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Gardens and sunshine abound at newly-built Coral Bay Cottage

Gardens and sunshine abound at newly-built Coral Bay Cottage Cottage is built along hillside so breezes and views are in abundance. Lots of sunshine on wraparound deck with plenty of seating. Lush tropical greenery surrounds cottage deck. Windows let the sunshine in and let's you watch the colors of the sky and hills. Kitchen comes provided with all cooking utensils and 3-burner stove. Cozy reading corner and cable TV (not shown) for quiet night at home. Views of Coral Bay visible from deck....especially at sunrise. Comfortable lounge chairs with morning sunshine & afternoon shade. Separate bathroom provides privacy wi indoor/outdoor shower. Newly-built bathroom with all new fixtures and towels. Shell inset in shower created from St. John shells and sea glass. View from the shower turns the bathroom into a gallery. Eat-in kitchen includes comfortable seating for casual dining. Living area stays cool with ocean breezes and features island art. Wraparound deck provides new vistas morning and night. The cottage built as traditional island structure yet all new materials. Front deck as seen through lush island jungle growth. Cottage is located in lower right corner of photo-near ocean & walk to town. Nearby Maho Beach is only a 10-minute drive from cottage. Trunk Bay along beautiful North Shore Road is 20-minutes from cottage. Rainbow over Coral Bay...home of quaint island-style living. View of Coral Bay from Bordeaux Mt....try a different island hike each day. All North Shore beaches are an easy drive from Coral Bay.

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Last updated: 03/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Coral Bay cottage description

Newly-built Coral Bay Cottage is ideal for a couple looking for an affordable, quiet cottage within easy walking distance of restaurants and bus to town. Pricing is affordable and similar to former Maho Bay Camps.

Enjoy sea breezes while sitting on deck with overlooking beautiful Coral Bay and surrounded by mountains. The cottage is private with a gated driveway, tropical plants nestled around house, and walking distance to stores and restaurants. Relax in a romantic setting for couples looking to escape the crowds and live the simple life in your own cozy island-style cottage.

Cottage includes queen sized bed, sitting area, kitchenette, separate bathroom, and private deck. You can dine indoors or outdoors in lounge chairs or inside watching cable TV. Lounge on sunny deck and gaze out at hills and view of the bay over morning coffee or kick back and rest after snorkeling and hiking at nearby VI National Park.

Coral Bay Cottage is located 10-minutes from white-sand beaches ideal for swimming or sunbathing with plenty of parking and hidden trails to explore. Coral Bay offers live music in the evenings at a variety of restaurants where you can sip island drinks or feast on fish, steak, chicken or vegetarian options including locally grown organic greens.


Keywords: island, ocean, beach, cottage, caribbean, tropical, st. john, coral bay, virgin islands, U.S., mountains, secluded, affordable, low price

Property Type

  • 600 sq. ft.
  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            2...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Toaster
          • Stove
          • Dining
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Parking space available just up the driveway from the cottage....moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • House includes wraparound deck upstairs off also outdoor deck seating with beautiful views. Ocean breezes flow through living spaces keeping temperatures comfortable indoors and out on decks. Tropical plants surround house giving privacy with caribbean flowers throughout area. Private paved driveway off dirt road in quiet, secluded, hillside location with views from every room. Indoor/outdoor shower with artistic caribbean decor thoughout the cottage....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Music Library
              • Video Library
              • Books
              • Television
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Adventure

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Cottage is set on a hill with mountains and trees surrounding it yet can walk to restaurants....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                overlooks Coral Bay and dock...boats in the distance...moreless

              • Rural
              • Water View

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Activities

                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hiking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Walking
                  • Shelling
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Ruins
                  • Restaurants
                  • Beachcombing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Other Activities

                      • 10-minute drive to white-sand beaches ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Easy drive or hike to mountain hiking trails in the VI National Park. Walk to restaurants, bars, organic farm, harbor. Access to charter day sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking. Owner able to arrange boating trips to nearby British Virgin Islands. Guests can sit on deck or drive into Coral Bay in the evening to hear live music at local bars Skinny Legs or Island Blues....moreless
                       

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                      • Peace, simplicity, and everything you’d want in a cottage!

                        Peace, simplicity, and everything you’d want in a cottage!

