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Palm Cottage and Studio: Affordable Charm and Privacy in 2 Units: Rates Below

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 kitchens and 2-5 guests in two separate units

SEASONAL RATES:: 2017-2018 Season - Begins fall 2017

PALM COTTAGE -Minimum 5 nights High Season

High season - December 15 -April 15

$200/night for 2

$225/night family of 3 adults

$225 Maximum 2 adults and 2 children under 10

Low season - April 15-Dec 15 Minimum 7 nights

$150/night for 2

$165/night family of 3 Adults

$165/night family of 4

PALM STUDIO - Minimum 5 nights High Season

High Season - Dec 15 -April 15

$170/night for 2

Low Season - April 15 - Dec 15

$125/night for 2

Minimum 7 nights Off Season

The Cottage and Studio are closed August, September and October for storm season.

Palm Cottage and Palm Studio are built along the face of a gentle knoll overlooking Coral Harbor, Hurricane Hole and the East End of St. John. The two cottages receive constant trade winds, open to beautiful views and are surrounded by mature native and planted vegetation providing surprising privacy in a small community. The two cottages are attached but have separate entrances and lie at different elevations on the hillside and individual privacy was a design priority. Palm Cottage can be rented as a one bedroom sleeping 2-3 and Palm Studio, new in 2014 can be rented as a studio for 2 guests and has been built to provide an affordable alternative to the recently closed Maho Bay Camps. Our driveway is paved and safe, but requires a small 4wd or All wd vehicle.

Palm Cottage has been providing lodging since 2007 and accommodates 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. It has a newly added one bedroom queen, with one bath and full kitchen, living area, deck, porch and outdoor garden shower. The living area has a high quality futon that can accommodate 1 adult or 2 younger children.

Palm Studio, with a private entrance and a flight down has a queen, bath, outdoor garden shower, galley kitchen and an ocean view deck with a view to die for.

The two cottages are rented individually or combined at a better rate for larger groups that want a bit more privacy, bath access and quiet spots than a two bedroom might provide.

Lie in any bed or lounge on the porch or deck looking out over the boats at anchor in Coral Bay, the lush green of Fortsberg and gentle breezes carry you into a Caribbean state of mind. Both are located in Estate Carolina on the south side of King Hill Road.

On Palm Cottage, a large deck fronts the ocean view on the rear and a smaller shade deck on the west side provides the perfect morning or afternoon getaway.

Palm Cottage and Palm Studio are 'Green Villa's', built to local 'green' standards' to have a low impact on the fragile island environment. Site planning, drainage, building structure, water management, energy conservation and landscaping have been given serious consideration in limiting the impacts of this cottage on the surrounding environment. We are constantly trying to improve and lessen our footprint. If you care about comfort and limiting your environmental 'footprint', staying in Palm Cottage or Palm Studio is right for you. Modest, affordable, conservation oriented but a spectacular experience.

This rural area of Coral Bay, nestled 200 feet above the harbor has a 180 degree view of Coral Bay, Norman Island, Hurricane Hole and the Carolina Valley. Watch the sun and moon rise from a knoll that seems to be nestled in the palms along the harbor edge. The sleepy town lies spread below you, rural sounds filling the air. Constant breezes let you drink in the beauty of Fortsberg and the East End. Many world class beaches, fine restaurants, local craft shopping, are all nearby. There are several nearby trailheads that allow hiking access from Palm Cottage. We can provide great recommendations.

More Details

Ken and Sandy Burt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Ken and Sandy Burt

We came to the Virgin Islands twenty years ago as sailors. Later, we came as tent campers at Cinnamon Bay Campground. In 2011, we spent a month volunteering at the Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station (VIERS) on the south shore of St. John. We knew we had found our favorite Caribbean destination, Coral Bay, St. john, USVI. The next six winters were spent as boaters/ live aboards in Coral Bay. We still enjoy sailing around St. John and the BVI's.

Ken (MSEE) & Sandy (BA Art) graduated from University of New Hampshire (UNH).

Ken worked as an electrical engineer/ocean engineer for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, was a professor at UNH and an engineer at NTI.

He ran a Family landscape business, for 25 years, with his wife, Sandy before retirement. Ken is a musician, known as 'Kenny B' on island, who plays saxophone. He enjoys playing at local 'open mics' and with some local bands.

Sandy is an artist who enjoys painting, drawing and photography. She also enjoys history, travel and volunteer work.

Both Ken and Sandy are organic gardeners and environmentalists. They spend their time away from Coral Bay at their small organic Christmas Tree Farm in New Hampshire. They are members of the Coral Bay Community Council, Save Coral Bay, Coral Bay Yacht Club and are supporters of the St. John School of the Arts, The Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park and VIERS.

We hope that you will fall in love with Palm Cottage and Palm Studio as we did and become a part of the Coral Bay Community. Enjoy

Ken and Sandy Burt purchased this villa in 2017

Why Ken and Sandy Burt chose Coral Bay

Why the owner chose Palm Cottage and Studio, Coral Bay, St. John, USVI:

The properties are perched on a knoll overlooking lower Carolina and Coral Bay /Coral Harbor just above a lush valley with palm trees on the shore of the bay.

Coral Bay is a laid back waterfront community. Many residents are sailors, fishermen and lobstermen. There are some great restaurants and lots of music.

The music scene is lively on St. John. Coral Bay is no exception. There is music nearly every night, in high season, with good bands, many from stateside. Guests will enjoy the 'open mics' at Pickles on Wednesday and Concordia Cafe on Mondays. Bring your voice or your instrument and join in.

