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Petit Tre'sor: Best Value in the Caribbean

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Modern Hiilside Condo W Adjacent Pool And Screened Porch

“Petit Tre’sor” (a small treasure) at Cruz Bay Villas is a charming one-bedroom condo (sleeps four with a queen-size bed in master bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room) located only a 10-minute walk from Cruz Bay and yet high on the side of a hill overlooking Pillsbury Sound to St. Thomas. This beautiful condo is situated just perfectly to enjoy the adjacent 20' x 10' x 9' deep pool, wrap-around deck, many palm trees, views, and breezes. The condo unit with new air conditioning and ceiling fans features high ceilings throughout. The private screened-in porch (with a teak dining table and new conversation set) is the perfect quiet spot to enjoy your morning coffee while feeding the bananaquit birds, or to linger over a candle-lit evening meal. Petit Tre'sur is one of only two rentals in the pool complex and is situated on about an acre of land with lush tropical forest affording lots of privacy

Sleeps four with queen-sized bed in master bedroom and sleep sofa in living room; large driveway with no steps to unit; cable; WIFI; microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker, new frig, new stove, beach towels, beach cooler, 2 beach chairs.

More Details

Property Manager
Dirk Messelaar
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Dirk Messelaar

I am a retired University of Massachusetts dean who has owned our beautiful St. John condo for 13 years.In the mid-1970's, I taught English at the University of the Virgin Islands and my wife taught 4th grade at the Pine Peace School (St. Thomas). We loved St. John then, and later traveled often with our two sons there as they were growing up.

Dirk Messelaar purchased this condo in 2000

Why Dirk Messelaar chose Cruz Bay

All of our guests commend our condo's access to town and attractions, privacy, quiet, and amenities. Some have even said, they prefer our little piece of heaven to their stays at Westin or Caneel Bay resorts!

What makes this condo unique

Petit Tre'sor sits 200 feet above sea level looking over the coral-colored roofs of downtown Cruz Bay and onto Pillsbury Sound. Downtown Cruz Bay is a ten-minute walk down the hill (or a $4 taxi ride for each person). Cruz Bay is a quaint West Indian village with many restaurants, bars, and shops (including Wharfside Village and Mongoose Junction. One of three supermarkets is a five-minute walk down the hill. Petit Tre'sor has private parking for two cars/jeeps on a driveway just adjacent to the condo and on the same level. Passenger ferries depart from the Cruz Bay dock to St. Thomas and many of the British Virgin Islands; car ferries can take your rental car or Jeep to St. Thomas and back. Most importantly, the Virgin Islands National Park begins next to the town, and all of its world-class beaches are a short drive away. Guests may choose to take a safari taxi to anywhere on the island or a public bus from downtown to Coral Bay and Salt Pond beach.

Amenities

Estate Enighed Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , linen closet
  • huge shower, linen closet, sink, mirror
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • vaulted ceiling, queen-sized bed, ceiling fan over bed, AC, closet, bedside tables, dresser, four louvered windows with tropical breezes
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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average rating of 4.5833335 based on 24 reviews
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Petit Tre'sor for our 5 day vacation. The place is GREAT!! It had everything we needed. There was plenty of room for the 3 of us. We did go to the Dolphin Market and buy some groceries and did some cooking while we were there, and everything I needed was available in the condo- dishes, pans, can opener, etc. Dirk was always easy to contact and responded quickly. We happen to be there on the 4th of July, and if you stand in the corner down by the pool, you get a PERFECT view of the fireworks!! It was truly an amazing experience! The pool is shared with others there, but we always seemed to have it completely to ourselves when me and my daughter would swim. It is a great pool (goes to 9 ft), there were always iguanas in the trees to look at which was cool. We did walk to town a couple of times... I would not recommend this, esp in the July heat. Granted me and my husband aren't the most athletic people, but the hill is very steep, and the weather was very hot. I would say just drive into town and park at the park center or wherever you can find parking. I would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We loved the views and would rent here again.

