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The True West Indies at a Bargain

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Porches, breezes and rocking chairs everywhere

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Last updated: 07/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

If you missed drinking rum with Hemmingway in Key West or Cuba, you can still grab a bit of that adventure in this West Indian home. Old Caribbean charm with all the modern amenities.

Callaloo was carefully built to preserve old West Indies design and ambiance. Each bedroom is a separate cottage surrounded by porches, decks, patios and open air baths and showers.

It is filled with authentic Caribbean antiques that are rugged, no need to worry about being careful. Couches, chairs, and the entire place work well with wet bathing suits and rum.

This is the perfect honeymoon place, romantic, and private, yet it is great for a group. Everyone will have privacy: Moonlight Cottage, Shell Cottage,Pineapple Cottage and a sleeping loft in the main house with a 4th bath.

The bathrooms were copied from resort cottages in Bali. Shower under the stars or the sun. Bake in the West Indian oven. Quickly smoke roasts, turkey, vegetables using aromatic tropical woods.

What Callaloo offers that you will not find in other villas:
Charming antiques, outdoor bathrooms, totally open cottages, romantic bed nets, total privacy, West Indian oven, two entry roads (one is a driving adventure and the other is for little old ladies; (I’m an older gal, but I prefer driving the adventure road). Center island location gives proximity to all the northern beaches, East end beaches, Salt Pond, south shore bays. 600 ft. elevation insures cool breezes.


Keywords: A cluster of houses with ocean and mountain views,

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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Main house and Moonlight cottage are handicapped friendly. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

  • Moonlight Cottage / Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Shell Cottage / Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Pineapple Cottage / Bedroom 3: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Loft / Bedrrom 4: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • King size bed can be converted to two twins

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Also on the property is a wood burning West Indian oven where you can roast, bake or smoke meats and vegetables over fragrant tropical wood....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Many decks and every cottage is surrounded by porches...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Outlined with creative, whimsical tiles by famed potter Julie Keyes....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 16 - Aug 27, 2016
5 night min stay

$2,195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Low Low Season
Aug 28 - Nov 18, 2016
5 night min stay

$1,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Nov 19 - Dec 19, 2016
5 night min stay

$2,195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2017
6 night min stay

$4,995
High Season 2017
Jan 5 - Apr 15, 2017
5 night min stay

$3,195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Low Season 2017
Apr 16 - Aug 25, 2017
5 night min stay

$2,195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Low Low Season
Aug 26 - Nov 17, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Nov 18 - Dec 19, 2017
5 night min stay

$2,195

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$295

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


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Last updated: 07/21/2016
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
St Thoman
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Skinny Legs
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Skinny Legs, Aqua Bistro, Ship Wreck
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Francis, Maho

Car: Recommended

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1994

About: I am a retired yacht designer. I've sailed to most of the Caribbean Islands and St. John is the best. For 15 years I collected photos of every charming West Indian cottage to design my own West Indian tin-roof 'shack'. I wanted a place for good times and parties; for my friends and family. Rather than a large American house such as you find in Florida or Hawaii, I wanted it to look truly Island. Furnishings were collected for years and stored in my potting shed. I designed the house and supervised the construction. Most of all I have enjoyed the visitors and parties that are always at CALLALOO


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Photos

  • Porches, breezes and rocking chairs everywhere

    Porches, breezes and rocking chairs everywhere

  • Shell Cottage is the only completely screened area in the compound

    Shell Cottage is the only completely screened area in the compound

  • very open house ready for a party

    very open house ready for a party

  • Moonlight Cottage and spacious dressing/bathroom

    Moonlight Cottage and spacious dressing/bathroom

  • A grand place for morning coffee on the main house porch

    A grand place for morning coffee on the main house porch

  • Pineapple Cottage  - outdoor bathroom & shower look out to private garden.

    Pineapple Cottage - outdoor bathroom & shower look out to private garden.

  • Loft has views of Coral Bay and Bordeau Mountain.

    Loft has views of Coral Bay and Bordeau Mountain.

  • Twin beds in the loft and also a desk for internet connection

    Twin beds in the loft and also a desk for internet connection

  • pool with sundecks on three sides  12' x 24'

    pool with sundecks on three sides 12' x 24'

  • Callaloo overlooks, the valley, Coral Bay and the Caribbean

    Callaloo overlooks, the valley, Coral Bay and the Caribbean

  • Open kitchen where one or many can work

    Open kitchen where one or many can work

  • the sugar birds will seek you out to refill their bowls with sugar and water

    the sugar birds will seek you out to refill their bowls with sugar and water

  • Moonlight Cottage is perched on the side of the mountain surrounded by porches

    Moonlight Cottage is perched on the side of the mountain surrounded by porches

  • Pineapple Cottage is by the pool & has a very private deck on the other side.

    Pineapple Cottage is by the pool & has a very private deck on the other side.

  • Quiet nooks everywhere to read or meditate

    Quiet nooks everywhere to read or meditate

  • Twin beds in the loft. Great breezes, fabulous views.

    Twin beds in the loft. Great breezes, fabulous views.

  • Entry of the main house that seems to hang above the sea. Note oven on left.

    Entry of the main house that seems to hang above the sea. Note oven on left.

  • Pool from Pineapple Cottage door

    Pool from Pineapple Cottage door

  • Your own get away compound.  Great for 2 or 9

    Your own get away compound. Great for 2 or 9

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 21, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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