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“My ABSOLUTE favorite place I've stayed in St John”
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12 reviews
Fully stocked kitchen
Bright, clean,breezy interior
New firm mattress
Dine or relax on covered porches
Surrounding hillside of Coral Bay Harbor
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Coral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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rosesuds
Oxford, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
3 reviews
“My ABSOLUTE favorite place I've stayed in St John”
Reviewed 22 October 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I have been travelling to St John since 2002. In July 2015, I finally stayed at Catch and Keep Cottage. It is, by far, my absolute favorite place to stay on the island. I have been to the Westin, I have been to places right in Cruz Bay, I have stayed at other cottages in Coral Bay - Catch and Keep is where my heart is. I absolutely LOVE IT! The cottage is so comfortable and clean. The artwork, knick knacks, books, EVERYTHING - just feels like home. If I were to ever live on island - I would want a place just like it! The owner, Judy, lives right downstairs should you need anything. However, you wouldn't know she was there if you didn't need her. The accommodations are lovely, everything that you could need is right there. Many may be turned off from this rental as it does not have a water view. I didn't even miss it. The hammock and trade winds blowing on the porch is all that one could ask for. Don't hesitate - rent this!

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Liked best: Maurice
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Solo
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robert070...
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
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“Unique, special and secluded getaway spot”
Reviewed 22 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The pictures do not do this amazing little cottage justice. It is a perfect spot for a quiet getaway. I traveled here with my wife and our two small children (ages 2 and 6) The cottage is beautiful! It is very charming and has the sweetest feel of home. The balcony's views are breathtaking and I have fallen in love with the beautiful humming birds that come in to drink the sweet water that Judy puts out for them. The balcony has plenty of seating space including a relaxing hammock that we really enjoyed. Judy was an AWESOME owner. She was beyond helpful since the moment we showed interest in renting her cottage. She shared GREAT information via email, amazing directions with pictures and she had so many suggestions for us once we arrived. You definitely need a JEEP or 4-wheel drive to get around here. When we arrived she greeted us and labeled a map for us with specific suggestions of where to go. She also has THREE binders of articles and information about everything in St. John. She provided information on the best beaches, hike trails, restaurants, food trucks and more! The cottage was very kid friendly. The kids enjoyed watching the humming birds, playing dominoes (Judy has a large game collection!), watching Netflix and laying in the hammock to enjoy the outdoor breeze. There were tons of books, cd's and movies in the cottage for our enjoyment. The cottage does not have AC and I like it that way! It's very breezy and airy all day and all night. We were not uncomfortable at all or at any time. We loved sleeping with the sounds of nature and slept very comfortably. The kitchen was fully stocked with every appliance you can think of and just everything you need for your stay. There is also a grill outside to use. Judy provided us with everything we needed for the beach included lots of beach toys! This is a quaint and charming cottage with lots of character. It has a special vibe to it and once you are here you realize how fortunate you are to get to spend some time in such a remarkable corner of the world.

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Liked best: The uniqueness of the decor inside the cottage!
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ambermaec
Seattle, Washington
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Incredible!”
Reviewed 6 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The Catch n' Keep cottage was absolutely wonderful. The location is remote, yet close to everything. You will need a Jeep to get to the cottage as the road is not paved, and is dirt with large rocks. Judith was so kind, and was available if we ever needed anything. Even though she lives in the unit below, the cottage is very private, and you feel as though you're alone. The cottage has everything you could need including fridge, microwave, dining table and TV. The stone shower was a delight, and with the fans on in the evening the breeze was enough to keep us cool. The location is perfect if you're looking for a place to relax, and enjoy the scenery.

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Liked best: The view and hamock
Liked least: the driveway was a little steep.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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kiwix5
Marengo, Indiana
2 reviews
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“Perfect Island Get Away”
Reviewed 7 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Catch n Keep was absolutely remarkable. First the owner Judy is so warm and welcoming. We felt like distant family members whi have not seen her in a while. She made our family feel at home and accommodated every need we had. The house is in a great remote yet close to lovely coral bay. It was so quiet and peaceful. The deck is so beautiful with amazing views. No need for airconditioning as the breezes are great. It is so uniquely decorated with island flair. The home feels very island like, very clean and it exceeded our expectations in every way. We can't wait to come back here.

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EnriqueWa...
Washington DC
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Stay at the Catch-n-Keep Cottage”
Reviewed 12 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We had an amazing time for our 10-day honeymoon stay and Judy was an excellent host. The cottage is a special place and I couldn't agree more with all of the positive things other reviewers have to say on this site and at VRBO. I'd definitely recommend the Catch-n-Keep for someone interested in staying in a place that feels homey and has a great island vibe and is different than staying in a resort or fancy vacation rental. This place has character and a wonderful host as well! Highly recommended!

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Liked best: The front porch and breezes
Liked least: It's just a bit of a drive to get to some places on the island
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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