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About Us

The best way to see the island of St. John is to experience it the way the residents do. For the past 30 years, Donald & Deborah Schnell have been helping travelers do just that. Their company, Bougainvillea Leasing Ltd. – not only offers vacationers easy access to the island through jeep and SUV rentals, but their sister company Artistic Villas, along with their concierge services, offer the rental of traditional island Caribbean villas as well as customized services that create a uniquely perfect vacation experience for anyone traveling to the island.

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Bougainvillea Leasing Ltd. – is located at The Amoré Center – a short walk from the Ferry Dock. See our additional notes and map for more information on our location and policies.

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Our Studios

The Donald Schnell Studio on St. John creates a variety of exciting, handcrafted ceramics, from water fountains, lights, signs, planters, and vases to musical windchimes and dinnerware. The Studio’s creations capture the feel of the island. Coral sand and melted glass reproduce the vibrant colors of the rocks and water of the Caribbean.

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The Island

Get to know the island paradise that we’ve called home since 1975. We hope this guide helps you to learn about our island and is a useful reference during your stay with us.

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