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Absolutely Gorgeous Grande Bay Luxury Studio

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Within steps of Cruz Bay restaurants and nightlife

Location. Location. Location. That is what this absolutely gorgeous studio nestled high above Cruz Bay is all about. You have all the conveniences you need - king bed, sleeper sofa, spacious bath, fully-equipped kitchenette and a balcony with one of the most impressive views of Cruz Bay and the Caribbean you will ever see. You will find this location perfect, not only for its gorgeous views but because you are off the street far enough that there is no street noise nor bar scene music with absolute privacy. Our studio is on the second floor - actually three stories up because of the garage - of the highest building at Grande Bay Resort. Of course, we have elevators to get you there. You can watch over Cruz Bay, the gorgeous mountains or see nine beautiful island, including St Thomas, from the balcony. Best of all, should your dinner include a few of the islands famous libations, you don't have to get in a car and drive home. You are just steps from your island home.

Grande Bay Resort provides a fantastic swimming pool and pool deck to sunbathe. There is also a very large Jacuzzi. Our gym features the very best equipment for a good workout. Whatever you need, we have it to make your stay special.

Once you book, our management company will contact you and assist you with any needs you have to make your vacation and visit to our island memorable. They can help you arrange for a jeep -- which we recommend for the steep roads on St John - or provision you studio before your arrival. They greet you at the ferry dock, take you to the studio, answer any questions you may have about St John and are there 24/7 to assist you with any special needs.

St John is unique among Caribbean Islands in that 75% of the island is controlled by the U.S. National Park Service. That means that there are not rows and rows of hotels along our beaches, which is the primary reason our beaches are the best found in the Caribbean. There are as many as 75 little bays where you can snorkel, more than 20 exceptional beaches with wonderful sand, and numerous hiking trails up and down the steep mountains that bring so much beauty to our little island. We have travelled to almost every island in the Caribbean and none are as beautiful or tranquil as St John.

We provide everything to make your stay pleasant. We are stocked with linens and towels in the bath, beach towels, beach chairs, coolers and some floats and snorkel gear. We also provide FREE wifi and telephone service to the States. If you do not have your own gear, there is also a dive shop right beside the condos that rents gear. Paddleboards and kayaks can also be rented.

If this is your first tip to our island, please let us know and we will send you our recommendations for restaurants and beaches. Our manager will also share recommendations.

And did I mention ROMANCE. This studio is ideal for that little get away that you both need to bring back that spark that our busy lives leave behind. You will find no more romantic place on Earth than St John. Its pristine beaches and gourmet restaurants provide the perfect location for romance, regardless of what honeymoon or special event you are celebrating.


Southern Serenity: 3BR VRBO 282027

Southern Serenity III: 1BR VRBO 813241

Southern Serenity IV: 2BR VRBO 813243

Keywords: St John, Cruz Bay, Grande Bay, Caribbean, condo, condominium, 1BR, studio, hotel, resort, waterfront, beach, beachfront, pool, hot tub, gym, parking, hiking

More Details

Property Manager
Marsha Blair
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Marsha Blair

Jim and Marsha are married with three grown children and seven grandchildren, which are the center of their busy lives. they live on a little barrier island off the coast of North Carolina called Emerald Isle. They love travel, golf; but most of all, meeting people from around the world. This is their second condo in Grande Bay Resort - the other being Southern Serenity - VRBO # 282027, a three bedroom.

Marsha Blair purchased this condo in 2016

Why Marsha Blair chose Estate Enighed

Southern Serenity II is just one floor below our first Grande Bay Resort condo, Southern Serenity. This beautiful condo allows us to offer, studio, one-bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom stays to our guests and even accommodate families or groups up to 16.

What makes this condo unique

Grande Bay is a short walking distance to the quaint village of Cruz Bay, where you'll find great 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 and hiking trails unique to St John


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo around the Estate Enighed around the Cruz Bay

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sleeper sofa
  • Studio, with king bed and queen sofa sleeper
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful St John in the off season

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Location! Beautiful setting overlooking Cruz Bay.

Right in town. Shopping, Restaurants, Transportation all right there.

The unit itself was perfect for us. We've stayed all over this island for a lot of years. This unit was by far the most convenient.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I agree that this time of year is spectacular on the island. Please come visit us again.
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Another wonderful stay at Grande Bay

  • 5 of 5

We have rented Southern Serenity II two times. It is a great space for two people. Grande Bay is in great condition post hurricanes. And of course the people and places of STJ are the best.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views, close to everything, perfect for two!

  • 5 of 5

The property was within walking distance of all the restaurants and activities downtown. The views from the balcony were amazing. The room was clean, and service was all anyone could ask for. When we come back, we will definitely be looking up the Grande Bay Resort.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay and beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

This is my first stay staying at Grande Bay but will not be my last. Really love the location and the villa was perfect for two people. It is very nicely decorated (as in the pictures). It's nice to also have a washer/dryer and the kitchen space. We used the balcony a lot with its breathtaking views, especially at sunset. Grande Bay also has a beautiful pool area for the times when you don't want to venture out very far and it is an easy walk to so many things to do in the Cruz Bay area. Only "nit" is that we didn't realize there was an ice machine in the parking garage until our last day there. Hope to be back and stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot for a Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The studio condo was perfect for a getaway for me and my husband. It's right in the heart of town, and is close enough to walk to anything in downtown Cruz Bay. Rachelle, the property manager was very helpful and met us with a smile when we got off the ferry. Very nice stay!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was clean and well cared for. Staff was friendly and helpful.

  • 4 of 5

This studio is in a wonderful location - walking distance to restaurants, bars, shopping, and even next to a dive shop that we did business with (diving and snorkeling). It was clean and the decor was nice. There were plenty of choices for seating at the pool area, which had a wonderful view of Cruz Bay. I'm not sure why the pool was heated; many of us (guests) spoke with each other about how the pool felt like bath-water and could have been more refreshing. The weather was really hot and humid this time of year, with spontaneous downpours a couple of days. St. John is beautiful and more relaxed than St. Thomas. Great snorkeling at various beaches. Zozo's was a fantastic (although spendy) dinner. There are other restaurants closer to Grand Bay that also look terrific. The only downside: The A/C seemed to be on a timer and would turn off at some point of the night - when we woke around 4:00am to a nearly 80-degree room, we turned the A/C back on...but we couldn't set it to anything cooler than 72 at any time. Marsha (owner) was a pleasure to work with - very responsive. Overall, a lovely stay and would consider going back (maybe with a small fan!). :-)

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We wish you would have notified either maintenance or our on-site manager about the air conditioning issue! Some guests hit the buttons on the thermostat and put it on schedule, which overrides the selected temp. This is a two minute fix. But we need to know. I will pass this along and have it corrected.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
STT (St Thomas International)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Red Hook Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
70+ beaches on St John
Car: recommended

Grande Bay Resort, 86 Bay Street, Cruz Bay, St John, U.S.V.I.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £94.2
Property Damage Insurance £44.46

Holiday rates, December 23 to January 5th $375 per night

One bedroom: Southern Serenity III: Prices starting at $215
Two bedroom: Southern Serenity IV: Prices starting at $400
Three bedroom: Southern Serenity. Prices starting at $475

Capable of hosting large families of up to 14 in both the two and three bedroom units

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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