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Windwardside: Quiet, Great View, Hot Tub, Elegantly Appointed, Lush Gardens

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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Windwardside Main House is the most intimate and traditional of all of our homes In Coral Bay. The design is reminiscent of a bygone era in the Caribbean but the amenities are modern and designed for comfort. My husband (a retired builder on the island) and I designed this home. We have years of experience of offering visitors to the island an unusual experience that brings them outside of their day to day life but is a comfortable and welcoming home away from home Recent renovations to the house have added much to it’s beauty and charm.

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT RATES AND POLICIES: Rentals run from Sunday to Sunday. We have two rates: Low season from April 16 to December 14 and High season from December 15 to April 15. The rates are as stated in the rates section. The only additional charge is 12.5% hotel tax. We do not collect a damage deposit. Our 20 year relationship with guests has taught us that this is not necessary. There are no extra costs for reservations, cleaning or service. If you encounter any additional charges when requesting a detailed quote it would be from the advertising site where you found us. Calabash Cottages is an established company and information about our rentals is easily found.

Car Rentals: Since the purchase of Homeaway and VRBO by Expedia we have seen an attachment at the bottom of our ads with them encouraging guests to book car rentals through their site. Because of our unique location we strongly advise against that. You do need a 4 wheel drive vehicle. We have for over 20 years done business with a very reliable company, Courtesy Car Rental. We believe in them enough that we forgo the commission they would give us and to apply it as a discount to your car rental. Please discuss car rentals with us before reserving. Our most important interest is in satisfying our customers. But the recent take over of our advertising sites by large corporations is constructing communication barriers. We can always be contacted directly.

The covered porch seats four, two in wicker chairs and two in mahogany plantation chairs based on the same design used hundreds of years ago. Sugar birds will dart in an out as you sink into an afternoon or evening on the deck. All of our homes in Coral Bay are located high enough on the mountain to take advantage of the cooling trade winds. The unique orientation of this home makes it the only one of our houses where you can hear the soft lapping of the waves on the shore across the bay

Our guests love the separation of the bedroom from the living area. It is a uniquely Caribbean experience that allows you to end your day by admiring the night sky. Our skies are devoid of light pollution so we have a brilliant display of stars during the dark of the moon. During the days when the moon is full view from the hot tub is unbelievably romantic.

Our kitchen is small but extremely well appointed. Windwardside (in conjunction with the neighboring Guest Cottage) has always been my choice when we have had family visiting so it is well set up for any meals you wish to enjoy in the comfort of the villa. You will find all the equipment you need to prepare your meals at home including a high quality gas grill. For those who prefer to take a break from cooking on their vacations there are numerous restaurant within a few miles from the villa. Our staff will be happy to tell you about the offerings both in Coral Bay and Cruz Bay.

Windwardside shares the property with the neighboring Guest Cottage. They share no amenities except the parking area and are visually obscured from one another by thick tropical foliage. Please be sure to read our reviews from former guests who can assure you that your vacation will be a private one.

Windwardside makes every attempt to protect the beautiful environment that makes it such a special place. The majority of our power is from discretely placed solar panels. Gray water from our showers is recycled to water our beautiful tropical gardens. Whenever possible we use natural cleaning products including laundry soap. As more options open we will continue to add to our green environment efforts

The charming detached bedroom has a four poster bed and opens onto a relaxing verandah. Fill the coffee pot the night before and surprise your partner with coffee on the verandah as a romantic way to start the day. The master bedroom has a full bath with a shower located in an enclosed shower garden that is open to the sky but totally private. If the weather doesn’t allow for that (a rarity on St. John) there is also an indoor shower and full bath located off the living room.

Our staff are long time members of the Calabash Cottages team and will do their best to help you plan your perfect vacation from start to finish. We hope to see you soon!

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Manager

Member since: 1998

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkel gear...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2016
Apr 16 - Dec 14, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,785
High Season
Dec 15 - Apr 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,695
Low Season 2017
Apr 16 - Dec 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,925

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

There is an additional 12.5% hotel tax that will be added to the weekly rate.

$1785-$2555/week

12/15 to 4/15 $2555/week (2 Guests)

4/16 to 12/14 $1785/week (2 Guests)

Hotel tax in the Virgin Islands is increasing to 12.5% as of January 1, 2016.

Windwardside can be rented with or without the guest cottage. This home was designed to offer lots of flexibility when rented along with the neighboring guest cottage. Two couples traveling together can share the living room, dining room and kitchen of the 'great house', yet each will have their own cottage.

Check or money order. 50% percent due at time of reservation. Balance due 30 days before arrival.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
St. Thomas
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Shipwreck Landing
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Shipwreck Landing
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Salt Pond Bay

Car: Necessary

Remote and quiet setting, three quarters of a mile up dirt road with very little traffic. Beautiful view of Coral Bay and nearby islands. Near to beaches, shops restaurants, hiking trails and boating. Shares no facilities with other home on property except parking area.

Other Activities: Hiking, kayaking

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1996

About: We are thirty year residents of Coral Bay. We travel frequently and our focus is always on finding beautiful spots to enjoy each others company. That is what we tried to do with each of our Calabash Cottages, My husband is a retired builder and we designed this home together. We built Windwardside in 1996 and have managed it as part of the Calabash Cottages group for over 20 years. Calabash Cottages offers charming and private cottages and villas in quiet secluded locations. Our main focus is to provide an assortment of options for couples in a tranquil setting.

Why Calabash Boom (Johns Folly, St. John, USVI):
We love Coral Bay and wanted to design a home that did not tower over the hillside but fit into it's natural surroundings. The shape and orientation allowed of this property allowed us to do just that while still offering fabulous views. We love quiet natural settings, tropical gardens and ocean views and we appeal to visitors who are looking for just that.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Windwardside Main House is a villa that invites lingering. You can hear waves gently falling collapsing in the distance. You'll be amused at the sugar birds darting about and you will find plenty of places to just read a good book. If you want to bring friends along it can be rented with Windwardside Guest Cottage and both groups will still have plenty of privacy. We hope to see you soon at one of our Calabash Cottages.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • Courtyard and spa

    Courtyard and spa

  • Covered porch

    Covered porch

  • Bedroom with deck

    Bedroom with deck

  • view from spa

    view from spa

  • View from deck

    View from deck

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Exterior dining table

    Exterior dining table

  • Living area (left), courtyard and bedroom (right)

    Living area (left), courtyard and bedroom (right)

  • Layout showing Main House and neighboring cottage

    Layout showing Main House and neighboring cottage

  • Dining/ seating area

    Dining/ seating area

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Hurricane Hole from porch

    Hurricane Hole from porch

  • Detached bedroom overlooking courtyard

    Detached bedroom overlooking courtyard

  • Chair on covered porch

    Chair on covered porch

  • living room view

    living room view

VRBO #1249

This listing was first published here in 1998.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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