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Cool, Affordable Cottage W/ Awesome View for Couple or Family, from $125/Night

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View from the deck of Stonegarden Cottage of moonrise over Coral Bay Harbor

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Last updated: 06/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The cottage consists of upper and lower levels which can be rented together or separately, sleeping two to eight guests.

NOTE: Regarding availability in the Lower Level - see VRBO listing # 506984 for more detailed information about the Lower Level, including an active availability calendar.

Stonegarden Cottage offers you a private retreat where you will enjoy your dream vacation on Saint John in the US Virgin Islands. Offering the privacy, comfort and views of a villa, this unique rental home beckons many of our loyal guests back year after year.

This beautiful St. John vacation rental offers a gorgeous island view and on-site nature trails, close proximity to pristine National Park Beaches and restaurants and shops of Coral Bay - the peaceful side of St. John.

The cottage nestles within a shady, tropical forest, high up the steep slopes of St. John's Bordeaux Mountain. At the foot of the mountain lies picturesque Coral Bay harbor; beyond unfolds a panorama of peninsulas, islands, beaches and glowing turquoise channels that run east as far as Virgin Gorda and the Anegada Passage. This is the view Islands Magazine chose as the top spot in the world to watch the sunrise of the new millennium.

The Upper and Lower Levels of the cottage can be rented together or separately.

Upper Level: The fully-equipped, eat-in kitchen opens out onto the deck where you will dine or just relax while gazing at one of the most beautiful views in all the Caribbean, with an ever-changing light show of turquoise water and sundrenched islands.
The living room offers sleeping accommodations for two adults or children on the comfortable queen-size sofa-bed. There is a 2nd bedroom (called the 'bunk room') with bunk bed and ample closet space. It has it's own tiled bathroom - the open shower ceiling lets in the Caribbean sun and balmy breezes.
The master bedroom with queen-size, four poster bed and private, fully tiled bath has an expansive island view. The enclosed Caribbean 'garden shower' blends traditional stonework with the tropical environment.
Walkways from the front door connect into the stone paths and trails of Guavaberry Woods.

Lower Level: For the couple looking for a combination of affordability and comfort, the Lower Level is a perfect choice. Private and quiet, this charming apartment has tasteful decor, art by Caribbean artists, stained-glass windows and beautiful views to the British Virgins.
Enjoy the comfortable amenities of a queen-size bed, private bath with shower, a fully equipped kitchenette, dining table and chairs, and comfortable reading chair and lamp. You'll especially enjoy the private dining deck with its bistro table and chairs, lovely harbor view and direct access to the trails of Guavaberry Woods. The Lower Level has its own separate entrance, driveway and parking space.
The unit was built underneath the deck of the main house and with solid cypress ceiling panels to ensure you peace and quiet. A perfect getaway for the couple looking for affordable comfort and privacy.

Onsite Nature Trails: The best of St. John's natural beauty and astonishing biodiversity lies on-site at your doorstep. A trellised archway of hanging tropical flowers greets you as you enter and walk down a short stone stairway to the front door. The large (2/3 acre) hillside property is an ecological wonderland that invites wandering -- beautiful hand-crafted stone paths and gravel trails on several different levels lead you through the lush hardwood foliage of Guavaberry Woods, where picturesque and unique ponds, a meditation garden, bridge and benches, plus gardens of orchids, frangipani, hibiscus, bouganvilla, citrus and tropical fruit trees delight the eye.

Cool Retreat: Steady tradewinds, an easterly view and the lush surrounding forest make Stonegarden Cottage a comfortable tropical getaway year-round -- cool, quiet and peaceful. After a day on blazing white sand beaches or out on the glittering sea, it is delightful to return up the mountain to your forest retreat, savor a frozen drink while enjoying the view or gaze into a lily pond while hearing the breeze rustle the treetops.


