Not sure why there aren’t more reviews on this fun cottage. Any place where I can wake up and see the ocean first thing in the morning and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves is my kind of place. It’s perfect for a couple’s getaway: great location in a quiet neighborhood close to town with amazing views (photos don’t do them justice).
We enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen, very nice gas grill, comfy bed and good-sized bathroom. There is a new deck, and the new railings help maximize views (especially from the hot tub which is wonderful under the stars).
The cottage is high enough to catch the ocean breezes. We used the air conditioning only one night, and the ample windows and ceiling fans really help to keep everything comfortable.
Our ‘goal’ was to relax and go beach hopping/snorkeling, so we were pleasantly surprised to find two very nice beach chairs, a good-sized cooler and ice packs (owner also provides beach towels). We packed up a picnic and explored a different beach each day. The beaches are still amazing and not crowded. On weekdays, there were maybe 10-15 people on Cinnamon and we always found a parking spot open at Jumbie.
Other info that may be helpful—a couple of guests left numbers for taxi drivers in the guest book. Perfect for a night out in Cruz Bay (Nellie was great!) and Ronnie’s Pizza delivers to the cottage (delicious). There is also a grocery close by if you don’t want to drive “all the way” (LOL) into town to Starfish or Dolphin market. If you are sun sensitive, have a backup plan for shade as some beaches have a little less shade now, depending on the beach.
If you are on the fence about visiting St John post-hurricane, just go! Yes, recovery continues, but you will have a great time.
Quiet location within 5 minute drive of Cruz Bay. The condo was fully equipped and had excellent amenities (A/C, hot tub, and bbq grill) even though neighboring condos showed evidence of rebuild post hurricane. Excellent communication amongst property owner and onsite property manager. Look forward to staying again in the future.