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Grande Bay Luxury 3BR Spectacular Unobstructed View

Marsha Blair

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo

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Calendar last updated:
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Grande Bay Luxury 3BR Spectacular Unobstructed View

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo

Overview

Cruz Bay Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

'Southern Serenity' is a magnificent, luxury 3 bedroom, 2 bath resort condo located on the waterfront with spectacular unobstructed views of the Caribbean waters, Cruz Bay, the mountains of St. John and ten surrounding islands. The town of Cruz Bay, the ferry dock and taxi stand are just a short walk on the beach away from your location. In Cruz Bay you will find plenty of shopping and many fine restaurants, as well as, two grocery stores, a bank, a library and several churches.

Furnished with two king beds, two twin beds and a pull out sofa, it's ideal for a family or a few couples. The twin beds may also be converted to a King bed. If St. John is your wedding destination, Southern Serenity is perfect for your bridal party or wedding guests. Top quality linens and towels are provided as well as beach towels, beach chairs and coolers.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped with granite countertops, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, dishes, glassware, coffee pot, blender, pots and pans, and many other kithen gadgets. The balcony provides an outdoor granite bar and stools for dining and drinking while enjoying the exquisite views of the Caribbean water and surrounding islands. The unit is air conditioned and each room has a ceiling fan. The living room has a plasma TV and a stereo system that plays CDs or your Ipod. WIFI and telephone service within the United States are included.

The resort provides twenty-four hour security and a reserved parking space in the garage. The heated pool and hot tub on the deck overlook the aqua blue waters of Cruz Bay. Lounge chairs are provided for relaxing and sun bathing. The on premise fitness center includes treadmills, a pilates machine, weights and a great view of the water.

Our island host will greet you upon your arrival at the ferry dock. They will lead you to your accommodations; share an extensive knowledge of the island, including local amenities, restaurants, beaches and hiking trails and ensure you have everything you need to make your experience wonderful.

Keywords: corner condo, villa, beach, pool, hot tub, fitness center, pilates machine, snorkeling, hiking

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Marsha Blair (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

About Marsha Blair

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

Marsha Blair purchased this condo in 2008

Why Marsha Blair chose Cruz Bay

We discovered St John after visiting St Thomas for 25 straight years and finding that island becoming more and more congested. St John proved the exact opposite and we immediately fell in love with the island's laid back lifestyle and spectacular beaches. We stayed at Grande Bay for three months a few years ago and love its proximity to the restaurants and night life of Cruz Bay, while remaining in walking distance from Grande Bay.

What makes this condo unique

Grande Bay is a short walking distance to town, where you'll find many 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 the island offers. There is an underground parking garage and a security officer always on duty. The fully equipped fitness center is on site and overlooks Cruz Bay beach and harbor.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm a little behind on getting this to you but I just wanted to write a quick thank you for letting myself and my friends stay at the Southern Serenity a couple of weeks ago in May! I cannot express how much we enjoyed ourselves and your beautiful condo! With the comfort of home in a destination so beautiful it was the perfect place to spend our week! We were there specifically for a destination wedding however we were able to enjoy all of the beautiful beaches and restaurants that St. John had to offer. The pictures we took from your patio just do not do it any justice- just to sit out there in the morning and watch the sunrise and the boats come in was breathtaking!! We were beyond comfortable with the space the condo provided, and the extra luxury of having beach chairs and coolers available to us was such a welcomed treat that made for long relaxing beach days!!
Jun 2014
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
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Reviews

5
based on 64 traveler reviews

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Grande Bay Luxury 3BR Spectacular Unobstructed View
average rating of 4.984375 based on 65 reviews
5

Best family vacation yet!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Southern Serenity - it was the perfect spot for our family of three daughters (ages 8, 10 and 12) and my parents. The location is ideal - easy walk to all the restaurants and shops in Cruz Bay. The views are amazing , truly breathtaking ! We loved the wraparound deck - enjoyed it early am and great way to enjoy the beautiful sunsets. The Grande Bay has a pool that our daughters enjoyed after a day at the beach - enjoyed meeting other guests & owners. The unit is perfect - we would not have changed a thing. We have visited twice before and rented villas - we loved staying at Grande Bay. We could explore the island by car during the day and walk to dinner at night. We already are making plans to return next year - exceptional!

St. John is an incredible place to visit and Sourhern Serenity put it over the top.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our hearts swell every time we hear from our guests and they tell us Southern Serenity has brought joy to their lives. Thanks you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful comments with us. Jim and Marsha
Annapolis, Md
5

Grande Bay Southern Serenity

  • 5 of 5

WOW oh WOW!! This was our 1st trip to St. John, and we could not have chosen a more perfect condo! Southern Serenity truly lives up to it's name. The condo over looks Cruz Bay, and the balcony is a perfect place for morning coffee and afternoon sunbathing. The kitchen is fully equipped and the living space is very spacious, even the bedrooms and bathrooms. We loved being able to walk everywhere, and were delighted with being located so close to restaurants and shopping yet so private and quiet. Everyone on the property was extremely friendly and helpful, the pool was a perfect alternative to the beach, and the recommendations that you provided for meals and beaches were perfect!! Cannot wait to come back with our extended family. Thank you for providing such a wonderful retreat!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chester, NY
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful to be back at Southern Serenity. It is a special place with the best view at Grande Bay. The location of the condo is perfect. It's close enough to town to walk anywhere you want to go and yet quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed our stay and plan to come back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cranbury NJ
5

