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St. Croix, USVI. Open concept Cruzan home. Close to beautiful beaches and town.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bed room, 2 bath, W/D, 1 story private home on 1/3 acre close to everything.

We have electricity, Wi-Fi and Cable TV 5/31/18.

The best things about the Caribbean are still free; fruit, beaches, rain forest, fun, diving, snorkeling, hiking, & unforgettable memories.

No passports needed for US Citizens.

Mango House is a private one story, gated home on 1/3 acre at the base of a small mountain. Everything you need in a house and you'll have the entire property to yourself! Great for kids of all ages, multiple families, and friends retreat. Ideal property for destination wedding reception on a budget. House is close (3.5 mi) to beautiful white sand beaches, local attractions, shopping, and restaurants.

Mature Mango trees of different variety, sugar apple, lime, coconut, soursap, sweet tamarind, aloe, lemon grass (makes bush tea), avocado, and others.

Bathrooms have been tastefully redone in marble and stone.

Dining area has an original midcentury modern dining set and modern barstools.

Outdoor bar, grill, and dining set. Patio seating for 10. Total outdoor seating for 30.

Sleeps 10 (6 privacy) + baby/toddler.

Sugar Apple, Master bedroom has King bed or 2 twins, sleeps 2.

Coconut bedroom has Queen bed, sleep 2.

Tamarind Bunk room (small) has 2 sets of bunks, sleeps 4

Living room has Queen sleeper, sleeps 2.

Baby pack and play provided for sleeping.

Games for adults and kids.

Drinking water and other necessities are provided for your arrival.

High powered industrial ceiling fans in every room.

Generator, just in case of a power outage.

Some things to do in St. Croix:

Swimming, diving, snorkeling, snuba, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, paddle boarding, golfing, explore rain forest, Whim Great house, botanical gardens, biking, horseback riding, casino, 2 Rum factories, and duty free shopping.

Close to public transportation, but car is recommended.

I have a great friend as my property manager. He can help you with almost anything. He will also meet you if you are concerned with getting lost. The airport is only about 5 mi away.

More Details

Valerie (Alyx) Chavis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Valerie (Alyx) Chavis

Hi World! I am from St. Croix, US, Virgin Islands and currently live in San Antonio, TX. The picture is of me in front of the house in the mid 70's with my horse. Now I am married with 9 grandchildren. We love to travel and experience places the way locals do. I am former military and my husband is retired from the Army. I am a Navy brat, a Star Trek fan and work in the IT industry. I go between our house in San Antonio and Mango House, where I grew-up. My father was a Naval photographer and you will see some of his work in the hallway and other places in the house. If by chance you recognize anything in his pictures I would love to hear about it.

My motto in life is 'To build something wonderful, you have to start by doing it right.'

Why Valerie (Alyx) Chavis chose World

No matter where my life took me, I have returned to STX every year. Now I am bringing my grandchildren when they reach 11 to make sure we preserve our heritage and they understand the magic of our Island. When my father died in 2011, I inherited this house. My parents built the house in 1972. I use to go with my dad to the architects office in Frederiksted. Most Caribbean houses tend to have small rooms, specially back then. My Dad was claustrophobic so he needed to make sure the house was as open as possible. While it was being built they put in a wall between the living room and dining room. My dad told them it had to go. In the end that is why you will see that short wall between those two rooms. My father had an obsession with mango's. He'd plant a tree from seed and if he did not like the fruit (yrs later) he had it cut down. If he did like the fruit then it stayed and no one could touch them no matter how big they got. We have trees that are around 80'. After he passed away I had 10 mango trees removed (we still have 14) and most of the others pruned. We all felt like he was going to come back from the grave to chew me out. :-)

We have travelled to many places in the world but none of them compare to the raw beauty of this Island we call home.

What makes this house unique

Close to just about everything! Hurricane Hugo caused destruction in much of St. Croix in 1989. Mango House became a refuge for 13 people. All 13 survived in the guest bathroom. Mango House is built with cinder blocks inside and out, and concrete. Working generator just in case it's needed.


