What you get for under $200K

September 23rd, 2014

This 0.61 acre Fish Bay lot is on the market for $199,500

“It’s got views and privacy, plus it’s a really great neighborhood,” says Cruz Bay Realty’s Gretchen Labrenz.

Unusual bonus: A road both above and below, so you choose uphill or downhill drive and build.

See the listing details here.

 







Villa video views: Miles Away

September 22nd, 2014

Jeep Cam took you to Point Rendezvous last week. Here are the views from one of the fine villas in the neighborhood.

Our newest advertiser, Miles Away, is an upscale two-bedroom pool villa with turquoise Fish Bay and lush green National Park views.







ACC flea market splits in two

September 19th, 2014

The annual No Fleas Please flea market fundraiser for the St. John Animal Care Center will be two flea markets this year.

There will be a clothing only sale held at the Marketplace Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 am to 3 pm. The following weekend, Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 am to 3 pm, will be the big “everything else” flea market at the Winston-Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay.

The ACC is taking donations of sales items at the shelter starting now. For people who want to sell their own stuff, a table costs $30.

Other upcoming ACC events:

- The shelter’s annual open house: Dec. 11, 5:30 pm
- The Winter Gala fundraiser, at villa Eden’s Whim this time: Jan. 24, 6 pm.







Meet Bella Spice

September 18th, 2014

St. John Spice has a new mascot (and owners Ruth and Ron have a new best friend.)

Say hello to Bella Spice, a shelter dog adopted by Ruth and Ron a few weeks ago.

Bella actually came from the Humane Society on St. Thomas, where they went to look for a pet at the recommendation of Ryan and the St. John Animal Care Center. Ruth and Ron were looking for a smaller dog, and the ACC didn’t have any.

Bella is lucky. Despite the beautiful facility and plenty of loving caregivers, the STT Humane Society ultimately puts dogs down who don’t find a home.

“We were extremely impressed by the St. Thomas Human Society, but they are overrun with animals who need homes,” Ruth says.

“They have a ‘Pets with Wings’ program to send pets to the states, and I’d love to see them get some attention from the folks who also support our St. John Animal Care Center.”

Read more about the Humane Society of St. Thomas here.







Where’s that? Wednesday

September 17th, 2014

The waters off this off the beaten path beach are grassy, calm and known for good snorkeling.

You also have to hoof it here.

Know where this Virgin Islands National Park treasure is?







There’s an old brown chair…

September 16th, 2014

Sittin’ by the trash. It you take it home, it’ll surely give you a rash…

In defense of the chair’s previous owner, the new sign asking you not to continue dumping bulk items by the dumpster is overgrown.







Jeep Cam: To Point Rendezvous

September 15th, 2014

If you’re staying at one of the fine villas in Point Rendezvous, this will be your drive.

Paved roads all the way, and about five minutes from the Westin. Jeep Cam to Point Rendezvous, below…







Sunday brunch in Cruz Bay

September 12th, 2014

Cruz Bay Landing is an excellent default for a reasonably priced, sit down breakfast, especially on a lazy Sunday.

The Classic: Two eggs how you like them, spicy potatoes, ham, bacon or sausage and toast, $10.

And the House Bennie (with a side of bacon, do not judge me) for $12. (Not counting the bacon.)







The last pay phones?

September 11th, 2014

If you’re nostalgic for what a pay phone looked and felt like (big, shiny, short tether and something they called a dial tone), stop by Tree Lizard’s Restaurant at Cinnamon Bay.

They don’t work, but they’re fun to look at.

What was left of the last Cruz Bay pay phone was pulled out last year. Do you know of any other pay phones left on St. John?

Funny how soon you forget.

 







Where’s that? Wednesday

September 10th, 2014

At what pristine beach might you frequently see this brown seawater backwash feeding its own thriving, streaming ecosystem in the woods?







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