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February 2021 St. John Update From Tropical Properties

Buy Your Dream Home with Tropical Properties

Tropical Properties Real Estate & Development is located in the Bay Street Complex overlooking Cruz Bay. We have been helping clients buy & sell homes, condos, land, and other real estate on St. John for over 35 years.  Other businesses in this complex are Drink, Lovongo Rum Bar & Distillery, and LowKey Watersports.  We all have great views and are just a short walk from the Ferry Dock in Cruz Bay. If you are looking to rent office an Executive Office space with approximately 2,500 sqft with views of Cruz Bay, please reach out to us for further details. And we invite you to visit our office on your next visit to St. John!

St. John Beach of the Month

Hansen Bay offers a mix of seagrass and rocky patch reefs. Snorkeling to your right is the easiest – offering some interesting structure with lots of fish, corals, sea fans, and the endangered Staghorn coral. Snorkeling to the left …across the small bay brings you to a larger patch reef. Again, lots of underwater structures with plenty of corals and fish. Hansen Bay is a great place to spot turtles, rays, and some larger Jacks and Pompano.

St. John Timeshare Listing of the Month

86-3, 86-4 Cruz Bay Town

Enjoy one week at Grande Bay Resort Club’s two-bedroom timeshare. This listing is for one week between 1-16! Take in the sunsets from the balcony. The unit offers ample space, an updated kitchen, flat-screen TVs, complimentary wi-fi & cable TV services. Sleeps 6. Just steps from Cruz Bay ferry, restaurants, and shops. Amenities include a rooftop pool, whirlpool spa, indoor gym, security, and parking garage. This listing is for two consecutive 75-year leases on the unit through November 9, 2164.

New Residential Listings on St. John

Listed between January 15, 2021 and February 15, 2021

$359,000 | Glucksberg | 2 BD 1 BA | 708 SF

$4,250,000 | Chocolate Hole | 6 BD 6.5 BA | 6,371 SF

$895,000| Friis | 1 BD 1 BA | 1,350 SF

$1,395,000 | Fish Bay | 3 BD 3 BA | 3,150 SF

$850,000 | Concordia | 3 BD 5 BA | 3,168 SF

$845,000 | Concordia | 2 BD 2 BA | 3,354 SF

$1,895,000 | Rendezvous & Ditleff | 3 BD 3 BA | 4,400 SF

$775,000 | Carolina | 2 BD 2 BA | 2,160 SF

$1,995,000 | Chocolate Hole | 4 BD 4 BA | 5,340 SF

$1,375,000 | Carolina | 3 BD 3 BA | 1,842 SF

$1,949,000 | St. Quaco | 3 BD 5 BA | 5,667 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 of a house you will be able to build on a specified lot. Certain special requirements apply, such as the 50-foot set back 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 on St. John

Listed between January 15, 2021 and February 15, 2021

$299,000 | Carolina

$1,949,000 | St. Quaco

$200,000 | Contant

$85,000 | Fish Bay

Featured St. John Land Listing

8-23 Emmaus $220,000

FLAT lot with a STUNNING VIEW! This quarter-acre is located in Coral Bay, on Sea Grape Hill. These stunning views of the British Virgin Islands, Hurricane Hole, and the town of Coral Bay offer magnificent vistas morning, noon, and night. Wrapped with road frontage for ample use of property, design, and building make this lot appealing to builders. North Shore Beaches like Maho and Trunk bay are a short 10-minute drive. The shops and restaurants of Coral Bay are within walking distance and the town of Cruz Bay is a 25-minute drive. Owners are motivated to sell and will entertain any reasonable offer and the owner will finance.

Sold Residential Listings on St. John

Sold between January 15, 2021 and February 15, 2021

$995,000 | Carolina

$1,695,000 | Hard Labor

$825,000 | Gift & Regenback

$799,000 | Carolina

$1,200,000 | Carolina

$999,999 | Carolina

$375,000 | Enighed


Sold Land Listings on St. John

Sold between January 15, 2021 and February 15, 2021

$93,000 | St. Quaco

$775,000 | Chocolate Hole

$112,000 | Mandahl

$125,000 | St. Quaco

$58,000 | Emmaus

St. John Trail of the Month: Lind Point Trail

The trail is awesome! It cuts through the side of Bordeaux Mountain and is supported by rocks the whole way. There are three picturesque spots of Great Lameshur Bay and beyond. Much of the trail is in the woods but it is not shady during mid-day. The hike back up the mountain is very strenuous. It goes from sea level to 1200 feet in about one mile. At the top of the mountain, you are basically at a road, but this hike is great for exercise and the trail down is super easy and fun. Once you reach the bottom, you can make a right and continue on to Little Lameshur Bay where there is great snorkeling. You can also continue the trail out to Yawzi Point, an easy extension of the trail with great views of both Lameshur Bays. It is well marked. Or bring your snorkel gear and snorkel at Little Lameshur, the beach is secluded and quiet. There is a changing station. The ruins at the beach are picturesque too.


