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Accommodation St John

Hillcrest Guest House

Looking out from Hillcrest Guest House on St. John Island in the US Virgin Islands.

Hillcrest Guest House is a Caribbean vacation rental suites with Million Dollar Ocean Views. Suites include complimentary breakfast items, kitchenette, Free Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning and walking distance to down town Cruz Bay.

#157 Enighed, St. John, US Virgin Islands 
 

(340) 776-6774 and cell (340) 998-8388
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Churches St John

The Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands (St. John)

St. Ursula’s Church & Multipurpose Center
Canon Lionel Rymer/Bishop Ambrose Gumbs
PO Box 199 St. John, VI 00831
340-777-6303 Church Office
340-693-8580 Multipirpose Center
340-344-1311 Cell
bpambrosegumbs@yahoo.com

Service time:
Sunday 9:00am

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Churches St John

Cruz Bay Baptist Church

God is just the great power force of love

And He Loves You!

“for God is love”

And the love of God wants you to live much longer, read on!

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love: and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. – I John 4: 16

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. – I John 4:8

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will. To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; – Ephesians 1: 4-7

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. – I Thessalonians 4:13-18

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with a child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. – I Thessalonians 5: 1-11

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. – II Corinthians 5: 1-5

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. – I Corinthians 15: 50-54

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. For in my father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. – John 14: 1-3

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. – John 14: 6

But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; one shall be taken, and the other left. – Matthew 24: 37-41

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. – Revelation 21: 3-8

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. – John 5: 24

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. – Romans 10: 9

And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. – Acts 10: 42-44

And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. Then remembered I the word of the lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God? When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life. – Acts 11: 15-18

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. – I Corinthians 12: 12-14

And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. – Acts 8: 36-38

The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: – I Peter 3: 21

That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: – Ephesians 3: 6

And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. – Acts 22: 16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. – I John 4: 16

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Churches St Thomas

Bethal Missionary Baptist Church

The Bethel Missionary Baptist Church was started in 1963 by (13) thirteen people, several of whom are still members of the said Church. Shortly after we got started we relocated to Hospital Ground #330, St. Thomas, V.I.

Bethel was started out of a prevailing need to reach out to the communities of St. Thomas, particularly to the young people who were left without direction in the wake of the then, economic boom that preoccupied many families’ attention, while their children were left unattended. After much prayer we finally began worship services in August of 1963 in the Hospital Ground area where we stayed for the past forty three years (43Yrs).

In 2006 we moved to Smith Bay about five miles, to the eastern part of St. Thomas, where the Lord gave us five acres of land. We are presently worshipping in the ground floor, while we await finances from the Lord to build the main sanctuary.

Bethel’s aim was to build Baptist Churches throughout the Virgin Islands and other Caribbean islands where there were no Baptist Churches as we conducted our outreach ministries. We also endeavored to start parochial schools to provide education for many children who were left outside of the educational opportunities of the U.S. Virgin Islands public schools, and also to provide seminary training for Bible students who desired training for ministry.

God has helped us to do the above by allowing us to establish and to help support a total of (33) thirty three Churches ranging from Haiti to Suriname. We have also established a Christian Day School and Bible School on St. Thomas. We also have three weekly radio broadcasts reaching the Caribbean islands with the Gospel.

We have been conducting ministries each week to the long term mental patients, short term mental patients, Nursing Homes, Senior Citizens, and prisons. We also conduct weekly meetings for young people. In addition to all the above, we also conduct street meetings each month in different areas of St. Thomas. We conduct after school programs, Computer Literacy Programs, and provide GED Programs for those who did not finish High School.

We look forward with great anticipation to the further development of our new location where enough parking will be available along with enough space for recreational activities.

We are presently located at #8 Estate Mahaagabet, in the Smith Bay area of St. Thomas. We are worshipping in the first phase of the building, and praying much, that our Sovereign Lord would show us favor by providing us with means to finish the main sanctuary. Unlike our previous location, we now have sufficient parking for all who attend the worship services.

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Churches St John

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

From The Pastors Desk

HISTORY

    This feast was introduced Roman Calendar in 1726, in commemoration of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin to St. Simon Stock, the superior general of the Carmelite Order, on July 16, 1251. She promised a special blessing for everyone who wears Scapular. Since then, the Church has solemnly and repeatedly approved this devotion, which began in England. For centuries, Christians have taken advantage of the protection promised by the blessed Virgin. The devout use of the scapular shows our trust in the Blessed Virgin’s motherly concern and ability to help us at the hour of our death.

    In our Church
    Description: The polychrome wood statue(front page) comes from Cologne ( Germany) and is 567 years old. The sculptor is unknown. The statue height is 44 inches (110 cm) and weights 63.4 lbs. It was sculpted in the 2nd half of the 15th century. The style of the sculpture is typical of the time, extremely skillfully worked.

