Welcome to our wonderful studio condo in the new Cruz Bay luxury resort, Grande Bay. We have survived Hurricane Irma in good shape and are looking forward to welcoming our St John friends -- old and new -- back in 2018. St John has made a remarkable recovery and is more than ready for visitors. We will be offering a discount to encourage visitors to return to the magnificent island of St John and help the local residents continue to rebuild.
Our studio is perfect for a couple, with or without children. The studio has a king bed in the sleeping area and a queen sleeper sofa in the living/sitting area. There is a balcony from which to enjoy the awesome views of the Caribbean and a washer/dryer. There is also a fully equipped stainless steel and granite kitchenette with a refrigerator, sink, microwave, electric Weber grill on the balcony and small electric appliances (coffee maker, blender, toaster/oven, plug-in burner, etc.). We also own the adjoining one bedroom condo (homeaway.com/4955527) which also has a king bed in the master bedroom and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room, which can be connected to the studio to form a large two bedroom or can also be rented as a separate unit.
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 the 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 (Stairwell 6) near the pool and away from the town side. 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 studio comes fully equipped with high end furnishings in the Caribbean style with many personal touches. We offer a Sony flat screen hi-def cable TV with Netflix, and have high speed internet (also, free long distance domestic telephone calls). You can also listen to your favorite music on our stereo, best of all, just sit on the balcony and enjoy the spectacular view.
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. 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.