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Calypso Condo - Family Friendly Beachfront Elegance at Gentle Winds

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Two story great room with lawn, pool, beach and ocean beyond.

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Last updated: 07/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gentle Winds condo description

Gentle Winds condominium resort was ranked #1 based on travelers’ reviews and newly renovated Calypso Condo received an Award of Excellence as well. Honeymooners, couples and families alike will enjoy the amenities at Gentle Winds and Calypso Condo (C-2), a three bedroom, three ensuite bath unit on two levels with two master suites, cathedral ceilings and central air conditioning if it is needed. Prices vary according to the number of persons staying making it attractive to couples as well as families.
Being located on the second floor allows you to open all the floor-to-ceiling windows at night to allow the Trade Winds to blow through and allows you to be lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf. The private resort is located on 40 acres and has its own white sand beach set off from the public surrounded by a protecting coral reef providing the perfect environment for snorkeling and swimming. It combines the amenities of an exclusive resort with the charm of a friendly neighborhood. There are sixty-six units located on 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. There are permanent palapas and lounge chairs on the beach, a beautiful new salt water swimming pool, a snack shack with freshly prepared food and drink, a four-hole pitch and put golf course, two tennis courts, a half-court basketball court, jungle gym and a recreation room with books, ping-pong, and a shuffle board court. A Pirates Cove for children has been constructed nearby with a ship's bow, wheel, look out and sand toys. We are also the only destination with a machine to keep the sand neatly raked which is also shallow and light enough not to disturb the turtle nests which you may be lucky enough to see hatching if you come in late summer.

Completely renovated and re-decorated, Calypso Condo (C-2) was designed to meet the needs of a wide clientele. For the adults, there is a sophisticated decor with multiple original works of art in every room, two master suites, a fully stocked bar, 40” HD TV, MP3 compatible stereo system, surge protector and WiFi for your computer, and a gas BBQ. For families with children, there is an extensive array of sports equipment and sand toys, a hand made three story doll house, family board games and a comprehensive video library of children’s movies with its separate TV set. For gamers there are dozens of discs for Nintendo Wii. Special furniture for infants and toddlers is available on request. The separate but attached storage room is suitable for storing scuba gear and suitcases and contains sports equipment for all the family including snorkeling equipment, tennis rackets and two sets of golf clubs.

The main floor master bedroom with its magnificent floor-to-ceiling hand carved mirror and luxurious king size bed with silk skirt and pillows is perfect for a couple or honeymooners. It opens directly onto the screened veranda where vacation memories will be created watching the swaying palms and listening to the surf. The two adjacent bathrooms provide his and hers privacy with lots of room to spread out. All rooms have overhead fans so you can choose between tropical breezes or a completly air conditioned house.

The upstairs master bedroom with queen bed is perfect for adults that would like to set themselves off from the rest of the family. It has its own TV and DVD player, individual air conditioning (in addition to the central air conditioning) in case the downstairs wants breezes but the upstairs wants A/C, en suite bath and a very large outdoor deck where one can watch the waves roll in or sit under the stars sipping an evening cocktail or just listen to the southing sounds of the surf.

The upstairs gallery has a pull-out sofa bed where two individuals can sleep and has a combination VHS/TV for playing the children’s movies. The gorgeous plantation shutters set off the attached patio which contains the gas BBQ, table and chairs.

The downstairs guest room on the land side has two twin beds, a view of the landscaped grounds with the tropical vegetation beyond and is decorated in a jungle motif. All beds in the unit have foam toppers and all rooms have overhead fans and ensuite full baths. The living room and gallery fans are programmable and will adjust their speed according to the room temperature.

The great room is two stories high, has wall to wall windows and looks out on the screened veranda with the lush tropical landscaping and beach beyond. Even the veranda has an overhead fan to assure that the tropical breezes never stop flowing. It’s just a short walk across the lawn to feel the warm waters of the Caribbean lapping at your feet and perhaps you'll see one of our resident mongooses on the way.

Gentle Winds is located on the exclusive north shore, half way between Christiansted and Cane Bay, home of the famous Wall at Cane Bay known throughout the world by diving enthusiasts. It is adjacent to Salt River Preserve where there are dive boats by day and kayak tours at night to see the phosphorescence as well as day tours to see the wildlife and mangroves. It is just a ten minute drive to Christiansted where tours leave daily for Buck Island, a national underwater preserve where there is a trail for snorkelers to follow. A glass bottom boat will take those who prefer not to go in the water.

