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Mooncottage: Most Romantic St John Villas - Our Ultimate Couples Getaway

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Property description

Mooncottage—the most romantic, utterly private & luxurious ST John villa rental imaginable.

Mooncottage is nestled into a verdant hillside, built from native hardwoods, stone and surrounded by lush tropical gardens—it is a petite, luxury Caribbean villa without compare. Enjoy the romance of this luxury 5-Star Caribbean rental villa with unobstructed, romantic, down-island views of an endless Virgin Island horizon. Mooncottage is virtually breathtaking—a fantasy Caribbean villa and backdrop for your most romantic and restful island vacation, special anniversary, secluded Caribbean honeymoon or secret rendezvous imaginable. And, all of St. John's legendary beaches are only minutes away.

NOTE: Our guests usually rent 7 night stays. Yet, 10-14 nights are the most relaxing--prorated per/night rental rates apply. Shorter stays of 5 nights are also sometimes available but carry a moderate short stay surcharge. Please read all of our important notices at the bottom of this description prior to booking your reservation.

Why Mooncottage feels 'just right' for couples.

Most St. John villas are just built too large to feel cozy and romantic for couples. Mooncottage isn't too big of a villa. It was designed for couples and feels just right ... and you will feel right at home. From the gentle sounds at night to the brilliant turquoise colors by day, its magic surrounds you. St. John's world-class beaches are only minutes away. Wonderful local restaurants and bars close by. But the panoramic views day or night will simply blow your mind

Experience the Zen Caribbean magic of Mooncottage.

A petite and utterly romantic luxury Caribbean villa tucked within lush tropical gardens, set high upon a verdant hillside with a down-island view of an endless Caribbean horizon. Our Zen-Caribbean design is architectural, eclectic and spectacular. The views from Mooncottage are simply breathtaking . . . and the backdrop for your most romantic and restful St. John villa vacation imaginable. Imagine Cary Grant's grandmother's view from an 'An Affair to Remember' and you will get the idea!

Panoramic Caribbean Views that will simply blow your mind.

Mooncottage features 5-star, panoramic views that will simply take your breath away. Located in peaceful Calabash Boom, Coral Bay, USVI, Mooncottage has been enchanting guests and receiving rave reviews since 2005.

Romantic Villa with Elegant Zen Caribbean ambiance.

Luxury Caribbean villa with chef's kitchen, living/dining, sleeping and bath areas all under a traditional Caribbean hardwood plantation roof. Ceiling fans and trade winds keep you cool and comfortable day or night. A romantic 360 degree veranda encircles the entire villa allowing outdoor enjoyment to either the sea or courtyard gardens. Also, St. John is one of the most beautiful and safe Caribbean vacations available. Clean, world-class beaches, shopping, Eco tourism, sailing and more are everywhere.

Master bedroom crafted in native stone right out of our hillside.

If the bedroom feels as though it has always been there ... that's because it has! 2 full baths and sleeping areas, separate Indoor and outdoor showers accommodate any season or romantic mood. The solar-heated blue pool will make it tempting for you to stay up here all week. If you wish to be sans clothes, no one will see or bother you. (shhhh) And, the villa was designed to be worn without shoes. You will love how the natural pink fossilized coral stone floor feels. A trickling Koi pond completes the fantasy.

Private and secluded location to enjoy nature at the border of the National Park

Large sliding mahogany screen doors blur the lines of indoors and out. We know almost everyone on St. John, so you will never be at a loss if there is something special you want. A gourmet meal or private massage brought to you. A snorkeling or scuba trip in crystal Caribbean waters. Whether on a Honeymoon, an Anniversary or together with another close couple, Mooncottage is the perfect, small, luxury St. John vacation villa.

Personal escort to Mooncottage - no worries getting there!

Our Mooncottage representatives will meet you in St. John and personally escort you to your own Caribbean hideaway. Soon a cold drink and killer view are yours at this St. John rental villa with luxury and romance peeking out at every turn. Unwind and enjoy the quiet without moving a muscle. Then head out to explore the rest of St. John. (Highly recommended) Extremely private surroundings mean you are free to be yourself. And, you deserve a Caribbean vacation villa like this. Come with someone you love-or just someone you want.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

1. Travel Insurance: We highly recommend Travel Insurance for any unexpected problems such as family emergencies or rare severe weather-related problems. We cannot be held responsible for refunds of any kind due to these or other like occurrences. We will help you with a recommendation.

2. Rental Agreement: If you book online with HomeAway, you will be also required to sign our standard Rental Agreement and Liability Waiver electronically via DocuSign for your endorsement which will supersede all other agreements. We only require your name, address, email and phone number.

3. Satisfaction: Generally, we like to speak to our guests in-person on the phone before we book the villa. However, if you make your reservation online and are not comfortable for any reason after you book and we speak on the phone, there is absolutely no obligation. We reserve reciprocal rights to cancel for any reason prior to you signing of our Standard Rental Agreement and Liability Waiver. Please note that our Rental Agreement and Liability Waiver will supersede any other agreements.

