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Entrance from driveway View from spa/ view can also be seen inside cottage living room and bedroom View from both living room and bedroom deck Awesome view from the hammock Relaxed living on the deck Futon couch with a wonderful view Pretty, well - equipped kitchen Dining Room path to back yard showing part of mural (steps to parking area) Eating area in the  backyard Watch the Bananaquits in the sugar water the deck Mural with mermaid and dolphin on path to backyard Entrance to Island Cottage View from deck at Island Cottage

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Last updated: 04/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Coral Bay house description

Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and the luscious Coral Bay breeze from this cheerful, friendly cottage located in slower-paced, historic Coral Bay. It's a comfortable, colorful, and spacious home with lush gardens, lots of privacy and an expansive deck. This is not a shared environment; it is completely private with your own house and gardens. Tracey, your wonderful host, prepares the house beautifully and provides you with a key to your own private paradise! Beautiful white sand beaches for sun bathing, swimming and snorkeling are just a few minutes away or you can stroll over to Crabby's, rent a kayak and snorkel gear and paddle over to a secluded beach not accessible by car. (Island Cottage is only a 15 minute drive to northside beaches and a couple of miles to Salt Pond Bay beach.)

In the evening walk down to the harbor and enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the wonderful Coral Bay restaurants or stop for groceries and have a romantic dinner at home on the deck.

The owners are artisans and this shows up in this home. This house has a paved access and great off the street parking. When you inquire and reserve Island Cottage you will work directly with the owner. We make sure your experience is personal and rewarding - all interactions will be with the owner or Tracey our on-island host. Air conditioning in the bedroom.

REVIEWS:
' I've stayed all around St. John and Island Cottage is by far the best; it offers more for the price than any place I've stayed - hotel, B&B, and other houses. When I first saw Island Cottage on the website, I thought the pictures were amazing; but after staying there; I realized the pictures don't do it justice. It's an inspiration and a work of art.' Joyce Robinson, 2009

As the book full of accolades at Island Cottage attests, your home was beyond any expectation we had. Sarah and I had a magical week there. The house is beautiful and I counted myself lucky indeed to have a week of spectacular sunrises. Local dining was great, the snorkeling was amazing and the sightseeing was wonderful as well. Thank you so much for opening your home to the huddled masses as you do, you have a jewel there. And speaking of jewels...Tracey was one of the warmest people I have ever met. You have a treasure in her. Mary, the gardener, was a cracker, we met on our next to the last day and could have spent the rest of the afternoon talking away. Everyone associated with this time away was wonderful.' Kevin and Sarah, Vermont. January, 2009

'One of the best uses of space, color and art we have seen. Complements the view - not sure which is prettier.. inside or out! We loved it!' Jean and Scott, August, 2008

'We've had a short, but wonderful stay at Island Cottage. Your place far exceeded expectations and your attention to detail most appreciated.' August, 2008 Beth and Dean, Georgia

'This is our honeymoon and we feel we picked the perfect island to enjoy it and couldn't be happier with Island Cottage. We absolutely loved Salt Pond Bay right here in Coral Bay. We've had a magical time here. Your place here is wonderful, and it is very obvious all the care you bestow on it so lovingly. We were touched by your attention to detail; the landscaping shows an artist's patience and loving hand at work. Thank you for sharing this wonderful, magical place with us. Maggie and Eric June 2008

'We were so pleased at how well this place 'works'. The fans and cross ventilation kept it really pleasant in mid-July. It could sound mundane to someone who hasn't taken a look at other driveways hereabouts but this driveway is primo. We really enjoyed the birds and anoles; the bananaquits put on such a show in return for a bowl of sugar water. We had a great vacation!' The Campbells

Cindy, Harry and Tracey -
What can I say but St. John was so much better than imagined. Island Cottage is a place we will NEVER forget... beautiful, peaceful and rich with memories. You have a treasure here!
Dennis and Leslie; October, 2008

'If you seek constant entertainment, pool parties, cocktails served all day, dancing in the club or nightly bar hopping, this is not for you! I have a high stress job and I found the perfect get away, not only St John, but this lovely 1 bedroom home. St John is a quiet, serene, laid back island. I found none of the usual Caribbean attitude here. My family takes a few trips every year and after visiting Hawaii, Aruba, St Kitts, Nevis, Nassau, St Lucia and Puerto Rico, this is, by far, the cleanest, friendliest and most beautiful of all the Caribbean islands. 3/4 of the island is a national park.

