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Good Moon Cottage. West Indian Cottage on Organic Farm.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s) (Sleeps 4), 1 Bathroom and 1 Balcony

Good Moon Cottage is a traditional West Indian wooden cottage perched on top of a peaceful, secluded hill-side property.

The cottage is in the nestled in the trees on our organic farm and is surrounded by bananas, mangos, pau pau, herbs and tropical flowers. We offer a free herb garden and in-house prices on our produce. Or you can help out on the farm in exchange for fresh produce.

The Cottage is about 600 feet above the unspoiled north shore called Cooper Bay and a five minute drive (15 min walk) from Trunk Bay, one of Tortola's most spectacular and empty beaches.

Being centrally located, we are well situated for easy exploring of the West and East of Tortola. Being locals, we can easily advise you on quality excursions, daysails, hikes and unusual adventures. If you are surfers, local knowledge is readily available so we can send you to all the best surfing spots.

The accommodation is ideal for a young family, one or two couples or four friends! The loft bedroom has a queen-sized bed and downstairs has a sofa bed. A baby bed and extra floor mats are available. Sheets are included.

There is a small kitchen, refrigerator, toilet and shower with a view!

The balcony offers a hammock and you’ll enjoy eating outside on the outdoor dining table. A barbecue in the back yard completes your cooking experience.

And finally, if you need a car, we’re happy to help arrange a car rental for you.

Keywords: hill side, organic farm, with a great view, Tortola BVI, British Virgin Islands, quiet, restful, beautiful beach, honey moon

More Details

Owner
Federica Dick-Read
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About Federica Dick-Read

Aragorn was born in the BVI and Federica is from Italy. They own Good Moon Farm and Cottage placed on the hills above Cooper Bay, facing the Atlantic coast of Tortola where they live with their two children, Zanti and Ceiba, which are inspiring their life every day with their wonderful energy.

They are artists and very passionate about organic farming and gardening.

They work at Aragorn's Arts and Crafts Studio and Gallery on the the beach of Trellis bay at Beef Island. Every month they organize the Full Moon Party with Aragorn's Fireballs.

Why Federica Dick-Read chose British Virgin Islands BVI

We built Good Moon Cottage few years after we completed our main house and we wanted to dedicate our attention to be able to feed ourselves and our community with Great Food!. Our totally organic farm produces all of our crops from green vegetables as Spinach, Bok Choy, Pak Choy, all sorts of Lettuces, Arugula, to provisions as Tanya, and Cassava to fruits such as Mangoes, Papayas, Pineapples, Guava fruits, Coconuts, Passion Fruits, Figs, all sorts of Bananas, Avocados, Ackees, Sour sops, Bread fruits, Oranges, Limes, Tomatoes, Eggplants, Beans and Peppers. We also complete our produces with lovely seasoning for all kind of tastes as Rosemary, Onion Chives, Oregano, Thyme, Cilantro, Tarragon, Garlic, different type of Basil, Parsley, Turmeric, Ginger, Celery,Mint, Peppermint, Cinnamint and Lemon grass.

What makes this cottage unique

Come and enjoy our farm, we do offer a list of crops in season to choose from and it's all right there....available at Good Moon Cottage door step!

Amenities

Tortola Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen size bed is located upstairs in the loft and it is very comfortable., Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1) An extra child bed can be supplied.
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Good Moon Cottage is situated on our organic farm. Guests have access to a small herb garden for free, organic produce is available at in house prices. We can also organize fish, lobster and other local specialities to be delivered.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Good Moon Cottage. West Indian Cottage on Organic Farm.
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
5

The definition of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The Good Moon Cottage is literally a slice of heaven. If my last days on earth were spent here, I'd be the happiest woman alive. Federica, Aragorn and the farm kitties are all lovely hosts, full of friendly smiles and local suggestions. The fruits and veggies that we purchased from the farm stand were delicious....they were obviously grown with love. The view is the most incredible sight you will ever see! I wish I could pack my bags and live in this cottage forever! We will 100% be returning. Put this place on your bucket list! a MUST!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winchester. Hampshire. England
5

An idyllic hideaway

  • 5 of 5

I know Good Moon Cottage, and as suggested by the five star ratings given to it, it is delighful. I have driven down to the parking place in a small 4 X 4 (a Land Rover or Jeep is not necessary), and though one cannot park immediately by the house, the last few yards are not difficult. The owners are charming; and if help with baggage is needed I am confident that they, or one of their farm staff, would be only too willing to help. The ambience is idyllic; the views stupendous; the atmosphere of isolation in a hillside organic farm is unique. Don't be put off by a bit of petty wingeing!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hikers' Paradise

