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Gayle's Haven- a beachfront retreat for 2

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Enjoy the comforts of home while vacationing, ON THE BEACH:-)

Gayle's Haven is a 1st floor, 1200 sqft, 1 bed, 1 bath, situated on a picture-perfect-white-sand beach with amazing views of sea and sunsets from your kitchen, bedroom & private veranda. It is located on one of the prettiest beaches on St. Croix, minutes from downtown Frederiksted. The condo is well appointed with cable and wifi, beach towels, beach chairs and cooler; and the fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to cook, prepare frozen concoctions and dine at home. This is a private rental done right…

CLICK ON THE 'OWNER INFO' TAB for helpful links to our info-laden website, FB page, 'Which side of the Island' advice, and video from our beach.

*If you're looking for seclusion, the community has a pool, secure beach entry, and gazebo with BBQ and hammock.

*If you want to get out, you are a walk away from a 5 star, beachfront restaurant, and a 5 minute drive from downtown Frederiksted and some fantastic beach bar/restaurant options.

Included:

*1 King Bed

*Bath and Beach towels

*Bedroom A/C

*The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to cook, drink frozen concoctions and dine at home.

*Cable television and WIFI

*Private laundry

*World-class snorkeling

*Beautiful view of the Frederiksted pier

*Picture-perfect Caribbean sunsets

Our rates and fees include a thorough and professional pre-cleaning as well as complimentary "arrival service". Someone will meet you at the airport, help transport luggage, and lead you to your lodging. Once there, they'll orient you with the grounds and condo.

Transportation:

A rental car is strongly recommended for getting around the island, but it is possible to get around downtown Frederiksted with a bike rental from Freedom City Cycles.

*For car rentals we suggest Centerline, Avis, Hertz or Budget (they conveniently have airport pickup locations). *Avis often has great coupons online and discounts for USAA members, ADP Payroll participants and Costco Members. *Taxi service is available but can be difficult to obtain, especially at night.

Our FB link is located under the Owner Info section. Dream about your recent vacation with us, or start planning your next vacation with our FB page. 'Like/Follow' us for our latest postings! We post a few times a week with photos, local events, and ideas for things to do on St. Croix. And you can tour our page 'Likes' to view dozens of Frederiksted restaurants and adventures that we recommend.

If you're struggling to pick which side of the island to stay, check out my insider scoop, "Which side of the island". You'll find a link to it under the Owner Info section.

More Details

Owner
JoAnn Dolan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About JoAnn Dolan

I am from St. Croix (a Crucian) and I live in Colorado full time. We bought this little piece of St. Croix for my mother, who sadly passed away in 2015. Gayle loved her retreat at Harbour Beach Village, and we believe you will too. We hope our guests will relax, reconnect and enjoy our family haven for a little while.

JoAnn Dolan purchased this condo in 2011

Why JoAnn Dolan chose USVI/St. Croix

The beach: Frederiksted has the most beautiful beaches on St. Croix. White sand, no seaweed, and Caribbean blue-green waters. It is picture perfect.

The setting: Frederiksted is the relaxed, "untouristy" side of the island. If you're looking to reconnect with yourself or your partner, Frederiksted is your town.

If you're struggling to pick which side of the island to stay, check out my insider scoop, "Which side of the island." You'll find it under the 'Owner Info' tab.

What makes this condo unique

The Owner: As a local, JoAnn knows St. Croix and can help you figure out your vacation. As a full-time Colorado resident for the last decade+, JoAnn is accustomed to stellar customer service and continuously strives to offer better/new options for her guests.

Enjoy the comforts of home while vacationing! We've set up Gayle's Haven as a home and not a hotel. All you need is your clothes and toiletries and you're ready for a relaxing vacation with delicious sea breezes and the sounds of the ocean. Rentals for snorkeling, scuba, ocean kayaking and more are available in nearby Frederiksted (5-10 minute drive).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything has been great. Hard to believe it is coming to an end especially when they are calling for a foot or more of snow tomorrow at home. Makes us want to stay even longer.



Bob
Jan 2015
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Amenities

Estate Two Brothers Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Sea views from bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Let us know if you're interested in specialty services like kitchen pre-stocking, in-home massage or a private chef for a romantic dinner on the gallery. We'll get you connected with the right people.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Gayle's Haven- a beachfront retreat for 2
average rating of 4.962963 based on 28 reviews
5

Lovely, Quiet Beachside Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a roomy, airy condo meticulously kept and filled with light. It is located on the beach road south of Fredericksted a short walk or jog from Sandy Point NWR. There is an excellent beachfront restaurant a short walk north if you don't feel like cooking. There is exposed bedrock along the beach; the hard bottom provides good snorkeling close to shore. There is excellent snorkeling a mile north in protected water along the Fredericksted Pier. The beaches to the north and south of the property are public but lighty used -- on the weekends we saw only a few families there. The other condos seem to be vacation retreats; the couples you meet around the pool are friendly and courteous.

