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Grande Bay:'Sugar N' Spice': 1BR or Studio; 2018 IRMA DISCOUNTS: GREAT REVIEWS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-8)

Welcome to our brand new beautifully furnished and decorated condo in the new Cruz Bay luxury resort, Grande Bay. We came through Hurricane Irma in very good shape and are looking forward to welcoming our St John friends and visitors -- old and new -- in 2018 and are offering an Irma 10% discount to encourage visitors to come back to our magnificent island of St John and enjoy everything it has to offer while supporting our local St John friends in their amazing recovery efforts.

Our condo can be rented either as a one bedroom unit ('Sugar"),, or as a studio unit ('Spice"). each sleeping up to four people. We are currently offering s introductory discounts to introduce you to our home. Grande Bay is a 48 unit resort directly on the water and only a three to five minute walk to 'downtown' Cruz Bay with the ferry and all its restaurants, bars and shops. We have spectacular views of the Caribbean and harbor with St Thomas in the distance from both balconies. We have an especially good location within Grande Bay. We are on the second floor (really the third floor since the garage is the ground floor) of the rear Building C closest to the pool and away from town. It is quiet, private and has great panoramic views. Use our apartment as your base to explore the most magnificent island on earth.

Our large two bedroom unit comes fully equipped with high end furnishings in the Caribbean style. We have a very unique and welcoming floor plan. On one side of the condo is a traditional one bedroom apartment ('Sugar'), complete with master bedroom with a king sized four poster bed, dresser, desk and its own balcony. It also has a flat screen cable TV. We then have a living room with queen sleeper sofa, and there is an elegant glass-topped dining room table. You can eat there or on the magnificent balcony looking out over the water. Or you can sit on the stools at the granite kitchen counter overlooking the fully equipped stainless steel kitchen. In the evening, enjoy the 40' flat screen cable TV with Blu-Ray or our stereo with CD player or just sit on the balcony and enjoy the view.

Next door is the studio apartment ('Spice') with a Caribbean style king bed in the sleeping area and a queen sleeper sofa and table in the living area of the studio, complete with its own second 40' flat screen cable TV and stereo. The studio has its own balcony with the same magnificent views. We also have a separate small apartment sized kitchen with sink and small refrigerator, microwave, grill and small electric appliances, and a separate apartment sized washer and dryer.

Also, the one bedroom side and the studio are internally connected and can be configured to form a large two bedroom apartment, but both also have their separate outside entrances and the internal door between them can be left open or closed Each side sleeps up to four people (four in beds; four on sleeper sofas), so we are perfect for a family or two couples or families traveling together. And you can rent the condo in its entirety as the full two bedroom or separately as either a one bedroom apartment or as a studio apartment.

Use our apartment as your base to discover the paradise that is St John! If you rent a car, park in our garage beneath the building (parking is at a real premium in Cruz Bay). After a day at the beach, come relax pool side or sit in the hot tub and soak in the view. Or if you want to be more vigorous, come work out in our state of the art fitness center with the best views imaginable. In the evening, walk to one of the many bars or restaurants in town, or listen to music at the Beach Bar, just two minutes away. Or get some of the best and cheapest barbecue ever from Uncle Joe's and sit on the balcony and watch the sun set as you eat your dinner. So many terrific choices! But most importantly, just relax and enjoy this very special spot. We are certain that you will love St John and Grande Bay as much as we do -- it would be virtually impossible not to.

More Details

Owner
Thomas Hills
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

Amenities

Estate Enighed Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1- Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2- Studio - 1 king
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have a separate efficiency kitchen (apartment sized refrigerator, sink, etc) in addition to a full kitchen; We have 2 washers and 2 dryers (apartment sized); The 'second bedroom' is really a large studio with separate bedroom area (king bed) and a discrete living area with sofa (queen sleeper) and entertainment center and table.

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5

Perfection! Destination Paradise - You won't regret

  • 5 of 5

You can't go wrong, trust me, I'm meticulous.

