Missed Opportunity?!!

  Real Estate on St. John has its limits.  It is a buyers market, but the inventory in the popular price range of 750K and under is quickly going under contract.  Sales are up 40% in the year over year comparison and there are 15 villas ranging from $375,000 to $1,490,000 currently pending.  While you still […]

From St. John to Machu Picchu

Leaving our beautiful island for a trip to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.  I’m excited!  Reading up on the historical land gives me pause to reflect on the powerful history here on St. John.  There is the Sacred Valley in Peru and we have the sacred mountains of St. John.  Amazing world……..jane@islandiarealestate.com   www.islandiarealestate.com

St. John Tradewinds News

The Labor Day Parade on St. John in Coral Bay is a tad funkier than many of the Labor Day Parades on the mainland.  The Tradewinds on-line news source nailed it with their writing and photography.  To read about the parade and enjoy more photos click here!    http://www.stjohntradewindsnews.com/ The article on ‘Young Dr. Harley’, […]

St. John Market Update

  It has been a busy sales season on St. John!  There have been 33 residential properties sold compared to 19 sales last year at this time.  Vacant land is at 23 sales compared to 20 last year and condo sales are up by one, 7 this year and 6 last year. Residential sales are […]

Another Sunset Picture & Another Sale

  A great picture by the listing agent, Merry Nash, for this Virgin Grand Estates lot.  I was the selling agent and the buyer is a talented architect.  This was the best priced property in this gated community, a win for everyone.  Listings and sales, let us know how we can make your dreams happen. […]

Market Shows 50% Increase in Sales!

Monday mornings I like to review the market statistics, such as ‘Price Range Statistics’, ‘Property Type Year to Date Activity Report’, and ‘Year Over Year Comparison’.   It’s fun to look at the numbers.  For instance, the average price for the 9 properties that sold so far this year is, $1,054,444; Residential sales have been coming […]

Salomon Bay, St. John

‘Cool clear water’…. so inviting.  Jump right in the temperature is just fine! The weather has been amazing and the real estate market is making waves. Questions?  Let me assist you, Jane@islandiarealestate.com 941.544.5855 (c) 340.776.6666 (o)   Video by our famed St. Johnian photographer, Christian Wheatley.

Caneel Beach Bar & Grill

  On our way to Caneel Beach Bar & Grill we came upon a donkey feasting for free in the well-maintained gardens at the resort, where  wild animals roam unrestrained on the beautiful grounds.  We passed by the donkey and had a wonderful sushi dinner at the grill where the atmosphere is relaxed and the food […]

The St. John Commute

Our thoughts are with you if you are driving in the snow, experiencing icy conditions and waiting for your car to heat up.  Balmy weather on St. John, current temp, 81 degrees, mostly sunny, wind coming from the SE at 12 mph, and humidity at 74%.  There you have it.  During my drive home the other […]

VOGUE Magazine ~ Step Aside, Tulum—These Are the Five Hottest Winter Escapes of 2016

The January issue of Vogue Magazine named St. John in the top 5 places to visit, we would have to agree! Instead of St. Barth’s, try St. John  St. Barth’s has long been the It destination for East Coasters in the winter because of its relatively close proximity and posh hotels. If you aren’t looking […]

Ode to the New Year!

I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible; to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk […]

Sandman on St. John

We are excited about the holidays on St. John!  Tonight is the St. John Singers at the beautiful, historical, Moravian Church in Coral Bay, the wood shuttered windows are opened wide and the music puts us in the magical spirit.   My trip to Maho Beach late yesterday led to the discovery of the Sandman, just […]

Happy Thanksgiving from St. John!

  Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, […]

St. John Realtors floating board meeting

Yesterday the St. John Board of Realtors held its annual meeting aboard the sailing vessel Kekoa, a 55 ft. custom built catamaran with room for up to 78 passengers.  Our barefoot board of directors called the meeting to order and we dispensed with the business at hand efficiently and then kicked back for a beautiful […]

Scott Beach @ Caneel Bay by Christian Wheatley Photography

Another reason to come to St. John!  Enjoy…… Click on the pic and make your next reservation today.  We have some pretty properties to show you.  All the best from St. John, Jane Kelly