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ECO-FRIENDLY LUXURY OCEANFRONT 'MINI-RESORT' FOR YOUR PRIVATE USE

Kelsey Thomas

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Kelsey Thomas

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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ECO-FRIENDLY LUXURY OCEANFRONT 'MINI-RESORT' FOR YOUR PRIVATE USE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

St. Croix Villa Rental Photos and Description

Spectacular Oceanfront Eco Friendly Luxury Villa with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths

You have internet surfed to one of the most fabulous and affordable oceanfront villas in the Caribbean. Rainbow Cove is pure Caribbean 'barefoot' luxury, which the owner opens to visitors when not in residence. Perched above the cliffs of the azure Caribbean Sea on St. Croix’s tranquil and very safe south shore, this home opens up to mesmerizing views and sea breezes.

For those travelers who are still conscious of limiting their carbon footprint even on vacation, we are the perfect place for you! The house is equipped with solar panels, a cistern system that collects and purifies rainwater, UV filters, Salt water pools and extensive use of LED/ CF Bulbs. Enjoy all the extravagance of this exotic property and house, all while being green.

Each luxurious, comfortable and air-conditioned bedroom walks out to fabulous sea views.

Entertaining in the ”Great Room” offers entertainment center wet bar and dining area. In this lovely gathering space you can enjoy satellite TV, a fabulous music system, and a assortment of games, movies and entertainment choices via the Apple TV hook-up. Includes Netflix access for streaming movies.

There is an alluring gourmet kitchen, that even the novice cook will enjoy.

Just steps away from the main house is a uniquely whimsical and charming guest cottage with a one bedroom loft.

Both the main house and the guest house feature their own refreshing pools.

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All the bedrooms have air conditioning as well as the “Great Room” in the main quarters. Virtually no amenity has been over looked.

There are restaurants, hotel, casino, sandy beaches, and great snorkeling close by.

This is an adult rental and we do not rent to children aged toddler to 7 years old.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kelsey Thomas (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Eco-Friendly Luxury Oceanfront 'Mini-Resort' for your private use
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Eco-Friendly Luxury Oceanfront 'Mini-Resort' for your private use
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3468862
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
Ponte Vedra, FL
5

Everything and More

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Rainbow cove was everything we could expect and more. As other reviews have said, the pictures do not really do justice to villa or the waters surrounding it. We woke each morning to the gentle breeze, turtles and rays in the bays, iguanas in the trees and deep azure blue waters. The villa had every amenity that we needed and we truly spent most of our time right there. Who needs to explore when your little bit of paradise is right outside the door? The “on-island” team was very available and extremely helpful. If we could, we would be heading back every month this year!
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow - thanks so much for the kind words. We hope you come back to enjoy our island again in the near future
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Eco-Friendly Luxury Oceanfront 'Mini-Resort' for your private use
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3468862
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
5

Great Vacation Home with Amazing Views!!!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house for six of us (3 couples) for a week. The house is very comfortable for six people and very well furnished with all you could ever need during your stay, including up to date technology (Wi-Fi, Apple TVs, surround sound, satellite cable, blu-ray player, etc). The best parts of this house are the beautiful views from every room in the house, including kitchen and living room/dining room. The entire house is lined by French doors and windows providing views of the ocean.

The house is very clean and spacious. The kitchen is not huge but very cozy and functional with high end appliances, granite counter tops, and again great views. The couches in the living room are really comfortable and perfect for lounging around watching TV or reading a book. The dining room sits 8 and is ideal for playing cards or boards games (besides eating of course). Bedrooms and bathrooms are also clean and spacious. We had a few issues during our stay which seem to have been caused by the previous visitors of Rainbow Cove but Dennis, the maintenance guy, was very responsive and was able to fix those issues.

I would highly recommend this house for anybody looking for a beautiful, relaxing, vacation home. St. Croix is full of beautiful beaches and after spending the day in any one of those beaches, having this house to come back to with views, pools, and everything you could ask for made this trip so much better than our already amazing previous trips to St. Croix.

We loved Rainbow Cove and can't wait to come back!!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing! We love hearing stories of great vacations like these. Please be sure to contact us again for your next vacation in St. Croix!
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Eco-Friendly Luxury Oceanfront 'Mini-Resort' for your private use
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3468862
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
Slippery Rock
5

Beautiful villa on a beautiful island!

  • 5 of 5
This was truly the trip of a lifetime and we could not have chosen a more beautiful place to stay. From the friendly and very helpful neighbor, to the caretaker and owners, every interaction and step of the way was a pleasant, positive experience.

The caretaker met us in Christiansted and led the way. The villa and landscaping are gorgeous.The linens and beds....so comfortable! The artwork, furniture and thoughtful touches here and there were wonderful. You can tell much care has gone into this home and it was easy for us to make it ours for the week.

There were 7 of us in our group and we rented the entire property. Great layout, so that everyone was able to find and enjoy their privacy at any time. We really took advantage of the grill (what a view while cooking!) and the beautiful kitchen and ate many meals at home. My favorite was by candlelight out on the deck. Every dish, utensil and appliance we needed was there.There was plenty of seating for everyone, no matter which room we were in. We did seem to congregate in the kitchen a lot in the evenings...i guess that's because that's where the blender is! Oh the drinks we enjoyed! There's nothing better than having one while taking in the amazing view, hearing the waves crash below and feeling that heavenly breeze!

