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great snorkeling/relaxing@Gentle Winds - 3 BR / 3 BA condo

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR / 3 BA condo @ Gentle Winds - white sand beachfront

Spacious and open, this three bedroom, three bath condo is just steps from the beautiful palm lined sandy beach at Gentle Winds.

Comfortably furnished with new comfy sofa and club chairs and modern dining area, the open floor plan is perfect for large families. The fully equipped kitchen opens out into the living room.

Two bedrooms are on the main level, one with queen bed and the other with two twin beds which can be converted to a king bed if desired. Two full baths complete the downstairs layout. Upstairs you’ll find the master bedroom with king bed, private ocean view patio, and en-suite bath. The cozy loft has a sofa and its own large patio.

The blue waters of the Caribbean beckon from the living room or screened porch beyond. The many amenities of Gentle Winds are yours to choose from: relax on the sandy beach, swim in the large free-form pool, or lunch at the Beach Shack. For those seeking more active diversions, there’s basketball, tennis, or golf on the four holes at Gentle Winds.

Gentle Winds is a popular and spectacular condominium community located on the North Shore of St. Croix. Entering the private, 40+ acre estate via a winding, palm-tree-lined drive, one is surrounded with lush tropical landscaping. The villas, located adjacent to the protected sanctuary of Salt River, are surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the mountains of St. Croix's North Shore. Considered luxurious and exclusive, Gentle Winds is situated on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches and is private yet convenient to all island locations. Each unit is privately owned, well maintained and provides a tranquil view of the grounds and ever-changing sea beyond.

More Details

Property Manager
Sharon Early
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Sharon Early

We purchased our home in St. Croix in 2002 and started living the dream in May of 2005.

Intending to live the retired life after a 20 year career in the Nuclear Power industry, I gradually transitioned back to the working world. I started as a part-time assistant at Coldwell Banker St. Croix Realty and I have been a full time Agent since 2007 specializing in Property Management and Vacation Rentals. Whether you are looking for the perfect vacation in paradise or you're ready to make your move, I can assist you with fulfilling your dream.

Originally from Virginia, I graduated from Christopher Newport University with a degree in Fine Arts. When not working, I enjoy gardening and have been a volunteer at the St. George Botanical Gardens since arriving on island. Other interests are sculpting, snorkeling, photography, and the never-ending home renovation projects.

My energy and attention to detail enable me to do whatever is necessary to ensure the expectations of both the property owner and the vacationer are always exceeded.

Why Sharon Early chose Estate Salt River

Gentle Winds is one of the most beautiful condo communities on St. Croix and I am fortunate to have been managing and vacation renting Gentle Winds Island Breeze for the owners since 2014.

What makes this condo unique

Considered luxurious and exclusive, Gentle Winds is situated on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches and is private yet convenient to all island locations. Each unit is privately owned, well maintained and provides a tranquil view of the grounds and ever-changing sea beyond.


Estate Salt River Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • master bedroom with king bed guest bedroom with 2 twins guest bedroom with queen bed sleeper sofa
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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great snorkeling/relaxing@Gentle Winds - 3 BR / 3 BA condo
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
Omaha, Nebraska

Couldn't Have Asked For Better

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy that Gentle Winds J2 was our home base for our week in St. Croix. It's central location to both Christiansted and Frederiksted was very convenient.

We were pleasantly surprised that each bedroom had a private bath. Our party of two families included 4 adults and 4 children. There were plenty of towels, both for indoor use and for the pool/beach. The wifi worked great, and the kitchen had all the appliances and utensils you might ever need. The view of the pool and beach were great and we enjoyed them both from the screened in porch and the upper level balcony as well.

Speaking of, the pool was well kept, and had a nice outdoor shower for cleaning up. The beach had plenty of lounge chairs and palapas for shade. Sheila's beach shack was open limited hours, but was an added bonus when it was open. We also took advantage of the games at the community center and the basketball court.

Sharon was great to work with and even offered to meet us at the airport when we arrived. This was exactly the type of experience you hope all VRBO's would give. Can't wait to stay there again on a future visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay with your family Elizabeth. We hope to have you back on St. Croix again soon.
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Won The Stay @ CruzanCoast

  • 5 of 5

From the moment of arrival, I knew I was going to have a great time. Beautiful island. The entrance to the community is awesome. The accommodations provided by the property owners were excellent. We went to the market got our groceries and made most of our meals. We explored the island, got some Caribbean food from the food truck, went downtown and explored with foods there. Had a few meals on a restaurant on the beach. Had a wonderful time. Highly recommend this condo. The grounds were well maintained and comfortable. Returning soon.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Great Location and Condo

  • 5 of 5

We rented a condominium at Gentle Winds based on Trip Adviser reviews and booked through VRBO. Very easy to work with Sharon Early who manages Unit J2. Grounds are impeccable. Condo was very well appointed and comfortable.

