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Caneel Trailside Cottage is a private home located in the hills near the Virgin Islands National Park. Not only do guests enjoy the nature that surrounds, but they can also take advantage of the hiking trails, huge views, and extreme privacy. The cottage offers a swimming pool and sunning deck, and air-conditioning for added comfort. The kitchen has everything needed for meal preparation, or a simple drive into town will offer numerous bars and restaurants. The beach is also nearby and can be accessd by a hike through the National Park, or by a 5-minute car ride.

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Caribbean views from every room in the house!

Perfectly named, Caneel Trailside Villa is near the mid-point of the VI National Park Caneel Bay Hill Trail, on the ridge between Caneel and Margaret Hills. This 2-bedroom villa is also approximately one mile from Cruz Bay. This is a hiker/adventurer dream spot!

Split air-conditioners add comfort in each bedroom and virtually throughout the villa. This villa is perfect for one or two couples or a small family. Located on a hilltop, Caneel Trailside Cottage is just steps away from two National Park hiking trails.

The large front deck provides views of the Caribbean. One mile from Cruz Bay, Caneel Trailside Cottage is a rare commodity. The flat parking area and wooden gates behind Caneel Trailside Villa lead down a few short steps to the large brick patio. The main entrance to the villa is just steps away. Native stonework lines the walls on either side and provides an interesting architectural feature.

Around one side of the house, the patio pool deck is located among tropical landscaping and comfortable lounge furniture. A lush garden surrounds the private brick patio that encloses the swimming pool, barbecue area, plentiful seating, hammocks, and lots of space. Expansive front porches look out over the southwest end of St. John and offer views of the Caribbean Sea.

Just inside the front door, a hallway closet houses a high-tech stackable washer and dryer set. It's a convenient place to dry those towels after a long day of island play.

Inside, the Great Room has teak furniture in the living area, cable TV, a queen sleeper sofa and stereo system.

The fully equipped kitchen is designed for maximum efficiency and has everything you could want - blender, microwave, dishwasher, stove with exhaust hood, fridge, and plenty of cookware. The Corian countertops and stainless steel appliances make cleaning a snap, so you can spend more time having fun.

The large mahogany dining area in the Great Room seats 6 comfortably. The inlaid table top adds an eclectic formality to casual Caneel Trailside Cottage.

Dining al fresco on the large covered deck is always an option. For those rare afternoons when there is little breeze, outdoor ceiling fans are a perfect addition.

The water view spans from the southeast to due west, interrupted by the occasional island cay or cruise ship in the distance.

The two-bedroom suites are located on opposite sides of the Great Room with a king-size bed and its own ensuite bathroom (large walk-in showers with native stonework and designer tile), individually zoned air-conditioning, and private access to a porch overlooking the Caribbean. They feature built-in reading lamps and dressers, corner seating, and windows on three sides.

Rocking chairs are placed in front of each bedroom wing. This is the perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee while watching ships cruise by.

Forty yards from the backyard, through National Park land, is Caneel Hill Trail, which drops down to secluded white sand beaches on the North Shore in less than 45 minutes, and further drops down to the town of Cruz Bay with a half-hour hike in the other direction. A 1/4-mile hike brings you to the Caneel Hill Observation Platform, where you can see a 360-degree view of both the Caribbean and Atlantic, as well as the entire Western Half of St. John.

** Additional $300 to Winter Season Rates for Presidents Day Week

Additional Amenities:

Ironing board, coolers, beach towels, beach chairs, beach rafts, hair dryer, blender, linens provided, Gas/Electric BBQ Grill, Charcoal BBQ Grill, crib (pack n' play), high chair, DSL with Wi-Fi; Ocean Views from every room and Balcony; USVI National Park Trails to Beaches and 360-degree views; Private Pool Surrounded by Tropical Flowers; Great Room with Gourmet Kitchen and Elegant Dining to Seat 6; Screened Doors and Windows; Balcony and Patio Dining Options