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Sun, Moon & Stars - Breathtaking Views, Hot Tub & Solar Heated Pool

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa

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Overview

Johns Folly Villa Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

*****PLEASE SEE OUR GUESTBOOK COMMENTS UNDER THE 'OWNER INFO' TAB*****

Sun Moon & Stars Villa, named for the amazing sun and moon rises that are viewed over the neighboring islands and the stars that shine overhead, will delight couples seeking a lover’s hideaway.

This charming eco-friendly villa commands a fantastic view of St. John's pristine East End and the many British Virgin islands and cays beyond, all dramatically staged against the vast blue backdrop of ocean and sky.

Sun, Moon & Stars Villa is a one-bedroom home just perfect for couples. Built all on one level for easy access, this villa offers a well-equipped kitchen and a spacious dining and living area with a cathedral ceiling, and an air-conditioned queen bedroom. Our home is powered by sustainable solar energy (with public utility backup) to virtually eliminate our impact on the environment and help preserve the natural beauty of St John.

French doors open from the living and dining areas to a wide covered verandah which overlooks that unparalleled sea view and catches the cool island tradewinds. On one side is the secluded heated swimming pool, hot tub and sun deck in a lovely tropical garden setting. Relaxation and a good meal for two go together, so the wide covered verandah is furnished with a cushioned sofa and a table and chairs for alfresco dining; it's shaded and cool by day and frames the sky at night for romantic stargazing.

Sun, Moon & Stars Villa is located high on a hill above Calabash Boom, reached by a winding country road, so the elevation and the balmy breezes usually keep the temperature at this property very comfortable, and provide the incredible views you'll always remember. Behind you is National Park land.

Sun, Moon & Stars Villa is located on the quiet side of St. John, but Coral Bay's bars, restaurants and small shops are just a couple minutes' drive down the road. You can rent small boats and snorkel gear at Crabby's, pick up some groceries at Lily's Gourmet Grocery (or ask us to arrange to have your groceries purchased and delivered to your villa just before your arrival - what luxury!), enjoy a casual meal at Skinny Legs, Donkey Diner, Aqua Bistro or Sweet Plantains, and try Shipwreck Landing for dinner and live music once a week. The Ram's Head trailhead is just a few minutes' drive from Sun, Moon & Stars Villa should you feel like hiking to some of the best views in the Caribbean.

Beautifully furnished in comfortable island style, this lovely and private villa is cozy, welcoming and provides the perfect vacation spot for couples young and old.

Four wheel drive vehicle required.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Why The Owner chose St John

It seems like yesterday that we were planning our first trip together as a new couple. We had never been to the USVI and St John seemed to have everything we could have asked for in our first vacation together. We traveled with the promise of peacefulness, natural beauty and adventure. We experienced all of this and much more. It was on this trip that we fell in love with the island as well as with each other. We vowed to return and when we did four years later, it was to exchange vows on Cinnamon Bay Beach at sunset. Now, after more than 10 years have passed from our initial visit, we have pulled together our resources and made the plunge into island homeownership by purchasing Sun, Moon & Stars. The villa has everything we were looking for in a vacation home and are very excited about the opportunity to share our new home with you.

What makes this villa unique

Amazing panoramic views 800 feet up, cooling tradewinds that help keep the villa bug free and the National Park located just out the door bordering the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Carrie said it was time for some upgrades and sprucing up at SMS so she sent the guys packing with our marching orders - replace the shower tile, paint the entire exterior, install new closet shelving, replace the microwave and have some fun (if we have time!). I am happy to report that we managed to do it all! The pictures of the new shower can be seen on VRBO or by liking us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/SunMoonStarsVilla.



We also decided to try adding floating solar rings to the pool to help retain the heat. They essentially act as a solar blanket to help minimize the heat loss caused by the wind and cooler nighttime temperatures. Prior to the rings, we could expect the solar pool heater (with decent sun) to bring the pool temps to a high in the low to mid 80's during the day and drop in the high 70's to low 80's overnight (the wonderful cool breezes at night really affected pool temps). With the rings, the pool was reaching 91 degrees during the day and stayed in the mid to upper 80's overnight. Perfect! The best thing about them is they are relatively small and lightweight so they are easy to add and remove as opposed to a large, bulky one piece solar blanket. Now our Guests have a little more control over the temperature of the pool!



