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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)

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 was a 'honeymoon' cottage to the owners 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, and restaurants, including local landmark, Skinny Legs and Oasis and Indigo Grill. Enjoy plenty of nightly entertainment a simple 5 minute walk. Yoga classes convene several times a week a short walk from the house. 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

Marcia E. Stewart
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

What makes this bungalow unique

The cabana offers visitors the nightly choice of making the short walk to Coral Bay for an an open mic show or the lively bustle of a local restaurant like Skinny Legs, or just taking in the night sounds of nature. The chorus of tree frogs lulls you to sleep every night.


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

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • on-demand hot water shower, and clean composting toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double Beds (1) Firm futon on an elevated platform.
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews

Peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Marcia's little cottage was brief but very nice. Everything was as described, and you have everything you need for a stay in Coral Bay. Marcia was easy to communicate with and a great host!

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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* charming * delightful * magical *

  • 5 of 5

We come down annually and stay at Cinnamon Bay Campgrounds. They are closed this year because of the hurricane. The Christmas Cottage and staying on Coral Bay was a refreshing change. We gained a new appreciation for the island on many levels. We will be back!

  • Submitted: 9-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are long time campers at Cinnamon Bay Campground. This was a great place for us since campground was closed by Irma. Come to St John. Still gorgeous and no crowds.

  • Submitted: 2-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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, its best watering holes and picture-postcard tropical harbors. St. John also offers a number of sugar mill ruins and petroglyphs as well as ranger-guided tours, including astronomy, birdwatching and marine ecosystems.


Rates & Availability

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

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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

Tax Rate 12.5%

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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