Reviews

Welcome to our Mooncottages St John Rentals Reviews page. Here you will find a library of vetted reviews from our direct customers, FlipKey/TripAdvisor, Home Away/VRBO and AirBnb. Online reviews for all of our villas can be found on the Villas tab by clicking the details button for any of our Luxury Caribbean Villas.

Breathtaking View!

This is our third rental on Coral Bay and hands down the best view with around 40 feet of windows. Loved the home, loved all the amenities, the pool was wonderful and the hot tub each night fantastic! A week was not enough time and we will definitely be back!

Fantastic Moonswept week again!

This has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth! The owners have added all the comforts of home and picked out beautiful colors and furnishings that make the experience luxurious! It feels like you are at the top of the world! While you are still in the wilderness of the Caribbean and have the outdoor creatures like tree frogs, geckos and crawling things, it’s easy to coexist in this piece of paradise. The bumpy road up the mountains makes sure that you don’t have folks who just wander by and there is no human made noise. It’s the perfect vacation spot. It’s convenient to all the beautiful beaches and sailboat adventures.We have been back many times and hope to continue the tradition. The owners and their caretaker of the property are wonderful and always helpful!

Moonswept Extravaganza!

We celebrated our 30th anniversary along with our 2 adult children and 1 girlfriend. It was everything described on this site and in the reviews and more! While on this trip, we talked a lot about people and places that have enriched our lives. Moonswept will enrich your life! I am in a wheelchair with very little mobility. The house was perfect for my wheelchair and there were no problem getting around in the house and in and out of the pool. Book it now and you will not be disappointed!

Exquisite paradise!

Words are inadequate to describe the incredible beauty of this mountaintop escape! Once you make the climb in your 4 wheel drive vehicle up the hillside, you will be tempted to stay for your entire trip. The house is elegant, but casual, charming, but not fussy. We instantly felt at home. The owners provide everything you need to settle in and relax. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked and the wall of glass provides an expansive view of the BVI’s. The private pool and hot tub are secluded and you feel like you are on top of the world. The only problem is finding the will to pack up and go home at the end of your perfect vacation! This was our 6th trip to this piece of paradise and we will most certainly be back!

Perfection!

Moonswept is the perfect Villa! We enjoyed spending the Holidays at Moonswept. The salt water pool and hot tub overlooking the east end of St. John and BVI’s is stunning. Each day we woke up to spectacular sunrises and ended the evenings star gazing. The Villa’s care taker Emily was so helpful in proving us with information on diving. Our daughter loved her diving experience with Low Key dive out of cruise bay. We also enjoyed dinner at Skinny Legs and Indigo Grill and snorkeling at Salt Pond, hiking Ram’s Head and swimming at Maho. We love St. John and staying at Moonswept Villa is wonderful! Looking forward to returning next year 🙂

Words Cannot Describe

To say that we enjoyed our stay at Moonswept Villa would be an understatement. The house is fantastic, the view is so great that words do not do it justice, and Emily and Anthony take very good care of the property. We had what could be described as one of our best vacations ever (and we have taken some great ones). The seclusion and privacy make for a very peaceful and fulfilling stay. Waking up to the view of Coral Bay is something that we did not tire of. After ten days there we did not want to return to reality. We look forward to another stay at the Villa.

A Secret Paradise

Poised on Calabash, just south of Coral Bay, Moonswept opens you to a view of a rare perfection, a harmony of earth, sky & sea from its perch: splendidly appointed and tasteful, the villa affords peaceful re-creation for mainland weary travelers, with the delights of snorkeling, swimming the south point beaches and convenient dining pleasures of the harbor below. We particularly enjoyed dining at Ms. Lucy’s Kitchen, just down the road, Indigo in Coral Bay. Finding the profound peacefulness a great counterpoint to our busy lives stateside, we fell into the slower island rhythms and St. John’s culture, and do look forward to coming back to Moonswept, which is just as magical under the moonless starlit nights of our time of visiting! Special thanks to Emily & Anthony, and of course to Terre & Gary for your vision and work that made Moonswept a realty and allowing us to share your very special place!

Serenity and Seclusion!

This place is quiet, secluded and very very private. We are a family of 5 with kids age 8, 9, and 11. They loved it. The pool was of course their favorite along with some of the beaches – which is a testament to how unbelievably nice the pool area is. It’s 5 feet deep all around but there is a step along the view side which was a nice surprise for the kids.

Emily and Anthony are a quick text away with any questions or recommendations. They are both very professional, polite and take your privacy very seriously. Although they live below on the ground level walkout, you really feel like you are alone on top of the most beautiful mountain in the entire Caribbean. The landscaping around the pool area is done in regards to both aesthetics and privacy, and the view out the window wall and the pool deck is of course beyond description. It faces the E SE so the sunrises are impressive.

Kitchen is well appointed for home cooking and the grill was more than adequate for our steaks one night. Although the floorplan is pretty modest, the house feels roomy thanks to the cathedral ceilings and up lighting which the photos don’t portray well enough.

