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Member since: 2004
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Walk to the beach, amazing views, privacy and comfort. Horizons Cottage

27 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

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2BR 2.5 ba sleeps 4 Oceanview Vacation Rental St. John, Virgin Islands USA

Horizons Cottage on St. John is located on the quiet, breezy southeast end of the island with fantastic vistas of the sea & the British Virgin Islands, this 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath cottage can sleep 6. With a wrap around deck on the main floor, you can always find shade and a wind free place to sit and enjoy the views. Enjoy the enchanting sunrise & moon rise views over the sea from the downstairs deck. Fall asleep to the sounds of tree frogs & gentle waves.

Inside, Horizons is a very comfortable, fully tiled open floor plan home with high speed wireless internet, smart TV with Netflix. There are lots of books and games as well. Great location near Salt Pond Bay, Lameshur beaches and National Park land.

Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Susan

The reason I don't take credit cards is it saves us both money! I've been renting my homes since 2004 and am trusted by all that know me. I like to have personal conversations with each guest... Not the animated replies homeaway wants me to do.

This photo is Glenn and me in Hurricane Hole where we found this crab in a conch shell in May.

I fell in love with St. John when I was in college. I told my mother I was going to live here when my kids graduated from college...and I do!

Susan purchased this house in 2002

Why Susan chose St John

The views are unbelievable, hearing the waves, seeing all the boats that comes in and out of Coral Bay and around the BVI. Watching the rains and other weather move through the area... The house felt like "home " right away. Private, quiet...

What makes this house unique

I've been mentioning some of the benefits above:) I'm also on the east side of the island, where the trade winds come from. It's usually windy and always much cooler than most locations on island. I'm near the end of a dead end road on the far side of the island. National Park land is all around, Salt Pond Bay is 1/2 mile away and Lameshur bays are 1-2 miles away. Did I mention the views? Everyone asks why I don't have better photos as they don't do the views justice. I've asked them to try!!! You have to see the views in person to feel the vastness

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were lucky enough to stay on St. John for two and a half weeks for our honeymoon. During that time, we stayed in three villas. One near Cruz Bay, one near Fish Bay and the third was Horizons Cottage near Coral Bay.

Horizons had the nicest views hands down, more "goodies", most comfortable bed and was the least expensive of all the places we stayed! What a great deal.



Horizons Cottage is in a cute little neighborhood with a lunch restaurant/bar (The Tourist Trap-good food!) within walking distance..and a "real" dinner restaurant also around the corner at Concordia. You can also walk to Salt Pond Bay, my favorite snorkel spot on St. John.

We will definitely be back to Horizons. Now I see why you're booked so quickly in season! Thanks again for a wonderful stay.
Apr 2011
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Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

Walk to the beach, amazing views, privacy and comfort. Horizons Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

Could not have been more perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I had major surgery March 2015 and after recoup I needed desperatly to get away, go somewhere peaceful and beautiful both for my spirit and as my first trip as a healthy person again. Due to circumstances the only dates I could travel was in August! I can not tell you how hesitant I was, August heat, bugs and on and on.. When I heard Horizons did not have AC I had my reservations. and almost did not book. Thankfully I did! Horizons is built on the side of a mountain over looking the sea with row upon row of open windows . The trade winds blew directly into the house 24/7 providing the most natural A/C I have ever experienced. Never a moment of discomfort, never a moment or regret. For those considering off season rental, go for it! the island is quite, the house is perfect, and the trades are blowing.

thank You Sue

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Sweet breezes and spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing stay we had at this place. Being urban dwellers we especially appreciated the outdoor decks on both floors that boasts quite an impressive view. The house itself is well equipped and nicely set up so we felt right at home. As someone who is adverse to air conditioning the air circulation in this place is really wonderful that you do not need AC even in what they consider the hottest month here. I would highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Relax and Breath

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at the horizons cottage. Sue was a gracious hostess in every way. From hooking us up with a car rental ( awesome Jeep) complete information about the island. That was just the beginning her home is so comfortable we were truly blessed and felt very spoiled. If you have not been to St John, Horizon cottage offers you comfort and the beauty of the island right there out the Windows and onto the 2 tier decks in the back of the cottage! WOW!!

Blessings to all,

Bruce & Elena Cummings

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

View to heaven and beyond. Serenity is out there.

  • 5 of 5

We just (yesterday) came back from Horizons from a 10 day stay. We loved the house, the deck, the location and the sunrises. We were also down there during a full moon which sparkled like diamonds on the water. Sue was amazing as being helpful when needed but always gave us our space. She is a lovely person whose soul seems to be at one with the beauty of St. John. If you are looking for natural beauty mixed with peace and serenity in a well kept home with a million dollar view, Horizons is that place. We will be gong back. Ed St. Jean (NH).

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Amazing views / 100% as described

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Horizons Cottage. Incredible views and cottage was in great shape and clean. Sue made the process so easy and provided a contact to rent a car.

We appreciated having beach chairs, towels, snorkel gear and a cooler available at the cottage.

East end/coral bay is the place to be for relaxing vacation. Close (<3 minutes) to Salt Pond beach and Ram's Head hike. Views of BVIs and st Thomas. Make sure to hit the tourist trap and skinny legs.

We loved our trip and cannot wait to go back. Thank you Sue.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marci and Brian, I'm so glad you enjoyed Horizond Cottage and beautiful St John. Thanks for leaving the house so tidy upon your departure and your wonderful review~ looking forward to your return. Sue
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Horizons Cottage...Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Great Horizons Cottage..spotless clean..all the amenities..including beach gear! GREAT views..2 minute drive to Salt Pond..gorgeous bay..10 minute drive to Coral bay--- Was really nice to be on the Coral Bay side of the island versus busy Cruz Bay.

We had everything we needed for a great vacation. We would MOST definitely rent this cottage again.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles

We are located on the quiet south east side of the island where the tradewinds blow year round keeping it cool and mosquito free. With Salt Pond Bay and Lameshur Bays within a mile, you won't have to go far to get some of the best snorkeling on the island on secluded beaches. The National Park land is near with lots of hiking trails. We look down on John's Folly Bay and the mouth of Coral Bay with views of the open ocean and lots of the British Virgin Islands.

Other Activities: power boating, kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Coral Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season for two guests
May 16 2016 - Dec 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

The cost for four in high season is $2600
The cost for four guests in low season is $2000/wk.
The security deposit is for first time guests only

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Amenities

St John House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1152 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • I supply shampoo, conditioner, body wash and soap :)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms can be set up as two kings using a mattress topper.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Potable water throughout the house. Three chamber filter system with UV light

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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