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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: 04/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 520 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

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

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The bedroom is Air Conditioned...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and beach towels...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Four burner cook top stove....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

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

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Special
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$195
Holiday Rate
Dec 15 - Jan 10, 2016
6 night min stay
$245
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$215
$1,505

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Each additional guest $30 + tax
  • Cleaning fee $60
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

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

Additional guests are $30.00 per person per night

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: 04/20/2015
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Location

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

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

  • Lovely Flamboyant tree off the porch

    Lovely Flamboyant tree off the porch

  • Come sail with me

    Come sail with me

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 04/20/2015
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