St John may be the smallest and least populated of the Virgin Islands, but it is also considered one of the best places to make your home. It has beautiful beaches, mountains and tons of great properties for people to consider. You have nice, modest homes for people that are just looking for a simple life near the beach and you also have multi-million dollar beachfront estates that have amazing architecture and stunning views. For those who are thinking about moving to St John, here are a few profiles of some of the most popular neighborhoods on the Island.
Located in Cruz Bay, Chocolate Hole is a neighborhood that can be a great place to call home. You have nice beaches with homes that are right by the harbor, and you have hillside residences that are a little closer to the commercial center of the neighborhood. The homes are moderate to high priced, and they offer great views and all of the comforts that you could ask for.
Currently on the market, the lowest asking price in this neighborhood is 482B Chocolate Hole. Listed at $749,000, this is 5-bedroom home built in 1987. With beaches within walking distance and good access to restaurants and shopping, this is a property that should satisfy a variety of different people that may want to live on the island.
For buyers that have the money, there are also homes that cost in the millions. The most expensive property currently listed in Chocolate Hole is listed at $13.5 million. Built in 2005, 80 Chocolate Hole has seven bedrooms, and it is one of the most architecturally impressive residences on the island.
This is one of the most peaceful and relaxed neighborhoods on the island. Between Cruz Bay and Great Cruz Bay, Contant Point is a place for people that desire privacy and tranquility. With Contant Point, you get good sun, good homes, and nice views. As an example of a prime piece of Contant Point real estate, consider 6-5 Contant. This luxury home is listed at just under $5 million dollars, and it sits right on the beach. With six bedrooms, a pool, a spa and a view overlooking the harbor, this is a high-value property with so much to offer.
A little older and more established, Catherineberg is a part of Old St John. Though a little older than some of the areas in St John real estate, this is a location that still has a range of nice properties to offer. Take 3-22 Catherineberg as an example. Built in 1979, this newly upgraded property sits on more than an acre of completely private land. The property has a hot tub, a pool with a waterfall and the location offers views from almost every angle.
Carolina is located in Coral Bay, and this area is considered to be one of the best places to vacation in the Virgin Islands. Between the mountains and the sea, this area has a lot of natural charm and there is a range of different properties to choose from. One property that fits nicely in the area is 7H-8 Carolina. This home sits on Ajax Peak, and it offers a stunning view of Coral Bay. With two bedrooms, two baths and a pool, this home is listed at just over $1.1 million.
In East End, Hansen Bay is another area where visitors and residents can take in some of the natural wonders of St John. With this location, you have scenic beaches, rocky cliffs and a few well-designed residences that are moderately priced. One property that stands out from the rest is 1A-3 Hansen Bay. Sitting at the top of a ridge, this 4-bedroom home has one of the best views that you will find in a private residence. At just under $2 million, this is probably one of the most unique properties currently available on St John, and it is truly a great value.
Surrounded by untouched National Park land and with good access to Reef Bay Beach, visitors and residents can find a lot to enjoy in the Fish Bay area. Most of the homes are in the low seven figures, but there are a few that are priced for under a million. For an example of Fish Bay living, consider 118 Fish Bay, a 3-bedroom house built in 2001. Right on the edge of the National Park, this $1.5 million dollar home has great access to the white sand beaches of Reef Bay. With a short walk through a nature trail, you can be on the beach in a matter of minutes and the property has a pool, a Jacuzzi and a sun deck to go along with the fantastic view.
Located between Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay, you have a neighborhood that is known for its expensive luxury estates. Peter Bay is probably one of the most exclusive locations in the Virgin Islands, and its homes are some of the most impressive in the entire Caribbean. Currently the highest listing on the island, 1 Peter Bay is a 3-bedroom beachfront property that is listed at more than $14 million. Sitting on more than 6500 square feet of land, this property has a swimming pavilion, a terrace overlooking the beach and it sits in an abundance of indigenous vegetation.
Rendezvous and Ditleff
This is another very popular neighborhood in the Cruz Bay area of St John. For nice beaches, hillside properties and privacy, Rendezvous & Ditleff has a lot of great opportunities. Dating from 2003, 15-A-328 Rendezvous & Ditleff is on a hillside overlooking the beach. With four bedrooms, a pool and great access to the water, this $2.7 million home is nestled in nicely above the beach. For the location and the quality, this is one of the best homes that you can get in the area.
St Quaco and Zimmerman
For views of Coral Bay, there are few neighborhoods that can beat St Quaco and Zimmerman. You have hillside estates with panoramic views, great beach access and home designs that are some of the most unique in the Virgin Islands. With five bedrooms and four baths, Villa Agel is a prime piece of real estate sitting on 5,500 square feet of land in the Coral Bay area. With tropical landscaping around the pool, a full garage, and stunning views, this property is selling for just under $2.2 million.
In Cruz Bay, you are going to find a few of the more popular neighborhoods of the island and one of them is Enighed. A little closer to town, this is a good area for people that want convenience. In this neighborhood, you have a variety of good properties available including 17-A-1 Enighed, which is currently listed at $1.4 million. This is a 4-bedroom vacation rental has a pool, two kitchens and views overlooking Pillsbury Sound.