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this 1 bed/bath cottage invites you to relax with its abundance of cool breeze

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bed/1bath with spectacular ocean view due east to Reef Bay and Ram Head

Bright and cozy lower unit cottage offers lots outdoor living space and beautiful views from the large deck. For over a decade, both the upper and lower units have been rented to long term, year round tenants. We have decided to open up the lower unit for seasonal and short term rental so that we can enjoy it ourselves!

The bedroom has a queen bed with a dresser, armoire and desk, as well as an air conditioning unit. The bathroom (accessed through the tv room) has a full sized shower and toilet. The tv room is equipped with internet, a flat screen tv and cable with a sofabed. The kitchen has full sized appliances including an oven and refrigerator, as well as amenities such as a mixer, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker. The kitchen is equipped with dishes and utensils to meet all your culinary needs. Fresh linens and towels are provided and a washing machine is on premise. The deck has a gas grill with outdoor patio seating.


Owner
Jud Skaife
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Jud Skaife

I was born in the midwest and have called Colorado my home for over 20 years. My wife and I are raising three boys.

Why Jud Skaife chose Cruz Bay

Over 25 years ago, I took some friends up on their offer to come and visit St. John and the Virgin Islands. Instantly, I felt drawn to the natural beauty of the island and knew that it was somewhere that I'd always want to come back to. I stumbled upon this property way back when and its been a labor love ever since!

Amenities

Estate Bellevue Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Disclaimer about WIFI: Please do not expect the same level of service that you may have at home with WIFI and cell phone coverage. Power outages are more common and some telecom carriers don't have the best coverage on island. There is a different pace to life here and no hurry to get these things up to speed. We do our best to maintain access for our guests, but it's a different state of mind in the Virgin Islands.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

this 1 bed/bath cottage invites you to relax with its abundance of cool breeze
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Texas
5

THE MOST RELAXING VACATION EVER

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was already there. Very well-provisioned, nicely laid out with plenty of space for the two of us. Close to town, but SO QUIET! We watched 4 types of hummingbirds (there's a feeder you can put up), became close friends with a pair of (scaly-breasted) Thrashers, and enjoyed the daily antics of several bananaquits! We have stayed on St John and Tortola five times - spending often twice as much money on housing, and this is honestly the most relaxing house of all. I worried about not having a pool or being too far away from the water, but we went to the beaches often and didn't miss not having a pool. The breezes were awesome and the bugs were for the most part nonexistent. We used the washer and hung our clothes up to dry. We never turned on the A/C or the TV.

FYI, the prices at the Dolphin Market were EXACTLY what we paid at KMart in St Thomas - even on liquor, so don't bother trying to save a buck that way.

The house is not fancy, but it is clean and bright and comfortable and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manorville, N.Y.
5

nice property all you need

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Nice view of sun rise, great deck for morning coffee .Wifi was a little spotty at times. kitchen had all you needed and some goodies in the fridge when we arrived. We also found out its an AT&T Island I put my verizon phone on airplane mode unless i had wifi.

We have been to the Island before and a car is a necessity. Mountain Breeze was easy to find, good location close to CruzBay but not to far from Beaches.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent first experience on vrbo and time in St. John!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect! Filled with anything you could need to cook and hang out on the patio. Great location, clean, comfortable bed, recommend definitely getting a jeep to get up to the place!! We would absolutely come back and stay at the cottage!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage nestled deep within the mountains.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is beautifully maintained and the view off the balcony is absolutely jaw-dropping. You get the view of the sun rising in the morning, and a peak of the ocean from way up there.

Upon our arrival, the owners left us with some treats in the refrigerator, which are delicious.

If you're in desperate need for WiFi, however, dont expect to get excellent service anywhere in the island. The owners supply you with WiFi, which worked great if your device managed to connect to it. For some reason my daughter and I were easily able to connect to it but I could not get our laptop or my wife's phone connected--no matter what I tried. But this wasn't too big of a deal for us because we came to the island to try and disconnect ourselves from the rest of the world and actually enjoy our vacation.

Another thing to note when coming to St John's overall is that there are not that many places to eat, and if you do find a place you like, it's very likely that the food will be expensive too. We recommend you buy some groceries at the market by Cruz Bay. We did this and were able to make ourselves breakfast before heading out every morning and bring snacks to eat with us in between meals.

Lastly, if you are a cat lover, you are going to love this cottage because there are kittens (we saw as many as 7 or 8 if them) living across the street at the neighbor's house.

Overall, if you are looking for a quiet and affordable paradise getaway, this is the cottage for you and we highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Payne, Alabama
5

Great place to stay to experience St. John

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 1 week at Mountain Breeze cottage for our honeymoon. Absolutely love St. John!

It took us a little bit of time to find the rental, but once we did we realized how convenient the location is- just a short 10 minute drive to Cruz Bay. The view is beautiful & we liked being tucked away in our own corner of St. John.

I was concerned with privacy, but the only time we heard the owners of the upper unit was when we passed them in the driveway (although their dogs did come visit us a time or two).

The unit itself is simple but it suited our needs perfectly and is a great budget-friendly place to stay. Open windows let the breeze in the main living areas and there is air conditioning in the bedroom.

The unit has a full kitchen with everything you need (we chose to cook breakfast to save money). Everything was clean & comfortable

Try Woody's in Cruz Bay- it's a hole in the wall, but honestly was the best seafood we had all week. Trunk Bay & Maho were our favorite beaches-- swimming with a sea turtle while snorkeling at Maho was the highlight of my trip!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect cottage on St John

  • 5 of 5

My 17 year old son and I stayed at the cottage for a week and absolutely loved it!! The view was unbelievable which made the location perfect. There were yummy treats waiting for us upon arrival that were such a warm welcome after traveling all day. Thank you SO much!! The home was stocked with everything you needed and we did cook different meals and loved to eat on the deck. Everything everyone else wrote in the reviews were spot on so just save yourself the trouble and stay at Mountain Breeze. I will recommend it to all my friends and I would absolutely stay again! Thank you Jud and Amy!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Beach
5 Miles
USVI National Park
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Estate Bellevue Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Standard Rate
Oct 1 2016 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$150
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

A seperate check can be written for the security deposit that will be cashed only if damage is sustained.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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