GRANDE BAY, GRAND VIEW - 2BR, STUDIO OR 1BR W/KAYAK & PARKING

John Jordan (aka Aquamon)

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
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GRANDE BAY, GRAND VIEW - 2BR, STUDIO OR 1BR W/KAYAK & PARKING

Special Offer! Get 2 FREE Nights of 7+ booked, Aug.1-9, or Aug.25-Oct.31 August 1 - October 31

Cruz Bay Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Welcome island lovers, St. John is the most unspoiled island in the Caribbean! Once on St. John, location is everything, and our upper building, 2-bedroom condo offers abundant space & privacy for 2-couples, or a family of 5-6. If you don't need 2 bedrooms/2 baths then please inquire about our 1Br Suite with full-kitchen or our Studio with kitchenette. (Our calendar shows available when either side is open.)

If this will be your first-time visit to St. John - what took you so long? Seriously, if you are considering other islands, happy to highlight why St. John is the right choice for most, and why Grande Bay's location in Cruz Bay is unbeatable. But, we are not the right choice for all. For example, if you want a big casino, then St. John is not right for you. If you want the Ritz, stay on St. Thomas. And, if you want daily maid service or room service, then our condo is not the right place either. (Although we can provide daily maid service for an extra fee.) But if you want a resort experience for condo prices, with everything that St. John has to offer a walk, hike, brief drive away, then keep reading.

And all you scuba divers should know that Low Key Watersports, the dive shop on St. John, is now directly next door to Grande Bay, so you can roll out of bed for your morning dives!

Location is THE key - from our condo you have easy access to the pool and hot-tub, as our upper building location within the resort is the closest proximity to the elevated pool and sun-deck. Our upper building condo is offered as a One-Bedroom with 4-poster King bed, separate family room & a full kitchen, or as a Studio with 2-poster Queen bed & kitchenette, or combine the two and you have spacious 2 Bedroom/2 Bath condo great for two couples, or an extended family. There is additional sofa-bedding in both units to accommodate families of 6-8 dependent on age of kids & sleeping arrangements.

Our Studio + 1Br = TWO bedroom condo is unique -- there is an electric grill on the private deck of the 1Br, and the owner's kayak is available for your use! Guests have complimentary snorkel gear when staying in either the Studio & 1Br side, and island artwork throughout the condo keeps you in the island spirit when indoors. (Check out our pictures.)

The grill, parking space, and kayak use conveys with the larger 1Br side (or when renting both sides as a Two-Bedroom.) There is a separate stack washer/dryer in both the Studio and 1BR, so you can pack light regardless of which unit you select!

The owners have traveled extensively in the Caribbean and collected art from the USVI to the Grenadines, and our condo is decorated with one-of-a-kind underwater oil paintings by a famous French artist who resides in the Grenadines. Everything about this condo is focused on increasing your enjoyment of the Caribbean and the unspoiled island of St. John.

While away, you can remain connected to home, as all condos at GRANDE BAY have FREE LONG-DISTANCE calling to the USA, so if you need to check-in with the mainland, you can! (There is a cordless land-line in each of the two units, with distinct phone numbers, and wireless service.)

This condo is a rare lock-out, not many at Grande Bay, and really the most flexible layout for owners and guests. You can rent the larger ONE BEDROOM side only, the STUDIO side only, or both, as they are separated by a lock-out door in between. My calendar on this site will show an opening if either side is open, so please email or call for particulars on which side is available.

With both sides rented, we can sleep two families up to six, 7-8 depending on the age/size of the kids & coziness! From the water toys, to the luxurious bedding, our condo has it all, including the closest proximity of any to the resort pool, sun deck, the gym and the hot-tub. The gym includes a top of the line PILATES machine, treadmills, a recumbent bike trainer, an elliptical, & live weights. And the pool is truly unique, with ceramic inserts of turtles and other sea-life, designed by the owner of this condo.

The smaller Studio with kitchenette, on its own, is really perfect for a couple, and is the most economical choice. Regardless of your choice, you will have spectacular Caribbean views from the private front terraces of either, and enjoy all that Grande Bay Resort has to offer.