                        • Guest Nance
                        • Date of stay 03/09/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/17/14
                        After being on St. John for our vacations for over 15 years, we know the value of closeness to nature and simplification of life. We were Maho Bay Camps lovers for those reasons. Now that Maho is no more, we are thrilled to have found this little gem. The space is fresh and welcoming, with privacy and stunning views in every direction. Comfy bed, sweet bathroom with hot water (unlike Maho), a sitting area for reading, and a well equipped kitchen. Deck with breezes and comfy chairs for sipping a rum punch or fabulous star gazing. What more could we want? We are Coral Bay fans, finding this quieter side of the island more authentic than the North shore. Here we had easy access to hikes and varied snorkeling experiences. Thank you Melody and Tom for all your help, and for making this possible and accessible for people wanting an affordable, private island escape. We’ll be booking for next year!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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                      • Excellent vacation at charming and comfortable Coral Bay Cottage

                        Excellent vacation at charming and comfortable Coral Bay Cottage

                        • Guest Glenn B. (Chester, New York)
                        • Date of stay 02/01/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/20/14
                        Coral Bay Cottage was the perfect place for our 3 week stay. We would return home to the cottage after a day of hiking, snorkeling or just relaxing at the beach and enjoy the breezes on our deck. We took advantage of the BBQ and kitchen amenities and really enjoyed the comfortable bedding. The best part of the cottage is the gorgeous view of the mountains and Coral Bay. Mel and Tom went out of their way to ensure our comfort and our privacy. We highly recommend this property and look forward to coming back again.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+.

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                      • Common Cents

                        Common Cents

                        • Guest Harley G.
                        • Date of stay 01/20/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/02/14
                        Speaking as a former Maho Bay Campground fan: the owners of Coral Bay Cottage (Maho Bay veterans themselves) have made several upgrades to the Maho concept while keeping the rate comparable which is kind of amazing when you see how much more is included. While retaining the closeness to nature (you are tucked into the hillside with views), they have added the modern touches (refrigerator/freezer, stove-top, toaster, coffee maker, cable TV !, private bathhouse with hot shower ten steps away, etc) which let you concentrate on your vacation at this beautiful place, and you can eat in which is a huge saving. The cottage is in its own space, a short/steep downhill walk from Melody and Tom's house, the point being that are not absentee; they are nearby if something is needed such as a repair or advice on what to see, where to go on the island. There is a convenience store within a 1/2 mile and restaurants are nearby as well. I rented a jeep (which is not a good deal - $$$), but the island bus stop (VTran) is not far, and you can ride from one end of the island to the other for $1, I believe. The bottom line: Not only is staying at Coral Bay Cottage enjoyable and a great way to experience St. John , it is a great value.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+.

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                      • Sweet Little Cottage

                        Sweet Little Cottage

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 01/08/14
                        • Review Submitted 01/23/14
                        This cottage has everything you need to have a laid-back, peaceful experience on St John. We did breakfast at the cottage (watch out for ants- store all food in the fridge, even dry goods), picnic lunches on the beach (there is a picnic bag at the cottage, beach chairs & 2 beach towels- awesome as we forgot to bring towels), out to dinner at night, and back to the cottage for rest. The cottage breezes are very pleasant (close windows a little before the night for storms, as there were a bunch of little ones), the views of the hills and stars charming from the bed. Cable TV provided some music and a football game, which was great- and didn't expect that. No internet but that can be a good thing. You need 4 wheel drive. In general you have to be a laid back person and not expect resort life for this to work for you. The water must be conserved, there is no AC, there are little lizards, etc. But that is St John- you either love it or it's not for you. We love it and will be back. Only complaint is that the bed was a little uncomfortable (esp. for the one of us who has a bad back), but that is cottage life, and we still enjoyed ourselves of course. Melody & Tom were very cool- gave plenty of privacy but also there if we needed them for anything (not much- the cottage was well-stocked and functioned fine for us). The cottage is perfect for a down-to-earth couple like us. Great to know about this place on the island and hopefully will be back ASAP. !

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • Home Away From Home

                        Home Away From Home

                        • Guest Maureen R.
                        • Date of stay 12/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/09/14
                        Coral Bay cottage was the perfect place for two of us to stay. The cottage is very comfortable and affordable. The location is nestled on a hillside over looking Coral Bay and is located close to town. Melody & Tom go out of their way to make sure your stay on St. John is perfect. We can’t wait to go back.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

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                      • Perfectly comfortable and beautiful!

                        Perfectly comfortable and beautiful!

                        • Guest Meghan (Wisconsin)
                        • Date of stay 12/25/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                        My husband and I just got back from staying in the cottage. We had a terrific time! It started months ago with making arrangements with Mel. She was prompt with responses to our questions and warm in her correspondences. The cottage has everything you could need on island: all the amenities to keep you comfortable and enjoying St John at its best! We especially enjoyed the many screen windows, beautiful shower with hand-placed shells, and the lounge chairs that we sat on every night to watch the bright stars. We even saw many shooting stars! My husband and I highly recommend this cottage. It's so much more special to come *home* to than a hotel room. Come and stay! You'll love the privacy, the daytime and nighttime views, and level of homey comfort you'll feel while staying here.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, girls getaway, age 55+.

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                      • cozy little cottage in paradise

                        cozy little cottage in paradise

                        • Guest Jo (Youngsville , PA)
                        • Date of stay 11/13/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/24/13
                        Tom and Melody were wonderful, helpful hosts during our weeklong stay. The cottage contained everything needed to make our stay comfortable. We were up early and on the go all day long. The weather was beautiful all week. It did sprinkle a few nights....who cared!? I think we hiked every trail; snorkled, swam and walked each beach. First vacation that I lost weight :). We will be back!!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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                      • Total relaxation!

                        Total relaxation!

                        • Guest MahoSteph (New Hampshire)
                        • Date of stay 09/28/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/16/13
                        Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at your darling cottage! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the peace and quiet, the mountain and water views from the porch, and the attention to detail that made this such a cool place to stay. After a day at the beach it was so nice to come "home", and I didn't want to leave when it was time to go. I can highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a true St John experience.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

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                      • Can't wait to go back!

                        Can't wait to go back!

                        • Guest Greg (Crystal Lake, IL)
                        • Date of stay 04/27/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/14/13
                        My wife and I stayed at this wonderful cottage shortly after it was completed. The house is a reflection of the island: beauty, serenity, warm and inviting. There are windows on all four sides so you feel like you’re part of the nature that abounds here. It has two different decks for sitting out with coffee during the sunrise in the morning, enjoying a glass of wine in the evening, or looking at the stars at night. The interior is open and airy, with all the amenities and a separate seating area. The area is filled with vegetation and wildlife, including birds, wild goats, a troop of donkeys and even roosters (yes that’s right). The cottage is set slightly down the hill from the host Melody’s property so you feel like you’re on your own, however she’s a stones throw away if you have a question or problem. She was extremely helpful in recommending outdoor activities, restaurants and shopping, while at the same time respecting our privacy. To my way of thinking Melody strikes the perfect balance of being a friendly, caring host while never being pushy or forward. No visit to St. John’s can be complete without going to the awesome beaches. We also went snorkeling which was one of the most amazing experiences I have had (we rented gear from Crabby’s right in Coral Bay). The water is crystal clear turquoise, and it’s easy to see hundreds of different aquatic life in just a few feet of water. Melody recommended the best beaches to visit for both sunbathing and snorkeling (make SURE you bring or buy lots of sunscreen). There are also cool hiking trails, each with their own spectacular view of the surrounding ocean. We also did a sunset sailboat cruise, which was really nice and VERY romantic. Her neighbor Barry also does eco-paddle board tours though we didn’t have time while we there. That really looks like fun – next time for sure! There are a handful of nice restaurants right in Coral Bay, with most of the others in Cruz Bay or at the resorts. Coral Bay also has a quirky convenience store for essentials (got to try the local rum Cruzan!), with a larger grocery store in Cruz Bay. You’ll want to rent a jeep or similar four wheel drive vehicle in Cruz Bay (the terrain is VERY hilly). And you drive on the LEFT hand side of the road–took me a day to used to that! All in all I can’t recommend this place enough.It is located away enough that you’re by yourself, but still has all the amenities and proximity to all the cool stuff that St. John.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

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                      • What an amazingly relaxing vacation!

                        What an amazingly relaxing vacation!

                        • Guest kwnek (maine)
                        • Date of stay 04/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/17/13
                        My husband and I stayed at Coral Bay Cottage in April. It was the perfect size for us. It's comfortable,cozy and like a big hug. We had wonderful breezes, an amazing view and visits from neighboring cats, roosters and donkeys too! The road to the cottage was steep and rocky. We were grateful to have a jeep, but you would have been fine with a car as well. Skinny Legs was just down the street and a great place to eat and hear live music. This is a quieter side of the island, but there's still plenty to see and do. We hiked a different trail and snorkeled every day. Saw lots of sea turtles, rays and a rather large iguana. Melody, the owner, was very helpful with suggesting places to eat, snorkel and visit. When my husband left his passport at the cottage, she was more than gracious to send it to us immediately. I guess it didn't want to leave the island. Neither did we. We'll be back.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low Season
                      Apr 15 - Dec 14, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $95
                      $665
                      High Season
                      Dec 15 - Apr 14, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $175
                      $1,225
                      Holiday week
                      Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,925
                      flat fee
                      Presidents Week
                      Feb 14 - Feb 20, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,575
                      flat fee
                      My Standard Rate
                      5 night min stay
                      $95
                      $665

