Another Festival Season Passes

Colorful dancer in one of the 2017 St. John Festival Parade’s dancing troupes. Photo courtesy of Steve Simonsen.

St. John Festival 2017 came to an end after the parade and final night in the Festival Village on Tuesday, July 4. This year’s parade did not disappoint. It was an amazing seven days of music, dancing, food and local culture. To see more Festival photos and videos, visit the St. John Tradewinds’ Facebook Page.

Now that this year’s Festival celebration has passed, St. John will slow down somewhat as we enter the off season. There will be less visitors to the island which means less rentals which means more homes for sale will be available for showings!

Whether you are here on island or can book your quick summer getaway, give me a call! I am a new agent with the Islandia team and would be happy to show you property on St. John.

Paige Cope
paige@islandiarealestate.com
O: 340.776.6666
C: 678.642.0888

2017 Sales YTD

Sales have not picked up so far in 2017 as we had hoped but it is looking like the second half of the year will be much better.

Twenty homes have sold so far this year on St John’s MLS.  Four sold for between $1M and $1.6M and eight sold for between $500,000 and $1M and eight sold for under $500,000.

Eleven land parcels have sold so far this year with five of them under $100,000 and one over $1M.

Two condo units have sold on our MLS so far this year.  Both were at Grande Bay for $850,000 and $900,000.

St John is in full Carnival mode with lots of entertainment in the village every night and most every accommodation full.

Merry merryvi@aol.com

 

New Lavender Hill Condo Listing

 

 

 

 

 

Parking lot level one bedroom unit at beautiful Lavender Hill. Nicely furnished and maintained air conditioned unit with the pool just steps away. Very convenient to Shops and restaurants of Cruz Bay. No rental car needed.

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

One Of My Favorite Homes On St John

 

 

 

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.New roof in May 2016

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

Great value in Ajax Peak neighborhood

“Paradise on the Rocks”

“Paradise on the Rocks” is a well built concrete villa with a 2 bedroom x 2 bathroom main upper level and a 1 bedroom x 1 bathroom apartment on the lower level allowing an owner options to rent entire 3 bedrooms or live in one and rent out the other Click to view listing(s)  centrally located at the intersection of Centerline and North shore roads. If you would like more information on this villa or other properties for sale on St. John, USVI, please contact me at  lynngiovanna@gmail.com. Have a sunny day! Lynn

Falling Goats????

New road sign recently seen on St John

Coconut Breeze Reduced

  COCONUT BREEZE  has stuning 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. Just reduced from $1,475,000 to $1,399,000.

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

St. John Festival is Here!

St. John Festival is here! This year’s theme is History and Sights Unseen for St. John Festival 2017.

Beautiful costumes, great music and the wonderful energy and spirit of Virgin Island’s people makes this month long island celebration a must.

Saturday, June 3 kicked off this year’s events with the Festival Pan-O-Rama. Visit St. John Tradewinds’ Facebook page to see more photos.  The final week is party time with the big events: village, food Fair and the parade. Festival season ends with J’ouvert at sunrise followed by the parade and fireworks in July 4th.

Check out the list of events below:

They also just announced the performers for the musical lineup during the final week of Festival:

Feel free to contact me, Paige via email at paige@islandiarealestate.com, if you have questions about St. John Festival or life on St. John in general!

“In the Stars” villa located in Coral Bay

“In the Stars” villa

“In the Stars” is a popular 4 bdrm rental villa with lap pool located in the Upper Carolina neighborhood in Coral Bay with easy access to Coral Bay shops, north shore beaches and only minutes from Cruz Bay town Click to view listing(s) If you are looking for a villa already in a rental program, this is one to consider. I am glad to help with any questions you may have about “In the Stars” 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 / View of the Heavens

“Vista Cielo”, Spanish for “View of the Heavens” features fabulous panoramic vistas overlooking the Caribbean Sea with St. Croix visible to the South, St. Thomas to the West and gorgeous sunsets daily.  Enjoy the sophisticated Caribbean architecture, the casual elegance of three master ensuites, an amazing cook’s kitchen, and the spacious patios. Offered at 2.849M, in the gated community of Virgin Grand Estates.  Contact Jane Kelly 941.544.5855

New Listing!

The best priced, the best view, & the best location in its Market Share, Unit 2D @ Pastory Condos.  As a discerning buyer one wants to assess the competing properties and rule out or confirm the value given.  One can rest assured that this property sets the bar.  Fabulous big Caribbean views, open floor plan, large deck area, and lovely updates in this 2 bedroom close to town unit. Financially robust condo association, with pool decking improvements soon to be completed.  Offered at $548,500

For more information contact Jane Kelly at 941.544.5855 or email jane@islandiarealestate.com

Coral Bay – Another world!

Cute baby!

You never know just what you might come across here on St. John….especially in Coral Bay! If you haven’t ventured out to Coral Bay while on island, I highly recommend taking a drive out east, swim at Salt Pond, lunch at Miss Lucy’s, Shipwreck or Skinny’s. It truly is another beautiful world! Have a sunny day! Lynn

Stunning views from this Emmaus, Coral Bay property

Private location

This .99 acre parcel is located right off the Johnny Horn Trail and already has the cistern is place Click to view listing(s) 4 wheel drive only location with stunning views over Hurricane Hole and beyond. For arrangements to preview this property or 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

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