Villa | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Utterly private and so romantic, Mooncottage will delight couples seeking a lovers' hideaway and a secluded spot for vacationing. Tucked within lush gardens and set high on a green hill reached via a winding island road, Mooncottage commands one of the best views on St. John - a sweeping 180-degree blue and green panorama of Coral Bay, Tortola, Norman Island and Virgin Gorda. A stone staircase ushers you into the soothing zen magic of Mooncottage: two pavilions crafted in native stonework bordered by a graveled garden courtyard set with a bubbling koi pond, and connected by a heated pool, with an adjacent covered verandah overlooking the endless Caribbean horizon.
The Main House is tastefully done with upholstered sofas and chairs and a comfortable articulated chaise lounge which folds flat for sleeping, and is accented with teak and other exotic hardwoods. The living area shares space with the colorful gourmet kitchen and a full bath with a moon window. The restful aura of this pavilion is completed by the shaded porch just outside, which beckons relaxation. Adjacent is the master bedroom pavilion with an outside shower, a handmade teak four-poster queen bed, and a full bath. Linens are 100 per cent Egyptian cotton. The architecture, Feng Shui, eclectic furnishings and this villa's very serene and spiritual ambience are simplicity itself, but exceptional in so many ways.
Superbly equipped, Mooncottage offers many excellent amenities, including satellite internet access for your laptop and complimentary welcome gifts for all guests. Set on a half acre of natural Caribbean beauty, Mooncottage is exactly the right size, totally private, fully screened and graced with lovely gardens, banana, papaya, mampoo and flowering Chapeau Napoleon trees. Its high elevation and constant island tradewinds assure cool comfort, and it offers tranquility and closeness to nature, with turtle doves cooing, surf whispering below and night skies offering you the moon and a million stars. A short drive down the hill to Coral Bay puts you within minutes of bars, restaurants and beaches - but you may decide to stay at Mooncottage and just savor the peace, the view and each other. Unique and exceptional.
A 7-NIGHT MINIMUM RENTAL IS REQUIRED FOR MOONCOTTAGE ALL YEAR AROUND (EXCEPT CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR'S, WHEN A 10-NIGHT MINIMUM RENTAL IS REQUIRED)
HOW IS THE ROAD UP TO MOONCOTTAGE? Mooncottage is located in Calabash Boom - a lovely, secluded, quiet community. The Calabash Boom Road to Mooncottage is owned by the VI Territory and is largely unpaved. Seasonally, it can sometimes get pretty bumpy. However, any 4-wheel drive vehicle can handle it easily; renting a 4-wheel drive vehicle is required for Mooncottage. Some sections of the road were recently paved, and some concrete water bars were installed to help keep the road in better shape. Is it perfect? No. It will only be perfect when it is completely paved, which won't happen for a while. Is it navigable? ABSOLUTELY! Actually, many guests think it's fun going up and down! But, the road is now routinely maintained to make it as smooth as it can possibly be.
NOTES: One day of maid service if rental is for 4 persons, or for 10 days or more. Children over 12 years old permitted.
There is an additional charge for over 2 people. Inquire for rates.
St. John is the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It features beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise waters, colorful coral and tropical fish, and green velvet hills. Two thirds of the island is the Virgin Islands National Park so the gorgeous beaches and forests will remain untouched and be accessible to everyone. Tour the national park by jeep or safari bus or hike the trails led by a park ranger. St. John is a peaceful, uncommercialized paradise yet still offers every facility and amenity that a resort has to offer. There is lots to do whether it be on land or in the water.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Microwave|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
IPod Docking Station
|Further details outdoors|
Patio Deck or Balcony
The St John Island region
St. John is a spectacular Virgin Island with exceptional Caribbean beaches. It's also located close to many other nearby Virgin Islands including St. Thomas, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Peter, Norman, Cooper, Beef, Frenchman's Cay, Eustatia, Prickly Pear, and Anegeda.
St. John is world known as being a luxury villas destination. Most of the accommodations on the island are privately owned villas that are available for let. St. John is well known for its well-preserved natural beauty and attractive beaches, having 60% of the island designated as National Parks. Restricted development and preservation in St. John contrasts heavily with such adjacent and more developed islands such as St. Thomas and St. Maarten. St. John is a travel and honeymoon destination with two main resorts and one of the top ten beaches in the world. The island's high level of affluence has earned it the distinction of being the "Beverly Hills of the Caribbean."
Cruz Bay Town in St. John is your ferry stop island entrance full of great restaurants, shops, places to stay, watersport outfitters, bars, and other points of attraction. Enjoy Wharfside Village, Pusser's Landing, and other funky centers.
Coral Bay, once a secluded fishing village, is home to more great restaurants, bars, and shops. About 20 minutes away from Cruz Bay by car, it's a must see part of this island paradise.
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