1BR Oceanview Vacation Rental St. John, Virgin Islands USA, very romantic
About Susan Brierley
We are thirty year residents of St. John. My husband is a retired builder. We built Sago cottage with about 90% of our own labor. It was truly a labor of love. We designed the sort of cottage that we would like to stay in ourselves. We like privacy and beautiful views. When we vacation, natural beauty is our highest priority, During construction we went on a trip to a nearby island and were disappointed. We made a vow not to ever misrepresent our homes and to always do our best to insure your precious vacation time is well spent at one of our Calabash Cottages. We have stayed true to that for over 20 years. We are very happy to answer any questions to help you decide if Sago Cottage or one of our other Calabash Cottages is a good fit for you.
Susan Brierley purchased this Cottage in 1995
Why Susan Brierley chose Estate Calabash Boom
View, view, view. We chose a piece of property with a fabulous view and designed and built Sago Cottage in a traditional Caribbean style. We hope you will love it!
What makes this Cottage unique
Our location is very quiet. Sago Cottage has all you need for a romantic vacation. We are extremely responsive to any questions or problems during your stay.
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2
Tennessee travelers - 6th year!
What can we say? My husband and I have returned for 6 years and always love Sago cottage. The views are incredible - especially the sunrises. The house is lovely and equipped with everything you would need - snorkel gear, beach chairs, beach towels, fully equipped kitchen, etc. The way the house is situated, there are constant breezes (but just in case - there are 3 ceiling fans and a free standing fan). Susan and crew provide support for setting up the jeep rental, the ground transportation, grocery locations, etc. We really love every detail - even the villa kitty - Tigger (stays outside but is available for attention!). The island, the house, and the view - incredible and highly recommended! We will be back for year #7!
We have just returned from a fabulous week at Sago Cottage. A friend recommended this cottage, and it is actually more beautiful in person than in the online photos. The views of Hurricane Hole, The East End, and Tortola from the cottage porch are stunning. The cottage comes stocked with everything you need to enjoy the amazing St. John beaches: snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, and coolers. We snorkeled every day at a different St. John beach. It was like swimming in an aquarium-the turquoise waters were teaming with fish, turtles, and rays. This was our first trip to USVI and the Calabash Cottages staff were so pleasant and professional to work with. They provided travel suggestions for a private airport taxi and a Jeep rental company that made the trip even more stress free. If you are looking for a very private and quiet getaway while enjoying the laid back Coral Bay end of St. John, Sago Cottage is the place to stay!
Thanks so much for your review. My husband and I built about 90 percent of Sago with our own hands so even 20 years later we are always happy to hear how much guests enjoy there time there. I am sure A. and J. will be glad that their recommendation worked out for you. it sounds like you really made the best of the island. We hope that you come visit us again and promise to always work on maintaining and improving our amenities and services, All the best- Susan
Get Away from it all at Sago Cottage
This was a great getaway week for my husband and me-we went for our birthdays! The cottage location is fabulous, with great views, privacy, and leaves you feeling removed from the rest of the world. Yet all the comforts of home are provided - well stocked kitchen, hot tub, nice towels & linens. As much as I loved the view from the front deck, the view upon waking up to the sun coming in the windows and looking out over the islands was even better! Groceries on the island are pricey, but the staff of Sago took us to the grocery store upon arrival and gave us advice on nice places to eat. Snorkeling was great every beach we visited. This is a great place to visit for active, laid back people who like to explore and aren't into staying at glitzy hotel type places. Boating is great here, too. Not a good island for biking as roads are curvy, hilly, and have tight bends to get around.
Thanks for spending your birthday week with us and sharing your experiences for future guests. I'm glad that you enjoyed the sunrises- they are fantastic. Anyone who can schedule their trip around the full moon will also be treated to gorgeous moon rises. We do have lots of activities for adventurous guests but I agree that it's not ideal for biking. I am one of the few fools that actually do bike on the island but that doesn't make it a good idea:) I hope we see you again! Susan
A mesmerizing view
We had a wonderful time at Sago cottage. It is so charming and comfortable and stocked with everything we needed, including beach and snorkeling equipment which were invaluable. Our favorite spot was sitting in the comfortable adirondack chairs on the deck and looking at that amazing view of the islands. And added to the beautiful view is the lush foilage surrounding the cottage which enhanced our enjoyment and was home to a variety of birds. We especially enjoyed feeding sugar to the pretty little bananaquits which were frequent visitors. As much as we enjoyed all the activities of the day, i.e. swimming, snorkeling and hiking, we always looked forward to returning to "our" chairs on the deck and enjoying the view. The service of the Calabash staff cannot be beat and they were so prompt with any questions we had. I could not imagine a better staff and a more lovely spot for our first trip to St. John.
What a beautiful description of your week at Sago. I am s glad that you appreciated all the cottage and the island had to offer. My husband and I did almost all of the construction of Sago Cottage. It was truly a labor of love so we are so happy to hear from guests that enjoyed a peaceful happy week there. We hope that is you come back to the island we will see you again. Thanks for your review- Susan
Loved our time at Sago!
My husband and I had such an awesome time at Sago cottage. It was exactly what we were looking for in a romantic, fun filled honeymoon. The house was beautiful and very well maintained. I would love to come back some day to stay at Sago in Coral Bay!
Thanks for trusting us with your honeymoon. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for sharing! I hope we see you again. Susan
Remote and quiet setting, three quarters of a mile up dirt road with very little traffic. Beautiful view of Coral Bay and nearby islands. Fabulous sunrises and moon rises. Faces directly into the trade winds. Near to beaches, shops restaurants, hiking trails and boating.