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“Great views, quiet relaxing atmosphere”
4.5 of 5 bubbles
One of many fabulous views from Serendip's private verandas.
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One of many fabulous views from Serendip's private verandas.
Each condo has a spacious balcony with great views. Enjoy cooling off in the pool or cook meals beside the poolside grill
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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12 reviews
One of many fabulous views from Serendip's private verandas.
Each condo has a spacious balcony with great views.
Enjoy cooling off in the pool or cook meals beside the poolside grill
Tropical landscaping surrounds the pool and property
The two Serendip buildings
Serendip's tropical grounds
Enjoy spectacular sunsets on a nightly basis from your veranda
Alpha kitchen
Alpha Living Area
Alpha Bedroom
Alpha's colorful view from its large veranda
Alpha Bathroom
Bravo Living Room
Bravo kitchen
Bravo bedroom
Bravo's private veranda just above the pool
Bravo's view
Coral's kitchen with granite countertops
Coral's bedroom
Tropical landscape below Coral's veranda
A great view looking out towards St Thomas from Coral's veranda
Delta's kitchen
Delta's open living space
Delta's bedroom
Delta has many seating options on its Veranda
Delta's stunning view from its veranda
Echo's bedroom
Echo's Outdoor Living Space (the view is great too!)
Echo's tropical view is so relaxing
Colorful ocean view from Fiesta
Fiesta Living Room
Fiesta bedroom
Fiesta's large veranda
Gecko's colorful kitchen
Gecko's living space
Gecko's charming bedroom
Plenty of seating options out on Gecko's veranda
Lovely views from Gecko's veranda
Hibiscus has a newly remodeled kitchen
Hibiscus living space
Hibiscus bedroom
More colorful views from Serendip
Indigo studio unit
Indigo is a spacious studio unit
Indigo's fully equipped kitchen
Aptly named, Juliette is a charming and romantic accommodation for two.
Juliette's charming room
Juliette is equipped with a Tempurpedic mattress for your comfort
Juliette's kitchen
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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AlyWarb
Olympia, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great views, quiet relaxing atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
5
people found this review helpful

I stayed here with my 85 year old grandmother and Michelle (the manager) was great. We arrived later than expected so she had to stay late and wait for us & was just happy we arrived safely. The 1st thing we did was get shown the property and our room which I had booked in early September, the condo we booked was down a few stairs and Michelle suggested changing to a room without stairs to be easier on my grandmother. This worked out great - not only did we get a larger room we also got a better view! Our condo was the perfect size with a beautiful balcony. Michelle went over everything on the island and showed us places for whatever our interests were, this was great! The only down side is that we rented a car and the island has little to no road signs and/or they are wrong and not what the maps said. Also if you have Verizon data doesn't work so you cannot google how to get places. Pay for a taxi :) It is not within walking distance to any beaches or the main part of town so a car is helpful but the island is horrible to drive on.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The View
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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rachael52...
Towson, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An ideal stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 for a stay in January 2014
6
people found this review helpful

Greatly enjoyed our stay in the Alpha Condo at Serendip. The view was magnificent-- we enjoyed sitting on the porch every morning at breakfast, and watching the sun set every evening after coming back from the beaches. Saw lots of wildlife from the porch-- birds, butterflies, even an iguana in a nearby treetop! The weather that we had in January was perfect. There was no need for the AC, as it was very comfortable at night w/o it. The condo was well-equipped-- there was plenty of cookware, utensils, etc., and even an i-Pod dock in the kitchen. Many thanks for a great stay!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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prider177
Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
3
people found this review helpful

Serendip Hibiscus was wonderful. We stayed for the week and found the unit very well equipped for all that we needed. My sister and I got up each AM to the beautiful views off the veranda and then went off to snorkel and enjoy the truly unique beaches of St. Jphn. Serendip was just perfect for starting and ending our day with a beautiful view of the harbor and soaking up the essence of St. John. I am really hopeful that we will be back next year for another wonderful week.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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peabovabe...
virginia beach
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“This place needs an upgrade”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
6
people found this review helpful

Serendip has a lot of potential. The condos have a nice view and a good location just outside of town, but they are in need of some renovations. There were loose tiles just laying in our shower, the circuit blew every time I used the hair dryer causing the refrigerator to stop working, the toilet leaked constantly onto the floor and the pilot light on the stove went out -- all in one week! We spent more time dealing with management than I ever had on a vacation. And based on older reviews, the prior management sounds a little more accommodating. The bottom line is that this is a budget friendly place to stay. But you will need to rent a car so factor that in to your expenditures. I am a very fit mother of a very fit teenager and there is no way we would walk to and from town. The road has about a 70 degree grade and the local traffic is a little nerve wracking. You can get a taxi to and from town for $5 per person each way.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 3 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
2 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
3 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked least: The bathroom with all of its problems
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Sep 2013
Thank you for your feedback, Paula!

Great news! Based upon your comments we have since performed the renovations that you brought to our attention. The leak at the base of the toilet was fixed, the shower was re-tiled, and we replaced the hair dryer with one that is more energy-efficient (no more blown fuses!).

Indeed, Serendip is a budget friendly place! With rates as low as $135/night in low season and the highest rate @ $295 in high season, we are one of the best values on STJ!.

One of the best features of Serendip is that it is located in a quiet residential section away from the noisy nightlife of Cruz Bay atop a hill called "Jacob's Ladder" -- that's what affords the spectacular views. -- a 5 minute drive and 15 minute walk to town. We have had guests stay at Serendip for 2 weeks without renting a jeep -- they walked and took Safari Taxis. We also have had guests who would not dream of not renting a vehicle. Different strokes for different folks, as the saying goes.

Paula, we depend on our guests' feedback to improve, and thanks to you we have -- including your comments about how management can be more accommodating.

Thanks again for giving us the opportunity to make Serendip even better than ever!
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Peter R
Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
586 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
“Beautiful, relaxing and convenient”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013
2
people found this review helpful

Loved the condo - lovely views, very clean, large rooms with lots of amenities including AC (we didn't need it), TVs (we watched the snow storm back home!), WiFI (but slow), grill, beautifully decorated. Ashley the manager is on site and very helpful. Suggest you rent a jeep and plan ahead if you have Verizon cell service otherwise you pay roaming. Easy access to Cruz Bay. Well equipped kitchen. Pool is small but great to cool off.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Views, quiet
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Atlanta
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2012 for a stay in December 2012
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Rugged travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
20 Dec 2012
Thank you, Nicole! It was such a pleasure getting to know you and your hubby. Would love to see you again the next time you can break away from your busy lives!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
VIwannabe
Chicago,Il
Level Contributor
54 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“fabulous little secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011 for a stay in June 2010

We stayed in Gecko last year and Juliette this past summer. Loved it so much we had to come back! Gecko was beautifully decorated and a wonderful unit since we were traveling with other people. This year we opted for the studio "Juliette" and were not disappointed! It had everything we needed in a smaller package. Close enough to walk to the Pine Peace Market. The new manager Ashley was soooo accommodating and very friendly. She made our stay so comfortable.This place comes to you highly recommended!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Love the proximity to town and the units themselves.
Liked least: Our "pet" cats wouldnt come inside the unit
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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