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Tropical Properties Newsletter November

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? 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 etc. 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 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 paddle board rentals, masks/fins, and beach chairs – this wonderful beach offers a bit of everything! Visitors can also enjoy a “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. 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, 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 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 November 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 November 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 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 in St. John

Listed between September 15, 2020 and November 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 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 it’s 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 the 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 gate 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 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.

 

New Customer Review

Dan Bodreau was awesome to work with! Extremely professional and attentive even after the sale! Always available by text or phone to answer any of our questions. Highly recommend!

 

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Meet the Tropical Properties Team

Daniel Boudreau, Managing Broker

dan@tropicalpropertiesvi.com

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.

Hannah Jones, Real Estate Agent

hannah@tropicalpropertiesvi.com

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!

Theresa Sim, Real Estate Agent

theresa@tropicalpropertiesvi.com

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.

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