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130/nt 8/29-9/24! Happy Hour-Pool, Full a/C, Great Views, Walk to Cruz Bay

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Cruz Views has a large pool and sundeck with beautiful sunset views

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Happy Hour (Unit #7) is one of the finest units in the popular boutique condominium called Cruz Views, which is a 10-unit condominium located on the hill behind Cruz Bay, with views that overlook the harbor and the charming village below. Cruz Bay is a small Caribbean village that is packed with excellent restaurants, beachside bars, boutiques, grocery stores, businesses and the ferry dock. Despite being the commercial hub of the island, Cruz Bay retains a very laid back and friendly atmosphere. Its historical nickname is Love City and the name still fits. If you’re traveling to St. John, Cruz Bay is your entry point, and if you’re staying at Cruz Views you’re likely to become a familiar face in this enchanting village.

Happy Hour is a 1-bedroom, oversized corner unit that is located on the lower level, below and to the right of the pool. The picturesque views from Happy Hours overlook Cruz Bay, St. James, St. Thomas and other islands and include fabulous Caribbean sunsets in the early evening. At night the lights of St. Thomas and other islands sparkle on a distant sea. We live on island so we regularly improve Happy Hour to try to keep it looking as attractive and inviting as possible, while still remaining affordable. In 2005 we undertook a floor to ceiling remodeling. During the remodel we expanded the size of the unit by adding a new dining area and we also added central air conditioning.
The living area now has travertine marble floors; a queen sized sofa couch, a desk and chair set, a 32” TV/DVD, a stereo/CD, iPod dock and Wi-Fi. The bedroom has a queen 4-poster bed and the handsome bath has been completely redone with a marble and stone shower, marble floors and mahogany cabinets. The kitchen is also new with mahogany kitchen cabinets, a refrigerator and freezer, electric cook top stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, blender and all cookware, dinnerware, dishes and utensils. There’s a dining alcove that seats four or you can dine on the deck and enjoy the lovely views. It’s an easy walk down the hill into Cruz Bay, and depending on how much you eat or drink in Cruz Bay, the walk back to Cruz Views can be a bit more demanding.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Full A/C...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    counter top convection oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season (2 person rate)
Apr 9 - Dec 16, 2016
5 night min stay
$145

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
5 night min stay
$318

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

In Season (2 person rate)
Jan 7 - Apr 14, 2017
5 night min stay
$265

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Off Season (2 person rate)
Apr 15 - Dec 15, 2017
5 night min stay
$145

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 17.5%

Notes:

Off Season - 4/6/16 - 12/16/16

In Season - 12/17/16 - 4/14/17

Christmas/New Years rate $318 per night for 2

Rates are based on 2 people. $35 per person, per night for additional guests

5 night minimum

$75 surcharge for stays of only 5 nights

$500 damage deposit

12.5% hotel tax/5% service charge

Payments:

50% is due within 7 days of booking, final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. For Christmas/New Years bookings- final payment is due 120 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy:

Once Caribbean Villas has received your deposit, if you cancel/change your reservation 120 days or more prior to arrival, there is a 20% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change your reservation 60-120 days prior to arrival, there is a 50% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change within 60 days of arrival, there is a 100% penalty off the total room charge. Christmas/New Years and President weeks are non-refundable.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

Cruz Views is a 10-unit condominium complex that is located on the hill behind Cruz Bay, with views that overlook the harbor and the charming village below it. Cruz Bay is a small Caribbean village that is packed with excellent restaurants, beachside bars, boutiques, grocery stores, businesses and the ferry dock for St. John. Despite being the commercial hub of the island, Cruz Bay retains a very laid back and friendly atmosphere. Its historical nickname is Love City and the name still fits. If you’re traveling to St. John, Cruz Bay is your entry point, and if you’re staying at Cruz Views you’re likely to become a familiar face in this enchanting village.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: We’re St John residents who sold our house in the states a few years ago, packed our bags and moved to this fantasy island. We love it here, we enjoy every day, and every evening is different from the last. We own other properties on St. John, including a darling 2-bedroom villa named Limin Time, over on the harbor at Great Cruz Bay (a link to Limin Time is below). We enjoy building and remodeling homes, not so much for the money but for the reward you get from creating something that is beautiful and functional. This home was an excellent candidate for a remodel. It had a great location, with a lovely view, it was close to town; and it needed a new interior – so we hit it hard and hope that you will enjoy the results.

