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Grande Bay:'Sugar N' Spice: Two BR Condo with Great Reviews and Caribbean Views

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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.

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Tom Hill
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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January 12, 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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Grande Bay:'Sugar N' Spice: Two BR Condo with Great Reviews and Caribbean Views
average rating of 4.9653177 based on 173 reviews

Perfect for our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect in every way. Our only wish is that we could have stayed longer. This is our 4th stay on St. John and our 2nd stay at Grande Bay. It gets better every time.

We love Grande Bay and we will be back, especially to this condo. Our greeter was professional, efficient, and knowledgeable. Location was excellent, the listing was accurate, and it was an easy rental process. Everything was clean and comfortable. If you have an opportunity to stay here, don't pass it up.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best place to "live"

  • 5 of 5

This studio was the PERFECT spot for my husband and I to spend our first vacation ever in St. John. We had never been and Tom was not only extremely informative, but incredibly accommodating.

The studio itself is clean, large, and always felt like home from the second we walked in. With a cute little kitchenette, beautiful bathroom, and extremely comfortable bed, it was very hard to leave. I have a hard time sleeping, always have, but I slept like a baby every night I was there. My husband was shocked!

The location is perfect; close to all popular spots in Cruz Bay, especially Beach Bar. Our guide, Gina, was welcoming and extremely informative to what was up at the island, which was so appreciated because it was our first time there.

I would not only recommend this studio or the other condos Tom has but I would push you to pick them. They are beautiful with the perfect views and in the prime location to be in. Do NOT pass up!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation in amazing condo

  • 5 of 5

Amazing vacation! Condo is perfectly located for access to town, beaches, restaurants, groceries, etc. It is extremely clean and all essentials are included (paper products, cleaning products, washer soap, etc). It even includes free long distance phone service so you can check on things back home. It is updated with newer furniture throughout and the kitchen is complete with more dishes than you will use. The pool and hot tub were also very clean. The view is beautiful and the proximity to the ferry makes the trip easy. Upon arrival by ferry, you are greeted personally and escorted to the condo. Everything in Cruz Bay is within walking distance. To travel the island, we rented a car from St John Rentals. The parking assigned to this condo is right out your door! The owner Tom is very easy to work with and responds quickly to any questions. He provides many suggestions of places to go and things to do and we enjoyed them all. Every beach is gorgeous and the snorkeling is a must. Tom provides beach chairs, coolers and noodle floats! Along with sunscreen, pack some bug spray for the noseeums! Other than those pesky bugs, the island wildlife is unbelievable ...cats, dogs, goats, roosters, chickens, iguanas, deer and donkeys! We saw 15 donkeys playing on Salomon Beach. You won't see the frogs but you will hear them singing at night. And then there are all the underwater sights....coral, conch, urchins, turtles, stingrays and even the occasional nurse shark. Make sure to walk around the many ruins of sugar plantations. Everyone on the island was very friendly and accommodating. We always felt safe walking around. Even driving on the left side of the very hilly roads wasn't difficult. We definitely want to return...maybe longer next time and will stay at this condo again. If you like relaxing beaches, good food and drinks, make your reservation with Tom!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Nice spacious condo on Cruz Bay

  • 5 of 5

I've been to St John many times. The Grande Bay resort was new to me. I rented this condo from Tom and loved it. There are two sections you can rent - a one bedroom condo w/living area, kitchen, bedroom, two balconies; and the other unit attached (think adjoining hotel room) is a one bedroom smaller unit. The unit had everything we needed - washer/dryer, plenty of towels, kitchen was fully stocked (we didnt cook but you could easily make meals there), beach items (flotation, coolers, etc), great views of Cruz Bay from the front balcony.

The location is perfect. You can walk to most anything in Cruz Bay (restaurants, shops, grocery store, hiking trails). no need to rent a car unless you want to explore the entire island. you can take taxis to the beaches.

The concierge service that comes with the rental is amazing. If you've never been to St John, the process to arrive and orient yourself can be challenging. The concierge proactively reaches out to you well in advance of your trip to see what you need. They meet you at the ferry dock and escort you to the condo. They can arrange anything for your - boat charters, restaurant reservations, sightseeing, give advice, etc. At no cost to you.

Tom was a responsive owner and provided great service. I would highly recommend this condo and would come back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peoria, IL 61604

Five stars. Wonderful condo.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our vacation. Location was perfect. We were able to walk to restaurants and shops. We did rent a car to go to the beaches which were beautiful. I highly recommend this property it was very clean and plenty of room. The master bed was amazing. We also appreciate the coolers and beach chairs they had for us to use. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Sugar and Spice and everything nice. Always dreamed of vacationing on St.John and it was a dream come true. The condo was very comfortable ,clean and nicely appointed. The location was great and the view from the balcony was beautiful.Fish Trap,Beach Bar and High Tide were our go to places .Off season many places were closed.Beach hopping was so great.A different beach everyday.Hands down the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean! We will most definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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.


Rates & Availability

Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Rental Rates

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Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning less than 5 big $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates quoted are for the entire Two BR unit; rates for the one bedroom and studio individually are as follows:
Early Winter: $300 and $500
Holiday: $525 and $425
Winter: $400 and $325
Summer $300 and $250
Fall: $250 and $200

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Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • 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
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.

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