Yellow Sun Villa Featured on Hgtv House Hunter International
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cane Bay house description
Recently featured on HGTV's House Hunters International ,Yellow Sun Villa is a very secluded, solar-powered home and pool nestled on the lush side of Mt. Eagle along the beaches at Cane Bay, on the lovely Caribbean island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. A modern home with island charm and marvelous ocean views, you can see St. Thomas, St. John, and the BVIs, all while being within minutes of award-winning beaches, bars, and fine dining.
Yellow Sun Villa Estate offers our guests two separate homes in one, yet we never rent to more than one party at a time! We can accomodate couples as well as extended families and friends vacationing together, by offering the option of two separate residences.
SUNRISE HOUSE and SUNSET HOUSE are separated by a lovely outdoor living space overlooking the pool and Caribbean Sea.It has a lounge area with built-in day bed for afternoon naps, teak reading chairs, hand-crafted wet bar, 1/2 bath, outdoor shower, teak dining table to seat 8, stainless gas grill, and relaxing pool lounges. The views are extremely beautiful.
To the east, is SUNRISE HOUSE and to the west is SUNSET HOUSE. Both homes have central great rooms with cathedral ceilings, full kitchens, master bedrooms with baths, and upstairs 2nd bedrooms with Juliet balconies and a large shared bath. All floors are tiled with Italian travertine. The front of each house faces the sea with a wall of 8 foot, all-glass, french doors that open to the sea breeze. Both great rooms and all bedrooms have lovely views of the sea.
YELLOW SUN VILLA can comfortably accomodate 2-8 people. SUNRISE HOUSE or SUNSET HOUSE can be rented individually for 2-4 people or both homes can be rented together for up to 8 people (see rates).
YELLOW SUN VILLA will only be rented to one party of 2-8 people at one time. There will never be 2 parties who do not know each other at the same time.
YELLOW SUN VILLA
If you really want some time away from the hustle and bustle then come on down and stay for a while. Recharge. Connect with the lovely deep, blue sea. YELLOW SUN VILLA is a place of peaceful beauty...there is no need to go or do anything if this is your desire.
But those blue waves do look inviting, don't they?
Walk to our beautiful beach, set yourself down on the white sand with a glass of wine at sunset or take a swim in the warm, turquoise waters.
Maybe you would like to take a morning hike up the road behind the house to the top of Mt. Eagle. No one will be on that road but you. Look for hidden flowers, tropicall plants you have never met before, and glimpses of that turquoise water below. Birds follow you in flight as you walk. It is just you, the mountain, and the sea. Not many other places like this...so private yet so very accessible. Come and enjoy.
Now all of this quiet beauty is inspiring and might be all that you want and need. Right? But maybe you are thinking about venturing out a little further? Well, worry not because just down the North Shore Rd. (walk or drive) sits the coolest place and it is called Cane Bay Beach. A real hidden gem of a destination without crowds and lines, where you can feel comfortable hanging out by yourself or meet up with some interesting characters! The curve of a white, sandy beach invites you to lounge, swim, snorkle, scuba, and kayak. The infamous 'WALL' is a 13,000 foot drop about 300 feet offshore. For all of you divers this is a great destination. Hal and Suzanne of Cane Bay Dive Shop are located across from the beach and will set you up...first timers too. Kayaks are available for rent also as is snorkle gear.
Calvin, the owner of Sprat Net, a little bar/restaurant right on Cane Bay Beach will be happy to chat with you about the island but he always keeps his eye on his son, little Calvin, who dives into the surf after school. Calvin has all of those crazy rum drinks and also grills burgers for you right there on the beach.
Across the road is EAT@ Cane Bay, a wonderful restaurant with food shots, local fish, eclectic specials and a wonderful wine list, as well as some very creative libations. Beware! Bartenders at EAT mix some potent island drinks! EAT has a weekly sunday brunch with great, local reggae music.
