Palm Cottage/Palm Studio: Affordable Charm and Privacy for 2-6.
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Coral Bay cottage description
Palm Cottage and Palm Studio are built along the face of a gentle knoll overlooking Coral Harbor, Hurricane Hole and the East End of St. John. The two cottages receive constant trade winds, open to beautiful views and are surrounded by mature native and planted vegetation providing surprising privacy in a small community. The two cottages are attached but lie at different elevations on the hillside and individual privacy was a design priority.
Palm Cottage accommodates 2-4 and is a newly added one bedroom queen, one bath with full kitchen, living area, deck, porch and outdoor shower. The living area has a high quality futon that can accommodate two.
Palm Studio, with a private entrance and a flight down has a queen, 1/2 bath, outdoor shower, galley kitchen and an ocean view deck.
The two cottages are rented individually or combined for larger groups that want a bit more privacy, bath access and quiet spots than a two bedroom might provide.
Lie in any bed or lounge on the porches looking out over the boats at anchor in Coral Bay, the dark and gentle shape of Fortsberg and gentle breezes carry a Caribbean state of mind.
Newly built Palm Studio and recently enlarged Palm Cottage accommodate all the needs of a small family and friends of four to six. Palm Cottage, built in 2005 as a studio, had a large bedroom added in 2012, and is the perfect affordable hideaway. Airy bathroom, garden shower, large deck, full 'paradise' kitchen with expansive harbor and bay views make this a choice place to stay. Palm Studio has a separate, private entrance and was newly constructed in 2013. It has a great view, good breezes, bath and open air shower, galley kitchen and private deck. Both are located in Estate Carolina on the south side of King Hill Road.
On Palm Cottage, a large deck fronts the ocean view on the rear and a smaller shade deck on the west side provides the perfect morning or afternoon getaway.
Palm Cottage and Palm Studio are 'Green Villa's', built to local 'green' standards' to have a low impact on the fragile island environment. Site planning, drainage, building structure, water management, energy conservation and landscaping have been given serious consideration in limiting the impacts of this cottage on the surrounding environment. We are constantly trying to improve and lessen our footprint. If you care about comfort and limiting your environmental 'footprint', staying in Palm Cottage or Palm Studio is right for you. Modest, conservation oriented but Spectacular.
This rural area of Coral Bay, nestled 200 feet above the harbor has a 180 degree view of Coral Bay, Norman Island, Hurricane Hole and the Carolina Valley. Watch the sun and moon rise from a knoll that seems to be nestled in the palms along the harbor edge. The sleepy town lies spread below you, rural sounds filling the air. Constant breezes let you drink in the beauty of Fortsberg and the East End. Spectacular sun and moon rises, many world class beaches, fine restaurants, local craft shopping, are all nearby. There are several nearby trailheads that allow hiking access from Palm Cottage. We can provide great recommendations.
Live music, paddle boarding, sailing, swimming, snorkeling, boating and the incomparable beauty of VINP Hurricane Hole and the East End are at your doorstep. We have convenient parking for two vehicles, but a compact 4 wheel or ALL Wheel drive car is a must at our guest house and on all the beach and mountain roads.
Dr. Barry Devine, a co-founder of the Island Green Building Association of St. John and a well-known island naturalist and author of the Field Guide 'Island Peak to Coral Reef' and his wife Diane, a retired educator and avid tropical gardener are your knowledgeable hosts who can provide recommendations and advice on what to do and where to go. Captain Devine also operates East End Adventures, Paddle board tours and small boat charters to the best places paradise has to offer. He specializes in the best snorkeling, beach combing, and coastal ecological adventures around the north, east and south sides of the island. The 'Sea Fox, an 18' foot center console boat can take you to places like Hurricane Hole, Round Bay, Pelican Rock, LeDuck Island, Newfound Bay, and Flanagans Island. Paddle board the best bays on St. John. If you love the ocean you will love these informative trips from a local waterman and naturalist. Please check our website at Eastendadventures.com and ask about our stay and play package rates.
'Palm Cottage is so well designed (natural air conditioning, facing into the prevailing winds, lovely views)and thoughtfully outfitted, you anticipated everything we would need'. F&R, Ann Arbor.
'The deck and views from Palm Cottage will always be a postcard in my mind.' B&D, Highland Mills.
