Calypso Condo - Family Friendly Beachfront Elegance at Gentle Winds(67 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Condo, 3 Bedrooms/3Baths + Loft with Queen Sofa Bed
Being located on the second floor allows you to safely open all the floor-to-ceiling screened windows at night to allow the Trade Winds to blow through and allows you to be lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf. The private development of 66 units is located on 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and has its own white sand beach surrounded by a protecting coral reef. It combines the amenities of an exclusive resort with the charm of a friendly neighborhood. There are permanent tikis and lounge chairs on the beach, a beautiful new salt water swimming pool, a snack shack with freshly prepared food and drink, a four-hole pitch and put golf course, two tennis courts, a half-court basketball court, jungle gym, ping-pong, shuffle board court and a recreation room with game tables and a library. A Pirates Cove for children has been constructed nearby with a ship's bow, wheel, look-out and sand toys. We are also the only destination with a machine to keep the sand neatly raked which is also shallow and light enough not to disturb the turtle nests.
Completely renovated, Calypso Condo was designed to meet the needs of a wide clientele. For the adults, there is a sophisticated decor with multiple original works of art in every room, two master suites, a 40” HDTV with a large collection of DVDs, a MP3 compatible stereo system, WiFi and a gas BBQ. For families with children, there is an extensive array of sports equipment and sand toys, a hand made three story doll house, family board games and a comprehensive library of children’s movies with its separate TV set. Special furniture for infants and toddlers is available on request. The separate but attached storage room is suitable for storing scuba gear and contains a variety of sports equipment including snorkeling equipment, tennis rackets, basket balls and two sets of golf clubs.
The main floor master bedroom with its magnificent floor-to-ceiling hand carved mirror and luxurious king size bed with silk skirt and pillows is perfect for a couple or honeymooners. It opens directly onto the screened veranda where vacation memories will be created watching the swaying palms and listening to the surf. The two adjacent bathrooms provide his and hers privacy with lots of room to spread out. All rooms have overhead fans so you can choose between tropical breezes or a completely air conditioned house.
The upstairs master bedroom with queen bed is perfect for adults that would like to set themselves off from the rest of the family or for children that would like to be on their own. It has its own TV and DVD player, individual air conditioning (in addition to the central air conditioning) in case the downstairs wants breezes but the upstairs wants A/C, an en suite bath and a very large outdoor deck where one can watch the waves roll in or sit under the stars sipping an evening cocktail or just listen to the soothing sounds of the surf.
The upstairs gallery has a pull-out queen sofa bed and has a combination VHS/TV for playing the children’s movies. The gorgeous plantation shutters set off the attached patio which contains the gas BBQ, table and chairs.
The downstairs guest room on the land side has two twin beds which can be pushed together to make a king,and a view of the landscaped grounds with the tropical vegetation beyond. All bedrooms in the unit have beds with foam toppers and blackout curtains as well as sheers. All rooms have overhead fans and all en-suite full baths are equipped with safety/grab bars The living room and gallery fans are programmable and will adjust their speed according to the room temperature.
The great room is two stories high, has wall to wall windows and looks out on the screened veranda with the lush tropical landscaping and beach beyond. Even the veranda has an overhead fan to assure that the tropical breezes never stop flowing. It’s just a short walk across the lawn to feel the warm waters of the Caribbean lapping at your feet. It's the only unit that looks directly out on the water and can see lawn, sand and waves rolling in.
Gentle Winds is located on the exclusive north shore, half way between Christiansted and Cane Bay, home of the famous Wall at Cane Bay known throughout the world by diving enthusiasts. It is adjacent to Salt River Preserve where there are dive boats by day and kayak tours at night to see the bio-luminescence as well as day tours to see the wildlife and mangroves. It is just a ten minute drive to Christiansted where tours leave daily for Buck Island, a national underwater preserve where there is a trail for snorkelers to follow.
To the east is the Buccaneer Hotel Golf Course located along the water with magnificent vistas and to the west is the Championship Robert Trent Jones Carambola Golf Course. The Divi Carina Casino is located to the south east. There is horse back riding to the west and deep sea fishing is available just next door at Salt River Marina. There is a special event or activity almost every night of the week throughout the island.
