TENT CABIN STEPS FROM THE BEACH

Jill Updyke

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
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Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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TENT CABIN STEPS FROM THE BEACH

St. Croix Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Looking for affordable lodging within walking distance to the beach, bars and restaurants? Rent a Tent Cabin for luxurious camping, or 'Glamping'!

$85.00/night + $50.00 cleaning fee

Be surrounded by nature, but have all the amenities of CANE BAY BEACH at your doorstep: Virgin Kayak Tours; Cane Bay Dive Shop; Eat@Cane Bay; Sprat Net Beach Bar; Off The Wall; and Rowdy Joe's.

Your TENT CABIN is nestled under the tropical canopy, two minutes from the beach. Nature lovers, who enjoy sleeping outdoors, will love this affordable alternative to hotels.

Your TENT CABIN is set up for two people. Each cabin includes: a queen sized futon bed with 4 pillows, sheets and comforter; a camp kitchen; ceramic dishware; two lanterns; a water container; a table and chairs; covered picnic table; hammock; fire pit with Adirondack chairs; a park grill, and a clothesline! There is a shared bath house, with cool water showers, that has three separate bathrooms, and three separate showers. Cabins do not have electricity, cell or internet service. Cabins come with lockers to store valuables and charge electronics up at the bath house. We do not recommend bringing computers.

For a more detailed description of the TENT CABINS, please go to Virgin Kayak Tours webpage. Look under Eco Camping Retreat and Tent Cabin FAQS.

Cane Bay has some of the best scenery in the Caribbean. Cane Bay Beach, and the dramatic scenery of The North Shore is the backdrop to some of your activities. Whether you are kayaking the coast, diving 'THE WALL', hiking around MT EAGLE, practicing YOGA on the deck, or toasting the sunset at EAT, you will love the atmosphere!

This is a Tropical Campground, set in a tropical forest, two minutes from the beach. This is perfect for the person who likes the outdoors and camping.

Keywords: virgin islands campground, st croix campground, camping, campground, eco-resort, camp lodging, virgin islands Campgrounds, Cane Bay Bungalows, budget housing, Adventure travel, green housing, caribbean campground, camping caribbean, camping in the Virgin Islands, tent cabins, tent camping

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
This place is so cool! There isn't anything like this on the island! I love it!
Dec 2010
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Jill Updyke

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english
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Bryan and Jill Updyke love the outdoors, kayaking, and indigenous history and art. That's why we built these TENT CABINS. People can be closer to nature, get outdoors, and learn about the people who first inhabited this island. We also noticed that people with a small budget needed affordable lodging. During the 25 years we've lived on island, we've discovered some of the most amazing places. In fact, after many years of searching, Bryan discovered the location of the fabled 'Maroon Cave', and was one of the original trailblazers of the Sweet Bottom trail to the Tidal Pools. We spend our free time in the woods, or in a kayak. We would like to show you the island, the local way! Stay in one of four tent cabins, while enjoying the very happening North Shore of St Croix.

The neighborhood is the perfect mix of Island Life.

Jill Updyke purchased this cabin in 2010

Your TENT CABIN is down the trail from the bath house, under the tropical canopy, 2 minutes from the beach on foot. St Croix, and especially Cane Bay, offers a very laid back atmosphere to enjoy. You feel away from it all, but you are just a two minute walk to the beach, world class diving and snorkeling, restaurants and a lively neighborhood of locals. While still growing in popularity, Cane Bay and the surrounding neighborhood are a sure bet for anyone who wants to experience the caribbean the local way. It is very quiet and mellow on the weekdays, and very lively on Saturday and Sunday!

snorkel and dive one of the best spots in the Caribbean; build your own fire to cook on at your private campsite; you can hike a private nature trail on the 101 acres of Cane Bay Plantation; swing in your hammock at your campsite; catch your very own lobster and grill it on your grill; hike to secluded beaches nearby. Kayak to remote coves that most Crucians haven't seen. Yoga classes are held at EAT three times a week. Party with the locals at one of the five nearby restaurants.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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5
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Tent Cabin Steps from the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Tent Cabin Steps from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327458vb
(340) 718-0071 (USVI, USA)
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
Where do you live?
5

Wow! What a fantastic place to camp...or Glamp!

