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Most Romantic Cottage in St John: Open for 2018 Bookings & Better than Ever!

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Most Romantic St. John cottage for Couples nestled privately into the trees

Introducing our romantic St. John cottage, the Teahouse Treehouse. This charming and petite romantic villa on St. John is one of the best kept secrets for couples. This handsomely built, two-level St. John cottage is perfect for a couple wishing to enjoy the natural peace and solitude a Caribbean hillside. Built at tree level enabling you to enjoy its astonishing Caribbean sea views, it has an amazing hot tub too!

*Shorter stays of 5-6 nights are OK, but carry a $250 fee. ALL cleaning fees, concierge & personal escort to our villa are included. VI Hotel Taxes of 12.5% will be collected by HomeAway/VRBO.

Romantic Caribbean-Japanese design

Many years ago, I lived in Japan and fell in love with the refined, yet simple rural structures made entirely of wood found throughout the mountains and countryside. It was here that I first learned how little space you really need to be really comfortable. So, we adapted this classic Japanese architectural concept Caribbean style and built an elegant wooden post and beam structure—with no nails or prefabricated construction materials of any kind. One of the best small getaways, it was cleverly situated in the corner of the estate artfully tucked into the dense trees for maximum privacy. Just wait until you hear the music of the gentle night rain on the romantic St. John villa’s gracefully sloped cedar shake wooden roof while you cuddle cozily together inside. Then wake up to another magical sunrise filtering though the tress with breakfast on the front veranda and a view that will literally knock your knickers off. This romantic St. John villas rustic masterpiece is not like staying in a house, but more like living in an over sized piece of furniture. Totally handcrafted by a local artisan it is arguably one of the most unique one bedroom private St. John villas.

The Teahouse Treehouse boasts spectacular ocean views.

Framed by the trees—because you are actually up in the trees. Hummingbirds and flowers flourish everywhere at eye level. Everything here was designed to maximize the enjoyment of nature. Over sized mahogany sliding screen doors and translucent Shoji screens let light pass though by day and keep the rain out at night. The shutters also allow you to reconfigure the cottage views and ventilation on a whim. Like many country homes in Japan, the Teahouse Treehouse lets you open up nearly the entire house to your pristine Caribbean sea view or untouched native forest next door. The studio living area features native hardwood floors, a magnificent queen size teak bed—designed to be equally comfortable for daytime lounging, an antique West Indian plantation chair, cabinet for clothes and a small writing desk. Everything you could need … and less.

Romantic Cottage welcomes lovers who love nature

The Teahouse's gently curving natural stone stairway welcomes you up to its tranquil serenity. And, you'll love how the night rain drops sound on its natural cedar shake roof. Nestled deep lush hillside, it’s tucked totally out of view from anyone except Mother Nature and was built at tree-level for good reason. This romantic cottage is one of the best kept secret destinations and features unspeakably beautiful, unobstructed views of the entire Virgin Island chain including a front row seat to the pristine Hurricane Hole Virgin Island Coral Reef National Monument. It’s really like staying in front of Mount Rushmore as far as National Parks are concerned. The Teahouse Treehouse cottage features all modern amenities you might expect cleverly adapted into its very natural indoor/outdoor surroundings. For example: the outdoor under-roof teak galley kitchen faces a small bricked back yard patio lined by lovely sloping stone walls with cascading plants and flora. This back yard area offers a welcome rest from the breezes and is a perfect romantic dining area in the afternoon or under the stars at night. The living area inside of this romantic cottage on St. John seamlessly blends the inside with the outside—that’s because 75% of house can be opened up to the beauty of nature at your whim by merely sliding a screen aside. Cool.

Secluded Caribbean Cottage with a yummy hot tub for 2

Walk down the short flight of stairs past an outdoor shower and you’ll reach our garden level patio. This fully bricked area features a graceful arching tropical flower garden, barbecue grill, and a private luxury hot tub for two. Gaze at the stars and at each other all night or day on your Honeymoon Caribbean style—or just feel like you are on a honeymoon all over again. A graceful natural Traverine stone full bath features luxury European fixtures. The Teahouse Treehouse is a most special little Caribbean villa hideaway that wants to share its beauty and peaceful vibes with all of you. A sublime Caribbean villa getaway just for you or with someone you love. This may be the perfect place to start penning “that novel” you have always been meaning to write.

