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Central Air * 1ST FLOOR/NO STEPS! ** $125 per night Apr - Aug 2018

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, two bathroom with CENTRAL A/C. Only steps away from the beach!

ENJOY the SUN , BEACH and POOL when you stay in our Unit at Colony Cove, centrally located on the North Shore. There are two things you should know about our condo -- it has CENTRAL A/C and NO STEPS TO CLIMB -- it is located on the first floor! The unit has TWO BEDROOMS, TWO BATHS and has ALL THE AMENITIES OF HOME including washer/dryer, three TV's, DVD/VCR player with some movies, board games, books, snorkeling gear, free WIFI, linens and towels, electric sweeper, and a FULLY EQUIPPED kitchen with a reverse osmosis system so you can drink pure, clean water right from the kitchen sink! The condo complex is gated and has 24 security. Our condo is fabulous for relaxing on the large SHADED PATIO with a BEAUTIFUL VIEW of the luscious gardens. Feel free to pick fresh herbs from the garden such as parsley and rosemary to use if you choose to make dinner!

Take a few steps out the door and you will find yourself at the sandy beach or at the fresh water pool. 'Long Reef' is about 2 miles long!!!! It provides TRANQUIL WATERS AND BEACH FOR SMALL CHILDREN. SNORKEL or SCUBA DIVE right off the beach in this VAST REEF PROTECTED BEACH/COVE. A variety of habitat zones exist where you'll see tropical fish, rays, turtles, coral, conch, lobster, starfish and on and on......

GROCERY SHOPPING is nearby at Pueblos or Food Town. You can take advantage of the GAS OR CHARCOAL GRILL located by the pool. TWO RESTARUANTS ARE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE from Colony Cove. The Golden Rail Cafe is located right next door and offers great food and live entertainment. Breezes is a short walk down the beach and the food is excellent.

The town of Christiansted is 1.5 miles to the east and accessible by walking, taxi or rental car. The boardwalk overlooks Christiansted harbor and is a nice place to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. There are also many specialty shops including local crafts, clothing, jewelry and more. Make sure you try your luck at the crab races! We have been taking our kids to the crab races since 2005. It is still the very first thing they ask to do upon our arrival.

St. Croix offers a variety of outdoor activities. Enjoy the beach/pool at Colony Cove or the numerous beaches around the island. Take a trip west to the rainforest for a horseback riding adventure. Drive to the town of Frederiksted and tour Fort Frederik, do some shopping, fish at the pier (bring your swimsuit and jump off the pier if you have the guts, stairs are provided), and enjoy the white sandy beaches. There is a Casino on the island, golf courses, as well as miniature golf. See an island show, take a seaplane to St. Thomas or St. John for the day, or sail to Buck Island, a famous national underwater park. The Wall at Cane Bay has some of the best snorkeling and shore diving in the world. You can also take a kayak tour, ATV ride, jeep tour, go deep sea fishing, sailing, parasailing, surfing, hiking, and much more. Visit the Botantical Gardens and the Rum Distillery.

When you arrive at the airport make sure you pick up a copy of 'St. Croix This Week'.

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Estate Golden Rock Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bathrooms. One bathroom has a tub, the other bathroom one has a standup up shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Each bedroom has a TV, ceiling fans, window A/C's as well as central A/C.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Central Air * 1ST FLOOR/NO STEPS! ** $125 per night Apr - Aug 2018
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

Great honeymoon at a great place !!