  • 5 of 5
The long Minnesota winter meant we were desperate for sun, sea and sand and we couldn't have picked a better place for a mid-winter get-away! The tent cabins are secluded, hidden among the trees and under a canopy of tropical branches...minutes walk from the sea. Everything we needed for camping was supplied, from cooking ware, dishes and stove to camp chairs and bath towels! It only takes a few minutes to walk to the beach for relaxing or snorkeling, and more relaxing and snorkeling! Jill and Bryan are great hosts, full of information and island tips, and I highly recommend their night time bio-bay kayak tour.
We will definitely be returning to this piece of island paradise during a future Minnesotan winter!
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Tent Cabin Steps from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327458vb
(340) 718-0071 (USVI, USA)
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
5

Great luxury campsite at beautiful Cane Bay

  • 5 of 5
We hit the vacation jackpot by finding this unique gem on St. Croix. Unlike so many places, the Virgin Kayak campground run by the awesome Jill and Bryan Updyke is exactly as advertised and pictured on their website. It’s super clean and close to the beautiful beach with all the amenities listed and then some. It’s rustic and quaint and very comfortable. If you don’t like nature and need a lot of luxuries, this isn’t the place for you, but if you want an affordable and convenient get away, this is just the place. The bathhouse is a bit of a walk but you should find everything you need right on site. The hosts are super accommodating and go out of their way to make you feel at home, both at the campground and on the island. Cane Bay has a lot to offer. EAT @ Cane Bay is delicious (a little pricey) and is right on site but there are several other places close by to eat – we really enjoyed Rowdy Joes. You will need a car, and you will want to book a kayak tour in advance. We will be back soon!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Tent Cabin Steps from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327458vb
(340) 718-0071 (USVI, USA)
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
Rutherford, NJ
5

Just go! You'll love it...

Just go! You'll love it...
  • 5 of 5
...In ways you can't even imagine. Jill and Bryan's tent cabins are the best way to experience St. Croix. They are the loveliest of hosts with the loveliest of nature-immersed (and CLEAN!) accommodations, in the best-located spot on the most beautiful island in the world. Just go!
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
business
Tent Cabin Steps from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327458vb
(340) 718-0071 (USVI, USA)
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
St. Croix, USVI
5

Luxury Camping on the most beautiful beach in St. Croix!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I adore the cabins at Cane Bay Campground...most defintely our favorite "staycation" place on island! We just had another fantastic full moon extra-long weekend in Cane Bay at "our" cabin (#3) and again it was just perfect. The property is even better than the photos show - everything is kept spotlessly clean and fresh, and everything you need is provided (and anything you forgot readily available at the on-site Camp Store!). We love just relaxing in the hammocks, setting a night-time fire in the fire-pit at each cabin, and enjoying the beauty and serenity of the setting. We park our cars and forget it...if you don't want to cook for yourself, there are a number of excellent bars and restaurants within a 2 minute walk down to the beach, eat@cane bay being our personal favorite for the lively atmosphere, great food and live music. You can take one of Jill and Brian's Virgin Kayak tours (we recommend the night-time Bio-Bay tour), enjoy diving, horseback riding or simply sunbathing and snorkeling on the beautiful beach...no need to leave the area as all is right there for you to enjoy.
I highly recommend Cane Bay Campground to anyone who enjoys nature, a beautiful setting, and plenty to do on-site or within minutes walk. And you can't really call it camping in the traditional sense...with the spacious, beautifully crafted and well-equipped cabins and grounds, and so much to see and do at your fingertips, it's the perfect place for an extended holiday or if you are an islander like us, the perfect spot for a wonderful "staycation " that won't break the bank! We can't recommend it enough.
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
Tent Cabin Steps from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327458vb
(340) 718-0071 (USVI, USA)
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
Santa Fe, NM
5

Wow, wow, and more wow! We couldn't have asked for anything more perfect!

Wow, wow, and more wow! We couldn't have asked for anything more perfect!
  • 5 of 5
We came looking for a relaxing hideaway, and we found that and so much more. Our island friends were also blown away, saying things like, "I've lived on St. Croix my whole life and I had no idea such a lovely place existed", and "I'm planning to take my family here soon for an on-island holiday".

During the week we stayed we had a couple of days of on-again, off-again rain, which was lovely to experience lying in bed listening to it on the canvas, or sitting outside at the picnic table underneath the tarp on the giant tree next to the cabin. We even got a fresh egg delivered one morning by the neighbors chickens... definitely the freshest egg I've ever had. Totally restful place just 3 minutes walk to a great beach... what omre can you ask for?

We went out on the kayaks one night to see the phosphorescence - what a fun and magical trip, especially for my wife who was a complete newbie to kayaking.

