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Adorable and Affordable - No Hurricane Damage!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This meticulously maintained Caribbean cottage is tucked into a beautifully landscaped hillside (on the the quieter south side of St John) and offers spectacular panoramic mountain views of the surrounding National Park. It is within easy walking distance to many of St John's best beaches and hiking trails.The carefully appointed interior of the cottage offers comfortable studio accommodations with a pillow top full-size bed that sleeps two and a fully equipped kitchen and bath. The large covered porch provides spacious outdoor living and dining areas as well as the barbeque.Its decidedly Caribbean design and decor, along with its incomparable National Park setting, make it the perfect vacation choice for those seeking the peace and tranquility of a true island getaway.

Keywords: 'Honeymoon' Cottage

Please also see our other cottage The Main House. Property ID# 256417

More Details

Liz Melrath
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Liz Melrath

We discovered St. John in 1988 on 'day' trip from St. Thomas . We never dreamed some day we be 'retired' here . Find the 'peace' of our mountain valley .

Liz Melrath purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Liz Melrath chose Estate Mandal

Quality construction on this 2002 built cottage. Post and beam .Metal straps and hurricane shutters. Built to the new Hurricane Code.

What makes this cottage unique

We are at end of paved road. There are beaches and coves past us that you can only get to by boat or hike in from our cottage .

Guestbook comments from the owner

I really wanted you to know what a wonderful place you and Liz have there . You have created a fresh , warm and comfortable atmosphere that guests would want for nothing . I appreciated all the work that went into our amenities and you were truly a gracious host .
Mar 2013
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Estate Mandal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Small bathroom with a shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Double Bed (1) The full-size bed features a top of the line, very comfortable pillow top mattress with lots of cushy pillows for lounging and/or sleeping.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Beach towels, cooler, and chairs provided.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)

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Adorable and Affordable - No Hurricane Damage!
average rating of 4.885714 based on 76 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Cinnamon Bay Campground for many years, but due to the hurricanes needed an alternative. Liz and Russ's Cottage was absolutely perfect for us. We love the Coral Bay side of the island, and Salt Pond, Ram's Head and the Lameshur beaches are all close to this cottage. The cottage itself is clean, bright and has a beautiful breeze most of the time. We found everything we needed, as well as books to read and music to listen to. There is a great view of the surrounding national park, and it is a very quiet setting. Despite our flight delay and late arrival, Russ was out on the road when we arrived to get us settled in the cottage. They were great hosts, and only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Tropical Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect weekend getaway at the cottage! We loved everything about our stay here. The cottage provided the ultimate tropical feel and we felt super cozy tucked in the hillside. Also, couldn't have asked for better, more friendly/helpful hosts. We didn't want to leave and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lameshur Studio Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The studio was a fantastic place to stay for the week. With sweeping valley views, I couldn't wait for sunrise each morning! Super clean and comfortably cool from the breezes... Quiet and away from it all, yet easy to get to and close to Salt Pond Bay... The owners, Liz and Russ are very friendly and accommodating. I would recommend the studio for those who love the nature of the island and appreciate a quiet, cozy and comfortable place to call their base camp while on St. John.... I look forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a Caribbean experience that was authentic, and we found it! We would go to sleep at night looking out at the hills and valley, and then have coffee on the deck next morning, watching the hummingbirds. It was peaceful and beautiful, and we can't wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming & Lovely

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Saint John. The cottage was cozy and quiet, just what we wanted. I'm glad we were on the quieter side of the island, even if that meant we did a lot more driving than expected, to explore the northern beaches. I loved the amount of outdoor space. We really looked forward to getting back to the cottage after long days of sun and exploring. Every single restaurant and activity recommended in the welcome note was fantastic. We appreciated having that insight.

The bed felt a bit small for the two of us, but we didn't mind. There are definitely mosquitoes, but not sure that can be avoided in Coral Bay.

Definitely recommended if you are looking for a cosy place to call home while in Saint John!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Naturally Peaceful at Lameshur Cottages

  • 5 of 5

Our stay for 9 nights at Lameshur Studio Cottage was absolutely stunning! The awakening each morning to a gorgeous mountain view while listening to all of nature's sounds was very peaceful. The cool cross breezes made it perfectly comfortable sleeping conditions. This cute & cuddly studio offers complete privacy on a side deck with awesome relaxing views and private dining area to enjoy grilled dinners, read, relax and take an open air siesta! The caretakers/owners of this property are always attending to the beauty of the cottages and grounds and ensure that your stay is enjoyed! Thank you Russ & Liz for another terrific vacation in paradise at Lameshur Cottages. We will return again as we have in the past. It is always difficult to choose between the cottages, both are amazing and affordable!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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U.S. Virgin Islands National Park
NATIONAL PARK takes up 66% of St. John and is loaded with sandy beaches and hiking trails .
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Coral Bay
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Coral Bay
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
salt pond
Car: recommended

We are 'last house on left' literally and popular spot for hikers and those who wish to go to beaches and coves you can only get to by boat .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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