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Elegant Penthouse Condo/Incredible Ocean Views / Walk To Town Location

46 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Wonderful for an affordable family vacation or romantic getaway, Palm Breezes is a penthouse condo in the intimate Battery Hill complex. We are close to the best beaches, and a short walk to the charming town of Cruz Bay with its busy harbor, exceptional restaurants and unique shops. The complex has a sparkling pool with surrounding deck that offers splendid views of the Caribbean and has a gas grill and deck furniture for your use. We enjoy almost constant ocean breezes and sea views in three directions. We provide on-island management service at no additional cost.

The covered balcony is furnished for outdoor dining. It is perfect for sipping morning coffee and provides a beautiful view of the harbor, the town and open ocean. At night, it is a romantic spot for sharing evening cocktails and the twinkling lights of St. Thomas.

You will appreciate our new granite kitchen, beach rock shower and new tile floor, As we are close to everything, a rental car is not necessary.

Comfort and Convenience: This condominium is brightly furnished in tropical décor, designed to put you in 'Island Mode'. You will enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and a comfortable living room stocked with cable TV, VCR/DVD, stereo and a selection of books and games. The second bedroom is a large loft, and provides plenty of room for everyone to spread out and relax. The MBR has a queen size bed, the upstairs loft is furnished with one queen and two single beds.

Nearby Beaches, Snorkeling, Hiking: The island of St. John is hilly and scenic, and boasts some of the best beaches anywhere. You can walk to Frank, Soloman and Honeymoon beaches. Trunk Bay, the most photographed beach in the world, is about ten minutes away, and offers a popular underwater snorkeling trail. Salt Pond beach is another sure fire snorkeling opportunity--we rarely leave without seeing amazing sea turtles. As over two thirds of the island is a national park, St. John provides many hiking opportunities, ranging from the easy to the challenging. Some wind past ruins of sugar mills; another takes you to an ancient pool and petroglyphs. Palm Breezes is the perfect spot to anchor your perfect vacation.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

We are now empty nesters, a lawyer and a law professor, who very much enjoy get togethers with family and friends 'on island'. Our first trip to St. John was in 2002, we came back a year later with our two then teenage children, then purchased our property in 2004. We fell in love with the peace and beauty of St. John and knew we would always want to return.

Why The Owner chose Cruz Bay

We wanted to be somewhere we would not be tied to a car--we do like to walk and from Palm Breezes it is an easy walk into town for dinner or just drinks at the Beach Bar. We also are mesmerized by the beautiful views, they melt away the stress of our NJ existence!

What makes this condo unique

Being able to walk into town is a real plus. Also, if we decide to drive to a North Shore beach, and some want to head back earlier than others, the sun worshippers can stay as long as they like, as it is easy to catch a cab back into town and then walk home. We also love the beautiful pool and pool deck--the perfect place for an umbrella drink after returning home from the beach or to grill on a 'cook in' night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Pat, We are back from St. John and I wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed your condo, Palm Breezes. It was just perfect for us three "girls". The view was gorgeous, the location was excellent, and we did use the pool. The walk up the hill at night gave us a chance to work off our dinner and drinks. We did rent a jeep from Spencer's and went all the way to Coral Bay, twice. Driving was quite an experience, but I got used to it quickly. Enjoyed Hawksnest Bay, Trunk Bay, Jumbie Bay and Cinnamon Bay beaches. It is truly a paradise there. Can't wait to go back again. It was great renting from you and I would recommend your place to others. Thank you for helping to make it a wonderful vacation
Jan 2011
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based on 46 traveler reviews

Elegant Penthouse Condo/Incredible Ocean Views / Walk To Town Location
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 51 reviews
5

Amazing view and walk to town....Our family of 5 enjoyed Palm Breezes very much!

  • 5 of 5

We Loved the condo and how tidy everything was kept. Perfect for our family of 5 with teenagers who could walk into town. We will definitely be back to Palm Breezes and we miss the view of Cruz Bay already!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views from every room! This was the perfect Rental choice!

  • 5 of 5

I must say that we definitely were pleased with every aspect of this rental property. Beds are comfortable, decor appeasing and location fantastic! Well stocked kitchen and a view from every room, especially the balcony. I would highly recommend this vacation rental. One thing I would suggest is better lighting in the bathroom .And that's a simple fix ! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome condo, great location and stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to St. John, and my husband and I stayed at Palm Breezes. The location was fantastic. We walked into town nightly for dinner (down the big hill into town, ocean view route on the way back) and enjoyed the close proximity to all the action during the day for shopping, exploration and hiking to Honeymoon (recommended!) and Solomon beaches. It was a special bonus to see the Southern Cross one evening on our stroll back. The church bells and sounds from the town added to the ambiance but were muted when you had the a/c on in the evenings. The owner, Pat, was super nice and alerted us in advance to nearby construction. However, it was not a factor at all. There was great communication on arrivals, etc., and everything went very smoothly.

