Hello and happy Monday! We’re continuing raffle week here at News of St. John, and today we’d like to introduce you to Sapphire Sunrise. For just $25, you can enter to win a five-night stay for six people at this beautiful villa. The proceeds from this raffle will be used to support eight wonderful organizations here on St. John. Now without further ado, here is Sapphire Sunrise…
High atop Bordeaux Mountain sits Sapphire Sunrise. The true privacy that this special villa has to offer is wonderful, tucked away on 1/2 acre of lush pristine Caribbean paradise. Sapphire Sunrise’s mid-island location is ideal and unique – A quick 15 minute drive from Cruz Bay (all paved roads), a 10 minute drive to Coral Bay, and 5 minute drive to St. John’s famous North Shore beaches.
With fully retractable sliding doors, the living room takes advantage of the view and breezes and allows for easy conversation with guest on the veranda. A vaulted ceiling towers over the common room, that includes the living, dining and kitchen. The fully equipped kitchen has an island with seating for four. A round formal dining table for six is perfect for conversations about your daily adventures, or enjoying a home cooked or catered meal. There’s an additional dining table on the covered veranda with seating for eight.
Three bedroom suites open off the living room making this an ideal layout for families with children. Each of these suites offer a king bed, plenty of storage, ceiling fans and identical bathrooms for a fuss free vacation for three couples. A fourth queen bedroom and bath is located on the lower level with an exterior entrance for extra privacy. Though hardly ever needed on Bordeaux Mountain, Sapphire Sunrise is completely air conditioned.
After a day of fun and sun, a refreshing dip in the pool will leave you feeling reenergized for a delicious dining experience at one of St. John’s wonderful restaurants. Or have a local chef come cook for you at Sapphire Sunrise so you and your guest can sit back, relax and take in the views.
The breezes atop Bordeaux Mountain will keep you cool even on the hottest of nights. The sounds, scents and sights of nature abound at Sapphire Sunrise. Tropical flowers, birds, tree frogs, gentle trade winds and a million stars in the night sky, inspiring vistas of blue sea, sky and green mountains await your visit. You will immediately feel at ease in this comfortable and tastefully furnished island home. Settle in for a stress free week of bliss. Again, this can be yours for just $25.
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!!
Sapphire Sunrise is available for rent year round. Nightly rates start at $473. Click here to visit its website.
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.