"Smuggler's Retreat" - Panoramic Caribbean Views, Pool, Wi-Fi
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
East End house description
High on a breezy hillside overlooking the white sand beach at Smugglers Cove, Smugglers Retreat commands a sweeping view of St. Croix's east end, Buck Island and the Caribbean Sea.
Colorful tropical terraced landscaping surrounds this very private home and pool. As you step onto the walk way to the house, you know something special awaits—the start of a perfect vacation!
Entering the great room with it’s flat screen TV, and comfortable mahogany couches, the blues of the Caribbean Sea catch your eye. A small dining area shares the great room.
Step out on the wrap around deck and take a look down on the palm trees lining the white sand beach; it’s a picture postcard view. Bedroom 2 is directly to the right of the great room. This room has 2 twin beds which can easily be made up as a king.
The well equipped kitchen has everything you need to prepare a quick snack or gourmet meal to enjoy at one the teak tables on the deck. The laundry room adjoins the kitchen.
The master Bedroom is on the left or the house and overlooks the pool. This room has a king bed. Bedroom 3 is on the lower lever and very private. This room has a King bed, mini fridge and large deck to enjoy the views.
The most outstanding thing about Smugglers Retreat are the dramatic views from everywhere—the bedrooms, pool and decks. A special spot is the hammock, perfect for sunning and relaxing.
Smugglers Retreat is a dream come true vacation spot for couples or a family with older children.
Keywords: House, villa
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Catering Available
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Privacy, Hammock, Outdoor Shower.
- Video Games:
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio:
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
ReviewsWrite a review
We just returned from our vacation at Smugglers Retreat. Beautiful! The views are absolutely breathtaking! The villa was very clean and inviting. The "island breeze" was a little more than just a breeze but it kept the villa cool and we never even thought about using th a/c. The pool water was a little chilly but that was a small thing! It would have been nice to have a TV in the bedroom. All my questions were answered promptly before we got there. You need to rent a car because it is a little ways from some of the islands activities, but it was fun to explore the island whenever we wanted. Just jump in the car and go! No cell phone service here and the phone wasnt working,but we had Wifi so communicated via email. Overall, a very relaxing and laid back vacation! Just what we needed!
- Guest Janine L.
- Date of stay 02/10/13
- Review Submitted 02/21/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you for your nice review and for choosing Smuggler's Retreat for your girls' getaway! I am glad that you enjoyed our house - and your stay in STX! You're the first to suggest TVs in the bedrooms. We are usually too wiped out from our days of sun and fun for TV, but we will definitely consider adding them. Sorry about the phone service, we will look into that too. Please visit again soon!
The perfect vacation home
The perfect vacation home
The pictures do not do this home justice. The setting is beautiful, from the gorgeous landscaping to the beautifully decorated home. The privacy of the home allows you to sleep with all windows and doors open. You can hear the surf below you. The cool breezes made the home's air conditioning unnecessary. This home is furnished with everything you will need to make your vacation feel like a home away from home. Upon arrival, the rental agency met us at the airport and escorted us to the home. They made sure to tell us about all the wonderful features of this home and the surrounding area. The owners also left a binder for us, detailing all the area attractions and recommendations. The home also had everything we needed for our excursions, including beach chairs, towels, snorkels, fins, books and games. The home is in the most beautiful and undeveloped area of the island, so it's landscape is still unspoiled. It was wonderful to enjoy the sights of St. Croix all day and then escape back to the paradise of this secluded retreat. The setting is so beautiful that we didn't want to leave. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone visiting St. Croix. You will not be disappointed!
- Guest Amy (Newport News, VA)
- Date of stay 06/02/12
- Review Submitted 01/02/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you for the glowing review! We agree, it IS the perfect vacation home! We look forward to your next stay in St. Croix!
