An Affordable, Comfortable Retreat for Couples & Singles
For a couple looking for a combination of affordability and comfort, Stonegarden Cottage's recently renovated downstairs unit is a perfect choice. Private and quiet, this charming apartment with stained-glass windows and beautiful views to the harbor is equipped with a fully stocked newly built kitchenette -- microwave, hotel-size refrigerator, deep-freeze, and full size double-sink. The beautiful, fully tiled bathroom, charming antiques, art and hand-carved 4 poster Balinese bed make this an extra special retreat for two.
Enjoy the comfortable amenities of our newly renovated Lower Level, with its queen-sized bed, private bath with shower, dining table and chairs, reading chair and lamp, double bureau, hanging-clothes closet, as well as a dining deck with bistro-table and chairs, air-conditioning, grill and gardens with awesome harbor view and direct access to the trails of Guavaberry Woods.
The lower level was remodeled August 2018, as has a completely new kitchenette, new larger and fully tiled bathroom, and new tile floor throughout. (Photos to come!) The unit has its own separate entrance, driveway and parking space. It was built under the deck of the Upper Level, and has a cypress panel ceiling, giving the studio great insulation from any sound from above. Even though you will hardly know that there's anyone sharing the house with you, the upstairs guests are typically warm, friendly, and respect your privacy. NOTE: A 4-wheel drive vehicle is required in order to rent this unit (unless you are going carless) due to the need for a higher wheel-base to use the driveway.
Amenities on Lower Level
Air-conditioning, Fresh Flowers, Large Wall-Mounted Oscillating Fan, WiFi (high-speed wireless internet), Flat-Screen TV w/DVD, Cable, DVDs, Fully Equipped Kitchenette, Double Sink, Hotel-sized Fridge, Deep Freezer and Second Fridge (in workshop next door), Microwave, 2-burner Conduction Cook-top, Dish-ware, Cooking Utensils, Pots and Pans, Blender, Coffee-Maker, Filtered Drinking Water, Steam Iron and Ironing Board, Gas Grill (outdoors), Mosquito Net for Over Bed, Kid-sized Air-mattress, Hair-Dryer, Book Collection (including trail guides and maps), Guest Information Book (with insider's tips and menus), 100% Cotton Sheets and Bath Towels, Beach Towels & Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Coolers, Washer and Dryer (for rentals of 10 days or more), Child-Safe Deck Railings, No Smoking. Solar power with Tesla Powerwall battery back-up which provides power to the house when power outages occur.
What Our Guests Are Saying About The Lower Level:
"The Location Above Coral Bay Was Ideal"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"My wife and I stayed at Stonegarden Cottage, in the lower level for a week. The cottage came as advertised and met my expectations based on the reviews and the pictures. Everything was professionally handled by the owner and the manager both of whom were responsive to our questions and needs. Though, we did not have many needs as everything we needed was provided including a grill with new utensils, a kitchen with everything we needed to cook, and a well appointed bed and bathroom that included a nice shower. They also had good towels and chairs for the beach.
The (Lower Level of the) cottage was perfect for two people. There are two patio areas and a walking path through the gardens. It felt very private and there was a nice breeze so air conditioning was not needed.
The best thing though were the views! What a great site to see every morning and again when we came home later in the day. Stunning! The location above Coral Bay was ideal for us. I would return for another visit and recommend Stonegarden to any couple wanting to stay on the quiet side of the island."
~ David & Joy, Traverse City, MI, March '17
"Quiet Retreat Overlooking Coral Bay"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to stay in the lower level of Stonegarden Cottage for 3-1/2 months this past summer, and it was exactly what I needed at the time! The grounds and surrounding trails through the woods were quite enchanting and I found many hidden treasures during my wandering, including a secluded sitting area where you can enjoy a tranquil waterfall after recent rains. The hammock located in the back provided the perfect space for reading during the day, or just relaxing and enjoying a glass of wine while listening to the sounds of birds and frogs as evening approached. Coffee is a must out on the deck, where you have a phenomenal view of Coral Bay. The inside space is expertly decorated in a tropical and tasteful manner, and the only maintenance issue I had was promptly addressed by the friendly and experienced staff. I highly recommend Stonegarden Cottage to anyone wishing to have a quiet retreat after exploring the beaches and park trails of St. John."
~ R., Kennett Square, PA, July 2016