  • 4 of 5

We found everything to be just as described and we were very happy with our stay. Two things that I would suggest for the shower -add a light in the shower and a stand in the corner as opposed to the little rack that hangs over the shower head.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation !

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Petit Tre Sor. Perfect location, close to downtown Cruz Bay. Beautiful scenery from the living room and screened in porch. The pool was refreshing and very private. We would definitely stay there again if we go back to St. John !!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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kansas city,
3

loved Petit Tre'Sor but hated the management company

  • 3 of 5

We really enjoyed the condo and pool, once we got there. HOWEVER, no one met us at the dock, we were unable to contact the owner, and we had over 3 hours in Coral Bay on the phone with Homeaway.com trying to figure out where we were supposed to stay. Thank goodness, Homeaway.com came through and got us a reservation at the Westin St. John. The owner contacted us just as we were handed the keys to a room and he gave us directions to his condo. The owner needs to think about changing management companies for his condo. We never saw or heard from the management company in the 6 days we were there. No apology, no nothing.

I might consider staying here again, because we really liked the condo and its location, solely because we now know where it is and won't have to rely on a management company to meet us at the dock.

Loved the pool, the Banana-quip birds, the views, the iguanas, and the condo. After a very stressful, frustrating beginning, we really enjoyed our vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that this guest really loved the condo and the pool -- as seems the case with all of our guests in the last three years.The complaint about our management company is puzzling as we have no management company. The VRBO communication is all through us as the owners. As usual, we sent this guest driving/check-in directions and included our caretakers phone number to call if she wanted to be meet at the ferry dock. She didn't remember receiving our directions, nor did she call anyone to be met at the dock. You can't get to our condo without directions, and someone can only meet you if you have made a request for a pick-up. I did call her a number of times after she landed in St. Thomas, but her phone was still turned off and she never replied to my voice mails. In the three years of renting Petit Tre'sor, every guest has used our driving directions to find the condo with ease. And every guest who has requested to be picked up at the dock has been met on time and escorted to the condo. But we do regret this guest's inconvenience and hope that she does return again -- as she suggests might be the case.
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5

Great Place to Be!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about Petit Tre'sor and we'd stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lansdale, PA 19446
5

Relaxing, quiet stay in comfortable condo!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, comfortable condo, well-stocked and near town. Large windows provide lovely view. Nice pool with quiet surroundings. Loved feeding the "Sugarbirds!"

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Car: recommended

Petit Tre’sor, a charming, one-bedroom condo with high ceilings and amazing views, is a ten-minute walk from Cruz Bay yet 200' above sea level overlooking Pillsbury Sound. Enjoy the adjacent pool and large screened porch -- both perfect spots to enjoy your morning coffee while feeding bananaquit birds.

Petit Tre'sor sits 200 feet above sea level looking over the coral-colored roofs of downtown Cruz Bay and onto Pillsbury Sound. Downtown Cruz Bay is a ten-minute walk down the hill (or a $4 taxi ride for each person). Cruz Bay is a quaint West Indian village with many restaurants, bars, and shops (including Wharfside Village and Mongoose Junction. One of three supermarkets is a five-minute walk down the hill. Petit Tre'sor has private parking for two cars/jeeps on a driveway just adjacent to the condo and on the same level. Passenger ferries depart from the Cruz Bay dock to St. Thomas and many of the British Virgin Islands; car ferries can take your rental car or Jeep to St. Thomas and back. Most importantly, the Virgin Islands National Park begins next to the town, and all of its world-class beaches are a short drive away. Guests may choose to take a safari taxi to anywhere on the island or a public bus from downtown to Coral Bay and Salt Pond beach.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping fee $85
Tax Rate 12.5%

90% refund for cancellations 60 days or earlier before

Guests are asked to conserve water and electricity as they are among the most expensive in the U.S.. Please turn AC and fans off and be sure the toilet is not running continuously when leaving the condo. Most guest rarely use the AC in the living room during the winter months as the ceiling fans and tropical breezes provide ample cooling.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.