New Islandia Associate

  Meet Mark Baron

Mark is a new associate at Islandia Real Estate, though not new to real estate sales.  Mark has eight years of experience in the Hamptons real estate market and has been involved in over 900 million dollars in residential sales and rentals. With a proven track record, again in 2013 he made the top 2% of all NRT Sales Associates in North America.   Mark is originally from Southern Africa, an avid outdoorsman and adventurer, an underwater videographer and photographer and sailor.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World – Global Reach, Human Touch

Exciting news, Islandia Real Estate & Sea Glass Properties are now  part of ‘Leading Real Estate Companies of the World!’  Not only are we leading our local market in the number of active listings and in the volume of sales (statistics from 1/14 to 4/14/14) we have the exclusive and only affiliation in the US Virgin Islands with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.  We are part of the network that dominates in more markets across the U.S, with #1 market ranking in 39% of the top markets – significantly more than our closest national franchise competitor.  Once again proving the power of partnering local brands with a pervasive national and global network.

Being part of the global economy goes far beyond technology; it requires the human touch. We are proud to belong to the global network whose name says it all  -  Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.  Only the best of the best are part of this collection. Wherever you go, the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World logo is a symbol of the finest local real estate professionals.

Jane Kelly   jane@islandiarealestate.com   340.776.6666   941.544.5855

 

 

Steal Of A Deal!

 

 

‘Pebble Cottage’ – Well priced home with many custom features and nice water views. Just 150′ from Pebble Beach with deeded water access. Features include vaulted cypress ceilings, custom kitchen cabinets, and a combination of wood and tile floors. There are 3 bedrooms on the main floor and  a separate one bedroom apartment on the lower level. The location on Rte. 107 just south of Coral Bay offers easterly breezes, sounds of the surf and excellent sun and moon rises. $450,000

Fo9r more information contact Merry  merryvi@aol.com  340 776-66666

Time for a Donkey Photo

One of the great joys of living on St. John is our wonderful array of four legged creatures.  On my travels from work to home the island is an open range for cows, goats, chickens, and pigs.  Very different from my old mainland commute!  Jane@islandiarealestate.com

 

 

 

 

 

Land in Estate Carolina – motivated sellers

Beautiful sunrise views!

Whether you are shopping for land or houses, the inventory is large and many sellers are more motivated than others. I have nice gentle, .24 acre parcel listed for $148,000 in the Lower Bordeaux area of Estate Carolina and the sellers are motivated to see an offer. Beautiful sunrise views to the east down the Sir Frances Drake Channel on a gentle grade building site. I am glad to help with any questions you may have. Please contact me at lynngiovanna@gmail.com cell 340-344-1825. Have a sunny day! Lynn

20 parcels of land available under $100,000

15 parcels available on Coral Bay side of island priced under $100,000

We currently have 261 parcels of land available for sale and 20 of those parcels are priced under $100,000 starting at $55,000.  If you are focused on the west or east side of the island, 5 parcels are located on the west, Cruz Bay side and 15 on the east, Coral Bay side of the island so we currently have a nice selection to choose from if you are shopping in the lower end of our land market. If you have narrowed your search down to estates, I am glad to email you a link of what is available in your preferred estate locations or help with questions about the island. Please contact me at lynngiovanna@gmail.com cell 340-344-1825. Thanks & have a sunny weekend! Lynn

Like Orchids??

If you love orchids St John is a great place to buy a home.  I took this photo just this morning at a home I have listed for sale in Great Cruz Bay.

‘Sea Palms’ in Great Cruz Bay is near the end of the point at Maria Bluff with fantastic water views south to St Croix and west to St Thomas. This well built 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home features custom mahogany trim, air conditioning, wet bar, high ceilings, large pool, easy access and fantastic sunsets. Each bedroom has a private balcony. Large 0.76 acre corner lot has room for a guest house.The large covered porch catches the wonderful Caribbean breezes as well as rainwater for the large cistern. The house has never been rented so is in excellent condition. Sold furnished minus a few personal items and a few pictures. Each bedroom has a private balcony and walk-in closets. $1.679M

For more information contact  Merry  merryvi@aol.com  340 776-0000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1I Dennis Bay Now Pending!

