Expansive Caribbean views in Contemporary setting
Colleen A. LaCroix
About Colleen A. LaCroix
Jeff and I came to St. Croix for the first time in 2010 and fell in love with this island and the people. Come and stay at "Estate LaCroix" to see why this is the perfect, laid back, island oasis. We are just minutes from shopping and dining in downtown Christiansted, beautiful beaches, hiking, golf, tennis, snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, and deep sea fishing.
Colleen A. LaCroix purchased this House in 2012
Why Colleen A. LaCroix chose Cotton Valley
The contemporary, Estate LaCroix, was built in the early 1970's by the well known architect, and artist Sacha Tebo' (1934-2004), this home is a pure masterpiece with ocean views from all bedrooms, and expansive views from main open air living area. This home has a "wow" factor like none other.
What makes this House unique
Jeff and I have hosted many for special occasions (weddings, anniversaries, birthdays) and just friends and family on vacation. Each time, they say the same thing - "what an amazing house." It truly has that "million dollar view" and is such a beautiful architectural masterpiece. The Master Suite is separate from all other bedrooms, providing the primary guests a very private experience. Each bedroom has a beautiful water view. Two bedrooms share one bath upstairs, and the forth bedroom has privacy and it's own bathroom downstairs. This home provides a perfect escape for a large family or group of friends.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The home was absolutely beautiful and so comfortable for our family vacation! The view is outstanding. Great hospitality all around. 100% recommend!
I wish I could keep this one a secret!
What a perfect home for a family holiday. The open air living space is truly unique and made every afternoon a relaxing, chill spot for happy hour. Just a minutes drive from Blue Water Terrace Restaurant which serves up one of the best meals we had on the island. Though close to Duggan's Reef as well, I think the staff and food at Blue Water are far better. We found many beaches withing a short distance from the house and most of the time we had the beach all to ourselves. Colleen was so friendly leading up to our stay, answering all my questions and providing me with an extensive list of recommendations around the island. Listen to this woman she certainly knows her way around pointing out how to have a great vacation. Our group was three couples and two children. The kids of course loved the pool, but the toads, lizards & roosters also provided for some fun as well. We had a special guest resident donkey on the road up to the house for most of our stay. What a big goof he was, loved greeting him every time we came up the hill. If i was to suggest one small item for Colleen, Robin and Walt to take care of it would only be this...please add a couple more large sharp knives, a girl needs a nice cheese plate with her afternoon cocktail! Loved the house, and hope to return in the future!!
Great and relaxing stay! View was amazing! Property managers are great and respond very fast. Miss it already.
Thank you so much! We are so thankful you enjoyed your stay. Come back anytime! You guys were awesome guests!
So very satisfied we're returning again in 2020
Our one month vacation for us sunbirds and our family was as advertised. There were a few snags with the property but anyone who rents regularly knows that will happen anywhere, anytime. Your on an island so be prepared and relax. Everything worked out for us rather quickly.
Location on the east end is fantastic. Must add that the view is spectacular as other reviewers have done many times. St. Croix is a great place to lay back and enjoy the winter on an island paradise. Not too crowded and traveling around the island was never a problem. We were able to take in the whole island from the east end to the west end. I do not recommend renting a sub-compact.
Great hostess and host was Robin and Walt. We have already booked our return trip next year for 2 months that is how much we enjoyed ourselves. P.S. the people of St Croix are fantastic as well.
Thank you so very much for the feedback. We are so thankful and so excited that you are returning next year! I heard nothing but amazing things about you guys!
The view is the only good part...
6 of us splurged on what we thought was going to be a beautiful rental home in St. Croix. I conducted my search based on having a W/D, pool and pool table.
When we arrived the pool was filthy (and stayed that way for 3 days), the dryer was broken and the pool table was also broken. They told us to keep flipping the switch on the breaker to keep the dryer going, about 10 times a load, which actually ended up burning my finger. The heat element broke as well, which meant the six us who packed light figuring we could wash our clothes were out of luck. You can’t hang dry the clothes since there is nowhere to do it. If you hang them on the balcony they could fall in the pool or on the dirt. Very dangerous in general since the dryer is not vented. I heard the electrician say the breaker needs to be upgraded. The property manager told me the pool table is not listed as an amenity, but if you look at the photos it is literally the focal point of a ton of them.
Multiple locks are not operational. They did replace one deadbolt, but other locks are not safe. The property is treacherous. My friend nearly fell down a flight of concrete stairs due to a faulty tile, we all tripped over the uneven tiles in the kitchen and I can’t even imagine bringing young children since the balcony is not protected.
The kitchen had a ton of bugs crawling around in it. I lived in St. Croix and know bugs can be an issue, but the kitchen is due for a deep clean. If they got rid of all the grime it would minimize the issue. When we arrived, there was even a cookie sheet in the oven with crumbs on it and a plate in the cabinet with crumbs on it. The property in general needs a good cleaning as there is garbage everywhere.
My friend’s shower didn’t have hot water and my other friends had zero water pressure. They told us a switch has to be turned on through a crawl space, but no one ever fixed it. My spouse and I shared the master bedroom and were not expecting to have to share it with six people to take showers. The downstairs bedroom is reached by concrete stairs and has zero lighting at night.
Their are 2 cars that stay on property taking up the best spots. There is only one spot for a car, we had to park the other car on an incline with gravel and spun the tires every time. Very scary.
Property managers were less than helpful rectifying any of the issues. One of them was rude with me on the phone. For the premium price, I expected a premium rental.
Shannon G, Thank you very much for your feedback. I am very sorry that your experience was so negative in such a lovely location. I was able to see several public social media posts from others in the group during the stay at our home, and from the looks of the pictures, I would have had no idea that your stay was as described. We were made aware that it was verbally stated that if you did not get a refund, you would post negative reviews, so we were prepared to receive this. My husband and I discussed each issue, in detail, with our property managers and our personal friends that came by to help out. I am aware that they were responsive and attempted to address each item timely manner, with intent to provide the best customer service possible. We are well aware of the dangers of the property, and we do not recommend this property for anyone with toddlers or young children. The issues with tiles and the dryers were corrected. Prior to April of last year, my husband and I spent 1 week every month there, so it was important that we kept two vehicles. We have sold one of our vehicles, leaving only one on the property for when we are there. Again, we are sorry for your experience. We have had nothing but 5 star ratings from all other guests. Hopefully your next trip to St. Croix can be spent in a property more to your liking. Best Regards, Colleen LaCroix, Owner
For all future renters that would like more details about this review and the items mentioned, please feel free to contact me directly. I will be happy to speak with you anytime. We would love to be your rental choice for your visit to St. Croix.
Oh wow I do you describe the most wonderful visit ever. We have traveled the world during our life. The views and the amenities offered exceeded our expectations . The value of this property was under priced for our stay to say the least.