Another TV Show Films On Island!

HGTV's crew filming on the beach Sunday.

HGTV’s crew filming on the beach Sunday.

I’m telling you, St. John is truly becoming the place to be! There was yet another television crew filing on island this weekend … how cool is that?! Here are the details…

The show is called Caribbean Life and it airs on HGTV. Caribbean Life follows couples and families who decide to leave the mainland and head to the Caribbean for a fabulous life of sun, sand and Bushwackers. Or perhaps sun, sand and Painkillers… that’s totally your call. :)

The TV crew on island this past weekend happened to be following two people we all know and love – Karena and Joe from The Beach Bar. For those of you who don’t know Karena and Joe, they took over The Beach Bar last May along with Karena’s sister Nikki (another lady we absolutely adore on island!!).

Nikki, Joe and Karena

Nikki, Joe and Karena

Now we can’t give away too much, but we can tell you that Karena and Joe have been filming since Friday, and from what we’ve heard, their days have been ridiculously long … like 16 hours long. Wow! They filmed around the island and did a few shots at The Beach Bar Sunday afternoon. We hear their episode will run sometime next spring. We’ll keep you all posted on air times.

In the meantime, check out this screen grab we took from The Beach Bar’s webcam yesterday…

A webcam image of the tv crew filming Sunday.

A webcam image of the tv crew filming Sunday.


On the Market: Waterfront Home on Great Cruz Bay

splash outdoor dining

Today we’d like to tell you about an incredible property that’s located directly on the waterfront in Great Cruz Bay. It’s called Splash and its looking for a new owner. Perhaps that person is you…

Splash is a four-bedroom, three bath home located just steps from the Westin resort. You can take a dip in the water from this private shoreline home or simply enjoy a cocktail as you watch the boats pass by. Uniquely crafted of rich mahogany and native stonework, Splash exemplifies tropical island living with an open style layout featuring an exotic indoor garden pool.

splash outside

splash kitchen

sp;ash dining

Splash has two large bedroom suites and a charming crow’s nest bedroom with full bath on the upper level, all with views of the bay. There is a fourth bunk bedroom, which is great for older kids or a guest room.

splash bedroom

splash second bedroom

The villa features lush tropical landscaping and open sun decks. The home is mostly air-conditioned with the exception of one upper bedroom. It is located close to town and has a history of producing excellent rental income. Lastly the home comes with approved (but expired) plans for an additional bedroom suite and a waterfront pool.

splash bar

splash outdoors

splash sunset

Splash is listed for $2.275 million. All offers will be considered.

Looking for more information? Contact Diana Beam at RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty at dbeam@remax.net


Four Events, Three Great Causes – All Happening Soon

There are four great events coming up within the next few weeks, and all are being held to support fabulous causes.

1. Woody’s Save Second Base Block Party – October 17th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Image credit: Woody's Facebook page

Image credit: Woody’s Facebook page

The folks over at Woody’s are at it again and will hold their fifth annual Save Second Base block party this Friday. The event will feature live entertainment, drink specials, a ton of block party fun and a great raffle. And the best part – all proceeds will benefit the St. John Cancer Fund.

2. Animal Care Center’s No Fleas Please Flea Market  - October 18th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

no fleas please

No Fleas Please is the ACC’s annual island yard sale – from furniture to plants, there’s something for everyone.

The event will take place this Saturday at the Winston Wells ball field in Cruz Bay. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the Animal Care Center, an organization near and dear to our hearts. We adopted Charlie, an adorable two-year-old Pit Bull/Corgi mix earlier this month, and couldn’t be happier! You can read more about our fostering experience that led to Charlie’s adoption by clicking here.

3. The 3rd Annual Dinghy Poker Run – October 25th at 10 a.m. 

dinghy donkey

Now this is going to be a fun event. Participants will hop in a dinghy and cruise around St. John collecting five cards along the way. The person with the best hand at the end wins!

If you want to get in on the action, you must pre-register. You can do so up until Friday, October 24th at Noah’s Little Arks, which is right on the beach beside The Beach Bar, or you can register until 9 a.m. the day of the event at High Tide. The entry fee is a minimum donation of $25 and all proceeds will be donated to the St. John Cancer Fund.

4. Paddle in the Park – November 2nd at 9 a.m. (Check in for participants starts at 7:30 a.m.)

paddle park 2014

The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will hold its 2nd annual Paddle in the Park standup paddle board race on Sunday, November 2nd at Maho Bay. The event will feature three courses – a 1 mile, a 3 mile and a 5.5 mile. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park.

Click here for registration information.