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Walk to Water, Amazing View, Spa, Romantic

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and the luscious Coral Bay breeze from this cheerful, friendly cottage located in slower-paced, historic Coral Bay. It's a comfortable, colorful, and spacious home with lush gardens, lots of privacy and an expansive deck. This is not a shared environment; it is completely private with your own house and gardens. Tracey, your wonderful host, prepares the house beautifully and provides you with a key to your own private paradise! Beautiful white sand beaches for sun bathing, swimming and snorkeling are just a few minutes away or you can stroll over to Crabby's, rent a kayak and snorkel gear and paddle over to a secluded beach not accessible by car. (Island Cottage is only a 15 minute drive to northside beaches and a couple of miles to Salt Pond Bay beach.)

In the evening walk down to the harbor and enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the wonderful Coral Bay restaurants or stop for groceries and have a romantic dinner at home on the deck.

The owners are artisans and this shows up in this home. This house has a paved access and great off the street parking. When you inquire and reserve Island Cottage you will work directly with the owner. We make sure your experience is personal and rewarding - all interactions will be with the owner or Tracey our on-island host. Air conditioning in the bedroom.

REVIEWS:

' I've stayed all around St. John and Island Cottage is by far the best; it offers more for the price than any place I've stayed - hotel, B&B, and other houses. When I first saw Island Cottage on the website, I thought the pictures were amazing; but after staying there; I realized the pictures don't do it justice. It's an inspiration and a work of art.' Joyce Robinson, 2009

As the book full of accolades at Island Cottage attests, your home was beyond any expectation we had. Sarah and I had a magical week there. The house is beautiful and I counted myself lucky indeed to have a week of spectacular sunrises. Local dining was great, the snorkeling was amazing and the sightseeing was wonderful as well. Thank you so much for opening your home to the huddled masses as you do, you have a jewel there. And speaking of jewels...Tracey was one of the warmest people I have ever met. You have a treasure in her. Mary, the gardener, was a cracker, we met on our next to the last day and could have spent the rest of the afternoon talking away. Everyone associated with this time away was wonderful.' Kevin and Sarah, Vermont. January, 2009

'One of the best uses of space, color and art we have seen. Complements the view - not sure which is prettier.. inside or out! We loved it!' Jean and Scott, August, 2008

'We've had a short, but wonderful stay at Island Cottage. Your place far exceeded expectations and your attention to detail most appreciated.' August, 2008 Beth and Dean, Georgia

'This is our honeymoon and we feel we picked the perfect island to enjoy it and couldn't be happier with Island Cottage. We absolutely loved Salt Pond Bay right here in Coral Bay. We've had a magical time here. Your place here is wonderful, and it is very obvious all the care you bestow on it so lovingly. We were touched by your attention to detail; the landscaping shows an artist's patience and loving hand at work. Thank you for sharing this wonderful, magical place with us. Maggie and Eric June 2008

'We were so pleased at how well this place 'works'. The fans and cross ventilation kept it really pleasant in mid-July. It could sound mundane to someone who hasn't taken a look at other driveways hereabouts but this driveway is primo. We really enjoyed the birds and anoles; the bananaquits put on such a show in return for a bowl of sugar water. We had a great vacation!' The Campbells

Cindy, Harry and Tracey -

What can I say but St. John was so much better than imagined. Island Cottage is a place we will NEVER forget... beautiful, peaceful and rich with memories. You have a treasure here!

Dennis and Leslie; October, 2008

'If you seek constant entertainment, pool parties, cocktails served all day, dancing in the club or nightly bar hopping, this is not for you! I have a high stress job and I found the perfect get away, not only St John, but this lovely 1 bedroom home. St John is a quiet, serene, laid back island. I found none of the usual Caribbean attitude here. My family takes a few trips every year and after visiting Hawaii, Aruba, St Kitts, Nevis, Nassau, St Lucia and Puerto Rico, this is, by far, the cleanest, friendliest and most beautiful of all the Caribbean islands. 3/4 of the island is a national park.

