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a Lovely Caribbean Cottage for a Perfect Vacation

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Last updated: 11/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Bordeaux Mountain house description

The one or two bedroom Island Orchid Cottage on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands has everything you need to have a great vacation without a high cost. It is perfect for the family or a couple. The cottage or artist house is nestled in a Tropical forest by the National Park off of a country road that leads to great hikes and views of the Caribbean sea.
The owners, who have been on St. John for 30 years, live nearby and enjoy growing their own food like bananas, papaya, passion fruit and orchids.

This island home has three unique island style pods that are joined by covered decks. This allows privacy for the separate bedrooms; a private bathroom with hot water shower,etc., is in the center. The dining area and kitchen are off to one side.

The cottage is an oasis away from the busy world. It offers a lot of serenity. It is perfect after a long day at the beach or hiking to come home to this ideal spot. Everyone that has stayed here was delighted that they found this comfortable treasure in the middle of the most beautiful island in the Caribbean.

Bordeaux Mountain, where the cottage is located, features pleasant breezes and temperatures usually about 75 degrees year round. The cottage is surrounded with interesting Tropical trees and plants.

The Main bedroom has a Bali island theme. It has three windows, one of which is a large skylight, and a delightful four poster hand carved king size Balinese bed. Orchids are everywhere in the tall curtains and on the bedspread.

Every room is uniquely decorated with Balinese furniture that the owners brought back from one of their excursions, along with unique St John creations. You can snuggle up on the extra comfortable Queen futon couch or chairs and catch a movie after a long day at the beach. A large mahogany desk for business or internet action is in this room along with a lot of closet space. This spacious room has a large TV, DVD, games, books, and an Ipod player/charger.
The bathroom is secluded and allows you to enjoy the wooded area view in its private location.

The dining area and kitchen is surrounded by forest-gardens so when you are cooking you can see the red hibiscus or cedar trees. The dining table is in the center and is a great meeting spot to check out the hummingbirds feasting on orchid nectar. Island paintings are hanging everywhere to capture your imagination.

A short raised deck takes you to another bedroom that has two twin beds (convertible to a king), a mahogany chest, hanging closet, large TV, and DVD. Adjoining this is a bathroom that has a hot rainwater shower overlooking the lush tropical forest canopy.

Island Orchid Cottage is located mid island above the most beautiful beaches that are only 6-8 minutes away. It is also a scenic 12 minute ride to either the town of Coral Bay or Cruz Bay for duty free shopping and a range of inexpensive to gourmet restaurants.

Starting from Cruz Bay, drive along Route 10 to Bordeaux Mountain which is the highest peak at about 1000'. There are awesome views of the ocean and other islands. Beware of donkeys in the road!

Travel for 5 minutes on Bordeaux Mountain Road until you reach a country lane on the left: go 200 ft and park on the left. Breathe the fresh forest and sea air.

Your cottage will be a short distance away along an easy flowing path through ancient Bay Rum and Tyre Palm trees. Many island birds make this area their home. You may see parrots, red tail hawks, hummingbirds, banana quits and cuckoos.


Jay and Viki will be happy to help you out with all of your vacation needs. If you do not hear from them in 24 hours please give them a call. (The INTERNET is occasionally cantankerous.) Call 340 642 2424 or 340 227 9397.

Keywords: St.John, Virgin Islands,affordable, vacation rental,Island Cottage, Eco cottage, paradise, honeymoon, romantic, private, near beach , Special Rate, value

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Children Welcome:

                    Extra queen bed can sleep two children. Crib available. Very safe area for kids. Close to beach and fun times. Dvd movies....moreless

                  • Pets Considered
                  • Smoking Allowed:

                    Please smoke outside of the dwelling....moreless

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

                  • Bedroom 1

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                  • Bedroom 2

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                  • Convertible bed(s)

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                  • King size beds (2) The largest bedroom has a beautiful hand carved Balinese King Bed. The other bedroom has a King bed or 2 twins., Twin or Single Beds (1) This is a King bed unless you prefer to have it made into 2 twins., Baby Cribs (1) A crib can be ordered., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The futon couch in sitting area can be used as a bed which is in the largest bedroom....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  • Bathroom 1

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                  • Hot water shower, naturally soft rainwater from two shower heads.

