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Open For Business!! - Affordable St John Cottage & Amazing Tropical Gardens

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2 bath cottage for couples or families

New Moon Escape is an affordable family cottage nestled in a private, forested valley in Coral Bay, St John. This home can sleep up to 6. Upstairs has the master bedroom with King Bed and a small adjacent bedroom with 2 twin beds. Downstairs, the Media

Room has a pull out couch with memory foam mattress for easy conversion to a 3rd private bedroom.

Unlike other rentals in this range, the home and pool are completely private on a half acre of tropical gardens and walking paths. Fruit trees and flowing palms lead way to jungle paths that enhancing the magical natural environment. Take a stroll to the forested hammock deck for a nap in the shade or stretch out on the pool deck and soak up the Caribbean Sun!

Peaceful and quiet, this St John Cottage is perfect for couples, honeymooners or families with young children. Full Kitchen, Air Conditioning, High Speed Internet, Media Room, Private Pool and a screened in porch are some of the amenities that make New Moon Escape the perfect choice for your St John Vacation.

More Details

Jared Warren
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Upper Carolina Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , The lower bathroom has an outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Sleeping Nook - 2 twin/ single , This is a small bedroom adjacent to the master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , A queen pull out with Memory Foam Mattress
  • For the most privacy, the sleeping nook is best suited for use by families. The Lower level media room can be converted to a bedroom easily with a queen memory foam pull out mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Above Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
New Moon Escape is the perfect family rental. Sleeping up to 6 guests affordably on St John with a pool, great yard and many other amenities. AC throughout, Washer and Dryer access, Media Room with Cable TV, WIFI, Full Kitchen, Grill, Beach Chairs and coolers provided, All linens provided. Property offers on site short wooded trail up to a hammock deck as well as a large tiled pool deck.


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Open For Business!! - Affordable St John Cottage & Amazing Tropical Gardens
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews

Lush, peaceful escape

  • 5 of 5

New Moon was a comfortable, charming home base for our first visit to St. John. The lush landscaping was beautiful. The screened porch was perfect for morning coffee and evening drinks (while listening to the incredible chorus of nature's night-time sounds). The pool and hammock were appreciated after days spent exploring. And we enjoyed looking for the lizards around the property, and the goats, donkeys and chickens along the dirt road. In addition, Jared was a very responsive host.

As others have noted, this home is close to Coral Bay, including a couple of groceries and restaurants, and not far from beautiful beaches and trails. We especially loved Salt Pond Bay and the Ram Head and Drunk Bay trails there, and Maho and Francis beaches on the north side. But on St. John, beauty and adventure is everywhere!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Riverside, CA

Peaceful, private and very island green

  • 4 of 5

New Moon Escape proved to be a great island home for our wonderful 10th trip to St John. We appreciated the private feel, screened patio, pool in the afternoons, all the trees & plants and the listed amenities functioned as promised. Clearly the road has more than it's share of bumps, but slow and steady makes it a non-issue. It's very apparent the owners have a lot of pride in the property and work hard to keep it maintained. Thank you for sharing your wonderful island escape. Dennis & Linda Lovett, Riverside, CA

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

Worth the driving adventure!

  • 5 of 5

The value of this beautifully-landscaped villa made the insides-jarring drive worthwhile. The kitchen is well-equipped with up-to-date appliances. It was a pleasure to relax on the screen porch or the pool deck, with the outdoor shower and pool welcome refreshers after a day of exploring the island and its beaches. The location is also convenient to Love City Mini-Mart, dining.and the dinghy dock!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dayton, Maine

Fully enjoyed our 6 days at New Moon Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We loved New Moon's location, cleanliness, amenities & it's all-around character and coziness. The property is beautifully landscaped and having the pool & outdoor shower gave us the perfect excuse to lay low, play yahtzee, read excessively & enjoy a down day after being on the go so much. Thank you to Jared for everything- it was all easy & smoothe (except that one "road" called King's Hill. I assure you, it's not a road but we somehow made it. Don't do it. It's a donkey trail, I'm almost positive.) That being said, we loved every bit of our trip & will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such great guests and for the nice words. King Hill road is actually a federal (USA) highway if you can believe it. Makes the road to New Moon Escape seem like a cakewalk. I always warn people not to use GPS to navigate here because it will sometimes send them down that "highway" to get into Coral Bay. Looking forward to seeing you when you come back
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Cozy quiet comfort!

  • 3 of 5

If you are looking for a safe, quiet neighborhood home at a good price from which to explore the island look no further! New Moon Escape offered my husband and I a comfortable sleep, near a great breakfast joint (Pickles in Paradise), and we swam or snorkeled all over the place. If you want high end this isn't it, but if you want cozy solitude book New Moon Escape!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We also think this is a great place to stay and a perfect family home. I suppose the 3 stars was because the home is not high end. This is true, however we know it is clean, well maintained, well furnished and has all of the amenities. We operate and care for this home at the same level that we operate the other homes on St John that we care for, some of which rent for over 10X the price. We believe it is well represented and is always functioning at 100%. Because we recognize this is not high end we have priced it at the appropriate place in the market and do not attempt to advertise it as high end. We do hope you still had a great stay at our lovely place
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Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! It had a refreshing pool with a deck that had great sunlight. There was a trail that went around the cottage with stops at a quiet area for lounging on a hammock or laying in the sun. The screened in porch was magnificent for morning coffee and keeping bugs at bay. Jarred was a great property manager...we were late arriving (like after dark) and he was still there to greet us. Downtown Coral Bay is just minutes away. Had a great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

New Moon Escape is located in a lush surrounding, just under one mile from the coast. Perfect for bird-watching by day and stargazing at night. From the villa you can easily access the Virgin Islands National Park. Nearby White sand beaches, hiking and water sports such as sailing, snorkeling, diving and just plain laying on the beach. Coral Bay is just under one mile away, with many shops, restaurants, bars and access to an array of adventurous activities. The still-pristine island of St. John is the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands and lies just 3 miles east of St. Thomas and a mile from the nearest of the British Virgin Islands. Nearly two-thirds of the island is national park, with forests and nature trails for your enjoyment. Nature lovers will be amazed by St. John's ecological diversity.

This home is located off the beaten path and is accessed by a dirt road 3/4 mile long




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Note. Holiday Rates Apply for Christmas, New Years and Presidents weeks. For any stay including a holiday, the rate will be $1800 for the week plus additional guest charges and tax. Bookings subject to us receiving a signed and filled out rental contract along with a fully refundable $500 damage deposit.

Note. Rates are based on Double Occupancy, Please add $30/night for each additional guest including kids.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund