St. Croix Condo Rental Photos and Description
Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7 adults)
Gentle Winds condominium resort was ranked #1 based on travelers’ reviews and newly renovated Calypso Condo received an Award of Excellence as well. Honeymooners, couples and families alike will enjoy the amenities at Gentle Winds and Calypso Condo, a three bedroom, three en-suite bath unit on two levels with two master suites, cathedral ceilings and central air conditioning if it is needed. Prices vary according to the number of persons staying making it attractive to couples as well as families.
Being located on the second floor allows you to open all the floor-to-ceiling windows at night to allow the Trade Winds to blow through and allows you to be lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf. The private resort is located on 40 acres and has its own white sand beach set off from the public surrounded by a protecting coral reef providing the perfect environment for snorkeling and swimming. It combines the amenities of an exclusive resort with the charm of a friendly neighborhood. There are sixty-six units located on 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. There are permanent palapas and lounge chairs on the beach, a beautiful new salt water swimming pool, a snack shack with freshly prepared food and drink, a four-hole pitch and put golf course, two tennis courts, a half-court basketball court, jungle gym and a recreation room with books, ping-pong, and a shuffle board court. A Pirates Cove for children has been constructed nearby with a ship's bow, wheel, look out and sand toys. We are also the only destination with a machine to keep the sand neatly raked which is also shallow and light enough not to disturb the turtle nests which you may be lucky enough to see hatching if you come in late summer.
Completely renovated and re-decorated, Calypso Condo was designed to meet the needs of a wide clientele. For the adults, there is a sophisticated decor with multiple original works of art in every room, two master suites, a fully stocked bar, 40” HDTV, MP3 compatible stereo system, surge protector and WiFi for your computer, and a gas BBQ. For families with children, there is an extensive array of sports equipment and sand toys, a hand made three story doll house, family board games and a comprehensive video library of children’s movies with its separate TV set. For gamers there are dozens of discs for Nintendo Wii. Special furniture for infants and toddlers is available on request. The separate but attached storage room is suitable for storing scuba gear and suitcases and contains sports equipment for all the family including snorkeling equipment, tennis rackets and two sets of golf clubs.
The main floor master bedroom with its magnificent floor-to-ceiling hand carved mirror and luxurious king size bed with silk skirt and pillows is perfect for a couple or honeymooners. It opens directly onto the screened veranda where vacation memories will be created watching the swaying palms and listening to the surf. The two adjacent bathrooms provide his and hers privacy with lots of room to spread out. All rooms have overhead fans so you can choose between tropical breezes or a completely air conditioned house.
The upstairs master bedroom with queen bed is perfect for adults that would like to set themselves off from the rest of the family. It has its own TV and DVD player, individual air conditioning (in addition to the central air conditioning) in case the downstairs wants breezes but the upstairs wants A/C, en suite bath and a very large outdoor deck where one can watch the waves roll in or sit under the stars sipping an evening cocktail or just listen to the soothing sounds of the surf.
The upstairs gallery has a pull-out sofa bed where two individuals can sleep and has a combination VHS/TV for playing the children’s movies. The gorgeous plantation shutters set off the attached patio which contains the gas BBQ, table and chairs.
The downstairs guest room on the land side has two twin beds, a view of the landscaped grounds with the tropical vegetation beyond and is decorated in a jungle motif. All beds in the unit have foam toppers and all rooms have overhead fans and en-suite full baths. The living room and gallery fans are programmable and will adjust their speed according to the room temperature.
The great room is two stories high, has wall to wall windows and looks out on the screened veranda with the lush tropical landscaping and beach beyond. Even the veranda has an overhead fan to assure that the tropical breezes never stop flowing. It’s just a short walk across the lawn to feel the warm waters of the Caribbean lapping at your feet and perhaps you'll see one of our resident mongooses on the way.
Gentle Winds is located on the exclusive north shore, half way between Christiansted and Cane Bay, home of the famous Wall at Cane Bay known throughout the world by diving enthusiasts. It is adjacent to Salt River Preserve where there are dive boats by day and kayak tours at night to see the phosphorescence as well as day tours to see the wildlife and mangroves. It is just a ten minute drive to Christiansted where tours leave daily for Buck Island, a national underwater preserve where there is a trail for snorkelers to follow. A glass bottom boat will take those who prefer not to go in the water.
To the east is the Buccaneer Hotel Golf Course located along the water with magnificent vistas and to the west is the Championship Robert Trent Jones Carambola Golf Course. The Divi Carina Casino is located to the south east. There is horse back riding to the west and deep sea fishing is available just next door at Salt River Marina. There is a special event or activity almost every night of the week throughout the island. Go to our web site listed below (just under 'rates' and the calendar icon) for more details and pictures. It says 'CLICK HERE This is a description of the listed St. Croix property.'
Keywords: family friendly,on the water, condominium, resort, villa, vacation rental, home, honeymoon, tropical getaway, exclusive, luxury beachfront, beautifully decorated, green, gated community, snorkeling supplies furnished,
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- non smoking only
About Barbara Flanagan
I am a retired school teacher who has a horse boarding facility in Gardnerville, Nevada. I like to travel, garden and remodel houses. I have two dogs, one cat and five horses that I don't have time to ride.
Barbara Flanagan purchased this condo in 2011
Why Barbara Flanagan chose St. Croix
I was looking for a location that was warm and sunny in the winter. I have relatives who have been happy with their condo here at Gentle Winds for the last 30 years and it seemed a natural. I have always enjoyed snorkeling and never get tired of watching fish in their natural habitat. In addition, the Gentle Winds location is private and never feels over crowded.
What makes this condo unique
Being able to walk out on the beach whenever I feel like it is the height of luxury to me. Even in the summer, when you are in the shade at the beach with the trade winds blowing, the weather is perfect for reading and catching up on novels. With two master suites on two levels it's great for having family and friends visit.
Guestbook comments from the owner
The condo was perfect for a family of six. The unit is updated, clean and tasteful. The only odd part I found was that you had to leave from the front of the unit and walk around to back to get to the beach. Views are great. Beach is magnificent. Beach bar was fun. My sons and I snorkeled right off the beach at the complex and saw brain coral, barracuda, and a stingray. Sunny every day. About 30 mins. to airport about 20 mins. to Christiansted. Be aware the major activity is sunning on the beach or pool. We thought it was perfect - first time in six month we had all our young adult children with us at the same time. Family really reconnected.