|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
The Main Residence, available from November 15th through April 30th [$235 per night], the Guest Cottage [$140 per night] available year round. PLEASE INDICATE IN YOUR INQUIRY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE MAIN RESIDENCE OR THE GUEST COTTAGE. Both are nestled amidst a grove of mature, aromatic Bay Rum trees adjacent to the National Park. Bay Grove has a central island/mountain top location allowing quick access (15-20 mins) to Cruz and Coral Bay, (5 mins) to Maho and Francis Bays on the beautiful north shore, and (less than 5 mins) to some of the best National Park hiking trails, Reef and Lameshur Bay Trails.
MAIN RESIDENCE provides a California King bed, stone encased open-roof shower, large, open great room, over equipped kitchen, floor to ceiling screened windows, ceiling fans throughout the residence, stone encased outdoor dining area w/BBQ grill, wrap around decks, and a beautiful sunset view to the South over French Cap and the Caribbean Sea. Direct tv, dvd and movies, access to Netflix, Roku, and unlimited internet access are also provided.
GUEST COTTAGE provides a full size bed, fully equipped kitchen, full bath w/shower, indoor and outdoor dining areas, air conditioning, private deck w/BBQ grill with view to the South over St. Croix and the Caribbean Sea. Direct tv, dvd and movies, access to Netflix, Roku, and unlimited internet access are also provided.
After a long, busy day of shopping, beaching, water activities, hiking, dining, and nite life...come home....relax and unwind, in the quiet and comfort that Bay Grove offers. Enjoy a quiet, restful evening on the deck as you watch the sun set over French Cap, St. Croix and the Caribbean Sea. Bay Grove Main Residence and Guest Cottage offer a personal and comfortable atmosphere. Your home away from home. Come and enjoy the serene comfort and central location of Bay Grove!
MAIN RESIDENCE: MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY TWO (2) ADULTS. AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 15TH TO APRIL 30TH ONLY. $235 PER NIGHT.
GUEST COTTAGE: MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY TWO (2) ADULTS. $140 PER NIGHT AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND.
ALL GUEST MUST BE 26 YEARS OR OLDER. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Keywords: private house, home, breezy, secluded, mountain view
We designed and built Bay Grove as our home in 1994, intending St. John to be our final destination. In 2007 we purchased an abandoned farm in Ponce, Puerto Rico and we now share our time between our two beautiful properties in St. John and Puerto Rico. We decided to share our home on St. John with people seeking to relax in the serene comfort and explore the beautiful island of St. John and surrounding outlying islands.
Pam purchased this house in 1994
We travelled to St. John on business in November of 1990 and fell in love with its beauty. We searched the island for the perfect piece of property to build our final destination home. We spent much time sitting on pieces of property at all hours of the day and nite just so we could find the perfect spot. We sat on parcels near the ocean, parcels on both ends of the island, parcels near town(s), and parcels in the woods. We finally found the perfect parcel on the top of Bordeaux Mountain where we built our home nestled in the grove of Bay Rum Trees that existed on the lot. Bay Grove is located on Bordeaux Mountain in the center of the island with easy access to both towns and all the beautiful north shore beaches, and is one of the few lots that actually has a yard with grass! The 1200 foot elevation of Bordeaux Mountain combined with the constant flow of the tradewinds allows the fresh, cool, tropical air to flow through the large screened windows which cools our home naturally without the use of air conditioning. There is a view to the south for sunset watchers over French Cap, St. Croix, and the Caribbean Sea.
We have always enjoyed the coolness of the altitude on Bordeaux Mountain, and the quiet, serenity of our home's location. It's a great place to relax, unwind, and get away from it all. From enjoying the presence of the humming and sugar birds, occasional wild deer, and donkeys, watching the sunset to the South over French Cap, views of St. Croix and the Caribbean Sea, to star-gazing with the singing croakies at night, Bay Grove is one of our most favorite spots on earth and we are glad to be able to share all the comforts and wonders of Bay Grove with you.
My husband and I stayed here over New Year's for just over a week, and were so sad to leave! Pam and Richard were perfect, gracious hosts. They gave us a warm welcome, saw to it that we were comfortable during our stay, gave us directions, hiking tips and restaurant suggestions... all while somehow remaining completely unobtrusive. The property detail mentions that you will need 4-wheel drive, and this is no exaggeration. Rent a jeep! You won't be able to make it up the last stretch of road and driveway otherwise. The house was gorgeous and well-appointed, decorated in original artwork and surrounded by woods. It's worth staying here for the outdoor shower alone! The evenings were cool up on the hill and great for sleeping. Bring a light sweater. The location is smack-dab in the middle of the island, convenient to Cruz Bay, Coral Bay and North Shore beaches. I'm already plotting to return! Thanks again for an amazing vacation!!
