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A Few Businesses to Check Out…

A beautiful beach pic, because why not!

Hello everyone, and happy Wednesday! I am all about paying it forward, so today’s post is going to be about just that. 🙂

I published my first post here at Island Tidbits three months ago today. Time certainly flies when you’re having fun! When I first launched the site, I wasn’t certain how it would be received. Well I have to admit, I am super excited to see that so many of you are enjoying it. A huge thank you for that! I am also very thankful for the businesses who contacted me over the past three months and asked to join me in this new endeavor. So today, I’d like to give them all a little extra love.

If you are planning a St. John vacation, or if you happen to be on St. John, please check out the following businesses:

Elaine Estern’s Coconut Coast Studios

Elaine’s 2023 calendar is on sale now.

Elaine Estern is known for her stunning watercolor paintings that often depict the beauty of the underwater world. She welcomes you all to visit her studio, which is located in Frank Bay, just down the hill from Gallows Point Resort, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can purchase original paintings, reproductions, calendars, note cards, magnets and more. You can shop in the store or online. Click this link to check out Coconut Coast Studios online.

Palm Tree Charters

Palm Tree Charters’ luxury Aquila

Palm Tree Charters is one of the top boat charter companies based on St. John. They were also the first private charter company to get approval to visit the British Virgin Islands back in October. They current offer full day and sunset trips on a variety of boats, including a luxury 36-foot Aquila, two World Cats and a Glacier Bay. Spend the day cruising around St. John and stop at fun spots like Lime Out and Pizza Pi, or venture over the BVIs, and check out the world famous Soggy Dollar Bar, the picturesque Baths and more. Click this link to learn more about Palm Tree Charters.

340 Real Estate Co.

This four-acre waterfront lot is currently listed for sale by 340 Real Estate Co.

Tammy Donnelly, owner of 340 Real Estate Co., offers property, sales and management on St. John. Looking to own a piece of paradise? Then look no further than 340 Real Estate Co. Tammy and seven additional agents offer residential, condo, land and commercial real estate. In fact, I used Tammy as my personal realtor when I first explored owning a home on St. John. Click this link to learn more about 340 Real Estate Co. and to see what’s currently listed for sale on St. John.

Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure

Looking for a quiet and serene place to stay when vacationing on St. John? Then you’ll want to check out Southern Exposure. Southern Exposure is a three bedroom, three bath villa that has panoramic ocean views. It’s located in the quiet neighborhood of Fish Bay, which is roughly 10-15 minutes from Cruz Bay. This home comfortably sleeps up to six people. It has a good-sized outdoor living space and a pool. Click this link to learn more about Southern Exposure and to see additional pics. 

Fish Tales

Fish Tales is a cute and comfortable Caribbean cottage. This home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and sleeps up to six guests. This spacious home is located in Fish Bay and has views of Bovocap Point and Little St. James. It is located near the border of the National Park, and it is close enough that you can even walk to Reef Bay beach. Fish Tales has a generous outdoor living space complete with a small dipping pool. Click this link to learn more about Fish Tales and to see additional pics. 

Mystical Mermaid

Mystical Mermaid

Mystical Mermaid is one of my favorite villas on St. John. If I could live here, I would in a heartbeat. Mystical Mermaid is two bedroom, two bath villa located in a flat stretch of Fish Bay. The home is open and airy, and extremely private. There is a large living space, both inside and out, and a large pool with a separate hot tub. If you are looking for an updated home with ample privacy, then you will definitely want to check this one out. Click this link to learn more about Mystical Mermaid and to see additional pics.

Villa Bonita

Looking for an accessible villa that’s all on one level? Then Villa Bonita is for you! Villa Bonita is a beautifully finished three bedroom, 3.5 bath villa. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom, so it is great for families or friends vacationing together. This home features a gourmet kitchen and has central air throughout. There are water views from the covered and uncovered deck areas, and it also features a pool. Villa Bonita is located in Fish Bay and is about 10 minutes from Cruz Bay. Click this link to learn more about Villa Bonita and to see additional pics.

Holiday Homes

This home can be yours! This is one of many currently listed by Holiday Homes.

Holiday Homes has been specializing in St. John real estate since 1960. Holiday Homes has full time brokers, sales agents and more than 20 referral agents on staff. Holiday Homes has an office on the first floor of the MarketPlace, just outside of Starfish Market. You can stop by and see what they currently have listed for sale, or even take a peek at some of their listings which are featured outside of their office. Click this link to learn more about Holiday Homes and to see what’s currently listed for sale on St. John.

Mare Blu

Mare Blu

If you are looking for luxury, then look no further than Mare Blu. It is sophisticated. It is elegant. And it is quite large with amazing views! Mare Blu features six primary suites, an extremely generous living space – both inside and outdoors – and a large pool that overlooks the picturesque Rendezvous Bay. You can even see St. Croix while floating in the pool on a clear day. Mare Blu is conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Cruz Bay. Click this link to learn more about Mare Blu and to see additional pics. 

James M. Miller Property Management

This is one of 30 homes available for rent through James M. Miller Property Management.

James M. Miller Property Management offers luxury and affordable vacation villas and cottage on St. John. Their more than 30 vacation rentals are located throughout the island from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay and beyond. James M. Miller Property Management makes an extra effort to be prompt, helpful, knowledgable and efficient to exceed your island expectation. Click here to learn more about James M. Miller Property Management and to view their more than 30 vacation rentals.

Villa Circe

Villa Circe

That view! Villa Circe is a newly renovated six bedroom, four bath home perched atop a ridge in Upper Carolina, a neighborhood in Coral Bay. This home has panoramic views of the British Virgin Islands in one direction and Coral Bay in the other. This multi-level home is the perfect getaway for a large family or a group of friends. Click here to learn more about Villa Circe and to see additional pics. 

Lovango Resort Beach Club 

Lovango Resort & Beach Club

Eat. Drink. Lounge, Repeat. Sounds good to me! The Lovango Resort & Beach Club is just a 10-minute boat ride from Cruz Bay. Enjoy the stunning views from this luxury beach club that also offers fun and casual waterside dining. Looking to stay at the resort? Be sure to check out their luxury treehouse-like accommodations. Click here to learn more about the Lovango Resort & Beach Club and to see additional pics.

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1 Comment

  1. Elaine Estern

    Thank you so much Jenn! Please do come into the studio to see , and smell, our (live) Christmas Tree. We are all decorated for the holidays. We also have plenty of parking for our visitors.
    Happy Holidays everyone.

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