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Recent Cruz Bay reviews
Family Vacation in St. John
"We had a truly special time on St. John and staying at Larimar. This condo was a great value, super-convenient, and we loved it. We were close to all the restaurants, activities and trails, but in a quiet neighborhood. If were get to come back, we would rent it again. We had the pool to ourselves every day. Every meal we ate at the condo was on the spacious and shaded porch. We walked to downtown Cruz Bay for at least one meal each day, and while the hills were steep, they were short. The views of the boats and ships in the Bay, and the tiny salt pond, kept me occupied with binoculars for hours. We watched birds and lizards and iguanas A LOT. We appreciated the convenient parking along the street. We have two teenagers so the walking was easy, but if you have kids who are under 8, they might get worn out with all the fun St. John provides and THEN the uphill walk home. Wifi was key and worked flawlessly. The kitchen is well equipped and tidy. Finishes and linens are just fine - nothing special but comfortable and not so precious that you worried about dirty feet and sandy towels. And speaking of towels, they provide you with a TON and you cannot imagine why until you have used almost every single one - hiking to beaches, swimming in pool.
One caveat - there is not AC. If you "run hot" this condo might not be okay for a summer rental. In the winter/spring, I'm sure it is fine, but it was about 90 degrees all week for us. We were fine with the ceiling and floor fans. Oh, and bring earplugs sleeping - the local chickens and peacocks wake up very early and the screen-only windows don't let you shut them out.
Steve and Lisa got us settled and gave us the quick tour of town. They were available for any hitch or problem, but we never needed them. We would recommend a day sail charter and snorkeling with Captain Phil of the Wayward Sailor and also the ranger-guided hike on the Reef Bay Trail. Enjoy!"
Guest: Thompson E.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 3, 2015
"Great location. Great unit. Lots to do. Loved the pool. Loved the pizza from up the street across from Lime Inn.
In short, great vacation. Loved Sunday brunch at Concordia. Need a car for a couple of days to tour other sides of island. O'Connor up the hill rents great cars and they are so friendly and helpful. Forget Pipers for cars--they don't honor their reservations.
Would recommend Grande Bay to anyone and everyone."
Guest: MIMIDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 15, 2015
"Our family of 5 just returned from St. John and we're all missing the beautiful views from the Stowaway decks. The kids loved the loft and spent a lot of evening hours playing the board games provided and watching the the pair of falcons that were roosting in the upper deck. We always travel light with carry on luggage, so the stocked toiletries and supplies were fabulous. We also cooked a few meals and the kitchen had everything we needed. We will definitely revisit Stowaway if our travels bring us back to St. John! Thanks so much for all the helpful information when we were planning our trip!"
Guest: M. LawsonDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 15, 2015
"There were 4 couples in our group and there was plenty of room for all. Bedrooms and baths were spacious and outdoor areas were great. The villa is located within a 5 minute drive to Cruz Bay. Owner and villa rep Stacey were excellent to deal with. This villa would also be perfect for families traveling with small children as all bedrooms have inside access. Close proximity to Cruz Bay would be excellent for teenagers who would not mind the walk. Views are beautiful and you could drive to beaches with 10-15 minutes. Villa is as pictured. I plan on visiting St. John again and I would definitely stay at Villa Venturoso again."
Guest: maria f.Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: December 12, 2014