Down the road a bit further, is the place of 'sunset shot' fame, a little beach hangout and pizza place called Off The Wall.Everything is out in the open. picnic tables sit in the sand, and the bar is a haven for the lucky ones who left the snow and winds and now call St. Croix home.Listen in on some tall tales as there are a few salty sailors and divers still around.What does Off the Wall celebrate EVERY DAY? The beautiful sunset, off course. Dianna and Craig offer a free, rum sunset shot every afternoon at sunset for EVERYONE in the house. Lots of music played here too.
Drive down the beach and in the next few miles you will have some more wonderful choices for dinner. The Waves, Above the Cliff, Sylvie's, and Rowdy Joes...from mexican to sushi with great music in many of these venues!
Of course there is so much more to experience on St Croix...the West End, the East End and all of their great beaches and dining experiences, the historical towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted, forts, museums, shopping, the botanical gardens, the rain forest, beer drinking pigs, Mamawanna( a special island drink made by Norma at the Domino Club), and a lot of very cool Crucian people.
But I do have to tell you...YELLOW SUN VILLA is the perfect place to begin and end all of your island days.
Come, relax, and enjoy.
- Vacation Rental
- Limited Accessibility:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3.75 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Catering Available:
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided
- Music Library:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Computer Available:
- Mobile Phone:
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
Deck / Patio:
A large outdoor living area with a lounge area with built in day bed, padded teak reading chairs, coffee table, hand-crafted wet bar,half bath, outdoor shower, teak dining table that seats 8, stainless steel grill, and relaxing pool lounges....moreless
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Ocean View:
- Beach View
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fly Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Whale Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Horseback Riding
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Eco Tourism
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Yellow Sun Villa is on the beautiful North Shore of St Croix situated on the side of Mount Eagle (with unbelievable views), a short walk or drive to Cane Bay Beach and a variety of beach bars and restaurants. Scuba and snorkling instruction and rentals are right at Cane Bay Beach. If you have your own equipment you can also walk to the secluded beach at the bottom of our private and gated road. You can also hike up to the top of Mount Eagle to find a breath-taking view of the entire island and check out wild, tropical plants and birds along the way. A one of a kind photo opportunity. The North Shore Road is great for your morning walk or run along the beaches of the Caribbean Sea with possible glimpses of dolphin, whales ( in season) and a multitude of sea birds! There is a wonderful botanical garden on the island which is built into the ruins of an old Danish estate. There are great tours of the Whim Museum- an old, Danish Great House and plantation, and the Danish towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted with their historical beauty and charm (including forts, churches, residences, and government buildings). Take a scenic drive or tour through the rain forest amidst lovely tropical trees and plants to visit the Domino Club where you can visit with the beer drinking(non alcoholic!) pigs! There are also 2 Caribbean rum factories with informative and 'tasteful' tours to while away an afternoon! Of course the beaches on St Croix are beautiful and numerous, ranging from peaceful white sand and warm blue waters to ones with beach bars/restaurants, great local music, food, white sand and turquoise waters! Some beaches like Rainbow Beach on the West End have water as still as glass while others like Cane Bay have that transparent, turquoise water so great for snorkling and scuba diving off of the Wall. There is also horseback riding on Cane Bay...take your horse for a sunset ride down the beach. LOTS of great restaurants and bars all over the island. Find your own favorite or let us help you! Of course we are available for questions before your trip and our concierge Wendy can help with anything once you are on island....moreless
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Relaxing, fabulous, quite, wonderful and clean.
Relaxing, fabulous, quite, wonderful and clean.
As a group of 8 we were very happy with the accommodations. The stairs are a bit dark but okay for the and young able bodied. We liked everything about this place the pool, indoors, outdoors, views, cleanliness and the concierge kept us supplied with fresh mango for 2 weeks. The showers never really got or stayed warm but that did not stop the FUN. Thank you to the owner for sharing and having a great staff.
- Guest Diane (United States)
- Date of stay 07/17/13
- Review Submitted 11/30/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Absolutely the best...
