|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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tranquility personified-catch up on reading & peacefulness & serenity in general!-2 full bedrooms-1 king 1 queen THERMOPEDIC MATTRESSES!!!!!colorfull décor & brightness-unhurried general environment conducive to re-charging your sense of humor NEW GE PREMIUM APPLIANCES RECENTLY INSTALLED ON 1/7/2015 THERMOPEDIC MATTRESSES hear the sounds of waves breaking on the beach a mere 60 feet away to help lull you into blissfull sleep and pleasant dreams BEST LOCATION ON ST. CROIX if not the entire Carribean. Secluded location,yet only 15 minutes from the airport,and 5-10 minutes from quality restaurants,and only 10 minutes from shopping. Big box stores,such as Cost-U-less and Plaza Extra,and regular supermarkets. Numerous tours,scuba diving,horseback riding-visit the beer drinking pig. Gentle Winds appropriately named as breezes all day and evening. Most people enjoy the ceiling fans in every room and leave the AC off and windows and sliding glass doors open at night! Big flat screen HD TV with Dish Network TV,DVR,and Blue Ray dvd player! Casino on east end of island with 5 star gourmet dining,or informal eateries. keep some groceries at home in your galley kitchen for cold beverages & snacks. ENJOY YOUR OWN PART OF PARADISE! Just added 11/14/16 additional couch that opens to full sized bed. Unit now sleeps six! Added to tv is sound bar! Adds fullness n drama to all videos!
Retired owner of real estate brokerage in conn. We owned at the carlton on the fredericksted side of the island,but realized the north shore & gentle winds was the best place to be on the island! Come & share it with us!
ron purchased this condo in 1978
The best place to be on the island NEWLY INSTALLED GE APPLIANCES AS OF 1/7/2015 thermopedic mattresses
OCEAN FRONT! NEWLY INSTALLED GE PREMIUM APPLIANCES AS OF 1/7/2015 THERMOPEDIC MATTRESSES listen to the sounds of the ocean breaking on the beach to lull you into blissfull sleep and pleasant dreams!
We have stayed at Gentle Winds several times in the past. Over the years the property in general seems to have declined. The location is good, but much of the landscape is neglected as are many of the units. This unit in particular - the screen porch pictured was covered with spiders and bugs. DISGUSTING! The door coming into the unit was very difficult to open and would often jam. The rest of the unit was OK but nothing special. The owners are another story. Initially they seemed OK, but we had limited interaction with them until after our visit. We received the following in an email from the owner of the property:
"u left all the lights on and the Air conditioning! Electric rates r the highest in the country,including Hawaii! Gavones! U live in a dream world! R U on drugs,drunks or just stupid!"
We were careful to turn off lights and A/C when not in the unit, so I'm not entirely sure what they meant but any owner that communicates like this I would rather avoid. You probably should too.
Great vacation! Our family of 4 (2 teens) had a fantastic week at Gentle Winds. We were there at pretty much the bottom of the low season, so there was practically no one there when we first arrived. This was a bit disconcerting at first, as we were picturing more of a social scene at the beach and pool after hearing about the burger shack on the pool deck. However, after a few hours of settling in and exploring the place, we decided this was pretty much heaven and enjoyed having the pool to ourselves! When a few more guests arrived later in the week, we had to remind ourselves to share nicely. ;-) Unfortunately, the burger shack was closed the entire time except for our last day, where we had very good burgers and drinks with several other guests hanging out at the pool.