    The Mother of God carries the Boy Jesus on her right arm. She wears the crown denoting her as Queen of Heaven. The child holds the globe playfully in his hand.

    When we look closely, we are impressed by the lovely, gentle, and humble face, seemingly distant yet so near, which makes us passive too.

    Mary’s head is framed by waves of hair that falls loosely over the shoulder of her slim figure. The folds of her splendid gown emphasize the excellence of this masterpiece in significant fashion.

    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel under consideration is well finish and in good condition. She is located in the shrine at the left entrance of the church dedicated under the patronage in the beautiful Islands of St. John

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Accommodation St John

Sea Shore Allure

Take your islands vacation to the next level by reserving a vacation villa at Sea Shore Allure. Our exclusive resort features eight luxury suites with your choice on one,two or three bedrooms or fourteen bedrooms for large groups with upgrade touches.

Whether you start your morning with coffee on the private balcony overlooking the bay or unwind from a day of sightseeing by watching a movie on the state-of-the-art home theaterwith a Blueray player and a Ipod docking station, you’ll live the good life at Sea Shore Allure

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Accommodation St John

Suites St. John Villas & Condos

Suite St. John Villas has been the St. John vacation rental management company of choice for over 25 years for guests seeking ultra luxury, oceanfront St. John villa rentals. We currently offer a wide range of St. John villas – from 1BR beachfront Gallows Point Resort suites to spectacular ultra luxury oceanfront St. John villas with up to 5+ bedrooms. Experience St. John living as it should be – turquoise seas, world-class white sand beaches, and timeless tropical panoramas – all to be savored from the comfort and elegance of ultra luxury Suite St. John vacation rentals.

We invite you to tour our exclusive oceanfront St. John villas, and our Caribbean beachfront Gallows Point Resort property. Please review our St. John vacation rentals guest comments on TripAdvisor and Flip Key. With a well-earned reputation for the finest in first-class guest services, you can rest assured that your St. John Villas vacation will be one to remember for a lifetime!

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Accommodation St John

Cimmaron St. John

Over 10 years on St. John — Cimmaron St. John — our beginnings and today

Cimmaron St. John is a leader in St. John villa management companies based primarily upon our unique and comprehensive expertise gained as a General Contractor providing high quality general construction and building services throughout St. John. Over a ten year period, Cimmaron Builders, Inc. achieved a stellar reputation for impeccable service and expert home renovations.

David Conro and Robin Eldridge Conro were the principles of Cimmaron Builders, Inc. and are the founders and owners of Cimmaron Property Management, Inc. d/b/a Cimmaron St. John.

While engaged in the building construction business in the early to mid 2000’s, Dave and Robin observed thatmany of the vacation rental properties that they were providing general contracting services for werein continuous and varing stages of disrepair. It became apparent that the underlying cause of this was due to a general lack of routine and preventative maintenanceby the various property managers/booking agents who were representingproperties on St. John. It did not take long to realize that there wassignificant need for a quality, professionalproperty management and maintenance service on St. John. In response to this need to assist homeowners in preserving their valuable assets and to enable those villas in the short-term rental market to compete in this expandingmarket, Dave and Robin formed Cimmaron Property Management in early 2004. The original goal was to provide professional propertymanagement, maintenance andfinancialservices to property owners on St. John working toinsure that properties under our management were the best maintained on St. John and that visitors staying in our managed villas would look forward to their return visit. We have succeeded far beyond our original expectations!

As the ‘coconut telegraph’ on St. John spread the word that there was a professional property management alternative now available,Cimmaron Property Managementgrew to a point where Dave and Robinmade the decision in early 2009todiscontinue the successful general contracting side of their business in orderto focus exclusively on full-timepropertymanagement.Whether St. Johnhomes are in short or long term rentalornot in the rentalmarket at all, today Cimmaron Property Management, Inc. is the only professional property managementcompany on St. John offering a variety ofmaintenance and management services to property owners 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are a St. John homeowner (or a ‘wanna be’ St. John homeowner), go to www.cimmaronpropertymanagement.com for more information on our full property management services. Our owners find that, once theirproperty is under management with Cimmaron,when theycome to St. John for a visit they will have to ‘go to the beach’ or ‘relax and enjoy’ their vacation home instead of working to fix or repair problemsat the property.

In mid-2010 Cimmaron began the process to expand its successful property management business to include vacation villa rental services for our managed properties. We have now developed a dynamic internet based reservation system which will be the vehicle to promote and sell our managed vacation villas, homesand condoson St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, to travelers worldwide.

THE CIMMARON ST. JOHN TEAM

David Conro

Dave’s years of hands-on experience in carpentry, electrical and plumbing work is enhanced with his prior background in engineering, corporate management and business development. In August of 2010, Dave obtained his Virgin Islands Real Estate Salesman License. Dave is a member of the St. John Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors and is associated with Holiday Homes of St. John which has been a major player for the high profile St. John real estate market since 1960. Whether you are searching for your island dream home, investment vacation rental property, waterfront land, condominiums, commercial property, or fractional ownership, Dave and Holiday Homes of St. John have the expertise to help you make an informed choice, whether you’re on St. John or continents away.

