St. Croix AirBnB Number Two: “The View” is Complete!

Day 103
Total Spent So Far: $46,197

Our Second St. Croix AirBnB Vacation Rental is now complete!  We finished The View finally after crazy electrical issues, remodeling the kitchen, installing new appliances, fans, light fixtures, all new switches, outlets, paint, toilets and I’m sure several other things I haven’t thought about.  We’re super excited as this one is really nice!  Shaleece and I are actually jealous that we have to continue living upstairs (since it’s not been redone yet) while we rent out this super nice apartment below.

Before I get to the finished “The View” – an update on “The Mermaid’s” Progress…  I’ve also completed the backsplash, counters, and sink in “The Mermaid.”  Lots more to do in there, but I’ve got to get back to a bit of “earned income” work for a bit before I can focus there again for a while.  Next week I’m in Las Vegas for the Tony Robins Business Mastery Conference.  Should be a great time.

Starting on Mermaid Kitchen
Starting on Mermaid Kitchen
So Much Work to Do!!!
So Much Work to Do in the Mermaid!!!
Mermaid Counter, Sink and Backsplash Done!
Mermaid Counter, Sink and Backsplash Done!
Backsplash Close Up
The Mermaid Backsplash Close Up

…And if you missed this very important announcement on Facebook, Shaleece and I are now expecting!!!  Even more reason to get this remodel done quickly! This is bonafide video that we are indeed going to be parents!

OK – Back to The View…

In reality we’ve still got a little more to do in The View too, but nothing that doesn’t keep it from being rented out now.  Home Depot didn’t have quite enough of the backsplash to finish behind the sink in the kitchen, but I’ve done everything else… the tiles are on order.  I’ve also got a special little project I want to accomplish building a bar with matching granite counter top to the kitchen out of Rum Barrels (Super Cool!).  We also are going to put new travertine floors in the apartment when we do the rest of the home, and of course the windows and doors we ordered are not here yet which is going to make a huge difference to the apartment.  Still major renovations and upgrades I guess to be done.  When the pool is complete, the french doors in this apartment are going to lead right out to the pool deck.  It will be amazing for sure.

Our friend KC has moved in for a few months into The View.  He’s a contractor on island here whom actually is from Orlando as well. We happened to have some friends in common back home which made the connection for us when we first met.  So far, it seems he’s loving the peacefulness and tranquility of our little mountain top.  Since he’s moved in for a bit, we don’t have it listed live yet online as we’re not sure when he’s leaving.  We like having KC here – he’s turned out to be a great friend and good company.

I’ve got a new logo ready though, for when we go live with marketing to the public…  Check out some of the photos of the place!

The View
The View Logo
Main Apartment
Main Apartment
Dining Table with View
Dining Table with View
Kitchen!
Kitchen!
Kitchen Stove
Kitchen Stove
Microwave and Coffee
Microwave and Coffee
Breakfast Counter
Breakfast Counter
Fully Stocked Kitchen
Fully Stocked Kitchen
Living Space
Living Space
Full Size Pull Out Sleeper Sofa
Full Size Pull Out Sleeper Sofa
Workspace
Workspace
Entryway
Entryway
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Master King Size Bed
Master King Size Bed

 

2 Thoughts to “St. Croix AirBnB Number Two: “The View” is Complete!

  1. Nice job! Just found your blog while searching for property and building ideas on St. Croix. We have been there three times and coming again in December. Starting to plan for a possible move (part time). Congrats!

    1. Thanks! That’s how we got addicted to the island… just kept coming back over and over and finally we said, “What the heck are we doing BACK in Florida!?” We made the move real that month by creating the blog and beginning to sell our stuff!

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