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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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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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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

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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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.

Amenities

Coral Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
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!

Reviews

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Sun, Moon & Stars - Breathtaking Views, Hot Tub & Solar Heated Pool
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 162 reviews
5

Vacation of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I can't express enough about how we enjoyed our stay at Sun, Moon and Stars in late August of 2017. I would even go as far as calling it our best adventure together. I say adventure because of the sights and setting and 4 wheel driving around St. John. The donkeys and goats and cows and deer in the area and the most outstanding scenery we have ever witnessed. Dave was our local host and could not have been more friendly and helpful. Until our visit at SMS, we had never had anyone show us around the house, answer questions or give us valuable advice about our stay. The house was very clean and stocked well. It was a perfect place for a couple to stay. But forget about the house because we didn't want to leave the huge deck, pool and hot tube area. The photos on this website do not do justice to the real-life experience and it was totally private. I had intended to do a little writing on my 4th novel during our visit, but I didn't find time to write a single word. Not because we were busy, but because we were enjoying the house and surroundings. I did leave a copy of my 3rd novel, "Mosquito Lagoon" on the book self as a gift to the home and future guests. We don't have the opportunity to travel this distance often, but when we do once again it will be to the Sun, Moon and Stars. And speaking from a personal perspective, the east coast of St. John is 100% worth the short drive from Cruz Bay. The area is so much more laid back and private. I would give more than 5 stars if possible. You will not be disappointed if you vacation at this wonderful place. C.A.Griffith

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just celebrated our 10 year anniversary on Saint John and at Sun, Moon, and Stars. Nothing disappointed. The pictures don't do the view justice. Everything was perfect, from meeting Dave and getting to the house to the views we had at sunrise and on the deck eating supper every night. The location was excellent as well. You can easily get to beaches on both the North Shore and also the southern beaches (we had Great Lameshur Bay to ourselves for wonderful snorkeling for about 2 hours). The house has everything you need for your stay. Again the reviews and pictures just don't do justice to how perfect this place is. We will definitely be returning in the future! Thanks Carrie Lee for sharing this place with everyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning views and property

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Sun Moon & Stars. We loved it so much we spent several days just hanging around the house having some Pina Coladas and floating in the pool. We had a few cool storms and we could watch them coming across the bay. We both agreed this house has one of the best views ever. You will want to stay forever!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great view, perfect for a couple.

  • 5 of 5

Villa was located at top of an interesting road that required use of 4WD on the jeep, definitely need 4WD to get up the hill. Once there though the view and privacy was amazing. Found it difficult some days to leave the villa. Perfect house size for two people. We were there on our honeymoon, and it was perfect for that. Would go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Didn't want to leave. Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

It's truly difficult to describe how beautiful the view is from the front deck of this villa. Carrie was very responsive to our inquiries, and the property manager, Dave, always got back to us quickly if we had any questions or concerns during our stay. St. John is a wonderful island, and you can't do better than this property to experience it. Close to laid back Coral Bay restaurants, quick trips by car to all the best beaches, and the zen-like view to begin and end every day. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing Couples Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I cannot say enough about SMS! This was our first trip to St. John and we were very impressed. The island is very laid back and easy to travel around. SMS is very accurately described and pictured. If we come back to St. John, we will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

* 7 Night Minimum in High Season (unless 7 consecutive nights are not available)
**Stays of less than 5 nights in any season are subject to approval and may incur additional cleaning fee of $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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