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Pure Joy Cottage, 1 BRB Efficiency, Romantic Getaway

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Cruz Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Upscale private retreat with breathtaking sunet views.

Pure Joy Cottage is located in a quiet neighborhood close to town & beaches. The cottage includes: King Size Bed, Private Bath with shower, Outdoor shower, TV with Cable & DVD, Bose Stereo, Wi-Fi, Dinette Seating, Fully equipped Kitchen, Washer/Dryer, Barbeque Grill, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Coolers, Snorkeling Gear, Deck with lounge chairs, table seating & relaxing hot tub.

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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based on 22 traveler reviews

Pure Joy Cottage, 1 BRB Efficiency, Romantic Getaway
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
Rhinebeck NY USA

Cute, cozy, and clean.

  • 4 of 5

Cute & cozy. Pure joy cottage is in a great location with Privacy from neighbors, and has everything you need to enjoy beautiful Saint John. There is a truly wonderful welcome basket to greet you when you arrive! The owners are nearby and friendly. The deck is a great place to have your morning coffee with a beautiful ocean view, and to see sunset glows. The cottage is nicely decorated, very clean, with a large spacious tiled shower. Some construction noise in the neighborhood. Over all, truly lovely and comfortable:)

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect St John cottage for 2.

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I stayed at Pure Joy Cottage the week of March 28, 2015.

The pictures posted don't do the house justice.

Everything from the comfort of the king size bed to the hot tub and kitchen utensils and beach bags and lotion were more then I had expected.

Christine didn't leave anything out and it had all the comforts of home.

Planning on returning next April for our marriage on the beach and our honeymoon!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amherst, MA USA

Peace and tranquility away from the hubbub of Cruz Bay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Pure Joy. The owner has thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable and care-free...everything from a welcome basket of food to snorkeling equipment. She has a house on the property, but the cottage is quite private. The views of Great Cruz Bay from the deck and hot tub are exquisite. The layout is one side of the cottage has a kitchen (small, but has everything you could possibly need) and dinette, and the other side has a king bed and bathroom. So it's a bit small, but much larger than an efficiency, and overall very comfortable. It's easy to get to in the light, but if you're arriving in the dark, be sure to get annotated directions. Best boat: Kekoa sail cat, Bad Kitty for a power cat; best beaches: all, but best snorkeling at Haulover in the east end; most interesting clothes: Sloop Jones in the east end; most interesting restaurants: de Coal Pot and Sogo's; best views for drinks and dinner: Caneel Bay. You do need a jeep to get to the house, but you'll need one for SJ anyway if you want to travel beyond the easy to get to places. People say you can hitchhike, but that's not as reliable as having your own Jeep (St. John Jeep Rentals).

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Valley, New York, USA

Hands down the best, it will make you want to move!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Pure Joy cottage for our honeymoon in september, and my goodness what an amazing experience it was. The cottage is secluded and quit with the most generous, helpful, and accommodating owner.

The porch looks out onto the ocean with a beautiful view of Cruz Bay with st. Thomas and some other small isands in perfect view; making every morning the best you will have. We drank coffee on the porch every morning then packed lunch for the day.

the cottage is loaded with brooks and guides to the island, with the most amazing beaches and snorkeling, USE THEM and you can find just about anything you want, from sharks too sea turtles we saw it all.

There is a really nice full kitchen, which we used alot due to the fact the fish verity on the island you can buy at the groceries, offers a fun cooking experience.

The cottage is conveniently 3 minutes out of the town Great Cruz bay which is the biggest on the island, filled with amazing restaurants, fun little bars, and amazing locals that welcome and guide you in anyway they can.

This cottage in perticular made our vacation, it is everything you need and more, with an amazing bed that makes you sleep in, a beautiful bathroom with a very large shower (with great water pressure may I add better then any hotel! We know it matters) and did I mention the HOTTUB! which by the way has the same amazing view as it is on the porch.

If you love to relax and do it on your own do what we did, though it was a chance , it was well worth taking we went in so called "hurricane season" or down season, some restaurants were closed, but we had two or three days at Jumbie bay and francis bay that we had the beach to ourselves.. literally the only people it's a truly unique experience that offered the opportunity to really take it all in. Beautiful weather the entire trip.

Pure Joy has it all and ymis sure to blow yoyr expections out of the water.We have suggested this to everyone we know and will continue to go to Pure Joy for the rest of our lives , as that's what this place is... Pure Joy

P.s. say hello to the iguanas in the trees the porch over looks! They are always an entertaining bunch to watch in the morning with your coffee.


  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Pure Joy "

  • 5 of 5

This property is kept in a meticlous manor. The owner has not forgotten one amenity. Everything is there to make it so you can actually stay there for your entire vacation or take day trips at your leisure. This property is highly recommended and we cannot wait until we return........................

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure Joy is definitely true to its name!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Pure Joy Cottage for 9 nights this past February and cannot say enough good things about our experience. The cottage is immaculate and has everything you need - and the view from the deck was absolutely beautiful! Christine is a great host. She's there if you have questions and otherwise gives you all of the privacy you want. The welcome basket from Sam and Jack's was a great touch, and she has stocked the cottage with everything you need while on St. John - beach towels and chairs, snorkel gear and aloe in case you spend a little too much time on the beautiful beaches! The location is a short drive to Cruz bay and very easy to get around. We'd definitely recommend Pure Joy without reservation and hope to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Cruz Bay Ferry Dock
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Great Cruz Bay & Chocolate Hole
Car: recommended

Pure Joy Cottage is located in Great Cruz Bay Estates, 3 miles to Cruz Bay and a 10 min drive to the beautiful Northshore beaches.


Rates & Availability

Cruz Bay Cottage Rental Rates

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High Season
Dec 10 2016 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Note: Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed.
Holiday Season Rate : Dates Dec. 20, 2015 - Jan. 4,2016

50% due upon signing reservation agreement, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

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Cruz Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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