|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Sweet, simple, and affordable, Stone Post Cottage is as perfect for a serene solo getaway as it is for a dreamy honeymoon. A detached stand-alone building, The Stone Cottage contains a bathroom, a private deck, and a bed/sitting room with a queen-sized bed. Other in-room amenities include a wine refrigerator, a toaster oven, a Mr. Coffee and/or electric tea kettle. Your exclusive parking place, an after-beach outdoor shower, and a lockable storage room stocked with a selection of coolers, snorkel gear, and beach chairs are also part of the cottage.
Be a welcome guest at Stone Post Cottage. Enjoy lovely views in every direction from sunrise to sunset. Stroll ever-changing, extensive tropical gardens designed to be especially attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Relax midst charming, comfortable furnishings indoors and out. For breakfast, cross the courtyard to The Orchid Hall where a breakfast buffet begins each day with tea & coffee at 7am followed by continental-plus breakfast offerings from 7:30 to 9:30. A refrigerator/freezer available for your use as well as maps, guide books, and a pleasant sitting area complete the Orchid Hall.
Cruz Bay shopping & restaurants are a convenient, easy 5 minute drive away. Beyond the tiny town an island of fabulous beaches and hiking trails invites your exploration. Return to the sunset view of St. Thomas from The Stone Cottage's private deck or the Thermo-Spa. Savor the wonderful view of Hart Bay from the pool deck gazebo or the poolside lounge chairs or enjoy some time in the beautiful fresh water 55 foot lap pool. You are welcome to join - at no charge - Pool Pilates (Lite) Classes offered Monday and Wednesday (only) from 3:30 to 4:45.
Further amenities include air conditioning, good Wi-Fi Internet access indoors and out, cable TV/DVD player, unlimited Netflix, beach towels, floats for the pool, a Thermo-Spa hot tub, and a gas grill with burner. Hair dryers, ironing boards, and irons are available by request. AND the pool deck bar complete with mini fridge/freezer, blender, microwave oven, and sink as well as pots & pans, grill equipment, dishes and glassware is for your use while in residence. Every guest at Stone Post Cottage finds a unique and happy way to use it all for a delightful experience and memories to cherish.
An avid gardener for most of my life I began to become fascinated with the notion of a tropical garden. For a while I thought adding a wonderful greenhouse to my Connecticut home would satisfy that desire but when I had the chance to actually attempt a garden in the tropics I took it - I hope I have the chance to spend the rest of my life editing and sharing a tropical garden.
Margaret Merrill purchased this cottage in 2002
I chose St. John because it is a Caribbean destination that is easy to get to and from for family and friends as well as myself and because it is American so while there are adjustments aplenty the language, the money, and the laws are familiar - mostly!
I love to go out in the evening and am so happy I don't have to give a thought to the drive home on this hilly complicated island because I am so close to town. My land is less hilly than most and so I can truly be indoors and out all day - most welcome is some time in the pool followed by a relaxing 15 minutes in the hot tub. My convenient location means I can pick up BBQ at Uncle Joe's or pizza at da Livio and bring it back to my pool deck where family and I dine while the local avian chorus serenades us.
My husband and I visit St John every year and we stay at a new place each time. Even though, we stayed at Stone Post Cottage for only 3 nights, we found it a delightful comfortable spot. It has an old style aesthetic and vintage appeal. Beautifully appointed inside and out. It's close proximity to town is nice yet you seem to be nicely tucked in among the gardens. Margaret is on-sight if you need anything as well as the friendly caretakers; Ann and Patty. We would definitely stay here again for a much longer time.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Stone Post Cottage for about a week in February.
I have been to St John several times, but this was definitely my favorite place to stay!
It is a very conveniently located, serene spot. SPC is very close to town, yet away from all the hustle and bustle.
The rooms at the cottage are very clean and well decorated, amenities are new, gardens are spectacular! There were lots of flowers in bloom, which attracted butterflies and hummingbirds.
Margaret was a wonderful host providing helpful information and checking in with us daily.
I highly recommend Stone Post Cottage for anyone looking for a restful getaway!
I will always remember our wonderful trip to St John largely because of this beautiful cottage. The cottage itself is out of a fairy tale, beautiful views so bright and cheery. Although there is air conditioning we left the doors and windows open and enjoyed the lovely breeze. The gardens are georgeous and I loved watching the humming birds and butterflies that enjoyed the flowers as much as I did. A refreshing pool with so many comfortable places to enjoy the outdoor areas. Margaret is a wonderful host. I would recommend this piece of heaven to anyone and hope we can return again to this beautiful place.