Here's more detail - the private master bedroom of the larger 1Br side has a KING size solid teak, four poster bed in the West Indian style, with a pillow-top mattress and Ralph Lauren fine cotton bedding. The bedroom also has an en-suite full bath, its own 42' LCD TV with DVD player (no cable in MBR), a safe in the large closet, and an oversized stack washer/dryer in a dedicated closet. The main living area of the one-bedroom side includes a love seat, and easy chair with ottoman, a queen sleeper sofa, a wall mounted 42' LCD TV connected to cable with DVD and library of DVD's, an iPod player, board games, and a desk. There is alos a bar wiht three stools ideal for breakfast indoors. The front terrace can accommodate four for breakfast, with a rattan coffee table, four chairs, and two side tables. It is really another room, and with a view that makes it hard to leave! It is also in constant shade, and remains cool with a great breeze.

The studio has a 2-poster, queen bed, with NEW (installed early Dec.'14) double pillow-top mattress, a solid mahogany day bed perfect for naps or a petite child for overnight, and another full-bath, with kitchenette. The sitting area has has an easy chair in addition to the day-bed/sofa, a desk, and another 42' flat panel TV with its own library of DVD's. The private terrace of the studio has two solid teak african meditation chairs, and a bar-height table for two for breakfast and sunset drinks. The view is extraordinary, and provides the setting for morning or evening relaxation at its best! Please email the owner for a complete floor plan.

Like all condos at Grande Bay, you have all the luxuries expected in a high-end resort. The full-kitchen on the one-bedroom side is well equipped, everything you need is there for any meals you want to prepare. The efficiency kitchen on the Studio side has a fridge, microwave, and other kitchenware as well, including a kitchen sink!

The Grande Bay Resort is truly unique. It is the ONLY resort in St. John with a heated pool situated on an elevated sun deck with a commanding view about 30' above the water, with its own waterfall to add to the unique sights and sound of the resort. At Grande Bay, and St. John in general, the island life is all about enjoying the color of the island, the world class beaches, the crystal clear water, and the location!

Keywords: Caribbean Condo, Villa, Beachview, Waterfront, Grande Bay Resort, Close to Scuba Shop, Gym, Pilates, Hiking

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only

John Jordan (aka Aquamon)

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My wife and I, with our two girls, have spent as many weeks in our island condo as work and school schedules will allow. Our highlight was spending the whole month of July 2008. If you can spare the time, more than a week is a must, because just one week never allows you to get in sync with island time. I have been to nearly every island from Turks & Caicos to the ABC's (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao), and St. John is by far the most idyllic and unspoiled of any developed island in the Caribbean. Thanks to Laurance S. Rockefeller 'discovering' Cannel Bay in 1952 while sailing in the Caribbean, and due to his efforts and others, 3/4 of the whole island of St. John will be preserved forever as National Park Land. This alone is what makes St. John unique not only in the USVI but in all of the Caribbean. Add to that the best beaches in the Caribbean, and you have the perfect recipe for an island experience that is best defined as 'unspoiled'.

John Jordan (aka Aquamon) purchased this condo in 2008

We decided to purchase a condo on St. John after visiting many other islands throughout the Caribbean. We decided on St. John and ultimately the Grande Bay Resort due to its location and the fact that it was new. Our goal was a destination that would provide family and friends walking access to all that St. John and Cruz bay has to offer. But, we also wanted our own, reserved, interior parking space, as it is enjoyable to explore the far reaches of St. John by car or jeep. (The only challenge in Cruz bay is parking, so if you rent a car or jeep, you really must have a parking space you can rely on - and Grande Bay is unique in that regard.) Venturing to the 'other side' of the island on your own is a real treat. You will navigate the goats and donkeys on the road and be part of the truly laid back elements of Coral Bay. Exploring St. John makes anyone feel like a kid again - and my family knows the island extremely well and can provide a beach itinerary with interests that appeal to those ages 7-75. There is a world-class beach and snorkel area for every day of the week, with more to spare. We also wanted to be within easy public ferry or private charter boat of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). New Year's Eve 2009 (or as the say in the BVI, 'Old Years Day') was spent by the family on Jost Van Dyke, at the world famous Foxy's. Jost, Tortola, & Virgin Gorda with 'the Baths' is also a day trip excursion away. Just bring your passport, and pick the day to island hop via ferry or private charter. We can help you with both!

