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Grande Bay:'Sugar N' Spice:Two BR Condo; Great Reviews & Views; Fall Specials

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Welcome to our brand new two bedroom, two bath condo in the new Cruz Bay luxury resort, Grande Bay. Our condo is actually a one bedroom and a studio combined so that the studio becomes the second bedroom and can be rented either alone as a studio; as a one bedroom or combined as a two bedroom where the studio becomes the second bedroom. It is perfect for either one couple, two couples traveling together or a family and when you rent as a the two bedroom you get much more space and privacy than you would in a more traditional two bedroom set-up, since there are two living areas -- so there's plenty of room for everyone to be together when that's what you want, but also space to be alone and have privacy when that's what's desired. Both the studio and one bedroom can each sleep up to four and as a two bedroom it sleeps up to 8 people, with king beds in both the master bedroom as well as the sleeping area of the studio/second bedroom and queen sleeper sofas in both the living room and the living/sitting area of the studio.

Grande Bay is a 48 unit resort directly on the water and only a three to five minute walk to 'downtown' Cruz Bay with the ferry and all its restaurants, bars and shops. We have spectacular views of the water and harbor with St Thomas in the distance from both of our main balconies. We have a particularly good location within Grande Bay. We are on the second floor (really the third floor, since the ground floor is the garage) of the rear Building C, closest to the pool and away from town. We especially like this location because: (1) we are off the street and don't have any street noise and have more privacy; (2) we are up high so we have great panoramic views; and (3) we are away from town so it is quieter (no Beach Bar or nearby construction) Use our apartment as your base to explore the most magnificent island on earth!

Our large two bedroom unit comes fully equipped with high end furnishings in the Caribbean style and many personal touches. We have a very unique and welcoming floor plan. On one side of the condo is the master bedroom with king four poster bed, desk and dresser. We then have a living room with queen sleeper sofa, and there is an elegant glass-topped dining room table. You can eat there or on the magnificent balcony looking out over the water. Or you can sit on the stools at the granite kitchen counter overlooking the fully equipped stainless steel kitchen. In the evening, enjoy the 40' Sony flat screen cable TV with Blu-Ray, surf the net with our free wi-fi (also, free long distance domestic telephone calls), listen to your favorite music on our stereo with CD player, or just sit on the balcony and enjoy the view.

Our second bedroom is the connected studio. We have a Caribbean style king bed in the sleeping area and a queen sleeper sofa and table in the living area of the studio, complete with its own second Sony 40' flat screen cable TV with full cable service and stereo. The studio has its own balcony with the same magnificent views. We also have a separate small apartment sized kitchen with sink and small refrigerator, microwave and small electric appliances (coffee maker, blender, toaster/oven, etc) and a separate apartment sized washer and dryer (in addition to the ones in the other side of the condo).

If you check out our reviews, you will get a very good sense of the kind of experience you can expect to have renting from us. And by renting directly from us as the owners, you will avoid the significant service fee that vrbo imposes on bookings made through them.

Use our apartment as your base to discover the paradise that is St John! You can walk to two of the most beautiful beaches, Solomon and Honeymoon, in 30 minutes along the National Park Service trail through the woods. Or rent a car or take a taxi to explore the North Shore beaches -- some of the very best in the world. In ten minutes you will be at Hawksnest, and then on to Oppenheimer, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon, Francis Bay and beyond, to name a few, all within the protected boundaries of the National Park. You can take your beach towels, chairs and coolers from the unit, so pack a lunch and make it a day. If you rent a car, park in our garage beneath the building (parking is at a real premium in Cruz Bay). After a day at the beach, come relax pool side or sit in the hot tub and soak in the view. Or if you want to be more vigorous, come work out in our state of the art fitness center with the best views imaginable. We have treadmills, elipticals, bikes, weights, a strength tower, and, yes, even a pilates machine! In the evening, walk to one of the many bars or restaurants in town, or listen to music at the Beach Bar, just two minutes away. Or get some of the best and cheapest barbecue ever from Uncle Joe's and sit on the balcony and watch the sun set as you eat your dinner. So many terrific choices!!

But most importantly, just relax and enjoy this very special spot. We are certain that you will love St John and Grande Bay as much as we do -- it would be virtually impossible not to.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Tom Hill
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

About Tom Hill

Betty and I and our three daughters have been coming to St John continuously for well over 20 years. For us, it was love at first sight and we all think of St John as our second home. When the Grande Bay project was announced, we jumped at the chance to own our own place in paradise.

Tom Hill purchased this condo in 2008

Why Tom Hill chose Great Cruz Bay

Grande Bay is in a wonderful location -- so convenient to town, yet with spectacular water views and close to the wonderful North Shore beaches. Grande Bay has four buildings -- two in front and two in the rear up the hill, above the front buildings. We specifically chose to be in the rear building (Building C) higher up with more expansive views and away from any street noise. We think we have the very best location within the Grande Bay complex, which itself has the best location of any condo development on St John. And we love the flexibility of our two bedroom 'lockout' unit, which can be utilized either as a large two bedroom, two bath unit; or can be separately used as two units: a one bedroom and a studio unit.

