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Undamaged by hurricanes! Great Cruz Bay location, very private paradise

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5) 2 Queen 1 Twin

GREAT RATES ALL SEASONS! Walk to ferry, shopping and dinning. Read our reviews and see what our guests are saying! Newly updated Rainbows End, part of the 9 unit Battery Hill Condominiums in Cruz Bay, is a very relaxing and affordable way to enjoy tropical living at its best. Beautifully maintained Battery Hill with lush landscaping is just a five minute stroll from downtown with a wide range of restaurant choices and shopping experience.

Our most unique feature in this complex is our amazing large L-shaped deck and covered porch featuring a dining area and lounge area with cooling ocean breezes. The deck opens to the Master Bedroom through french doors. This unit is very private but just steps away from the sunny pool area with amazing harbor and ocean views. Conveniently located gas grill and newly installed laundry for your use.

2 queen bedrooms (plus twin bed in blue bedroom ) and 1 bathroom with fully appointed kitchen. The comfortable, updated Island decorated living area with cable TV is stocked with games and books and adjoins the deck by opening French doors. This unit is shaded and naturally cool, both bedrooms are equipped with AC and there are ceiling fans throughout. Battery Hill had plenty of onsite parking and is just a short walk to taxis if you prefer not to rent a car.

Our experienced On Island Property Managers are available 24/7. They will greet you at the Ferry Dock and guide you to Rainbows End at Battery Hill. They will give you a brief orientation of the unit, the common areas, and St John before leaving you with the keys.

Keywords: condo, condominium

More Details

Owner
Cynthia Cute
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Cynthia Cute

We are a family of five living in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington DC. We have very busy lives and Rainbows End in Cruz Bay is our escape...our small piece of paradise where we relax and enjoy the breathtaking outdoors. It only took us a few visits to St. John with our three children to quickly realize St John was a place we would always return to. We love the relaxing peace and beauty of the island and the great vibrant restaurants of Cruz Bay! Snorkeling off the white sand beaches is by far our most favorite activity...there is no place on earth like St. John!

Why Cynthia Cute chose Estate Enighed

Battery Hill is located on the top of the hill looking out over Cruz Bay. Not only does it offer amazing views, it is short stroll into town for shopping and dinning offering the best of both worlds. Rainbows End is a very private unit with GREAT outdoor space, both covered space for your morning coffee or an evening night cap as well as open space for private sunbathing! The complex pool is just a few steps away....it is a private grotto with all the amenities needed in close proximity!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Patti,



We had a wonderful time. We walked to honeymoon beach many times and loved to snorkel there. My turtle friend below was always in the same spot and he would come up for air right next to me. We took a kayak tour to henley cay and it was a beautiful place to snorkel. We also went to Waterlemon Cay. We never did rent a car. We enjoyed the walking. The hills up to Battery Hill were perfect for us to get ready for hiking this summer! We took a taxi every place else. A very friendly taxi driver named Earl helped us out several times. I have his card and I will call him again when we go back to St. John. One night the Rising Stars Steel Orchestra played in Cruz Bay-- an amazing group of young people.



Thank you for the suggestion of La Tapia restaurant. We had a great meal there.



We kayaked from Cinnamon Bay over to Francis Bay--sat on the beach at Little Maho along the way. With the campground closed it felt like a graveyard. So sad--we had wonderful times there. But we have new memories of St. John now. It is a beautiful island and I can't wait to go back. I hope to bring the grandkids in a few years. Your place is perfect for young children.



Thank you again.