  • 5 of 5

We had a absolute perfect honeymoon/vacation at this delightful condo in Colony Cove. The condo was very clean and provided everything we needed. Everyone at the complex was super friendly and we had such a great time. The owners were very quick to answer any questions we had before we arrived and while we were there. Thanks and we will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations!!!! We are happy you had a great time and made some lasting memories. You are welcome back anytime! Thank you!
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Really nice, convenient and comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed there a month and really enjoyed it. All the amenities of home. I will definitely try to come back here next trip! Thanks, Kim, for the hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed yourself. Please come back anytime! Thank you, Kim
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Great value in St. Croix

  • 5 of 5

Kim was a great host and very responsive during our stay and did a great job of communicating what to expect during our stay. This condo was great for our family of four and included lots of extras--snorkeling equipment, washer and dryer for wet swimsuits and towels, and games to play were a great way to wind down. The location is great for getting around and very convenient to get into Christiansted. The pool is small and we didn't spend any time there because we were always running to one of the many beautiful beaches on the island. And while this property is on the beach, the sand and view are not as good as you'll find elsewhere on the island. For the price, I was extremely happy with our stay and would come back. The entire island is paradise and we really enjoyed coming back to this unit after a fun day of snorkeling, hiking, or exploring.


Clean, spacious unit that suited our family well

Lots of extra items that you might not find in every vacation rental

Great owner, great communication

The unit had a water filtration system and the water tasted great, no need to buy bottled water or ice

Fully stocked kitchen with nearly everything you need for your stay

Beautiful grounds on the complex

Okay view of the harbor from the beach

Great value for the money

Wi-fi included and was reliable

Secure grounds

Lower level unit was convenient


Like all of St. Croix, the utility costs are high at this unit. We carefully monitored electric and water consumption and therefore did not run the A/C to avoid additional charges, even though nighttime temperatures can be quite warm.

Again, like all of St. Croix, there are roosters running around freely and you can expect to hear them at night and early morning through the windows.

The beach is small with lots of seagrass--not an ideal place to swim or snorkel, or with much of a view

The beds are very hard, which is a matter of preference--too hard for my liking, but I never had difficulty sleeping after long days in the sun!

Bottom line:

Loved staying here, would recommend to others, would stay again. Thanks Kim for a great experience. I hope others are able to have as much fun staying here as we did.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfort, convenience and tropical beauty

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of the month we spent in this convenient condo. Five minutes to two grocery stores, 15 minutes to beautiful Cane Bay, and just a few steps to the pool and beach. It was so nice to have two restaurants within easy walking distance. The condo is very comfortable and the kitchen has everything you need. So much fun to go to the farmers' market on Saturday then come home and prepare something new and different for dinner. (Breadfruit curry and egg fruit smoothies were great!) The Colony Cove staff do a great job keeping the grill, pool, and beach area clean and attractive. The owners were very responsive to any questions. We appreciated the nice touches such as books, puzzles, and resource books to identify reef fish. It was nice to be on the first floor so that we could walk directly out the sliding doors to go to the grill or beach. If you plan to explore the island, Colony Cove is a great central location. You may see a boat out in the water taking hang gliders up - if you get a chance while visiting definitely try this! Book the trip at the boardwalk in Christiansted. We recommend this condo to anyone, especially those who want a convenient location as a base to explore the beautiful island of St. Croix.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review! We love it when our guests have a great time! I hope you have a chance to visit St. Croix again. Thank you!
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Great stay. Everything we needed

  • 4 of 5

One of the few properties that is really no stairs in the area. Pool was great and Internet was reliable

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a great condo! It is conveniently located to both Christiansted and Fredricksted.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this very comfortable and well appointed condo. We felt like we were home except we were in Paradise! Everything we needed was furnished, coolers, beach towels, snorkels etc. The kitchen was well equipped with everything needed to prepare a complete meal or a quick snack. Especially liked having a full size washer/dryer and the a/c was great! The grounds, pool and beach were well kept. The beach did have sea grass washed up but the groundskeeper kept it cleared daily. Kim & Tom were a joy to rent from. They were quick to address any concerns that we had. We would definitely stay here again. Can't wait for our next trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to your next visit!
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Kim Ylisela
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2018

About Kim Ylisela

We bought this property in 2004 before our first child was born. My husband and I love traveling and we knew we didnt want to stop after the birth of our child. We also knew it would be more difficult to travel with children and we wanted the security of a tropical paradise within the USA. So, St. Croix is our second home now and many happy memories are being made!

