Windwardside Guest Cottage

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Hot Tub
Sleeps 2
$1330 Low Season (Apr 16-Dec 14)
$1750 High Season (Dec 15-Apr 15)

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Windwardside Guest Cottage

Welcome to the Windwardside Guest Cottage, a charming little cottage that enjoys gorgeous views of the east end of St. John, the neighboring British Virgin Islands and Coral Bay. This home can be rented in conjunction with the main house at Windwardside or alone as your own little piece of paradise. The lush tropical plantings, built in privacy screening and the orientation of the buildings seclude them from one another. The guest cottage is very appealingly furnished, has a private hot tub, an airy enclosed shower garden and a comfortable front porch overlooking the sea.

Guest cottage hot tub

Our goal in constructing Windwardside Guest Cottage was to provide a romantic haven packed with amenities but at a reasonable price. We have many honeymoon guests that choose Windwardside Guest Cottage for precisely this reason. It is a budget home that won’t make you feel like you have made any compromises. But the cottage is not only for honeymoon couples – it is a quaint and lovely cottage for any visitors to the island that want an intimate experience of our beautiful island with a gorgeous view.

We have numerous storage areas in a compact home with a a view that rivals any on the island. At Windwardside Guest Cottage you will wake up in a four poster bed to a gorgeous view of the Caribbean sea framed by palm trees. You could easily create a post card from the view of this adorable cottage.

Cozy, cheerful interior

The interior has a queen-size, four-poster bed, a small seating area, a kitchenette and a breakfast bar. The furnishings are both tasteful and cheerful. The covered porch has a dining area and two lounging chairs where you can enjoy the trade winds or a good book while watching the sailboats pass by. A small gas grill is also available if you prefer to prepare your meals overlooking the sea. A shower garden opens onto an uncovered deck. There you can have a relaxing evening soak in the hot tub under a starry Caribbean sky. The hot tub also has a wide view of the sea and total privacy.

Kitchen

Bedroom

In short Windwardside Guest Cottage offers a serene location, fabulous view, charming furnishings, a private hot tub, kitchenette and bbq, plus dedicated staff that will organize your vacation from start to finish all for the price of a hotel room. We provide snorkel gear, beach chairs and a cooler and a beach umbrella.

We also include amenities that you may never need on our casual island (including an iron and a blow dryer) because we want you to be able to travel as light and carefree as possible. Please read reviews from our former guests. We hope to host you on our next visit to St. John.

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Ocean view from porch

When you are enjoying the view from the deck you will have an unbeatable view of the ocean. However, there is also an abundance of lush tropical plantings that provide complete privacy from the neighboring villa, Windwardside Main House.

Garden

Coconut Palm

garden path

garden

Dine on the covered porch

Covered porch

Covered porch

Location: Coral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Windwardside Guest Cottage is located in quiet seclusion with mesmerizing views of Coral Bay, nearby islands and the Caribbean Sea. The house is situated two thirds of a mile up a little used road in Coral Bay. Surrounded by tropical plantings and marvelous vistas, you are still just a short drive to a cool splash in Salt Pond Bay or other equally inviting white sand beaches. Restaurants, shops and watersports are all available within two miles 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

Windwardside 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 Windwardside Guest Cottage

Privacy, wonderful setting…living like kings
Amy L.
02-25-2017

The house is beautiful and wonderfully furnished. We especially loved the wildlife, the incredible amount of privacy (outside showers were the norm), and the hot tub while watching the stars. The owner's management (and owner) were professional and offered great advice. Driving the road was uncomfortable at the beginning (need 4wd), but when I remembered that the road was a big reason we had so much privacy, I was okay with the trip. We stayed at the home more than we did when we had a townhouse in Cruz Bay seven years ago because this wasn't just a place to sleep. Make sure to grocery shop in Cruz Bay before arriving; the full freezer and fridge can handle it. Full grill available. Almost no bugs when we stayed in late Feb. and early March. This side of the island is less crowded, has less crowded beaches, interesting hikes, more wildlife, and a few decent places to eat. Get to BBB for breakfast! Overall, this was a dream vacation, and I was glad I wasn't stuck in a resort sharing walls with anyone. I don't know how the house is like if someone is in the small cottage that is on the same property - seems like there would be less privacy, but I don't know. It's a very cute cottage - more of a place to sleep. Perhaps the house for the parents and the cottage for a private place for a friend/child? Overall, we won't ever forget this experience.