We rented a car and purchased a used Garmin GPS with Caribbean maps off of eBay prior to the trip for 50.00. (Don't leave in your car...always take it with you. Never lock your rental.) We explored St. Croix with ease from Gentle Winds location which is minutes from Cane Bay and Christiansted.

We bought a weeks worth of groceries at Plaza Grocery store for 240.00 (including alcohol and mixers). Two meals out for two people cost us 175.00 so you can see how eating out in the tourists areas can add up.

We love St. Croix and met many friendly locals. We had heard rumors on Trip Adviser about the bad crime but we felt extremely safe. We did not venture out much at night and did most our in-town excursions in the mornings. Our view of the beach and ocean on the screened in porch at J2 unit gave us no reason to do anything but relax and enjoy the view.

Best activities that we enjoyed:

Point Udall

Hike Issacs and Jack Bay

Cruzan Cowgirls Horseback riding

Hike Sugarloaf Hill to the Radio Telescope

Cramers Park East End

Turners Hole

Drive through the rainforest on Mahogany Rd (Do not stop at Mt. Pellier Domino Club)

Morning in Fredricksted (town, shopping, fort, beautiful beach, pier)

Morning in Christiansted (town, shopping, fort, boardwalk, view of Hotel on the Cay)

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay Michael. You did a few treks that I have not done so I will add them to my list. Looking forward to your return!
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  • 5 of 5

we had a terrific time. Unit was perfect size for our family.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, Glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back at Gentle Winds J2.
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Perfect location for a full family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

Our family is spread across the eastern seaboard, including New York, Suffolk, Virginia, and Charlotte, NC. This was the first time we had all been together in a couple of years. Great amenities, beautiful landscaping, wonderful beach, and quite close to Christensted activities. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Incredible Experience at Gentle Winds

  • 5 of 5

Our time in St Croix was made so much more memorable by staying at Gentle Winds. With the pristine beach, all hours pool, and wonderfully stocked house you really never have to leave, but you can as you're always close to other incredible sights in St Croix. We will be going back to Gentle Winds as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. George Village Botanical Garden
Captain Morgan Rum Distillery
Cane Bay
great beach; restaurants and bars close by
Sweet Lime Furnishings
Carambola Golf Club
Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa
Fort Christiansvaern
Fort Christian Brew Pub
Christiansted National Historic Site
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
La Reine Chicken Shack
Buck Island Reef National Monument
Point Udall
The Palms at Pelican Cove
Polly's at the Pier
The Terrace Restaurant at the Buccaneer
Rhythms at Rainbow Beach
40 Strand Eatery
The Waves at Cane Bay
St. Croix Yacht Club
Off The Wall
Fort Frederik
Frederiksted Pier
Cane Bay
great beach; restaurants and bars close by
Cane Bay Beach
Cruzan Rum Factory
St. George Village Botanical Garden
Estate Whim Plantation Museum
Paul and Jill's Equestrian Stables
Above the Cliff
Taino AyAy Art
Virgin Kayak Tours
Sampson House
Sand Castle On The Beach
The Pink Spot
Freedom City Surf Board Shop & Grill
Blue Moon
The Blue Mutt
Breezes Restaurant
Bombay Club
Angry Nate's
You Are Here
great food
The Galleon
No Bones Cafe-Gallows Bay
The Bistro
Seaside Market & Deli
Quality Grocers
great sandwiches
Singh's Fast Food
Ziggy's Station and Snack Bar
Franklin's on the Waterfront
Duggan's Restaurant
Divi Carina Bay Resort and Casino
Divi The Links Mini Golf Course
mini golf - fun!
Sweet Bottom Dive Center
Buccaneer Golf Course
Tamarind Reef Resort
Sunny Isle
The Reef Golf and Beach Resort
Blue Water Terrace
Duggan's Restaurant
Lost Dog Pub
Plaza Extra
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport
Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina
Hotel on the Cay
Caribbean Night - Tuesday
Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel
Cultured Pelican
Turtle's Deli
Cheeseburgers in America's Paradise
Napoleon's Pizza
Rowdy Joe's
Paul and Jill's Stable
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Carambola Golf Resort
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $225
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

All cancellations and any request for changes to your reservation must be made IN WRITING. No shows, late arrivals, change in number of persons, and early departures after arrival are non-refundable. Cancellations will be honored if made outside of 45 days prior to arrival date IF the Villa can be rebooked at the same rate for the same time period, with a twenty percent (20%) penalty levied.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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