"My sweet fiancee and I were there for the week of 5/10/15-5/17/15, and it was, as the review title states,- simply perfect. This was my 18th trip to STJ, and while we've stayed in bigger homes with larger parties, this cottage more than suited our needs & was very comfortable. The a.c. in the bedroom kept our sunburn cool at night. The breezes were unreal, and kept us happy, as the weather was perfectly hot and sunny. We opened up the large barn style doors and windows and the breeze naturally cooled the space, thanks to the screened in patio. Throughout the entire week, there was no sign of any unwelcome bugs/critters which was a real surprise having pretty much seen it all over the years. Our favorite bar/restaurant is Aqua Bistro, and we couldn't have asked for a better location! It's literally a minute and a half walk down, and (after a few adult drinks...) 3-4 minutes back up the hill. Just when we started getting tired going back up;- bang, we were there! As another reviewer said, backing up the driveway in the Jeep was tricky the first time, then was a piece of cake. After one of our trips from the beach, we were welcomed home by a family of 6-7 goats that was literally limin' by the pool. They just kind of meandered by us as they left, and were very docile. Can't say that I blame them, the pool deck gets plenty of sun! It was great. The pool was basically the perfect temperature, and we recommend visiting this time of year. We grilled breakfasts (yes, breakfasts!) lunches and dinners, and although the grill area was a little bit dark at night, nothing could take away the magic that this home offered. Exciting and beautiful place to wake up to, as well as to come home to after our daily touring of that gorgeous island.
Meeting Marc Miller was like running into an old friend; he was a wonderful host. The fantastic job he does is understated, but to us, more than evident by how we never had a single issue to bother him with. To me, this is a testament to his professionalism, as everything about our stay was just seamless enjoyment.
As usual, the pictures on the website can't possibly show how comfy, yet roomy this home was.
I somehow wish there was more I could say regarding our happiness with choosing Stone Harbor Cottage, but I'm running out of space!
We look forward to our next visit, and in short, thank you for letting us stay in this little piece of heaven. It was simply perfect.
Jimmy & Amy"
Guest: James R.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: May 21, 2015