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Grande Bay Resort 3BR High-End Condo in Cruz Bay Aka'Love City, St. John, USVI

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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Children over 5 or infants, would prefer no toddlers....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome children, but the unit has not been childproofed. Children have stayed in the unit many times, but it probably is not the best unit for children from 1-5, due to types of furnishings and decorations....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Only certified service dogs with documented proof....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom 1 facing balcony: 1 king

    Comfortable Westin Style Mattress/Large Dresser for storage...moreless

  • Master Bedroom 2-rear w/patio: 1 king

    Romantic canopy bed/Westin Style Mattress/large dresser...moreless

  • Master Bedroom 3-on left of entry: 2 twin/ single

    Convertible to King/Westin Style Mattress/two dressers ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    double pull out from living room sofa...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Double vanity for lots of storage. Hair dryer....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Double vanity for storage. Hair dryer....moreless

  • 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...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Informational, adventure, beach reading....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Standard & Blue Ray...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Surround sound can be played throughout with a push of the button. Speakers in hallway and bathrooms....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screens in each bedroom w/ DVD player. Living room large flat screen w/surround sound....moreless

  • Toys:

    Along with beach chairs, there are some floaties....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Large w/varied selections...lots of chick flicks, some childrens & adventure...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The resort sits in front of Cruz Bay where the ferry boats come in and other craft are moored in the bay. A lovely beach for walking, sunning and playing in. Fronted by many local restaurants!! ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Lovely beach to walk, sun and splash in. Beach is fronted by Grande Bay Resort and many great restaurants....moreless

  • Downtown:

    2min walk from GB-Turn right at GB--will lead you to many eateries along road & downtown (Wharfside/Love City). Mongoose Junction 5-min walk on main road lots of eateries & shopping along walk....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    You can see Pillsbury Sound with the BVI's in the distance along with St. Thomas....moreless

  • Resort:

    Grande Bay Resort fronts busy Cruz Bay and Pillsbury Sound. A 2-5-min walk from ferry dock, shopping and eateries. Amenities--fitness ctr., heated pool, Jacuzzi & Deck. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Or Town--Wharfside fronts Cruz Bay to right of ferry dock-shopping, food & entertainment. Short walk to left is Mongoose Junction-shopping, food & entertainment. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Pillsbury Sound with Caribbean in the distance...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Overlooking Cruz Bay & Pillsbury Sound with the Caribbean in the distance. ...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Glass topped seat 8 dining table w/ 4 bar stools without back Buffet fully stocked with napkins, place mats...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Because of the humidity it needs to be set around 73-74. We conserve energy on island, so remember to shut windows and doors. If power loss occurs, call front desk for instructions to re-power it. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Help conserve power and water, put items on timed dry..you can always reduce the temp on more delicate items. Great for heavy things....moreless

  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Nice fitness room in amenities building. Treadmills, weights, bike, elliptical...moreless

  • Garage:

    Designated space # 9 ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Grande Bay Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Comfortable wrap-around leather sofa, flat screen tv, BlueRay DVD player, CD player, radio, DVDs, CDs, games and books....moreless

  • Parking:

    Assigned parking #9 in garage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline w/o longdistance...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    White towels...for the ladies and make up removal there are colored wash cloths....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size Kenmore Elite front loader. Lg Capacity. Help conserve water & power...full loads @ cold wash. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Grande Bay Wifi...Internet bar in town across from Woodys. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    no highchair, but a seat to put into a chair...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup Cuisinart, small Keurig w/ez brew pod, spare drip pot in cabinet, Italian stovetop pot and French press, and old-fashioned electric perculator....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Cephalon, stainless and non-stick pots and pans, Pyrex and bake ware, rice cooker, crepe maker, mixers, blender, salad spinner, small processor/chopper, coffee grinder, placemats & teapots. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Non-breakable melamine dishes for casual dining or china dishes for a choice...flatware, utensils and gadgets galore. Serving dishes, bowls, and trays....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Water efficient. ...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with every gadget imaginable, no slow cooker(ha ha) Recently renovated with added jatoba Brazilian cherry cabinets and new stove ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Convection...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We ask that the staff leave any seasonings, oils, etc. left by tenants to share. One less thing to have to buy. We encourage the same for condiments in the fridge, as well as left over liquer....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless side by side w/ icemaker, water...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric glass-top, Convection...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Nice four slice....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    (2) wrap-around with lovely breezes...beautiful sunset views of Pillsbury Sound, St Thomas and islands. Nice granite bar area on one side of balcony w/bar stools....moreless

