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AFTER

Villa Luminaria had a hard time with hurricane Irma but is a great buy for someone looking to rebuild.  Much better than starting from scratch as excavation, driveway, cistern, pool, and walls are still usable.  Needs a new roof, windows, doors and furniture. The terrific views north to the BVI and south over Coral Bay have not changed. See what it looked like before at: Click to view listing(s)  Owners say “make an offer”.  For more information contact Merry  merryvi@aol.com  340 642-2246

Islandia Real Estate Open For Business

VIEW FROM GALLOWS POINT AFTER THE STORMS

Though the Islandia Building took a big hit during Irma and Maria our business is still going strong.  We have temporary offices at the MarketPlace with somewhat regular cell phone and Internet services.  If you want to get in touch it is best to text one of our agents and we can call you back when we have a cell phone signal or send us an E-mail.  We hope to be back in our completely rebuilt offices on the third floor of the Islandia Building in January.

Merry  340 642-2246  merryvi@aol.com

Jane   941-544-5855   janekellytate@gmail.com

Lynn  340 344-1825    lynngiovanna@gmail.com

Marty  340 626-1399    marty@islandiarealestate.com

Paige  678 642-0888   paige@islandiarealestate.com

Nick 340 998-7023     nick@seaglassvi.com

 

Dueling Views!

 

 

Villa Luminaria boasts one of the best locations on St.John with spectacular 270 degree water views over the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the British Virgins on the north side and around to the boats anchored in Coral Bay on the south side.Features include designer pool with waterfall,spa,extra large living and dining areas, chef’s kitchen with dining deck, 3 bedrooms with interior access & a very large garage with lots of room for autos, boats and storage. The lot is on a ridge top and bounds the National Park on the north side and is beautifully landscaped with tropical trees and flowers. Luminaria is located at Upper Carolina and is a short drive to Coral Bay or the North Shore beaches yet is just 20 minutes to Cruz Bay. For more information contact Merry  merryvi@aol.com   340 642-2246

Half Million Dollar Price Reduction!

One of the most impressive short term rentals on St. John! ”Rhapsody” is truly a very special Caribbean estate on a 1/2 acre waterfront lot with a 16′ x 32′ spectacular infinity pool & immense pool deck at great room level. Features include stone & masonry construction, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, 2 of the 5 bedrooms have private sitting rooms, 2 full laundries, garage, lg.paved parking area, 6 flat screen TVs,ipod docking station, wireless internet & outdoor speaker system. A hot tub for four is just 50′ from the azure Caribbean waters. From every room hear the sounds of the surf & see yachts cruise by as well as fiery sunsets over the infinity pool to St. Thomas. This magnificent 5BR/6 bath villa sleeps up to 10 adults and 4 children. Recently reduced.

For more information contact Merry  merryvi@aol.com  340 642-2246

Things to Do on an Overcast or Rainy Day

Overcast day at Maho Bay overlook. Image courtesy of News of St. John.

I know that most of you visiting St. John look forward to laying out on the beautiful beaches, swimming, and snorkeling in the crystal-clear water and soaking up all the sunshine you can while you are here. Unfortunately, even in the Caribbean, there are rainy and overcast days.

We have been experiencing a lot of rain in the past couple of days so I thought I would share a few things to do on days the sun decides to take off.

Spa Day
Take a day to pamper yourself. There are several masseuses on island that will come to your rental! You can also visit the spa at The WestinCaneel Bay Resort offers spa services and the Drift Away Spa above St. John Market has reopened.

Shopping
You will find plenty of St. John apparel and souvenirs to take home at any of the shops in Mongoose Junction. Wharfside Village has several shopping options as well. If you decide to visit Coral Bay you can shop in Skinny Legs and in the Cocoloba Shops where Aqua Bistro is located.

Dining
Grab lunch and a beer at any of the awesome restaurants in town. In Cruz Bay, some of my favorites are Ocean Grill, The Lime InnWaterfront Bistro and Cruz Bay Landing. In Coral Bay, you can’t go wrong with a rum punch and burger at Skinny Legs to pass the time in the afternoon.

Hiking
With clouds covering the sun, temps might cool down a bit to enjoy a nice long hiking day on St. John. The Reef Bay and L’Esperance trails are great options on days when the sun isn’t shining brightly. A good resource to use for hiking is the Last Trail Bandit Guide.

Another rainy day activity that will certainly help pass the time and help you get to know the island even better is to hop in the car with a LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENT! Give me a call! I would be happy to set up appointments to view property for sale that will best fit your needs and make your island dreams come true.

I can be reached on my cell phone 678-642-0888 or at the office 340-776-6666 or via email at paige@islandiarealestate.com.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Popular short term rental villa

“Cara Mia” overlooking Fish Bay and beyond

“Cara Mia” villa

“Cara Mia” is a popular rental villa with 3 bedrooms x 3.5 bathrooms, pool and close to Cruz Bay town location in Rendezvous & Ditleff area Click to view listing(s). Great opportunity to have the rental income offset the expenses until you are ready to use the villa full time. Please contact me for information on “Cara Mia” or other questions you may have regarding real estate on St. John, USVI lynngiovanna@gmail.com cell 340-344-1825. Have a sunny day! Lynn

Carolina Cottage

Fabulous Estate Carolina cottage with a Caribbean view offered at $459,000.  This is the best-priced home on the market, on our island paradise of St. John, with water views.  Great 2 bedroom abode with cathedral ceilings, open great room, and an expansive deck, awaiting your enjoyment.   Questions?  Contact Jane Kelly  jane@islandiarealestate.com  941.544.5855    340.776.6666    Click to View the listing.

