|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
This Villa consists of the owners apartment on the upper level. On the middle level 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 to accommodate additional guests. Perfect for two couples traveling together.
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 a beautiful travitine tiled deck is surrounded by papaya, banana, coconut, citrus trees, herbs and fragrant tropical plants. The owners are avid gardeners which is evident by the mature manicured gardens.
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.
Patrick and I arrived at Papaya moon early afternoon and was so impressed with the beautiful villa. Ron and Sue met us and we immediately knew they would be the perfect hosts! They had us come in to their upstairs part of the villa. Beautiful! When we entered our part downstairs we were thrilled at how beautiful and clean it was. The view overlooked the most exceptional parts of the island and bays. From then on we knew it was going to be a fabulous vacation and it was! We were supplied with chairs, beach towels, cooler and anything you might need while their on vacation! The villa was just as described only better. We would recommend staying at this gorgeous villa. We look forward to coming back next year!
Susan and Patrick
Ron and Sue are such warm and affable hosts, they alone are reason to come to Papaya Suite or Place in the Sun, but they have beautiful suites with beautiful views that certainly are a draw as well. They've thought of everything their guests might need from snacks for the beach, to beach towels to well equipped kitchens. And, they've thought of what just makes for a pleasant stay-- flowers in the window, hummingbird feeder to be viewed from the bed of the Papaya Suite. Their home and gardens are beautiful; we felt honored to share them.
Ron and Sue are such warm and affable hosts, they alone are reason to come, but they have beautiful suites with beautiful views that certainly are a draw as well. They've thought of everything their guests might need from snacks for the beach, to beach towels to well equipped kitchens. And, they've thought of what just makes for a pleasant stay-- flowers in the window, hummingbird feeder to be viewed from the bed of the Papaya Suite. Their home and gardens are beautiful; we felt honored to share it.
I came for a week to work remotely and explore St John. Ron and Sue are the best hosts. They made me feel welcome from the minute we met. The place is even better than it looks in the photos. The views were stunning. I especially loved sitting in the hot tub after dark looking at the stars. The restaurants in Coral Bay are good and relatively easy to get to. It's not hard to get anywhere on the island really. This place makes a great home base for exploring St John. I would definitely stay here again.
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!!!
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!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
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
$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