Submitted: March 13, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
My husband and I recently stayed at Crosswinds and absolutely loved it! The house is amazing and the views truly breathtaking. It sits on a cliff overlooking the atlantic and over the course of our stay we saw 4 whales breaching right in front of the villa! The mstr bdrm is very large and has 2 sliding glass doors facing the water (every room in the house has sliders facing the water). There was nothing better than lying in bed at night listening to the waves crashing below, or waking up in the morning to the sun rising over nearby islands. There were also so many great “viewing” spots that we developed a routine of coffee in one spot each morning, lunch in another and dinner on the upper deck. Oh, and evening cocktails in yet another spot! The yard is equally as breathtaking – fruit trees, hummingbirds, all kinds of tropical plants and flowers. The stairway leading down through the property was lit up each night when we’d arrive home from our travels making us feel like we were in a tropical paradise.
I must admit that we found it hard to leave the villa. While we did try to get out to sight-see most mornings, our afternoons were typically spent in and around the pool area.
The Peterborg area is extremely quiet and a great place for morning or early evening walks. We took several walks out to the point where you can watch the waves crashing over the rocks, or along Magen’s Bay where the water is quite peaceful (though this side can get quite warm starting early as there isn’t usually the breeze you get on the atlantic side.).
Magen’s Beach is a short drive from the villa and is quite beautiful. It has a beach bar and rentals (chairs, kayaks, etc.). Our favorite beaches were Secret Harbour (great snorkeling), Sapphire, Lindquist and, of course, Platform Beach which is a small, fairly secluded beach close to the villa that Crosswinds has access to. We did the day trip (car ferry) to St. John one day as well. It was super easy and just a short 20 minute ride on the ferry. If you go, leave via Red Hook.
Restaurants we enjoyed were Caribbean Fish Market, Oceana, Old Stone Farmhouse, Northside Bistro (great live piano and/or jazz music), and Island Time Pub which has great pizza. Fun night spots: Duffy’s Love Shack and Iggie’s Beach Bar but, again, we mostly enjoyed going back to the villa at night, looking up at the stars from the deck and listening to the sounds of the waves below us.
I can’t wait to get back to this property!
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