St. John Villa of the Month

Caribbean Palm Villa is a brand new Pool Villa with spectacular 270-degree views conveniently located just five minutes from downtown Cruz Bay. The decor of the villa is an elegant yet rustic theme which would mimic a Mediterranian/Tuscan villa that has met the Caribbean. All rooms, including bedrooms, are accessed by an interior staircase which is much safer for guests with small children. There are cots available for additional guests. -The first floor has 1 of the 3 master suites, a kitchen, a great room, laundry and a powder bath. The villa offers WiFi, satellite TV, a fully integrated audio system with indoor & outdoor speakers, beach chairs, coolers and purified water throughout the villa. Three equal-sized master bedrooms each with AC and king beds will guarantee that each guest has a wonderful room – all with bay and ocean views. Each master suite has a private balcony, satellite television and ceiling fans. Imagine taking a shower with the trade winds blowing on you with an ocean view. Outdoors, Caribbean Palm Villa is professionally landscaped with multiple natural stone outcroppings with native cactus mixed in to add to the appeal of this villa. Beyond the tremendous rock outcroppings is beautiful Fish Bay and the Caribbean Sea beyond. Caribbean Palm Villa also features native stone walls throughout the entrance and the veranda.


St. John Charity of the month: Love City Strong

Love City Strong began as a small group of St. John residents who came together in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Within 24 hours of the first storm, our immediate goal became clear: Mobilize volunteers within the community to address the most pressing issues associated with the immediate recovery efforts. Our group was quickly recognized by federal and local first responders, and we were brought in on multiple immediate response and recovery projects ranging from emergency evacuations to supply chain logistics and donations management. For the last several years, we have created and implemented multiple short-term programs aimed at addressing critical needs resulting from the 2017 storms. Our long-term programs focus on increasing preparedness on St. John through several complementary sectors.

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Meet the Tropical Properties Team

Daniel Boudreau, Managing Broker


Born and raised outside of Boston, MA, Daniel moved to St. John in 2008, where he worked as a bartender and eventually owner of a locally-loved bar for five years. After selling his successful business, he decided to take his knowledge of the St. John market and extensive contacts and pursue a career in Real Estate. As Managing Broker at Tropical Properties Real Estate and Development, Daniel has an unmatched devotion to his clients. By working tirelessly on their behalf and always offering candid advice, he earns the respect of his clients. Daniel’s success in the real estate industry, based almost exclusively on positive referrals, has made him perfectly equipped for his current role as the President-Elect of the St. John Board of Realtors.

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Hannah Jones, Real Estate Agent


Hannah Jones grew up on Kauai, Hawaii, so she is no stranger to living on beautiful islands.  She moved to St. John 14 years ago with her family, after falling in love with the island on a vacation.  After working mostly in hospitality management and sales, the transition to real estate felt natural. Helping other people realize their dream of living in paradise is what motivates Hannah to find the perfect piece of land or already constructed home for her customers.  Her genuine interest in her customers and their needs makes her easy to work with whether they are buying or selling.  Her professionalism and attention to detail ensure that her customers are satisfied and happy, it’s a win/win!

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Theresa Sim, Real Estate Agent


Theresa M. Sim has been a resident of St. John, for over 10 years now. She is just one of the full time Real Estate agents at Tropical Properties and is currently working on her Brokers License. She came to visit back in 2008 and never left! Her journey started at Maho Bay Campgrounds, an Eco-Resort that was nestled in US Virgin Islands National Park. Since then, she’s obtained her Virgin Islands Real Estate License, 100-ton Captain’s License and founded a handful of small businesses ranging from cleaning/maintenance services to gift baskets and retail sales which ultimately lead to the foundation of a property management company, Azure Vacation Homes. She also volunteers at St. John Rescue as a board member and carries the nationally registered EMR and HAM radio operator certifications and looks forward to upgrading to EMT. She also volunteers for the Pets with Wings Program to help relocate island pets to forever homes in the States.

Susan Nicholas

Susan Nicholas, Real Estate Agent


Susan was born and raised in Melrose just North of Boston Massachusetts. After obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Business Technology she went onto starting off her career by working for Top Corporate Insurance and Investment Firms in Boston. Back in 2000 Susan and her husband moved to Moultonborough NH (Lake Winnipesaukee) where she embarked on her career as a Real Estate Agent & Vacation Rental Specialist while raising a family. She loves to take time out of her day to teach tumble to dancers. Susan and her family vacationed on St John for years, fell in love and now call the island home. She bought her home here on St John through Tropical Properties and is now a part of the Tropical Properties team. She loves making people’s dreams a reality! She is professional, courteous, loves to communicate, cares about her customers, and has attention to detail. She will guide you all the way through the buying/selling process.

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