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Cruz Bay 1 Bdrm Condo Just Steps from Frank Bay & Easy Walk into Town

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Property type condo
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About the property

1 Bedroom Cruz Bay condo with unobstructed sunsets, just steps to Cruz Bay

Our St John condo is a wonderful, 1bedroom, 1 bath vacation rental conveniently located just steps from Cruz Bay on a quiet residential street just past Gallows Point Resort with great breezes and water views. Frank Bay Beach is just around the corner and the sunsets are amazing from here! Our condo has Caribbean inspired colors and amenities, perfect for adults, honeymooners or couples with all the comforts of home with a little more privacy and affordability than St John hotels or resorts.

With 10' high ceilings, cool tiled floor, and ocean views are a welcoming island retreat. La mer has fans throughout and regular tradewinds, thus we do not have air conditioning.

Step from the living room or bedroom onto our large porch with an outdoor teak dining table, lounge chairs, an island inspired hammock, and gas BBQ grill. The porch overlooks the shared (with three other condos) pool and some of the best sweeping views of the Caribbean and other islands, and of course sunsets you will forever remember.

The spacious living room has a floor to ceiling bookshelf, TV, & CD Player, and we are WiFi ready.

Our remodeled and well stocked kitchen is well stocked by my wife (a Southern cook!) , so you should have everything you need to fix an elaborate meas or blend your favorite island concoctions.

The property is beautifully landscaped with year-round blossoming plants and you will absolutely love the large pool that is privately shared with the other fthree units on the property.

Our condo is very well maintained and our Welcome Team will also be available if have any questions about the condo.

We hope you enjoy our island home away from home.

***La Mer is not available during High Season, and September until first week in October.

More Details

Pat & Hal Brown
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About Pat & Hal Brown

We are long time winter residents of St John, with Southern roots in the States

Pat & Hal Brown purchased this condo in 1997

Why Pat & Hal Brown chose Cruz Bay

We loved St John and wanted to spend more time on the island!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your charming vacation home with us. We has a wonderful week of some much needed R&R and fun in the sun. From swimming with the sea turtles in Maho Bay to pain killers at the Soggy Dollar, and we enjoyed each and every day, frequent dips in the pool and sunset naps in the hammock sweetened the deal. We can't wait to return.
Jul 2015
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Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living room - 1 queen , sofa bed
  • Very comfortable and airy, the bedroom also includes DSL hookup on desk and ample closet and storage space, and its own private door that leads onto the porch
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen has everything you need for your vacation, and then some!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Cruz Bay 1 Bdrm Condo Just Steps from Frank Bay & Easy Walk into Town
average rating of 4.8 based on 27 reviews
Baltimore, MD

Lovely villa, excellent location, but not exactly peaceful

  • 3 of 5

This was our fourth vacation in Cruz Bay, and in terms of the unit itself, Villa la Mer is the nicest place we've stayed. The photographs are accurate. The living/dining area and bedroom are bright, airy, comfortably furnished, and nicely decorated, with excellent cross-ventilation and a diverse set of books (useful to those who forget reading material). They and the deck are very pleasant, with a lovely view. The kitchen is small with no real usable work space because of countertop appliances, so cooking was a challenge for us. We did not miss having air conditioning temperature-wise (except for some particularly still days, but nights were always fine); noise was another matter (more on that below). Making arrangements with Hal, and then Steve and Lisa, was easy. Steve and Lisa were welcoming and helpful, and Lisa's handmade tote bag with local treats was a wonderful gift. Our deposit was returned quickly with a very nice note from Pat. The location is good; we appreciated being a relatively flat walk into the center of town, and the proximity to Frank Bay for swimming.

Unfortunately, despite the pleasantness of our lodging, this was the least peaceful and restful holiday we've had in Cruz Bay due to noise. Half the windows in Villa la Mer have only screens: no glass, no shutters, nothing. While excellent for catching breezes, this is not so good for dealing with noise. As of November 2015, four construction sites surrounded Villa la Mer, including one major one that is going 7 days/week and another on the same property right behind and below this unit. We were subject to banging, drilling, sawing, heavy machinery, cement trucks, dump trucks, other construction traffic, etc., 7 am – 5 pm nearly every day. On the more typical side, an extremely vocal rooster was in residence next door, right outside the bedroom. Being unable to close windows against the noise, I ended up sleeping in the living room to get a little farther away from the crowing with fans, earplugs and a pillow over my head. We would not have stayed in Villa la Mer had we known about all the construction in the area. My husband found it unpleasant but adjusted; I am more sensitive to noise and found it incredibly disruptive. I am sorry to say that, as the villa itself really is lovely, the location excellent, and the owners and management friendly and responsive.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Villa La Mer, we couldn't have been happier with our choice. The quick walk to Cruz Bay makes the location perfect even if you don't rent a car. Any time we weren't sleeping or out of the house we were on the deck (I might as well have lived in the hammock) enjoying the beautiful views. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Villa La Mer is a beautiful place to stay. You walk into a a large living room and dining area with views of the bay. You have the best views of the sunset from the deck and can enjoy it by relaxing on the hammock. The place is very clean and has everything you need. The property manager, Steve, took great care of us and picked is up from the ferry dock. He brought us to High Tide and gave us some information on the island and took us up to the Villa. He was flexible with our check out time too! The Villa is about a 5 minute walk to the ferry dock. Gallows Point is just down the hill which was nice because they have a convenience store right there and sometimes you can grab a taxi from there. I would absolutely stay here again and cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from a one week stay. The villa was perfect for us. We especially enjoyed the large covered deck with it's great views and hammock. Easy walk to Cruz Bay. We would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Mer

  • 5 of 5

La Mer was an absolutely perfect villa to stay in on St. John. It was well equipped, very clean and perfectly located to walk to restaurants, bars, shopping, the ferry and the grocery store. We very much enjoyed BBQing on the balcony and swimming in the shared pool! We definitely would stay at La Mer again when we return to St. John.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Villa La Mer from June 20th through the 26th for our honeymoon. I couldn't have imagined a better place to stay! The villa was quite charming and had everything we needed (including wireless internet). The deck was awesome, we were always the only ones at the pool, and it was about a five minute walk to all of the restaurants and bars / about a three minute walk to the closest beach (Frank Bay). The property managers, Steve and Lisa, were extremely accommodating. When we arrived, they met us at the Ferry dock, bought us a couple of drinks at their favorite bar (High Tide), drove us around town to get us acclimated, and then brought us to the villa. We also loved the welcome gift! I would highly recommend Villa La Mer and would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St Thomas Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Cruz Bay Ferry Dock
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Zozo's and Cruz Bay Restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Frank Bay
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Beaches

Golf: World renowned Mahogany Run Golf Course is located on St. Thomas, just a ferry ride away

Ski: Water skiing and jet skiing is available on St John


Rates & Availability

Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

Less than 7 nights may be possible during low season.
The condo is not available Jan 7–Apr 10 each year. USVI Hotel Tax of 10% is not included in rates.