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Chris Rosbrook

Member since: 2001
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Speaks english

Romantic Cottage Open Dec.23-29 X-Mas,Jan.15-19, (4 days) Jan.29- Feb.3(5 days)

32 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Cruz Bay holiday cottage

Meritage Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, AC, Jacuzzi, King Bed

Meritage Cottage is a charming studio perfect for your honeymoon or romantic get-away. Tucked on the hillside of Chocolate Hole, the cottage offers lovely views of tranquil Hart Bay, St. Thomas, St. Croix and spectacular sunsets. A five-minute walk down a path takes you to Hart Bay, a pebble beach perfect for beachcombing, snorkeling the area reefs, scuba diving, and strolling along the beaches, such wonderful ways to pass your days here.

The private sundeck with jacuzzi is perfect for sunbathing (clothing optional) by day to stargazing by night. You can simply relax and soak up the Caribbean sun. It's the perfect place for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway. Step into your private jacuzzi and let your troubles melt away...

Please find complete information and more pictures at meritagestjohn. com.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Chris Rosbrook (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks english

Reviews

4.9
based on 32 traveller reviews

Romantic Cottage Open Dec.23-29 X-Mas,Jan.15-19, (4 days) Jan.29- Feb.3(5 days)
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
5

Beautiful spot, everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

This was a very beautiful little private space that had everything we were looking for. A rental 4WD is essential for access, but we loved the freedom it gave us to go to the nearby beaches or make a quick trip into town to get a bite to eat or to pick up groceries to grill on the balcony. The balcony was incredibly peaceful and the hot tub was a great addition. Sinbad was very helpful in getting us set up and was on-call when we needed him. It was very hard to leave this little spot and we're missing it already. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephen, Glad to know you enjoyed the Hot Tub and hanging out on our peaceful deck over looking Hart Bay. Please come again to stay at Meritage Cottage in the future and thanks for taking time to write such a nice review. Chris & Esther
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5

Awesome Cottage, Fantastic View, Awesome Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Chris was a wonderful host offering much hospitality and Sinbad was the perfect greeter after a long trip. The cottage was quaint, and offerred incredible views. The unexpected stocked liquor bar was a blessing as we arrived kinda late and thirsty. Chris & Sinbad were, without a doubt, the most gracious and accommodating host/property manager I've ever dealt with. The location is in a perfect setting - close to all the great beaches, main town (Cruz Bay) and great restaurants and attractions. This will be my go to house rental whenever I visit St. John. Make sure you follow Sinbad's lead as he told us all the great places to eat, shop and even to fill up our rented Jeep. Fantastic experience all around!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Manny & Kathy, Thank you for the great review of Meritage Cottage. It's satisfied guest such as yourselves that make all the effort we put into the place worth while. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Chris & Sinbad
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5

Wonderful Honeymoon Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great honeymoon at the cottage!! Sinbad was awesome. He picked us up right from the ferry (even though we arrived at 1130pm) and got us to our car and then to the house and made us feel at home. The cottage is in a wonderful spot (very cozy) and has an amazing view. It was only five minutes from down town so we didn't feel like driving into town for dinner every night was a big deal, but it was far enough away so that we felt like the house was secluded and peaceful.

The view from the deck was amazing, we were so happy to come back to a gorgeous sunset spot every evening and to hear the ocean from our deck in the morning. It was also great to get into the hot tub at night and we still had a nice view given the moon light. The amenities were also great, we were able to stream netflix over the wifi, the a/c was a welcome relief from the heat of the day, and we made breakfast almost every morning in the kitchen. It was also really nice to use the beach chairs and cooler provided at the house for the beaches!

Overall the cottage was a lovely spot for our honeymoon. We loved St.John and having our own private spot on a beautiful part of the island. We highly recommend the cottage and we hope to be back in the years to come!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mariah, So glad to hear your Honeymoon was such a success and that you enjoyed your stay at Meritage Cottage. We've tried to think of everything a couple would want to make it the perfect place to relax with all the pleasures the tropics has to offer. We hope to have you back in the future. Thanks, Chris
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3

Decent for the price.

