Plenty of activity under $500k

“Tree Frog Cottage”

Kitchen

For those of you watching our market, you already know that much of our sales activity has been in the lower price range under $500k. There are currently 168 homes on the market for sale and of those only 7 are priced under $500k. That’s because 18 properties sold in the past 12 months in this price range and now only a handful are left in the inventory. Of the 7 homes priced under $500k, only 1 is currently active in a short term rental program – turn key, income producing Click to view listing(s) “Tree Frog Cottage” is a cute 1 bdrm rental located in the Coral Bay area. We are experiencing much showing activity at this cottage and mark my word, this one will be pending soon! For more information on “Tree Frog Cottage” or other real estate questions regarding properties on St. John, USVI, please contract me at lynngiovanna@gmail.com cell 340-344-1825. Have a sunny day! Lynn

Exciting New Condo Listing Coming Soon

The condo is courteous Jane Kelly the fabulous picture is courteous famed St. John photographer Christian Wheatley.The 2 bedroom in town condo with amazing views of St. Thomas, Vieques and Puerto Rico will be available soon.  It is the best-priced condominium in it’s market share.  For more information contact Jane at 941.544.5855

 

 

 

 

 

‘Coconut Breeze’ has stunning views over the Sir Francis Drake channel to the British Virgins. This nicely designed and appointed pool villa features comfortable covered decks, trade wind breezes, breathtaking sunrises, large master bedroom suite,Italian granite tile, hand painted sinks, new appliances, new septic system, air conditioned bedrooms and large pool & deck. There are 2 bedrooms in the main house. Lower guest bathroom includes a fun, tropical outdoor shower. Down a short walk way is a totally separate and private one bedroom guest house with kitchenette and screened in porch.

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

BEACHFRONT!! Motivated Sellers

Stunning sunset views!

Prime beachfront location

“Vida De Mar” is located in Chocolate Hole right on the beach in Deaver’s Bay and has recently been reduced to $2,345,000. The Sellers want to see an offer!! Click to view listing(s) This successful short term rental consists of 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, pool and hot tub; you really must see this one to truly appreciate this stunning beachfront location! I am glad to make arrangements to show you this property or help with any other questions you may have regarding real estate on St. John, USVI. Please contact me at lynngiovanna@gmail.com cell 340-344-1825.           Have a sunny day! Lynn

Want To Build A Small Tropical Resort?

 

 

R-3 ZONED DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY on a flat knoll in Estate Bethany just above Sunset Ridge.This property has breathtaking views from the south shore to the Durloe Cays,including St. Croix, Puerto Rico and St Thomas. Topographical map, Engineering, historical, environmental, archealogical studies etc. for a small resort have been done. Currently has 6 small rental units.

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

Get the best pizza in the Caribbean!

Visiting St. John soon? There is so much to do while you’re on island. Besides giving one of our agents at Islandia a call to see property, you should make sure to book a boat trip with any of the charter companies on island and ask them to take you to Christmas Cove to check out Pizza Pi VI!

They have some of the best pizza in the Caribbean! And the experience of pizza on a boat is one you won’t want to miss. Christmas Cove is just a short ride from St. John. You won’t be disappointed!

For more information on real estate and all things St. John, don’t hesitate to contact me at paige@islandiarealestate.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sweeping BVI Views From This 1.8 Acre Parcel

 

 

This 1.8 acre lot in Estate Carolina has fabulous views of Drake’s Passage over Hurricane Hole to Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Fallen Jerusalem, Salt & Cooper Islands. A very private location with great breezes. Large lot with development potential. Can be subdivided into six parcels or perfect for a family compound.  Just reduced to $475,000.

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

Merryhaven is Pending

The Buyers are excited and the Seller is pleased.  Fabulous views in this classic 3 bedroom island home.  The quiet seclusion, lovely breezes and drop-dead vistas are all part of the charm.  Need help in finding your spot in paradise? There are 27 residential homes under $700,000 on the market right now, and the ones with amazing views are being contracted quickly.  Questions?  Contact Jane Kelly 941.544.5855 or email   jane@islandiarealestate.com

Peter Bay Beauty

 

