A Beautiful, Relaxed & Comfortable Space
Offering the privacy, comfort and views of a villa, this unique rental home beckons many of our loyal guests back year after year. Upgraded Nov. 2016 with all new windows & screens, decking, interior decor and more! The Upper Level offers a great space for a couple or a couple with two children. (Two additional adult guests can stay on the sofa-sleeper for a small extra charge.)
The fully-equipped, eat-in kitchen opens out onto the deck where you will dine or just relax while gazing at one of the most beautiful views in all the Caribbean, with an ever-changing light show of turquoise water and sun-drenched islands.
The master bedroom with queen-size 4-poster hardwood bed and private bath has an expansive island view. The beautiful, enclosed Caribbean "garden shower" blends traditional stonework with the tropical environment, and has stained glass designed and built by the owner. 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 & teens!
The living room offers sleeping accommodations for two adults or children on the comfortable queen-size sofa-bed. The bed gel mattress for added comfort.
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, enjoy our tropical fruit trees, gardens, peace and quiet!
Amenities on Upper Level
High-Speed Wireless Internet, Ceiling Fans in every room (including bathrooms), Fresh Flowers, FlatscreenTV w/DVD and cable, CD Stereo, DVD/CD Collection, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Microwave, 4-burner Gas Range and Oven, Grill, Side-by-side Refridgerator/Freezer with ice and filtered water on the door (Additional Deep Freezer in workshop), Cooking Utensils, Blender, Toaster-oven, Automatic Coffee Maker, Filtered Drinking Water at the sink, 100% Cotton Linens and Blankets, Beach Towels & Chairs, Coolers, Beach Umbrella, Iron and Ironing Board, Hair-dryer, Kid-sized Air-mattress and Bedding (available upon request for additional $25), Washer and Dryer (for rentals of 10 days or more).
What Our Guests Are Saying About The Upper Level:
"Million dollar view!"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had a wonderful stay in Coral Bay!! The cottage was perfect for our group of 4 adults and 3 kids- using both levels. Amenities were great, views from the deck AMAZING, and accommodations comfortable and well decorated. Bathrooms were beautiful and so fun! Gwen was super helpful - she made sure our stay was perfect and we had everything we needed. Thank you! We hope to return to St. John and would definitely stay here again!
~ Lindsey, Rockville, MD, April, 2017
"Breathtakingly Peaceful Setting!!"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Dear Thia and Raf, We just want to thank you for allowing us to experience your wonderful hilltop home. This was our first trip to St. John and while we fell more in love with the island every day, we truly could not wait to get back "home" to our deck after our excursions and relax in the beauty, sights and sounds of the mountain. The cottage had everything we needed to cook up some great dinners "plen aire". It is such a happy and inviting cottage and it's our hope that we make this an annual event. Enjoy the hummingbird feeder as our thank you gift for your guests. Gwen was also terrific and got us settled in quickly. Thank you so much and see you next year!
~ Deb & Dave, Pt. Saint Lucie, FL, Dec. 2016
"Another Wonderful Stay at Stonegarden"
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"We've stayed here 3-4 times now and love it more than ever. What I look forward to most is the beautiful view from the deck, the garden path and the garden shower. Thia is wonderful to deal with, and everything is made very easy in planning and getting to the cottage-- this year they upgraded some of the furnishings, windows, etc. and the cottage was always beautiful and comfortable and now has a little extra polish--- and we had some new beach chairs. The old ones were in fine shape, however it was nice to have a variety of heights of chairs to take to the beach-- there are plenty of supplies here, a great kitchen, grill, games, wonderful books about the island and no need for a/c, the breeze and fans make it cool to sleep. I love this place- it's my first choice of accommodation every time we go to St. John and we've stayed at 6 other villas/B&B's, etc. in the past 15 years."
~ Renate and Sasha, Kensington MD, Dec. 2016
"We Wanted to Keep it a Secret"
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"We loved Stonegarden Cottage so much we almost didn’t post a review because we wanted to keep it a secret. This was our second year renting this cottage (the upper level) and it was even better than the first year. We’ve already reserved it again for next year.
Frequent visitors to St John eventually learn that Coral Bay is the best place to stay if you like a laid-back vacation. No hotels, no casinos, no traffic, no worries. You’re close to the north shore beaches but also close to the east end of St John which is much less developed than Cruz Bay at the west end. The pace is slower but the basic necessities are all there including great markets, restaurants and friendly people everywhere.
Stonegarden Cottage is located about a quarter mile up Bordeaux Mountain above Coral Bay. The pictures of the view on the website don’t really do justice to what you actually see. Coral Bay looks much closer and you can watch the boat traffic going in and out of the harbor. But it’s also high enough, about 500’ above sea level, to see over the east end of St John across the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the British Virgin Islands. Quite a view, especially on a starry night.
The managers of the house, Thom and Jackie, couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful. The place was spotless when we arrived after a long day of travel and Jackie had even put together a bouquet of flowers hand-picked from the nearby gardens to greet us when we got there. The owners are also very nice. We’ve known Thia for years now but finally got to meet Raf on this trip because he happened to be on island.
If you happen to rent the cottage and like to read, be sure to find the copy of “Adrift on a Sea of Blue Light” written by Raf’s dad Peter. It’s in the bookcase to the left of the front door. You’ll love it as much as you love Stonegarden Cottage."
~ 3/15, Roger & Jacky, Portsmouth, NH (had their 5th stay in 2/18)