Fractional vs Full Ownership

  Not sure if you would like to own a condo or villa but you know one week just isn’t long enough. Take a look at the Mango Terrace Condos.  Mango Terrace is newly constructed 2 to 4 bedroom units that are spacious, beautifully finished, close to town with great water views. The above photo was taken […]

Annual hike marks St. John revolt of 1733

On Nov. 23, 1733, on what is now St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, a group of captive Africans used weapons stashed away in woodpiles to steal six months of freedom. The islands were then known as the Danish West Indies.  On Friday, their revolt will be remembered with a commemorative hike to Fortsberg in Coral […]

Existing-Home Sales Record Another Big Gain, Inventories Continue to Shrink

National Association of Realtors®: Washington, November 23, 2009 Driven by the first-time buyer tax credit, existing-home sales showed another big gain in October with a strong uptrend established over the past seven months, while inventories continue to decline, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Existing-home sales – including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – […]


Did you know there is a new local bank in town?  Merchants Commercial Bank was started 3 years ago by a group of local business people, including yours truely, and we have been a great success.  The main office is located at Tutu Park Mall on St. Thomas and a branch office will open soon […]

Gifft Hill Opportunity

Gifft Hill is a great location of the island. Centrally located, you can easily get to Cruz Bay town, Coral Bay, North Shore beaches, clinic and The School on Gifft Hill is in walking distance.  Estate Glucksberg is located in the Gifft Hill area. A recent addition to the market is a well built, well maintained […]

Thanksgiving on St. John

  Would you like to spend your Thanksgiving holiday on St. John every year? If buying a multi-million dollar villa on St. John is not in your budget, you should consider fractional ownership at the Westin. Thanksgiving usually falls on week 47 (sometimes week 46) and there are plenty of units to choose from. Currently […]


�  � “VILLA MISTRAL”- A beautiful 5 bedroom home  right on the water at dynamic Hart Bay.  Watch or join the surfers riding the waves or watch and listen to the surf from the 2 separate swimming pools each with a spacious sun deck.   This very special home includes such features as infinity edge pool, […]

Virgin Islands Historic St. John Author Guy Benjamin

Historic St. John Author and Educator to Sign Books Friday By Lynda Lohr — November 16, 2009 Thanks to steady demand for “Me and My Beloved Virgin,” the classic book about St. John life in the early 20th century, local author and St. John resident Guy Benjamin decided to re-release the book. The public is […]

Land Deal in Fish Bay

Fish Bay is a beautiful part of the island. Now that the Fish Bay Road and Marina Drive are paved, it’s gained in popularity with locals and visitors. We currently have a total of 276 parcels of land for sale and 18 are in Fish Bay.  The price range for the average parcel is $158,000 […]



 Photo By Steve Simonsen Caneel Bay Resort, St. John’s oldest and most famous resort hotel, has reopened after a two month closure.  The down time was used to refurbish, paint, and update rooms, landscaping and facilities as well as for employee relations training.  I understand that bookings for the upcoming season are strong and guests are […]

Great Opportunity in Great Cruz Bay

The sunset views over St. Thomas are very desirable for Buyers and Vacation Guests alike. Most properties in the Great Cruz Bay neighborhood enjoy breathtaking sunset views to the West. Choco Cruz, located on Maria Bluff in the Cruz Bay neighborhood, enjoys sunset views and the twinkling lights of St. Thomas at night.  This 3 bedroom, 2.5 […]


   A great  deal on  a little house.  “Cute As A Button” describs this cottage perfectly. Fronted by a white pickett fence, this cozy studio home has all new cabinets, furniture, bath, paint, pumps, etc.   Landscaping is extensive and beginning to  fill in nicely.  Includes web site for short term rentals and furniture.   The list […]


   “The Point At Privateer” -  Beautiful and quiet, the eastern most point of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands is the location of St. John’s newest  upscale subdivision with minimum lot sizes of 1 acre, paved roads and underground utilities.  All building sites have great breezes and unlimited views to the British Virgins from Tortola […]