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Romantic Stone Cottage, Your Island Hideaway from it all!

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 10 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Dorothea - Stone Cottage

Stone Cottage is a charming quaint one bedroom getaway for those truly in love! This home is set within a gated estate on the north side of St. Thomas, west of Magen's Bay. The gardens feature palms, fruit trees of all types and tropical flowers for your enjoyment. The cocktail pool is just a few steps from your master king bedroom for a romantic dip for two. Fully air-conditioned and well equipped with everything you need and furnished with bright, cheerful tropical colors. Enjoy Stone Cottage in all its simplicity. Island life as it used to be...as its meant to be.

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Sherri Merritt
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 October, 2016
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About Sherri Merritt

I am the fiance' and manager of Jeff the owner, who built Stone Cottage in 1979. It's been a short term rental since 1992 and we were with a management company up until this year and now we are on our own! I, myself have been managing Stone Cottage since 1999 and love what I do and have enjoyed our guests as well. We are truly blessed!

Why Sherri Merritt chose Northside

Stone Cottage is truly a get away from it all. Located in a tropical lush setting where houses are not on top of each other, our little St. John, so to speak. If you have 4wd, you can drive to a secret beach that many have never seen, it is very secluded and surely has no amenities. One of our favorite spots for sure! If you don't have 4wd, you can hike over to this beach from the rocky Dorothea beach below us, but be sure to take water and snacks. One guest calls Stone Cottage her tree-house as you are surrounded with foliage and an awesome view of Inner and Outer Brass Islands. There is peace and tranquility here!

What makes this cottage unique

Depending on the time of year, you may even get to sample Mangoes, coconuts, bananas, plantain, passion fruit, lemons and limes, and even avocado, but I cannot guarantee that they will always be available. We always share with our guests if they are! :)

Another benefit is that we, ourselves are available for any needs or issues you may have. We are hands on!


based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

Romantic Stone Cottage, Your Island Hideaway from it all!
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Oklahoma City, OK US

Great way to celebrate 30 years of Marriage

  • 5 of 5

My husband has been watching this property for the last several years and saving a vacation here for a special occasion. He surprised me and planned a 9 day stay at the Stone Cottage. The cottage was very clean, private and cozy. The pictures are accurate and it is supplied with everything you need (cookware, dishes, towels, etc) including a couple beach chairs and coolers for enjoyable beach hopping. We never needed the air conditioner and enjoyed the gentle breezes that freely flow through the cottage via the huge sliding (screened) doors and windows. We enjoyed a couple days just hanging around the cottage and swimming in the coctail pool, reading a good book and enjoying some music. Others days were spent enjoying all the various beaches, restuarants and shopping the island provides. But it was always nice to come back for a relaxing evening, listening to all the various night sounds (tree frogs, etc) and eating dinner on the deck and watching the sunset. The ocean view is great, and at night the stars and moon are amzing. It is quiet and away from the hustle of a hotel and traffic in town. Jeff and Sherri were great hosts. Highly recommend Stone Cottage if you want a relaxing get-away.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to have you both, Nancy! What about that Birthday too! :) How cool that Jeff had been watching us and finally was able to book for your celebration of 30 years. Wow! Thank you so much for the review, we certainly hope we get to see you again someday! Blessings to you both.
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New York City

A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Stone Cottage is an oasis of calm and beauty which my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed. The photos are accurate. It is beautifully situated among such thick and varied vegetation that you never feel the presence of another human being -- just the sounds of the birds, frogs and insects -- which you are protected from because there are sliding glass door with screens that surround the cottage. And although there is air conditioning, we never needed it. The (quiet) ceiling fans and open doors always kept the cottage comfortable. Sheri is a joy and she and Jeff are always just a phone call (or text) away...just in case. The cottage has everything you might need - from cooking necessities to beach chairs. We were so enchanted with Stone Cottage that we booked for January before we left! The island of St Thomas is also very cool...wonderful swimming and snorkeling and DINING!!! We can't wait to return!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much for your review, Patti! Both you and Art were a pleasure to have and we look forward to see you again. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and always feel free to let us know if there is any way to improve your stay. Blessings, Sherri
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Beautiful and secluded getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent our week long honeymoon here. The views and water are breathtaking! Every accommodation was above and beyond expectation. Also located on an end of the island away from all the commotion.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, John. Wishing yourself and Tara a wonderful life together and am happy that you enjoyed your stay and honeymoon. We wish you all our best!
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Nottingham, Maryland

Treehouse Paradise

  • 5 of 5

First Time in the Caribbean and could not have chosen a better property. The views from the cottage were spectacular. The cottage had a cozy island feel with plenty of space for two. We enjoyed the ocean breeze, the sound of the waves and views of the palm trees that surround the house.

