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No Power Outages Here! Water View, Family / Couple

Cottage entier. Hôte : Cynthia
6 voyageurs2 chambres2 lits2 salles de bain
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The Upper Level of Stonegarden Cottage offers a beautiful, relaxed, & comfortable space for a couple, or a couple with two children. The Upper & Lower Levels can be rented together or separately. When you book from here, you are booking the Upper Level. Visit our listing called "Cottage with No Power Outages, Gorgeous View, 4-8" for the Whole House, sleeps 4-8, and "Apt. with No Power Outages, Gorgeous View, sleep 2" for the Lower Level apartment, sleeps 2.

Le logement
Stonegarden Cottage came through hurricanes Irma and Maria undamaged and the interior on the cottage is virtually the same as before the storms. We have repaired, restored or replaced mostly all exterior features, including solar panels, railings, fences, and our beautiful gardens and nature trails.

Back-up Power: The island's power company has been struggling since the hurricanes, and there are frequent island-wide outages, sometimes for several hours a day (the longest recent outage was 29 hours in August 2019). So, we installed a Tesla Powerwall back-up battery for our solar panels which means you will not even notice when the power goes out on island. There will be no noisy generator to spoil your peace and quiet. And the best thing is that you will not have to run around in the dark looking for flashlights, or refrain from using the water for doing dishes and showering, because you will have power to use the lights, water, fans, refrigeration, stove and oven, etc.

Now, here is more information about our home:

Stonegarden Cottage consists of upper and lower levels which can be rented together or separately, sleeping two to eight guests.

NOTE: This listing is for the Upper Level and the rates correspond to that only. You can rent the Lower Level apartment (sleeps 2) by visiting AirBnB listing "Apt. with No Power Outages, Gorgeous View, sleep 2" where you'll find more detailed information, including an active availability calendar. Regarding availability in the Whole House (3 bedrooms, sleeps 8) - see AirBnB listing "Cottage with No Power Outages, Gorgeous View, 4-8" for more detailed information and calendar.

The Upper Level offers a beautiful, relaxed, and comfortable space for a couple, or a couple with two children. (Two additional adult guests can stay on the sofa-sleeper for a small extra charge.) The house is newly remodeled, with all new bathrooms, tile floors and countertop. The decor is island inspired, and there is original Caribbean art throughout the house, some created by the owner who is a water-colorist and stained-glass artist.
The fully-equipped, eat-in kitchen opens out onto the deck where you will dine or just relax while gazing at one of the most beautiful views in all the Caribbean, with an ever-changing light show of turquoise water and sun-drenched islands.
The master bedroom with queen-size 4-poster hardwood bed and private bath has an expansive island view. The beautiful, enclosed Caribbean "garden shower" blends traditional stonework with the tropical environment, and has stained glass designed and built by the owner.
There is a bunk room off the living room, with it's own full bath, a bunk bed with two twin beds, two closets, and beautiful stained glass window. Great for kids & teens!
The living room offers sleeping accommodations for two more adults or children on the comfortable queen-size sofa-bed. The bed has a memory foam mattress-topper for added comfort.
Walkways from the front door connect into the stone paths and nature trails of Guavaberry Woods. Take a tour of our 2/3 acre property, enjoy our tropical fruit trees, gardens, peace and quiet!

Accès des voyageurs
You will have full access the entire Upper Level of the cottage. The owner does not live on the premises. There may be a couple or single guest staying in the Lower Level apartment while you are at the cottage - the apartment is completely separate so you will have little interaction with the Lower Level guests unless you invite that.

Autres remarques
Holidays: We book the Whole House only during Christmas and New Years weeks. Please use our listing titled "Stonegarden Cottage" for booking the holidays.

Amenities on Upper Level:
High-Speed Wireless Internet, Ceiling Fans in every room (including bathrooms), Fresh Flowers, FlatscreenTV w/DVD, CD Stereo, DVD/CD Collection, Digital Alarm Clock with iPod player in both bedrooms, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Microwave, 4-burner Gas Range and Oven, Side-by-side Refridgerator/Freezer with ice and filtered water on the door (Additional Deep Freezer in workshop), Cooking Utensils, Blender, Toaster-oven, Automatic Coffee Maker, Filtered Drinking Water at the sink, 100% Cotton Linens and Blankets, Beach Towels & Chairs, Coolers, Iron and Ironing Board, Hair-dryer, Kid-sized Air-mattress and Bedding, Pac-N-Play, Child Dining Seat (all available upon request), Washer and Dryer (for rentals of 10 days or more), Gas Grill (BBQ); No Smoking; Solar power with Tesla Powerwall battery back-up which provides power to the house when power outages occur.
The Upper Level of Stonegarden Cottage offers a beautiful, relaxed, & comfortable space for a couple, or a couple with two children. The Upper & Lower Levels can be rented together or separately. When you book from here, you are booking the Upper Level. Visit our listing called "Cottage with No Power Outages, Gorgeous View, 4-8" for the Whole House, sleeps 4-8, and "Apt. with No Power Outages, Gorgeous View, sleep 2" for the Lower Level apartment, sleeps 2.

