Calabash Views
'The Dinosaur House'

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Directions to The Dinosaur House:
From Cruz Bay take Rt. 10 (Centerline Road) to Coral Bay. Make a right onto Rt. 107. From here it is 1.8 miles to the turn onto our road. Drive past Island Blues Bar and a little further is Shipwreck Restaurant & The Jolly Dog on the right. Keep going a short distance. Turn right at Calabash Boom Rd - there is now a new housing development on your left as you make the turn - it is a steep concrete road going straight up and then meets the dirt road at the top. Turn right onto the dirt w/ some parts paved road (in 4-wheel drive) and go all the way to telephone pole ES16. Make a right at ES16 onto our concrete road (now named, with a sign: "Andy's Way"). Go all the way to the end of this road (two sharp switchbacks) and park on the flat. You have arrived at the Dinosaur House, and Calabash Views.
It is the last house on the road. Link to road pics


Single family home
28-19 Calabash Boom
St John, Virgin Islands 00830

Current residents are renting long-term.
Location: St John, US Virgin Islands
Neighborhood: Coral Bay (more specifically, Calabash Boom)

Square Footage: 3978
Indoor sq foot: 1732
Outdoor sq foot: 2246
Lot Size: 0.29 ac
About 200 feet up the hillside from Coral Bay
Year Built: owner built, started 1991, finished 2004
CO in 2004
Estimated Yearly Property Tax: $800 (2004)
Number of Floors: 3
Total Number of Rooms: 8
Bedrooms: 2
Den/Storage/3rd bedroom: 1
Bathrooms: 3 full
Floors: All indoor floor areas are tile
Laundry/Pump room
Decks: 3
Heating: None
Cooling: Wall Unit(s) – 3 - one in each bedroom
Sewer: Septic – 1,000 gal
Water: Cisterns: 1st – 11,000 gal, 2nd – 5,000 gal
Industrial water filter for entire house - 5 micron filter, carbon filter, and UV light
Water Heaters: upstairs and downstairs have on-demand electric water heaters, and the main level has a 10 gal capacity electric water heater.
New pump, new pressure tank and new fridge in 2011.

View Type: Ocean & Bay (Coral Bay and the Caribbean Sea)
Features: Close to beaches, boating, shopping, restaurants, Virgin Islands National Park, hiking trails, Danish ruins, and Peace and Quiet.

Built hurricane-tough, the main part of the house is solid rock and concrete and built into the mountain itself with shutters able to withstand at least 150 mph winds. The upper level is wood, but built extra strong as well.

The house as seen from the water's edge of Coral Bay (some zoom).

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