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Willie's Wish @ Cane Bay

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Three bedroom, 4 1/2 baths,two story, steps to sandy sunning beach large pool,

This a lovely house. The southern yet west-indian style of ''Willie's Wish'' makes it one of St Croix's most recognizable homes. With a one acre of land in a lush setting, this 3000 sq. ft., 3-bedroom, 4.5 bath home has a comfortable layout including a private upstairs master suite complete with sitting and office areas. Amenities incl: 15'x30' pool, central A/C, 20-KW generator, fenced yard and well. There is a beautiful sandy beach across the street and warm blue water. You can look across the water and view St Thomas and some of the British Virgin Islands. Walking distance to the world famous Cane Bay Dive Beach and dive the wall approximately 3000 feet deep for a once in a lifetime dive experience. Climb Mt Eagle the highest point in St Croix for an eagles view of the island and the blue/green Caribbean.

Robert Johnson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Robert Johnson

I retired from the hectic career of work as an active trial lawyer. I sought a house for me and my dad 'Willie' to enjoy my retirement and his golden years. The house had a real warm feel for the love and companionship that I shared with my dad. Since it was his wish to live in the warm and beautiful Caribbean, when I found and bought this ocean side house, it was truly 'Willie's Wish'

Robert Johnson purchased this villa in 1999

Why Robert Johnson chose USVI/St. Croix

'Willie Wish is a unique home on the island. You will never be lost, because almost everyone on the island knows the house. A friend who came to visit did not believe me, so he took my challenge. I was not available to pick him up from the airport so he went to the taxi stand and simply asked to be taken to 'Wille's Wish'. 20 minutes later he was at the front gate with no other instructions. The house known on the island for not only it's physical beauty but for its warm and wonderful spiritual beauty. It's ocean side location and open beauty has been the tropical venue of a couple of friends exotic weddings.

What makes this villa unique

Fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves and the warm caress of the trade winds.

Wake up in the morning to the sound of the tropics, exotic birds the sound of the gentle surf.

Go for a casual walk along the oceans just outside the gate and turn right 30 steps to the beach or go for a vigorous hike up the road and trail to the top of Mt Eagle the highest peak on the island, right outside the gate to the house and turn left. On the hike up to the top of Mount Eagle you will find a breath-taking view of the entire island. On the hike up experience the wild, tropical plants and birds along the way. A unique photo opportunity. You may also see the occasion island deer that popular the Cane Bay area.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Willie's Wish @ Cane Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Ontario, NY

Awesome Caribbean Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 week stay at Willie's Wish. This was our 6th trip to St. Croix and our 2nd stay at Willie's Wish. The property is perfectly situated on the North Shore right on Cane Bay with a great view of the ocean from the front porch. The house is just across the road from the beach, snorkeling and scuba diving. We took many dives to the Cane Bay Wall right off the shore in front of the property. The dive site is named "Twin Palms" for the 2 Palm Trees that are prominently located on the shore line. Cane Bay beach and dive shop are conveniently located right down the road. We also hooked with Greg and Mel from Latitude 17 Scuba for an amazing night dive at Fredriksted Pier. Highly recommend them if you are seeking guided diving experiences or training. We also enjoyed bingo at Off the Wall, also just down the road (and yes, they do take their Bingo seriously, great food too!) . The house is nicely furnished with a spacious master bedroom suite on the 2nd floor. The pool and patio area are great for just hanging out. Collette, the concierge and Larry the property manager are friendly, helpful and very responsive if there are needs or concerns. We had an issue with the outdoor grill and we simply called Larry and the issue was resolved the next day. We really enjoyed this truly Caribbean vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Muskego, WI USA

Willies Wish

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Willies Wish. Colette was wonderful. The location was perfect for our vacation.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Blairsville, Ga

trip with friends

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this property. It was perfect for the three couples that stayed here. Colette was so helpful with all kinds of suggestions for restaurants and places of interest. We really appreciate the fact that there was an ample supply of beach towels as we were snorkeling or diving almost every day. The kitchen had everything we needed and the huge dining table was great for late evening games.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Chicago,IL., USA

Willies Wish

  • 5 of 5

Loved Willies Wish so much for one week last year that we booked it for two this year. Great diving and great food within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Aston, PA

Cane Bay Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We were warmly greeted by Collette upon our arrival at the house which kicked off a great vacation. She professionally showed us the ins and outs of the property and was available in case we needed assistance. This was our 6th year visiting St. Croix but our first staying at Willie's Wish. I would highly recommend this property for a vacation. The view of the ocean from the front porch is spectacular as well as sunset when the last rays of the day filter through the trees. We enjoy walking and routinely take a hike out to the tidal pools from the trail head at Carambola Resort. From this house it's not far to walk up to see Diana at Off the Wall for lunch or stop at Waves or Eat for dinner. The house has everything you need in the kitchen should you decide to stay and cook in, which we did for a few evenings. Can't say enough about the hospitality of the owner, who ensured our visit was enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Perfect private home on beach w/pool

