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Stunning Grande Bay Luxury 1BR With Breathtaking Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

The Perfect Spot To Rekindle That Romantic Spark

You'll absolutely love Southern Serenity III. Not just the view that is truly a million dollar view. Not just the location that is close to all of the great restaurants and fun beach bars of Cruz Bay - the heart of St John. Not just the wonderful condominium that provides for your every need - both at home or on the beach. But because Southern Serenity is the perfect place to fall in love all over again.

Southern Serenity III is our latest property acquired at Grande Bay Resort. Grande Bay was recently voted as the number one resort on St John. Most of that has to do with its location. Just a few steps from everything. It can be summed up this way: location, location, location!

We try our hardest to provide an absolutely spectacular one-bedroom condominium that provides for your every need. The living area is spacious with a sleeper sofa, chairs, flat screen television and beautiful paintings. The dining area shares the living area. The kitchen is very well equipped with a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, toaster, blender and coffee maker plus everything you need to display your gourmet talents. The bedroom features a king bed with plenty of privacy, very large closet, its own television and a private balcony. But the most amazing thing about Southern Serenity III is the balcony - the perfect spot to enjoy your morning cup a java and take in the absolutely beautiful of St John's mountains in the background and the brilliant blue of the Caribbean just beneath your balcony. This will become your favorite spot on the island in no time.

Grande Bay Resort provides a fantastic swimming pool and pool deck to sunbathe. There is also a very large Jacuzzi. Our gym features the very best equipment for a good workout. Whatever you need, we have it to make your stay special.

Once you book, our management company will contact you and assist with any needs you have to make your vacation and visit to our island memorable. They can help you arrange for a jeep - which we recommend for the steep, mountainous roads on St John - or provision your condo, or answer any questions you may have about St John and are there 24/7 to assist you with special needs.

St John is unique among Caribbean islands in that 75% of the island is controlled by the U.S. National Park Service. That means that there are not rows and rows of hotels along our beaches, which is the primary reason our beaches are the best found in the Caribbean. There are as many as 75 little bays where you can snorkel, more than 20 exceptional beaches with wonderful sand, and numerous hiking trails up and down the steep mountains that bring so much beauty to our little island. We have traveled to almost every Caribbean island and none are as beautiful and tranquil as St John.

We provide everything to make your stay pleasant. We are stocked with linens and towels in the bath, beach towels, beach chairs, coolers and some floats, noodles and snorkel gear. If you do not have gear or don't want to pack it, there is a dive shop right beside the resort that rents gear. Paddleboards, kayaks, dingeys and even motorboats are all for rent in Cruz Bay.

If this is your first trip to our island, please let us know and we will send you our recommendations for restaurants and beaches. Our manager will also share recommendations as to what the best spots are upon your arrival.

And speaking of LOVE, did I mention that our one bedroom is perfect for you to get away and bring back that spark that busy lives often remove. You will find no more romantic place on Earth than St John to rekindle that spark. Southern Serenity III provides the perfect location for romance, regardless of what honeymoon or special event you are celebrating.

More Details

Owner
Marsha Blair
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Marsha Blair

Jim and Marsha are married with three grown children and seven grandchildren, which are the center of their busy lives. They live on a little barrier island off the coast of North Carolina called Emerald Isle. They love travel, golf, but most of all meeting people from around the world.

Marsha Blair purchased this condo in 2016

Why Marsha Blair chose Estate Enighed

We stayed at Grande Bay Resort for three months several years ago and absolutely fell in love with the island and its laid-back style and beautiful bays. We have snorkeled all over the world and found St John unmatched in the clarity of water, coral and fish - not to mention their fantastic turtles, We often take our beach chairs to the beach with peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches, a bottle of rum and some cokes and read while we wait for a turtle to pop its head up, then throw our gear on and swim with the turtle for hours - never tiring of their majesty.

What makes this condo unique

Grande Bay is just steps away from the quaint village of Cruz Bay, where you'll find great restaurants and shops, as well as the ferry dock and taxis. You can stay at Grande Bay and enjoy the pool or venture out and explore the many beaches and hiking trails unique to St John.

Amenities

Estate Enighed Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
General:
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Private, very spacious king bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Perfect condo - location and view are amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip back to St. John after 20 years and we were so glad to have the option to stay at Grande Bay. The location was great and walking distance to Cruz Bay and all the shops, restaurants and grocery stores. This particular condo was perfect for our family of four (2 adults, 2 teens). The unit was CLEAN, and had everything we needed including a cooler, beach towels, beach chairs, and wifi. The view from the balcony was awesome and we found sitting there in the morning for coffee or in the evening for cocktails very relaxing. Marsha was easy to work with and very responsive answering all of our questions. The property manager in St. John, Rachelle, was great too -always responded quickly and made sure we knew she was available should we need anything.

The facilities at Grande Bay are nice and clean too. We used the workout room every morning and the pool and hot tub later in the evening. You can see Cruz Bay while working out or at the pool!

We chose not to rent a car and would hike to the beach closest to town or take a cab if going to the ones farther away. We even ventured to Salt Pond taking the local bus line. We were told the bus can be unreliable, but we had no problems the day we took it.

We are all missing this special place and looking forward to going back and staying at this condo again. Seriously, can't recommend it enough!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about our one-bedroom condo, Southern Serenity III. We appreciate your advice for future guests. Please visit us again.
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5

Awesome condo, beaches and shopping. Sol searching captain was awesome your guy for snorkeling

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view very close walk to every thing except other beaches. Will come back again to this location

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We are long-time visitors to STJ, but this was our first stay at Grande Bay. We usually travel with a larger crew, but this time it was just the kids (11 and 7) and us. We found the 1 bedroom unit to be just what we needed for the week. It was well-appointed, the furnishings in great condition, and the amenities of Grande Bay, top notch.

The kids utilized the sleeper sofa and found it to be comfortable. The king bed in the master was wonderful.. all in all our stay was wonderful and an excellent value. The parking space was a God-send, and the convenience of walking into town saved us much hassle and money for the parking factor.

We had just one very minor issue with a broken handle on the cooler, which was rather comical as we attempted to carry it onto the beach. Thankfully, we didn't lose any of its precious contents as the handle kept detaching. Ha ha...

Thanks so much to both the owners and St. John Villa Company.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our 16th annual visit to St. John. Our first stay at Grande Bay. Exceeded our expectations.s

  • 5 of 5

Our unit was very comfortable and convenient to walk to shops and restaurants. We enjoyed watching the boats and ferries coming in and out of the harbor. Very pleased with the amenities. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Condo

  • 5 of 5

Everything everyone says about this condo is true. It has a million dollar view from the balcony. It is tastefully decorated and has everything you could want for a week long stay. The owners provide good quality beach chairs, beach towels and even a cooler for food. The location is perfect whether you choose to park your vehicle in your designated spot and walk the town, or drive around to see all the gorgeous beaches the island offers. Thank you Jim & Marsha for sharing your condo, your little piece of paradise, with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, clean, Located near restaurants and shops and water front

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable and located in the perfect spot

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
STT (St Thomas International)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Red Hook Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
70+ beaches on St John
Car: recommended

Grande Bay Resort, Cruz Bay

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Holiday rates, December 22 through January 4th = $500

Studio: Southern Serenity II: VRBO.com/813238 Prices starting at $250
Two bedroom: Southern Serenity IV: VRBO.com/813241 Prices starting at $400
Three bedroom: Southern Serenity. VRBO.com/282027 Prices starting at $475

Capable of hosting large families of up to 14 in both units

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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