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Eco-Luxury Paradise with Amazing Views & Pool

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 5 including kids))

Welcome to Dove Cottage. This is St. John's first eco-luxury vacation rental. I re-designed the house to maximize the views and comfort while ensuring harmony with the environment. Around every corner is an incredible view and a welcoming daybed or chaise to curl up on with a book or a friend.

The north part of the house has a screen porch on the top floor- attached to the master bedroom- and overlooks the outdoor living room and pool area with views of the passing boats on the Sir Francis Drake channel and Tortola and Jost Van Dyke. The south side of the house also has a huge porch, as well as a garden with hammock, and views toward Coral Bay, the Caribbean sea and St. Croix.

I have lived here on and off for the past few years and have had a blast enjoying the house with my friends and family, but now it is time to share this special place with others. At Dove Cottage you are just minutes from amazing beaches and the town of Coral Bay, yet totally private and secluded to have fun and relax on your holiday. Enjoy!

Although we are happy to welcome groups of adults and have had many happy customers, the home is ideally suited for one couple or a couple with kids due to the attached bedrooms upstairs. Feel free to contact us to better understand the layout if you are considering booking with 3 or more adults.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dove Cottage- so aptly named! Two weeks of utter peace and quiet and relaxation. We could feel a years worth of built up tension melting away within an hour of our arrival.

A gazillion stars at night, Tortola winking and blinking on the horizon, like a vast cruise ship in the dark, the sound of the tradewinds accompanied by the wind chime on the porch to lull us to sleep each night..

Brilliant blue, turquoise and jade green water sparkling in the morning sun... sudden rain squalls escorted down Sir Francis Drake passage by iridescent double rainbows... a surprise evening visit by a thirsty donkey.. lazy sun-filled days by the pool, devouring books, laughing, drinking wine, planning dinner.. how divine!

Thank you so much for sharing your charming island home with us- we have loved every minute here.



Richard and Dana



PS. We honeymooned on St. John 32 years ago, and we celebrate our anniversary here this year!
Dec 2010
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Amenities

Estate Hansen Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
off the grid, solar power, solar water heater, 2 outdoor showers, low VOC paint, recycled glass tile, energy efficient appliances, low flush toilets, organic cotton textiles, fans in every room, huge screened porch, FSC teak furniture from Restoration Hardware, Sunbrella outdoor cushions, 2 outdoor daybeds, hammock, Bose ipod dock, WOLF range, Le Creuset cookwear

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Stunning view and so quiet!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to get away from everything then Dove Cottage is the place for you! We absolutely loved the breathtaking view of Haulover Bay watching the sail boats pass by while enjoying morning mimosas by the pool. The cottage, the property, and the pool are in pristine condition. We enjoyed the cool nightly breezes while we slept with all of the windows open. I am a very hot natured person but was very comfortable without air conditioning and we were there in July! There were goats that came up to have a drink out of the pool while we were swimming, very cool! There are three markets and several bars within a 10 minute drive and everything that you need is accessible by a very short drive. I highly recommend Dove Cottage to anyone that wants to have a very relaxing vacation away from crowds and the usual "hustle and bustle" of tourist destinations! We are already planning to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical

  • 5 of 5

When you envision yourself spiriting away to a remote storybook tropical cottage with sweeping views in every direction; awakening to the wispy sounds of a windchime outside your bedroom window as the tradewinds blow over; getting into crisp linens and comfy beds (like you would find in any luxury hotel) at the end of a day of adventure; and blending up your own rum punches and painkillers right in your own high-end kitchen overlooking a perfect pool and outdoor living room set against the stunning backdrop of the Caribbean sea and Virgin Islands -- this is that place and more. It's pretty darn close to perfect. This cottage is on the far east side of the island (Check the March 2017 New York Times story about St. John, and read the section on the East End). It's away from the craziness of Cruz Bay, but close to the "famous" Skinny Legs and some wonderful snorkeling bays. It's also just around the corner from a floating bar, anchored in Hansen Bay (where we spotted a very large octopus, stingray and loads of tropical fish) and near a great hike up and down a mountain to Brown Bay (which we did with our 10 and 12 yo daughters and snorkel gear with relative ease). It's also near an eco-resort where the National Park Service holds a stargazing class every week (definitely recommend). While it is remote, it is also close enough to Cruz Bay and the North Shore beaches that it is not burdensome to go back and forth - in fact we loved the drive (did it 6 out of 7 days), every time spotting deer, donkeys, chickens, pigs, goats and cows along the way (not to mention the stops at amazing overlooks, food trucks and smoothie bars). Recommend renting a Jeep. No A/C in the cottage, but with the breezes, you don't need it (and I'm hot-natured). The second and third bedrooms (each with a twin) feel like little treehouses, and our daughters loved them. They are "spokes" off of the master - the perfect set up for our family of 4. Someone could also fit on the daybed downstairs for sure. We loved the indoor/outdoor shower. If you want the luxury of Caneel Bay (where I have stayed once before), but with ultimate privacy and your own kitchen, laundry, etc. - check this place out. I travel internationally as a part of my job, and have stayed in lots of places. This cottage is in my top 5 most enchanting "homes away from home." Whomever designed this place must be stylish, classy, fun-loving and throw fabulous parties...the house reflects that in spades. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nirvana

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous, serene, to-die-for views. House was lovely. Views from the screen porch of Tortola were enchanting. Pool was fantastic. Didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belchertown, Massachusetts USA
5

Bliss!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to St John and we had looked around the island for the perfect location. Peace and solitude are very important to us and we found it at Dove Cottage! The pictures don't do it justice. The house sits high on a hill with spectacular views out both the front and back. It is very comfortable and clean and has everything you need, including great quality cooking tools. The bedrooms are upstairs, with a large master and two tiny singles. Great for a couple alone or with small children. The deck is huge with lots of seating options. We spent alot of time day and night, just drinking in the views. The only drawback was it rained daily so the cushions were always wet. The up side is there were lots of rainbows! One night we had very high winds which tore the screens on the upstairs porch. One call to the property manager in the morning and they were fixed when we returned in the afternoon. The owner, Aurora was also great to deal with and patiently answered all our questions. You definitely need a car. We loved it so much we already booked next year and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Signal Mountain, TN/ USA
5

Perfect Vacation Home...Peaceful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our vacation and the relaxation and privacy of Dove Cottage was what made the vacation. Everything from the beauty of the scenery to perfectly decorated home, and everything you would need meet in the home. We loved relaxing on the porch by the pool and then enjoying coffee and a book in the morning on the front porch. The kitchen had everything you would need to make a perfect meal. My husband woke up from a nap to have 4 goats visiting him which has made for a great story.

If you are looking for peace and privacy but close to wonderful beaches and restaurants this is the house. The owner was wonderful to work with, so kind, helpful and quick to respond by email. The property manger was great and checked in with us but then just let us enjoy all of our time quietly.

We will be back, I told my husband I would not leave unless he promised. Thank you for opening your home to us we loved everything about Dove Cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

How lucky are we? We got to return for a second time to Dove Cottage for a blissful week's vacation in December. The house is so comfortable, the views are incredible, and we just soaked up the peace and relaxation that this lovely place exudes. Can't recommend highly enough!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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chilling, grilling & cocktails on the deck

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $30 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change. VRBO may misquote fees and taxes. Rates are for up to 4 guests. Additional charges will apply for parties of more then 4 guests. Holiday rates apply for Christmas and New Years

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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