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GRANDE BAY RESORT 3BR HIGH-END CONDO IN CRUZ BAY aka'LOVE CITY, ST. JOHN, USVI

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

RENOVATED/UPDATED CONDO OVERLOOKING CRUZ BAY, PILLSBURY SOUND & ST THOMAS

This updated, beautifully renovated/updated 3-bedroom condo in Cruz Bay is located on the upper level of Grande Bay Resort in St. John, USVI.

Located just across the street from Cruz Bay Beach, you are only a 2-5 minute walk from the ferry docks as well as all of the Cruz Bay restaurants, bars, casino, shopping, excursions and entertainment spots. You are also located near several beautiful hiking trails to a few of St. John's 32 gorgeous beaches. All of these beaches can also be accessed by island taxis, which can be obtained on the street in front of the ferry docks. Along with the friendly folks on St. John, you will meet some four-legged characters that will put a smile on your face such as the burros, the ever-elusive mongoose, the iguanas, the goats and other interesting wildlife. Since there is open grazing on-island, you may see cows and pigs along the side of the roads--have your cameras ready, as you never know what you may see around the bend.

Once you are in this condo, you will want to kick off your shoes go out onto the balcony to granite bar w/teak barstools and just take in the gorgeous views and start planning your activities. This condo is a 1-2 minute walk to the heated pool, hot tub and workout facility. Once you've splashed around, take a few minutes to gather some groceries at the Starfish Market or Dolphin Market, including the ingredients to make the delicious rum punch everyone enjoys so much. Then take a stroll around town to check out the shopping, day trips/island excursions, rental of snorkel gear or maybe just a visit to Drink, Woody's, the Beach Bar, Joes Rum Hut & or many wonderful restaurants along the way for dinner plans. Once back up on your balcony, enjoy one of St. John's stunning sunsets and watch the lights come on one by one on St. Thomas while seated on the comfy barstools at your very own outdoor bar enjoying one of your liquid inventions. You will be enveloped by a soft warm tropical breeze as it wafts across your body, causing you to feel the weight of your 'real world' problems just slip off your shoulders and slowly drift away. The music from "Love City" welcomes and entices you to move with the island beat as you end a beautiful day in you little paradise on St. John.

You will find this condo to be truly a home away from home. The three beautifully decorated bedrooms will welcome you for a comfortable night's rest while the equally beautifully appointed living and dining areas will encourage you to kick back and relax. Check out the video and book selections and find your comfortable chair. Then sit back, watch and listen to your favorite movie, CD, DVD or favorite program on our expanded cable channels with the surround sound speakers. While cooking may not be on your itinerary, once you have meandered into the fully equipped, stainless steel kitchen you'll think what a nice option you have in being able to prepare and serve meals in such a beautiful setting.

Keywords: Grande Bay Resort, Cruz Bay, Condo, Villa, Caribbean, Waterfront, St. John, USVI, Memory Maker, Memory Maker St. John Condo, Island retreat, Memory Maker Condo, Memory Maker 3-Bedroom Condo,

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Owner
Caribbean Villas & Resorts of St. John, USVI
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Caribbean Villas & Resorts of St. John, USVI

Your hosts, Chuck and Carmen, have been coming to St. John since 1986. We have own other resort properties, but none compares to the beauty, serenity and peacefulness of our island home in St. John.

Caribbean Villas & Resorts of St. John, USVI purchased this condo in 2008

Why Caribbean Villas & Resorts of St. John, USVI chose Great Cruz Bay

While on our honeymoon in St. Thomas in 1986, we came to St. John on a day-trip. After a tour of the island and being awestruck by its stunning beauty along with a visit to Trunk Bay, we looked at each other and said 'Why aren't we staying HERE on St. John?' Since then, we have visited many other islands and still agree that St. John consistently offers the most beautiful beaches, superb snorkeling, great hiking trails and boat tours, and a tranquility we have not found elsewhere. Once you've found the best, why go anywhere else? So, over the years while still owning at the Westin Virgin Grand Villas during Festiv week, we decided to buy a year-round home at this location... overlooking Cruz Bay. which is just a few minutes' walk to taxis, the ferry docks, shopping, eateries, entertainment, gambling & hiking trails. Along with the convenience to all of 'Love City' we would also have a very important benefit; PARKING! When you select 'Memory Maker' at Grande Bay Resort you will have parking for a rental car, which will enable you to explore the far reaches of this beautiful island. Our family and many friends who have visited here agree that we made a good choice when we chose to buy here this beautiful and convenient location. That good choice was reinforced when we learned how the original inhabitants of the Virgin Islands, the Arawak and the Carib Indians, lived on surrounding islands but not on St. John because they found the island to be too intensely spiritual to be their everyday home. Instead, they only visited St. John for special religious ceremonies. Even today that intense spirituality and peaceful tranquility that the Indians discovered so long ago is still there, waiting for yet another generation of island visitors. So come to St. John, so that you too can see, experience and believe... and Make Memories!