We’d love to return to St. John for a second time – our only problem is whether to explore other villas and risk it, or go with a sure bet that’s worth the money and stay at Moonswept again. I have a feeling we will be back again.

Wonderful 2nd visit to Moonswept

This was our second visit with our 2 sons (age 7 and 9) to this villa. We stayed 7 nights and enjoyed every minute. From the breathtaking views, fully equipped kitchen, availability of beach chairs/towels/coolers, enjoyable pool area to wonderfully comfortable beds! The villa was very clean on our arrival and very well maintained both inside and out. Would highly recommend this villa to families with young children.

Absolutely amazing!

We spent 12 gorgeous days at Moonswept Villa. From the time that we turned right on Calabash Boom until our departure and final descent down the hill to go to the airport, we were completely “WOW’ed by everything about the villa and the Island of St. John.

The way up to the Villa is quite the eye openner – you really do need a JEEP here!

The property managers, Emily and Anthony, super nice and were quick to respond if we needed anything or any questions.

The house is well outfitted, the beds very comfortable, and the pool and whirlpool a real treat. Another plus point is that due to the villa being so high on the hill, we enjoyed our evenings outside without being bothered by mosquitos or no-see-ums.

….and of course the view is bombastic! You have to see it to believe it!

Fabulous Trip

Our family of 4 had a terrific stay in this wonderful villa. The views are instantly transformative and the house is well cared for with everything you might want. St John is a great place for exploration as well.

Believe the need for a 4 wheel drive, I almost didn’t and it would have been a mistake. The climb to the house is more than worth it however and the drive up and down to get to the house is really not a big deal after the initial drive up.

Emily and Anthony do a wonderful job having things prepped and ready. We really appreciate their help and guidance when we asked for it.

Thank you for a great stay, this is a special place.

Wonderful stay with the family on St. John

Our family with a 9 year old and a 4 year old had a perfect stay at Moonswept. The views are amazing and while the pictures that are available on travel sites are excellent, nothing does justice to the breathtaking scene offered by the well designed house. The house is very well appointed with everything that we could have wanted, even down to a fresh coffee pack for the first morning. Emily and Anthony do a terrific job preparing the house and we could not have been happier.

St John is a wonderful island and a very quiet place to get away. We greatly enjoyed the various beaches we could explore as there are different features in several of them. From the snorkel tour at Trunk Bay, the turtles at Maho Bay, the crazy drive to Little Lameshur (don’t even think about going without a jeep), they were all terrific with different charms.

We have been to many places but this was far and away the one trip that everyone knew we must repeat. Thanks for everything

Thank you for enabling us to feel young again!

Visited Mooncottage February 2014 from Columbia, MD

Amazing place! And an awesome story. Your seven-year saga of construction. Thank you for enabling us to feel young again!

Beautiful place to stay on our honeymoon!

Visited Mooncottage in February 2014 from Chicago, IL

What a beautiful place to stay on our honeymoon! The views are amazing. The weather close to perfect and the water was spectacular. We enjoyed the islands very much and look forward to our next trip!

Re-connect after 32 years of marriage

Visited Mooncottage in January of 2014 from Beverly, MA

This week has exceeded our expectations… the cottage is extraordinary—magical. The location, architecture, decoration, furnishings and landscaping reflect the planning and care given to each. It was a wonderful way to re-connect after 32 years of marriage. We hope to come back someday.

Matched out 25 years to perfection

Visited Mooncottage in November 2013 from Toronto, Canada

WOW! Zen-like and very beautiful. Bob’s gardens are perfect, even the wind chimes are perfectly pitched. An incredible place that matched us and our 25 years to perfection. Thank you for creating such a natural and peaceful place to share.

Small Slice of Heaven

Visited Mooncottage in October 2013 from Raleigh, NC

There are no words to truly describe this small slice of heaven! We enjoyed every moment and hope to share the good fortune to return again for a longer stay. Everything was perfect!

Such an incredible romantic hideaway.

Visited Mooncottage in October 2013

Thank you so much for providing such an incredible romantic hideaway. We enjoyed it so much The view and beautiful landscaping that outlines Mooncottage are simply breathtaking. The cottage itself is incredible. We were treated to a wonderful week celebrating 15 years of marriage. Can’t wait to return to St. John.

2nd Visit – 22nd Anniversary. A la Prodianine!

Visited Mooncottage October 2013 from Longmeadow, MA

Our second visit. Our 22nd Anniversary. And our second feeling of being connected to St. John Mooncottage. Truly, nothing quite like it. A la Prodiaine!

Mooncottage … Incredible Romantic Hideaway

Visited Mooncottage October 2013

Thank you so much for providing such an incredible romantic hideaway. We enjoyed it so much The view and beautiful landscaping that outlines Mooncottage are simply breathtaking. The cottage itself is incredible. We were treated to a wonderful week celebrating 15 years of marriage. Can’t wait to return to St. John.