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April 2021 St. John Update From Tropical Properties Real Estate

Buy Your Dream Home with Tropical Properties

Welcome to April! We invite you to check out one of the four lots we have for sale located in Flanagan’s Passage subdivision. Enjoy the beautiful views where you can enjoy the sunrise or watch the moon slide over the hills and cays below. Relax while having some fun monitoring the boats sailing past at sunset or take in the gentle breezes and panoramic views of Coral Bay Harbor, BVI and the Caribbean Sea. Some features include underground utilities and paved roads. Pricing $185,000- $275,000. MLS 21-127, 21-24 21-25 & 21-26

Our team of Real Estate Professionals is ready to guide you through the process of any of your Real Estate needs on St John!

St. John Beach of the Month

Reef Bay is the water east of Fish Bay on the other side of Ditleff Point. Reef Bay Beach can be reached by boat or alternatively by connecting into the Reef Bay Trail either of Centerline Road or from hiking across west from Little Lameshur. This long stretch of sand rarely has anyone on it, except for those hiking down from the Sugar Mill and Petroglyph ruins.

Looking for some moderate exercise, followed by a swim, and a ride back to the villa with a few cold drinks – get a ride to the top head of the Reef Bay Trail (or leave a vehicle there), hike down the trail, then hire Yellow Bird Charters to come pick you up, cold drinks and snacks in the cooler, for a sunset cruise that puts you back in Chocolate. The sandy shoreline is a great spot for kids and young children to play and make sand castles. Upside: this beach has bathrooms!


St. John Timeshare Listing of the Month

86-3, 86-4 Cruz Bay Town

Enjoy the 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Club Penthouse Suite at Grande Bay Resort. Week 35 (value season). Beautiful views of Cruz Bay and St Thomas and amazing sunsets right from the balcony. The unit offers ample space, an updated kitchen, flat-screen tv, complimentary wifi & cable TV service. Short walk to Cruz Bay Ferry, restaurants, and shops. Amenities include a rooftop pool, whirlpool spa, indoor gym, security, and parking space. This listing is for two consecutive 75-year leases on the unit through August 2165.

New Residential Listings on St. John

Listed between February 15, 2021 and March 15, 2021

$1,295,000 | Fish Bay |2 BD 2 BA | 3,500 SF

$595,000 | Carolina |1 BD 1 BA | 1,170 SF

$895,000 | Carolina | 3 BD 3 BA | 2,700 SF

$799,000 | Carolina | 3 BD 3 BA | 3,058 SF

$679,000 | John’s Folly | 2 BD 2 BA | 1,106 SF

$845,000 | Fish Bay | 3 BD 2 BA | 2,480 SF

$1,777,000 | Chocolate Hole | 3 BD 3.5 BA | 2,843 SF

$4,500,000 | John’s Folly | 4 BD 4 BA | 5,424 SF

$1,200,000 | Emmaus | 1 BD 2 BA | 3,150 SF

$8,995,000 | Peter Bay | 4 BD 4 BA | 9,300 SF

$2,325,000 | REM Adrian | 4 BD 3.5 BA | 3,836 SF

$1,499,000 | Fish Bay | 5 BD 5 BA | 4,468 SF

$1,195,000 | Emmaus |3 BD 3 BA | 3,235 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 February 15, 2021 and  March 15, 2021

$495,000 | Leinster Bay

$700,000 | John’s Folly

$2,000,000 |Rendezvous & Ditleff

$600,000 | Rendezvous & Ditleff

$170,000 | Eden

$140,000 | Eden

$755,000 | Concordia

$486,000 | Sans Soucci & Guinea Gut

$249,000 | Pastory

$150,000 | Glucksberg

$310,000 | Hansen Bay

$5,900,000 | Saba Bay

$350,000 | Fortsberg

$350,000 | Fortsberg

$375,000 | Fortsberg

$420,000 | Rendezvous & Ditleff

$100,000 | Freemans Ground

$110,000 | Freemans Ground


New Condo Listings on St. John

Listed between February 15, 2021 and March 15, 2021

$1,375,000 | Cruz Bay Town

$720,000 | Cruz Bay Town

New Commercial Listings on St. John

Listed between February 15, 2021 and March 15, 2021

$ $175,000| Enighed

Featured St. John Land Listings

17F Fortsberg $615,000

270-degree view including Coral Bay and BVI. Easy build on a gentle grade equals major savings on construction costs. A superb property!

Sold Residential Listings on St. John

Sold between February 15, 2021 and  March 15, 2021

$1,485,000 | Rendezvous & Ditleff

$850,000 | Eden

$1,000,000 | Enighed

$1,250,000 | Carolina

$2,999,000 | Cruz Bay Town

$1,675,000 | Chocolate Hole

$2,100,000 | Sans Soucci & Guinea Gut

$3,700,000 | Chocolate Hole

$375,000 | Haulover

$530,000 | Rendezvous & Ditleff

$1,525,000 | Carolina

$2,175,000 | Sans Soucci & Guinea Gut

Sold Land Listings on St. John

Sold between February 15, 2021 and March 15, 2021

$315,000 | Rendezvous & Ditleff

$495,000 | Hansen Bay

$125,000 | Chocolate Hole

Sold Condo Listings in St. John

Sold between February 15, 2021 and March 15, 2021

$475,000 | Contant/Enighed

$420,000 | Enighed

$349,000 | Enighed

St. John Trail of the Month: Reef Bay Trail

This is a strenuous hike that will take you past some of the oldest and tallest trees on the island. Danish sugar plantation ruins, stone walls from cattle grazing, and ancient rock carvings left behind by the pre-Colombian Taino can be found along the trail. During the rainy season, the waterfall can be spectacular.

This backcountry trail is steep in places, uneven and rocky, and can be slippery even when dry –you’ll need sturdy, closed-toe shoes and a sure foot. Take plenty of water, some snacks and a lunch, and a hat. Mosquito repellent is a good idea, too, and a swimsuit if you’d like to take a dip in the ocean down at the beach at the end of the trail. From the trailhead to the beach is about three miles one way. Plan on about three and one-half hours from trailhead to valley floor; it will take longer hiking the 900-foot elevation gain on the way up and out.


St. John Villa of the Month

Caribbean Palm Villa features 3 master suites all with ocean views and private balconies. Each master suite is equipped with an en-suite bath and private outdoor shower which also have ocean views.

The gourmet kitchen also features ocean views, granite, stainless steel appliances and is fully stocked with cooking utensils to ensure you will have everything you need to cook your favorite meal. Just off the kitchen is the great room with 18 ft vaulted tongue and groove cypress ceilings and the Caribbean Sea beyond. Lounge in the great room and enjoy the view over Fish Bay and Rendezvous Bay through the many 10 ft French doors that wrap the great room on two sides.

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 tradewinds blowing on you with an ocean view.



St. John Charity of the month: Island Health and Wellness Center

The mission of Island Health and Wellness Center is to provide quality, compassionate, and affordable healthcare to adults, children, and families of all ages on St. John in need of primary, preventive and educational medical services. Their vision is to be a model primary care office, in which patients receive quality care that is individualized for their personal healthcare needs. Each patient will be treated respectfully and given the time and opportunity to ask questions and fully understand the treatment plans and goals they are trying to attain. Patients will be educated about routine screenings and preventive health services. This will allow patients to be involved in the clinical decisions about their health care and encourage them to take responsibility for healthy life choices through medical care, education, and community programs.

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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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