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Palmetto at Grande Bay - Best View in Cruz Bay!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo



About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo, Sleeps 6-8, Large Balcony, Just Steps From Everything!

Palmetto at Grande Bay is a luxury condo located in the heart of St. John at Cruz Bay. Built in 2008, now with new owners, new updates! Just steps from the passenger ferry, great restaurants, shops and entertainment on St. John. Walk or hike to many of St. John's 37 best beaches. Go snorkeling or diving from any of the nearby dive shops, or charter a boat to visit any of the innumerable reefs, islands, cays, or beaches around the US and British Virgin Islands.

Palmetto at Grande Bay is fully air conditioned with three bedrooms and two full baths. Accommodations include two King beds, two twins convertible to a King, and a Queen foldout couch for a maximum occupancy of 8 adults. The beds have high thread count linens with hypoallergenic mattress covers. All bedrooms have a ceiling fan with overhead lighting, a large closets with a safe, and a tv. The fully equipped kitchen has all stainless appliances, granite counter-tops, and a wrap around bar ledge. There are four counter stools and a 6-8 person glass dining table. Amazing views from the kitchen, dining area, family room, master bedroom. New family room tv with DVD/iPod/Stereo player. Dine alfresco on the patio/veranda area that is equipped with ceiling fan. The main balcony has a second private entry from the master bedroom via a wrap-around veranda. A second open balcony with tropical island feel is accessed from the 2nd King Guest room. Reserved covered parking spot with elevator access to your condo. The resort includes a beautiful sun deck and pool and with in-pool surround seating and hot tub. Fitness room with TV treadmills, and other workout equipment overlooking Cruz Bay so you can watch boats cruise in and out of the harbor!

On arrival, you will be welcomed at the ferry dock by our greeter who will walk you to the resort, show you the facilities, and get you situated in your condo. Inquire about additional concierge, pre-stocking of food, and other services that are available for an additional charge.

Get ready to look out across the turquoise water, immerse yourself in the dazzling sunshine. During the day, sunbathe on the pool deck just steps from your door, cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool, relax at any of the many beaches, or go hiking or exploring into the unspoiled National Park that covers 2/3 of the island. At nighttime, take an easy walk to any of the many bars and restaurants, shop for island jewelry, or seek a little more action in the nearby casino. Then, just a short evening stroll back to Palmetto at Grande Bay!

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About the Owner

Jim, Sue, and kids are a family of six from Michigan. To get away from the cold, we head south in the winter, and what better place than to St. John - paradise in the US! We love the island so much that we decided to buy a hassle-free condo at Grande Bay! With kids still around at home we can't be down there all the time, so we make it available to others - to you!

the Owner purchased this condo in 2012

Why the Owner chose Cruz Bay

We have stayed at villas outside of Cruz Bay around the island, but nothing beats being right in town - gorgeous views over the harbor and over to St. Thomas, walk to the ferry, shops, restaurants, churches, taxis that take you all over the island. No car needed, but if you want one, it's just a walk to the rental agency with your own private covered parking below your unit. The location allows us to go to quiet, remote beaches by car or taxi anytime we want, yet not be stuck for a week in one remote villa from which you have to drive to go anywhere.

What makes this condo unique

Our unit has the best views. We are in the upper building at Grande Bay away from street level so you are not too close to the bars and too obstructed in view by power lines, but high enough to see over the lower building, and with more space than higher level condos. Plus, a sweeping corner balcony that juts out for an unobstructed panoramic view that spans from overlooking the Cruz Bay shops, to across the harbor, over the pool, and towards the ocean and St. Thomas beyond it.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Palmetto at Grande Bay - Best View in Cruz Bay!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Caribbean Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Grande Bay twice before. This unit is beautiful with great views. Its location in Cruz Bay is very convenient to restaurants and beaches. It is well stocked with supplies. The property manager quickly responded to a request that we had. I would recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bedford, IN

Can't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

The location, the view, and the property were everything we could have dreamed for. In the past, we had always stayed outside of town thinking it was best but we sure were wrong. We loved going out and about to the beaches and activities all day and loved being in town all night. Adults and older kids could come and go between town and the condo as they pleased instead of being outside of town and trying to get people ready to go to town for shopping and dinner, and leave town to return to where you are staying, all on the same schedule which was impossible. We will always stay in town from now on and will always stay at Grande Bay. The owner was great to work with Wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC

Amazing family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough great things about this villa. It was so clean and spacious. The kitchen was fully stocked and made preparing meals a breeze. We loved how the villa had beach towels, coolers, beach chairs, etc to make beach hopping possible. We fit 4 adults and 2 kids without an issue. The views were simply breathtaking. We could walk everywhere downtown and loved that freedom.