The unit was excellent-- very clean, freshly painted, well-equipped kitchen with new appliances (even a blender!). Being on the bottom floor was great because we had front door access right to the pool and beach-- literally steps from the door! My only negative was that the air was a bit stuffy despite the breeze- the lannai could maybe use a ceiling fan. We ended up using the AC at night a couple of times because it was in the 90's and quite humid. Also, we were told there was snorkel gear available in the office, but that turned out not to be the case. Not a big deal-- we purchased some gear at KMart and it worked just fine. Dinners out were good but quite expensive, so we cooked dinner in the condo twice -- saved money and extended the amount of time we could just hang at the beach-- great to have no schedule! There was a bottle of Cruzan Rum and 3 bottles of wine chilling in the fridge when we arrived, and plenty of staples in the cupboards. We felt the location on the island was very convenient-- about 15 minutes into Christiansted, and about a half hour from Frederiksted.We really liked Frederiksted- maybe it was the time of year, but the winds were less strong so the water was more calm for excellent snorkeling. But we enjoyed having the breeze while on the beach at Gentle Winds, so it was really the best of both worlds. I would definitely recommend and would come back again for sure!!
We enjoyed our stay at Gentle Winds and this unit was nice, especially the location. You can walk right out the gate to the beach. The only thing needing attention was the bathtub in one of the bathrooms, and only because it was a bit unsightly around the stopper lever. It was clean and pleasant. It also has a nice pool area, clear beach water, and they raked over the sand in the early morning. There is a "beach shack" where they serve hamburger-type food and drinks, but it was only open 4 of the 8 days we were there. There is no grocery story or restaurant within walking distance, which we knew from the property description. We were warned about the Pueblo brand grocery stores, but there are others that were quite nice and easy to find.We were told "There's only one road" - not quite. Instead of providing directions, I was told the car rental place could get us there. The person on duty had not even heard of Gentle Winds Condominiums. What helped was someone else mentioning "the 2 palm trees." We were there after dark and what should have been a 15+ minute drive took us about 45 minutes. There are no street signs or addresses on buildings (I'm not talking about the condo units here) and no signs for Gentle Winds at the property entrance. In fact, it says "Private Road" and has a sign with trees on it. We purposefully didn't turn on that road because we thought we would be trespassing. We finally decided that had to be the place because of the palm trees - the entry road is lined on both sides with palm trees. All of this frustration could have been avoided if the owner had simply posted this info on the web page.
Unfortunately, our trip was greatly disrupted by the remodeling going on right next door. I know it needs to be done sometime, but it still doesn't help when you are there to rest and you are wakened by jack hammering. It started at a decent time (around 9 am) but that was 2 hours ahead of our time zone, and again, we got in late and were trying to sleep. We scrambled to get through breakfast (not at all relaxing) to get away from the noise and to the beach. You could still hear it at the beach and even at the pool. Very annoying. We were also disappointed to see brown grass instead of lush green grass due to a lack of rain. We had a hard time adjusting to the "drive on the left" traffic, especially because the steering wheel is on the left, just like American cars. Knowing all this, we may try again during "season" as we liked the condo.
Delightful condo located right on the beach with the sound of breaking waves to lull you to sleep. Only 15 minutes to downtown and shopping areas from this secluded and very well maintained resort with excellent amenities. Would receive five stars except for some trouble with appliances.
The North Shore location of Gentle Winds is delightful. It is very private and the expansive grounds and facilities are immaculate. The location of this unit cannot be beat...only steps away from the surf where you can hear the lapping of the waves throughout the night from the bedroom. Very relaxing and beautiful. The pool was fabulous and steps from the beach...perfect if you enjoy spending the day bouncing back and forth between the beach and the pool. We visited during the "off-season" and we felt like we had the entire place to ourselves.
The unit itself was clean, well maintained and well-stocked making our stay easy and comfortable. The unit manager was very helpful and easily accessible to answer questions. The unit is in the choice building on the property nearest to the water.
Although cell service was spotty, there was wifi accessibility in the unit and on the grounds. There are several restaurants close by and grocery store are only 10 minutes or so away.
Overall, the experience was delightful and it exceeded my expectations.
quiet,calm family friendly unhurried environment-casino on east end of island-many restaurants-several grocery stores including big box stores such as Cost U Less(similar to Costco)
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7 night minimum stay
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