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Kim Ylisela

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


St. Croix Condo Rental Photos and Description

Two bedroom, two bathroom with CENTRAL A/C. Only steps away from the beach!

ENJOY the SUN , BEACH and POOL when you stay in our Unit at Colony Cove, centrally located on the North Shore. There are two things you should know about our condo -- it has CENTRAL A/C and NO STEPS TO CLIMB -- it is located on the first floor! The unit has TWO BEDROOMS, TWO BATHS and has ALL THE AMENITIES OF HOME including washer/dryer, three TV's, DVD/VCR player with some movies, board games, books, snorkeling gear, free WIFI, linens and towels, electric sweeper, and a FULLY EQUIPPED kitchen with a reverse osmosis system so you can drink pure, clean water right from the kitchen sink! The condo complex is gated and has 24 security. Our condo is fabulous for relaxing on the large SHADED PATIO with a BEAUTIFUL VIEW of sea, gardens and pool. Feel free to pick fresh herbs from the garden such as parsley and rosemary to use if you choose to make dinner!

Take a few steps out the door and you will find yourself at the sandy beach or the fresh water pool. 'Long Reef' is about 2 miles long!!!! It provides TRANQUIL WATERS AND BEACH FOR SMALL CHILDREN. SNORKEL or SCUBA DIVE right off the beach in this VAST REEF PROTECTED BEACH/COVE. A variety of habitat zones exist where you'll see tropical fish, rays, turtles, coral, conch, lobster, starfish and on and on......

GROCERY SHOPPING is a short walk down the road. You can take advantage of the GAS OR CHARCOAL GRILL located by the pool. TWO RESTARUANTS ARE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE from Colony Cove. Teddy's is located right next door and offers great food and live entertainment. Breezes is a short walk down the beach and the food is excellent.

The town of Christiansted is 1.5 miles to the east and accessible by walking, taxi or rental car. The boardwalk overlooks Christiansted harbor and is a nice place to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. There are also many specialty shops including local crafts, clothing, jewelry and more. Make sure you try your luck at the crab races! We have been taking our kids to the crab races since 2005. It is still the very first thing they ask to do upon our arrival.

St. Croix offers a variety of outdoor activities. Enjoy the beach/pool at Colony Cove or the numerous beaches around the island. Take a trip west to the rainforest for a horseback riding adventure. Drive to the town of Frederiksted and tour Fort Frederik, do some shopping, fish at the pier (bring your swimsuit and jump off the pier if you have the guts, stairs are provided), and enjoy the white sandy beaches. There is a Casino on the island, golf courses, as well as miniature golf. See an island show, take a seaplane to St. Thomas or St. John for the day, or sail to Buck Island, a famous national underwater park. The Wall at Cane Bay has some of the best snorkeling and shore diving in the world. You can also take a kayak tour, ATV ride, go deep sea fishing, sailing, parasailing, surfing, hiking, and much more. Visit the Botantical Gardens and the Rum Distillery.

When you arrive at the airport make sure you pick up a copy of 'St. Croix This Week'. Here are some additional websites that list activities around the island:

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Kim Ylisela (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Kim Ylisela

We bought this property in 2004 before our first child was born. My husband and I love traveling and we knew we didnt want to stop after the birth of our child. We also knew it would be more difficult to travel with children and we wanted the security of a tropical paradise within the USA. So, St. Croix is our second home now and many happy memories are being made!

Kim Ylisela purchased this condo in 2004

Why Kim Ylisela chose St. Croix

Beautiful beach, gardens and pool. Stores and restaurants within walking distance. Unit is on the first floor -- much easier access when you have two small children! Unlike the majority of the condos, our unit has CENTRAL A/C (my husband installed it, he is a master A/C mechanic).

What makes this condo unique

Return home after a hot day in the sun and turn on the central a/c!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Kim,

We had a wonderful time in paradise and hated to come home to the snow. The weather was perfect.. nice and warm. The place was nice and clean and well stocked with plates , pans and cooking utensils.

You asked if there were any suggestions.. we like to go to different beaches while we are there maybe a couple of beach chairs would be helpful to your other renters as well. Sandy Point and Ha'Penny are beautiful sandy beaches with pretty crystal waters but you really need a chair to relax on them. That would be are only suggestion. You have your place well stocked and comfortable.

