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Save 10% 9/29-10/31! Gull Cottage - Harborside Villa W/a Private Sand Beach

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Gull Cottage has a small private beach, with snorkeling only a few steps away

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Last updated: 09/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Great Cruz Bay villa description

Gull Cottage is built of stone, with stonewalls in all the interior rooms of the villa. It resembles a picturesque chateau of the French countryside that has been infused with an elegant Caribbean essence. This is essentially a one level home, with only the third bedroom on the upper level. The living room is the center of the house, and the other rooms branch off the living room. The two master bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the living room and offer excellent privacy, with gorgeous stone baths and showers. A large office/study adjoins the west master bedroom and also serves as an extra bedroom. There is a large deck off the dining and living rooms, and a small, very sunny white sand beach lies between the deck and the sea wall. The stone sea wall was built for storm surge protection and part of the top of the wall was widened and tiled to create a cozy sunset patio. When you sit on the wall it’s much like being on a boat in the harbor, it’s really a unique spot. There is an opening in the seawall for swimming and snorkeling access to the tranquil waters of the harbor. Surrounding the villa are paved and sand walkways that weave through very lush, carefully maintained tropical gardens.
The location of Gull Cottage is one of its best features, for it’s about 60 feet from the harbor. The views from Gull are superb, with sailboats floating peacefully on the palm fringed harbor in the foreground, and St. Thomas, the St. James Islands and blazing sunsets in the background. It's a short drive (5 minutes) into Cruz Bay, and it’s also a short walk (5 minutes) to the restaurants, beach, spa and shops at the Westin Resort, but Gull remains a world removed from that upscale resort.
The living room has varnished mahogany floors, stone walls, mahogany French doors, antique furniture and cathedral ceilings with skylights, which all combine to create a comfortable and stylish living area. An antique armoire contains a cable TV/VCR and a stereo/cassette. There are with 3 sets of wall-mounted speakers including deck speakers. High-speed satellite Internet access is provided.
The ocean front dining room has screened windows on three sides, which give this beautiful room an indoor-outdoor atmosphere. The wooden table seats 6-8, or dine on the deck five steps from the BBQ grill at a table also seating 6-8.
The beautiful kitchen includes stonewalls accented by custom built mahogany cabinets. The appliances include a 4-burner gas stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, garbage disposal, blender, coffeemaker, anodized commercial cookware and quality dinnerware. A gas BBQ grill, telephone and washer/dryer are also provided.
The three air-conditioned bedrooms were designed to insure lovely views and maximum privacy. The romantic French countryside master bedroom on the west has a beautiful view of the harbor from the antique bed. A large private office/study with a 9' mahogany desk and a futon couch adjoins the west bedroom and can serve as a fourth bedroom for kids. The master bedroom on the east continues the French theme with handsome stonewalls, antiques and a queen wicker bed. The guest bedroom (twins) on the upper level is accessed by exterior stairs, has a private deck and is loved by older children. Each bedroom has a private tiled bath and the two lower baths have gorgeous hand cut stone showers trimmed in mahogany.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            West master bedroom, great harbor view...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            2nd level bedroom, twins convert to king, exterior stairs...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            East master bedroom, harbor view...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            a beautiful stone bath and shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            a beautiful stone bath and shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            2nd level bedroom bath...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            bedrooms only...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                TVs for living room plus bedrooms...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Stereo
              • Books

              Communications

                  • Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Not included, but can be rented and the harbor and south and west shores are great kayaking waters...moreless

                      • Boat:

                        Not included, but your front yard is a deep water anchorage...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden

                      Theme

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

                      Location & View

                      • Beachfront
                      • Oceanfront

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Parasailing
                      • Sailing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Tennis
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Marina
                      • Duty Free Shops
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Off Season (2-6 person rate)
                      Jul 11 - Dec 12, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,115
                      In Season (2-6 person rate)
                      Dec 13 - Dec 19, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $5,210
                      Christmas/New Years
                      Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $6,132
                      In Season (2-6 person rate)
                      Jan 4 - Apr 10, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $5,210

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 15%

                      Notes:

                      WEEKLY RENTAL RATES BASED ON # OF PEOPLE PER SEASON:

                      IN Season: Dec 13, 2014 – April 10, 2015

                      $5210/wk for 2 -6 people

                      Christmas/New Years $6132/wk 2-6

                      OFF Season: April 12, 2014 – Dec. 12, 2014

                      $3115/wk 2-6 2013

                      Thanksgiving - Off Season Rates Apply

                      $500 Damage Deposit

                      10% Hotel Tax/ 5% Service Charge

                      50% due within 7 days of booking, Final payment due 60 days prior to arrival. Final payment for Christmas/New Years reservations is due 120 days prior to arrival.