I gave my son a gift of this vacation and he selected this house and what a treasure. Beautiful house exactly as pictured. The owners were awesome, picked them up at the ferry, took them for food and even met me at the ferry a day later when I was dropping off the car rental. When renting you should book a four wheel drive but what a wonderful time they had. A million thanks.
My wife and I stayed here for 6 nights, and it was wonderful! The cottage was well appointed, clean, and generally cool. It had air conditioning, but we only used it a couple of times. It was roomy enough for us to spread out stuff out, and had a nicely furnished kitchenette.
The renters were on site during our visit, and were very hospitable, making sure were had everything we needed. They pointed us to a lot of great, off the beaten track things to see and do.
We had a wonderful stay, and were very happy with the location, away from the hustle and bustle. A caution, like much of St John, a Jeep or other 4WD vehicle is a good idea.
My wife and I wanted a relaxing, comfortable place to stay on St. John with our adult daughter as we celebrated our 35th anniversary. This was our fourth trip to the island, but the first time we rented a house there (We used to stay at the Maho Bay campgrounds.)
Bay Grove proved to be perfect in every way. As the VRBO listing says, it's breezy and secluded on top of Bordeaux Mountain, which means virtually no mosquitos or no-seeums! (A nice change from Maho.) The main house was spacious with super-comfortable couches. The kitchen was huge and well-stocked for those who like to cook (as we do). We ate almost every meal at home. The bedroom was spacious and the mattress perfect - firm but not hard. High on the mountain, the house was warm but not hot in the daytime, and cool as soon as evening set in.
Our daughter slept in the cottage, which provided a perfect combination of personal space for her, but close enough so we were "together."
Bay Grove does not have spectacular views, but it's a short drive to anywhere you want to go. If you want the deep island experience, I highly recommend it.
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary on St John, it was our second time to the island and this time we selected Bay Grove. This place is much larger than it looks in the pictures and the grounds are amazing and very well kept. It is very quiet and secluded, just like the other reviews said, and Pam provided everything for us and checked to make sure all was well during our time. It is close enough to all the beaches but offers a nice mountain breeze at night that is a perfect get away from the heat. As mentioned in other reviews, the shower very relaxing under the stars. I almost hate to write a review because I don't want other people finding out about this place!!! We will definitely be back as often as possible.
This was our 3rd consecutive year on St. John and we were very lucky to find Bay Grove. It's in a secluded, quiet neighborhood high up on Bordeaux Mountain. The house is beautiful and impeccably clean, the photos don't do it justice. There's a wraparound porch, a patio in the rear with a gas grill and an amazing stone outdoor shower off the bathroom. The property is landscaped with lovely plantings and a gurgling fountain, it's shaded so the days and nights were cool with no need for air conditioning. The location is great from our point of view, about equidistant from either Cruz Bay or Coral Bay. North Shore beaches easy to get to from this central location. There is no panoramic view but we didn't miss it a bit. The owner was very accommodating, we were delayed by bad weather but when we arrived 2 days late the owner met us to show us around the property. There is a guest cottage on the property and it was occupied during our stay but it's not close to the main house and certainly no intrusion to your privacy. There are 2 kayaks available for use as well as coolers, beach towels and snorkeling equipment. We certainly hope to return, Highly recommended.
Two most beautiful beaches on St. John, Maho and Francis Bays, are a 5 minute drive; hiking trails, Reef Bay, Lamenshure Bay, 2 minutes; wild deer frequent the property. Lots of old sugar mill ruins, some recently uncovered, gorgeous for picture taking.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 15 2014 - May 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
PLEASE CHECK WITH OWNER FOR TOTAL RENTAL AGREEMENT AMOUNT. CALCULATION BY VRBO MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN OWNERS. MAXIMUM TWO (2) GUESTS. Rental Agreement will be supplied with all information regarding rental of the house, refunds, etc. for review on inquiry of reservation dates. Guest Cottage available MAXIMUM TWO (2) GUESTS IN COTTAGE. ($140.00/nite)
Main Residence: One-half of total rental amount plus $250.00 Refundable Security/Damage Deposit due upon signing of Rental Agreement. Remining one-half of total rental amount due fourteen (14) days prior to arrival date. OR for last minute reservations - payment in full upon signing of Rental Agreement.
Guest Cottage: same except Refundable Security/Damage Deposit is $140.00
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.