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 located on the third floor of the building closest to the beach, 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.
Newly Renovated Oceanfront 3 bedroom 3 bath with ocean views.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 10, 2018
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 Estate Salt River
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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Perfectly located on the Island
This was our first time to St. Croix. The week of 11/10-11/17 our group of 4 (3 divers) enjoyed this lovely Condo. Gentle Winds is away from the hustle and bustle of vacationers, yet very convenient to everything on the island. The beds were extremely comfortable.
The kitchen had everything we needed, including dinner service, storage bowls, cookware, spices, detergent, soap and trash bags. All appliances were in great condition!
The upper level balcony was perfect for star gazing. Unfortunately, the lower balcony is screened in and while we were there many dead bugs were within eyes view. The screen was obviously serving its purpose.
The grounds were nice, but due to the wet weather were a bit overgrown. The pool, although they call it a salt water pool was wonderful. It has only a very low percentage of salt water and didn't smell of chemicals. It was always very clean. Unfortunately, the Snack Shack wasn't up and running yet, but should be opening very soon. The view from the Shacks lovely epoxy finished bar facing the beach is breath taking.
We had a delightful experience during our stay. Typically we are in bed by 10pm, but it just so happened that we went for a walk by the pool the evening of 11/11 and low and behold we came across 2 baby green turtles on the path. Then, when we got down to the pool, there were baby turtles everywhere! By the end of the week we saved 84 green turtles and 16 hawks bill turtles. So, the lesson, stay up past 10pm and take a random walk with flashlight to look for baby turtles each night in the fall.
Scuba - We rented tanks from Sweet Bottom Dive Center - Mark and Laura have a 5 Star Dive Center. Honestly, after 20 years of diving with all kinds of different shops, this place puts all others to shame!
The Eat at Cane Bay restaurant in front of the Dive center serves excellent food!
We enjoyed the Sea Thru Kayak adventure in Salt River Bay. Oh...and if you want to do a rum tour I would highly recommend the Cruzan Rum tour. It is incredible the amount of rum we tasted following our $8 tour. Another tidbit...If you purchase a 6 pack of rum it can be checked without fees to your home gate! Perfect!
Thank you Marcia for the use of your lovely home! Wish we could have stayed a couple weeks more!
Great place to stay well equipped for a family
Besides the not so great first impression from the guard which made us assume we may have other issues we loved the condo. It was a beautiful and quiet area. The house is highly recommended for a family our baby slept peacefully in the pack and go without waking to come in our bed which is the norm. Maybe it’s because he heard the peaceful ocean. The set up of the condo was nice. The owners are very thoughtful and equipped the house with most necessities. We were not bothered either which is a plus.
Fantastic generational trip!!
This was great for Our group of 7. The views of the ocean from the condo we’re fantastic. The upper level balcony welcomed ocean breezes and made it a lovely spot to sit in the evening and see the stars or in the morning for coffee.
Everything we needed was there including Cookware and spices, detergent and soap, even beach towels. The pool was mostly all to ourselves and well maintained. Marcia was available via email at all times. The manager was available via text or phone and responded quickly to our questions, taking extra special care of my parents. Huge plus, thank you!!
The condo was clean, nicely decorated and had been recently updated. We enjoyed the beach onsite, visited Buccaneer beach, did a snorkeling tour, drove to Point Udall, and had lunch at Rhythms at Rainbow Beach. The condo was convenient to everything. We had amazing food at Eat@Cane Bay, The Chicken Shack, Off the Wall and Rowdy Joe’s. It was a great trip for 3 generations and the condo was perfect for us. We had plenty of space to spread out. We would definitely stay here again!
Perfect Spot on St Croix
We spent a week at this condo in Gentle Winds. It was terrific all the way around. Plenty of room for our family of 5. Having 3 king beds and 3 full baths was a must for us! Easy and secure with a great pool and beautiful beach. It was easy to get anywhere on the island from the north central location so we explored a lot. The only slight bummer was the snack hut on the beach was under repair when we were there, but look forward to using it frequently when we head back!
Gorgeous place with everything you need
We loved our time at Gentle Winds and St. Croix. So relaxing and hospitable. Would love to go back again soon :)
Lovely condo with updated decor and amenities.
Our family loved our stay at I8! Gorgeous, updated and very clean. Beds were comfortable, sheets higher grade, air conditioning worked great. No complaints!! Thank you for a wonderful vacation.
You're very welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as we do. Gentle Winds is a little piece of paradise. Thanks for the comments, they are always appreciated.