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Luxury Cruz Bay Condo Offers Awesome Views and Convenient Walk-to-Town Location

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Last updated: 05/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Tropical Breeze Villa is the largest unit at Battery Hill--an elegantly cozy 9-unit condominium complex on the crest of a hill overlooking quaint Cruz Bay village. This luxurious unit boasts a spacious living area, a fully equipped kitchen, modern island decor, a queen sized master bedroom and a pair of twin beds in the large loft bedroom. Visually, the exposed beams and rustic cedar plank ceiling make the interior somewhat reminiscent of a Vermont barn. Five Hunter ceiling fans spaced throughout the unit supplement the nearly constant natural breezes. For added comfort, there are three air conditioners spaced throughout the unit.

With the completion of a second bathroom in early 2010, Tropical Breeze stands out as one of only two 2 bedroom/2 bath rental units at Battery Hill. The Tropical Breeze kitchen was extensively remodeled in 2010. Improvements include new mahogany cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Even the toaster oven and coffee maker are brand new!

Tropical Breeze is on the top (3rd) floor of the outermost building; as a result, it offers incredible unobstructed views of the Caribbean, St. Thomas and inland St. John. On clear days, St. Croix--nearly 40 miles distant--may be seen on the southern horizon.

Battery Hill’s pool deck is a great spot to enjoy cocktails while grilling a burger or some fresh local fish on the nearby Weber grill. After a refreshing dip in the pool, you’ll find the Tropical Breeze balcony deck an irresistible spot for alfresco dining, capturing a sunset, watching the moon rise, or gazing at the stars. The views are magical.

As a guest at Battery Hill, you will enjoy luxurious 'home away from home' accommodations and conveniences such as cable TV and WiFi service. Our on-island manager will greet you at the ferry terminal and transport you to our unit, and is always available for your special needs.

Locating a parking spot in Cruz Bay town can present the ultimate challenge. Our near-town location means that when you feel it’s time to grab a beer or tropical drink at one of the popular pubs, or enjoy a sumptuous meal at one of Cruz Bay’s world-class restaurants, or, perhaps, just do a bit of shopping, it will all be within easy walking distance. At Battery Hill, renting a vehicle is an option, not a necessity. If you do choose to rent a vehicle, rest assured that Battery Hill, unlike some other properties, offers ample off-street parking.

The nearest beach, at Frank Bay, can be reached in five minutes by foot. Taxi service to the National Park’s spectacular north shore beaches is both readily available and inexpensive.

Kick back and enjoy!!


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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Families with toddlers are cautioned that this is an upper unit....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • A queen-sized bed is located in the air-conditioned master bedroom. A pair of twin beds is located in the air-conditioned loft bedroom. An air mattress is available for a possible fifth person. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Tropical Breeze is fully air-conditioned. It is the largest unit at Battery Hill and is located on the top (third) floor affording awesome views in every direction. The loft was recently refurbished and a second bath added....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There are 3 a/c units serving both bedrooms and the main living area....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a shared laundry facility at Battery Hill exclusively for guest use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    The Battery Hill parking lot adequately accommodates all guest vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    There is a shared laundry facility at Battery Hill exclusively for guest use....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The balcony/deck affords incredible views....moreless

  • Boat:

    Power boats may be rented from local vendors just a short walk away....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The patio surrounding the pool is equipped with furniture for lounging and dining....moreless

  • Golf:

    The nearest golf course is Mahagony Run on St. Thomas....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent from local vendors just a short walk down the hill....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Community courts are within walking distance....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available for rent at nearby scuba shops....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 26 - Jul 18, 2015
4 night min stay
$295
$1,950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jul 19 - Sep 26, 2015
3 night min stay
$260
$1,750

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 27 - Dec 18, 2015
4 night min stay
$295
$1,950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Booking Fee (see notes) $75
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

$75 cleaning fee applies to stays of fewer than 5 nights.

$75 booking fee applies to bookings made through VRBO. Does not apply to bookings placed directly with owner.

A 3% surcharge applies to all payments made by credit card.

Cancellations must be received at least 60 days prior to check-in to be eligible for full refund.

For purposes of rate calculation, children are treated as extra guests.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Trunk Bay

    "The gem of the V.I. National Park, and arguably the best beach on the planet"

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  • Cinnamon Bay Beach

    "An amazing National Park beach. When surf's up, this is where the surfers go."

