Southgate Courtyard Villas STX
Has anybody seen these villas. I just saw a couple of pictures and they appear to be real nice and possibly affordable. New to me.
they are next door to Cheeseburgers in Paradise. They are all 1-BDR units and they are small but cute and functional. They have a really nice pool complex and large area of lawns and gazebos by the pool for entertaining or just hanging out. Some of the upstairs units have some ocean view but the downstairs condos do not. They rarely come on the market for sale, but there are two new listings there currently at $135K (downstairs corner unit) and $140K (upstairs unit but I'm not sure if this one has an ocean view or not.)
They've been renting for around $1500 per month plus utilities on the long-term rental market.
Potential buyers should know that the HOA fees are $595 per month and that the units are wood-frame, not concrete.
I just realized where they are located. I think it is that white fence that runs behind the bar at Cheeseburgers. I'm not sure what HOA is? Is the fact that they are wood why they are so reasonable?
HOA is homeowner's association. The various condo associations collect the dues monthly from owners to cover the various insurances, security, maintenance, and any utilities that are paid through the associations.
The lower sales prices are partly because they are wood and partly because they are small units and partly because most of them do not have ocean views.
Something else to think about. I've never lived there so I could be completely wrong, but Cheesburgers music seems very loud when they have bands. That would get on my every last nerve but maybe the sound doesnt travel or the a/c white noise covers it.
I lived in the Southgate Courtyard for a while few years back. They are very nice. Mostly residential and Hovensa workers when I was there. They are comfortable little homes for one or two people. The HOa dues are pretty reasonable and they are well maintained. (the pool needed some work) Cheesburgers was not a problem for me. There is a wall that keeps much of the music noise away. The worse noise is when some dumb motorcycle rider "revs it up" coming off the turn. On the plus side, I could sit on my small deck (upper) and enjoy great music several days a week. They have cisterns and a well so the grounds can be green year round.
When I was there they were selling for around $50,000. The low price might be a reflection of the lack of view, the wood construction and the fact they are not vacation rentals. That was a plus for me. I should have bought one at 50k.
I always thought they were a great secret and didn't want them to be discovered by vacationers.
Anyone have any updated information about Southgate Courtyard Villa?
Welcome back Betty. Haven't seen you post for while!
Terry that post was 2007.
We first started talking about a move to the USVI at the end of 1999 or so. At that time these units were going for $40,000. When I asked why they were so cheap I was told because of the construction. But I still wish I'd bought one then!!! lol.
We stayed in Southgate Courtyard for our first month on Island (Less than a year ago)- we moved with short-notice and were not able to have a pre-move visit....
It was our "we'll stay there while we find something more permanent" place.
I will preface this by saying I DID NOT LIKE IT....and we actually moved out early - But here is my honest pt. of view.
I never noticed the noise from Cheeseburgers, but ate/drank there more often.
The pool and grounds are really nice. The Pool is large and consistently @ 5' deep - keeping the water cool.
The units are all different depending on the owners.
The upstairs units that I saw are nicer than downstairs - less buggy for sure. Also the bedroom walls in the upstairs unit do not go all the way to the ceiling (it's a vaulted ceiling)
The downstairs unit that we rented, and one that our friends rented both had bugs.. We had an ant and gongolo issue - not so bad, considering..
and our friend's had Centipedes - multiple... on more than one occasion in their bed!
Another issue we had was internet - the association does not allow outside antennae for internet - so our owner tried to prop his in the window - which would be a problem if you ever wanted to open or close the window... and it has to "see" the tower at the pool... ours could NEVER see the stupid thing through all the trees. We actually had the grounds guy cut back the trees - to no avail.
The kitchens are pretty pathetic - I don't know if anyone's really re-done theirs. but there's about 2' of counter space and almost no storage/pantry.
Thanks for those comments!
Did you try fumigating?
When I first moved into my apartment, there were all sorts of bugs. I started using Raid Concentrated Deep Reach Fogger once a month and haven't seen a bug in 6 months.
Sorry, I'm reading these on the little screen on my IPhone and missed the date.