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Spectacular VIew in Lush Surroundings

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
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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... 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 with the way it turned out as it truly captures the Caribbean life style that we love. The apartment has been so popular that we decided to build a one bedroom cottage It took a full year to fulfill our dream, and I am happy to say we finished on July 4th. It is a Caribbean dream cottage with the most spectacular views! We often marvel at how many humming birds call the apartment home, and now it seems that green parrots have taken up residence at the cottage. What luck. I'm sure you will love it too. The spacious porch is a perfect way to enjoy your first cup of coffee or to sit back in the evening and watch the colors change over the islands with a cool beverage in your hand. The view is expansive, you can see Tortola, next is St John and on a clear day St. Crox. The trade winds will keep you cool as you sit outside from breakfast to diner, and of course it if needed there is air conditioning. There are three beaches nearby, one you could walk to, one is about 5 minutes by car, Secret Harbor which is a hotel so there is a restaurant for drinks and lunch and palm trees for shade, and the other is 10 to 15 minutes away, Lindquist, not amenities but plenty of beauty. It's our newest and is my new favorite beach. It has just taken over by the Magen's bay authority so they have picnic tables and life guards there. The ferry terminal to ST. John, Tortola and Virgin Gorda are just down the hill form us, you can see them coming and going from the porch. It's all right at your door step but feels like a million miles away when you looking out. It couldn't be more perfect. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Porch
Water Views
Blender
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Cable/satellite TV
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Waterfront
Ceiling Fans
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TV
Microwave
Balcony
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank crawlinrocks
Management response:Responded 8 August 2017

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...More

Reviewed 2 April 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...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank CalisDad
Management response:Responded 14 April 2017

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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Reviewed 30 July 2015

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Date of stay: July 2015
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I stayed at Maxine's cottage for one week in early March. I had a fantastic experience staying here overall. The cottage is nestled on a hillside, just above the town of Redhook. The accommodations are very fitting for a couple due to the romantic atmosphere....More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank fndrh1st
Reviewed 7 February 2015

Staying with Max was exactly what Lisa and I were hoping for. We avoided resort prices, stayed in a cottage that felt brand new, and felt like we had a friend on the island in Max. We can't say enough positive things about her and...More

Date of stay: December 2014
Thank Michael K
About the Owner
Maxine S
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2009
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'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 on the North side. Very popular spot with all the amenities.
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