The Teahouse Treehouse renown for its Zen-Caribbean serenity amazing views
Janet Sedlacek and Brian Vandenbroucke
About Janet Sedlacek and Brian Vandenbroucke
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.
Janet Sedlacek and Brian Vandenbroucke purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Janet Sedlacek and Brian Vandenbroucke chose Estate 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: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/07/travel/places-to-visit.html?_r=1
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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Just your small party I think will fit. :)
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
No loud partying/ music after 8PM as sound travels on the wind. And, please strongly consider trip cancellation insurance for the unexpected.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wow! What a place!
Amazing, truly amazing cottage on St. John. To think I almost stayed at a Condo. Estate Calabash Boom is cozy and unique Japanese inspired gem. Immaculate inside and out, incredible view, better cookware than I have at home :) Lovely bath/shower/laundry downstairs (outside & down a set of stairs to the bathroom and gorgeous hot tub but that was never an issue). Getting up the road is about 8 minutes of pretty rough driving - (make sure to rent that 4wd jeep) - but there are few reasons to leave the property once there. Brian was extraordinarily flexible and helpful. Can't wait for my next visit!
Tranquility, nature, breathtaking views...
My wife and I spent our 7-night honeymoon at the Teahouse Treehouse, and it was, hands down, one of the very best weeks of our lives.
The Treehouse itself its absolutely gorgeous. The wooden house, with its traditional Japanese-style architecture, blends perfectly into the surrounding jungle, where nature abounds at every turn. We saw lizards, humming birds, gigantic caterpillars, tree frogs and butterflys.
On arrival, it truly felt like were stepping off the grid. Tucked away into the hills of Callabash Boom, the privacy is exactly what we were looking for. We had done the traditional all-inclusive resort vacation many times, which has it's own benefits, but the Teahouse Treehouse was perfect for an intimate, relaxing escape to paradise.
There is an outdoor kitchenette, fully stocked with dishes. It includes a built in fridge/freezer, and an electric stove top for making romantic dinners for two. Preparing meals, and enjoying them on the balcony over looking Coral Bay is quite an experience. The views look incredible in the pictures, but believe me when I say, they don't do it justice. We loved waking up to the ocean breeze and looking out at turquoise ocean, where lush green islands of the British Virgin Islands sit in the distance.
The property manager, Bob, was off island when we made our visit, but Brian, the General Manager, was there to help us w/ any issues we might have had, or to answer any and all questions. He met us on the road on our way from Cruz Bay, helped us settle in, and was really just super accommodating in every way.
Also worth noting -- the property now includes a hot tub, which was great for winding down with a nice cold drink in hand in the evenings.
In summary, I couldn't recommend the Teahouse Treehouse enough. It's an absolute gem of a villa, and we definitely plan on returning at some point in the near future.
Beautiful view and nice open feeling.
Be careful of spiders! This tree house is in the middle of the forest.
Mooncottage never disappoints!!!!
This is our second stay at Mooncottage. Brian is an amazing host and the entire experience is incredible. A perfect place to stay!
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!
An escape to paradise and adventure
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.
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.