What makes this condo unique

After your short walk from the ferry docks to your unit, you will come to realize how very convenient this location is to everything. We are situated across the street from a sweet little beach on Cruz Bay that we can stroll on to downtown Wharfside Village (Love City) which offers a variety of eateries, entertainment with live music, a Casino, and shopping to please everyone. Further up the road you will find Mongoose Junction for additional eateries and shopping. Grocery shopping, the post office, internet cafe and hot spots for getting an island drink are all just a short walk away. Some beaches are just a hike away, like Solomon or Honeymoon, and others a hop on the taxi will take you to any beach you wish to visit. Be adventurous and check out the Coral Bay area with Skinny Legs, Miss Lucy's and other wonderful shops and eateries, be sure you go over to Salt Pond or Waterlemon Cay for some incredible & breathtaking snorkeling. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking, take plenty of water, suntan lotions and snacks. Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay have food you can purchase along with restroom/shower facilities. Other beaches may not have all of those conveniences--if you're not sure, just check your guide books before heading out, so you won't have any surprises. Remember not to stand on the coral, don't kick up the sand, and most of all don't handle or remove anything from the water. There are sea urchins, fire coral and other creatures that may cause you pain and discomfort, so be careful and mindful of your environment.

Amenities

Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double vanity for lots of storage. Hair dryer.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double vanity for storage. Hair dryer.
  • We Conserve Water & Electricity! Bathroom 1 --serves bedroom # 2 & 3--double granite vanity, travertine walls, push button toilet #1, #2, shower w/seat Bathroom 2-a larger bath for general use/ Bedroom #1 Double granit vanity, fossil walls & shower, push button toilet #1, #2, shower w/seat
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 facing balcony - 1 king , Comfortable Westin Style Mattress/Large Dresser for storage
    Master Bedroom 2-rear w/patio - 1 king , Romantic canopy bed/Westin Style Mattress/large dresser
    Master Bedroom 3-on left of entry - 2 twin/ single , Convertible to King/Westin Style Mattress/two dressers
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double pull out from living room sofa
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Stainless appliances, Convection oven & microwave 2 king & 2 Twin Beds (which can be latched together to create a 3rd King Bed. Large front and side balconies, sunrise and sunset views, vistas overlooking Cruz Bay, the Pillsbury Sound and St. Thomas. Common amenities include a pool on a beautiful sundeck, hot tub, and workout facility with pilate machine.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

GRANDE BAY RESORT 3BR HIGH-END CONDO IN CRUZ BAY aka'LOVE CITY, ST. JOHN, USVI
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Norfolk, VA USA
5

Best Vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

After 20 years of marriage, my wife and I made our first trip to the US Virgin Islands. Saint John was all we were told it would be .... and more. Making this the perfect "second honeymoon", was largely due to finding Memory Makers. The flight to Saint Thomas airport from Virginia was easy and short. An exhilarating taxi ride to red Hook ( the island roads all twist and turn) and a fast ferry trip to Cruz Bay landed us a mere three blocks from the condo.The condo was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. There are even beach things in a bin on the patio balcony.To call the condo luxurious, is a bit of an understatement. Marble and glass everywhere, wonderful bathrooms, the best bed I ever slept on, exquisite decorations ... and a TV/entertainment system on steroids. But, the better thing is how "comfortable" it is. Every item we needed for cooking, comfort, laundry, etc. was already there. On an island where shopping is not as simple as in the states, this is a huge plus. The view from the balcony was the best I could have asked for. Full view of the bay and harbor, the other islands in the background , and stunning sunsets. The owners had made great suggestions for day trips, places to eat, and things to see. There was a dive shop right at the end of the condos, a quick walk of a block to The Beach Bar ( great for quick snacks, rum punch, and Limin' D'coconut). The rest of the shops and restaurants are in the next few blocks. Transportation on the island is simple - you just climb in the back of any "taxi" ( cleverly converted pick-up trucks) and go anywhere on the island for $5. There are more restaurants than one could visit in a month, and as far as we could tell, all are excellent. The weather is nice (warm and sunny), and you can easily walk anywhere in Cruz Bay.

