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Moonglow is ready for your return at a 20% discount until March 31.

Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Circular one bedroom cottage with gentle breezes and ocean views from every room

Newly constructed in 2014, Moonglow is an octagonal home with spectacular views of Coral Bay and the islands beyond. Vistas abound from every part of this spacious Caribbean home. (A sea view from every room!) The screened outdoor dining veranda is only steps away from a well appointed gourmet kitchen with owner created ceramic tiles complimenting the stainless steel and granite. An air conditioned bedroom with a king size 4 poster bed awaits after a late evening soak in our round intimate spa. The moon and the twinkling lights of the British Virgins are your only distraction!

Mary Lou Taft
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, pig latin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Mary Lou Taft

Decades long vistors to St John, we knew years ago that island life was very much a part of us. We dreamed of building a simple but unique green home in harmony with Coral Bay's natural beauty. Moonglow is the result. We welcome you to all that is magical in our island home!

Mary Lou Taft purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Mary Lou Taft chose Calabash Boom

After spending many years renting in various parts of Coral Bay, we knew without a doubt that this was the ideal spot!. It was always this particular view which thrilled us more than any other, on an island where every view is beautiful. We bought the land in 2006 and spent the next 8 years planning our dream Caribbean cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

The circular architecture and multiple large glass doors capture the surrounding view and create a feeling of being one with the outdoors; the valley below and the sea beyond. The open floor plan and cathedral cypress ceiling create a sense of airiness and elegant space which is cooled by the trade winds. It is important to note that Moonglow is the only house on the property. There is no apartment below or main villa with other guests above. You will be the sole occupants of the property....something I always found important when vacationing in St John......especially for couples and honeymooners. It is a tranquil and hidden escape!


Calabash Boom Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please turn off AC when leaving house.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Enclosed private garden shower adjoins bathroom.
  • Elegant bathroom with round bowled vanity topped with white Carrara marble. Large totally private trellised garden shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Tropical retreat feel to this romantic bedroom with air conditioning and a view of Hurricane Hole from your bed. Close the black out curtains to sleep in or leave them open to have the sunrise welcome you to the day.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Check in: Between 4PM and 7 PM Check out: 10AM We recommend that all of our guests purchase trip insurance. Hurricanes, etc do happen .


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Moonglow is ready for your return at a 20% discount until March 31.
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Brooklyn, NY

Absolutely PERFECT cottage on St. John

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week at Moonglow Cottage in July 2017 and it couldn't have been better. The views are breathtaking during the day or at night (we were lucky to be there during a full moon). The location is very close to all kinds of great restaurants (Miss Lucy's, Indigo Grill, The Triple B) and some wonderful hiking, beach, and snorkeling options. And the house itself is just perfect and spotlessly clean. Caribbean breezes throughout, AC in the bedroom at night if you need it... plenty of towels and amenities for cooking, a screened in porch to eat dinners away from bugs while still enjoying the view, and very pleasant and helpful communication from the owner and property manager. If you're looking for a place to stay in Coral Bay, look no further.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, very well equipped, and maintained.

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd trip to Moon glow. Just don't think that a 1 bedroom gets any better than this. Geared for island living but all the things that make it a great home away from home. The Taft's (owners) and house manger Bob have things in order and all has gone well.

the Walkers

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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  • 5 of 5

- Cottage is exactly what you are looking for in a vacation home. It has everything you would need (coolers, chairs, AC in bedroom, hot tub, AMAZING views, and a beautiful home)

- Very private and secluded...great for relaxing

- AMAZING hosts! MaryLou and caretaker Bob were SO accommodating and welcoming.

Cant wait to tell my friends to book this place for their next trip! We will be back for sure! Enjoy the MoonGlow!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lambertville, New Jersey

Serenity and perfection

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to Coral Bay for many years, and of all of those years, this stay was the best. Moonglow is exquisitely decorated, situated and maintained, and its manager, Bob, couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. We had such a wonderful time that we've already placed a deposit on our stay for next year. I'm missing Moonglow already, and we are only back home for a week!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exquisite Coral Bay vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Moonglow Cottage. The views were spectacular - from the sunrise to the stars at night. The home is beautifully appointed with great attention to detail. Everything was clean and in great working order. We would highly recommend this to couples looking for rest, relaxation, and a chance to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A really special place!

  • 5 of 5


Dear Mary Lou and Larry,

We are reluctantly leaving your incredible Moonglow cottage and St. John today. The time and thought invested in Moonglow expresses quality, style, and beauty. Our visit has been an unexpected treasure that we thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you both and thanks to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island for making this possible.

Bob was very helpful when we had a snorkel malfunction.

Sandra and Fred

Rhode Island

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Shipwreck Landing
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Miss Lucy's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Salt Pond Bay
Car: recommended

Coral Bay is the 'laid back' side of St John. The area has more great beaches , snorkeling sites and hiking trails than you could possibly visit in one trip. Coral Bay also has interesting little shops, open air local restaurants/bars with live entertainment. There are also a couple of excellent grocery stores nearby. The reef bay hike is terrific with local park service guides who are fun and informative. At the end of the hike, a boat meets you at the beach and returns you to Cruz Bay where your car is parked. The island boasts more than twenty gorgeous beaches, each offering a different vantage point both above and below water.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

The security deposit which we received will be returned in full if no damage is found,as soon as possible, but no later than three weeks after stay.
Check in is between 3PM and 7PM. Check out is 10AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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