“Villa Hibiscus” is  solid masonry construction on a large corner lot in Chocolate Hole North just 1.5 miles from Cruz Bay dock. There are deeded beach rights on Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole .  All access roads are paved and there is plenty of flat parking.  The upper floor has two bedrooms and the […]

Come Rain or Come Shine…

When I built my house on St. John I purchased a solar hot water system from a local company, West Indies Solair. After 9 years of service it is still providing all the hot water we need for free!  And I qualified for a $1,000 rebate from the Virgin Islands government.  Going green has saved […]


CRUZ BAY HARBOR The above photo was taken from the deck of Battery Hill Condos Unit A-1.  “Sea Breeze” is a superior unit at Battery Hill with exquisite furnishings & fixtures, including travertine tile floors, custom doors, Tommy Bahama  beds and mahogany cabinets. This is a very popular rental and is in immaculate condition.  Other  unique […]


Check out the new “Favorites”  feature on our web site.  You can now make and save a list of your favorite properties to keep for future reference , share with a friend or E-mail to someone.  This feature will also make it easier to send your list of prospective properties to one of agents here at […]

Welcome to St. John!

Cheers!  Visitors to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands are now greeted by friendly faces – and FREE samples of Cruzan Rum – all courtesy of the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.  The greeters wear large “ASK ME” buttons to encourage visitors to ask for information.  A smiling face with a warm, welcoming attitude […]


Though bills were sent out for the 2006 Virgin Islands property tax the Court has not yet approved them.  This means you do not have to pay the bills until the Courts says so.   We are, however, suggesting that the bills be paid if the reassessment is at or below fair market value of your property.   […]


We love bouganvilla in the islands because when there is little rain they still blossom.  They always brighten the day when I leave my house in the morning Merry

U.S. Virgin Islands Dept. of Tourism has a new website…

Check out the new website for the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.  The link below will take you directly to the St. John page.  There you will find information on things to do, sites to see, history, transportation, lodging, and more.  Everything you need to know about St. John.  And when you need to […]


    “Casa De Palmas” – This completely rebuilt, large, comfortable West Indian style home has pool and spa, nice water and sunset views, easy access on a quiet dead end road, paved circular driveway, established landscaping with many palm trees, colorful hibiscus,  and good breezes.  The spacious lower level has 3 bedrooms, a separate entrance, […]


      “Villa Hibiscus” is  a solid masonry home on a large corner lot, 1.5 miles from Cruz Bay dock on paved roads. There are deeded beach rights on Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole & plenty of flat parking. This is a successful short term, 2 unit rental (see  under “Palmello” with 2 bedrooms on the […]

Virgin Islands Banks: ‘Have Money, Will Lend’

First Bank and Banco Popular, both based in Puerto Rico, with branches throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands, received $400 million and $935 million respectively from the federal government as part of the financial bailout (TARP), according to USA Today.  Both banks, along with Scotia Bank (Canadian) have funds to lend for local mortgages.  Merchant’s Bank, […]


A day at the races on St. John can be a crabby affair.  Though I have been on St. John for well over 30 years, yesterday I attended my first “Crab Race”.  This one was held on the beach at the Westin Resort and was really a hoot.  Children from 3 to 73 chose and named their […]