My wife and I were putting together something last minute for our anniversary and a much needed get-a-way. I've never used VRBO and approached with caution. Tom responded right away and was very helpful, patient, and answered all my questions. I felt very comfortable and booked the trip. When we arrived we were greated and taken care of so nicely, the staff on site is great. When we walked in the condo, not only was it beautiful, very clean, comfy, with a great view of paradise, Tom had provided more than you would ever want/need on vacation or at home. I was amazed. He takes it to the next level. Tom also provided a list of solid recommendations. We found his favorites to be ours as well. Location is Perfect. As I stated in the title, Perfection, you can't go wrong. Tied with Bora Bora for best vacation ever.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best yet

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip to St. John and our first to stay on the West side / Cruz Bay. We won't stay anywhere else again. The Grande Bay property in general is top notch with fantastic views / amenities / staff, combined with the best location on the entire island. Within Grande Bay, this unit was just perfect. Roomy layout, well appointed kitchen, GREAT views, and stocked with everything you could need. We loved the beach chairs and coolers and the reserved parking spot in just below the unit.

On top of everything that St. John has to offer in terms of natural splendor, it was so nice to be able to bounce outside and be within minutes of restaurants, shops, ice cream, snorkel shops, dock for boat cruises, and many other locations that we have not experienced as much in our previous trips. Just really amazing.

Perhaps the biggest surprise to my wife and I was just how welcoming everyone in the area was. We love St. John for many reasons but this trip, with our marvelous accommodations, was truly capped by the friendliness of everyone we encountered. We can't wait to come back with more family members in tow, and we plan to repeat our stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying in one of Tom's units. the view from both is beautiful. the kitchen has everything you could need the beds are comfortable the Decor is very nice and the Wi-Fi works great. we are definitely coming back. Tom and the facility staff are extremely helpful in excursion planning and arranging all excursions. Great trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah
4

Grande Bay Studio

  • 4 of 5

Exactly what I expected: a perfectly fine studio with everything you would expect to find, and then some, especially if you have no plans to cook. The then some: beach chairs , coolers, and water toys. Being in town (the essential reason my wife and I chose this place) simplifies access to shopping, restaurants, markets.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

On our previous 2 visits to St. John we stayed in villas and rented a car. This time we wanted to be in town and we LOVED our stay in this condo! The studio was plenty big for me and my husband and it was so great being able to walk to lots of restaurants, bars and shopping. Hopping a taxi to different beaches was a breeze and we never had to think about parking or driving those twisty roads at night! The condo is lovely and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We were able to have breakfast and snacks/drinks and ate out for lunch and dinner. The view is fabulous and we spent most of our time on the balcony, where our tiny pet lizard often joined us. Overall, we were so pleased with Grande Bay and the condo and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Tom was very easy to work with as was the management company.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO
5

A long Dive Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I have been to St John many times and know the area well. When planning a guys scuba weekend, I knew the best place to stay would be right in Cruz Bay. Through VRBO, I found "Sugar N' Spice". Upon arrival at the ferry dock, we were greeted and escorted to the Condo. Once there, we were given the lay of the land, which included all of the amenities at Grande Bay. The condo overlooks Cruz Bay, but is protected from the hustle and bustle and loud noises. If you are into scuba diving, Grande Bay is a 2 minute walk to Low Key Dive Shop. Also, Grande Bay sponsors a managers reception at "Drink" on Mondays and Thursdays. Free drinks and apps.

The condo was very well appointed and upscale. The view is top notch and the location unbeatable. HIGHLY recommend "Sugar N' Spice". You will not be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Are a Five Minute Walk from the Center of Cruz Bay. You can walk to two of the most beautiful beaches, Solomon and Honeymoon, in 30 minutes along the National Park Service trail through the woods. Or rent a car or take a taxi to explore the North Shore beaches- some of the very best in the world. In ten minutes you will be at Hawksnest, and then on to Oppenheimer, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon, Francis Bay and beyond, to name a few, all within the protected boundaries of the National Park. You can take your beach towels, chairs and coolers from the unit, so pack a lunch and make it a day.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, parasailing, kayaking, wildlife viewing

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

2 BR Cleaning $200 + Tax
1 BR/Studio Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 12.5%

The above rates are for the studio ("Spice") condo. The rates for the one bedroom ("Sugar) or combined Two Bedroom
("Sugar N' Spice") condos are as follows:

Late Fall: $300 and $500
Holiday: $550 and $900
High: $425 and $650
Summer: $300 and $500
Fall: $250 and $400
Late Fall: $300 and $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.