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Blue Wrasse - Cute Little Cottage for Budget Conscious!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

About the property

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

Wonderful location for a family on a budget or for those who used to stay at Maho! 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 new 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!

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 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!

Amenities

Estate Carolina Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

Blue Wrasse - Cute Little Cottage for Budget Conscious!
average rating of 4.8 based on 60 reviews
5

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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5

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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A pleasant stay

  • 4 of 5

We liked most things about the Blue Wrasse Cottage. It was well laid out to make maximum use of the small space. The kitchen was very nice, as was the deck with its spectacular view. It's primary asset was its seclusion. There were no visible neighbors though they were not that far away. We never really heard other people.

Primary criticisms would be that the main bed was quite uncomfortable, and the main bedroom was 1 flight of outside steps away from the bathroom. Also the fact that the water came from a cistern of rain water that had no purification system. This made it necessary to buy water for cooking and drinking and more importantly to carry it down the 82 steps from the car parking area. We boiled water to wash dishes which was kind of inconvenient.

Overall we greatly enjoyed our stay there and would probably stay there again, even with the aforementioned limitations.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice cottage.

  • 5 of 5

I wish our stay could have been longer. The view is spectacular, the amenities adequate and the cottage itself nicely designed.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know how you feel! Every time we have to leave I think "why can't I stay longer?!?!". Thanks for visiting Blue Wrasse and come again!
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5

Amazing Place!

  • 5 of 5

I escape from Kentucky every winter for someplace warm. My girlfriend and I were looking for someplace different, away from crowds, cruises, and all-inclusive buffet lines. We hit a home run with Blue Wrasse! This unique little place has all the amenities you could ask for: wifi, cable, a/c, snorkel gear, beach chairs, cooler, incredible view, etc. Not sure what to add beyond other spectacular reviews, but the steps are no big deal! Neighbors are close enough to hear you, but can't see. And Tom and Jackie are fantastic managers who you'll want to hang out with! But they're respectful of privacy and will be as involved or uninvolved as you wish. Thanks to them both and to you John for sharing your amazing island home!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed Blue Wrasse! Come again!
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5

Enchanting!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best VRBO we've done! The house was well appointed and comfortable... views are amazing! The stairs are a great way to get exercise! The symphony of birds, peepers, gekos lulled us to sleep at night. The care takers were incredibly approacheable, accommodating & friendly !

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a great review. Thank you for the kind words! Come again soon!
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Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Estate Carolina Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Easter 2017
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$235
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$140
$900
$3,000
 
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
$250
$1,700
 
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
$245
$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

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.

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