|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
#7 Estate Granard on St. Croix's rural South Shore is comprised of a main house and a cottage, both of which are available for short-term rental. The Main House is 3 bedrooms and 3 baths with a spacious, modern kitchen, living area and breezy front gallery-style porch with ocean views. Sunrise on this porch is a magical experience, one you will never forget. It is the perfect spot for morning coffee, lazy afternoons, sunset cocktails and conversations long into the evening. The Cottage is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath studio with a full kitchen and its own East-facing porch.
Surrounded by 300 acres of beautiful grassland, this property is peaceful, yet an easy 10-minute drive to the shops and restaurants of historic Christiansted. Beaches, grocery stores and St. Croix airport are also just minutes away. Centrally located on St. Croix, this is an ideal spot from which you can easily head east or west, minimizing travel time as you enjoy the many beautiful beaches and historic sites of this American paradise.
We’ve chosen to keep this property as close to natural Caribbean life as possible, cooling the house with ceiling fans rather than artificial air conditioning. You will not lack for the comforts of modern life here — from WiFi to online movies. But you will also experience life at nature’s pace, simple elegance in a soothing private environment.
Barbara, Mike and Mary Walsh decided to buy the property at #7 Estate Granard in early 2011. Mike and Barbara have lived on St. Croix since 1976 and raised their three daughters here. Mary, Mikes' sister, is an Emmy-winning producer from CBS News in Washington DC and has been visiting St. Croix for over 30 years. St. Croix is a special place for the whole family.
Barbara Walsh purchased this house in 2011
This historic property overlooks some of the best preserved Caribbean landscape in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The house was built in 1967 with a Studio Cottage added later. Although we rescued the house from the bush, it's clean lines and open front porch invite you to stay awhile.
From the house one has easy access to beaches, downtown Christiansted or Frederiksted, local farmers markets, water sports, adventure tours and a wide variety of cultural events. There is so much to do on St. Croix! Art, architecture, agriculture, sports and history. We can help you find yoga class, dance class, chi gong, massage and more. The best part is to return after a day of exploring and relax at this welcoming island home.
We have rented the house with two other couples in February for the past 3 years and want to keep coming back, again and again. Put simply, we love everything about the house. It is ideal for 3 couples. Each couple has their own bedroom and bath, and there is a wonderfully airy and open kitchen, dining and living room area. The veranda, which spans the entire front of the house offers one of the finest views on St. Croix and, oh my, what a wonderful place to just kick back and relax. We love to swim, snorkel, hike, explore and just hang out - this house is ideal for all of that. Thank you Barbara and Mike for all you have put into this vacation retreat, for making it available to us, and for all the little things you do to welcome us and make your house special.
Our family of 5 spent X-mas week and had a wonderful relaxing and adventurous vacation. The house is lovely and well appointed with everything you need. For us, the 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms fit our needs, with closets, a safe, dressers in each one. There were plenty of bath towels and beach towels and the kitchen has everything you need and more. Barbara and Mike could not have been more accommodating, greeting us at the airport, a welcome basket of goodies when we arrived along with all the instructions we needed to get around. We took on the 7 day beach challenge and explored the island hiking, snorkeling and swimming at several beaches across the island. The beach that is a 20 minute walk from the house is a perfect sandy expansive beach with blue water and no other people in site. You can also access this beach by a 5 minute drive. The veranda that looks out over acres of grassland with horses grazing, an old sugar mill and the ocean is by far the BEST ! It is your little piece of heaven!
We love staying at this home in paradise. It's very spacious and comfortable. Great for families, couples, or Girls /Guys Getaway. Wonderful kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals. Beautifully decorated with local art. The beds were comfortable, with nice linens and towels. The porch is Wonderful! The view of the south shore and suger mill is very peaceful. The proprieters keep the place very clean and the landscape perfectly manicured. They were extreamly helpful and easy to make arraignments with. The property is secured with a large metal gate. The location is mid island making it easy to get to any part of the island that you want to explore. We loved driving to many different beaches to snorkel and visit both Christianstead and Fredrickstead. Driving through the Rain Forest is cool. The cuisine is excellent on St. Croix. This is truly American Paridise!
The layout of this home is lovely: spacious bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The kitchen is wonderful to work in, and is connected to the dining and living area. The expansive front porch is a lovely place to soak up the breezes and view. The spaces are artfully laid out, well designed, comfortable; a joy to be in. This a great place for a peaceful retreat - away from it all but close to the conveniences of Christiansted. Very near the Art Farm for access to fresh local produce. Quiet privacy on the south side of the island.
We had a great time here - the location is excellent, near beaches and easily accessible from the road. Very comfortable for 5 people - all the necessities of home. great views - we even had horses in the yard one day! (they had come over from a neighbors and were a bit hard for the owners of our property to convince to leave though..). the owners are lovely and very helpful with our requests for information.
We had the perfect island getaway at the home called Cruzan Classic. The view of the south shore is absolutely stunning! The home is secluded, so you have peace and quiet in a natural setting, and complete privacy since there's not another house in sight. We took the host's challenge of visiting 7 different beaches in 7 days, which was a blast... Cruzan Classic is strategically located, although it has all the privacy we'd need, town was just 10 minutes away. We went in several mornings a week to attend yoga classes, and later to visit Christiansted's many fine restaraunts. The town has an astounding number of jewelry artists who craft their own beautiful variations is either sterling or gold.
Cruzan Classic was perfect for creating meals, with it's fully stocked kitchen - dining on the patio was unforgettable. The home is worth visiting for the artwork, which is showcased throughout the place - it's clear that the home is designed with an artist's eye.
We would recommend this location to everyone, and definitely give it 5 stars !
This historic Cruzan Classic is located on St. Croix's rural
south shore. It was part of a working cattle ranch
and overlooks 300 acres of undeveloped pastureland.
The house is located on Route 62 with easy access to anywhere you would like to go on the island.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Winter Season 15-16
Dec 15 2015 - Mar 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Notes||There are two units at #7 Estate Granard that can be rented separately or together. The Main House is 3 bedrooms 3 baths, and the Studio Cottage is 1 bedroom 1 bath with a full sized kitchen. A discounted price is available for renting the cottage alone.|
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