Now, for the home. To get to Coral Bay, it is a great drive through the hillsides, passing some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen. The home sits above Coral Bay, and juts out from the side of the hill. The breezes run through the house all day. Three glass sliding doors open in the living room bringing the outside in. The house is brand new, clean, comfortable, convenient and absolutely welcoming. We grilled out on the deck while enjoying some rum drinks, eating breakfast and dinner on the deck. We played dominoes while watching the ships in the bay, watched the sun rise with our morning coffee and felt like we were in a dear friends home on vacation. Anything you could want was here. 2 minutes to the local food market, 3 minutes to a local eatery called Skinny legs (great burgers and beer) and 2 minutes to a local breakfast eatery called the Donkey Diner The most amazing part of this house was its view, night and day. I can not tell you how peaceful it was to sit in the hammock, feeling the breezes from the bay, enjoying a good Belgian beer and looking up at the stars at night. It was intoxicating! The owners have thought of everything. If you need a place to connect with your wife and kids, this is it. No distractions. Pure family time in a magical place.' Scott from Jacksonville, Florida



Keywords: Vacation Home

Property Type

  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Stove
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                in bedroom...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking

              Other Amenities

                  • Ipod hook up, hair dryer, iron, and ironing board.Complete and pretty place settings, both indoor and outdoor dining areas, beach towels, and board games. Hot tub underneath the stars. There is Wifi at the house. No cable TV; only DVD and Video...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • Music Library
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                      Pool & Spa

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Kayak / Canoe:

                            Can easily and reasonably be rented very close by at Crabbys Watersports...moreless

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Balcony

                          Theme

                          • Romantic
                          • Away From It All

                          Location & View

                          • Ocean View
                          • Water View
                          • Village
                          • Mountain View

                          Car

                              • Recommended

                              Activities

                              • Laundromat
                              • Medical Services
                              • Kayaking
                              • Snorkeling/Diving
                              • Groceries
                              • ATM/Bank
                              • Massage Therapist
                              • Hospital
                              • Paragliding
                              • Fishing
                              • Snorkeling
                              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                              • Hiking
                              • Parasailing
                              • Sailing
                              • Swimming
                              • Scenic Drives
                              • Ruins
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Horseback Riding
                              • Restaurants
                              • Museums
                              • Playground
                              • Churches
                              • Shelling
                              • Boating
                              • Wildlife Viewing
                              • Shopping
                              • Bird Watching
                              • Beachcombing
                              • Walking
                              • Eco Tourism
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Absolutely Perfect!

                                Absolutely Perfect!

                                • Guest Laura P.
                                • Date of stay 04/05/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/16/14
                                What a perfect getaway and much needed after a long cold winter! This cottage was very charming and had all the amenities needed. The views were excellent of Coral Bay. This cottage is in walking distance to many bars and restaurants and beaches not far away. We explored every corner of the island. Took lots of hikes to beautiful bays each having their own amazing views. We did not have a bad meal in Coral Bay. All the restaurants were excellent. I would definitely recommend Island Cottage! And I would go back there in a heartbeat. It is a very special place!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                              • Awesome place for a couple or small family

                                Awesome place for a couple or small family

                                • Guest The Eberts
                                • Date of stay 03/03/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/17/14
                                We had stayed in Coral Bay a number of times but this year our trip only included my wife and daughter. We did not need that big of a place and we couldn't have found a better place for our needs than Island Cottage. The cottage is very well done and has everything you need and more. The host and owners were great people to deal with and we have put future stays in our plans!!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                              • The perfect treasure

                                The perfect treasure

                                • Guest Lizzie and David (Westchester, NY)
                                • Date of stay 12/24/13
                                • Review Submitted 02/08/14
                                We had the most wonderful week at Island Cottage. We were travelling with our two boys ages 6 and 3. Island Cottage was the perfect set up for us and the thoughtful details (like a cooler and extra towels) made it that much better. The kitchen is full service and it enabled us to eat some meals at home and pack picnic lunches for the beach. Our kids loved the hot tub and deck and it gave us a place to hang out after they went to bed. It was really helpful to have Tracey in town to answer our questions. We enjoyed the Coral Bay restaurants and meeting locals on the island. Everyone was so warm and friendly.

