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'Papaya Cottage' Very Private Cottage In The Woods-close to Beach And Diving.

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

1 bedroom, 1 bath with air conditioning. New kitchen and bath. WIFI and Roku movie streaming. Washer and dryer on property with private pool and very lush vegetation. This cottage is nestled in the property and is very private. There is an outdoor shower and a front deck that has a gas grill. Go to bed at night with the sounds of the crickets, frogs and birds. There is an ice machine for all to use. Beach chairs and cooler are provided.

Win Welsh
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Win Welsh

I have been on the island since 1975. I owned a landscaping company and love this island. I was raised in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

Win Welsh purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Win Welsh chose Estate Little Fountain

It is my own paradise.

What makes this cottage unique

This is the most private,lush and beautiful place on the island. It is landscaped beautifully and has the feel of the rain forest. I have many hiking trails on the property. You do not even need to get in the car to go hiking through the woods and along the mountain roads.


Estate Little Fountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • private outside shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • king size bed, dresser,desk
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
For guest that would like to have visitors, there is and additional bedroom and bathroom on the property that is 50.00 per night. Sleeps 2, with refrigerator,microwave,grill, coffee maker and outdoor kitchen.


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'Papaya Cottage' Very Private Cottage In The Woods-close to Beach And Diving.
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews
Minneapolis MN

Great host, great location, amenities included

  • 5 of 5

Win was a great host! She gave us lots of suggestions and advice. Laundry is included, aloe plants grow abundantly (for those who sunburn easily), filtered water is available in the community/supply house. Ice cold AC. The outdoor shower was so tropical! The grounds are beautiful! Four nice dogs and a fluffy, nice cat roam around. The hills are very steep!!! We were very grateful to have our SUV. Might be difficult if you rent a sedan.

She allowed us to bring our cats which was a huge reason for booking her. We just kept on top of sweeping the litter (couldn't find a vacuum) and it was fine.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage for our month long stay

  • 5 of 5

The Papaya House was a perfect setting for my husband and I to relax, enjoy the island, and get know the Cruzans. Located 15 minutes by car from one of the most phenomenal beaches I have snorkeled at make this place ideal. The grounds of the cottage make you feel as though you are in a botanical garden with hundreds of varieties of trees, shrubs, flowers, and ferns. Win is a great host with answers to all your questions and very available if needed to fix something or explain how something works.

The cottage is well furnished and very comfortable for 2 people. Win provides you with everything you will need to make your day at the beach fun and comfortable. I enjoy cooking and found that the kitchen was well equipped to prepare meals, make coffee, and smoothies.

There are plenty of quality restaurants in the area and nothing is very far on a island of this size.

The Cruzans are very friendly and polite which helps you to adapt to island life very easily.

I highly recommend staying in the Papaya House or any of the other beautiful cottages that are on this property. You will fall in love with St. Croix and 29 Little Fountain.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our first visit to St. Croix

  • 5 of 5

If you have ANY appreciation for flora and fauna, Win's place is the place to stay. The property has a perfect blend of privacy mixed in with great conversations with Win, some of her guests, and of course her co-workers in hospitality, Zoe, Luna, Tipper, Meggers, and our hiking tour guide Chase. Four of the five mornings we hiked to the top of Mt. Eagle (elevation 1210') from Win's backyard. It is a five mile, two hour hike to a lookout over Cane Bay. Cane Bay is just a few minutes drive. Very nice way to live on and appreciate this island and the people.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

The property was beautiful! Lush rainforest, beautiful flowers, wonderful landscaping. Private oasis

  • 5 of 5

Experience with Win and the cottage was wonderful! Cottage was perfect and was supplied with everything we needed when it came to showering, cooking, and even cleaning! There was a nearby building with coolers, beach equipment, mountain bikes, filtered water, and a washer/dryer. We did not anticipate all of the accommodations and we were pleasantly surprised. The dogs followed us around when we were walking on the property and kept us company. The heated pool was an added bonus!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved papaya cottage. A true "gem." Highly recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the papaya cottage for two nights in February before moving to one of the large resorts on the island. Our time at Papaya was peaceful and fun. We did not want to leave. This part of our trip to the Virgin Islands was truly a highlight. We sat on the deck to have our meals and enjoyed Watching the birds all around us-especially the hummingbirds. The outdoor shower felt wonderful. Everything we needed for our meals was there from pots and pans two plates and utensils. The bed was extremely comfortable and the sound of the rain and during the night was awesome. Win is helpful and informative, but also gives you as much space as you want so there is a great deal of privacy. We hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I would recommend this place to anyone and had a great restful stay

  • 4 of 5

It is beautiful and we'll be back.....

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Henry Rolson
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Eat at Cane Bay
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Carambola Golf
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
eat at Cane Bay
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Cane bay
Car: necessary

Located on a 11 acre private estate that is in a very tropical relaxing setting. There is a private pool and laundry available. Located minutes from the best diving center on the island. Go to bed and wake up to the sounds of the rain forest.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

extra bedroom and bath available for people who want to bring extra guests. 40.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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