Many birds and iguanas visited the deck and we enjoyed the pools day and night. However, we did try forever to figure out how to get the lights on and after a call to the caretaker, found out they do not work. This was a bit disappointing at first but after lighting a few candles, the problem was taken care of. The smaller dipping pool over by the cottage was our favorite. It has steps and a long bench for sitting in the water. We relaxed here with drinks many nights, while watching the shooting stars above. We didn't have many issues with bugs until one evening on the beach below, watch out for the noseeums!

The drive to Point Udall was surprisingly very short. Wonderful sunrises but beautiful anytime. Many secluded and beaches with facilities are very close. The Divi Resort (nice bar with great drinks and friendly people!) and casino are just down the road and 4 out of 5 in our group won pretty big! Shopping was close and the art farm for local produce even closer. The Ironman took place our 3rd day and we cheered them on as they passed the villa on their 43rd mile of biking!

We will never forget this trip, thank you for opening up your home to us. We hope to return soon
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed a memorable vacation and that our house was a part of that experience.
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Eco-Friendly Luxury Oceanfront 'Mini-Resort' for your private use
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3468862
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
St. Paul, MN
5

Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5
We had a terrific stay at Rainbow Cove and the Honeymoon Cottage. We had six in our group (my wife and I, our two teenage daughters and my wife's parents). There was plenty of space for everyone to have privacy and great spaces to gather as a group. The views are incredible as the villa is perched right above the beautiful Caribbean ocean. We loved the indoor/outdoor feel of the Villa. It was great to be able to open up all the doors and feel the breezes and hear the waves. It was also nice to be able to turn on the air conditioning at night for comfortable sleeping. The Villa is just as depicted in the pictures. The location of the Villa on the southeastern end of the island was convenient to all the islands attractions. We enjoyed dinner at The Blue Water Terrance and Duggan's which are close to the Villa on the way to Christiansted. We would definitely return to Rainbow Cove.
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eco-Friendly Luxury Oceanfront 'Mini-Resort' for your private use
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3468862
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
5

What an AMAZING home!

  • 5 of 5
Everything about booking this home was perfect. The owners, the property managers and the home itself. There was six of us staying here and the way the home is laid out was perfect. I have rented a lot of properties in St. Croix and this one by far had the best views. Often the pictures of the homes are better then the actual home but in this case the amazing pictures are exactly what you get. We will be coming back here again. Thank you for allowing us to share this home.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eco-Friendly Luxury Oceanfront 'Mini-Resort' for your private use
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3468862
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
Washington, D.C.
5

Yes -- It REALLY does look like the pictures!

  • 5 of 5
This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. Honestly! The accommodations, the layout, the furnishings, the cleanliness, the views -- everything lived up to exactly what you read in the description and what you see in the photos.

We were in town for a wedding and decided not to stay at the hotel where the wedding was being held -- largely because I wanted a "home" environment and because the cost of the hotel for a single room was MORE than Rainbow Cove. I searched for hours...days...weeks and finally landed on this one. The attractions were the views, the tasteful decor, the AppleTv, the WiFi, the plunge pool, the expansiveness of the property, and the water access (but be careful on the way down because some of the rocks have shifted over time AND keep on water shoes because the rocks at the water's edge are slippery).

As for price, this is comparable to other similar properties -- if not slightly less expensive. While it pushed the edge of my price limits, I was willing to spend "a little more" / "splurge" for something really special, and this was it -- and it was worth every penny.

From the views to the pelicans criss-crossing all day long in front of us to the beautiful crystal blue waters below to the wonderfully accommodating hosts / owners, this place was a gem from start to finish. I had a question or two during our stay, and the owners promptly responded.

I have already recommended this property to friends and will continue to do so.

You do need a car to stay here, but it's so easy getting out and about (and driving on the left takes a second to master; just make sure you have a good co-pilot!) and having the car gives you incentive to get out and see the rest of the island! There are good restaurants within a five-minute drive (Blue Water Terrace is great -- especially Anna's cinnamon buns and the Sunday brunch) as well as pretty beaches (Grapetree Beach, the beaches towards Point Udall). We'd also recommend taking a day to do a driving tour of the island, including the beaches by Fredericksted (Rainbow Beach), the rainforest, and Cane Bay.

All in all, it's a WONDERFUL location and the owners are wonderful for work with. Enjoy your vacation...! Hopefully we'll be back someday!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Henry E. Rohlsen
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Grapetree Bay
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $2,490 Per week

St. Croix Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2015
Nov 16 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Nov 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Please note: Rentals of 2 to 4 guests will have the use of the main house only. Rentals of 6 guests will have the use of the main house and cottage. We do not rent the cottage as an individual unit to ensure the privacy.
All Rates are subject to 10% VI Hotel Tax
33% Deposit due at time of booking.
1/3 due 60 days out and balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Personal Checks and PayPal accepted.

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Amenities

St. Croix Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Guest House
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , two showers in master bath plus outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest House
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Green Amenities include; Solar Paneling and Solar Powered Appliances Sustainable Cistern system that collects rainwater - then filters and purifies for guest use with a UV filter Salt water pools Extensive use of LED and CF Bulbs

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