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WINDWARDSIDE COTTAGE: QUAINT, QUIET, ROMANTIC, SPA, GREAT OCEAN VIEW & GARDENS

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WINDWARDSIDE COTTAGE: QUAINT, QUIET, ROMANTIC, SPA, GREAT OCEAN VIEW & GARDENS

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Coral Bay - Windwardside Guest Cottage

1BR Oceanview Vacation Rental St. John, Virgin Islands USA

This charming, cozy and romantic cottage (perfect for a honeymoon) has gorgeous views from the covered porch and private hot tub. The interior has a queen-size, four-poster bed, a small seating area, a kitchenette and a breakfast bar. The covered porch has a dining area and two lounging chairs where you can enjoy the trade winds while watching the sailboats pass by. A shower garden opens onto an uncovered deck. There you can have a relaxing evening soak in the hot tub under a starry Caribbean sky.

Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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5
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Windwardside Cottage: Quaint, Quiet, romantic, Spa, Great Ocean View & gardens
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
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Windwardside Cottage: Quaint, Quiet, romantic, Spa, Great Ocean View & gardens
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p210721
+1 -340 776-6368
Coral Bay St John
washington, d.c.
5

Take me back there, right now.

  • 5 out of 5
We had such a glorious time. The cottage is tiny but wonderful -- clean, airy, bright. There's no A/C because it's designed with windows on all sides and a ceiling fan to help the cross-breezes along. We were comfortable in mid-May. It felt like much more of a real island experience than staying in a resort.

I was nervous about privacy because this cottage is attached to a larger house. They told us the plantings would provide privacy, and they really, really do. The entire place is cloaked by beautiful tropical plantings, with the exception of the view straight out to the ocean. The only time you'd see other people is on the path to the shared parking lot, which crosses directly in front of the cottage by the double screen doors right in front of the bedroom. There are curtains you can pull in front of the doors, though.

The garden shower is very private. The wall around it is probably 7 feet tall, with vines and plants coming down the walls. It was awesome.

The views pictured on this website are not exaggerated, btw. I was pretty sure the photos were prettified in some way, but the view is exactly as pictured, and I have a bunch of photos on my camera to prove it. Basically, that's what you see when you're sitting up in bed.

They're not exaggerating about the road, either. The first time we drove up it, we were both white-knuckled. By the end of the week, we were rocking and rolling down that road like old pros. It was great. A little tutorial from the car-rental agency didn't hurt, either.

We used the grill, but we never got around to using the hot tub -- we'd rather have spent our time on the beach. The WiFi was not quite strong enough to stream Netflix, but there is a small TV with a DVD player, so I'd bring DVDs if you want to watch movies at night.

We liked Coral Bay way better than Cruz Bay, the more populous town on the other end of the island. There are far fewer people and more donkeys/chickens in the road, which was amusing, and just as many great beaches. We went over to the west end to visit, but we always ended up preferring Coral Bay.

Word of warning: If you're going to the islands in May or later, be sure to bring plenty of DEET, because the mosquitoes will be out in force, including in the garden shower. As one local told us, "Better spray than dengue."
  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for posting about your stay at Windwardside Cottage, Sarah. I'm glad to hear that we lived up your expectations. I especially appreciate your addressing the issue of privacy from the main house. It means much more to potential visitors to hear this from a former guest than directly from us. Sorry- that your trip was during one of the "buggy". It isn't necessarily an issue related to the month of the year. When we get a big rain after a dry period mosquitoes tend to hatch out 5-7 days later. Fortunately, the "bloom" does not usually last very long. Thanks again for staying with us and we hope to see you again. Susan
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Windwardside Cottage: Quaint, Quiet, romantic, Spa, Great Ocean View & gardens
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p210721
+1 -340 776-6368
Coral Bay St John
5

WOW

  • 5 out of 5
I'm happy to report that your cottage has a magical quality. What an amazing, relaxing (albeit daily snorkeling, hikes and further adventures) lovely way to visit St. John. Windward Guest Cottage quickly became my new favorite place to stay! The pictures on the Homeaway website showed a tropical paradise but what we found here was so much more.

