First time staying on St. John. We wanted to be close to Cruz Bay and Palmetto at Grande Bay was the perfect location for our group of 6. We were within walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars, ferry dock and car rental places. The condo is well appointed and the "cage" for beach stuff is a great extra. The unit has A.C., fans, washer and dryer, and a grill, really well appointed. It also has hair dryers, beach towels and various bathroom items so you don't have to over pack.
I was a little concerned it would be noisy, but other than the first night (a band from the closest bar and one ferry) we didn't hear much at all.
Even though we were pleased with the proximity, a rental car is a must so you can visit as many of the beautiful beaches as you can while on island. We went to Solomon (only accessible by boat or hike), Trunk Bay, Hawksnest, Jumbie, Cinnamon Bay, Waterlemon and Maho. Gorgeous!
Thanks to the Stevens family for sharing their little bit of paradise with the rest of us!