The house is located in a good, quiet location, with several excellent restaurants nearby.

Just several minutes drive to great beaches.

Sherri was a great help with lots of recommendations on car rental, directions, and places to explore.

Would love to come back to St Thomas and stay at Stone Cottage again.

Thanks Sherri for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awe, love the Treehouse Paradise heading! I've had a few guests say that Stone Cottage is their tree house! Truth is, it was designed after a tree house that Jeff saw back many years ago. He doesn't like your tradition rectangular box, always has to do something different and Rockworks Villa is an example of that too. You both were a pleasure to have and surely hope we see you again someday. Hope some warmer weather comes your way soon!
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Exactly as shown... But even better

  • 5 of 5

I have never rented a cottage before and had never been to St. Thomas. My husband and I married and spent our honeymoon at Stone Cottage. Sherri met us at the airport, waited for us to get our jeep and we were off to the cottage. Many people want to get right to their vacation and I have been impatient like that in the past but I was so intrigued with the island and the cottage that I welcome Sherri's advice and instructions. Sherri spent some time with us reviewing what we needed to know and patiently answered our questions. When you look at VRBO, take note of the pictures- believe it or not those are really your views. Amazing! The cottage was clean and the wrap deck and seating was incredible. We really enjoyed the privacy and peace. All the amenities were there. A little food shopping and everything else we needed was at the Cottage. Sherri answered questions throughout our stay and was so helpful. I could go on forever about how perfect this stay was for my husband and I. For now, I can just highly recommend you stay there. We fell in love with Stone Cottage and cannot wait to return! Thanks so much Sherri for a wonderful and memorable stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Dani! I also loved what you wrote in our guest book and so enjoyed reading it. I am so glad that Stone Cottage was a beautiful start to your marriage and wish you our best for many years filled with love ahead of you. You were a pleasure to work with and we surely hope we get to see you again! Blessings
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As Advertised (in the best possible sense)

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I went to St. Thomas for a week just after Christmas. Based on the pictures and reviews we were obviously very excited to get away from cold and snowy Minnesota.

The Cottage is very clean and well maintained. Just as important.... the views from the deck are like you see in the pictures for this Cottage!

The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and basics. (Spices, oils, condiments etc.) Most days we ate breakfast at the Cottage as we played games on the deck outside. (There are a couple fun family games.)

After breakfast we were off for the day so we cannot speak to the lunch options in the area. However, the dinner options were very close and quite tasty. We enjoyed Hull Bay Hide-Away (casual), North Side Bistro, and Thirteen. The latter two were both very nice restaurants for a special dinner.

At night we slept with the windows open and never had to use the A/C. Very nice to fall asleep to the waves!

Make sure to rent a car if staying on this property. Most places are about a 20-30 minute drive (Red Hook and Town), Magens might be only 10 minutes away. I actually enjoyed the drives as you can drive with the window down enjoy the views.

We loved our stay and Sherri was very helpful checking us in and accommodating us. (After getting acquainted we didn't talk much as everything went as planned but we did have her number and the one time we did contact her she responded very quickly.)

I highly recommend this property for a couple who is looking for something a bit off the beaten track.

Thanks again for our lovely stay Sherri!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your write up, Paul. I hope that the cold and snowy weather up there treats you well! Since I didn't get to speak with you prior to your departure, it is nice to hear that you had a good visit here. With us being off the beaten path, we are blessed with four restaurants and glad you were able to get to three of them! Hope the two of you have a wonderful year ahead and hope to see you again! :)
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hull Bay
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mahogany Run
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Restaurant 13
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hull Bay
Car: necessary

Many beaches for you to enjoy!!!! Travel to the BVI and see other islands!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dorothea, St. Thomas

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
16 Apr 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
19 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
High Season
7 Jan 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
22 Apr 2017 - 20 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
21 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £246
Tax Rate 12.5%

7 night minimum during high season, but will consider a minimum of 5 nights if it fits between rentals.
Baby or toddler welcome only with liability waiver required

We prefer check if possible. Half is due upon booking and we do require you to sign a contract. The other half is due 60 days prior to your stay. These details are in the contract.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dorothea in St. Thomas

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom is roomy
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Your king bedroom has a straight shot out to the view with TV/DVD.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We provide a goodie basket with coffee, popcorn, crackers, cookies and chips. What we put in may vary! We will also clean your pool at least once during your stay as well as take out your garbage for you.

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