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                      Last updated: 09/19/2014
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                      Location

                      13 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      beach
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant

                      Car: Recommended

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About: We’re from Florida, so unlike so many of our fellow homeowners on St. John we didn’t come here to get away from the cold and cruel miseries of a long winter. We came to St John on a vacation and we quickly realized that this is a unique and fascinating island like no other place we’ve ever been. From there it was just a matter of time before we decided that St. John would be a wonderful place to own a vacation home. We did a bit of shopping around looking at other homes, and then we looked at Gull and it was love at first sight, and our search was over.

                      Why Great Cruz Bay:
                      Before we bought Gull we sat on the deck and just absorbed the sights and sounds of the harbor and were fascinated by this harbor side location. We love being at the water’s edge, and whether you swim, snorkel, kayak or paddleboard, this house offers a great location for all water sports enthusiasts. But if you never go in the water, there’s still something very special and relaxing about looking at boats floating peacefully on the water a few feet in front of you. The soft, romantic and island elegant atmosphere of this home also captured us. It really has a warmth and appeal that reminds us of homes in the French countryside, yet the harbor side location and the beach out front gives it a distinctly island flavor.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      Having a small beach in your front yard gives Gull a unique quality that only a few homes on St. John possess. The small tiled sitting area on the beach wall is definitely a unique feature, and for morning coffee or evening sunsets it is our favorite place to sit and relax. Access to the deep water anchorages of Great Cruz Bay allows you to add boating activities to your vacation. We’ve read guest comments about being picked up from the wall and being whisked away for a day of fun on the water. Gull is one of very few homes with a spacious and comfortable home office. If you need to bring some work while you’re on vacation, you’ll love Gull’s big, private and comfortable office, equipped with high-speed satellite access. The sounds, sights and sweet aroma of the sea just outside your windows also creates an ultra romantic ambiance that is ideal for honeymooners and lovers, but this house is also perfect for families with kids.


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                      Photos

                      • Gull Cottage has a small private beach, with snorkeling only a few steps away

                        Gull Cottage has a small private beach, with snorkeling only a few steps away

                      • Pretty as a picture, this is what Gull looks like from the seawall

                        Pretty as a picture, this is what Gull looks like from the seawall

                      • This is your first view of Gull as you come down the driveway

                        This is your first view of Gull as you come down the driveway

                      • Another view of the living room

                        Another view of the living room

                      • From the seawall, this view looks east to the beach at the Westin Resort

                        From the seawall, this view looks east to the beach at the Westin Resort

                      • The view from the pool

                        The view from the pool

                      • This view looks from the dining room into the kitchen and living room

                        This view looks from the dining room into the kitchen and living room

                      • The kitchen has a great view and a pass through to the dining room

                        The kitchen has a great view and a pass through to the dining room

                      • The top of the wall has been tiled to create a patio with a gorgeous view

                        The top of the wall has been tiled to create a patio with a gorgeous view

                      • The pillow view from the west master bedroom is a lovely morning wake up

                        The pillow view from the west master bedroom is a lovely morning wake up

                      • The east master bedroom also has beautiful stone walls

                        The east master bedroom also has beautiful stone walls

                      • The 2nd level bedroom has a gorgeous harbor view

                        The 2nd level bedroom has a gorgeous harbor view

                      • A spectacular winter sunset at Gull Cottage

                        A spectacular winter sunset at Gull Cottage

                      • Gull, viewed from the harbor

                        Gull, viewed from the harbor

                      • Rich mahogany floors and stone walls create a classic Caribbean living room

                        Rich mahogany floors and stone walls create a classic Caribbean living room

                      • Your first view as you enter Gull

                        Your first view as you enter Gull

                      • From the seawall, this view looks west to  St James, St Thomas and other islands

                        From the seawall, this view looks west to St James, St Thomas and other islands

                      • The dining room has a lovely atmosphere with screened windows on 3 sides

                        The dining room has a lovely atmosphere with screened windows on 3 sides

                      • The deck is also a great place to dine

                        The deck is also a great place to dine

                      • The deck is private and sunny, as is the pool

                        The deck is private and sunny, as is the pool

                      • Looking from your deck to the beach

                        Looking from your deck to the beach

                      • The west master bedroom has stone walls accented by mahogany trim

                        The west master bedroom has stone walls accented by mahogany trim

                      • The large office/study is between the west master bedroom and the living room

                        The large office/study is between the west master bedroom and the living room

                      • Another view from the deck

                        Another view from the deck

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                      Date last modified - Monday, September 08, 2014

                      $3,115 - $6,132 per week (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

                      View calendar: Updated 09/19/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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