About the property
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- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
St John Island is truly paradise, and with affordable accommodations such as Larimar, it is also ensures that St John is an economical destination. We have recently redecorated our island retreat and are just now offering Larimar as a rental.
Our two bedroom condo is located just a short walk from Cruz Bay Town on a shady street with views of the ocean and other nearby Caribbean islands.
Enjoy open air living at Larimar with Caribbean tradewinds blowing through the numerous windows surrounding the bedrooms and living area.
Cruz Bay restaurants, shopping, ferry dock, and hiking trails are within easy walking distance. Plus, Larimar is just steps from wonderful Frank Bay for sunning and enjoying the warm Caribbean Sea.
Perfect for honeymooners, two couples or a small family to enjoy.
The large (34' x 8') common pool (shared by the other 3 condos) has ample lounge chairs and plenty of sunny areas to take home the perfect Caribbean tan.
Larimar's on-island caretakers, Steve and Lisa, will personally meet you at the ferry dock upon your arrival to St. John, escort you to Larimar, and give you an introduction to the property and St. John.
Keywords: condo rental 2 bedroom cruz bay rentals
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
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Beautiful Villa short walk to all the action
Just spent a week at Larimar, & it was lovely. GW met us at the ferry dock, and Sandy showed us around the condo when we arrived. They had a six pack of St John Brewers beers, some airplane minis of Cruzan, snacks, & koozies waiting for us. There were plenty of beach towels, and the condo also has coolers, snorkel gear, hair dryers, shampoo/conditioner/soap/lotion. There was even laundry detergent & dryer sheets, and a washer & dryer, if you need it; I did not. Parking across the street for a rental Jeep. The pool is in full sun, so it's nice if you don't go out to a beach. The kitchen is galley style, but so is mine at home, & this one has plenty of counter space. It's also stocked with everything you could possibly need to cook at home, other than the food. The stove is gas, so if you experience a brief power outage during this time of recovery, you can still cook. Beautiful sunset views over Frank Bay from the back deck, & a George Foreman grill, plus a hammock! The only negative was that the wifi wasn't working. It's clearly a provider issue, as a modem reset didn't fix the problem, and not all of the lights were on, but we were able to use the DIRT free WiFi in town, & several restaurants had wifi. We really enjoyed our first stay since the hurricanes, & I'm glad we didn't cancel our trip.
Tidy and well equipped
Great locator and a nice view of Frank Bay. Easy layout with 2br each with full bath. Smalk but well equipped galkey kitchen. Perfect for two couples or small family. Local caretaker is very helpful and knowledgeable about the island.
Outstanding spot to relax
Beautiful spot, close to town, clean and roomy. Pretty quiet except for construction up the road which should be done by July? Open rooms allow breezes to flow through and cool the rooms. Easy walk to town and restaurants . The walk back involves a small hill, just enough to walk off dinner. We will be back next year.
Third Stay at Larimar in the past 4 years!
I won't go anywhere else. This condo has the most beautiful views, cross breeze, room for 2 couples, and I LOVE that they just updated all the tile in both bathrooms! Close walking distance to everything you could need in town. There is quite a hill that you walk down to get there so just keep that in mind if you have any issues but there are spots to park a rental jeep as well. Overall this is my favorite Island and my favorite rental! I won't go anywhere else! Lisa & Steve are the best caretakers too! You will find everything you need here :)
Great Anniversary Vacation on St John
We just returned from a fabulous 9 day stay on St John. We've been there twice before and had different accommodations each time. Although they all had great features Larimar had the best combination not the least of which was it's proximity to Cruz Bay. The other condos we stayed at you had to drive to town, which is tricking after visiting some of the wonderful bars and restaurants. From Larimar It was an easy walk to town as it was all down hill. The walk back is a little more difficult as you have to climb a moderate hill. Actually it was great exercise!
The condo itself was very nice although slightly over kill for just 2 people. The entire unit was very clean and comfortable, especially the master bed. There were plenty of bath towels (I preferred to air dry) and beach towels (again I air dried) along with great beach chairs. Having coolers was also a huge benefit for the beach. The only minor fault I could find was that the kitchen was small and the refrigerator looked like it should be replaced, although it worked fine. The other thing is that it only had a small George Forman grill on the deck, not the gas grill shown in the pictures. We don't like air conditioners so that wasn't an issue, the ceiling and floor fans kept us cool enough and kept the tiny bugs away. Don't plan on sleeping in as the roosters, peacock and morning doves start making a major racket beginning around 4:30am every morning, actually we experienced those natural noises at the other condos too. It's just part of the experience. Oh yeah, then there was the two construction projects going on at either end of the street that began at 6:45am everyday... can't blame the owners for any of that. When all is said and done, I would highly recommend this place and will definitely considerate for our next visit. Oh yes, Steve was a great guy and a big help and always available if needed. Oh before I forget, someone said it's an easy walk to Solomon/Honeymoon Beach, NOT SO! If you start at the beginning of the trail it's a 30 minute walk and another 15 minutes from the condo. I'm in very good shape but to me the hike isn't worth it. Go to Trunk Bay or Cinnamon Bay those are by far the best beaches. Ok now I'm done.
Family Vacation in St. John
We had a truly special time on St. John and staying at Larimar. This condo was a great value, super-convenient, and we loved it. We were close to all the restaurants, activities and trails, but in a quiet neighborhood. If were get to come back, we would rent it again. We had the pool to ourselves every day. Every meal we ate at the condo was on the spacious and shaded porch. We walked to downtown Cruz Bay for at least one meal each day, and while the hills were steep, they were short. The views of the boats and ships in the Bay, and the tiny salt pond, kept me occupied with binoculars for hours. We watched birds and lizards and iguanas A LOT. We appreciated the convenient parking along the street. We have two teenagers so the walking was easy, but if you have kids who are under 8, they might get worn out with all the fun St. John provides and THEN the uphill walk home. Wifi was key and worked flawlessly. The kitchen is well equipped and tidy. Finishes and linens are just fine - nothing special but comfortable and not so precious that you worried about dirty feet and sandy towels. And speaking of towels, they provide you with a TON and you cannot imagine why until you have used almost every single one - hiking to beaches, swimming in pool.
One caveat - there is not AC. If you "run hot" this condo might not be okay for a summer rental. In the winter/spring, I'm sure it is fine, but it was about 90 degrees all week for us. We were fine with the ceiling and floor fans. Oh, and bring earplugs sleeping - the local chickens and peacocks wake up very early and the screen-only windows don't let you shut them out.
Steve and Lisa got us settled and gave us the quick tour of town. They were available for any hitch or problem, but we never needed them. We would recommend a day sail charter and snorkeling with Captain Phil of the Wayward Sailor and also the ranger-guided hike on the Reef Bay Trail. Enjoy!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
rates are subject to change without notice. rates are based on 2 guests. rates for 4 guests will vary during different seasons we do not accept credit cards or online bookings....please call or email @ 540-580-9314