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Charming Entrance to the Lower Level of Stonegarden Cottage, St. John Rental

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Charming Studio for 2, Awesome Harbor Views, Near Town & Nat'l Park Beaches

Stonegarden Cottage consists of upper and lower levels which can be rented together or separately, sleeping two to eight guests. This listing is for the Lower Level. If you are interested in more space, please see our VRBO listing #72154 for more info and photos of the Upper Level and Whole House.

Stonegarden Cottage offers you a private retreat where you will enjoy your dream vacation on Saint John in the US Virgin Islands. Offering the privacy, comfort and views of a villa, this unique rental home beckons many of our loyal guests back year after year. Upgraded Nov. 2016 with all new windows & screens, interior decor and more!

This beautiful St. John vacation rental offers a gorgeous island view and on-site nature trails, close proximity to pristine National Park Beaches and restaurants and shops of Coral Bay - the peaceful side of St. John.

The cottage nestles within a shady, tropical forest, high up the steep slopes of St. John's Bordeaux Mountain. At the foot of the mountain lies picturesque Coral Bay harbor; beyond unfolds a panorama of peninsulas, islands, beaches and glowing turquoise channels that run east as far as Virgin Gorda and the Anegada Passage. This is the view Islands Magazine chose as the top spot in the world to watch the sunrise of the new millennium.

The Upper and Lower Levels of the cottage can be rented together or separately.

Lower Level: For the couple looking for a combination of affordability and comfort, the Lower Level is a perfect choice. Private and quiet, this charming apartment has tasteful decor, art by Caribbean artists, stained-glass windows and beautiful views to the British Virgins.
Enjoy the comfortable amenities of a queen-size bed, private bath with shower, a fully equipped kitchenette, dining table and chairs, and comfortable reading chair and lamp. You'll especially enjoy the private dining deck with its bistro table and chairs, lovely harbor view and direct access to the trails of Guavaberry Woods. Stairs down from the deck lead to a private garden with a hammock and grill for your use. There are sitting areas around the property where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful and cool woods, tropical fruit trees and flowering plants. The Lower Level has its own separate entrance, driveway and parking space.
The unit was built underneath the deck of the main house and with solid cypress ceiling panels to ensure you peace and quiet. A perfect getaway for the couple looking for affordable comfort and privacy.


Onsite Nature Trails: The best of St. John's natural beauty and astonishing biodiversity lies on-site at your doorstep. A trellised archway of hanging tropical flowers greets you as you enter and walk down a short stone stairway to the front door. The large (2/3 acre) hillside property is an ecological wonderland that invites wandering -- beautiful hand-crafted stone paths and gravel trails on several different levels lead you through the lush hardwood foliage of Guavaberry Woods, where picturesque and unique ponds, a meditation garden, bridge and benches, plus gardens of orchids, frangipani, hibiscus, bouganvilla, citrus and tropical fruit trees delight the eye.

Cool Retreat: Steady tradewinds, an easterly view and the lush surrounding forest make Stonegarden Cottage a comfortable tropical getaway year-round -- cool, quiet and peaceful. After a day on blazing white sand beaches or out on the glittering sea, it is delightful to return up the mountain to your forest retreat, savor a frozen drink while enjoying the view or gaze into a lily pond while hearing the breeze rustle the treetops.

NOTE: A 4-wheel drive vehicle is required in order to rent this unit (unless you are going carless) due to the need for a higher wheel-base to use the driveway.
Keywords: Cottage, St. John Rental, Stonegarden Cottage, Stonegarden, Stone Garden Lower Level, Studio Apartment,
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Children Welcome:

    We have a pac-n-play for babies, an air-mattress for toddlers and young children, and a larger single air-mattress for tweens which you are welcome to use. This unit is not suitable for three adults....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • 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
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Gorgeous view of Coral Bay Harbor, the VI National Park, and the BVI's from the cottage...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Tables inside and out on the deck for eating...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    For stay of 10 days or more...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    For stay of 10 days or more...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Apartment sized fridge in unit, additional apt. sized fridge and deep freeze in workshop next door are for your use....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Building Type

  • Cottage

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season - Lower '16 -'17
Dec 15 - Apr 14, 2017
4 night min stay
$200
$1,300
Low Season - Lower 2017
Apr 15 - Dec 14, 2017
4 night min stay
$160
$1,000
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$200
$1,300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Additional Rates:

Additional High Season Rates 2016 -17:

Upper Level (sleeps 4) - $2150/week - $335/night

Whole House (sleeps 2-8) - $3050/week - $485/night

Additional Low Season Rates 2017:

Upper Level (sleeps 4) - $1750/week- $275/night

Whole House (sleeps 2-8) - $2650/week - $415/night

Additional High Season Rates 2017 -18:

Upper Level (sleeps 4) - $2365/week - $370/night

Whole House (sleeps 2-8) - $3355/week - $535/night

Holidays: Whole House only

12.5% VI hotel tax.

