About the property
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- Minimum Stay5 nights
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Molly’s Cottage is located in upscale Chocolate Hole, a great neighborhood for walking and running. It is a ten-minute drive to the spectacular National Park beaches and a few minutes away from the town of Cruz Bay (“Love City” has wonderful restaurants and shops).
Our cottage, made of tropical hardwoods, was lovingly built and maintained by our family over the past 20 years. We (a Vermont artist and her husband) have paid attention to detail in furnishings, art, and landscaping. We have just renovated the whole upstairs putting in a new larger kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped. You can dine at home on the spacious deck overlooking Chocolate Hole beach. Relax and enjoy movies on a wide screen TV or simply take in the tropical night sounds
Molly’s Cottage is perfect for a couple that want an affordable and private small house, you can rent just the upstairs or both floors and share it with friends. The spacious bedroom and bath on the lower level is also perfect for a small family – put the kids downstairs and everyone has privacy.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Mary O'Shea
A Vermont artist and her husband
Mary O'Shea purchased this Cottage in 1988
Why Mary O'Shea chose Saint John
The cottage was built on family land but later sub-divided into its own property. We built this house ourselves and we take loving care of it.
What makes this Cottage unique
The downstairs is separate and private. It is perfect for 2 couples or a small family because everyone gets privacy. We have a path that leads down to Chocolate hole beach. We are in a great area for walking and running. We always get a great breeze.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Great place on a fabulous island - would highly recommend.
Quite, peaceful, relaxing...
We had a wonderful stay at Molly's cottage, so much so that we tried to return the following week! We occupied the upper part of the cottage (the lower was not rented during our stay). The cottage is very comfortable, we particularly enjoyed the open-air feel of the place. The large windows coupled with the location (high the hillside) allowed for almost constant tropical breezes which were cooling despite the 80+degree weather. The sliding screen doors in the bedroom made it feel as though you were sleeping outside and it was wonderful to wake up to morning breezes and birds singing. We spent our mornings and evenings on the large deck overlooking the water. The kitchen was stocked with an abundance of dishes, pots and pans and cooking utensils. The bathroom although cozy contained plenty of towels. We look forward to returning to Molly's cottage when next we visit St. John.
Could almost spend all day on the Lanai!
Such a relaxing place to come back in the evenings and a beautiful scene to enjoy off the deck while eating breakfast in the mornings! I love the breeze that rolls through the house. Beach towels and chairs were a nice touch as well. We enjoyed our time immensely!
Great Location and kitchen
Location was convenient to cruz bay and offers nice view of Chocolate bay from the upstairs patio and bedroom. Kitchen had everything we needed to prepare nice meals. Cool breezes at night helped us sleep very comfortably. All appliances were in good working order. It was also really nice to have chairs, cooler and funoodles provided. Neighborhood is very safe.
Lovely Island Cottage
My boyfriend and I visit St John fairly often, and we don't think of the island as a luxury destination - what keeps drawing us back is the simplicity of island life. We enjoy having a place to call home while we're there, and home is exactly what Molly's Cottage felt like when we stayed there last month. Cozy and tastefully decorated, with a great new open concept kitchen. We loved the large screened doors which let in the sunlight, cool breezes, and beautiful views (while keeping out the bugs!). Close to town without being right in it, and convenient to every part of the island. (Definitely recommend renting a jeep to get around and explore this amazing island!). Dining options on St John are excellent, but it was nice to enjoy some dinners at the cottage, too. There are several markets in town, so it's easy to stop and pick up whatever you need on your way back from the beach. The deck overlooking Chocolate Hole Bay is great - we ate breakfast there every morning, and it was the perfect place to relax with a cocktail or a glass of wine after days filled with hiking, paddle boarding, and beach bumming (be sure to use bug spray in the late afternoon/early evening when the no see ums and mosquitoes are fierce!). Being able to walk to the beach was fun - Chocolate Hole isn't the most spectacular beach on the island, but it was so nice to have it right there. Nice strolls in the morning and before dinner, and we did spend one very pleasant afternoon there swimming and beachcombing.
The lack of AC was not a problem thanks to the breezes and fans (who wants to listen to a noisy window AC unit anyway - or sleep with the windows closed - when you can be lulled to sleep by the sound of tree frogs, crickets, birds, and waves?!). Having a washer and dryer was convenient. We mostly used the clothes line for drying - those breezes dry laundry in no time! There is good internet connection at the cottage, too.
The owner is a pleasure to communicate with, quick to respond to emails and answer questions. We would definitely rent Molly's Cottage again. And we would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a simple, laid back island experience.
We stayed at Molly's Cottage for a week at the beginning of March. It was clean, cozy, wonderfully decorated and a beautiful view. We had a great week. I was a little worried about not having AC but there was a constant breeze in the cottage and leaving all the doors open was just perfect. As a matter of fact, we needed a blanket at night because it got chilly at night! Natural breeze beats AC any day! I would definitely recommend this cottage and would rent here again.
We are a short walk to Chocolate hole beach and the Weston beach. A short ride to downtown and the North Shore beaches