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Private, Comfortable, & Affordable: The Perfect Spot for Couples

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

One Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Home with Private Pool, Stunning Views, & Air Conditioning

Situated on the quiet and serene East End of St. John, Milk Moon Cottage is a private oasis overlooking the British Virgin Islands. The cottage features striking views, convenience to East End beaches, and plenty of amenities to make guests feel right at home.

Milk Moon boasts a well-equipped kitchen, suitable for making meals during a relaxing evening in. The living area offers a large couch with views, a dining table with seating for four, and a desk.

The full bath connected to the living room area is private and spacious.

After a long day on the beach, retire to the comfortable Queen-sized bedroom and enjoy ice cold air conditioning while listening to the sounds of the treefrogs.

At Milk Moon, the furnished decks are the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning as the sun rises or a cocktail as the sun begins to set. The outdoor propane grill on is ideal for grilling fresh, local seafood.

The large, private pool is a wonderful spot to soak up the sun or take a refreshing dip after exploring the nearby beaches.

The location of the cottage promises complete tranquility. The area is not overdeveloped compared to other parts of the island and seeing another vehicle is rare. Both Hansen & Haulover Bays are five minutes away, offering amazing snorkeling and plenty of beach lounging space.

A 15 minute drive down the mountain and along the water leads you to the town of Coral Bay. Various restaurants (many with with live music), a grocery store, mini mart, and shops are all located within quaint Coral Bay. The beaches of the North Shore (including the notable Maho Bay and more secluded Francis Bay) are 25 minutes away.

More Details

Property Manager
Emily Friess
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Emily Friess

We purchased this home because we fell in love with the natural beauty of St. John. We fell in love all over when we found this picture-perfect spot on the quiet side of the island. It is the best of both worlds -- away from it all, yet only a scenic 15-minute drive to the restaurants and shops in Coral Bay. We love having beautiful snorkeling beaches just minutes from our front door, but without having to share it with a lot of people.

Emily Friess purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Emily Friess chose Estate Hansen Bay

The pictures hopefully tell the story. Natural beauty, serenity and PRIVACY, PRIVACY, PRIVACY.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful sunrises, spectacular views and lovely breezes -- just what you expect from a Caribbean vacation.


Estate Hansen Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with shower, toilet, and vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen-sized bed with comfortable mattress and air conditioning
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This home is in a very private location with spectacular views and lovely breezes. An ideal honeymoon getaway.


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Private, Comfortable, & Affordable: The Perfect Spot for Couples
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a tranquil and rejuvenating at 12 days at Milk Moon cottage. The house was well appointed and comfortable with everything in fine working order. The pool was a particular delight, morning and evening dips and sometimes in the afternoon. Fabulous view. Bring binoculars and keep an eye on all the boating. Would definitely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte NC

In Love!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely fell in love with Milk Moon, Privateers Bay, the East End and Catherine! If you are looking for privacy, beautiful views, amazing trade wind breezes and overall relaxation, search no further. The house was exactly what we were looking for on our honeymoon. Perfect kitchen to cook morning breakfasts (to be enjoyed on the awesome deck). Never turned the air on once-the breezes are that amazing. Safe-windows and doors open 24/7. Close to all of the great snorkeling-easily accessible via Jeep. We loved enjoying a bottle of wine at the beautiful pool after a long day at the beach. Close to Coral Bay restaurants. Half the battle with VRBO is who you rent from. Catherine is amazing. She was super helpful and an overall great person (if she lived in Charlotte, we would want to hang out with her)! We hope to be back much sooner than later!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

Milk Moon cottage is a treasure! Most visitors to St. John will not travel to the "other side" or the "East End" providing us with quiet roads and tons of privacy. We absolutely love the house! Welcoming the moment you enter the front door. Up to date furnishings, kitchen appliances and a wonderful gas weber grill! The house is managed by Catherine who is wonderful and so helpful. Without a doubt Milk Moon is the cleanest and bug free villa we have ever rented in the Caribbean. Breathtaking views of Normand and Peter Island. Great boat watching from the upper deck and a steady breeze to keep the insects away! The pool deck is private and a great way to stay cool. Quiet, peaceful, relaxing and beautifully stunning, we are so lucky to have found this little slice of paradise and could call it ours for two weeks.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views/Fantastic bed!

  • 5 of 5

The views from the house are of beauty and solitude, with the rugged terrain of the East End and distant views of the uninhabited islands of the BVI. It was exactly what I wanted...peace and nature and starwatching! The swimming pool was perfect for us. Large enough to do short laps. The home is very well cared-for, with a nice modern kitchen and a surprisingly fantastic bed!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilton Head Island, SC


  • 5 of 5

Oh WOW! The moment we arrived we could not stop saying "WOW" what amazing view! The first place we are visiting and look better then the photos! This is our second time at St. John and we loved it. This private cottage was the perfect place for us. Great pool, outdoor shower, very nice and comfortable. East End offers such a great snorkeling places. Our favorite is Hansen Bay, magical place. The reef on the right to Pelican rock is very beautiful and we were lucky to swim with dolphins! Vie's beach it is nice and relaxing too. St. John's has one of the best snorkeling spots and they are right off the beach. We really like Coral Bay and East End, it is more relaxing and quite. Salt Pond and Cinnamon Bay are also one of our favorites. We had a fun sailboat trip with Kiote Sails.

Before we book the place I was researching for some more photos and info about Milk Moon and couldn't find any helpful info. So I decide to take a video of the property so other people can see how beautiful and special it is. It is on youtube, title - Milk Moon cottage.

We are planning our next visit already!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for astounding beauty, peace & tranquility. rest & relaxation, search no more. From the moment we arrived at this charming cottage it was nirvana. The cottage has everything you can want or need. It was extremely difficult having to leave this place. The view is outstanding & the breeze that goes with it. Privacy galore. Roads are pretty intense but you do get used to them. The beaches on St. John are fabulous. Caretakers Catherine & Clark are very nice people. When we return to St. John this is the ONLY place we will look to stay. Book it!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We work hard for the cottage to be very clean and comfortable however the beauty and privacy of the location does and says it all. We hope to see you both again on St John and in Milk Moon. Best, catherine
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Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Skinny Legs & Indigo Grill
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Cruz Bay Passenger Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Skinny Legs & Indigo Grill
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

This remote location has miles of paved roads to walk and explore, with hardly a vehicle in sight.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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