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Walk to Water, Amazing View, Spa, Romantic

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Special $1800. Island Cottage is in beautiful shape and Coral Bay welcomes you back. High season price is $2600, but we are offering a special of $1800 a week during February and March to encourage you to come back. It's so beautiful and beaches will be quieter. Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and the luscious Coral Bay breeze from this cheerful, friendly cottage located in slower-paced, historic Coral Bay. It's a comfortable, colorful, and spacious home with lush gardens, lots of privacy and an expansive deck. This is not a shared environment; it is completely private with your own house and gardens. Sharon, your wonderful host, prepares the house beautifully and provides you with a key to your own private paradise! Beautiful white sand beaches for sun bathing, swimming and snorkeling are just a few minutes away or you can stroll over to Crabby's, rent a kayak and snorkel gear and paddle over to a secluded beach not accessible by car. (Island Cottage is only a 15 minute drive to northside beaches and a couple of miles to Salt Pond Bay beach.)

In the evening walk down to the harbor and enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the wonderful Coral Bay restaurants or stop for groceries and have a romantic dinner at home on the deck.

The owners are artisans and this shows up in this home. This house has a paved access and great off the street parking. When you inquire and reserve Island Cottage you will work directly with the owner. We make sure your experience is personal and rewarding - all interactions will be with the owner or Tracey our on-island host. Air conditioning in the bedroom.


' I've stayed all around St. John and Island Cottage is by far the best; it offers more for the price than any place I've stayed - hotel, B&B, and other houses. When I first saw Island Cottage on the website, I thought the pictures were amazing; but after staying there; I realized the pictures don't do it justice. It's an inspiration and a work of art.' Joyce Robinson, 2009

As the book full of accolades at Island Cottage attests, your home was beyond any expectation we had. Sarah and I had a magical week there. The house is beautiful and I counted myself lucky indeed to have a week of spectacular sunrises. Local dining was great, the snorkeling was amazing and the sightseeing was wonderful as well. Thank you so much for opening your home to the huddled masses as you do, you have a jewel there. And speaking of jewels...Tracey was one of the warmest people I have ever met. You have a treasure in her. Mary, the gardener, was a cracker, we met on our next to the last day and could have spent the rest of the afternoon talking away. Everyone associated with this time away was wonderful.' Kevin and Sarah, Vermont. January, 2009

'One of the best uses of space, color and art we have seen. Complements the view - not sure which is prettier.. inside or out! We loved it!' Jean and Scott, August, 2008

'We've had a short, but wonderful stay at Island Cottage. Your place far exceeded expectations and your attention to detail most appreciated.' August, 2008 Beth and Dean, Georgia

'This is our honeymoon and we feel we picked the perfect island to enjoy it and couldn't be happier with Island Cottage. We absolutely loved Salt Pond Bay right here in Coral Bay. We've had a magical time here. Your place here is wonderful, and it is very obvious all the care you bestow on it so lovingly. We were touched by your attention to detail; the landscaping shows an artist's patience and loving hand at work. Thank you for sharing this wonderful, magical place with us. Maggie and Eric June 2008

'We were so pleased at how well this place 'works'. The fans and cross ventilation kept it really pleasant in mid-July. It could sound mundane to someone who hasn't taken a look at other driveways hereabouts but this driveway is primo. We really enjoyed the birds and anoles; the bananaquits put on such a show in return for a bowl of sugar water. We had a great vacation!' The Campbells

Cindy, Harry and Tracey -

What can I say but St. John was so much better than imagined. Island Cottage is a place we will NEVER forget... beautiful, peaceful and rich with memories. You have a treasure here!

Dennis and Leslie; October, 2008

'If you seek constant entertainment, pool parties, cocktails served all day, dancing in the club or nightly bar hopping, this is not for you! I have a high stress job and I found the perfect get away, not only St John, but this lovely 1 bedroom home. St John is a quiet, serene, laid back island. I found none of the usual Caribbean attitude here. My family takes a few trips every year and after visiting Hawaii, Aruba, St Kitts, Nevis, Nassau, St Lucia and Puerto Rico, this is, by far, the cleanest, friendliest and most beautiful of all the Caribbean islands. 3/4 of the island is a national park.

