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The 'Cottage' at Lion's Gate - Spectacular View in Lush Surroundings

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The entrance to 'The Cottage' at Lion's Gate Getaway.

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Last updated: 08/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Red Hook cottage description

My husband Chris and I have lived on St. Thomas for over 20 years. He came to dive, I came to sail. We met by chance and discovered we both have a love of the water and the Caribbean life style. Chris is very talented and knew he wanted to live here permanetley, so he built a house on the top of the hill. We got married in 1995, and often talked about making the home we love accessible to guests. In 2008 we expanded it to accommodate guests in our downstairs studio apartment. We are thrilled with the way it turned out as it captures the Caribbean life style that we love.

The apartment has been so popular that we decided to build a one bedroom cottage. It took a year and I am so happy to say the we finally finished it on July 4th. Independence day has new meaning. It is a Caribbean dream cottage with spectacular views. We marvel at how many humming birds call the apartment home and now it seems that the green parrots have up living in the tress near the cottage.

I'm sure up will love it too. The spacious porch is a perfect way to enjoy your first cup of coffee or to sit back in the evening and watch the colors change over the islands with a cool beverage in your hand. The trade winds will keep you cool as you sit outside from breakfast to diner, and of course if needed there is air conditioning.

My husband, Chris, and I live on the property. We will help you enjoy your vacation in any way we can. Just ask for local tips on restaurants and activities.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 520 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • 'The Cottage' has one bedroom with a queen size four poster bed. The bedroom is fully air conditioned. The couch in the living room is a sleep sofa....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Beautifully appointed bathroom with a surprising shower. The vanity is hand crafted Mahogany with a granite counter top....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Dining tables are both inside and outside. It's better outside with the view and the breeze....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The fully appointed kitchen with all you need to cook a fine diner....moreless

          • Stove:

            Four burner cook top stove....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            The living room has French doors that lead out to the spacious deck. The light is perfect and so is the breeze....moreless

          • Parking:

            You can park right outside the door. Small cars please....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            The bedroom is Air Conditioned...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath towels and beach towels...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • The best amenity of all is the location and view. When you are here it seems as if the world has slipped away. But within a few minutes you can be down the hill for restaurants, shopping, or hopping the ferries to visit the other islands. We also have beach chairs for you....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Boat:

                    I have a day sail business and will take you sailing and snorkeling for a wonderful day on the water....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    From the deck of 'The Cottage' at Lion's Gate Getaway you have a 270 degree view. The British Virgin islands then St. John and finally St Croix to the South East....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    The view is from Tortola to St John with lots of islands in between....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Golf
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Walking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Marina
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  summer
                  May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $205
                  Holiday
                  Dec 17 - Jan 10, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $245
                  $1,715
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $215
                  $1,505

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee $60
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Please call to reserve. 340 775-7467 or cell 340 690-0200. Evenings are best.

                  To reserve we take a 50% deposit and the balance is due 30 days prior to your stay. You are fully refunded if you cancel 60 days prior to your arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 08/22/2014
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                  Location

                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  ST Thomas air port
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Red Hook Ferry terminal
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Secret Harbor
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  Car: Recommended

                  Red Hook, on the East end of St. Thomas, is the perfect place to stay. Just down the hill from Lion's Gate is the ferry terminal. In 15 minutes you can be across Pillsbury Sound and in the National Park on St. John. A 40 minute ride takes you to Tortola, in the BVI. Bring your passports for this. The Baths at Virgin Gorda are spectacular with huge boulders that look like a giant tossed them up in the air and they landed in the ocean creating The Baths.

                  American Yacht Harbor is right at the bottom of our hill. A 2 minute car ride or five minute walk. All the day sail boats and fishing boats leave from here.

                  Red Hook also has an active night life. Everything from a cold beer and hot pizza to fine dining. Shops to explore and the docks are filled with yachts to dream about.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1989

                  About the owner: Chris rebuilt the main house in 1989 after Hurricane Hugo blew it down. And then he met me. We married in 1995. We share a love of the islands and enjoy showing it off to friends and family.

                  Why the Owner Chose Red Hook:
                  The view and the breeze are something I never get tired of. Not even after all these years. It would be hard for us to ever move from here. The parrots and hummingbirds are personal friends.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  We are close to everything but feel a million miles away when we reach the top of the hill


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • The entrance to 'The Cottage' at Lion's Gate Getaway.

                    The entrance to 'The Cottage' at Lion's Gate Getaway.

                  • Welcome

                    Welcome

                  • The Green Chairs

                    The Green Chairs

                  • The Flamboyant tree called LOU

                    The Flamboyant tree called LOU

                  • Living room, with a 42 ' TV across the room. Every guys dream TV.

                    Living room, with a 42 ' TV across the room. Every guys dream TV.

                  • The Kitchen has granite counter tops and a view.

                    The Kitchen has granite counter tops and a view.

                  • Fabulous bathroom with extra large stone shower.

                    Fabulous bathroom with extra large stone shower.

                  • Sunrise through the bedroom French doors.

                    Sunrise through the bedroom French doors.

                  • Off into the wild blue of the Caribbean.

                    Off into the wild blue of the Caribbean.

                  • 'The Cottage' at Lion's Gate.

                    'The Cottage' at Lion's Gate.

                  • Perfect place to have that first cup of coffee.

                    Perfect place to have that first cup of coffee.

                  • Good Night

                    Good Night

                  • You could be on this couch, watching TV or the parrots fly by the railing

                    You could be on this couch, watching TV or the parrots fly by the railing

                  • Beautiful afternoon view from the porch

                    Beautiful afternoon view from the porch

                  • Come sail with me

                    Come sail with me

                  VRBO #485237

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Monday, July 14, 2014

                  $205 - $245 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 08/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 4-6 nights
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