Now, for the home. To get to Coral Bay, it is a great drive through the hillsides, passing some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen. The home sits above Coral Bay, and juts out from the side of the hill. The breezes run through the house all day. Three glass sliding doors open in the living room bringing the outside in. The house is brand new, clean, comfortable, convenient and absolutely welcoming. We grilled out on the deck while enjoying some rum drinks, eating breakfast and dinner on the deck. We played dominoes while watching the ships in the bay, watched the sun rise with our morning coffee and felt like we were in a dear friends home on vacation. Anything you could want was here. 2 minutes to the local food market, 3 minutes to a local eatery called Skinny legs (great burgers and beer) and 2 minutes to a local breakfast eatery called the Donkey Diner The most amazing part of this house was its view, night and day. I can not tell you how peaceful it was to sit in the hammock, feeling the breezes from the bay, enjoying a good Belgian beer and looking up at the stars at night. It was intoxicating! The owners have thought of everything. If you need a place to connect with your wife and kids, this is it. No distractions. Pure family time in a magical place.' Scott from Jacksonville, Florida

Keywords: Vacation Home

More Details

Owner
Cindy
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 1, 2017

Why Cindy chose Coral Bay

We chose this spot because of it's incredible view; but also because it was close enough to the village to walk to restaurants and shops, yet far enough up the hill for plenty of privacy

Guestbook comments from the owner

As I sit on the deck one last time it's easy to get lost in the memories of a great week here at Island Cottage. We are blessed to have found such a perfect spot to spend our time celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Harry and Cindy - You have created such a wonderful get-away! I see and appreciate all the special touches and know how much love goes into them. We have a cabin in the North woods of Wisconsin that we too work to maintain and treasure our time there.

In summary - we couldn't have enjoyed the colors, sky, water, flowers, the sounds of music and birds and the warm tropical breezes, food, and rum any more than we did!
Jan 2013
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Amenities

Upper Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Enclosed, but open to the sky shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Crib, Double thick futon couch
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Ipod hook up, hair dryer, iron, and ironing board.Complete and pretty place settings, both indoor and outdoor dining areas, beach towels, and a Hot tub underneath the stars. There is Wifi at the house.There's a TV;no Cable

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Walk to Water, Amazing View, Spa, Romantic
average rating of 4.9 based on 44 reviews
5

wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation- very comfortable for the four of us. Gorgeous views from the cottage and in one of the nicest areas of the Island. I would recommend to anyone to stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Cottage was absolutely charming , clean, beautiful view from the deck.

  • 4 of 5

The property was just as advertised. We loved the deck, the outdoor shower, the charm of the paintings. The bedroom was very comfortable at night with the air conditioner on, but the main room could be hot even with the fans, so I would recommend it for two people rather than three or four!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet cottage with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Island Cottage. We found the cottage easy to find, exceptionally clean and a delightful oasis with a truly unbelievable view! Everything we went to look for was there and in clean and working order. The hot tub was a pleasure. Sitting there looking up at the stairs is not something our family will soon forget. Thank you Cindy!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful setting Away from the Crowds

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at the Island Cottage. It has everything you need and is very conveniently located to visit the less crowded beaches. St. John as a whole is a great place to visit. We had spent four nights at the Marriott on St. Thomas and I can honestly say that I would come back to St. John but would pass on St. Thomas. Close to good restaurants, especially Aqua Bistro. Fairly priced and owners and manager do a great job answering any questions and making your stay wonderful.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Perfect stay for our 30th Anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

Coral Bay was exactly what my wife and I were looking for. The Island Cottage made it that much better! We loved the view from the deck(enjoyed coffee every morning watching the sunrise) and bed room, sunrises and unbelievable beaches and trails St. John has to offer. Cindy was extremely responsive and very helpful with questions about the cottage as well as great recommendations. The cottage is very close to a few local great restaurants and market. Very convenient driving and parking.

The Cottage was very well taken care of, the bed was very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. I really enjoyed the outside shower. Tracey, the caretaker, was very thorough with communications and instructions...the flower arrangement was a nice touch when we arrived! This was a perfect vacation made just that much better by the help of Cindy and Tracey. Thank You!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Little Cottage in a Great Little Spot

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at Island Cottage. It is exactly as pictured in the photos. Very well appointed and has everything you will need for a beautiful stay. We would return and we would send our friends as well.

A little piece of heavy. (oh, and you do kinda get used to the roosters)

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Yoga at Concordia

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Rates & Availability

Upper Carolina House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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