Booking NotesAccidental Damage Waiver $60.00 Tax 12.500% Children age 12 and over please. Housekeeping is provided once per week, if rental is for 4 persons, or if rental is 10 nights or longer. ALL guests at Mooncottage are required to sign a notarized, general liability waiver at the time of booking - please ask to see a copy of this when making your reservation. A 7-NIGHT MINIMUM RENTAL IS REQUIRED FOR MOONCOTTAGE ALL YEAR AROUND (EXCEPT CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS, WHEN A 10-NIGHT MINIMUM RENTAL IS REQUIRED)
|International Airport:||30 min, Cruz Bay|
|Beach:||1 min, Lameshur Bay|
|Dining:||30 min, Cruz Bay|
|Nightlife:||30 min, Cruz Bay|
|Floor Area:||1500.00 sq. ft.|
|Additional Services:||House Keeper
"My husband and I stayed at Villa 5 for too short a time in april 2014. We loved it and will hope to go back one day. The layout of the cottage is perfect for a couple. Separate sleeping cottage allows for one to sleep-in undisturbed while the other makes coffee. The island/asian decor is very attractive and the house was fully equipped with everything we needed. But the very best feature is the view which is absolutely to die for. Once there, you will be happy to skip a day at the beach and just bask in the breezy air, taking an occasional dip in the tiny pool, positioned perfectly between the bedroom and the deck. The drive in is pretty hair-raising, but once you get the hang of the very steep and very rough roads (typical in Carol Bay and much of St. John) and the perilously steep driveway, you'll be so glad you made the journey!"
"The travel to St. John from Minneapolis was terrible. We were exhausted by the time we arrived to the island and then encountered power outage island wide. By the time we go to the road and headed up, I thought, "what have I done?" With all that, I can honestly say that I would do double the travel to return to Villa 5. It's better than the pictures. At least 100 times during the week, my husband said, "We have never stayed in a place that we had a tough time leaving for the beach." Each day, we'd have breakfast and decide which beach to go to and we found ourselves dragging those mornings later and later (to the point we couldn't find parking for beaches a few of the days). This place is pure magic. It is so private. The view is unreal. The attention to detail through every facet of this house is simply remarkable. You can feel the love and energy that was put into this tranquil home. This is a positive place. It was the best week of our lives. We never wanted to leave - we ate several dinners in, too, simply because we adored being there & with each other so very much. I can't say enough about this magical place that sits high atop the mountain, looking out on east end and Tortola ... there truly are no words, one must simply go to experience heaven on earth."
"Villa 5 is almost beyond description. The location, architecture, decorations, furnishings, and landscaping are the result great planning and attention to detail. Everywhere you look is pleasing to the eye. The view is spectacular. The furnishings are very comfortable. We were thrilled with the accommodations and hope to come back again."
"My husband and I just spent the week at Villa 5 and absolutely loved it! We were greeted at Cruz Bay by Trip, who was super nice. He took us by the grocery store and then we followed him to Villa 5. He asked us if we wanted to go the scenic route and we did. The drive there was gorgeous. We stopped on the road overlooking Trunk Bay and he volunteered to take our picture. It was just so beautiful. Once we were at Villa 5, we were in awe over the view from the front porch. Just gorgeous! The decor inside was so beautiful, too. We spent most of our time at Villa 5 because we didn't want to leave. We loved how the house was built to enjoy nature as much as possible. No matter where you look, wherever you are in the house, you can see outside. We just loved, loved, loved it and can't wait to come back!!! Oh, and St. John was amazing, too! :) We drove all over the island and kept gasping at the views. We enjoyed the beaches and snorkeling but our favorite thing about the vacation was the house!"
"My wife and I were lucky enough to experience Villa 5 during our Honeymoon in July. What an amazing time we had! We enjoyed venturing out to the beaches each day, snorkeling all the bays and always took a dip in the shaded pool each afternoon once we'd had a bit too much sun. Our favorite times were eating breakfast each day on the wrap around porch and winding down in the living room at night watching an old movie while listening to the wildlife all around us. We will be planning a trip back at some point in our future. St John is a small island so don't concern yourself with this remote location, everything is still very close! Only tip... make sure you get fuel in Cruz Bay as you won't find another service station anywhere else on the island."
"There are not enough words to describe this paradise. I have not a single bad thing to say. The home is perfect. So romantic. The temperature in January allowed us to sleep with all the windows open. The pool was perfect and salt water which I thought was so cool. I loved that the place was Eco-friendly as well. The owners were fantastic and the property manager was very helpful. We took their recommendation about massages and got massages in our kitchen overlooking the water. We went hiking and snorkeling every day. This was the best 30th birthday ever."
