This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Cruz Bay reviews
"We had a fantastic time in St. John in September when the island is not so crowded. This is a lovely unit with nice furnishings, a decent view, and super convenient to town (Cruz Bay). The kitchen is adequately stocked with basic meal prep needs, and the Wi-Fi worked great (the few times we needed it to Facetime with the kids back home. Beach chairs, a small cooler, and an electric grill on the patio were also nice touches. I highly recommend this unit. The owners were easy to work with, and the folds at Crandalls (prop manager) were also nice and efficient."Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014View listing
"Villa La Mer is a beautiful place to stay. You walk into a a large living room and dining area with views of the bay. You have the best views of the sunset from the deck and can enjoy it by relaxing on the hammock. The place is very clean and has everything you need. The property manager, Steve, took great care of us and picked is up from the ferry dock. He brought us to High Tide and gave us some information on the island and took us up to the Villa. He was flexible with our check out time too! The Villa is about a 5 minute walk to the ferry dock. Gallows Point is just down the hill which was nice because they have a convenience store right there and sometimes you can grab a taxi from there. I would absolutely stay here again and cannot wait to go back!"Guest: Lia & Chris M. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 10, 2014View listing
"My husband and two daughters (11 & 15) vacationed July 2014. The condo was perfect fit the four of us. Beautiful accommodations. The view from the balcony was breathtaking. First thing every morning and last thing every night, I went out and took in the views. The kitchen had all the tools you need, although we ate most meals out. We enjoyed the condo pool after days at the beaches. We walked to Cruz bay for dinner every night. It's a short walk but the walk home is up hill! The property manager met us upon arrival and was friendly and helpful. We had no need to contact him during our stay but knew we could call if any assistance was needed. We will be back! Thank you Don!"Guest: Bissett S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014View listing
"We recently spent a great week at Sea Grape. Prior to the trip, Cil was extremely patient and helpful answering our questions. We felt completely at home as soon as we walked in. The view and location are outstanding! I can't think of anything that we needed that wasn't already stocked at Sea Grape. We would definitely stay there again!"Guest: Hal M. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 28, 2014View listing
Cruz Bay Travel Tips
Island Activities Available at Cruz Bay Vacation Rentals
Cruz Bay is the main port on St. John and many of the rental homes are located in this small picturesque community. From here, you can choose from a wide range of excursions and activities. Dive charter boats have several departures during the day and cater for both novice and advanced divers. Snorkeling excursions and cruises can be arranged from the mariner. You can join a group tour or if you feel like spoiling yourself, you could arrange a private charter cruise. Sport fishing and island hopping excursions will take you to some of the nearby islands. Rent a bike and explore the island's historic sites and museums. There are also numerous hiking trails that traverse the island.
Things to See near Cruz Bay Resort Rentals
The National Park Visitor Center in Cruz Bay is the perfect place to familiarize yourself with the island's many attractions, diverse history and culture, and all the activities available. Park rangers can provide you information on various hiking and walking trails that you can explore on your own. Maps and guide books can also be purchased here.
The Virgin Islands National Park is one of St. John’s greatest attractions. The park is home to historic plantation ruins, acres of lush forests, and a coastline of beautiful beaches and pristine coral reefs. The area was once a sugar plantation and now efforts to restore the natural vegetation are bearing fruit. Also of interest in the park are ancient rock paintings known as pyterglyphs. There are several hiking trails that you can follow and beautiful beaches on which to enjoy a picnic.
The Ivan Jaden Museum is a tribute to a well known Russian tenor that came to live on St. John. He lived to the ripe old age of 94. The museum has an interesting collection of artifacts from his life, including several photographs and books in both Russian and English. The Elaine Ione Sprauve Museum is housed in a beautifully restored 1757 plantation house. Exhibits include newspaper clippings, paintings and rare antiques that showcase the history and culture of the island.
Getting to Cruz Bay Villas
St. John does not have a commercial airport. Your nearest flight connection would be into St. Thomas. From there, you can get a bus or taxi to the ferry port at Red Hook or Charlotte Amalie which has passenger ferries operating to Cruz Bay on St. John. The ferries run hourly from the morning until late at night, weather permitting. In the low season, the ferries still run but with less frequency. A car barge operates between St. Thomas and St. John on a regular schedule; this is a great option if you have hired a car and want to explore some of the neighboring islands as well. On St. John, there is a fairly reliable bus service that runs between Cruz Bay, Salt Pond Bay and Coral Bay. This is an inexpensive way to get around the island. Several car rental agencies can be found Cruz Bay and offer relatively reasonable rates. Scooters and bicycles can also be hired on a daily basis and this is a great option for exploring the island.
Visitors to USVI St. John Vacation Rentals
St. John is a popular Caribbean destination. Visitors come to enjoy the warm tropical climate, perpetual sunshine and relaxed island vibe. There are many outdoor activities on offer and travelers who enjoy an active type of vacation will have plenty to keep them entertained. Because it is a little less accessible and large portions of the island include protected national park areas, the type of visitors that come to Cruz Bay are those that enjoy nature and a quieter type of vacation.