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                              • Beatiful property, excellent location, plan to return

                                Beatiful property, excellent location, plan to return

                                • Guest Greg & Immacula C.
                                • Date of stay 12/09/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/16/13
                                Highly recommended. Away from the bustle of Cruz Bay. Listing provided accurate pictures and descriptions. Property is newer - clean & very well maintained. Owners (Cindy & Harry) and their local rep Tracey were very helpful & friendly. Villa is on the quiet side of St John, but convenient to all things that brought you to St John's in the first place (beaches or hiking anyone?). Dont forget the southside beaches. Villa's location up the hill delivers a great view of Coral Bay harbor and the morning sunrise. But not so high up that you're overly challenged by the drive. Two convenient markets in Coral Bay for provision stock up. Quiet hours in Coral Bay start at 11pm, but if you're using the island for daily adventures, you're well ready to turn in before then. All area restaurants have their respective pleasant ambiance - no bad meals found on the East Side of St John. Especially try Chateau Bordeaux (high on Rt 10) and Miss Lucy's (seaside) for their respective views. Remember to start conversation by saying the "Hello, how are you". Travelers and locals all have a great mood here.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                                Owner response: Thank you so much! Harry and I appreciate the review and that you took the time to write it. It's also nice that you gave an overview of the island and you mentioned how important a nice greeting is to the locals. I now try to do that wherever I go. I hope we'll see you back at Island Cottage soon. Best, Cindy and Harry

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                              • Beautiful Views

                                Beautiful Views

                                • Guest The Rinaldo's (orlando, fl)
                                • Date of stay 08/25/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/08/13
                                High enough up the hill but not located on a scary dirt road. Great views of Coral Bay and the East End.Two minute drive down the road to at least 4-5 good restaurants and two mini marts. Cottage is nicely decorated with many hand painted artwork by the owners. Very private location with hot tub. We slept with the A/C every night to block out the roosters who are very noisey. The weather is very humid at this time of the year. Trunk Bay, Maho Bay and Cinnamon Bay were gorgeous. The Reef Bay Hike is a long hike-2.5 hours. Make sure you bring alot of water. There is a beach at the end of the trail as well as ruins and a Sugar Mill. Make sure you bring you bring bug spray if you visit Salt Pond Bay. We had a relaxing trip and hope to return again.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                              • Paradise Found!

                                Paradise Found!

                                • Guest Missouri Parrothead (Missouri)
                                • Date of stay 07/27/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/08/13
                                Island Cottage is the perfect getaway in paradise. Incredible views from the large deck and windows. Hot tub on the deck and outdoor shower off the large bathroom. Great kitchen and grill for meals in and very close to great restaurants in nearby Coral Bay. It is absolutely the perfect place for couples wanting to get away. Already looking forward to returning!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                              • MEMORIES OF A GREAT WEEK AT ISLAND COTTAGE

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                                MEMORIES OF A GREAT WEEK AT ISLAND COTTAGE

                                • Guest D and R, Wisconsin
                                • Date of stay 01/03/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/17/13
                                As I sit on the deck one last time it's easy to get lost in the memories of a great week here at Island Cottage. We are blessed to have found such a perfect spot to spend our time celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Harry and Cindy - You have created such a wonderful get-away! I see and appreciate all the special touches and know how much love goes into them. We have a cabin in the North woods of Wisconsin that we too work to maintain and treasure our time there. In summary - we couldn't have enjoyed the colors, sky, water, flowers, the sounds of music and birds and the warm tropical breezes, food, and rum any more than we did!

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                              • Time to go already ?!?!?!

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                                Time to go already ?!?!?!

                                • Guest M and T
                                • Date of stay 06/03/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/04/13
                                It's hard to believe our wonderful honeymoon has come to an end. This past week has been superb; thanks in no small part to Island Cottage! This place is great and quickly felt like 'home' to us. Coral Bay is a great place and everyone was so welcoming. Too many wonderful adventures to recount, but the highlights were: Hiking the Cinnamon and Brown Bay trails (the latter gave us a private beach all day) Spending the day at Vie's Beach and sampling her wonderful food Sailing and snorkeling one whole day away Great food and fun times at Shipwreck, Aqua Bistro and Skinny's AND lounging around in the hammock, hot tub, and ending the nights stargazing! So many shooting stars! Thanks again for creating a wonderful home in Island Cottage; we'll be back for an anniversary!

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                              • ISLAND COTTAGE IS A WONDERFUL PLACE !!!

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                                ISLAND COTTAGE IS A WONDERFUL PLACE !!!

                                • Guest Joanie
                                • Date of stay 05/24/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/04/13
                                We felt at home, but with a much better view! Had a wonderful week; staying longer next time. All of the beaches were great. We met a lot of locals; so friendly and kind. Skinny Legs and Aqua Bistro were great places to go. Thanks for a wonderful fun-filled week. It was a pleasure to stay here. Spent a lot of time on the deck for sunrise and the full moon was an added bonus.

