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View of Coral Harbor and Fortsberg from the deck of Palm Cottage and Palm Studio

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

SEASONAL RATES:: 2016-2017 Season - Begins fall 2016

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
$150/night for 2

Low Season - April 15 - Dec 15
$115/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.

Dr. Barry Devine, a co-founder of the Island Green Living Association of St. John and a well-known island naturalist and author of the Field Guide 'Island Peak to Coral Reef' and his wife Diane, a retired educator and avid tropical gardener are your knowledgeable hosts who can provide recommendations and advice on what to do and where to go. We also operate East End Adventures, Paddle board tours to remote locations for snorkeling and beach-combing to the best places paradise has to offer. We specialize in the best snorkeling, beach combing, and coastal ecological adventures around the north, east and south sides of the island. Paddle board the best bays on St. John. If you love the ocean you will love these informative trips from a local waterman and naturalist.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Adolescent Children are welcome but it must be remembered that parents are responsible for their safety and any damage they might cause. Most cottages are perched on steep hillsides with high decks with safety issues for toddlers...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Cottage Futon: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Cottage Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Beautiful garden shower amid the palms....moreless

  • Studio Bathroom : toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Private outdoor shower with valley and harbor view ...moreless

  • Cottage 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 interior bathroom with outdoor garden and valley view private shower....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Diverse fiction, non fiction and science reading library. Many books on natural history of St. John....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD player in cottage...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Diverse music library...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Cable in cottage with Netflix Roku...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo in cottage, iphone player in studio...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View:

    Expansive view of Coral Bay across the top of the coastal palms, with great breezes....moreless

  • Rural:

    Rural and historic Carolina Valley and the Plantation ruins....moreless

  • Water View:

    Coral Harbor, Hurricane Hole and Round Bay...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Cottage outdoor dining for six. Indoor for 4. Studio 2....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High Season -Wireless Internet in cottage and studio. Roku with Netflix in Cottage and similar arrangements for Studio as requested. No wireless in off season. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For cottage and studio refreshed after 7 days....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Studio living area with convertible futon and entertainment center....moreless

  • Parking:

    4WD or ALL WD vehicle needed to park on property. 2 WD can park on Estate Road....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    We have a paved driveway and have recently expanded our onsite parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach and bath for cottage and studio...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    For 10 day stay or longer in cottage...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic coffee makers cottage and studio...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set of dishes, pots, pans, utensils and appliances in Cottage. Studio has a modest cooking array....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete inventory cottage and studio...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Cottage with beautiful ocean view kitchen, enchanting cooking with spacious counters. Interior counter eating or exterior patio table. Studio with galley kitchen, toaster oven, range and coffee....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave in Palm Cottage...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Convection Oven and Range in Palm Cottage. Stove top in Studio...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Palm Studio with Toaster Oven and cooktop...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Ocean view deck and seating overlooking the harbor both cottage and studio...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor gas grill for cottage. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season Cottage
Apr 18 - Dec 15, 2016
7 night min stay
$160
High Season Cottage
Dec 16 - Apr 15, 2017
5 night min stay
$195

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

16 Miles
Nearest Airport
St. Thomas
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Aqua Bistro, Skinny Legs
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mahogany Run, St. Thomas
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Skinny Legs
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
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 south of King Hill Road and adjacent to Periwinkle Cottage and Coral Bay Cottage.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: We came to St John in 1985 for a visit and returned many times after. In 1996 we began building Agave Cottage and moved here full time in 1999. I worked as a scientist; swam, hiked, explored, observed, made maps, and did environmental projects. My wife, Diane, is a retired educator and master gardener. She spent 30 years working in education and now volunteers in the community and passes it forward. We came here for a vacation and it changed the direction of our lives and many other lives along the way. Palm Cottage and Palm Studio may change your life too.

