2 Bedroom, 1 Bath With Ocean Views And Tropical Breezes.
C. D. Cortes
- english, spanish
About C. D. Cortes
I grew up and got married in NYC and moved to St Croix in 1971. I love St. Croix. My three children grew up in St. Croix, one was born on there. It's a wonderful place for children to grow up on. I lived and worked there for 37 years. I am now living in Florida but do hope to return to St. Croix. There is no better place to live or to vacation in.
C. D. Cortes purchased this House in 1973
Why C. D. Cortes chose Estate Whim
The view from this property is fantastic. Every room offers a wonderful sea view. The trade winds breezes that go throughout the house are marvelous and keeps the house comfortable especially at night. There are many mature fruit trees such as mango, plumb(Caribbean), genip, sour sop, carambola, sugar apples, guavas, and limes that I planted because I love these fruits.
What makes this House unique
The house is located on the West End of St. Croix which offer the most beautiful white sand beaches on St. Croix. My very favorite is Dorch Beach. The snorkeling is great at this beach and it is only 5 minutes away from the house. For jet ski, paddle boards there is Rainbow Beach, another beautiful beach. If you want to just swim and soak up sun there are countless beautiful beaches.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We keep coming back to Casa Cortes
This house has everything a family with children could need. The porch is absolute heaven. We found ourselves eating, reading, relaxing and sleeping on the breezy porch. The property has many mango trees as well as star fruit. We eat those regularly. The amenities of the house are as described. We cooked most of the time and eat out twice a week to be economical. The host provided recommendations and help when needed (we had to figure out how to get hot water). She also provided an air mattress for an extra guest. The best beaches on the island are within a five to ten-minute drive, as well as a grocery store (be prepared for sticker shock). We love this island and this home and have now stayed here 4 summers in a row. Thank you, Carmen, for such a lovely experience. This is truly a home away from home. We will be back next summer if not sooner.
Thank you so much for the lovely review. I am so happy to see that you enjoyed with your stay again this summer. I too spend most of my time on the porch reading, eating snoozing and most of all taking in the phenomenal view of the Caribbean Sea and aren't the non-stop trade winds amazing, as you put it "heavenly." Yes the mangoes and star fruits are delicious. Since I spent time there myself I like to have everything there that I need for preparing my meal at home. I also like to to make my home feel comfortable and have all the things needed to feel at home. Truly the best beaches on the Island are just 5 minutes away from the property allowing for a spur of the moment quick dip or a day at the beach. Thank you for choosing this home time and time again. Looking forward to your visit next summer. Regards, Carmen
A little peace of heaven
As usual, we’ve stayed here a few times, we had a great, relaxing vacation! Thank you again for another great trip!
Thank you Jenny. Loved hearing that you had a great time again. It is always good hearing from you. I look forward to your visit again around this time next year. Regards.
This is a delightful location, away form the hustle and bustle of the touristy parts of St Croix. There are lovely breezes that blow through almost constantly and the nights are filled with fragrances from the nearby rainforest foliage and sounds of wildlife. It is a very restful place to get away from it all for a while. And if you want the conveniences of the tourist locations, there are many good places to eat on island, especially in nearby Fredericksted. The owner Carmen was wonderful to work with. Highly recommended!
Thank you Jim for sharing your experience. You were an awesome guest. I am so happy that you enjoyed staying at my rental property. You are so right about the breezes blowing nonstop, the aroma of the flowers and fruit trees and the night sounds of wildlife making for a restful sleep. I am so relaxed when I am there. Thanks again. Be blessed in all your endeavors.
This was our first trip to STX. The house was comfortable and well located for exploring the island
The bed and pillows were super comfortable! The house is neatly kept and located on the hill it grabs the breeze making it very comfortable and a beautiful view. We did wish for grill tools and some spice basics as we like to cook for ourselves and have not had to purchase salt and sugar etc when using other VRBO rentals.
Thank you Karin & Scott. Your comment about the spices are well taken. I had some grilling tools in the second drawer and if they are no longer there I will replace them. It was good having you as guests and hope you come again.
Everything was wonderful!! Great host.
Thank you Fredrick,
I 'm happy that you and the family enjoyed the property and the what the Island has to offer. I bet the twins kept you busy going to the beach and running around the yard. Take care and hope to see you again.
Perfect island home for our stay on St Croix
This is a long review, but worth the information.
First, this was a make up trip for one we had booked at Casa Cortes in 2017. We had to cancel last year because of hurricane Maria. Carmen was extremely accommodating in 2017 and fully refunded our money. Casa Cortes received extensive damage during the hurricane, but Carmen was able to fully repair Casa Cortes and we subsequently booked our make-up trip during the same week this year. Carmen was a superb host & property manager during the entire stay. We ended up extending for a couple of days because we loved it so much. We were relaxed, had a great time, and were extremely happy that we chose this home for our stay on St Croix.
Thank you Chris & Kenya for the wonderful review. I am pleased to know how much you enjoyed your stay. It was great having you both. I look forward to your return and also for your parents to visit. Best regards. Carmen
You can take up paddle boarding at Tres Veho, or dive the Frederiksted pier. History buff's can visit the Whim plantation and Fort Frederik. All of these attractions can be found less than a 10 minute drive from Casa Cortes. For suggestions please contact the owner.