‘Peter Bay Beauty’- Brand new custom villa on 2.19 acres bordering The National Park and overlooking St. John’s north shore in Upper Peter Bay. This 10,000 sq. ft. Mediterranean style home was designed by local architect Robert Crane and carefully crafted by master builder Jonathan Doran. On the main level is a spacious great room of over 2,000 sq. ft. with 12 ft. ceilings, expansive water views and enough room left over for a grand piano (not included). It is tastefully furnished with a formal dining table with seating for 12 and large comfortable sofas for relaxing before and after dinner. The gourmet kitchen features marble and quartzite countertops and includes a large custom island with seating for 5 guests. A curving marble staircase leads to the second level master suite which is over 1,200 sq. ft. with vaulted ceilings, an over sized king bed, walk-in closets, dressing areas, a lounge area with a free standing custom tub all surrounded by arched windows overlooking a private deck with unobstructed views to Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. There are 4 additional stately bedroom suites each with full bath and individual decks all looking over the pristine waters of Peter Bay and beyond. The covered outdoor living area is supported by classic Tuscan columns and features a stone fireplace/hearth, pizza oven, grill, smoker and wet bar built into the custom hand laid stone wall. The sun shines all day on the infinity edge lap pool bordered by travertine tiled deck on three sides with a built in tiled spa overlooking the pool framed by captivating north shore views. The home has it’s own gated entry, is professionally landscaped and offers privacy and gracious living in comfortable, elegant surroundings. There is a den on the main level that can also serve as a sixth bedroom. The over-sized laundry room has an additional refrigerator, freezer and wine cooler. The house is wired for a sound system and security system. All doors and windows are custom mahogany and the windows are fitted with hurricane resistant glass. On the ground level under the pool is enclosed storage with ample room for a diesel generator. This home has never been a rental. Property is not subject to Peter Bay Estates HOA but does have beach rights. Adjoining lot can be sold separately.

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

Great views & gentle grade in Calabash Boom

View from lower road, bottom of parcel

Beautiful sunrise views towards the east from the spacious .74 acre parcel located in Estate Calabash Boom Click to view listing(s) with a gentle, downhill building grade. Please see topo survey under documents tab. Priced to sell at $199,000 and Seller motivated to see an offer! I am glad to help with any questions you may have regarding the parcel or other properties listed for sale on St. John, USVI. Contact me at lynngiovanna@gmail.com cell 340-344-1825. Have a sunny day! Lynn

Spectacular views, 2 private villas

“Acqua Blu” located in Rendezvous

“Acqua Blu” and “Red Hawk” are 2 private villas situated on .82 acre parcels with spectacular 270 degree views! Click to view listing(s)  The perfect family retreat or they have been successful short term rental properties. I am glad to help with any questions you may have about this property 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

Vista Cielo in Virgin Grand Estates

Impeccable!  “Vista Cielo”  is Spanish for “View of the Heavens”  a perfect description for our new listing. This three master en-suite bedroom villa offers you privacy, spectacular views from every room, full air conditioning, a gourmet kitchen and a pool with a view!  A casual elegant decor in a gated community awaits you.  Offered at $2,849,000.  For your showing contact Jane Kelly 941.544.5855  email:  jane @islandiarealestate.com

Large selection at the Westin Resort St. John

Main pool

Westin beach

The Westin is a beautiful resort on St. John and a great place for the whole family to enjoy a vacation with large main pool, beach facilities, tennis courts and more! If you want to come back to St. John every year, a timeshare condo at the Westin is a great way to spend time on St. John year after year! For a complete list of units & weeks available on the resale market, please contact me at lynngiovanna@gmail.com cell 340-344-1825. Have a sunny day! lynn

First Quarter Update

Residential Sales:  Considering residential sales were up in 2016 from 2015 by 40% it is great to see the first quarter of 2017 up by 50%! In real numbers last year at this time there were 6 sales and this year we are looking at 9 sales. The average sale price this year is at $760,722, last year it was at $1,019,167. There are currently 176 residential properties on the market.

Land Sales:  There were 12 land sales in the first quarter of 2016 and 5 so far in 2017.  We do have 7 pending sales, which is down from last year at this time when we had 10 under contract. There are currently 246 parcels of land on the market.

Condo Sales:  Last year at this time there were 3 sales, we have 2 pending, but 0 sales so far this year. There are currently  26 condos on the market.

It continues to be a buyers market, the time to buy is now.  The choices for residential properties in the preferred price point is diminishing.

Market Share Report Between 3/31/2016 and 3/31/2017:…….Islandia Real Estate continues to be #1 in the number of active listings on the market at 25.10%, the next highest company coming in at 16.32%, Islandia also continues to be #1 in sales with 20.20% of the market and the next highest company coming in at 18.75%.

Questions?  Contact Jane Kelly at 941.544.5855    jane@islandiarealestate.com

New York Times St John Article

Another great article about St John in today’s  New York Times. It high lights the laid back atmosphere we all love so much.  Check it out at: