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Stand-Alone Villa & Private Pool - Minutes from Buccaneer & Chenay

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

SansSouci On The Hill Offers Privacy (not a condo!); Perfect for 1-2 Couples

Villa "SansSouci on the Hill" provides a special opportunity for couples and small families with older children (ages 13+) to vacation in a newly re-furnished, private 2 bedroom/2 bathroom house with pool conveniently located on St. Croix's East End. When comparing rental opportunities, please be aware that SansSouci is a stand-alone home in a quiet neighborhood that offers privacy, your own secluded pool, and star-gazing without light-pollution. The villa is within 10-15 minutes drive of the Christiansted Boardwalk, Seaside Market, the Buccaneer Resort, Deep End Bar & Grill, Cheeseburgers in America's Paradise and Chenay Bay.

SansSouci is unique in that most rental properties on the island are sold turn-key; meaning that furniture, linens, and other household goods are passed from owner to owner. SansSouci was purchased unfurnished in October of 2015 and was re-furnished for a 2nd time after Hurricane Maria impacted the island in 2017. So unlike many other rentals on island, almost everything in the villa is brand new!

The owners are long-time VRBO rental customers who appreciate the little things that make a vacation rental feel like your home away from home. The villa is set-up as an ideal retreat for one to two couples, but we do welcome children age 13 and older. Each wing of the house has one bedroom and one full-bathroom. Each of the two air conditioned bedrooms has new linens and King mattresses, so you’ll have no trouble sleeping off a long day of sun and surf…and when you wake, step out the door of either bedroom to enjoy sunrise over the Southshore while leisurely sipping coffee (or mimosas!) on the ocean view covered gallery porch. The kitchen is well-stocked with the equipment needed to prepare a relaxing dinner on the gas grill, and our guest book is ready with recommendations for multiple local restaurants within a 5-15 minute drive. Villa-living is the ultimate, relaxing, do-it-your-way vacation!

Whether water sports, a beach bar, a charter boat excursion to Buck Island or a secluded stretch of sand define your idea of a great day on the water, all of those options are available within a 5-10 minute drive. Prefer a pool day? No need to fight the resort or condo crowds – whip up some rum punch using local Cruzan Rum, connect to your favorite Pandora music channel using the villa’s Wi-Fi internet, and enjoy a lazy day floating in your own private pool.

Your rental includes recommendations from the owner that will help keep your vacation truly “SansSouci;” from car rentals to grocery shopping to beach & restaurant recommendations we’re happy to share our love and knowledge of St. Croix. Should you require assistance during your rental, rest assured we have a local team ready to help.

At SansSouci, we recognize that a great VRBO vacation starts with an engaged and responsive owner partnered with a strong local support team – and we strive to replicate the best of what we’ve experienced over our years as VRBO rental customers.

Just as "Hakuna Matata" means “no worries," so does "SansSouci"!...And a vacation without worries is exactly what we'll help you create when booking at our villa! We look forward to sharing our home with you!

More Details

Owner
Mindy Ellis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Mindy Ellis

When purchasing SansSouci on the Hill in 2015, we fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning an island get-away; a home-away-from-home that's well-equipped and tastefully furnished, where everything you need to bring for the week fits in a carry-on bag. After extensively traveling the Caribbean, St. Croix's beautiful beaches, friendly residents, and laid-back atmosphere became the obvious location to make the dream a reality. We look forward to calling the island home in a few years when our youngest child goes off to college. In the interim, we look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you as a vacation rental property. We are long-time VRBO/Home Away renters with many nights logged in both St. John & St. Croix, USVI as well as the North Georgia Mountains and even Australia! It is our goal to replicate the same positive rental experiences we have enjoyed many times as VRBO customers. We look forward to welcoming you to our home!

Mindy Ellis purchased this villa in 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the awaking each morning to a beautiful sunrise viewed from our bedroom, to the quiet secluded dinners on the covered deck overseeing the Ocean; my wife and I loved the house, location, and the privacy that this mountainside villa provides. No need to do a lot of island planning; the owner has provided a book of St. Croix highlights to visit including the best local restaurants and beaches; most of which is less than a 15 - 20 minute drive. The Villa was super clean upon our arrival, contains most of the conveniences offered by the mainland U.S., and is absolutely the nicest villa that we have ever stayed. The swimming pool and large deck provided us a great spot to have our daily happy hour before dinner while planning our next day's activities, and later in the evening we had private time to star-gaze or simply watch the ships on the ocean pass by. We definitely plan to return to this hidden gem in the Virgin Islands.
Dec 2016
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Amenities

Christiansted Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Maximum rental length is 21 nights.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , attached by private hallway to Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , en suite to Bedroom 1; accessible from pool deck
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , AC, ocean views, doors to gallery, private hallway to bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , AC, ocean views, doors to gallery; en suite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stand-Alone Villa & Private Pool - Minutes from Buccaneer & Chenay
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews
Zelienople, PA
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. Very impressed with their recovery after Maria (and Irma). View of ocean and always a breeze to keep you cool. Modern house with everything you might want in a well appointed kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingston, MA
5

Beautiful house - Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

SansSouci on the Hill may very well be the best vacation property we have ever rented.