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Nature trails for kids and adults to explore; games and kids videos available for use...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Master Bedoom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Bunk Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Lower Level Studio...moreless

  • 1 Queen size Bed in Upper Level (1), 2 Child Beds in Upper Level (2 bunks), 1 Queen sized sleeper-sofa in Upper Level living room, 1 Queen size Bed in Lower Level (1); Kids air-mattress can comfortably accommodate 2 small children; one single air-mattress...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Upper Level...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Upper Level...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Lower Level...moreless

  • Upper level bathrooms have screened openings in the ceiling to let in the Caribbean sun and balmy breezes. They are fully tiled, and the master has a beautiful garden lined with stone walls. Both are adorned with stained glass windows designed and built by the owner....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Filtered Drinking Water, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Umbrella and Coolers, Child Safe Deck Railings; nature trails, beautiful stonework, tropical fruit trees and flowers....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Gorgeous view of Coral Bay Harbor, and the British Virgin Islands looking east....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Upper level has dining for 6 on deck, for 4 at the kitchen, and 2 at the counter; Lower level has dining for 2 on its deck, and for 2 at inside dining table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    AC in Lower Level only...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available for stays of 10 days or more...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Lightweight down comforters available for winter nights...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Separate parking area...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Available for stays of 10 days or more...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Upper level has a full, eat-in kitchen with a gorgeous harbor view. Lower level has a kitchenette with 4-burner gas range and oven, double sink, and half-size refridgerator; deep freeze is available...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Upper level has full sized fridge; Lower Level has half-size refrigerator; deep freeze available for your use ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Each level has 4-burner stove and oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Upper Level deck has dining for 6, swing, chaise lounge, and awesome harbor view. Lower Level deck has bistro table and 2 chairs, and overlooks Coral Bay Harbor...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season - Upper Level 2015
Apr 15 - Dec 14, 2015
5 night min stay
$245
$1,550
High Season - Upper Level 2016
Dec 15 - Apr 14, 2016
5 night min stay
$320
$2,050
Low Season - Upper Level 2016
Apr 15 - Dec 14, 2016
5 night min stay
$260
$1,650

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

Additional High Season Rates 2015:

Lower Level (sleeps 2) - $1200/week - $190/night

Whole House (sleeps 2-8) - $2650/week - $415/night

Additional Low Season Rates 2015:

Lower Level (sleeps 2) - $900/week - $140/night

Whole House (sleeps 2-8) - $2250/week - $355/night

Additional High Season Rates 2016:

Lower Level (sleeps 2) - $1250/week - $195/night

Whole House (sleeps 2-8) - $2850/week - $450/night

Additional Low Season Rates 2016:

Lower Level (sleeps 2) - $950/week - $150/night

Whole House (sleeps 2-8) - $2450/week - $385/night

Holidays: Please inquire.

Tax quoted includes 10% VI hotel tax & 5% booking fee.

Rates & availability subject to change; confirm w/ owner.

50% deposit required upon booking a reservation; balance due 2 months prior to arrival date; $300 damage deposit refunded within 3 weeks of departure; 5 night minimum stay required. Payments and refunds through Paypal.com, (not VRBO.com or Homeaway.com).


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Last updated: 06/02/2015
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Location

Available right out your door is access to Bordeaux Mt. Trail, which you can hike to from Stonegarden Cottage. This national park trail leads you to some of the more remote beaches in the VI National Park (Lameshur, Reef Bay; There is a library of guide books and trail maps available for your use right in the unit, as well as a guest information book with directions on finding the best beaches and hiking trails on the island.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Raf is a native St. Johnian, who grew up in the quiet village of Coral Bay. Thia came to live on St. John in the early 90's and eventually they met and fell in love. After pursuing careers in California for fourteen years, they've just returned to their beloved island with their two daughters, Missy and Allegra, in order for their children to be closer to their grandparents and to grow up in the wonderful community and natural environment that St. John offers.