We recommend any who comes to take a day trip to Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. Visiting Foxy's and Soggy Dollar are something everyone should do at least once in their life.

To sum it all up, Memory Makers made our vacation more enjoyable, and made us promise to come back again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stacy & Judy, Thank you for your very kind and descriptive comments and review of Memory Maker. We have strived to make this truly a home-away-from-home for everyone. We are happy that you enjoyed staying at Memory Maker. We do hope that you both will chose to come again to beautiful St. John and stay with us again. Thanking you again, Sincerely, Carmen & Chuck Bittinger
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Easton, CT
5

Great Find!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been coming to USVI for 27yrs. We started when my son was 3yrs old. We used to stay on STT and take the ferry to Cruz Bay for day trips. Now since we have found the Memory Maker, we fly into STT and take the ferry to Cruz Bay and never leave for the week. This is marvelous. We can cook our meals with another couple, do the laundry from daily tennis and have drinks on the terrace to watch the activity at Cruz Bay. We rent a Jeep and take day trips to snorkel on the most beautiful beaches in the world. There's a great tennis round robin at Caneel Bay we join every Tues/Thurs. It's my husband's birth week so we celebrate each year now in St. John. Been at Memory Maker for 3 years and just booked for 2017. We love this place!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach
5

A Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had our first experience in St John over the summer and could not wait to return!

Thankfully we found the beautiful "Memory Maker" at Grande Bay Resort for our stay in January!

This luxurious condo is in the perfect location in the heart of Cruz Bay.

You are just a short walk to all the fantastic restaurants, bars, and shops.

If you want to stay in and cook, the kitchen is spacious and well appointed, with anything you need to prepare a delicious meal or simply brew a nice cup of coffee in the morning.

The open floor plan flows beautifully onto the balcony where you can sit and enjoy the scenic view.

There are plenty of towels, beach chairs, coolers when you are ready to travel to one of the amazing beaches on the island.

We rented a jeep during our stay and parking was never an issue, as we were supplied with a covered spot just steps away from the condo.

After returning from the beach you can relax in the hot tub our take a swim in the pool overlooking Cruz Bay.

This felt like a home away from home, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to stay where the owners truly care about your experience.

They have gone above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need!

I would suggest booking The Memory Maker the next time you travel to St John.

I know that we will!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach, VA
5

What have you been waiting for? Here it is...Paradise found.

  • 5 of 5

Cue the sounds of paradise. Imagine yourself surrounded blissfully by the sounds of the waves and the blender making you that frozen concoction that reminds you why you chose to come here...

St John... unless you have been here, it's hard to imagine what you have been missing..If you have visited, it's hard to imagine life without it...Why have I waited so long to come here and live life as it should be???".. It will haunt you for weeks after returning home:)

From the first sight of St. John on the short ferry ride from St. Thomas you instantly know that you have made the right decision to vacation here..." That's it, thats our vacation home right there" you will be saying as you pull up at the island ferry building...!

The "Memory Maker" is located beachfront, perfectly situated 2 blocks from Cruz Bay, walking distance from everything you need ..As part of the Grande Bay Resort, staying here at the Memory Maker will satisfy every need...Beach, pool, parking, quiet, yet close enough to step outside and see the action.

This vacation condo...Well it doesn't feel like a condo, it feels like paradise...It is stocked full of anything that you will need to relax and enjoy. I have stayed in many VRBO homes before and this home, it feels like home. It is immaculately decorated, they have provided tons of movies if you need a little downtime, outdoor towel racks, anything that you need to kick back and chill.

The parking situation is perfect, a dedicated spot downstairs if you require it..You have access to the pool and hot tub as well as they do have a 24 hr concierge as well as a young lady (Kristen) that will help with your every need, (She met us upon arrival, showed us around the property, answered any questions we had and made us dinner reservation for that night!)

I don't know about you, but when I vacation...I want to worry about nothing other than what beach, what drink and where are we going to dinner...The Memory maker vacation home allows you to do just that... It is a perfect balance of comfort and relaxation.

I just hope that your love for this home in St. John still leaves room on the schedule for us book our next trip!