Booked our stay for Feb 2016 the previous July after speaking at length and in wonderful detail with the owner Maragret. She answered every question and provided great information where I had gaps in our plan.
We were greeted at the ferry with a sign and led up to the SPC in our rental (jeep) we also picked up right at the ferry, like VIPS. After very quick and easy drive to the property we were given the tour in fine detail. The cottage was an incredible sight after our long trip. In addition to the use of the gorgeous pool and hot tub, We would be offered use of the variety of coolers, beach chairs, snorkeling equipment and a shelf in the large fridge and cooler packs in the freezer.
The cottage is so comfortable with beautiful linnens and the softest bath and beach towels I've ever had while traveling. The shower and bed alone are worth every very reasonable penny for the cottage, both are unique, beautiful and spacious.
Each morning we awoke to an amazing sunrise over the pool with crystal views of Chocolate Hole and the hillsides around the property. We were provided with and lovely breakfast of coffee, teas, fresh fruit (including ripe passion fruit in season grown on property!) muffins, bagels, hard boiled eggs, yogurt and granola. Plenty to get you going for a day of adventure.
Any request or question we had was answered promptly and graciously and many suggestions and directions were offered helpfully.
We couldn't have asked for or ordered a better location, venue, or host for our first stay on the island.
We can't wait to return and would happily recommend for any occasion to book and stay at the SPC!!
Thank you Margaret, Patti and Ann! We had the vacation stay we dreamed of and more!
Best Value St John's Hideaway!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This cottage was my life-reviver for 2015! Conveniently located just a few minutes from the ferry dock, the Stone Post Cottage was my home for a week after a tough year in the Big Apple without a break. Sitting in the hot pool while tropical showers sprinkled in the evening just melted the New York tension away, before diving into the lap size pool to further reinvigorate the system. Cooking by barbecue under the moonlight by the pool, while enjoying a cold one becomes a habit you never hope to break. Great clean amenities with privacy, and different viewing balconies overlooking the great views out to sea and other bays makes it even more enticing. Conveniently located just a couple minutes from shopping markets and taxis, and it takes only about 10 minutes to get out to some of the best beaches with the clearest water you will ever see! A great part of your stay here is the warmth of your host Margaret and her tight team that are there in a flash when you need them, or out of sight for your complete privacy if preferred. You would pay hundreds of dollars more for a comparable experience, but still probably not feel as welcome and relaxed as you can at Stone Post Cottage. If you are looking for that great value escape, and you deserve to be around quality nature, beaches and hosts, do yourself a favor and just book here. You will be jelly afterwards from decompressing- and the only regret you will have is having to leave!
I know most of you are searching endlessly for that 'perfect' place to spend a wonderful vacation that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.... well - LOOK NO FURTHER!! Stone Post Cottage is a Treasure! We are repeat visitors to St. John and have stayed in numerous places from resorts to villas. Our Stone Post experience was the best by far!
The Cottage is exactly as described. It is perfectly situated - easy access to town ( YOU WILL NEED A CAR ), quiet and tropical - perched on a hill with a fantastic view out to the ocean. We were met by our lovely caretaker when we got to the island and followed in OUR RENTAL CAR to Stone Post. The cottage was meticulously clean, charmingly furnished, with custom details abound. The bathroom was spacious, up to date hardware with a fantastic shower. Every morning was spent on our balcony with a good cup of coffee looking out across the island. The gardens are full of beautiful tropical plants attracting hummingbirds. I have never seen as many! Make sure you check out the night blooming cactus - STUNNING! On the property is a FULL SIZE LAP POOL that is brilliantly clean that we were fortunate to have to ourselves and a large jacuzzi. The caretaker of the property was wonderful with us and such a pleasure to meet. I also participated in the "Pool Pilates" class which was a blast - made some new friends and learned more about the island - beaches, restaurants e.t.c
We really had such a great experience - very sad to leave. We will definitely be returning to our tiny island home.
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
Guests who need to cancel receive a full refund less a flat $100.00 Cancellation Fee with six weeks notice. With three to six weeks notice a 50% refund less $100.00 Cancellation Fee will be made for cancellation. No refunds are given for cancellations made within three weeks of the reservation arrival date. If there is any reason to expect a possible cancellation, guests are advised to purchase travel insurance.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.