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  • Rhumb Lines

    "Great in-town restaurant. Try the salmon."

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  • Zozo's Ristorante

    "Excellent food, great setting, expensive, slow service."

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  • La Tapa

    "This is really our favorite restaurant. Shhhh, let's keep it a secret."

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  • Lime Inn (The)

    "Great food, but a bit too crowded and noisy for our taste."

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  • U.S. Virgin Islands National Park

    "Covering about two-thirds of the island, the National Park is what St. John is all about!"

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  • Hawksnest Beach

    "This is the first National Park beach along the North Shore Road reached by car, thus one of..."

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  • Salomon Beach

    "This beach can only be reached by boat or by the Lind Point Trail, which is one reason it is..."

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  • Asolare

    "Asolare attracts diners as much for the views as for the food. A bit overrated in our opini..."

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  • Maho Bay

    "Great family beach...shallow, calm water."

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  • Morgan’s Mango

    "Another great St. John restaurant--we love Morgan's Mango. A very popular place."

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  • The Fish Trap

    "We love fish, so we've always loved The Fish Trap."

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  • Woody's Seafood Saloon

    "We're really too old for the happy hour scene, but if you want to take part, this is the pla..."

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  • Lindquist Beach

    "Nice beach, but don't go there; it's on St. Thomas."

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  • Mongoose Junction

    "St. John's premier destination for shopping, drinks & food."

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Car: Recommended

A Bit About Our Island...

Area: 19 square miles (roughly 9 miles long and 2 miles wide)

Population: approximately 5,000 (compared to 55,000 on St. Thomas)

Geography: The island is situated 1,075 miles East-SouthEast of Miami, and 30 miles east of Puerto Rico. It is covered with lush tropical vegetation and fringed by iridescent shores.

Language: English is the official language. Spanish and Creole are also widely spoken.

Religion: Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Moravian, Baptist, Seventh Day Adventist, Methodist and Jehovah's Witness.

Electricity: 110 volts AC, 60Hz (same as on the US mainland)

Newspapers: The Tradewinds is St. John's weekly newspaper. The Daily News, published daily, covers the entire US Virgin Islands. USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and several other US Metropolitan and Puerto Rican newspapers are usually also available.

Postal Service: Yes, St. John has it's very own Post Office. Zip Code is 00831.

Provisions: Yes, we have our very own SuperMarket (not very 'super' by Stateside standards) where you should be able to find just about everything you need food-wise. Expect to pay at least 25% more than Stateside. Wine and spirits are also readily available, and island rums can be cheaper than Coke.

Communications: While your rental accommodations will usually offer unlimited free local calls, long distance service is usually blocked. You should come prepared with your own calling card or cell phone. If everything else fails, try 1-800-CALL-ATT. There are a couple of internet cafes where you can check your email, and some rental properties are beginning to offer DSL service.

History: St. John's modern day history began in 1718, when the first plantation was established using slave labor. During their heyday, there were 109 different plantations producing sugar, cotton and, of course, rum. Having passed up an earlier opportunity to purchase St. John and the rest of the Danish West Indies for $7.5 million, the US purchased the islands in 1917, at a cost of $25 million, and they are now an unincorporated Territory of the United States.

Government: The US Virgin Islands are governed by and elected Governor, and 15 member Senate. Although residents are U.S. citizens, they may not vote in presidential elections. One elected delegate represents the Territory in the U.S. House of Representatives.

National Park: In the 1950's, Lawrence Rockefeller acquired ownership of more than half the land area of St. John. Soon after, he reopened Caneel Bay Resort and donated the remaining acreage to the United States Government as public parkland. Currently, the National Park Service staff on St. John maintains over 7,200 acres of parkland and 5,650 acres of offshore waters and reefs.

Medical Facilities: The Myrah Keating Smith Clinic is St. John's primary medical care facility. Patients requiring hospitalization are transported by ambulance boat to the Roy L. Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas.

Temperature: Sunny days with year round temperatures from 76 to 92 degrees. Daily average temperatures range from 77 degrees in winter to 82 degrees in summer. Warmer days are cooled by pleasant trade winds. Average annual rainfall is 43 inches, with much of that occurring during September and October.

Currency: United States currency is used. As on the U.S. mainland, tipping of 15% to 20% is customary for service well done.

