Hawksnest Cottage

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House | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Close to North Shore Beaches

Hawksnest Cottage is a finely crafted and recently restored (fall/winter 2016)  one bedroom Caribbean cottage with an ideal and unique location on private property inside the borders of the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park. The North Shore beaches of Hawksnest, Gibney/Oppenheimer, Denis Bay, Jumbie and Trunk Bay are all within a 10-15 minute walk, or a quick drive, depending on which beach you choose.

View from the Driveway

Denis Bay requires no walking along the North Shore road; a trail leads there from Peace Hill, directly across from our driveway. For more activity, the tennis courts, spa, beaches & restaurants of the world-famous Caneel Bay Resort are also nearby, and Cruz Bay is a ten minute drive (or a quick shuttle hop from the Peace Hill parking lot at the foot of our driveway).

Entry View
This is what you’ll see when you walk through the front door.

Perched 97-feet above Hawksnest Bay, the home looks across the water to the beautiful Caneel Bay peninsula and further west to the sunset over St. Thomas and other outer-islands. The untouched green hills of the national park frame the spectacular view. For breakfast, raise the mechanical screens and enjoy the open air intimacy with the sights and sounds of nature.

Living Area at Hawksnest Cottage

Hawksnest Cottage living area offering retractable mechanical screens–best of both!

Porch View
A separate seating area on the portion of the deck.

Kitchen, with center island facing the water view.

Screened in Dining

View of the dining porch and beyond from the entrance walkway.

Dining for Four

Screened in dining porch with views and privacy.

Choose a different North Shore beach every day, or hop on an open air taxi to take you to the starting points for wonderful national park hikes. For a spectacular sunset dinner, try the restaurants of Cruz Bay or Coral Bay, or enjoy the screened dining porch and sparkling lights of St. Thomas at home.

King Size Bed

In the evening, retire to the master suite which includes a custom King bed facing the view, a dressing area, and a newly renovated bathroom and al fresco stone shower.

Deck View

The outdoor deck, above Hawksnest Bay, a short walk away.

Lounge on the deck

Open air deck with stunning views of Hawksnest Bay.

The Hawksnest Cottage Rates

Aug-Nov. 15, 2017
Aug 1, 2017 – Nov 15, 2017
5 nights

Low Winter Season 2017
Nov 16, 2017 – Dec 22, 2017
6 nights

High Winter Season 2017/2018
Dec 23, 2017 – Mar 31, 2018
6 nights

April 2018
Apr 1, 2018 – Apr 30, 2018
6 nights

May-July 2018
May 1, 2018 – Jul 31, 2018
5 nights

August-Nov. 15 2018
Aug 1, 2018 – Nov 15, 2018
5 nights

Low Winter Season 2018
Nov 16, 2018 – Dec 21, 2018

Refundable Damage Deposit $100
USVI Hotel tax 12.5% will be added to all rates.
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Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice

The Hawks Nest location gives guests who enjoy walking the option, and savings, of not being required to rent a car, though if you choose this option you should enjoy walking. The National Park/North Shore road is a 5-minute walk down the hillside dirt road that leads from the home. Taxi-vans run along the Park road during the day and can provide a quick lift to Caneel Bay Resort or a 10-minute ride into the town of Cruz Bay for more dining choices and unique gallery shopping. Many guests still choose to rent a car to be able to more easily explore the island, and, if so, you should reserve a small 4-wheel drive vehicle on St. John. Our little driveway is steep, but wide enough to turn a jeep around.

Solar Panels

The Hawks Nest has undergone substantial restoration in 2016, consistent with its Caribbean cottage roots. Ecologically-oriented architect Doug White has made sure that the cottage retains its open air feel, but screens can be drawn if needed. Guests will enjoy a new kitchen and bath, spectacular new outdoor stone shower, and expanded bedroom and decks. The home meets the rigorous standards of St. John’s Island Green Living Association for low impact design and use of sustainable materials.

Hawksnest Cottage St John

Welcome to Hawksnest Cottage on St. John’s stunning North Shore!

Sunset at Hawksnest Cottage

Offering Sunset Views at Hawksnest Cottage.

Moon from Hawksnest Cottage

Moon shining on the water and view of St. Thomas lit up.

View of the Sunset

Beautiful Sunset

Don’t miss the sunset from your St John vacation home.

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