Palm Cottage is a beautifully laid out one story building. Everything is convenient and comfortable including the kitchen, 1/2 bath with lg. outside shower under the palms and a bright, airy bedroom with a deck. The terrace and decks allow for outdoor living all day with a great view from all rooms.

Palm Studio is very clean, bright and comfortable with its own private deck. It has a galley kitchen with a nice small frig., a 1/2 bath and an outdoor shower with a panoramic view of the valley, upper Carolina and Coral Bay. A queen sized bed is surrounded by screened windows . It has a private entrance and adjacent parking. Both the Cottage and the Studio are well built and well maintained.

What makes this villa unique

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:

We never tire of the calming, expansive view of Coral Bay and the cooling, tropical breezes. The easy access to Palm Cottage and Palm Studio by SUV or on foot allows you to enjoy everything that Coral Bay and St. John have to offer. If you are looking for a quiet, private, comfortable and affordable place to stay in Coral Bay, we hope you will chose Palm Cottage and Palm Studio.

Contact Us:

Speaks: English

Response time: Within a few hours

Response Rate: 100%

Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017


Nearest Airport
16 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Aqua Bistro, Skinny Legs, Oasis
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Mahogany Run, St. Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Skinny Legs, Aqua Bistro, Oasis
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Maho, Francis and East End
Car: recommended

In a quiet area in Estate Carolina you will find Palm Cottage and Palm Studio located in Coral Bay, on Cottage Lane adjacent to Periwinkle Cottage and Coral Bay Cottage.

Directions: Please telephone our Property managers: Tom (340)227-8519 or Mel (340)643-5393 upon arrival at the ferry terminal or if delayed to let us know what time you will arrive at the cottage: If we do not hear from you there will be no one to greet you and open the cottage.

Take Route 10 into Coral Bay, about 8 miles. At the intersection with all of the signs make a right turn go ¼ mile right turn on King Hill Road. Go past the Love City mini-mart about a ¼ of a mile and make a left on the asphalt Gerda Marsh Road. Take the next left onto Cottage Lane off the concrete turn and drive up about 300 yards. We are the first driveway on the left with a large white lattice gate to the left of the Coral Bay Cottage sign. We have an automatic gate opener for your use and to keep the goats out. Drive down and pull in to the left. 3point turn and out.

Owner : Ken & Sandy Burt (603)234-6122


Upper Carolina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Cottage Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Beautiful garden shower amid the palms.
    Studio Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Private outdoor shower with valley and harbor view
  • Palm Cottage has private Interior bathroom with sink, toilet and linen closet with door access from bedroom or living area each side. Private outside garden shower deck surrounded by large palms. Palm Studio has an interior sink and toilet, a private outdoor deck shower with an exceptional view of the valley, Coral Bay village and harbor,.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Cottage Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Palm Cottage Queen size Bed with privacy and ocean, valley, sun and moon rise views. Cottage has Sleep Sofa Futon Luxury Night and Day full size convertible and sleeps 2-3. Excellent mattress. Palm Studio sleeps two in a queen bed. Rented separately or as an economical combination.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Ctr. Barnstead, NH USA

Beautiful Coral Bay Views

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 'Palm Cottage'. The view of Coral Bay, from the deck, is unbelievable. Everything was clean, comfortable and convenient, including the kitchen, bathroom, outside shower and bedroom. The breeze off the bay kept us comfortable, No A.C. needed! It was nice even on a rainy day. Tom and Melody, the managers, were great, they greeted us and took care of everything we needed. We highly recommend 'Palm Studio' and 'Palm studio' if you are going to ST. John, esp. Coral Bay.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at St John and the cottage was part of our very nice vacation. You need 4 wheel drive in order to drive around the island and see it's beauty, nice beaches, good snorkeling almost at every place. There are many restaurants but we enjoyed meals and drinks on the cottage deck.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at the Palm Cottage in Coral Bay and had a great vacation. The cottage is comfortable. We could eat meals on a patio with an amazing view of the bay.Barry was attentive. His knowledge of the area was helpful. We recommend staying on the Coral Bay side of the island in order to avoid the relatively crowded Cruz Bay.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Palm Cottage was perfect for us not too big... not too small... just right. The view is also perfect!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annual trip to Palm Studio

  • 5 of 5

Palm Studio is a perfect spot for a couple. It's clean, bright & airy. The view of Coral Bay is lovely. The accommodations are traditional Caribbean, particularly the outdoor shower that looks down on Coral Bay by day and up to the stars at night. For a Northerner, it's heaven.

Diane and Barry are gracious innkeepers with a wealth of knowledge about the island.

We have stayed at Palm Studio for 3 years running, and have reserved a 4th. Each year we stay longer and have come to realize that however long we stay, it's never long enough! Wonderful place and people!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA

Repeat Performance..5 stars

  • 5 of 5

Two weeks in Paradise with perfect accommodations, what more could you ask for! We are repeat visitors to St. John and wanted the authentic feel of a Caribbean experience and staying in Palm studio in Coral Bay was right up our alley. First and foremost, our hosts, Barry and Diane Devine are so knowledgeable about the island and willing to give advice and share experiences with their guests. The studio is fully equipped , completely comfortable and has everything you need including a wonderful view of Coral Bay. Barry is very accessible for questions and recommendations. The property is beautifully landscaped and is in a great location for walking to restaurants or hiking. Our two weeks were exceptional and it was due in large part to our very fine stay at Palm Studio.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Payment made by personal check or Bank Check. 50% due within 7 days of reservation. 50% due 60 days before stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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