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Palm Cottage and Palm Studio: Rural Charm and Privacy in Two Units

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View of historic Fortsberg from the deck of Palm Cottage and Palm Studio

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Coral Bay cottage description

Seasonal Rates:

PALM COTTAGE
High season - December 15 -April 15
$185/night for 2
$200/night family of 3

Low season - April 15-Dec 15
$130/night for 2
$150/night family of 3

PALM STUDIO
High Season - Dec 15 -April 15
$145/night for 2
Low Season - April 15 - Dec 15
$105/night for 2

The Cottage and Studio are closed August and September for storm season.

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 have separate entrances and lie at different elevations on the hillside and individual privacy was a design priority. Palm Cottage can be rented as a one bedroom sleeping 2-3 and Palm Studio, new in 2014 can be rented as a studio for 2 guests and has been built to provide an affordable alternative to the recently closed Maho Bay Camps. Our driveway is paved and safe, but requires a small 4wd or All wd vehicle.

Palm Cottage has been providing lodging since 2007 and accommodates 2-4 and has a newly added one bedroom queen, with one bath with full kitchen, living area, deck, porch and outdoor garden 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, bath, outdoor garden shower, galley kitchen and an ocean view deck with a view to die for.

The two cottages are rented individually or combined at a better rate 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 porch or deck looking out over the boats at anchor in Coral Bay, the lush green of Fortsberg and gentle breezes carry you into a Caribbean state of mind. 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, affordable, conservation oriented but a spectacular experience.

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. 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.

Dr. Barry Devine, a co-founder of the Island Green Living 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. We also operate East End Adventures, Paddle board tours to remote locations for snorkeling and beach-combing to the best places paradise has to offer. We specializes in the best snorkeling, beach combing, and coastal ecological adventures around the north, east and south sides of the 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 ask about our stay and play package rates.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Adolescent Children are welcome but it must be remembered that parents are responsible for their safety and any damage they might cause. Most cottages are perched on steep hillsides with high decks with safety issues for toddlers...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Cottage Futon: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Palm Cottage Queen size Bed with privacy and ocean, valley, sun and moon rise views. Cottage has Sleep Sofa Futon Luxury Night and Day full size convertible and sleeps 2-3. Excellent mattress. Palm Studio sleeps two in a queen bed. Rented separately or as an economical combination....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Cottage Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

            Beautiful garden shower amid the palms....moreless

          • Studio Bathroom : toilet, shower, outdoor shower

            Private outdoor shower with valley and harbor view ...moreless

          • Cottage Interior bathroom with sink, toilet and linen closet with door access from bedroom or living area each side. Private outside garden shower deck surrounded by large palms. Palm Studio has interior bathroom with outdoor garden and valley view private shower....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Hiking trails nearby, Natural History Paddle boards tours and rentals. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Diverse fiction, non fiction and science reading library. Many books on natural history of St. John....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                DVD player in cottage...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Diverse music library...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Basic Cable in cottage with Netflix Roku...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Stereo in cottage, iphone player in studio...moreless

              • Television:

                Cottage with 32' flat screen in LR Arrangements can be made for studio as needed...moreless

              • Video Library:

                12 or more titles...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Ocean View:

                Expansive view of Coral Bay across the top of the coastal palms, with great breezes....moreless

              • Rural:

                Rural and historic Carolina Valley and the Plantation ruins....moreless

              • Water View:

                Coral Harbor, Hurricane Hole and Round Bay...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Cottage outdoor dining for six. Indoor for 4. Studio 2....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet:

                High Season -Wireless Internet in cottage and studio. Roku with Netflix in Cottage and similar arrangements for Studio as requested. No wireless in off season. ...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                For cottage and studio refreshed after 7 days....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Studio living area with convertible futon and entertainment center....moreless

              • Parking:

                4WD or ALL WD vehicle needed to park on property. 2 WD can park on Estate Road....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                We have a paved driveway and have recently expanded our onsite parking....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Beach and bath for cottage and studio...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                For 10 day stay or longer in cottage...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Automatic coffee makers cottage and studio...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Full set of dishes, pots, pans, utensils and appliances in Cottage. Studio has a modest cooking array....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Complete inventory cottage and studio...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Cottage with beautiful ocean view kitchen, enchanting cooking with spacious counters. Interior counter eating or exterior patio table. Studio with galley kitchen, toaster oven, range and coffee....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Microwave in Palm Cottage...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                Convection Oven and Range in Palm Cottage. Stove top in Studio...moreless

              • Toaster:

                Palm Studio with Toaster Oven and cooktop...moreless

              Outside

              • Boat:

                East End Adventures Natural History Tours by paddleboards...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Ocean view deck and seating overlooking the harbor both cottage and studio...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Outdoor grill for cottage. Arrangements can be made for Studio use....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Paddleboards- SUP for rent and tour. Paddleboards free for guests...moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Studio
              Nov 1 - Feb 1, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $145
              $1,015 $3,000
              OFF SEASON STUDIO
              May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $105
              $735 $2,000
              Cottage
              Feb 2 - Apr 30, 2016
              5 night min stay
              $185
              $1,295 $3,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Payment made by personal check or Bank Check. 50% due within 7 days of reservation. 50% due 60 days before stay


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              Last updated: 12/18/2014
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              Location

              16 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              St. Thomas
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Aqua Bistro, Skinny Legs
              8 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Cruz Bay
              15 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Mahogany Run, St. Thomas
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Skinny Legs
              4 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Maho, Francis and East End

              Car: Recommended

              In a quiet area in Estate Carolina you will find Palm Cottage and Palm Studio located in Coral Bay, on Cottage Lane south of King Hill Road and adjacent to Periwinkle Cottage and Coral Bay Cottage.

               

              Owner info

              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, explored, observed, 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 and Palm Studio 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 as a studio for the vacation rental market. We sold Agave Cottage last year to ease the workload and have added a bedroom to Palm Cottage and recently completed Palm Studio for 2014. If you have been here before, sweeter than 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 and Palm Studio are quiet, private, comfortable, convenient, affordable and close to everything Coral Bay and St. John offer.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • View of historic Fortsberg from the deck of Palm Cottage and Palm Studio

                View of historic Fortsberg from the deck of Palm Cottage and Palm Studio

              • The cottage bay deck and patio. Great for dinin' and limin'

                The cottage bay deck and patio. Great for dinin' and limin'

              • The Paradise Kitchen and dining counter in the cottage with a view and breeze.

                The Paradise Kitchen and dining counter in the cottage with a view and breeze.

              • Private entry to Cottage bedroom. Perfect to  chill in the morning or afternoon.

                Private entry to Cottage bedroom. Perfect to chill in the morning or afternoon.

              • Master Bedroom Queen bed in the natural breezes

                Master Bedroom Queen bed in the natural breezes

              • The bedroom hallway, bathroom and living area. with the outdoor shower beyond.

                The bedroom hallway, bathroom and living area. with the outdoor shower beyond.

              • Dining on the deck of Palm Cottage

                Dining on the deck of Palm Cottage

              • Entry to Palm Studio on left by Croton.

                Entry to Palm Studio on left by Croton.

              • The private entrance to Palm Studio

                The private entrance to Palm Studio

              • Galley Kitchen in Palm Studio. Perfect for breakfast, lunch and a simple dinner.

                Galley Kitchen in Palm Studio. Perfect for breakfast, lunch and a simple dinner.

              • A perfect spot.........for anything

                A perfect spot.........for anything

              • Palm Studio bay deck under the fiddlewood shade

                Palm Studio bay deck under the fiddlewood shade

              • Rear view of the cottage with new bedroom and deck. Studio far right behind BR.

                Rear view of the cottage with new bedroom and deck. Studio far right behind BR.

              • Palm Cottage and Palm Studio courtyard with harbor and Hurricane Hole view.

                Palm Cottage and Palm Studio courtyard with harbor and Hurricane Hole view.

              • The cottage living area with TV, DVD, Roku/netflix, music, luxury futon for two

                The cottage living area with TV, DVD, Roku/netflix, music, luxury futon for two

              • Bookcase and reading nook in the Master Bedroom with built in bureau and TV

                Bookcase and reading nook in the Master Bedroom with built in bureau and TV

              • Bathroom is a walk through with convenient access from both sides of cottage

                Bathroom is a walk through with convenient access from both sides of cottage

              • Our Paradise Garden shower with total privacy and that outdoor feeling

                Our Paradise Garden shower with total privacy and that outdoor feeling

              • Parking for two cars. A small 4 WD or All WD car is required. Paddleboards ready

                Parking for two cars. A small 4 WD or All WD car is required. Paddleboards ready

              • Palm Studio staircase and private entry

                Palm Studio staircase and private entry

              • Palm Studio Queen with view, shade and cool breezes while you sleep or relax

                Palm Studio Queen with view, shade and cool breezes while you sleep or relax

              • Studio desk and workspace. View thru bath and outside shower

                Studio desk and workspace. View thru bath and outside shower

              • Palm Studio deck and view. A great place to relax, read or dine.

                Palm Studio deck and view. A great place to relax, read or dine.

              • Coral Bay Moonrise and sunrise......spectacular!!

                Coral Bay Moonrise and sunrise......spectacular!!

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              Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

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              Sleeps 5

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              Member since: 2008
              Speaks: english
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