Grande Bay with its unique elevated & heated pool, hot-tub, sun deck, and water view gym, also provides you with the option to go nowhere, and simply enjoy your superior location for as many days as you desire. You can walk back to the Pink Marlin from the pool area in less than a minute to enjoy lunch or a movie, or just take a nap in the cool, quiet privacy of your condo. The location of our condo is ideal and safe for families of four with two children, even toddlers.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights
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4.9
based on 39 traveler reviews

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Grande Bay, Grand View - 2Br, Studio or 1Br w/Kayak & Parking
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews
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Grande Bay, Grand View - 2Br, Studio or 1Br w/Kayak & Parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282393vb
(202) 423-6414 (District of Columbia, USA)
Cruz Bay St John
5

SHORT BUT SWEET

  • 5 of 5
Our vacation was for only 3 days, however, it was packed with adventure. Everyone at Grande Bay were extremely helpful with everything from meeting us at the ferry, giving us a quick tour of the area, restaurant recommendations, and rental car reservations. The unit at Grande Bay was perfect and had everything we could of asked for to make our vacation complete. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
business
Grande Bay, Grand View - 2Br, Studio or 1Br w/Kayak & Parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282393vb
(202) 423-6414 (District of Columbia, USA)
Cruz Bay St John
5

AMAZING PLACE!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. PERFECT LOCATION, BEAUTIFUL VIEW, AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED

  • 5 of 5
St John Island is the most peaceful, beautiful island. The Jordan's condo at Grande Bay overlooks Cruz Bay and is perfect location to get to everything on the island. It is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, beaches, hiking trails, and Cruz Bay. The scenery is unbelievable from the balcony of the condo and the complex. The condo has everything you would ever need and more. I would HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone who is considering staying on the island. We walked straight from the ferry boat to the condo. John and his property management staff went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. They gave us excellent recommendations for places to eat and things to do on the island.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Grande Bay, Grand View - 2Br, Studio or 1Br w/Kayak & Parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282393vb
(202) 423-6414 (District of Columbia, USA)
Cruz Bay St John
North Carolina
5

GREAT STAY IN STJ

  • 5 of 5
We fully enjoyed our time in St. John and this condo was the perfect place for our family. We rented it as the two bedroom as there were five adults. The arrangement was perfect for complete privacy but also for opening the adjoining doors for socializing. Views from both units were great and the balconies were different so it was fun to switch off. Beds were comfortable, areas were clean and both units were stocked with everything needed in bathroom, kitchen, entertainment and outdoors. We did not use the kayak, chairs or coolers but we did use the snorkel gear. The location is perfect for walking to Cruz Bay and on to the Lind Point Trail. Close to action but quiet and very safe. We will definitely consider this condo for future visits.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Grande Bay, Grand View - 2Br, Studio or 1Br w/Kayak & Parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282393vb
(202) 423-6414 (District of Columbia, USA)
Cruz Bay St John
Sullivan, IL
5

TOP NOTCH UNITS IN A GREAT FACILITY WITH EVEN BETTER LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
I am only now writing this review due to the misleading review posted a few weeks ago. We rented the entire unit with our kids and 2 year old granddaughter. Our experience could not be more different than portrayed by the disgruntled reviewer. The units were very clean, well stocked and we had only one issue during a 10 day stay, and that was the air conditioner in the main unit began to leak one evening. That problem was reported and immediately responded to by the management.

We found both the owner, John as well as the on island management to be top notch and accommodating of all our needs. We rented our vehicle directly from the on island management folks and it was a wonderful full sized Tahoe. We used the kayak and the outside grill extensively and found the availability of the washer/dryer units to be a lifesaver.
The location of the unit within the building is great for the view and the facility location right next to the bars and restaurants was great as well.
We will undoubtedly return to this unit again if available. We have been coming to ST. John for over 30 years and have rented villas, stayed in hotels (Westin) and condos such as Gallows, Battery Hill and Lavender Hill. This one is the most convenient and it compares very favorably with Gallows Point.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Grande Bay, Grand View - 2Br, Studio or 1Br w/Kayak & Parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282393vb
(202) 423-6414 (District of Columbia, USA)
Cruz Bay St John
Litte Compton, RI
5

BETTER EACH TIME.

