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Flexibility in Paradise, Choose1Br-Suite, Studio, & 2Br, Couples & Families

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 KING Beds + Sofa bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Welcome island lovers to our unspoiled island and the new "Seas the Day" formly "Pink Marlin". Once on St. John, location is everything, and our upper building, 2-bedroom condo offers abundant space & privacy for 2-couples, or a family of 5-6. If you don't need 2 bedrooms/2 baths then please inquire about our 1Br Suite with king bed and full-kitchen or our Studio with a king bed and kitchenette.

If this will be your first-time visit to St. John - what took you so long? Seriously, if you are considering other islands, happy to highlight why St. John is the right choice for most, and why Grande Bay's location in Cruz Bay is unbeatable. But, we are not the right choice for all. For example, if you want a big casino, then St. John is not right for you. If you want the Ritz, stay on St. Thomas. And, if you want daily maid service or room service, then our condo is not the right place either. (Although we can provide daily maid service for an extra fee.) But if you want a resort experience for condo prices, with everything that St. John has to offer a walk, hike, great snorkel beaches, ruins, friendly people, first class restaurants and much more, then keep reading.

And all you scuba divers should know that Low Key Watersports, the dive shop on St. John, is now directly next door to Grande Bay, so you can roll out of bed for your morning dives!

Location is THE key - from our condo you have easy access to the pool and hot-tub, as our upper building location within the resort is the closest proximity to the elevated pool and sundeck. Our upper building condo is offered as a One-Bedroom with King bed, separate family room & a full kitchen, or as a Studio with king bed & kitchenette, or combine the two and you have spacious 2 Bedroom/2 Bath condo great for two couples, or an extended family. There is additional sofa-bedding in both units to accommodate families of 6-8 dependent on age of kids & sleeping arrangements.

Our Studio + 1Br = TWO bedroom condo is unique -- there is an electric grill on the private deck of the 1Br, and another on the private deck of the Studio. Guests have use of beach chairs, beach towels, and beautiful refurbished condo.

The reserved parking space in the upper garage conveys with the larger 1Br side (or when renting both sides as a Two-Bedroom.) There is a separate stack washer/dryer in both the Studio and 1BR, so you can pack light regardless of which unit you select!

While away, you can remain connected to home, as all condos at GRANDE BAY have FREE LONG-DISTANCE calling to the USA, so if you need to check-in with the mainland, you can! (There is a cordless landline in each of the two units, with distinct phone numbers, and wireless service.) Free WIFI has been upgraded to faster service.

This condo is a rare lock-out, not many at Grande Bay, and really the most flexible layout for owners and guests. You can rent the larger ONE BEDROOM side only, the STUDIO side only, or both, as they are separated by a lock-out door in between.

With both sides rented, we can sleep two families up to six, even 8 depending on the age/size of the kids & coziness! From the beach chairs, coolers, to the luxurious bedding, our condo has it all, including the closest proximity of any to the resort pool, sun deck, the gym and the hot-tub. The gym includes a top of the line PILATES machine, treadmills, a recumbent bike trainer, an elliptical, & live weights. And the pool is truly unique, with ceramic inserts of turtles and other sea-life, co-designed by the owner of this condo.

The smaller Studio with king bed and kitchenette, on its own, is really perfect for a couple, and is the most economical choice. Regardless of your choice, you will have spectacular Caribbean views from the private front terraces of either, and enjoy all that Grande Bay Resort has to offer.

Here's more detail - the private master bedroom of the larger 1Br side has a KING size bed a pillow-top mattress and fine cotton bedding. The bedroom also has an en-suite full bath, its own 42' LCD TV with DVD player (no cable in MBR), a safe in the large closet, and an oversized stack washer/dryer in a dedicated closet. The main living area of the one-bedroom side includes a love seat, queen sleeper sofa, a wall mounted 42' LCD TV connected to cable with DVD and library of DVD's, an iPod player, board games, and a desk. There is also a bar with 4 teak swivel stools. Ideal for breakfast indoors. The front terrace can accommodate four for breakfast, with a high coffee table, four chairs, to see over the baluster. It is another room, and with a view that makes it hard to leave! It is also in constant shade, and remains cool with a great breeze.

