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Buena Vida - Beautiful 1Br Penthouse Grande Bay Resort, Walk to Cruz Bay

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Buena Vida is located in Cruz Bay and was completed and began renting in late 2010. This is a one bedroom, one bath 1,212 sq/ft Penthouse unit on the top level of the first row of Grande Bay. In addition to having unobstructed views, this Penthouse has a Caribbean influenced design that incorporates airy vaulted ceilings and interior living areas that are surrounded by three outdoor living verandas and decks. The front veranda looks to the west, north and east and has great views of Cruz Bay Harbor, and sunsets over St Thomas. On the east side is a veranda that also has views that stretch from west to east. On the west side is a comfortable lanai (an outdoor living area) plus a sun patio off the master bedroom. The air-conditioned interior contains a second living area, the kitchen and the bedroom and bath.

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2017

About Owner/Manager

We are two couples who are old friends from the midwest. We were looking for a great warm place to escape to from the cold winters.

Owner/Manager purchased this condo in 2009

Why Owner/Manager chose Great Cruz Bay

The property is well located on the island and convenient to all services. It is with in easy walking distance from the ferry dock so no car is really needed. It's great if you get in late and are ready to just walk to the condo. The short walk takes you past a number of restaurants and beach bars in case you need a snack or a drink on the way home.

What makes this condo unique

Location close to ferry dock, restaurants and shopping. Beautiful views of St. John, St. Thomas, Cruz Bay Harbor and the Caribbean Sea.


Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • (1) King in Master Bedroom (1) Queen size fold out sofa.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Buena Vida - Beautiful 1Br Penthouse Grande Bay Resort, Walk to Cruz Bay
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Carolina Beach, NC, USA

Buena Vida is Awesome

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came down for a week to visit my daughter in St. Johns and see the sights. This condo is in the best location on the island. Everything is in short walking distance and the views from the condo is first rate! The condo lacks for nothing and has a very comfortable bed. You will not regret renting this condo.

Best vacation I've ever had!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO

Buena Vida!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this 4th floor penthouse to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. Chose Grande Bay because of it's proximity to all of the conveniences of Cruz Bay and were not disappointed! Very tastefully appointed and kitchen was well-stocked , however we only used the coffee maker and fridge ;) Having a parking spot in the garage allowed us to rent a jeep and explore the island by day and return to Cruz Bay for dinners and walking around the town by night. Absolutely beautiful views from porch and lanai. Would highly recommend. Zozo's restaurant is absolutely outstanding. Reserve a chair at the bar for dinner at sunset! My only complaint was that the condo is located closest to the beach bars, so when there was a live band at one of these places such as Joe's, do not plan on sleeping before 2-3:00am!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
St. Thomas Ferry
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Cruz Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

The location - less than a 5 minute walk from the ferry dock and on the beach in Cruz Bay Harbor. View the sunsets over St. Thomas. A short walk from Cruz Bay Restaurants and shopping.


Rates & Availability

Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season (2 person rate)
Apr 24 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season (2 person rate)
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%


In Season: Dec. 12, 2015 - April 8, 2016
$3150/wk for 2 people * Additional guests $50 per person per night
Christmas/New Years: $4550/wk 2-4
Presidents Week: $4235/wk 2-4
Off Season: April 11, 2015 - Dec. 11, 2015
$2100/wk for 2 people * Additional guests $50 per person, per night
Thanksgiving: Off Season Rates Apply

3 night minimum, $100 surcharge for stays of 5 nights or less

10% Hotel Tax

$500 Damage Deposit

50% due within 7 days of booking, Final payment due 60 days prior to arrival. Final payment for Christmas/New Years reservations is due 120 days prior to arrival.

Payment is by check.

We never ask for payment by wire transfer.

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy sent with confirmation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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