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10% OFF IN MARCH... 6 days 3/14-3/20...Adorable, budget friendly, full A/C, W/D

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

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.

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Susan De Bonis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

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 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

10% OFF IN MARCH... 6 days 3/14-3/20...Adorable, budget friendly, full A/C, W/D
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

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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Two Pickles in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Me and my GF had a wonderful and relaxing vacation stay in the Tropical Tree House. The house is cozy, the bed is extremely comfortable, wifi was strong, the kitchen has everything you need to make a meal if you want to stay in for the night. The screened-in porch is a real bonus, we loved waking up and drinking coffee on the deck, and we loved staying on the Coral Bay side of the island. The only downside to the house would be if you have any mobility issues. The car park is a short by steep stair climb. Outside of that, a perfect retreat.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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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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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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
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan-Feb 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
2018 High Season
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
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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Upper Carolina Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , Located in the loft
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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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