Tortuga Cottage

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Hot Tub
Sleeps 2
$1540 Low Season (Apr 16-Dec 14)
$2100 High Season (Dec 15-Apr 15)


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Tortuga Cottage Deck and View

Welcome to Tortuga Cottage, the newest edition to Calabash Cottages. Tortuga is a cheerful and welcoming cottage with a gorgeous view of Coral Bay Harbor. This cottage has wonderful breezes, beautiful sunrises and moonrises, covered and uncovered decks plus a “hammock garden”. There is a private hot tub overlooking the Caribbean sea For those who are familiar with Calabash Cottages, Tortuga Cottage is not in the same Calabash Boom location. The cottage is located just outside of Coral Bay. Although private, it is not as remote and secluded as Sago and Windwardside. On the other hand for our guests that have bemoaned the bumpy road, Tortuga could be your choice! This road is entirely paved and within walking distance of several bars and restaurants and shops.

View of Coral Bay Harbor from the deck

Sunny afternoons on our deck overlooking Coral Bay Harbor are delightful.
Enjoy the blue skies while still having the option to tuck into a the shade with a good book.

Dine on the deck and relax in the hot tub

The uncovered deck contains a full sized dining table, a top quality spa and our favorite chairs to put our feet up and enjoy the end of the day. Our hot tub is lovely in the evening but it is also a great place to enjoy sunrise with your morning coffee.

The interior of Tortuga Cottage

The kitchen of Tortuga Cottage

The interior of Tortuga Cottage consists of a breezy living room with comfortable seating areas and a beautiful ocean view. The full kitchen is well stocked with Allclad cookware, dishware for many moods and all of the utensils you will need to prepare meals at home. A separate dining area overlooks hammock garden and additional dining is provided on both the covered and uncovered decks. The cosy bedroom has a beautiful view of the Caribbean sea where you can choose between the cooling breezes and a ceiling fan or air conditioning.

Lovely interior dining area

Lovely interior dining area

Lovely interior dining area contains cushioned bench seating and three chairs.  The table is a rustic mahogany design. We provide an array of cloth napkins and place matts and a variety of dish ware. The four windows- one of which looks out to sea and three of which overlook the garden areas – make this a bright and cheerful room. Honestly, though, with two outdoor dining areas it gets used mostly on rainy days. Lighting is adjustable for romantic indoor dinners.

Living room

Queen bedroom

Queen sized bedroom overlooks a beautiful view of ocean. Wake up to gorgeous sunrises or pull the curtains if sleeping in is on your vacation agenda. Although the bedroom is outfitted with a ductless mini split air conditioner which cools the room in minutes it also is in the direct line of fire of our delightful tradewinds. if you would prefer to drift off to sleep under tropical breezes to the sounds of the tree frogs that is also an option. There is a ceiling fan over the bed which has a high quality mattress.

Our full bath shown below has a hammered copper sink, roomy shower and charming Italian tiles and island made mahogany cabinets.

Bathroom

Covered deck

Tortuga Cottage is accessed by a very inviting covered deck. It contains a dining table which we think is the perfect breakfast nook when it’s too sunny to sit on the uncovered deck but too delightful to be indoors. There are also two chairs to enjoy some time reading or watching the birds in the garden. The covered deck opens onto a hammock garden that is shaded from midday onwards.

Relax in the hammock

Entrance to Tortuga Cottage on St John

Enjoy the banana birds, hummingbirds and our tropical gardens in under our covered deck

Enjoy the sugar birds, hummingbirds and our tropical gardens  under our covered deck or wander out to the hammock for a snooze or just to enjoy the breeze.  You will find no shortage of places to relax and rewind.   Tortuga Cottage invites you to enjoy the laid back vacation you’ve been dreaming of. We hope to see you soon!

Dine outside on the covered deck

View from the hot tub

View from our deck

Location: Coral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Tortuga Cottage is located in a hillside setting 130’ above sea level. We are accessed via paved road.  Lovely white sand beaches, including Salt Pond Bay, Fancis Bay and Maho Bay are just a short drive as are national park hiking trails. Restaurants, shops and water sports are all available 1/4 mile in Coral Bay. The main town on the island, Cruz Bay, is located 8 miles away. The airport is in St. Thomas which is reached via a twenty minute ferry ride (Ferries leave every hour on the hour and cost $7 each way).

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Nearby Beaches & Sights

Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Beach Chairs
  • Cooler
  • Beach Umbrella
  • BBQ
  • CD & VCR Player
  • Phone
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Robes, All Linens & Towels
  • Safe for Valuables
  • Wi-Fi Internet

Activities

We are happy to make suggestions for activities that suit your interests.  When you arrive at your cottage we will go over a map of the island and point out the best beaches, hiking trails, snorkel spots, etc.  Most activities can be arranged once you are on island but if you are planning a day on the water you may want to arrange that in advance. Consider Busy Bee Charters “Lap of St. John” on Wednesday for a really fun trip that departs right from Coral Bay.

Arrival

Tortuga Cottage is managed by on island owners. We will meet your ferry on arrival, arrange for discounted car rentals and provide the personal attention you need to make your stay with us as pleasant and relaxing as possible. We can also arrange for a driver to meet your flight for the 50 minute ride to the Red Hook ferry dock.

For details about our our policies, reservations and travel suggestions please read our FAQ.

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Guest Reviews for Tortuga Cottage

Everything we hoped for and more!
05-16-2017

My wife and I just returned from an unforgettable week on St. John. It was our first time on the island and everything exceeded our expectations, especially Tortuga Cottage. Susan and Paul's hillside cottage is so well kept and cozy we immediately felt comfortable in our new home. From the garden, to their decor, and their amazing patio we couldn't have been happier. They were quick to respond to anything we needed, and made it clear that if there was anything they could do to improve our stay they were willing and ready. We love not only the home itself, but also the location in Coral Bay. Great access to Salt Pond Bay, Haulover, and the North Shore beaches. Really enjoyed the laid back vibe in Coral Bay compared to the busier Cruz Bay. We would definitely recommend staying at Tortuga Cottage for your trip to St. John.
Submitted: May 16, 2017 | Stayed: May 2017

Our Response
Dear Corey and Christina, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It really makes me smile to hear your glowing description of our home and your week on the island. I also so appreciate your being such easy guests and taking such good care of Tortuga Cottage. I hope we see you again on another visit. Thank you for trusting your vacation to us. Susan
Spectacular Tortuga Cottage
Joanne M.
05-10-2017

We would highly recommend this cottage! First, the location was great. Off the deck was a beautiful view of Coral Bay harbor. In the evenings we would watch the sail boats come and go while enjoying the breeze or sitting in the hot tub. Just down the hill is a very nice grocery story, Dolphin Market and very good restaurant, Aqua Bistro. Just down the road within a 10 minute drive is a wonderful place to snorkel, Salt Pond Bay. We saw manta rays, squids, turtles, baracudas and more. The house itself had everything we needed. Lots of cookware, folding beach chairs, beach towels etc. We lacked for nothing! Our greeter, Mary gave us all the tips we needed to navigate the sometimes challenging roads (stay to the left!) Our stay was everything we had hoped for! Thank you Calabash Cottages! Wonderful job!

Our Response
Dear Joanne, Thank you so much for being such great guests and taking he time to write a review. I really appreciate it. Future guest love to hear about past guest experience. If your travels bring you back to St. John I hope we will see you again. All the Best, Susan

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