Why the Owner Chose Lower Carolina, Coral Bay, St. John, USVI:
Palm Cottage and Palm Studio sit perched on the turn of a hillside. We visited St. John in the mid 80's, felt very comfortable and were drawn to the place for a decade before we came to stay. Coral Bay especially is a very neat place with interesting residents. The pace of life, the neighborhood feeling and the beautiful environment were what we wanted to enjoy more of in our future. Its a great island to chill or explore. It has an active, positive community surrounded by natural paradise. In 2006, we built Palm Cottage as a studio for the vacation rental market. We sold the original Agave Cottage in 2012 to ease the workload. We added a bedroom to Palm Cottage and recently completed Palm Studio for 2014. If you have been here before, it is sweeter than ever, bigger and with the same affordable rates.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We never tire of the calming view, the relaxing feeling of a small oceanside community. Palm Cottage and Palm Studio are quiet, private, comfortable, convenient, affordable and close to everything Coral Bay and St. John offer.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View of Coral Harbor and Fortsberg from the deck of Palm Cottage and Palm Studio

    View of Coral Harbor and Fortsberg from the deck of Palm Cottage and Palm Studio

  • Outdoor dining and limin' at its best

    Outdoor dining and limin' at its best

  • Palm Cottage and Palm Studio courtyard with ample parking for two 4WD vehicles

    Palm Cottage and Palm Studio courtyard with ample parking for two 4WD vehicles

  • The Paradise Kitchen and dining counter in the cottage with a view and breeze.

    The Paradise Kitchen and dining counter in the cottage with a view and breeze.

  • Private entry to Cottage bedroom. Perfect to  chill in the morning or afternoon.

    Private entry to Cottage bedroom. Perfect to chill in the morning or afternoon.

  • Master Bedroom Queen bed in the natural breezes

    Master Bedroom Queen bed in the natural breezes

  • The bedroom hallway, bathroom and living area. with the outdoor shower beyond.

    The bedroom hallway, bathroom and living area. with the outdoor shower beyond.

  • Parking for two cars. A small 4 WD or All WD car is required.

    Parking for two cars. A small 4 WD or All WD car is required.

  • Palm Studio staircase and private entry

    Palm Studio staircase and private entry

  • Palm Studio Queen with view, shade and cool breezes while you sleep or relax

    Palm Studio Queen with view, shade and cool breezes while you sleep or relax

  • Studio desk and workspace. View thru bath and garden shower

    Studio desk and workspace. View thru bath and garden shower

  • Palm Studio bay deck under the fiddlewood shade

    Palm Studio bay deck under the fiddlewood shade

  • Bay view deck and Queen Bedroom

    Bay view deck and Queen Bedroom

  • Palms of Coral Harbor from the bay deck

    Palms of Coral Harbor from the bay deck

  • Palm Cottage entry

    Palm Cottage entry

  • The cottage living area with TV, DVD, Roku/netflix, music, luxury futon for two

    The cottage living area with TV, DVD, Roku/netflix, music, luxury futon for two

  • Bookcase and reading nook in the Master Bedroom with built in bureau and TV

    Bookcase and reading nook in the Master Bedroom with built in bureau and TV

  • Bathroom is a walk through with convenient access from both sides of cottage

    Bathroom is a walk through with convenient access from both sides of cottage

  • Our private Paradise Garden shower with  that outdoor feeling under the palms

    Our private Paradise Garden shower with that outdoor feeling under the palms

  • Entry to Palm Studio on left by Croton.

    Entry to Palm Studio on left by Croton.

  • Private entry to Palm Studio

    Private entry to Palm Studio

  • Galley Kitchen in Palm Studio. Perfect for breakfast, lunch and a simple dinner.

    Galley Kitchen in Palm Studio. Perfect for breakfast, lunch and a simple dinner.

  • Palm Studio deck and view. A great place to relax, read or dine.

    Palm Studio deck and view. A great place to relax, read or dine.

  • Coral Bay moon rise  and sunrises......spectacular!!

    Coral Bay moon rise and sunrises......spectacular!!

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Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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