Best Vacation Ever!
I cannot say enough positive things about my vacation in St. John, or the accommodations offered in this unit. First, if you are on the fence of “where to go”, or you are choosing between Caribbean locations – St. John is a hands down, must-do. The beaches are perfect, dining options are plentiful, amenities and water sports are offered nearly everywhere, and transportation is easy.
Now, as to why Grande Bay resort is the perfect location and why Peter and Leslie’s unit is the best available…Staying right in the heart of Cruz Bay was the smartest thing we could have planned (made me look like a genius actually). Accessibility to dining, the ferry, transportation, hiking and anything else we wanted, was only steps from the resort. Add in the pristine condition of the unit, with kitchenette (cooked breakfast everyday – market was a brief 5-minute walk), high-end finishes and the VIEW to DIE for! Let’s put it this way…waking up to that view and watching the sun set at night was absolute heaven. I will have those images set in my mind for life!
Overall, my expectations were not only met, but exceeded. Leslie was a fantastic hostess and setting up the stay was a breeze. The management company was also there if I needed them and went out of their way to welcome us.
I cannot understate it…this is the way to go!
Best Unit at Grande Bay
This corner unit is the best one at Grande Bay Resort because of the view of the city on one side of the balcony, and the view of Cruz Bay on the other side. It is centrally located to literally everything on the island, including restaurants, bars, ferry dock, market, and car rental locations. It is the most well appointed and equipped condo we have ever rented! It was immaculate and spacious. The pictures do not even do it justice. Leslie was very informative about the property and the island, and answered all our questions very promptly.
The Perfect St. John Escape
John and Leslie’s St. John Escape proved to be the perfect place for us on St. John, including size and location. This is a full 1 bedroom; the quarters were immaculate, very nicely set up, decorated and maintained and the best location within Grande Bay Resort. There was nothing that we needed that we did not find provided, and the comfort and ambiance was more than we could have hoped for. Nice fluffy towels and a comfy king bed. Great beach supplies including chairs and all types of coolers. We don’t cook on vacation except for coffee, tea and some toast, but if you do, you will find the kitchen to be especially well equipped, and we enjoyed the varied CD collection. We loved the view and relaxing on the balcony (don’t forget your binoculars!), and the close proximity to town was key. Having central A/C, and not just in the bedroom was the best feature, as I suffer with the heat and walking into the apartment was pure heaven. The clothesline on the bedroom balcony was so very helpful for the wet suits each day, great idea. The resort itself and the grounds are extremely well kept, and staff was very kind and helpful. We liked the hospitality coffee and Danish at the office every morning. The parking spot was a great thing to have in Cruz Bay. All-in-all, a perfect getaway!
Wish we could give this property, the owners, and the management company a better rating than “Excellent” – they all deserve it! After several trips to St. John we have found our “spot” – the only place we will stay in the future. The unit is completely as described, and more, the location is abolutely perfect with or without a car, and the owners are wonderful to work with. Grande Bay is a beautiful, well maintained complex with many amenities. The balcony is the perfect place morning, noon and night! Every review is right on! Don’t think twice about it if planning a trip to St. John – this IS the one!
Condo With A Panoramic View!
Peter & Leslie’s condo is exactly as presented in their photos- actually seems larger in person. Greeter was waiting at the dock and explained everything.
Grande Bay over all great property with the perfect location in Cruz Bay.
It Was Grande!
We will definitely be back after a 5-night stay. We had been to St. John once before and stayed at the Westin, but really enjoyed this beautiful property right in Cruz Bay. We decided to not get a car, and walked everywhere in town — all the shops, restaurants and bars are in close proximity. The condo was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. We spent most of our time on the amazing balcony enjoying the panoramic views. We also enjoyed the onsite pool, which also offers a great view. We took advantage of having the property manager stock the condo with food and drink, which was really helpful and convenient. As divers, it was really fantastic to be so close to Low Key Watersports, which also offers snorkeling and other trips. We’re already figuring out how can book this condo again!
Amazing Stay, Again!
I’ll keep this one quick, since our last review was so long…another amazing stay at the island’s best kept secret location. Everyone I met was so insanely jealous when I mentioned what a deal I was getting, compared to the astronomical prices they were paying at the other resorts.
Hand’s down the best location on the island and most professionally run operation. Not a single issue over our entire stay and everything we needed was provided for us.
I’ll say it again, you’re crazy if you pass up the opportunity to stay in this fantastic unit.
Thank you Leslie and Peter!
Outstanding! Everything You Could Possibly Need.
