Kiddel Bay Cottage

Mandahl Estate Road, Kiddel Bay, Coral Bay, 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands
  based on 15 reviews
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  •   4
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  • SQF n/a
  •  wifi
  •  A/C



Enjoy unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea and surrounding National Park Lands at Kiddel Bay Cottage

For those who love off the beaten path locations where nature can be savored. No road noise - no light pollution - canopy of millions of stars at night - and the water can be heard from all rooms. Some of St. John's best snorkeling in the bay below (3 min walk from the house).

Kiddel Bay Cottage has two separate levels; the upper level named The Perch, and the lower level named The Deck. Each unit has a full kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and lounge deck with incredible views. Each have their own separate entrances, but easily accessed by exterior steps if desired.

The Perch (upper level) has a king suite and a twin bedroom — the two twin beds may be combined into a King upon request.

The Deck (lower level) has two queen suites.

The Cottage is great place to relax, be inspired, and recharge!

*For 1-4 guests you will have the choice of the upper or lower level based on bedroom type preferences. While the other level will be not be accessible during your stay, you are ensured complete privacy with no other renters.

*For 5-8 guests you will have access to the entire Kiddel Bay Cottage, both levels.

**If you are a group of 1-4 guests and would like to have access to both levels to enjoy all bedrooms, we can do so for an additional cleaning fee. Please inquire about this pricing option. 


4 Bathroom, 4 Bedroom, 2 Dining-Room, 2 Kitchen, 2 Living room

  • Beds
    Bed linen, 1 King bed, 2 Queen bed, 2 Single bed
  • Kitchen
    Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster
  • Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Private Terrace, Walkable Beach Access
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Satellite)
  • Bathrooms
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board
  • Miscellaneous
    First aid kit, Beach Chairs, Beach Coolers, Beach Towels
Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm,Credit cards accepted
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

Mandahl Estate Road , Kiddel Bay, Coral Bay, 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands

based on 15 reviews
Rachel M
It was perfect and beautiful!

Loved every minute!

So glad Rachel! We enjoyed having you and your family stay with us at Kiddel Bay! We hope to see you on island again soon!

replied by the owner (4/1/2019 6:56:39 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2019

Jody Canavan
There’s no place like Kiddel Bay!

We have been to St. John a dozen times and this is our favorite spot. Close to Coral Bay, Kiddel Bay cottage is a perfect place for those who want some privacy but quick access to your own beach. The cottage is freshly updated, clean, comfortable and fully outfitted with everything you need. The beach, while rocky (don’t forget your watershoes), has some of the best water and snorkeling on St. John. There are great hikes right outside your door, and Salt Pond Bay are an easy walk from the cottage. But the absolutely best part of this cottage is sitting on one of the decks and enjoying the view. We’ve been to homes in some of St. John’s most luxurious neighborhoods and, the truth is, the view at Kiddel Bay cottage is far superior. The nighttime sky is absolutely unforgettable, as is waking up in the night and seeing a lighted cruise ship make its way past your own little bay. True, you do have to drive a little to get to sandy beaches and restaurants, but for us, that’s all part of the St. John adventure. Highly recommended!

Thank you Jody for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your time on island at Kiddel Bay Cottage! It is truly a unique experience and a hidden gem! We are so glad you got to experience Kiddel Bay Cottage and we hope to welcome you back again soon! - Your Island Hosts

replied by the owner (2/26/2019 8:54:18 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2019

Stephanie J.
Amazing charming and wonderful

The cottage is lovely. The walk to the beach is perfect and easy. Kelsey and Rosanna were extremely helpful even before we got there then helped us with a crisis at the airport and saved our vacation. The bay is beautiful and had almost no visitors other than us. It was the most relaxing vacation ever. I recommend renting a jeep on st John. Not at the airport. Take a taxi and ferry to st John. Then get your car. Easy that way. The food on the island was fantastic. Every place we ate was delicious. But we cooked at the house and used the grill also. It was perfect for amenities. Hope I get to go again ❤️

Thank you Stephanie for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Kiddel Bay Cottage! It was our pleasure having you stay with us! We hope to see you on island again soon! -Your Island Hosts

replied by the owner (1/18/2019 5:59:35 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2018

Felicia L.
Great Stay!

Cute cottage with excellent snorkeling within walking distance at Kiddel Bay. This beach looked like it could be a model for a salt water aquarium with its huge rocks, coral, and grass. We saw sea turtles, an octopus, and so many different fish. At night we enjoyed sitting out on the deck to watch amazing sunsets then later gaze at the star filled sky. We also saw three deer each day on the road in front of the cottage. There are great restaurants nearby in Coral Bay but we did use the well equipped kitchen to cook breakfast and dinner one night. The beds were comfy and wifi nice since phone coverage was hit or miss.

Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Kiddel Bay Cottage and the amazing snorkeling nearby! Kiddel Bay is one of our favorite snorkel spots and we love sharing that experience with guests! We hope to see you on island again soon! -Your Island Hosts

replied by the owner (12/18/2018 2:17:07 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2018

Kathy R.
Nothing short of a miracle

The ongoing recovery of the island, its people and the sea was nothing short of a miracle. My regular second home on island was destroyed by the hurricanes (concordia). I tentatively reached out to friends and property managers Rosanne and Wayne one year later. With trepidation I booked kiddel bay house for first two weeks I could December. Splendid house tucked away in supreme quiet and beauty with easy walking beach access. And shock of all shocks the coral has been regenerating, the reef fish multiplying. I could barely believe my eyes. Then as I reconnected to those on island I have known and loved, I heard for the first time in detail about the trauma they experienced and are still healing from. Without my ever encouraging hosts and friends I don’t know that I would have returned to what I thought would be devestating loss and sadness. Yes, there was loss and sadness but more importantly the island’s ongoing return to health filled me with joy.

