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

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. 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 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 or can be combined to form a large two bedroom ("Sugar n' Spice"). 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 (Stairwell and elevator 6) 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 units come 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. And there is an electric Weber grill on the balcony and a full size washer/dryer for your use. In the evening, enjoy the Sony flat screen hi-def cable TV 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, Weber electric grill on the balcony 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. Please note that the rate depends on which configuration you choose: the studio alone; the one bedroom alone; or both units combined to form the large two bedroom.

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


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
  • 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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Grande Bay:'Sugar N' Spice': 1BR or Studio; 2018 IRMA DISCOUNTS: GREAT REVIEWS
average rating of 4.9623656 based on 186 reviews
SW Ohio

What a comeback!!! So glad we returned quickly.

  • 5 of 5

St. John post storm turnaround is incredible . Vicki & I are so happy to have added to boosting their economy. They deserve it & truly appreciate guest returning. Sugar & Spice are great, as usual. Have stayed many years at one or both units (when accompanied by friends/family) and Tom never, so easy to deal with, no stress & WHAT A VIEW!!! Walk easily to all the best bars/restaurants/shopping/transportation (if needed). The restaurants are as good & some better than ever. Morgans Mango (fav dinner)

No auto needed if staying at GB (best amenity) $$$ big time & spend $$ on margarita's lol!! Check "VI ecotours" for a day pass to Honeymoon Beach. Will p/u at beach in front of GB and boat you around to Honeymoon Beach, if short hike isn't your thing. They will return you when you're ready. All amenities included & fun, easy!

Thanks again Tom for another wonderful & memorable trip. Can't wait for our fall trip

Bob & Vicki


PS: "The Landing" bar/restaurant located in park just off ferry is best "go to" for quality breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks at fair $$. Many locals and just minutes walk from condo. Always good!

HAVE FUN.....I know you will!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned from two wonderful weeks in St. John at Sugar & Spice. The condo is beautifully decorated and fully equipped, right down to new beach chairs, coolers, and a beach umbrella. We stayed in the 1 bedroom side and our friends came for the second week in the studio. It was great to be able to open the whole condo up yet have our privacy when we wanted it. Both units have great views from their balconies. We absolutely love this condo - Tom is great to work with and Rachelle was very helpful.

Post Hurricane: Grande Bay is in perfect condition including the pool, hot tub, etc. The beaches are all open, and the snorkeling was great. St. John is ready to be back in business!

We highly recommend Sugar & Spice!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was very updated and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Property was updated and very clean. It contained everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Lanai was big enough to relax and overlooked Cruz Bay. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valparaiso, Indiana

First trip back to St. John after the hurricanes

  • 5 of 5

We have been to St. John many times. This was the first time we have stayed at a condo and at Grande Bay. What we most appreciated was the location with a short walk to town restaurants and shopping. We rented a car for the week and the parking garage was so convenient. My husband was thrilled that he didn't have to hunt for a parking place every night. Sugar N Spice was everything we could ask for. The condo was clean, well equipped, nicely decorated and very comfortable. The view from the patio overlooked Great Cruz Bay and we were even greeted a couple times by early mornings rainbows over the bay. Beautiful. The king size bed was very comfortable. My sister used the sofa bed and was surprised about the comfort of that bed as well. Another plus was the spacious closet space in the bedroom. The kitchen was also well equipped with everything one might need. Tom was extremely helpful quickly answering all of our questions as we planned our trip. Although we were sad to see the damage to the island from the recent two hurricanes, we were impressed by how much work has been done to restore its beauty. Some businesses are closed but we found great restaurants every evening. If you love St. John as much as we do, please come visit again this year. You won't be disappointed. We were very happy staying at this condo and hope to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. John, Cruz Bay Post Irma, Jan. 2018

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Cruz Bay is looking great! While the streets were more quiet than usual, many places were open. It was a short stay for us so we didn't even make it everywhere. I was very pleased with Grande Bay and Mr. Hill's studio. Very nice accommodations! Well cared for and managed (Rachelle is great!)

I usually stay in houses in Coral Bay so staying in Cruz was a new experience. I loved it! The view from the studio was so nice. And although there are neighbors, it feels very private. Grande Bay is ideally located for walking to shops and restaurants. I know there was a hurricane 5 mos. ago, but I just returned from Belize in October, and I'd say Cruz Bay was in better shape than Belize on a good day! Pack your bags and go. It was awesome!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

1 BR/Studio Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.