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Palmetto at Grande Bay - Best View in Cruz Bay!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,685 sq ft
Property type condo


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo, Sleeps 6-8, Large Balcony, Just Steps From Everything!

Palmetto at Grande Bay is a luxury condo located in the heart of St. John at Cruz Bay. Built in 2008, now with new owners, new updates! Just steps from the passenger ferry, great restaurants, shops and entertainment on St. John. Walk or hike to many of St. John's 37 best beaches. Go snorkeling or diving from any of the nearby dive shops, or charter a boat to visit any of the innumerable reefs, islands, cays, or beaches around the US and British Virgin Islands.

Palmetto at Grande Bay is fully air conditioned with three bedrooms and two full baths. Accommodations include two King beds, two twins convertible to a King, and a Queen foldout couch for a maximum occupancy of 8 adults. The beds have high thread count linens with hypoallergenic mattress covers. All bedrooms have a ceiling fan with overhead lighting, a large closet with a safe, and a tv. The fully equipped kitchen has all stainless appliances, granite counter-tops, and a wrap around bar ledge. There are four counter stools and a 6-8 person glass dining table. Amazing views from the kitchen, dining area, family room, master bedroom. New family room tv with DVD/iPod/Stereo player. Dine alfresco on the patio/veranda area that is equipped with ceiling fan. The main balcony has a second private entry from the master bedroom via a wrap-around veranda. A second open balcony with tropical island feel is accessed from the 2nd King Guest room. Reserved covered parking spot with elevator access to your condo. The resort includes a beautiful sun deck and pool and with in-pool surround seating and hot tub. Fitness room with TV treadmills, and other workout equipment overlooking Cruz Bay so you can watch boats cruise in and out of the harbor!

On arrival, you will be welcomed at the ferry dock by our greeter who will walk you to the resort, show you the facilities, and get you situated in your condo. Inquire about additional concierge, pre-stocking of food, and other services that are available for an additional charge.

Get ready to look out across the turquoise water, immerse yourself in the dazzling sunshine. During the day, sunbathe on the pool deck just steps from your door, cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool, relax at any of the many beaches, or go hiking or exploring into the unspoiled National Park that covers 2/3 of the island. At nighttime, take an easy walk to any of the many bars and restaurants, shop for island jewelry, or seek a little more action in the nearby casino. Then, just a short evening stroll back to Palmetto at Grande Bay!

More Details

the Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2018

About the Owner

Jim, Sue, and kids are a family of six from Michigan. To get away from the cold, we head south in the winter, and what better place than to St. John - paradise in the US! We love the island so much that we decided to buy a hassle-free condo at Grande Bay! With kids still around at home we can't be down there all the time, so we make it available to others - to you!

the Owner purchased this condo in 2012

Why the Owner chose Estate Enighed

We have stayed at villas outside of Cruz Bay around the island, but nothing beats being right in town - gorgeous views over the harbor and over to St. Thomas, walk to the ferry, shops, restaurants, churches, taxis that take you all over the island. No car needed, but if you want one, it's just a walk to the rental agency with your own private covered parking below your unit. The location allows us to go to quiet, remote beaches by car or taxi anytime we want, yet not be stuck for a week in one remote villa from which you have to drive to go anywhere.

What makes this condo unique

Our unit has the best views. We are in the upper building at Grande Bay away from street level so you are not too close to the bars and too obstructed in view by power lines, but high enough to see over the lower building, and with more space than higher level condos. Plus, a sweeping corner balcony that juts out for an unobstructed panoramic view that spans from overlooking the Cruz Bay shops, to across the harbor, over the pool, and towards the ocean and St. Thomas beyond it.


Estate Enighed Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1685 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Tiled bathrooms with granite counters
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Includes balcony with lounge chair
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms come with a night table, dresser, large closet, tv, and safe. Master Bedroom has private Master Bath and separate door access to balcony.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Palmetto at Grande Bay - Best View in Cruz Bay!!
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Five Stars :) We loved the place! We cooked breakfast (and a few dinners) every morning in the fully stocked kitchen which had every pan, pot and utensil you can think of and just enjoyed our view of Cruz Bay on the huge lanai. The lanai has great sunset views too. All the beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were clean and updated. We even had all the beach gear in a locker downstairs stocked with Tommy Bahama beach chairs, snorkel gear and beach towels. Washer/Dryer was modern and worked excellent. It was close to all the taxis and restaurants and bars. The pool and gym were also excellent. Best family vacation ever and we will be back to stay with you!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rich, we are glad you all had such a great time! We appreciate your staying at our place and would love to have you all back! - Jim and Sue
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Awesome property on an incredible island!

  • 5 of 5

Can’t say enough good things about this unit, resort, location, Island! Just perfect in every way! This was our 2nd trip there and we’ll definitely be back for more!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cindy! We appreciate your staying at our condo and would love to have you back anytime. We are excited to get back down there ourselves and visit all of the new restaurants, bars, and stores that have opened this year! Oh, and of course the beaches!!! - Jim and Sue
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Great place to stay in Cruz Bay

  • 5 of 5

Palmetto was a great place to stay! Conveniently located to everything in Cruz Bay. Very clean and comfortable. We were 3 couples. All of us were very happy with this choice. The owner was very accommodating! He was very helpful when our plans changed last minute due to a winter storm.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy, thanks so much for staying at our place! I realize we only missed being down there at the same time as you by a few days, but maybe next time we will cross paths on the island. Things are looking great there again with the shops and many of the standard restaurants re-opened and now some new ones as well! Best wishes for the remainder of 2018. Jim and Sue
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Great condo in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four took our first trip to St. John for spring break this year. The condo was both beautiful and spacious. We woke up to an amazing view every morning and had plenty of room to relax in the evening. Everything we needed was there-beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, etc. It is in the perfect location in Cruz Bay, just steps from the Red Hook ferry, as well as many restaurants and shops. We easily walked to a different restaurant every night. We will definitely stay here again on a return visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grande Bay Villa

  • 5 of 5

Excellent Stay. The view was amazing and the location of the villa was perfect. It was an easy walk to the restaurants and town as well as the ferry. The villa was clean and well appointed. We enjoyed our stay and would rent again.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful! Well appointed. Tastefully decorated. Loved it.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Passenger Ferry Dock
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Banana Deck
Nearest Beach
Cruz Bay
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Normal 6-7 day minimum stay except summer/fall season or where an available time slot has less than 7 days - if so, it can be yours! During year end holiday season, full week rentals required and additional restrictions apply.

For stays of 10 days or longer, contact us for discounted rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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