Tropical Properties Newsletter June 2020

Welcome Back to St. John!

We’re absolutely delighted to share that the U.S. Virgin Islands are once again welcoming visitors. Like other parts of the world, things are not exactly as they were before, but St. John remains a beautiful place to escape the day to day hustle and truly relax. Our restaurants are open for in-person dining, boat charters are open, and taxis and car rentals are operating for your convenience.

St. John Beach of the Month

Trunk Bay is not only St. John’s most famous beach but also the most photographed beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Trunk Bay lives up to all the hype! You will find plenty of beautiful white sand beach with towering coconut palms, blue water, and excellent snorkeling locations.


St. John Timeshare Listing of the Month

Unit 3122 at the Westin St. John, Week 12. $16,900

Beautiful 1 bedroom 2 bathroom fully furnished villa in the hillside location at the Westin St. John. Next to a beautiful swimming pool and grill station. Full kitchen, washer/dryer as well as access to all Westin amenities such as 1/4 acre swimming pool and gym. Call us at 340-776-6862 for information on this and other Westin timeshares for sale.


New Residential Listings in St. John

Listed between April 15, 2020 and May 15, 2020

$4,125,000 | John’s Folly | 4 BD 5 BA | 5,424 SF

$1,999,000 | Sans Soucci & Guinea Gut |4 BD 4.5 BA | 7,103 SF

$1,995,000 | Carolina | 4 BD 4 BA | 4,800 SF

$1,695,000 | Chocolate Hole | 4 BD 4 BA | 4,800 SF

$1,200,000| Chocolate Hole | 4 BD 4.5 BA | 6,100 SF

$820,000 | Chocolate Hole | 1 BD 2 BA | 1,722 SF


Featured Residential Listing

The Grassy Hill property is well situated for convenience and privacy. Located just above Cruz Bay on Centerline road. It has beautiful views to the south and west, with dramatic sunsets and cool breezes. It has four units rented long term, has a very successful rental history, both financially and occupancy rate. With this steady income and plenty of room to expand, the R3 zoning and location make it a great investment property. Current occupancy is only a tenth of the legal capacity (52 people), and the zoning allows up to six stories (Apartments, Hotels, Guest Houses, schools, swimming pools, etc) All parts of the property have good water views of the south side and St Thomas. Its current buildings are comprised of a three-bedroom/two-bath apartment, a 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment, and a1 bedroom/1 bath stand-alone West Indian Cottage, a third non conforming structure is 3 bedroom/1 bath unit lower down on the property. Some preliminary site plans and development strategy reports are available for serious buyers. Properties are a short walk to town and nestled in the hillside for privacy from the main road. Grassy Hill has three public water meters and one sizable cistern. Great wireless internet, cable tv, telephone, and a treatment plant for wastewater. Off-street parking for three cars. This is one of the last R3 zoned properties on St John. The owner is a licensed Virgin Island Realtor. Listed for sale at $1,850,000.


Featured Condo Listing on St. John

This luxurious waterfront Condo is just steps from Cruz Bay’s beach, restaurants, and bustling shops. The unit is a three bedroom which features Granite Countertops, modern appliances deeded covered parking, and a separate owner’s storage closet. A new bar on the balcony has been installed which is perfect for cocktails and catching the late afternoon sunset. Recent updates include a screen and fence for extra privacy, as wells as freshly painted columns on the balcony. This unit is fully furnished and a turn-key rental with a property manager already in place. Grande Bay amenities feature 24-hour security, concierge, coffee bar in the lobby, access to Residensea (The Grande Bay Power Boat), 24-hour ocean view gym, pool, and jacuzzi.


Property Management on St. John

In addition to offering real estate, we also manage luxury villas.

Contact us for a FREE assessment of your property – we can help you to make more money!

Learn more about our concierge property management as well as booking amazing St. John Villas!


New Land Listings on St. John

Listed between April 15, 2020 and May 15, 2020

$1,200,000 | Hansen Bay

$600,000 | Rendezvous &Ditleff

$89,000 | Carolina


Featured St. John Land Listing

10-8-15 RE Carolina $145,000

This vacant lot offers a surprising view of Jost Van Dyke of the British Virgin Islands, multiple vistas of the Caribbean Waters, and sweeping hillsides. A paved road is in place which starts close to the corner of this 1/2+ acre lot and continues downhill of this private location. This is the last lot on the road and also features a downhill build with paved access from centerline through Bordeaux. Owner financing is available.

New Commercial Listings on St. John

Listed between April 15, 2020 and May 15, 2020

$1,200,000 Hansen Bay

$600,000 Rendezvous & Ditleff

$550,000 Carolina

$89,000 Carolina

Featured St. John Commercial Listing

Come live your dream, on the beautiful island of St. John, in the US Virgin Islands! This exceptional opportunity to purchase The Danforth is waiting for you. As a Waterfront restaurant, you have the trade winds that blow through, along with the ambiance of the harbor. Contact us today!


St. John Trail of the Month: Yawzi Point Trail

Located between Great Lameshur Bay and Little Lameshur Bay, this .3 mile trail is a good choice if you’re looking for an easy hike. Stone ruins of homes from the Danish colonial period can be found alongside the trail. Small rocky beaches can be accessed by side trails for a quiet snorkel entry spot.


Sold Listings on St. John

Sold between April 15, 2020 and May 15, 2020

$2,600,000 | Villa, Rendezvous &Ditleff | 5 BD 5.5 BA | 7,149 SF

$1,325,000 | Villa, Carolina | 3 BD 3 BA | 4,596 SF

$1,075,000| Villa, Hansen Bay | 1 BD 2 BA | 2,688 SF


St. John Villa of the Month: Paradise Found Villa

Cruz Bay Luxury 1-bedroom villa with a private pool located in a quiet safe residential community. Very spacious and post-hurricane renovation complete.

Amenities include chef’s kitchen, Wolf 6 burner gas stove, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, vaulted ceilings, large deck, pool, outdoor shower, and sunset views to St. Thomas.

Paradise Found is the most beautiful rental for 2 adults available (can accommodate more with sleeper sofa). Close to town, parking onsite included.

We can arrange private dinners, in-villa massages and sunrise yoga classes airport transportation.

The unit can also be booked in conjunction with Paradise Suite and Petite Suite located in the same building for more space for family and friends. All units rented individually.

The villa is located about 5 minutes from Cruz Bay.


St. John Charity of the month: St. John Rescue

St. John Rescue, a non-profit organization, was incorporated on November 30, 1996 after meeting under a tree for a year following Hurricane Marilyn in 1995. We are an all-volunteer entity on the small island of St. John, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, dedicated to providing emergency rescue and medical support services to St. John’s EMS, Police, Fire, National Park, and Health Clinic personnel. St. John Rescue recently moved into a new building on Gifft Hill and welcomes the public to their monthly meetings on the first Thursday of every month at 7 pm.


New Customer Review

Take a look at what a Tropical Properties client had to say about her experience purchasing building lots on St. John: “I met Dan and His team 5 years ago. During the process of exploring St. John and understanding what my vision was, Dan was there to assist me with making the best decision.
Over the last few years, Dan has become a friend of mine. He is highly respected for his integrity, honesty, and professionalism on the island.
I recommend Dan for commercial and residential inquiries, as he is the best agent with a very strong team behind him! His network of professionals on the island makes him the “Google” of knowledge with assisting anything from buying land and building, to servicing a pool, even connecting with property management for renting out my home as an investment opportunity.” -Kenny D.

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Meet the Tropical Properties Team

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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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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.

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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!


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.