The staff came and did a nice job of tiling the gallery. The guys are great, they take pride in the work that they do at Colony Cove. They were doing nice work around the grounds with the plants and the trees. It is always a pleasure to come back to the Island each year. Thank you, Drew & Sue
Jan 2015
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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
North Carolina

A Slice of Paradise !!

  • 5 of 5

I am so happy to be writing a review for this condo!! My husband and I have stayed here three times over the past 6 years. We absolutely love it and we fall more in love with the island each time we visit!!

Walking into the door of the condo we feel like we are "home." The accommodations are perfect for our stay, and everything is so welcoming...from the decor to the thoughtfulness of a well-stocked kitchen, linens, towels, and a washer/dryer set!! We are so thankful for how clean and well maintained everything is. EVERYTHING WORKS!! It is great to know the t.v., the blender, the a/c, the washer/dryer is all so dependable, it makes our stay even more relaxing! The other thing that is very important to us is the security--it is a gated community with cameras and a security guard. Just another reason we enjoy staying at Colony by the Sea!

My favorite part of the condo is the gallery--I love to get up early and have a cup of tea out on the patio. The gardens are so peaceful and the view is like Paradise!! Then we usually head to the beach and just soak up the sun and all the gorgeous surroundings. We LOVE to see the island with all of its beauty--there are great shops close by and we have even taken day trips to St.Thomas. The restaurants on St.Croix are the BEST, and the nights we stay in, we can easily prepare our own meals.

There are so many fun things to do on St.Croix from snorkeling to sightseeing through the rainforest, jazz concerts in Frederickstead , taking a sunset cruise or just driving out to Point Udall (the eastern most point of the U.S.). Our FAVORITE thing to do is just relax on the beach, sipping a fun drink and looking forward to a romantic dinner for two. The water is absolutely gorgeous and we discover a new beach every time we go.

We cannot thank the owners enough for such a beautiful and comfortable home-away-from-home!!! The cleanliness, maintenance and the security really help to make our stay over the top. We also enjoy the pool as it is a refreshing change in the late afternoon.

St.Croix is the perfect place to go and do as much or as little as you want, and this particular condo is our # 1 choice for location, comfort and feeling "tucked back" without being totally secluded. Each time has been such a blessing and full of wonderful memories!! We only hope to go back soon---St.Croix is calling

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Craig and Diane! Plan your next troop soon!

Fabulous six-week stay on St. Croix!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed six weeks in this beautiful clean condo complex. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming including all of the grounds keepers, security guards, etc. The weather was absolutely beautiful and even though we didn't rent a car we found the taxis wonderful and really got to see a lot of the island. The owners of the condo, Kim and Tom, were absolutely wonderful and very responsive to any small problem that we had. We would definitely stay at this condo again and would definitely recommend it. All of the restaurants we went to in Christiansted as well as the two we were able to walk to on the beach were fantastic. Delicious meals and huge helpings.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cathy and Bob. We are so happy our condo met your expectations. We want our tenants to feel at home here. Per your suggestion we purchased an new electric sweeper. We look forward to your next visit!

Wonderful spot in beautiful St. Croix!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our two children, 17 & 8, stayed very comfortably here for two weeks. The condo is located in "condo row" in Christiansted. The location is perfect for relaxing at the resort or exploring the island. The condo is very well kept, clean, and tastefully decorated. We were very relieved on the first morning of our visit to find a coffee maker on the counter and some coffee in the freezer. We found that all of the basics that we needed were furnished. It was a quick and easy drive to the grocery store- the full kitchen in the condo saved us quite a bit of money eating out. The condo is a nice size, bigger than we expected. The gallery was where we spent most of our time enjoying the island air. It was a nice surprise to find some board games in the entertainment center and we enjoyed some quality time playing yahtzee. The grounds are beautiful- from the porch the view is a tropical garden. The salt water pool is wonderful and the others living and staying at Colony Cove are very nice and quick to answer questions about the island. There is a "tire reef" right off the beach that is a great place for snorkelers to explore. We saw a skate, eels, a huge stingray, among many other really cool things. There are lots of spotted eagle rays that hang out in the grassy area near the pier. The kids liked to stand on shore and check them out- when we swam in one day from snorkeling the rays came to check us out! We had lots of fun just hanging out around the condo, but there is no shortage of things to do on the island. Friday night crab races with Tito and Sue at The Deep End is fun for the whole family (grab a burger while you're there- they are super good!!), and if you go mid-day while the sun is hot there are iguanas lazing about on the grass eating sea grapes. Clear Bottom Kayaks does an amazing bioluminescense tour at dusk in Cane Bay. This is an amazing experience! Don't skip it! I could write a book about the wonders of the island. We loved St. Croix and thought the condo was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Extremely Pleased from East Coast USA

