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Romantic Cottage over looking Hart Bay

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Meritage Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, AC, Jacuzzi, King Bed

Visit St. John on the only time, island time.

Meritage Cottage has island charm for the ultimate romantic getaway.

Just three minutes from the lively town of Cruz Bay where you can find the best restaurants and shopping areas on the island, Meritage offers a romantic setting overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Situated on the hillside of Chocolate Hole, St. John, USVI, Meritage is just a short walk down a winding path to tranquil Hart Bay. Hart Bay is perfect for beachcombing and sunbathing.

The Cottage has a private sundeck with jacuzzi is perfect for sunbathing (clothing optional) by day to stargazing by night. You can relax and soak up the Caribbean sun. It is the ideal place for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway. Step into your private jacuzzi and let your troubles melt away.

Please check our complete details at

meritagestjohn. com

We look forward to hearing from you.

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More Details

Chris Rosbrook
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2018


Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking is not allowed in the Cottage, however out on our covered deck in the open air is perfectly fine. Thank You
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
hand-carved teak furnishings, ceiling fans, sliding doors leading to the sundeck, beach chairs, beach towels, and a cooler


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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Romantic Cottage over looking Hart Bay
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Perfect cottage for a couple

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fantastic vacation in St. John's, and loved our home away from home. It had everything we needed and was very comfy. The porch is awesome, and having the grill ready to go was wonderful since we caught a couple fish on our boating trip! We enjoyed being tucked away in the forest with a gorgeous view, while having Cruz Bay a short drive away. We highly recommend staying here, you will be well taken care of by Sinbad! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


We are so thankful we were able to spend our time at St. John in your lovely cottage. Everything we needed was within reach. The view was beautiful, your cottage was beautiful, everything was great! It was the perfect getaway!


Thank you, thank you! We appreciate you helping us with our transition into St John. Thank you for the who's, what, when, where, and how!

Hope to visit again one day!

Jessica and Laurie

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica & Laurie, We are glad to to hear Meritage Cottage fit the bill for your vacation on St.John. I'll pass your message onto Sinbad and let him know how much you appreciated all his help getting you all acclimated to your new surroundings. Thanks for taking time to write a review, were always curious to know what people think of our service. Thanks, Chris & Sinbad
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Wonderful Honeymoon Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great honeymoon at the cottage!! Sinbad was awesome. He picked us up right from the ferry (even though we arrived at 1130pm) and got us to our car and then to the house and made us feel at home. The cottage is in a wonderful spot (very cozy) and has an amazing view. It was only five minutes from down town so we didn't feel like driving into town for dinner every night was a big deal, but it was far enough away so that we felt like the house was secluded and peaceful.

The view from the deck was amazing, we were so happy to come back to a gorgeous sunset spot every evening and to hear the ocean from our deck in the morning. It was also great to get into the hot tub at night and we still had a nice view given the moon light. The amenities were also great, we were able to stream netflix over the wifi, the a/c was a welcome relief from the heat of the day, and we made breakfast almost every morning in the kitchen. It was also really nice to use the beach chairs and cooler provided at the house for the beaches!

Overall the cottage was a lovely spot for our honeymoon. We loved St.John and having our own private spot on a beautiful part of the island. We highly recommend the cottage and we hope to be back in the years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mariah, So glad to hear your Honeymoon was such a success and that you enjoyed your stay at Meritage Cottage. We've tried to think of everything a couple would want to make it the perfect place to relax with all the pleasures the tropics has to offer. We hope to have you back in the future. Thanks, Chris
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Decent for the price.

  • 3 of 5

We liked the privacy, the view and the 'homey' feel. A few complaints: the refrigerator went out overnight twice, the WiFi didn't work unless you stood near the neighboring house, and the power went out one night. All in all, not a bad place for the price.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jonathan, The electric company has been working on new power lines over the past month in our area which has prompted some power outages for a short period. They frequently do this late in evening when folks are asleep as to not inconvenience people during the day, which may explain the fridge seem to not be working. Our manager Sinbad went to the Cottage both mornings after you called to find the refrigerator working fine and hard ice in the freezer and at the moment it is still working perfectly. As well our manager checked the wi-fi with his computer to be working just fine. We have not had a complaint regarding the wi-fi from any of our other guest. Sorry you experienced this . Chris
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the cottage was cozy, clean, and had an incredible view. It was perfect for our honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived Sinbad met us at the ferry dock, showed us around town, and told us everything we needed to know about the property and the island. He did a fantastic job and was helpful all week.

The cottage itself was slightly smaller than expected, but a perfect size for us as a young, newly married couple

The view was simply breathtaking. We marveled at it every morning as we ate breakfast on the deck.

Meritage cottage is in a perfect location in relation to the view and the town. We were secluded enough to make it feel like a get-away with stunning sunset, mountain, and ocean views, but still close enough to town to run in whenever we wanted or needed.

The hot tub was a nice perk to have there, but it was often simply too hot for us to use.

We looked through the movies and only recognized about two or three. I would suggest updating that selection.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nathan, Glad to hear your honeymoon was a success and that you enjoyed your stay at Meritage Cottage. I'll let Sinbad know you appreciated his tour of the town and getting you well settled in for a great week. Thanks again, Chris
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I just got home & I want to go back :)

  • 5 of 5

When I go on vacation, I want a hassle-free experience & this is what I found with the Chris, Sinbad, & the Meritage Cottage. When I spoke to Chris, I was put at ease that there was an experienced owner that would deal with any issues. Sinbad met us on St. John & gave us a quick tour of the surrounding area. When the water heater broke in the cottage, he quickly dealt with the situation & ensured that our stay was pleasant.

As far as the cottage, it was exactly what we wanted. You had plenty of privacy, but were only 5 minutes from town. We never chanced street parking as I was happy to pay $4 per hour at a few of the lots for the peace of mind knowing that my car would not be booted. The view from the cottage was amazing & you are provided with many essentials (towels, soap, paper towels) that many other vacation rentals don't offer. The bedroom is air-conditioned & there are plenty of fans.

As far as the island, it was even better than I had hoped. I'm an avid snorkeler & St. John's was a good & mostly better than anything I've seen in the Caribbean. I highly recommend the guides from They just give great in-depth reviews of the best spots.

I saw plenty of healthy coral & a lot of interesting topography. Even on a Maho Beach, which is only rated 2 stars in the guide, I saw 5 rays, 5 turtles, a baby lemon shark & a big barracuda on my first swim out. If you like snorkeling, this is the island for you.

In sum, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience & I hope we can return next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sue & Bill, Thanks for the beautiful review. We are always so pleased to know that our guest have had a wonderful experience at Meritage Cottage and enjoyed our special Island. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with everyone and we hope you'll join us again in the future. Chris Rosbrook / owner
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Car: recommended



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Cleaning fee of $100 for bookings less than six days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.