Gail
May 2014
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Amenities

Estate Enighed Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tiled walk-in shower with exterior window
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Airconditioned
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Air conditioned Pack and Play crib
  • Each bedroom has queen bed plus a twin bed in 2nd bedroom. Plus A Pack and Play to be used in either bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ceiling fans throughout with AC units in both bedrooms. Featuring a beautiful covered deck with dining area and lounge.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Undamaged by hurricanes! Great Cruz Bay location, very private paradise
average rating of 4.821429 based on 71 reviews
Avon, Indiana
5

A fabulous stay in St. John

  • 5 of 5

I am a bit late in reviewing our stay in February at Rainbow's End. What a fabulous place! We were a party of 2 married couples and there was plenty of room for us. The condo was just enough room for us and as pictured on line. The management company was helpful in meeting us and giving us a "tour" of the property and were at our disposal if we had any questions. The home was clean, nicely decorated, the beds were comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. We did breakfast in the condo every morning, took a picnic lunch to the beach every day and did dinner out at various wonderful restaurants. While we are nearing 60 years of age, we are all physically fit and enjoy walking. We did rent a jeep and used it every day to explore different beaches. We walked into town each evening for happy hour and dinner. The hill up to the condo might provide a challenge for some, but for us it was reason to get dessert with dinner! The rental car company even brought our car up to us the day after our arrival and picked it up on our departure. Convenient for sure!

The views from the condo and especially the pool area are perfect. There are plenty of lounge chairs poolside. The condo had a cooler that we used every day for the beach and the complex even has beach chairs (to be shared with others in the complex) and a few pieces of snorkeling equipment. There were plenty of beach towels to be used by all. Cynthia was great to work with in the booking process. We had a family health emergency and even thought we would have to cancel our trip the week prior to departure. She was fabulous to work with us on picking another date and very understanding with our circumstance. Health crisis avoided and the trip went on as planned, but we certainly appreciated her understanding of "life" and how sometimes it's unpredictable. I would not hesitate to stay here again and highly recommend the property!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Rainbows End! St John is such a special place and we love sharing our home with others. I am looking forward to having you as our guests again! Thanks. Cynthia
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife, son and I stayed there and loved the place. Very clean and nicely decorated. Steps from the pool, steps from laundry room and wonderful decks to enjoy viewing iguanas, just relaxing or having a meal. Place had a couple of coolers to use plus had clothes lines to hang towels and wet suits. The condos have beach chairs (shared) that you can take with you to the beaches. Our favorite thing was we could walk to town to have dinners though the up hill walk home was a little harder. We had a car (Conrad) but preferred to walk to town instead of having to deal with parking. Another bonus was Dolphin Market (local grocery store) was only about a block away. We'd go there everyday as they had better prices than larger grocery store. We would drive to market as very very steep hill to walk up from store to condo. We did not cook in much but condo was well stocked with pots/pans, knifes..... Internet worked fine as well as TV (March Madness). Would stay there again next time we come back to this island. There were a few flying insects though our son was only one who got a bite. Construction next store did not bother us as we get up early and then would leave for beaches during the day.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Rainbows End! It is always a pleasure to hear about our guests experiences as we try hard to create a warm and welcoming home for your vacation! We hope you will consider Rainbows End if you visit St John again! Our door is always open!! Cynthia
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5

Spectacular Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Our unit was clean, comfortable (including beds and pillows), well equipped, and conveniently located to shops, restaurants, and bars (all within awaking distance). We had four adults in the unit, with plenty of space inside and out to roam and/or sit. The outdoor porch was a great spot for meals and gatherings, the views were beautiful, and the swimming pool was mere steps away. We will definitely book another trip, and hope this unit is again available.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay! Rainbows End is a special place and we hope you will return soon!
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Syracuse, ny
5

Home away from home! We felt like locals for the week!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 just returned from an amazing week at Rainbow's End at Battery Hill, and we could not have been happier with our stay. From arrival at the ferry dock, our representative arranged a cab & met us up at the condo. She explained where everything was, and was super helpful in answering our questions.

This condo is immaculate, and is the perfect size for a family of 4 or 5. We honestly were not around all day, but there is plenty of space both indoors & out for anyone not venturing out. Our favorite spot was the covered porch at night, listening to the bands down below in town. There was a nice TV, but it didn't get turned on once (which was fantastic). We didn't use the a/c at all because the windows are screened & we got amazing breezes off the bay. We made use of the pool, the grill, and the great outside seating by cooking at home all but 2 nights of our trip. The string lights were a great touch! There is a laundry facility, so we did pack light & did one load of laundry mid-week. There are several beach chairs provided, as well as a few sand toys/noodles. Additionally, the unit has 2 coolers for use at the beach--- just be sure to rinse everything so that it's in good shape for the next guests!