                  Other Amenities

                      • Natural air conditioning! The tropical forest canopy and the prevailing easterly winds keep it comfortable when the rest of the island is often sweltering. A most desirable feature!. Around 75 daytime high on Bordeaux Mountain (600 ft) whereas it is 85-90 degrees on the rest of the island. At night it drops to a very comfortable 68-70F here; about 78-80F elsewhere on the island which is sticky hot. Lots of twittering happy bird sounds. Many tropical trees and a variety of sea views from the highest peak....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books
                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player
                      • Games
                      • Music Library:

                        We have several selections of CD's for you to listen to and there is a radio and an ipod or mp3 plug that amplifies your music....moreless

                      • Stereo
                      • Television:

                        TV's are in each room for movie watching with a DVD player...moreless

                      • Video Library:

                        We have some videos to play on the DVD player and TV. You can also rent them at Kaleidoscope in Cruz Bay at Market Place....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Budget
                      • Family
                      • Romantic

                      Attractions

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Duty Free Shops
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Library
                      • Live Theater
                      • Marina
                      • Nude Beach
                      • Playground
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Babysitter
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                          • Mountain View:

                            On the highest peak, a secluded, private area in the tropical forest looking into the lush trees, orchids and flowers. A short 8 minute (3.3 mile) drive to the best beaches....moreless

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 4 people

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Yummy-Cool mountain air!...moreless

                          • Broadband Access:

                            Free unlimited high speed internet provided...moreless

                          • Free Long Distance:

                            Bring your computer for free internet= free long distance calls to the U.S. on Skype...moreless

                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Internet
                          • Linens Provided:

                            We provide freshly laundered sheets and lots of towels; beach towels too! You can pack your suit cases light because we have everything that you need. Just bring your bathing suit....moreless

                          • Mobile Phone:

                            AT&T works well...moreless

                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Private parking space reserved...moreless

                          • Telephone:

                            Bring your computer for free internet= free local calls on Skype...moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Free unlimited use for movies, etc....moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • Catering Available:

                            All meals can be catered....moreless

                          • Coffee Maker:

                            Bean grinder for the best coffee....moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Full set Revereware and more. Everything you need and if you need more we can provide for you from our house....moreless

                          • Kitchen:

                            Full large refrigerator, 4 burner stovetop, oven, microwave, coffee bean grinder for the best fresh coffee, coffeemaker, blender, toaster, silverware, dishes, Revereware pots & pans, tablecloths ...moreless

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Lanai / Gazebo:

                            Covered raised walks between buildings that are 3 island style pods....moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            The Cottage is situated among fascinating forest trees and lush tropical growth that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. ...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            An excellent gas grill that provides high temperature grilling!...moreless

                          • Tennis:

                            Tennis courts available in nearby Cruz Bay, Recently resurfaced....moreless

                          • Water Sports Gear:

                            Snorkles and masks....moreless

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Discover
                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Winter
                              Dec 16 - Apr 14, 2015
                              5 night min stay
                              $150
                              $1,050
                              Summer
                              Apr 15 - Dec 15, 2015
                              5 night min stay
                              $100
                              $700
                              My Standard Rate
                              5 night min stay
                              $100

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Taxes Included

                              Notes:

                              Summer Rate April 15 -Dec 15 2015 One Bedroom @ $100/night and two bedrooms @ $125/night.

                              Winter Rate Dec 16 -April 15 2015 One bedroom @ $150/night and two bedrooms @ $195/night.

                              A stay of four nights is possible and will incur a Cleaning Fee of $45.

                              Rates subject to change until confirmed by contract.

                              When you reserve only the master bedroom the second bedroom is vacant and locked.

                              We prefer Paypal, we pay all fees. We also accept most credit cards or Money Orders.