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                              • Love St. John!

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                                Love St. John!

                                • Guest Scott and Nancy
                                • Date of stay 06/15/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/04/13
                                Cindy is incredibly dependable, timely and professional. In fact, she is more on top of her rentals than anyone I have rented from. She emails and calls, and insures you have a nice stay with very little left to chance. The Island Cottage is very clean, comfortable and beautiful. It is a newer home. We saw it in 2007 when it was just completed and it has not aged. Cindy and Harry are very good owners. They take a lot of pride in their home. It is not only for rent, but a second home for them. As such, they take care of it and maintain it as a second home not as a rental property. The home sits above Coral Bay and the breezes and view are amazing. You can walk down to Coral Bay in 5 minutes for lunch, dinner, drinks or to pick up some groceries at the little gourmet market next to Aqua Grille. It is not easy to walk from the house to the beaches. The closest beach is a 5 minute drive, maybe less. The best beaches on the island are a quick drive from the house. We made it to World Famous Trunk Bay in 15 minutes, Cinnamon Bay in 12 minutes and Maho Bay in 10 minutes. There are many, many beaches you can get to within a few minutes..Salt Pond Bay is 3 miles away from the house. Once you park, it is a little hike along a trail to access SaltPond Bay. The best grocery is in Cruz Bay.....there is Dolphin Market...(a little run down but nice enough) and there is another market near the roundabout that is very new, nice and has the best deli and fish sections on the island. If you stay at the cottage you will need a car or Jeep. We had a Jeep in 2007. This year we had a car. A car was $250 for the week and jeep was $650. That was an easy decision. The area where the house is located is safe. We have never had an issue with anyone or anything. The people next door are very nice. We left the doors and windows open at night for the breezes and never gave it a second thought. My belief is that theft is everywhere. Leave it out in the open and anyone will take whatever they can get their hands on. So lock up the house when you leave and leave nothing out that you do not mind losing. My wife leaves all jewelry at home and travels with a watch and a wedding band...that's it. This is not the sort of place that one needs to wear expensive clothes or wear expensive jewelry. It is not a resort or high end private club. It is an island cottage loaded with privacy and tranquility. We are heavy travelers. Sometimes we want to be pampered and have access to 5 star restaur

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Spring
                              Apr 13 - Jun 7, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,850
                              Summer
                              Jun 8 - Nov 8, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,550

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                              Fall
                              Nov 9 - Dec 13, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,850

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                              Winter
                              Dec 14 - Mar 8, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,500

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                              Fees and Rental Conditions:

                              • Property Damage Protection $49
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Cancellation policy:

                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                              Last updated: 04/20/2014
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                              Location

                              This owner has opted not to share the exact location of their property.

                              • Nearest Ferry: at 9 Miles
                              • Nearest Beach: beach at 0.5 Miles
                              • Nearest Barpub: at 1 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: at 0.25 Miles
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2006

                              Why the Owner Chose Coral Bay:
                              We chose this spot because of it's incredible view; but also because it was close enough to the village to walk to restaurants and shops, yet far enough up the hill for plenty of privacy


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                              Photos

                              • Entrance from driveway

                                Entrance from driveway

                              • View from both living room and bedroom deck

                                View from both living room and bedroom deck

                              • Relaxed living on the deck

                                Relaxed living on the deck

                              • Pretty, well - equipped kitchen

                                Pretty, well - equipped kitchen

                              • path to back yard showing part of mural (steps to parking area)

                                path to back yard showing part of mural (steps to parking area)

                              • Watch the Bananaquits in the sugar water the deck

                                Watch the Bananaquits in the sugar water the deck

                              • Entrance to Island Cottage

                                Entrance to Island Cottage

                              • View from spa/ view can also be seen inside cottage living room and bedroom

                                View from spa/ view can also be seen inside cottage living room and bedroom

                              • Awesome view from the hammock

                                Awesome view from the hammock

                              • Futon couch with a wonderful view

                                Futon couch with a wonderful view

                              • Dining Room

                                Dining Room

                              • Eating area in the  backyard

                                Eating area in the backyard

                              • Mural with mermaid and dolphin on path to backyard

                                Mural with mermaid and dolphin on path to backyard

                              • View from deck at Island Cottage

                                View from deck at Island Cottage

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                              Date last modified - Friday, April 11, 2014

                              $1,550 - $2,500 per week (USD)
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                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

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                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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