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Great Price, Locaton, Beach! Quiet, Tropical Space for Quiet People

(19 Reviews)

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 an 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.

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/14/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 450 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Because the apartment driveway is situated right below our bedroom, we will rent only to quiet, mature individuals and people who are early-to-bed types....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered:

    A house trained lap dog that will not be left home alone would be welcome. There is an additional $100 fee....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The apartment itself is accessible but the bathroom is not....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • New king size Serta mattress and boxspring; 100% cotton sheets; view of the ocean from bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Newly remodeled....moreless

  • Newly remodeled bathroom.

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Cards provided. We can make a number of games available - just ask!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Turquoise Caribbean waters and Buck Island National Park are your view....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area is in the enclosed porch or al fresco on the patio....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There is a split unit in the living room. but the apartment stays naturally comfortable. Because of high costs of electricity, there is a $50 per week surcharge for use of the a/c....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High speed....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Private, secure parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathing and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a self serve/full serve laundromat 10 mins. from the house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Not included in this check list is a blender - very important for those frozen tropical concoctions!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic pantry items such as salt, pepper, herbs and spices....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Two courses within 10 minutes driving distance....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available to rent at Chenay Bay which is a 3 minute drive from our house; also available at other resorts....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Several courts 5-10 minutes driving distance....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available to rent at various dive shops and resorts....moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 26 - Apr 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$725
Standard Rate
Apr 18 - Nov 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$575
Pre-holidays
Nov 20 - Dec 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$675
Holidays
Dec 18 - Jan 7, 2018
7 night min stay

$750
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$595

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

*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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

13 Miles
Nearest Airport
Henry Rohlsen
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Buccaneer
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chenay Bay Resort
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
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!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Green Cay, St. Croix, USVI:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/14/2017

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Photos

  • View of Buck Island from the apartment.

    View of Buck Island from the apartment.

  • Entryway and patio for chilling out

    Entryway and patio for chilling out

  • View from patio 2.

    View from patio 2.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Looking into kitchen from living room

    Looking into kitchen from living room

  • Newly remodeled bathroom

    Newly remodeled bathroom

  • King size bed, 100% cotton sheets

    King size bed, 100% cotton sheets

  • Lots of closet space in bedroom

    Lots of closet space in bedroom

  • Carambola tree with sweet starfruit right outside your apartment.

    Carambola tree with sweet starfruit right outside your apartment.

  • Moonrise 11-6-14.

    Moonrise 11-6-14.

  • Flamboyant blossoms grace our yard in the summer.

    Flamboyant blossoms grace our yard in the summer.

  • Tamarind Beach - a favorite of iguanas ... and beachgoers.

    Tamarind Beach - a favorite of iguanas ... and beachgoers.

  • An easy 5 minute stroll takes you to Miss Bea Beach - Coney Island it isn't!

    An easy 5 minute stroll takes you to Miss Bea Beach - Coney Island it isn't!

  • View from patio.

    View from patio.

  • Enclosed porch with great breezes and view

    Enclosed porch with great breezes and view

  • TV in living room with Dish satellite

    TV in living room with Dish satellite

  • Well equipped kitchen

    Well equipped kitchen

  • Shower with window and hold bars.

    Shower with window and hold bars.

  • Looking into the bedroom from the living room

    Looking into the bedroom from the living room

  • Glass and screen windows across the front to catch  views and breezes

    Glass and screen windows across the front to catch views and breezes

  • Sunrise from our house.

    Sunrise from our house.

  • Moon setting.

    Moon setting.

  • The spectacular bloom is fragrant and lasts only one night.

    The spectacular bloom is fragrant and lasts only one night.

  • Great egret hanging out on the quiet grass lane in front of our house.

    Great egret hanging out on the quiet grass lane in front of our house.

VRBO #643408

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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