Absolutely the best...
We stayed here in late January of this year and were both totally mesmerized from the minute we got here. Aside from the whole island being stunningly beautiful, the house and property are all just gorgeous. We could have easily moved in for good :). Everything was so clean and well maintained, and the owners were very helpful in assisting us with whatever we needed. We both prefer more laid back private vacations and were never in St.Croix before. This is now at the top of both of our lists as one of the best places to visit as well as the house being the perfect place to stay while there. The area restaurants and places were all great and we had fun exploring the island. We plan to return soon and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderful, relaxing, never-to-be-forgotten getaway.
- Guest J & J (Richlandtown, PA USA)
- Date of stay 01/26/13
- Review Submitted 05/19/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
perfect combination of relaxation and fun adventures
perfect combination of relaxation and fun adventures
I have stayed at this villa I think 4 times. The location is wonderful, close to a variety of restaurants, bars, the beach, snorkeling and scuba diving! The view is breath taking! At the house, I enjoyed swiming/lounging in the pool enjoying cocktails, girling out relaxing in the comfortable outdoor space, taking in the panoramic view of the ocean from every room, and watching the amazing sun set every night! I enjoyed staying on this side of the island, it is not too crowed with tourists. The owners are very nice and know everything there is to know about the island, if you do not know what to do, they can help you plan an amazing trip. My husband and I always have an awesome time when we go there thanks to the owners! We have gone snorkeling, scuba diving, visited the tide pools, gone to the rum factory, gone to the rainbow for reggae and relaxing on the beach, gone to see a pig drink beer, gone to point udall, shopped in Fredericksted and Christiansted, driven and hiked in the rainforest and much more! Overall this home is beautiful, comfortable, in a great location, and it is in pristine condition! The owners are easy to deal with and you can tell they love their home and want you to enjoy your trip and eveything the island has to offer.
- Guest melissa (Waterford, Maine)
- Date of stay 10/22/11
- Review Submitted 08/22/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
YOGA AND SO MUCH MORE
YOGA AND SO MUCH MORE
To be able to wake up and see nature in all of its glory, Who could ask for anything more. Great place to to mediate, to be with family and friends to enjoy one another, but yet you are so close to restaurants and beach activities to enjoy when you want to mingle and enjoy meeting the people who live on this beautiful island. I know so many people visit St. Croix on a cruise ship, but you really can not appreciate the island for the one day the cruise lines offer you. The pictures of this property do not do it justice, its so much better, clean, clean and everything is well stocked for cooking and comfort. I would recommend this property to anyone and everyone
- Guest jackie (Santa Cruz California)
- Date of stay 05/10/12
- Review Submitted 08/02/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: This reviewer has the wrong date...I believe they stayed at YSV either March or April.
A Stunning View!!!
A Stunning View!!!
Our stay at Yellow Sun Villa was a dream come true... absolutely lovely!!! The home was gorgeous... exactly as the pictures depicted. Walking distance to wonderful beaches was such fun!! The snorkeling was a great adventure!! We also kayaked Columbus' 1st landing and saw a green turtle. We toured the island a bit, checking out the rain forest, Fredrickstad & Christainstad and harbors. Many of the restaurants were right on the beach with outdoor dining and remarkable views. The views from the house on the hill overlooking the sea were breathtaking!!!!
- Guest bobo (NY)
- Date of stay 03/03/12
- Review Submitted 07/31/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Jeanne and Al Sloan
Jeanne and Al Sloan
Such a beautiful place! Although, we spent lots of time at the beach, the salt water pool was also a plus. We loved the beautiful views and were very pleased with all the great places to eat. Off the Wall bar was great fun!
- Guest Jeannie (Castle Rock, CO)
- Date of stay 05/11/12
- Review Submitted 07/29/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
Great place to stock up and move in for a meditative getaway or blasting the music. Closeness to the beach activities is a plus and good food is just down the road.