  • 3 of 5

We liked the privacy, the view and the 'homey' feel. A few complaints: the refrigerator went out overnight twice, the WiFi didn't work unless you stood near the neighboring house, and the power went out one night. All in all, not a bad place for the price.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jonathan, The electric company has been working on new power lines over the past month in our area which has prompted some power outages for a short period. They frequently do this late in evening when folks are asleep as to not inconvenience people during the day, which may explain the fridge seem to not be working. Our manager Sinbad went to the Cottage both mornings after you called to find the refrigerator working fine and hard ice in the freezer and at the moment it is still working perfectly. As well our manager checked the wi-fi with his computer to be working just fine. We have not had a complaint regarding the wi-fi from any of our other guest. Sorry you experienced this . Chris
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5

the cottage was cozy, clean, and had an incredible view. It was perfect for our honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived Sinbad met us at the ferry dock, showed us around town, and told us everything we needed to know about the property and the island. He did a fantastic job and was helpful all week.

The cottage itself was slightly smaller than expected, but a perfect size for us as a young, newly married couple

The view was simply breathtaking. We marveled at it every morning as we ate breakfast on the deck.

Meritage cottage is in a perfect location in relation to the view and the town. We were secluded enough to make it feel like a get-away with stunning sunset, mountain, and ocean views, but still close enough to town to run in whenever we wanted or needed.

The hot tub was a nice perk to have there, but it was often simply too hot for us to use.

We looked through the movies and only recognized about two or three. I would suggest updating that selection.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nathan, Glad to hear your honeymoon was a success and that you enjoyed your stay at Meritage Cottage. I'll let Sinbad know you appreciated his tour of the town and getting you well settled in for a great week. Thanks again, Chris
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5

I just got home & I want to go back :)

  • 5 of 5

When I go on vacation, I want a hassle-free experience & this is what I found with the Chris, Sinbad, & the Meritage Cottage. When I spoke to Chris, I was put at ease that there was an experienced owner that would deal with any issues. Sinbad met us on St. John & gave us a quick tour of the surrounding area. When the water heater broke in the cottage, he quickly dealt with the situation & ensured that our stay was pleasant.

As far as the cottage, it was exactly what we wanted. You had plenty of privacy, but were only 5 minutes from town. We never chanced street parking as I was happy to pay $4 per hour at a few of the lots for the peace of mind knowing that my car would not be booted. The view from the cottage was amazing & you are provided with many essentials (towels, soap, paper towels) that many other vacation rentals don't offer. The bedroom is air-conditioned & there are plenty of fans.

As far as the island, it was even better than I had hoped. I'm an avid snorkeler & St. John's was a good & mostly better than anything I've seen in the Caribbean. I highly recommend the guides from http://www.tropicalsnorkeling.com/. They just give great in-depth reviews of the best spots.

I saw plenty of healthy coral & a lot of interesting topography. Even on a Maho Beach, which is only rated 2 stars in the guide, I saw 5 rays, 5 turtles, a baby lemon shark & a big barracuda on my first swim out. If you like snorkeling, this is the island for you.

In sum, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience & I hope we can return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sue & Bill, Thanks for the beautiful review. We are always so pleased to know that our guest have had a wonderful experience at Meritage Cottage and enjoyed our special Island. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with everyone and we hope you'll join us again in the future. Chris Rosbrook / owner
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Map

Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
25 Apr 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
A$2,140
 
 
High Season
21 Dec 2016 - 22 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
A$3,077
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
A$2,140
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Cleaning fee of $100 for bookings less than six days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • cottage
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
hand-carved teak furnishings, ceiling fans, sliding doors leading to the sundeck, beach chairs, beach towels, and a cooler

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