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Pure Joy Cottage, 1 BRB Efficiency, Romantic Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Upscale private retreat with breathtaking sunet views.

Pure Joy Cottage is located in a quiet neighborhood close to town & beaches. The cottage includes: King Size Bed, Private Bath with shower, Outdoor shower, TV with Cable & DVD, Bose Stereo, Wi-Fi, Dinette Seating, Fully equipped Kitchen, Washer/Dryer, Barbeque Grill, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Coolers, Snorkeling Gear, Deck with lounge chairs, table seating & relaxing hot tub.

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017


Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(25 traveler reviews)

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Pure Joy Cottage, 1 BRB Efficiency, Romantic Getaway
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Pure Joy Cottage was perfect & made our vacation even better. I used to live in the VI & I definitely felt right at home. Pure Joy Cottage 5 minutes away from Cruz Bay which makes it convenient to the Ferries, restaurants, shopping & mini markets. The views from the porch are beautiful & a great way to start your day. The cottage is an open concept 1 bedroom  that is bright & spacious and tastefully decorated. The bathroom has a huge shower with great water pressure!

As a former resident of the VI, Pure Joy Cottage instantly made me feel at home.

We started our mornings out on the deck sipping tea from the lounge chairs trying to decide which beach to go to. If you decide to cook for yourself Pure Joy Cottage  has a full kitchen that is set up with basic staples (salt pepper sugar butter tea coffee) pots/pans, dishes, utensils, coffee maker blender & even a dishwasher!  You also have the option to use the BBQ grill out on the deck & enjoy dinner watching the gorgeous sunsets. Afterwards relax in the jacuzzi and get lost gazing at the stars while drinking Cruzan rum from the Welcome gift! Christine has thought of everything to help make your vacation easy. There are complimentary beach chairs, towels, cooler, sunscreen, St. John guide books, even a few bottles of water, beer & soda chilling in the fridge. When you return from snorkeling/scuba diving or just "limin" at da beach, the outdoor shower is conveniently located at the back entrance of the driveway!

Pure Joy has Satellite TV dvd player, movies, Bose sound system, AC, fans and a washer & dryer.

The king size bed was so comfy we almost didn't want to get up but the beach was calling!

Pure Joy Cottage is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. The main house is a few steps away & Christine is easily available should you have any questions.

I would recommend Pure Joy Cottage to everyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such Pure Joy!!!

  • 5 of 5

Pure Joy is exactly what this property offers! We couldn't have asked for a better vacation! Pure Joy cottage is conveniently located close to town and offers an amazing view! From the moment you open your eyes in the morning you're welcomed with the most spectacular view of Cruz Bay! The cottage is privately situated on the property and opens to a large deck with relaxing furniture as well as a hot tub! Morning coffee never tasted so good! The cottage is clean, bright, beautifully decorated and comfortable! It offers every amenity to make your stay easy and relaxing! There is a king sized bed, fully equipped kitchen, and large tiled shower! The outside shower is perfect for returning from the beach and there's even a washer and dryer!! Christine is the most generous, warm, and friendly owner willing to go above and beyond to make your stay spectacular! We absolutely cannot wait to return again!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, Maryland

BEST villa for 2 on St. John!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year returning to Pure Joy Cottage. That should say it all! Over the past decade, we have stayed all over the island for our annual winter get away...and this is by far the BEST villa for two. The view is amazing. Every amenity is present. It is truly perfection...and we look forward to our return visit next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rhinebeck NY USA

Cute, cozy, and clean.

  • 4 of 5

Cute & cozy. Pure joy cottage is in a great location with Privacy from neighbors, and has everything you need to enjoy beautiful Saint John. There is a truly wonderful welcome basket to greet you when you arrive! The owners are nearby and friendly. The deck is a great place to have your morning coffee with a beautiful ocean view, and to see sunset glows. The cottage is nicely decorated, very clean, with a large spacious tiled shower. Some construction noise in the neighborhood. Over all, truly lovely and comfortable:)

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottte NC

The perfect St John cottage for 2.

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I stayed at Pure Joy Cottage the week of March 28, 2015.

The pictures posted don't do the house justice.

Everything from the comfort of the king size bed to the hot tub and kitchen utensils and beach bags and lotion were more then I had expected.

Christine didn't leave anything out and it had all the comforts of home.

Planning on returning next April for our marriage on the beach and our honeymoon!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amherst, MA USA

Peace and tranquility away from the hubbub of Cruz Bay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Pure Joy. The owner has thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable and care-free...everything from a welcome basket of food to snorkeling equipment. She has a house on the property, but the cottage is quite private. The views of Great Cruz Bay from the deck and hot tub are exquisite. The layout is one side of the cottage has a kitchen (small, but has everything you could possibly need) and dinette, and the other side has a king bed and bathroom. So it's a bit small, but much larger than an efficiency, and overall very comfortable. It's easy to get to in the light, but if you're arriving in the dark, be sure to get annotated directions. Best boat: Kekoa sail cat, Bad Kitty for a power cat; best beaches: all, but best snorkeling at Haulover in the east end; most interesting clothes: Sloop Jones in the east end; most interesting restaurants: de Coal Pot and Sogo's; best views for drinks and dinner: Caneel Bay. You do need a jeep to get to the house, but you'll need one for SJ anyway if you want to travel beyond the easy to get to places. People say you can hitchhike, but that's not as reliable as having your own Jeep (St. John Jeep Rentals).

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Cruz Bay Ferry Dock
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Great Cruz Bay & Chocolate Hole
Car: recommended

Pure Joy Cottage is located in Great Cruz Bay Estates, 3 miles to Cruz Bay and a 10 min drive to the beautiful Northshore beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Note: Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed.
Holiday Season Rate : Dates Dec. 20, 2015 - Jan. 4,2016

50% due upon signing reservation agreement, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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