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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
"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
"My wife and I usually take our three children to Destin, FL for a family summer vacation. We've done this for a while and wanted to try something a bit more exotic and found Mill Ridge in St. John. Now I was a bit hesitant to go to VI off-season and during the middle of the summer but we took a chance and landed in St. Thomas on July 5th.
The owners Jason and Hilarie were fantastic, they helped us with all the logistics (ground/sea transportation, extra gear for kids, planning..etc). Everything went off without a hitch, took the ferry from Red Hook, rented a small SUV in town and headed off across the island.
The property, Mill Ridge, is on the eastern side of the island overlooking Coral Bay and far removed from Cruz Bay. At first I admit it I looked upon this as an inconvenience being on other side of the island away from all the “action” but my family and I quickly realized this was a blessing in disguise. By day two we had COMPLETELY unplugged and really enjoying our slow and wonderfully relaxing pace.
The island was surprisingly easy to get around on with our rental car. Each day we’d wake up, pick one of the island’s world famous beaches, load of the car and head out for the day. It was so easy to find our own private little section of paradise and we had a great time, lounging, snorkeling and other activities.
The owners also gave us some great recommendations of day trips we could try and they were fantastic. We went out on a boat one day, took a day trip to the British VI’s and spent a day swimming with wild sea turtles.
It was really great to see my children have the time of their lives exploring the island and waters and seeing wildlife and landscapes they’ve never experienced before. I've never seen my kids so uninterested in TV or their Ipads before. We spent the whole week together and really connected in this special place. There is a great little private pool on the property and deck overlooking Coral Bay where we spent most of our time when not out beaching or exploring. With small children I felt very safe having a pool right there as the patio is enclosed and has solid locking mechanisms on the two gates.
If you are looking for a great, relaxing, unplugged vacation with your family, Mill Ridge is the place. It was by far the best family vacation we have ever had. If you get the chance to stay at Mill Ridge, I highly recommend it and hope to bring my family back sometime in the near future."
Guest: Paul98Date of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: March 3, 2015
"My family of five recently stayed at Beautiful Morning for 7 nights. The location cannot be beat if you like Cruz Bay. There was plenty of space and the condo was in great shape. We especially enjoyed the large balcony as not all condos at Grand Bay have this feature. The kitchen was very well stocked and everything worked. Also has a nice washer/dryer so pack light! Bathrooms are spacious and master has a safe in the closet. We thought the beds were very comfortable as well. The condo has really nice beach chairs to enjoy on the fantastic beaches, of which Maho is our favorite. Crandall on St John is the property manager and they are great to work with. We rented a Chevy Tahoe from them cheaper than any other rental agency on the island and it was parked in our Grand Bay parking spot upon arrival and picked up at the same spot. I highly recommend renting from them. Lastly, the view from this condo is the best at Grand Bay in my opinion. You will not be disappointed. Here are a few of our favorites: Beach-Maho, Restaurant-Lime Inn "get lobster", Happy Hour-Beach Bar or for a cold cerveza Woodys $1 beer, Pizza-Cafe Roma carryout is awesome. And one more important thing which was the best decision I made on our trip: Use Lucy with SUP St John to rent Paddle Boards which easily go on top of the Tahoe. Lucy is great to work with and she also owns a nice boat, Rock Hoppin, captained by Captain Steve. We did a sunset cruise that took us by Pizza Pi which is a boat that serves as a pizza place! We also chartered them for the BVI's which was a perfect day."
Guest: Tommy S.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 4, 2015
"What a wonderful property! A great pool, incredible views, and a great layout that somehow is able to tie all of the elements of the property into a cohesive unit, and yet simultaneously provides separation for family members to have their own space. The stocked kitchen and BBQ allowed the family to enjoy some of our own homemade meals. The landscape surrounding the property is beautiful, and was a daily reminder that we were literally in one of the world's great paradises. The people behind the Blue Palm Villa are part of the experience as well, and were equally great to work with. Easily one of the best vacations our family has ever taken, and the Blue Palm Villa was truly central to it all."
Guest: Joe C.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 10, 2015