St. Croix Estate Rental Photos and Description
Estate, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8), plus room for 2 (rollaway bed & daybed)
Ideally located along scenic Northshore Road and a mere 300' from the ocean and sandy beach, Estate Cane Bay is a perfect place to relish island life. Lay back and enjoy the quiet solitude of the north shore from the covered gallery and negative edge pool. Or take a short walk from the estate house to Cane Bay Beach famous for its superb diving and snorkeling and a destination point for most visitors to St. Croix. Five restaurants which offer great food, a friendly beach-bar attitude, and live music are located in the sleepy settlement that comprises the Cane Bay area, so consider 'cooking optional'; however Estate Cane Bay's Great Room styled kitchen/living/dining space is fully appointed for those who love to play in the kitchen.
The lush and tropical beauty of the un-populated Northwest coast of St. Croix will surround you. Take a drive thru the tropical rain forest, visit historic sites, museums and the rum factory, and enjoy the colonial Danish architecture of Christiansted and Frederiksted towns....both a scenic drive away...or arrange a sailboat adventure to Buck Island National Park. There is no shortage of cool things to do in and around Estate Cane Bay.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- alternative lifestyle
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Donna & Linn
We have been traveling to the Caribbean since 1979 when we were married about 5 years and finally had enough money saved for a honeymoon. In fact, St. Croix was our first vacation outside the continental US, and the first island upon which we stepped foot. We were awestruck at the clear waters, colorful fish and sun drenched white sand beaches. We are happy to say that some things don't change much.
The largest of the 3 US Virgin Islands, St. Croix combines the best of other two resulting in a 'destination' all its own. And, after traveling to many, many other islands since 1979 including owning property on St. John, USVI, we have chosen to return to the quiet serenity of St. Croix. A tropical island without the hype of multiple cruiseships docked each day and mega resorts, St. Croix is not over-run by tourism and the locals aren't burned out in the wake. Friendliness abounds and visitors are welcomed with a smile and sincere 'good morning'. We likewise welcome you to our home-away-from-home.
In our opinion, Christiansted town, a 20 minute oceanside drive from our home, is the nicest Caribbean city we have encountered. Authentic in its historical danish colonial architecture and beautifully situated on a gorgeous harbor where sailboat lanyards clang in the gentle breeze and fishing and snorkel boats await their next adventurers there is just enough of everything there...museums, restaurants, shops and boutiques and even a Friday night street festival and parade if you happen to be there at just the right time.
Donna & Linn purchased this estate in 2011
Why Donna & Linn chose St. Croix
We love the laid-back attitude of Cane Bay, our proximity to a secluded beach just steps from our deck and pool, the sounds and sight of the Caribbean sea in our front yard. Cane Bay is like no other area on the island. It is the essence of tropical island living. No hussle...no bussle....no hassle. Lush mountains fall into the sea, small family run restaurants and dining places dot the coast, and friendly down-to-earth people, many of whom have lived their entire life on this wonderful island, await you. Drift to sleep to the sound of tree frogs croaking and awake to the roosters' crow. And if horses strolling down the road along the beach doesn't charm you, perhaps the dolphins and whales that can be spotted breaching the water just in front of the house will.
A real sense of history surrounds our home and this community starting with the historical landing place of Columbus on his second journey to the new world a couple of miles down the road....to the plantation ruins which dot the hillsides literally surrounding our home. If the hills could speak...the stories told would no doubt be chilling. This intrigues us and you will enjoy some of the books we keep at the house to remind us of the past - both good and bad.
What makes this estate unique
Quiet and remote, lush and tropical; so close to the ocean you can listen to the waves break all day and night; walking distance to five eateries and world class dive sites.