El Nido St John-One Bedroom Condo W/Panoramic Waterviews!
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cruz Bay condo description
Welcome to El Nido St John! We invite you to come and stay…. A comfortable, well appointed residence in paradise awaits you!
Spanish for 'the nest,' El Nido (pronounced eL-NEE-doh) is a charming, spacious one bedroom condominium located within a beautiful tropical setting high on a hillside in Estate Pastory. Just one mile from the center of Cruz Bay Town this very convenient location affords you close proximity to beaches, hiking trails, restaurants and shopping while maintaining a quiet, residential neighborhood feel. The higher elevation allows the private deck of El Nido to take the best advantage of the stunning 180 degree water views and breathtaking sunsets. Enjoy your morning coffee, an afternoon cocktail, or dining al-fresco while absorbing the beauty of the ever-changing vistas. From Pillsbury Sound to the Caribbean Sea and beyond the water views from El Nido are awe inspiring. From your high perch you will also appreciate the constant flow of the trade winds which create wonderful cooling breezes that flow across the deck and through the many windows.
El Nido has everything you will need to make your stay on St John relaxing and memorable. In this top floor unit you will find a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, comfortable living area and separate bedroom with queen size bed. With its mahogany wood accents throughout, lovely high cathedral ceilings, and beautiful artwork created by local artists who live and work on St John, you will find the open, airy interior of El Nido very appealing. The newly renovated bathroom, new furniture and additional recent updates add the finishing touches to make this a truly inviting space. In addition to the attractive interior is the exceptional outdoor living space that El Nido provides. The private, covered, outdoor deck is absolutely the golden egg in this nest!
There is also a large common swimming pool and deck area that boasts more spectacular water views and an additional place to relax and sunbathe. Here you will find loungers, dining tables with chairs, and gas BBQ.
As evening approaches take time to sit and enjoy the beauty of the sunsets that are uniquely accessible to you from the tranquil deck of El Nido St John. The sunsets that can be observed from here are an unforgettable, truly magical experience. You may find a desire to linger as the stars come out, the moon rises, and the lights begin to twinkle in the distance...
**El Nido is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted in the unit or on the deck**
- On floor 3
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Washing Machine:
- Towels Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water View
- Ocean View
- Mountain View
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Duty Free Shops
- Eco Tourism
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- St John claims some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Enjoy sunbathing on stunning powdered sand beaches. Swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters among brightly colored tropical fish over amazing coral reefs. Hike trails to see ruins or ancient petroglyphs while enjoying the lush and varied tropical vegetation. Consider a motor or sail boat charter, truly a wonderful way to experience the real beauty of the Island from above and below the water....moreless
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My husband and I started planning this trip in the winter of 2013, during a blizzard. For months, we couldn't wait to arrive and begin our 10 day stay on beautiful St. John. I searched diligently for just the right place in a great location- and we definitely found it at El Nido! John and June are wonderful hosts, helping in so many ways! There is a book chock full of local information from restaurants, menus, beaches, hiking trails...you name it! If there is anything you want to know about what to do on the island, they have provided you with excellent information! My 17 year old son joined us on this trip and we had plenty of space, as he slept on a pull out sofa which he said was extremely comfortable! We were very impressed with how well we adapted to the climate and did not miss having a/c at all, as the trade winds kept us quite cool! The location couldn't be better...so close to Cruz Bay and many of the magnificent beaches St. John has to offer, while still being just a short ride to Coral Bay! My son enjoyed coming back daily after a day of snorkeling to a refreshing swim in the pool! He had a terrific time and it was time well spent as a family! El Nido is in harmony with St. John's unique island spirit and ambiance - the views from the balcony are stunning! We enjoyed sweeping views of St. Thomas and Cruz Bay!!! I would say we had one of our best vacations ever and will definitely return. It truly was a dream vacation!!!
- Guest Debbie (NY)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 10/14/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: Thank you so much! We are very happy you joined the El Nido family and had your dream vacation on St John. The laid back atmosphere of the island is the perfect place for a family to un-plug and re-connect. It is good to know the space El Nido provides was comfortable for the three of you. We'll look forward to the time when we can welcome you back to El Nido St John.
