Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Why John Hilbert chose Estate Carolina
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!
Max guests: 6
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Amazing location for our honeymoon!
The Blue Wrasse was our home for a week while we were here to get married and have our honeymoon. It was quiet and secluded and the views are just breathtaking. I’ve spent every morning sitting on the covered porch watching the sun rise. The new deck is beautiful and they have added a nice patio table, chairs and lounge chairs. The outdoor shower is cool.
The location is great. Only a 2-3 minute ride to Skinny Legs or our personal favorite, The Danforth. The drive to Cruz Bay is only 25 min or so and it’s so pretty!
Be prepared for a good workout on the stairs (think we counted 87). Make sure you have everything you need when going up or down, because you don’t want to go back to get what you forgot for a few minutes! BUT...it’s worth it for the seclusion and view. We promise!!!
We made good use of the beach chairs, cooler and snorkel gear provided!
Jackie and Tom were phenomenal to work with. They allowed me to send a box down before I came that had my wedding flowers in it so I didn’t have to carry them on the plane. The box was waiting in the house when we arrived. Jackie also made me a beautiful necklace with a blue stone that I wore on our wedding day.
We will absolutely be staying at the Blue Wrasse the next time we are on the island. We hope you enjoy your stay here as much as we did.
I spent Christmas here with my 2 college aged kids and it was perfect for us. It had just the right amount of space to be together and have our own space at the same time. The cottage is supplied with everything we needed and more. Very easy living for those who like the simple life. I am so thankful that the owners share this place.
So glad you all enjoyed the cottage! Come visit us again!
Cozy treehouse-like cottage with amazing view of Coral Bay
We came to St John to celebrate our 30th anniversary, having been there 3 other times in the past 20 years. We have always stayed on the Coral Bay side of the island and Blue Wrasse was a perfect spot. It’s small and cozy, with great use of both indoor and outdoor space and fabulous views—especially from the red swinging chair. We loved hearing the birds, frogs, and hermit crabs sing all day and night. As others have remarked, there are a lot of stairs, so you need to be fit and not have a ton of luggage, but the stairs add to the seclusion and intimacy of the property.
We think Blue Wrasse is the "perfect spot" too! Thanks for the great review and please come visit again!
A little slice of heaven....
What a delight this sweet property is! The additional space that just happened to the deck is spectacular and really sets this property apart from others, especially when you take the view into account! We spent the vast majority of our time either there or snorkeling on the island. We sat out every morning and had coffee and by night we just enjoyed the Caribbean breeze and beautiful sounds of nature! You literally feel like you are in your own God made sound machine out there! The property was quaint. We only used the downstairs area since it was just me and my husband so I can't speak to the upstairs loft. The property was super clean and spotless. The property managers (Jackie and Tom) are fantastic and answer all your questions and some you didn't even know you had! What a delight they are! I am not an emotional person, but I literally teared up as we said our last good byes to the Blue Wrasse. Our 10th anniversary could not have been better and this property was such a contributor to amazing memories and our first (and for sure not last)St. John Island get away.
I'm so happy to hear that you loved the new deck and your time at Blue Wrasse! Please come again!
Cozy cottage with fantastic deck and amazing views!
Blue Wrasse was the perfect get-away spot for us. The cottage was very clean when we arrived. Communication with Tom and Jackie was fantastic. They reached out to us a few days before our arrival to be sure that they could answer any questions we had and also to be sure that we understood how to access the cottage. Both Tom and Jackie are a pleasure to talk with and you know they are there to help in anyway they can. John, the property owner, is available as well via VRBO messages and wants to ensure that your stay is above expectations.
The area is nice and quite. The cottage is located close by Skinny Legs, Miss Lucy's, Rhum Line, The Oasis and Aqua Bistro. So if you are visiting on-season, you have plenty of options to choose from. Or you can always make your own meals in the cottage.
The views are absolutely amazing. You are facing east, so you get beautiful sunrises and gorgeous sunsets shining on Coral Bay.
The newly expanded upper deck and the new lower deck provide such a nice place to relax and take in the views. We really enjoyed just sitting on the swing, watching the sunset and listening to the sounds of nature; so relaxing, I would about fall asleep!
Note that the description of the cottage is accurate. It is cozy and comfortable. And, as the description points out, the cottage is on a hillside and there are about 82 steps down to cottage, which means 82 steps back UP to the driveway. Not a problem for my partner and I, but something to consider if you or one of your party have issues with steps.
We highly recommend Blue Wrasse and look forward to booking a return trip soon.
Chad & Chris
Thanks so much for your fantastic review and for being the first to experience our new deck! We look forward to welcoming you to Blue Wrasse again in the future!