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 capacities before purchasing Windspree in 1997. She started with seven properties and quickly grew her management repertoire to almost 30 homes, a testament to her diligence and hard work. Karen built Windspree’s reputation as one of St. John’s leading Vacation Rental companies. On the rare occasion you don’t find Karen working, she will be enjoying the beautiful St John weather hiking our many trails or enjoying the turquoise water that the Virgin Islands are so famous for.
Monika Arana is the Windspree bookkeeper. Monika settled on St. John more than a decade ago after a lifetime of living and traveling around the world. Her passion is teaching Yoga and mindful living. As you can imagine, she brings a calm and soothing energy to the office which is much appreciated. Monika also owns and manages her own small villa on St John and speaks five languages (five!).
Kim wears many hats at Windspree Vacation Homes. Her primary job is to manage all incoming reservations and guest relations. She also helps with the art gallery. Kim has been on island a long time, having previously opened and owned Baked in the Sun, a popular bakery and deli at The Marketplace. She recently returned from a lengthy sailing trip with her family. Kim loves to share what she loves about St. John with our guests.Her greatest inspiration comes from time spent enjoying the incredible land and seascape here in the VI.
Windspree’s maintenance team is made up of a large group of skilled craftsmen and contractors. The job requires the ability to respond immediately to a variety of issues and to address them in a way that does not impact the comfort of our guests. Our team succeeds in providing efficient and professional service.
The majority of our housekeepers have been with Windspree for many years. Each of our cleaners takes ownership of a group of homes and so they become trusted caretakers of their properties. Our housekeepers understand the value that our villas hold for our guests and our owners and so their attention to detail and ability to make the experience of staying in a Windspree villa top-notch.