Newly constructed in 2014, Moonglow is an octagonal home with spectacular views of Coral Bay and the islands beyond. Vistas abound from every part of this spacious Caribbean home. (A sea view from every room!) The screened outdoor dining veranda is only steps away from a well appointed gourmet kitchen with owner created ceramic tiles complimenting the stainless steel and granite. An air conditioned bedroom with a king size 4 poster bed awaits after a late evening soak in our round intimate spa. The moon and the twinkling lights of the British Virgins are your only distraction!
Circular one bedroom cottage with gentle breezes and ocean views from every room
Mary Lou Taft
- english, french, pig latin
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 25, 2019
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 2006
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!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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.
BEST DECISION WE MADE THE WHOLE TRIP!
- Cottage is exactly what you are looking for in a vacation home. It has everything you would need (coolers, chairs, AC in bedroom, hot tub, AMAZING views, and a beautiful home)
- Very private and secluded...great for relaxing
- AMAZING hosts! MaryLou and caretaker Bob were SO accommodating and welcoming.
Cant wait to tell my friends to book this place for their next trip! We will be back for sure! Enjoy the MoonGlow!!
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.
Additional information about rental rates
The security deposit which we received will be returned in full if no damage is found,as soon as possible, but no later than three weeks after stay. Check in is between 3PM and 7PM. Check out is 10AM.