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Terre Roche

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Photos Can't Capture the Magic of Moonswept Villa!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Johns Folly House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Moonswept was named one of the Top 5 New Caribbean Villas of 2008 by Caribbean Way Canada Magazine. The villa is owned by two New York City musicians, Garry Dial and Terre Roche. If you are one of the many returning guests you'll be happy to hear that Moonswept has added a brand new hot tub to the amenities!

Moonswept is a picturesque retreat, high above the turquoise waters of the Caribbean with its scattering of islands, splendid in the morning sun and magical in the moonlight. The villa is a spacious getaway as far from the madding crowd as one could be, with the luxury of a villa and the serenity and natural beauty of an enchanted island.

When you enter the front door the high vaulted ceiling is a grand dome over the kitchen area, not unlike the sky itself. You're inside, but you're not cramped. Almost immediately you are called toward the Great Room by the most spectacular view of the sea through huge windows that give a sweeping vista of your surroundings. You'll want to stop and experience this moment fully. Many of our guests have remarked that the photographs on the website don't begin to evoke the feeling that comes with being at Moonswept.

The villa has plenty of cozy spaces in which to congregate, yet you'll never feel confined. The colors, the artwork on the walls, the furniture and all of the small details of design are elements mindfully added over time to maintain an environment in which each visitor can feel at home.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all of the modern conveniences. There are two equal-sized bedrooms, each with a large screen TV, two spacious bathrooms, laundry facilities, a large screen TV in the Great Room sitting area, a wine cooler and Wi-Fi throughout the house. If you feel like eating indoors, you can sit at the great Basque-style dining table in the center of the villa and watch the moods of the sea and sky changing moment to moment.

Out on the pool deck you'll sit under the awning in the shade and enjoy meals at the dining table, or soak up the sun's rays on the deck chairs by the pool in a completely private environment. There's a hot tub for soothing the tired muscles that we all seem to bring along with us. This is a great place from which to watch the night sky with it's stars, moon, satellites and comets inviting your mind to expand outward and reconnect with your true nature.

We sincerely hope that you can experience the beauty of the island of St. John through the wonder of Moonswept Villa and bring back with you some of her inspiration and serenity.

Four-wheel drive vehicle required.

Keywords: Luxury Villa

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Terre Roche (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Terre Roche

We are two New York City musicians. When we arrive at Moonswept we exhale. It is the most exhilerating exhale we've ever experienced!

Why Terre Roche chose St John

We never dreamed of buying a house in St. John. Through a series of magical events, we visited the island, performed some shows there, bought the land and a dear friend of ours helped build the villa.

What makes this house unique

Unlike any other place we've ever been, Moonswept has a powerful effect on the soul, healing the wounds of stress and empowering us to return to our work lives in New York City.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)
Photos Can't Capture the Magic of Moonswept Villa!
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Moonswept Extravaganza!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 30th anniversary along with our 2 adult children and 1 girlfriend. It was everything described on this site and in the reviews and more! While on this trip, we talked a lot about people and places that have enriched our lives. Moonswept will enrich your life! I am in a wheelchair with very little mobility. The house was perfect for my wheelchair and there were no problem getting around in the house and in and out of the pool. Book it now and you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very cool to hear about your stay at Moonswept Mike. Keep on cookin' till next time! Terre & Garry
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5

Fantastic Moonswept week again!

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth! The owners have added all the comforts of home and picked out beautiful colors and furnishings that make the experience luxurious! It feels like you are at the top of the world! While you are still in the wilderness of the Caribbean and have the outdoor creatures like tree frogs, geckos and crawling things, it's easy to coexist in this piece of paradise. The bumpy road up the mountains makes sure that you don't have folks who just wander by and there is no human made noise. It's the perfect vacation spot. It's convenient to all the beautiful beaches and sailboat adventures.We have been back many times and hope to continue the tradition. The owners and their caretaker of the property are wonderful and always helpful!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolina Travelers, carry on with love and joy! See you next time. Terre & Garry
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Atlanta, Georgia
5

Breathtaking View!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third rental on Coral Bay and hands down the best view with around 40 feet of windows. Loved the home, loved all the amenities, the pool was wonderful and the hot tub each night fantastic! A week was not enough time and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome Jerri. Good luck in the coming year! Cheers, Terre and Garry
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5

Our second incredible stay at Moonswept

  • 5 of 5

We did not hesitate to include our friends in our second stay at Moonswept. Everything one could possibly want is provided. The villa is elegant - yet invitingly casual. The kitchen area is fully appointed and even includes a wine cooler. The pictures of the view do not do it justice. In fact, the pictures of the entire villa, though well-done, do not compare to the moment you walk into Moonswept. Ten days were the perfect stay for us, giving us plenty of time for snorkeling all around the island, relaxing, grilling by the pool, and taking advantage of the many great restaurants around the Coral Bay area as well as in town. We will return! Thank you, Terre, Garry & Dave!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynda, We love you guys! Till we meet again, take care of that Left Coast! Cheers, Terre & Garry
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5