The studio has a king bed, a convertible couch/queen sleep sofa, and another full-bath, with kitchenette. The sitting area has an comfy swivel chair, a desk, and another 42' flat panel TV with its own library of DVD's. The private terrace of the studio has another bar-height table for two for breakfast and sunset drinks, and another electric grill. The view is extraordinary, and provides the setting for morning or evening relaxation at its best!

Like all condos at Grande Bay, you have all the luxuries expected in a high-end resort. The full-kitchen on the one-bedroom side is well equipped, everything you need is there for any meals you want to prepare. The efficiency kitchen on the Studio side has a fridge, microwave, and other kitchenware as well, including a kitchen sink!

The Grande Bay Resort is truly unique. It is the ONLY resort in St. John with a heated pool situated on an elevated sun deck with a commanding view about 30' above the water, with its own waterfall to add to the unique sights and sound of the resort. At Grande Bay, and St. John in general, the island life is all about enjoying the color of the island, the world class beaches, the crystal clear water, and the location!

Keywords: Caribbean Condo, Villa, Beachview, Waterfront, Grande Bay Resort, Close to Scuba Shop, Gym, Pilates, Hiking

More Details

Owner
LAURIE CRANDALL
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2017

Why LAURIE CRANDALL chose Cruz Bay

PURE BEAUTY.. UNSPOILED ST JOHN.. NEWLY RENOVATED..FABULOUS VIEWS..LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. This destination provides family and friends walking access to all that St. John and Cruz bay has to offer. You can explore the beaches of St. John by car or jeep. (The only challenge in Cruz bay is parking, so if you rent a car or jeep, you really must have a parking space you can rely on - and Grande Bay is unique in that regard.) Venturing to the 'other side' of the island on your own is a real treat. You will navigate the goats and donkeys on the road and be part of the truly laid back elements of Coral Bay. Exploring St. John makes anyone feel like a kid again - and my family knows the island extremely well and can provide a beach itinerary with interests that appeal to those ages 7-75. There is a world-class beach and snorkel area for every day of the week, with more to spare. We also wanted to be within easy public ferry or private charter boat of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Jost Van Dyke, at the world famous Foxy's, Soggy Dollar. Jost, Tortola, Virgin Gorda with 'the Baths' is also a day trip excursion away. Just bring your passport, and pick the day to island hop via ferry or private charter. We can help you with both!

What makes this condo unique

Grande Bay with its unique elevated & heated pool, hot-tub, sun deck, and water view fitness center, also provides you with the option to go nowhere, and simply enjoy your superior location for as many days as you desire. You can walk back to the cono from the pool area in less than a minute to enjoy lunch or a movie, or just take a nap in the cool, quiet privacy of your condo. The location of our condo is ideal and safe for families of four with two children, even toddlers.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Great Cruz Bay Estates in Estate Enighed

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Tile showers
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • King size beds (1) with a king bed in the Studio as well with a sofa bed in both the 1Br-Suite and Studio living rooms.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Great location within the Grande Bay resort, in desirable upper building, accessed via elevator in the reception building, with stroll by elevated sun deck and pool. Condo is less than 100' from the pool and sun deck on the first floor. View of beach and bay from front terrace highlights outdoor enjoyment and two 42" LCD TV's make into time perfect for kids and adults.

Reviews

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Flexibility in Paradise, Choose1Br-Suite, Studio, & 2Br, Couples & Families
average rating of 4.90566 based on 53 reviews
Raleigh
5

Perfect place on a perfect island!

  • 5 of 5

I would just like to say what a great time we had while staying at this property. We stayed in both the 1BR as well as the studio and it was perfect for our needs. Not only is Grande Bay in perfect location with beautiful views and amenities but the condo itself had everything we needed. The condo owner provided everything you need for a trip to the beach, just hanging at the pool, and even a awesome kayak for a cruise around the beautiful bay. Not to mention how close the condo is town which puts you in walking distance of almost everything you need.

It was also quite a pleasure dealing with Laurie and everyone from the management company. From greeting us the day of our arrival to helping us get all of our luggage to the dock to catch our ferry.

