AFFORDABLE DOWNTOWN 1-BEDROOM APT: EXPERIENCE SMALL TOWN ISLAND LIVING

LAVAUGHN BELLE

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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AFFORDABLE DOWNTOWN 1-BEDROOM APT: EXPERIENCE SMALL TOWN ISLAND LIVING

St. Croix Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Cute and compact. One-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment close to everything.

This 17th century property is located in the heart of downtown Christiansted. The property comprises of two buildings. A main commercial/residential structure that faces King St and a smaller building both characteristic of the Danish West Indian style. This one bedroom apartment is the downstairs of the smaller building and nestled in the back courtyard. It features a full kitchen, bathroom and living room/dining area. Both adorable and affordable this is a great vacation rental option for singles and couples who want to immerse themselves in small-island town life.

We are one block away from the best bakery in town where locals line up every morning to get Crucian style 'titi bread' 'butter bread', 'bush tea' and other breakfast favorites. In a two to three block radius are some of the best local food spots serving up dishes like roti, stewed oxtail, curry goat, salt fish and ducanna, kallaloo and other Crucian/Caribbean delicacies. We are also five minutes away from fine dining restaurants, historic churches and cemeteries, exquisite handmade jewelry shops, museums, nightlife, cool bars and restaurants on the boardwalk, great duty-free shopping, the seaplane (in case you want to hop over to/or are hopping over from St. Thomas) and even the beach! On the boardwalk you can organize sailing, jet skiing, fishing, and head over to Buck Island or the Cay for swimming and snorkeling. And because of the great town location you are just a taxi ride away from everything else that St. Croix has to offer. If you choose to rent a car there is agency in walking distance.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
LAVAUGHN BELLE (Owner)
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About LAVAUGHN BELLE

My husband is a musician and I am a visual artist. Although my family is originally from Barbados & Trinidad & Tobago I grew up in the Virgin Islands (both St. Thomas & St. Croix). I left to study at Columbia University in NY and then later at the Institute Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba where I met my future husband who at the time was studying to be an opera singer. We met my third day in Havana and have been inseparable ever since.

I currently teach at the University of the Virgin Islands, work as a professional artist and manage our real estate investments. My husband works in developing our new business (a Latin Dance Studio & Nightclub slated to open Sept. 2013) and has his own salsa band and Latin jazz trio. Since leaving Cuba in 2005, we have traveled many places in the world, but both agree that St. Croix is something special. That's why we have chosen to build our lives and raise a family here.

LAVAUGHN BELLE purchased this apartment in 2011

Why LAVAUGHN BELLE chose St. Croix

We were attracted to this property because we were looking for our own space to teach our salsa classes. We saw it on a Friday afternoon and had an offer in on Monday morning. We love the location and the historical architectural details. We did 80% of the work ourselves, but in true Caribbean form many friends have helped us along the way. This has been a project of a lifetime and a dream come true for both of us. But most of all we are happy to bring more joy and beauty into our community and share it with locals and visitors alike.

What makes this apartment unique

There are many beautiful hotels, villas and luxury homes on St. Croix that sell a particular vision of an island paradise. What this property offers is authentic urban island living. You will get a chance to immerse yourself in our beautiful Crucian culture without compromising comfort or style. If you want to stretch your vacation dollars to be able to experience the culture and all St. Croix has to offer, this is the rental for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I had a wonderful experience with La Vaughn! She was a wonderful host and helped to make my time in Christiansted a great experience. Location of the apartment was also within walking distance of many things like restaurants and the harbor.
Jan 2014
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Affordable Downtown 1-Bedroom Apt: Experience Small Town Island Living
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Affordable Downtown 1-Bedroom Apt: Experience Small Town Island Living
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422428vb
3403326236
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
Bronx, NY, USA
5

Definitely worth it, excellent price for the location, and great for a couple.

  • 5 of 5
From the initial contact with the owner, LaVaughn, it was a pleasant experience. She treated me with all the respect and courtesy anyone can ask for. When I arrived, everything was exactly as advertised on the ad. The room was clean, the location is excellent, WiFi, cable, and all the amenities are included as promised. I felt very safe in the area, which is always important and the property is gated! Mostly everything you need is within walking distance, like bars,the boardwalk, some restaurants, etc. HOWEVER, please rent a car as soon as you get to the airport as not all the beaches and activities are in the area, and you may want to go to Frederiksted and the rest of the island's beaches. There's so much to see. Do not miss out on sightseeing as taxis are quite expensive. Another huge tip: when you arrive, make a bee line for the supermarket and get some groceries as eating out is quite expensive. Again, all the kitchen utensils and cookware are included as well. Enjoy your stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Affordable Downtown 1-Bedroom Apt: Experience Small Town Island Living
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422428vb
3403326236
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
5

Perfect stay for two in Christiansted, St. Croix

  • 5 of 5
This place was really perfect for two people and lived up to all our expectations and more. Great location in central Christiansted and all the amenities we needed. AC and wifi worked great. The apartment is part of a historic 18th century building and has just been renovated. Very clean and well-maintained. Also good parking facilities in case you get a rental car to explore the islands. The owner was extremely helpful and friendly and gave us great tips on sights, restaurants etc. Just nearby the property was a great bakery for your bread and morning coffee, and a small place with great local food was also close. I will definately recommend this property to friends and family. Owner is great and you are within walking distance of all the sights and restaurants of Christiansted.
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Affordable Downtown 1-Bedroom Apt: Experience Small Town Island Living
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422428vb
3403326236
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
CA, USA
5

Great change from staying in hotels

  • 5 of 5
This apartment was perfectly sized for my husband and I. Downtown Christiansted was a 5-10 minute walk as was the market and restaurants. On the occasion we needed transportation, the Taxi Stand was a short 5 minute walk.

The owners are incredibly nice and professional. La Vaughn took extra care to make sure everything was in order with our stay before we arrived and greeted us at the apartment with chilled water and fruit. She took time to recommend places to visit and eat.

I highly recommend the location and renting from the owners.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Affordable Downtown 1-Bedroom Apt: Experience Small Town Island Living
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422428vb
3403326236
St. Croix US Virgin Islands
alabama
5

good location for exploring Christiansted on foot

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here a few nights while apartment hunting. It was very cute,clean,secure and walking distance to everything in Christiansted. The owners were very caring and extremely helpful with our move to the island.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
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Availability & Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
Cleaning $50

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

St. Croix Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Historic
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Apartment is located inside a gated courtyard with a lovely garden and historic stone and coral wall.
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