We have over 100 reviews, but because of space limitations we include just the most recent ones here. The total collection of our reviews are printed and can be found at the cottage.
vladimir s., January 2019
We can’t even find the right words to describe how spectacular this place is. If you want to experience the nature in its purest form on St. John there is no better location than this one. There are tons of beaches around and within walking distance you can enjoy a nice day at Salt Pond (amazing sandy beach with very few people). I can’t thank Liz and Russ enough for being the best hosts that I’ve ever met. They gave us great recommendations on local food and snorkeling and were very respectful of our privacy. We will be most definitely coming back!
Scott B., July 2018
We just got done staying in the cottage, and it was wonderful. Everything you could possible need for a relaxing week at the beach was provided and was easy to find. The design was bright and cheery with shelves full of books and tropical decorations. It was the perfect size for two people, and very private, with a secluded porch on the one side that overlooked the salt pond and the green mountainsides. We spent many hours there reading and relaxing in the lounge chairs. Sleeping was perfect! The bed was comfy, and a warm dry breeze would blow through the room all night keeping it the perfect temperature. In the morning the sun would light up the bright, cheery room and you couldn't help but wake up with a smile on your face. Secluded beaches and hiking are very close ( jeep is a must ) and the beaches are still beautiful, even though the snorkeling will take a few years to recover after the storms. Restaurants and groceries are a quick drive away. Our favorites were Wok on the Beach, and Miss Lucy's along with Pizza in Paradise.
Liz was quick and detailed in all her communications, and we will definitely be coming back back here several time a year.
Daphne H., May 2018
My husband and I stayed in the Studio at Lameshur Cottages for one week in early May. What a find! We need look no further for the perfect place for us on St. John. The cottage was impeccably clean, the bed comfortable. Linens and towels, including beach towels, of good quality and sufficient quantity for our stay. We prepared most of our meals at the cottage. Kitchen appliances, utensils, cookware, and dishes met or exceeded our needs. Plenty of books for recreational reading as well as field guides, island guidebooks, maps, you name it!
Now for the good part: location, location, location! The cottages (there is also a two-bedroom) are perched high on a hillside at the end of the paved road beyond the town of Coral Bay between Salt Pond Bay and Lameshur Bays, both good snorkeling sites. At the end of the paved road, the cottages are private and quiet with very little traffic. We are avid birders and enjoyed bird watching from the large covered deck. Up close we had bananaquits, bull thrushes, hummingbirds, and other small birds while the nearby pond provided plenty of egrets and frigate birds.
The owner was quick to respond to our questions both before and during our stay. She provided us with easy to follow directions for reaching the cottage as well as detailed information regarding local shopping, grocery, and restaurants.
We look forward to returning to St. John and staying at Lameshur Cottages.
Annie G, March 2018
We have stayed at Cinnamon Bay Campground for many years, but due to the hurricanes needed an alternative. Liz and Russ's Cottage was absolutely perfect for us. We love the Coral Bay side of the island, and Salt Pond, Ram's Head and the Lameshur beaches are all close to this cottage. The cottage itself is clean, bright and has a beautiful breeze most of the time. We found everything we needed, as well as books to read and music to listen to. There is a great view of the surrounding national park, and it is a very quiet setting. Despite our flight delay and late arrival, Russ was out on the road when we arrived to get us settled in the cottage. They were great hosts, and only wish we could have stayed longer!
Brittanie S, February 2018
We had the perfect weekend getaway at the cottage! We loved everything about our stay here. The cottage provided the ultimate tropical feel and we felt super cozy tucked in the hillside. Also, couldn't have asked for better, more friendly/helpful hosts. We didn't want to leave and will definitely be back!
John S., February 2018
The studio was a fantastic place to stay for the week. With sweeping valley views, I couldn't wait for sunrise each morning! Super clean and comfortably cool from the breezes... Quiet and away from it all, yet easy to get to and close to Salt Pond Bay... The owners, Liz and Russ are very friendly and accommodating. I would recommend the studio for those who love the nature of the island and appreciate a quiet, cozy and comfortable place to call their base camp while on St. John.... I look forward to going back!
Marie P., January 2018
Our stay for 9 nights at Lameshur Studio Cottage was absolutely stunning! The awakening each morning to a gorgeous mountain view while listening to all of nature's sounds was very peaceful. The cool cross breezes made it perfectly comfortable sleeping conditions. This cute & cuddly studio offers complete privacy on a side deck with awesome relaxing views and private dining area to enjoy grilled dinners, read, relax and take an open air siesta! The caretakers/owners of this property are always attending to the beauty of the cottages and grounds and ensure that your stay is enjoyed! Thank you Russ & Liz for another terrific vacation in paradise at Lameshur Cottages. We will return again as we have in the past. It is always difficult to choose between the cottages, both are amazing and affordable!
Ellie P, May 2017
We were looking for a Caribbean experience that was authentic, and we found it! We would go to sleep at night looking out at the hills and valley, and then have coffee on the deck next morning, watching the hummingbirds. It was peaceful and beautiful, and we can't wait to come back next year.
Shana W, April 2017
We had a fantastic stay in Saint John. The cottage was cozy and quiet, just what we wanted. I'm glad we were on the quieter side of the island, even if that meant we did a lot more driving than expected, to explore the northern beaches. I loved the amount of outdoor space. We really looked forward to getting back to the cottage after long days of sun and exploring. Every single restaurant and activity recommended in the welcome note was fantastic. We appreciated having that insight. The bed felt a bit small for the two of us, but we didn't mind. There are definitely mosquitoes, but not sure that can be avoided in Coral Bay. Definitely recommended if you are looking for a cosy place to call home while in Saint John!!
Chris S, Feb 2017
I highly recommend you stay here. If you're looking to get away from it all, discover St. John and enjoy USVI National Park, this is the place you want to stay. It's a lovely cottage at pretty much the end of the road. Enjoy the big screen windows and take in the star filled night sky. Fall asleep to crickets & peepers. Wake up to roosters crowing in the distance & morning doves at your window. The cottage is close to the park, hiking trails, several beaches, hidden coves & bays and a few local spots to enjoy great food if you don't feel like cooking at home. This is a great base for exploring the island and coming home to every night. You'll be charmed by this part of the island, the cottage and the wonderful hospitality Liz and Russ offer.
Tracey S, January 2017
I have been to many wonderful places. This was by far one of the best vacations we have been on. It was far better then we had expected and we are already planning for next year. Russ was on the property to assist with anything we needed. In addition - it had all of the extras you need for the beach; chairs, cooler etc... Perfect place!!!
Deb C, January 2017
Our 4th visit to St John and our most peaceful visit yet. We stayed in the studio and loved it! Both Russ and Liz were great! A very hard working couple that were always available if we needed them but we never felt they were intruding.As mentioned in other reviews the cottage has everything that you would need. During our stay Russ completed an upgrade to the water storage and supply for the studio ,which worked wonderfully.Although remote, the cottage is a short walk to the bus stop which stops at Salt Pond Bay and then heads back to Cruz Bay. The buses seem more reliable than in past years, and the price is only $1/per person. If you like to hike ,the cottage is close to several of the most popular trails. Beaches are nearby and Coral Bay has plenty of good choices for dining. We found the cottage to be perfect !! We are planning a trip for next year and hopefully will stay at the cottage/studio again.