To the east is the Buccaneer Hotel Golf Course located along the water with magnificent vistas and to the west is the Championship Robert Trent Jones Carambola Golf Course. The Divi Casino is located to the south east. There is horse back riding to the west and deep sea fishing is available just next door at Salt River Marina. There is a special event or activity almost every night of the week throughout the island. Go to our web site listed below (just under 'rates' and the calendar icon) for more details and pictures. It says 'CLICK HERE This is a description of the listed St. Croix property.'

Keywords: family friendly,on the water, condominium, resort, villa, vacation rental, home, honeymoon, tropical getaway, exclusive, luxury beachfront, beautifully decorated, green, gated community, snorkeling supplies furnished,

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Nintendo Wii and game collection, board games, sports equipment, sand toys, doll house and furniture, a separate TV and library of children's movies, even water proof sheets on request. Booster chair and Pack N Play available on request for infants....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Ground floor facing water,windows open to sound of the surf....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                Ground floor facing tropical landscaping....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                Second floor w/deck opening to ocean & private A/C...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Queen sofa bed on lanai level w/deck overlooking great room...moreless

              • All rooms including the bedrooms have overhead fans in addition to central air conditioning to make sure that the tropical breezes never stop blowing. All beds have memory foam toppers and all bedrooms have two sets of curtains, both sheer and blackout. The sleeper sofa on the gallery level accomodates 2 people. All bedrooms have chests with six or more drawers plus closets. The gallery level with the sofa bed has a three drawer chest and plantation shutters rather than curtains....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • All bathrooms are newly renovated with gorgeous solid wood cabinets, stainless steel fixtures, rain shower heads and granite counter tops....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                There are two dining areas indoors seating four and two outdoor areas seating four (veranda and deck) plus cocktail area on deck seating four and two bar stools by the kitchen. Booster seat available...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                All new appliances with new solid wood cabinets, granite counter tops and new custom mahogony bar top. There's all the tools and appliances you would have at home. There's even a cappuccino maker....moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Concierge service is available at an extra charge to stock your unit with food prior to arrival and to cater your events....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything you'd have at home. Blender, waffle maker, pizza pan, espresso/cappuccino maker, toaster, food processor...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Most spices and staples are available and are replaced by guests as used....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                There is a cappuccino maker as well as a coffee maker. ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                We have two services for eight. ...moreless

              • Freezer:

                Top part of refrigerator...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                New stainless steel....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                New stainless steel....moreless

              • Microwave:

                New stainless steel...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                16...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 16 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room seats 5:

                The great room is two stories high with a cathedral ceiling and wall to wall windows facing the beach. A custom mahagony bar separates it from the kitchen and a screened veranda is attached....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                New large unit covers entire house plus an individual unit for upstairs bedroom...moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking is available on the grounds in front of the unit....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Beach towels (8) as well as bath and kitchen towels...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking is available right in front of the unit...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Large new washer located just off the kitchen...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Large, new and vents to the outside....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Bed sheets, pillow cases pillows...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Half court basketball, 4 hole pitch and putt golf and shuffle board are available. There is an attached private storage room for suitcases and sports equipment. Golf clubs and sports equipment such as face masks, fins, basketball, tennis rackets and balls, ping pong, sand toys, doll house and furniture, etc. are included. With three bedrooms, three baths and three decks and an entry with seating and stocked bar (replenished by guests), you'll never feel crowded. There are overhead fans in every room including the veranda to maintain the tropical breezes. The gallery and great room even have 'smart fans' that adjust their speed according to the temperature. There is a printer and surge protector waiting to be used with your computer as well as a computer and printer to preprint boarding passes in the office. We can stock your unit with food before arrival for an extra charge. The sound of the surf can be heard throughout the unit and the views are fantastic from every room....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Toys:

                    Sand toys, basketball, tennis rackets, two sets of golf clubs, three story doll house and furniture, swim fins, face masks, swim noodles, pool floats, ping pong paddles and balls...moreless

                  • Television:

                    25' TV plays children's VHS movies from our library of children's movies upstairs. There is a 40' Hi Def TV downstairs and 27' upstairs in master bedroom. All with HBO....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Extensive collection of children's movies in addition to regular movies. Includes complete Harry Potter series and complete Pirates of the Carribean series....moreless