Fredericksted is small and many of the historic colonial buildings are vacant. The huge pier is for cruise ships; we were told the town fills up when one of them puts in. There are a few good restaurants and a number of lively bars with a very diverse crowd. Danes outnumber Americans among the tourists.What Fredericksted does not have is runaway commercial development -- you will have to go the Christiansted for cheap souvenirs or fast food. There are two dive shops; the one we visited was very well equipped and the staff very helpful.

Christiansted is a more typical resort town and seems to be a party spot. There is more contrast between rich and poor there, and it was hard to park when we took a guided tour of Buck Island Reef. If you want to take guided tours there, I recommend careful research and booking in advance.

All in all, we found the condo quieter, more private, and more economical than a luxury resort with the same access to our outdoor pursuits.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highlands Ranch, CO
5

A wonderful relaxing beachfront week of enjoyment

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Harbour Beach. Our stay in Frederiksted was the second week of our Virgin Islands trip that followed an activity-filled week visiting St. Thomas and St. John. This relaxing spot on the quiet west end of St. Croix where we could fall asleep and awake to the sound of waves crashing on the beach was exactly what we were looking for. Fortunately, the weather couldn’t have been better as well. Your condo was just right. It had all the devices needed and was clean, comfortable and well-stocked with everything a vacation place should have. Sitting around the gallery table felt like staying at a friend’s home. We used the pool and barbeque and enjoyed meeting some of the neighbors out in the gazebo. We spent hours snorkeling directly off the beach, especially after locating the offshore sponge garden and we loved being so close to Sandy Point. We drove to several of the north shore beaches and historical sites but the Big Beard sailing trip to Buck Island had to be the high point of the week.

Many others describe the unit very well so I won’t repeat that but instead concentrate on this. We really appreciate the effort you put into ensuring your guests have a wonderful time. The initial selection and booking process on VRBO was accurate and simple. Using your detailed GaylesHaven web pages to research St Croix was a great help and it is clear you spend a lot of time on that. We also liked the consistently great text communication with you while we were there. Combined with your friendly onsite caretaker and neighbors (making recommendations to places like Villa Morales) this was more than any renter could ask.

All said, thank you soy much for being a big part of this fantastic vacation by sharing Gayle’s Place with us. If we’re not back in St Croix for a while maybe we can run into each other sometime in Colorado.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta
5

Clean, comfortable, spacious, bright, airy, quiet, secure.

  • 5 of 5

Loved sleeping and waking to the sounds of the waves breaking on the shore. Wish the fence wasn't there.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Earl, thank you for the kind review! When we first purchased Gayle's Haven we discussed removing the gates at an Association meeting, and they quickly/easily changed our minds. As with any other hotel/tourist destination in the US and abroad, some form of security is prudent and a gated community is the most affordable option for a community as small as Harbour Beach Village. Happily it disappears into the views after a day or two and I appreciate the peace of mind when I lay my head down to rest at night. All the best, JoAnn
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5

Beautiful spot, Clean and secure

  • 5 of 5

Great spot, 8 times to St Croix, have stayed at so many places. Gayle's Haven is our favorite and no need to look anymore. Looks right at beach, private parking,spacious unit. Great snorkeling right in front of unit.Never used AC as ocean breeze was present.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark! We so hope to host you again in the near future. Cheers, JoAnn
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Loudon TN
5

Your home in paradise..

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year staying at Gayle's Haven for the month of February and what a fabulous stay it was! Over the years the unit has been updated, it is extremely clean, the kitchen is well equipped, and the bed is so very comfortable !

Only steps away is the " west is best" beach and an immaculate pool.

The owner is a wonderful , helpful woman who has deep roots in St Croix.

You can't go wrong with this unit.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww, thanks Helene! You and your husband are tenant GEMS! You are part of the Gayle's Haven family for sure and we look forward to hosting you again for a future trip to St. Croix. Fondly, JoAnn
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5

West Is Best

  • 5 of 5

This condo is amazing. To have the beach on the West end of St. Croix within 20 feet of walking through the gate was the best. To have the sunset right in front of you every evening is awesome. To fall asleep each night listening to the waves crashing on the beach is very relaxing. To have snorkeling, with about 15 or more species of fish, not more than 20 feet in the water was incredible. The following restaurants are within 5 - 10 minutes of the condo & had the best food: Tutles's Deli & Turtle's After Dark, Polly's At The Pier, Blue Moon, Lost Dog Pub, Rhythym's At Rainbow Beach. Also La Reine Chicken Shack which is about 20 minutes away. West End Water Sports (at Rainbow Beach) has all you need for relaxing on the beach and having fun in the water. We have already booked 2 weeks next January. Already counting the days.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you guys had a great time and we're thrilled to be hosting you again in 2018! We make improvements to our unit every year when we visit, and we have started our 2017 project list already... I wonder what improvements you'll find when you return?!
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Rates & Availability

Estate Two Brothers Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2018
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,365
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$145
$1,015
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

2 Guests Maximum
No guests under 16 allowed, per HOA
Guests are booking us 6-12 months in advance of High Season (Dec-March), so book early.
It may pay to spend the money on VRBO/Homeaway's 'Vacation Protection' services if you're visiting during Hurricane Season (June-November, with August-November being most common). Most storms fizzle out, but you just never know.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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