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Tropical Properties Newsletter November 2020

Thanksgiving in St. John!

Welcome to November on St John! This is the time of year seasonal residents come to escape the cold weather up north. Did you know that when Daylight Savings Time goes into effect in the States (October – April), we do not change our clocks. Therefore we are an hour ahead of the East Coast and 2 hours ahead of Central Time. November is also a great time to come visit and enjoy Thanksgiving by starting off your day at the beach then follow it up with your Thanksgiving dinner plans. Lastly, November 30th marks the end of the Atlantic hurricane season where we will all do a Happy dance!

St. John Beach of the Month

Honeymoon Beach has a soft white sand beach, easy shallow water access, and the shade of coconut palms. Depending on the time of year and number of visitors – this beach can be one of the island’s true gems. With the addition of a water sports “shack” featuring the Honeymoon Beach All Day Pass including kayak rentals, SUP / stand up paddleboard rentals, masks/fins, and beach chairs – this wonderful beach offers a bit of everything! Visitors can also enjoy seasonal food and drink concession, Bikinis on the Beach Bar & Grill.

St. John Timeshare Listing of the Month

479 Chocolate Hole, Week 34. $4,000

Enjoy fixed week 34 in a spacious studio / 1 bathroom villa at the Westin St. John, 1/4 acre swimming pool, beach access, gym, kids club. The unit has all appliances, vaulted ceilings, also grandfathered in 44,000 Westin villa options (points) which can be used to trade to all other Westin/Sheraton villas such as Vail, Hawaii, Scottsdale, and Cabo during any time of year.

St. John Home Listing of the Month

200A-5A REM Fish Bay, $750,000

This unique home located in the flats of Fish Bay offers easy access and ample space. The home is manufactured by Deltech and sustained minimal damage in the 2017 storms. Home has been engineered for Hurricane prone areas. This home has many ”Green Home” features, such as Trek Deck porch, re-cycled cement siding, and interior walls, sustainable forest wood, an engineered roof for ventilation and cooling. Large Interior great room, spacious kitchen, and three large bedrooms. Tiled floors. Perfect for a family. Well water available for gardens, laundry, and other non-potable uses. Lot is large and can accommodate expansion or sub-division. Very breezy with a large shaded deck. Satellite internet and Love City Community Network back-up. Quiet neighborhood.

New Residential Listings in St. John

Listed between September 15, 2020 and October 15, 2020

$1,749,000 | Chocolate Hole | 4 BD 4 BA | 4,000 SF

$990,000 | Enighed | 3 BD 3 BA | 2,139 SF

$1,195,000 | Saunders Gut | 2 BD 2 BA | 2,806 SF

$3,450,000 | Rendezvous & Ditleff | 3 BD 3 BA | 5,450 SF

New Commercial Listings in St. John

Listed between September 15, 2020 and October 15, 2020

$975,000| Rem Freemans Ground | 33,106 SF

Zoning Requirements in the U.S. Virgin Islands

When buying land, it’s very important to make sure that you look at the zoning. Zoning in the U.S. Virgin Islands determines how large a house you will be able to build on a specified lot. Certain special requirements apply, such as the 50-foot setback from the high tide mark for waterfront properties. We have all the details on our website. Make sure to ask us about zoning for any property that you might be considering for purchase.

New Land Listings in St. John

Listed between September 15, 2020 and October 15, 2020

$295,000 | Carolina

$385,000 | Carolina

$130,000 | Calabash Boom

$225,000 | Chocolate Hole

$199,000| Enighed

$209,000 | Enighed

$128,000 | Concordia

$1,495,000 | Peter Bay

$199,000 | Glucksberg

$499,000 | Hansen Bay


Featured St. John Land Listings

3-2B #5A Pastory  $220,000

Great lot close to town. Gentle slope and ocean view towards St. Thomas with almost any building. 2800 gallon cistern already on property.

St. John Trail of the Month: Petroglyph Trail

Petroglyph Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Reef Bay, Saint John, US Virgin Islands and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash. From the trail you can also find the beautiful waterfalls at the Petroglyphs, fed by the Living Gut.

St. John Villa of the Month

The Cliff House is one of the first homes built in St. John’s exclusive Peter Bay community. The location was chosen for its uniquely beautiful setting on three acres atop a cliff, overlooking incredible beaches, the neighboring British Virgin Islands, The Sir Frances Drake Channel, and the Virgin Islands National Park. Along with the amazing views, enjoy a wonderful home that offers near-constant tradewind breezes, luxurious furnishings, and complete relaxation and privacy. The Cliff House Villa is truly an island paradise unto itself. The very large and spacious villa has 4 large bedrooms along with a state-of-the-art fitness gym on site. This home will have you feeling relaxed as the days of your stay melt away, you may feel the need to go nowhere.

However, many world-class beaches are in immediate proximity. Including Maho Bay, Cinnamon Bay, and world-famous Trunk Bay. This newly renovated home offers glorious and near-constant tradewind breezes and sounds of the ocean 100 feet below. Cliff House is located within steps of a beautiful private white sand beach in an exclusive privately gated community on St. John. https://www.tropicalpropertiesvi.com/villa-rentals-st-john/cliff-house-villa/


St. John Charity of the month: Love City Pan Dragons

Love City Pan Dragons is a St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands-based steel orchestra with nearly 30 members ranging in age from 6 to 70. They have a long, rich history on our home island. The band started out in 1996 as the Ghost Riders Youth Steel Orchestra, borne out of a teen drug and pregnancy prevention after-school program. Over the years, they have played regularly at community events including holidays, arts festivals, and more.

Their mission is to provide a healthy positive extracurricular cultural experience for St. John students from elementary through high school; to enhance the educational experience of Virgin Islands young people by promoting qualities and skills through the learning and performance of steel band music that will assist them in their everyday scholastic settings, and to serve as a cultural force in the Virgin Islands community.

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