SansSouci is a beautiful home in an awesome location with terrific breezes. The home faces east, is high up on a hill and was designed to benefit from the tradewinds that seem to never stop blowing. With the doors and louvers open and ceiling fans running, the house was always cool. (There is AC in the bedrooms which we used.)

The house is located on the east end of the island and we were about 12-15 minutes from Christiansted. A very easy drive. The house itself isn't really in a neighborhood. There are houses nearby but we did not see a single person during our entire stay. Very quiet and peaceful. Morning coffee on the covered porch/gallery was the best. Afternoon drinks on the patio by the pool were equally as nice.

Apart from the location, views, and breezes, what makes this house score so high for us is the fact that it is so nicely equipped. The kitchen has everything you will ever need. Everything. Mindy has provided 3 different sizes of coolers for taking to the beach. (Each cooler has an attached bottle opener!) Beach chairs and towels as well. Coozies for keeping your beer cold. (Even a couple Yeti can coolers.) We also found and used the insulated travel cups. There is a grill if you decide to eat at home (we didn't use it). Washer and dryer with detergent. We also liked the fact that Mindy supplied the "basics": toiletries, dishwashing soap, laundry detergent, kitchen garbage bags, large trash bags, coffee filters, an initial supply of toilet paper and paper towels. Even some water and beer in the refrigerator and a "welcome to the islands" bottle of rum. All very nice touches and very much appreciated. We have rented many vacation properties over the years and none have supplied all of the things I just mentioned. These things don't cost a lot but it's really nice that Mindy takes that extra step to try and make my vacation easier. Really, it's these little things that differentiate SansSouci from the other properties I have rented.

A little about St Croix. While they are still recovering from the hurricanes, they are ready for visitors. The island is not crowded. The people are genuine. It is easy to get around. Nothing is further than 25-30 minutes and most things we did were closer. The island is beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed the scenic drives on the east end as well a drive through the rainforest in the west. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, So glad your family had a great vacation and you enjoyed the amenities offered at SansSouci on the Hill! We try to make the villa as welcoming as possible. Our departing guests often contribute to the hospitality by participating in the "take-one, leave-one" philosophy...as you graciously did upon your departure! So while some guests may arrive to find a few beverages or a chocolate bar in the fridge, another guest may arrive to find a supply of bug spray and suntan lotion. Each guest will have a slightly different experience. As owners, we do try to keep at least salt, pepper, plastic baggies, foil, and a few other kitchen basics on hand, but sometimes a guest diminishes the supply before we can re-stock. As you noted in your review, a starter supply of toilet tissue, dish & laundry detergents, paper towels & hand soap are standard in the set-up provided by our guest arrival team. Hope to host your family again in the future! And for anyone booking at SansSouci, be sure to checkout Mike's family's write-up of their St. Croix touring and dining adventures which they shared as recommendations for future visitors in our guest book. They left some great tips in addition to those we send all of our guests pre-arrival. Warm Regards, Mindy, owner
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5

Absolutely fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to SanSouci made for a perfect birthday week! My husband and I were scheduled to visit last November and had to reschedule due to the hurricane. Mindy was wonderful to work with. She made everything so easy. She provided us with maps and directions and recommendations on where to go, which was so helpful as this was our first time to St. Criox. Definately not our last!!

The house exceeded our expectations. Everything is very well decorated and modern. The kitchen has absolutely everything you need. The views are amazing. The house is in a quiet neighborhood. We loved the privacy of this villa. We had our morning coffee sitting in those blue chairs by the pool which made it hard to leave and adventure for the day!