Wonderful Home Away From Home!
Wonderful Home Away From Home!
My husband and I stayed at El Nido for our first trip to St. John (actually our first trip to the islands) April 14-22 and overall were extremely pleased with our choice. We had an absolutely fantastic time. The condo was clean, cozy and comfortable and had everything we could have possibly wanted as far as amenities, supplies, etc. - even an assortment of guide books which were very helpful. The pool was lovely, and the view from the private deck over Cruz Bay and the surrounding islands is just amazing - a great place to have coffee in the morning or relax with a glass of wine or rum drink at sunset (if you are not too busy reorganizing your adventure gear for the next day, as we often were). We loved that the owners decorated with local art from Bajo El Sol (a great gallery in Mongoose Junction), and the plantation-style vaulted ceiling gave the unit so much character. We were worried about no A/C but this was not a problem at all - with the trade winds, the high ceiling with ceiling fans, and the location up on the hill, all we had to do was crack a window or two to cool everything down - on some nights we even closed the windows as it got very cool. If you stay in the areas overlooking Cruz Bay you get a bit of road noise from Centerline if you have the windows open all night, but all of the nice things about El Nido really made that less of an issue for us. The owners, June and John, were a pleasure to deal with and it is obvious they care greatly about their home away from home and their guests' experience - I read reviews of other places and people complaining about bugs, no hot water and various things but we had absolutely none of these problems. June even checked in with us during our stay to make sure everything was ok. A shout out to the management team also as they went out of their way to show us around town, take us to the market, and get us settled in the first night. It was like the royal treatment! I highly recommend renting a jeep - we did and had an easy time getting to and from Cruz Bay and visiting the rest of the island. I could go on and on about how much fun we had exploring St. John and the Virgins, sailing with the Wayward Sailor and Bad Kitty, hiking Reef Bay & Leinster Bay, and how El Nido was a perfect home base, but I only have a few characters left...So, to sum it all up, all in all, I highly recommend El Nido for a great vacation stay. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Thanks June and John!
- Guest Heather (Denver, CO)
- Date of stay 04/14/13
- Review Submitted 06/03/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: You are very welcome! It truly was a pleasure to have you as our guests. I enjoyed talking with you when I had the opportunity and was so glad when you shared with me how much you were enjoying your stay at El Nido and how much fun you were having on St John. We appreciate the time you took to post this review and share your impressions of our condo. We do care a great deal about our guests experience and our hope is that all our guests will be as pleased with their choice of El Nido as you were! Thank you again, perhaps we will have the added pleasure of welcoming you back one day.
A little piece of heaven
A little piece of heaven
We enjoyed our time at El NIdo in every way! The condo was very clean and comfortable. Wonderful, soft, breezes flowed through the condo constantly The views were magnificent with beauty surrounding us. The owners were so interested in helping to assure everything went well and the managers were great in helping us to get settled.. The amenities were very nice, great bed, nice soft towels and beautiful, local artwork. The condo was easy to get to from town, and the driveway didn't involve any big hills. The porch was our favorite spot. We enjoyed our breakfast each morning and.some evening meals on it. The hanging swing was a big hit. St John is a very special place. The condo was very convienient to the many beautiful beaches, and to town for a nice dinner out at the many restaurants.The condo was well stocked with very helpful guidebooks. We would recommend El NIdo to anyone, and we will definitely be returning.
- Guest BB (Freeland, Maryland)
- Date of stay 04/29/13
- Review Submitted 05/24/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Manager response: Thank you so much for the very positive feedback and for sharing your experience at El Nido. We are so very glad your enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to St John!
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We had a wonderful time in the Caribbean and loved St John. Your place is very convenient to getting anywhere on St John which was very handy. ...The condo was clean and comfortable. We did grill and cook and everything was there to use.... We had some great food, made friends and the neighbors are very nice... St John made it very easy to Island hop which we took full advantage of. Each island has its own charm. We never used the pool but it looked good... We thoroughly enjoyed our time and didn't miss the snow storms they had back home....If we decide to return next year we will for sure contact you again.
