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Blue Horizon Villa (Cotton Valley)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This private, upscale and tropically landscaped St. Croix vacation rental villa features three bedrooms, two baths with spectacular ocean views of the ever changing colors of the Caribbean Sea including famed Buck Island and a ribbon of the other virgin islands on the horizon which can be seen as your mesmerizing view.

Situated on a lush landscaped hillside surrounded by tropical foliage and swaying palm fronds at the pool area to lull you as you gaze at the spectacular views of the ever changing blue Caribbean water with Buck island and a ribbon of the other virgin islands on the horizon which can be seen as your mesmerizing view.

French doors open out to the cool tradewinds, panoramic view and outdoor living environment. An outstanding view awaits whether you are dining al fresco on the deck, reading a book under the shade, sunning poolside, or floating in the 12x22 pool.

A nicely private location affords you the enjoyment to swim as you wish The ever present soft tradewinds and the experience of scent combining fragrant foliage and sea air add to the enjoyment.

A natural beach is just down the road from the villa. Beach chairs, beach cooler and pool/beach towels are provided. Spend part of the day there, there's good snorkeling on one side and good swimming on the other and you're right across from Buck Island.

Beautiful sunsets start the evening hours. Spend time in the relaxing Pool as you gaze at the stars or dine away the evenings at the large selection of restaurants all within easy drive of the villa.

Gracious decor, tropical landscaping, balmy breezes, fully equipped; light and airy; spectacular views, privacy, and pool all serve to enhance your vacation stay.

Conveniently located in a residential area while maintaining its privacy and is very convenient to all island activities.

Master bedroom features french doors opening onto the deck and is on opposite side from the other two bedrooms; Second bedroom features french doors opening onto deck from opposite side, making it ideal for two couples or a family.

A wonderful hideaway, romantic retreat or honeymoon spot!

Master with private bath - King bed; doors opening to deck by the pool.

Second bedroom - queen bed. Doors opening to deck on far side. Shared bath for both bedrooms.

Third bedroom with 2 double beds. Excellent for teens to sleep apart in same room.

This is a NON SMOKING Villa Environment.

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More Details

Owner
Erik Schenk
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I have been all around the Carribean and have decided that St Croix is the best!! This home we stayed in last Feb. and again in July. The home is well kept and the veiw is magnificent. Very private. You will LOVE it as much as we do. We are planing to stay for a month next spring.

Don K
Feb 2010
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Amenities

Cotton Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Maid service can be arranged (additional cost)

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Blue Horizon Villa (Cotton Valley)
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews
5

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with another couple in mid July. As others have said if you want granite and Viking appliances in the kitchen and marble showers, this is not the house for you. But of you want a comfortable, split bedroom (perfect for two couples) modest house with yet a spectacular view to Buck island from the great pool area, then this house is for you. Erik, the owner, is very responsive to all communications. We arrived on Saturday and realized on Sunday that the shower in the hall bath was not working. We sent Erik an email and within a hour of receiving it he had his maintenance person at the house to repair it. Everything else in the house worked as expected including the wifi which had coverage throughout the house and the pool/patio areas. The only issue we had, which was general to the whole island not just to this house, was that our cell phone service is through Verizon and we had reception only at the Airport and a couple of spots in Christiansted. We were lucky the other couple we were with had service through AT&T which worked well. If you have Verizon I suggest you set up a VOIP app before you get to St Croix.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, FL
4

Great Ocean Views & Location

  • 4 of 5

Rented this house for 10 days late last summer and had a wonderful time diving, sightseeing and dining in and out. The views of the ocean and Buck Island are outstanding, and the property is very private-clothing optional, even outside around the pool. Great breeze at night and never turned on the A/C, so don't know if it works. The home is clean, but dated, and the amenities are basic-it's definitely not a luxury rental. The internet didn't work, nor did the really old TV have a cable feed, but stereo worked for music. Many overhead light bulbs burned out. Pool is small but clean & great for a cool down but not lengths. Need a vehicle to shop & get around. Good value for the price and would go back again if the Wifi was fixed

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Blue Horizon - Great Choice

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at Blue Horizon in Cotton Valley on St. Croix in May 2014. We picked this house rental out of several for the view and affordable price and were not disappointed!