Our experience was truly first class and I would recommend staying in this condo to anyone! Looking forward to coming back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Condo - Exceptional Location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a long weekend with some friends on a girl's trip. John was super accommodating to us and made sure our stay was comfortable and easy! We absolutely adored the condo, beds were comfortable and condo was spacious and clean. The location is the biggest selling point for me, we were in the heart of Cruz Bay--walking distant to all the shopping, restaurants and bars. We just had a fabulous time. I would absolutely recommend this condo and in fact have already recommended it to several friends traveling through St. John. Can't wait to visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Privacy and Togetherness -- PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

My son and daughter-in-law live in St. Thomas and we come to the US Virgin Islands a couple of times a year for a visit. This beautiful condo and studio were the perfect get away vacation in lovely St. John. This beautiful condo and adjoining studio were ideal for two couples, affording us a wonderful space for family togetherness and the privacy of two distinct units. We loved snorkeling the National Park beaches and being able to soak our weary bones afterwards in the great hot tub at the pool. It was fun to be in downtown Cruz Bay! We highly recommend this property and look forward to returning soon and often!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

I would like to Thank Gina for helping us find a place that was suitable for my elderly in laws..Gina was extremely professional and helpful through out our planning..The owners have a very nice condo and have everything that you will need for your stay. You cannot ask for a better location and very easy access.. And I would like to say Thank You to the owners for working with us.. My husband and I live on St. John and we really appreciate all that was done for us.. Thank You...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AMAZING PLACE!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in the 1 BR for 2 nights. This place was perfect! The view from the balcony was amazing for my morning coffee and evening cocktail. It is located just a few blocks from all the restaurants/bars downtown. The owner was very easy to work with and the property manager was very nice and ready to answer any questions. I would most definitely stay here again. Oh - coolers/beach chairs, etc. were also available for use and came in very handy!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dave

  • 5 of 5

This condo was awesome...from its location to what was offered. Would definitely stay there again. Working with the owner and the property management company was so easy. Everything you could need was included!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
STT
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
800 Metres
Red Hook
Nearest Restaurant
MANY
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Cruz Bay
Car: not necessary

From the resort, via a brief walk on the beach and sidewalks thru Wharfside Village and Cruz Bay, you can access the Lind Point trail and walk to numerous beaches that are the best the Caribbean has to offer, including Honeymoon beach at Caneel Bay. By car or taxi, you will enjoy the world famous Trunk Bay beach, routinely rated top-10 beaches in the world, with an underwater snorkel trail. Add to that list, Hawksnest, Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay, amongst other major beaches to get acquainted with before venturing to the many lesser known.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
(1 bedroom only)
14 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£659
for 3 nights
From
£175
 
 
(1 bedroom only)
1 Nov 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£790
for 3 nights
From
£218
 
 
(1 bedroom only)
19 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,732
for 7 nights
From
£371
 
 
(1 bedroom only)
3 Jan 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,663
for 5 nights
From
£305
 
 
(1 bedroom only)
9 Apr 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£921
for 3 nights
From
£262
 
 
(i bedroom only)
6 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£659
for 3 nights
From
£175
 
 
(1 bedroom only)
1 Nov 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£790
for 3 nights
From
£218
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £96.95

The rates published are for the 1 BEDROOM SIDE ONLY.

Rate for STUDIO SIDE ONLY(Cleaning Fee $100.00):
July 6, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 - $175 per night
Nov 1, 2017 - Dec 18, 2017 - $200 per night
Dec 19, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018 - $350 per night
Jan 3, 2018 - April 8, 2018 - $300 per night
April 9, 2018 - July 5, 2018 - $250 per night
July 6, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 - $175 per night
Nov 1, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018 - $200 per night

Rate for BOTH SIDES(the 1 BEDROOM PLUS the STUDIO)(Cleaning Fee $200):
July 6, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 - $300 per night
Nov 1, 2017 - Dec 18, 2017 - $350 per night
Dec 19, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018 - $625 per night
Jan 3, 2018 - April 8, 2018 - $550 per night
April 9, 2018 - July 5, 2018 - $450 per night
July 6, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 - $300 per night
Nov 1, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018 - $350 per night

50% deposit. Balance due 60 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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