- Guest Mark and Ali
- Date of stay 02/06/13
- Review Submitted 04/05/13
Everything and more
Everything and more
El Nido was perfect for us. Easy to get to, near everything, even Coral Bay (kind of). But, seriously, this is a terrific location from which to thoroughly enjoy all that St. John has to offer. Both the owner and the local managment went out of their way to help with recommendations and the like. The unit itself was just as described and there was barely anything to want in the well appointed kitchen. We cooked several meals in and took advantage of the pool deck grill as well. What a spot for a cook-out! Can't beat it. Hope to be back soon.
- Guest Steve A.
- Date of stay 01/30/13
- Review Submitted 02/13/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
Manager response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and found El Nido to be the perfect location for you. We enjoy being able to help with recommendations, its nice to share our favorite places with our guests. We will look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back on your next trip to the beautiful Island of St John!
Wonderful stay at El Nido in St John USVI
Wonderful stay at El Nido in St John USVI
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay at June's property- El Nido- located in the heart of Cruz Bay in St John USVI. We had a lovely time and really appreciated all the services that June and Gail offered us! They gave us some great recommendations of restaurants to try out- loved Zozo's and SunDogCafe and SkinnyLegs and Beaches that were wonderful- Coral Bay, Cinnamon Bay & The Baths USBI - great day trips. El Nido is a lovely condo with a Spectacular view of Cruz Bay. It's a quick 5 min drive into town. The place itself is very clean and comfortable and has everything you need to have a perfect stay- lovely balcony, cozy bed, kitchen appliances, hot shower, etc. We absolutely loved the spot and wouldn't hesitate to recommend. St John is beautiful and a great spot to snorkel and enjoy the local cuisine, reserved beaches and islands nearby. Enjoy!!
- Guest Diana (United States)
- Date of stay 12/28/12
- Review Submitted 01/18/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, pet owners, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Manager response: We are very happy you enjoyed your visit to St John and your stay at El Nido. Thank you for the lovely review and we are glad we were able to provide you with useful information as well as a comfortable place to stay. We hope you will return to St John and we will have the opportunity to host you once again.
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4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly Rate - $1275
Rates are based on double occupancy. A fee of $20 per person, per night will be charged for additional guest(s).
The 10% VI Hotel Tax will be added to all bookings.
Unit available December thru June
A 50% deposit is required to confirm reservation, balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
Payment is accepted by check only.
Deposit becomes non-refundable within 60 days of arrival date. If unit is re-booked for original dates a refund may be given less a 20% processing fee.
An additional cleaning fee of $75 will be charged to approved rentals of less than the minimum night stay requirement.
- Tax Rate 10%
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Year Purchased: 2012
About: We were both born and raised on Long Island in New York. It took a long time for us to find each other and become a couple, so we are doing the best we can now to make the most of the rest of our time together. We may have missed some things due to our late start but life happens and we wouldn't have it any other way!
Why Cruz Bay:
While trying to escape the always cold, often snowy Northeast winters, we discovered the beautiful Virgin Island of St. John. Like so many others, we began visiting this lovely Island when disembarking from cruise ships porting in St Thomas. I fell in love with the Island almost instantly and clearly remember the day I was sitting in the sand at Trunk Bay and made the statement that St John was my favorite place on the planet. My husband's love affair began after we spent our first true vacation on St John in a wonderful guest house in Coral Bay. I think driving on the left was what convinced him! We love the people, the beauty, and the laid back atmosphere that is the true foundation of St John. The decision to buy was truly serendipity. The right place, the right property, the right time.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
El Nido - The perfect size, a perfect view and a perfect location. There is no better feeling than sitting out on the deck enjoying the sunset and knowing we are truly blessed to be able to do so. We would love to share that feeling with you. For us it is about having guests come and stay at El Nido while enjoying the beautiful island of St John. Our goal is to make you feel the way we feel when we are here - to be so glad you chose this place and so happy to be just where you are!
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