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Make This Tropical Oasis Your Home Away From Home.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath With Ocean Views And Tropical Breezes.

Private home situated side of mountain offers panoramic ocean views from every room, mature tropical fruit trees, landscaping and trade winds breezes. 2 bedrooms 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, and 1 queen air mattress, sleeps 4. Home is close to beautiful white sand beaches, restaurants, local attractions and shopping.

Spacious living room with adjoining porch overlooking Caribbean Sea and lush foliage. Dining area,

Fully equipped kitchen – stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, drinking water fountain, cooking utensils, pots & pans, dishes, glassware, cutlery, tableware

Ceiling fans in every room

Cable TV, DVD payer, Wi-Fi

Washing machine and dryer.

Why settle for hotel room when you can rent an entire house with the space and privacy you need.


Watersports – swimming, snorkeling, sailing, deep sea fishing, kayaking, paragliding, windsurfing and scuba diving (dive a wall that drops 13,000 feet (St. Croix is the only place in the region that can boast that), trip to Buck Island Reef Underwater National Park (a must see).

Golfing, horseback riding, hiking, biking, explore rain forest, Whim Greathouse Museum, 2 Forts, botanical gardens, Cruzan Rum Distillery, duty free shopping.

Nightime entertainment – music, fine dining and casino.

No passports needed for US Citizens.

Close to public transportation, but car is recommended.

More Details

C. D. Cortes
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

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.


Estate Whim House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is a tub and shower combo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom has a king size bed, built in furniture with plenty drawers, Chest of drawers, full size closet space and a ceiling fan. The guest bedroom has a queen bed, with a full closet, plenty of built in drawers and small table.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Everyone who has lived or vacationed in this home have always loved it. I do. You will too. My most memorable moments were spent on the balcony/porch that overlooks the Caribbean Sea with a book in one hand and a drink in the other.


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average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Love, love, love this home.

  • 5 of 5

This home is just wonderful. The sea view from every room is the first thing that comes to mind. The porch with the breezes overlooking the Caribbean Sea is just to die for. The countless tropical flowers everywhere were gorgeous. I enjoyed picking mangos for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with some other fruits I cannot name. The house was very clean and well furnished. The kitchen has all that is needed for cooking if you want to cook. The house is located in a great location with much privacy yet close to everything. I loved the beaches, so clean and never more than a few people. I would live there all year if I could.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. I am so happy to hear how much you loved the home and St. Croix. I too love the Island"s beaches with its clear turquoise waters. My favorite place is the porch with the never ending breezes. So glad you picked the mangos. Summer time the mangos are plentiful as well as other fruits.year I also love picking flowers to put inside the house. I agree with you that wish I could live all year. Look forward to seeing you next year.
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Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The house is fantastic thru and thru. An open plan that gives a great relaxing feeling to the four of us who stayed there for 8 days and truly became our home for that time. Everything was as advertised and Carmen was instrumental in making our stay so appreciated that we are looking at coming back again. Can only say that between the terrace the fruit trees the quietness of the neighborhood and its location in Two Williams you can not go wrong with this property.

As a frequent traveler and user of VRBO and FlipKey (somewhere between 8-12 locations per year)I can honestly say this is in the top three properties and location and the top two in terms of service and attention to detail from the owner.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gerard, Maria, Steve and Megan. I totally agree with you the porch looking down to the valley and the Caribbean Sea with the never ending breezes is just wonderful. I too enjoy the fruits and love to make fresh limeade with the limes. I love the mangos. Sorry they were not in season when you were there, but the carambolas were probably plentiful as also the sugar apples, soursops and cashew fruits. Even though it rained some while you were there I am sure you enjoyed our gorgeous beaches, wonderful people, the sightseeing and towns. I look forward to having you visit again. Regards, Carmen
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Urbana, IL

Winter Break Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. Carmen was very helpful. Highly recommended for a relaxing winter break. We intend to come back and stay at the house for winter break when we have a chance.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen for the wonderful review. I am happy that you had such a good time and that you plan to come back. I look forward to your nex t visit.
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The house is magnificent

  • 5 of 5

The house is magnificent! A charming, cozy Caribbean style house which sits on top of a hill with lush views of trees and the ocean from its large seated terrace. Everything you could ask for to make your holiday authentic and convinent is in the house. It has a beautiful open living space, full kitchen, terrace, 2 bedrooms, lush yard, terrace and BBQ grill. The location is in a perfect part of Fredricksted, near the main road, bus stop and restaurants nearby. It's truly a gem.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tony, I am so happy that you and your two friends enjoyed your stay at the house. I look forward to your visit next year. You sure took advantage of every moment there to do all the things that you did. Regards, Carmen.
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Melbourne, FL

Love this house!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the beautiful home many times before and as in the past, the house was in immaculate condition. The front porch has a screened cover so we could stay out there and enjoy the breeze without worrying about getting sunburned. The kids enjoyed eating the star fruit and mangos they picked off the trees for breakfast. My favorite part of the day is drinking my coffee and looking at the breath taking view of the south side of the island. We also like that this house is just a 5 minute drive to the beach, town, and stores.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. That porch is my favorite place also. When I am there I spend more time on the porch than anywhere else. I love looking out to the Caribbean Sea while sipping on my ice tea or lemonaide. The view is so lovely I even eat my meals out on the porch. I look forward to your next visit. Regards, CD.
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beautiful piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

St.Croix is a beautiful island and this home is the perfect place to stay with my family. The home is located on the west side of the island close to Frederiksted. It is less then ten minutes away from beautiful beaches and fun water sports. We went hiking, did SUP paddle. snorkeled and swam with sea turtles. The porch is our favorite place, In the morning I watched the sunrise with my coffee and at night, my kids and I stargazed in the breeze. There is plenty of room and the house has everything you need to be comfortable. We saved money by cooking most days. Grocery shopping can be expensive but if you go to the local market, You can make it more affordable. This is our 3rd stay on this property. My kids love exploring the property and finding what ever fruit is in season. We missed the mangoes this last time but we did eat star fruit and sour-sap. I have looked at other places but they do not compare for the value. My children love it and it truly has become a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you N.W. for the great review. I can always count on your family to enjoy the property and have a wonderful time on St. Croix. Swimming with turtles, wow, I want to do that! I look forward to your next visit. Regards, CDC.
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Paquito's Restaurant, Villa Morales
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

There is a 10% Virgin Islands tourism tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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