Caribbean cottages, seaside condos, hillside villas, or a custom home with views of azure blue water, the US Virgin Islands offers it all. Luxury real estate options abound and since USVI is an American territory, mainland buyers, referred to as ‘continentals’, enjoy the same home ownership rights as they do in the United States. If you’re looking for a vacation escape from your Redwood City residence, the US Virgin Islands is a wonderful location for a second home.
The US Virgin Islands is comprised of three main atolls.
Only 32 square miles in size, Saint Thomas is the ‘entry point’ with its Caribbean metropolis and urban vibe. Charlotte Amalie is the capitol of USVI, offering a hub of activity for tourists while its charming harbor is one of the most visited ports.
Saint Croix is the largest isle and offers up both ethnic and geographic diversity. Rolling hills, pastures, rainforests and beaches are abundant. With influences from Spain, the Netherlands, France, Denmark and the United States, the island has a variety of annual festivals and cultural events as well as three golf courses and a casino. The two harbor towns are Christiansted, which includes stately 18th and 19th century homes, and Frederiksted with its tropical rainforest bursting with lush foliage and wildlife .
Saint John serves up pristine terrain, stunning white sand beaches and a laid back atmosphere. Since 60% of its land is a national park, real estate is at a premium, the majority of it surrounding Cruz Bay. Sustainable development is a priority, making Saint John alluring for those seeking eco-friendly vacation or second homes in a peaceful paradise.
Luxury home prices in the US Virgin Islands range from $1.7 million to upwards of $15 million. Villa “Pearl” is a 6 bed, 8 bath Saint Thomas estate set on four acres that offer 270 degree views of the Atlantic, Botany Bay and the Caribbean Sea. With 15,000 square feet of living space and an additional 4,000 square feet of outdoor space, at $743 per square foot, this incredible property is far less than a more modest home in the Silicon Valley. With Creston Technology, the home’s lighting and security can be monitored and accessed from anywhere in the world.
If you are in the market for a vacation home in the US Virgin Islands or beyond, contact The Dawn Thomas Team to discover how we can help. Or, if you’re considering putting your Mountain View home on the market, our No Hassle Guide is filled with advice and valuable information to make the process stress-free.