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Comfortable Cottage with Privacy, Breezes, and a Two Bay View!

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The sun deck and view toward Great Cruz Bay


Last updated: 04/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Private Cottage, Close To Town, But Away From It All!

Enter the cottage on the main floor, into an octagonal living and dining area. There is a small, colorfully tiled attached kitchen, which is fully equipped, with an inside dinng table. There are sliding glass doors out onto a large covered deck, with an outside dining table, and additional seating including a swing chair, to enjoy the view. From the deck, step down to a large tiled patio with lounges for sunning. From the decks and patio you can see pelicans, seagulls, and frigate birds flying from one bay to the other.

There is an inside, spiral staircase going upstairs, from the living room to the octagonal master bedroom, which has a queen bed, skylight, a full bath, air conditioning, and sliding glass doors out onto a long deck.

The cottage is casually and comfortably furnished, and has cable, internet, a printer, DVDs, and many books.

From the main deck, step down to the tiled patio sun deck, and down again to the lower level. The lower level has a large tiled deck, the second bedroom, and a laundry with washer and dryer.

The second bedroom is very cozy, with a full bed, air conditioning, sliding glass doors out onto the deck, and an attached full bath. The second bedroom works well for an older child, or an extra single guest, but is little too small to be really comfortable for an additional couple.

The cottage is located on 3 acres at the end of a dead-end road. Follow the garden paths, and enjoy the gardens, with a variety of fruit trees with local fruits in season.

The cottage is a little over a mile to Cruz Bay where most of the restaurants, grocery stores and shops are located. Recently, the driveway was expanded, and the cottage now has a circular driveway, easy to navigate, and plenty of parking!
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Fine for an older child, but 2nd bedroom is on a lower level, accessed by an outside staircase....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside only....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Guest Bedroom: 1 double

    Suitable for a single guest or older child!...moreless

  • Both bedrooms have attached full bath, air conditioning, and sliding glass doors onto a deck....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Overlooks two bays. You look down to see the beaches from the water side...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The cottage looks over the hills of St. John....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    You can see the Caribben just a bit over the hills surrounding Chocolate Hole...moreless

  • Water View:

    Nice views of of the bays at Great Cruz Bay and Chocolate Hole....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Indoor dining seats 6, separate outdoor dining table seats 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Circular driveway, plenty of parking....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Apr 16 - Dec 15, 2017
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2018
Dec 16 - Apr 14, 2018
7 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 12.5%


50% deposit due with rental contract. Balance is due 60 days in advance of arrival. VISA, Mastercard or checks accepted.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
St. Thomas
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cruz Bay
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
On St Thomas - Ferry ride needed
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cruz Bay
5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Enjoy the spectacular beaches and hiking trails of the Virgin Islands National Park!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1974

About: My husband and I were both professors when we purchased the original cottage. (We have made many improvements over the years.) We brought our two daughters here every summer until they grew up and moved away. In addition to swimming, snorkeling, and sailing, we planted many fruit trees that are now mature, including the mango that bears in the summer when we return every year. We still enjoy gardening.

Why Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay, Saint John, USVI:
My husband and I had two girls aged 5 and 9 when we looked into buying a house on St. John. We asked the realtor for “Something that was not cantilevered over a cliff, was on a dead-end road, and that you would be unlikely to find in New Jersey.” The realtor said, “Well. I have just the house for you.” And he did. After we bought it, we discovered the advantage of facing east for breezes and for shading the outside table after 9:00 AM.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The cottage has a caribbean character, with colorful tile and furniture of rattan and wicker. It is an easy drive to and from town, nice when returning in the dark from dining at a restaurant. The driveway lets you off right at the front door. From the outside table you can watch boats going in and out of the bays.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

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  • The sun deck and view toward Great Cruz Bay

    The sun deck and view toward Great Cruz Bay

  • The living room, with indoor dining table

    The living room, with indoor dining table

  • The dining deck

    The dining deck

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • A cozy second bedroom

    A cozy second bedroom

  • The cottage!

    The cottage!

  • Kitchen!


  • View from the dining deck

    View from the dining deck

  • View of Chocolate Hole from the master bedoom deck

    View of Chocolate Hole from the master bedoom deck

VRBO #494842

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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