this is our second time to stay at mooncottage and our third time to st john. the first time we came here, i researched villas and based on the reviews and amazing photos i booked mooncottage though i wasnt really sure what it would be like (sometimes photos can be misleading). well....the truth is that nothing you see online can prepare you for what you'll experience when you first set foot in this place. photos alone do no justice to the glory of this place. the cool trade winds in the evening, the moon rising over tortola, the sweet smells of the forest around you, the view...ah the view....it's just not the same in a photo. when you wake up in the morning and lift your head - you look just across the pool to a view of the sea and the island of Tortola and you hear only the sounds of nature. also, every little detail has been considered...and if something that you need is missing, there's a good chance Brian will find it for you. We're about as anti resort as you can get....we like privacy and charting our own path when we travel. Mooncottage is completely private but still close to several good restaurants and two nice grovery stores...and if you're into cooking as we are the kitchen is well equipped with all the hardware you need! we have stayed at one other villa near mooncottage that was pretty nice...and a bit cheaper....but you get what you pay for....and we've decided that we'll never stay anywhere else when we come to st john.