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New Moon Escape–Affordable St John Cottage & Amazing Tropical Gardens

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

Description

Upper Carolina Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Jared Warren
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

New Moon Escape–Affordable St John Cottage & Amazing Tropical Gardens
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
5

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: Jan 2016
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EXCELLENT STAY......AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the New Moon Escape and this time was like the last....great! The drive to the cottage is on a mostly bumpy, pot holed, dirt road, but this road is only a 5 minute drive from the cottage into Coral Bay where there are markets and restaurants.

The cottage itself is very clean and the landscaping is quite beautiful. It is also very quiet and secluded.

From the New Moon Escape, it is a 25 minute drive into Cruz Bay and less than that to some of the North Shore beaches. It is an excellent base for visiting the south shore beaches like Haulover,, Salt Pond and Lameshur Bays where there is some very good snorkeling. In the Salt Pond and Lameshur Bay areas there are also some great hiking trails.

We will definitely be staying at the New Moon Escape again this coming winter.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Off-the-beaten-path Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the New Moon Escape. As we bumped our way down the rocky road in our rental Jeep (absolute necessity), we were not sure what was in store. But once we arrived, we found ourselves in a peaceful oasis. There's a wonderful private hammock set up on its own deck, beautifully landscaped tropical gardens, large and breezy screened in porch, and quaint/functional interior. As a family of four (two teenagers), it was a bit small, but great for the price and it worked for us since we were outside hiking or going to the beach every day. Jared was very easy to work with while planning the trip; he responded quickly and it all went smoothly. We hope to return sometime to St. John and would stay at New Moon again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well equipped and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

I have to say that Jared was more than accommodating, promptly responding via email to any questions that we had ( we communicated primarily via email). The house was clean and had everything we needed for our eight day stay. There were ample pots and pans, towels, etc. We liked being able to cook a few meals rather than eating every meal at restaurants.

There was plenty of room for our three member family. Our teenage daughter stayed in the sleeping loft (a separate room with its own doors) and we stayed in the master bedroom. Like most places in St. John, the water comes from the rainwater run off. This property had a huge cistern and we never had any issues with enough water even wi three showers and washing dishes.

The pool was small (compared to our rather large pool) but cool and refreshing. The beds were comfortable and the a/c worked quite well. We stayed in early July and only really used the bedroom a/c for sleeping. He cool breezes were enough the rest of the time. The screened in porch was also a cool place to sit and relax.

You will definitely need a four wheel drive vehicle for this property. It's in "la la land", which is really what it says on the map, a road that is only partially paved with huge pot holes. It's not a problem at all if you expect it and go slow. It was well worth this drive for the peace and quite of his property. It is also well manicured. When we return to the island, we will likely try to stay here again.

It's only twenty minutes into town and only a few minutes to LoveCity Market and Skinny Legs.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Darling Quiet and Remote Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time on the island of St. John and we wanted to find a nice quiet place for our accomodations. The pictures listed are a perfect representation of the property and we found our time there to be fantastic. From the moment we arrived on the island our property agents met us at the ferry, we followed them to this secluded location which we HIGHLY recommend because it is off the beaten path. Don't be alarmed by the goats, donkeys, or chickens you will encounter on your way - they pretty much keep to themselves and add to the islands beauty.

The cottage itself was incredibly clean and cool - we didn't need to use the A/C once. There are large ceiling fans which were just what you needed to stay cool. If you need anything at all the owners are extremely responsive and very helpful. There are delicious restaurants nearby - you will need a car and definitely a truck. The road to get to the house is hilly and rocky so be prepared for offroading it - it's fun, my husband even let me drive!

All in all we highly recommend New Moon Escape and hopefully will get to return one day!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing trip!

  • 5 of 5

This honestly was our favorite family vacation. Ever. Jared met us in Coral bay and we headed up to the villa. Yes, the road is rough but we knew that going in. Plus every day on this road you will see goats (and their babies) and sometimes donkeys. The Love city market is minutes away and stocked everything we needed and were friendly. The villa itself is larger than the pictures portray. It is extremely clean, warm and homey. We did use the AC at night as that was our personal preference. The kitchen was fab and we had more than we used. The beds? OMG almost as comfy as ours at home. There is a king in the bedroom and a queen in the nook (which is actually to me a room-with a dresser etc). We never had a problem with bugs and it rained every day. The sun shone in the morning and afternoon then we got the rain. We enjoyed the screened porch and the pool deck. My gosh! The stars seem brighter there! We didn't use the pool as we beached it every day but it was clean. The yard has beautiful tropical foliage and lotsa geckos. There is no tv and thought that would be a problem but the wifi is actually excellent here. I used my laptop and we usually retired early as we really saw as much of the island every day. Jared was very gracious and patient with this 16 hour travelled yankee. We loved every moment of this trip and are counting the minutes until we can return. You will come home refreshed and relaxed. I love that we had food at our finger tips for breakfast and our son could sleep late. I also love my own coffee :) Thank you again to Jared et al. We will hopefully see you soon!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Map

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

Rates & Availability

Upper Carolina Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Nov 14 2016 - Dec 21 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 8 2017 - May 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$220
$1,550
$5,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

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.

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Amenities

Upper Carolina Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , The lower bathroom has an outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Above Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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