Le logement
Stonegarden Cottage came through hurricanes Irma and Maria undamaged and the interior on the cottage is virtually the same as before…

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Chambre 1
1 lit queen size
Chambre 2
1 lit simple

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Coral Bay, St. John, Îles Vierges des États-Unis

On-site Nature Trails: The best of St. John's natural beauty and astonishing biodiversity lies on-site at your doorstep. A trellised archway of hanging tropical flowers greets you as you enter and walk down a short stone stairway to the front door. The large (2/3 acre) hillside property is an ecological wonderland that invites wandering -- beautiful hand-crafted stone paths and trails on several different levels lead you through the lush hardwood foliage of Guavaberry Woods, where picturesque and unique ponds and gardens of orchids, frangipani, hibiscus and bougainvillea delight the eye.

Forest Sights and Sounds: Birdwatching opportunities abound -- the red-tailed hawks that soar past close enough to see the barred markings on their backs, the blazing green crest of the hummingbirds, the yellow-breasted bananaquits known for their love of sugar. The sounds of the island forest surround the visitor throughout the day, from the soft cooing of the turtle doves in the morning to the sweet chirruping of the little green "Coqui" frogs at day's end.

The neighborhood surrounding the cottage is safe, private and quiet.
On-site Nature Trails: The best of St. John's natural beauty and astonishing biodiversity lies on-site at your doorstep. A trellised archway of hanging tropical flowers greets you as you enter and walk down a s…

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My husband and I love St. John. He actually grew up on the island. I've lived 10 years in the USVI, even sailed there once all the way from New York. My husband, Raf, is a sailor too and spent much of his childhood living on their family's 42' sailboat, named "Breath," which his father, Peter Muilenburg, built on St. John. We bought our cottage in 2005 and lived in the house for four years with our 2 young daughters during a 5 year period our family spent living on the island. We put a lot of love into our home there, as well as the gorgeous property. There are three stained-glass windows in the house that were built by Thia, as well as a collection of Caribbean art. We try to return to the cottage as often as we can. Back-to-back category 5+ hurricanes Irma and Maria hit St. John in September, 2017. Thankfully, our house was spared, but we spent the next year making numerous trips to St. John to repair our damaged property. Raf is an attorney and owns a law firm on St. John, Thia helps him manage it. Once we left the island in 2014 to give our daughters opportunities off island, Raf began commuting from Florida to St. John once a month to work with clients and go to court. We both sing and play guitar, as do our two daughters. Our youngest is a pop-soul singer-songwriter named Allegra Miles, and you can find her on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, and more. When we're on island, we like to play at the open-mics at Pickles and Sun Dog Cafe. When you stay at the cottage, you may have the opportunity to meet us, either there or around the island. We look forward to meeting you!
My husband and I love St. John. He actually grew up on the island. I've lived 10 years in the USVI, even sailed there once all the way from New York. My husband, Raf, is a sailor t…
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Important Information if you book a reservation:

Passports: Passports are not required of travelers entering and leaving the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, you will need valid proof of citizenship and an I.D. (birth certificate or voter's registration card, and a driver's license) when returning to the U.S. If you plan to visit the British Virgin Islands (taking a sail boat charter?), you'll need passports, so be sure your passports are up to date. We highly recommend them.

Car Rental: Though you won't need 4-wheel drive to get to the cottage (the road is paved all the way), we highly recommend a 4-wheel drive vehicle to manage St. John's steep and rough roads, avoid flat-tires and stay safe. We highly recommend renting from a company on St. John. Car rental companies abound. Call or go on-line and see for yourself which one will suit you, and be sure to check their location in regard to proximity to the ferry dock. All the companies offer a discount for 7 days or more. Some car rental companies close to the ferry dock are:

St. John Car Rental
Courtesy Car Rentals
Denzil Clyne Car Rental

Making Contact Once you Arrive: We will send you arrival instructions approximately one week prior to your arrival. These instructions will inform you of the name and phone number of your greeter, plus instructions for making contact, meeting and being led to the cottage.

Travel from Airport to St. John: Once you're on St. Thomas, you'll easily find a cab by the baggage claim area (they'll probably find you first!). Ask for a cab to take you to the ferry to St. John. It will cost approx. $20 per person including luggage. The Red Hook ferries leave regularly, every hour on the hour until midnight, and if you miss one and need to wait awhile, there's always the option of waiting at the restaurant/bar next door at the marina. The ferry ride takes about 20 mins. There's also a ferry that leaves from downtown Charlotte Amalie that takes 45 minutes. Check with your driver to see if you can make that ferry (preferable to Red Hook ferry, but not as frequent).