Now, for the home. To get to Coral Bay, it is a great drive through the hillsides, passing some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen. The home sits above Coral Bay, and juts out from the side of the hill. The breezes run through the house all day. Three glass sliding doors open in the living room bringing the outside in. The house is brand new, clean, comfortable, convenient and absolutely welcoming. We grilled out on the deck while enjoying some rum drinks, eating breakfast and dinner on the deck. We played dominoes while watching the ships in the bay, watched the sun rise with our morning coffee and felt like we were in a dear friends home on vacation. Anything you could want was here. 2 minutes to the local food market, 3 minutes to a local eatery called Skinny legs (great burgers and beer) and 2 minutes to a local breakfast eatery called the Donkey Diner The most amazing part of this house was its view, night and day. I can not tell you how peaceful it was to sit in the hammock, feeling the breezes from the bay, enjoying a good Belgian beer and looking up at the stars at night. It was intoxicating! The owners have thought of everything. If you need a place to connect with your wife and kids, this is it. No distractions. Pure family time in a magical place.' Scott from Jacksonville, Florida

Keywords: Vacation Home

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Member since: 2006
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2018

Why Cindy chose Upper Carolina

We chose this spot because of it's incredible view; but also because it was close enough to the village to walk to restaurants and shops, yet far enough up the hill for plenty of privacy

Guestbook comments from the owner

As I sit on the deck one last time it's easy to get lost in the memories of a great week here at Island Cottage. We are blessed to have found such a perfect spot to spend our time celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Harry and Cindy - You have created such a wonderful get-away! I see and appreciate all the special touches and know how much love goes into them. We have a cabin in the North woods of Wisconsin that we too work to maintain and treasure our time there.

In summary - we couldn't have enjoyed the colors, sky, water, flowers, the sounds of music and birds and the warm tropical breezes, food, and rum any more than we did!
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Upper Carolina, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Enclosed, but open to the sky shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Crib, Double thick futon couch
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Ipod hook up, hair dryer, iron, and ironing board.Complete and pretty place settings, both indoor and outdoor dining areas, beach towels, and a Hot tub underneath the stars. There is Wifi at the house.There's a TV;no Cable


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Walk to Water, Amazing View, Spa, Romantic
average rating of 4.883721 based on 47 reviews

Great place to relax and unwind after a day of beaches and hiking

  • 5 of 5

Island cottage was the perfect place for my husband and I while staying in St John. We initially booked it due to the location being in Coral Bay and the amazing deck/views and they did not dissapoint. After exploring various beaches (which we basically had to ourselves) and hiking a few trails everyday coming home to cook and then relaxing in the hot tub while getting lost in the stars was perfect. Early mornings called for relaxing on the deck watching the sun rise. We did have a few issues with water however Sharon was extremely efficient in getting the problem resolved. St. John is still in disarray but the people are resilient and bringing their island back to life one day at a time. We will most definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

This was a very good place to stay. Everything in the cottage was in good shape and very comfortable. The only two things I would have to say in the negative are that there was no internet yet and that there was a TV listed but there was not one there, even though it was stated that there was no cable I was hoping for one to hook up to by other devices. I really liked Coral Bay with it's good restaurants and nice people. One other thing is that the parking area for the cottage was very good compared to what I saw around it. I would have given it a five star if I had been told about the things that I expected but was not told about.

  • Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my goodness; we do have internet and you can hook up other devices. I’m so sorry that it wasn’t working for you. We didn’t know. I just had my manager check it and the router was not working. She installed a new one. If this ever happens again, please let us know so we can fix it right away. Thank you for choosing Island Cottage. I do hope you will return so we can show you we deserve 5 stars :-). Best, Cindy (and Harry)
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Beautiful island vibe

  • 5 of 5

The owners have done a beautiful job of bringing the island into this home. The view is great and the little island touches are welcoming. Overall, it was great! A couple things I would like changed in order to stay again--most of the windows had no curtains, which made it difficult to sleep in either the bedroom or the living room with the full moon lighting up the entire room. Also, we were only provided two bath towels and two beach towels for a five night stay. When I contacted the owner, she very nicely apologized and said it was a mistake, but when the housekeeper came by to give us two additional bath towels, she said she thought two towels would have been enough for five nights. With no washer or dryer on property or anywhere nearby, it seems it should be standard to provide enough clean towels--especially since it is very humid and the towels never dried in between showers. If the curtain and the towel situations were remedied, I would stay here again. If not, I would look elsewhere.

  • Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation- very comfortable for the four of us. Gorgeous views from the cottage and in one of the nicest areas of the Island. I would recommend to anyone to stay here!

  • Submitted: 7-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Cottage was absolutely charming , clean, beautiful view from the deck.

  • 4 of 5

The property was just as advertised. We loved the deck, the outdoor shower, the charm of the paintings. The bedroom was very comfortable at night with the air conditioner on, but the main room could be hot even with the fans, so I would recommend it for two people rather than three or four!

  • Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet cottage with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Island Cottage. We found the cottage easy to find, exceptionally clean and a delightful oasis with a truly unbelievable view! Everything we went to look for was there and in clean and working order. The hot tub was a pleasure. Sitting there looking up at the stairs is not something our family will soon forget. Thank you Cindy!!

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Upper Carolina, Virgin Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$77.56

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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