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Blue Wrasse - Cute Little Cottage for Budget Conscious!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Wonderful location for a family on a budget! Gorgeous views of Coral Bay. Cute little cottage (this is not a luxury villa) sleeps up to 6: two on queen size bed in bedroom, two in king size bed in the loft, and two on the pullout futon. Updated kitchen is fully stocked with all the necessary utensils, plates, cups, and cooking supplies.

This cottage sits at the bottom of the lot and thus has many steps (82) down to the unit. This cottage is probably not for the elderly.

The cottage has air conditioning throughout, with the exception of the screened in porch and screened-in bathroom - what a view from the bathroom! The bathroom was recently renovated with all new tile and fixtures.

Relax on the deck and porch while sipping cocktails looking at the boats anchored just below. Plenty of nearby restaurants and beaches to keep you busy all day long!

In order to keep our rental rates as low as they are, the cottage only comes with 1 bath towel, 1 washcloth, and 1 beach towel per registered guest per week and linens for the number of registered guests at arrival. The cottage does not include in-stay housekeeping or towel/linen service. If you would like in-stay cleaning services you can arrange that directly with our on-island managers at your own cost. Additionally, if you feel you may need more at your arrival, please ask when making your reservation to pre-pay for 1 additional of each towel per person per week ($50 for 2 guests, $75 for 4 guests, and $100 for 6 guests) and we will add that fee to your reservation. There are several laundromats on the island as well if you would prefer to clean your own towels during your stay.

For those who have been to St John before you can rest easy that the road to the house is a concrete straightaway with no switchbacks!

Keywords: cottage, view, sleeps 6, air conditioning

More Details

Property Manager
John Hilbert
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

Why John Hilbert chose St John

We just love the peace and quiet of Coral Bay and the view from the cottage is spectacular! We bought this particular house because the drive to the house is up a simple straight concrete road with no switchbacks and no issues

What makes this cottage unique

The porch and view for this price is undoubtably the best feature of Blue Wrasse Cottage but the accessibility is also wonderful. Many if not most rentals on St John require a SUV to get to them and have harrowing drives around steep turns and in many cases unpaved roads. Not at Blue Wrasse Cottage - simple easy drive straight up a concrete road!


Estate Carolina Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Blue Wrasse - Cute Little Cottage for Budget Conscious!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 64 reviews

Tropical, quiet, perfect little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I love the upgrades that the owners have done to the villa since I was there last. The view of the BVIs from the screened-in back porch is always how we kick off our vacation. The house was clean as a whistle, there were fresh flowers waiting on us and they had collected actual salt from Salt Pond Bay and left it in a Ziploc bag for us to use. I ended up taking it home for cooking. I've stayed in several different homes in St John and this one by far has the most personality and best views of the BVIs. I also love the tiny community of Coral Bay and close to all of our favorite beaches and hikes. Looking forward to our next Blue Wrasse stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! Come again soon!
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New Hampshire, USA

A sweet little place with a million dollar view

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a week at Blue Wrasse (BW). Were totally satisfied. Best description is a simple little beach shack (which I mean in a good way), but perched on a hillside. Feels very private (can't see any neighbors) and the view across Coral Bay harbor, the east end of St. John and then across to the BVI is spectacular. Per other reviews, the cottage IS small, but well thought out and a great home base for exploring the island. Also the on-island managers do a nice job keeping it really neat and clean. Would recommend for a family of four (us) or maybe two couples sharing the place. More than four people would be pushing it though not impossible (the third bed is a futon couch in the kitchen). The BW is located on the quiet side of the island in Coral Bay. There are 4-5 nice (and by St. John standards affordable) restaurants in "town" (about 60 seconds down the hill from cottage) and a couple of markets to buy groceries. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review! Thank you for staying at Blue Wrasse! Hope to see you again!
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Excellent Stay, everything you need, Unforgettable Views

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to St. John and we were really able to get the full scope of the experience by staying at this wonderful cottage. Nestled amongst the trees with breathtaking views from every angle our family found it to be somewhat fairy tale like. A real life tree house. Kitchen was nicely appointed, bathroom functional with more amazing views, kids adored the loft and deck and porch were a treat. I love how the owners thoughtfully included beach gear and sunscreen and even other condiments. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to enjoy a piece of paradise. Wifi works well and this is a perfect place for a retreat to truly getaway from it all!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. We hope to see you again at Blue Wrasse!
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Beautiful paradise

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views from all parts of the house, lots of information for all aspects of the island, special touch of home, my boys and I were very happy with our stay

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to read this! Come again!
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The Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly as advertised. Although small in size, it's large in character. It had all the amenities we needed for a great vacation in St. John. The hosts, Tom and Jackie couldn't have been more accommodating. The little touches, like fresh flowers made us feel welcome from the get go. Coffee in the morning and cocktails in the evening on the porch, over looking Coral Bay, were great ways to start and end our days! We loved being on this side of the island; it was more laid back but close to all of the great beaches. We would not hesitate to rent this house again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review! Thanks for coming. Hope to see you again soon!!
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Private cottage with great views!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was described perfectly in the owner's title - Cute Little Cottage for Budget Conscious. It was cute, with neat places to sit and watch the birds and the ocean, either outdoors or on the screened porch. It was extremely clean when we arrived, which I think is important in a rental! It was tiny - the pictures make it seem bigger than it feels when you arrive. We guessed about 170 square feet on the main floor. However, the owner made good use of all available space, like using the framing of the house as shelf storage and putting the bed in a loft. The downstairs bedroom feels more spacious and we used it to store our bulkier items like our suitcase.

We loved the feeling of being in the middle of the rain forest with lots of birds, frogs, and other insects chirping. We even had 2 hermit crabs come visit us! From one spot on the deck, you can see the corner of the house up the hill, but otherwise it's very private. You can hear people talking from the other houses but it didn't bother us. Same with the music coming from Coral Bay restaurants - it can be heard at night if you're outside, but once you step inside (even with the windows open), you can't hear it.

The 88 steps can be tough when you're carrying a cooler, groceries, or other gear (although there is a nice bench about halfway up), and the loft bed requires climbing straight up the wall on some painted 2X4's. It was not a problem for us, I only note it as a caution to those who may have difficulty with stairs. The storage shed is useful for stashing things you don't want to haul up and down every day.

Overall it was perfect for us! St. John has a special place in our hearts. If you love the quiet, back-to-nature feel of this small island, please take a moment to check out the Save Coral Bay web site. (Google: Save Coral Bay)

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit! Come again!
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Estate Carolina Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years 2017/18
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Easter 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

Total Booking Charges (less any taxes) are non-refundable unless Owner is able to re-rent the cottage, less a 20% handling charge of the total rental. No refunds will be made for cancellations made within 60 days of arrival. Guests are encouraged to purchase travelers insurance, especially when traveling during hurricane season, July-November. St John can be at risk for hurricanes.

Let owner know if you would like to pre-reserve extra towels at booking. Fee is $50 for 2 guests, $75 for 4 guests, and $100 for 6 guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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