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MoonSwept Villa Guest Comments From 2016

House with a View

“Your house had everything we were looking for – and we have leased a lot of homes in Coral Bay over a period of 10+ years. My number one requirement is a “house with a view” – not only do you have a spectacular view outside but inside as well!! Comfortable but not too stuffy. Kitchen had everything we needed. Thank you!!”

We had an excellent time in Moonswept Villa on Calabash Boom

“We had an excellent time in Moonswept Villa on Calabash Boom! From the moment we stepped into the house – the tranquility and calming aspect of the space literally swept us away! The quietness of the property is indescribable! Abutting the V.I. National Park is a plus!! We enjoyed all the house had to offer, from the views inside and outside, the pool, hot tub, the landscaping, the grill, the stocked kitchen and the breeze from the windows! We spent quite a bit of time hiking…saw many, many animals and critters such as goats, donkeys, mongoose, hermit crabs, hungry pelicans, deer, sea turtles, stingrays, coral, coral, coral!! We will be BACK!!!” Looking forward to more stargazing!”

Awesome View

“Nice place, awesome view! Now back to the grind…”

Perfect Honeymoon

“What a beautiful place – perfect views, comfortable bed, great amenities. Could not imagine a better place. Thank you very much for everything – capped off a perfect honeymoon!”

A Little Piece of Heaven

“Well, we are not excited about leaving this little piece of heaven! What a wonderful, relaxing getaway from hectic work at home. Views, sounds, (lack of sounds), everything you could want. No doubt in our minds – we will be back!”

You Made Us Feel So Welcome

“We had such a wonderful time here at Moonswept. What wonderful memories! Swimming at Trunk Bay, watersports at Cinnamon Bay, Sunday brunch at Miss Lucy’s – the food was well worth the wait. Hanging out at Hanson Bay Beach on Sunday was so much fun – Swimming at the floating bar – the Caribe beer, the “hippy” vibe was very entertaining. We were also so lucky to be here to enjoy watching Michael Phelps win some gold during the Olympic Summer games. We’re enjoying the end to some wonderful action packed but relaxing days. You made us feel so welcome.”

Great Views

“Great views, nice place! Enjoyed all perfect days!”

MoonSwept Villa Guest Comments From 2015


“We just came home from a most glorious week at Coral Bay and your beautiful Moonswept villa. As advertised, it has magnificent views and fresh breezes. It is beautifully appointed and laid out Our daughter and son-in-law, who are relative newlyweds, joined us for the week and they too loved it. They had been to the Maldives for their honeymoon last August and could not decide which was lovelier but were learning toward St. John.

We were out and about every morning to a different beach with the chairs, umbrella, and cooler, then moved on at lunchtime, either to a little roadside lunch, or a picnic lunch at a different beach. Spent a day on a motorized double hulled 26 footer visiting Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, and many of the little islands that litter the waterways and which offer snorkeling or just pristine, empty beaches. There was a country music festival arriving for the weekend with a preliminary build up at Jost Van Dyke which was noisy, fun and a bit wild. We looked in on it but left quickly as noise and crowds we can have anywhere.

We cooked at the house four evenings enjoying the gas fired grill as well as all the pots, pans, bowls, etc. that are part of the house. Ample towels also were wonderful as well as the washer/dryer. Wildlife was abundant with mongoose, donkeys, goats, iguanas, chickens and all the tropical fish and turtles. We saw a young deer venture into the waters edge at sunset at Water Lemon beach to browse or just cool off.

Calabash Boom, the dirt road heading up the switchback to the villa, was easily negotiable with a four wheel jeep, but had to be taken at a slow pace.

Dave D, the caretaker, was not to be seen but was available for any questions we had. We pretty much navigated the island ourselves but he was most willing to help if we needed anything.

We loved our stay and are hoping to get back again.”

Excellent Villa

“This was our second visit to Coral Bay and this house was even better than the first one we had rented last year. The location is high enough up to get spectacular views! The house, pool and grounds are beautifully maintained by the caretaker (Dave). Wonderful house and location for my husband, 2 boys (5 & 7 years old) and myself. Would highly recommend this property for anyone interested in a quiet location with amazing views.”

Can’t beat this place!

“Moonswept is the ultimate St. John getaway villa! A huge upgrade from the late Maho Bay Campground (where we stayed 6 times) and more isolated than Upper Carolina (isolation on St. John is a good thing!). Everything you need in one place. Dave the caretaker is excellent, available, and tended to our every need. One level living was perfect for our multi-generational family. Like MacArthur, we shall return!”

Swept Away

“4th time at Moonswept was phenomenal! Once again, the views were remarkable and indescribable. While the trip up and down Calabash Boom can be challenging, the reward is oh, so worth it! Villa was great as always! Dave keeps the villa in tip top condition and it certainly shows. We hope our next visit will be two weeks as one week is not enough! Moonswept always gives us a serious case of villa gravity! We have so many plans to hit the beach and find ourselves unwilling to leave such a special place!

We would recommend for anyone wanting to truly get away from it all…”

Amazing View and a great place to stay

“This was our 3rd time to St. John and was our favorite place to stay. So many great extras in this house. We could tell that a lot of effort went into the planning and maintenance of this home. The beds were super comfortable, the breeze was wonderful (no AC needed), and the patio/pool area was exceptionally well planned. We loved sitting out under the stars in the hot tub. It was so private and quiet we slept with the windows open every night.

The view is amazing!!! Pictures don’t do it justice. I could sit in the chase lounge all day and watch the clouds change the lighting on the east end of St. John, Tortola, and many other islands beyond.

The house had everything we needed to enjoy our trips to the beach including coolers, very nice beach chairs, beach umbrella, and beach towels.

The kitchen was very well stocked, and we enjoyed cooking in the evening after spending the day at the beach. The newly opened dolphin market just down the road was wonderful. It made packing lunches for the beach very easy.

If you have never been to St. John, the road up to the house may be a bit of a shock. A 4 wheel drive Jeep will help with the bumpy gravel road and incline. Dave was very helpful in finding our way up the first evening we arrived. While it was a bit of an adventure, it was not dangerous. I always felt safe on our drive up and down. The view, house and privacy was well worth the journey.

Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home!”

Most Perfect Honeymoon Ever!

“My husband and I stayed at Moonswept for 1 week, arriving two days after our wedding. We were met at the Ferry Dock by Dave and he led us to our rental car, grocery store, and then to the villa. We entered the front door and our jaws literally dropped! The pictures online are amazing, but the villa and the views are sooo much better in person. Absolutely breathtaking!”

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