Caribbean Dream Cottage
Joan Z.
04-15-2016

For the first time ever, my husband and I decided to vacation in the same place 2 years in a row:Windward Side Cottage in St John. We had such a fairytale perfect time there last year, we knew any other place would probably disappoint in comparison. And Windward Side cottage was every bit as clean, romantic, well-appointed, fun, and comfortable as last year. Susan and her staff think of everything and see to every detail. To wake every morning and see the sunrise and gorgeous view right from your bed, to spend the day face-down in the beautiful calm clear waters of Salt Pond Bay and other great snorkeling beaches around Coral Bay, to spend time chatting with total strangers on this friendly island, to be surprised by baby donkeys and goats around every twisty turn of the road, and to get to love the hair-raising drive up the mountain...all make us miss this beautiful place.

Our Response
Thank you for such a lovely review of Windwardside Guest Cottage and your time on the island. We do our best to anticipate guests needs but it is always nice to hear that we have succeeded. Vacation time is precious I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed yours. Hope to see you again! Susan
Wonderful Vacation!!
Roberta M.
02-29-2016

Our experience with the Calabash Cottage staff could not have been better, they took care of every detail! We had a wonderful trip and plan to return some day soon. We will most definitely do business with this rental company again. Thanks for everything!

Our Response
Hi Roberta, We really appreciate your lovely review. I'm so glad that the cottage met your expectations and that you found the staff so helpful. I am very lucky to have them! Hope to see you on another visit. Susan
Great honeymoon stay!
Matthew B.
12-28-2015

Perfect place for a 2 person getaway! All the staff made planning and everything on travel days go really smooth and stress free--arranging taxis, rental cars, and generally having good advice. The house itself was great, very small but has everything you need. The views from the cottage are amazing. The hot tub was great, we used it every night! The drive up from the main road to the cottage is pretty intimidating, but went well after the first time. Close to quite a few good restaurants on that side of the island. If you cook, make sure to clean the dishes right away and get up any crumbs, as the ants will find their way in quickly (but if you clean well won't be a problem). Also loved the outdoor shower!

Our Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review the day after your departure! I know it must be a busy time do so we really appreciate the effort. You bring up two points that i like to have guests address because they can do so better than we can. Windwardside Guest Cottage was a special place for us to build because we had a particular intent. We wanted to build a small cottage that still had plenty of charm and comfort and we loved the challenge. We wanted visitors to St. John to be able to enjoy a very special place without blowing their budget. We feel a lot of pride in providing a compact space with a charming old time Caribbean feel, a great view. four poster bed and private hot tub. I am also glad that you mentioned the need to discourage insects. In the states it is common to leave sugar bowl on the counter but here.... oh no. Tropical rules apply. If it is open, put it in the fridge is you don't want ants! Even if you do want ant put it in the fridge because the next guests might not:) Thanks for your visit! Susan
Paradise!!!!
Mikael L.
01-18-2015

The cottage was absolutely a paradise. It was tiny but clean and maintained down to the smallest detail. Breakfasts on the balcony with the stunning view will we never forget.

We have never been so welcomed and taken cared off. The whole arrangement with taxis, pickup and car rental was excellent.

We will be back!!! Thanks for everything!!!

Our Response
Thank you, Therese and Mikael. We are honored to have guests come from so far away to stay at our cottage. I am glad that we were able to live up to your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to review that cottage. I hope that we see you again. Susan

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