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Luxury Cruz Bay Condo Offers Awesome Views and Convenient Walk-to-Town Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (sleeps 4, possibly 5), walk-to-town location

Tropical Breeze Villa was virtually undamaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria, and is the largest unit at Battery Hill--an elegantly cozy 9-unit condominium complex on the crest of a hill overlooking Grande Bay and quaint Cruz Bay village. This comfortable unit boasts a spacious living area, a fully equipped kitchen, modern island decor, a queen sized master bedroom and a pair of twin beds in the large loft bedroom. Visually, the exposed beams and rustic cedar plank cathedral ceiling invoke images of a Vermont barn. Five Hunter ceiling fans spaced throughout the unit supplement the nearly constant natural breezes. For added comfort, there are three air conditioners spaced throughout the unit.

With the completion of a second bathroom in early 2010, Tropical Breeze stands out as one of only three 2 bedroom/2 bath rental units at Battery Hill. In addition, the Tropical Breeze kitchen was extensively remodeled in 2010. Improvements include new mahogany cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances.

Tropical Breeze is on the top (3rd) floor of the outermost building; as a result, it offers incredible unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea and inland St. John. On clear days, St. Croix--nearly 40 miles distant--may be seen on the southern horizon.

Battery Hill’s pool deck is a great spot to enjoy cocktails while grilling a burger or some fresh local fish on the nearby Weber grill. After a refreshing dip in the pool, you’ll find the Tropical Breeze balcony deck an irresistible spot for alfresco dining, capturing a sunset, watching the moon rise, or gazing at the stars. The views are magical.

As a guest at Battery Hill, you will enjoy luxurious 'home away from home' accommodations and conveniences such as cable TV and WiFi service. Our on-island manager will assure that your arrival/check-in goes smoothly and is always available for your special needs.

Locating a parking spot in downtown Cruz Bay can present the ultimate challenge. Our near-town location means that when you feel it’s time to grab a beer or tropical drink at one of the popular pubs, or enjoy a sumptuous meal at one of Cruz Bay’s many world-class restaurants, or, perhaps, just do a bit of shopping, it will all be within easy walking distance. At Battery Hill, renting a vehicle is an option, not a necessity. If you do choose to rent a vehicle, rest assured that Battery Hill, unlike some other properties, offers ample off-street parking.

And, as you evaluate the various accommodations available to you, keep in mind that, as described earlier, we "overlook" Grande Bay. We are literally next door neighbors, but situated higher on the hillside. Our deck, being about 4 stories above the Grande Bay roof line, offers unobstructed views residents of Grande Bay can only dream of. Which would you choose?

The nearest beach, at Frank Bay, can be reached in five minutes by foot. Taxi service to the National Park’s spectacular north shore beaches is both readily available and inexpensive.

All you need to do is kick back and enjoy!!

A word of caution: if you see Tropical Breeze being offered for rent on Craig's List at rates way below those published here, it's a scam. Don't fall for it; we do not advertise there. My name is Donald Day, Jr. and I reside in Harwinton, CT. (Google it to find my phone number.)

Keywords: St. John Condominium

More Details

Donald 'Sandy' Day
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Donald 'Sandy' Day

There we are, dripping wet after a late afternoon swim at Trunk Bay. That’s me, the Connecticut Yankee with my Norwegian-born spouse.

In 1998, with our vacation needs more focused on winter than summer, we traded our Martha’s Vineyard vacation home for St. John and Battery Hill. Three years later, my brother and I sold our manufacturing business, and I transitioned into real estate sales. Inger took early retirement from her office management position, so we were free to escape the harsh New England winters. And we did just that. In fact, for 3 of the past 18 years, we lived in Tropical Breeze for the entire winter. Heaven!

A rather famous English poet once wrote about how man’s best laid plans have a habit of going awry. How right he was! In 2010, we became foster parents to our then 12 year-old Grandson, so our plans to spend the full winter season on island had to be put aside. Instead, we turned our focus focus to renting our home-away-from-home to nice folks like you.

Donald 'Sandy' Day purchased this condo in 1998

Why Donald 'Sandy' Day chose Estate Enighed

Convenience to everything...and, oh, those views, those intoxicating views!!

