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Grande Bay 3 BR 'The-Nest' Celebrity Style Balcony & Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, (Sleeps 6)

'The Nest' with views of Cruz Bay (across the street) are magical. All amenities have been selected by the owners to create a five-star experience, complete with a property manager to greet you as your ferry arrives to answer any questions and provide any information you need. Having lived on the island for years, she can provide you with any resources you need to tailor your stay to your specific requirements. She will provide you with information and recommendations for car rentals, water sport rentals, how to find the perfect beach, walking trails or restaurants and must do activities.

'The Nest' at Grande Bay Resort is perfectly situated in the heart of Cruz Bay and you can walk to ferries, shops (including grocery), restaurants, bars, wonderful walking trails and some beautiful beaches such as Honeymoon Beach. You can also catch an open-air taxi which will

shuttle you around the island.

The Grande Bay complex sports St John's only heated pool and spa with a large deck, waterfall and waterfront gym with new equipment.

This three-bedroom home is situated on the corner and has AC, two king beds, two twin beds and a sleeper sofa. All bedrooms have very comfortable beds dressed in luxury linens, wall-mounted flat screen TV's, and I-Pod docking stations. There are two full bathrooms and an excellent floor plan which allows privacy when resting in the bedrooms and ample opportunities to socialize in the living area and patios.

The kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a wrap-around bar for seating. The dining area has a glass-top table and six chairs. There are magnificent views from the wrap-around porch which are visible also from the kitchen/living room. While seated on the patio enjoying your favorite beverage you can watch the ferry/sailboats navigate the harbor and the locals and visitors enjoying the Cruz Bay lifestyle.

This home is the perfect place to enjoy a luxurious stay while accessing some of the most pristine beaches, marvelous walking trails, or partaking of all the water sports you desire. You are only a ferry trip away from other islands should you wish to venture out.

The beauty of St. John is that you can do nothing or go all out and have the vacation of your dreams.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

About Jenn

Matt is from the Midwest and Jenn is from the West Coast. We now call Minneapolis home, we are career oriented and love to visit St John when time allows. We've made many new friends on St John and truly enjoy every minute we spend on island. We hope you enjoy our island home as much as we do.

Jenn purchased this condo in 2008

Why Jenn chose Great Cruz Bay

Location, location, location...we enjoy being within walking distance to all that Cruz Bay and St John have to offer. We are a short 5 minute walk from the ferry or walk down the beach to boat rentals and fantastic restaurants. Our unit is easily accessible by using one flight of stairs so we do not require the elevator.

What makes this condo unique

Being less than a five minute walk to 10 different restaurants and shopping. Every morning we pickup the Lind Point trail and hike to Caneel Bay. We have a beautiful corner unit with a wrap around balcony where we enjoy many meals and the occasional evening cocktail hour.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful condo. We leave tomorrow but I wanted to take a moment to let you know our vacation was amazing! Everything you could possibly want or need is in your condo. We loved sitting on the balcony overlooking Cruz Bay each morning and night. Beautifully furnished and decorated. Loved having TV's in each bedroom and the living room to lay back and relax at night and watch a little TV after long days at the beaches.

Your kitchen is well equipped with everything anyone could possibly need. And, the condo was very clean. Just beautiful!

Being able to walk to the restaurants, bars, casino, shopping, and taxi's was so convenient. Even though a lot of the restaurants were closed due to low season, we had a fabulous time. The weather was perfect EVERY day. We went to Cinnamon Bay, Maho, and Hawksnest beaches. Maho is our favorite.

We took a catamaran trip to Jost Van Dyke on Kekoa. That was the highlight of our trip. We would highly recommend Kekoa.

Laurie Crandall was fabulous too. We provided her with our grocery shopping list and she stocked the kitchen for our arrival. Nice not to have to run to the grocery store when we arrived.

We hope to come back to St. John in April or May. We'll check your condo's availability soon!.

Thank you again Matt.

Mark and Debbie
Sep 2012
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Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 bedroom's total. 2 king bedroom's and the 3rd bedroom has 2 twins that can be combinded to make another king.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Grande Bay 3 BR 'The-Nest' Celebrity Style Balcony & Views
average rating of 4.967213 based on 77 reviews

Loved being in Cruz Bay

  • 5 of 5

This was our families 5th time in St John, but our first staying in Cruz Bay (rented houses other times). Being able to walk everywhere was awesome! Great condo, met all our needs.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location! Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Love staying at The Nest! Comfortable, well equipped, close to bars/restaurants. Veranda is the best for morning coffee, evening drinks and people watching!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. John Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Right in the center of Cruz bay just a short walk from the ferry dock yet peaceful at night. Walking distance from everything except the beaches. This place feels like home as well with everything we needed to cook while here. Comfortable beds and the best patio overlooking the ocean. Having coffee on the porch each morning before taking our jeep to the beaches. Pipers jeep rental dropped our jeep in our parking space the morning after we arrived. Truly couldn't have been better.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The Nest is in an amazing location. Being in the center of all of the action is so essential to have many options to choose from while on vacation.

The condo is very well equipped for any need that a vacationing person or persons would want.

The views are so delightful that sitting on the veranda in the morning for a cup of coffee or in the evening for a relaxing cocktail should not be missed.

The staff are very accomodating and the owner has taken every step to ensure that comfortable surroundings have been provided.

I would stay here again and recommend this to all that are thinking of a trip to St. John.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The condo and property were gorgeous. The location was perfect - a two minute walk to the heart of all the action. We loved sitting on the porch each morning watching the boats come and go and sitting in the evening listening to the music from the Beach Bar. The property had everything we needed and more. Absolutely stunning views. Our trip was nothing short of amazing!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay! Great view...accomodations...and location.

  • 5 of 5

3 couples stayed at "the nest". We were all very impressed with the accommodations and location. The unit was spacious and provided us all we could have wanted. The large kitchen was nice for our group meal preparation. We enjoyed the mornings on the very spacious porch with a view of the bay.

The owner was very responsive and provided us personal recommendations.

We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cyril E. King
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Beach Bar
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Cruz Bay


Rates & Availability

Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rate
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Rate
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Prime Season
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $295

Holidays Season: December 17 thru January 6th are booked at $895/night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.