The view was breathtaking and the colors of the water changed every day depending on the time of day and weather. There was a constant breeze so we left the windows open instead of running the AC. We spent a lot of time on the pool deck and in the pool and hammock. We know there were houses close-by but you could not tell due to foliage or they were on other hillsides.

The house itself was nice and in great shape. It is not luxurious but the high ceilings and tons of windows to look out at the awesome view made us feel like we were living in luxury! Landscaping all around the house was tropical and very pretty.

The owner was very responsive to emails and phone calls asking questions and getting deposits/payments made via Paypal. The very helpful Property Manager, Lou, met us at the airport and we followed him through The Buccaneer Resort and then to the house.

The house is not far from The Buccaneer Resort (their Mermaid Beach was our favorite on the island) had the best snorkeling, nicest water, and cleanest beach.

As others have mentioned, it is great that there are beach towels, beach chairs, music, movies, and a ton of other things other people have left so look around before going shopping. We thought Food Fair was the best grocery store, but if you need something quick, Ziggy's Island Market is close-by on 82. Ziggy's also sells cooked food and fuel. Downtown was about 15 minutes away and we thought the restaurant You Are Here had excellent pizza and Fort Christan Brew Pub had the best blackened mahi sandwich. I would recommend downloading Navigon before your trip so you can easily get around the island.

Staying at this hillside rental was definitely the best choice we could make for a perfect vacation! We look forward to returning there someday.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ADRIAN
5

Great find

  • 5 of 5

Sorry for taking so long in giving our review. I have been coming to the USVI since 1972. The house is situated in Cotton Valley, great location. Close to downtown Christiansted but far enough out to feel you have all the space you need. The views and the pool deck were fantastic for early in morning having coffee or at night having a drink or midnight swim. The house had everything that is needed for a great relaxing vacation. Lou, the walking encyclopedia, meet us at the airport and took us right to the house. He was just a phone call away if any problems. We definitely will stay again, if available. Normally we like to try different houses or condos but Blue Horizons Villa has a vote for a repeat stay and hopefully for years to come or at least until retirement and then a move to the USVI

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blue horizon

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect!! My family and I spent a week there and didn't want to leave. There was every thing we needed and more. There was beach chairs, baby strollers, coolers, and tons of beach towels. We had a such a wonderful cross breeze when all the windows were open that we never had to use to A/C. The greeter who picked us up at airport was very friendly and knowledgable. At 10:00 the next morning we received a call from the property manager to inquire if everything was alright and if we needed anything else. My boys spent all afternoon in the pool one day while we BBQ in the patio. It was amazing. We will be going back to St. Croix and this is the place we'll be staying at.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morristown, New Jersey
5

Just what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Spent 2 weeks at Blue Horizon villa (4-21 to 5-5-12). View is better than the pictures, house about as pictured. If you need granite counter tops & spa tubs this house is not for you. If you want a great layout, ample room for 6, and a really well maintained island home with everything you could want in a vacation house then Blue Horizon is perfect.

Clean when we arrived, beds made, towels out,... & well stocked, as previous tenants left a fair amount of liquor and food (I wouldn't count on this always being the case, but was a nice bonus). We put away the food we got on the way to the house, unpacked & started enjoying St. Croix. Nothing to do to get the house ready.

The house is well up the hill & fairly far out the East End so a car is a must. Downtown Christiansted is approx 15 minutes away. Not much of a yard, no protection around pool and the deck has a pretty good drop so may not be ideal for small kids. There are neighbors but it's hard to tell. You can't see the houses and we almost never heard anything. Really quite a private and relaxing setting.

The owner was very understanding when we had a problem with our original booking and credited our deposit toward the new dates. He was responsive to any questions and even offered to have someone meet us at the airport to get us to the house. He has an on island property manager if a problem arises (none did).

  • Submitted: May 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $90 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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