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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:
July 23, 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 USVI/St. Croix

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: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • 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 4.923077 based on 39 reviews

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: Apr 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: Apr 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: Jan 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: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Royse City, TX


  • 5 of 5

True that you can find paradise anywhere on the island, but you can never beat what this place has to offer. My reason for my travel was to attend a funeral and have fun 2 for 1. It was only my mother and myself, my mother decided to stay with family and friends instead. So I had the entire place to myself and enjoyed every bit of it. It was me with quietness and laziness, never feeling lonely. If I could stay here every day, I would be in heaven an spoil. This place has everything I expected to have and more compare to other so called “real hotels on the island” (very sad, do your research). This place made me feel like I was in my own home in TX, with the exception of my family. I had my own private parking, full kitchen, big bedrooms, living room and lots of space. The cottages are not close to each other which give you more privacy. The bathroom is outside which makes it very interesting. No worries it’s safe. Even though the place has a water heater, majority of the time I enjoyed the fresh cold rain water, for some reason it kept my skin feeling soft. This place has lots of characters. If you real pay attention to the place you will be amaze what you learn. I was. So much to do and learn. You just have to be willing to explore. DO NOT BE A COUCH POTATOE! I notice that each cottage are name by a fruit or tree that’s right next to it. I was given some knowledge of the different kinds of fruits. Win Welsh introduce me to a fruit that I will never forget and find very interesting. It is called stinking toe. “Win, I did not make the smoothie but I did the drink.” I had to laugh. I research it and found out stinking toe has a lot of health beneficial. Sorry but I will not tell you about it, because you will just have to experience it yourself. The place also has a real hiking trail you will enjoy. Especially once you reach to the top of the mountain, very beautiful up there. Just make sure you take a bottle of water, a stick for support and your camera. It’s best to go very early in the morning that way you can enjoy the pool or go to the beach afterwards. On some nearby beaches you can enjoy live music and food depending on the day. You can use the water gears, umbrella and chairs Win has on her property at no extra charge. Nothing is far on the island, only the locals say that. Enjoy all the local food and fruits on the island. I plan to come back with my family next time. 100% worth it! Travel 08/19 -08/30/2016 See you soon Win, O'Myra

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Savannah GA

Hidden Paradise ... Tropical Wonder

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Papaya for 5 days in July. I can not say enough about how wonderful my stay was. It is located in the rainforest. You are surrounded by Wonder, Nature all around. I surprised myself how many times I walked around and felt so at peace admiring the Hummingbirds, tropical plants and hiking trails just to name a few things. The cottage was very nice and comfortable. I would stay here again without question. Win was accommodating and available, her hospitality was unmeasurable. When I share my vacation memories with my friends, my stay at the Papaya cottage will definitely be mentioned with a smile.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Estate Little Fountain Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.
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