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"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
"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
Modern loft with everything you need to enjoy an island vacation!
"We stayed for 8 nights at the loft at the Reef and really enjoyed ourselves. The place is well stocked with nice snorkel gear, beach chairs and umbrella, pool floaties, and pantry staples. There was even bottled water and Cruzan rum when we arrived, which made us feel extra welcome! It was definitely a home away from home :) The condo was very clean and well maintained. The only thing to be prepared for is low water pressure in the shower since the island is currently in a drought and people try to conserve water as much as possible.
For nearby beaches, would highly recommend Shoys (by the Buccaneer). There isn't a restaurant or bathrooms there, but it's a beautiful sandy beach that's pretty secluded and in a small bay with calmer water. For food, we really enjoyed Galangal (Thai food) in downtown Christiansted."
Guest: Jennifer Y.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 2, 2015
Hornblower on the Beach -- A Sugar Beach Condo for Beach Lovers
"We have been back three times to St. Croix. We stay at this condo each time and it's very nice. The beach is all ours and never has more than a few people at any one time. This condo steps right onto the sand and is right in front of the ocean. Not all condos have this access. The enclosed patio is secure and you will spend a lot of time here! The breeze off of the ocean is perfect and you can sleep with the doors open at night and hear the ocean. The King size beds are lovely with a very high quality mattress and the pillows are so nice! I want to buy some for my house! Staff is very nice and helpful and will check in with you to see what you may need when you arrive. The pool is so clean and beautiful. The condo association cleans the beach up daily. Snorkeling area is right there! With a reef just beyond for scuba diving. A nice grocery store, Food Town, is a very short distance to this condo, as well as some great restaurants on the North Shore. Downtown Christiansted is a short ride."
Guest: smilesofecDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 7, 2015