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

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About the property

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


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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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

Why The Owner chose Coral Bay

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:

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...

May 2014
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Johns Folly Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
UV filtration system so water is drinkable. Grid tied solar electricity - see our power production here: The best villa Manager on the island!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Sun, Moon & Stars - Breathtaking Views, Hot Tub & Solar Heated Pool
average rating of 4.948718 based on 149 reviews
Boston, MA

Incomparable view, cooling breezes, comfortably appointed

  • 4 of 5

The property is just as the listing says. The villa was clean. There was a maintenance problem with the hot tub that the manager Dave addressed immediately. The owner Carrie and manager Dave were a pleasure to work with. We would definitely recommend the villa to friends. It is conveniently located. We enjoy eating out at Aquabistro, Skinny Legs, Shipwreck Landing, and Miss Lucy's. There are several great food markets, all of which we used. We used our five days to rest and decompress and so did not go out for all the great activities on St. John we usually do, especially snorkeling at Haulover, Waterlemon Key, and Salt Pond for the turtles. Hawksnest is our favorite among all the fabulous North shore beaches. Drinks at the Beach Bar followed by dinner at Zozo's in the sugar mill at Caneel Bay was expensive but totally worth it.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful layout to take full advantage of the view, well maintained, clean and spacious for two.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after dark and were escorted to the property by Dave the property manager. We could not imagine what we would be waking to. The view in the morning was extraordinary. If for nothing else Sun Moon stars is worth it for the view alone.

Sun Moon Stars is very quiet, you feel like you're all alone. After a full day of exploring the island or spending the day at the beach we came home to relax on on the deck, and in the pool and hot tub.

The kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils, plates, glasses, everything you need to enjoy dinner at home.

This was a fantastic vacation in a beautiful well maintained Villa. We highly recommend Sun Moon Stars. We will be returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love, love love!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time staying at this lovely location in St. John's. The Villa is absolutely perfect for two We could not wait to come back each day to the Villa to enjoy the views, pool and hot tub. Do not hesitate to book this property. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't Wait to Go Back!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible stay at SM&S. We loved the island and all it had to offer, but we couldn't wait to come back to the Villa to relax and enjoy the wonderful views!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided on SMS for our honeymoon stay and we are so glad we made that decision. We had previously stayed in Cruz Bay when we traveled to the islands before and we wanted to try out the other side. The views from this place are absolutely amazing, the pictures truly don't do it justice. The property manager, Dave, was also great. He met us in coral bay and escorted us up to SMS. He showed us around, gave plenty of recommendations on restaurants, hiking, bays, etc to check out. We woke up the next day to no water, and Dave was there within 10 minutes, and by the time we came back from the day at the beach everything was fixed. SMS is nicely equipped with plenty of kitchen items, beach chairs, coolers, towels, etc, although non-stick pans would be nice as well as a beach umbrella. The pool and hot tub are wonderful, we utilized both often. The drive up to SMS is an adventure, but we had no trouble with our jeep. It's definitely a bit of a drive to get from SMS to Cruz bay, but we didn't mind it. We went a few times during our week for dinner, and the other times we stayed in Coral Bay. There's lots of hiking to explore, we loved Ram Head Trail. We also kayaked to hurricane hole which was beautiful. Overall, our stay was wonderful and I would highly recommend SMS! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views, perfect villa for 2

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 10 glorious nights at Sun, Moon & Stars and enjoyed every second of our stay. The views are breathtaking and they NEVER get old. We enjoyed yoga and then breakfast on the spacious deck each morning with the BVIs and azure sea providing the perfect scenery. The pool was a nice option to transition from the beach and snorkeling before freshening up for dinner at one of the great options in nearby Coral Bay. We also enjoyed the hot tub under the stars with a post-dinner glass of wine on several occasions. We took advantage of connecting our iPhones to the sound system (the connection is through the headphone port so no lightning cable adapter is necessary).

Everything in the house was in good working order, and unlike many other villas we have rented, there was not a single thing that was 'tired'. The owners really take pride in creating a lovely home for their guests. The three sets of french doors facing the sea allow for significant breezes to cool the house. We stayed in early September and while we prefer things on the hotter side, we never turned on the AC in the bedroom.

The drive up to the house was a little intimidating at first, I will be honest, but we are from northeast Ohio where the terrain is comparatively flat and 2 lane roads are probably wide enough to fit 4 cars. The paving of the parts of the road to the house was in-process during our stay, with the top 1/2 completed while we were there. I imagine that the paving will make a significant impact, and i would not let the drive deter you from considering staying at Sun, Moon & Stars.

My husband and I have been to St. John 8 times and do not stay at the same place more than once. Sun, Moon & Stars could very well be an exception.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Johns Folly Villa Rental Rates

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High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
Shoulder Spring Rate
Apr 16 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

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