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Spectacular VIew in Lush Surroundings

Perfect spot for coffe in the morning or cocktails in the evening
5 reviews
Perfect spot for coffe in the morning or cocktails in the evening
The entracne to Lion's Gate Getawy
The cottage at Lion's Gate
The Green Chairs
The other lounge chair
The couch is perfect to view the 42' TV, every guys dream TV
Fully appointed Kitchen.
Good nght
Bath with huge shower!
The Living room
The Flamboyant tree called LOU
Sunrise from the cottage
Come for a sail on my boat
Sailing into the clouds.
Your hostess Max at her day job.  Sailing to St. John for snorkeling, lunch,  fun and laughter
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
East End, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
The Cottage at Lion's Gate sits high on the hill overlooking Red Hook harbor with a spectacular 270 degree view of Tortola and St. John. In a few minutes you can walk down to Red Hook for shopping, diner, nightlife or to catch a ferry to the other islands. We are close to everything but when you are up here it's all seems so far away.
My husband, Chris, and I have lived on St. Thomas for over 25 years. He came to dive, I came to sail, we met by chance and discovered that we both have a love of the water and the Caribbean life style. Chris is very talented and built a house on the top of the hill in Red Hook. We got married in 1995, and had often talked about making the home, that we love, a vacation villa for guests. So in 2008 we expanded to accommodate visitors in our downstairs studio apartment. We're thrilled wit...
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About the Owner, Maxine S
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 26 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 20 reviews and 2 properties
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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2017 for a stay in March 2017

This little cottage was a great find! It's tucked into the mountainside above Red Hook with a secure entrance gate. The cottage was very clean and the decorations had a nice carribian feel. The owners responded quickly to my inquiry and Maxine was most helpful getting me settled in. This is a cozy and private retreat suitable for a solo...

Management response:

I'm always delighted when guests love my cottage as much as I do. Waking up to our view makes my day all the brighter. Sometimes a parrot comes to say hello. Wish I could sign him to a contract but they are so independent. Please come again, we would love to have you back Thanks so much Maxine


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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

The cottage was amazing....everything you need plus a wonderful view of St John. Conveniently located overlooking Red Hook, close to restaurants, activities, and the American Yacht Harbor. The cottage is well appointed, spacious, and the hosts, Maxine and Chris, took care of everything! A great rental....we'll be back!

Management response:

It was wonderful having guests who love the view as much as I do. The best part is that I can look forward to another visit. The dogs miss the visits as well. They often ask where you went. See you next time Max


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Titusville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:30 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
The Cottage is suitable for one additional guest on a couch in the living room.
There is an extra charge of $25..00 per day for the guest.
    1 Full bath
    1 Twin
    1 King
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R 2 435
R 2 435
20 Dec 2018 -
7 Jan 2019
7 nights
R 2 997
R 20 980
US$1 680
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning fee: R 749 / stay - Fee
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Children over 12 years old are welcome.
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About the neighbourhood
'The Cottage' at Lion's Gate is in Red Hook on the Eastern end of St.Thomas. Red Hook is very active. All the day sail boats are here as well as the fishing fleet. The ferry dock is just down the hill from Lion's Gate. You can be on St. John in 20 minutes or be on Tortola in the BVI in 40 minutes.
Right down the hill from us are all the restaurants, everything from Pizza to fine dining. There are also shops and night life. It's all very close but when you are at 'The Cottage' you don't even know it's right down the hill.

All the beaches are nearby. Secret Harbor resort is only 5 minutes away with a restaurant and palm trees for shade. Lindquist is 10 minutes, no amenities just sheer beauty. A bit of a longer ride will bring you to Megan's Bay...
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