Midnight, Atlantic Standard Time

In typical island fashion, it was hard to tell when the old year ended and the new one began.

New Year 2013

The party was at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay where the unadvertised festivities (New York City band, free champagne, and surf & turf) drew a lively and appreciative local crowd with revelers dressed in everything from typical-everyday-casual to we-just-came-from-dinner-at-Caneel-Bay-black-tie. As twelve o’clock drew near, the bartenders donned sparkly Happy New Year tiaras and began pouring the bubbly.  Top hats, leis, and noisemakers were passed around.   December 31st was slipping away but Work of Art was mid-song and the dance floor was jamming.  Would they stop for a traditional Times Square-style countdown? Continue reading


Christmas Soon Come

"The Perfect Gift" by Shelley Gorny Schoenherr

“The Perfect Gift”
by Shelley Gorny Schoenherr

Mama bake a Johnny Cake, Christmas coming!

To get in the holiday spirit, island-style, you’ve got to have music.  So before reading any further, click on this YouTube link to hear an appropriate soundtrack for this Christmas post. Ready?

Well the island sunk an inch or two with all the folks who came for Thanksgiving. It was nice to hear and see all the people around then–and now they’re back.  The Christmas winds are blowing,
the shops and restaurants are bustling, and the boats and bars are decorated with twinkling lights. It’s a beautiful time to be on island with all our Caribbean Christmas traditions. Continue reading

New Homes and Holiday Specials

The Christmas winds are blowing, the holiday season is here, and St. John House Rentals already has gifts under the (palm) tree: new listings for vacation rental homes.

Paper Moon Provides the Ideal Romantic Getaway

Paper Moon Provides the Ideal Romantic Getaway

Just steps from the beach, Paper Moon is nestled in the lush, tropical setting of Johnson Bay Estates.  Full of old world charm, this cottage is the ideal setting for a romantic getaway. Continue reading