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Recent USVI/St. Croix reviews
Our first St. Croix vacation 2015!
"Smuggler's Retreat was beyond our expectations! My family loved the house, the pool and especially the view. We explored the island and went snorkeling at Buck Island but our favorite was to return to Smugglers and spend time at the house. We ate most meals at the outside table on the front porch. You couldn't get a better view at any restaurant. We can't wait to go back again!"
Guest: Sally R.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 5, 2015
"This is a beautiful property inside and out. Everyone is very friendly and so helpful that you will feel like home and never want to leave. Great snorkeling , and exploring the island is always very exciting. You will know that you are in Paradise the moment you arrive."
Guest: JudyDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 18, 2015
"Your jaw will drop when you step outside and look out at the pool and Caribbean that are both waiting for you outside your door. The location of this unit couldn't be better (we LOVED Frederiksted!) and both my wife and I agree that this was one of the best vacation rentals we've ever stayed in -- with a few caveats. There are three rental properties on this site: the large chalet at the other end of the pool, the one bedroom on the ground level (which is what we rented) and a small apartment above the one bedroom. Since we were the only ones staying at the property, we LOVED the privacy it afforded, but if one or more of the other properties were rented at the same time, it could get to be a bit crowded -- unless you knew the other renters. And yes, the structure is old and a bit warn down, but the VERY reasonable price and the SPECTACULAR location more than make up for need for some upgrades (none of which bothered my wife or I.) The property was very clean and in good repair (except for the dishwasher -- detergent dispenser is on the fritz.) LOTS of towels and their was a bottle of Cruzan Rum and some fresh flowers waiting for us when we arrived. Nice touch! Steve, the contact guy on site, was super friendly and helpful with improving the speed of the wifi by moving the router from the big house to our smaller one. (But the wi-fi is really slow, good mostly for e-mail and simple apps.) TV in the bedroom is only for DVD's -- not hooked up to anything. Teri, the owner, was very, very nice in all our communications and always responded within a day to any questions I had. If anything, the place is much, much nicer than the listing shows and I would happily recommend it to friends or family, especially if you could rent it when the other two units were vacant (but that's just me.) Be sure to eat at Pollys and Turtles Deli and at Rhythm's on Rainbow Beach (which is a short walk or drive up the coast from the house.) Jennifer at Cruzan Cowgirls does some super nice horseback rides which meet across the road from Rhythms, and if you're a diver or want to learn, head over to N2 The Blue Dive Shop! Have a blast!"
Guest: John & Peggy KramerDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 9, 2015
"Matthew responsiveness is very excellent!!! I especially want to thank you for your generosity in the wake of the power outage that occurred during my stay on the island. I just vacationed for the first time in St Croix and months ago, started looking for accommodations. Unequivocally, I'd book this house again and will return! Spacious, well-appointed, this villa sits high on top of a cliff at The Reef Golf Resort, having views that are beyond dream-like. The breeze from the ocean is incomparable anytime of the day and tons of ceiling fans to cool the house down when temps soar too high!
Parking is close-by to the steps leading directly to house's front door. Two large bedrooms, both on different levels (great if you have kids) and both with its own full bathroom and views of the ocean. Laundry is in-house and on lower level; what a convenience!
On the upper level, kitchen/living/dining areas are open and perfect intimate family-dinners and entertaining; a lanai -- with BBQ grill and clothes-pen -- is steps-away from the kitchen.
When you want an alternative to the surf + sand, there's a huge pool for fellow guests that sits on a higher plateau, about 20 feet from this villa's back door. Beside the pool, that never seems to have more than a small handful of other vacationers, is a loggia and changing rooms.
Driving beyond the password-secure front gate (and you'll definitely want to rent a car to get around the island), paradise awaits ... Duggans Restaurant on the water has dinner only, but sunsets that are from the movies. TLC is an easy breakfast cafe located on near the Resort's property -- try there meat lovers breakfast sandwich! Further down the island some, is Point Udall -- breath-taking views of the oceans (and boasts the easternmost point of the USA). Of course, the island has tons to do and place to eat -- try Blue Water Restaurant (powered by solar panels) and Red Couch Cafe in town (organic breakfast and lunches).
Take my word for it ... if you're planning a trip to St Croix, book this beautiful villa, from Matthew."
Guest: Ezekiel J.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 24, 2015