4. Rentals falling on or around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years will be higher and will not be reflected in your HomeAway automated online quotation. Also, there is a $250 surcharge for an additional guest at Mooncottage.

5. Minimum stays: Our guests usually rent 7 night stays. Yet, 10-14 nights are the most relaxing--prorated per/night rental rates apply. Shorter stays of 5 nights are also sometimes available but carry a moderate short stay surcharge.

Thank you for your understanding. You will absolutely LOVE your stay.

Kind regards,

Brian

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    12 years of age for children. 21 years of age for adults. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Toddlers are not recommended as there are steep areas and a deep pool. Children under 12 need special permission. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We have a flight of stairs to enter the villa...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Handmade teak 4-poster...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Great house queen bed...moreless

  • The cozy stone master bedroom faces the pool and has a view of both the garden and the ocean. You can hear the small skoi pond gurgling. A teak four poster bed fashioned by our brilliant (yet crazy) local artist welcomes you with open arms and is guaranteed not to squeak. (as if anyone would hear). Although luxurious, Mooncottage was designed to respect nature’s abundance without wasting it. Our soaps and cleaning products are mostly all natural. The fabulous pool is completely solar-powered; maintaining itself year-round with only the sun to thank. (Thank you sun!) The temperature of the pool is always nice, so even a midnight swim is highly recommended. Note: the moon is often so bright you might consider protective moonscreen. The tropical courtyard garden in back offers a pleasant break from the sea breezes as well as being a quiet place for meditation or reading. A simple hammock completes the picture....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Master bedroom near the pool...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: outdoor shower

    Unique indoor/outdoor shower...moreless

  • Our bathrooms are luxurious and simple at the same time. With an abundance of brightly colored bath towels throughout, you will never be short of something warm and fluffy to wrap around you after a dip in the pool or a lounge in the sun. Handmade glass tile, European fixtures and natural pink coral stone flooring throughout. Subdued, indirect lighting, large louvered ventilation, hardwood accents, terracotta sconces and many full-length mirrors allow you to see just how beautiful you really are :)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • - Provisioning, Catering and Maid Service Available at an additional charge. - Main house w/ separate stone master bedroom - 2 indoor full baths and 2 outdoor showers - Solar heated pool - Tropical gardens - Extremely private - High-speed wi-fi internet Mooncottage is a cozy and extremely private small luxury Caribbean Villa. It cannot be seen from the road or even from your driveway located at the end of a cul de sac. A quiet, natural place for your Caribbean vacation. It's high elevation and constant island trade winds assure cool comfort, tranquility and closeness to nature, with turtle doves cooing, humming birds humming, surf whispering below and the night skies offering you the moon and a million stars. And of course the ocean views day or night will simply blow your mind....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    iPod deck...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Forests
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Well ... you are looking at Hurricane Hole - a permanently protected region of St. John and part of the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument--like Mount Rushmore only wetter. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    You can see directly in front of you Sage Mountain National Park ... in Tortola BVIs. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    When you arrive at Mooncottage, you will simply not believe your eyes—our guests routinely refer to our 5-star panoramic view as 'breathtaking' and 'astonishing.'...moreless

  • Rural:

    The Teahouse Treehouse is at the end of a quiet private road and in a sleepy residential community. The night sounds and surf below will be mostly all that you will hear. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Coral Bay is called the 'quiet side' of the island for good reason. Sleepy, casual & filled with island character, it's a fun seaside place to hang out before retreating to the peace of the Teahouse....moreless

  • Water View:

    Panoramic view of Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument featuring pristine vistas of protected Hurricane Hole in foreground and Sage Mountain National Park on Tortola BVI's in the background. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seats 4-6 comfortably - Teak dining table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Hi speed internet and Wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    300 Count Egyptian Cotton...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach and Bath - lots of them...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you could ever want ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you could ever want ...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Chef's kitchen with all of the amenties...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    Convection...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder Season 2015
Apr 15 - Dec 14, 2015
5 night min stay

$3,975
Winter Season 2016
Dec 15 - Apr 14, 2016
5 night min stay

$4,975

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Travel Insurance: We highly recommend this. Rental Agreement: If you book with HomeAway, you will still be required to sign our standard Rental Agreement and Liability Waiver Agreement which will supersede any and all prior agreements. Shorter stays of 5 nights are available but carry a $375 short-stay surcharge.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
St. Thomas (STT)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Shipwreck Landing, Aqua BIsto, Skinnys
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
St. Thomas
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Miss Lucys, Shipwreck Landing, Aqur Bistros
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Salt Pond, Lamesheur, Maho & Francis Bay Beaches

Car: Necessary

Five Great Reasons to stay at Mooncottage

1. Romantic and Perfect for Couples

Designed to incite romance at every glance, Mooncottage features an attention to detail that has guests routinely referring to it as “Simply Perfect.” Mooncottage is a romantic St. John villa unlike any other. Perfect for two people wanting to enjoy each other on a Caribbean villas vacation.

