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Think of All the Money You'll Save: Clean, Cozy & Convenient

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bungalow, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Save $600. Easy walking distance to the VITRAN- no need to rent a vehicle.

This Caribbean cabana, also affectionately known as the Christmas Cottage, offers the intrepid traveler an unforgettable St. John experience. Nestled comfortably on the valley floor of Coral Bay village in a quiet residential neighborhood, the cabana presents rustic simplicity, with irresistible Caribbean charm. The Cabana has been a 'honeymoon' cottage to the owners for the last five years while they constructed the main house on the property. Cozy yet airy, the cabana makes available all the outdoor living experience of camping with the convenience of electricity, refrigeration and laundry facilities. Situated on level ground makes for easy access and parking. Local grocery store, mail service, restaurants, includes local landmarks, Skinny Legs, Island Blues and Donkey Diner. Enjoy plenty of nightly entertainment a simple 5 minute walk. Yoga classes convene several times a week at the Agricultural pavilion, a short walk from the house. Or if Pilates is your preference, classes are available at the same convenient location. Catch the VITRAN to world-class beaches for the day, or hike the many trails on the eastern end of St. John. Head to the bustling town of Cruz Bay via the VITRAN for a dollar. Bars and restaurants, quaint boutiques and island ferry opportunities are all conveniently located to the cabana.

Keywords: Economical, Private, Eco-Cabin

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

What makes this bungalow unique

We have delighted in many moon-lit evenings enjoying the reggae tunes of 'Inner Visions' every Thursday. We have the choice of making the short walk to Sputnik's for the live show or taking it all in from our deck. The cabana is truly nestled in the valley, and comes alive with the night sounds of nature. The chorus of tree frogs lulls us to sleep every night.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Upper Carolina, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • bungalow
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double Beds (1) Firm futon on an elevated platform.
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Think of All the Money You'll Save: Clean, Cozy & Convenient
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Exceptional place and amazing hostess!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Christmas Cottage, quaint and comfy. Added bonus was Marcia, a wonderful and gracious hostess

  • Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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As adorable as it looks!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have been happier! Marcia is a wonderful hostess. She helped us get snorkeling right away and the had everything we needed to feel at home. She even brought me a guitar to play when she found out I"m a musician. My partner was a little skeptical about the composting toilet but he got used to it and we both enjoyed the outdoor shower. She also recommended Lucy's for brunch and yes yes it was worth it! and when we weren't sure, because we hadn't made reservations, we should check out the fancy restaurant Zozo she handed us her phone and said "go" . Again she was absolutely right!

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Simple Living

  • 5 of 5

Charmingly quaint, this is essentially camping in the countryside with a few luxuries. Warm outdoor showers, geckos❤️, roosters, and a very gracious host. Thanks Marcia. It was a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: 4-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and Simple

  • 4 of 5

We truly felt welcomed by Marcia and she was very helpful - just a text away. The property had everything you need to relax. Just a quick drive (1 minute) to Coral Bay. There were two downsides: the bed was a bit small for anyone acquainted with a king and a bit firm as it is more of a futon. Also, the privacy isn't superb if you're taking a shower while someone walks across the front garden, so be prepared to rig up a towel or sheet (which we were perfectly able to do!).

The gardens were beautiful and we woke to hummingbird flights everyday. The studio room is decorated very warmly and again, has everything you need!

  • Submitted: 16-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas Cottage was a wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We hoped that our week in St John would take us away from our everyday lives for a while, and it delivered very well! We enjoyed sleeping in the night air, living with a small profile, close to the island nature. There were cool breezes all the time even when other areas were hot. Overall it gave us a very memorable island experience. Thanks!

  • Submitted: 12-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed on Marcia's property from NOV 1 to Dec 1...I first booked the Christmas cottage, but because I had visitors through out the month, she moved me to ISLAND VIBES. She has a great property, and the Christmas Cottage is just as described here. Island Vibes is a very spacious unit that can sleep 4. I rented a jeep for a week of my stay, but the rest of the month I rode the bus. The property is within easy walking distance to the bus stop, restaurants, and food shopping. There is no ocean view, because the property is situated in the valley of Coral Bay. It is in a residential area with lush vegetation, but there is still plenty of sunshine and great views of the beautiful starry nights. Since I was there during a fairly rainy month, I would recommend several pairs of shoes that are good for walking along very muddy paths to the bus stop. Also, I recommend using the mosquito netting that Marcia provides while sleeping. St John can be VERY BUGGY, so netting and DEET is a PLUS!

Marcia is a wonderful caring hostess! She takes great pride with her units, and will make sure you have everything that you need!

  • Submitted: 6-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Roots Charters- Explore inlets and beaches of St. John. Snorkel in the most popular as well as out-of-the-way spots. Spend a day in the British Virgin Islands exploring the Caribbean archipelago. Community ultimate frisbee and soccer fields also within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Standard Rates
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

For renters staying only 3-4 nights, the rate is $100 per night year-round plus a $50. housekeeping surcharge.All listed rates are based on double occupancy; $100. per additional guest will be charged per week.
For stays 3 & 4 nights there is a $50. housekeeping surcharge.

To Reserve: a 50% deposit is required to secure dates. The remaining balance is due (1) before arrival. All deposits are fully refundable up to a month of arrival date and at that point non-refundable- with few exceptions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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