What makes this condo unique

Again, the flexibility of a large two bedroom unit which can also be used as separate one bedroom and studio units is magnificent. It allows for more privacy for the large group who want the whole two bedroom and allows us to share our unit with smaller groups who just want or need a smaller place.

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We have a wonderful heated hot tub and pool as well as a fitness center for our guests with the best views of any fitness center in the Caribbean.

Amenities

Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have a separate efficiency kitchen (apartment sized refrigerator, sink, etc) IN ADDITION to a full kitchen; We have 2 washers and 2 dryers (apartment sized); The 'second bedroom' is really a large studio with separate bedroom area (king bed) and a discrete living area with sofa (queen sleeper) and entertainment center and table.

Reviews

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5

Perfection! Destination Paradise - You won't regret

  • 5 of 5

You can't go wrong, trust me, I'm meticulous.

My wife and I were putting together something last minute for our anniversary and a much needed get-a-way. I've never used VRBO and approached with caution. Tom responded right away and was very helpful, patient, and answered all my questions. I felt very comfortable and booked the trip. When we arrived we were greated and taken care of so nicely, the staff on site is great. When we walked in the condo, not only was it beautiful, very clean, comfy, with a great view of paradise, Tom had provided more than you would ever want/need on vacation or at home. I was amazed. He takes it to the next level. Tom also provided a list of solid recommendations. We found his favorites to be ours as well. Location is Perfect. As I stated in the title, Perfection, you can't go wrong. Tied with Bora Bora for best vacation ever.

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

Best yet

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip to St. John and our first to stay on the West side / Cruz Bay. We won't stay anywhere else again. The Grande Bay property in general is top notch with fantastic views / amenities / staff, combined with the best location on the entire island. Within Grande Bay, this unit was just perfect. Roomy layout, well appointed kitchen, GREAT views, and stocked with everything you could need. We loved the beach chairs and coolers and the reserved parking spot in just below the unit.

On top of everything that St. John has to offer in terms of natural splendor, it was so nice to be able to bounce outside and be within minutes of restaurants, shops, ice cream, snorkel shops, dock for boat cruises, and many other locations that we have not experienced as much in our previous trips. Just really amazing.

Perhaps the biggest surprise to my wife and I was just how welcoming everyone in the area was. We love St. John for many reasons but this trip, with our marvelous accommodations, was truly capped by the friendliness of everyone we encountered. We can't wait to come back with more family members in tow, and we plan to repeat our stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying in one of Tom's units. the view from both is beautiful. the kitchen has everything you could need the beds are comfortable the Decor is very nice and the Wi-Fi works great. we are definitely coming back. Tom and the facility staff are extremely helpful in excursion planning and arranging all excursions. Great trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah
4

Grande Bay Studio

  • 4 of 5

Exactly what I expected: a perfectly fine studio with everything you would expect to find, and then some, especially if you have no plans to cook. The then some: beach chairs , coolers, and water toys. Being in town (the essential reason my wife and I chose this place) simplifies access to shopping, restaurants, markets.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

On our previous 2 visits to St. John we stayed in villas and rented a car. This time we wanted to be in town and we LOVED our stay in this condo! The studio was plenty big for me and my husband and it was so great being able to walk to lots of restaurants, bars and shopping. Hopping a taxi to different beaches was a breeze and we never had to think about parking or driving those twisty roads at night! The condo is lovely and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We were able to have breakfast and snacks/drinks and ate out for lunch and dinner. The view is fabulous and we spent most of our time on the balcony, where our tiny pet lizard often joined us. Overall, we were so pleased with Grande Bay and the condo and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Tom was very easy to work with as was the management company.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO
5

A long Dive Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I have been to St John many times and know the area well. When planning a guys scuba weekend, I knew the best place to stay would be right in Cruz Bay. Through VRBO, I found "Sugar N' Spice". Upon arrival at the ferry dock, we were greeted and escorted to the Condo. Once there, we were given the lay of the land, which included all of the amenities at Grande Bay. The condo overlooks Cruz Bay, but is protected from the hustle and bustle and loud noises. If you are into scuba diving, Grande Bay is a 2 minute walk to Low Key Dive Shop. Also, Grande Bay sponsors a managers reception at "Drink" on Mondays and Thursdays. Free drinks and apps.

The condo was very well appointed and upscale. The view is top notch and the location unbeatable. HIGHLY recommend "Sugar N' Spice". You will not be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Damage Deposit $300

Rates quoted are for the entire Two BR unit; rates for the studio and one bedroom individually are as follows:
Early Winter: $250 and $300
Holiday: $425 and $550
Winter: $325 and $400
Summer $250 and $300
Fall: $200 and $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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