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Gull Cottage - Private Sand Beach, Pool, Beautiful Views, Great Location!

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

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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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.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          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

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                TVs for living room plus bedrooms...moreless

              • Video Library

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Beachfront
              • Oceanfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                bedrooms only...moreless

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

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Boat:

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

              • Deck / Patio
              • Kayak / Canoe:

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

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  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
                  Off Season (2-6 person rate)
                  Apr 11 - Dec 11, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,115

                  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 11, 2015 – Dec. 11, 2015

                  $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: 12/19/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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

                  • The deck is also a great place to dine

                    The deck is also a great place to dine

                  • 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 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

                  • 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

                  • 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 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 east master bedroom also has beautiful stone walls

                    The east master bedroom also has beautiful stone walls

                  • Another view from the deck

                    Another view from the deck

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

                  View calendar: Updated 12/19/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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