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Perfect for a romantic get away or a family vacation

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,475 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Newly Renovated Oceanfront 3 bedroom 3 bath with ocean views.

Gentle Winds is a private community located on the North Shore Road on St. Croix with it's own beach, pool, Beach Shack and tennis courts. Our newly renovated condo has three bedrooms each with a king size bed, three full baths and built out closets in each bedroom. The alcove has two twin beds and is great for kids. The maximum we can easily accommodate is six adults. We do have an on island manager who is there to help should you need anything.


Owner
Marcia Wagner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Marcia Wagner

We live just outside Washington, DC in Bethesda and have three grown daughters who were raised here. My husband and I met in Vermont and after moving for school and work settled here where we have lived on the same street for 27 years. You could say we love our neighborhood!

Marcia Wagner purchased this condo in 2010

Why Marcia Wagner chose USVI/St. Croix

After renting at Gentle Winds for many years we purchased I-8 and did a complete renovation which took a while but it was well worth it. We love to play golf which is what attracted us to the island in the first place and we also enjoy the beach, sailing and hiking.

What makes this condo unique

The setting at Gentle Winds is unique. When you arrive you just exhale because it is so relaxing and beautiful to look at. We chose to be in the I Building because it is closest to the water and has the best views. The beach and the pool are just a stones throw away and the soothing rhythm of the ocean finds you whether you are inside or out.

Amenities

Estate Salt River Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master Bath - toilet , shower , Custom built mahogany/palm frond vanity
    Downstairs Ocean Front Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Each bath has different carefully selected tile
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower , Sliding glass doors enclose another unique shower
  • Two baths have walk in showers with sliding glass doors. One bath has a shower/tub combo.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Ocean Front MB - 1 king
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs Ocean Front - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Pack and Play available for infant/toddler
    Alcove - 2 twin/ single , Day Bed in alcove sleeps two. Best for kids. Shares MB bath.
  • Each bedroom has a king bed and built out closet and is tastefully decorated in our favorite Island Style. The upstairs BR has it's own private lanai with two rockers and a chaise perfect for catching the sunrise or sunset. Shades are installed should you want a break from the sun. The bedrooms easily accommodate six adults and the alcove is good for kids.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Perfect for a romantic get away or a family vacation
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
5

This property was phenomenal- perfect location, well appointed, lovely decor.

  • 5 of 5

We had the distinct pleasure of staying in this condo over the Thanksgiving holiday. We were three couples traveling together looking forward to a relaxing vacation. We were hoping the condo had the basics - as we planned on being "out and about" most of the day. When we walked through the door of this condo, our plans quickly changed. It was beautiful and far exceeded our expectations! The kitchen had everything you needed, the balcony with the table and chairs with a view of the beautiful beach, was perfect for morning coffees and afternoon cocktails! What was most impressive was that all three bedrooms had king sized beds, lots of closet space, and en suite bathrooms! It was apparent that our hosts thought of everything to make their home an oasis for their guests. Although we did tour other parts of the island, we found we spent more time at Gentle Winds - the beach was breathtaking and the accommodations were fantastic. A very sincere thank you to the Wagners for sharing their lovely home. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spacious unit, beautiful views, quiet, secluded property and central to everything.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 15 days at Gentle Winds that went much too fast. We have been coming to St. Croix for over 30 years and usually stayed closer to Christiansted, but that is changing. We had heard good things about Gentle Winds but as creatures of habit, we never checked it out.

Most of our time is spent on the North Shore. Golf at Carambola, our beach bar/restaurants, and snorkeling sites, etc. are all within a short distance of Gentle Winds. The first week we were on our own, and friends arrived on Friday for the second week. Having never been to St. Croix before, we were anxious for them to discover what we've enjoyed for years. The condo offered two of the three bedrooms with sea views, so we all got to drift off to sleep with the sound of waves breaking near the shore, and wake up to sunny waters. When we weren't out exploring, we enjoyed laying out at the pool or at the beach. The beach hut (it's bigger than that) Sandy Toes was a hit. We were able to get cold drinks and have lunch if we didn't want to venture out.

The unit is located in the building closest to the water. It had all we needed for our stay. Washer and dryer (very quiet), three full baths, large refrigerator, coolers for our trip to Sandy Point, plenty of beach towels and everything you'd need to cook a meal if you chose to do so. It was very comfortable in the unit with soothing breezes and ceiling fans (very quiet) in every room. No need to use the AC. Everyone slept well.

