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What is Willie's Wish?

shibuya
December 20, 2011 08:33PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 197

Is it a bed and breakfast? Some lucky sap's abode? It's lovely!

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reghunnicutt
December 20, 2011 09:11PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 20

Don't know but It would be my wish.

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Ric
December 20, 2011 10:36PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 393

I'm pretty sure it's a private residence.

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boyd46
December 21, 2011 06:49AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 293

It is a private residence

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SkysTheLimit
December 21, 2011 08:01AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,817

Willie was his father, and his wish was to retire to St Croix but never had the opportunity. Hence the name Willie's Wish.

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Matt
December 21, 2011 08:50AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 111

Very Beautiful place !!!

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terry
December 21, 2011 09:15AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,524

Probably my favorite place to wish was mine.

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shibuya
December 21, 2011 10:10AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 197

Aw what a sad and beautiful tale. And yes the residence is incredible, truly breathtaking.

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jbatl
December 21, 2011 10:49AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 399

Where?

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Bassman
December 21, 2011 11:37AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 206

On STX. On the north shore road just west of Cane Bay. We wish too, every time we drive by.

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Neil
December 21, 2011 01:40PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 988

Interesting story. I had always assumed it was connected to the Wills Bay Estate above Carambola, and next to Sweet Bottom.
"Wills" Bay is the old name for what is now know as "Davis Bay" at Carambola, and stretching west.
Wills and Wells were anglicizations of the name given that stretch by the french: "Vielles" Bay...meaning Old Woman Bay.

Anybody know where the name DAVIS came from?
It doesn't appear in the records prior to about 1950.

It first appears as the name for the beach, and then seems to have also become the name for the bay in the last 50 years.

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SunnyCyn
September 25, 2016 10:38PM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 65

I've been eyeing Willie's Wish real estate listings, as it's on the market currently. Imagine my surprise to find a forum thread from so far back!

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singlefin
September 26, 2016 06:14AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 563

That property has been listed several times in the past few years. Not sure if it's been bought and sold repeatedly, or just still trying to get sold by the same owner all these years. I know the property directly across the street (the waterfront parcel) is part of the deal.
It is a beauty.

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Pdmargie
September 26, 2016 08:52AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 286

[www.zillow.com]

Wow! Looks really nice! I wonder why no one has snapped up that property?

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CruzanIron
September 26, 2016 09:07AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,383

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Pdmargie
[www.zillow.com]

Wow! Looks really nice! I wonder why no one has snapped up that property?

1473 days on Zillow

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SunnyCyn
September 26, 2016 09:09AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 65

Yeah what's the deal I wonder?? Seems too good to be true.

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Jumbie
September 26, 2016 09:52AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 649

My wife and I happen to know the owner and his wife as we met them many years ago. They have not lived full time on STX for a few years. They moved back to the states and now I think they live in Panama. The owners wife is a flight attendant for a major U.S. airline. They come back to STX from time to time. The owner of the property has been trying to sell this home for quite some time & I am fairly sure the reason it has not sold is the asking price. I think he's reduced the price a couple times but not 100% sure.


Jumbie

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Pdmargie
September 26, 2016 09:57AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 286

Quote
SunnyCyn
Yeah what's the deal I wonder?? Seems too good to be true.

Want to go halfsies??? excited

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Pdmargie
September 26, 2016 10:05AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 286

Asking price history:

DATE EVENT PRICE $/SQFT SOURCE
06/22/15 Price change $799,000-10.2% $264 --
12/31/13 Price change $890,000-10.1% $294 --
04/20/13 Price change $990,000-11.2% $327 --
09/14/12 Listed for sale $1,115,000

Seems like a bargain now!

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Alana33
September 26, 2016 10:15AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,584

Actually, that's not a bad price. On STT, it would be more.
I'd imagine it would depend on the amount of traffic on the road between beach, home and proximity to neighbors, if any.
Nice pool, grounds, interior and having a well is a plus tho their choice of having a central AC system is interesting.
No pics of upstairs master bedroom which is always a plus on a listing.

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Pdmargie
September 26, 2016 10:38AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 286

This has photos of the bedrooms. Now I really want it! Time to buy a lottery ticket!

[www.vrbo.com]

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FLLisa
September 26, 2016 10:50AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 120

crazy good shore diving right in front of this property - easy entry and the wall drop off is quite close.

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SunnyCyn
September 26, 2016 03:28PM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 65

You guys are realllllly tempting me!! happy

Seriously though, I fell in love with this place. It really speaks to my southern roots. It may need a bit of updating from what I can gather from photos (bathrooms mostly) and can't tell about the room sizes, but I may very well see if we can arrange a visit when we are there in Feb.

Unless one of you has made a deal on it before then, now that I've let the cat out of the bag! LOL
It does seem like it's well-priced for sure, and that beach/Wall access is pretty amazing under $1M.

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Alana33
September 26, 2016 03:57PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,584

I thought master bathroom could use some updating as well as.
Thanks Pdmargie for posting the vrbo llink.
I wondered about the ceiling height and size of master bedroom.
Pictures can be deceiving so best to see in person.
Always have a home inspection if you've decided to make an offer.

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Spartygrad95
September 26, 2016 05:25PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,878

Master bath is a complete gut as is kitchen for me. That tile is awful IMO. I do like the house design and porch. It is a lovely property that would need $100k in updates for me

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