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Grande Bay:'Sugar N' Spice: 2 BR Condo; 2018 IRMA DISCOUNT: GREAT REVIEWS & VIEW

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo

Overview

About the property

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

Welcome to our brand new two bedroom, two bath condo in the new Cruz Bay luxury resort, Grande Bay. We have survived Hurricane Irma in good shape and are looking forward to welcoming our St John friends -- old and new -- back in 2018. We will be offering a 10% discount to encourage visitors to return to the magnificent island of St John and help the local residents rebuild.

Our condo is actually a one bedroom and a studio combined so that the studio becomes the second bedroom and can be rented either alone as a studio; as a one bedroom or combined as a two bedroom where the studio becomes the second bedroom. It is perfect for either one couple, two couples traveling together or a family and when you rent as a the two bedroom you get much more space and privacy than you would in a more traditional two bedroom set-up, since there are two living areas -- so there's plenty of room for everyone to be together when that's what you want, but also space to be alone and have privacy when that's what's desired. Both the studio and one bedroom can each sleep up to four and as a two bedroom it sleeps up to 8 people, with king beds in both the master bedroom as well as the sleeping area of the studio/second bedroom and queen sleeper sofas in both the living room and the living/sitting area of the studio.

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 water and harbor with St Thomas in the distance from both of our main balconies. We have a particularly good location within Grande Bay. We are on the second floor (really the third floor, since the ground floor is the garage) of the rear Building C, closest to the pool and away from town. We especially like this location because: (1) we are off the street and don't have any street noise and have more privacy; (2) we are up high so we have great panoramic views; and (3) we are away from town so it is quieter (no Beach Bar or nearby construction) 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 and many personal touches. We have a very unique and welcoming floor plan. On one side of the condo is the master bedroom with king four poster bed, desk and dresser. 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' Sony flat screen cable TV with Blu-Ray, surf the net with our free wi-fi (also, free long distance domestic telephone calls), listen to your favorite music on our stereo with CD player, or just sit on the balcony and enjoy the view.

Our second bedroom is the connected studio. We have 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 Sony 40' flat screen cable TV with full cable service 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 and small electric appliances (coffee maker, blender, toaster/oven, etc) and a separate apartment sized washer and dryer (in addition to the ones in the other side of the condo).

If you check out our reviews, you will get a very good sense of the kind of experience you can expect to have renting from us. And by renting directly from us as the owners, you will avoid the significant service fee that vrbo imposes on bookings made through them.

Use our apartment as your base to discover the paradise that is St John! 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. 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. We have treadmills, elipticals, bikes, weights, a strength tower, and, yes, even a pilates machine! 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.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Tom Hill
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Tom Hill

Betty and I and our three daughters have been coming to St John continuously for well over 20 years. For us, it was love at first sight and we all think of St John as our second home. When the Grande Bay project was announced, we jumped at the chance to own our own place in paradise.

Tom Hill purchased this condo in 2008

Why Tom Hill chose Estate Enighed

Grande Bay is in a wonderful location -- so convenient to town, yet with spectacular water views and close to the wonderful North Shore beaches. Grande Bay has four buildings -- two in front and two in the rear up the hill, above the front buildings. We specifically chose to be in the rear building (Building C) higher up with more expansive views and away from any street noise. We think we have the very best location within the Grande Bay complex, which itself has the best location of any condo development on St John. And we love the flexibility of our two bedroom 'lockout' unit, which can be utilized either as a large two bedroom, two bath unit; or can be separately used as two units: a one bedroom and a studio unit.

What makes this condo unique

Again, the flexibility of a large two bedroom unit which can also be used as separate one bedroom and studio units is magnificent. It allows for more privacy for the large group who want the whole two bedroom and allows us to share our unit with smaller groups who just want or need a smaller place.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Estate Enighed, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • 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.

Reviews

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Grande Bay:'Sugar N' Spice: 2 BR Condo; 2018 IRMA DISCOUNT: GREAT REVIEWS & VIEW
average rating of 4.9617486 based on 183 reviews
Valparaiso, Indiana
5

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: 12-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: 3-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 12-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Round Rock
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: 7-Aug-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: 3-Jun-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: 1-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

We have a wonderful heated hot tub and pool as well as a fitness center for our guests with the best views of any fitness center in the Caribbean.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Estate Enighed, Virgin Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$848
 
 
summer
May 1 2018 - Jul 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$628
 
 
Fall
Aug 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$502
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$628
 
 
Holiday
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 3 2019
1 night minimum stay
C$1,067
 
 
winter
Jan 4 2019 - Apr 30 2019
1 night minimum stay
C$848
 
 
summer
May 1 2019 - Jul 31 2019
1 night minimum stay
C$628
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
C$628
 

Additional information about rental rates

2 BR Cleaning C$251.16
Refundable Damage Deposit C$376.74
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates quoted are for the entire Two BR unit; rates for the studio and one bedroom individually are as follows:
Early Winter: $250 and $300
Holiday: $425 and $550
Winter: $325 and $400
Summer $250 and $300
Fall: $200 and $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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