  • 5 of 5
We just completed our 3rd visit to the Jordan's condo on St. John and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves again. We cannot express how much we appreciate the maintenance and upkeep of the unit, the furnishings and many amenities which the Jordan's provide and the cleanliness and service provided by Laurie Crandall and her crew. Each time we stay there have been upgrades and/or changes in the furnishings, such as a new sleeper sofa in the living room and new mattresses on the beds. John Jordan and Laurie are always a pleasure to work with, before, during and after the stay. We also enjoy the pool (before and after going to the beach) and the location of the property is ideal for us. We often walk over to Honeymoon beach (through National Park) and have lunch at Caneel Bay. Honeymoon has great snorkeling and the beach is usually pretty quiet. The lunch at Caneel is a bit pricey but excellent in every way.
We like that we can easily stroll into Cruz Bay town whenever we want or need anything but the unit is removed from all town noise. Each time we have stayed we take both sides of the unit and our extended family have all been very comfortable. The only problem we have is getting ourselves to check out on time.
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Grande Bay, Grand View - 2Br, Studio or 1Br w/Kayak & Parking
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(202) 423-6414 (District of Columbia, USA)
Cruz Bay St John
Columbus, Ohio
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

  • 5 of 5
This was our third stay in the one bedroom studio at Grand Bay. We absolutely love it. We have again rented the studio for two weeks this summer for our fourth stay. Grand Bay has a wonderful location. Contrary to a previous review that I read the studio is always very clean and well maintained with high-end bed sheets, fresh beach towels and the kitchenette is well-stocked. The owner’s pride in ownership is obvious, most recently from the new high-quality mattress installed in the Studio just prior to our arrival. We can't wait to go back in June, we are counting down the days! The owner is wonderful to work with and takes very good care of his guests. We never hesitate to recommend his property. Enjoy your stay, you won't regret it.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

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From the resort, via a brief walk on the beach and sidewalks thru Wharfside Village and Cruz Bay, you can access the Lind Point trail and walk to numerous beaches that are the best the Caribbean has to offer, including Honeymoon beach at Caneel Bay. By car or taxi, you will enjoy the world famous Trunk Bay beach, routinely rated top-10 beaches in the world, with an underwater snorkel trail. Add to that list, Hawksnest, Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay, amongst other major beaches to get acquainted with before venturing to the many lesser known.

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Cruz Bay Condo Rental Rates

Special Offer! Get 2 FREE Nights of 7+ booked, Aug.1-9, or Aug.25-Oct.31

Special Offer From:
Dates Aug 1, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014

Can you get away to paradise, Aug.1-9, or any week Aug. 25-Oct. 31? (The Aug. 1-9 period just became available.) Book our Studio, 1Br, or 2Br luxury condo for 7+ nights and get TWO FREE NIGHTS, thru Oct. 31. Guests in our 1Br or 2Br have access to an electric grill, the owner's kayak & reserved parking. Call the owner for availability, 202-423-6414.

Notes

  • From $1750/wk in Studio
  • US Dollars
  • Jan02-April........ $385/night for 1Br, $285/night for Studio, $525/night for 2Br
  • May-July.......$350/night for 1Br, $250/night for Studio, $475/night for 2Br
  • Aug .............$300/night for 1Br, $250/night for Studio, $425/night for 2Br
  • Sep-Nov 15 ..... $275/night for 1Br, $225/night for Studio, $400/night for 2Br
  • Nov 15-Dec 20 .. $300/night for 1Br, $250/night for Studio, $475/night for 2Br
  • Dec 20-Jan 01 .. $475/night for 1Br, $325/night for Studio, $650/night for 2Br
  • RATES do not include 10% USVI tax, or maid service during stay.
  • Significant discounts for 11th hour bookings - please call me

Amenities

Cruz Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Sofa Bed
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Parking
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Solid teak, four poster king bed, with Sealy Posture-pedic mattress, and Ralh Lauren premium linens. VERY luxurious!, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Single day bed, 6' long, suitable for child in larger one bedroom side, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Ligne-Roset Sofa/Futon, Queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Great location within the Grande Bay resort, in desirable upper building, accessed via elevator in the reception building, with stroll by elevated sun deck and pool. Condo is less than 100' from the pool and sun deck on the first floor. View of beach and bay from front terrace highlights outdoor enjoyment and two 42" LCD TV's make into time perfect for kids and adults.