New York Times Article on St. John

Great Article in the New York Times

St. John featured in the New York Times Jeremy Peters gives his account of our petite island in the New York Times. He previously lived in St. Thomas for a number of years, but only occasionally visited our island. In his article he details the little things about St. John that can be easily missed if you are not looking for …

Crowd on Transfer Day

TRANSFER DAY: One Hundred Years Ago Today

The 31st of March is recognized every year as “Transfer Day” in the United States Virgin Islands. This day commemorates an event that occurred one hundred years ago, when the Danish West Indies were formally ceded to the United States by Denmark; thus, becoming the U.S. Virgin Islands, in exchange for twenty-five million dollars. The United States’ interest in the Virgin …

windwardside special

Last minute special April 2 to 9

Last minute Special April 2 to 9:  We have an open week from April 2 to 9 which normally rents for$2695,  We will consider any rate over $1925 because we know most of our guest return.   Send us your best offer and we hope to show you a wonderful vacation with great customer service.  We also offer assistance with your …

view of full moon from tortuga cottage

Tortuga Cottage

The Full Moon View Tortuga Cottage is perched on the hillside, overlooking the Coral Bay harbor. On the deck, we have a couple of chairs, a hot tub that looks out onto the bay, and seating that wraps around the deck. This provides for a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the full moon. The next full …

best places: cinnamon bay

St. John makes another “Best Places” List

Men’s Journal listed St. John among the 22 best places to go in 2017. It’s a great list so we can be proud to be among them. Here’s what they had to say: Why now: The rundown facilities at Saint John’s Virgin Islands National Park will get a major revamp in 2017, most notably in Cinnamon Bay, where new dining …

Reasons to visit St. John: swimming

Visit St. John VI: Looking for reasons?

Sorry We Have No Snow… Visit St John. Need reasons?   If you need more reasons to visit St. John take a look at our info:   http://www.calabashcottages.com/top-ten-reasons-visit-st-john/ Imagine the most tranquil island on earth. Chances are you’re thinking of St. John. Though it is the smallest of the three U.S Virgin Islands, St. John’s unspoiled beauty is perhaps the …

Scuba diving virgin islands eagle ray

Scuba Diving Virgin Islands: Great shots of Eagle Rays

Scuba Diving Virgin Islands:  Brian Keene shared these beautiful shots of an eagle ray on a recent dive near Christmas Cove. Great shots, Brian. Wish I could take photos like that! Some info about spotted eagle rays from  http://www.arkive.org/spotted-eagle-ray/aetobatus-narinari/:  The spotted eagle ray is very distinctive with a flattened body and triangular corners to the wing-like pectoral fins (2). The …

Private villa Coral Bay St. John

Private villa Coral Bay St. John: remaining availability winter 2017

Private villa Coral Bay St. John.  Windwardside has limited openings this winter but it’s a beautiful villa, very peaceful setting. Great view and private hot tub.  It is the most intimate and traditional of all of our homes In Coral Bay. The design is reminiscent of a bygone era in the caribbean but the amenities are modern and designed for …

Good Night St. John

My Beautiful Island…St. John

Good Night St. John.  Thanks to the VI National Park and the many caring residents of St. John that have kept our beloved island such a beautiful place to live and such a wonderful place to visit.  So much of our island is free of the condos that cover the shore line of our neighboring islands.  We still have pristine …