Rates & availability subject to change; confirm w/ owner.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

Car: Recommended

Available right out your door is access to Bordeaux Mt. Trail, which you can hike to from Stonegarden Cottage. This national park trail leads you to some of the more remote beaches in the VI National Park (Lameshur, Reef Bay; There is a library of guide books and trail maps available for your use right in the unit, as well as a guest information book with directions on finding the best beaches and hiking trails on the island.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Raf is a native St. Johnian, who grew up in the quiet village of Coral Bay. Thia came to live on St. John in the early 90's and eventually they met and fell in love. After pursuing careers in California for fourteen years, they returned to their beloved island to live at Stonegarden Cottage from 2009 - 2014 with their two daughters, Missy and Allegra, in order for their children to be closer to their grandparents and to grow up in the wonderful community and natural environment that St. John offers.

Why the Owner Chose Estate Carolina, Saint John, USVI:
Buying property on St. John allowed us to pursue our dream of returning to St. John with our children. It took us almost 4 years to bring that dream to fruition, and renting Stonegarden Cottage to travelers in the meantime helped us save the funds necessary for the move. Now that we're back on the mainland, it's great fun to help travelers with accommodations, while lending a hand with travel advice and suggestions for what to do on the island.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Stonegarden Cottage is a unique, mountainside retreat for nature lovers, with a gorgeous view of Coral Bay Harbor and extensive nature trails throughout the surrounding property. The cottage is quiet, safe and private, yet close to Coral Bay village and the VI national park beaches. Cooling tradewinds keep the cottage comfortable all year round. You can enjoy a hike up Bordeaux Mountain from the cottage, just one of many hikes nearby; the cottage is easily accessible from a smooth, paved road.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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Photos

  • Charming Entrance to the Lower Level of Stonegarden Cottage, St. John Rental

    Charming Entrance to the Lower Level of Stonegarden Cottage, St. John Rental

  • Walk by our Garden Pond on your way to Lower Level of Stonegarden

    Walk by our Garden Pond on your way to Lower Level of Stonegarden

  • Beautiful Garden Pond by Stairs to Lower Level of Stonegarden Cottage

    Beautiful Garden Pond by Stairs to Lower Level of Stonegarden Cottage

  • View From Deck outside Front Door of Lower Level

    View From Deck outside Front Door of Lower Level

  • Comfortable Queen Bed in the Light and Airy Lower Level

    Comfortable Queen Bed in the Light and Airy Lower Level

  • Comfortable Seating for Eating and Reading

    Comfortable Seating for Eating and Reading

  • The Lower Level is Loaded with Charm, Caribbean Art,  Antiques and Stained Glass

    The Lower Level is Loaded with Charm, Caribbean Art, Antiques and Stained Glass

  • Enjoy your Breakfast from the Bistro Deck off of the Lower Level of Stonegarden

    Enjoy your Breakfast from the Bistro Deck off of the Lower Level of Stonegarden

  • Your Very Own Private Hammock

    Your Very Own Private Hammock

  • Wander on Nature Trails by Fruit Trees thru a Tropical Garden Below the Cottage

    Wander on Nature Trails by Fruit Trees thru a Tropical Garden Below the Cottage

  • Explore our Nature Trails Thru Guavaberry Wood, Discover Beautiful Resting Spots

    Explore our Nature Trails Thru Guavaberry Wood, Discover Beautiful Resting Spots

  • Pebble Paths Lead you thru a Tropical Forest Full of Native Trees and Birds

    Pebble Paths Lead you thru a Tropical Forest Full of Native Trees and Birds

  • Driveway and Beautiful Garden Entrance to Stonegarden Cottage Lower Level

    Driveway and Beautiful Garden Entrance to Stonegarden Cottage Lower Level

  • Entrance to Stairs to Lower Level of Stonegarden Cottage

    Entrance to Stairs to Lower Level of Stonegarden Cottage

  • Detail of Gingerbread on Stonegarden Cottage

    Detail of Gingerbread on Stonegarden Cottage

  • Our Frog Greets You!

    Our Frog Greets You!

  • Enjoy the Harbor View Right Out your Window from the Lower Level

    Enjoy the Harbor View Right Out your Window from the Lower Level

  • The Full Kitchenette will Make it Easy for you to Enjoy Meals at Home

    The Full Kitchenette will Make it Easy for you to Enjoy Meals at Home

  • The Sunny Bathroom

    The Sunny Bathroom

  • Your Private Garden with Grill, and Seating where you can Enjoy the Amazing View

    Your Private Garden with Grill, and Seating where you can Enjoy the Amazing View

  • Gorgeous Flowers Abound at Stonegarden Cottage

    Gorgeous Flowers Abound at Stonegarden Cottage

  • You're Welcome to Pick the Ripe Fruit!

    You're Welcome to Pick the Ripe Fruit!

  • Season Blooms Burst Out to Greet You!

    Season Blooms Burst Out to Greet You!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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