New – Romantic, Affordable, Private, Quiet, in Town Location

Sunset view from the verandah at Cruz Bay Cottage

  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cruz Bay Cottage description

Cruz Bay Cottage is one of the last of the lovely traditional West Indian cottages on St. John. It is located on a quiet little hill above Cruz Bay, within easy walking distance of the town, enjoying a birds eye view of the harbor and St. Thomas with it’s dazzling lights against the night sky. It is truly special and romantic as well as convenient and extremely affordable since it is not necessary to rent a car to have access to groceries, great restaurants and public transportation to the National Park beaches from Cruz Bay as well as the bus to Coral Bay. Even though it is close enough to town to walk it is on the quiet side and enjoys relaxing views of the night sky from the verandah in a peaceful and safe location. The owners call this property, “Grassy Hill” and own a few other private residences in the area. The manager lives near by on the property but the cottage enjoys complete privacy and is a little house all on its’ own. This property
has been completely renovated with all new furnishings and wonderful artistic touches; all the amenities and creature comforts for dining, relaxing and sleeping in comfort.

There is air conditioning if desired but the cottage is airy and cool enough if you prefer not to use it. The bedroom has a brand new Queen size bed, reading lights, fresh new linens, a closet and étargère – the bathroom has been renovated with all new fixtures and tile – it has a shower, full length and magnifying mirror, shelves for your toiletries and a generous supply of new linens. The cottage has a fully stocked kitchen with stove, fridge, brand new dishware, pots and pans for fine dining inside or out on the verandah overlooking Pillsbury Sound and Cruz Bay Harbor. The living room has a comfy new sofa, chairs, table, TV and reading lamps. West Indian plantation shutters and ceiling fans keep things breezy and comfortable while adding a classic note of island charm.

The owners have lived on the island for over four decades and take great pride in the restoration and maintenance of one of the islands’ last representations of the vernacular architecture that once dotted the island of St. John and the Caribbean. These traditional cottages that once graced the landscape with their picturesque charm still symbolize the easy, environmentally sound lifestyle of a bygone era. Now fully restored and refreshed you can enjoy this romantic little cottage, formerly called Yellow Birds’ Nest.

Keywords: Cottage, one bedroom, small house, private, in town, near town, quiet, peaceful, picturesque, great view, water view, Harbor view, Cruz Bay, walk to town, near restaurants, shopping, churches, public transportation, safe, affordable, quiet residential area, comfortable, well appointed, all the amenities.

Property Type

  • 475 sq. ft.
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1
  • Queen size Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

Kitchen & Dining

  • Dining Area Seats:2
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items


  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided

Other Amenities

  • Restaurants; groceries, etc.; public transportation; all in town conveniences, within walking distance of Cruz Bay Cottage.


  • Music Library:eclectic selection of CD’s
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • CD Player


  • Internet

Outdoor Features

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony


  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Historic

Location & View

  • Water View:Lovely view of Pillsbury sound, Cruz Bay and St. Thomas
  • Car Not Necessary
  • Waterfront
  • Ocean View

Other Activities

  • Cruz Bay Cottage is within easy walking distance of the town of Cruz Bay with it’s fine dining and shopping. The library, churches, bank, grocery shops, ferry dock and internet cafes are all within a short walk. Reading and relaxing on the comfortable verandah with it’s lovely view of Pillsbury sound and Cruz Bay harbor provides a calm retreat within the ‘hustle and bustle’ of this little seaside town with all the amenities a short walk away.




Winter – Dec. 15 to April 15 are:
Weekly – $1950 plus 10% hotel tax or $279 + tax per night – minimum of 5 nights

Summer – April 16 to Dec. 14 are:
Weekly $1400 + 10% hotel tax or $225 + tax per night – minimum of 4 nights

Kindly email us at or call 340-693-8069 for more information.

Owner/operators, Janet and Andy have lived on St. John for over 40 years and are pleased to be able to offer these wonderful accommodations so you can enjoy the pleasures of island living.

Our other vacation rentals include:

Cruz Bay Apartment – the latest renovation in this trilogy of vacation rentals
Cruz Bay Cottage – and www.flipkey/332723
Tranquility in Fish Bay – and www.flipkey/245423