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MoonDance - Stunning sunsets with crystalline pool!

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Nestled high in the treetops amidst lush tropical foliage, MoonDance's sweeping, unparalleled 240 degree views by day overlooking the crystalline waters of the south and west shores of St. John or by evening the sunset, or night vista. Located in the island's Chocolate Hole section, this secluded villa is within a mile of Cruz Bay. Its wrap-around decks offer a panoramic vista of five separate St. John bays and beyond - from St. Croix, St. James, St. Thomas to the down islands and the Sir Frances Drake Passage, with its rich history of pirates and treasure, is amazing, inspiring and romantic.

This breath taking view will be your focal point as you enter past the sparkling pool (19' X 10' / 3.5 - 5ft deep) and ascend to the grand veranda. The sea air will draw you across the classic Caribbean porch with comfortable swing chair, bench seating, outside dining table with seating for six. A relaxing hammock as well as two comfortable cushioned wicker chairs and an ottoman for gazing out to the vast open ocean.

For those who want to stay close to home, enjoy the entertainment center which includes a 40' Smart TV with digital cable, stereo system with CD & DVD players, IPOD connection to speakers, all complimented by a surround sound home theater. MoonDance is beautifully appointed with comfortable wicker furniture. This two bedroom, two bath main house along with a one bedroom one bath cottage will wrap you in historic traditions of Caribbean style and luxury.

Open, airy, and bright best describes the interior of MoonDance. Gaze out at the open ocean through its many sliding glass walls and double French doors. These can be latched outwards or pushed into pockets for unsurpassed indoor/outdoor living and can be screened at night for comfort. The newly renovated gourmet kitchen is full equipped with state-of-the-art major and minor appliances, perfect for the family or couples to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. The deck's large circular dining table is tiled with a mosaic marble pattern that is a delight to the touch as well as the eye perfect for enjoying a special dinner on your private veranda with the twinkling lights of St. Thomas in the background. A weber gas grill is also included for grilling on the outside deck.

The Master Suite with private balcony has an inviting king bed with two night stands, lamps, built in dresser, ceiling fan, split a/c and a tropical garden shower. The bed is covered with a lovely quilt in Caribbean teal, with shams, and accent rugs. The spacious tiled bathroom with an indoor garden shower enclosed by rock walls, sliding glass doors and a screened top to enjoy views to the sky and the stars.

The Guest Suite is quietly elegant with 2 twin bamboo beds that can be left as twins or made into a king. Two dressers, with matching end tables and a small closet are included. These pieces compliment the stately beds with arched pillow headboards. The beds are covered in a dreamy embroidered matelesse coverlet. Custom made pillows enhance the decor. Adjoining is a marble tiled full bath with shower. Just outside this bedroom is a lovely cotton lace hammock perfect for reaching or daydreaming. Or the six person massage spa. Step in to relax and enjoy the views of the vast Caribbean sea.

The separate one bedroom one bath cottage is located on the north side of the pool. A four poster king bed with matching nightstands, lamps, large dresser, chair, a desk, tv with expanded able tv, ceiling fan and large walk in closet. The full bath features double sinks with a garden shower with open roof for views to the sky and the stars. There is also a nook with coffee maker for those who rise early.

Just outside the cottage is a wet bar with 3 bar stools, ice maker, fridge, sink and lots of counter space for whipping up a frozen delight or having lunch by the pool.

Around the pool are six comfortable chaise lounges, with snack tables as well as a small rot iron table with two chairs.

Take a walk through the gardens and you will follow the path leads through the gardens and around the amazing koi ponds. The upper pond flows into the lower pond via a waterfall that cascades over the natural stone of St. John. Vibrant color contrast the verdant green grounds as bougainvillea, hibiscus, poincianna, orchids, frangipani, ferms, bromelaids, fruit trees and many other flowers bloom at varying times throughout the year. Yet form day to day, the splendor of the aquamarine, turquoise and cobalt sea stays constant.

It is only a short five minute drive on fully paved roads to the restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay and then only another five minutes more to the beginning of the famed North Shore's National Park Beaches. Where you will find yourself on some of the greatest and most renowned beaches in the world or hiking the trails of the Virgin Islands National Park.

MoonDance is thoughtfully situated for mesmerizing views, light Caribbean breezes and maximum privacy. It is romantic, yet convenient and comfortable - perfect for honeymooners, couples or families.

For you daydreams and nightdreams, come relax in the spacious natural stone and shell massage spa that overlooks Pillsbury Sound and the shimmering lights of St. Thomas. Let the radiant sun and gentle tradewinds warm your body and soothe your spirit in this very secluded and tranquil haven. MoonDance is a special place in the world and will leave each guest with discerning taste memories that will last forever.

