CALYPSO CONDO - FAMILY FRIENDLY BEACHFRONT ELEGANCE AT GENTLE WINDS

Barbara Flanagan

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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CALYPSO CONDO - FAMILY FRIENDLY BEACHFRONT ELEGANCE AT GENTLE WINDS

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,

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Barbara Flanagan (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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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.
Jan 2014
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Reviews

5
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Calypso Condo - Family Friendly Beachfront Elegance at Gentle Winds
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
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Calypso Condo - Family Friendly Beachfront Elegance at Gentle Winds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385175vb
(775) 782-3057 (Nevada, USA)
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
Avon Lake, Ohio
5

Paradise at Calypso Condo!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
We recently returned from a weeks vacation to St. Croix and stayed at the Calypso Condo in the gated community of Gentle Winds and had a fabulous time!!! The condo was immaculate upon arrival and the unit manager stocked us with some groceries I requested so we didn't have to go out at night. There were six of us and with the three bedrooms, three baths, three balconies and a loft area we did not feel crowded. Barbara, the owner, thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable and feel like our home away from home. The book Life In The Left Lane, the bottle of champagne in the fridge, the starfish necklaces and the gift certificate to the Snack Shack were complimentary gifts to us as Barbara's way of saying thank you for choosing her condo and was very much appreciated. The kitchen was very well-equipped. There were so many books, Wii games, DVDs, VHS movies and board games for all ages to choose from. It was nice having a grill to cookout on since we don't always like to eat out and as we found out food there on St. Croix is expensive. I would definitely come back to St. Croix and stay at the Calypso condo in a heartbeat. The grounds at Gentle Winds were beautifully kept and the people there including the guard, the groundskeepers, and the woman who ran the Snack Shack were very polite. Gentle Winds Condos are also centrally located on the north shore so going to Fredericksted or Christiansted was just a short drive away. Staying in St. Croix in early June was great!! We truly felt we had the place all to ourselves. Besides our family there were maybe 6 other units out of the 65 occupied at the time. No fighting for chaise lounges at the beach or pool. A nice perk to going in the off season. The view from the condo was also spectacular from the beautiful palm trees to the gorgeous blue green ocean to the crystal clear pool. We did all kinds of fun activities while in St. Croix - stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, shopping in Christiansted, touring the Cruzan Rum Factory, watching the sunset at Off the Wall restaurant while playing bingo and watching the sunrise at Point Udall and of course just relaxing on the beach soaking up the sun and reading a good book. I was very impressed that early on in our stay Barbara called and sent me an email checking in with us to see that everything was going well. Needless to say we were all sad to leave but have fond memories and great pictures of our stay there.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the suggestions for activities that you found fun to do on the island. And thanks especially for finding time to do the review.
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Calypso Condo - Family Friendly Beachfront Elegance at Gentle Winds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385175vb
(775) 782-3057 (Nevada, USA)
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
St Augustine, FL
5

Great location for a great value!

  • 5 of 5
Clean convenient and loved it!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: That's a great summary in a nutshell. Thanks.
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Calypso Condo - Family Friendly Beachfront Elegance at Gentle Winds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385175vb
(775) 782-3057 (Nevada, USA)
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
5

Beautiful Condo in Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5
My extended family (ages 4 months to 85 years) stayed in two units in Gentle Winds for 9 days. Calypso Condo (unit C-2) was great: beautifully decorated, comfortable, fully furnished - everything we needed for young and old! The service was excellent, the pool and beach at Gentle Winds were great, and the location is central to any place you want to go on the island.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Gentle Winds is great for extended family vacations isn't it; and the location, away from town, but centrally located just can't be beat. Glad our unit, Calypso Condo, C-2 met all your expectations.
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Calypso Condo - Family Friendly Beachfront Elegance at Gentle Winds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385175vb
(775) 782-3057 (Nevada, USA)
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
Biloxi, MS
5

