Hello, my name is Chris and I am the owner of Meritage. I first visited St. John back in 1982 while working as a Chef aboard private yachts. After comparing St. John with all the other islands I discovered during my nine years of traveling the world, I picked St. John as my favorite place on the planet. In 1990 when I decided to live on land again I chose St. John as my home and opened a number of fine dinning restaurants during the 90's, some of which you may have frequented over the years, Asolare, Chateau Bordeaux, Paradiso, Baracuda Bistro and going way back to his first establishment Paradise Pizza as well as the Bad Art Bar which was a funky late night dance bar.

I acquired Meritage in 1998 and spent two years refurbishing the house and adding many new decks, a pool, hot tub, a master bedroom, and the stand alone private honeymoon cottage. My love of gardening can be seen in the beautiful array of tropical gardens surrounding Meritage that I developed over my 20 years as owner. I also enjoy wood working and have added some of my own workmanship to the house like the red cedar dinning tables and coffee and end tables in the main room. I have spent many years of my life perfecting the details of Meritage because my hope is that when you stay you truly feel like it's your own home.

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