Another dynamite stay st Southern Serenity!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at Southern Serenity and our 9th trip to St John in 10 years. We have stayed in all different areas on St John, but there is something special about Grande Bay. This unit is PERFECT for travelling with a young child. Bedroom #3 has no exterior door which allows Mom and Dad to relax once our toddler is fast asleep. I could spend hours on the balcony looking at the water, boats, breathing in the island air. What makes Southern Serenity the best unit is the layout and the location! The unit is well maintained and equipped with everything you need to feel at home. Towels, linens, beads and pillows are luxurious. This trip we had two couples and our 4 year old - there is a nice distance between the front and back master so everyone can enjoy some privacy. The unit is in the top building which affords the best, most amazing views. Just a 5 minutes walk to the Beach Bar, shopping, restaurants and ferry. From the ferry dock you can catch a cab to the North Shore beaches. We rent a car and the parking space for this unit is very convenient to the elevator bay for the unit. There is a storage locker in the garage loaded with beach toys, chairs, coolers, snorkel gear, noodles, floaties, etc... For a 9 day trip we bring 3 days of clothes. The unit has a beautiful full size, washer/dryer that lets you pack extremely light! We cook about 1/2 meals in and the kitchen has everything you need to prepare breakfast, lunch, or dinner! The pool and gym at Grande Bay are lovely and a nice break from the beaches. The owners of this unit are GREAT to deal with and arrival and departure were very smooth. This unit the best choice for a home base while discovering all St John and the Virgin Islands have to offer! Our favorite restaurants are the Lime Inn and Banana deck - I dream about the Tuna Down Now at the Beach Bar with a Vanilla Pain Killer = HEAVEN - Day Sail on the Daydreamer from St Thomas or Island Spirit from Cruz Bay Water Sports and make sure to visit the Gecko Gazebo (for a Geckolada) at Mongoose Junction.... time to book our next trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What kind words about your third stay at Southern Serenity at Grande Bay Resort. We always say that the worst part about coming to St John is leaving. I am hopeful that you come back for many years to come. Thank you!
5

Our vacation week at Southern Serenity

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation week at Southern Serenity on St. John was nothing short of paradise. We will definitely stay there again. Everyone from the taxi drivers to the ferry personnel were very helpful and the Caribbean island setting is stunning.

The condo complex was only 1 block from the ferry landing so pulling our suitcases was a snap. The elevators were readily available and just a few steps from the designated parking space if you decide to rent a Jeep.

The floorplan was very convenient; the master bedroom’s bathroom can be accessed from the central hallway and one of the other bedrooms has a door that can be closed to make a bedroom/bathroom suite. The bathrooms have very nice toiletries and plenty of fluffy white towels. The kitchen is very roomy and stocked with convenient small appliances and brightly colored plates, bowls, mugs and plastic glasses. The TVs in every room are new and there are plenty of DVDs in the living room. Also cards and games for the rare rainy afternoon. There is a big dining table and comfortable couches in the living room.

The best part is the gorgeous view of the bay, ocean and other islands from the wrap-around balcony, accessed by sliding glass doors. Of course the swimming pool, shaded Jacuzzi and exercise room are super bonuses.

Convenient restaurants, bars and shops in all price ranges are within 1 block with even more within another block’s walk. Corner stands have ripe delicious fruit. Taxis and limos are available to take you to all the beautiful beaches. Snorkeling is so relaxing due to the warm water and the fish, turtles, coral and starfish are bright and beautiful. Take a National Park ranger-led hike from the tropical side of the island to the dry side to see beautiful trees, plants, animals and sugar plantation ruins.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments about Southern Serenity at Grande Bay Resort. We are happy that our condo exceeded your expectations and provided a base to enjoy our beautiful island. Please come back and visit us again in the near future.
5

Christmas at Southern Serenity

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had an incredible Christmas holiday in St. John. The condo had a spectacular view and the wrap around porch was the perfect location for morning coffee or afternoon reading. Spacious bedrooms, tasteful decor and equipped with EVERYTHING to make our 8 day stay quite comfortable. Ideal location to be able to walk to restaurants, shopping and night life. We are looking forward to our return next Christmas!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $450 Per night

Cruz Bay Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Rate
May 1 - Aug 31
1 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Fall Rate
Sep 1 - Nov 16
1 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Mid Season Rate
Nov 17 2015 - Dec 19 2015
1 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Holiday Rate
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
1 night minimum stay
$895
$6,265
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Short term bookings of 4 nights or less are booked at standard rate of $650/night plus a $150 cleaning fee.
Rates are subject to change without notice, but confirmed reservations are guaranteed at the confirmed rate.

Cancellation Policy

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

Cruz Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Sliding doors to private balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be converted to a King
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable sleeper sofa in living room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The master bedroom has an access door to the front balcony
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
coffee maker, blender, hair dryer, alarm clock with Ipod dock, stereo with CD player and Ipod dock, beach towels and beach chairs

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