Reviewers Rating: Excellent
We stayed at Caneel Trailside Cottage for one week in July 2007. The villa was in excellent condition. The kitchen was well appointed with all appliances in working order. The refrigerator kept everything cold and the washer/dryer worked, which was a big plus.
The owner and local agent were very helpful and answered many of our questions, and we had a lot since it was our first week-long stay on STJ. The bedrooms had working A/Cs and the bathrooms were in good condition.
The pool is relatively small, but we only used it to cool off a bit in the late afternoon. The entire villa was very clean. Every now and then, a small lizard would visit, but they are cute and preferable to bugs.
The welcome basket was very nice, especially the Cruzan and fruit juice! :)
The villa is conveniently located about 3 to 5 minutes from Cruz Bay. It is on a quiet road just above Pastory Gardens, so a trip to the grocery or dinner is an easy drive. There is enough room to park at least 2 vehicles, and the road is not very steep by STJ standards. Caneel Trail and the park are right behind the villa making it perfect for hikers who want to explore. We hiked one day to the Margaret Hill Overlook which was quite spectacular. However, beaches are our "thing", so we visited a different one each day. It is an easy drive to the North Shore beaches, also.
We enjoyed our visit and would definately stay there again. Please feel free to email me with any specific questions you have.
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