We are pleased to announce that this fabulous property is now under contract.  Two very happy buyers are purchasing this rare, private and secluded North Shore property.  The tropical hardwood cottage that was built in 1986 is going to be loved again!  Jane Kelly    jane@islandiarealestate.com

 

 

 

Rhapsody St John

    

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 bedrooms with 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. Very private, yet just 5 minutes to Cruz Bay. $5.749M

For more information contact Merry  merryvi@aol.com  340 776-6666

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where’s the good deal?

Amazing water views!

OK, I get asked this question all the time….what do I think is a really good deal? If you follow our blog, you know I blog about good deals before they sell and after they sell so this time is a before it sells time. If you are in the price range under $1M (where most of the activity is occurring) and you like the Coral Bay side of the island, Wild Jasmine Villa is a must see on your previewing list. This 5 bedroom x 5 bathroom pool villa has amazing water views to the west back into Coral Bay and you can hear the water! This property is a great buy priced at $875,000 and I predict it will be under contract by the end of April……let’s see if I’m right or wrong. I’ll keep you blogged about it! For more information contact me at lynngiovanna@gmail.com cell 340-344-1825. Have a sunny day! Lynn

Palm Plaza Shopping Center

Palm Plaza Shopping Center has been refurbished and now has several units available for commercial lease.  There is space available on the first and second floors suitable for retail and office spaces.  There are also smaller spaces on a basement leel more suited to more non public access businesses.  Palm Plaza has lots of parking and is in a convenient location near the Westin Resort on St John’s south Shore Road.  Owner can configure interior to suit a new tenant.

For more information contact Merry  merryvi@aol.com  340 776-6666

Hawksnest property getting a lot of attention

Beautiful views over Hawks Nest Bay

We all love the North Shore and thankfully it is mostly National Park and we will never have to worry about a large resort going up on one of our beautiful north shore beaches. The little bit of private land available on the north side comes at a premium price. The last parcel that sold on the north shore was in Upper Peter Bay 1.3acre sold in January for $1,650,000. I have been telling my customers with north shore interest to consider this property at Denis Bay .52 acre listed for $750,000 with beautiful views to the north over Hawksnest bay. Click to view listing(s)  This is truly a great deal when nothing but north shore will do. There has been a lot of activity showing this property and we do not expect for it to be on the market much longer. If this is something you have been considering, call your realtor! If you have questions, please contact me at lynngiovanna@gmail.com cell 340-344-1825. Have a sunny weekend! Lynn

Excited Buyers – Casa Tua Now Pending!

The perfect family has just contracted on beautiful Casa Tua.  An oceanfront home with amazing views.  The real estate market on St. John has been very busy.  If you’ve been thinking about purchasing, the time is now, pricing and selection is key.  For a free comparative market analysis on a property that is of interest to you, give me a call:  Jane Kelly 340.776.6666 or 941.544.5855 (c)  jane@islandiarealestate.com

 

 

Whale Watching

Tis the time of year for sighting  humpback whales in the Virgin Islands.  I finally saw one yesterday afternoon just off Rendezvous Bay.  These whales range in size from 30 to 50 feet and make quite a sight when they frolic on the surface.  If you are on the water keep a look out.

Merry  merryvi@aol.com

Fiddelwood Cottage

 


A true success story!  This is an update from my blog on July 10, 2013.  The lovely Les & Mary purchased this property and transformed it into the perfect rental cottage.  This is very different from their home on the East End of the island but their artistry is felt with all things they touch.  To rent please click the link! http://virgin.craigslist.org/vac/4376072070.html    Have a wonderful weekend, Jane Kelly  941.544.5855   jane@islandiarealestate.com