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                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Taxes Not included

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                      Last updated: 03/18/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: St. Thomas at 9 Miles
                      • Nearest Ferry: Cruz Bay at 8 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Maho Beach at 4 Miles
                      • Nearest Barpub: Skinny Legs at 0.5 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Aqua Bistro at 0.5 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: St. John is one of the most beautiful places in the world and when I found it 8 years ago I packed my bags and moved to the island….no regrets! After renting for a few years, I purchased the perfect little house tucked in the hills of Coral Bay. We just finished building the new Coral Bay Cottage to have a comfortable and affordable cottage to rent. We live just up the hill from Coral Bay Cottage so if there are any questions I would be happy to help.

                      Why the Owner Chose Coral Bay:
                      I love sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and hiking—everything that St. John offers. There are all kinds of boating possibilities within 15 minutes of Coral Bay Cottage including renting your own hobicat for a few hours, sailing on a handbuilt schooner yacht, or chartering a boat to take you to the British Virgin Islands.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      One of my favorite times of day at Coral Bay Cottage is watching the sunrise over the bay sitting on the deck with my morning coffee. The hills take on a yellow glow, and I can hear the goats bleating as they head down the road. I love being able to walk to town or drive to a beach within 15 minutes…it’s like living in a small town but waking up to paradise every morning.


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                      • Gardens and sunshine abound at newly-built Coral Bay Cottage

                        Gardens and sunshine abound at newly-built Coral Bay Cottage

                      • Lots of sunshine on wraparound deck with plenty of seating.

                        Lots of sunshine on wraparound deck with plenty of seating.

                      • Windows let the sunshine in and let's you watch the colors of the sky and hills.

                        Windows let the sunshine in and let's you watch the colors of the sky and hills.

                      • Cozy reading corner and cable TV (not shown) for quiet night at home.

                        Cozy reading corner and cable TV (not shown) for quiet night at home.

                      • Comfortable lounge chairs with morning sunshine & afternoon shade.

                        Comfortable lounge chairs with morning sunshine & afternoon shade.

                      • Newly-built bathroom with all new fixtures and towels.

                        Newly-built bathroom with all new fixtures and towels.

                      • View from the shower turns the bathroom into a gallery.

                        View from the shower turns the bathroom into a gallery.

                      • Living area stays cool with ocean breezes and features island art.

                        Living area stays cool with ocean breezes and features island art.

                      • The cottage built as traditional island structure yet all new materials.

                        The cottage built as traditional island structure yet all new materials.

                      • Cottage is located in lower right corner of photo-near ocean & walk to town.

                        Cottage is located in lower right corner of photo-near ocean & walk to town.

                      • Trunk Bay along beautiful North Shore Road is 20-minutes from cottage.

                        Trunk Bay along beautiful North Shore Road is 20-minutes from cottage.

                      • View of Coral Bay from Bordeaux Mt....try a different island hike each day.

                        View of Coral Bay from Bordeaux Mt....try a different island hike each day.

                      • Cottage is built along hillside so breezes and views are in abundance.

                        Cottage is built along hillside so breezes and views are in abundance.

                      • Lush tropical greenery surrounds cottage deck.

                        Lush tropical greenery surrounds cottage deck.

                      • Kitchen comes provided with all cooking utensils and 3-burner stove.

                        Kitchen comes provided with all cooking utensils and 3-burner stove.

                      • Views of Coral Bay visible from deck....especially at sunrise.

                        Views of Coral Bay visible from deck....especially at sunrise.

                      • Separate bathroom provides privacy wi indoor/outdoor shower.

                        Separate bathroom provides privacy wi indoor/outdoor shower.

                      • Shell inset in shower created from St. John shells and sea glass.

                        Shell inset in shower created from St. John shells and sea glass.

                      • Eat-in kitchen includes comfortable seating for casual dining.

                        Eat-in kitchen includes comfortable seating for casual dining.

                      • Wraparound deck provides new vistas morning and night.

                        Wraparound deck provides new vistas morning and night.

                      • Front deck as seen through lush island jungle growth.

                        Front deck as seen through lush island jungle growth.

                      • Nearby Maho Beach is only a 10-minute drive from cottage.

                        Nearby Maho Beach is only a 10-minute drive from cottage.

                      • Rainbow over Coral Bay...home of quaint island-style living.

                        Rainbow over Coral Bay...home of quaint island-style living.

                      • All North Shore beaches are an easy drive from Coral Bay.

                        All North Shore beaches are an easy drive from Coral Bay.

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                      Date last modified - Monday, March 03, 2014

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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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                      Minimum stay: 5 nights
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