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Downtown Historic Cottage: Experience Small Town Island Life (No Car Needed)

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Bedroom: light and airy, high ceilings and ceiling fan.

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Last updated: 03/21/2014

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Christiansted cottage description

This 17th century property is located in the heart of downtown Christiansted. The property comprises of two buildings. A main commercial/residential structure that faces King St and a smaller building both characteristic of the Danish West Indian style. This one bedroom apartment is the upstairs of the smaller building and nestled in the back courtyard. It features a full kitchen, bathroom and living room/dining area. There is a full size bed in the bedroom and a twin size daybed in the living room. The interior is a mixture of historic handcrafted wooden details and modern renovations of the kitchen and bathroom. Lots of windows and super high ceilings gives this unit a lovely airy cottage feel which keeps cool with the trade winds and ceiling fans.

We are one block away from the best bakery in town where locals line up every morning to get Crucian style 'titi bread' 'butter bread', 'bush tea' and other breakfast favorites. In a two to three block radius are some of the best local food spots serving up dishes like roti, stewed oxtail, curry goat, salt fish and ducanna, kallaloo and other Crucian/Caribbean delicacies. We are also five minutes away from fine dining restaurants, historic churches and cemeteries, exquisite handmade jewelry shops, museums, nightlife, cool bars and restaurants on the boardwalk, great duty-free shopping, the seaplane (in case you want to hop over to/or are hopping over from St. Thomas) and even the beach! On the boardwalk you can organize sailing, jet skiing, fishing, and head over to Buck Island or the Cay for swimming and snorkeling. And because of the great town location you are just a taxi ride away from everything else that St. Croix has to offer. If you choose to rent a car there are several agencies in walking distance.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player:

            Smart DVD, Netflix, Hulu+ at the push of a button....moreless

          • Television

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Budget
          • Historic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Duty Free Shops
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Synagogues

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Downtown:

                We are right in the heart of downtown Christiansted. ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Internet
              • Linens Provided:

                Spare sheets and beach towels also provided....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Twin day bed in living room...moreless

              • Towels Provided

              Kitchen

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                fridge, gas stove + oven, microwave...moreless

              Outside

                   

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                  1 night min stay
                  $95

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                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $50
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
                  • Taxes Not included

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                  50% is due upon booking. Remainder is due 30 days prior to arrival. Payment is done via Paypal.


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                  Location

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Within one block these are some of the buildings that surround us: Montessori Preschool, Police Station, Boys and Girls Recreation Club, Bars, Bakery, Restaurant, Community Foundation, Townhouses and Beauty Shop.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: My husband is a musician and I am a visual artist. Although my family is originally from Barbados & Trinidad & Tobago I grew up in the Virgin Islands (both St. Thomas & St. Croix). I left to study at Columbia University in NY and then later at the Institute Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba where I met my future husband who at the time was studying to be an opera singer. We met my third day in Havana and have been inseparable ever since. I currently teach at the University of the Virgin Islands, work as a professional artist and manage our real estate investments. My husband works in developing our new business (a Latin Dance Studio & Nightclub slated to open Sept. 2012) and has his own salsa band and Latin jazz trio. Since leaving Cuba in 2005, we have traveled many places in the world, but both agree that St. Croix is something special. That's why we have chosen to built our lives and raise a family here. We were attracted to this property because we were looking for our own space to teach our salsa classes. We saw it on a Friday afternoon and had an offer in on Monday morning. We love the location and the historical architectural details. We did 80% of the work ourselves, but in true Caribbean form many friends have helped us along the way. This has been a project of a lifetime and a dream come true for both of us. But most of all we are happy to bring more joy and beauty into our community and share it with locals and visitors alike. I am a proud Virgin Islander and look forward to showing our guests why.

                  Why the Owner Chose Christiansted:
                  There are many beautiful hotels, villas and luxury homes on St. Croix that sell a particular vision of an island paradise. What this property offers is authentic experience in small town island living. You will get a chance to immerse yourself in our beautiful Crucian culture without compromising comfort or style. If you want to stretch your vacation dollars to be able to experience the culture and all St. Croix has to offer, this is the rental for you.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Christiansted town is over three hundred years old. This property captures a lot of that essence of history, but especially this unit. It was the last unit we renovated because it needed the most work, but it also had the most potential. When you walk in you are transported to another space and time. The feeling of these historic wooden cottages is like no other. Come see for yourself. :)


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                  Speaks: english, spanish

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                  • Bedroom: light and airy, high ceilings and ceiling fan.

                    Bedroom: light and airy, high ceilings and ceiling fan.

                  • Fully renovated kitchen complete with gas stove, fridge, oven and microwave. Pots, dishes, paper towels and utensils too.

                    Fully renovated kitchen complete with gas stove, fridge, oven and microwave. Pots, dishes, paper towels and utensils too.

                  • Living room/dining room area. Sleeps 1 on the twin day bed and seats 4 at the dining table.

                    Living room/dining room area. Sleeps 1 on the twin day bed and seats 4 at the dining table.

                  • Bedroom with en suite bathroom

                    Bedroom with en suite bathroom

                  • Shower, floor to ceiling marble tiles.

                    Shower, floor to ceiling marble tiles.

                  • Living room, dining area

                    Living room, dining area

                  • This is the view from the front door. When you enter this is what you see.

                    This is the view from the front door. When you enter this is what you see.

                  • Street view of larger building. The apartment is nestled in the back. Entrance visible on the left.

                    Street view of larger building. The apartment is nestled in the back. Entrance visible on the left.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Monday, September 29, 2014

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                  Sleeps 4

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