Meritage Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, AC, Jacuzzi, King Bed
About Chris Rosbrook
Hello, my name is Chris and I am the owner of Meritage. I first visited St. John back in 1982 while working as a Chef aboard private yachts. After comparing St. John with all the other islands I discovered during my nine years of traveling the world, I picked St. John as my favorite place on the planet. In 1990 when I decided to live on land again I chose St. John as my home and opened a number of fine dinning restaurants during the 90's, some of which you may have frequented over the years, Asolare, Chateau Bordeaux, Paradiso, Baracuda Bistro and going way back to his first establishment Paradise Pizza as well as the Bad Art Bar which was a funky late night dance bar. I acquired Meritage in 1998 and spent two years refurbishing the house and adding many new decks, a pool, hot tub, a master bedroom, and the stand alone private honeymoon cottage. My love of gardening can be seen in the beautiful array of tropical gardens surrounding Meritage that I developed over my 20 years as owner. I also enjoy wood working and have added some of my own workmanship to the house like the red cedar dinning tables and coffee and end tables in the main room. I have spent many years of my life perfecting the details of Meritage because my hope is that when you stay you truly feel like it's your own home.
Chris Rosbrook purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Chris Rosbrook chose Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay
Meritage is where we have taken time to add the warmth and charm that sets us apart from other rental homes. This home has a true Caribbean feeling in every aspect of the design and lay out of the property from the lush tropical gardens to the views overlooking Hart Bay and neighboring Islands. Looking west you are sure to watch the most magnificent sunsets each evening which will leave you breathless.
What makes this Cottage unique
Meritage is located in the Chocolate Hole area of St.John only a few minutes drive to the village of Cruz Bay where where you can find restaurants, bars, shopping and night life all within a few blocks. This is a quiet, peaceful and safe neighborhood to relax in.
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Chocolate bay home
We had a wonderful time at this beautiful home. The property was much more than we had hoped for. The bed was comfortable, the kitchen well stocked, and the views were amazing. The pool and hot tub were a great way to spend relaxing evenings. Abby was so friendly and helpful. We hope to stay here again one day!
Best vacation ever !!!
My husband and I just returned from the best vacation we have ever been on and it had everything to do with our rental home !! Well ok the beaches are pretty fantastic too !! The owner Chris was exceptional in every way !! Flexible and generous are the two words that come to mind. This home is far beyond what the pictures show and we will most definitely be coming back. Every little detail is covered for you as a guest you don’t have to think about beach chairs or coolers or even snorkel equipment!!
We could not have been happier with our experience in St.John !!
Thank you Chris !!
It was such a pleasure to have met you and are looking forward to seeing you again soon !!
Dan and Nicole Zimmerman
Dan & Nicole,
Thanks for taking time to write a review of your stay at Meritage Cottage. We are always pleased when we here all our effort to make our guest vacation one they will always cherish. Please come back and join us again in the future, we look forward to seeing you.
Chris & Abby
Amazing little cottage perfect for two.
The house was amazing, the views were breathtaking. We plan to visit every year.
So glad to know that you loved the Cottage and will be coming back again. We look forward to seeing you next year. Thanks for taking time to write a note for us in the review section to let other guest know what you thought.
Chris & Abby
Beautiful view and close to town! Def need a jeep!!!
The place was immaculate and there were views in all directions 💖 Def need a jeep but really great! Thanks Chris and Abby!
Thanks for writing a review and glad to hear you enjoyed the Cottage and the views. Just wanted to clarify to guest reading this review that the roads are all paved right to the cottage and the reference of needing a jeep may just be a recommendation for the Island in general.
Thanks again guys and hope you come join us again.
Chris & Abby
Perfect cottage for a couple
My husband and I had a fantastic vacation in St. John's, and loved our home away from home. It had everything we needed and was very comfy. The porch is awesome, and having the grill ready to go was wonderful since we caught a couple fish on our boating trip! We enjoyed being tucked away in the forest with a gorgeous view, while having Cruz Bay a short drive away. We highly recommend staying here, you will be well taken care of by Sinbad! :)
We are so thankful we were able to spend our time at St. John in your lovely cottage. Everything we needed was within reach. The view was beautiful, your cottage was beautiful, everything was great! It was the perfect getaway!
Thank you, thank you! We appreciate you helping us with our transition into St John. Thank you for the who's, what, when, where, and how!
Hope to visit again one day!
Jessica and Laurie
Jessica & Laurie,
We are glad to to hear Meritage Cottage fit the bill for your vacation on St.John. I'll pass your message onto Sinbad and let him know how much you appreciated all his help getting you all acclimated to your new surroundings. Thanks for taking time to write a review, were always curious to know what people think of our service.
Chris & Sinbad