Sale $150/Night .Dec & Feb Short Stays Available
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- Minimum stay:3-6 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Catch and Keep is just what so many budget-minded travelers dream of finding. For less than the price of a condominium you can experience living in a real island home. The cottage is comfortable, tastefully decorated, and best of all, authentic. The affordable pricing may let you stay longer, or treat yourself to a day sail or massage. With today's emphasis on 'eco-tourism' you can experience how a 'traditional' island-style home fits into its environment in ways that appreciate the culture and architecture of the island and respects it unique environment.
In scenic Coral Bay, 'Catch 'n' Keep' is a charming, West Indies-style home. Just ten to 15 minutes from nearby white sand beaches, the cottage sits on a half acre of wooded hillside, with a panoramic view of the Carolina valley and its stone sugar mill ruins. Plants and trees native to the environment have been encouraged and a large variety of native birds feel at home in the neighborhood.
Catch 'n' Keep is nestled in a quiet cul de sac off a secondary road with only neighbors passing by, and there is shaded parking right next to the entrance. Two small markets nearby make life easier, as do a choice of eateries for those who really want to relax! Well-sited to catch the Tradewinds, the cottage is fully screened and has Hunter ceiling fans. Six large double doors open onto two covered decks where you can grill out with a Weber gas grill and dine in the fresh air. Or lounge in the hammocks and enjoy the country view, tropical breezes, and beautiful evening sky.
The full kitchen is charmingly decorated with folk art and hand-painted ceramics collected by the owner in her travels. The bathroom features native stonework in the shower and full amenities. A comfortable queen-size bed with four pillows and lovely cotton linens awaits you.
The cottage is thoughtfully appointed for your comfort, and includes guidebooks, WiFI,Cable,DVD and a CD collection, lots of vacation reading, and games. You will also find beach chairs, beach towels, and coolers for your beach days. A variety of restaurants, eclectic shopping, kayaking, hiking, and live music are conveniently nearby in the Coral Bay area. Not as developed as the Cruz Bay side of island, you will find Coral Bay less trafficked, more relaxing and exactly your dream of what an island get-away should be like!
Keywords: Eco-tourism, environmentally friendly, cottage, island style, romantic,honeymoon, quiet, BREEZY, authentic, panoramic view, affordable, moderately priced, budget conscious,local flavor,West Indian architecture, parking, St. John house rental, Coral Bay vacation rental, last minute sales,great reviews, Pet friendly, kids welcome, 55+,
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Atlantic Standard Time (AST) all year
Member since: 2005
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Indoors! Native stonework shower, separate from toilet and vanity.
- Handy to Coral Bay, on dead end road with only neighborhood traffic offers privacy, no traffic or construction noise, and peaceful setting. Mature landscaping with native plants (bananas, papayas) and lots of birds. An important renting consideration is driveway and parking are close to cottage, so you do not have long flights of hillside steps to navigate to carry luggage and groceries as in other rentals that have you park on main road away from rental....moreless
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- Away From It All
- Duty Free Shops
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- Massage Therapist
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- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
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- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2018
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 12.5%
BOOKING GAP SALES. When I have gaps in my reservation calendar of less than 7 nights I offer from 1-6 nights at a reduced rate.
HOLIDAY RATES:$220/night, 7 night minimum stay for dates which includes a calendar holiday such as Christmas, New Year, Presidents Day, Easter.
I do not accept payment by credit card.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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I provide information on Virgin Island National Park outings, hikes, lectures, cultural demonstrations and Ranger Guided Educational activities.
CHECK OUT time is 10AM but if no guests arriving, please ask. I am flexible.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Originally from Massachusetts, retired to St. John after 30 years teaching Northern New Mexico. Travel and learning from different cultures (at heart, we are more the same than different! in what we want for our children, our lives, our world).
Why the Owner Chose Lower Carolina, Coral Bay, St. John, USVI:
I have tried to keep the cottage comfortable and well-stocked for your visit, while offering you the chance to experience something different, 'island-y' and respectful of the local St. Johnian culture. My guest reviews affirm it succeeds.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Located on the less-developed side of island, private-feeling yet close to all Coral Bay has to offer, this is an opportunity to EXPERIENCE what living in an actual West Indian style 'island house' might be like, rather than a concrete condo-style rental. 'Green' living is highlighted (working with native plants only, adapting to terrain rather forcing it to fit building plans, plus simpler, timeless solutions to daily living. Birds abound and so does peace and quiet.
- Primary: +1340 5143088 Atlantic Standard Time (AST) all year
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The charming kitchen is fully equipped, even for serious cooks.
The romantic bedroom opens onto the oversized covered porch.
Breakfast on the porch is unforgettable.
Relax here with a good book or enjoy a movie.
Stonework in shower enhances your tropical idyll.
"Catch 'n' Keep" on a half-acre of mature tropical gardens
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016
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