Why the Owner Chose Coral Bay:
Buying property on St. John allowed us to pursue our dream of returning to St. John with our children. It took us almost 4 years to bring that dream to fruition, and renting the house to travelers in the meantime helped us save the funds necessary for the move. It's been great fun to help travelers with accommodations, while lending a hand with travel advice and suggestions for what to do on the island.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Stonegarden Cottage is a unique, mountainside retreat for nature lovers, with a gorgeous view of Coral Bay Harbor and extensive nature trails throughout the surrounding property. The cottage is quiet, safe and private, yet close to Coral Bay village and the VI national park beaches. Cooling tradewinds keep the cottage comfortable all year round. You can enjoy a hike up Bordeaux Mountain from the cottage, just one of many hikes nearby; the cottage is easily accessible from a smooth, paved road.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View from the deck of Stonegarden Cottage of moonrise over Coral Bay Harbor

    View from the deck of Stonegarden Cottage of moonrise over Coral Bay Harbor

  • Entrance gate and trellis covered with flowers, Stonegarden Cottage

    Entrance gate and trellis covered with flowers, Stonegarden Cottage

  • Watch the sailboats on the harbor from the dining deck on the Upper Level

    Watch the sailboats on the harbor from the dining deck on the Upper Level

  • Upper Level's relaxed living room is filled with island art, some by the owner.

    Upper Level's relaxed living room is filled with island art, some by the owner.

  • Enjoy the gorgeous view from the eat-in kitchen while you cook!

    Enjoy the gorgeous view from the eat-in kitchen while you cook!

  • Beautiful master bedroom has carved 4-poster bed, tiled floor and harbor view.

    Beautiful master bedroom has carved 4-poster bed, tiled floor and harbor view.

  • Beautiful and unique master bath, with screen opening in ceiling and stonework.

    Beautiful and unique master bath, with screen opening in ceiling and stonework.

  • The second bathroom is tiled, with an open shower ceiling letting in light & air

    The second bathroom is tiled, with an open shower ceiling letting in light & air

  • A Comfortable and Charming Retreat w/ Stained Glass windows over Queen Bed

    A Comfortable and Charming Retreat w/ Stained Glass windows over Queen Bed

  • Fully Equipped Kitchenette will Help You Cut Down on Food Costs, St John Rental

    Fully Equipped Kitchenette will Help You Cut Down on Food Costs, St John Rental

  • Enjoy Stonegarden Cotage's awesome view of Coral Bay and the BVI from your deck

    Enjoy Stonegarden Cotage's awesome view of Coral Bay and the BVI from your deck

  • Gorgeous view of Coral Bay and the BVI from your private deck, St John Rental.

    Gorgeous view of Coral Bay and the BVI from your private deck, St John Rental.

  • Entrance, Stonegarden Cottage, St. John Rental

    Entrance, Stonegarden Cottage, St. John Rental

  • Unforgettable view of Coral Bay and the BVIs from Stonegarden Cottage, St. John

    Unforgettable view of Coral Bay and the BVIs from Stonegarden Cottage, St. John

  • You'll love the swing on the Upper Level deck, a great place to star gaze.

    You'll love the swing on the Upper Level deck, a great place to star gaze.

  • Stained glass by the owner, and Caribbean art is on display throughout the house

    Stained glass by the owner, and Caribbean art is on display throughout the house

  • There's plenty of room for your family in the spacious upper level kitchen.

    There's plenty of room for your family in the spacious upper level kitchen.

  • Master bathroom, upper level, is fully tiled and has a Caribbean garden shower.

    Master bathroom, upper level, is fully tiled and has a Caribbean garden shower.

  • The bunk room has two big clothes closets and it's own private full bath.

    The bunk room has two big clothes closets and it's own private full bath.

  • Stairs leading to the Lower Level of Stonegarden Cottage, not a long climb.

    Stairs leading to the Lower Level of Stonegarden Cottage, not a long climb.

  • There's plenty of room in this comfortable retreat for you to relax and read

    There's plenty of room in this comfortable retreat for you to relax and read

  • The unit is spacious and light, and has an amazing view!

    The unit is spacious and light, and has an amazing view!

  • The garden area is yours to enjoy,  with its gas grill and hammock for relaxing.

    The garden area is yours to enjoy, with its gas grill and hammock for relaxing.

  • Map of St. John with Arrow Pointing to Stonegarden Cottage

    Map of St. John with Arrow Pointing to Stonegarden Cottage

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/02/2015
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