"My husband & I had the pleasure of staying at Villa 5 for 2 weeks on our honeymoon! It was great. The incredible views are breathtaking. It truly is better in person than in the photos, which is rare. April is a good time to stay at Villa 5, there's a lot going on on St. Thomas too(carnival!) We experienced sunny days 90% of the time and honestly the days it rained were a relief and an excuse for us to stay inside for once! We enjoyed the kitchen & the freedom to grill whenever, it really makes you feel like home. The drive up to the villa is a little creepy at first but you get used to the drive after the first time up. Honestly after a few beers its not so bad.. the whole island is very hilly anyway so definitely rent a Jeep!! We loved everything about Villa 5! Every day we woke up to amazing views of Tortola & the aqua blue water. Be sure to watch for deer in the mountain side :) We appreciate the fact that Brian & Bruce offer their guests an abundance of towels, snorkeling equipment, chairs & coolers for the beach, not to mention the best soap the island has to offer & wide variety of spices in the fridge for cooking! We will miss the pool, it was great to come home after a long day of beaches & beers to a refreshing dip in the pool. You cant complain much. As with prior reviews the mosquitoes take some getting used to, however with the mosquito coils & the use of the ceiling fans we had absolutely no problems sleeping. Honestly, the whole island has mosquitoes so your going to have to get used to them quickly. We really enjoyed Coral Bay & felt like locals there for 2 weeks. It is a nice quiet side on the island with plenty of nighttime entertainment. But if you get too bored, just pop over to Cruz Bay for more fun.. or St. Thomas for even more! Some must tries in Coral Bay include: Concordia Cafe, Blue Cobblestone Beach(turtles), the burgers at Miss Lucy's & the karoake at Island Blues Bar. Enjoy! We cannot wait to come back :) What a getaway!"
"Villa 5 was more than we could have ever dreamed it to be! What an amazing place to celebrate 25 years of marriage! The peace and tranquility of Villa 5 was a total Zen experience, a perfect place to refresh our spirits and rejuvenate our souls! It's like a dream that you never want to wake from. From the moment you arrive the amazing views & blowing breezes beckon you to take a deep breath and relax. The pool is so serene and perfect for a refreshing dip anytime. Even the drive to Villa 5 is an experience you'll never forget! Very private and you feel as though you are the only ones on the island. Everything was provided to allow yourself to totally get away from it all and do as little or as much as your heart desires. Villa 5 provided us the opportunity to stop in time and reflect on our 25 years together. It was all we were hoping for and more! It truly is a magical place that will leave you with wonderful memories of St. John and plan for your return..."
"25 years together merits an amazing experience. It deserves a chance to share and enjoy a place that feels like magic, where two people can be as happy together as they are every day, with little to care for other than each other. Love is a beautiful thing that requires much hard work, but done right is more amazing than anything one can feel. Villa 5 is that kind of experience. The breath taking views with amazing early morning sunrises, the care that went into the location choice and the construction of this beautiful island villa, the warmth felt every second spent in this heart wrenching love nest, made the celebration of 25 years spent with the most amazing woman so special. Words alone can never describe what how we felt during our time here. Just imagine the best feeling you have ever had, then double it. From the time we stepped foot into the cottage to the moment we regrettably had to leave it was one of the best experiences we have shared. The views, oh the views were just amazing. The private spot at just the right location was as much as anyone could ask for. Thanks to Brian for building this wonderful home. Thanks to Bob for the scenic tour of the North side of the island on our way and the genuine care and concern he showed us as soon as we arrived. This was exactly how a celebration of 25 years should be spent."
Charles & Karla
"We traveled to St John to celebrate Eric's 50th birthday...we are hooked! St John and our stay Villa 5 was such a dream, it is even more beautiful in person than what we fell in love with on the website! Bob, the property manager, met us in Cruz Bay and guided us to Villa 5. We traveled via the Northshore Road so we were sure to see the best views and get oriented to the layout of St John. Villa 5 is a very special, spiritual place. You can see and feel the thoughtful attention that was given to the development of the site, selection of building materials, layout of the structures and gardens. Everyday to wake up and sit on the porch and watch the sun come up, see the sailboats venture out into the bay and to see the cruise ships come into Tortola was just awesome. We enjoyed the use of the binoculars to see the boats and ships. We usually ventured out during the day to explore the island then went back to Villa 5 to relax in the pool, which was very serene and private, and listen to music and to reconnect...we would never have guessed that the CD collection would include our favorites, Frank Sinatra and the Indigo Girls! The wood flute music was great too. This was the first vacation we have taken in 18 years that neither of us were ready to come home. (We have been looking for property since we got home!) We cooked on the grill a few nights, best salmon and steaks ever and went to some terrific restaurants for most of our lunches and dinners. We did not have a bad meal on the island. The location of Villa 5 was fantastic, had a spectacular view and is located away from the touristy part of the island. 4 wheel drive is required...and for anyone who is afraid of heights (like me) the roads on the island will provide a trill. We hope to return and feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit such a special place. Put it on your bucket list!"
Chrissy & Eric
"Villa 5 was a breath of fresh air and the most wonderful villa I could ever imagine. We were in awe upon arrival and immediately set in to relaxing and drinking in the quiet solitude and magnificent views. We didn't even get to the beach until 4 days after arrival - we just couldn't pull ourselves away from the peace and tranquility Villa 5 offers. The location is amazing and there are just enough eating/drinking/music establishments in the immediate area to fulfill anyone's needs. Pilgrim (the cat) came to visit - opened the screen door and trotted on in to say Hi and trotted on out... my favorite welcome of the week! I'm afraid we didn't take full advantage of all the island has to offer because we couldn't pull ourselves away from Villa 5. Those explorations will have to wait for our return trip! I would recommend this villa to anyone wanting to re-connect with themselves, each other or just to forget about the stresses of everyday life in general for a week or more!"
Suzanne & John