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Adorable, fully equipped & budget friendly!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

Description

Upper Carolina Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom (Loft), 1 Bath, Screened Porch, A/C, Washer/Dryer

The Tropical Tree house is a very private cottage new to the rental market in 2015.

Central Air Conditioning installed August 2015 for those times when the tropical breezes just aren't enough!!!

The road to the house and the driveway are completely paved, and the cottage is down 68 steps the middle of lush green trees with a view of St. John, Drake's Channel and Tortola.

The main level includes the kitchen, living room, bathroom. The screened-in porch, dining table and seating for 4, a sitting area and a hammock. The comfy queen size bed is located in the bedroom loft. There is also a washer and dryer on the lower level.

Fully equipped kitchen, filtered drinking water, ice maker, WIFI, cable TV, iPhone 5 dock, beach towels and chairs, cooler, and washer and dryer are all included.

Additional guests will be considered on an individual basis.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Susan De Bonis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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About Susan De Bonis

We purchased the Tropical Tree House in 2007 and lived in it until January 2015.

We are still on St. John, but moved a couple minutes up the road...so you have complete privacy, but we are here if you have any questions or concerns during your stay :-)

Susan De Bonis purchased this cottage in 2007

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Adorable, fully equipped & budget friendly!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

What a wonderful week! Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week on St. John in the Tropical Tree House. Thank you Susan and Bob - your home is beautiful. Perfect size, gorgeous setting, simple and lovely interior, everything we hoped for and could have wanted for the week. Though the stairway to "our" home for the week would not be for everyone, we truly appreciated the privacy of the home, the wonderful screen porch, and having everything we needed. We enjoyed leisurely mornings over coffee on the porch, before heading off for days of hiking and snorkeling, and then returning to the home, which felt like a haven. The location, close to Coral Bay and so many wonderful beaches, trails, and restaurants, was also perfect for us. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming, quiet and accommodating

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect and Sue was very accommodating! It was a great, comfortable retreat after long days of swimming, snorkeling and hiking. We loved lying in the hammock and enjoying the sounds of the St. John evenings from the screened in porch. The cottage looked exactly like the pictures, including the cleanliness. We will absolutely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Steps to Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The tropical tree house was a little slice of paradise. The cottage was clean, airy, and provided everything we needed for our 9 day stay. We were up early with the roosters/ birds to enjoy full days in St John but the screened in porch is a welcome and comfortable area for morning coffee or an afternoon/evening cocktail. The air conditioner in the upstairs bedroom loft is fantastic and the bed is extremely comfortable (which is rare). The washer and dryer is another convenience not found very often which can help decrease how much you need to pack! There is cable television which Sue & Bob came to set up since we didnt realize it had to be set on channel 3. They are both extremely responsive to any questions we had.The kitchen has everything you would need although we always went out. There are extra supplies for everything, if needed, as well as beach chairs, towels, cooler etc. All you need to pack are your shorts, sandals, bathing suits and sneakers for hikes. We enjoyed Aqua Bistro, Sweet Plantains, and Skinny Legs for Burgers. We rarely went to Cruz Bay since we prefer the quiet side of the Island. We would go to Pickles for Breakfast and order sandwiches from them for lunch and pack them in the cooler provided at the Tree House. The beaches we went to most were Salt Pond, Frances, and Lameshur. Snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay is always good as well as Frances and we hiked Rams Head. Low Key is a good Dive shop for scuba in Cruz Bay. The Tropical Tree House provided a great location for a private getaway. There are several stairs down to the cottage so don't forget anything once you leave for the day because you won't want to have to run back down to get it. We looked at it like a little stair master for the day. Overall, this is a lovely space to getaway from it all, enjoying nature and all St John has to offer! Can't wait til 2017!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable & Cozy in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was a great way to spend our Christmas! The place was super clean and roomier than expected. The listing is accurate, you can expect what see, which is not always the case. Our daughter loved reading on the screened in porch in the hammock listening to the birds. The house gets plenty of breeze and the kitchen is welled equipped. We loved the Coral Bay area and the topography around it. The owner was great at communicating and answering any questions about the property. Two thumbs up!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Place

  • 5 of 5

The Tropical Treehouse was a fantastic place to stay for our trip to St. John. The view was stunning and the house was quite comfortable. The best feature of the house is the huge screened-in porch. It was relaxing to wake up every morning and sit down with a cup of coffee and great book and have a view of Coral Bay. The house has a full kitchen with everything you would need to cook your meals. The grill was great as well! The location is fantastic for anybody looking for a quiet, relaxing and private place to stay. There is a market and quite a few restaurants down the road which is convenient. The house was absolutely immaculate and has toiletries if needed along with beach towels, chairs and a cooler for your use. The proximity to everything is fantastic and again, convenient. Again, if you're looking for a quite, peaceful, convenient and relaxing place to stay, this is the place to go! Sue and Bob were fantastic to communicate with before, during and after the trip. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hope to Stay Here Again!

  • 5 of 5

The Tropical Treehouse was even better than I had expected. It was perfect for a low-key week long stay on the Coral Bay side of St. John. Something that wasn't fully captured in the photos is the size of the screened-in porch. It was quite big and added another layer to the loft/studio-- it wraps around the house in an L-shape with a hammock, couches and small outdoor dining table. This is where my boyfriend and me spent most of our time--eating meals, reading, watching the sunset, playing chess. Sue and Bob keep the place very clean and had basic supplies for us to use such as towels, spices, shampoo, conditioner, paper towels, pots, pans, etc. Although it was hot inside at times (no AC), the studio comes equipped with multiple fans (including ceiling fans) that cool down the place enough on humid nights. As mentioned in another post, there is a good sandwich shop down the street called Pickles in Paradise. We also ate dinner close by at Sweet Plantain and Skinny Legs which were decent. Most meals we cooked at the place though.

Sue was very accessible by phone and email. I received my deposit back in the mail shortly after my stay. From my experience, Sue and Bob are trustworthy and experienced renters and I would highly recommend the Tropical Treehouse to anyone visiting St. John.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Natalie, thank you so much for the wonderful review and for letting us know that the house was too warm for you, even with all the fans. As the Tropical Tree House is a new rental this year, we greatly appreciate all feedback we receive to make our guests to make our rental house as comfortable as possible...We are installing central AC which will be ready for next season :-)
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Aqua Bistro, Skinny Legs, Indigo Grill
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Aqua Bistro, Skinny Legs or Indigo Grill
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Maho or Francis
Car: necessary

The Tropical Tree House is located about 750 feet up on Bordeaux Mountain. It is just a short one minute ride down the hill to Coral Bay where restaurants, bars, grocery and gift shops are located.

Rates & Availability

Upper Carolina Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday 2016/2017
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
2017 High Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Presidents Week, Spring Break, Easter and Carnival (July 4th week) may be higher.
There is a $300 refundable security/damage deposit in addition to the rent.
Additional guests are considered on an individual basis..
***This property is not suitable for the elderly or infirm as there are 68 steps to the house***

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Amenities

Upper Carolina Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , Located in the loft
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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