Overview of Peaceful Cottages in the Tropical Forest of St John in the Virgin Islands

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4.9/5 Exceptional
8 reviews
Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.


  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

Popular LocationCaneel Bay Beach5 min drive
Popular LocationTrunk Bay6 min drive
Popular LocationHoneymoon Beach15 min drive
AirportSt. Thomas (STT-Cyril E. King)115 min drive

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    About this area

    St. John

    This vacation home is located in St. John. Coral World Ocean Park is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Virgin Islands National Park and Trunk Bay. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with rock climbing and ecotours.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • St. John Spice - 4 min drive
    • Caneel Bay Beach - 5 min drive
    • Trunk Bay - 6 min drive
    • Cinnamon Bay Beach - 12 min drive
    • Honeymoon Beach - 15 min drive

    Getting around

    • St. Thomas (STT-Cyril E. King) - 119 min drive

    About this property

    Peaceful Cottages in the Tropical Forest of St John in the Virgin Islands

    Vacation home with kitchen, walk to Virgin Islands National Park
    Yay!! Our beaches are open and visitors are welcomed back from 1st June 2020. Peaceful Cottages is now offering a special COVID-19 "limited time discounts" for 2020/21. These prices are for 2 people in their own private cottage. Book now and save. All discounts do apply to a minimum stay of 4 night booking. Normal cleaning fees, hotel taxes and service charges are not discounted. Over the years my staff have commented that I always seem to have such wonderful guests. and how do i do this? I don't know, consider my self fortunate indeed when I hear some stories from high demand guests in other villas. My guests seem more relaxed and happy that they found a comfortable place to sleep because during the day, they're gone exploring, hiking, snorkeling , beaching and boating. Maybe it's because my prices are low. or we're in the forest, or close to Cruz Bay, close to the North Shore beaches, this Caribbean styled cottage is detached from any other structure, the average temperature is about 75 degrees and the evening a little cooler even, there's no need for ac here. Moreover the cottages are super strongly built. I was in my apartment (which is like a bunker) and only had the use of one window to see outside. It was in credible to see 240 MPH of wind full of branches, window frames, 2 X 4's flying through the salt water filled air 500 feet above sea level. That speed was sustained for 20 minutes... terrible and scary! After the storm passed i walked outside to see everything flattened... all the trees were down, completely bare of life... no green, but both cottages were standing proud, missing the gutters and down pipes even a huge tree lying on the roof of one, they were unharmed in the face of the strongest hurricane on record. All around me, houses, wood and concrete houses were blown apart or away. So when a hurricane blows over st john again, you now know of one place here that's safe to be in. :) The location is a very private and fenced-in cul-de-sac on Gift Hill, which is 5-minute drive from Cruz Bay and around a 10-minute drive to the famous North Shore beaches. So conveniently located insofar as shopping, restaurants and entertainment on St John. The cottage is designed simply to create a Caribbean abode feel although inside is as if you were at home and very comfortable with all modern conveniences and finishes. However outside is finished with bright Caribbean colors and the garden is like a jungle with natural large tropical undergrowth and fruit trees like bananas, passion fruit, Papaya and guava trees and delights with the tropical night sounds with the sounds of crickets, frogs, geckos, Iguana, hermit crabs and scents of the rain forest. After a day spent exploring the island's treasures (the petroglyphs, the mill ruins, hiking trails, reefs and beaches) and experiencing myriad sun-drenched and water-quenched activities you'll come back to a quiet, cool, and restful home-away-from-home. The patio on this cottage is large and includes a full kitchen, lounging area, ,breakfast table and chairs and for those that want to relax in the double hammock there's that too. Inside is a king bed, desk and chair, dresser, futon and good size cabinet, bathroom with shower, hand basin and WC. The cottage is 500 feet above sea level which is about 9-10 degrees cooler than at sea level. Temperatures range between 83 degrees in the summer months down to 72 degrees in the wintertime. The power cost here is very high and as the weather is cool and the nights even cooler and the cottages very airy so there is no need for air conditioning. The power savings being passed on to their low pricing. There is also a 2nd cottage vrbo.com/211634 for two couple or family scenario. They are great for socializing together and then going back to one’s own abode and not sharing kitchen or living areas gives you privacy and intimacy not available when sharing one house together. They are only 50 feet apart however because of the undergrowth and their design are private from each other. All linen is supplied including beach towels and for those staying for longer periods there is a laundry with washer and drier. There is parking at the front gate. Outdoor smoking is OK. Your pet is welcome, though larger dogs might be intimidated by one very friendly Jack Russell terrier .... Note: Please understand that St John is 75% National Park that includes the tropical rain forest. The cottages border the forest. This forest has small animals and insects of St John in it. Although the cottages are completely screened for flying insects and mosquito's we can't guarantee that some may get in somehow.
    Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Trevor Sichel