Choose this vacation home, you will not regret one minute of it.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words!! We are so glad that you had a wonderful time at the condo and visiting beautiful St. John. We have strived to make Memory Maker a comfortable "home away from home" and are so glad that it met your expectations! Welcome to the Memory Maker family and thank you for choosing to stay with us. Sincerely, Carmen & Chuck Bittinger
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Norfolk, Virginia, USA
5

Introduce Yourself To Paradise, and go first-class all the way.

  • 5 of 5

Where is it? Nestled amidst a Virgin Island paradise; within baby steps of world famous Cruz Bay, and just a few yards from picturesque "downtown" St. John (and all the liveliness and fun that laid-back tropical hamlet invites you to try). It's Grande Bay Resort Condominium Unit #5-101 (lovingly named Memory Maker by guests like us who return, year after year, to this luxurious abode-by-the-bay). It's the only St. John destination that offers everything anyone could ever want or need to make a vacation as memorable as a top quality, top shelf champagne cocktail.

1400 stylishly furnished square feet featuring: three spacious bedrooms with Westin-style heavenly beds, two full baths, flat screen TV/DVD players in each bedroom and in the lavishly low-key living room, Bose sound system, brand new upgraded Wi-Fi capability, elegant cherry cabinetry full service kitchen, golden sienna travertine marble floors, L-shaped wraparound balcony with breathtaking views of Pillsbury Sound and St. Thomas in the distance, half Olympic-sized swimming pool surrounded by one fastidiously maintained sundeck, plus the Unit's very own assigned and garaged parking.

So when the dog bites, when the bee stings, when everyday workaday life just gets you down, call (1)(757)641-4301, or e-mail chuckbittinger@gmail.com, or phone Caribbean Villas & Resorts at (1)(800)338-0987 or contact CaribbeanVillas@outlook.com and, like all the tanned and satisfied vacationers before you, say, "It's time for me to get away and make some great memories at Memory Maker, Unit #5-101, Grande Bay Resort, Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States
5

A treasure

  • 5 of 5

This condo is absolutely amazing! We stayed for 7 wonderful nights and truly fell in love with St John. This condo is completely furnished and provides comfortable sleeping arrangements. Once we arrived on the ferry, you take a short walk to the resort – no need to grab a taxi! Grande Bay Resort offers easy access to shopping, nightlife, amazing restaurants, and markets. We were able to cook lunch and dinner at the condo a few days so that we could enjoy the pool and beautiful views. It is only a short walk to the taxi area where you can catch open air taxis to all of the great beaches (definitely try Caneel Bay and Trunk Bay). We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cyril E King Airport (STT) St. Thomas
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to departure points for daytrips by boat to nearby U.S. & British Virgin Islands, including St. Thomas, Jost Van Dyke, Tortolla, Virgin Gorda, Norman Island (aka Treasure Island & The Caves), Peter Island, Cooper Island, Dead Chest Island and many other sites, such as the wreck of The Rhone and the wreck of the Major General Rogers (great dive sites). For golfers, a 15 minute ferry boat ride to St. Thomas and a short taxi ride will get you to Mahagony Run, a beautiful and picturesque golf course located along the North coast of St. Thomas.

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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
 
Shoulder/Standard
Apr 15 2017 - Jul 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$575
 
 
Off/Standard
Aug 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$920
 
 
High before Presidents week
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
Presidents week
Feb 17 2018 - Feb 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
$920
 
 
High after Pres. week
Feb 25 2018 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$575
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee if<7 Nights $250
Tax Rate 12.5%

5 DAY MIN STAY OFF SEASON/SHOULDER SEASON-CLEANING FEE OF $250 WILL BE ADDED FOR LESS THAN 7 NIGHTS
In Season: 12/15/2016 - 04/15/2017 (7 night minimum) $4725.00 per week except Christmas, New Year & Pres. Wk.
Christmas/New Years/Presidents Week (7 night minimum) $6440 per week 1-8 people
Shoulder Season: April 16, 2016 - July 31, 2016 1-8 people (5 night min) $4025.00 per week
Off Season: August 1, 2016 - Dec. 14, 2016 1-8 people(5 night min) $3325.00 per week

5 night minimum during Shoulder and Off Season time periods. $250 cleaning fee for stays of less than 7 nights

(Standard Rate is the same as Shoulder Season Rates).
RATES & VILLA DETAILS SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL RESERVATION IS CONFIRMED.

50% due within 7 days of booking, Final payment due 60 days prior to arrival. Final payment for Christmas/New Years reservations is due 120 days prior to arrival.

Payment is by check.

We never ask for payment by wire transfer.

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