Meritage Great + Cottage
Hart Bay, South Shore
Pool, Hot tub
5 Bedroom(s), 5 Bath(s)



Meritage Great House + Meritage Cottage combine to make a vacation complex with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, pool, and 2 jacuzzis. The panoramic view from Meritage Great House and Cottage, South towards Hart Bay (on the left) and West towards St. Thomas.

Meritage Cottage (1 bedroom) and Meritage Great House (4 bedrooms) can be combined into a spacious 5-bedroom rental for large groups or extended families.

Information about Meritage Great House is below and in the 4-bedroom section of this web site.

Information about Meritage Cottage is at the far bottom and in the 1-bedroom section of this web site.

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Meritage Great House is a perfect vacation getaway! Just 5 minutes from the main town of Cruz Bay, Meritage offers you a private romantic setting overlooking the Caribbean sea.

Situated on the hill side of Chocolate Hole, Meritage Great House is a short walk down a winding path to tranquil Hart Bay. This is an ideal beach for exploring and shelling. Very private.


Meritage Great House has 4 king bedrooms, each with private bathroom and deck area. Outside, there is a barbecue, sun deck, jacuzzi, and private pool.


Stepping out to the sun decks at Meritage Great House, you can gaze down toward beaches from all sides. You can dine inside or al fresco on the barbecue deck that overlooks the pool. Covered decks and sun decks surround the house on three sides and on two levels, adding over 2000 sq. ft. of living space for your enjoyment.


The gentle surf of Hart Bay heard from Meritage Great House offers a soothing melody to remind you that the beach is just a short walk away. Hart Bay is also perfect for beachcombing, sunbathing and some of St. John's finest snorkeling.


Enter the great room where a spacious living and dining area opens to a beautiful wrap-around deck. A custom-made mahogany bar is the perfect place to mix up a tropical concoction to sip on a carefree day. The kitchen, with all appliances, is complete with an Italian granite island perfect for preparing gourmet delights. Local renowned artist, Helen Eltis, has created a masterpiece illusion with her painting of this room in the Trompe L'Oeil style.


Relax in the hammock at Meritage Great House, or take a refreshing dip in the pool. The pool deck is the perfect gathering place, complete with your own cocktail bar, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and native shell and coral stone work.


You'll enjoy the private jacuzzi setting on the lower level with views of Hart Bay and beautiful sunsets over St. Thomas. There are many excellent outdoor areas at Meritage.


Each of the four king bedrooms offers hand-carved teak furnishings from Bali, separate air conditioning and privacy with its own bathroom and sun deck. One bedroom has the option of two twin beds. Meritage comfortably accommodates up to eight people.

The relaxing king bedroom features a large armoire and loveseat. The private sun deck is a perfect place to read a book, or enjoy a cup of coffee while enjoying the views of the garden and the Caribbean sea.

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Meritage Cottage

Meritage Cottage is a charming one-bedroom hideaway perfect for romantic interludes. Tucked on the hillside of Chocolate Hole, just above and next to Meritage Great House, it offers panoramic views down island, nearby Hart Bay and spectacular sunsets westward over St. Thomas.



A 5-minute walk down a winding path takes you to private Hart Bay Beach, perfect for snorkling, sunbathing or beach combing.

Air-conditioned bedroom area, fully-equipped kitchen, bbq and private jacuzzi on deck. Comfortably accommodates 2 people. From sun bathing (clothing optional) to star gazing, Meritage Cottage is the perfect spot for either.


The nightly sunsets will astound you. Relax upon the lounge chairs on the Meritage Cottage covered deck as the surf of nearby Hart Bay lulls you into total relaxation. Step into your private jacuzzi and let your troubles melt away. A feng shui pond welcomes you to Meritage Cottage. Relax and feed the fish while you sip your pina colada.

Situated on your private deck, the fountain at Meritage Cottage lights up at night adding that special ambiance to your evening.

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Meritage Great House

Summer -- 4/16 - 12/17 -- $3,900
Season -- 12/18 - 4/16 -- $4,900
Thanksgiving / Christmas / New Year's / President's Week -- $5,600

Meritage Cottage

Summer 4/16 - 12/18 = $1,600
Season 12/18 - 4/16 = $2,300
Thanksgiving / Christmas / New Year's / President's Week = $2,500

Please send inquiry for pricing for both together.

V.I tax is 12.5%.
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