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Grande Bay Luxury 3BR Spectacular Unobstructed View

76 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in Great Cruz Bay Estates - Southern Serenity

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

'Southern Serenity' is a magnificent, luxury 3 bedroom, 2 bath resort condo located on the waterfront with spectacular unobstructed views of the Caribbean waters, Cruz Bay, the mountains of St. John and ten surrounding islands. The town of Cruz Bay, the ferry dock and taxi stand are just a short walk on the beach away from your location. In Cruz Bay you will find plenty of shopping and many fine restaurants, as well as, two grocery stores, a bank, a library and several churches.

Furnished with two king beds, two twin beds and a pull out sofa, it's ideal for a family or a few couples. The twin beds may also be converted to a King bed. If St. John is your wedding destination, Southern Serenity is perfect for your bridal party or wedding guests. Top quality linens and towels are provided as well as beach towels, beach chairs and coolers.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped with granite countertops, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, dishes, glassware, coffee pot, blender, pots and pans, and many other kithen gadgets. The balcony provides an outdoor granite bar and stools for dining and drinking while enjoying the exquisite views of the Caribbean water and surrounding islands. The unit is air conditioned and each room has a ceiling fan. The living room has a plasma TV and a stereo system that plays CDs or your Ipod. WIFI and telephone service within the United States are included.

The resort provides twenty-four hour security and a reserved parking space in the garage. The heated pool and hot tub on the deck overlook the aqua blue waters of Cruz Bay. Lounge chairs are provided for relaxing and sun bathing. The on premise fitness center includes treadmills, a pilates machine, weights and a great view of the water.

Our island host will greet you upon your arrival at the ferry dock. They will lead you to your accommodations; share an extensive knowledge of the island, including local amenities, restaurants, beaches and hiking trails and ensure you have everything you need to make your experience wonderful.

Need more or less room? Consider our other Grande Bay Resort properties:

Studio apartment, Southern Serenity II, view at VRBO 813238

One-bedroom condo, Southern Serenity III, view at VRBO 813241

Two-bedroom condo, Southern Serenity IV, view at VRBO 813243

Keywords: St John, Cruz Bay, Grande Bay, Caribbean, condo, 3BR, best, waterfront, villa, beachfront, pool, hot tub, condominium , snorkeling, hiking

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Marsha Blair
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Marsha Blair

Jim and Marsha are married with three grown children and seven grandchildren, which add to their busy lives. They live on a little barrier island off the coast of North Carolina called Emerald Isle. They love travel, golf and meeting people from around the world.

Marsha Blair purchased this condo in 2008

Why Marsha Blair chose Cruz Bay

We discovered St John after visiting St Thomas for 25 straight years and finding that island becoming more and more congested. St John proved the exact opposite and we immediately fell in love with the island's laid back lifestyle and spectacular beaches. We stayed at Grande Bay for three months a few years ago and love its proximity to the restaurants and night life of Cruz Bay, while remaining in walking distance from Grande Bay.

What makes this condo unique

Grande Bay is a short walking distance to town, where you'll find many restaurants and shops as well as the ferry dock and taxis. You can stay at Grande Bay and enjoy the pool or venture out and explore the many beaches the island offers. There is an underground parking garage and a security officer always on duty. The fully equipped fitness center is on site and overlooks Cruz Bay beach and harbor.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm a little behind on getting this to you but I just wanted to write a quick thank you for letting myself and my friends stay at the Southern Serenity a couple of weeks ago in May! I cannot express how much we enjoyed ourselves and your beautiful condo! With the comfort of home in a destination so beautiful it was the perfect place to spend our week! We were there specifically for a destination wedding however we were able to enjoy all of the beautiful beaches and restaurants that St. John had to offer. The pictures we took from your patio just do not do it any justice- just to sit out there in the morning and watch the sunrise and the boats come in was breathtaking!! We were beyond comfortable with the space the condo provided, and the extra luxury of having beach chairs and coolers available to us was such a welcomed treat that made for long relaxing beach days!!
Jun 2014
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Grande Bay Luxury 3BR Spectacular Unobstructed View
average rating of 4.986842 based on 77 reviews

Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five recently stayed at Southern Serenity, Grande Bay, in St. John and had an awesome vacation, in part because of the beautiful condo and the owners’ attention to detail. Upon arrival we were greeted by a St. John Villas Company representative who walked us to the condo, carrying some of our luggage. We found the unit stocked with the usual products along with things that we have never had in a rental before, such as aluminum foil, plastic bags, laundry soap, etc. and spices, unopened non-perishable food items, condiments and several bottles of liquor left by previous renters. The unit was spotless, the wi-fi fast and reliable, the beds were comfortable, and they had a storage locker with beach chairs and other equipment. We had a gorgeous view from the balcony and it was only a short walk to the many restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay. The owners answered any questions we had before the trip and St. John Villa Company assisted us with special requests such as an airport transfer to the ferry and a car seat for our grandson. We couldn’t have asked for a better home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that we could play a part in making your St John experience enjoyable. We hope that you can return again soon. Thanks for your kind words.
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We could not have stayed at a better location!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this unit was fantastic. Just a short walk to great restaurants and shops. The unit was clean and comfortable and has the best views of Cruz Bay off the large balcony.

