About the property
- Villa1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
2 Beds /2 Full baths. Magical for Honeymoons, Anniversaries or family of 3-4
Mooncottage—the most wildly romantic St John villa rental. Utterly private & luxurious. Ideally suited for couples, but also perfect for a close family of 3-4. Since 2004 with unanimous 5-star reviews.
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*Shorter stays of 5-6 nights are OK but carry a $250 fee. ALL cleaning fees, concierge & personal escort to our villa are included. VI Hotel Taxes of 12.5% will be collected by HomeAway/VRBO.
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.
Why Mooncottage feels 'just right' for couples.
Most St John villas are built too large to feel cozy and romantic for couples. Mooncottage is very spacious but 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, 180-degree panoramic views that will take your breath away. Located in peaceful Calabash Boom, Coral Bay, USVI, Mooncottage has been enchanting guests and receiving rave reviews since 2004.
Romantic Villa with Elegant Zen Caribbean ambiance.
Luxury Rental 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 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, Ecotourism, 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.
A private location to enjoy nature on 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 couples 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 representative will meet you in St John and personally escort you to your new 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.
1. Travel Insurance: We highly recommend Trip Interruption Insurance for any unexpected issues like family emergencies or rare severe weather. 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: You will need to sign our standard Rental Agreement and Liability Waiver electronically via DocuSign for your endorsement which will supersede all other agreements.
3. Satisfaction: We like to speak to our guests in-person on the phone before we book the villa--but that is often not possible due to HomeAway's new ruling about blocking contact information until booking. So please ask detailed questions in your inquiry.
4. Rentals falling on or around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years may higher and not reflected in your HomeAway automated online quotation.
5. Minimum stays: Our guests usually rent 7+ nights. Yet, 10-14 nights are the most relaxing--prorated per/night rental rates apply. Shorter stays of 5-6 nights are also available but carry a moderate short stay surcharge of $250.
6. We ask our guests to keep the noise level low after 8 PM as we are in a quiet, rural residential community where sounds carry on the wind. The natural night sounds are magical.
Thank you for your understanding. You will absolutely LOVE your stay.
Brian: General Manager
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Brian: General Manager
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. I love and care for Mooncottage as it is more than a just rental property, it is a labor of love--and my greatest pleasure is enchanted guests. Anywhere you look online 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.
Brian: General Manager purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Brian: General Manager chose Estate Calabash Boom
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 its 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 Mooncottage.
What makes this Villa unique
- 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
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Incredible stay at Mooncottage
My wife and I were on St John to celebrate our 20th anniversary and we couldn't have chosen a better place than Mooncottage. Everything about the villa was outstanding, from the view to the décor to the privacy. Brian was outstanding to work with especially after the hurricanes when he was very proactive in communicating with us. Once we arrived, we realized a couple of things were missing at the villa and after calling Brian he brought them to us in less than ten minutes. What great customer service! The entire experience from beginning to end could not have been better.
We returned from Mooncottage a week ago, and I still wake up every day in Austin, Texas looking for that beautiful morning view...Mooncottage is exceptional and exactly what you see in the pictures, actually even better with nature sounds and its mesmerizing view. Very hard to leave, but if we did, it was easy to get groceries down the street, say hello to the donkeys, drive to many beaches, have dinners in Cruz Bay, but also not feel guilty those times we decided to just stay because we knew our stay was magical. Bob and Brian were wonderful, and available whenever I needed them before and during the trip. Amazing ambiance, and truly a romantic paradise perfect for two! Yet, there is a very comfortable daybed in the main house if there are more than two, and that was our favorite place to watch a marathon of Wimbledon! Definitely stay at Mooncottage if you travel to St. John; it is a unique, first-class experience!
Patrice & Salvatore
Unbelievable 10 days!
Believe it or not, this property is better in person than what is represented in the photos.
My fiancee and I arrived on the 18th of May for what felt like the shortest 10 days of our life. We were married the 21st and spent our wedding moon at this magical cottage. Upon booking the owner Brian was extremely attentive and quick to respond. He offered advice on restaurants, beaches, and general information which was very helpful and saved us a lot research during the stay. We received several calls while we were there simply checking in and inquiring to see if there was anything that we needed.
The morning sun woke us daily and we relaxed with our coffee by the pool enjoying the stunning views. At night the pond and wildlife put us to sleep along with the cool breeze. The kitchen had everything you could imagine and we utilized it and the grill quite often during the evenings.
If you are looking for a fantastic stay where you can simply pack up the ice chest, snorkeling gear, and head out for an adventure on the daily basis, St John and the Mooncottage will not disappoint you. It would also be hard to argue with the fact that Mooncottage has some of the best views on the island. We will be returning in the very near future.
Thank you for the beautiful review. We would love to have you back any time.
Heaven on earth!
We stayed at Teahouse Treehouse one and a half years ago and thought nothing could ever come close. But...Mooncottage is even more magical. The view are unbelievable and the house itself is just perfect and had everything we needed. The view from the bed made waking up each morning even better. As with Teahouse, Mooncottage is clean and meticulously maintained and so unique. Working with Brian to book and Bob once on island was so easy and enjoyable. We will be back!
wonderful private retreat
my wife and I come to st. john every year and its been a long time since we spent more whole days enjoying our cottage than exploring beaches, restaurants and shops.
We loved our stay at Mooncottage. It is beautifully set up on a hill, quiet all the time, with magnificent views of Coral Bay. Everything in Mooncottage works perfectly. The furniture is very comfortable, all the appliances work and the overall design of Mooncottage is very pleasing. Bob, the property manager is very pleasant and extremely responsive. The location is perfect. You are close to the restaurants and shopping in Coral Bay. We have already booked for January 2018!!
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.
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IMPORTANT NOTICES: 1. Travel Insurance: We highly recommend Trip Interruption Insurance for any unexpected issues like family emergencies or rare severe weather. 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: You will need to sign our standard Rental Agreement and Liability Waiver electronically via DocuSign for your endorsement which will supersede all other agreements. 3. Satisfaction: We like to speak to our guests in-person on the phone before we book the villa--but that is often not possible due to HomeAway's new ruling about blocking contact information until booking. So please ask detailed questions in your inquiry. 4. Rentals falling on or around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years may higher and not reflected in your HomeAway automated online quotation. 5. Minimum stays: Our guests usually rent 7+ nights. Yet, 10-14 nights are the most relaxing--prorated per/night rental rates apply. Shorter stays of 5-6 nights are also available but carry a moderate short stay surcharge of $250. 6. We ask our guests to keep the noise level low after 8 PM as we are in a quiet, rural residential community where sounds carry on the wind. The natural night sounds are magical. Thank you for your understanding. You will absolutely LOVE your stay. Kind regards, Brian