About the property
- Cottage512 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Experience St. John’s natural beauty from this one bedroom home overlooking Coral Bay Harbor. This hand-crafted cottage was specially built by its owner with the protection of the environment in mind. Surrounded by trees, with gorgeous views of Coral Bay and Bordeaux Mountain, this is a perfect couples’ get-away, a beautiful home to call your own for a week or more. With a fully-equipped kitchen, king-size bed, and spacious wrap-around decks on both floors (hammock included!), Just Enough provides the ideal base for exploring the island of St. John. Located ten to fifteen minutes from both North and South Shore Beaches and trails, swimming, snorkeling, and hiking opportunities abound. A variety of restaurants, shops, and bars are less than half mile away in Coral Bay, and the bustling nightlife and shopping of downtown Cruz Bay can be reached in 25 minutes.
Just Enough sleeps two people, but can be rented in conjunction with New Moon (see VRBO listing 107852) for parties of up to four people. Both New Moon and Just Enough were custom built by their owner with the protection of the environment in mind. While separated by lush foliage, the houses are on the same property, connected by a short trail. This design allows for family or friends to have separate space and privacy, but the proximity to enjoy a vacation together. Each two-story house includes a bedroom and bathroom upstairs, living space and a fully-equipped kitchen downstairs, and wrap-around decks on both floors from which to enjoy the views and stargazing
Keywords: Cottage, honeymoon, views
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Jill Kemp
We (the owners Tim & Jane) finished building Just Enough in 2004. The lot was hand cleared in order to retain as much natural vegetation as possible. In addition to building the entire house himself, owner/cabinetmaker Tim handbuilt all of the beautiful mahogany cabinets, as well as the unique coffee table and side tables throughout the house. While we love St John (and Coral Bay in particular) we decided to go cruising in our sailboat to check out other parts of the world. Until we return, we hope you will enjoy staying at our home and exploring the island of St. John!
Jill Kemp purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Jill Kemp chose Estate Carolina
St. John is a wonderful island with so much to offer (including a U.S. national park and national marine sanctuary!). Being *water people* we love the snorkeling and diving all around us. Sailing in the Virgin Islands is also great - we enjoy day sails and overnight trips all over the US and British Virgin Islands from Coral Bay. And hiking in the national park is beautiful - the Johnny Horn trail is within walking distance of our house.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great view, great location and affordable
From the booking to checkout, the process was smooth. The cottage is well equipped for cooking, which is great for guests like us to prefer to cook our own meals after a long day at the beach. The road is a little bumpy coming into the property, but does not require 4x4...at least during our two week stay. The fabulous beaches of Maho, Francis Bay, and Cinnamon are less than a 15 min drive. Nice grocery store less than a 5 minutes drive as is Skinny Legs for a great burger and drink. St John is recovering wonderfully from such a devastating hurricane season in 2017. We are so glad we chose to take our 30th anniversary trip back to John. The cottage does require a person to be able to navigate about 60 stairs each day, so pack lightly and be sure you are in decent physical condition.
Beautiful cottage, excellent property manager and very convenient location in coral bay
Tucked away private cottage with gorgeous views and all the amenities you need!
My wife and I celebrated our belated honeymoon at Just Enough Cottage and couldn't have asked for a better home base to explore St. John. We were only the second set of guests post Hurricane Irma. Despite the devastating damage in Coral Bay, the cottage remained entirely intact and was just as it is pictured in the site photos. The owner did a tremendous amount of work to re-landscape the walking path and install automatic solar lighting along the path and cottage stairwell. Sounds like they are working to pull the cottage off the power grid and get to full solar power! The cottage had everything we needed for our five day stay and we ended up preparing most of our meals in the well-equipped kitchen.
The owners and property manager were just wonderful during the process of booking, and the waiting game post-hurricane to decide whether or not to keep our trip. (*Coral Bay got power back just a few days prior to our arrival!)
All the locals we met were grateful we kept our trip - the island, still recovering in many ways, is READY FOR VISITORS! The beaches are stunning, the restaurants are open, the beer is cold, and the markets are stocked. We would go back in a heartbeat and stay at the cottage.
NOTE: you'll definitely want to rent a 4WD vehicle for your whole stay if you choose Just Enough cottage. The road coming up to the cottage is extremely steep.
Thanks Rica! We certainly appreciated you keeping your reservation and coming to support the island, as I know it wasn't an easy decision. We're so so glad you enjoyed your honeymoon -- Just Enough is a great spot to celebrate a honeymoon! St. John is resilient and while recovery efforts continue, as you note, the island is back up and running, ready to serve our visitors. As our cottages were thankfully spared damage from the storms, we were able to ready for rentals! Much thanks again for your business, and we look forward to hosting you again in the future!
Just Enough is a beautiful cottage over looking Coral bay.
Just Enough cottage has everything you need for a wonderful stay on St. John. Beautiful views of the bay and close to restaurants and beaches.
Had an awesome time at Just Enough cottage on St John, Coral Bay. We really loved this" screened in" Cottage and would definitely return.
Perfect view - "Just Enough" for a comfortable escape to paradise
"Just Enough" has everything you need for your stay on the beautiful St. John. The house has everything you need (other than laundry) and great views of Coral Bay from both decks. The iguanas in the tops of the trees were perfect to wake up and watch with our coffee every morning! It's close to great restaurants in Coral Bay - Skinny Legs, Shipwreck, Aqua Bistro were all great. It's also only a short drive up the Northshore Drive to great beaches like Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay, and Waterlemon Cay. We also loved the short drive the other direction down to Salt Pond Bay. The only thing to remember is gas and laundry need to be done in Cruz Bay on the other end of the island. Other than that, you could never leave your quiet side of the island and have a wonderful time! Cathy was great to meet us and get us situated at the property, and very responsive if you have even something minor that needs a fix at the house. Would definitely stay here (or at New Moon) on our next trip to St. John!
As a side note - would definitely recommend a side trip over to The Baths on Virgin Gorda and Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke if you have the time and budget for a boat trip!
The property is centrally located for you to enjoy National Park Hiking Trails & White Sand Beaches, Great Restaurants & Bars (Including Skinny Legs Just Down the Road), Reading & Relaxing in the Hammock!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$25 per person per night for extra persons (if more than 2 people) plus 12.5% U.S. Virgin Islands hotel tax