I definately recommend this villa. You will not be disappointed. We were already plotting our return even before we left! Thank you Mindy for sharing your beautiful villa and your excellent service.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Time at SansSouci on the Hill!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation at SansSouci on the Hill! The pictures don't do it justice! The view is incredible!! We really enjoyed just hanging out on the patio or lounging by the pool. The villa had everything that you could possibly need. Mindy was great to work with and Cheryl the property manager was very welcoming and gave us some great food suggestions. Everything exceeded our expectations! Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely week at SansSouci

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I just returned from a great week in St. Croix. We originally had planned our trip to St Croix for Oct. 2017, but due to hurricane Maria we had to postpone until late April into May 2018. Mindy was great to work with especially when it came to the hurricane. It can be a difficult experience knowing that you are weeks away from your vacation and a category 5 hurricane almost ruins your plans. Mindy was very helpful through that process and was able to get us rescheduled once repairs were completed and power had been restored to the island. She is quick to respond and very thorough with her emails. SansSouci is a beautiful and very roomy house that sits on top of a hill overlooking lush landscapes. The house is very new and up to date. All the the furniture looked like it had been replaced post hurricane and everything worked very well. One of the things we really enjoyed was how stocked the kitchen/house was with amenities. If you are a beach goer, there are 4 coolers (different sizes) and many drink tumblers and holders (yeti coozies, bottle armor, wine chillers) to keep your beverages frosty. The small things like that make traveling to the beach a lot easier and it is less for you as a traveler to pack. One thing I would suggest is to take a Bluetooth speaker if you like to listen to music in the kitchen or by the pool. I think the TV may be the only source of music and its in the living room area. We really enjoyed the panoramic views from the balcony and the pool deck, but occasionally it does get fairly windy up on the hill. It's possible that we were down there in more of a windy season but the elevation also plays a part. We felt very safe at this location. The house is in a secluded location with a gated driveway and a nice security system. Once again we would like to thank Mindy for all of the help she provided prior to our stay and for all of the effort she has put into the house. Most everything is labeled in the house (light switches, TV remotes, internet instructions) which simplifies your travel experience and she has a book full of recommended activities and restaurants. Lastly, I wouldn't let Hurricane Maria deter your travel plans to St Croix. The Island has recovered quickly and seems to be doing very well. Locals here are strong spirited and always wave as you pass by which gave us a back home Midwestern feel.

Thanks again, Topher & Rachelle

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Topher & Rachelle - Thanks so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Our goal is to make SansSouci on the Hill a home-away-from-home for our guests, so we’re pleased to announce that there will be a BlueTooth speaker available at the villa for guests arriving after June 1, 2018.
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4

A Private Retreat

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely home situated in a serene, private location yet 10 minutes from Christiansted. The views are gorgeous of the surrounding valley and of the Caribbean. Every amenity is available and every device has precise instructions that accompany it. Being that my visit was at the onset of hurricane season, much of the time the weather was stormy. My friend and I were comfortable just staying home and relaxing. It's definitely a good place to Chill.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
STX
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
The Buccaneer Resort
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Chenay Bay
Car: necessary

Buck Island charter sails (offering snorkeling & beach/hiking time) depart from Green Cay Marina, about 10 minutes from the Villa. For diving from the shore, visit the famous Cane Bay "Wall." For hiking, hit the trail to Jack's & Isaac's Bays after visiting Point Udall - the Eastern-most point in the US. The Mermaid at The Buccaneer Resort & Tamarind Reef Resort are each about 10 minutes from the house & offer beach bars with lunch & dinner service. And don't miss the Cruzan Rum Distillery Tour, complete with delicious end-of-tour cocktails!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax

Check-in time is 3:30pm; check-out time is 11:00am.

HomeAway e-checks is the strongly preferred form of payment. Credit card payments can be accepted through HomeAway Payments, but please contact the owner prior to initiating this form of payment.

Online bookings are not automatically confirmed. Please expect a follow-up phone call and/or email from the Property Owner.

USVI Hotel Tax increased to 12.5% on January 1, 2016.

Posted rates are for 1-2 guests. Add $15/night for each additional guest (maximum of 4 total guests).

Rental dates are not confirmed until your rental deposit, signed rental agreement contract, and completed guest information form are received by the property owner. The rental agreement contract details refund policies and other important information regarding your rental.

Reservations made less than 60 days prior to check-in will require payment in full at the time of booking. For last-minute bookings, all fees, the signed Rental Agreement Contract, and the completed Guest Information form must be submitted to the property owner no less than 7 days prior to the check-in date in order to confirm the reservation. No bookings will be accepted with less than 7 days advance notice.

Maximum rental length is 21 nights.

We highly recommend you purchase Trip Insurance to cover unexpected trip cancellations/delays, medical emergencies, and weather-events.

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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