- Guest Lambie (RI)
- Date of stay 12/25/11
- Review Submitted 07/26/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Weekly Rates For Off Season From April 15-December 14th Either Sunrise House Or Sunset House(4people Max)1-2 People-$2200 3-4 People-$2400 For Both Houses(8people Max)2-4 People-$3000 5-6 People-$3300 7-8 People-$3700 Weekly Rates For High Season From December 15th-april 14th Either Sunrise House Or Sunset House(4 People Max)1-2 People-$2600 3-4people-$3100 For Both Houses(8 People Max) 2-4people-$4000 5-6 People$4400 7-8 People-$4800 Plus 8% hotel tax. 50% deposit at booking with balance due 1 week prior to arrival
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Over six years ago, amidst the lush undergrowth right above Cane Bay,a little white dog was born. His mother and siblings were rescued by the local animal shelter but this little one decided to make a go of it on his own.When we, the Carr family, purchased our beautiful property in 2006, we would spot this little dog every now and then. No one ever saw him close-up...but he was watching. As the building of YELLOW SUN VILLA got underway, there were more sightings of this dog. Workers left bits of their sandwiches for him but he would never, never come near. He was like a wild, little fox. The construction of YELLOW SUN VILLA continued. Our family would gather there at sunset and watch the sun disappear into the sea. The little white dog kept us company from a distance. After the pool site was excavated we noticed that he kept his watch atop the little, mountain of remaining dirt. He left his warmth. When the house was completed in 2008 and the Carr family settled in, so did this little dog. Somehow our paths crossed and our lives intertwined. We call him Destiny. Destiny continues to reside on the YELLOW SUN VILLA estate. He still keeps his distance (has never accepted a pet on the head) but he is an integral part of the place.We feed him and he LOVES to lead a trek up the side of the mountain-even to the very top! When he hears the word 'walk' he responds in leaps and yips of delight. He remains a proud tour guide and welcoming announcer of all new guests visiting our beautiful, YELLOW SUN VILLA estate.
Why the Owner Chose Cane Bay:
We fell in love with this piece of property the moment we set our eyes on it. A wild, mountain retreat, we could envision building a very unique home of our own on. And we did...Yellow Sun Villa!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is solar powered. We are not completely off the grid but we make enough power to run most of electrical needs and still have enough to sell back to our local Water and Power Authority. This is one of the most beautiful views of the surrounding hillsides, beaches and sea that you might ever encounter. It is situated within a gated community so there is no traffic and just 2 houses below...nothing to hamper the view. We can sit out on the deck and watch the sea and sky forever.
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The beautiful view from Yellow Sun Villa.
The entrance walkway to Yellow Sun villa.
A mix of orchids in the garden next to Sunrise House side of Yellow Sun Villa.
Master bedroom in Sunset House side of Yellow Sun Villa.
The master bath in the Sunset House side of Yellow Sun Villa.
Great room in the Sunrise House side of Yellow Sun Villa late in the day.
Kitchen and great room in Sunrise House.
The Sunrise House master bedroom view of the hills and garden hibiscus.
View of a cruise ship from Yellow Sun Villa.
Cane Bay and the hills of the North Shore.
Closer view of Yellow Sun Villa from Off The Wall.
The entrance gate to Yellow Sun Villa.
Sunrise House garden outside the master bedroom window.
Front view of Yellow Sun Villa looking up to Mount Eagle. A nice hike to the top
Great room in the Sunset House side of Yellow Sun Villa.
Great room and kitchen in the Sunset House side of Yellow Sun Villa.
Master bedroom in the Sunrise House side of Yellow Sun Villa.
Master bedroom and view of the sea in Sunrise Villa.
Looking to the northwest(towards Puerto Rico) after a storm. What amazing skies.
A view of Hamms Bluff to the west. There is a light house that blinks at night.
A north easterly view of Can Bay and beyond.
A view of Yellow Sun Villa from the little beach bar, Off The Wall.
Our favorite, little beach bar-Off the Wall!
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