Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Monika Aranha or Jorge Dias Garcia
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About Monika Aranha or Jorge Dias Garcia
From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to St. John, we have always loved being near the ocean and outdoors. Over a period of 13 years we were lured here by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, the trade wind breezes and the Virgin Islands National Park , mountains and valleys. Finally we decided we wanted to live on this little island and share it with family, friends and like minded souls. Bordeaux Mt., the highest point of the island with its incomparable views of the British Virgin Islands and the Sir Francis Drake Channel, located right in the center of the island, seemed like the perfect place. After three years on the island we began to build our dream cottage. Every step was a reason for celebration and every detail a delicious exercise in creativity. We wanted to make a little private paradise for two. Many of the pieces decorating the house are crafted by local artists and make the cottage a special place.
Monika Aranha or Jorge Dias Garcia purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Monika Aranha or Jorge Dias Garcia chose Upper Carolina
Easily accessed by a mostly paved and relatively flat road that winds through the rain forest, Bordeaux offers privacy, peace and spectacular moon rises or sunrises. At night the singing forest and gentle breezes make it a one of a kind retreat. From it you can hike the extensive trail network of the Park all the way down to some of it's most beautiful beaches. Both Cruz Bay and Coral Bay with its locally owned and operated shops and restaurants are only 10 to 15 minutes away by car. There are many perfect days that start and end at Sea Cottage. First a quiet yoga practice at sunrise on the covered porch. For a good workout nothing better than an early morning hike down Bordeaux Mt. Trail to the white sandy Little Lameshur Beach, followed by a swim and snorkel around Europa Point. For the more water activity minded, Maho Beach with it's water sport rental options by Reef2Peak is just a short 10 minute drive away. And those who just wish to relax and soak in the sun can follow the North Shore road to any one of its spectacular beaches.
What makes this Cottage unique
Vacation for us is about sharing in each other's company and enjoying nature. It is time to distance ourselves from the bustle of the world - to have time to listen to music, watch a movie together or have a moonlit dinner on the porch without the distractions of modern communication. During the day there is so much to do just a short distance away whether on foot or by car. Sea Cottage is the ideal place to wake up in and to end the day - the fragrance of the bay rum trees after a summer sprinkle; the singing of the birds during daytime and the sounds of the forest at night; swinging in the hammock while watching the moon rise over Virgin Gorda. It's a place to fall in love all over again.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2
This was our 2nd visit to this serene mountain top hide away and as before we enjoyed the peace and quiet and beautiful views of Coral Bay and British Virgin Islands.
We had a wonderful time at the beautiful sea cottage! Monika could not have been more helpful. The house was just the right size for us with everything that we needed to have a perfect week. The view was awesome! Thank you for letting us enjoy your lovely home! St John is the best! We will be back!
The cottage is located in a remote part of the island overlooking Coral Bay. The views are amazing and the natural habitat is full of lush vegetation, swarming with birds and butterflies. There is a hiking trail within walking distance of the cottage which leads to a quiet scenic beach. We very much enjoyed the peaceful serenity of the cottage. Monika and Jorge were very accommodating and a pleasure to deal with.
Perfect Island Paradise!
We had hoped to find a private location on the island for our trip to St. John and we found it at the Sea Cottage. The hosts Monika and Jorge were extremely kind and helpful during our stay. They are close by but because of the forest you don't even know that they are there. The view from the porch was awesome and a great place to sit and relax with a morning cup of tea. The sounds at night from the tree frogs and other nighttime creatures made us feel very close to nature and very enjoyable while falling asleep. I would not hesitate to stay at Sea Cottage again. I am very glad to have found this beautiful oasis. It was a great place to spend a week away from our hectic lives.
Thank you Karen! We enjoyed having you. And although you were with us as Dorian formed into a hurricane and it might have seemed like September, it was actually August 20 to 29....;) We appreciated your calm as the storm approached and your flight was canceled but were glad we could offer a safe place to stay for that extra night. Until next time!
Romantic, secluded hideaway with breathtaking views
Wow. I knew the views were going to be good but how they look in person is so much better. We really feel like we hit the jackpot with this house. Price was great. Location was fabulous. So glad we booked outside of town for the more true St John experience. The first day Monika met us down the road from the house and directed us to the location. She explained every detail of the home and area which was so lovely. She was beyond helpful. The house has everything you need including beach gear. The outdoor shower was AMAZING. Highlights for us were feeding the sugar birds and watching the hummingbirds at the feeder. The sunsets and sunrise views out the back windows is awe inspiring. For the first time in my life I was up at sunrise every morning (no alarm) ready to start my day. At night the woods around you come alive with life. And the lack of AC is no big deal because the amazing breezes coming off the ocean are perfection. All in all we had a dream vacation and I'm so glad that after a long day of snorkeling adventures we had this awesome place to come back to. Perfect way to celebrate our anniversary.
SUP Boarding, Yoga