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Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Large and breezy one bedroom with lovely ocean views.

Our large, one bedroom apartment is ideal for quiet, retired folks seeking the Caribbean sun and sea. We are located in the best neighborhood on the island (yes, we are biased!), simply known as Miss Bea, after the woman who formerly owned the entire area. The apartment is under our home, with it’s own driveway and private entrance.

You’ll enjoy the tropical breezes and lovely views of Buck Island from the apartment, but when the beach pulls at you, there are two from which to choose, both an easy 5-6 minutes walk away. Relax in the lounge chairs provided by the neighborhood association on Miss Bea Beach - chances are, you’ll have it to yourselves - or take the plunge for some lovely snorkeling. At Crescent Beach, the odds are good that you'll see a sea turtle.

Another five minutes walk will get you to the beach at Chenay Bay Resort where you can have a light lunch or dinner and a pina colada, and rent a stand up paddle board or kayak to explore the waters of nearby Green Cay island, a National Wildlife Refuge.

Speaking of walking, people come from other neighborhoods to walk our roads, especially “the loop” which offers beautiful water views east and west. If you prefer more of a workout, we have challenging hiking hills, also with great views.

The apartment has everything you’ll need to make it your home away from home, including Dish Satellite TV for the flat screen, and high-speed internet for your laptop. There is an a/c unit but, truthfully, you will probably never turn it on: the apartment stays cool and breezy most of the time. (Please note that there is a surcharge for use of the a/c.)

Linen, towels and beach towels are provided as are beach chairs and a cooler; iron and ironing board; rain umbrella, blow dryer. Just bring your bathing suit and toothbrush!

Enjoy seasonal tropical fruits from our fenced yard with a gated drive. Do some bird watching - there are many interesting birds to see right from the patio including kestrels that nest in the sugar mill behind our house.

Eat in with the fully equipped kitchen or dine out at numerous restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive. There’s a lovely 18 hole golf course 7 minutes away and you can also be in downtown Christiansted in under 10 for duty free shopping or hop aboard a boat to Buck Island.

Strictly non-smoking property inside and out.

More Details

Robin Freeman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Robin Freeman

Andy and I are long-time residents of St. Croix and met here when we were both involved with the St. Croix Environmental Association. It was work about which we were both passionate and are proud to say we had major roles in the conservation of what is now Salt River National Park and The Nature Conservancy-owned Jacks and Isaacs Bays.

In 2001, Rosie became a part of our family and is an island girl through and through, having taken her first several day sailing trip when she was just 8 months old and earning her skin diving “fins” at the age of 9 on another boat excursion.

When we aren’t busy with work and school, we enjoy reading, gardening, traveling, kayaking, hiking, snorkeling and diving. We look forward to sharing our love of St. Croix and Caribbean living with you.

Robin Freeman purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Robin Freeman chose Christiansted

When Andy and I met, we each owned a home, and neither wanted to live in the other's. So we set about looking for our home, but couldn't find one that suited us both. One place we did agree on was Miss Bea neighborhood, so when this house became available, we jumped on it.

What makes this apartment unique

The views, the sugar mill practically in our back yard, the fruit trees, several beaches within walking distance, close to town yet in a quiet neighborhood.


Chenay Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled.
  • Newly remodeled bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • New king size Serta mattress and boxspring; 100% cotton sheets; view of the ocean from bed.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
For stays over one week, clean linens and towels provided. If housekeeping is desired, let us know in advance and we can try to arrange it at guest's expense.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Pico Rivera

The perfect vacation location on St Croix

  • 5 of 5

The overall accommodations and location exceeded my expectations, Robin and Andy have created a home away from home while we were on vacation

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Johnny! It was our pleasure to have you and Janis. We look forward to your return visit some day. Robin
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Really nice property and property owners!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Robin for being so accommodating, especially with helping me get a much needed Dr. appointment. Your place is as warm and welcoming as you are. I enjoyed my stay at your home immensely and would choose it again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Cheryl. We would welcome you back anytime! Robin
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Lovely, spacious, apartment in a quiet neighborhood. Use of the private beach is a definite plus

