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Enter the cottage on the main floor, into an octagonal living and dining area. There is a small, colorfully tiled attached kitchen, which is fully equipped, with an inside dinng table. There are sliding glass doors out onto a large covered deck, with an outside dining table, and additional seating including a swing chair, to enjoy the view. From the deck, step down to a large tiled patio with lounges for sunning. From the decks and patio you can see pelicans, seagulls, and frigate birds flying from one bay to the other.
There is an inside, spiral staircase going upstairs, from the living room to the octagonal master bedroom, which has a queen bed, skylight, a full bath, air conditioning, and sliding glass doors out onto a long deck.
The cottage is casually and comfortably furnished, and has cable, internet, a printer, DVDs, and many books.
From the main deck, step down to the tiled patio sun deck, and down again to the lower level. The lower level has a large tiled deck, the second bedroom, and a laundry with washer and dryer.
The second bedroom is very cozy, with a full bed, air conditioning, sliding glass doors out onto the deck, and an attached full bath. The second bedroom works well for an older child, or an extra single guest, but is little too small to be really comfortable for an additional couple.
The cottage is located on 3 acres at the end of a dead-end road. Follow the garden paths, and enjoy the gardens, with a variety of fruit trees with local fruits in season.
The cottage is a little over a mile to Cruz Bay where most of the restaurants, grocery stores and shops are located. Recently, the driveway was expanded, and the cottage now has a circular driveway, easy to navigate, and plenty of parking!
Winter 2015 Dec 14 - Apr 11, 2015 6 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2015 Apr 12 - Dec 12, 2015 5 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
50% deposit due with rental contract. Balance is due 60 days in advance of arrival. VISA, Mastercard or checks accepted.
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Enjoy the spectacular beaches and hiking trails of the Virgin Islands National Park!
Year Purchased: 1974
About: My husband and I were both professors when we purchased the original cottage. (We have made many improvements over the years.) We brought our two daughters here every summer until they grew up and moved away. In addition to swimming, snorkeling, and sailing, we planted many fruit trees that are now mature, including the mango that bears in the summer when we return every year. We still enjoy gardening.
Why Chocolate Hole: My husband and I had two girls aged 5 and 9 when we looked into buying a house on St. John. We asked the realtor for “Something that was not cantilevered over a cliff, was on a dead-end road, and that you would be unlikely to find in New Jersey.” The realtor said, “Well. I have just the house for you.” And he did. After we bought it, we discovered the advantage of facing east for breezes and for shading the outside table after 9:00 AM.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The cottage has a caribbean character, with colorful tile and furniture of rattan and wicker. It is an easy drive to and from town, nice when returning in the dark from dining at a restaurant. The driveway lets you off right at the front door. From the outside table you can watch boats going in and out of the bays.