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Car recommended


    Coffee/tea maker


    1 bedroom
    Bed sheets provided


    1 bathroom
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Living room


    TV with cable/satellite service

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine and dryer


    Smoke-free property

    Things to do

    Whale watching nearby
    Kayaking nearby
    Snorkeling nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Parasailing nearby
    Ecotours nearby
    Water skiing nearby
    Scuba diving nearby
    Windsurfing nearby


    Sleeps 4



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets allowed
    Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

    Property is also known as

    Peaceful Cottages Tropical Forest St John Virgin Islands House
    Peaceful Cottages Tropical Forest Virgin Islands House
    Peaceful Cottages Tropical Forest St John Virgin Islands
    Peaceful Cottages Tropical Forest St John Virgin Islands House
    Peaceful Cottages Tropical Forest Virgin Islands House
    Peaceful Cottages Tropical Forest St John Virgin Islands

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Situated in St. John, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Virgin Islands National Park, Trunk Bay, and Honeymoon Beach. Cinnamon Bay Beach and Caneel Bay Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Guest reviews

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent


      The all around experience was amazing! Trevor was very helpful and knowledgeable host. Would HIGHLY recommand this place! We will definitely be back!

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      it was clean but rugged, just our style. would recommend a 4wheel drive vehicle though

      Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2020

      5/5 Excellent

        Peaceful cottage in lush tropical setting

        There was so much to love, the bright colors, the outdoor kitchen, the hammock, and spacious room. We felt as if we were Swiss Family Robinson on a tropical island in our treehouse. This place is perfect for nature lovers. There are chickens and other birds I do not know. A wide covered veranda runs alongside the cottage sheltering a full kitchen, a sofa, a small table and a hammock. A friendly cat and dog inside the fenced property. The cottage itself, is a large rectangular room. At one end is a sofa and large desk, at the other is a king-sized bed and the door to the bathroom. Some things are a little tricky, for example, you have to turn two knobs to get the shower flowing. The road leading to the cottage is dirt with some patches of concrete, but you only have to drive about a 100 feet on dirt. From there you have a steep concrete road that leads up the main road. We had rented a four wheel drive Jeep and were glad of it. Trevor is very friendly and full of good advice. Heavy rain fell at night two of the nights were were there and things we hung out to dry were still damp in the morning. Trevor said we could use his dryer to get our towels dry. The island is small that in this central location we were able to get to just about anywhere in 40 minutes or less. We went out to the beaches every day, a different one for each day, and enjoy coming back to the shade and tropical jungle in the late afternoon. At night cheeping frogs sang us to sleep. A fabulous place to recover from the hustle and bustle of life.

        5/5 Excellent

        • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

        We loved the outdoor kitchen and sounds of the jungle at night. The steep road and driveway we're OK in our rental sedan and Trevor gave us good directions. It was a slice of island life.

        Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

        5/5 Excellent

          Great Location, Fully Appointed & Excellent Price!

          My family of 4 stayed at this property for a week in January, 2020. It's conveniently located, 10 minutes out of Cruz Bay for shopping & dining and 15-20 minutes from many of the NW beaches. The bungalow gives you the feeling of living in a jungle treehouse with all the amenities. It's basically one long open room with an adjoining bath and a full length veranda; comprised of an open air kitchen, seating & eating area but you have everything you need for a wonderful, relaxing stay. Our absolute favorite spot was the large porch hammock overlooking the adjoining mountain. Swaying with our coffee in the mornings and listening to the frogsong at night will be memories we will treasure forever. Thank you Trevor!