  • 5 of 5

Robin the owner is friendly, responsive and informative. We felt so welcome when we walked into the apartment.... fresh tree-ripened oranges from the garden, rum cake and a bottle of rum greeted us! In addition, there was a 3-ring binder filled with useful information of things we need to know and recommendations on things to do on the island. (Thank you, Robin!) The apartment is more spacious than the pictures show, and is nicely decorated and well cared for. It's in the perfect location as a base for exploring the whole island, especially the East End. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Miss Bea Retreat, and definite plan to return. :-)

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wooster, OH, USA

Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from another very nice stay at my home away from home in Saint Croix. The location is so convenient and I just love the view and the breeze. You also really could not ask for better hosts. The apartment is in fantastic condition, and there is really nothing else that I could ask for. It is also very affordable. I am not sure when my next trip to Saint Croix will be, but this property will again be my first choice when I return.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tom! We really enjoy repeat guests like you. Seems like you and your family took advantage of the fun holiday activities. Best regards until next time. -Robin
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The Perfect Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

First off, we have been coming to the Virgin Islands for over 8 years, and this was our first stay in St. Croix. Words can not describe the difference between this beautiful island and the other two. Like many, we choose this place for its close proximity to everything, including some of the best beaches on the island. The apartment is located in a safe, clean, quiet residential area on the east end. There's a sugar mill on the property next door (which you can not visit) but it's a nice, welcome sight as you're pulling up the road to the spacious, clean well ventilated apartment. Robin has filled it with all the amenities one would need at home, including a charcoal grill outside should you decide to grill your fish. There are fruit trees around you, starfruit, bread fruit, and even young mango tree... never mind the setting and view to Buck Island. Oh my!

Staying at Miss Bea's Retreat made an already memorable vacation, a better one.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Steph! I think you covered just about everything about Miss Retreat we think makes it special.You and Carlos were a delight to have as guests.
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Island life

  • 5 of 5

We selected this spot at Green Cay to explore the east end of the island and experience neighborhood living on St Croix. It was the perfect spot for us to get a feel for island life. We were welcomed with a bottle of Rum and fruit from the on property trees. Robin and Andy were very welcoming and helpful with any of our questions. It was a great neighborhood for morning walks and close to beaches so you could feel sand under your feet. The location was very quiet, peaceful and secure a perfect place to get a feel for island life.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, you two. Glad you found our place to be convenient. It will be nice to have you as island neighbors. Robin
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Henry Rohlsen
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Buccaneer
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chenay Bay Resort
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Miss Bea
Car: recommended

After you have your base tan, a trip to Buck Island is very worthwhile. The water is SO clear, the beach beautiful, and the snorkeling great. There's also a nice hike to the top of the island.

There are lots of good restaurants within just a 5-20 drive. We are lucky that we have such a variety of fine restaurants on our tiny island.

The east end offers kayaking and, on the right day, stand up paddling. This is the end of the island with the best snorkeling, as well with many spots from which to choose.

One of my favorite hikes is just 10 minutes away - to the top of Goat Hill, which affords breathtaking views of all of St. Croix, Buck Island, the sea. It's a great place to meditate.

If you decide to venture out more and explore the rest of the island, the possibilities are endless!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

*CANCELLATION POLICY: Payments made are refundable, less a $150 administrative fee, if your dates can be re-booked for the same rate. If we offer a discount to secure a replacement rental, you will be charged the difference in the rental amounts plus the $150 administrative fee. If we are not able to re-book for your dates, no payment will be refunded. Reservations are not transferable to another party. We suggest you purchase travel insurance to cover your costs in the event you are forced to cancel.
*Hurricanes and Emergencies: Hurricane Season in St. Croix officially runs from June 1st-November 30th but hurricanes can occur at any time of year. Other natural disasters, airline delays or personal emergencies can also prevent or interrupt a vacation. Vacation insurance is readily available and relatively inexpensive and will protect you from many different events that might preclude or interrupt your vacation. We strongly advise that you purchase such insurance. Other than as stated in our cancellation policy, we will not provide refunds if you are unable to reach St. Croix; or if your stay is interrupted due to any reason outside of Homeowners’ control.
*Reservation will be confirmed upon receipt by owner of deposit
*$200 refundable deposit due with final payment. Deposit, will be refunded within 7 days of departure.
*Check-in after 4:00 pm; Check-out by 11:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.