Why Bethany, Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI:
Like a lot of St Johnians, we always keep an eye on the real estate market. We were familiar with Cruz Views and we knew it had a longstanding reputation as a well managed and well maintained condominium. Where else can you find a condo with a big pool, great views, including sunsets, within walking distance of town but not in town, at an affordable price? This place is unique; you don’t have to be a hedge fund manager to own one of these units. We bought because we felt that Happy Hour was the best rental value on St. John, and since Maho Bay Campsites closed, it's an even better deal. We wanted to create a best in class condo at Cruz Views, and to build something that would offer a better value than all the expensive condos in Cruz Bay. We’ll let you tell us whether we were successful.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We have viewed most of the units at Cruz Views, and with a couple of exceptions, they are all somewhat similar, very nice, but much the same. We wanted to give our unit a look that was unique, with more of an elegant and romantic essence. So we ripped out all the old floor tile and replaced it with travertine marble, we pulled out the entire kitchen and replaced it with mahogany cabinets granite counters and all new appliances, we ripped out the bath and built a marble, stone and mahogany bath, and most important, we installed central a/c. Our objective here was to create an elegant, but still cozy and affordable 1+ bedroom vacation home. We did pretty much the same thing with our other little miss lovely, Limin Time, over on Great Cruz Bay. With both properties, we think we nailed it, but we’ll let you be the judge.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Cruz Views has a large pool and sundeck with beautiful sunset views

    Cruz Views has a large pool and sundeck with beautiful sunset views

  • The view from the living area

    The view from the living area

  • Another view of the air conditioned great room looking toward the dining alcove

    Another view of the air conditioned great room looking toward the dining alcove

  • The covered deck is really a private and very comfortable outdoor living room

    The covered deck is really a private and very comfortable outdoor living room

  • The kitchen has been completely remodeled

    The kitchen has been completely remodeled

  • Cruz Views, viewed from the parking area

    Cruz Views, viewed from the parking area

  • Your deck is private, quiet, sunny all day, and located 10 steps from your refrigerator. It's the life at Happy Hour.

    Your deck is private, quiet, sunny all day, and located 10 steps from your refrigerator. It's the life at Happy Hour.

  • The living and kitchen areas as seen from the dining alcove

    The living and kitchen areas as seen from the dining alcove

  • Another view of the pool

    Another view of the pool

  • The bedroom has a 4-poster mahogany bed

    The bedroom has a 4-poster mahogany bed

  • The pool and common area at Cruz Views

    The pool and common area at Cruz Views

  • The gorgeous view from Happy Hour looks southwest toward St. Thomas

    The gorgeous view from Happy Hour looks southwest toward St. Thomas

  • The living room and kitchen viewed from the dining alcove

    The living room and kitchen viewed from the dining alcove

  • Your private deck is a good spot to work on a full body tan

    Your private deck is a good spot to work on a full body tan

  • Part of your very private deck is covered, and part gets sun all day

    Part of your very private deck is covered, and part gets sun all day

  • The dining alcove is a cozy spot for a romantic dinner for 2-4.

    The dining alcove is a cozy spot for a romantic dinner for 2-4.

  • The pool at Cruz Views

    The pool at Cruz Views

  • The view from the pool deck looks at St. Thomas

    The view from the pool deck looks at St. Thomas

  • The view from Happy Hour's deck

    The view from Happy Hour's deck

  • The deck furniture includes a cushioned sofa and two chairs, plus two recliners.

    The deck furniture includes a cushioned sofa and two chairs, plus two recliners.

  • Stone, mahogany and marble create a classic Caribbean bath

    Stone, mahogany and marble create a classic Caribbean bath

  • Cruz Views sunset

    Cruz Views sunset

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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