Circular one bedroom cottage with gentle breezes and ocean views from every room
Mary Lou Taft
- english, french, pig latin
About Mary Lou Taft
Decades long vistors to St John, we knew years ago that island life was very much a part of us. We dreamed of building a simple but unique green home in harmony with Coral Bay's natural beauty. Moonglow is the result. We welcome you to all that is magical in our island home!
Mary Lou Taft purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Mary Lou Taft chose Estate Calabash Boom
After spending many years renting in various parts of Coral Bay, we knew without a doubt that this was the ideal spot!. It was always this particular view which thrilled us more than any other, on an island where every view is beautiful. We bought the land in 2006 and spent the next 8 years planning our dream Caribbean cottage.
What makes this Cottage unique
The circular architecture and multiple large glass doors capture the surrounding view and create a feeling of being one with the outdoors; the valley below and the sea beyond. The open floor plan and cathedral cypress ceiling create a sense of airiness and elegant space which is cooled by the trade winds. It is important to note that Moonglow is the only house on the property. There is no apartment below or main villa with other guests above. You will be the sole occupants of the property....something I always found important when vacationing in St John......especially for couples and honeymooners. It is a tranquil and hidden escape!
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Stepping onto St. John USVI is like traveling in a time capsule back to when life was simpler and folks appreciated the small joys that life brings you: the beauty of nature, of the creatures that inhabit the world other than the humanoids. Moon Glow is the most serene setting. We don’t care for the crazy night life of Cruz Bay. Been there. Done that. We want to sit at the beach and listen to the waves lapping on the shore and watch the deer and the pelicans and the iguanas and the birds. We want to snorkel with the turtles and the squid and the rays and the coral and watch the sunset. Stop at Coral Bay for a leisurely supper in our damp swimsuits and fill up on some yummy tropical delights before heading back to stargaze on the deck! This home smacks of the Caribbean in its simplicity and comfort and cooling breezes. You may have a visitor or two in the drive or the shower...lizards or frogs or deer... and get
lulled asleep by the tree frogs. Moon Glow is a little bit of heaven on earth! We will return again and again as long as we are able. Thank you, Mary Lou and Larry for allowing us to share your bounty!
Thank you, Barbara. I am so very glad that you share my feelings about Moonglow and my joy in all of the nature that is the island of St John. We hope to have you back again and again and again. You are a most welcome guest! Best, Mary Lou
Perfect place for two
Such a comfy and well stocked home. Wouldn’t change a thing! Mary Lou is such a thoughtful owner and Bob McNabb is available on island if you need anything. We always enjoy Moonglow and Coral Bay and will be back soon!
Perfect place for couples!
We loved our relaxing stay at Moonglow. It was very clean and comfortable. The home owner along with the care taker were very helpful. We would defiantly stay here again!
Our week at the Moonglow cottage was a dream. It was so relaxing and very easy to forget about all our daily worries. The view is breathtaking, every night the sky took different colors and after dark, the moon would brighten up the dark ocean.
The cottage was sparkly clean, in the kitchen we had everything we needed (even a milk frother!) and the towels were the softest ever (after coming back from the trip I had to go to Pottery barn to get some for our house).
We highly recommend you to choose this place if you want to get away and relax. We were close to some of the most beautiful beaches on the island and the wonderful part about Coral bay is that it is not so crowded!
Can`t wait to return!!!!! Thank you!!!! <3
Absolutely PERFECT cottage on St. John
My wife and I spent a week at Moonglow Cottage in July 2017 and it couldn't have been better. The views are breathtaking during the day or at night (we were lucky to be there during a full moon). The location is very close to all kinds of great restaurants (Miss Lucy's, Indigo Grill, The Triple B) and some wonderful hiking, beach, and snorkeling options. And the house itself is just perfect and spotlessly clean. Caribbean breezes throughout, AC in the bedroom at night if you need it... plenty of towels and amenities for cooking, a screened in porch to eat dinners away from bugs while still enjoying the view, and very pleasant and helpful communication from the owner and property manager. If you're looking for a place to stay in Coral Bay, look no further.
Great location, very well equipped, and maintained.
This is our 2nd trip to Moon glow. Just don't think that a 1 bedroom gets any better than this. Geared for island living but all the things that make it a great home away from home. The Taft's (owners) and house manger Bob have things in order and all has gone well.
Coral Bay is the 'laid back' side of St John. The area has more great beaches , snorkeling sites and hiking trails than you could possibly visit in one trip. Coral Bay also has interesting little shops, open air local restaurants/bars with live entertainment. There are also a couple of excellent grocery stores nearby. The reef bay hike is terrific with local park service guides who are fun and informative. At the end of the hike, a boat meets you at the beach and returns you to Cruz Bay where your car is parked. The island boasts more than twenty gorgeous beaches, each offering a different vantage point both above and below water.