Meritage Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, AC, Jacuzzi, King Bed
About Chris Rosbrook
Hello, my name is Chris and I am the owner of Meritage. I first visited St. John back in 1982 while working as a Chef aboard private yachts. After comparing St. John with all the other islands I discovered during my nine years of traveling the world, I picked St. John as my favorite place on the planet. In 1990 when I decided to live on land again I chose St. John as my home and opened a number of fine dinning restaurants during the 90's, some of which you may have frequented over the years, Asolare, Chateau Bordeaux, Paradiso, Baracuda Bistro and going way back to his first establishment Paradise Pizza as well as the Bad Art Bar which was a funky late night dance bar. I acquired Meritage in 1998 and spent two years refurbishing the house and adding many new decks, a pool, hot tub, a master bedroom, and the stand alone private honeymoon cottage. My love of gardening can be seen in the beautiful array of tropical gardens surrounding Meritage that I developed over my 20 years as owner. I also enjoy wood working and have added some of my own workmanship to the house like the red cedar dinning tables and coffee and end tables in the main room. I have spent many years of my life perfecting the details of Meritage because my hope is that when you stay you truly feel like it's your own home.
Chris Rosbrook purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Chris Rosbrook chose Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay
Meritage is where we have taken time to add the warmth and charm that sets us apart from other rental homes. This home has a true Caribbean feeling in every aspect of the design and lay out of the property from the lush tropical gardens to the views overlooking Hart Bay and neighboring Islands. Looking west you are sure to watch the most magnificent sunsets each evening which will leave you breathless.
What makes this Cottage unique
Meritage is located in the Chocolate Hole area of St.John only a few minutes drive to the village of Cruz Bay where where you can find restaurants, bars, shopping and night life all within a few blocks. This is a quiet, peaceful and safe neighborhood to relax in.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 2
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
A perfect place for a couple to relax and enjoy each other & the island.
This was far and away the best location, with an amazing view, gentle breezes, morning rainbows, and a hot tub to ease the stress from the day's activities. We are restored! In desperate need of a pair of kitchen scissors, we purchased a pair to leave as a "house warming" gift...The cottage is very nicely appointed with comfortable seating and beautiful interior lighting, and a covered deck for sitting outside in the rain. Oh, and Abby was a most helpful ally when we got lost in the dark! Love this property!
We are so pleased to hear that Meritage Cottage was the right fit for your vacation on St. John. Thanks for the house warming gift of scissors, we had a pair in the drawer, not sure what happened to them, but hopefully these will stay put. Please come join us again in the future.
Chris & Abby
We had a great time at the cottage. Very close to Cruz bay, great location, beautiful sunsets and overall a comfortable and relaxing stay here. Would highly recommend!
Perfect Location! Perfect Week
Meritage Cottage was a perfect spot for my wife and I to spend our honeymoon. Everything about the location and listing of the property was spot on and just as beautiful as advertised. The communication with the house and manager was easy and quick. I could not recommend Meritage Cottage highly enough.
So glad to hear your honeymoon was so enjoyable and that Meritage Cottage was a part of the equation. We wish you many years of happiness in your marriage and hope you will return to St.John over the years to relax and have fun.
Chocolate bay home
We had a wonderful time at this beautiful home. The property was much more than we had hoped for. The bed was comfortable, the kitchen well stocked, and the views were amazing. The pool and hot tub were a great way to spend relaxing evenings. Abby was so friendly and helpful. We hope to stay here again one day!
Best vacation ever !!!
My husband and I just returned from the best vacation we have ever been on and it had everything to do with our rental home !! Well ok the beaches are pretty fantastic too !! The owner Chris was exceptional in every way !! Flexible and generous are the two words that come to mind. This home is far beyond what the pictures show and we will most definitely be coming back. Every little detail is covered for you as a guest you don’t have to think about beach chairs or coolers or even snorkel equipment!!
We could not have been happier with our experience in St.John !!
Thank you Chris !!
It was such a pleasure to have met you and are looking forward to seeing you again soon !!
Dan and Nicole Zimmerman
Dan & Nicole,
Thanks for taking time to write a review of your stay at Meritage Cottage. We are always pleased when we here all our effort to make our guest vacation one they will always cherish. Please come back and join us again in the future, we look forward to seeing you.
Chris & Abby