On The Market: Stone Post Cottage Offers Charm, Views and Many Possibilities



With a charming stand-alone stone guest house, a private three bedroom main house and a quaint island-style cottage, Stone Post Cottage offers an array of possibilities along with its stunning views of Hart Bay and the Caribbean Sea beyond.

The home, with a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms, is for sale for $1.95 million, explained Holiday Homes broker associate Abigail Schnell O’Connell, who is the co-listing agent with Holiday Homes broker/owner Miles Stair.

Located in Estate Chocolate Hole, the home is situated on an almost two-acre site with commanding views, mature trees, lush tropical gardens and meandering walking paths.

“Lush tropical gardens are lovingly maintained and well thought out, providing walking paths and natural buffers between the various living spaces,” said O’Connell.

The most impressive aspect of the home, however, is the expansive swimming pool, O’Connell explained.

“The most dramatic feature of Stone Post Cottage is the 55-foot lap pool with hand painted Caribbean lap lanes,” she said. “The decks that surround the pool offer many comfortable vantage points to relax and enjoy the panoramic views.”

Another rarity is the oversized lot, O’Connell added.

“The Stone Post Cottage compound is situated on an acre of land and has additional acreage surrounding the estate providing lots of privacy,” said the Holiday Homes broker associate.

“It is extremely rare to have two acres of property in Chocolate Hole.”

The property also has an interesting and long history, dating back to 1954 when the previous owners’ grandfather, a New Orleans physician named Dr. Justillien Foret, purchased the lot and built a one-room house of native stone, according to O’Connell.

The home, originally without electricity, plumbing and screens, was gradually updated over the years and Dr. Foret —well known by his mule Moses he used for transport — spent many summers on St. John, O’Connell explained.

Over the years a small wooden studio cottage was also built and both buildings were rented out on long- and short-term basis.

After suffering damage in Hurricane Marilyn, the home was reconstructed in compliance with modern building codes, O’Connell added.

“The resulting refurbished house — comfortable, sturdy, filled with authentic Caribbean charm and sitting on two acres of nearly flat land close to town — was purchased by the current owner in 2002,” she said. “The owner has taken great care to pay homage to the original stone structure on the property by designing the main house and guest house additions to reflect the original structure.”

For more information, call O’Connell at (340) 998-1934 for more information on Stone Post Cottage.