Last we heard, the Trust for Public Land was to meet with the owners of the 13.8 acres on which Stanley Selengut built his award-winning eco-tourist resort. If they met, they didn’t make a deal. It’s for sale.
On Friday, the Wall Street Journal’s high-end real estate page included an ad for the property. Islandia Real Estate’s Kayre Carney was listed as the contact. Since the offering is on the Multiple Listing Service, any of island real estate firm can provide information. It has also been advertised in a St. John newspaper.
The ad for the "rare opportunity" said: "13.8 acres zoned resort or residential white sandy beach front located within the National Park. Currently Maho Bay Campground; property offered subject to lease expiring 2012."
The land includes 850 feet of shoreline. The fact the MLS lists it as a "Land" offering suggests it’s being marketed as a real estate development opportunity.
In the current issue of Travel + Leisure magazine, Maho Bay is called the island’s best value.