Wi-fi high-speed internet access … naturally.


1. Travel Insurance: We highly recommend Travel Insurance for any unexpected problems such as family emergencies or rare severe weather-related problems. We cannot be held responsible for refunds of any kind due to these or other like occurrences. We will help you with a recommendation.

2. Rental Agreement: You will be need to sign our standard Rental Agreement and Liability Waiver electronically via DocuSign for your endorsement which will supersede all other agreements.

3. Satisfaction: We like to speak to our guests in-person on the phone before we book the villa.

4. Rentals falling on or around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years will be higher and may not be reflected in your HomeAway automated online quotation.

5. Minimum stays: Our guests usually rent 7 night stays. Yet, 10-14 nights are the most relaxing--prorated per/night rental rates apply. Shorter stays of 5 nights are also available but carry a moderate short stay surcharge of $250.

Thank you for your understanding. You will absolutely LOVE your stay.

Kind regards,


More Details

Property Manager
Brian: General Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Kindness
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Brian: General Manager

I built this little place to get away from it all - simple, yet elegant and romantic with everything you need ... and less. I lived in Japan for a while and always enjoyed this 'less is more' sense of design and clean architectural lines that blend the inside with the outside.

Brian: General Manager purchased this villa in 2008

Why Brian: General Manager chose Calabash Boom

Quite honestly, this area of St.John is one of the most sought after because of its peaceful tranquility ... and astonishing Caribbean down-island views. In fact, the New York times rated it #4 on its list of best places to go around the world in 2016. See the article:

What makes this villa unique

- There are very few neighbors and the night sounds are so peaceful.

- There aren't many perfect little cottages for couples--but, this is one of them.

- Hidden in the trees for privacy with astonishing panoramic ocean views.

- Secluded and private--it just 'feels' right

- Close to all beaches, convenience stores, a grocery store down the hill and 8 great restaurants 5 minutes away.


Calabash Boom Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Loud music or partying needs to quiet down by 8PM - sound travels on the wind in this rural residential community. Please respect our peace.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 1 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • The Teahouse features a travertine European bath with natural stone floors.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The Teahouse is two level 1BR studio--so the living area and the bedroom are area are combined. The area includes a small writing desk, hanging and folding clothes storage, plantation chair, small cabinet and a gorgeous and very comfortable Queen-sized teak bed.
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Most Romantic Cottage in St John: Open for 2018 Bookings & Better than Ever!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
San Francisco

Mooncottage never disappoints!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Mooncottage. Brian is an amazing host and the entire experience is incredible. A perfect place to stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Amazing Place!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have picked a better place for our honeymoon. The views are breathtaking. The cottage is quiet and private, with coral bay being just at the bottom of the hill. It's a small space, but very efficiently designed to have everything you need to be comfortable. On top of that Brian gave us some excellent suggestions on how to spend our time on the island. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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An escape to paradise and adventure

  • 5 of 5

The Teahouse Treehouse is everything the pictures show and more. There is nothing I would have changed and everything only exceeded expectations.

It was great getting to know our neighbors during the week as well: There was Suzy, who had to be the queen of the hermit crabs since she was the size of a softball and we found her milling about outside both upstairs and down; there was Tom and Jerry, two very curious birds who said hello every morning,; the air squadron as we called them, the half dozen or so hummingbirds that buzzed past us every day; the all Coral Bay Choir, aka the tree frogs that sung us to sleep and woke with us every morning and lastly the multiple species of lizards we would see on our way to the hot tub. That all said, if nature is not your thing, you may want to look elsewhere.

Bob who manages the property could not have been more helpful. He came to our rescue the first day when we experienced a flat tire and was available for advice, recommendations and guidance when ever we reached out to him. Whether you are familiar or new to the island Bob is great to have as a resource.

What I learned staying in the Treehouse. I have never had so little space, (though more than adequate), I have never had so little stuff (again, more than adequate) and staying in the treehouse with the love of my life I never felt like I had more.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Marietta, GA

Unique & Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time at the Treehouse.

We rented our jeep on St Thomas with Discount Rentals. The journey to the Treehouse was eventful & exciting driving on the "wrong" side of the road.

