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Welcome to October in St. John!

October in St. John brings soft tradewinds, low crowds, and lots of fun events! We’re excited for the Annual Save 2nd Base Block Party to raise funds for breast cancer charities on the Island. This party on October 12  is put on by Woody’s Seafood Saloon and it features live entertainment and lots of delicious food.  The Rotary Club’s annual Flavors event at the Westin St. John is returning on November 23 for the first time since the storms of 2017. Held each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, this memorable evening allows guests to dine with all St. John’s best restaurants in one night. There’s even a competition for Best Appetizer, Best Entree, Best Dessert, Best Mixology and a People’s Choice Awards. We can’t wait to see how this year’s entrants will fare in the culinary competition.

And we have BIG news about our very own swim-up dive bar, Lime Out. This taco truck on the water re-opened for the season on October 1, and it was just chosen as one of the World’s Greatest Places by Time Magazine! Lime Out serves surf and turf, ceviche, and fish tacos from a solar-powered restaurant that’s the first floating taco bar in the Caribbean. We’re planning to paddle out for a drink and some tacos very soon. We’re also really excited to hear that a new off-grid luxury resort, restaurant, and beach club is being planned for Lovango. The new owners, Mark and Gwenn Snider, are experienced resort operators with two eco-conscious resorts on the mainland. They’re planning 14 home sites and 25 cottages, and they’ll be bringing back the popular ZoZo’s restaurant.  The beach club will be open to local residents, and plans include water sports, a pool, boating services and watersports. It’s a really exciting concept that we are eager to experience.  If you haven’t been to St. John in a while, October is the perfect time to Treat Yourself!

New Residential Listings

Listed between August 15 and September 15, 2019

  • $5,600,000 Villa, Chocolate Hole
  • $1,995,000 Villa, Chocolate Hole
  • $1,499,000 Villa, Rendezvous Bay
  • $1,495,000 Villa, Chocolate Hole
  • $1,395,000 Villa, Fish Bay
  • $1,100,000 Condo, Cruz Bay
  • $995,000 Villa, Emmaus
  • $975,000 Condo, Cruz Bay
  • $825,000 Apartment, Haulover
  • $770,000 Home, Fish Bay

Featured Listings

Duplex, Cruz Bay, $560,000

This masonry home features two separate units each with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Both floors in this duplex are currently producing income. Live on one floor and rent the other. Walking distance to Starfish Market and shops in Cruz Bay.

Land, Cruz Bay, $425,000

Cruz Bay town lot in the heart of town with the feeling of the country. Panoramic views of St. Thomas and Cruz Bay. Perfect sunset view property. Cistern and septic in place.

Land, Fish Bay, $150,000

Opportunity to own a slice of heaven! This lot nestled in the hills of the majestic sky top subdivision features tremendous views of Fish Bay and Ditleff Point. The constant cooling breezes will add comfort to your days. Picture sipping a cocktail on the porch of your dream villa while enjoying the magnificent sunsets. Lot is priced to sell. Do not let this pass you by.

SOLD between August 15 and September 15, 2019

Villa, Coral Bay, $647,500

Land, Carolina, $110,000

New Land Listings Listed between August 15 and September 15, 2019

  • $2,000,000 6a-1 Hansen Bay
  • $850,000 4-O-2 Annaberg
  • $795,000 15-5 Peter Bay
  • $750,000 1-7 Hansen Bay
  • $250,000 28-D Calabash Bay
  • $199,000 15A-9-1 Rendezvous & Ditleff
  • $138,000 2-10 Concordia
  • $129,000 6-3-61 Carolina

How to Buy Land on St. John

Our Tropical Properties team has years of experience helping buyers purchase vacant land in St. John.  Buying land instead of a finished property offers a number of advantages to future owners, including the opportunity to design and build YOUR personal dream home. We’ve added a new guide to buying land in St. John in the Buyer Info section of our website, we hope you’ll check it out here: https://www.tropicalpropertiesvi.com/st-john-buyer-information/how-to-buy-land-in-st-john/

Your Personal Realtor. For Life!