Thank you Kathy for your kind words! We truly appreciate you choosing to stay with us despite the devastation. We have come a long way in the past year and we are so glad you were able to see the growth and love our community continues to show. Thank you again for letting us be your island hosts! We hope to see you again soon! Happy holidays from all of our Antares Crew!

replied by the owner (12/21/2018 3:43:34 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2018

Shawn S.
Summer vacay

Great place to snorkel!

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 8/2018

Lovely Kiddel Bay stay!

My husband & I had a hurricane-delayed honeymoon to USVI that included stays on both St Thomas & St John. We should’ve spent the entire vacation on St John! The Perch at Kiddel Bay was spectacular! With only a couple of friendly neighbors around, we felt like we were on a private island. We had a magnificent view of Kiddel Bay, which was just a short walk away, and perfect for snorkeling & exploring. The tidal pool was like an open aquarium with sea urchins, sea stars, hermit crabs, and lots of fish. We enjoyed scenic walks to Grootpan Bay, also great for snorkeling and beach-combing, and saw donkeys, hummingbirds, and an occasional fisherman come & go. We stayed outside on the deck as much as possible, to grill steaks, watch the stars, see the sunrise, and enjoy our morning coffee. The cottage was very spacious, had nice, comfortable furniture, well-stocked kitchen, and lots of amenities like the grill, beach chairs, beach towels, ice blocks, and a cooler. We are planning a return trip with my sons!!

Thank you for the kind works about Kiddel Bay Cottage!! and so glad you enjoyed all of the natural beauty that surrounds -- truly a hidden gem. We look forward to meeting the boys!!

replied by the owner (2/26/2019 8:49:08 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2018

Phillip S
Incredible gem in walking distance to an amazing beach

We enjoyed a two week stay at Kiddel Bay Perch between February and March 2018. The house is situated in the most ideal location imaginable, and is just a 3 minute walk to its gorgeous and mostly private beach cove for snorkeling and sunbathing. The house itself was comfortable, spacious, and well-tooled for cooking and relaxing. When we had needs arise, the staff was very prompt in assisting us. We would gladly stay here again! Since the hurricanes of 2017 hit St. John island very hard, we weren’t quite sure what to expect in terms of the island being fully functional. Indeed, there was quite a lot of damage to the landscape of the island, and many of the more rural restaurants and bars were closed. But grocery stores were open, most all beaches and trails were open, we had consistent power (except one planned outage), and the roads were intact and easily drivable in our rental jeep. We love to cook, and we were able to easily keep ourselves well supplied with healthy food. The property management staff was very attentive to our needs, and was able to quickly supply us with things that we needed like a chef knife for cooking, an extra window air conditioner, extra beach chairs, etc. In our view, they went above and beyond to ensure our stay was happy and accommodated. Also, I feel very confident that they will take action on the minor recommendations that we gave them after our stay to make the home even better. The ocean was beautiful, though there appeared to be some hurricane damage to the coral in the island’s less protected places. We saw an incredible amount of aquatic wildlife including sea turtles, many kinds of tropical fish, reef sharks, barracuda, squid, and much more. We did have to learn the time schedule of the noseums (tiny mosquito-like bugs) so that we wouldn’t get swarmed, but we adapted by being indoors during dusk. St. John is an incredible place, and this home at Kiddel Bay Perch is a gem.

Thank you Phillip for letting us be your island hosts! We are so glad you enjoyed your time on St John at Kiddel Bay Perch! We appreciate your feedback and we will take action on all your suggestions. We hope to see you again soon!

replied by the owner (2/26/2019 8:46:35 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2018

Andrew S. (Amherst, Massachusetts)
House, location, host - all perfect

The house and location were all as described in the listing. The property manager was responsive in making the reservation, before we arrived, and in promptly addressing a problem after we arrived. The setting is perfect if you want to really get away. Great restaurants within 15 minutes. Beware, a rough road that requires a Jeep or similar vehicle. Kiddle Bay is a rocky beach, but the walk to the Salt Pond Bay parking area, a sand beach, is 10 minutes.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 4/2017

Christine C.
Best. Vacation spot ever

This' was our second time here. It bears revisiting which is the best indication of a great rental. It is a snorkeled paradise with easy access to the best beaches, hiking and natural beauty. The accommodations are very functional with great beds and linens, beach towels and plenty of cookware. We stocked up on food at the bigger market in Cruz Bay before we drove over and have not left this side of the island all week. We love the quiet. Where else can you have a whole beach all to yourself most of the time with sea turtles, Angel fish and so much more?

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 2/2017

Antares Crew

Antares Property & Hospitality | Your Island Hosts on St John

Building on over 12 years of crafting the guest experience through hospitality, and 55 years combined experience with residential design, construction and management, our team is prepared to provide the island guest and the St. John homeowner with comprehensive professional services. What sets us apart is our focus on providing the best client experience St. John has to offer.

We take care of our guests, the way we care for the properties we manage.

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