Our seaview retreat is a fully furnished 1 bedroom/1 bath extension to our house in a peaceful residential neighborhood. It has a private entrance, paved parking, pocket meditation garden, pool access, and refreshing tropical breezes with a wrap-around sea view. A beautiful 5-minute walk takes you to a pristine beach that you’re most likely to have all to yourself. There are lounge chairs in the shade, and even a small snorkeling reef right off the beach. When you return, an outdoor shower lets you wash away the sand while still gazing at the sea.The retreat has been completely remodeled and refurbished in a crisp, breezy tropical motif. It sleeps 1 to 4, featuring a comfy queen size bed in the bedroom and a full-size futon in the living room. The kitchen has all you need to prepare meals and tropical drinks that you can enjoy indoors or al fresco looking out to sea. The retreat promises you a peaceful, nurturing environment just moments away from all the island attractions.
Quiet neighborhood retreat. A special 1/1 overlooking the sea.
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 3, 2018
About Martha Boston
Martha and Peter are delighted to welcome you to their beautiful island retreat. Peter is originally from Miami, Florida, and Martha from Austin, Texas. They relocated to St. Croix after a year of cruising the Caribbean aboard their 40-foot sailboat Lightheart. At every island they asked each other: “Could you imagine us living here?” Only on St. Croix did the answer come back yes. Absolutely, enthusiastically yes! Peter had a stellar 26-year career as an attorney, practicing primarily in Sarasota, Florida. His greater love, however, was his sailboat racing career which took him all over the world gathering championships and training younger sailors. Peter has also been a commercial and test pilot, lifeguard on Miami Beach, firefighter, school teacher and personal life coach. He currently is thrilled to be taking charter clients for daysailing trips around St. Croix and extended cruising trips on Lightheart, as well as teaching sailing through his association with the American Sailing Association. Martha practiced law in Austin for a few years, but the bulk of her career has been as a facilitator of personal growth and professional development experiences for both individuals and business clients. She has done much of her work in experiential “adventure learning” environments from sailboats to mountain tops; and she also loves delighting her business clients with extraordinarily effective business meetings delivered in the context of an island vacation. Martha offers personal life coaching and executive coaching island retreats, and also coaches via telephone and internet from her breezy tropical perch on a hill overlooking the Caribbean.
Martha Boston purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Martha Boston chose Chenay Bay
We searched the entire island, but knew the instant we saw this property that it had what we wanted. The views and easy access to the sea were paramount, but the bones of a great home were present too. We developed - and continue to develop the property to reflect our values of beauty, privacy, peace, comfort, convenience, and harmony with nature. If that’s what you’d like as your base from which to explore all that St. Croix has to offer, we think you've just found your place too.
What makes this Apartment unique
We love the short walk to several contiguous beaches, the easy access to the marina and to Christiansted, the peace, quiet and friendliness of our neighborhood, the sound of the surf lulling us to sleep, the constant trade breezes coming through our windows, and the expansive views of the Caribbean Sea. We love living in concert with nature and her gifts, conserving and contributing however we can.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A wonderful place to stay
We had a great time. Everything worked out well. A very nice and quiet retreat for us.
My husband and I stayed here during the first week of March. We are not the typical renters for this property, as this was our third year on St. Croix and had already been on the island for five weeks before we moved in here. We were not able to extend our stay at the condo which we had leased for the previous five weeks. That being said, it was a lovely spot to wind down and finish our six week stay. The view was better than expected, and there was a nice breeze. The patio was a nice spot for a meal or cocktails. The unit is very clean and just as shown in the photos. The reason I give it a four star rating, rather than five stars, is because the walk to the beach is a bit longer than anticipated...about a 10-12 minute walk, coming uphill on the return. Also, the chairs shown in the photo do not belong to the condo, but seem to be neighborhood chairs. If you are not first on the beach, you won't have a chair. As we are both 70 years old, we do not do well with beach mats. I would much rather have a portable beach chair for taking to other beaches rather than a mat. One other note...if you rent a small car (as we did), be careful exiting the driveway, as we scraped the bottom of the bumper every time we left the unit. On the plus side, it is very close to restaurants and other beaches.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay here. I guess for some the walk to the beach IS a bit longer - we make it in under 5 minutes, but everyone is different. As you know, the retreat is not a condo, nor is the beach private (all beaches are public on St. Croix). The beach chairs in the photo are donated by neighbors (bless them!) and are available to all who use the beach. We DO provide portable beach chairs that are described in the welcome notebook that was on your dining table - two low beach chairs are right by the grill on the patio, and regulation-height chairs are available alongside the ice chests near the pool.
Seven days in pardise
The accommodations were wonderful. Martha and Peter were great hosts.The weather was perfect. We typically went out exploring in the mornings and came back to relax by the pool mid afternoon. Nice secluded retreat with ocean view and yet close to town if you need anything.
Would definitely recommend this to others.
Thanks so much for your recommendation! We’d love to welcome you back again.
Martha was a wonderful host and was flexible with last minute flight delays. Everything about the apartment was as expected. Location is great! It is within easy walking distance to the beach and super close to all other amenities. Thank so much - we had a lovely trip.
Thanks so much, Angie. We were delighted you chose our little corner of paradise.
Perfect Place in Paradise
My wife and I were very fortunate to stay with Martha and Peter. They are truly great folks who are an integral part of their community. We visited between Hurricanes Irma and Maria. At the time we arrived all of St. Croix were working to help their sister islands in a dire time of need, the Bostons included. The beauty of everyone working together tirelessly to clean up and offer aid far surpassed the natural beauty of the island and will remain with us forever. We departed on Sunday with the reality that Maria is going to be making a pass at St Croix and growing in intensity. Maria visited on Tuesday and made her mark. Time will heal her visit. When the Bostons open their doors again you should book a stay and let the magic that is St. Croix reset your soul!
Great place to stay for relaxation with a beautiful view
Property was clean and well kept, and offered additional amenities to enhance the vacation experience. Owners were friendly and helpful; recommended & assisted with dinner reservations at a nearby restaurant on the first night of stay. On-site pool is convenient for cooling off.
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood overlooking the Caribbean Sea with views out to Buck Island and beyond. We are a 5-minute stroll to a very pristine and secluded beach, and only a short drive to golf, restaurants, shopping, casino and watersports. Buck Island tours or a private sailing charter await you just 5 minutes away at Green Cay Marina.
Additional information about rental rates
*Please inquire for rates beyond 2 weeks. *Reservation is confirmed upon owner's receipt of initial payment AND signed rental agreement, which will be emailed to you. *In the event of your cancellation, your payments are refundable, less a $150 administrative fee, if your dates can be booked. This policy supersedes the stricter cancellation policy stated in this listing. *Refundable damage deposit is due with final payment, 30 days before rental begins. Alternatively, you can select the Property Damage Protection program. The deposit doubles for children under 18. *Please email or call if you need any further information.