Thank you for the wonderful amenities. The house was well equipped for a comfortable stay. And anyone reading this has already been stunned by this view! No words...

We will definitely come back!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you both. So glad that you enjoyed your week at the cottage. We hope you make it back for another stay. Thank you for spending your vacation with us and sharing your experience.
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Windwardside Cottage: Quaint, Quiet, romantic, Spa, Great Ocean View & gardens
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p210721
+1 -340 776-6368
Coral Bay St John
5

Amazing little villa on the hill

  • 5 out of 5
This was our second time to windwardside Guest cottage and we had another amazing experience. The view, the hot tub, the island, everything was great. Susan, Diane, and Margaret were fabulous with everything. Hope to be back again soon!

Emily and Zack
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Windwardside Cottage: Quaint, Quiet, romantic, Spa, Great Ocean View & gardens
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p210721
+1 -340 776-6368
Coral Bay St John
5

Magnificent!

  • 5 out of 5
This was our first visit to St John and now that we’re in love with the island we can’t imagine staying anywhere other than the Windwardside Guest Cottage - except perhaps another Calabash Cottages property. We just can’t gush enough about this sweet little bungalow. Its setting is spectacular; the view will knock your socks off! A teeny note of caution for those less adventurous, the last mile approaching the cottage is slightly intimidating (steep, quite a drop down [thus the fabulous view!] and mostly not paved/bumpy). However, don’t let that sway you – you get used to it by your 2nd or 3rd try and it’s worth it.
The cottage was perfectly appointed for two. Everything you’ll need for your stay is there. The little galley kitchen will surprise you by how well equipped it is, between it and the grill we were very set to have most of our dinners in, and we’re not talking PB&J here. The cottage was spotless and extremely well cared, particularly given how rough an island environment can be on metal, wood, etc. It appears as if it is tended to regularly.
The level of service from this team was top-notch. Margaret & Diane answered all of our pre-arrival questions & provided great tips for our stay. Beth (aka Yoga Beth) met us at the ferry dock & generously spent about 2 hrs with us. In addition to what was promised (ferry pick-up, rental car retrieval, grocery stop in the big city, follow-me to the cottage), Beth took us to the National Park Visitor Center so we could pick up our tickets for a hike the next morning. She also provided us some wonderful “local’ tips on beaches for snorkeling and restaurants not to miss. Beth never once made us feel rushed; she really introduced us to the concept of island time. Oh almost forgot Warren from Dynamic tours, the car service from the airport to the ferry in St Thomas which was recommended & we highly suggest using it. It made our arrival & departure so smooth. Warren was warmly welcoming & completely reliable, there for us at the airport despite that our flight was over an hour late & then he called at the end of the week to find out which ferry we were taking from St John so that he’d be waiting our arrival. Lastly, Susan (the owner?) called us the last night to be sure our stay had gone well. Really, this is stellar service that is rare to find these days.
Thank you Calabash Cottage team. …..and for prospective future guests reading this: don’t hesitate, this place is a gem!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jon and Lynne, for your detailed review. I know how helpful it is to future guests to hear from people who have already stayed with us. I am so glad that that you enjoyed your week. I will pass on your appreciation to the rest of the team. We hope to see you on your next visit to St. John. Thanks again for staying with us. Susan
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Windwardside Cottage: Quaint, Quiet, romantic, Spa, Great Ocean View & gardens
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p210721
+1 -340 776-6368
Coral Bay St John
5