Driving Directions to Stonegarden Cottage: Driving on St. John can be a new experience for 1st time travelers due to the surprising fact that we drive on the left!!! So be extra cautious, especially pulling out onto the main roads. Once in your car, take route 10 up the hill and out of town. This route is also called Centerline Road. Follow the curvy, hilly road all the way to Coral Bay. You'll come down the hill towards the town and make your first right on route 107 - you'll see the Coral Bay sign, and a bus stop on the corner as you make the turn. (The road either goes straight there, or turns right – there is no left turn option there.) Drive by the row of dumpsters on the left, and then just after the road turns to the left, you will see a steep concrete road going up on your right, named Route 108 west. This is called Bordeaux Mt. Road and is the road Stonegarden Cottage is on. Once you start driving up the mountain, the cottage is about ¾ mile up on the left side of the road. Look for our low stone walls bordering the property. Another landmark to look for: right before the house you'll see a road coming in on your right.

Parking: There are two parking spaces at the cottage, one below the entry, and another above. Guests staying in the Upper Level are to use the parking space below the gate. Guests staying in the Lower Level are to park in the space above the gate.

Check-in / Check-out: Please be aware that in order to allow enough time for cleaning the cottage, we must ask you to observe our 4:00p.m. check-in time. You may want to pack a towel and bathing suit near the top of your luggage so you can visit the beach on the way to the cottage, or visit Skinny-legs in Coral Bay for a Mahi-Mahi burger and a beer. You're welcome to check with the managers when you call about whether the cottage will be ready before 4pm. On the morning you leave, please observe our 10:00a.m. check-out time so that we can ready the cottage for our next renters, who usually arrive the same day.

Communications Post-hurricane: There will be no phone service and television due to hurricane damage to St. John when you come to Stonegarden Cottage. However, it is possible to use the internet via our excellent wifi and to get cellular service in the cottage using AT&T as the carrier. AT&T also offers an international plan for $10/day (or $60/month) that allows you to utilize cellular roaming to take advantage of the superior signal coming from Tortola's towers to use your phone. If you do not have AT&T, we highly recommend that you purchase an AT&T Go-Phone for use on island for communication and in case of emergency. For those of you who like entertainment and might miss TV, you may feel better knowing that we have a large collection of DVDs that you can watch on our TV (the DVD player is built into the left side of the TV), as well as games for all ages!

Internet Connection at the Cottage: We have internet connection at the cottage with wifi. If you need to print something out, you can do so at Connections in Coral Bay.

Solar system / Utility Outages: From time to time, we may lose electricity or internet service. Fortunately, the cottage is equipped to deal with outages as we have a solar system and whole house battery backup. You will not be affected as long as you conserve energy during the night by not running energy draining items like a hairdryer or microwave, etc. No refunds will be provided due to lack of utilities.

Water Usage: Water in the Virgin Islands is a precious commodity. Rainfall is only moderate, and most houses have no access to a city water system. We have a cistern that collects rain water from the roof and store it for our use. The water is filtered, and then goes through a second carbon filter so it’s safe for drinking. However, if the cistern runs dry, we have to buy water which is expensive. We would appreciate it if you would please do your best to conserve water. That means turning off the water while soaping up the dishes, your hair and body, and while brushing your teeth, as well as reducing the amount of times you flush the toilet whenever possible. We request that you please be mindful of the scarcity of water and only use the washing machine if you are staying for 10 days or longer, preferably 1-2 loads maximum, and bring your dirty clothes home with you to wash when you leave. Additionally, please leave the house laundry (sheets, towels, etc.) for us to do, so that we can use water as efficiently as possible. After a few days, you'll probably get used to conserving water, and may even find it can be habit forming - a great thing for reducing your water bills at home. Thank you for making an effort to conserve water!!

Consider the Septic Tank: We have a septic tank on the property. Waste breaks down over time, but the tank can become overloaded if paper products are flushed. We would appreciate it if you would please do your best to limit what gets flushed to only what is absolutely necessary. In other words, please deposit used paper products (toilet paper, tampons, pads) into the waste basket. You will be taking your trash to the dumpster each day (since there is no garbage service on island), so you can easily remove these items along with it.

Tropical Critters: As you know, tropical islands host many exotic animals and insects, such as coqui frogs and geckos, and when it comes to getting inside houses, they are like little Houdinis. Despite your best efforts to keep the screen doors closed at all times, they will occasionally make their way inside. Here's what you should do: 1) Please do not leave food out on the counter while you're gone or asleep, since this will attract them. Store your fruit and veggies in the fridge. 2) Check your clothing and shoes before you put them on, since little critters like to crawl into dark places. 3) We provided insect spray for you and you can use it on any insect that you feel uncomfortable with. 4) If you see something that you're concerned about (eg. food that looks like it was eaten by a mouse, or droppings), please let the manager know as she will arrange to have a trap placed in the house (we already have traps around the property).

Safety: St. John is relatively safe compared to most places one could visit these days. However, you still need to take the same simple precautions you would in any American town. When leaving the house at night, please remember to leave a light on outside, and to lock the doors. When parking in town or at the beach, we recommend taking your belongings with you whenever possible, and leaving the car windows down to avoid break-ins. While at the beach, bury your wallet in the sand, or simply leave it back at the cottage in the safe provided. We care about your safety and your belongings. So, please take these simple precautions to ensure a great vacation.
Important Information if you book a reservation:

Passports: Passports are not required of travelers entering and leaving the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, you will n…
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