Biloxi Vacationers

  • 5 of 5
My family and I spent a week at Calypso Condo. It was neat and spacious. The pool was perfect and the beach was great. We met some great people that were also staying in the complex. My son and husband enjoyed the golf and my daughter and I enjoyed the pool. Sheila made some great drinks at the Shack - only wish it had been open more hours. Barbara was a pleasure to work with and quickly answered all of (many) questions.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that your son and husband were able to use our clubs and enjoy our four holes of golf. It's sort of an over-looked benefit of staying at Gentle Winds. Hope to see you back soon.
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Calypso Condo - Family Friendly Beachfront Elegance at Gentle Winds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385175vb
(775) 782-3057 (Nevada, USA)
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
5

Fantastic Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5
My sister-in-law and I enjoyed a week at the Calypso Condo and hope to be repeat customers in the many years to come. Gentle Winds is close to restaurants, snorkeling/diving, kayak rentals. The on-site Snack Bar is great for lunch and/or a pool/beach-side drink.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We hope you'll be repeat vacationers for many years to come also and agree that the location and the snack shack couldn't be better.
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Calypso Condo - Family Friendly Beachfront Elegance at Gentle Winds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385175vb
(775) 782-3057 (Nevada, USA)
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
4

Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5
This was our 20th anniversary vacation. We brought our son and his family with us and we had a great time. Quite a few things have changed since out last visit but we still had a great time. I would also suggest staying on this side of the island and Calypso Condo was very nice. The owners have a very good network of support if you ever have any problems. We were in town for the Iron Man competition and that added a lot of fun to the island.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I agree that the North Shore is the best location. The Trade Winds are always blowing on shore and its so centrally located. C ome back soon.
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Car: recommended

St Croix is world famous for Scuba diving and snorkeling. There are many tours including, horse back, jeep and mini bus. There are many museums and ecological sites and museums including beaches where the sea turtles come to lay their eggs. I would consider a day-trip to Buck Island to snorkle along an underwater trail in the national preserve a must-do activity . Boats leave twice a day from Christiansted for a full or half day trip. I would also recommend taking a kayak tour at night to see the phosphorescence in the water when it is disturbed.

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Availability & Rates

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St. Croix Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season
Dec 15 2015 - Apr 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$235
$1,650
$4,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Five day minimum stay. $75 cleaning fee applies to stay of less than 7 days. Christmas holidays have a ten day minimum stay. 5% discount for a two week stay and must mention at time of booking. Mid-week cleaning and concierge service to pre-stock unit available at extra charge. Snack Shack closed Sept/Oct.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

St. Croix Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beach ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms are newly renovated with gorgeous solid wood cabinets, stainless steel fixtures, rain shower heads and granite counter tops.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ground floor facing water,windows open to sound of the surf.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor facing tropical landscaping.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Second floor w/deck opening to ocean & private A/C
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed on lanai level w/deck overlooking great room
  • All rooms including the bedrooms have overhead fans in addition to central air conditioning to make sure that the tropical breezes never stop blowing. All beds have memory foam toppers and all bedrooms have two sets of curtains, both sheer and blackout. The sleeper sofa on the gallery level accommodates 2 people. All bedrooms have chests with six or more drawers plus closets. The gallery level with the sofa bed has a three drawer chest and plantation shutters rather than curtains.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Games ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Game Room ...
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • arboretum
  • library
  • rain forests
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • paragliding
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Half court basketball, 4 hole pitch and putt golf and shuffle board are available. There is an attached private storage room for suitcases and sports equipment. Golf clubs and sports equipment such as face masks, fins, basketball, tennis rackets and balls, ping pong, sand toys, doll house and furniture, etc. are included. With three bedrooms, three baths and three decks and an entry with seating and stocked bar (replenished by guests), you'll never feel crowded. There are overhead fans in every room including the veranda to maintain the tropical breezes. The gallery and great room even have 'smart fans' that adjust their speed according to the temperature. There is a printer and surge protector waiting to be used with your computer as well as a computer and printer to preprint boarding passes in the office. We can stock your unit with food before arrival for an extra charge. The sound of the surf can be heard throughout the unit and the views are fantastic from every room.
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