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Luxury Villa St. Croix

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6); ideal for two couples.

Cotton House is a very private estate on the beach with ocean views of Buck Island. This luxurious villa is surrounded by lush, tropical gardens. Relax in one of three colonial West Indies styled bedrooms, take a dip in our private pool, dive into the Caribbean just steps away from the house, or kayak out to Buck Island.

Beautifully furnished and completely air-conditioned ; every room can select desired temperature ,Cotton House has been featured on the Landmark House Tour. This villa offers three bedrooms/bath suites, a large pool with cabana, and direct access to the ocean for snorkeling and beachcombing. The Great Room combines living and dining areas with the well-equipped kitchen, and white tile and walls provide a soothing counterpoint to elegant furnishings with lively accents of color. Sliding glass doors open to a shady veranda which overlooks Buck Island.

Steps lead down to a large pool and sun deck with a cabana and another dining area and outdoor grill.

Tall palms and other exotic plantings completely screen both sides of the pool area for complete privacy. Stairs of native stone set into the lawn lead down to the pebbled seashore and adjoining beach.

Take advantage of our concierge service who will take care of your every need, so you can have the perfect, private, peaceful getaway.The Cotton House is over 5000 square feet of living space, covered gallery, covered and open patios. The house and grounds are surrounded by a stone retaining wall, which adds to the privacy.

After beachcoming or relaxing by the pool, three bedroom suites offer a cool change, two with king sized beds and one with side by side twins. The first master suite is just off the Great Room; just outside is a private garden patio.

Opposite the Great Room are two more air-conditioned bedroom/bath suites; a second king suite, and a third bedroom suite with two twin beds and a private sun deck.

Tropical elegance on a special beach, sparkling blue and turquoise water, unbelievable views and soft breezes - that is what awaits you at the Cotton House. Set high on its terraced lot, the house and gallery provide exceptional views of the National Sea Shore, Buck Island, and the lovely sailboats that visit daily. Whether it is relaxing by the sandy shores, snorkeling or diving into a nearby reef, exploring an underwater shipwreck, or engaging in a vast array of water sports (sailboating, wind surfing, parasailing), the Cotton House has it all.

More Details

Edward L Delaney, Ph.D.
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Edward L Delaney, Ph.D.

Dr. Edward Delaney is a retired university professor and administrator. His wife, Dr. Betty Anderson is a prominent scientist who manages an international risk assessment practice. In summer, we enjoy sailing our Little Harbor, Blue Star, on the Chesapeake Bay and East Coast, but winters take us to St Croix and the Carribean.

Edward L Delaney, Ph.D. purchased this villa in 2004

Why Edward L Delaney, Ph.D. chose Cotton Valley

We sailed throughout the Carribean over the years, but only discovered St Croix in recent years. We wondered how we missed this beautiful island, but immediately fell in love with its natural wonders, rich culture and wonderful people. So purchasing Cotton House was an easy decision. We began extensive rennovations immediately and agrred to allow Cotton House By the Sea to be featured on the Landmark House Tour in 2005. Every year we add addiitonal featured In 2014 we have replaced all appliances, added fans and lovely latterns to our gallery and pool side. We love the property and see that it gets loving care each year. .

What makes this villa unique

Cotton House By the Sea is set in botanical gardens that offer complete privacy. Gates mark the entrance, sweet smelling frenzy pansy trees, night jasmin, and gardenia hedges line the walkway in to the front door. The property has dozens of types of hybiscus, palms trees, bourgainvilla, and rare plantings. A lush fern garden is planted just outside of the master bathroom, A large cabana set amidst the greenry, by the pool offers shelter form the sun. Gracious living is the hall mark of Cotton House with gourmet kitchen, multiple areas for dining (inside dining room, gallery dining, or pool side dining). A gabled cedar ceiling rises above all rooms, glass inclosures provide privacy while perserving the open sense of this architectural feature.