  • 5 of 5

Very very nice place. Very responsive owner with great and caring local professionals to deal with any issues. I would return for sure! Best side of island. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Henry Rohlsen
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Eat@Cane Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Queen Mary
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Eat@Cane Bay
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Cane Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Willie's Wish is located on the lush and beautiful North Shore of St Croix, at the most romantic and peaceful place in the world, called Cane Bay . A real hidden treasure of a destination without crowds and lines, where you can feel comfortable hanging out by yourself at the beach or meet up with some fascinating characters at Off The Wall. Other beach bars and restaurants are within walking distance of the 'Wish'. Sitting on an acre of lush land at the base of Mt. Eagle, with an unobstructed view on the blue Caribbean. Take a short walk to Cane Bay Swim and Dive Beach. There find a variety of beach bars and restaurants. Scuba, snorkling instruction and rentals are right at the PADI 5 star dive center at Cane Bay Beach. There is also a first class and friendly kayak center locate across from the beach. You can hike up to the top of Mount Eagle to find a breath-taking view of the entire island. Experience wild tropical plants and birds along the way. This is a one of a kind photo opportunity.

North Shore Road provides a great opportunity to take a serene morning walk or run along the beaches of the Caribbean Sea. Sit alone or with your love one(s) on the quiet beach and feel that you are the only person(s) on the earth.

Visit the botanical garden, built into the ruins of an old Danish estate. Put the Whim Museum on your tour list.There you will find and explore a Danish Great House and a restored plantation Experience the Danish towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted with their historical beauty and charm (i Drive through the rain forest amidst lovely tropical trees and plants and be sure to see Norma , at the Domino Club (known as the pig bar) where you can visit with the beer drinking pigs!. Caribbean rum is big on the island and you can visit both the Cruzan and Captain Morgan rum factories and learn the secret of making world famous rums and taste the final product. The beaches on St Croix are beautiful and varied. Some are peaceful with white sand and warm blue waters, while others have surf able waves. There are many beach bars/restaurants with great live music from local reggae to jazz. Make time to ride horses at Cane Bay or other locations on the island. Horseback riding on Cane Bay is special going into the surrounding hills or taking you horse into the ocean , as my 86 year old mother-inn-law did a few years back. Find a favorite restaurant or activity on your own or let us help you before the trip or our or let us help you or our concierge Colette will be happy to give you the local touch.


Rates & Availability

Northcentral Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
high season
Nov 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
high season A
Nov 15 2017 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
high season B
Nov 15 2018 - Apr 15 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
high season A
Nov 15 2019 - Apr 15 2020
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
high season B
Nov 15 2020 - Apr 15 2021
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 10.0%

Weekly Rates For Off Season From April 15 thru Nov 15
(6 people Max)1-2 People-$2200 weekly 3-4 People-$2500 weekly 4-6 People-$2800 weekly
***High Season***
*Weekly Rates For High Season From November 15th-april 14th
(6 People Max)1-2 People-$2700 weekly 3-4people-$3000 weekly 5-6 people-$3300 weekly
VRBO provides an insurance policy for $89 which satisfies the damage deposit of $1000.

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Northcentral Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3008 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , In the Pool house
  • There are two full baths one in each downstairs bedroom. There is a half bath downstairs for guest, The upstairs bathroom is marvelous with it's jacuzzi tub and seperat shower. Never a wait as there are TWO toilet in this bathroom(quite a conversation arrangement) There is a convenient full bath outside near the pool with a toilet and shower. When you go to the beach across the road you can shower off the sand before going into the house.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom is a large suite that covers the entire floor. Beautiful and very comfortable bed. Open the window and let the ocean put you to sleep with the gentle trade wind soothing your body. The two bedrooms downstairs are large and comfortable. Both have ensuite baths, one a large comfortable queen and the other, twin beds with firm and comfortable mattresses.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
All of this quiet beauty is inspiring and might be all that you want and need. Right? But maybe you are thinking about venturing out a little further? Well, worry not because just down the North Shore Road. The curve of a white, sandy beach invites you to lounge, swim, snorkle, scuba, and kayak. The infamous 'WALL' is a 13,000 foot drop about 300 feet offshore. For all of you divers this is a great destination. Hal and Suzanne of Cane Bay Dive Shop are located across from the beach and will set you up...first timers too. Kayaks are available for rent also as is snorkle gear.

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