Here at Tropical Properties, we have extensive experience negotiating real estate deals. But our services don’t end on the closing day. Tropical Properties real estate agents continue to work with our clients long after we’ve helped them locate and close on their dream properties. Tropical Properties offers real estate development consultation to help streamline our clients’ dreams of developing their investment. We work with some of the best contractors and tradesmen our island has to offer. We build long-term relationships with clients, helping them every step of the way as they build their dream homes on St. John. We also work as villa managers so you can place your property in our hands to manage the rental process profitably. Clients also count on us to book vacation getaways through our network of villas throughout the Caribbean.

St. John Halloween Parties in October

The party season is in full swing here on St. John, and we know how to celebrate Halloween in style! We’re planning to costume up and check out the Halloween Parties at Drink St. John, the Dog House Pub, Skinny Legs and the Tap Room. Why not come and join us?

Bats of St. John

And speaking of Halloween, here’s some news you can use for the spooky season: did you know that bats are the only land mammals native to Virgin Islands National Park?  Despite their reputation, bats help us here on St. John in many ways. We have 6 different kinds here on the island: a diving bat that eats fish, and others that pollinate flowers and spread seeds of fruit trees. They are a big defense against pets like mosquitos, plus they are perfect for our Halloween celebrations this month!

Villa Spotlight

Andante By the Sea is located just minutes away from the small town of Cruz Bay, with its restaurants and shopping. This luxurious villa rental is  ideally situated on St. John’s scenic southeastern shore to take advantage of the cooling trade winds. Andante is nestled on a shelf carved into the living rock directly above beautiful Hart Bay… high enough to look down on birds in flight… low enough to hear the sea.

This villa features Mediterranean-inspired design with accents of native stone. The property’s panoramic decks offer spectacular views of both sunrise and sunset… a full 270-degrees from glittering St. Thomas east to Ram’s Head!

There are three large bedrooms, all with sea views, private decks, full baths, and air conditioning. A canopied king-size bed and rattan furnishings with a Victorian flair grace the master bedroom. Two guest bedrooms have twin beds easily converted to comfortable kings.

The villa is tastefully furnished throughout in contemporary tropical rattan and teak with eclectic accents from around the world. Vaulted cypress-beamed ceilings and overhead fans accent the great room, kitchen, and two upper bedrooms. Andante comes equipped with everything you will need for a relaxed island vacation. The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen includes new stainless steel appliances. Outside, there’s a private pool & hot tub with views, views, views and a large, breezy lower patio with a hammock for soaking up the fresh sea air. A short path winds down to secluded quiet coral and shell snorkeling beach. Click here to learn more about Andante by the Sea: https://www.tropicalpropertiesvi.com/villa-rentals/andante-by-the-sea/

How to Get the Best Deals for Vacation Rental Stays

If you’re looking to book a professionally managed luxury villa for your St. John stay, you can get the best deal when you book directly with Tropical Properties, since we are the management company for several rental properties on St. John. We offer a best price guarantee, with no added booking fees at check out, unlike VRBO and Airbnb. And we’ll do the legwork for you: if you don’t have time to search for your ideal villa, simply send us an email with your requirements and our team will find you the perfect villa for your St. John island vacation.

Charity Spotlight: St. John Animal Care Center (ACC)

The Animal Care Center of St. John is a non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being and care of homeless, abandoned and abused animals on the island of St. John. Back in the 1960’s wild dog packs and feral cats were a real problem on the island. Concerned citizens banded together to find a solution. Both animals and people were suffering because there were no facilities for spaying and neutering. In the last four decades, the Animal Care Center of St. John has grown to provide a no-kill shelter for homeless animals. They hold adoption drives and find volunteers to escort homeless animals to the mainland United States, where they are adopted by families. We love supporting this charity, and we never miss their big February gala, one of the highlights of the social season here on St. John.

 

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