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Private 1 Bedroom Newly Built Cottage Overlooking The Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom W/ A/C , 1 Bath, Built In 2012, Outdoor Shower, Sweeping Ocean Views

Island Bliss Cottage is a 1 bedroom stand alone cottage with master bath, private entrance, its own road and driveway. The lower level is a fully finished laundry room which some longer term guests have used also as an office. There is a private outdoor shower to rinse off the salt and sand after a day at the beach. The cottage kitchen is fully stocked with every pot, pan, plate, utensil, Keurig coffee maker, blender, and every thing else you will need. Free WiFi, large flat screen TV with Dish and HBO/Showtime, snorkel gear, beach chairs, There are a few great restaurants within just a few minutes drive of the cottage and getting downtown to Charlotte Amalie is only a 10-15 min easy drive and we are just 10 mins from the airport on the cool Northside of St Thomas.

We are off the beaten path on the cool Northside. You will need a car rental to access the cottage and we strongly recommend a SUV if you are not accustomed to our crazy island roads.

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Stuart Scott
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Stuart Scott

My wife and I moved down to St Thomas back in 2004 to escape Boston winters and never looked back. People thought we were crazy giving up the corporate lifestyle and now we are living the Caribbean dream with our 2 kids who were both born here on St Thomas.

Stuart Scott purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Stuart Scott chose Northside

We purchased this newly built home back in 2012 which came with a cottage that was perfect for rentals and for our frequent visiting friends and family. We are at the end of a 1/4 mile dead end road that only has 1 other house on it. We are in a quiet rural area with almost no neighbors and amazing views of the ocean. Being newly built everything is in pristine condition with all modern amenities which is hard to find outside of the major hotels and huge villas.

If you are looking for tranquility, privacy, off the beaten path experience, local Caribbean and non touristy vacation you have come to the right spot. I will tell you about white sand beaches you can hike down to and during the week be almost guaranteed you will be the only ones there. You will see beaches where you can pull your car up on the sand, have a bonfire as you watch the sun set into the ocean. Or just hang around the cottage and watch the waves crash on the beach below as you read a book or re-connect with your significant other.

If you come during the right season help yourself to the mangos, papayas, and coconuts that are readily available on the property.

What makes this cottage unique

If you want to experience true Caribbean living without sacrificing the creature comforts, then you have found your new island home. Rent by the day. week or month. We are here to make sure your experience in the Virgin Islands is nothing short of extraordinary.


Dorothea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master bath - toilet , shower
  • Modern bathroom with granite countertops and rain shower that has a rock floor made from smooth rocks picked from the beach below. Outdoor shower on lower level as well
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 king
  • Master with king bed, massive closets, dresser, and COLD air conditioning
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to the USVI, I booked this vacation so I can enjoy my 50th birthday.. My sister and I enjoyed everything about the cottage. Since we both have hectic jobs we enjoyed the seclusion and quietness of the cottage.... The kitchen is well stocked and the scenery is to die for. We will definitely be back to enjoy all the perks the cottage has to offer.... Thank you Stu for providing us with such a gem...

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Private Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and the views are breathtaking. I felt like I was dreaming every morning when I stepped on the porch and looked out onto the water. Stu was very attentive to our needs and willing to help with whatever we asked. The house is very secluded and so peaceful. I wish I could have stayed forever!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Property, Terrible Location

