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Priced for your budget, very private, with great views, a one of a kind house

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, outside shower

Your own very private house with breath taking views of Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda. Hummingbird has two large decks with chairs and tables. Watch the sun rise from the octagonal deck and watch the sun set from the roof deck. This house was built by a well known, gifted boat builder and craftsman from St John. There are many rare hardwoods and unique features to this house.

The lower level is a large spacious room with dining area, galley kitchen, and living room. The upper level is the master bedroom with a queen size bed.

The grounds around the house are abundant with orchids and beautiful flowering shrubs. You will encounter orange, mango, papaya, cherry, banana, avocado, and lime trees. A magnificent passion fruit vine allures hummingbirds galore. Hummingbird is located in the middle of St John on the top of Bordeaux Mountain. This location is perfect for beaching, hiking and shopping. It is minutes away from the Virgin Island National Park and the Bordeaux Mountain Trail, ten minutes to the North Shore Road and its many beautiful beaches and only fifteen minutes to Cruz Bay or Coral Bay.

More Details

Owner
Rosemary Richards
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
June 8, 2017

Why Rosemary Richards chose Coral Bay

I chose this property because of its spectacular views, the unique character of the house, and the cooler temperature at night. Its central location and beautiful grounds make living here a dream come true.

What makes this house unique

This house is very private, quite, and is in a safe neighborhood. The house is surrounded by Nature and a true work of art.

Amenities

Estate Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , shower is enclosed by dense plantings and rock formations
  • A half bath with a partially enclosed shower by dense plantings and rock formations and walls. The shower is surrounded by orchids both on the shower walls and hanging from the trees over head.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Great views of Tortola and Jost Van Dyke from the built in queen size bed. The master bedroom has two end tables a desk and bureau.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Priced for your budget, very private, with great views, a one of a kind house
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
5

Really cool nature hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

Very unique abode! Had a great time at the Hummingbird. Treehouse vibes! You have to be ok with a bit of a drive from Cruz Bay (20 mins), Coral Bay (15 min) and you'll probably need a car (jeep) to access this place (the last 100 feet you're basically driving on a rocky hiking trail) buuuuuut... the views are ridiculous! And we thought, totally worth it. Two decks on which to enjoy breakfasts, morning coffee, mid afternoon champagne, or whatever you prefer :) Bathroom is mostly outdoors and decorated with cool coral and shells. Occasional visits from the local wildlife, mostly in the form of lizards.

Rosemary was a great host who met us at the dock, guided us to the house, and gave us a ton of recommendations. Because she lives relatively close by, she was available to help us if needed (but we still felt like the bungalow was completely private). We highly recommend a visit to the Hummingbird!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grain Valley, Missouri
5

Beatiful mountain veiw...central location.

  • 5 of 5

The house makes you feel like you are in a tree house. The breeze is great for keeping the place cool and the view from the house is amazing. The house is centrally located, so it's easy to go anywhere you want. Rosemary is an awesome host, and just a sweetheart. She has a lot of valuable info about the island in a binder on the table, that we used. You won't a better place, if you are looking for some quiet time when you get back from exploring, than Hummingbird. We stayed mid April, and are already planning on going back.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, Mi
5

Remote setting for nature lovers

  • 5 of 5

I agree with previous reviewers that this place is not for everyone (especially for those unable to traverse stairs). For my husband and myself it was just what we were looking for: privacy, nature, incredible views, two porches (when one was sunny, the other would offer shade). Rosemary was an awesome host giving us what we needed!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bucks County, PA, USA
5

Excellent. Trying to get back. One day...

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with Rosemary in February of 2014. Had a wonderful, lovely time on Bordeaux Mountain. Of all of the islands, St. John is the best for us. One of these days (hopefully soon) we'll get back Rosemary's place. Wonderful accommodations; beautiful host.

FYI, I just discovered the VRBO site doesn't allow reviews longer than 12 months of an arrival date, so I chose a 2015 date just to allow me to post this review.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice and private jungle retreat

  • 4 of 5

My partner and I had a very relaxing time at Hummingbird! This house is a private jungle retreat with a beautiful view! The house itself is very quirky and there are some very nice handmade wooden touches. One whole side of the house is basically screens, so there is a really nice breeze and no need for AC. The deck is really nice, and we cooked our own meals on the grill every day. The outdoor shower is neat with sea shells in the floor! We were about a 20 minute drive from most beaches. A few things to be aware of: As others mentioned and as shown in the photos, the steps down to the front entrance and also the steps inside up to the bedroom are really precarious. The mattress was very springy and we found it difficult to sleep on. Bring bug spray! There are mosquitoes everywhere (as there are everywhere else on St. John). The house has screens, so the bugs don't get in, but the bathroom is outside. There is no lock on the door. Being from New York, this made us a bit worried, but it seems like a totally safe place.

We also rented a car from Rosemary's daughter (Jessica) at Sunshine Jeep, which we were very happy with. Jessica met us at the ferry dock with the rental car when we arrived, and she showed us the way to the house.

Overall, this place was great and absolutely beats staying in a resort.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

NEATEST place on St. John!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I stayed here for 7 days and absolutely fell in love! Not only is the house itself unique, but we felt like we were living in a jungle. There is so much wildlife and so many cool plants and flowers. The frogs and insects will play you beautiful tunes all night long and the rain showers were just heavenly. It was surprisingly very cool at night and just right during the days. Waking up here was so relaxing that some days we didn't leave the house until almost noon! We will totally rent this home again in the future. Thanks so much Rosemary :)

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Estate Carolina House Rental Rates

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Owner accepts payment in:
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Additional information about rental rates

As December 1,2015 the nightly rate will change to $200. per night

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