Robin Eldridge Conro

Robin has been working in the vacation rental business on St. John since 2001 and is very familiar with the distinctive needs of guests tothis beautiful island and of St. John homeowners. With skills learned from her longtime career as a Legal Administrator, Robin works with the Cimmaron staff in the development and implementation of the systems required for providing premier service to our guests and property owners.

Our Full Time Staff

Cimmaron employs a full-time officeand maintenance staff with a variety of skills to guarantee that all guest requests and property maintenance projects, whether large or small, will be attended to in a timely, professional, and friendlymanner. All of our staff are full time residents of St. John who enjoy sharing their local knowledge and welcoming visitors to our island. Our office is located in the LumberYard Complex in the heart of Cruz Bay and we welcome you to stop in to meet the Cimmaron team!

WHAT THE OWNERS OF YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY ARE SAYINGABOUT CIMMARON

“David and Robin — and their entire team — are absolutely superb! In our experience they offer outstanding services and are always willing and able to help problem solve any of our toughest issues. We have a large and complicated property that gets lots of use (and sometimes abuse) and they are always on top of the issues no matter what time of day or night. Our rental guests get quick, and pleasant, responses to their issues. We are delighted to have “found” them.”

“I hired Cimmaron (Dave & Robin Conro) as the property manager for our St. John villa in October of 2006. As on off-island villa owner who books my property by myself, I needed an on-island management company who could accomplish 3 critical tasks for me: keep my property well-maintained and spotlessly clean; keep my guests happy with a very hospitable and helpful “meet & greet” and prompt response to any problems that may arise; pay local bills and email me clear, timely accounting statements. David and Robin accomplish these 3 tasks superbly, with great attention to detail, good communication, and the requisite amount of grace and humor when necessary. Thank you not only to David and Robin but also their great staff.”

“Cimmaron Property Management is a great company to do business with. David and Robin head up an outstanding team that always responds in a timely and professional manner and takes care of all the details for me and my guests. I highly recommend them!”

“I have entrusted David and Robin to maintain my million dollar investment while I live a couple thousand miles away. They are the focal point for all of my rental customers and I know to listen to their suggestions regarding the betterment of my property. They appear to be very level headed in the management of our home and help to keep it safe and well maintained.”

“Cimmaron Property Management (Dave and Robin) are highly effective at maintaining, overseeing and managing our rental villa in St. John. Their knowledge and first-hand experience has proven to be an enormous asset. They are always responsive and available to discuss and implement any improvements.”

“I have been very pleased with the work and attention to detail of Robin and Dave. We trust them with all of our property management in the Virgin Islands.”

“Cimmaron has managed [our villa] for several years now and we are totally satisfied with their services. They are attentive, responsive and to my liking conservative about spending my money when I am not around.”

“We contracted with Cimmaron in 2005 when we purchase an existing home in Coral Bay. I have developed a high level of trust in Dave, Robin and their team to be responsive to our needs.”

“It was great being down there and seeing our houses looking so good.”

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Accommodation St John

St. John Inn

The St. John Inn is a charming boutique hotel centrally located in the heart of Cruz Bay. Our guests are a delightful mixture of families, backpackers, seniors and honeymooners. We are walking distance from shops, restaurants, charter boats, the ferry docks, and the National Park Headquarters. There are also beautiful trails and beaches within walking distance. However, for those of you who wish to stay in and soak up the tropical sun, you can do so pool side at the Inn.

St. John Inn offers four different types of rooms to meet your needs. We have standard rooms, standard rooms with kitchenettes, suites, and suites with kitchenettes. We also provide beach towels, coolers, and chairs free of charge! Join us each morning for a complimentary continental breakfast, and each evening at sunset for complimentary happy hour. We gladly offer our guests all of the amenities they will find in other St. John hotels for cheaper, more affordable prices. Our welcoming and hospitable staff is eager to assist you with your vacation plans, and helping enhance your Virgin Islands experience on St. John.

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Restaurants St John

Spyglass Restaurant

Spyglass Restaurant, located on the beautiful islands of St. John U.S Virgin islands,combines Casual Elegance and Outstanding Food with a Breathtaking View..

Experience American and Caribbean fusion including excellent vegetarian and vegan options with a waterfront view. Watch the boats sail by during a casual lunch, laze the day away at our weekend brunch, enjoy a festive happy hour with panoramic sunset views or take in a romantic dinner complemented by the sound of the waves below and the twinkling lights of St. Thomas across the bay. Reserve our dining room or bar for your wedding reception, private and corporate event needs.