Popular BEACHFRONT villas in Chocolate Hole

“Vida De Mar”

“Beach Garden”

I have received many inquiries over the years for beachfront properties and the great thing about St. John is our National Park protects all our beautiful north shore beaches so they are secured for everyone to enjoy forever. That makes beachfront harder to come by on St. John but not impossible. “Vida De Mar” and “Beach Garden” are popular beachfront rental villas managed by Catered To and currently available for sale Click to view listing(s) If you have interest in a beachfront villa that is already in a short term rental program, one of these properties may work for you. Please contact me if you would like to review rental information or schedule a preview if you are on island lynngiovanna@gmail.com cell 340-344-1825. Have a sunny day! Lynn

Price Changes & Additions to Westin St. John Timeshare Selection

Main pool at Westin Resort St. John

There are 168 total Westin St. John timeshare listings on the resale market right now. In the past two weeks, 8 new units/weeks have been added and 10 units/weeks listed for sale have reduced their price!

The Westin St. John Resort & Villas is a great place to bring the whole family for vacation. With the large main pool, beach facilities, tennis courts, spa and fitness center there is plenty to do! It doesn’t hurt that the resort is located on one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean… just a short drive outside the resort and you can see some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and hikes.

Not ready to commit to buying a home, but want to enjoy a St. John vacation year after year? Consider a timeshare at the Westin! Email me at paige@islandiarealestate.com for a complete list of units and weeks that are available for sale.

Thanks!
Paige Cope
678-642-0888
paige@islandiarealestate.com

Panoramic Views

This Estate Fortsberg location is one of the best-kept secrets on the island, it is close to the islands favorite locale, Coral Bay, with an added bonus of the quiet solitude of peninsula living.  This masonry & stone structure was built by one of St. John’s premier builders,  a Trayser built villa.  The 4 private master en suites offer privacy & luxury for everyone.  A mooring for your boat is available at the end of the estate road.  Offered at 2.4M.  For more information about this iconic listing contact Jane Kelly 340.776.6666  or 941.544.5855

Big, Big views & great price!

Dining with a view!

Or enjoy the views from the hot tub!

Big down island, sunrise, BVI views from this 2 bedroom x 2 bathroom villa located in Calabash Boom on the Coral Bay side of the island Click to view listing(s) “The House in the Hills” is a successful short term rental or perfect for a full time resident with a storage space below the house that could be converted into a one bedroom apartment or office. I am glad to help with any questions you may have about “The House in the Hills” or other questions regarding real estate on St. John, USVI, please contact me at lynngiovanna@gmail.com cell 340-344-1825. Have a sunny day! Lynn

Merryhaven Now Available!

One persons loss is an amazing opportunity for you.  Big island views of Tortola, Flanagan, Norman and Peter island with beautiful Bays and Caribbean Seas visible from all of your rooms.  Offered at $689,000.  This 3 bedroom villa with an expansive loft area for a possible 4th bedroom, office or library is ready for you to bring it to its island best.  Click on this link to view:  http://www.flexmls.com/share/10Nvf/10-8-22CarolinaCoralBayStJohnUSVI00830  For questions contact Jane Kelly 941.544.5855  340.776.6666

New Agent with Islandia Real Estate

Here’s me, giving a thumbs up to the camera, as I accept my Realtor pin!

On Wednesday, July 12 the St. John Board of Realtors hosted it’s mid year meeting at Hawksnest Beach. At the beach pavilion, lunch was provided and camaraderie between St. John real estate agents was shared.

It was an especially exciting day for me as I was inducted as a new member of STJBOR! Myself, along with 4 other new members with different brokerages, were inducted. It was a great chance to get know the other agents on island that I will be working with.

I am extremely excited about this new direction in my career and am ready and willing to be YOUR agent on St. John. Feel free to call, email, text anytime to ask me about St. John real estate, market information, schedule showings or if you have general questions about living on St. John!

Paige Cope
paige@islandiarealestate.com
678-642-0888

Price Reduced!

When I listed this condo just over 1 month ago my blog at that time read “The best priced, the best view & the best location in its market share.” Well, things have gotten even better since!  This beautiful condo with amazing views is now priced at $495,000. http://www.flexmls.com/share/zMOe/2DPastoryCondos5F-10PastoryCruzBayStJohnUSVI00830  Jane Kelly 941.544.5855   jane@islandiarealestate.com

Waterfront 5 Bedroom Villa

 

One of the most impressive short term rentals on St. John! ”Rhapsody” is truly a very special Caribbean estate on a 1/2 acre waterfront lot with a 16′ x 32′ spectacular infinity pool & immense pool deck at great room level. Features include stone & masonry construction, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, 2 of the 5 bedrooms have private sitting rooms, 2 full laundries, garage, lg.paved parking area, 6 flat screen TVs,ipod docking station, wireless internet & outdoor speaker system. A hot tub for four is just 50′ from the azure Caribbean waters. From every room hear the sounds of the surf & see yachts cruise by as well as fiery sunsets over the infinity pool to St. Thomas. This magnificent 5BR/6 bath villa sleeps up to 10 adults and 4 children. Recently reduced.

For more information contact Merry  merryvi@aol.com  340 642-2246