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Owners Russ & Kris Bratsch and their Property Managers Christie & Chris Powers

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 5 people

St. Croix Splendor is a beautifully appointed condo with spectacular views and only steps away to the beach. It features cathedral ceilings, a large balcony with comfortable furniture to relax and enjoy the island ambiance, including sea views, views of the distant hills, the marvelous pool and the lush tropical landscape. Air Conditioning, wireless high speed internet access, and cable television on 50' plasma TV are furnished. You would be centrally located on the north shore of St. Croix, where the best sandy beaches and snorkeling reefs are on the island. It is close to downtown Christiansted and no more than a half hour's drive to nearly anywhere on the island. Visit historic sites, beach-comb, go fishing, go shopping, or sample the excellent restaurants close by (2 within walking distance). There is hiking, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, and scuba diving for the more active types. Also, tennis courts are on the property and 3 challenging golf courses are a short drive.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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About Owners Russ & Kris Bratsch and their Property Managers Christie & Chris Powers

Our names are Russ and Kris Bratsch. We purchased this property in 2010. We were both raised on Minnesota farms. Russ has spent his life farming. Kris has been a librarian for eight years. We enjoy being active all year round and certainly owning this condo gives us much to look forward to when the weather turns cold at home. We want others to experience our piece of paradise when we are not able to be here.

Christie Powers and her husband Chris Powers manage our property. They handles all communications of potential renters. They also may pick up vacationers at the airport and are a convenient resource, since their office is very close to the condo if renters have any questions or problems.

Why Owners Russ & Kris Bratsch and their Property Managers Christie & Chris Powers chose St. Croix

This property is a standout from all the other rental properties that we've seen in coastal areas. It was clear immediately when you drive onto the property that the complex and the grounds are well maintained, secure, and centrally located on the north shore. Pelican Cove Condominiums are right on the beach, of course, but from our particular condo, we have nice views of some of St. Croix's lush hills, when we turn our focus off the sea.

The buildings and grounds here are well cared for by the friendly staff. It is such a serene experience to walk around amongst the rustling palm leaves and to hear the waves. Even the parking lot is pretty.

The surrounding neighborhood is a nature conservancy, residences and the next two neighbors down the beach feature excellent restaurants.

Since the south shore is only 9-10 miles away and Christiansted is only a few minutes drive away, this location makes it perfect to drive east to Point Udall and watch for whales or take a hike to Jack's Bay and snorkel or drive west to Cane Bay or Davis Beach and snorkel or scuba dive. When we feel the need to go shopping in Fredriksted or snorkel under the pier we only have a 30 minute drive or so. By the way, the locals are very polite drivers here. Since we knew that our potential renters may want to just sunbathe by the pool or on the beach and relax and unwind from their hectic schedules, we knew that it was a bonus to get such a great pool and a beach that you can take long walks on. You may get the treat of watching the kite boarders, sometimes literally close enough to feel like you'll be under the sail, too, as we did our first time here and several time since then. Maybe you want to learn the sport yourself when you are on St. Croix.

Christie Powers and her husband Chris Powers manage our property. For more on how they can assist you please see the section above this.

What makes this condo unique

When we first walked into this condo we were swept away by the grandness of the space inside created by the cathedral ceilings in the dining and living areas and the spaciousness of the rooms, but when we continued through this space to the 3rd floor balcony and beheld the vision through the blooming flamboyant trees, past the well groomed tropical landscaping, the turquoise sea and the beach that could be ours, we were both in awe. We visit once or twice a year for 1 - 5 weeks and we never tire of being on our balcony. We eat all our meals that we cook at home there. We just can't get enough of the view.

We should say that once we emerged from the balcony that first time, we went into the master bedroom and found it to be just as grand as the rest of the place. We (Kris particularly) really like that there are two sinks and mirrors for getting ready for the many activities we do on the island.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Kitchen remodel will be completed by September 1st! Come and enjoy!
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Beautiful St.Croix

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at Pelican Cove condos. We woke up to a beautiful view of the ocean with the breeze blowing through the condo. The condo was very clean and well maintained along with the grounds and pool. It had everything we needed for a relaxing vacation.

We walked out to the tide pools by Davis beach. Quite the hike but totally worth it! One morning we went to Point Udall and seen the beautiful sunrise. We took the Big Beards tour out to the reef and Buck island. Very helpful and friendly crew. Another day we did the Cruzan Rum tour, fun and friendly staff. All the beaches were fun, clean yet not to crowded.