Amazing vacation home
Amazing vacation home
We stayed at Smugglers Retreat in December 2011. The house was perfect. It seemed like everything we needed was provided. Loved the pool and deck. Did I mention the two naps I took in the hammock ovelooking the Caribbean - amazing! Had breakfast and dinner outside almost every day. Couldn't have asked for a more relaxing vacation. The living room was so comfortable as was the bed in the master bedroom. As luck would have it there was a full moon during our vacation. Night after night the beautiful moonlight glistened off the water while we sat on the deck. We could also see the moonlight from the master bedroom. Several restaurants and bars close. Our favorite was The Blue Terrace. Also enjoyed. The lobster and Cobe burger at Duggans was a real treat. Service was fantastic. The staff at Vacation St. Croix provided excellent customer service. Marti found this home for us based on our wish list - this house met each and every wish we had! We will definitely come back to Smugglers Retreat. It was abvious the owners take great care to make sure guests have an amazing vacation experience on St. Croix. Thank you so much.
- Guest Island Lovers (Florida)
- Date of stay 12/07/11
- Review Submitted 01/22/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, girls getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you for the awesome reviews of our home, property manager (Marti) and local restaurants. We couldn't agree with you more! We look forward to your return to Smugglers Retreat!
sitting on the top of paradise
sitting on the top of paradise
I just returned from the most fabulous two week vacation at Smugglers on St. Croix. I am a travel agent and have stayed at many villas in the Caribbean and I am very picky! Smugglers is not the most delux villa I have ever stayed in but it is right at the top of my favorite list. It had everything a person needs to spend days having fun and relaxing. It is decorated with a Caribbean flavor and we felt very comfortable inside and out. It is being well cared for and is very clean. It sets up high enough to have a great breeze (never used the AC) and the view is abosultley septacular. The pool area is very inviting and the grounds are lovely with flowers and aloe plants. The only draw back would be the road to the villa is somewhat bumpy but not a problem or an issue. St. Croix has fabulous restaurants (we did use the very nice grill to make dinner several times during our stay), shopping offered some great island items (mocki jumbies), great glass art, clothing and the usual items. Grocery shopping is always an interesting experience and just adds to the fun. If the Casino interest you it is worht the visit. My favorite moments at Smugglers were the beautiful sunrises with the tourquise water and a Mimosa in my hand. I look forward to a return visit to St. Croix and plan to stay at Smugglers next time! MM
- Guest MM (Michigan)
- Date of stay 01/22/11
- Review Submitted 02/10/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks for the glowing (and true!) review!!! I just heard that a grading application has been submitted for our access road, so hopefully the bumps will be straightened out soon.
$2200-$3200/week based on season and number of occupants. Extra nights can be pro-rated. Rates do not include Hotel Tax.
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: My family currently resides in Virginia. We fell in love with the Virgin Islands and after more than two years of searching, we purchased this dream home on St. Croix as an investment/vacation/retirement home.
Why the Owner Chose East End:
We fell in love with the Virgin Islands during several sailing trips. In over 2 years of house hunting we visited Tortola, St. John, St. Thomas, Turks and Caicos, and St. Croix. We chose St. Croix for its personality, charm and amenities.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is a true island paradise with panoramic views of the Caribbean, tropical breezes, and privacy! Enjoy the views from every room, private pool, patios and hammock!! We are walking distance to an incredible palm-lined, white sand beach and a short drive from restaurants, bars, shopping, and other amenities - including the casino!
- Secondary: (757) 846-6897
Smuggler's Retreat's sun and pool decks. What a view!!!
Entrance to Smuggler's Retreat.
14 x 25-foot private pool and sun deck.
Great views from the great room!!
Outdoor dining area!
Second en-suite bedroom on main level.
Hammock and view across the island to St. Croix's south shore.
Smuggler's Retreat from the beach below.
Smuggler's Retreat - East End, St. Croix.
View of Smuggler's Cove from the house.
Full kitchen with ice maker, microwave, dishwasher and disposal.
Indoor dining area.
One of the three en-suite bedrooms. This one on the main level.
En-suite bedroom on lower level.
Another beautiful view from the sun deck.
View of Buck Island from the decks.
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