Paradise in the Sky

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two sons and I recently spent a wonderful week in St. John. Moonswept Villa is a truly beautiful home with amazing views. We kept asking ourselves how we could be so lucky to have found such a wonderful vacation rental. First, the home is immaculate inside and out. From the moment you arrive you can tell a great deal of effort goes into maintaining this home. The main living area allows you to see the amazing view no matter where you sit, and it never got old. We ate dinner at the villa every night because we could not resist the view. We spent early mornings on the patio, took in the beaches during the day, and returned to the villa later in the afternoon to enjoy the pool, hot tub and the view. We did not use the a/c in the bedrooms at all. The cool breezes kept us comfortable all week. The house has everything you need including beach chairs, coolers, plenty of beach towels, basic soaps, etc. The ride up and down Calabash Boom was an adventure every day but you get used to it quickly. You definitely need 4WD. We have rented many lovely homes in multiple locations over the years and Moonswept is among the best. The owners have thought of everything. The rental process is handled with utmost professionalism. Dave was helpful in getting us settled, and he was available but never intrusive. Thank you Terre and Gary for sharing this special place with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kimberly, Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your vacation at Moonswept. We look forward to having you and your family back for your next one. Have a great rest of Summer. Cheers, Terre & Garry
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Woodstock, Vermont, USA
5

HEAVENLY WEEK AT MOONSWEPT AND CORAL BAY

  • 5 of 5

We just came home frm a most glorious week at Coral Bay and your beautiful Moonswept villa. As advertised, it has magnificent views and fresh breezes. It is beautifully appointed and laid out Our daughter and son-iin-law, who are relative newlyweds, joined us for the week and they too loved it. They had been to the Maldives for their honeymoon last August and could not decide which was lovelier but were learning toward St. John.

We were out and about every morning to a different beach with the chairs, umbrella, and cooler, then moved on at lunchtime, either to a little roadside lunch, or a picnic lunch at a different beach. Spent a day on a motorized double hulled 26 footer visiting Tortolla, Jose Van Dyke, and many of the little islands that litter the waterways and which offer snorkeling or just pristine, empty beaches. There was a country music festival arriving for the weekend with a preliminary build up at Jost Van Dyke which was noisy, fun and a bit wild. We looked in on it but left quickly as noise and crowds we can have anywhere.

We cooked at the house four evenings enjoying the gas fired grill as well as all the pots, pans, bowls, etc. that are part of the house. Ample towels also were wonderful as well as the washer/dryer. Wildlife was abundant with mongoose, donkeys, goats, iguanas, chickens and all the tropical fish and turtles. We saw a young deer venture into the waters edge at sunset at Water Lemon beach to browse or just cool off.

Calabash Boom, the dirt road heading up the switchback to the villa, was easily negotiable with a four wheel jeep, but had to be taken at a slow pace.

Dave D, the caretaker, was not to be seen but was available for any questions we had. We pretty much navigated the island ourselves but he was most willing to help if we needed anything.

We loved our stay and are hoping to get back again.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bettyanne! Very cool to hear about your stay at Moonswept. Safe travels always! Cheers, Garry and Terre
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

St. John is a quiet and pristine haven mainly consisting of a State Park. It is known for having the most beautiful beaches in the world. Hiking, snorkeling, diving, swimming and boating are among the many activities for vacationers. It's restaurants are great, as it attracts many top chefs. There are a myriad of opportunities to dine outside on the beach, high above overlooking the state park and the ocean. You'll have to stop your car to wait as donkeys, goats, sheep, horses, cows and chickens cross the road. There are small boutique shopping areas where you will be able to find treasures to bring home. Opportunities abound for having massages, catered meals and sunset sails among the islands. Our caretaker, Dave, is a long-time island native and a really great guy! He can direct you toward many hidden treasures among the day trip offerings. In the house there are books about the history of the island that you can read as you take in the breathtaking view of the sea.

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Rates & Availability

Johns Folly House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 22 2016
6 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Dec 15 2016
6 night minimum stay
$444
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$765
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer/Fall/Winter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Dec 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
$454
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

Please visit www.moonsweptstjohn.com for the most comprehensive and up to date information about Moonswept. You are in for a real treat should you decide to pay us a visit! We look forward to hosting you on your vacation.

Pay by check, Paypal, Chase Quick Pay or Citi Popmoney. Rates subject to change until reservation is completed.

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Amenities

Johns Folly House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large Indoor Basque Dining Table with ocean view, seats 10. Poolside al fresco dining with 180 degree ocean view of surrounding islands

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