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"Suite Papaya" and/or "A Place in the Sun"

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

1 or 2 bedrooms, 1 or 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 2-4

We have two beautifully renovated independent studio suites, "A Place in the Sun" and "Suite Papaya". Each may be rented individually, or you may rent them together as a Double Suite, each with independent kitchenettes, studio bedrooms, bathrooms and sitting areas. Shared amenities include large covered and uncovered decks, outdoor grill, beautiful pool deck and a garden hot tub. These two studio suites units may be rented together for maximum privacy or to accommodate additional guests. Perfect for two couples traveling together desiring additional privacy.

In the Spa please relax and enjoy the view. The Jacuzzi, situated among our beautiful tropical gardens faces your view for pure relaxation in paradise. The panoramic view is breathtakingly beautiful! You will see sunrise and moonrise.

Situated on the breezy mountain top of Upper Carolina, private home with pool and spa has panoramic views looking down onto Coral Bay Harbor and The British Virgin Islands. This very private home is situated on a large piece of land in a tropical island setting. The over-sized deck off each unit of this home provides ample space for star gazing and day dreaming. Barbecue a scrumptious meal on the large deck space and marvel at the expansive ocean views.

This casual interior of this Caribbean cottage is painted with bright island colors and is furnished with comfortable wicker and rattan seating.

On the lower level, the pool with Tiled deck is surrounded by papaya, banana, coconut, citrus trees and fragrant tropical plants.

Papaya Moon is just a quick 15 minute ride to the National Park beaches and just under a ten minute drive to Coral Bay and twenty minutes from Cruz Bay

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Property Manager
Ron Yackel
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

"Suite Papaya" and/or "A Place in the Sun"
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Phillipsburg, NJ

Stunning views! A perfect family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We were amazed by the views, which just cannot be captured on film. Truly stunning. Our family of three enjoyed the secluded, private location and loved being surrounded by nature in this lush, tropical paradise. It was exactly the vacation spot we wanted. Our three-year-old had lots of room to play on the decks and found playmates in the lizards, hermit crabs, and caterpillars. We were also visited early one morning by the braying donkeys! The home had everything we needed and we were glad to find coolers, beach chairs, and beach towels. It was also a comfort to find basic kitchen needs and useful things in the pantry. We used the fan at night and didn't miss air conditioning. And it was mid-August. How refreshing it was to be lulled to sleep by the sounds of nature rather than by the hum of an air conditioning unit. Papaya Moon is well situated nearby the little village of Coral Bay and is only a short drive from several beaches. We snorkeled everyday, renting fins from Crabby's. Salt Pond Bay, Maho, Haulover, Trunk, Cinnamon, Waterlemon, Hawksnest...we did it all! It was a dream come true to drive down from the mountaintop to a different gorgeous beach each day. The pool was refreshing and the hot tub was the perfect spot for late night star gazing. Although a few restaurants were closed for the season, we still enjoyed meals at Skinny Legs, Aqua Bistro, and the Donkey Diner. Brunch at Rhumb Lines in Cruz Bay on our last day was the perfect ending to a fabulous week. Don't miss the hike out to Ram's Head or the tranquility of Salt Pond Bay. Our hike and swim out to Waterlemon Cay was strenuous, but rewarded by a fantastic snorkel experience. It was the trip of a lifetime! Thanks for sharing your home with us!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles


  • 5 of 5

Papaya Moon was absolutely wonderful! Better than described--more beautiful, charming, comfortable and delightful than you could possible imagine. The pictures truly do not do this villa justice. So incredibly extravagant while also warm, welcoming and cozy. Impeccable---clean, astoundingly well-maintained.

The owners are wonderful, good people that were extremely easy to work and communicate with. I would DEFINITELY recommend Papaya Moon to anyone---it is truly a special place and we had one of the best (if not) best vacations here. I wouldn't hesitate to go St John and stay here again. We are a couple; kinda 'earthy' types---we are fine with simple comforts but enjoy the better things in life as well! Papaya Moon was perfect for us---luxurious but with charm and character. We loved coming home to Papaya Moon and watching the moon rise, star-gazing from the deck or hot tub. We never wanted to go to sleep and wanted to wake up as early as possible to enjoy this amazing place. Sometimes we didn't even want to leave the house in the morning! The energy of the home is inspiring and peaceful. I practiced yoga on the deck in the morning and felt like i was in a heavenly paradise (i was!)

