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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Chocolate Hole cottage description
Molly’s Cottage is located in upscale Chocolate Hole, a great neighborhood for walking and running. It is a ten-minute drive to the spectacular National Park beaches and a few minutes away from the town of Cruz Bay (“Love City” has wonderful restaurants and shops).
Our cottage, made of tropical hardwoods, was lovingly built and maintained by our family over the past 20 years. We (a Vermont artist and her husband) have paid attention to detail in furnishings, art, and landscaping. There is a fully equipped kitchen to enable dining at home on the spacious deck overlooking Chocolate Hole beach. Relax and enjoy movies on a wide screen TV or simply take in the tropical night sounds
Molly’s Cottage is perfect for a couple that want an affordable and private small house, you can rent just the upstairs or both floors and share it with friends. The spacious bedroom and bath on the lower level is also perfect for a small family – put the kids downstairs and everyone has privacy.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1.75 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
A Just Right Place
A Just Right Place
Just right is how I can describe Molly's Cottage. We are not fancy, sophisticated folks and Molly's fit the bill Just Right - just the right size, just the right view and area - A Just Right place and time. Molly's was more than comfortable without A/C - A/C would have spoiled the fresh air and breeze. It was April and we were pulling up the blanket half way through the night. Molly's lacks only an internet connection, but being without it gave us time to read and get ready for the beach and adventuring. The on-island host was available when we wanted and the owners corresponded quickly, especially since this trip was not finalize until about 60 days prior to departure. Molly's Cottage was Just Right.
- Guest Philip H. (Palatka, Florida)
- Date of stay 04/22/13
- Review Submitted 05/04/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Cozy, comfortable cottage
Cozy, comfortable cottage
We just had a wonderful stay at Molly's cottage. Very tranquil setting with beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and ocean breezes that ensure a blissful night's rest. Enjoyed the beach in Chocolate Hole -found great shells and beautiful sea glass on our daily walks. If your looking for exciting nightlife, the town of Cruz Bay is nearby. We booked Cruz Bay excursions at the Westin, which is located within walking distance (good alternative if you don't have a car since the boat excursions leave from there at 745am) All in all, a very relaxing and memorable stay.
- Guest carolections (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
- Date of stay 03/13/13
- Review Submitted 03/24/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
What a great intimate cottage! We just got back and we already miss the amazing views, along with the cool breezes. Molly's Cottage was the perfect size for the two of us, never felt like we were cramped. The cottage has large doors that open (with screens) to keep the pesky mosquitoes at bay. We opened them every night around 6 p.m. and kept them open all night long, until we left to explore the island. The views are amazing of Chocolate Hole Bay and Chocolate Hole Pond. The sun rises were great to see, right from bed. We really loved the wrap around covered porch. Lots of meals and card games happened on that porch! We grilled out almost every day on the porch, the kitchen is perfect, large fridge, lots of pots and pans, spices, etc. The neighborhood is great for running, walking and the walk down to the beach at Chocolate Hole is only 5 minutes and goes directly from the back porch to the beach. It's a bit of climb back out, but it's really not bad. Beware of the No-See-Ums gnat like bugs around 5:30 p.m., they will eat you alive on the the beach. A few things to note and they aren't bad, just to keep in mind. The house is situated in a great neighborhood with other rentals, but also locals live there too. The house directly under us, you can only see a bit of the roof, is owned by a local. We know that life goes on and they can't tip toe around the renters, but on the third day we were there, their dog barked constantly throughout the night. The dog might as well have been in bed with us, it was so loud. The next morning, they were weed eating at 7 a.m. and that continued most of the morning. We returned home to a manure smell rising from their property. They loved their music and played it loud, but only occasionally. You might say, just go inside and shut all the doors. But that brings me to my next note. Air conditioning. There is none. We found out very quickly, and rather warmly the night we arrived. The house had been shuttered all day, it was hot and muggy inside the cottage. Ceiling fans, stand up fans and keeping the doors open during the coolest parts of the day is a necessity. The first few days were an adjustment, but we actually really liked it. It forced us to spend time outside and really enjoy Chocolate Hole, instead of being cooped up indoors. We would stay here again! We truly recommend it. Thanks so much for the letting us into your little slice of heaven!