                  • Game Room:

                    The game room is located in the main recreation building and contains a ping pong table, shuffle board court and crab racing track....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Three disc stereo accomodates MP3 players. Steel pan music and Reggae discs available as well as other more soothing types...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    40 ' Hi Def with 250 channels plus HBO in great room. 27' in upper master bedsroom with HBO...moreless

                  • Books:

                    There is an extensive library of books in the recreation room for sharing....moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    Harry Potter and Pirates of Carribean series and Planet Earth all on DVD....moreless

                  • Video Game Console:

                    Nintendo Wii console with four controlers and three numchucks....moreless

                  • Video Games:

                    Extensive game library with dozens of games for Nintendo Wii...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    There is an MP3 docking station, stereo and CD player...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Board and card games for children and adults....moreless

                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • VCR
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Broadband Access:

                    There is a printer and storage shelf for your computer as well as a surge protecter and excellent WiFi....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Local calls and calls to states of reasonable length are included....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Completely renovated and quite beautiful. It is located beside beach and snack shack with small waterfalls and changing lights at night....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Porch / Veranda:

                        We call our lanai off the great room a veranda as it has screening. It overlooks the grounds and ocean and has lights and overhead fan....moreless

                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        Fins, masks, noodles, floats, basketball, tennis rackets, pool floats, golf clubs, ping pong paddles, sand toys, ...moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Screened in veranda with fan off of the great room perfect for dining with views of the waves and beach beyond....moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        Balcony deck off upper master bedroom is perfect for viewing beach and waves and afternoon cocktails...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        There are two well maintained courts near the entrance that are available at no extra charge....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        There are four well maintained 'pitch and put' holes that are available at no extra charge....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Gentle Winds is surrounded by manicured tropical landscaping...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Deck off second floor gallery with gas BBQ...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        A gas BBQ is located on the upper deck....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Historic
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities

                      Location & View

                      • Resort:

                        From the rec room to the library there are all kinds of games and activities, Basketball (1/2 court), Pitch and Putt (4 holes), shufflesboard, bocci ball, ping pong, monkey bars, Snack Shack, BBQs...moreless

                      • Beach View:

                        Beach, waves, breakers and swaying palms all visible from veranda and upper deck....moreless

                      • Ocean View:

                        Both the veranda and upper patio have lovely views of the ocean....moreless

                      • Beachfront:

                        There's only palm trees and grass between you and the sand....moreless

                      • Oceanfront:

                        Walk across the lawn and step in the water....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Medical Services
                      • Kayaking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Golf
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Surfing
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Paragliding
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Boating
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Arboretum
                      • Library
                      • Rain Forests
                      • Coin Laundry
                      • Reefs
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Festivals
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Shuffleboard
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Walking
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Peak Season
                      Dec 15 - Apr 30, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $350
                      $2,450 $6,500
                      Peak Season
                      Dec 15 - Apr 30, 2016
                      5 night min stay
                      $350
                      $2,450 $6,500
                      Peak Season
                      Dec 15 - Apr 30, 2017
                      5 night min stay
                      $350
                      $2,450 $6,500
                      Peak Season
                      Dec 15 - Apr 30, 2018
                      5 night min stay
                      $350
                      $2,450 $6,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      5 night min stay
                      $235
                      $1,650 $4,950

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      Five day minimum stay. $75 cleaning fee applies to stay of less than 7 days. Christmas holidays are $375 per day and have a ten day minimum. 5% discount for a two week stay and must mention at time of booking. Mid-week cleaning and concierge service to prestock unit available at extra charge. Snack Shack closed Sept/Oct.


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                      Last updated: 07/01/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Recommended

                      St Croix is world famous for Scuba diving and snorkeling. There are many tours including, horse back, jeep and mini bus. There are many museums and ecological sites and museums including beaches where the sea turtles come to lay their eggs. I would consider a day-trip to Buck Island to snorkle along an underwater trail in the national preserve a must-do activity . Boats leave twice a day from Christiansted for a full or half day trip. I would also recommend taking a kayak tour at night to see the phosphorescence in the water when it is disturbed.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: I am a retired school teacher who has a horse boarding facility in Gardnerville, Nevada. I like to travel, garden and remodel houses. I have two dogs, one cat and five horses that I don't have time to ride.

