and we still had a nice view given the moon light. The amenities were also great, we were able to stream netflix over the wifi, the a/c was a welcome relief from the heat of the day, and we made breakfast almost every morning in the kitchen. It was also really nice to use the beach chairs and cooler provided at the house for the beaches!

Overall the cottage was a lovely spot for our honeymoon. We loved St.John and having our own private spot on a beautiful part of the island. We highly recommend the cottage and we hope to be back in the years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mariah, So glad to hear your Honeymoon was such a success and that you enjoyed your stay at Meritage Cottage. We've tried to think of everything a couple would want to make it the perfect place to relax with all the pleasures the tropics has to offer. We hope to have you back in the future. Thanks, Chris
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Decent for the price.

  • 3 of 5

We liked the privacy, the view and the 'homey' feel. A few complaints: the refrigerator went out overnight twice, the WiFi didn't work unless you stood near the neighboring house, and the power went out one night. All in all, not a bad place for the price.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jonathan, The electric company has been working on new power lines over the past month in our area which has prompted some power outages for a short period. They frequently do this late in evening when folks are asleep as to not inconvenience people during the day, which may explain the fridge seem to not be working. Our manager Sinbad went to the Cottage both mornings after you called to find the refrigerator working fine and hard ice in the freezer and at the moment it is still working perfectly. As well our manager checked the wi-fi with his computer to be working just fine. We have not had a complaint regarding the wi-fi from any of our other guest. Sorry you experienced this . Chris
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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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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 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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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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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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Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Car: recommended



Rates & Availability

Cruz Bay Cottage Rental Rates

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Low Season
Apr 25 2016 - Dec 20 2016
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 21 2016 - Apr 22 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

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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Cruz Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • 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
hand-carved teak furnishings, ceiling fans, sliding doors leading to the sundeck, beach chairs, beach towels, and a cooler

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