- Guest Nina and Luke (Dallas, Texas)
- Date of stay 07/19/11
- Review Submitted 07/27/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for the review! That is good advice about the no-see-ums not only on the beach but at the cottage also. We are glad you enjoyed your stay but I do have a couple of comments regarding the air conditioning and the neighborhood. When we built Molly’s Cottage twenty years ago we made a deliberate choice to avoid glass and air conditioning – hence the storm doors and screens. We wanted to take advantage of sea breezes for cooling and to that end we keep most of the shutters open whenever we are at home. Our choice is to keep the shutters open and use the ceiling fans when necessary to create a breeze. This results in less demand on the island’s sometimes-tenuous electric grid and generally reduces our footprint. While not true for every spot on the island, our cottage is situated so that there is almost always a great breeze. Our neighborhood is a mixed group of full time residents, vacationers, and part-timers, both West Indian and continental. As such there sometimes be some cultural clash around noise, pets, language, etc. The cultures are different and we try to respect these differences, while attempting to be good neighbors. We can only hope others will do the same.
June stay at Molly's Cottage
June stay at Molly's Cottage
We had a glorious stay at Molly's Cottage during June 2010. My wife and I, along with another couple, found the cottage to be perfect for our needs. After a long trip to get to St. John, the welcoming basket of cold sodas, island beer, rum, and snacks helped us unwind quickly. Great location close to town and North shore beaches. Chocolate Hole was a decent place to snorkle as well with some huge sting rays in the grassy bottom! Cottage had everything we needed to prepare and store our own meals. Washer and dryer saved luggage space with us only needing to bring a small amount of clothing. BBQ'ing on the deck was excellent and I was even able to watch the Lakers beat the Celtics on the cable t.v. The owners were excellent in returning emails and answering all the "little" questions my wife and I had about the cottage. Large beach towels and beach chairs were provided to make the beach trips PERFECT. Whereas the cottage is just that, a cottage, and not "roomy" in a large house sense, both sets of couples found their own space perfectly and at no time felt the need to kill each other! Like most 1st time visitors to St. John, we are now figuring out a way to make this trip more frequently. I highly recommend Molly's Cottage for families or for 2 couples sharing vacation expenses. THANK YOU MARY!!!
- Guest Justin (Ridgecrest, CA)
- Date of stay 06/08/10
- Review Submitted 07/02/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
I would recommend this lovely property to family and friends. We had a perfect vacation on the island with a wonderful place to call home for the week. Our family greatly enjoyed the cottage's family friendly atmosphere and the thoughtfulness in the extras provided. Cottage is misleading as there was plenty of room for everyone to relax and enjoy a little quiet time after a day of fun at the nearby beaches. The location provided easy access to local beaches and the downtown area as well as local grocery stores. The property was clean and well organized with everything readily available. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful in providing recommendations in the area. During our vacation, we spent the majority of our time at the numerous beautiful beaches. Each beach offered its own treasures for us to enjoy during our stay. We hope to return and visit again next year!
- Guest Water and sun! (Powell, Ohio)
- Date of stay 03/21/10
- Review Submitted 05/03/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
High Season (Dec 16-Apr 16) .. $1610/wk(1-2pp) .. $2030/wk(3-4pp)..$2310/wk(5-6pp) Thanksgiving ........ $1975/wk Christmas ......... $2730/wk Off-Season ...$1190/wk(1-22pp)...$1540/wk(3-4pp)....$1890/wk(5-6pp) We require a 50% deposit upon booking, The balance is due 60 days before arrival
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Year Purchased: 1988
About the owner: A Vermont artist and her husband
Why the Owner Chose Chocolate Hole:
The cottage was built on family land but later sub-divided into its own property.
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