|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
This unique Swiss architect-designed and built studio apartment is on an almost one mile long sandy beach. The Oceanfront Sandy Beach Apartment has a lovely view of the sparkling Caribbean Sea through the tropical palm fronds. The charming interior is lined with natural wood and boasts cathedral ceilings making for an extremely cozy and spacious feeling like no other studio apartment found on the island. Equipped with a large ceiling fan, air conditioning, day couch that makes up into a comfortable large King Bed or can be converted into two Twin Beds. The large spacious bathroom has a full shower, double sinks and a skylight in the cathedral ceiling that makes the space light and airy. A complete, well-stocked kitchenette with full sized refrigerator, stovetop, toaster, microwave and coffee maker are provided. The kitchenette has a table for two. Internet is provided, though streaming is not available. The private, gated and secure compound provides a quiet and serene setting right on one of the most beautiful sandy beaches and minutes away from the town of Frederiksted, eateries and a plethora of water sports and activities. Please note this apartment is on the second floor and can only be accessed by a set of stairs. The calm, clear, Caribbean Sea is only a few steps away. Enjoy your days walking the long white, sandy beach, sun bathing, snorkeling, or relaxing in the shade of the coconut palms. If you would like a little more adventure try scuba diving world famous dive sites such as the Wall, parasail, or horseback ride through the rain forest. Jet-ski, play tennis, bike ride or hike to panoramic vistas in the rainforest just minutes away. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful with pelicans flying over the water, and birds singing in the morning. The small town of Frederiksted is 5 minutes away by car, or a 10 minute walk along the beach. The larger town of Christiansted is 30 minutes by car. Local activities: world-class golfing (a Robert Trent designed course, with its deluxe oceanfront resort, is approximately a 20 minute drive), condition for your next Iron-Man, Tour de France or Marathon on our beautiful and diverse paved and rural roads. Mountain biking, world-class diving, wind-surfing, kite-surfing, surfing, paddle-boarding, fishing on the local beaches, and deep sea fishing available, tennis, water skiing, hiking in the rain forest, swimming, kayaking, jet skiing, ATV and Jeep tours available.
We moved to St. Croix 18 years ago from crowded Laguna Beach, CA and would never again consider living any other place.
We are both from California and love the ocean. If we had not already found our current home in St. Croix we would be living in this Villa in a heartbeat.
Upsides: The apartment is steps from the included beach. The beach is lovely for swimming/snorkeling. Excellent reef immediately in front. We saw an octopus there, as well as myriad tropical fish. We carried most meals down to the patio around the pool, and ate overlooking the ocean. Spectacular. Cruise ship was in town one day, and all the stores opened. Otherwise nice and quiet. A short walk to West End Water Sports, where you can rent kayaks, etc. Great lunch spot there. Sunset dinners in nearby Fredricksted at Sandcastle by the Beach (Hotel/restaurant) were moderately priced and excellent.
To be aware: Steep flight of stairs up to entry. Kitchen somewhat rudimentary. Mini coffee maker, etc. Trundle bed with slight step off in middle. One set of windows looking out over ocean, slightly high/small (not a "picture window"), and metal hurricane shutters reduce light, apartment feels slightly closed in. No nearby place to work out. Excellent gym with daily or weekly access (Beeston Hill Fitness) but 8 miles away.
Overall worked very well for us.
Perfect and beautiful location. Couldn't have been anymore pleased. We fell in love with Frederiksted.
The only 2 suggestions I have is a small television (for late at night) and maybe just a curtain to separate the bathroom area from main area.
It had everything else we needed. It was clean and comfortable, and affordable.
The wifi was spotty, yes. But if you come on vacation and your main concern is wifi, you are missing the point. ; )
The ocean just steps from the house is your very own aquarium. It was the best snorkleing spot we found all week. I saw someone comment that there are sea urchins everywhere in front. And yes, there is. And we had a wonderful time observing them!! There is a place to the right of the house maybe 5ft down that is completely sandy and urchin free if that is a concern.
And the sunsets here. Oh my. We've been to several Caribbean islands and these were more than breathtaking. We are having one of our photos of the sunsets taken at the property framed.
Teri, the owner, is also wonderful. She checked on us via telephone a couple of times and and was there for any questions we had.
Thank you so much for sharing your property with us!
What a wonderful vacation! The apartment was lovely and the beach was perfect. Terri was great and made the process easy.
We had a great time. The apartment was ok. The internet connection was week, but you spend a lot of time outside anytime so that is not big problem. We enjoyed our mornings and evenings on the beach. We explored island and we are definitely coming back. Next time we may rent apartment downstairs.
Want a beautiful setting to spend time in paradise? You couldn't ask for more! Comfortable accommodations allow you to watch an incredible sunset on your own patio or deck. Fall asleep listening to the waves lap the shore as the moon glistens across the water. Have morning coffee enjoying the morning breeze. Truly the perfect place to escape, gather your thoughts and renew.
The owner and staff couldn't be more generous or accomadating. The location is far enough away to feel like your on a secluded island yet close enough to enjoy everything St. Croix has to offer. Family friendly, yet even with multiple unit available, private enough for that romantic getaway.
If you're coming to the island, I can't recommend this VRBO enough! I've been here twice in the past 6 month. As far as I'm concerned it's the only option when deciding where to stay! Thank you! 🌴
Our property was beautiful, stepping right out onto the patio with a pool and then the ocean. Our landlord was very nice and the property manager was never too far away and very helpful. This place is a short walk to several great bars and into town. We were lucky that the other condo, located on the same property was vacant for the first 4 days, making it seem as if we had the ocean to ourselves which was awesome. (if you don't plan on renting a car, ask the landlady to have her property manager pick you up, she'll charge you a better rate than the cabs at the airport)
Our only criticism were:
1. No bathroom door to separate the living area from the restroom.
2. The air conditioner was LOUD and not very cold. We did bring this to the property managers attention and it did seem a little better, but still loud.
3. The apartment is located on a busy road used for quarry trucks, which could sometimes be a little distracting.
4. *this has nothing to do with the property but...Sea Urchins live in these waters, know what they look like so you can avoid them. We hear their sting can be very distracting from a nice vacation.
None of our complaints would prevent us from renting this unit again, in fact we're already looking into maybe renting the bigger space with some friends! Hope this helps and happy vacationing!!
Spectacular snorkeling just steps from your oceanfront patio, scuba diving for an incredible underwater extravaganza at one of the world's top rated scuba sites just one mile away, unforgettable tropical sunsets
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 25 2017 - Jan 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Traveler's Insurance highly recommended with today's airline flight delay and cancellations
50% deposit at time of booking
Balance due no later than 90 days
If initial booking less than 90 days than entire balance due upon booking (consult with the owner for other payment plans)
If cancellation in 90-60 days there will be a 50% cancellation fee kept. 59-30 days there will be a 75% cancellation fee