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Sugar Bay House, St Croix overlooking Salt River National Park.

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Live the sweet life in an elegant, hilltop villa that links St. Croix’s intriguing past with today’s most luxurious lifestyles. This charming, West Indian great house embraces a 40-foot private pool and overlooks the sea with a stunning view of the Salt River Bay where Columbus arrived with his fleet in 1493.

Enter through double gates of solid mahogany to a spacious outdoor gallery. Here, catch up on your reading in a colonial planter’s chair under the shade of palm trees, or stretch out on one of three decadent cushioned, lounge beds and enjoy the sun or the stars.

A breezy gazebo is perfect for lunch, complete with a handy grill and speakers for background music. And at cocktail time, Harry’s Bar is irresistible—it’s your own private poolside pub!

From the pool area, Harry’s Bar leads into a magnificent Danish yellow great room and dining area with a spectacular window wall facing the Caribbean. Shutters lower at the touch of a button if you decide to darken the room for a movie and an armoire entertainment center is complete with DVD/VCR, iPod docking station, satellite television, and even Sirius radio. Ahead is a crisp white kitchen with all the culinary gear you might need.

The villa’s bedrooms all face the pool through individual French doors and are decorated in subtle tropical hues with tasteful classic West Indian-style furnishings. All four have private baths and air conditioning to use if you wish, though island trade winds will provide natural cooling. You’ll appreciate thoughtful touches provided for your stay-bath amenities, beach towels-even Sugar Bay House dressing gowns.

Running the length of the pool are three bedrooms. Two have twin beds that can be converted to kings, the first in spun-sugar pink with a shower/tub bath and the second in powder blue with Wedgewood accents. The third bedroom, with its soft mango glow and palm theme accessories, houses a king-size four poster bed.

At the end of the pool, steps lead up to the fourth bedroom’s pavilion with pale lime green walls, a queen-sized four poster bed, and tester canopy overhead. This spacious suite has its own wet bar with refrigerator, and another set of French doors to a patio.

Rooms feature high, beamed ceilings, traditionally employed in island residences for centuries and throughout the house are finely-crafted mahogany furnishings inspired by the plantation era, including hand-made local tiles in Danish yellow. Look closely you’ll see inlaid accents carved from authentic ballast brick brought to the island on 19th century sailing ships that carried sugar and rum back to Europe.

From the great room or the pool area, watch sailors come and go on the great bay below an outdoor museum designated as the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve. Tour the park’s Visitor Contact Station, enjoy a refreshing swim at its white sandy beach visible from your villa, or stop by the marina to arrange a guided kayak expedition through the bay. And if you are a Scuba diver, or would enjoy learning, everything you’ll need is available at the marina’s dive center.

Your villa is ideally located at the center of the island’s north shore, an easy drive to either of the island’s two colonial towns, Christiansted or Frederiksted, for shopping, sightseeing, and fine dining. And just minutes away is Cane Bay, a spot favored by locals for its diving, snorkeling, and beachfront restaurants.

Whether you choose water sports or exploration to fill your days, you’ll find Sugar Bay House to be an ideal base. But you may decide to spend most days simply enjoying your delightful villa a destination itself that you’ll want to return to year after year.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small pets only. Please provide details of pet in order to see whether suitable....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Twins can be converted to a King...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Twins can be converted to a King...moreless

  • All bedrooms open up onto the pool deck and have en suite bathrooms. All are air conditioned. Twins can be converted to King beds with prior notice. Baby Cribs are available. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Airport 'Meet & Greet' service included, provisioning service available, access to concierge service, Ipod docking station available to play your own music through the indoor and outdoor speakers, open 'trust' bar, caretaker on premises but privacy insured....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Ipod connection available so you can access your personal music library. Many music channels also available through Roku and dish satellite....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network Satellite available in addition to streaming video with free Netflix access. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Ipod connector available. Music can be piped in the Great Room, Harry's Bar and outside in the Dining Pavilion....moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen with HD....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Wide choice of movies and TV shows available through free access to Netflix. Access to Amazon and Hulu also available if guest has an account....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Overlooks Columbus Landing beach, part of the Salt River National Park...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Overlooks the Caribbean Sea, Sugar Bay, and Salt River Marina....moreless

  • Water View:

    270 degree spectacular water views....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There are multiple great places to sit and eat both inside and outside. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    In bedrooms. Ceiling fans and trade winds cool the Great Room....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    High speed internet available....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In the house for the guests use only....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wireless access available through out house and outside on the terrace....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury high count Egyptian cotton sheets and towels. Pool and beach towels also provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    (3) Local calls only. Cell service available. Voice mail available....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In the house for the guests use only....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Personal chef service can be arranged through our concierge service. Provisioning also available. ...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    A coffee maker and an espresso machine are available....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Basic condiments also provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is well equipped with amazing views over the Caribbean and Salt River. Windows slide open to allow natural cooling. Many personal ( and a couple of famous) chefs have enjoyed this kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic condiments are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With icemaker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Can be rented. Salt River Marina located right below the house....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2500 square foot outdoor living area, luxurious sunning beds....moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    Available at Carambola, a 15 minute drive from the house along the beautiful North Shore road...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking available below the house at Salt River Marina...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Features beautiful tropical flowers and plants. Flowers can be picked for the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Built in out door kitchen...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available at Anchor Dive Center, located at Salt River Marina below the house...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Pool is 20 ft by 40 ft and 3ft 6 inches to 9 feet deep...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2016
Apr 16 - Dec 17, 2016
4 night min stay
$608
$12,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Christmas & New Years 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 6, 2017
6 night min stay
$995
High Season 2017
Jan 7 - Apr 14, 2017
5 night min stay
$679
$15,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Low Season 2017
Apr 15 - Dec 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$608
$12,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$608
$12,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