We'd come back in a heartbeat! And our hosts were delightful, full of stories of island history.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Tent Cabin Steps from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327458vb
(340) 718-0071 (USVI, USA)
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
Boston
5

Great place to camp!

  • 5 of 5
This is me and my wife's new favorite place to go on vacation. If you are looking for an opportunity to "disconnect" while on vacation, but still be near restaurants, bars, the beach, etc, this place is perfect. The cabins are very well thought out and maintained. They are clean and have plenty of storage as well as a cooler, camping stove, and battery powered lanterns. The spaces between the floorboards are sealed to keep the bugs out and the screens and tarps are all bug tight as well. There is also a lot of space between cabins so you have complete privacy at all times. If you need to charge electronics, there are lockers you can use at the main building that have electrical outlets. The main building also has bathrooms with running water and showers. We used to stay at Maho Bay and the quality of the cabins here is FAR superior. You can tell that Jill and Bryan take great pride in the maintenance of the campground and on top of that, they couldn't have been nicer to us during our stay. They are very nice people and will help you with any questions that you may have.

The beach is about a 3 minute walk from each of the cabins. There are 2 bars right on the beach and a restaurant called "Eat" (which is very good) right before you cross the street to get to the beach. The beach is not crowded at all because this is not a resort. The majority of people we talked to at the bars and on the beach were from St Croix, so this area doesn't have a "touristy" feel at all. The beach itself is as nice of a beach as you will find anywhere.

In short, if you like camping and want to travel to a tropical paradise but the thought of being closed up at night in a hotel room is less than appealing, this place is perfect.

We can't wait to go back again!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Cane Bay Beach
"Great swim, snorkel , dive beach. Vertical wall dive 50 yards off shore. Bars and restaurant..."
eat@canebay
"Excellent food, with a view of the sea and Hamm's Bluff. Live music on Wednesday, Friday and..."
Virgin Kayak Tours
"Custom Historical and Ecological Kayak Tours in St Croix, USVI. Very knowledgeable about the..."
Taino AyAy Art
"Taino art, originals and reproductions, made of local clay, shell, and wood. Local artist an..."
Off The Wall
"Pizzas and subs with your toes in the sand. Killer view of Hamm's Bluff and Cane Bay. Nice, ..."
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Henry Rolsen STX
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Rt 80
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Cane Bay Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Eat@Cane Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Carambola Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Eat@Cane Bay
Car: recommended

Cane Bay Tent Cabins are located behind Virgin Kayak Tours. Ride On Smoothie is located on property. Also on property is Cane Bay Dive Shop and Restaurant Eat. Sprat Net Beach Bar is across the street on the beach. Off The Wall is a stone's throw on Rt 80. The Waves at Cane Bay is less than .5 mile. And Rowdy Joe's is about a mile away on Rt 80. Robert Trent Jones Golf course 2 miles away. Marriott Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort and Spa 1.5 miles away, Salt River Bay National Park and Ecological Preserve, 4 miles away.

Cabins are available for rental only as well.

$85.00/ night 2 people

8% VI tax

$50.00 cleaning fee

$100.00 refundable security deposit

Cancellation FEE of $220.00

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Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
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Payment must be paid in full at time of reservation, either with a check or with a credit card through Paypal.
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Amenities

Amenities

St. Croix Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 192 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shared bathrooms
  • There is a shared bath house, that has 3 separate bathrooms, and 3 separate showers. A private bathroom is provided when available.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , a cot is available
  • Queen size Beds (1) Tent cabins come with a queen sized futon bed and four pillows. Cots are available for extra persons for a $15.00 fee per night. We recommend only one cot per tent cabin.
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
Notes:
This is pampered camping, (GLAMPING), in a TENT CABIN with: camp kitchen; ceramic dishes; battery operated fan; picnic table; hammock; stand up park grill; table and chairs; propane stove; 2 lanterns; cooler; private campsite; shared bath house with 75 degree water; queen size futon bed with sheets and comforter. Cabins do not have electricity, cell or internet service. The cabins are a five minute walk to the beach at Cane Bay. The North Shore of St Croix is the hot spot of the island because of the laid back beach community and the amount of restaurants and bars in the 2 mile elbow. There are nine restaurant/bars within a two mile distance. Five of those are only steps away. The 'WALL' at Cane Bay, offers the best diving and snorkeling on the island. Kayaking/diving/restaurant on site. Yoga and pottery classes available on site.
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