All the restaurants we ate at had fabulous food(Rowdy Joes, Rum Runners, Pier69, and the Palms) The Palms has a fun Caribbean night with buffet and a show.

Overall the island is beautiful! The condo is perfect! The people are friendly and the weather is tropical! We are already planning to go back!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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5

St Croix Splendor at Pelican Cove Condos

  • 5 of 5
Our trip to St. Croix this past November was beyond a doubt a great vacation--it had everything that makes a vacation truly a vacation! Top on the list was the condo at Pelican Cove. After researching and searching for options for our stay, it was clear that this was going to be a great choice. Indisputably, from the time we met the property manager at the airport upon our arrival to the time we left the condo for our flight home, we truly were beyond pleased! The property manager pointed out the intricacies of the island, steered us toward the local grocery store (to get provisions to use in the condo’s fully equipment stocked kitchen), suggested local restaurants and even recommended must-see attractions during our stay. The décor and amenities within the condo provided everything needed to make our stay comfortable, relaxing and entertaining. No wonder it is called “Home Away”; for we felt completely at home during our stay!

P.S. After returning home, my friends quickly pointed out that I sang the praises of the condo as much as I did the beautiful beaches, fabulous snorkeling and delicious local rum. The central locality of the condo on the island, the ease of beach access from the condo, the short walk to The Palms restaurant, and the welcoming, friendly and gracious property manager and owners at the condo all added to its splendor. We really believe that had we stayed anywhere else our vacation would have been lacking.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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Splendid St. Croix

  • 5 of 5
August 2012.Our family with two young adults, 21 and 19, have just had two wonderful weeks in St. Croix. We didn't quite know what to expect but found the island quite charming. With its lush tropical forest on one end to the hilly almost mountainous area on the other. There are plenty of beautiful beaches to discover. Check out the beaches in the resort areas. They are generally free of charge but some do ask for a small fee, $4 to $5. The public beaches are very nice also. The west end of the island, Fredericksted, has some very nice beaches with calm seas for swimming. The local people, Cruzians, are very friendly and were always there with a good morning, afternoon or evening greeting. Rustico is a wonderful gift store that should definitely be visited. Plenty of local caribbean gifts and souvinirs. Time to shop! You must try the local restaurants. Villa Morrales is well worth the visit.The hospitallity received from the staff is exceptional along with great food, local caribbean and very reasonable prices. Try the goat stew! The restaurant is at the west end of the island just before Fredericksted. Now the condo. Firstly, the description on the web site is spot on. Its very spacious and comfortable. We didn't need a thing. It is very well equipped and truly is a home away from home. The grounds are well kept and the pool is huge. Beware of the St. Croix crocodiles, Iguanas. Just kidding. They like to sunbath with you at the pool. Don't worry they are harmless. Fun to see though.Things to do. There are too many to list but we did the caribbean night at the Palms, next to the condo. You must do this. The buffet is great and the entertainment with the Moko Jumbies was fantastic! Treat yourself to a nice dinner at the Buccaneer. A little costly but the food, view and service is excellent. Take a kayak trip on the Salt River as we did. The guided trip was very informative and the sights are stunning! Also, a trip to Buck Island is a must. We went on the half day snorkle trip with Caribbean Sea Adventures. A great crew and captain will take care of you and even give the novices a lesson in how to snorkle. St. George Village botanical gardens along with the Whim plantation are also must sees. A look into the past of early island living. We hope to return to St. Croix very soon. We sure do miss the johnny cakes! P.S. The condo manager, Tom, deserves a special thanks. He met us at the airport and made us most welcome. Thanks Tom!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your interesting and well worded review! We agree with you about how charming the island is and how friendly the people are. That is why we felt so compelled to become property owners here.

I think we have been to almost all of the beaches. Our favorites are Cane Bay, the beach at Frederiksted and Isaac's Bay, if you are up to a stunning hike. We are glad that you took advantage of many of the unique island activities and restaurants.

As far as our condo and the grounds, we are pleased that you found everything to be as advertised. We sincerely hope you come back and stay at St. Croix Splendor in the future.