The guys are already lobbying for a "Workation" next year! I suppose we can always start the list with adding an outdoor shower and a web cam overlooking the view...



Cheers!
May 2014
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Sun, Moon & Stars - Breathtaking Views, Hot Tub & Solar Heated Pool
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  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a rental on St John, stop looking and book this house. There are no words to describe how beautiful the views are! Best on the island. Already planning our trip back.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Beautiful... heaven on earth...breath taking... perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Great trip to St. John. First time and will be back. Great beaches, food, people. The best vacation ever. Thank you David, Carrie and your beautiful home!! The pool hot tub fantastic views. You never have to leave the property. God Bless.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Over the moon about this place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place so many nice extra touches can't say enough about this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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sun, moon and stars

  • 5 of 5

The sun, moon and stars was exceptional. It was even better than the pictures. The view was the best that we have ever had. The villa had the most amazing deck with furniture, pool and jacuzzi. The way the villa was decorated was perfect. The furniture was just right for the villa and everything was so comfortable. It's difficult to express how much we enjoyed this place and everything about it. Plus, the ride up the road to the villa made it even more enjoyable. It is one of the only places we have ever been that we never felt compelled to leave. The view, pool, comfort and tranquility of this place is unmatched. We will be back.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning views of sunrises and B.V.I. Poll & Hot Tub a plus.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous views of sunrise every morning. View includes B.V.I. & many other small islands. Property & Villa well maintained. Road up to Villa a bit knarly but not bad once you get accustomed to it. Beach towels, beach chairs, coolers and even a bag of sun screen & insect repellents nice to have use of. You WILL need repellent in the low areas (especially a repellent that works for no see-ums)! Hot tub AND pool a big plus! Stereo on deck is real nice. New pot and pans would be nice (especially no stick pans). Restaurants & shopping good but kind of limited around Coral Bay. Plenty of beautiful beaches to visit, some with very low traffic. Snorkeling great especially at Salt Pond & Leinster. The only real undesirable element is the garbage dump along the road you have to pass every time you go into town (the town council definitely needs to address that). All in all a very nice visit and would recommend to a friend. Thanks to Chris & Carrie for a great stay.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Great house

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed staying at your lovely house. The view was beautiful and we took every opportunity we could to sit on the porch. Loved having the doors open and the wind blowing through at night. The roosters and birds were a little noisy in the morning, but that was okay.

The drive became comical after the first few trips. We learned to love the bumpy drive up and what I called the hill of death(the final hill down) and started making jokes about it aiding in our digestion! Dave was great and showed us the ropes around the house.

Your garden attracted many hummingbirds and local birds which I enjoyed taking photos of. It was a great relaxing get away. We hated to leave. Thank you for a fabulous vacation. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shipwreck Landing
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Shipwreck Landing
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Salt Pond
Nearest Point of Interest
Lameshur Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Rams Head
Nearest Point of Interest
Reef Bay Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterlemon Cay
Nearest Point of Interest
Skinny Legs
Nearest Point of Interest
Johnny Horn Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Shipwreck Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Miss Lucy's
Nearest Point of Interest
Cocolobo Plaza
Car: necessary

2/3 of the island of St. John is protected National Park. You can swim, snorkel & dive in some of the clearest, most beautiful water in the world. Relax on world-class beaches surrounded by nature. As you explore the island, you'll see wild donkeys, mongoose, deer, pigs, cattle, goats, roosters and chickens.

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Rates & Availability

Johns Folly Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Aug 14 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Shoulder Fall Rate
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
1 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
 
Shoulder Spring Rate
Apr 16 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$2,625
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 19 2017
1 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$3,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

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Amenities

Johns Folly Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
UV filtration system so water is drinkable. Grid tied solar electricity - see our power production here: https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/public/systems/DgHE16409. The best villa Manager on the island!

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