About Us

Donald & Deborah Schnell have brought the experience of over forty years of Saint John living to the creation and decoration of their Villas. Donald & Deborah have made St. John their home since 1975 and have raised their three children – Abigail, Lucas & Michael – here.  The family has expanded to three wonderful grandchildren—Gisella, Olivia and Thomas. Donald & Deborah combine elements of their trips to Italy and Europe with traditional, island Caribbean Villas for a uniquely perfect vacation experience. Donald’s Studio creates ceramic lighting and offers lighting, design & decorating consultation to all the finest resorts in the Caribbean, and he brings all these elements to their Villas. Originally from Michigan, Donald attended graduate school at the University of Chicago where Deborah was a pediatric nurse.

Eric Lidicker moved to the Virgin Islands as infant in 1969. He remained here until college and returned to St. John in 1990 after attending the University of Texas at Austin and spending several summers on Lana’i and Maui in Hawaii. Eric is the chief designer at the Donald Schnell Studio and works in all aspects of the vehicle and villa reservations.

Michael Schnell – Deborah and Donald’s youngest son works in the Amore office. Michael’s wife, Jessica, has St. John Physical Therapy on the first floor of the Amore Center.

Marcella Stewart – Marcella is often modest and shy but extremely hardworking. She has worked with Deborah and Donald for over 20+ years as head of housekeeping.

Eulogia – A master painter in the Donald Schnell Studio and often helps with housekeeping preparations the Amore Apartments.

Frank – Always ready to greet you with a warm smile, Frank, is often at the villa’s working to make sure the properties are pristine.

Abigail Schnell O’Connell is a Broker with Holiday Homes of St. John. Contact Abigail at 340.998.1934 or abigailschnell@gmail.com for up to date information on the real estate market.