Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
- english, spanish, Understanding of written French & Italian
About Judith Kane
Originally from Massachusetts, retired to St. John after 30 years teaching Northern New Mexico. Travel and learning from different cultures (at heart, we are more the same than different! in what we want for our children, our lives, our world).
Judith Kane purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why Judith Kane chose Lower Carolina
I have tried to keep the cottage comfortable and well-stocked for your visit, while offering you the chance to experience something different, 'island-y' and respectful of the local St. Johnian culture. My guest reviews affirm it succeeds.
What makes this Cottage unique
Located on the less-developed side of island, private-feeling yet close to all Coral Bay has to offer, this is an opportunity to EXPERIENCE what living in an actual West Indian style 'island house' might be like, rather than a concrete condo-style rental. 'Green' living is highlighted (working with native plants only, adapting to terrain rather forcing it to fit building plans, plus simpler, timeless solutions to daily living. Birds abound and so does peace and quiet.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Delightful stay at Catch & Keep,
Well maintained, just as seen in the photographs. Clean; well lit, charming decor. Quiet & peaceful location, yet quick drive into Coral Bay.
Thank you Amie. And thank you too for sending your nephew. Judy
What a gem! Judy is such a wonderful host. I visited with my husband and two toddlers and the house had everything we needed. From the views to the carefully curated decor from Judy’s travels - it was a dream. We hope to come back soon!
Wonderful location, great host.
Beautiful idilic location. Very romantic. Strongly recommend.
The description and pictures of catch and keep are so very true. This was a wonderful place to stay. Everything we needed was at our fingertips. The natural flowing breeze was all we needed to cool off... lack of air conditioning is not an issue and not needed. Will be going back for sure!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to compliment! Twenty years of reviews all agree the breeze was all that was needed to stay cool. Now I'd like to return the praise as well for you left the cottage immaculate. I would have loved you even without the chocolate squares...they didn't make it through an entire day (sigh). Come again! Judy
Excellent host and place!!
Judy was an excellent host and made sure that we were comfortable during our stay at her place. She was waiting for us at an intersection to guide us to the cottage when our flight arrived late after dark. The cottage has all the facilities and is kid-friendly. Well ventilated with amazing porch. It is located at the quite place of the island in safe neighbourhood. Some portions of the road to the highway is dirt road and steep and needs a 4WD high-suspension vehicle such as Jeep Wrangler on these roads. Definitely recommended if planning to stay in Coral Bay area.
I enjoyed having you as well! And I will always treasure the memory of seeing you 3 standing on the steps waving and giving ME a lovely sendoff as I drove off for my trip a few hours before your departure. What a sweet gesture!
Coral bay play.
Cottage is clean nicely kept, but not quite as advertised. The info indicates air conditioning and dishwasher. Neither exist. Air conditioning wax not needed, but should be removed from the info. Owner gives excellent service.
So sorry about the A/C...I've NEVER had it in the 20 years I've advertised with VRBO/HomeAway. As guest says, it is not needed as I get a wonderful breeze that keeps the bugs away as a plus! Most budget rentals have A/C because they find after building that they need it, as place may be situated in a place that does not get breeze.
As for dishwasher...I AM guilty. My skewed sense of humor lists "Dishwasher" and "Ice Maker" as YOU. I don't go in for bells and whistles because salt air rusts and quickly makes tiny parts not function. I do provide old-fashioned ice cubes instead. The lack of dishwasher?... any woman on HER vacation will tell you, 'Eat Out" = Problem Solved (if you don't want to use the detergent and new sponge provided).
I provide information on Virgin Island National Park outings, hikes, lectures, cultural demonstrations and Ranger Guided Educational activities.
CHECK OUT time is 10AM but if no guests arriving, please ask. I am flexible.