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Sunset view from the verandah at Cruz Bay Cottage

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Last updated: 07/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cruz Bay cottage description

Cruz Bay Cottage is one of the last of the lovely traditional West Indian cottages on St. John. It is located on a quiet little hill above Cruz Bay, within easy walking distance of the town, enjoying a birds eye view of the harbor and St. Thomas with it’s dazzling lights against the night sky. It is truly special and romantic as well as convenient and extremely affordable since it is not necessary to rent a car to have access to groceries, great restaurants and public transportation to the National Park beaches from Cruz Bay as well as the bus to Coral Bay. Even though it is close enough to town to walk it is on the quiet side and enjoys relaxing views of the night sky from the verandah in a peaceful and safe location. The owners call this property, “Grassy Hill” and own a few other private residences in the area. The manager lives near by on the property but the cottage enjoys complete privacy and is a little house all on its’ own. This property
has been completely renovated with all new furnishings and wonderful artistic touches; all the amenities and creature comforts for dining, relaxing and sleeping in comfort.

There is air conditioning if desired but the cottage is airy and cool enough if you prefer not to use it. The bedroom has a brand new Queen size Heavenly bed, reading lights, fresh new linens, a closet and étagère – the bathroom has been renovated with all new fixtures and tile – it has a shower, full length and magnifying mirror, shelves for your toiletries and a generous supply of new linens. The cottage has a fully stocked kitchen with stove, fridge, brand new dishware, pots and pans for fine dining inside or out on the verandah overlooking Pillsbury Sound and Cruz Bay Harbor. The living room has a comfy new sofa, chairs, table, TV and reading lamps. West Indian plantation shutters and ceiling fans keep things breezy and comfortable while adding a classic note of island charm.

The owners have lived on the island for over four decades and take great pride in the restoration and maintenance of one of the islands’ last representations of the vernacular architecture that once dotted the island of St. John and the Caribbean. These traditional cottages that once graced the landscape with their picturesque charm still symbolize the easy, environmentally sound lifestyle of a bygone era. Now fully restored and refreshed you can enjoy this romantic little cottage, formerly called Yellow Birds’ Nest.





Keywords: Cottage, one bedroom, small house, private, in town, near town, quiet, peaceful, picturesque, great view, water view, Harbor view, Cruz Bay, walk to town, near restaurants, shopping, churches, public transportation, safe, affordable, quiet residential area, comfortable, well appointed, all the amenities.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 475 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Smoking Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                2...moreless

              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Seating for 2 people

              Amenities

              • Hair Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room

              Other Amenities

                  • Restaurants; groceries, etc.; public transportation; all in town conveniences, within walking distance of Cruz Bay Cottage....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    eclectic selection of CD's...moreless

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

                  Communications

                      • Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Balcony

                      Theme

                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Adventure
                      • Historic
                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                      • Water View:

                        Lovely view of Pillsbury sound, Cruz Bay and St. Thomas...moreless

                      • Ocean View
                      • Waterfront
                      • Village

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Kayaking
                      • Tennis
                      • Hiking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Sailing
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Shelling
                      • Walking
                      • Duty Free Shops
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Ruins
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Swimming
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Photography
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Basketball Court
                       

                      Reviews

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                      from 5 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer season
                      Apr 15 - Dec 13, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,400
                      Winter season
                      Dec 15 - Apr 14, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $300
                      $1,950

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      In the event of cancellation deposit is non-refundable unless space is re-booked. In the few cases we have had cancellations we have worked with our renters to accommodate them at another time if it was not possible to re-book the space.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 07/25/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      Location

                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Cruz Bay Dock
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Frank Bay
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Fatty Crab
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      La Tapa

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Cruz Bay Cottage is within easy walking distance of the town of Cruz Bay with it's fine dining and shopping. The library, churches, bank, grocery shops, ferry dock and internet cafes are all within a short walk. Reading and relaxing on the comfortable verandah with it's lovely view of Pillsbury sound and Cruz Bay harbor provides a calm retreat within the 'hustle and bustle' of this little seaside town with all the amenities a short walk away.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2002

                      About the owner: island residents of 4 decades

                      Why the Owner Chose Cruz Bay:
                      We love the proximity to town and the quiet picturesque location. The view of the harbor and the night lights on St. Thomas are a real pleasure. The cottage is a traditional West Indian cottage - there are not many remaining and we have refurbished it to perfection.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Location, location, location. View, view, view. Convenience. Walk to town for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you like. It is not necessary to rent a car. Walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants, shops, churches, salons, entertainment, public transportation to the beaches, to Coral Bay on the other side of the island, churches, the ferry dock, the National Park. Cruz Bay Cottage is convenient to town but quiet and peaceful in a safe little residential neighborhood.


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                      Speaks: spanish, english

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                      Photos

                      • Sunset view from the verandah at Cruz Bay Cottage

                        Sunset view from the verandah at Cruz Bay Cottage

                      • Cruz Bay Cottage sits on a quiet hill above Cruz Bay Harbor

                        Cruz Bay Cottage sits on a quiet hill above Cruz Bay Harbor

                      • View from bedroom past bath to kitchen - reading lamps and night stands

                        View from bedroom past bath to kitchen - reading lamps and night stands

                      • Kitchen with big fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, blender, all dishes, linens

                        Kitchen with big fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, blender, all dishes, linens

                      • Dine Alfresco morning, noon or night - breezy, lovely view of the Bay

                        Dine Alfresco morning, noon or night - breezy, lovely view of the Bay

                      • Shady spot for an afternoon siesta

                        Shady spot for an afternoon siesta

                      • Cruz Bay Cottage - quiet and private little house - walking distance to town

                        Cruz Bay Cottage - quiet and private little house - walking distance to town

                      • Brand new Queen size bed, plenty of space for your clothes, light and airy.

                        Brand new Queen size bed, plenty of space for your clothes, light and airy.

                      • New tiled bath; shower, full length and magnifying mirror, space for toiletries

                        New tiled bath; shower, full length and magnifying mirror, space for toiletries

                      • Living room with TV, DVD player, music and  original artwork by island artists

                        Living room with TV, DVD player, music and original artwork by island artists

                      • Relaxing, dining on the cool, breezy verandah with ocean view

                        Relaxing, dining on the cool, breezy verandah with ocean view

                      • Cruz Bay harbor and town - a short walk from Cruz Bay Cottage

                        Cruz Bay harbor and town - a short walk from Cruz Bay Cottage

                      VRBO #386500

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

                      $200 - $300 per night (USD)
                      5

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      View calendar: Updated 07/25/14
                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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