What makes this condo unique

The location allows for life without a car. Yes, we have lived on island for 3.5 months without a vehicle. (Incredibly good way to tone those calf muscles.)

Guestbook comments from the owner

This comment extracted from a voice mail left on New Year’s eve 2013 by guests from Atlanta: “Just called to let you know how much we are enjoying your St. John home. The views are actually better than the photos. Couldn’t be happier.”
Dec 2013
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Estate Enighed Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • A queen-sized bed is located in the air-conditioned master bedroom. A pair of twin beds is located in the air-conditioned loft bedroom. An air mattress is available for a possible fifth person.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Tropical Breeze is fully air-conditioned. It is the largest unit at Battery Hill and is located on the top (third) floor affording awesome views in every direction. The loft was recently refurbished and a second bath added.


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Luxury Cruz Bay Condo Offers Awesome Views and Convenient Walk-to-Town Location
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 56 reviews
Cocoa Beach, FL

Awesome villa with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Tropical Breeze. The villa was very comfortable and in great condition. It is a short walk down the hill into Cruz Bay. The walk back uphill is steep but doable for people in reasonably good shape. The view from the balcony is amazing as it looks out over Cruz Bay. Great location and nice accommodations.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing unit on top of the hill! VIEWS ARE BREATH TAKING.

  • 5 of 5

Don was amazing to work with. You could tell from the 1st communication I had with him that he was focused on his guests and wanted to make sure we enjoyed our time there. His communication was flawless and the house was immaculate. A gorgeous view off the deck overlooking Cruz bay and the Crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean. It was a spot I will definitely re visit in the upcoming years! House was very clean and was a true turn key operation. Anything that was there was offered to us as his guests. It was amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Essex, MA, USA


  • 5 of 5

Loved our short week at St John

The condo has a great view of Cruz Bay and theres always a breeze

Construction next door started at 7 am but I'm an early riser

inside the condo everything was set up perfect for the four of us

can't wait to return

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had an amazing time!

  • 4 of 5

The view was fabulous! The condo was very comfortable and cozy. We loved that we were close to town and we got a lot of exercise hiking up hill to the condo. My favorite hike was to Honeymoon beach which was a little over a mile.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hanover, NH

Beautiful getaway, excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was even better than the photos — spacious rooms, well-equipped kitchen, lots of hangout space both inside and out -- but the best part was the location! Stunning views from the top of the hill, but only an easy 5-minute jaunt down into the myriad bars and restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay. We were two parents with two college children -- and they enjoyed the bright nightlife while we appreciated quiet mornings and breathtaking sunsets from the top-floor deck, the lovely pool, and how easy it was to get to everything on the island. Property manager Doug was on hand to get us set up and he offered great recommendations and island tips. Cannot recommend this place enough —we all found it hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harwinton, CT U.S.A

The perfect place in St John

  • 5 of 5

My husband, Connor and our two best friends Kathy and Ron stayed at Tropical Breeze October 10-17, 2015. We rented a car for the week which we highly recommend. Without the rental we would have been limited and dependent on the local taxi service. We called Doug when we arrived, he came over and gave us helpful tips of the island. His recommendations were very useful from the beautiful beaches to visit, where to grocery shop, purchase liquor, favorite restaurants and local fresh fruit stands the list goes on. We visited three of the many beaches, Maho beach known for sea turtles, Hawksnest beach known for stingrays, and Trunkbay beach known for the underwater snorkel trail. We were able to take the car barge over to St. Thomas for a day of shopping and visiting the most popular Magen's Bay Beach.

The condo was everything you said and more. It had all the amenities we would expect in our own home including everything one would need for a day at the beach. The views from the balcony overlooking Cruz bay and the island of St. Thomas was spectacular and more beautiful then one could of imagine. It was so relaxing enjoying a nightly swim in the pool. As you stated parking was very difficult in town. Some nights we didn't take the car and walked down the hill into town.

We highly recommend Cruz Bay Water Sports for excursions. Very reasonable for a 6 hour sail/snorkel catamaran adventure including lunch and open bar going to two different snorkels spots. We had a wonderful week and would highly recommend staying at tropical breeze. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Battery Hill Condos
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry quay
Nearest Point of Interest
Barge (Car Ferry) Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Frank Bay Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
The Marketplace
Nearest Point of Interest
Nat'l Park Visitors Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Lind Point Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Salomon Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Honeymoon Beach
Car: recommended

A Bit About Our Island...

