Ginger Thomas Villa, St. John, USVI

This latest Schauer Pack Adventure takes us back to the Caribbean! It’s been seventeen years since we traveled to St. Thomas, with a day trip to St. John.  St. Thomas wasn’t for us, but we did want to return to St. John one day.  This time, we have the pleasure of experiencing St. John through the eyes of our best couple friends, the Vermont’s! This is their fifth trip, and like Costa Rica for us, this is their happy place!  

A much deserved beer!
After a very long day of travel from San Francisco to Miami, delayed… to St. Thomas, then a taxi swerving up and through the hillside to avoid Carnival traffic, to the marina to catch the last midnight ferry to St. John, we finally arrived at what we will call home for the next two weeks.

 We rented a house in the hills overlooking Cruz Bay. The Ginger Thomas Villa does not disappoint. It’s a perfect set up for couples traveling together.  The main floor is a one bed/one bath with a full kitchen, deck with a pool, and an amazing view!  It had a separate full bed and bath downstairs, with its own sitting area and view. Given first choice of rooms by our tour guides, we first thought we might want the downstairs, but since we (mostly me) are up at sunrise, and my girl Kathi likes to sleep in, us being upstairs was a better call. It always works out! 
The views from this location are priceless! The deck is where we spend a lot of time. They have a large covered patio, which was great for our first day of scattered showers! We love being in the mountains! Much more peaceful than closer to town. The steep road is good exercise too!  

For the most part, we have the most amazing quiet with the sounds of nature, but we do have The Noisy 9 Girl’s trip in the house next door, and they are having a great time! They too are up early, but like to talk…a lot! Late afternoons, they get that music playing and drinks flowing. At least it’s a good playlist, and we can distance it with our laid back island music, when needed! Good times on the island, mon!  
Ginger Thomas VRBO
Stay posted for more St. John Schauer Pack Adventures!  


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