2. Astonishing Panoramic Views

When you arrive at Mooncottage you will simply not believe your eyes—St. John rental companies often refer to our sweeping down-island views as the benchmark view for Virgin Islands 5-star ocean vistas. The Caribbean villa view will take your breath away.

3. Secluded Romantic Getaway Feels Just Right

Unlike staying at a larger luxury Caribbean villa rental on St. John, you will never feel lost at this petite and secluded romantic little villa inside or out. Designed to reflect simple Virgin Islands life in an elegant way—it feels just right. And you'll feel right at home at our private St. John getaway.

4. Oh! So Very Private and Secluded

Mooncottage is located on the border of the National Park in a very secluded locale—with almost no neighbors. Just minutes from the sleepy little village of Coral Bay situated literally on the border of the Virgin Islands National Park for restful solitude.

5. Zen Ambiance & Close to Beaches

Mooncottage is a St. John villa with a magical and spiritual look and feel--all part of its unique Zen-Caribbean design. You are never more than a few minutes from the best beaches on St. John, but you may never want to leave this magical little St. John cottage.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: I have been a fan of the Caribbean for most of my life. When I came to St. John in the late 90's, I knew this was the place--still feel that way. My wife Tania and I love and care for Mooncottage as it is more than a just rental property, it is a labor of love--and our greatest pleasure is enchanted guests. On our main Mooncottage website you will find countless testimonials from people who have experienced Mooncottage as a rare piece of heaven. I have an entertainment and marketing background -- and share my time between NYC and St. John (the ultimate expression of beautiful extremes). I have never had a 'real job' ... for very long.

Why Coral Bay:
St. John in my estimation is the most beautiful and pristine of islands in the Caribbean or anywhere in the world ... as well as one of the most natural and relaxing. You can go out in the day or evening and feel safe anywhere. The island itself is 2/3 National Park - meaning the beaches and trails are always maintained and kept clean and free of vendors. Mooncottage is surrounded by undeveloped land on 3 sides and has only one villa far below to call it's neighbor. We also rent and manage this villa as well so you really DO know your neighbors. Nature is everywhere and the trade wind breezes day or night are soft and magical. There is only ONE Mooncottages.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
- Unequaled Privacy - Quiet and Natural - Easy access to Restaurants & Beaches - Minutes from all of St. John's legendary beaches - Located at the top of the property - no road noise or intrusions - Lush Tropical gardens and natural beauty - Love nest


Contact us

Speaks: english, russian

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Photos

  • The pool view from your  bedroom--dive in.

    The pool view from your bedroom--dive in.

  • Living area with queen-size chaise for additional guests

    Living area with queen-size chaise for additional guests

  • Jump in pool right out of bed - ans yell Ahhhh!

    Jump in pool right out of bed - ans yell Ahhhh!

  • The evening as the bedroom and house surround the pool.

    The evening as the bedroom and house surround the pool.

  • Day or Night: Cozy living room features a stunning view of BVIs.

    Day or Night: Cozy living room features a stunning view of BVIs.

  • Relax with a rum and coke.

    Relax with a rum and coke.

  • Open, elegant and simple - fully screened.

    Open, elegant and simple - fully screened.

  • Beauty is everywhere.

    Beauty is everywhere.

  • Gray Pelican lifting off from Francis Bay

    Gray Pelican lifting off from Francis Bay

  • A kiss of rain at night makes for a beautiful morning.

    A kiss of rain at night makes for a beautiful morning.

  • A double rainbow - not as rare as you may think--at least at Mooncottage.

    A double rainbow - not as rare as you may think--at least at Mooncottage.

  • Beauty and romantic surroundings at Mooncottage.

    Beauty and romantic surroundings at Mooncottage.

  • View through the chefs kitchen into the living area.

    View through the chefs kitchen into the living area.

  • Private view which only birds can see as we are perched on a hill.

    Private view which only birds can see as we are perched on a hill.

  • 2 full indoor baths & 2 romantic outdoor showers

    2 full indoor baths & 2 romantic outdoor showers

  • Chefs kitchen and dinning are for 4.

    Chefs kitchen and dinning are for 4.

  • Relax, put your feet up - enjoy the breezes and view.

    Relax, put your feet up - enjoy the breezes and view.

  • courtyard garden perfect for a restful snooze in the hammock

    courtyard garden perfect for a restful snooze in the hammock

  • A spectacular day.

    A spectacular day.

  • View of Virgin Islands National Monument

    View of Virgin Islands National Monument

  • Flowers are everywhere at Mooncottage with landscaped gardens.

    Flowers are everywhere at Mooncottage with landscaped gardens.

  • Historic Forstberg--part of your view across the bay from Mooncottage

    Historic Forstberg--part of your view across the bay from Mooncottage

  • Other residents of St. John.

    Other residents of St. John.

  • You are 5-15  minutes from all the islands beaches.

    You are 5-15 minutes from all the islands beaches.

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