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Tree Frog Cottage Your Home away from Home

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Tree Frog Cottage was newly opened in December 2008 a 2 story, 1 bedroom cottage nestled on Bordeaux Mountainside, surrounded by trees, birds and butterflies with beautiful views of Coral Bay Harbor, East End and the British Virgin Islands.

Tree Frog Cottage was completed 2008 with eclectic furnishings and modern kitchen. It is extremely comfortable with all the amenities of a home away from home.

A short drive to restaurants, pristine beaches and everything else that St John has to offer. Fall asleep to lovely island breezes and the melody of chirping tree frogs at night in your private retreat.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Owner
Mark Carlson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Mark Carlson

I am a custom home builders in the Chicagoland area in Northbrook, Illinois. I live a couple of miles from Lake Michigan and love the water. When in St John I scuba dive, snorkel, deep sea fish. Love to sail on Lake Michigan and travel as much as possible.

Mark Carlson purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Mark Carlson chose Coral Bay

Built Tree Frog starting in 2006. Loved Coral Bay and St John and wanted to be part of it. Chose this location because of the privacy and the jungle feeling. There are banana trees, papaya, guava berries, avocado and hope lime trees soon. its a island home from home.

What makes this cottage unique

Welcome to Tree Frog Cottage and if you choose this special place do enjoy yourself and relax!

Amenities

Estate Carolina Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Tree Frog Cottage Your Home away from Home
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
Woodstock, Ga (Atlanta suburb)
5

Family of 4 Fabulous Time

  • 5 of 5

We loved coming "home" to Tree Frog Cottage. It was so much fun. We were there from July 30-August 6. I think we just beat the hurricane season as it did not rain much at all. It rained during the night 2 nights and only for a few minutes during 2 of the days we were there.

Tree Frog Cottage was perfect for my husband and 2 daughters (both age 7). The sleeper sofa was comfortable for our daughters and the Queen bed in the lower level was cool and very comfortable at night with the fans and the A/C going. Since it was August the weather was hot and it was necessary to have the A/C at night. During the day we opened up all the upstairs windows and enjoyed a wonderful cross-breeze. Downstairs, we kept the air on during the day while we were there in the a.m and early evening. We stayed gone snorkling in that beauiful Caribbean water every day.

It was so nice to have the use of a washer/dryer! This is a great perk that the owners provide. Tree Frog is clean and the view's outside the windows were beautiful. I loved waking up in the mornings. The view of the bay is best from the corner of the deck. We loved the lush trees and vegetation that we could enjoy from the windows view. We did have so much fun feeding the birds sugar water. They loved our strawberry lemonade mix. We enjoyed grilling out on the grill and the use of a fully equiped kitchen (except for one thing - a Blender!) It would be fun to make fruit smoothies at night. The owners provide beach chairs which were so nice we want to find some like them at home. The shower was roomy and had plenty of water pressure. Note: it is essential that you rent a jeep to drive to Tree Frog. The driveway in is unbelievable! Ruts and dips and bends. It was all part of the fun and adventure for us! The Prop. Mgr. is so nice and helpful and met us the first night to guide us in. She was also quick to respond when the A/C didn't work the 1st night. She fixed it the very next a.m. with a simple repair.

We loved hearing the Morovian church bells ring at 9 a.m. Sun. morning. We wish we knew that Vie's Snack Shack was closed all of Aug & Sept. So we couldn't purchase conch fritters (out of season) or Johnny Cakes. Bummer. STill was a nice ride out to the east end of the island with more beautiful views. Groceries are cheaper in Cruz Bay, but little grocery at the bottom of the hill was convinient. Aqua Bistro was fabulous food. We loved our stay and we would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Tree Frog Cottage. I am sorry you didn't find the blender, we have (had?) one stored in one of the kitchen cabinets. We hope to see you again soon. Mark & Holly
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5

Exactly as pictured!

  • 5 of 5

May 2017 - The tree frog cottage had so many good things! I was grateful for the 4 wheel drive jeep on the rough drive there. The driveway at the house was great. We appreciated the beach chairs and fins. Everything was clean and the kitchen was especially well stocked. The furniture was comfortable. It was cool enough with the fans that we didn't use the air conditioner in the bedroom. We enjoyed the birds, frogs, bats and lizards. It was frustrating that the doors didn't all lock. We never had wifi and didn't have phone service until the last day. One concern was the septic system which was obviously leaking outside at the tank. The smell was only in the bathroom. Overall, it was a beautiful and relaxing home close enough to enjoy the area scenery and beaches! We would love to stay there again!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: im glad you enjoyed your stay at tree frog and plan to return in the future, sorry about the septic. our landscaper dropped some branches when clearing our view and damaged the pipe. all is corrected and back to norm. thanks again for the heads up.
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect! The house has a fabulous view of coral bay. The drive in does require a 4x4, but most locations do in St. John. Everything from the décor, to the landscaping, and all of the little extras made for a perfect stay. We loved having the beach toys, chairs, and towels available to us. The decks offered a beautiful view and place to relax while grilling dinner. Having Wi-Fi made it easy to keep in touch when we wanted to, and the owner is so nice to work with. I highly recommend the Tree Frog cottage and plan to book another stay very soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: i am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Tree Frog. I feel like I'm a guest when i am there as well. please come back.
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Arlington, TX
4

