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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!

More Details

the Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 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.


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.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Palmetto at Grande Bay - Best View in Cruz Bay!!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Grande Bay Villa

  • 5 of 5

Excellent Stay. The view was amazing and the location of the villa was perfect. It was an easy walk to the restaurants and town as well as the ferry. The villa was clean and well appointed. We enjoyed our stay and would rent again.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful! Well appointed. Tastefully decorated. Loved it.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The location is perfect for nighttime activity! The condo had all the extra amenities for the beaches, cooler, chairs & towels. My only complaint is the beds could be more comfortable & pillows were very uncomfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jody, thanks so much for staying at our condo and for the nice review. We hope you had a great time in St. John! Although yours is the first concern about bedding and pillows that anyone has raised, we will have them checked and rotated or replaced if needed, or otherwise perhaps add some additional different pillows so future guests can select between them according to preference. Thanks again and best wishes for 2017! - Jim and Sue
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second time here. Just like last time, the condo is perfect. Very comfortable and everything worked as it should. The view is unbelievable. It's even better than the photos. The location could not be more convenient and all the staff were friendly and helpful. Hope we can return another year and we will definitely want to be in this condo again.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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
Winter 2017 (Peak Season)
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Fall (Low Season)
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 3 2018
1 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Fall (Low Season)
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 15 2018
1 night minimum stay
Holiday 2018
Dec 16 2018 - Jan 3 2019
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

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

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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


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