Time Zone: St. John is in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone, one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time (except during Daylight Savings Time).

Passports: U.S. citizens need not carry passports to visit the Territory, but must be prepared to show evidence of citizenship upon leaving. Some form of identification (driver's license, passport or birth certificate with a picture ID) must be carried. Travel to the British Virgin Islands requires a passport.

Dress: St. John has adopted a casual approach to dressing, although abbreviated attire or swimsuits are not acceptable in Cruz Bay. Nude bathing is unlawful.

Travel Light: Bring at least two swimsuits, several pairs of shorts, sandals and athletic shoes. There are no restaurants in Cruz Bay where a jacket and tie are required or expected. Think casual. Bring a camera, but leave the designer luggage and expensive jewelry at home.

Driving: Cars on the island are just like on the US mainland, but driving is on the LEFT side of the road.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: There we are, dripping wet after a late afternoon swim at Trunk Bay. That’s me, the Connecticut Yankee with my Norwegian-born spouse. In 1998, with our vacation needs more focused on winter than summer, we traded our Martha’s Vineyard vacation home for St. John and Battery Hill. Three years later, my brother and I sold our manufacturing business, and I transitioned into real estate sales. Inger took early retirement from her office management position, so we were free to escape the harsh New England winters. And we did just that. In fact, for 3 of the past 15 years, we lived in Tropical Breeze for the entire winter. Heaven! A rather famous English poet once wrote about how man’s best laid plans have a habit of going awry. How right he was! In 2010, we became foster parents to our then 12 year-old Grandson, so, until he graduates from high school, wintering on island will be out of the question, and we’ll be focusing on renting our home-away-from-home to nice folks like you.

Why the Owner Chose Cruz Bay:
Convenience to everything...and, oh, those views, those intoxicating views!!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The location allows for life without a car.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian

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Photos

  • View from Tropical Breeze balcony

    View from Tropical Breeze balcony

  • The Battery Hill property as seen from the ferry quay

    The Battery Hill property as seen from the ferry quay

  • Looking south over Cruz Bay harbor.  That's Battery Hill at the upper left.

    Looking south over Cruz Bay harbor. That's Battery Hill at the upper left.

  • Cruz Bay harbor and Lind Point as viewed from the Battery Hill pool deck

    Cruz Bay harbor and Lind Point as viewed from the Battery Hill pool deck

  • Tropical Breeze living area

    Tropical Breeze living area

  • Tropical Breeze loft bedroom

    Tropical Breeze loft bedroom

  • Relaxing at Salt Pond Beach

    Relaxing at Salt Pond Beach

  • View of cruise ship from the Tropical Breeze deck

    View of cruise ship from the Tropical Breeze deck

  • A rainbow leads to Cruz Bay harbor.

    A rainbow leads to Cruz Bay harbor.

  • View from Battery Hill across Pillsbury Sound

    View from Battery Hill across Pillsbury Sound

  • Would famous Trunk Bay--one of the 10 best beaches on the planet.

    Would famous Trunk Bay--one of the 10 best beaches on the planet.

  • Don't see many of these back in Minnesota, do you?  It's a bananaquit.

    Don't see many of these back in Minnesota, do you? It's a bananaquit.

  • The Battery Hill property

    The Battery Hill property

  • We love the views from our deck!!

    We love the views from our deck!!

  • Descending to the Battery Hill pool area

    Descending to the Battery Hill pool area

  • Tropical Breeze kitchen & dining areas as viewed from the entry

    Tropical Breeze kitchen & dining areas as viewed from the entry

  • Tropical Breeze master bedroom

    Tropical Breeze master bedroom

  • A peek at the newly renovated kitchen

    A peek at the newly renovated kitchen

  • Secluded Salomon Beach is one of our favorites--and you can walk to it.

    Secluded Salomon Beach is one of our favorites--and you can walk to it.

  • A sunset as viewed from the Tropical Breeze deck

    A sunset as viewed from the Tropical Breeze deck

  • Another sunset from our deck!

    Another sunset from our deck!

  • Cruise ships as seen from our deck.

    Cruise ships as seen from our deck.

  • The calm, family-friendly waters at Maho Bay.

    The calm, family-friendly waters at Maho Bay.

  • A couple of St. John's feral donkeys looking for a hand-out.

    A couple of St. John's feral donkeys looking for a hand-out.

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Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
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