  • 3 of 5

On our arrival, it was not made clear that you really need a jeep or truck to access the property. The rocky terrain and the extremely steep driveway are not for those who have difficulty maneuvering hazardous terrain. We mistakenly used the owners driveway upon arrival, and were yelled at and ignored by the owner. Very disturbing to say the least. He claimed his behavior had to do with some upcoming surgery his daughter was set to undergo, however, that is not how you greet tenants who are paying to stay on your property. This was very upsetting, and I had to calm mu husband down so things did not escalate. We were glad not to have to deal with him for the remainder of our trip. Another thing, the property is far away from most attractions..It is a good 25 minutes from the East End (Red Hook Ferry, nightlife on the island) and at least 15 minutes from Megan's Bay Beach. Another issue was the deck surrounding the cottage: BEWARE!! My foot went through one of the planks, as the deck needs to be fully replaced and is not safe. I would not advise walking on the deck after dark. All in all, the interior was perfect, just wish this listing was in a better location on the island.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well if these travelers had bothered to read the description, reviews or anything about the cottage you will see I explicitly say we are off the beaten path in West Caret Bay on the cool Northside and a SUV is highly recommended. If you read any of the reviews, they almost all talk about the crazy road. St Thomas is a mountainous island, our roads are winding. If you want to be near hustle and bustle nightlife stay at Sapphire or anywhere on the East End. These people had been to the island before, they have friends who I know, so they know our roads and they know where we are located. They not only parked in our driveway but blocked it entirely. I had not even met them yet and someone was outside on the phone and I asked that person to move the car since I had my wedding setup guy in the van trying to load up and go. I had to ask them THREE times over the course of 25 minutes of being patient to move and the first two times the guy waved me off. Finally we had carried all of our stuff and had it stacked in the driveway ready to load and my guy had to get to a wedding which we cannot be late for, so I was definitely firm and said I needed the car moved NOW we have to go. So come to find out the guy on the phone wasn't the renter but one of their local friends but they come storming out since I had walked over and talked to the guy loudly the third time. I was definitely aggravated after her complaining that I should have told her she needed an SUV and now they are charging her another $200 security deposit to get another car, then blocked my driveway completely for 25+ mins and I had 2 weddings and was leaving the next day for my daughters spine surgery in Florida. These people were just rude from the first phone call. I will stand by my 99.99% other reviews where people had a wonderful relaxing time and they got a true off the beaten path local experience. The deck has a few splintering boards from some rotting screws Salt air and beating sun does damage. but the deck is less than 5 years old. Foot falling through? Please, this renter would have been asking for her money back and I definitely would have heard about it and seen a cracked board.
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Absolutely Incredible

  • 5 of 5

I can't believe it has taken this long to write this review.

Our stay at Island Bliss Cottage couldn't have been better!

For anyone that is looking to rent this accommodation, you won't be disappointed. Just take everyone's advice and get the Jeep from Paradise Rental Car (they are awesome, rates are great, and you can take it on the ferry to St John) as the cottage is a little off the beaten path.

Once at the cottage you will be in awe every time you gaze upon the unobstructed ocean view looking NW towards the Bahamas and Eastern Seaboard (if in cruise ship season you will see boats sailing to ans from the Bahamas).

The cottage itself has plenty of room. We had 2 adults and 2 children (ages 10 and 12). Stuart was so generous to ensure an extra cot for the living room to accompany the pullout couch for the kids. The kitchen has all the amenities needed (you will have to hand wash dishes) and the bathroom is very spacious. The indoor and outdoor showers are also very nice.

Stuart, Janelle, and the girls are so very nice. Stuart will provide so much local knowledge that you won't go wrong with any recommendations he makes. Our day at Neltjeberg beach was so uncrowded I think there were a total of 10 people there. (Note: if you are going to this beach, refer to above Jeep rental comment.)

At the right time of year (we were there the first week of April) the sunsets from the deck are breathtaking. We generally ended our days out at the beaches and returned to the cottage to watch the sun drop into the ocean with a local rum beverage in hand (the adults, not the kids...we're not pirates...yet!!). The ocean breeze would pick up a bit and make the evenings on the deck a place to recount the days activities and enjoy watching the sky transition from sunset to star filled.

The Island Bliss Cottage allowed us to explore the islands of St Thomas and St John without the feel of being attached to a large resort. We were able to enjoy 7 different beaches on 2 islands all from the cottage, with the ability to not have every meal out at a restaurant.

As my daughter says...

"Best Vacation Ever"

Thanks Stuart

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Place! Highly Recommended... Can't beat the view and privacy!

  • 5 of 5

Stuart was absolutely awesome.... We love this place and will come here many more times since we purchased a lot in West Caret Bay and will be building a house here! Just think Stuart, we will be neighbors soon and when we are done w/ the house, we can have you guys down at our place for our usual evening wine and cheese tastings that we like to host! Thank you again for such a wonderful place and hospitality... It was a pleasure to meet you guys and felt like we have known each other for much longer than we have...

God Bless,

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Totally Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Stuart was absolutely awesome.... We love this place and will come here many more times since we purchased a lot in West Caret Bay and will be building a house here! Just think Stuart, we will be neighbors soon and when we are done w/ the house, we can have you and Janelle down at our place for our usual evening wine and cheese tastings that we like to host! Thank you again for such a wonderful place and hospitality... It was a pleasure to meet you guys and felt like we have known each other for much longer than we have...

God Bless,

Mick and Diana

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Thirteen Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Neltjeberg Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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