Coral Bay is a wonderful area to stay---a more authentic experience in St. John and the drive to Cruz Bay is quick and easy. The villa had everything we could possibly need--fully stocked with kitchen appliances, coolers, etc. We hiked, we swam and snorkeled, we went on day trips to Cruz Bay and rented a dinghy and went on a boat trip to snorkel more. Food in Coral Bay was fantastic. Weather was fantastic. All in all a wonderful experience. Stay at Papaya Moon---you will absolutely love it there!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina, NC

What a VIEW!

  • 5 of 5

This is THE place you want to stay at if privacy and great views are what you are looking for. Papaya Moon is at the end of a paved road in Carolina Hills. The extra, extra large deck affords a 180 degree view including Tortola, Hurricane Hole and Coral Bay. We spent our mornings and evenings on the deck. At night, the music from Island Blues would drift up the mountain to entertain us.

The house itself is charming – typical West Indies. The house is not air conditioned but as promised, the trade winds were more than adequate to cool the house. Sue and Ron welcomed us with a basket full of goodies and a bottle of wine. Also we were celebrating my husband’s 60th birthday and there was a bottle of champainge to toast his birthday. The house was spotless and the kitchen was stocked with everything I needed to cook. The pool was great for cooling down after a day in the sun.

The one potential issue was the bedroom mattress but, luckily, Ron and Sue had already ordered a new mattress (April 2010) and it arrived during our stay. One note – the sun rises early and comes beaming in the master bedroom window. Not a problem for me since I am an early riser (6 am), but anyone wanting to sleep in may have trouble.

Papaya Moon holds fond memories for us and it will be a place we hope to revisit.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. You can always close the shutters on the east side if you wish to sleep in. Sue & Ron
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Pacific Northwest

Extremely Secluded- Papaya Moon

  • 5 of 5

It was beyond our wildest dreams. The pictures do NOT do Papaya Moon justice. It is far prettier than they show. We found having a 4wd vehicle being very helpful, but then we also roamed all over the island. While it would sleep 4 having only a single bedroom would rule out 2 couples, but kids would work. -- The decks spectacular, the views superb, and close to everything if you are there to enjoy the east end of the island. Cruz Bay was a drive but not out of the question. The privacy was fantastic, hot tub, pool, all fantastic. Our greeter was very helpful, and did a fine job. We DEFINATELY will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yosemite, CA United States

Perfect for our honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the pictures that you have up here do NOT do the place justice. This house is so adorable and completely secluded with the most amazing view I have ever seen before. My husband and I LOVED our week at Papaya Moon. The location of the house couldn't be any better. We went to quite a few different beaches, all were within 15 minutes or less drive from the house. The town that you are able to see from your balcony ( no one can see you though!) is very cute and has some good restaurants to eat at. It was a perfect honeymoon! Thank you Ron and Sue!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Castle, Delaware

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Sue and Ron

Thanks for the accomodations. We had a great time ! Your House is located on the best part of the Island. The best part about our stay was the privacy we enjoyed at papayamoon. The view from the Deck is amazing ! Thanks again and hope to hear from you soon.


Scott Morris

Kelly Bell

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2005
  • Stayed: May 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Upper Carolina Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Presidents Week
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 12.5%

Winter (December 15 - April 30 '17):
$2400/week 1 - 2 guests * one unit
$2800/week 3 - 4 guests * both units

Summer (May 1 - December 14 '16):
$1900/week 1 - 2 guests * one unit
$2300/week 3 - 4 guests * both units

Thanksgiving '16:
$2000/week 1 - 2 guests * one unit
$2400/week 3 - 4 guests * both units

Christmas/New Years & Presidents Week (February 18 - 25 '17):
$2800/week 1 - 2 guests * one unit
$3400/week 3 - 4 guests * both units

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Upper Carolina Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Pool, jacuzzi, beach & bath towels, beach chairs / umbrella / cooler.

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