Real Estate Spotlight : Seagrass Villa and New Site Navigation!

Good Morning and a happy weekend to you all!  This morning, we are sharing the amazing Seagrass Villa info with you once again in order to highlight some fresh changes we have made to the site.  Now you can find all of the Real Estate info in one place!

New Real Estate Listings tab^^ Click through on the photo to go straight to that page.

Additionally, we have added tabs in the navigation bar for Vacation Rentals, Local Livin’ Profiles, Bars and Restaurants, Boat Charters and Virus Updates.  We have sorted the most recent stories under each of these categories for easy viewing of YOUR favorite topics!  But don’t worry, they will all still be found on the main NOSJ page as we release the most current posts.

For more information on Seagrass Villa, contact Tammy Donnelly via email at 340 Real Estate!

We will be making continual updates to the site in order to help improve the overall reader experience.  Thank you to all for your continued following of this page and for sticking with me while I’m getting the hand of things 🙂  I hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend!

St. John Real Estate: Virgin Grand Estates Home with Sweeping Views

Good Morning! And Happy Wednesday to you all.

I’m here to tell you today about a beautiful four bedroom masonry home with family functionality AND a successful short term rental history!

Located in the quiet Virgin Grand Estates neighborhood with sweeping views of Great Cruz Bay, Seagrass Villa is the perfect home, or home away. This two-story 4600 square foot villa would be great for hosting friends in your St. John hideaway. Two master suites on each level with their own large en suite bathrooms ensure privacy and comfort between beach time and evenings spent by the pool.

The open floor plan on the upper level keeps conversation going throughout meal preparation while the second living room on the lower level allows for a separate space for quiet time for adults or playtime for the kiddos.

Let’s talk about the kitchen- It’s both gorgeous and super functional. A pair of wall ovens, island bar with gas range, dish washer, granite counter tops and beautiful cabinetry make being in the kitchen a pleasure.

Out on either of the two generous western facing decks, you and your family and/or friends can take in the sunset with an island cocktail or soak up some Vitamin D. The outdoor dining area on the pool deck lends itself as a beautiful space for morning coffee or evening BBQ’s.

AND this place has a what I would consider a unicorn on St. John….There’s a pool table in the lower living area!

Want to take a closer look? You can take a virtual tour of Seagrass Villa which is currently listed at $1.999 million. Please contact Tammy Donnelly of 340 Real Estate Co. at [email protected] to find out more about securing your piece of paradise!

Oh, and don’t let me forget. When you buy real estate with 340, a piece of that purchase goes back to a local non-profit. Tammy donates a portion of the proceeds of every sale to the St. John Cancer Fund!

On the Market: Successful Vacation Rental with Caretaker’s Cottage

Anchorage Aweigh is a successful vacation rental in Coral Bay.

Hello everyone, and happy Sunday! I cannot believe how fast this weekend has gone! Unfortunately tomorrow starts the work week, yet again, so I’m sure many of you are St. John dreaming today. Well, we’re going to help you with that. Today we’d like to tell you about a great house that recently listed for sale.

Anchorage Aweigh is a beautiful two bedroom, two bath home that comes complete with an additional one bedroom caretaker’s cottage. It’s perched up on a hill in Coral Bay and has beautiful views of Coral Bay harbor, the Carolina valley and Bordeaux Mountain.

Both units have travertine marble floors, granite countertops throughout, outdoor stone showers, air conditioned bedrooms and full kitchens. Each unit has an internal staircase which access the private central pool area.

The 10×20 mosaic tiled salt pool overlooks Coral Bay harbor and is surrounded by a 600 square foot deck and tropical gardens. The main home and cottage were designed with privacy in mind. Anchorage Aweigh’s main house is a very successful short term rental.

Anchorage Aweigh is being offered for $1.295 million. For more information, please contact Tammy Donnelly of 340 Real Estate Co. at [email protected]

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On the Market: Walk to Beach from 4-Unit Vacation Rental

Aqua Bay Villas has a private pool & is just steps from the beach.

Hello everyone, and happy Saturday! I saw that there is a bit of a cold front moving through a good part of the United States this weekend, so I figured many of you would be interested in some real estate shopping/browsing today. So today, we’d like to tell you about a successful, four-unit vacation rental that is within walking distance to the beach and Cruz Bay. Please check out Aqua Bay Villas…

Aqua Bay Villas is a successful short term rental property with traditional Caribbean architecture. It is comprised of four fully equipped suites, each with their own kitchens, sitting areas, bathrooms and private verandahs. Aqua Bay Villas is located less than a block from Frank Bay beach and is just a short, eight-minute walk to Cruz Bay.

This designer-owned, private compound houses one two bedroom, one bath unit, and three one bedroom, one bath units. Two of those units have futons in the living room for additional sleeping accommodations. Each of the units is adorned with hand-selected furnishings from around the world.