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Dream Vacation Destination

  • 5 of 5
Are you looking for a beautiful island for a dream vacation? St. Croix of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean is the place and this condo is where to stay. We had a wonderful time here in January. The condo is on the 3rd floor, so the view out to the sea and to the island hills is gorgeous.
The fully equipped kitchen opens up to the large dining and living room, which leads to the large balcony where we ate all of the meals we prepared at the condo. There was a nice breeze and no mosquitos. Besides the tropical splendor, the seabirds flying overhead also entertained us. We also ate at many good restaurants that have yummy lunches and elegant dinners.
The grounds are very neat with lots of trees. The gardeners are very friendly and willing to help, if needed. The large pool and hot tub are a wonderful way to end the day.
There are many activities within walking distance or a short drive away like beach combing, tennis, scuba diving, snorkeling, cruises, golf, historical sights and great shopping. This rather small island is fun to explore by rental car and packs in a lot of varied scenery and adventure.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
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Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful condo provides the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy lives. The space is light and airy, and the decor carries out that theme, as you can see in the pictures. It is clean and attractively furnished, providing everything I needed while I was there. I loved driving from one end of the island to the other, seeing all the sights. A highlight for me was touring by a kayak that was powered by paddling instead of rowing. The tour leader provided a fascinating history of the island. I will return as soon as I have time and recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a relaxing time.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to recommend our condo for a perfect place to stay on St. Croix. Just wanted to clarify about the kayaking. I think you meant peddle instead of paddle, but it isn't really peddling either. It is a pushing motion done with your feet - very easy!

We know what vacationers need since we stay here, so far, up to 6 weeks during the year. We have really worked at furnishing this island getaway with all the items that you would need for a comfortable, convenient, relaxing vacation. We can't forget to mention we've acquired a few items for your use that will help make it even more fun for families, also. Come stay at St. Croix Splendor and see for yourself what you've been missing!
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Perfect place at Pelican Cove

  • 5 of 5
The condo is just like the pictures, sparkling clean and beautiful, and equipped with everything you need. It was really quiet and we had lots of privacy on the balcony and at the pool. The walk to the swimming beach is easy. The condo is centrally located in the middle of the island, close to everything. So glad we stayed there.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Our St. Croix Splendor Condo is on the largest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands. The island has a natural beauty that is both charming and awe-inspiring. It's wondrous landscapes, hillsides views, oceanfronts, and historic downtown areas have all vacationers would need. Add to all this a casino, golf courses, tennis courts, art galleries, shopping, live theater and a myriad of activities on and in the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea and you can't miss having the time of your life. Families would have plenty to do and would love staying at convenient St. Croix Splendor, your condo on Pelican Cove Beach. With the amenities we offer, you wouldn't need to leave the property once you've bought groceries. Don't forget this is a U.S. territory and English is the first language.

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St. Croix Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 16 2014 - Dec 14 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $350.00 refundable security deposit required.
10% VI Hotel Tax
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Amenities

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St. Croix Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Parking Off Street
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , part of master bedroom suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest Bathroom also connects to living area
  • The master bath features a tub/shower combination with updated large tile walls. There is a sink/vanity in the bath and also one just outside it in the dressing area, for your added convenience. There is a hair dryer so you don't have to pack one. The guest bath has doors to both the guest bedroom and to the great room and features a shower. Your family or friends, as well as you, will appreciate the second bathroom. Brand new, super absorbent towels will pamper you. Just another luxury to help you relax and enjoy your island condo.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Can be made into king bed
  • A gorgeous 4 poster bed is the highlight of the master bedroom. The room opens up to the balcony to add to it's appeal. If you ever get tired of the views from the balcony (which would be difficult to imagine), there is a flat screen cable TV and DVD/VCR player also for your viewing pleasure. A ceiling fan is mounted from the high ceiling. The guest bedroom is a flexible arrangement with 2 twins that can be slid together and made up with king size bedding. This room also features a ceiling fan, TV and DVD player. The condo's layout separates the bedrooms with the 2 bathrooms for added privacy. The owners have just purchased high quality sheets for both bedrooms to make sure you get a comfortable night's rest to enjoy every day of your island vacation.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Small Cooler
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • live theater
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Gas grilling on the balcony is a great way to take advantage of the property's highlights. There is plenty of room for a large group to eat on the patio also. There are 2 ceiling fans on the covered patio to make sure you can enjoy the views in comfort. The telephone is for local call and to receive non-toll calls, but is handy nevertheless. If you like to snorkel or haven't tried snorkeling, yet, St. Croix is a great place be. From this condo, if you walk down the beach to the front of the H20 Restaurant and go straight out from there, the snorkeling is splendid. Taking a sail to Buck Island National Monument to snorkel is well worth it, also. The reef and sea-life are spectacular! The pool here is one of the largest on the island and is a freshwater pool. The pool area features lounge chairs, a small waterfall, a spa, and and a serve yourself bar and barstools. There is a grill here, if you'd like to make the pool your hang-out for the day or evening.

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