We will definitely rent this unit again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We are happy that Southern Serenity was able to play a part in making your St John vacation enjoyable.
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Perfect vacation! Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

WOW - what a terrific place to celebrate our anniversary with family! Pictures are exactly as noted - unit is very well equipped. Coolers, beach chairs, beach towels, snorkel equipment! Love the location! We rented a car to travel to national park beaches and coral bay, but walked to dinner/cocktails in Cruz Bay most every night. Enjoyed mornings on the deck watching the ferries and boats in the bay. Spent glorious days on one of many beaches in the national park - snorkeled and paddle-boarded. Even took a sunset cruise and all day cruise to the BVI. We all agreed this was the perfect accommodation for our family of 6 (all adults).

The owners left a bottle of rum for our anniversary. It didn't last the week! Their recommendations for dinners and things to do/places to visit were spot on. Beautiful place.... We hope to return once again in the future. Thank you for an amazing week with family. Would highly recommend Grande Bay and Southern Serenity!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that we could play a small part in this fantastic celebration of your anniversary. Certainly glad that you enjoyed our condo and the location so much. Hope that you can enjoy many more celebrations on St John at Southern Serenity. Congratulations.
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Beautiful View and right in town at Cruz Bay

  • 5 of 5

I went with 4 couples and had an awesome time! This is our second year on St. John and loved our rental. I would recommend this to any one staying on St. John. The house was clean, beautiful and extremely convenient!

I think this rental is probably better suited for 3 couples as opposed to 4 but can sleep a family or group of friends quite comfortably for 8 people.

I will definitely stay at southern serenity and grande bay resort in the future.

Thank you for an amazing vacation!

Kristin, 29 Cleveland OH

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

Southern Serenity was a perfect fit for our family of 6 (kids ages 8, 6, 4, 1). This was our first real vacation with the whole family and it worked out great. All of the amenities and conveniences made this doable for us. Being able to walk 100 yards to town, whether for dinner, drinks, a marketplace, ice cream, etc. was awesome. Alex from St John Villa Company was fantastic and made everything seamless for us. We would spend our days at one of the amazing north shore beaches, then on most eves the kids wanted to hit the pool where we'd eat takeout (with our kids it's still tough to eat out). The kids got to experience Sea Turtles, Rays, millions of beautiful fish, beautiful coral and perfect Caribbean beaches. They were truly spoiled with this trip and we can't wait to go back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, wonderful home, and amazing service!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at "Sothern Serenity" for a week in January and could not have had a better experience. The property is the perfect balance between home and vacation home. It has everything you need to make it feel like you aren't away, but also every convenience you would expect when on vacation.

The condo is beautifully maintained and the view is the prettiest on the island. You are within walking distance to the best restaurants, bars, shops, and even grocery stores. I loved that I knew the owners loved their home as much as we did after seeing pictures of their family on the walls and their guest book.

Working with the owners and their property company was very easy. They were super nice and friendly to work with but also consistent, persistent, and accommodating. They offered us assistance in every aspect of our stay: ideas of things to do, recommendations and coordination on where to rent a car, what boating options we had, etc. Our greater Alex was so easy to get a hold of and work with and was waiting for us when we got there to bring us to the condo.

It is so clear how important their home is to them, how much they take renting it out seriously, and I could not have one bad thing to say. We are looking forward to visiting Southern Serenity again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Great Cruz Bay Estates, St John

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2016 - 12 Nov 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
13 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Prime Season 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Summer 2017
30 Apr 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 12.5%

Holiday Season: December 18-January 3 booked at $895/night; minimum 7 nights
Short term bookings of 5 nights or less are booked at seasonal rate plus a $200 cleaning fee.
Rates are subject to change without notice, but confirmed reservations are guaranteed at the confirmed rate.

Studio Suite, Southern Serenity II, view at VRBO.com/813238
1BR Suite, Southern Serenity III, view at VRBO.com/813241
2BR Suite, Southern Serenity IV, view at VRBO.com/813243

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Great Cruz Bay Estates in St John

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sliding doors to private balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds can be converted to a King
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Comfortable sleeper sofa in living room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The master bedroom has an access door to the front balcony
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 8 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
coffee maker, blender, hair dryer, alarm clock with Ipod dock, stereo with CD player and Ipod dock, beach towels and beach chairs

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