Month: December 2015

”Jungle Stone” | Sold 2014

BVl views from spa at Jungle Stone, St. John home.
Above pool at Jungle Stone, St. John home.
The custom kitchen inside Jungle Stone, St. John VI.

Location

Estate Catherineberg | Cruz Bay Quarter

Description

"Jungle Stone" is a luxury 5 bed home on 1 acre on the North Shore of St. John that was sold in 2014 for $7.75M by Holiday Homes. Found deep in the VI National Park, with views of neighboring BVI, Jungle Stone features many upscale additions - custom kitchen, fitness room, wine closet, and more. This home was on the market for 604 days before being sold.

Details

5 Bed | 6.5 Bath | 9,789 ft| Pool & Spa | Water Views

Sold Stats

Sold: $7.75M

DOM: 604

 

Posted in Throwback Thursday


8-1-A Saba Bay | East End Property

 
 

Location

8-1-A Saba Bay | Dreeket's Bay Estates | East End Quarter

Description

Excellent value for two pristine acres of beachfront property on beautiful Saba Bay! Located adjacent to the premier subdivision "Dreeket'€™s Bay Estates"€ with underground utilities, adjacent common beach parcel, and East End privacy. Gorgeous views of Tortola & Sir Francis Drake Channel. Six minute drive to Coral Bay shops & restaurants.

Details

2.07+/- | $595K

View 8-1-A Saba Bay

Listing Agent

Meghan Fowler - Contact

Meghan's Listings

Posted in Waterfront Wednesday


Renters Beware of Craigslist Scams

 
Screenshot of craigslist rental scams in US Virgin Islands
 

If you're interested in visiting or relocating to the US Virgin Islands, then it's likely that you have surfed virgin.craigslist.org looking for real estate to rent or buy. There's no fault in that as Craigslist is a great resource when it comes to classified ads. The problems begin when as a searcher you are unaware of the potential dangers of craigslist. We've compiled a list of specific warning signs to look out for.

  • Craigslist Relay Contact - If there is no contact information besides craigslist relay, be skeptical.
  • Great Price - If the price looks too good to be true, it probably is. 
  • Off Island - Listing individual is located internationally.
  • Fees - Listing individual requests up-front fee.
  • Repeating Price Points - If you see back to back ads with the same price point, it's likely a scam
  • No Photos - Not always a give away but serious sellers will typically include a photo or two.
  • Ridiculous Details - You'd be hard-pressed to find a home in the VI that has a heated garage.
  • Misplaced Lingo - Such as "Business District", "Saint" vs. St., "Apartment" vs. Condo. 

These are some common things to look out for. Ads that aren't genuine are an attempt to gain your personal information for nefarious purposes.

Specifically on the Virgin Islands Craigslist are a series of 6-10 rental ads that are posted recurrently offering a rental on any of the three islands at a price between $700-$800. These ads are a scam.

If you are not on island, the safest bet for finding real estate or a rental is to contact an on island agency. If you are on island, always physically check out the property listed before making any form of payment.

For more information on craigslist scams.

Posted in Tips


Jazz at Antilles – Dec. 29 & 30, 2015

Cap off the year of 2015 with a night of jazz.

An Evening with the Masters of Jazz

Concert Starts 7:30pm @ Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles, St. Thomas

Posted in Tradewinds News Tuesday


Power Outage Dec. 29 2015

Via: Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
STT/STJ: 12/29/15 (7:50am) – Surge at Randolph Harley Power Plant resulted in loss of generating units and service to all feeders. Plant personnel currently working to stabilize generation capacity. Feeder restoration to begin in approximately 1 hour. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate the patience of our customers. (Source)

Note:
Due to this outage, the phones at Holiday Homes are down. Our office at the Marketplace has power and internet access, so if you’re on island today, come stop by and speak with an agent about what’s currently on market!

EDIT:As of 11:50pm local time, the power is back on across both St. Thomas and St. John.

Posted in Office News


December 20-27, 2015

The following table presents a brief St. John real estate market report for the period of December 20 through December 27, 2015, as well as the running totals for the month of December and the year of 2015.

Real Estate Sold on St. John

Properties Sold 12/13-12/20 Total December Total 2015 Total
Total: 2 9 129
Homes: 0 0 37
Condos: 0 2 11
Commercial: 0 0 4
Timeshares: 0 2 42
Land: 2 5 35

To view the latest listings, visit our page: new listings on St. John.

Posted in Market Report Monday


Cinnamon Ridge – MLS#15-485 – New Listing

Cinnamon Ridge St. John Home for Sale

5 beds | 5.5 baths | Maho Bay
Cinnamon Ridge listed for $3.995M

Listed 12/22.

This 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home is located in a gated Estate Catherineberg neighborhood. Features:
– Pool & Spa
– 1.14 acre lot
– Excellent vacation rental history

Cinnamon Ridge, which sits on 1.14 totally private acres, is bordered by National Park on two sides and features the most stunning north shore views imaginable – encompassing beautiful beaches as well as panoramic vistas of nearby islands.

5 Bed | 5.5 Bath | Estate Catherinebeg | Maho Bay Quarter | MLS# 15-485

$3,995,000

View more on Cinnamon Ridge.

Listed by Christie.

P.S. Happy Holidays!

Posted in Fresh Look Friday


“Sea Biscuit”

Sold in 2013

"Sea Biscuit", a Coral Bay 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home, was sold in 2013 for $718K by Holiday Homes' Christie O'Neil. Appointed with many extras such as custom mahogany entry doors, a fully tiled pool, island stone outdoor shower, and landscaped exterior; "Sea Biscuit" was rented out as a vacation rental before being sold after 643 days on the market.

in 2013, 15 homes were sold in Coral Bay Quarter at an average price of $527K.

 

Contact an agent today to list your home!

Deck image of Sea Biscuit, a home sold on St. John in 2013.

2 Bed | 2.5 bath | Coral Bay
Sold 2013 for $718,000.

Posted in Throwback Thursday


30th Edition Newsletter

 

We are pleased to announce the 30th Edition of Holiday Homes' St. John Real Estate Newsletter is now available! After a slight delay due to technical issues, the 30th edition of our bi-annual newsletter covers the entire year of 2015. Check it out for a review of St. John's real estate market, upcoming community events, and the biggest news to come from our office this year.

Some highlights of the year:

• 37 Homes sold   | 11 Condos sold | 43 Land parcels sold

• Highest home sale: $4,000,000 in Chocolate Hole | Highest land sale: $799,000 in Abraham’s Fancy | Highest condo sale: $748,000 at Gallows Point.

Pick up a copy at our office in the Marketplace,  read the latest edition online or check out past editions.

Screen shot of Holiday Homes 30th edition real estate newsletter.

Screen shot of the 30th Edition of Holiday Homes' St. John Real Estate Newsletter.

Posted in Office News


New Edition of Island Living

 

Now Available! Stop by our office on your next trip to the Marketplace in Cruz Bay and pick up the latest edition of Island Living, a bi-annual publication of Virgin Islands Real Estate. Now in its 7th year of circulation, Island Living is considered by many to be the pinnacle print resource for VI real estate.

 

We're especially proud to announce the news as this is the first edition that includes listing by Holiday Homes of St. John. Our clients can now enjoy the benefits of having their St. John property viewed by thousands of people from around the world.

 

Also available at various locations throughout St. John and St. Thomas. For more information or to find out where you can get a copy, call (340) 776-6776.

Island Living magazine with backdrop of Vessup Bay, St. Thomas VI.

The latest edition of Island Living, a Virgin Island Real Estate publication, with a backdrop of Vessup Bay, St. Thomas.

Posted in Office News