The grounds are meticulously maintained, and if you are a golfer, there are areas with small greens to help you work on your short game. The pool is large, clean and very refreshing. LED lighting that changes colors adds a nice touch.

If you are looking for a quiet condo resort with all the things you'd look for on a tropical island, and a condo that lets you live as if you were home, Gentle Winds is your place. This may sound like a promotional piece, but I assure you we were impressed enough to make this our new base of operations when we come to St. Croix. We are all ready to book ourselves back next year, and hopefully, many years to come.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The secret is out!
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5

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Overall, my family had a great time in St Croix, and we are very glad we stayed at this property.

The Property:

+ Beautiful view of north shore of St Croix from 2 bedrooms and living room area. The screened balcony is where we spent most of our time.

+ Nicely maintained and stocked with reading material, games, movies and local info/recommendations

+ Kitchen was well stocked with pots/pans, etc so we could eat in when we wanted to

+ New washer/dryer in unit was great, stocked with detergent

+ Great cross-breeze and sound of crashing waves makes you feel like you are on the beach

Gentle Winds Complex:

+ Great community with friendly people

+ Very short walk to the pool and beach. Great for quick trips to the beach/pool with the kids.

+ We felt safe at Gentle Winds with on-site guard at single point of entry to the complex.

Location:

+ Located in close proximity to a great selection of beaches with great snorkeling and diving options.

+ Good selection of restaurants on the north shore of St Croix. Rowdy Joe's and Waves at Cane Bay were our favorites.

+ Far enough away from the city to be quiet, but a quick drive to gas and grocery stores.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for capturing the essence of Gentle Winds and St. Croix. We always appreciate the feed back from guests either way, but yours was especially on point. We hope you will plan a return visit.
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4

Great beach and views

  • 4 of 5

The setting for this condo is beautiful. We appreciated having king beds and private bathes for each couple. Having beach bags to use and plenty of beach towels was great. The pool, bar and beach with the cabanas for shade was awesome. We were there during an unseasonably warm spell so using the air conditioner was a must for us. We liked how the location was kind of central to the island and it was a simple drive to all the attractions we wanted to visit. The best dining we found was on the shore to the west of the condo, Rowdy Joe's was our favorite dinner spot. Bobby, the on island manager, was very helpful getting us from the airport to the condo.

The only negative thing that happened was after we left the condo the management did not feel we had treated their property with respect even tho we followed all the guidelines and warned me of a bad review and possible loss of my damage deposit. If you are the kind of person who does not want to sweep up sand on your vacation and you are expecting housekeeping to take care of that you might want to consider a different rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have had many renters over the years at Gentle Winds and My housekeeper reports to me after each rental if something is amiss. The sand was a minor thing. I know it is a beach location but most people make an effort to clean the sand off their shoes at the front door when they come in not in the bedrooms. My main complaint was that the next guests arrived the same day and the condo reeked of cigarette smoke and had to be aired out extensively. Although smoking in the condo was denied, I have a hard time believing that since cigarette butts were found under the couch, not just in the trash. This is the first time this has been clearly violated.
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5

great location and beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Property was easy to find from the airport and was not crowded. This condo was clean, in great condition, and well stocked. Loved having snorkel/fins and beach towels in the unit. Power blinked off a couple of times but would always come back on quickly. Always had hot water for showers-even with 3 teens in the house. Perfect size for our family of 5. Beach and pool were clean and beautiful. Enjoyed drinks at the poolside bar. View from balcony was incredible. Rowdy Joes is a short distance away and delicious! Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was in the closest building to the beach. It was beautifully decorated with comfortable beds. Our only was complaint was the lack of towels. There were only 4 bath towels and 3 beach towels.

The beach and pool areas were clean and well maintained. There were plenty of chairs and shady areas. The sandy beach was a bit rocky in places. I suggest water shoes for protection and to take a longer walk down the beach. The beach was completely private as there aren't any public areas around.

I would definitely recommend this condo to anyone who likes a quiet vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your time at Gentle Winds. I wanted to respond about the towels. We provide one towel per guest and one extra, the same as any other rental. That goes for beach towels too. You can always use the washer if you need to. Sometimes people book for fewer people than actually stay there and we have no way of knowing that ahead of time. Either way, I hope you will return. Thank you for you good review.
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, St. Croix
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Carambola Golf Course
Nearest Beach
Gentle Winds
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Estate Salt River Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
May 1 - Nov 30
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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