The town itself is a culinary mecca. We had some fantastic meals (Zozo’s, Asolare, La Tapa, Extra Virgin Bistro, Woody’s Seafood Saloon, The Longboard). Be sure to pick up sandwiches from Sam & Jack’s Deli for your day trip (we had them on the Reef Bay Trail hike). The condo was very clean with all the amenities (laundry facility was greatly appreciated) for living and excursions (beach chairs, towels, cooler), but I have to give a special highlight to the spectacular kitchen! We did enjoy the swimming pool one hot afternoon which gave us a chance to meet other guests. It was great to cap off the night on the balcony while watching the ferry and boats in the harbor with a backdrop of St. Thomas. We also ate breakfast on the balcony (along with our iguana friends in the trees) as we planned our day.

We had an incredible vacation stay at Palm Breezes. Thank you so much!

Dave and Terri

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the location as well, and agree that walking into town for those wonderful dining out options is such a plus! And watching the boats in the harbor is mesmerizing--it never gets old. We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful time, and would be happy to welcome you back!
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5

Awesome property and location

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very clean and was very convenient to town. The view from the balcony overlooking Cruz Bay and the Ocean was stunning. The owner of the property was very helpful before our trip giving us jeep rental recommendations and quickly answering all my questions. I would highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed Palm Breezes and that we were able to help make your trip so enjoyable!
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5

Superb!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property over Spring Break with our 12 year old daughter. It was a fantastic location, the views were incredible of Cruz Bay Harbor and St. Thomas. The location was so convenient. It was great to be so close to restaurants. The hill was a great way to walk off dessert! Then we could sit on the patio and enjoy the sounds of the town. Once inside with the air conditioning on, the sounds were no bother at all (apart from an assertive rooster! :-) The condo itself was so comfortable and furnished with everything you may need. It was great to have beach chairs, towels and bag to use while we were there as well. The only thing we would change is to be able to stay longer! Communication with the owner was great. We highly recommend this condo and plan to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect condo and location

  • 5 of 5

Recently returned from a week in St. John, having rented Palm Breezes in the Battery Hill building. Traveled with my sister and two teenagers. The condo was perfect for us, with the kids in the spacious loft and my sister and I sharing the master bedroom.

We were met by a representative from the management company when we got off the ferry and she accompanied us to the jeep rental and then to the condo. Efficiently reviewed policies and operations (key access, ac, laundry) with us. Left her number and encouraged us to contact her with any questions or issues; of which we had none. Very professional and reassuring.

The condo is up the hill from Cruz Bay, a short distance and healthy walk given the hill. We enjoyed the walk down every evening for happy hour and/or dinner which was a much more enjoyable option than driving and hunting for parking. Additionally the location allowed us all flexibility to walk to town without being reliant on one another or the jeep. Some evenings the kids would head down ahead of us and we'd meet up for dinner, or my sister and I would go to happy hour and the kids would come down a bit later. We did rent a jeep because we wanted to fully explore the island. You could certainly NOT rent a jeep and use buses/taxis given the proximity of the condo to town. There was easy and adequate parking at the building for all units (6 or 8 total I think).

Everything in the condo itself was perfect. Clean, up to date, well stocked, just as advertised. There is a binder of local information and many "beach read" books. Beach bags/towels/cooler much appreciated. Numerous beach chairs available to borrow for the day. The pool is nice and quiet, with a great view over the bay. We took a late afternoon dip a few days, had the pool to ourselves, but for the lizards and iguanas in the surrounding trees. Laundry on premise was helpful, we packed lightly and did a couple washes over the course of the week.

Noise coming up from the bars is not loud, but if you need/want to totally eliminate it, just close the windows and go with the AC.

We had a fabulous week and Palm Breezes as "home" was perfect! I highly recommend it for the convenience of a stay in Cruz Bay (especially with teenagers) yet far enough removed and up the hill to be private and quiet.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, Thanks for the wonderful review! We are so glad you had a good time and thoroughly enjoyed St. John and Palm Breezes. We agree completely that it is a perfect accommodation for families with teens who like a bit of independence (and don't they all!). Pat
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

St. John is the smallest, friendliest and least developed of the Virgin Islands. From this condominium you are perfectly located to enjoy St. John's peaceful and beautiful views, its pristine beaches, warm fish filled waters and romantic outdoor dining restaurants.

Other Activities: Hiking, Bird Watching, Trips to Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola

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Rates & Availability

Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring-Fall
Apr 10 2016 - Nov 19 2016
5 night minimum stay
$280
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Shoulder
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
$280
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$405
$2,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$300
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Booking $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Monthly rentals are sometimes available. Please call Pat Smith to inquire. 856-873-5521.
Due to spiral staircase, children must be 6 and over.

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Amenities

Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tile bath with glass block shower with beach rock shower floor. Two windows and linen closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The Master Bedroom has a Queen size Bed. The upstairs loft bedroom has one queen and two (2) Twin or Single Beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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