World House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Coconut bedroom - 2 queen , There is also a baby bed.
    Sugar Apple Master - 1 king , Can also be 2 twins.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper
    Tamarind bunk room - 2 bunk bed , 2 bunks beds, sleeps 4. Each bunk has a limit of 165 lbs
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Take a short drive to the beautiful West End beaches and rain forest. - On Sunday's go to Rainbow beach for live music and water sports, everyday. - At Cane Bay you can dive one of our walls (13,000 ft) or get certified while you visit. - Night dives at the pier. - If Scuba is too much for you, try snuba. - Armstrong's Ice Cream, it's the best in the world! - Don't miss beautiful Buck Island. - Night kayaking trip to Bio bay (1 of only 6 places in the world). - Having a car is recommended but not required. The house is within waking distance of the main road, Centerline (Queen Mary Hwy). - Midweek maid service available for a free (depends on number of guest).


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St. Croix, USVI. Open concept Cruzan home. Close to beautiful beaches and town.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Overland Park, KS

Survived Maria. Many didn’t.

  • 5 of 5

3 bedroom house big enough for 5 ladies to comfortably stay. Everything you need. Plenty of towels blankets fans games books. Internet, tv and electricity all working. Plenty of hot water for a shower after a days diving with N2theblue. Jay was available to help us with anything needed. Great trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house was wonderful! Great people to work with. Would recommend to anyone. Alyx, J.. Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

I would like to start by saying what a pleasure it was staying at The Mango House. It hosts 8-10 guests comfortablely with 2 full baths (yayyy!) So, my family of 7 had enough room to truly breathe in the fresh island air. The house, which felt more like our home provided us with everything we needed and more - personal, clean, spacious, conveniently located and packed full of amenities.

This was the first time my family and I tried a home rental instead of a hotel and we definitely made the right choice. The home did not disappoint. Everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay is within driving distance. I will definitely return.

Another major plus both the owner, Valerie (Alyx) and property manager, Jason (J) was so attentive and answered all my questions in a timely manner. Working with each of them felt like talking to family and it made the transition before, during and after our visit an ease...

Our Family truly thanks you for helping to make our visit so incredible,

Shantel & Family (Dec 29 2015 - Jan 5, 2016)

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shantel, You are so very welcome, it was our pleasure. You are part of the family now! We are so glad that you enjoyed Mango House while discovering Vacation Rentals. You enjoyed things we do, a clean house, being able to stretch out, being close to everything, especially all the beautiful West End beaches. We look forward to your next stay. Consider the summer so you can enjoy all the fruit on the property.. :-) Alyx
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for us to stay in. There were 5 adults in my group and this house had plenty of room for us all. The owner was very nice and helpful. She recommended all types of things/places for us to go/visit on the island. The house is in a quiet area and is very clean. The property manager was very helpful and if we needed anything he was right on it. If your looking for quiet but yet close to everything this is your place.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. I'm glad you found everything to be close. We strive to make sure our guest are comfortable. We want you to enjoy our hidden gem, St. Croix. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Alyx
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Henry E. Rohlsen (STX)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Plenty of roadside, town and waterfront bars.
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Carambola Golf Club, guessing at distance. :-)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Melvin H. Evans
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Amigo's PaQuito's, Puerto Rican food.
Nearest Beach
2.9 Miles
Dorsch, there is a closer beach but it's not great
Car: recommended

Buck Island National Park is a must see.

Whim Great House.

Forts in both towns.

Dive a 13,000 ft wall at Cane bay or the pier in Frederiksted.

Hangout with locals at Rainbow beach on Sundays.

Explore the Rain Forest.

Try and find Monks bath.

See Craters of the Moon at Ham's Bluff.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $79

Rates are subject to change until booked. Our property manager, Jay, will meet you at the house the day of your arrival or the airport if you are new to the area. There is an additional fee if you desire midweek maid service. This is a one story home and the back door is ground level. A wheelchair fits through this door and all other interior doors except the bathroom.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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