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

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1 bedroom, Internet
1 bedroom, Internet

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

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pet friendly

Explore the area

    Popular LocationVirgin Islands National Park18 min walk
    Popular LocationCatherineberg Ruins2 min drive
    Popular LocationHawksnest Beach5 min drive
    AirportSt. Thomas (STT-Cyril E. King)75 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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

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

Family-friendly vacation home in St. John
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 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 feature separate bedrooms.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Trevor Sichel

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • 1 bedroom


  • 1 bathroom


  • Near laundromat


  • Pet friendly

Location highlights

  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Scuba diving 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 host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

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

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 Honeymoon Beach. Traveling with kids? Consider Skyride to Paradise Point, or check out an event or a game at Lionel Roberts Stadium. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Virgin Islands National Park - 18 min walk
  • Catherineberg Ruins - 2 min drive
  • Caneel Bay Beach - 5 min drive
  • Jumbie Beach - 5 min drive
  • Hawksnest Beach - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Cyril E. King Airport (STT) - 75 min drive


  • Extra Virgin Bistro — 3 min drive
  • Quiet Mon Pub — 3 min drive
  • Morgan's Mango — 4 min drive
  • Woody's Seafood Saloon — 4 min drive
  • Cruz Bay Landing — 4 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 12 out of 15 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

We have stayed on island for many years now and I have to say that this is our favorite thus far. So much so, that we will return to this cottage again. It was very accommodating and comfortable. It is only minutes from Cruz Bay. The outside kitchen area is such a treat. If you want to feel like you are a local and have your own island house, this is the spot for sure. We are looking forward to our next stay!

4/5 Good

Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Host was pleasant and informative. Cottage was clean. Windows are screened and doors are not lockable while inside the building, although in the remote location this maybe of little concern. Kitchen was well equipped. Water is not potable so plan on bringing some. I would recommend a high ground clearance vehicle for the driveway. There is a friendly cat that is very often present. Fans did a good job of creating a comfortable temperature. Neighbors seemed to be doing construction nearby in evenings with the help of loud music. Most likely a temporary situation and certainly out of host control.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful and peaceful stay in the jungle
The cottage was the perfect place for us to relax and enjoy being in the middle of the jungle. We loved the outdoor kitchen and Trevor was extremely helpful with all our queries and needs.

5/5 Excellent

Peaceful Getaway
The property was exactly what we wanted for our vacation experience this year. We weren't looking for the luxury resort amenities/atmosphere, we appreciated the environment of privacy, peace and relaxation. We enjoyed the outdoor kitchen and large porch to sit and play board games at night, amongst the chorus of tree frogs and such. Trevor was extremely accommodating and it was a pleasure to meet him.

4/5 Good

Nice little house, very helpful owner
The house is small but could accommodate our family of four. Everything is as described, clean and had everything we needed. If something was missing that was really needed, the owner eagerly provided it. Trevor was very helpful providing info on how to get to the island using car ferry, what closest shops are, even advising on boat rental although we didn’t use it. I think people who are looking for luxury resort type of living probably will be disappointed but would definitely recommend this house to people who like to camp and are looking for something one level above.