We have to agree with our clients, The Runkle Family. St. Croix views never get old. They shared their 20-year Caribbean adventure that led to buying a home on St. Croix with us for our most recent Featured Client blog.
Speaking of spectacular views, Mario and I enjoyed an incredible vacation in June. A cruise along the Adriatic coast took us to Italy, Greece, and Croatia. Our favorite stop was Dubrovnik, Croatia — perhaps one of the most enchanting cities we have ever seen. In Split, Croatia, we saw a boat that looked very similar to the St. Croix-St. Thomas ferry. The architecture and food were fabulous every step of the way. And aren’t we lucky that the end of vacation means returning to St. Croix?!
On June 1, a new tax agreement between the U.S. Virgin Islands and Airbnb took effect. This affects all of our clients who use Airbnb as a booking platform for their vacation rentals. The main takeaway is that Airbnb will now be collecting the Territory’s 12.5% Hotel Room Occupancy Tax on behalf of hosts and remit the funds to the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue.
Last weekend was the 21st Annual Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival — and it appeared to be the biggest one yet! More than 100 vendors were out peddling their goods to over 4,000 attendees. And Kristi was even a judge in the Mango Dis Mango Dat recipe contest. Check out the St. George Village Botanical Garden Facebook page for photos from the event.
I’m humbled and honored to have received the Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite Circle Award for the fourth consecutive year. Thanks to all who have trusted your properties to Kristi and I. Looking forward to many more opportunities to serve you!
Island elements can be hard on appliances. And since appliances can be expensive to replace, it’s worth it to invest in basic maintenance and repairs to make them last as long as possible. Try these simple island appliance maintenance tips from Coldwell Banker St. Croix Realty and Sublett Appliance.
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