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Affordable, Easy Walk to National Park Beaches & End of Busline

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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Walking distance to beaches. I bedroom, 1 bath well equipped complete home

Fiddlewood Cottage is an affordable breezy, very private, one bedroom (with AC), fully equipped, home on the undeveloped, quiet side of St. John, nestled within the Virgin Islands National Park. It is located a short distance from the end of the bus line at Saltpond Bay, above Mandahl Pond, with walking distance to Grootpan, Kiddel, Saltpond and Lameshur beaches. Mature gardens, with large shade trees. A peace filled sanctuary where all creatures find comfort. Except mosquitoes!!!

The cottage comes with all amenities including:
Dish soaps, paper towels, toilet paper, all kitchen supplies, bath & beach towels, beach chairs, swim fins (masks not provided), outdoor gas grill, full size kitchen and drinking water is separately filtered at the kitchen sink.

Fiddlewood has a queen size bed, plus a pull out couch in the living room. Affordable for those who loved camping at Maho Bay, Cinnamon Bay, or Concordia but want to upgrade and more privacy. There are established gardens with large shade trees and fresh herbs growing for your meals. There is dining on both the front and back porches.

There is a direct line to the cellphone tower with great reception provided your carrier works here. AT&T service works but Sprint, Verizon, etc. do not. Wireless Internet service is available. Satellite TV available in both the living room and bedroom.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1


  • Overlooks pond, has satellite TV, air-conditioning and fans.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Shower, toilet, sink and clothes closet.

Other Amenities

  • Our biggest feature is the seclusion, peace, quiet and tranquility found at Fiddlewood Cottage. Walking distance to GREAT swimming and snorkeling beaches....moreless



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Walking distance to Saltpond, Kiddle and Grootpan Bays. Short drive to Laneshur Bays on a road not made for cars low to the ground....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Grootpan Bay...moreless

  • Rural:

    Off the beaten path and easy to find....moreless

  • Village:

    10 minute drive to Coral Bay with 3 grocery stores and organic gardens for produce. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    From the back porch is a view of Grootpan Bay....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On MandahlPond. A saltpond above Grootpan Bay that is not a home for breeding mosquitoes!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    2 dining areas: Front deck seats 4, the back deck seats 2....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    In bedroom only between the hours of 3PM and 5AM in the morning....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes, for stays of 2 weeks or more a weekly maid service is provided for guests personal laundry plus a weekly clean....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens, pillows, and a change of sheets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Satellite TV, full couch and chair with ottoman, coffee table and end tables, 3 windows, 2 doors, ceiling fan, and very breezy....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking off the street at house level....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for local calls ( no long distance ) and in coming calls local or from long distance. Answering machine too....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen, bath and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    For stays of 2 weeks or more a weekly maid service is provided for guests personal laundry plus a weekly clean....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grinder and 4 cup coffee maker. Hot water maker and tea pot....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8, everything you need....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped has filtered drinking water at sink. No need to buy water....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Basic microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size electric....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, salt, pepper, cloth and paper napkins, dish towels, paper towels....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor patio dining for 4, covered back deck dining for 2....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:


  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkel fins, beach chairs, beach picnic backpack, noodles....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Nov 19 - May 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,700 $5,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,200 $4,000

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Cleaning $75


Rates are subject to change without notice. We advise always renting cars on St. John as the barges are not reliable. Also economy cars that are low to the ground cannot clear the top of the driveway. We appreciate that you use our personal payment options and communicate directly with us.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
ST. Thomas
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tourist Trap
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kiddel Bay

Fiddlewood Cottage is for those seeking peace and quiet. For nature lovers and seekers of solitude. Waking distance to all levels of hiking trails in the National Park. A five minute drive to Estate Concordia for restaurant and yoga activities.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We are 40 + year full time residents of St. John and Fiddlewood Cottage will become our retirement home when we can no longer negotiate our 50 steps to our current home in East End. We are both artists and built our East End home plus did all of the remodeling at the cottage ourselves with aesthetics and comfort as our focus. Mary managed 10 successful vacation villas starting in 1986 and sold it in 1996. Having done the vacation rental dance for 10 years we are "old school" and believe those who visit are truly our guests and not just renters. We know what it takes to have our guests feel welcomed, comfortable and secure knowing we are here 24/7 to insure a great stay.

Why the Owner Chose Estate Mandahl (Johns Folly, St. John, USVI):
We purchased this property because it is flat land, has established gardens, totally private, walking distance to GREAT snorkeling beaches and is also waterfront. Completely different environment from our beach front, windward side property. The pond below the cottage is full of every variety of bird here in the Virgin Islands. We also love to garden and the property's topography with native vegetation is very inspiring. The contrasting environments is what we LOVE about St. John the most!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We saw Fiddlewood Cottage at 4:30 and bought it at 5:00 in July 2013. We are gardeners and the topography is perfect for our old age. Also, short, easy walking distances to beaches with GREAT swimming and snorkeling was another plus we were thrilled to find. The previous owners put in lovely gardens and left ample shade trees in all the right locations. The wide open pond and sea views of the National Park insured we would never be looking at another house or resort. There are great breezes and the feeling of being surrounded by a sanctuary full of wildlife is heavenly! The short drive to Concordia Restaurant, Coral Bay and grocery stores is also a HUGE plus.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

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  • Driveway entrance.

    Driveway entrance.

  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • Bedroom


  • Porch entrance and dining area.

    Porch entrance and dining area.

  • Kitchen from living room & entrance to bathroom on

    Kitchen from living room & entrance to bathroom on right.

  • Back deck late afternoon

    Back deck late afternoon

VRBO #654778

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 09, 2016

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