If you are looking to sit on a beach and have a fruity cocktail delivered to you--this is not for you-try the Westin. If you are looking for a great home at a great price, look no further. The views (partially obstructed) are great, the owner & property mgt. are super responsive, and its just a comfortable place to be! Unless we came with a larger group, Rainbows End @ Battery Hill will be our choice when staying on St.John.

You can absolutely go without a car & stay here, but I 100% recommend a Jeep from Conrad Sutton Rentals. We explored the whole island, but there is still so much to see!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place for the price

  • 4 of 5

Overall this was a very nice place to stay. It was a reasonable price and the unit is very cute. we would definitely stay here again. I read a bad review by a previous guest about the mosquito and iguana problem. Sure we saw a couple mosquitoes but I only got bit once this whole time and that was on a hike on the middle of the island. This is a tropical island and yes there are some bugs. The iguanas in the trees outside are not a nuisance at all either. We enjoyed watching them while drinking our morning coffee. The trees aren't high enough for them to find themselves on your porch so I don't know why it would be an issue for anyone. Anyways I don't have many complaints about this place. We have stayed at Gallows Point and Grande Bay and they are nicer but also quite a bit more expensive.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your respsonse! Our guests comfort and experience is our number one priority. We are constantly updating and improving our home and hope you will come back again. We are glad you enjoyed your stay!!!
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5

Couldn't Be Better (unless we lived there)!

  • 5 of 5

I recently returned home from a fabulous week at Rainbows End - which is an apt name since we did see several rainbows there during our stay. The location was perfect - great views and walkable into town. Yes there is a hill, but my friend and I liked the option of being able to walk if we wanted (we typically would walk into town and take a taxi at night back up the hill). We also found halfway down the hill, at Gallows Point, a great little store that has some food items, water, gifts, snorkel rentals and a concierge that will help with anything else - even if you're not staying there!

The condo was perfectly appointed: lots of towels, very comfortable furniture with pillows and plentiful seating inside and out. I’m honestly not usually a fan of wicker furniture, but thoroughly enjoyed plopping down and relaxing - no hesitation. The beds were heavenly and had very nice linens. My friend had the room with doors that lead onto the porch, which she loved; it was very bright and airy with ample storage. I had the other bedroom, which was just as nice. The bathroom was large, with plenty of room. While we didn't cook, the kitchen was very well stocked, with everything you could possibly need. We basically lived on the porch - it's huge and we loved being able to be either under cover or in the sun. There are wonderful string lights to plug in at night and it allowed us to read outside and looked magical. Ceiling fans are throughout and more windows (with louvers) than you can imagine - we didn’t need to use the air conditioner once. We kept saying we had the best condo there - and we think we're right!

The pool area was close-by with a lovely view and very comfortable furniture. The laundry was located near-by. There was a collection of shared pool noodles and chairs - all of which looked new and were in great condition.

We absolutely loved our stay and can’t really say enough good things about Rainbows End. While this trip was with just one friend, I could easily have been there with my husband and two daughters and still had ample room (hmmmm, this is a thought...). The owner, Cynthia, was a dream to work with - super quick response time to emails and gave us lots of tips on beaches,restaurants and other very helpful info. We so look forward to our return in 2018!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and am looking forward to your return! I truly enjoy sharing our little piece of paradise with others and am glad I was able to help you create a wonderful vacation!
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Map

Car: recommended

Short walk to Low Key Watersports offering scuba, snorkel, or kayak,/day and half day options

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

none $0
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.5%

RATES ARE BASED ON 2 GUESTS $35 PER PERSON PER NIGHT FOR ADDITIONAL
There is a turn over fee of $75 for guests staying less than 5 night

Our property managers will meet you at the dock and transport your
luggage to our condo. You may choose to walk or take taxi and greeter will
meet you at Rainbows End to introduce you to the property.

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.