Raffle Spotlight: Samba Azul

samba azul pool
Samba Azul overlooks Chocolate Hole Bay and a salt pond.

Who wants to stay on St. John for a full week for only $25??!! Well it can happen folks! Today we’d like to introduce you to Samba Azul, our fifth place prize in the 2019 News of St. John raffle. Tickets are just $25, and the fifth place winner will receive a seven-night stay for up to four guests at this great villa. Here are all the details…

Samba Azul is a two bedroom, two bath villa located in the neighborhood of Chocolate Hole on St. John’s South Shore. Each of the two bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and private decks which are great for morning coffee to or relax on while watching sunset.

samba azul bedroom

Samba Azul features a large cook’s kitchen and great room which opens onto an outdoor, covered dining area. The villa also features a game table which can be converted into an indoor dining table should the weather not permit outdoor dining.

samba azul kitchen living

samba azul living

samba azul dinign outside

samba azul outdoor dining area

The villa features a pool and is located less than 10 minutes from Cruz Bay in the very quiet neighborhood of Chocolate Hole. Because of its location, Samba Azul has beautiful sunsets.

samba azul pool view

Samba Azul Sunset

Samba Azul is a year-round vacation rental with rates that start at just $276 a night. Please click here to visit its website.

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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