"My family and I spent eleven nights at Moonrise in December. We can't wait to return again, this will be our "home" away from home for future visits to the island. We were a party of four adults and two children. We rented a car through Neville, whom the owner had suggested and he welcomed us upon arrival with our rental. We also ordered wine and rum from Nathalie's Wine Shop and had it delivered to the house prior to arrival. The girls took care of us by supplying the kitchen with requested items for the first night. The villa is beautiful. Very well appointed and the kitchen is well equipped. My husband is a chef so we felt right at home while we cooked the nights and days we were not out and about. The home is a perfect size, very open and spacious with stunning views of the ocean. The two masters are on different ends of the house each with their own balcony, so we were still able to sustain privacy, and the room with two twin beds worked out perfectly for our children. While not directly on the beach, there is small little beach you can walk to. We liked that we could get into the car and visit different beaches throughout our stay, and the car ride was never more that ten to fifteen minutes, depending on what side of the island you were going to. The pool was fantastic to come home to, and the view is unbeatable. Make it a point to wake up early and stare at the sunrise, absolutely gorgeous. We enjoyed the seclusion and serenity of this home. Anguilla really was the perfect vacation for us. The restaurants are amazing, but we were also happy to stay and cook at home. We visited Rainbow Farms for local produce, and visited the Fishery for fresh fish. If you go to Rainbow, buy some arugula, it will be the best lettuce you have ever eaten. The owner is very accommodating, and easy to stay in touch with and really helped make our stay the best. We received an information packet with suggestions from her, and we would also recommend cocktails at the Viceroy! We spent a couple days at Blanchard's beach shack for lunch, and had dinner at Veya, Straw Hat, Hibernia. We also lunched at the Malliouhana, as well as having spa treatments there. We rented a catamaran SAIL CHOCOLAT, through a woman Jaquie and her husband who own Ripples, and sailed to Prickly Pear, which was beautiful, and for a private charter, the price really was great. We took a day and went to Scilly Cay and had a great lobster lunch."
Guest: Cortney S.
Date of Stay: December 2015
Review Submitted: January 2, 2016