Keywords: house,villa,cottage

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy McLaughlin
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks for a a beautiful week in Paradise. Your home is beautiful. The attention to details makes it wonderful. I found my new perfect reading spot! We loved everything about our week! Thanks for sharing!!
Jun 2016
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Contant & Contant Farms Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Indoor Garden Shower with Rock Walls, plants & screened top
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Shower w/ stone wall & clear ceiling to view the sky & stars
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The 2 twins can be made into a king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
1853 Square feet Enclosed 2320 Square feet Exterior Decking Fully furnished Great Room Outdoor Dining Area Fully Equipped Kitchen Two master suites with King beds & split a/c units One guest suite with two twins or king bed, split a/c unit 3 full baths Linens & Bath Towels Hair Dryers in each bathroom Iron/Ironing Board Great Room Smart TV with Cable & DVD player Cottage, flat screen tv with cable Stereo with CD Player I Pod Hook Up Wireless DSL 19'X10' Pool 3.5-5 ft deep Safe for your valuables Triple water filtration system Washer & Dryer Weber Gas Barbecue Grill Beach chairs, beach towels, & coolers Welcome snack basket upon arrival Miles to town: .5 165' above sea level
 Nearest beach: Chocolate Hole or Hart Bay Northshore beaches: 5 to 10 minute drive


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MoonDance - Stunning sunsets with crystalline pool!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 21 reviews
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Sea Cruz is a beautiful home with a world class view of the Caribbean and St. Thomas. This trip was our second stay at Sea Cruz and we are already talking about booking our third. It’s obvious a lot of thought went into designing, decorating and landscaping Sea Cruz, it feels like home only with a view you could never tire of. My wife and I love to be on the huge porch when the sun is setting over St. Thomas. Very convenient location for the beaches, grocery store and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to stay on the island, look no more! My husband and I wanted to stay on St. John for our honeymoon but wanted something more private than a hotel - Sea Cruz was perfect! There wasn't anything this villa lacked. We had everything we could've hoped for and more! The views are breathtaking which at times, made us never want to leave the villa. We will definitely visit again and hope it will be in the near future. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to spend two extensive vacations at Sea Cruz. Each time, we were warmly welcomed by Kathy at the ferry and she was a great source of information during each visit. The house, which is close to shopping and town, is well maintained, clean, and beautifully furnished including a fully equipped kitchen--can't think of anything missing. in addition, beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, pool toys are there for your use. Fans throughout the house and porch kept us cool without need of air conditioning, although it was available. Grounds are lovely including the pool and an orchid that bloomed throughout our stays. But the most amazing part of Sea Cruz for us was the grand porch. It is very large and beautifully furnished with areas for both sitting and eating. If that were not enough, the porch has the most spectacular wide angle view of ocean, islands, boat traffic, as well as twinkling lights on St. Thomas at night. At times, you can even hear the sound of water splashing on rocks below. We would often come home from the beach or touring the island and say, 'why did we leave the house--it is so glorious here'. We would definitely recommend Sea Cruz to a friend

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Sea Cruz

  • 4 of 5

We really liked "Sea Cruz." It has a great view. The sunsets are amazing!!!! You can sit on the porch in the mornings and have your breakfast and watch the sunsets in the afternoon. The pool rocks!!! We used it every morning and every afternoon. The inside of "Sea Cruz" is awesome. The decor is so pretty. The owners took great care in decorating it and the art is amazing. I felt right at home. The kitchen is fully stocked and we wanted for nothing. We cooked two nights and it was prefect. My only complaint is that the AC was on a timer. Many people may not need the AC at all, but I do. I get very hot, so having them on a timer was not good for me. If I booked here again, I would ask if they could be taken off the timer. I would go back here. It is pefrect for a couple, two couples or a family of 4.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Dora, FL

Sea Cruz review

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great and as advertised, with the possible exception of the roaming neighborhood rooster(s) crowing in the morning. Could be an issue depending upon how light and how late a sleeper you are!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clarks Green, PA

A Wonderful Time!

  • 5 of 5

My wife Sue and I spent two glorious weeks at Sea Cruz from Feb. 20th, '10 to March 7th, '10. The decor and ammenities in this home were well beyond our expectations (we've been renting homes on STJ for many years). The home is cozy and secure. The location is convenient to town. This is a great home for one or two couples. Privacy, great pool, and beautiful views to STT. A perfect vacation home!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Take a three mile ride and you will find yourself on some of the greatest and most renowned beaches in the world or hiking the trails of the Virgin Islands National Park. For those who want to stay closed to home, enjoy the entertainment center with a 45' TV with digital cable, stereo system with CD & DVD players are complimented by a surround sound home theater.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.5%


Summer 2017
April 15 - December 14, 2017
1-2 Guests = $2,900
3-4 Guests = $3,300
5-6 Guests = $3,700

Winter 2018
January 5, - April 13, 2018
1-2 Guests = $4,000
3-4 Guests = $4,500
5-6 Guests = $5,200

Please call or email for holiday pricing (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, President's Week). Thank you.

Note: 12.5% Hotel Tax is not included.
Note: $750 refundable security deposit is required.
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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.