Cruz Bay Cottage is one of the last of the lovely traditional West Indian cottages on St. John. It is located on a quiet little hill above Cruz Bay, within easy walking distance of the town, enjoying a birds eye view of the harbor and St. Thomas with it’s dazzling lights against the night sky. It is truly special and romantic as well as convenient and extremely affordable since it is not necessary to rent a car to have access to groceries, great restaurants and public transportation to the National Park beaches from Cruz Bay as well as the bus to Coral Bay. Even though it is close enough to town to walk it is on the quiet side and enjoys relaxing views of the night sky from the verandah in a peaceful and safe location. The owners call this property, “Grassy Hill” and own a few other private residences in the area. The manager lives near by on the property but the cottage enjoys complete privacy and is a little house all on its’ own. This property
has been completely renovated with all new furnishings and wonderful artistic touches; all the amenities and creature comforts for dining, relaxing and sleeping in comfort.
There is air conditioning if desired but the cottage is airy and cool enough if you prefer not to use it. The bedroom has a brand new Queen size bed, reading lights, fresh new linens, a closet and étargère – the bathroom has been renovated with all new fixtures and tile – it has a shower, full length and magnifying mirror, shelves for your toiletries and a generous supply of new linens. The cottage has a fully stocked kitchen with stove, fridge, brand new dishware, pots and pans for fine dining inside or out on the verandah overlooking Pillsbury Sound and Cruz Bay Harbor. The living room has a comfy new sofa, chairs, table, TV and reading lamps. West Indian plantation shutters and ceiling fans keep things breezy and comfortable while adding a classic note of island charm.
The owners have lived on the island for over four decades and take great pride in the restoration and maintenance of one of the islands’ last representations of the vernacular architecture that once dotted the island of St. John and the Caribbean. These traditional cottages that once graced the landscape with their picturesque charm still symbolize the easy, environmentally sound lifestyle of a bygone era. Now fully restored and refreshed you can enjoy this romantic little cottage, formerly called Yellowbirds’ Nest.
This is a brand new property being offered for the first time beginning Dec. 15, 2011 - we will be posting more photos as the painting and renovations are completed and the new furniture is installed, the artwork and curtains hung and the flowers put in vases. It's a special place for special people at a special introductory rate - kindly let us know if you wish to book or need additional info - thanks!
A special introductory rate of $1250 per week plus 10% hotel tax is offered now. Hurry, space won’t last long – this includes Christmas and the winter season!...Read more
Cruz Bay Cottage -lovely romantic, quiet, in town Cruz Bay, Saint John
Additional Location Information
Cruz Bay Cottage sits on a grassy knoll at the top of Cruz Bay along Centerline Road heading out of town. It is within easy walking distance of the town of Cruz Bay with its fine dining, shopping, churches, grocery stores, salon services, etc.
It is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood and enjoys a lovely view of the harbor, Pillsbury Sound and St. Thomas. Public transportation to the North Shore and the bus to Coral Bay is a 5 minute walk from Cruz Bay Cottage.
Left on 01/16/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 16, 2014Stayed Dec 2013
I had the best time at Cruz Bay Cottage. Extremely comfortable, clean, new. The view is great. It's a very quiet place but still at a walkable distance from the center.
I will definitely rent this place again in the future!
Thanks so much for writing - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Cruz Bay Cottage and look forward to your return visit - all best, J & A
“Cozy, Affordable and Convenient”
Left on 09/26/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | CarlaReviewed Sep 26, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
We wanted to experience St John as a 'local' and this was the perfect place. This cottage is great for two people. The deck has a view of Cruz Bay and there is always a lovely breeze.
It is very convenient to Cruz Bay and the supermarket (a bit of an uphill climb to get back home - but downhill all the way to town).
The cottage is very clean and has everything you need. It's casual and comfortable. We did not use the air conditioning once, but relied on the natural breezes and overhead fans in both rooms.
Our hosts Janet & Andy are long time island residents and were on hand to deal with routine stuff quickly (re-filling the BBQ gas). They have lots of local knowledge if you need it.
This is not a resort or villa, it feels like you are living in St John.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to heading back to our cozy island paradise soon.
p.s. On days we did not rent a jeep we walked to the National Park Headquarters at Cruz Bay and took the Lind Trail to Soloman beach. We had the beach mostly to ourselves. Total one way hike for an average fit person approx. 45 mins)
Left on 03/13/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 13, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
Amazing!! Very nice, small, cute cottage, exactly what we were looking for. Near Cruz Bay but in a quiet hill, nice view and the house was small yet comfortable, nice and clean.
Janet, the owner, was very kind and helpful. We definitely recommend it!
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