Keywords: family friendly,on the water, condominium, resort, villa, vacation rental, home, honeymoon, tropical getaway, exclusive, luxury beachfront, beautifully decorated, green, gated community, snorkeling supplies furnished,
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- On floor 2
- 1850 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
There are board games, sports equipment, sand toys, a three story doll house with furniture, a separate TV and library of children's movies, even water proof sheets on request. Booster chair and Pack N Play available on request for infants....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- All rooms including the bedrooms have overhead fans in addition to central air conditioning to make sure that the tropical breezes never stop blowing. All beds have memory foam toppers and all bedrooms have two sets of curtains, both sheer and blackout. All bedrooms have chests with six or more drawers plus closets. The gallery level with the sofa bed has a three drawer chest and plantation shutters rather than curtains....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Half court basketball, 4 hole pitch and putt golf and shuffle board are available. There is an attached private storage room for sports equipment. Golf clubs and sports equipment such as face masks, fins, basketball, tennis rackets and balls, ping pong, sand toys, doll house and furniture, etc. are included. With three bedrooms, three baths and three decks and an entry with seating and stocked bar (replenished by guests), you'll never feel crowded. There are overhead fans in every room including the veranda to maintain the tropical breezes. The gallery and great room even have 'smart fans' that adjust their speed according to the temperature. We can stock your unit with food before arrival for an extra charge. The sound of the surf can be heard throughout the unit and the views are fantastic from every room....moreless
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- Ping Pong Table
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Sand toys, basketballs, tennis rackets, two sets of golf clubs, three story doll house and furniture, swim fins, face masks (limited number), swim noodles, pool floats, ping pong paddles and balls....moreless
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Rain Forests
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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From the rec room to the library there are all kinds of games and activities, Basketball (1/2 court), Pitch and Putt (4 holes), shuffleboard, bocci ball, ping pong, monkey bars, Snack Shack, BBQ's...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
There are two dining areas indoors seating four and two outdoor areas seating four (veranda and deck) plus cocktail area on deck seating four and two bar stools by the kitchen. Booster seat available...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 16 people
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- Broadband Access
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
The great room is two stories high with a cathedral ceiling and wall to wall windows facing the beach. A custom mahagony bar separates it from the kitchen and a screened veranda is attached....moreless
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Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
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Dec 15 - Apr 15, 2018
5 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Dec 15 - Apr 15, 2019
5 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 12.5%
Five day minimum stay. Minimal cleaning fee added for stays of less than a week ($44 or $22). 5% discount for a two week stay and must mention at time of booking. Mid-stay cleaning included with a two week booking, otherwise mid-week cleaning and concierge service to pre-stock unit is available at extra charge. Snack Shack closed Sept/Oct, reduced days and hours during the low season. Refundable damage deposit or credit card information required as well as a signed contract for all rentals.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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St Croix is world famous for Scuba diving and snorkeling. There are many tours including, horse back, jeep and mini bus. There are many museums and ecological sites and museums including beaches where the sea turtles come to lay their eggs. I would consider a day-trip to Buck Island to snorkle along an underwater trail in the national preserve a must-do activity . Boats leave twice a day from Christiansted for a full or half day trip. I would also recommend taking a kayak tour at night to see the phosphorescence in the water when it is disturbed.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: I am a retired school teacher who has a horse boarding facility in Gardnerville, Nevada. I like to travel, garden and remodel houses. I have two dogs, one cat and three horses that I don't have time to ride.
Why the Owner Chose Estate Salt River, Saint Croix, USVI:
I was looking for a location that was warm and sunny in the winter. I have relatives who have been happy with their condo here at Gentle Winds for the last 30 years and it seemed a natural. I have always enjoyed snorkeling and never get tired of watching fish in their natural habitat. In addition, the Gentle Winds location is private and never feels over crowded.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Being able to walk out on the beach whenever I feel like it is the height of luxury to me. Even in the summer, when you are in the shade at the beach with the trade winds blowing, the weather is perfect for reading and catching up on novels. With two master suites on two levels it's great for having family and friends visit.
- Primary: (775) 782-3057 (Nevada, USA)
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Two story great room with lawn, pool, beach and ocean beyond.
Another view of the great room with wall mounted TV and hand carved chest below.
Plantation themed Master Bedroom with new shutters and hand carved mirror.
Our pool with recreation room, beach and snack shack to the left, units beyond.
Guest Bedroom with African/Haitian motif, plantation shutters and oil painting
Guest bath with new cabinets and granite counter top.
Great Room with twelve foot mirror and new shutters.
Ensuite bath off upper master with new cabinets and new granite counter top.
Sofa bed on gallery level with BBQ on deck beside.
Kitchen with new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and two story great room
Our new glass sculpture Tsunami on deck containing BBQ off gallery with sofa bed
Typical condo at Gentle Winds, located in a horse shoe, all facing the ocean.
There are permanent palapas and lots of lounge chairs on your uncrowded beach
Enjoy breakfast coffee on the veranda with beach and pool just beyond.
Lower master door open to veranda to allow even more Trade Winds to blow through
Here's our new hand carved wool carpet.
Landside guest room with Haitian art. My favorite room for relaxing.
Entry with original Caribbean art, fully stocked bar to left,window wall to rt.
Nautical themed Upper Master Bedroom which opens to deck and sounds of the sea.
VCR/TV with full library of children's movies.
View from upper deck. Perfect for sunset libations Passing cruise ships a plus
There's only grass between you and the ocean surrounded by a protecting reef.
Our new custom mahogany bar built with local wood felled during Hurricane Hugo
The washer and dryer are conveniently located by the kitchen.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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