Stonegarden Cottage - Gorgeous View & Cool Breeze

Gorgeous View of Coral Bay & BVIs from Dining DeckGarden Trellis and Artistic StoneworkConfortable and Spacious Living RoomLiving Room Offers Library, Stereo &Cable TV/VCRCLarge Bathroom off Living Room w/ Ample ClosetsWatch the Boats on the Harbor from Eat-in KitchenEnjoy the Spacious and Fully Equipped KitchenCharming Master Bedroom has New Queen-sized BedLarge Master Bathroom has Caribbean Garden ShowerCharming Bistro Deck off Lower Level with ViewLower Level Offers Full Kitchenette & Private BathComfortable New Queen Bed in Charming Lower LevelSeven Ponds Await Discovery on our Nature TrailsArtistic Stonework and Lush Gardens Welcome You
Coral Bay, St John, Virgin Islands

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps 6
Per night $250 - $420
Per week $1,600 - $2,675
Type: Cottage
Description of the Coral Bay vacation cottage rental
Steady tradewinds, an easterly view and the lush surrounding forest make Stonegarden Cottage a comfortable tropical getaway year-round -- cool, quiet and peaceful. After a day on blazing white sand beaches or out on the glittering sea, it is delightful to return up the mountain to your forest retreat, savor a frozen drink while enjoying the view or gaze into a lily pond while hearing the breeze rustle the treetops.

On-site Nature Trails: The best of St. John's natural beauty and astonishing biodiversity lies on-site at your doorstep. A trellised archway of hanging tropical flowers greets you as you enter and walk down a short stone stairway to the front door. The large (2/3 acre) hillside property is an ecological wonderland that invites wandering -- beautiful hand-crafted stone paths and trails on several different levels lead you through the lush hardwood foliage of Guavaberry Woods, where picturesque and unique ponds and gardens of orchids, frangipani, hibiscus and bouganvilla delight the eye.

Forest Sights and Sounds: Birdwatching opportunities abound -- the red-tailed hawks that soar past close enough to see the barred markings on their backs, the blazing green crest of the hummingbirds, the yellow-breasted bananaquits known for their love of sugar. The sounds of the island forest surround the visitor throughout the day, from the soft cooing of the turtle doves in the morning to the sweet chirruping of the little green "Coqui" frogs at day's end.

Accomodation Options: The Upper and Lower Levels can be rented together or separately, accomodating up to six guests. The two levels are connected by a gated outside staircase, with separate parking and access for privacy. For rates, please refer to owner's web-site by clicking on link at the bottom of this page.

The Upper Level: The fully-equipped, eat-in kitchen opens out onto the deck where one can dine or just relax while watching the boats on Coral Bay Harbor and enjoying one of the most beautiful views in all the Caribbean, with an ever-changing light show of turquoise water and sundrenched islands.
The living room offers sleeping accomodations for two adults or children on the comfortable full size sofa-bed, and has a separate full bath complete with garden shower and ample closet space.
The master bedroom with queen-size bed and private bath has an expansive island view. The enclosed Caribbean "garden shower" blends traditional stonework with the tropical environment.
Walkways from the front door connect into the stone paths and trails of Guavaberry Woods.

The Lower Level: For a couple looking for a combination of affordability and comfort, Stonegarden Cottage's downstairs unit is a perfect choice. Private and quiet, this charming apartment with stained-glass windows and beautiful views to the harbor is equipped with a fully stocked kitchenette -- 4-burner range with oven, microwave, refrigerator, and full size double-sink.
Enjoy the comfortable amenities of a queen-sized bed, private bath with shower and dining table and chairs, as well as a dining deck with mosaic bistro-table and chairs, view and direct access to the trails of Guavaberry Woods.
The lower level has its own separate entrance, driveway and parking space.

Guest Comments: "Our visit to Stonegarden Cottage was 10 times better than we ever expected. It was truly wonderful !!!!! You had everything anyone could want and we were greeted and made to feel right at home right away...We covered the island during our week and you truly have the best view of anyone!!...Thank you again for a wonderful vacation in paradise."
-- Jane from Lexington, KY

"The house surpassed our expectations in its location, comfort, tasteful decorating, kitchen facilities and luxurious bathrooms. The view was spectacular!... We loved sitting out on the deck
sipping our coffee in the morning and wine in the evening while looking over the bays and faraway islands....We are already thinking about how and when we can return and we will certainly recommend your cottage for anyone we know who heads your way!"
-- Anne from Iowa City, IA

Thia Muilenburg

Area Info
Stonegarden Cottage nestles within a shady, tropical forest, high up the steep slopes of St. John's Bordeaux Mountain. At the foot of the mountain lies picturesque Coral Bay harbor; beyond unfolds a panorama of peninsulas, islands, beaches and glowing turquoise channels that run east as far as Virgin Gorda and the Anegada Passage. This is the view Islands Magazine chose as the top spot in the world to watch the sunrise of the new millennium.

Sailing, snorkeling, scuba-diving and beachcombing are all just minutes from this beautiful mountain cottage, with its spectacular island view and cooling trade winds. The house is easily accessible without 4-wheel drive via a smooth new concrete road, and is convenient to the restaurants and shops of Coral Bay (two minutes), beautiful Salt Pond Beach (10 minutes) and the unsurpassed North Shore beaches of the Virgin Islands National Park (15 minutes).
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Dec 15 2014 Apr 14 2015 $420 $420 $2,675 - -
Apr 15 2015 Aug 31 2015 $295 $295 $1,875 - -
Sep 01 2015 Dec 14 2015 $250 $250 $1,600 - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 8%
Deposits: -- Rental deposit of 50% required (see above for cancellation policy) -- $300 damage deposit required in advance and refunded within 21 days after your stay.
Payment Options: Personal Check
Other Fees: -- Please Inquire Regarding Holiday Rates
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Highspeed Wireless Internet Access, On-site Nature Trails
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