Area: 19 square miles (roughly 9 miles long and 2 miles wide)

Population: approximately 5,000 (compared to 55,000 on St. Thomas)

Geography: The island is situated 1,075 miles East-SouthEast of Miami, and 30 miles east of Puerto Rico. It is covered with lush tropical vegetation and fringed by iridescent shores.

Language: English is the official language. Spanish and Creole are also widely spoken.

Religion: Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Moravian, Baptist, Seventh Day Adventist, Methodist and Jehovah's Witness.

Electricity: 110 volts AC, 60Hz (same as on the US mainland)

Newspapers: The Tradewinds is St. John's weekly newspaper. The Daily News, published daily, covers the entire US Virgin Islands. USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and several other US Metropolitan and Puerto Rican newspapers are usually also available.

Postal Service: Yes, St. John has it's very own Post Office. Zip Code is 00831.

Provisions: Yes, we have our very own SuperMarket (not very 'super' by Stateside standards) where you should be able to find just about everything you need food-wise. Expect to pay at least 25% more than Stateside. Wine and spirits are also readily available, and island rums can be cheaper than Coke.

Communications: While your rental accommodations will usually offer unlimited free local calls, long distance service is usually blocked. You should come prepared with your own calling card or cell phone. If everything else fails, try 1-800-CALL-ATT. There are a couple of internet cafes where you can check your email, and some rental properties are beginning to offer DSL service.

History: St. John's modern day history began in 1718, when the first plantation was established using slave labor. During their heyday, there were 109 different plantations producing sugar, cotton and, of course, rum. Having passed up an earlier opportunity to purchase St. John and the rest of the Danish West Indies for $7.5 million, the US purchased the islands in 1917, at a cost of $25 million, and they are now an unincorporated Territory of the United States.

Government: The US Virgin Islands are governed by and elected Governor, and 15 member Senate. Although residents are U.S. citizens, they may not vote in presidential elections. One elected delegate represents the Territory in the U.S. House of Representatives.

National Park: In the 1950's, Lawrence Rockefeller acquired ownership of more than half the land area of St. John. Soon after, he reopened Caneel Bay Resort and donated the remaining acreage to the United States Government as public parkland. Currently, the National Park Service staff on St. John maintains over 7,200 acres of parkland and 5,650 acres of offshore waters and reefs.

Medical Facilities: The Myrah Keating Smith Clinic is St. John's primary medical care facility. Patients requiring hospitalization are transported by ambulance boat to the Roy L. Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas.

Temperature: Sunny days with year round temperatures from 76 to 92 degrees. Daily average temperatures range from 77 degrees in winter to 82 degrees in summer. Warmer days are cooled by pleasant trade winds. Average annual rainfall is 43 inches, with much of that occurring during September and October.

Currency: United States currency is used. As on the U.S. mainland, tipping of 15% to 20% is customary for service well done.

Time Zone: St. John is in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone, one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time (except during Daylight Savings Time).

Passports: U.S. citizens need not carry passports to visit the Territory, but must be prepared to show evidence of citizenship upon leaving. Some form of identification (driver's license, passport or birth certificate with a picture ID) must be carried. Travel to the British Virgin Islands requires a passport.

Dress: St. John has adopted a casual approach to dressing, although abbreviated attire or swimsuits are not acceptable in Cruz Bay. Nude bathing is unlawful.

Travel Light: Bring at least two swimsuits, several pairs of shorts, sandals and athletic shoes. There are no restaurants in Cruz Bay where a jacket and tie are required or expected. Think casual. Bring a camera, but leave the designer luggage and expensive jewelry at home.

Driving: Cars on the island are just like on the US mainland, but driving is on the LEFT side of the road.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Booking Fee (see notes) $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

$75 booking fee applies to bookings made through VRBO. Does not apply to bookings placed directly with owner.
A 3% surcharge applies to all payments made by credit card.
Cancellations must be received at least 60 days prior to check-in to be eligible for full refund (less booking fee).
For purposes of rate calculation, children are treated as extra guests.
Discounts available for stays of 7 nights or longer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.