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This recently renovated and updated, beautifully appointed 3-bedroom condo in Cruz Bay is located on the upper level of Grande Bay Resort in St. John, USVI.
Located just across the street from Cruz Bay Beach, you are only a 3-5 minute walk from the ferry docks as well as all of the Cruz Bay restaurants, bars, casino, shopping and entertainment spots. You are also located near several beautiful hiking trails to a few of St. John's 32 gorgeous beaches. All of these beaches can also be accessed by island taxis, which can be obtained on the street in front of the ferry docks. Along with the friendly folks on St. John, you will meet some four-legged characters that will put a smile on your face such as the burros, the ever-elusive mongoose, the iguanas, the goats and other interesting wildlife.
Once you are in this condo, you will want to kick off your shoes go out onto the balcony to newly added granite bar w/teak barstools and just take in the gorgeous views and start planning your activities. This condo is a 1-2 minute walk to the heated pool, hot tub and workout facility. Once you've splashed around, take a few minutes to gather some groceries at the Starfish Market or Dolphin Market, including the ingredients to make the delicious rum punch everyone enjoys so much. Then take a stroll around town to check out the shopping, day trips/island excursions, rental of snorkel gear or maybe just a visit to Woody's for a snack or one of the many wonderful restaurants for dinner plans. Once back up on your balcony, enjoy one of St. John's stunning sunsets and watch the lights come on one by one on St. Thomas while seated on the comfy barstools at the gorgeous black granite bar. As you sip on one of your liquid inventions, you will be enveloped by a soft warm tropical breeze as it wafts across your body, causing you to feel the weight of your 'real world' problems just slip off your shoulders and slowly drift away. The music from the 'Village' welcomes and entices you to move with the island beat as you end a beautiful day in you little paradise on St. John.
You will find this condo to be truly a home away from home. The three beautifully decorated bedrooms will welcome you for a comfortable night's rest while the equally beautifully appointed living and dining areas will encourage you to kick back and relax. Check out the video and book selections and find your comfortable chair. Then sit back, watch and listen to your favorite movie, CD, DVD or favorite program on our expanded cable channels with the surround sound speakers. While cooking may not be on your itinerary, once you have meandered into the fully equipped, stainless steel kitchen you'll think what a nice option you have in being able to prepare and serve meals in such a beautiful setting.
Keywords: Cruz Bay, Condo, Villa, Caribbean, Waterfront, St. John, USVI, Grand Bay Resort, Memory Maker, Memory Maker St. John Condo, Island retreat, Memory Maker Condo, Memory Maker 3-Bedroom Condo,
We Conserve Water & Electricity!
Bathroom 1 --serves bedroom # 2 & 3--double granite vanity, travertine walls, push button toilet #1, #2,
Bathroom 2-a larger bath for general use/ Bedroom #1
Double granit vanity, fossil walls & shower, push button toilet #1, #2, shower w/seat...moreless
Stainless appliances, Convection oven & microwave 2 king & 2 Twin Beds (which can be latched together to create a 3rd King Bed. Large front and side balconies, sunrise and sunset views, vistas overlooking Cruz Bay, the Pillsbury Sound and St. Thomas. Common amenities include a pool on a beautiful sundeck, hot tub, and workout facility with pilate machine....moreless
Surround sound can be played throughout with a push of the button....moreless
Varied selections...lots of chick flicks, some childrens & adventure...moreless
Away From It All
Duty Free Shops
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Glass topped seat 8 dining table w/ 4 bar stools
Buffet fully stocked with napkins, place mats...moreless
Seating for 12 people
Because of the humidity it needs to be set around 73-74. We conserve energy on island, so remember to shut windows and doors. If power loss occurs, call front desk for instructions to re-power it. ...moreless
Help conserve power and water, put items on timed dry..you can always reduce the temp on more delicate items. Great for heavy things....moreless
Fitness Room / Equipment:
Nice fitness room in amenities building. Treadmills, weights, bike, elliptical...moreless
We ask that the staff leave any seasonings, oils, etc. left by tenants to share. One less thing to have to buy. We encourage the same for condiments in the fridge, as well as left over liquer....moreless
