This was my 3rd trip to STJ and each time I have rented a different cottage in the Coral Bay area. I selected Catch n Keep this year because I was intrigued by the eclectic and colorful decor of the cottage and the many screened windows and doors as well as the covered decks. Upon arrival I was not disappointed! The cottage is adorable and spacious for a studio. There are beautiful views of the lush, green mountainside surrounding the covered porch where you can comfortably sit and read or take your meals. Tropical breezes blow through the well ventilated cottage day and night keeping the bugs away and it is truly wonderful to breath the fresh, clean mountain air. The kitchen is supplied with all the necessary items should you decide to cook - I did not cook at all during my 7 nights here, I prefer to let Shipwreck or Concordia take care of that detail for me. There is also a grill provided for your use as well as coolers, beach chairs, and snorkeling gear. The bed is comfortable and the sheets were nice quality. I also loved the shower which was appointed with two windows and natural rock walls adorned with seashells of different sizes, shapes, and colors artfully placed within the rocks. One of my absolute favorite things about life on STJ is showeing in the rainwater - it feels amazing on your skin. For me it is such a gift to be able to bathe in water free of the chemicals and chlorine that is present at home. As with most places in STJ, the hot water supply is minimal (not a 75 gallon hot water tank like at home) so get used to taking a much shorter or cooler shower than at home but really it is no big deal because when you are in the tropical weather you don't really need a 20 minute hot shower. The sitting area of the cottage is comfortable and what I really enjoyed was the huge variety of CD's and books. The cottage is a short drive to Coral Bay and the road is good. If you have never been to STJ before, you have to get yourself in a different mindset before driving on the island and realize that it is normal for some roads to be steep and a little bumpy. Remember your vacation should be a fun, exciting, adventure! The road to Catch n Keep was a piece of cake compared to some of the roads to other cottages I have stayed it. It is completely safe! I travel frequently and I HIGHLY recommend you stay at this cottage for a true STJ experience! You will only be a 15 minute drive from Trunk Bay beach or any of the other north shore beaches and you will be about 10 minutes from Salt Pond. Also, there are so many great restaurants in Coral Bay but really the ABSOLUTE best is Shipwreck so make sure you try it. I really cannot express to you how much I loved this cottage. I certainly hope to return someday soon.
I loved the open air feel with constant breezes blowing through the cottage
I loved everything about this cottage
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