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Recent USVI/St. Croix reviews

  • Fantastic Place

    "My over-riding impression upon arriving at Sugar Bay House is that it is in a perfect spot, with a magnificent view all around it and that the accommodations are really relaxing and comfortable. So let's deconstruct that sentence. Firstly - The perfect spot. Sugar Bay House is situated on the top of a small hill overlooking Salt River Bay on the North Shore. We drove around this wonderful island and we thought that the Salt River area was the most interesting, beautiful and quiet place upon the island. There are a few houses nearby, so it's quiet. The Salt River area, has an interesting little Marina, through which I walked nearly every day. There are interesting boats and people there and I ended up getting to know of few of them a little. Its an easy walk down the hill from the house to the little beach or Marina, but a little more effort is needed to get back up again, but it's worth it. The nearby beach was good for swimming and lazing. Everywhere you look around the house from the terrace and during the walk down to the beach is full of colorful flowers growing on bushes everywhere. It's really easy to get around St. Croix to visit all the great beaches which are never far away. Most had a beach bar on them, white sand and clear turquoise water. Some of the roads on the island are a little rough though, so you might want to rent an SUV. We didn't, we had a small fiesta which was fine but sometimes not quite fit for purpose, especially around the rain forest. So now to the second point - the view. I spent so much time sitting on a bench under a covered table at the corner of the deck just looking at the view; it's stunning and it's interesting. I watched the boats coming to and fro and even 2 getting wrecked in a squall one weekend. You can see for miles in many directions. Sea planes flew over head, birds dropped by for a chat and even an iguana dropped by to bury some of her eggs. I was there everyday for many hours, during the mornings, days and especially at night - all right I couldn't see much then , but still loved it. There was always a gentle breeze blowing by, that was cooling on a hot day, but never cold.I think it's sitting at that table that I miss most as I look back to those heavenly two weeks there. The Pool was great and actually deep enough to dive in and long enough to swim lengths. Now the third point - the comfortable house. To be honest, I wasn't in the house too much but when I was, I was asleep in a comfortable bed with all th"
    Guest: Raymond S. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
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  • Perfect Island, Perfect house!

    "This house surely does not fall short of the pictures! From the views, to the house, everything is perfect! We found two beautiful beaches not even a mile from the house, and when we wanted to stay in, there was plenty of things to do and views to take in from the deck right at the house! The fact that it was on the quiet, less populated East End just adds to its charm, as it was an amazing place to retreat to at the end of a busy day exploring all the wonderful island has to offer. I am another who has absolutely fallen for STX, and my family and I will certainly be back to Smugglers in the near future!"
    Guest: Kristi Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
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  • 5 Stars -- Everything and more !!!

    "Owner was very prompt in responding to all inquiries. Good communications on all aspects of making, confirming reservations, arrival instructions, greeting, and return of security deposit. You might not get the impression from the photos, but the cottage is the only home on Elizabeth Point. The privacy and seclusion of the Southside was exactly what we were looking for. While it is secluded, there was good security (a locked security gate at the driveway, deadbolt, and digital lock on the doors (for added peace of mind). The cottage was absolutely everything that was described and more. No photos can do justice to the absolute wonderful 270 degree ocean views. There was a constant breeze that made indoor and outdoor living completely comfortable without turning on the A/C except for sleeping. The cottage is impeccably appointed with everything you'll need to enjoy your stay. The pool is small, but with built in steps and seating (and absolute gorgeous views), we found it to be perfect for cooling off, enjoying the views, or just relaxing after a busy day. We were here for a week of retirement house hunting. We enjoyed the location and views so much that we changed our area of consideration from East End and North Side to this area. We had no issues with mosquitoes, mice, or any other critters (mentioned in another review)."
    Guest: lora t. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 17, 2016
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  • Great Location, Highly Recommend

    "Our stay consisted of 8 days of great weather and scenery. The Condo is right on the beach and we were able to enjoy the warm breezes night and day. We did not need the turn on the air conditioner at all due to the constant sea breezes. Everything you need is there and it is centrally located in the middle of the island so getting to anywhere on the island does not take long at all. The condo is very clean and well stocked for those who like to cook their own meals. The King size beds are very comfortable. There is a beautiful pool that is available for use as well as the beach that is within 50 yards of the back door!! A beautiful sunrise to watch each morning for those who enjoy that sort of thing!! If you are considering a relaxing Caribbean vacation without all the hustle of others then this is the place to go. You will not be disappointed."
    Guest: Walt Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 22, 2016
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