'Awaking to sunrise overlooking the bay was breathtaking and a vision to bring a smile as we go back to a New England winter.' J&C, Branford.
'The hospitality, views and amenities were much more than we expected.' V&M, Ferndale.
'You have shown us a picture of St. John that few visitors get to see.' C&P, Wickford
'Thank you so much for the wonderful experience you provided for us with Palm Cottage. The setting and hominess you provide with the cottage is spectacular and helped make it a most memorable vacation'. R&M, Oswego
'Thanks for making Palm Cottage such an inviting and warm place, actually home, which is how we found ourselves referring to it. It is just perfect.' A&R, Elizabethtown
'Thank you very much for letting us be your guests and helping us to explore this beautiful world of St. John. I&V, Maryland.
'Absolutely amazing! Sunrises, starry nights, cool breezes, the pulse of the reggae bands and breataking beaches......perfect accomodations! J&J, Chicago.
Keywords: One Bedroom, 4 persons
- 800 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Parking Off Street:
- Living Room seats 5:
- Washing Machine:
- Towels Provided:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Music Library:
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Deck / Patio:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fly Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Wildlife Viewing
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
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Palm Cottage Weekly Rate .......... $1250/week for two adults $1375/week for four; two adults and two children $1550/week for 4 adults Daily Rates: $178/2 $196/2+2 $221/4 Palm Studio weekly rate...........$975/week for two Daily Rate: $140/night 5 Day Minimum Stay............................Off Season and Monthly Rentals
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- Nearest Airport: St. Thomas at 16 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Cruz Bay at 8 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Maho, Francis and East End at 4 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Aqua Bistro at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Mahogany Run, St. Thomas at 15 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Skinny Legs at 0.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: We came to St John in 1985 for a visit and returned many times after. In 1996 we began building Agave Cottage and moved here full time in 1999. I worked as a scientist; swam, hiked, snorkeled, scuba, explored, observed, wrote, made maps, and did environmental projects. My wife, Diane, is a retired educator and master gardener. She spent 30 years working in education and now volunteers in the community and passes it forward. We came here for a vacation and it changed the direction of our lives and many other lives along the way. Palm Cottage may change your life too.
Why the Owner Chose Coral Bay:
Palm Cottage and Palm Studio sit on a perch on the hillside. We visited St. John, felt very comfortable and were drawn to the place for over a decade. Coral Bay especially is a very neat place with interesting residents. The pace of life, the neighborhood feeling and the beautiful environment was what we wanted to enjoy more of in our future. Its a great island to chill or explore. It has an active, positive community surrounded by natural paradise. In 2006, we built Palm Cottage for the vacation rental market. We sold Agave Cottage last year to ease the workload and have just added a bedroom to Palm Cottage. If you have been here before, it is as sweet as ever, bigger and with the same affordable rates.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We never tire of the calming view, the relaxing feeling of a small oceanside community. Palm Cottage is quiet, private, comfortable, convenient, affordable and close to everything Coral Bay and St. John offer.
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Palm Cottage with Palm Studio to the left and a stair level below the main home
Private bedroom entry. Perfect in the morning or afternoon...relax
Queen bed in the natural breezes
The bedroom has a great view, breezes and a getaway place.
The living area with TV, DVD, Music, luxury futon for two
Large bathroom with tile floor and painted walls and trim. Plenty of storage
The bedroom hallway, bathroom and living area. with the outdoor shower beyond.
The late afternoon view of Coral Harbor with the deep green of winter palms.
View from the deck east toward Fortsberg and the Caribbean Sea. Late afternoon
Coral Bay 1940's. Palm Cottage would be on the right, up the sunny ridge a bit
East End Adventures paddleboard SUP and small boat tours to way out places.
Rear view of the cottage with new bedroom and deck.
Master Bedroom view -cottage
Bedroom bookcase, built-in dresser and glass slider
The Paradise Kitchen. Cool breezes, spicy food. Cookin' yourself.
Bedroom hallway entrance
Bathroom is a walk through with convenient access from both sides of cottage
Our Paradise Garden shower with total privacy and that outdoor feeling
We are south of King Hill Road up slope overlooking Coral Harbor
Coral Bay and the East End, St. John including Hurricane Hole and Round Bay
Coral Bay Moonrise......Spectacular
Sea Fox Bay Tours with East End Adventures
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