About The Property
The Privacy and Views of a Villa at the Cost of a Cottage.
Self-powered Solar Home: The cottage is equipped with solar panels and a Tesla Powerwall back-up battery; we generate enough solar that we sell power back to the grid with net-metering. Since Hurricane Irma and Maria hit in 2017, our island's power can be unreliable, and outages can last for several days. But with our energy system, you won't feel any difference in power when an outage occurs.
Cool Retreat: Steady tradewinds, an easterly view and the surrounding forest make Stonegarden Cottage a comfortable tropical getaway year-round -- cool, quiet and peaceful. After a day on blazing white sand beaches or out on the glittering sea, it is delightful to return up the mountain to your cool retreat, savor a frozen drink while enjoying the gorgeous view of Coral Bay and the BVI's from the deck.
On-site Nature Trails: The best of St. John's natural beauty and astonishing biodiversity lies on-site at your doorstep. The large (2/3 acre) hillside property is an ecological wonderland that invites wandering -- beautiful hand-crafted stone paths and trails on several different levels lead you through Guavaberry Woods, where picturesque orchids, frangipani, hibiscus and bougainvillea delight the eye. Birdwatching opportunities abound -- red-tailed hawks, hummingbirds, and bananaquits known for their love of sugar.
Jetted Hot Tub: NEW!! Relax and enjoy the serenity of Guavaberry Woods and the magical view of Coral Bay Harbor and the BVI's from our newly installed hot tub spa. Gather your clan, warm up after a swim, and enjoy the therapy jets as they work their magic to massage your stress away.
Artistic Island Feel
This charming cottage's decor is island inspired, including a variety medias, from original acrylics, watercolor paintings and limited edition prints by Caribbean artists, to stained glass windows and whimsical metal art. The owner, Thia, is a water-colorist and stained-glass artist and her windows are on display throughout the Upper Level.
Family Friendly Accommodations
The property can accommodate up to 6 guests, if both levels are rented. The Upper Level offers a beautiful, relaxed, and comfortable space for a couple, or a couple with two children, with a phenomenal view from the dining deck. The Lower Level is the perfect space for a second couple, grandparents or an adult child, and offers a kitchenette and separate bistro deck with water view. The two levels are connected by an outside staircase.
There is a bunk room off the living room, with it's own full bath, a bunk bed, two closets, and beautiful stained glass window. Great for kids and teens!
The deck is entirely enclosed with a gate that locks making it safe for little ones. We care about you and your family!
We constantly update and renovate as needed. Most recently (2021), we added an outdoor hot/spa and whole-house UV water filtration system. In August 2018, we remodeled the Lower Level, installing an entirely new kitchenette and more spacious, fully tiled bathroom. And to make sure our guests are comfortable and safe, we installed a Tesla solar power back-up system, plus low-voltage and motion-detector lighting on the outdoor stairs and walks.
The whole family will enjoy walkways from the front door connect into the stone paths and nature trails of Guavaberry Woods. Take a tour of our 2/3 acre property, play on the tire swing, soak in the spa, do yoga on our deck, enjoy our tropical fruit trees and gardens, peace and quiet!