  • Boat:

    Available to rent through Grande Bay or any excursion shops such as Low Key Dive Center next door to Grande Bay. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    While St. John does not have a golf course, you can golf on St Thomas' lovely course, Mahogany Run....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available at various excursion centers & the National Park Service--there are eco tours around St. John....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lush tropical fauna. Owner like plants and gardening with an array of plants in pots along side veranda...water if you wish....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Electric grill on side balcony. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public tennis courts a short walk into town near the traffic circle....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    There are floats & beach chairs on the balcony. Boats, sailboats, paddle boats to rent at different places on the island. Cinnamon Bay, dive centers, Westin Beach, Caneel Bay all offer a variety....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Beautiful heated(off season) pool surrounded by a lovely patio overlooking Cruz Bay....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Large communal hot tub adjacent to pool....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder/Standard
Apr 15 - Jul 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$575
Off/Standard
Aug 1 - Dec 16, 2017
5 night min stay
$475
Christmas/New Year
Dec 17 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay
$920
High before Presidents week
Jan 6 - Feb 16, 2018
7 night min stay
$675
Presidents week
Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2018
7 night min stay
$920
High after Pres. week
Feb 25 - Apr 14, 2018
7 night min stay
$675
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$575

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee if<7 Nights $250
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

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.

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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Great Cruz Bay Estates (Bethany, Cruz Bay, St. John 00830, USVI):
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • Big Island Welcome to lovely ST. JOHN!

    Big Island Welcome to lovely ST. JOHN!

  • &#39;Memory Maker&#39; 1st floor  w/wrap-around veranda.

    'Memory Maker' 1st floor w/wrap-around veranda.

  •  Htd. Pool, Hot tub, Fitness Ctr, Amenity Bldg. and Deck overlooking Cruz Bay.

    Htd. Pool, Hot tub, Fitness Ctr, Amenity Bldg. and Deck overlooking Cruz Bay.

  • One of many spectacular sunsets!!

    One of many spectacular sunsets!!

  • Cruz Bay!!! -- your front yard!

    Cruz Bay!!! -- your front yard!

  • All the comforts of home!

    All the comforts of home!

  • Two beautifully renovated and updated baths.

    Two beautifully renovated and updated baths.

  • Beautiful rear master bedroom exudes a touch of comfort and romance.

    Beautiful rear master bedroom exudes a touch of comfort and romance.

  • One of the two fitness rooms that overlook Cruz Bay.

    One of the two fitness rooms that overlook Cruz Bay.

  • Beautiful Trunk Bay

    Beautiful Trunk Bay

  • Beautiful Solomon Beach...short walk from Memory Maker.

    Beautiful Solomon Beach...short walk from Memory Maker.

  • View of Grande Bay from the ferry dock- just a 5-minute walk to  &#39;Memory Maker&#39;.

    View of Grande Bay from the ferry dock- just a 5-minute walk to 'Memory Maker'.

  • Side veranda with Pillsbury Sound, St. Thomas &amp; other islands in the distance.

    Side veranda with Pillsbury Sound, St. Thomas & other islands in the distance.

  • Sipping on your island drink on the balcony and watching another day slip away!

    Sipping on your island drink on the balcony and watching another day slip away!

  • Another beautiful sunset view on your walk into town!

    Another beautiful sunset view on your walk into town!

  • Beautifully renovated and appointed kitchen for your pleasure.

    Beautifully renovated and appointed kitchen for your pleasure.

  • For your dining pleasure...a seat for everyone.  Bon appetit!

    For your dining pleasure...a seat for everyone. Bon appetit!

  • Tommy Bahama style front master bedroom w/ balcony access.

    Tommy Bahama style front master bedroom w/ balcony access.

  • Charming rear m/bedroom with comfortable twins or converted king bed.

    Charming rear m/bedroom with comfortable twins or converted king bed.

  • Your view as you work out or sit on the deck catching the sun!

    Your view as you work out or sit on the deck catching the sun!

  • July 4th Parade--the high point of Festival Week...fireworks at night.

    July 4th Parade--the high point of Festival Week...fireworks at night.

  • Excursion trip to the Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI...just beautiful!

    Excursion trip to the Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI...just beautiful!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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