1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2
About Ron Yackel
Sue & Ron Owners of Papaya Moon Villa. We came to St John in February 1989 to celebrate our Birthdays. Sue immediately fell in love with it and we decided to move there and try it for one year. We did not want to say "We wish We would have". It took almost 2 years to find Papaya Moon.
Ron Yackel purchased this Apartment in 1991
Why Ron Yackel chose Upper Carolina
This was our home for 13 years until we moved back to the states to take care of our aging parents. We loved the fact that it was so secluded and still is and we thing we have one of the best views on island.
What makes this Apartment unique
Papaya Moon is centrally located on island so we are close to our favorite beaches on the North as well as the South shore. The pool and Hot Tub are what make it nice for additional enjoyment and/or relaxation when not at a beach.
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Property was like new condition.
Every detail on the property was meticulously crafted and well thought out. I enjoyed spending time on the huge deck taking in the island views and relaxing. Super private location with visiting deer every morning. No neighbors, no noise, no problems.
Will be returning soon!
The house, the view, the location, the island just simply 5 stars. It was truly a great experience and thank you to the Yackel’s for opening their home to us. Will be returning soon!
Coral Bay Bliss
The official greeter of the Papaya Suite is Thelma the dog, who welcomes you to the island and only charges in belly rubs. Ron and Sue were wonderful hosts who gave us the inside scoop on all the great local spots to enjoy the beauty of Coral Bay on the east side of the island. The Papaya Suite was perfect, waking up to sun cascading into the windows each morning. The place was immaculate, updated, and the views were stunning from the spacious back deck. All the extras, cooler, towels, even snorkel gear were shared with us which was great as we did not have to pack those additional items. With a pool, hot tub, and fantastic views you could easily be content just staying in, if it were not for the gorgeous beaches beckoning you. Papaya Suite felt like home and the only bad part was having to leave. We will definitely only want to stay here in our future visits to St. John.
Thank you so much for your gracious remarks about our "greeter", our hospitality and the amenities provided Suite Papaya guests. Thank You for allowing us to share with you our views and the beauty St John has to offer from sunrise to sunset. We look forward to your return!
Lovely property. The apartment was clean & well maintained.
Thank you John for writing a review. Hope to see you soon.
Sue & Ron
St John Awesomeness
We absolutely loved Suite Papaya and St John!! Suite Papaya is ADORABLE and in a perfect location with truly beautiful views of the sunrise, rainbows (double) and Coral Bay. We had all we needed to relax and enjoy and the location made every beach, hike and Cruz Bay very accessible. We loved being able to hop in the pool after a day snorkeling and hiking to cool off. Sue and Ron are incredible hosts. They were generous with their time and recommendations. Coral Bay is on the quiet side of the island but Ron and Sue gave us the inside scoop on restaurants, live music, local artist and the best beaches - so we filled our days and nights with pure St John awesomeness. Our only regret is not being able to spend more time there. We miss you Thelma!
Breathtaking view with luxury look, home feel
Papaya Moon Villa Estates is like no other property I have ever visited. The feeling of home with the secluded luxurious setting and breathtaking views is unbeatable. The beaches are easy accessible, the hiking is amazing, the ability to just stay in and grill and watch sunrises and sunsets is available too. Having a pool that is right out the door to take a dip is refreshing and lovely! Papaya Moon has what everyone is looking for on vacation. Relaxation, peace and quiet, and yet, full access to all of the fun night life and day time festivities if you wish. Ron and Sue are great hostesses and provide ideas along with your own time on the island! Papaya Moon is our favorite Caribbean destination and could be yours too! Give it a try, I promise you will not be disappointed!