The uncovered deck contains a full sized dining table, a top quality spa and our favorite chairs to put our feet up and enjoy the end of the day. Our hot tub is lovely in the evening but it is also a great place to enjoy sunrise with your morning coffee.
The interior of Tortuga Cottage consists of a breezy living room with comfortable seating areas and a beautiful ocean view. The full kitchen is well stocked with Allclad cookware, dishware for many moods and all of the utensils you will need to prepare meals at home. A separate dining area overlooks hammock garden and additional dining is provided on both the covered and uncovered decks. The cosy bedroom has a beautiful view of the Caribbean sea where you can choose between the cooling breezes and a ceiling fan or air conditioning.
Lovely interior dining area contains cushioned bench seating and three chairs. The table is a rustic mahogany design. We provide an array of cloth napkins and place matts and a variety of dish ware. The four windows- one of which looks out to sea and three of which overlook the garden areas – make this a bright and cheerful room. Honestly, though, with two outdoor dining areas it gets used mostly on rainy days. Lighting is adjustable for romantic indoor dinners.
Queen sized bedroom overlooks a beautiful view of ocean. Wake up to gorgeous sunrises or pull the curtains if sleeping in is on your vacation agenda. Although the bedroom is outfitted with a ductless mini split air conditioner which cools the room in minutes it also is in the direct line of fire of our delightful tradewinds. if you would prefer to drift off to sleep under tropical breezes to the sounds of the tree frogs that is also an option. There is a ceiling fan over the bed which has a high quality mattress.
Our full bath shown below has a hammered copper sink, roomy shower and charming Italian tiles and island made mahogany cabinets.
Tortuga Cottage is accessed by a very inviting covered deck. It contains a dining table which we think is the perfect breakfast nook when it’s too sunny to sit on the uncovered deck but too delightful to be indoors. There are also two chairs to enjoy some time reading or watching the birds in the garden. The covered deck opens onto a hammock garden that is shaded from midday onwards.
Tortuga Cottage is located in a hillside setting 130’ above sea level. We are accessed via paved road. Lovely white sand beaches, including Salt Pond Bay, Fancis Bay and Maho Bay are just a short drive as are national park hiking trails. Restaurants, shops and water sports are all available 1/4 mile 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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For first time visitors to the islands or if “it’s been a while” we prefer to meet you at the dock on St. John. We will then take you to pick up your rental car and stop for groceries before showing you out to the house. If you feel quite familiar with the island we can also arrange to meet you in Coral Bay. Whoever shows you into the house will give you a basic orientation and also go over the map. They will discuss your interests and make suggestions to help you enjoy your stay on the island as much as possible. They will point out some of the best beaches, snorkel spots, hiking trails, restaurants and shops. Feel free to ask them any questions that will enhance your stay. Our greeters are all enthusiastic residents of the island that are hoping to make your vacation as much fun as possible.
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