When we finally arrived, we were a little surprised to learn there was no AC! But Bob told us what to do to get some nice breezes at night. Super accustomed to cold air, we didn't sleep very well, but who needs sleep in paradise? We bought groceries & cooked breakfast each morning. (Be sure not to leave any food - i.e. a gorgeous pineapple - on the counter in your outdoor kitchen! The birds will find it before you awake in the morning!)

The views were outstanding & all of the details of the Treehouse made it magical. It's very immersed in nature which made for even more adventure. & its equipped with everything you need. Just bring lots of bug spray.

*our favorites: snorkeling at Water Lemon, sunset sandwiches at Maho, driving out to the East end, beaches at Trunk, food at Asolare, Extra Virgin, & Miss Lucy's. Also, the Bad Kitty Boat tour of Virgin Gorda & Jose Van Dyke was well worth the money.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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In the trees with nature

  • 5 of 5

The Teahouse Treehouse was great. Very quiet and peaceful. Beautiful view. Unique construction. It has everything you need including Bob the caretaker/manager. Bob checks in every couple days by text to make your stay is exactly what you wanted it to be. The internet service never failed. Try it you will like it.


  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Amazing and relaxing honeymoon destination

  • 5 of 5

This place is stunning - even better than the pictures. We can still feel the night breezes, hear the noises of the forest, and see the amazing water view that greeted us when we looked out from our bed each morning. The deck is a wonderful place to have a breakfast with a gorgeous view, and the kitchen is very well equipped, with all of the appliances and utensils you might need. The gas grill made for some delicious, simple dinners as well.

The hot tub is wonderful and perfect for romantic soaks for two under the countless stars. The hammock is also a great place to relax. We settled into a slower rhythm of life during our week in the treehouse, one where we woke with the sun, took in the beauty around us, explored wonderful St. John, and relaxed with drinks, the hot tub and sunset before sleeping wonderfully.

Finally, Brian and his team were wonderful hosts and very responsive to all of our questions. Altogether, this is a perfect romantic destination; it surpasses its description.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Shipwreck Landing, Miss Lucys, Aqua Bistro
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Shipwreck Landing, Miss Lucys, Aqua Bistro
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Salt Pond Bay
Car: necessary

Five Great Reasons to stay at Teahhouse Treehouse

1. Romantic and Perfect for Couples

Designed to incite romance at every glance, Mooncottage’s Teahouse Treehouse features an attention to detail that has guests routinely referring to it as “Simply Perfect.” The Teahouse Treehouse is a romantic St. John villa unlike any other. Perfect for two people wanting to enjoy each other on a Caribbean villas vacation.

2. Astonishing Panoramic Views

When you arrive at the Teahouse Treehouse, you will simply not believe your eyes—St. John rental companies often refer to our sweeping down-island views as the benchmark view for Virgin Islands 5-star ocean vistas. The Teahouse's Caribbean villa view will take your breath away.

3. Secluded Romantic Getaway Feels Just Right

Unlike staying at a larger luxury Caribbean villa rental on St. John, you will never feel lost at this petite and secluded romantic little villa inside or out. Designed to reflect simple Virgin Islands life in an elegant way—it feels just right. And you'll feel right at home at our private St. John getaway.

4. Oh! So Very Private and Secluded

The Teahouse Treehouse is located in a very secluded locale—with almost no neighbors. Just minutes from the sleepy little village of Coral Bay situated literally on the border of the Virgin Islands National Park for restful solitude.

5. Zen Ambiance & Close to Beaches

The Teahouse Treehouse is a St. John Cottage with a magical and spiritual look and feel--all part of its unique Zen-Caribbean design. You are never more than a few minutes from the best beaches on St. John, but you may never want to leave this magical little St. John cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.5%

Travel Insurance highly recommend. Rental Agreement: If you book with HomeAway, you will still be required to sign our standard Rental Agreement and Liability Waiver that supersedes any prior agreements. Our guests usually rent 7 night stays. Shorter stays of 5 nights are available with a $250 short-stay surcharge. We ask our guests to keep the noise level low after 8PM as we are in a quiet, rural residential community where sounds carry on the wind. The natural night sounds are magical.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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