                      Why the Owner Chose Gentle Winds:
                      I was looking for a location that was warm and sunny in the winter. I have relatives who have been happy with their condo here at Gentle Winds for the last 30 years and it seemed a natural. I have always enjoyed snorkeling and never get tired of watching fish in their natural habitat. In addition, the Gentle Winds location is private and never feels over crowded.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                      Being able to walk out on the beach whenever I feel like it is the height of luxury to me. Even in the summer, when you are in the shade at the beach with the trade winds blowing, the weather is perfect for reading and catching up on novels. With two master suites on two levels it's great for having family and friends visit.


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                      Speaks: french, spanish, english

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                      Photos

                      • Two story great room with lawn, pool, beach and ocean beyond.

                        Two story great room with lawn, pool, beach and ocean beyond.

                      • Great Room with twelve foot mirror and new shutters.

                        Great Room with twelve foot mirror and new shutters.

                      • Our new TV below our ever evolving wall of original art from the Caribbean.

                        Our new TV below our ever evolving wall of original art from the Caribbean.

                      • Plantation themed Master Bedroom with new shutters and hand carved mirror.

                        Plantation themed Master Bedroom with new shutters and hand carved mirror.

                      • Our pool with recreation room, beach and snack shack to the left, units beyond.

                        Our pool with recreation room, beach and snack shack to the left, units beyond.

                      • Guest Bedroom with twin beds and Haitian art appeals to both adults and children

                        Guest Bedroom with twin beds and Haitian art appeals to both adults and children

                      • Another beautiful day in paradise with the bar/snack shack on the right.

                        Another beautiful day in paradise with the bar/snack shack on the right.

                      • Nautical themed Upper Master Bedroom which opens to deck and sounds of the sea.

                        Nautical themed Upper Master Bedroom which opens to deck and sounds of the sea.

                      • VCR/TV with full library of children's movies, Wii games on first floor level.

                        VCR/TV with full library of children's movies, Wii games on first floor level.

                      • View from upper deck.  Perfect for sunset libations  Passing cruise ships a plus

                        View from upper deck. Perfect for sunset libations Passing cruise ships a plus

                      • There's only grass between you and the ocean surrounded by a protecting reef.

                        There's only grass between you and the ocean surrounded by a protecting reef.

                      • Our new custom mahogany bar built with local 
wood felled during Hurricane Hugo

                        Our new custom mahogany bar built with local wood felled during Hurricane Hugo

                      • There are permanent palapas and lots of lounge chairs on your uncrowded beach

                        There are permanent palapas and lots of lounge chairs on your uncrowded beach

                      • Enjoy breakfast coffee on the veranda with beach and pool just beyond.

                        Enjoy breakfast coffee on the veranda with beach and pool just beyond.

                      • White sand, blue skies and turquoise ocean just outside your vacation home.

                        White sand, blue skies and turquoise ocean just outside your vacation home.

                      • Lower master door open to veranda to allow even more Trade Winds to blow through

                        Lower master door open to veranda to allow even more Trade Winds to blow through

                      • Guest Bedroom with African/Haitian motif, plantation shutters and oil painting

                        Guest Bedroom with African/Haitian motif, plantation shutters and oil painting

                      • Guest bath with new cabinets and granite counter top.

                        Guest bath with new cabinets and granite counter top.

                      • Entry with original Caribbean art, fully stocked bar to left,window wall to rt.

                        Entry with original Caribbean art, fully stocked bar to left,window wall to rt.

                      • Ensuite bath off upper master with new cabinets and new granite counter top.

                        Ensuite bath off upper master with new cabinets and new granite counter top.

                      • Sofa bed on gallery level with BBQ on deck beside.

                        Sofa bed on gallery level with BBQ on deck beside.

                      • Kitchen with new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and two story great room

                        Kitchen with new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and two story great room

                      • Our new glass sculpture Tsunami on deck containing BBQ off gallery with sofa bed

                        Our new glass sculpture Tsunami on deck containing BBQ off gallery with sofa bed

                      • Typical condo at Gentle Winds, located in a horse shoe, all facing the ocean.

                        Typical condo at Gentle Winds, located in a horse shoe, all facing the ocean.

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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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