Kim Ylisela purchased this condo in 2004

Why Kim Ylisela chose Estate Golden Rock

Beautiful beach, gardens and pool. Stores and restaurants within walking distance. Unit is on the first floor -- much easier access when you have two small children! Unlike the majority of the condos, our unit has CENTRAL A/C (my husband installed it, he is a master A/C mechanic).

What makes this condo unique

Return home after a hot day in the sun and turn on the central a/c! No need to spend money on bottled water. We have a reverse osmosis water system in our condo which will provide you with plenty of clean drinking water!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Kim,

We had a wonderful time in paradise and hated to come home to the snow. The weather was perfect.. nice and warm. The place was nice and clean and well stocked with plates , pans and cooking utensils.

You asked if there were any suggestions.. we like to go to different beaches while we are there maybe a couple of beach chairs would be helpful to your other renters as well. Sandy Point and Ha'Penny are beautiful sandy beaches with pretty crystal waters but you really need a chair to relax on them. That would be are only suggestion. You have your place well stocked and comfortable.

The staff came and did a nice job of tiling the gallery. The guys are great, they take pride in the work that they do at Colony Cove. They were doing nice work around the grounds with the plants and the trees. It is always a pleasure to come back to the Island each year. Thank you, Drew & Sue
Jan 2015
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Carambola Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Rt 75
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Beach at Colony Cove
Car: recommended

St. Croix is ringed by beaches of all shapes and sizes, some are long white sand stretches, others are small patches shaded by low sea grape trees and towering coconut palms. Some have smooth sandy bottoms ideal for swimming, and others have rock and coral-lined entries perfect for snorkeling!

St. Croix is the only Caribbean Island where a diver can explore a wall that drops over 13,000 feet, dive a reef that is the largest living reef of any Caribbean Island, dive five wrecks that are within 100 yards of each other and dive a pier.

Shopping in St. Croix is a sight-seeing tour in itself! Quaint shops are tucked in historic buildings made of cut coral, molasses mortar, and Danish bricks brought as ballast on the trading ships of the 1700 and 1800s! Interesting shaded courtyards in these restored buildings house shopping arcades.

Experience the thrill of riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Drive one of our ATV's on a guided excursion along mountainous trails through the Sub-Tropical Rain Forest, exploring historical ruins, and viewing amazing vistas of the north shore and the island. Fun, excitement, and adventure all wrapped up into one great tour. Each ATV is designed to accommodate two persons so bring your family and enjoy a true island adventure. You may also take a jeep tour of the island and rainforest.. This guided tour takes you down to the remote tidal pools and your last stop is visiting St. Croix's beer drinking pig.

Book a tour on a catamaran and experience a personalized tour of Buck Island National Monument. The Underwater trail is a snorkel sight second to none with visibility up to 100 feet and only accessible by boat.

The island's barrier reef shelters thousands of tropical fish and turtles, that are fortunate to live in this protected marine environment. Step onto Buck Island's beautiful white sand beaches and hiking trails that reach the top of the island for mesmerizing views.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

Do you want to stay a month or two or three? Please contact us about our discounts for long term leases!!!!

Rates are for double occupancy (2 persons). Additional occupants will be charged $5.00 per day, per person for adult guests (18 years and over). There is no charge for children (17 years and younger).

Weekly rentals include a $75.00 utility allowance. If you are conservative with your utilities there should be no additional charge. If you are staying for longer than a week, utilities are the renters responsibility. Meter readings are read before your arrival and after your departure to determine utility usage. Details will be outlined in the rental agreement.

We like to keep our condo very clean for our guests. In order to keep this standard of cleaning, we have our condo cleaned after each guest departs. The charge for cleaning is $150.00. This fee will be added to your rental fee. Have questions? Please email and/or call and ask!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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