Books About St. John US Virgin Islands

One of the many wonderful perks of St. John is the relaxing nature and the time to read. Read, as in read something you like. Can you imagine? Whatever your desired St. John subject, there’s a book with real printed pages you can enjoy on your next trip to the US Virgin Islands. Which ones … Continued

Shopping in Coral Bay

Shop for Gifts in Coral Bay Choose from a fine selection of local custom goods, services and adventures during your visit to Coral Bay, St. John. Windspree Gallery: Local fine art. All pieces hand picked and sized for carry on travel. 340-201-3002 Windspree Activity Information Center: Adventures and trips on St. John – Plan and … Continued

Protecting Your Trip

Windspree is not in the insurance industry (thank goodness) but we are in the travel industry and helping visitors have the best experience possible is our goal. Sometimes trip planning can include more than booking a kayak tour or deciding what beaches to visit. Preparing for the “what ifs” can be arduous and often overlooked … Continued

What To Pack

Our villas are well equipped with the essentials of home. All that is needed when visiting a Windspree villa are the things that you will wear or carry daily. If you are careful, it is possible to fit all of your essentials in one carry-on and one personal item. Read on to learn more packing … Continued

15 Reasons to Summer on St. John

Looking for a fun family vacation this summer? Consider St. John in the US Virgin Islands! Low off-season rates and a wide selection of vacation villas from Windspree make planning a trip to St. John a great decision. Consider these 15 reasons St. John makes the best summer vacation destination around! Beaches.  St John beaches … Continued

Ferry Schedule

St. John to St. Thomas Red Hook Ferry The Red Hook ferry runs between Red Hook, St Thomas and Cruz Bay, St John and leaves hourly (almost always at the top of the hour). Ferries run from Red Hook to St. John from 6:30am to midnight. Operated by: Transportation Services and Varlack Ventures: (340) 776-6282 and … Continued

5 Reasons to Shop Local

St. John continues to rise from the rubble from hurricanes Irma and Maria. For those who love St. John, and love to visit, you can help the recovery by shopping local. And while shopping in-person is ideal, you can also find several local retailers who take orders online. Shopping and eating on St. John boosts … Continued

Donkey Diaries

St. John’s donkeys are doing great. The iconic island jackasses are standing tall, eating well, and producing offspring. A new foal has been showing up every few months or so, wearing his or her young fuzzy outfit. Is a baby burro a burrito? Right now a bevy of beloved jacks and jennys are waiting patiently … Continued

Flight Deals

Travel Tip: Use Hopper for alerts on the best fares to St. Thomas/St. John (airport code STT) Hopper will send you an alert when ticket price is expected to rise and allows you to freeze the price when fares are exceptionally low. Checkout these and other cool features on Hopper.com or download the Hopper app … Continued

Get to Know the Staff

Karen Karen Baranowski is the owner of Windspree Vacation Homes. She moved to St. John in 1980 from Illinois having fallen in love with the island. She and her husband raised their two kids in Coral Bay, where they settled and built their house. Karen worked in the villa industry for many years in various … Continued

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