St. John Escape was everything we expected and more! You cannot beat this location. You are within walking distance of all of Cruz Bay’s shops and restaurants. There is even a parking spot in case you rent a jeep (which is a must do).
The unit had everything we needed for a week in paradise. St. John Escape comes with all of your beach necessities (chairs, coolers, towels) and everything you could possibly need in the kitchen (not that you’ll ever want to cook with all of the awesome restaurants just a stones throw away from the condo).
We enjoyed the stunning views of Cruz Bay Harbor from the deck each and every morning and evening. We would most definitely stay here again and would recommend to family and friends.
This Is The One You Want
Having been to the Islands a few times, I knew exactly what I wanted on St. John. This condo exceeded my expectations. It was spotless, well maintained and completely furnished. That includes beach chairs, coolers, and beach towels. The washer and dryer was handy and now I know my next stay will only involve a carry on bag.
The best part is it’s a breeze to walk all over Cruz Bay and even the Dolphin Market for supplies. A short walk gets you to car rentals and taxis to beaches.
Finally, the view from the balcony absolutely made the stay as this was how we began and ended our day. You simply can’t go wrong in this one. I’ll be back as soon as I can.
My wife and I absolutely loved our 1st trip to St. John. We have friends who have been going many years and love it. The island is amazing and the Langer’s condo was a perfect place to stay.
The location, size, and amenities are everything you will need for your trip. You are a short walk to town for all the shops and restaurants. Markets are nearby as well.
The view from the corner condo was amazing every morning and evening. It was wonderful to sit on the patio every morning with coffee and look at the blue sky and bay. We can’t wait for next year to come and go back.
You will not be disappointed with this condo!
Best Location For A Relaxing Honeymoon
Thanks for offering this beautiful spacious condo! We loved the almost penthouse 3rd floor corner location. You get wonderful breezes and great views all around. The building staff was friendly and cheerful and the pool was very nice too. The condo had everything we needed, from a few freezer packs for the cooler to my favorite Gilcrest & Soames oatmeal soap to the iPod players. (We now have a honeymoon song list).
It’s just a short hike to Honeymoon and Salomon Bay which perfectly kept traffic to a minimum and allowed us to virtually have private beaches! We were steps to everything in town, which was easy and convenient but it was great to have a car for a few days to explore – we appreciated having the parking space!
All in all, we’re very excited to visit again!
Convenient Villa With a World Class View
We had a great time in St. John. This unit is SOOOO convenient, easy walk to everywhere in Cruz Bay !
Unit is fully equipped with everything you can imagine needing during your stay. Absolutely perfect for a single couple !
It was worth the trip down just to sit on the deck at night, watch the boats come in and out of Cruz Bay, and put the sun to bed. I can’t imagine anyone, having visited St. John once , that doesn’t return to this magical place !
Amazing Trip to St. John
Our vacation was amazing. From the first contact with the owners to our tearful good bye to St John our vacation was amazing. Leslie and Peter have an amazing place with all the comforts of home. Including free local and long distance calls from the room. We took advantage of the free Wi-Fi to facetime with the kids while we were away. That was an amazing bonus to the spacious floor plan that included a full kitchen, that was fully stocked with pots, pans, silverware, glassware, as well as spices and coffee filters.
The place was amazing, but the views were breathtaking. Every morning I enjoyed my coffee on the veranda and watched the ferries come into and out of Cruz Bay harbor. Then we took our rented jeep for a spin to the beach. It was nice that parking in the garage was included in the rental fee. And the St John Villa company made it very easy. They had a greeter meet us at the ferry dock. They escorted us to our room (5 minute walk from the ferry), showed us around the rental property, and then took us to the jeep rental. They even showed us the market to get groceries for the week. They also used them to book a snorkel trip on the Bad Kitty, which I’m now suggesting to everyone reading this.
It was nice to have breakfast at our place then venture out for the day. At night, we parked the jeep in the garage, and walked into Cruz Bay for dinner.
We also spent one evening relaxing in the pool and hot tub at Grande Bay. The facilities were not large, but very nicely kept. And since we were there at low season there was only one other couple using the facilities. Actually, they were the only other couple we saw staying at the resort during our stay. That may be because the unit is tucked into the far upper left corner of the complex, just remote enough to feel private. But close enough to town to have everything at your finger tips.
We are already planning our next trip back, and this place will be our place to stay.
We loved our stay at this wonderful Grande Bay condo. Not only that the Grande Bay resort has a perfect location in St John but the condo itself has some of the best views in the whole development.
The unit is very comfortable, clean, and well equipped. There is no question that we will be back (hopefully very soon).
Just like the title indicates, “This Is the One You Are Looking for!”