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Beach Cottage - A very rare beachfront villa!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of the East End vacation cottage rental

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Beachfront With A/C, Private & Romantic

The Location. The Beach Cottage is located on the Coral Bay side of St John on the beach in a small sheltered cove called Lime Tree Cove. Not only is Beach Cottage the only house on the beach, but also the front steps of The Cottage are only 40 feet (we measured it) from the beckoning turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

The ever changing beach at Lime Tree Cove. If you look at a map of St. John you’ll notice that the island consists of numerous bays and coves that are carved into a very irregular coastline. These bays and coves usually provide good beach erosion protection from the storms that lash the Caribbean islands during hurricane season. However some years Lime Tree Cove, like all St. John beaches, suffers sand erosion, but other years - nothing. Despite what the storms do to the beaches during hurricane season, the sand always comes back. For example, in the fall of 2015 two storms roared past St. John and stole much of Lime Tree’s sand (see photo 6, taken Nov. 2015). But Mother Nature loves St. John, and what she takes away in September, she gives back in November through August (see photos 7, 8 and 9, taken in late January, 2016). So when you’re on island the beach may not look exactly like the photos you see here, for the beach is constantly changing. But for most of the months of most of the 25 years we’ve been doing business on St. John, Lime Tree Cove has been delightful and delovely.

This is not only an unusually private and quiet location, it is an exceptionally rare find on the island of St John where most of the beaches are within the National Park and no villas, condos or hotels are permitted on park lands. You might be asking, how can a house be built so close to the water on an island known for its strict conservation laws? Well, the original house was built before zoning laws were enacted on St. John, then we completely rebuilt the cottage over the existing footprint so we’re “grandfathered” and are allowed to exist within a no building zone. This means that beach cottage is, and will forever remain, the only house on the beach. Lime Tree Cove is a part of the larger Round Bay and the bright turquoise waters of the cove and of Round Bay are almost always calm because they are sheltered by the East End, which is a long, high peninsula that hooks east into the Caribbean and protects these secluded Caribbean waters. The nearly flat seas create a fantastic sea world that offers some of St. John’s best swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing and just playing in and on the water. Like all beaches on St John, Lime Tree Beach changes with the seasons and storms. Sometimes it’s mostly all sand, and sometimes it’s a mix of stone pebbles and white sand. We’ve taken the photos shown here over the course of 24 months, and they show the varying beach textures. However, if you look at the ultra bright turquoise waters of the cove and bay, you know there’s lots of sand out there waiting to be washed ashore by the next storm.

Although the cottage is located just off the road, this is the so-called “quiet side” of St. John where there is little traffic during the day, and almost none at night. You’re 3 miles from the center of Coral Bay, which has lots of bars and restaurants, basic groceries, and snorkel gear and kayak and paddleboard rentals. For larger grocery stores, lots more shopping and restaurants and bars, it’s a 12-mile drive into the village of Cruz Bay.

The Cottage. This exceptionally romantic vacation home is a one-level cottage with two very private bedrooms/baths. When you step onto the entry deck the master bedroom is in the building on the right, and the great room and the guest bedroom is in a separate building on the left, with an adjoining deck connecting both buildings. The great room houses the living, dining and kitchen areas and the guest bedroom runs along the left side of the great room. From the great room two sets of 6’ sliding glass doors open to a large (500 sq./ft.) covered deck. In the living area there is a 32” tv/dvd and a stereo/cd. The kitchen is all new with a 4-burner gas stove, refrigerator/freezer, microwave and dishwasher, plus attractive granite counters and mahogany cabinets. There is dining for 4 on the deck and also in the interior dining area. The spacious master bedroom suite has a 4-poster classic white king bed with beach views, a/c, brazilian cherry floors, a 32” tv/dvd and a sitting area. The master bedroom opens to a 23’ long fully screened porch deck that is 45 feet from the water. The charming guest bedroom (queen bed) is accessed through mahogany doors off the living area and also has a/c, water views, a small sitting area and opens to the main deck. Both of the bathrooms were completely modernized and remodeled in 2012-13 and both have tiled showers.

St John Services. We have hired two of St. John’s best to welcome you to the island. Terry (she) and Olivier (he) are a delightful St. Johnian couple who are known throughout the island for their friendly, prompt and efficient manner. You will be met at the dock, escorted to the beach cottage and offered all kinds of advice on where to shop, eat and drink, snorkel, be entertained, or anything else you wish to know about St. John. If you have any issues with the Cottage (it’s mostly all new as of 7/1/13, but this is St. John, and villa things do occasionally happen), Olivier is a wonderfully adept and quite charming master fixer of all problems, large and small. Terry and Olivier live in Coral Bay; they’re a phone call away if you need them, otherwise, after they settle you in they’ll leave you alone to discover the unique joys of beachside island living.

Additional Information: Children 10 years old or older only.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
owner/ property manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks english

Location

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

The Beach Cottage is located on the Coral Bay side of St John in a small sheltered cove called Lime Tree Cove. The Beach Cottage is the only house on the beach and the front steps of the Cottage are only 40 feet from the turquoise Caribbean Sea.

Lime Tree Cove is a part of the larger Round Bay and the clear waters of the cove and the bay are almost always calm because they are sheltered by the East End, which is a long, high peninsula that hooks east into the Caribbean and protects the cove. The nearly flat seas create a fantastic sea world that offers some of St. John’s best swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing and just playing in and on the water. Like all beaches on St John, Lime Tree beach changes with the seasons and storms. Sometimes it’s mostly all sand, and sometimes it’s a mix of stone pebbles and white sand. However, if you look at the ulta bright turquoise waters of the cove and bay, you know there’s lots of sand out there waiting to be washed ashore by the next storm.

You’re 3 miles from the center of Coral Bay, which has lots of bars and restaurants, basic groceries, snorkel gear and kayak and paddle board rentals.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in East End, Virgin Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season (2 person rate)
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
C$3,962
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$66 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$7,077
 
 
In Season (2-4 person rate)
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$5,950
 
 
Off Season (2 person rate)
Apr 15 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$3,962
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$66 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$4,426
 
 
Off Season (2 person rate)
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$3,962
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$66 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years (2-4p)
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$7,347
 
 
In Season (2-4p)
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$6,122
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.5%

WEEKLY RENTAL RATES BASED ON # OF PEOPLE PER SEASON:
In Season: Dec. 17, 2016 - April 14, 2017
$4620/wk for 2-4 people
Christmas/New Years $5544/wk 2-4
Off Season: April 9, 2016 - Dec. 16, 2016
$2990/wk for 2 people (1 bdrm) * $3340/wk 3-4
Thanksgiving: $3340/wk 2-4 people
$500 prepaid Damage Deposit
12.5% hotel tax/5% service charge
Payments:

50% is due within 7 days of booking, final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. For Christmas/New Years bookings- final payment is due 120 days prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in East End, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom, 32' TV/DVD, a/c, screened porch
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom, a/c, opens to deck
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.