There are floats & beach chairs on the balcony. Boats, sailboats, paddle boats to rent at different places on the island. Cinnamon Bay, dive centers, Westin Beach, Caneel Bay all offer a variety....moreless
12/15-4/15 7-night min Stay All other dates 5-night min stay
SEASON 2-4 Tenants 5-8 Tenants
12/15/12 - 04/15/13 $ 500 per night $ 550 per night
04/16/13 - 07/31/13 500 ' ' 550 '
08/01/13 - 12/14/13 400 ' ' 450 ' '
12/15/13 - 04/15/14 600 ' ' 650 ' '
Christmas, New Year's,
& President's Day Weeks $ 895 ' ' $ 895 ' '
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Walking distance to departure points for daytrips by boat to nearby U.S. & British Virgin Islands, including St. Thomas, Jost Van Dyke, Tortolla, Virgin Gorda, Norman Island (aka Treasure Island & The Caves), Peter Island, Cooper Island, Dead Chest Island and many other sites, such as the wreck of The Rhone and the wreck of the Major General Rogers (great dive sites). For golfers, a 15 minute ferry boat ride to St. Thomas and a short taxi ride will get you to Mahagony Run, a beautiful and picturesque golf course located along the North coast of St. Thomas.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Your hosts, Chuck and Carmen, have been coming to St. John since 1986. We have owned other resort property, but none compares to the beauty, serenity and peacefulness of our island home in St. John.
Why the Owner Chose Cruz Bay: While on our honeymoon in St. Thomas in 1986, we came to St. John on a day-trip. After a tour of the island and being awestruck by its stunning beauty along with a visit to Trunk Bay, we looked at each other and said 'Why aren't we staying HERE on St. John?' Since then, we have visited many other islands and still agree that St. John consistently offers the most beautiful beaches, superb snorkeling, great hiking trails and boat tours, and a tranquility we have not found elsewhere. Once you've found the best, why go anywhere else? So we decided to buy, looked at this location and decided this is where we wanted to be... overlooking Cruz Bay, a few minutes walk to anywhere we want to go, accessible to taxis, the ferry docks--everything our hearts desired was within walking distance. Along with the convenience to all of 'Love City' we would also have a very important benefit; PARKING! For all that Cruz Bay has to offer, it lacks one important amenity...PARKING. So when you select 'Memory Maker' at Grande Bay Resort you will have parking for a rental car, which will enable you to explore the far reaches of this beautiful island. Our family and many friends who have visited here agree that we made a good choice when we chose to buy here this beautiful and convenient location. That good choice was reinforced when we learned how the original inhabitants of the Virgin Islands, the Arawak and the Carib Indians, lived on surrounding islands but not on St. John because they found the island to be too intensely spiritual to be their everyday home. Instead, they only visited St. John for special religious ceremonies. Even today that intense spirituality and peaceful tranquility that the Indians discovered so long ago is still there, waiting for yet another generation of island visitors. So come to St. John, so that you too can see, experience and believe... and Make Memories!
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: After your short walk from the ferry docks to your unit, you will come to realize how very convenient this location is to everything. We are situated across the street from a sweet little beach on Cruz Bay that we can stroll on to downtown Wharfside Village which offers a variety of eateries, entertainment with live music and a Casino, and shopping to please everyone and further up you will find Mongoose Junction for additional eateries and shopping. Grocery shopping, the post office, internet cafe and hot spots for getting an island drink are all just a short walk away. Some beaches are just a hike away, like Solomon or Honeymoon, and others a hop on the taxi will take you to any beach you wish to visit. Be adventurous and check out the Coral Bay area with Skinny Legs, Island Blues and other wonderful shops and eateries, be sure you go over to Salt Pond for a little hike to the beach where you will find wonderful snorkeling. Be sure to take plenty of water, as you can become dehydrated very easily. Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay have food you can purchase along with restroom/shower facilities. Other beaches will not have those conveniences--if you're not sure, just check your guide books before heading out, so you won't have any surprises. Remember not to stand on the coral, don't kick up the sand, and most of all don't handle or remove anything from the water. There are sea urchins, fire coral and other creatures that may cause you pain and discomfort, so be careful and mindful of your environment.