Pathways connect the suites through its lushly landscaped grounds which lead to a shared pool complete with a gazebo and outdoor bar. Aqua Bay Villas has water views to the south and west, as well as sunset views.

Aqua Bay Villas is being offered for $1.495 million. For more information, please contact John McCann of 340 Real Estate Co. at [email protected]

Tag: Cruz Bay Real Estate


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St. John Real Estate: Beautiful Home with Panoramic Views

Hello everyone, and happy Sunday! Let’s talk real estate today…

Real estate here on St. John is pricey, so it’s advantageous to purchase a place where you can live in part of it while renting out the other part. Today we’d like to tell you about a beautiful four bedroom villa that could be used as a large home, or separated into two, two-bedroom units. Check out Villa Venturosa…

Perched in a quiet neighborhood high above Cruz Bay, Villa Venturoso has beautiful, sweeping views of St. Thomas, its surrounding cays, Pillsbury Sound and out to the Caribbean Sea. Built with attention to detail by custom builder, this unique masonry property has the ability to be two independent two bedroom, two bathroom units with separate private verandahs or they can be combined to be a four bedroom, four bathroom villa. There are numerous options to rent out separately, together or live in one/both units. The home features a newer masonry pool with a generous pool deck and amazing views. The home has 17,500 solar panels which are currently being installed to achieve net metering to eliminate or drastically reduce electricity bills. Villa Venturosa is within walking distance to Cruz Bay’s shops, restaurants, bars and ferry boat, yet far enough away to enjoy peace and solitude. Please check out a few pics…

Looks great, doesn’t it??!

Interested in this piece of St. John Real Estate? Villa Venturosa is being offered for $1.375 million. For more information, please contact John McCann of 340 Real Estate Co. at [email protected] for more information.

St. John Real Estate: 2019 Wrap-Up

Villa Insatiable is the most expensive home currently for sale on St. John. It is listed at $10.95 million.

Some of the most popular posts here at News of St. John discuss St. John real estate. It seems that many of you are curious about costs and trends happening here on island. It’s also a common question that I receive during my island tours. So today, I decided to give you a little peak into what’s selling, average prices and more. Please check out News of St. John’s 2019 Real Estate Wrap-Up…

(A little side note: Please keep in mind that I am not a realtor; I simply love learning about real estate.)

At the close of 2019, 36 parcels of land, 10 condos and 44 homes sold. The lowest priced home that sold was a one bedroom, one bath cottage which sold for $252,000. The highest sale was 1 Peter Bay, a 6,596 square foot home that is located directly on the sand in Peter Bay. It was listed for $14,250,000 but sold for $9 million, nearly 37 percent off the asking price.

We reached out to our friend Tammy Donnelly, owner of 340 Real Estate Co., and asked what the trends were in 2019. She said  the current trend, in general, is that prices for home and land are continuing to decrease. That’s great news for all of the potential buyers out there! Condos are seeing small price reductions, Tammy said, but there are more reductions in land and homes. This goes for several areas including Chocolate Hole, Peter Bay and Catherineberg. (Peter Bay and Catherineberg are two areas that have some of the island’s priciest real estate.)

In 2019, prices have been going between 20 and 40 percent off of the list price, Tammy said. In one case, a piece of land on Lovango Cay sold for 50 percent off of the list price. Wow! Why I personally find this very interesting is because in 2018, we saw prices going 20-25 percent above list price.

To give you some comparison, we had 32 parcels of land, 5 condos and 60 homes sell in 2018. The least expensive sale was a hurricane-damaged home which sold for $107,500. The most expensive home sold in 2018 was a waterfront home which sold for $3.795 million.

We currently have 158 homes, 15 condos and 252 parcels of land for sale. The least expensive home currently listed is a hurricane-damaged home that is currently unlivable. It’s located on less than a quarter acre, and the asking price is $300,000. There are only seven homes currently listed for less than $500,000 and two are unlivable due to hurricane damage, and one lacks a certificate of occupancy. And this, my friends, is why I currently rent here – haha.

The three most expensive homes for sale right now are all located in Peter Bay on St. John’s North Shore. They range in price from $10.95 million to $8.995 million.

Curious about land? The least expensive is roughly a half-acre parcel in Coral Bay which has an asking price of $50,000. The most expensive parcel is $7.5 million. It’s the property that located behind Maho Crossroads, the new-ish tiki bar at Maho Bay. That parcel is zoned commercial.

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St. John Real Estate: Beautifully Crafted Home in Fish Bay

Hello everyone, welcome to the weekend! I know how much you all love reading about houses for sale here on St. John, and today we have another beauty for you! We’ve mentioned it before, but it recently had a generous price reduction, so we thought it was worth another look. This is a great home for someone looking for a turnkey home in a private neighborhood. Please check out Villa Hermosa, another great piece of St. John Real Estate…

Villa Hermosa is a beautifully appointed three bedroom, 3.5 bath masonry home located in the quiet neighborhood of Fish Bay. It has spacious living areas, beautiful finishes and craftsmanship, stone accents and even a two-car garage, which is very rare on St. John. The home has a gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances and custom mahogany cabinetry flows into the spacious great room, which overlooks the pool area. This home has water views of Fish Bay and beyond.