A flat fee of $1250 plus the applicable 7 day 8 person rental rate is charged for any weddings or other events held at the house. Maximum 40 people.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Henry E. Rohlsen (STX)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Columbus Landing, Salt River National Park

Car: Necessary

The North Shore of St Croix offers magnificent views as you drive west and is dotted with beautiful beaches and also some great restaurants and beach bars. Popular Cane Bay, with the great restaurant Eat@ Cane Bay is only a 10 minute drive away and they offer a drop off food service to the house!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: Hello! My name is Jackie and I am the very lucky owner of Sugar Bay House. My husband and I fell in love with St Croix in 1986 and bought a house on this very same site in 1987. That house was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo but out of this catastrophe came the opportunity to build our dream house in 1994, the current Sugar Bay House. We have traveled to many parts of the world, being English and Australian ( and now American) but we always returned to the beauty and tranquility of St Croix and especially Sugar Bay House.We have had so many wonderful, fun times at Sugar Bay House with our family and friends and we hope to have many more. We invite you to create your own wonderful memories whatever the occasion!

Why the Owner Chose Northcentral, St. Croix, USVI:
The views from the house are simply amazing. It is impossible to capture them in photos. The location is also close to so many great beaches and restaurants and yet is still tranquil and peaceful. We also like being able to easily reach either Fredericksted or Christiansted, the two main towns on the island. In addition, overlooking the Salt River National Park where Columbus first landed is very cool!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our outdoor living area with the amazing views and great places to either eat or sun is wonderful. Tropical living should be outdoor living and at Sugar Bay House that is certainly true. Our outdoor beds are also so relaxing whether reading a book during the day or star gazing with a glass of wine or a tropical cocktail at night. And of course there is Harry's Bar, the heart of the house where everyone gathers and shares stories at the end of a beautiful day in paradise.


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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  • Sugar Bay House, St Croix overlooking Salt River National Park.

    Sugar Bay House, St Croix overlooking Salt River National Park.

  • The 40 ft x 9 ft pool

    The 40 ft x 9 ft pool

  • Dine here and enjoy the views!

    Dine here and enjoy the views!

  • The Great Room with magnificent views over Salt River and the Carribbean.

    The Great Room with magnificent views over Salt River and the Carribbean.

  • Interior dining area for that elegant meal  perhaps prepared by a personal chef.

    Interior dining area for that elegant meal perhaps prepared by a personal chef.

  • Harry's Bar, a poolside pub and wonderful place to gather after a day in the sun

    Harry's Bar, a poolside pub and wonderful place to gather after a day in the sun

  • King sized master bedroom with bathroom en suite and air conditioning

    King sized master bedroom with bathroom en suite and air conditioning

  • The Pink Room. Twin beds(convertible to a King). En suite bathroom. Air Condit.

    The Pink Room. Twin beds(convertible to a King). En suite bathroom. Air Condit.

  • View at sunrise from the pool deck

    View at sunrise from the pool deck

  • A double rainbow viewed from the pool deck over Salt River bay

    A double rainbow viewed from the pool deck over Salt River bay

  • Our property managers who take such good care of Sugar Bay House.

    Our property managers who take such good care of Sugar Bay House.

  • Ann, our lovely housekeeper.

    Ann, our lovely housekeeper.

  • This could be your home away from home!

    This could be your home away from home!

  • The covered arcade. All bedrooms open out to the pool.

    The covered arcade. All bedrooms open out to the pool.

  • A great place to hang or have breakfast. Outdoor living at its best!

    A great place to hang or have breakfast. Outdoor living at its best!

  • The Great Room and kitchen.. all with amazing water views.

    The Great Room and kitchen.. all with amazing water views.

  • A Kitchen With A View!! Imagine preparing a gourmet meal here

    A Kitchen With A View!! Imagine preparing a gourmet meal here

  • The Green Master with queen sized bed with bathroom en suite and air-conditioning

    The Green Master with queen sized bed with bathroom en suite and air-conditioning

  • Blue room with twin beds (convertible to a King). En suite bathroom. Air Condit.

    Blue room with twin beds (convertible to a King). En suite bathroom. Air Condit.

  • Dawn from the master queen suite

    Dawn from the master queen suite

  • View from the front of the house over Salt River National Park

    View from the front of the house over Salt River National Park

  • One of these lovely ladies will meet you at the airport.

    One of these lovely ladies will meet you at the airport.

  • A wonderful romantic place to get married

    A wonderful romantic place to get married

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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