Calabash Boom, Coral Bay - 2 bedroom villa
Looking out the large picture windows of Moonswept at the grandeur of St. John's East End, the British Virgin Islands and the Virgin Passage beyond, you'll be stunned by the blue-and-green splendor stretching for miles and miles before you. This just-completed villa, high on a hill in Calabash Boom, is perfectly situated over the vast ocean panorama, where you will be treated to cool easterly tradewinds. The entrance to Moonswept is under a roofed portico.
The spacious kitchen with an island, a sitting area, desk and library, ushers you into the high-ceilinged Great Room furnished with colorful sink-into sofas and chairs. A hand-carved Balinese armoire presides over a cozy corner for TV and movie watching. A generously-sized table from the Basque country provides dining with one of the best views you'll see on St. John. A couch and luxuriously-comfortable chaise gather around a coffee table for conversation, reading, or simply enjoying the breathtaking beauty of nature with her emerald green islets and cays, blue sea and blue sky.
Two bedrooms of equal size are placed to the right and left of the Great Room, providing excellent privacy. Each features a tiled bath; one is equipped with a washer and dryer. French doors open from the Great Room out to the tiled pool deck, which features the same mesmerizing 200-degree view and offers a second dining option for alfresco meals. The pool has a built-in bench from which to appreciate the sea, and is surrounded by tropical landscaping. Rooms in Moonswept are graced with romantic indirect lighting and beautiful high ceilings of cypress with white rafters, keeping everything cool inside. Next door is Sun, Moon & Stars, and a one-bedroom villa, which may be rented along with Moonswept for up to six guests. Dressed in lively Caribbean colors inside and out and such a comfortable, large space for two or four, Moonswept is sure to become one of our most popular villas - please reserve your vacation at Moonswept early!
Weekly Rates (excl. 8% tax): # of persons: 1-2 3-4 April 10 - December 17: $ 3,180 $ 3,880 Thanksgiving Week: $ 4,000 $ 4,000 January 9 - April 9: $ 4,100 $ 4,900 Christmas/New Year's: $ 6,125 $ 6,125 5th and 6th person: add $50 p.p.p.n. on queen sofabed in Great Room
Area of Island: Calabash Boom, Coral Bay
Maximum number of guests: 6
Bedrooms: 2 [2 kings, + queen sofabed in Great Room]
Pool: 12' x 20' x 5' deep, with ledge for sitting
Nearest Beach: Lameshur Bay, Salt Pond (less than 1 mile away), or Francis Bay (about 2-1/2 miles away)
Kids welcome: Over 7 years only
Entertainment and Amenities: 3 cable TVs (42" flat-screen TVs) + DVD players, CD player, an iPod dock + speakers in each bedroom, movie + music collections, books, games, A/C in both bedrooms, DSL line + Wi-Fi for your laptop, answering machine, hair dryers, safe for valuables, gas grill, beach chairs + cooler, dishwasher, laundry
Maid service included: No
Smoking: Outside only
Square Footage: Interior: 1800 + Exterior: 1270 = TOTAL: 3070
Miscellaneous: Dave, the on-site manager, lives in the apartment beneath Moonswept. He's there if you need him for maintenance, concierge services, or for seasoned advice on island activities and anything else you might want to know, but your vacation privacy is, of course, completely assured.
A four-wheel drive vehicle is required for Moonswept.
*5th and 6th persons sleep on queen sofabed in Great Room at $50 per person, per night.
Photography by Don Hebert