Miraculously, Stonegarden Cottage came through hurricanes Irma and Maria with only relatively minor damage. We have repaired, restored or replaced mostly all damaged features, including solar panels, railings, fences, and our beautiful gardens and nature trails. We have a new Tesla Powerwall back-up battery for our solar panels which means there will be no generator needed if the power goes out and you will not even know that the cottage is on back-up power.
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 and August 2018 with all new windows & screens, decks, interior decor, and an enlarged and fully tiled bathroom, re-tiled floors and rebuilt kitchenette in the lower level.
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 a couple looking for a combination of affordability and comfort, Stonegarden Cottage's recently renovated downstairs unit is a perfect choice. Private and quiet, this charming apartment with stained-glass windows and beautiful views to the harbor is equipped with a fully stocked newly built kitchenette -- microwave, hotel-size refrigerator, deep-freeze, and full size double-sink. The beautiful, fully tiled bathroom, charming antiques, art and hand-carved 4 poster Balinese bed make this an extra special retreat for two.
Enjoy the comfortable amenities of our newly renovated Lower Level, with its queen-sized bed, private bath with shower, dining table and chairs, reading chair and lamp, double bureau, hanging-clothes closet, as well as a dining deck with bistro-table and chairs, air-conditioning, grill and gardens with awesome harbor view and direct access to the trails of Guavaberry Woods.
The lower level was remodeled August 2018, as has a completely new kitchenette, new larger and fully tiled bathroom, and new tile floor throughout. (Photos to come!) The unit has its own separate entrance, driveway and parking space. It was built under the deck of the Upper Level, and has a cypress panel ceiling, giving the studio great insulation from any sound from above. Even though you will hardly know that there's anyone sharing the house with you, the upstairs guests are typically warm, friendly, and respect your privacy.
Onsite Nature Trails: The best of St. John's natural beauty and astonishing biodiversity lies on-site at your doorstep. 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.
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.
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