The 'Cottage' at Lion's Gate - Spectacular View in Lush Surroundings
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- Minimum stay:3-6 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
My husband Chris and I have lived on St. Thomas for over 20 years. He came to dive, I came to sail. We met by chance and discovered we both have a love of the water and the Caribbean life style. Chris is very talented and knew he wanted to live here permanetley, so he built a house on the top of the hill. We got married in 1995, and often talked about making the home we love accessible to guests. In 2008 we expanded it to accommodate guests in our downstairs studio apartment. We are thrilled with the way it turned out as it captures the Caribbean life style that we love.
The apartment has been so popular that we decided to build a one bedroom cottage. It took a year and I am so happy to say the we finally finished it on July 4th. Independence day has new meaning. It is a Caribbean dream cottage with spectacular views. We marvel at how many humming birds call the apartment home and now it seems that the green parrots have up living in the tress near the cottage.
I'm sure up will love it too. The spacious porch is a perfect way to enjoy your first cup of coffee or to sit back in the evening and watch the colors change over the islands with a cool beverage in your hand. The trade winds will keep you cool as you sit outside from breakfast to diner, and of course if needed there is air conditioning.
My husband, Chris, and I live on the property. We will help you enjoy your vacation in any way we can. Just ask for local tips on restaurants and activities.
When you're ready to book, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Member since: 2008
- 1 story
- 520 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Duty Free Shops
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 20 - Jan 9, 2017
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Each additional guest $30 + tax
- Cleaning fee $60
- Tax Rate 10%
Please call to reserve. 340 775-7467 or cell 340 690-0200. Evenings are best.
Additional guests are $30.00 per person per night
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Red Hook, on the East end of St. Thomas, is the perfect place to stay. Just down the hill from Lion's Gate is the ferry terminal. In 15 minutes you can be across Pillsbury Sound and in the National Park on St. John. A 40 minute ride takes you to Tortola, in the BVI. Bring your passports for this. The Baths at Virgin Gorda are spectacular with huge boulders that look like a giant tossed them up in the air and they landed in the ocean creating The Baths.
American Yacht Harbor is right at the bottom of our hill. A 2 minute car ride or five minute walk. All the day sail boats and fishing boats leave from here.
Red Hook also has an active night life. Everything from a cold beer and hot pizza to fine dining. Shops to explore and the docks are filled with yachts to dream about.
Year Purchased: 1989
About the owner: Chris rebuilt the main house in 1989 after Hurricane Hugo blew it down. And then he met me. We married in 1995. We share a love of the islands and enjoy showing it off to friends and family.
Why the Owner Chose Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI:
The view and the breeze are something I never get tired of. Not even after all these years. It would be hard for us to ever move from here. The parrots and hummingbirds are personal friends.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We are close to everything but feel a million miles away when we reach the top of the hill. New addition to the bedroom, a 53" TV so you can watch your favorite shows with the AC on in perfect conditions. There is also a TV in the living room. You can watch two shows at once.
- Primary: (340) 690-0200
- Secondary: (340) 690-0200 (US Virgin Islands)
Sunny Cottage by the sea
The Flamboyant Tree in full bloom
Perfect place to have that first cup of coffee.
You could be on this couch, watching TV or the parrots fly by the railing
Beautiful afternoon view from the porch
Lovely Flamboyant tree off the porch
Come sail with me
The entrance to 'The Cottage' at Lion's Gate Getaway.
The Green Chairs
The Flamboyant tree called LOU
Living room, with a 42 ' TV across the room. Every guys dream TV.
The Kitchen has granite counter tops and a view.
Fabulous bathroom with extra large stone shower.
Sunrise through the bedroom French doors.
Off into the wild blue of the Caribbean.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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