About the property
- Apartment450 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Yes, we have power after Maria! Lg, private & breezy 1 bdrm w/lovely ocean view
Thanks to lots of fall rains, our yard and the island are lush and green and beautiful!
This spacious one bedroom apartment is ideal for quiet folks seeking the Caribbean sun and sea. The apartment is under our home, with it’s own driveway and private entrance. The large, enclosed porch with wrap-around expansive windows is where you'll likely spend much of your time, relaxing and taking in the Buck Island view. There's a spacious interior living room and kitchen, good-sized bedroom, and a newly remodeled bathroom.
You’ll enjoy the tropical breezes and lovely views 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 rocky Crescent Beach, the odds are good that you'll see a sea turtle.
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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 Green Cay
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.
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Very clean comfortable accommodations in a very friendly neighborhood, and close to the beach!
Having vacationed on the island of StCroix for approximatly 30 years, primarily renting one residence, however thanks to everyone's friend Maria, the hurricane, we were in need of alternate accommodations. Fortunately for us we found and rented "Miss Bea Retreat" for our annual three week visit to the island.
Robin is a pleasure to work with and provided easy arrival directions and instructions. We found the apartment to be everything that the VRBO listing had promised and more. Being folks that do most of our meals in as opposed to eating out, we found the kitchen to be well stocked to do that. the proximity of the house to a very private beautiful beach certainly was a plus in our books and provided a great base for all our daily adventures. Waking up in the morning and watching the sun come up as you have your coffee on the gorgeous little sun porch with all the windows open to let those terrific breezes in as you take in the spectacular view of Buck Island cant be beat. After a day of beaching, exploring, beach bar hopping or whatever your day may include Miss Bea Retreat provided a perfect spot to return to and unwind. Robin was always around with a great smile to accommodate any requests that we may have had relative the the house, OH and her absolutely darling little pooch Chita I would have taken home with me if I could have.
Overall Cudos to Robin and Andy and "Miss Bea Retreat" would highly recommend the property to a couple looking for something far more personal and private than Condo rentals.
We Will Return Again Sometime!!
It is always a pleasure, Roger and Penny, to have guests that love St. Croix as much as we do.
I totally understand some people who choose just to relax on vacation, and Miss Bea Retreat is a good place to do that, but I appreciate your sense of taking it all in, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, etc.
Our paths will cross again!
Great stay on St. Croix
We were looking for a quiet spot as a base for exploring the island in March, 2018. And we definitely found it here, at Miss Bea Retreat!
Robin and Andy the owners are friendly and were helpful with all of our questions. Welcome with a bottle of Cruzan rum and fresh fruit was a nice surprise...
Robin provided us with many useful information conc. the island and many others we found also in the binder in the apartment (good idea, Robin).
The apartment is clean, nicely furnished and maintained. The location is very quiet, secure and with an amazing sea view. The beautiful Ms Bea Beach and the Chenay Beach are both in the walking distance from the apartment.
There are some interesting and useful places in the neighborhood too – e.g. Seaside Market & Deli (grocery), Cheesburger’s with good food and music and many others in Christiansted…
We really enjoyed our stay here!
Thank you Robin, Andy and Chita!! :-)
Jiri & Sandra
Jiri and Sandra, It was our pleasure hosting you! I'm so glad you enjoyed the convenience, privacy and views of Miss Bea Retreat, and we look forward to seeing you in St. Croix again. -Robin
Lovely, spacious, quiet haven at a great value!
We were so happy to discover this huge one bedroom with kitchen and large screened sun room. Waking up and enjoying the views and peaceful surroundings made it a perfect place to stay. Everything was there for us beach towels and chairs, full kitchen, quiet neighborhood, and a 5 minute walk to a beautiful sandy beach. The owners Robin and Jerry were extremely accommodating and helpful whenever we needed anything. I highly recommend this great VRBO!! Sharon & Ken
Thank you, Sharon and Ken! We thoroughly enjoyed having you as our guests.
I'll start with my hosts. Robin and Andy really went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and had a good experience. You couldn't ask for better hosts. You'll have plenty of privacy at Miss Bea Retreat, but Robin is always available to answer questions, and will check on you to make sure you have everything you need.
Now to the apartment. It really exceeded my expectations, and oh my goodness - that view! I loved the patio, it's so cute and was a real bonus as far as I was concerned. The apartment was spotless and very comfortable. I have to say - if you're concerned about there being an extra charge for AC, don't be. You won't need it. First of all, the apartment is downstairs, and secondly the wonderful breezes will keep you very comfortable. Remember, most homes in Hawaii don't even have AC because of the tradewinds and it's absolutely fine. Same thing here. I loved having my own little parking spot and being able to come and go without worrying that I was disturbing anyone.
Lastly, the location. It's a quick drive from Christiansted. The private beach is gorgeous, and if it's windy you can walk a short distance to the beach at Chenay Bay, which is more protected. I spent most of my time on the beach, which is just what I wanted. Usually when I visit St. Croix I don't have a car, so I hadn't explored the East End much. I really loved being able to check out some new spots. Castaways is a ton of fun, lots of locals there. There was a woman selling tacos at Ziggy's one day - another place I'd heard about but not visited - and OMG they were delicious. The point is, Miss Bea's Retreat is extremely convenient for whatever you want to do on St. Croix, whether it's exploring or just being a beach bum.
I can't recommend Miss Bea's Retreat Highly enough. Great value, great view, great hosts. I definitely plan to return!
Thank you, DiAnne! Could've written this myself :-)) - you've hit on much of what we think is special about Miss Bea Retreat!
We really enjoyed meeting you and having you as our guest. We do hope you can return sooner than later.
Robin & Andy
Wonderful stay! Private beach was great.
Thank you for your spot on recommendations. Local restaurants and sights to see within five minutes. We will recommend it to our friends.
Well this is certainly a belated thank you, but we had pretty good excuses named Irma and Maria! Hope to see you in St. Croix again!
Robin & Andy
The perfect vacation location on St Croix
The overall accommodations and location exceeded my expectations, Robin and Andy have created a home away from home while we were on vacation
Thanks, Johnny! It was our pleasure to have you and Janis. We look forward to your return visit some day.
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
Additional information about rental rates
*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