Raffle Spotlight: Miles Away

The view from Miles Away
The view from Miles Away

We have more great raffle prizes to tell you about! Today’s feature is our sixth place raffle prize, a seven-night stay for up to four guests at Miles Away. Tickets are just $25, and proceeds will support eight great organizations here on St. John. Tickets are on sale until this Saturday at 9 a.m. EST. And now, without further ado…

Miles Away is an elegant two bedroom villa located in Point Rendezvous, a quiet neighborhood on St. John’s south shore. Tucked into a serene and private setting at the end of a road, this villa is perfect for honeymooners looking for privacy, two couples or a small family.

Miles Away Privacy

Two equally sized bedrooms are located on opposite ends of a large and airy great room, and each features a custom king-sized teak bed and ensuite bath. When it’s time for dinner – or just a cool drink – the fully appointed kitchen is a cook’s dream. Just outside is a lovely private pool, and the decks provide relaxing spots for sun lovers and shade seekers alike, with the peace and serenity of Ram’s Head in the distance, Fish Bay down in front, St. Croix off to the right, and the National Park mountains to the left.

Miles Away Bedroom Miles Away Bathroom

When you are ready to come inside, Miles Away offers wi-fi, 100+ channels of television and DVDs for your entertainment. While the easterly sea breezes keep the home comfortable, there is air conditioning throughout, with individual controls in each room.

All rooms, decks and the pool are on the same level, so there are no steps to climb. If exercise is on your list of things to do, walk down to Fish Bay, to Klein Bay or Ditleff Point. The pool will be there to cool you off upon your return! When you are ready to explore St. John the National Park beaches and snorkeling are just a short drive from Miles Away.

Miles Away Porch

Miles Away Pool

Miles Away is a year round vacation rental. Rates start at just $299 night. Click here to learn more. 

The raffle period has ended. 

How the drawing works: Once the entry period is over, the raffle committee will personally write/type the names of each entrant on a raffle ticket. If you bought one ticket, we will write/type your name on one ticket. If you bought two tickets, we will write/type your name on two tickets. And so forth… All of the names will be placed into a secure bucket/basket. Once all of the names are written on tickets, we will draw the winner live on video. That video will be posted on newsofstjohn.com The raffle period will end on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9 a.m. EST. The winners will be announced on newsofstjohn.com on or about April 3, 2019. Now go ahead and enter! Good luck!! 

The 2019 News of St. John raffle will support the following:

  • Island Health and Wellness: Currently the center is only able to treat patients ages 15 and up, and it sees all regardless of their ability to pay. A donation of $75,000 would allow island Health and Wellness to launch a pediatric program. Currently there is not a pediatrician on St. John. This is a much needed service for our children.
  • Love City Community Network: If you have been to St. John, you are likely aware that a good deal of the North Shore is a dead zone including many of your favorite beaches. A donation of $27,000 would complete LCCN’s funding request to install 911 call boxes, complete with AEDs, on six North Shore beaches including Hawknest, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay (one at each end of the beach) and in the Annaberg area. This would greatly reduce EMS response times in the event of an emergency on the North Shore. This system can truly save lives.
  • Julius E. Sprauve School: The school sustained significant damage during the 2017 hurricanes. It is currently in need of gym equipment, musical instruments and teacher supplies.
  • St. John Christian Academy: The school is in need of gym equipment, room dividers and a security system.
  • Carolina Corral: The corral is a safe haven for injured and rescued donkeys, horses and other animals. The cost to feed these animals is upwards of $100 a day. The corral is also in need of new fencing.
  • Love City Pan Dragons: St. John’s only steel pan orchestra is looking for funding for pan tuning, new uniforms and travel expenses.
  • St. John Historical Society: The group is looking for funding so it can complete its “Our History Keepers” project by hiring a videographer to film St. John’s elders.
  • C.O.R.E.: This program inspires communities to be better stewards of the environment through marine awareness education and hands on coastal programs. They are looking for funding that will allow them to clean up bays of storm debris and to allow them to educate the public on sunscreens that are toxic to reefs. C.O.R.E has been instrumental in helping to alleviate the lionfish problem in the waters around St. John.

Click here to view all of our raffle prizes. 

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