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Grande Bay Paradise Premium 1 BR 1.5 bath, Luxury/Location

54 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)


The only one-bedroom unit with extra powder room

Huge balcony with grill, great views (20 by 9, 20 x 4)

End unit with optimal breezes

Ideal parking space next to elevator to unit

Colorful decor and local art

Located one block from Cruz Bay restaurants and ferry, Grande Bay features a beautiful pool, sun deck, hot tub, exercise facility and WIFI. This complex completed in 2007 combines LUXURY and LOCATION.


Sleeps 2-4 persons, 1 bedroom with king-size bed, living room with queen sleeper sofa, bath and separate powder room. Two flat screen TVs w/ DVD players in living room and bedroom with 57 cable stations.


Enjoy morning coffee lounging on 4 captain chairs on the oversized-balcony watching the boats and ferries and a full view of the ocean, harbor, distant islands, and the lights of St. Thomas. Then consider visiting world, top-10 Trunk Bay beach by car (your reserved parking space is next to the elevator) or use the taxi shuttle at the gazebo. At the beach, sink your toes in the sand, soak up the sun or lounge in the shade before a mid-day snorkel on the National Park underwater trail.

Stroll along the beach, doze, or read in your beach chair. Return to your place and dress informally for dinner at one of the many great restaurants, including Waterfront Bistro, Morgans Mango, Rhumb Lines, or High Tide, just a block or two away. All this and its just the first day of your vacation in paradise. Tomorrow you might drive or take the $1 new VItran bus to Salt Pond Bay, where sighting southern sting rays and green turtles is almost guaranteed. Hike up Ram Head for a glimpse of St. Croix 40 miles away before stopping at Shipwreck Landing or Skinny Legs for an afternoon rum punch.

Spend the evening on our breeze-swept balcony savoring Uncle Joe's take-out barbecue, watching the sunset and twinkling lights of St. Thomas - a perfect way to enjoy the evening. Tomorrow you might be ready for more snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay or Cinnamon Bay. If it is Thursday or Sunday, you can take the 8:00 a.m. day ferry to Virgin Gorda to visit the Baths. On Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, another 8:00 ferry travels to Jost Van Dyke, where Foxys, the Soggy Dollar Bar, and the Blow Hole are attractions.

This 1-bedroom, 1.5 bath condo features a state-of-the-art kitchen with granite countertops, stainless-steel dishwasher and side-by-side fridge, microwave, blender, coffee maker and toaster. A good night's sleep is guaranteed in the king-size Tommy Bahama bed and comfortable sleeper sofa. There is an ideal reserved parking space next to the elevator accessing the unit.

Copyright 2015 Anna May Charrington

Keywords: Condominium, St. John, Virgin Islands, Grande Bay, one bedroom

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About The Owner

This couple has 3 married children who also enjoy hiking and snorkeling on St. John. He is an environmental engineer; she is a communications director.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2007

Why The Owner chose Cruz Bay

After years of exploring the Virgin Islands through bareboat sailing rentals, we settled on St. John because of the spectacular scenery, the warmth of the island people, and the perfect weather.

What makes this condo unique

We practically LIVE on our oversized balcony, enjoying the nonstop breezes and watching the ever-changing vistas of Cruz Bay Harbor.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with us!! We loved everything about it, especially the best parking spot on the island!! The views are incredible and the sunsets spectacular. We visited a new beach every day and saw some amazing sea turtles, sting rays and many beautiful fish on our snorkeling adventures. On our last day we rented a dinghy and had a glorious day on the ocean. We loved your condo and all its furnishings. It is truly beautiful but yet extremely comfortable at the same time. Thanks again!
Apr 2011
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Grande Bay Paradise Premium 1 BR 1.5 bath, Luxury/Location
average rating of 4.962963 based on 65 reviews

Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

This property fulfilled all it's promises! We had cooler, snorkel gear, and rafts for relaxing in water on all the beautiful beaches. The pool was very nice too with a hot tub! This condo had the most comfortable beds, kitchen had all necessary gadgets and dishes we needed, and the view from the patio of the bay was outstanding. I really liked having the 1/2 bath as brought my son and friend so they had their private bath and didn't have to use the full bath off master bedroom except for showering. There were really no negatives to this place except we had to leave! The nearby restaurants were wonderful and loved the Jost van Dyke - The Soggy Dollar Bar sail trip that took us to White Bay which was beautiful too. All the people were very friendly at this resort. Loved it and hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High quality condo. Very comfortable. Great location.

  • 4 of 5

We loved watching the boats coming and going at Cruz Bay from the balcony. The bed was comfortable. It was nice to have a cooler and beach chairs for our use. We enjoyed walking to restaurants. The only down side is that the balconies are a bit close. The end unit is a plus.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Condo on a Beautiful Island

  • 5 of 5

This condo in Grande Bay was beautifully furnished and had some welcome 'extras' that helped make our stay enjoyable. We were met at the dock, escorted to the condo and given a good intro to the property and small town of Curz Bay. This really got our vacation off to a good start. It is a fabulous location just steps from restaurants and a walk on the beach. We absolutely loved it and would recommend it to others. Best of luck to anyone planing a vacation to the beautiful island of St John.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Phenomenal!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in this lovely Grande Bay Condo & the same evening we returned home...we booked it again for next year!!! So that says it all. We feel as though it is our home away from home. The owners are not only professional, but they are also absolutely delightful & quick to respond to any of your needs or questions. The location & accommodations are incredibly convenient, comfortable & very clean! From the charming local woman, Laurie Crandall, who greeted us at the Ferry, to all the beautiful people on this magical island, St. John & all its natural magnificence is a very special place on earth!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!!!

  • 5 of 5

The best vacation ever according to the kids and we completely agree. Grande Bay in Cruz Bay has wonderful views and easy walking distance to dining and shopping. Cruz Bay is the perfect launching point to beaches and bays all across the island. The accommodations were perfect for our family of four. Rent a jeep on the property and enjoy the adventures and memories that we are sure to repeat again!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Awesome Stay Grande Bay June 11th -18th 2016

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our vacation. Great location , walking distance to all Cruz Bay attractions and restaurant's. My husband did not want to ever leave. :-)

We hope to come back and stay again. Fabulous condo, Property mgmt. and owners!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles

Other activities include shopping, kayaking, parasailing and boating. Walk along the beach, doze off while reading in your beach chair, and take a quick shower before heading back to town (1 block walk). Dress informally for dinner in one of the many great restaurants, such as Zozo's, Morgan's Mango, the Waterfront Bistro, or High Tide, just a block or two away. All this and it's just the first day of your vacation in paradise. Tomorrow you might drive or take the $1 Vitran to Salt Pond Bay. Sighting southern sting rays and green turtles there is almost guaranteed. Hike up Ram Head for a glimpse of St. Croix 40 miles away before stopping at Shipwreck Landing for an afternoon rum punch.


Rates & Availability

Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Fall 2016
Sep 26 2016 - Dec 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
High Season '16-17
Dec 19 2016 - Apr 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer/Fall 2017
Apr 20 2017 - Dec 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

We have additional one bedroom and studio units available at Grande Bay. Please contact the owner. No smoking in unit or on property; no guests under 26 without parents sleeping in same unit; no pets. Thank you.

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Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) King-size bed in bedroom, Queen Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Fitness center with exercise machines; hot tub, upper deck for sun bathing beside pool

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