We would explore all of the beautiful beaches on the island during the day in our rental car and then return late afternoon for a dip in the pool. We then would walk downtown to the various restaurants and bars for wonderful drinks and food. Our favorite spots were Longboard, Morgans Mango, The Beach Bar and The Dog House.

We chartered Residensea (the 35 foot Scout boat) for the day and it was by far our favorite day of the whole vacation. Captain Mason was so wonderful with us and the children. He was professional, courteous and fun! The boat is spacious and absolutely gorgeous. We could set our own agenda for the day and were able to explore The Baths of Virgin Gorda, Willie T's at Normal Island, and finally Soggy Dollar and Foxy's at Jost Van Dyke. It really was the perfect day.

We will definitely return again and stay here!!!!!


South Carolina

Traveled October 2016

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palmetto is Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week at Palmetto. This condo was perfect for my family of 5 and I really can't think of one negative thing to say about it. It is in the perfect location, fantastic view, updated appliances, fully stocked kitchen, and the most comfortable bed I have slept on at any condo in St John. In addition to above, we enjoyed the beach chairs, coolers, grill, great air condition unit, washer/dryer, and better tv service than normal at Grande Bay. Another very nice thing is the owner. Even though he has a management company, I spoke to him a few times and he is really a great guy. We will rent this unit again for sure. Now for trip highlights: Favorite places to eat in order were Sushi St John, Morgans Mango, Cafe Roma, Cruz Bay Landing, Beach Bar, and Woody's. We like several other places from past trips, but these are the ones we hit this time. All were outstanding but if you like sushi, go to Sushi St John across from Woody's. We rented a jeep from Grande Bay and they were great to work with. Really convenient as well. We always rent paddle boards from SUP St John. Lucy will deliver/pickup at Grande Bay and help you load the boards. Our favorite beach by far is Maho and we always go there more than once per trip. Francis was a close second this trip! Tip, if you go to Francis with paddle boards, load the boards up with your chairs/coolers and go around the rocks on far left side to you very own private beach! Bottom line about my review is this, rent this condo because you will have no regrets. I highly suggest a jeep as well. Thank you Palmetto for a vacation we won't forget.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingwood, Texas

First time to St. John!

  • 5 of 5

We came to St. John for a wedding. Which was Beautiful! The condo was perfect and walking distance to everything we did in town. The condo was fully stocked, down to coolers!!! The owners are very responsive and helpful!

We took taxi to trunk bay for the wedding and had no issues. Used another taxi for visiting the ruins. We used the taxi driver the management company recommended. They were super helpful!

It was my teenage boys and in-laws and there was plenty of space and didn't feel like we were on top of each other. My only thing would be to have a mirror in the bedrooms as we shared a bathroom and it was hard to get easy with the only mirror in the bathroom.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is FABULOUS! I have been to St. John 3 times. Each time has been great but this time, staying at Palmetto Grande Bay was over the top. You are a 5 minute walk from the ferry dock at Cruze Bay to the condo. When you get off the ferry in Cruze Bay, someone will meet you and walk with you to the condo. They will help with directions or on the various amenities available while staying. The place is pristine, well stocked, very comfortable and WHAT A VIEW. Once your are settled in, you take a 5 minute stroll and you are at your first shop, beach bar, restaurant and some of the most friendly people you can find in all of the Caribbean. You cannot go wrong at this place.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Passenger Ferry Dock
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Banana Deck
Nearest Beach
Cruz Bay
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Reservation Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Normal 6-7 day minimum stay except summer/fall season or where an available time slot has less than 7 days - if so, it can be yours! During year end holiday season, full week rentals required and additional restrictions apply.

For stays of 10 days or longer, contact us for discounted rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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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
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1685 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Tiled bathrooms with granite counters
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Includes balcony with lounge chair
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms come with a night table, dresser, large closet, tv, and safe. Master Bedroom has private Master Bath and separate door access to balcony.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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