A nice family getaway

  • 4 of 5

My husband, my daughter, and I stayed in Tree Frog for a week. Pros: The owner and property manager were helpful and easy to communicate with, and the property was as described in the listing. Furnishings are nice and in good shape, attractive decor and good layout. We specifically wanted a place with an indoor vs outdoor staircase since we were traveling with a child- didn't want her traipsing around outside without us if we slept on different floors, and it was perfect. Downstairs bedroom is spacious, and the bed is comfortable. There are lots of beach supplies available for renters to use: several Tommy Bahama beach chairs (the best kind!), coolers, sand toys, etc. The kitchen is well-equipped for preparing meals and cocktails. There were also plenty of extra towels and linens if we needed them, also well-stocked toilet paper and paper towels as well as some bathroom items. We appreciated that some of the pantry and toiletry items are left behind from other guests, like condiments, extra sunblock, bug spray, etc. (We've stayed at places where there was NOTHING!) Lots of privacy- no visible neighbors, no noise other than the sounds of nature. Nice view from upstairs balcony- it was cool to watch the birds during the day and especially cool to watch the bats at dusk. Cons: the drive really is rough. It is not for the inexperienced USVI driver. We didn't mind too much because we planned on eating dinner at the cottage every night anyway, but I wouldn't recommend it for someone who plans to eat/drink out then return after dark. We did use the AC downstairs in the bedroom every night... we did not find that the breezes cooled the place enough for the July heat. The patio door opening upstairs lacks a screen, so with it open, the breezes come in, but so do the mosquitoes. Our daughter ended up sleeping downstairs too. There is an AC unit upstairs too, but it didn't seem to do the trick just to cool the place at night. The bathroom was damp and hot 24/7, which came with a gross smell. The towels all smelled a little mildewy. We visit St. John a lot and so we've come to expect these things (you will find the same if not worse at other villas in this price range- TRUST ME!); I only mention it for those who are unfamiliar with St. John rentals. I've heard it's cooler and the AC is not needed at other times of the year, but we've found we need it when we come in late June or July. We enjoyed our trip, and staying at Tree Frog was a good experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Remarkable Generosity from Owners

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked the Tree Frog Cottage for vacation in February and we were so excited to stay in this beautiful property. Unfortunately we became worried with the Zika Virus and decided to contact Mark about the trip because I am pregnant. Mark was amazing and responsive and let us know that whatever was best, he would support. I can't tell you the stress Mark took off of us by being so kind and understanding. This tough circumstance reflects his true character and shows well he must care for his property and his guests. This is the type of owner any vacationer would hope to rent from! Hope to go in 2017!!!! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded our Expectations!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to St. John and WHAT a TRIP! WOW!! Thanks to Mark for his warm hospitality and his manager Sally for meeting us and showing us around. We felt VERY welcomed and it was nothing short of PERFECT. The cottage is INCREDIBLE. We lacked for nothing. The deck, the view, the beach items, (LOVED the beach chairs and huge beach towels!) kitchenware, towels, grill, wifi etc. etc....and even the bed was SO soft and comfy. We slept like babies, while feeling the warm breeze through the windows and sometimes a bit of soft Caribbean music playing from the restaurants below. Every morning an iguana would perch himself up in a tree just off the deck to sun himself. Watch for him! We called him Mr. Sunny. =] Local goats also came to visit us a few times but were pretty skittish. Still very fun to see. The trip up to the cottage was a bit crazy but like the other reviews, once you do it, you are golden. The island itself is full of the friendliest people! We ate out every other night and each had something different to offer. But Tourist Trap and Shipwreck Landing were at the top. GREAT food and great prices. We also went to Aqua Bristol and Skinny Legs. For me, Skinny Legs was a bit over-rated with regard to the food. Very overpriced and we didn't think the burger was that great. But the music was awesome and for anyone liking the bar atmosphere, this was nice. The gift shop connected to the bar is also very nice. My favorite was the Now and Zen gift shop just next to Shipwreck Landing. Really unique gifts. Spent alot there! The beaches...WOW...again amazing. We snorkeled EVERY single day. We got to the beaches by 8:30 (78 degrees by then!) and never had an issue with parking. We stayed til about 2 or 3. Every beach again offered something unique - but as far as seeing beautiful coral - hands down, go to Brown Bay and Haulover Bay. AMAZING. We saw tons of fish, including turtles, needle fish, file fish, blue tangs a zillion minnows that hover near the shore like a cloud. We also went to Salt Pond Bay, Little Lameshur, Maho Bay, Waterlemon Cay, Hawksnest Bay and Trunk Bay. Mark recommended Maho and we went there on day two and again later on in the week. It is so easy to get to and you will see TONS of turtles!!!! THANKS again Mark and Holly!!! We plan to return!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Tree Frog and of course St John. Hope you retunr
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.