As you can see in the images below, this home is impeccable. Please check them out…

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Unfortunately it’s above my budget, but maybe one of you will be the next owner!

Villa Hermosa is now being offered for $1,599,000, and the owner is motivated. So go ahead and make an offer! For more information, please contact Tammy Donnelly of 340 Real Estate Co. at [email protected]

St. John Real Estate: Quality Home with Lots of Amenities & Views!

Well folks, it’s Wednesday which means we’re halfway though the week! We thought we’d take a day off from the typical “news” today, and chat about real estate instead.

For those of you who are looking to purchase a beautiful, high-end home here on island, there’s one that recently listed for sale. And even better, it’s located in a great neighborhood, has amazing views and is located close to town. Here are all the details straight from its listing:

Every detail of this spacious 4BR 3BA pool villa was carefully considered and meticulously implemented, in the pursuit of lasting design, beauty and craftsmanship. At first glance of this gently sloped lot in desirable Chocolate Hole, one is immersed with stunning views south to St Croix, west to St Thomas from three covered porches, expansive pool area and deck, as well as master and guest suites. Daily sunsets and cooling tradewinds complete the picture. Complimenting this high-end construction process is an impressive roster of amenities for the discerning guest or owner, including granite counters, marble baths, stainless steel appliances, mahogany ceilings, doors and trim, coral stone flooring, and central air conditioning. This villa will make the perfect family home and or short-term rental with its interior access to all the living spaces and bedrooms.

Flat grassy manicured lawns and mature gardens surround the house. Ample parking for multiple vehicles and turn around areas along with the gentle sloping driveway allow for ease in your approach and access to the house.

All things considered, the synergies of this property, including the neighborhood, lot, view, construction, and amenities make it an exceptional find.

After 20 years, the original contractor-owner, who built this “safe house” for his family, is offering his home for purchase. This home has withstood every storm. Walls are monolithically poured concrete, with steel horizontally and vertically throughout the walls far exceeding code requirements. Roof structure is an engineered steel-reinforced truss system and was steel strapped from the cross beam into the foundation. Custom built metal storm shutters bolt directly onto the concrete walls. This house was unscathed when the majority of the surrounding homes, and the nearby Westin, suffered major structural damage.

Please check out a few more pics…

Ready to own a piece of St. John real estate? This Chocolate Hole home is being offered for $1,675,000. For more information, please contact Tammy Donnelly of 340 Real Estate Co. at [email protected]

St. John Real Estate: Successful Short Term Rental with Owners in Residence

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Well yesterday’s poll showed how much you all love the island of St. John. We will run the poll a few more days, and then we will post the results. Have you ever given thought to potentially owning a property here on island as opposed to simply visiting every then and again? Well today, we have a nice piece of St. John real estate to share with all of you.

Nestled among the trees in tranquil Fish Bay, this cozy home has been successfully short-term rented for the past 10 years with the owners in residence. The upper level has a master bedroom and bath, as well as kitchen, dining, living areas and a screened-in breakfast room. Stone paths lead to charming sitting areas around the property, to the downstairs bedrooms, hammocks and decks. There is an 8,500 KW Kubota diesel generator with sound proof enclosure and 80 gallon manual fuel tank – a great added feature here on the island.

You can opt to continue this as a successful short term rental or convert it back to a traditional home to live in. This property is being sold as is.

Ready to own a piece of St. John real estate? Treetops is being offered for $770,000. For more information, please contact Tammy Donnelly of 340 Real Estate Co. at [email protected]

340 Real Estate Co. will donate a portion of the proceeds it receives from the sale of this property to the St. John Cancer Fund.

St. John Real Estate: Price Reduction on Well Maintained Duplex

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We know that many of you dream of owning a home on St. John, and today’s villa may be just the right one for you! It’s a well maintained duplex that consists of two complete two bedroom, two bathroom units. Here are all the details…

Villa Bellezza is located in the quiet neighborhood of Fish Bay on St. John’s south shore. It consists of two units – one upper and one lower. The upper unit has great views of Fish Bay and the Caribbean Sea. This home has lots of potential and even has room to add a pool. These units can easily be rented long term, or perhaps you can live in one and rent the other.

Each unit has large living spaces, as well as large wraparound decks. They also each have their own cistern. There is a large flat parking area that can easily fit four vehicles, which is somewhat of a luxury here on St. John.  Check out a few more pics…

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Ready to own a piece of St. John real estate? Villa Bellezza is now listed for $849,000. For more information, please contact Tammy Donnelly of 340 Real Estate Co. at [email protected]