                              All rates are two persons per room. Extra people $20 per night per person.

                              Call 340 642 2424 or email us to place a deposit to reserve.


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                              Last updated: 11/24/2014
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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2002

                              About the owner: The owners of Island Orchid Cottage are fine art painters and have lived on St. John for over 30 years. We love this island and are raising our daughter here. St. John is what we were always looking for. We are happy to be here because of the beauty you see everywhere you look. There is the crystal clear ocean, that heals every pain you can imagine. Lots of turtles, colorful fish, squid, whales and dolphin. You will see adorable donkeys, geckos, hummingbirds, and beautiful flowers. We have owned the Colombo Café since 1988 and it has become a popular meeting spot on St. John. We have sailed to all the islands and this is the best!

                              Why the Owner Chose Bordeaux Mountain:
                              The property is in a central location close to the best beaches and the shopping in Coral Bay or Cruz Bay. It offers a relaxing canopy of tropical trees and flowers in the forest situated on the highest peak. We get the cool easterly breezes in the summer and are shaded by the largest trees on the island. It is a picturesque cottage nestled in the woods that allows you to commune with nature without intrusions. It offers an inexpensive base to be able to visit 10 of the best beaches and some are a few minutes away.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              It is a quiet atmosphere that is home to a variety of birds and flowers. It is also an artist residence. The homeowners are artists and display their work at the cottage and at the Colombo Cafe'. Hiking on Bordeaux mountain is a joy, there are mammoth trees everywhere. The views near the cottage, look down into Coral Bay and the British Virgin Islands. You can see the islands Tortola, Peter, Norman (Treasure Island), and Virgin Gorda. An Island ferry can take you there for about $30 in an hour.


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                              Speaks: english, English

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                              • Clear ocean and warm days, so refreshing! Beautiful Paradise.

                                Clear ocean and warm days, so refreshing! Beautiful Paradise.

                              • Large 16x20' Master bedroom with lots of lounging space and cabinets

                                Large 16x20' Master bedroom with lots of lounging space and cabinets

                              • Skylight in master bedroom with tall ceiling, quiet area for relaxing.

                                Skylight in master bedroom with tall ceiling, quiet area for relaxing.

                              • Dining area is between 2 bedrooms separated by decks. Lots of birds and flowers.

                                Dining area is between 2 bedrooms separated by decks. Lots of birds and flowers.

                              • A comfortable bedroom after a long swim. 2nd bedroom.

                                A comfortable bedroom after a long swim. 2nd bedroom.

                              • Cottage surrounded by beautiful Island Forest

                                Cottage surrounded by beautiful Island Forest

                              • The best smoothies on the planet at Colombo Cafe. Free rum! Unique island gifts.

                                The best smoothies on the planet at Colombo Cafe. Free rum! Unique island gifts.

                              • Cinnamon Bay Beach.  This could be you enjoying long white beaches and turtles

                                Cinnamon Bay Beach. This could be you enjoying long white beaches and turtles

                              • Four poster king Balinese bed. Wifi and TV, DVD, Stereo and ipod attachement, CD

                                Four poster king Balinese bed. Wifi and TV, DVD, Stereo and ipod attachement, CD

                              • Comfy couch for a movie after the beach or catch up on WIFI at your desk

                                Comfy couch for a movie after the beach or catch up on WIFI at your desk

                              • Dining and attached full kitchen see ancient tropical forest, humming birds

                                Dining and attached full kitchen see ancient tropical forest, humming birds

                              • You have a choice of King bed or two twins in second private bedroom.

                                You have a choice of King bed or two twins in second private bedroom.

                              • Outside 2nd bedroom entrance, very private from the world.

                                Outside 2nd bedroom entrance, very private from the world.

                              • Maho bay : sleepy pelicans watching for fish.

                                Maho bay : sleepy pelicans watching for fish.

                              • Bromeliads in full bloom

                                Bromeliads in full bloom

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                              This listing was first published here in 2009.

                              Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

                              $100 - $150 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

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                              Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                              Speaks: english, English
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