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at this condo 2 times, 2011, 2012. I have been here once on a "Girls Vacation" 2010, and took my son and his friends here 2013! We were extremely pleased with this beautiful vacation spot! The location is not in, but near, Christianstead proper. This gave both seclusion and ability to venture out easily to the city. The condo is very well maintained and the cleanliness and ease of use is amazing. All pots, pans, dining needs, living needs (except food!) are no going out to find a utensil or towel! This unit also sports central air conditioning! (Almost unheard of in single units in St. Croix!) The Colony Cove community is VERY safe, well kept, beautiful and friendly and is a great place for all age groups, families and individuals to vacation. If I did not rent a car, I could easily be content to take a taxi there and just relax for a week!

The owner is very easy to contact and is environmentally aware, so we follow requests to be watchful of lights and electricity/AC being off/down when we are order to help the island conserve!

This unit is easy to get to and the island has a zillion options for exploring and adventuring! You can snorkle many beaches in one day...from the beach right outside of the condo complex to the borders of this entire island which is 7 miles wide and 27 miles long!

We recommend, CAR RENTAL: Skyline Car Rental. Excellent service and vehicles! SIGHT SEEING: Drive the island and get to know it! (Drive on the LEFT side! It is easy!)The Cruzian Rum Factory, Whim museum and plantation and the Botanical Gardens are great places to start! Eat local cuisine...THAT is an adventure and privilage! Snorkle or dive at Cane Bay, Buccaneer Beach, Frederickstead beaches, or...RIGHT outside the condo! Take the Buck Island Tour with snorkeling!

WE LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! This is the ONLY condo we choose when we come to this wonderful island! HAVE FUN!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! You guys have to go back for a visit soon! Let us know when you can go.


Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Rt 75
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Beach at Colony Cove
Car: recommended

St. Croix is ringed by beaches of all shapes and sizes, some are long white sand stretches, others are small patches shaded by low sea grape trees and towering coconut palms. Some have smooth sandy bottoms ideal for swimming, and others have rock and coral-lined entries perfect for snorkeling!

St. Croix is the only Caribbean Island where a diver can explore a wall that drops over 13,000 feet, dive a reef that is the largest living reef of any Caribbean Island, dive five wrecks that are within 100 yards of each other and dive a pier.

Shopping in St. Croix is a sight-seeing tour in itself! Quaint shops are tucked in historic buildings made of cut coral, molasses mortar, and Danish bricks brought as ballast on the trading ships of the 1700 and 1800s! Interesting shaded courtyards in these restored buildings house shopping arcades.

Experience the thrill of riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Drive one of our ATV's on a guided excursion along mountainous trails through the Sub-Tropical Rain Forest, exploring historical ruins, and viewing amazing vistas of the north shore and the island. Fun, excitement, and adventure all wrapped up into one great tour. Each ATV is designed to accommodate two persons so bring your family and enjoy a true island adventure.

Sail aboard St.Croix's Teroro II or Dragonfly (40' Trimarans) and experience a personalized tour of Buck Island National Monument. The Underwater trail is a snorkel sight second to none with visibility up to 100 feet and only accessible by boat.

The island's barrier reef shelters thousands of tropical fish and turtles, that are fortunate to live in this protected marine environment. Step onto Buck Island's beautiful white sand beaches and hiking trails that reach the top of the island for mesmerizing views.


Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

St. Croix Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 1 2016 - May 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Notes Rates are for double occupancy (2 persons). Additional occupants will be charged $5.00 per day, per person for adult guests (18 years and over). There is no charge for children (17 years and younger).

Weekly rentals include a $75.00 utility allowance. If you are conservative with your utilities there should be no additional charge. If you are staying for longer than a week, utilities are the renters responsibility. Meter readings are read before your arrival and after your departure to determine utility usage. Details will be outlined in the rental agreement.

We like to keep our condo very clean for our guests. In order to keep this standard of cleaning, we have our condo cleaned after each guest departs. The charge for cleaning is $150.00. This fee will be added to your rental fee. Have questions? Please email and/or call and ask!!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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St. Croix Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bathrooms. One bathroom has a tub, the other bathroom one has a standup up shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Each bedroom has a TV, ceiling fans, window A/C's as well as central A/C.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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