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Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Affordable Quality on Beautiful St John Virgin Islands

51 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Cruz Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Peaceful Cottage is nestled inside the cool and shady tropical rain forest of beautiful St John. Just a few minutes walk or drive away from great trail hikes down to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Peaceful Cottage offers quick and easy access to National Park trails, beaches, shopping, and bars. Situated under the tropical forest canopy, surrounded by big old trees with creepers winding up the trunks, the temperature is always pleasantly just right, always a few degrees cooler than at the beach. A little sun trickles through the treetops but it's never too hot, never too cool. When you're ready for more sun, the beaches are not far away! The air is fresh and pure -- truly a most peaceful environment.

The location is a very private and fenced-in cul-de-sac on Gift Hill, not far from Fork in the Road.

The cottage is very competitively priced for St John and offers excellent value for your dollar. It is geared toward people who are looking to be surrounded by the stunning natural scenery, the sounds of crickets and frogs and geckos, and scents of the rain forest. After a day spent exploring the island's treasures (the petroglyphs, the mill ruins, hiking trails, reefs and beaches) and experiencing myriad sun-drenched and water-quenched activities you'll come back to a quiet, cool, and restful home-away-from-home.

A cot is available for a third person or child.

Beach towels and mats are available for your use.

Outdoor smoking is OK. Your pet is welcome, though larger dogs might be intimidated by one very friendly Jack Russell terrier ....


LESS 10% when paying with cash or travelers checks included in advertised price.

LESS 10% when paying with cash or travelers checks included in advertised price.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Trevor (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Trevor


I think it all about you and satisfying your vacation wants!!

This I enjoy doing ...

Why Trevor chose St John

If you want a peaceful, relaxing, comfortable, new, clean, safe, conveniently cental, good value, extra perks ....

What makes this cottage unique

'Unattached' Caribbean cottages the perfect for 1 couple, two couples or young family.


based on 51 traveler reviews

Affordable Quality on Beautiful St John Virgin Islands
average rating of 4.8627453 based on 51 reviews

This place is great!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at here for a week, enjoying a new beach adventure each day. I advise anyone who comes to bring their own snorkeling equipment, as it is a perfect place for snorkeling, and you will want well-fitting comfortable equipment because you will be wearing it for many hours. We saw sea turtles, octopus, squid, starfish, sting rays, shellfish, and many corals and other types of fish. We also borrowed the Suburu for the week and loved every minute of the freedom it gave us to explore. This place was excellent. It had everything we needed for a perfect St. John vacation. We give it two thumbs up and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Cottage - Very Appropriately Named!

  • 5 of 5

St. John is our favorite place on Earth - so beautiful! We have been to the island several times through cruises and our third time renting a place. This particular vacation was just fantastic. We stayed in the studio cottage and it was just perfect for the two of us. Very clean, roomy and comfortable. Very quiet and private. Trevor (the owner) was very helpful and friendly. His dog, Jackie came to say good morning which was a great start to the day! We would recommend Peaceful Cottages to anyone and would definitely stay here again. Truly spectacular!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I was lucky to find this cozy place called "Peaceful" from my friend who stayed here the year before. I rented both places for 2 families for a friends wedding that i was attending on the island. Trevor was our host and not only was he very knowledgeable about where to sight see, beaches to go to, great places to eat and shop but he was also able to book a sailboat and scuba excursions for a much better rate than any other vendors on the island. I compared them all. This is one stop shop. The rooms were very clean and had updated accommodations such as a large flat screen T.V 's, full kitchens, grills, vehicles to use, and my bathroom had a large tile shower that was refreshing to take a shower in after a long day at the beach. One of my favorite perks of this magical place was the outdoor kitchen and seating area. It was so nice and relaxing to cook meals and drink coffee in the morning and alcohol beverages at night and sit around the table and talk and enjoy the scenery. Downtown was not far away at all and the overall value and price of this is the best on the island. "Peaceful" truly lives up to it's name. I not only found a new favorite vacation rental that I will visit again and continue to bring my friends and family too but I also made new friend, our host Trevor.Thanks for everything and I'll see ya next year..... ENJOY YOUR STAY!!

Vincent Romano

Washington, DC

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My favorite vacation

  • 5 of 5

I recomend this place to all the people looking for an adventure at the same time relaxing and super confortable. We stayed in peacefull cottage 2 for a whole week. Our stay was very pleasant the Prices are Great. We were able to cook our dinner and breakfast great outside kitchen. At night the sound of nature is amazing and it's not hot at night you won't need an AC. Please I advise all the people traveling to bring bug spray it doesn't matter where you stay bug spray is a Must bring two bottles at least. We also rented Trevor's car for the whole week it's very convenient we were able to drive around the island. Again we are very happy with our stay we will be coming back again to Trevor's cottages. If you love nature this place is definetly for you!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authentic to the Islanders way of Life

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage nesteled in the woods...authentic to the islanders way of life. No air condition, yet a vaulted beamed ceiling with fans, quickly forces one to slow your pace to the tides of the temperature and available breeze. A day of adventuring always ended with a feeling of contentment in coming home to cook a meal outside with the ambiance of simplicity.

I stayed for 2 weeks with 2 kids and a young adult. As a single woman, I felt safe at Peaceful Cottage, exploring the island, and with the general location. It is central in having easy access to all the prominent points. That being said, it is not a hotel, nor in any way located in approximation to anything remotely touristy. As a result some may be put off by its rough driveway and being snuggled in the hills with those who live and work on the island.

The cottage looks just like the pictures, it is clean and well kept. The bed was very comfortable. The kitchen was plenty equipped for a rental. Trevor's supply of towels, coolers, beach chairs and an awesome deal on a 4x4 vehicle was wonderful. The island is inundated with rental jeeps, it was nice to stand as a local by not being part of the hoard.

Trevor is a phenomenal host, with a humble graciousness that exceeds normal courtesy. He automatically puts you at ease with his affable presence and adorble companion Jackie, who is a very sweet, playful dog.

The price, location, and general sense of being part of the islanders way of life, makes Peaceful cottage an adventurers definite pick.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great private cottage for the price

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great - perfect size for my husband and I. We stayed 5 nights and the central location was great, only a few minutes from town. The jeep he let us use while we were there allowed us to travel all around the island and explore the different beaches and bays. The cost of this cottage rental is really the best part. The jeep he loans you is only half the cost of renting one from the local rental companies, and you can spend the week finding your own adventures. We thought we would be hot at night, but we never were. The breeze is cool, and the fans provide plenty of coolness. We were never hot. We also expected bugs, just because of the location and the openness of the cottage, but we never had a bug problem at all. No mosquitoes either. The outdoor kitchen was pretty fun. It has all the basic supplies you need for cooking. There are also beach supplies - chairs, coolers, snorkeling gear.

This property is just as it looks in the photos. Nothing too fancy, but perfect for people like us, who are more interested in the nature of the island. The only thing I would suggest is that the decorations could be updated a little to feel a little more tropical. But still, if we ever return to St. John, we would stay here again. We wish we could go back already!

Trevor and Jackie were great hosts!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended





Rates & Availability

Cruz Bay Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 25 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

I have car that can be borrowed with a maintenance cost of $40 p/day. Your insurance must cover you to drive anybodies car on a US Territory.

Prices listed are for cash or travelers checks only. No deposit. Hold with credit card. Payment on arrival.
Please add about 12% to prices when paying with credit card or check. 50% deposit and balance upon arrival.
One time housekeeping cost of $70.

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Cruz Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sailboat
  • Small Cooler
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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