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SURVIVED HURRICANES INTACT! Adorable and Affordable!!! - Full A/C & W/D

Bedrooms 1
Space 710 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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

We are incredibly fortunate that the Tropical Tree House survived Hurricanes Irma and Maria intact! Got hooked up to Power in December! And we are now ready to host guests!

The roads on St John are steep and curvy so you will need to rent a Jeep... 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 chairs, a sitting area and a hammock. The comfy queen size bed is located in the loft which is accessed by a ladder. 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, Bluetooth speaker, beach towels and chairs, cooler, and washer and dryer are all included.

Additional guests may be considered on an individual basis and for an additional fee.

More Details

Susan De Bonis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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


Upper Carolina Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • 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 ...
  • 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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SURVIVED HURRICANES INTACT! Adorable and Affordable!!! - Full A/C & W/D
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Nashville, TN

Solitude in the tree tops

  • 5 of 5

What a fun place to stay! The photos are really accurate and everything was just as advertised. My wife and I stayed 5 days here and it was perfect for 2 people. There was a full kitchen, a screened in porch, as well as a loft with a comfortable queen sized bed. We couldn't ask for much more!

It's also really close to all the restaurants in Coral Bay (which were all delicious). I think our favorite part was the privacy. You can hear people somewhat close to you, but there is no way you could see another human! A really nice feature for us!

One note - the stairs are no joke! 68 steps straight down the side of a mountain. That means 68 stairs straight up! Haha. I think we got used to them by the end of the trip, but it's not a place for anyone with mobility issues.

The Air conditioning was great! (we were there in August so we put it on at night)

We had access to beach chairs and a cooler which we used almost everyday.

Overall, an extremely clean & comfortable place to stay. I'll definitely check the availability here if we come back to St. John.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, young son, and I had a wonderful stay at the Tropical Tree House during our recent trip to St. John! We loved being on the Coral Bay side as it felt more secluded and less touristy than the Cruz Bay area, but still with lot's to do! The Tree House was the perfect size for us and provided a great feel of seclusion with a gorgeous view from the screened in porch. It was also a huge plus to have a washer and dryer as it allowed us to pack lightly! We loved our visit and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice, secluded home

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as advertised, and was therefore exactly what we expected. If you like what you see online, you will like the place. The owner was very helpful and responsive with our questions.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a lovely cottage! Spent 17 days here and would do it again.

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as it appears in the photos. One must be able to climb the sixty some stairs but once you've done that you will adore this villa!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and private vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Tropical Treehouse is an oasis painted in tropical colors and offering a relaxed, welcoming respite. The cottage was very clean and had everything that was needed to start our vacation.The pictures are an accurate representation of what the cottage looks like but they don't fully capture the charm and beauty of it. Susan is very organized so all information is delivered well in advance of arrival. Directions to the cottage were sent as well as contact information for the owners, when and where to rent a car etc. Both Susan and Bob are very outgoing, friendly and helpful.

The Treehouse is aptly named as it is built on the side of Bordeaux Mountain among the trees with a view of Coral Bay beyond. The morning is filled with the sound of birds in the trees and the Island roosters! Coffee on the screened in porch was a visual delight and so relaxing! You can hear other people, at times, but you can't see anyone. The cottage is very private and safe with no need to lock the doors. There are 68 steps to the cottage but they are well lit with handrails. They are steep so the lighter your suitcase the better. We considered it part of our daily exercise!

Our eight days went by too quickly so we have already booked our return visit next February at the Tropical Treehouse. It is a delightful place to call "home" for a few days.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great stay

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay for couples. We spent 5 nights in January and February 2017 and had a wonderful stay. Clean, affordable with everything you need . Only had to use the AC for a couple hours each night. The washer and dryer were a definite plus. Susan and Bob the owners are very accommodating and we had our security deposit back within one week which was outstanding giving the snail mail of St. John.

Convenient to all that the south side of St. John has to offer including great beaches at Haulover Bay (including the swim up pontoon boat bar) Salt Pond Bay and Lamshur Bays and good eats at Skinny Legs, Pickles in Paradise, Concordia Cafe and the Indigo Grill.

The 69 steps to the house could be a challenge for some, but if you take your time going up and down it is not a problem. Can't wait for our next trip to our favorite island in the Caribbean.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • 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.




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***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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