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Grande Bay:'Sugar N' Spice': 1BR or Studio; Great Reviews: Special June 9-15

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo


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. 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

Thomas Hills
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017


Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • 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
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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(176 traveler reviews)

Grande Bay:'Sugar N' Spice': 1BR or Studio; Great Reviews: Special June 9-15
average rating of 4.965909 based on 176 reviews
Colorado Springs, CO

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: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation stay!

  • 5 of 5

Like all the other reviewers said, you can't beat the location! We've been to St. John many times but this was our first stay at Grande Bay and the convenience of being so close to town will definitely bring us back. The greeter was very helpful before and after we arrived. We stayed in the studio unit and had a great view from the balcony looking out over Cruz Bay. We would sit out in the morning with our coffee and watch all the activity going on in the harbor. It was exactly the way you would imagine paradise.

We were also pleasantly surprised to see that the studio included a washer and dryer. The unit was clean and updated. There were beach chairs and coolers to use as well as beach towels. I would recommend staying here to anyone and would definitely love to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

What a fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful property, and would certainly recommend it to anyone. Outstanding views over Cruz Bay (it is among the highest units), and great location - within walking distance to car rentals, restaurants, shopping, right by the beach - everything was perfect. Oh, and the bed was sooo comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect in every way. Our only wish is that we could have stayed longer. This is our 4th stay on St. John and our 2nd stay at Grande Bay. It gets better every time.

We love Grande Bay and we will be back, especially to this condo. Our greeter was professional, efficient, and knowledgeable. Location was excellent, the listing was accurate, and it was an easy rental process. Everything was clean and comfortable. If you have an opportunity to stay here, don't pass it up.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best place to "live"

  • 5 of 5

This studio was the PERFECT spot for my husband and I to spend our first vacation ever in St. John. We had never been and Tom was not only extremely informative, but incredibly accommodating.

The studio itself is clean, large, and always felt like home from the second we walked in. With a cute little kitchenette, beautiful bathroom, and extremely comfortable bed, it was very hard to leave. I have a hard time sleeping, always have, but I slept like a baby every night I was there. My husband was shocked!

The location is perfect; close to all popular spots in Cruz Bay, especially Beach Bar. Our guide, Gina, was welcoming and extremely informative to what was up at the island, which was so appreciated because it was our first time there.

I would not only recommend this studio or the other condos Tom has but I would push you to pick them. They are beautiful with the perfect views and in the prime location to be in. Do NOT pass up!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation in amazing condo

  • 5 of 5

Amazing vacation! Condo is perfectly located for access to town, beaches, restaurants, groceries, etc. It is extremely clean and all essentials are included (paper products, cleaning products, washer soap, etc). It even includes free long distance phone service so you can check on things back home. It is updated with newer furniture throughout and the kitchen is complete with more dishes than you will use. The pool and hot tub were also very clean. The view is beautiful and the proximity to the ferry makes the trip easy. Upon arrival by ferry, you are greeted personally and escorted to the condo. Everything in Cruz Bay is within walking distance. To travel the island, we rented a car from St John Rentals. The parking assigned to this condo is right out your door! The owner Tom is very easy to work with and responds quickly to any questions. He provides many suggestions of places to go and things to do and we enjoyed them all. Every beach is gorgeous and the snorkeling is a must. Tom provides beach chairs, coolers and noodle floats! Along with sunscreen, pack some bug spray for the noseeums! Other than those pesky bugs, the island wildlife is unbelievable ...cats, dogs, goats, roosters, chickens, iguanas, deer and donkeys! We saw 15 donkeys playing on Salomon Beach. You won't see the frogs but you will hear them singing at night. And then there are all the underwater sights....coral, conch, urchins, turtles, stingrays and even the occasional nurse shark. Make sure to walk around the many ruins of sugar plantations. Everyone on the island was very friendly and accommodating. We always felt safe walking around. Even driving on the left side of the very hilly roads wasn't difficult. We definitely want to return...maybe longer next time and will stay at this condo again. If you like relaxing beaches, good food and drinks, make your reservation with Tom!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • 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


Rates & Availability

Great Cruz Bay Estates Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 24 2017 - Jul 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
Xmas/New Year's
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 4 2018
1 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2018 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

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

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