Tortuga Cottage

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Welcome to Tortuga Cottage, the newest edition to Calabash Cottages. Tortuga is a cheerful and welcoming cottage with a gorgeous view of Coral Bay Harbor. This cottage has wonderful breezes, beautiful sunrises and moonrises, covered and uncovered decks plus a “hammock garden”. There is a private hot tub overlooking the Caribbean sea For those who are familiar with Calabash Cottages, Tortuga Cottage is not in the same Calabash Boom location. The cottage is located just outside of Coral Bay. Although private, it is not as remote and secluded as Sago and Windwardside. On the other hand for our guests that have bemoaned the bumpy road, Tortuga could be your choice! This road is entirely paved and within walking distance of several bars and restaurants and shops.

Sunny afternoons on our deck overlooking Coral Bay Harbor are delightful.
Enjoy the blue skies while still having the option to tuck into a the shade with a good book.

The uncovered deck contains a full sized dining table, a top quality spa and our favorite chairs to put our feet up and enjoy the end of the day. Our hot tub is lovely in the evening but it is also a great place to enjoy sunrise with your morning coffee.

The interior of Tortuga Cottage consists of a breezy living room with comfortable seating areas and a beautiful ocean view. The full kitchen is well stocked with Allclad cookware, dishware for many moods and all of the utensils you will need to prepare meals at home. A separate dining area overlooks hammock garden and additional dining is provided on both the covered and uncovered decks. The cosy bedroom has a beautiful view of the Caribbean sea where you can choose between the cooling breezes and a ceiling fan or air conditioning.

Lovely interior dining area contains cushioned bench seating and three chairs. The table is a rustic mahogany design. We provide an array of cloth napkins and place matts and a variety of dish ware. The four windows- one of which looks out to sea and three of which overlook the garden areas – make this a bright and cheerful room. Honestly, though, with two outdoor dining areas it gets used mostly on rainy days. Lighting is adjustable for romantic indoor dinners.

Queen sized bedroom overlooks a beautiful view of ocean. Wake up to gorgeous sunrises or pull the curtains if sleeping in is on your vacation agenda. Although the bedroom is outfitted with a ductless mini split air conditioner which cools the room in minutes it also is in the direct line of fire of our delightful tradewinds. if you would prefer to drift off to sleep under tropical breezes to the sounds of the tree frogs that is also an option. There is a ceiling fan over the bed which has a high quality mattress.

Our full bath shown below has a hammered copper sink, roomy shower and charming Italian tiles and island made mahogany cabinets.

Tortuga Cottage is accessed by a very inviting covered deck. It contains a dining table which we think is the perfect breakfast nook when it’s too sunny to sit on the uncovered deck but too delightful to be indoors. There are also two chairs to enjoy some time reading or watching the birds in the garden. The covered deck opens onto a hammock garden that is shaded from midday onwards.

Enjoy the sugar birds, hummingbirds and our tropical gardens under our covered deck or wander out to the hammock for a snooze or just to enjoy the breeze. You will find no shortage of places to relax and rewind. Tortuga Cottage invites you to enjoy the laid back vacation you’ve been dreaming of. We hope to see you soon!

Location: Coral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Tortuga Cottage is located in a hillside setting 130’ above sea level. We are accessed via paved road.  Lovely white sand beaches, including Salt Pond Bay, Fancis Bay and Maho Bay are just a short drive as are national park hiking trails. Restaurants, shops and water sports are all available 1/4 mile in Coral Bay. The main town on the island, Cruz Bay, is located 8 miles away. The airport is in St. Thomas which is reached via a twenty minute ferry ride (Ferries leave every hour on the hour and cost $7 each way).


High Season Weekly Rate

December 15 – April 15

1-2 Guests = $2,100/wk

Note: Does not include 12.5% VI Hotel Tax

Low Season Weekly Rate

April 16 – December 14

1-2 Guests = $1,750/wk

Note: Does not include 12.5% VI Hotel Tax




Rte 107, St John 00830, USVI


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Susan Brierley

Calabash Cottages


Coral Bay really is the mellower side of the island. While there are plenty of restaurants with live music, and great shops with unique gifts, Coral Bay basically shuts down by 10pm. You will immediately notice the great community feeling..