Wonderful Romantic Getaway - Picturesque, Private and Beautiful

  • 5 out of 5
Surround yourself with the natural beauty of Coral Harbor water and the lush green mountainside into which this lovely cottage has been built. We stayed for a week in this romantic getaway. We took multiple pictures from the four-poster bed of the water below, just to show how beautiful this setting was. The view from this cottage is outstanding, and as the ad says, we watched many sailboats entering and exiting Coral Harbor. We also watched a little hummingbird come back time after time drinking from the beautiful flowers growing just below the deck. Whether you're showering, enjoying champagne in the hot tub, or eating dinner on the deck, you have the same view of the hillside and the harbor below. If you're looking for a romantic getaway, away from the hustle and bustle of the crowed hotels and city streets, this quaint tropical cottage is definitely the place.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Windwardside Cottage: Quaint, Quiet, romantic, Spa, Great Ocean View & gardens
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p210721
+1 -340 776-6368
Coral Bay St John
KALAMAZOO, MI
5

THE PERFECT SECLUDED GET AWAY - BEST ISLAND VIEWS POSSIBLE

  • 5 out of 5
MY WIFE AND I HAVE TAKEN SEVERAL CARIBBEAN TRIPS AND THIS WAS OUR ABSOLUTE BEST.

ALL THAT THE OTHER REVIEWS SAY RE THE TRIP ARRANGEMENTS SUCH AS PLANE CONNECTIONS, JEEP RENTALS AND STAFF ATTENTIVENESS ARE VERY TRUE.

THIS COTTAGE IS VERY SECLUDED, PERFECTLY SIZED AND FEATURED TO MAKE YOUR STAY THE BEST IT COULD EVER BE. ESPECIALLY THE HOT TUB - SO VERY PRIVATE AND TO LOOK UP AT THE STARS WHILE LAYING THERE WITH A DRINK IN HAND IS JUST THE BEST EXPERIENCE ONE COULD WISH FOR - GENTLE BREEZES KEEP YOU COOL AND COMFY WHILE SLEEPING AT NIGHT AND THEN TO WAKE UP TO THE ISLAND VIEW - OH MY !!!

THE SNORKELING IS TO DIE FOR - VERY MANY LOCATIONS WITH OVERFLOWING OCEANLIFE FROM RAYS TO TURTLES TO BARRACUDA ( NOT A CONCERN ) TO STARFISH TO OCTOPUS TO SHARK - MORE THAN ONE COULD HOPE FOR.

WE HAD SUCH A WONDERFUL TIME WE SO HATED TO LEAVE - WE WILL BE BACK AND STAY LONGER EVEN THAN WE DID THE FIRST TIME.

WE CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD RE ALL THE FEATURES OF THE COTTAGE, THE STAFF, THE FOOD ON TH ISLAND, THE SNORKELING AND THE FRIENDLY FOLK ON THE ISLAND.


PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT PASS UP THE CHANCE TO SEE ALL THAT THE COTTAGE AND THE ISLAND OF ST JOHNS - US VI - HAS TO OFFER - YOU WON'T REGRET COMING TO SEE THIS ISLAND PARADISE WHICH BYW IS VERY EASY TO GET TO BUT OH SO HARD TO LEAVE !!!

TODD / LAURIE
  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Location

Car: necessary

Remote and quiet setting, three quarters of a mile up dirt road with very little traffic. Beautiful view of Coral Bay and nearby islands. Near to beaches, shops restaurants, hiking trails and boating. Shares no facilities with other home on property except parking area.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,463 Weekly

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Coral Bay, St John

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Season
15 Dec 2014 - 15 Apr 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,771
for 7 nights
$1,771
 
 
Low Season
16 Apr 2015 - 14 Dec 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,463
for 7 nights
$1,463
 
 
High Season
15 Dec 2015 - 15 Apr 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,771
for 7 nights
$1,771
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $1330-$1610/week
12/15 - 4/15 $1610/weekly (2 Guests).
4/16 - 12/14 $1330/weekly (2 Guests).

For larger groups the guest cottage can be rented along with the neighboring Windwardside Main House.
For that option, or to see our other cottage for two, Sago Cottage, please see our additional listings on the St. John page.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Coral Bay in St John

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Toilet, sink and vanity indoors. Outdoor shower.
  • Spacious enclosed outdoor shower with shower garden
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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