  • 2 of 5

We stayed at Good Moon Cottage for 15 nights in 2014 (February 12 to 27). The pictures of the Cottage, itself, are accurate. However, the picture labeled “Driveway [at the bottom of the picture]” leads one to believe that you can drive down to and park at the Cottage. We were told to park at the top of the Hillside. To, actually, get to the Cottage you must traverse (walk) down a zig zagged “steep” uneven hillside consisting of 4 significantly slanted courses of grass, weeds, dirt, rocks, and ruts totaling more than a football field in length. Even if the hillside weren’t washed out in areas, driving down to the Cottage would be scary in the daytime and dangerous at night. Hiking boots are good to bring, especially when it rains. However, the owners provide 2 pairs of rubber boots and 2 flashlights to negotiate the slopes to the Cottage. Don’t forget to bring them along with you when you go off for the day as it is dangerous coming down at night without light. Also, be sure to pack light. You will be carrying your luggage down, not rolling it. The Cottage doesn’t have any screens on the windows or doors, so bug repellent is a must. They do provide a net over the 2 beds which help in the evening when sleeping. We paid for 2 weeks of maid service. On the 10th day, we met a lovely young woman who came to clean the Cottage. She did a great job cleaning, and before leaving changed the bed linens and replaced the two bath and hand towels which we had used for the first 9 days. That was the extent of the “maid service.” On the last night when we arrived back to the Cottage after 9:00 p.m., there was no water service at the Cottage. The thought of traversing back up the hill to report this was out of the question. When we arrived home we emailed the owners and let them know how we felt about these issues. They were kind enough to reimburse us 1/4 of the charge for the maid service and 1/2 of the charge of the daily rental for a half-day without water, with their apologies and a brief concluding comment, “The minor inconveniences of life on a steep hill need to be balanced with the benefits of the peaceful and secluded environment we made for you. Maybe you were not cut out for this kind of location. Better luck next time.” The Cottage does come with a resident cat…very friendly and hungry! Do rent a jeep or a car with a high clearance, you’ll need it. Caution: You need to be in good physical shape which, thankfully, we are.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Too short a visit

  • 5 of 5

Two months after spending a few days here, I look at the pictures on my phone and think that I need to go back immediately. Been visiting the Virgins for over 20 years, boating, condos, hotels, camping. The thought being that hey - we're in the islands, everything else is of little consequence. This place changed / spoiled that rationale. It erased every artifice of tourism and BS and replaced them with the wind, sea and hills and a simplicity that offers a rare opportunity to go beyond mere relaxation.

I doubt anyone leaves here the same as they arrived.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder
5

A Slice of Caribbean Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Good Moon Cottage. The cabin is beautiful, tasteful, and romantic. The artwork on the inside was great and the view outside was fantastic.

We ate meals out on the deck, hiked to the beach (drove to the beach too), and enjoyed chatting with Aragorn, Frederica, and their boys.

If you are looking for modern or sterile or big kitchen - this is not your place.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul
5

Jeanne Scott and Steven Muenzer

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from a delightful week in Good Moon Cottage at Good Moon Organic Farm. There are scarcely enough adjectives to adequately describe the cottage, its location, the foliage, and its dramatic view. Nevertheless, I will try: Good Moon Cottage is a quaint, simple, yet elegant tropical hideaway nestled on the north side of Tortola, overlooking the azure blue Atlantic surrounded by bougainvillea, mango trees, and other tropical foliage with colorful blossoms. Terraces sculpted into the hill, an amazing feat of ingenuity, provide fresh greens, vegetables, tomatoes, herbs, mangoes, bananas, and other delectables. Just outside our door we picked spinach, arugula, basil, and tarragon. You might even be able to purchase a fresh catch of whole yellow fins. After you’ve prepared your breakfast, lunch, or dinner, in the little, but well-equipped kitchen, eat on the deck, catch the cool breeze and watch sailboats slice though the water below your eagle’s perch—then read a novel and take a nap. Refreshed, you can now tour the island. It was never too hot—just right.

Alas, after a week I had to pry my wife’s hands from the deck’s railing and bid the farm a reluctant farewell.

If you’re in the vicinity, book the little Good Moon Cottage—don’t let this gem slide by!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeanne and Steven has been the greatest pleasure meeting you and get to know you. We have been delighted to have you as our guests at the Cottage and we are looking forward to host you again, anytime. Thank you for your kind review it really unfolds the holiday experience we would like our guests to find within our special little corner of the world. Best regards Federica and Aragorn
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Good Moon Farm and Cottage
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Enjoy every month the Full Moon Party on Beef Island. Live music with a dinner buffet and the Moka Jumbies dance shows create a perfect setting for Aragorn's Fireball sculptures on fire displayed on the beach in Trellis bay under the shining moonlight! Plan your holiday around the Moon!

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Rates & Availability

Tortola Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Slow season 2016
Jun 16 2017 - Nov 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee/weekly $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Dear Guests, confirming your booking is important to us. if your intention is renting the property we will send you a Short Term Rental agreement to fill in with all the details and sign in order to confirm your reservation.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.
Looking forward to meet you!

The payment for renting Good Moon Cottage is effective after signing the Short Term rental agreement and returned to us vie email with all the necessary information. It is a friendly agreement to inform you about the house rules and our curtesy tenants policy. There is a $200/week rental refundable deposit to confirm your booking, the final payment will be applied 30 days prior your arrival date.

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