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Lets just get the whole view thing out of the way first. The view from Coconut Hill Cottage is absolutely spectacular. We spent 5 days there and it never ceased to completely engage us, its beautiful. We also loved the continuity of the large screened porch with the living room/kitchen. This top section of the house is very comfortable and inviting and a great place to hang out. And bug free. Its the tropics, but mosquitoes and bugs were never an issue. Even outside we rarely even noticed mosquitoes. The master and guest bedroom and two bathrooms are on the bottom floor. The master is very comfortable, we didn't use the guest room, and the AC in the master worked well and was good to have, but the ground floor is more about bedrooms/bathrooms than a place to hang out. Its worth noting that the top and bottom floors are connected by an exterior stairway, so if its raining you'll get wet. The provision of beach chairs, cooler and beach umbrella was much appreciated and used. The property manager Gwen was very helpful and made sure we were all set up when we arrived. Communication with the owner Jake was very prompt and helpful prior to our trip, and it turned out he was visiting the island during our trip and we really enjoyed meeting him. This was our first stay in the east end of the island and really enjoyed the location, the cottage is close to Coral Bay making it easy to get to restaurants/provisions/etc. It was great to be back in St John and see the recovery, and Coconut Hill cottage was a great find.
We had a very short window of when we could go on vacation and a short notice on top of that. Jake and Sarah just happened to have the dates we needed available, in a weeks notice. Tropical Tree House is the ultimate villa for a tropical vacation on an island that truly is paradise. It was off season which is better for us since we enjoy a peaceful trip. We're fairly adventurous so this was the perfect hideaway. Steps kept us in shape, very clean home, bed was super comfy, shower head was awesome, and the upstairs a/c cooled off the entire place in a short time to make it comfortable to turn off and go to sleep.
Great widely known and local reading material while swaying in the hammock. A TV if you want it...I spent early mornings on the porch listening to nature go off, gazing at Coral Bay and watching geckos and birds play in the trees. The screen porch is brilliant!
Super short distance to the north shore beaches and a totally awesome drive. Went to Maho Beach every day and others as well. Most days we were alone at Maho and that was truly amazing. Take advantage of everything they offer from kitchen needs to beach stuff, we used it all, lol...Thanks again, Jake and Sarah. We're super impressed with your villa and how accommodating it was.
You really will be spoiled on this island and in this villa. It's very romantic and a nature lovers dream!