Sea Grape 2 BR 1 BA Condo (Sleeps 4)
Christine R DeLongis
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About Christine R DeLongis
We have been visiting St. John since the early 90's. We love the island and all that it has to offer. We love the beaches and the hiking the island. We hope you enjoy this island as much as we do.
Christine R DeLongis purchased this Condo in 2019
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful Return Visit
This was our third stay at Sea Grape and had a wonderful time, as usual. The condo is very clean and well equipped (even had beach towels and chairs). Great views overlooking Cruz Bay and a very nice pool which is a perfect way to end a long beach day. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary (married on Hawks Nest Beach) and they even had a bottle of champagne in the refrigerator! We always rent a car for exploring the island but it’s a short 5-10 minute walk to town for shopping and dinner so need to search for a parking spot when in town.
A few must does in town for us include Café Roma for dinner, St. Brewers tap room, Sun Dog Café, Drink (great open air bar at the bottom of the hill) and Low Key Watersports for diving.
Take me back!
We just returned from the USVI a few days ago, and I am ready to go back to St. John again! The island itself is lovely, you can see pictures of that online - the beaches are absolutely gorgeous, and the water and marine life unbelievable!
The villa was perfect for what we needed: 2 bedrooms, three beds, a kitchen big enough to cook in a few times, and a lovely balcony to enjoy the view every morning and evening (we were out enjoying the island during the day). The beds were very comfortable, the bathroom is pretty and nice sized, there were lots of towels, extra blankets; the air conditioners in the bedrooms and kitchen worked perfectly, I liked that there were ceiling fans in all of the rooms, and when we were there we'd leave the a/c off and just open all the windows to enjoy the awesome breeze! We enjoyed snorkeling and then when we were wiped out from being in the sun all day, we would come back to the villa, unload all our belongings, and go down to the pool - the water in the pool was wonderful, and we felt refreshed after a swim (the water was pleasant - not cold, but not too warm; just right).
We had a minor issue with the villa's tv cable, and I wouldn't have bothered calling about it, except we wanted to watch the NCAA basketball tournament. The owner called, and we tried to figure it out. I don't know what we did, but something got it working again! (thankyou!)
Bianca, our greeter (basically our "concierge") was so helpful and kind. She met us at the ferry, got us into a taxi, and then showed us around the villa. The day we had to leave, we were sitting at the beach near the ferry, and I realized I forgot my camera on the balcony! I called Bianca, and she graciously met me at the villa and let me in to get the camera :)
The only thing that some people may need to take into consideration is that these villas are on Battery Hill - it is an actual hill. Walking down to town was easy; the walk back involved two somewhat steep hills, that were thankfully short (about 20 steps each). If you're not in a hurry, they're no big deal ;) [We considered it our exercise for the day, and I am happy to report that I did not gain a pound on vacation!] We decided against renting a vehicle after our first taxi ride :) It probably ended up costing about the same, as we only taxi'd to the beach and then "home," and walked back into town for dinner. Thank you so much for opening your villa to others-we loved it!
Hiking trails and beaches abound! Stop at the Virgins Islands National Park visit center and get info on what St. John has to offer.
Stop at the deli in Mongoose Junction, get sandwiches and a bottle of wine and hike around Lind Point Trail to Salomon Beach or Honeymoon Beach.
The Marketplace is a small mall containing a grocery, a pharmacy, a hardware store, and several other retail stores.
Mongoose Junction is a great shopping area-great bars, shops, and restaurants.
Lots to do! Take your time the first day or so, and check out the many restaurants and shops on St. John Enjoy!