Our Vice President has stayed for the last 3 years on our Beach. . The views of sail boats going to Buck Island, wind surfers occationally on our Bay, and the blue green water furnish breath taking views and entertainment. Pool side offers a Lynx grille for cooking out. Each bedroom has its own private access to the pool and the Sea. There is no more beautiful water front location on St Croix. The house is 4 miles east of the Buchaneer Hotel. There are numereous opportunities for hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and just relaxing. We are an easy drive to Point Udall, the eastern most point in the U S, where sun rise over the Ocean is an exceptional experience.. Beautiful beaches are easily reached in either direction and our Bay is always present for swimming or snorkeling. All water toys can be provided and used just off the front beach side lawn. Our gardener has been caring for this property for over 20 years and has an exceptional touch for creating a unique tropical floral experience. He is delightful and great to know. For beauty, relaxing, and local experience, Cotton House is exceptional..

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and daughter found Cotton House on-line...A very sceptical hubby is happy she did. A lovely home, well cared for, well located, well appointed. Everything worked, the pool was wonderful, neighbors and strangers were helpful. We could not have had a better time - great trip!
Nov 2011
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Cotton Valley Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , own private patio, gardens and private path to pool/sea shor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , In addition, there is a private outdoor shower, stone encase
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Special Island design with shower view of the Sea
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Two tall poster King Size Beds with full masquito canapy in 2 bedrooms; the 3rd bedroom has lovely white twin beds. Each bedroom has its own climate control system and encuite bath and shower. All furnishings are of West Indian Colonial style.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cotton House has its own Concierage who will arrange any service needed PADI license training, snokeling, hiking, privisioning, cooking, and any other imaginable service. All additional services are at the expense of the guest. Our Concierage will also provide for any rental equipment desired, e.g. kayaks and other water toys.


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Luxury Villa St. Croix
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Cotton House

  • 5 of 5

Three couples stayed in Cotton House and had a wonderful time. It felt like we were staying in a private resident not a rental. The place is immaculately kept inside and out. We enjoyed the pool daily along with the fine views of Buck Island from the veranda. Located on the eastern end away from the hustle and bustle of down town Christiansted, it is still accessible to the attractions of St. Croix. We highly recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I love this property! Beautifully furnished, comfortable, great location. My favorite bedroom is one that opens out to the veranda overlooking the ocean with Buck Island in the distance; it has its own outdoor shower and a canopy bed. The veranda itself runs the full length of the house and is covered, so free from direct sunlight but open to ocean breezes, a perfect place to enjoy morning coffee. Below it is the pool with comfortable, cushioned lounge chairs, and further out the beach front. You could just stay here all day; it's nice and private. But there is the town to visit for shopping and lots of restaurants to explore. My husband and I had a absolute fantastic time. Must come again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Millington MD Eastern shore of Maryland

Cotton House, a tropical movie setting

  • 5 of 5

Imagine waking up in an exquisite bedroom overlooking the azure Caribbean Sea! The house is as described, and more. It sits on the water with fantastic views. It is that rare combination of posh and comfortable; clean, well-equipped and maintained. We particularly enjoyed the pool and the large verandah where we had evening cocktails on sometimes dinner. The East End is near many restaurants, both upscale and local. There are beaches and nature trails. It is an easy ride into Christiansted for a bit of shopping. We most highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Millington MD Eastern shore of Maryland

Comfortable and exquisite; Cotton House makes you feel like you are starring in a tropical movie!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cotton House for our latest visit to St. Croix. One of the best vacations we have had. The house is well appointed and has a magnificent setting overlooking the gorgeous Caribbean Sea and Buck Island. The pool and surrounding gardens are beautiful. We like the East End location as it is convenient to Christensted, some excellent and some fun local restaurants, as well as pristine trails and beaches. We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntsville, AL

Nice house, well-kept grounds

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed in Cotton House for our week-long visit to St. Croix this June. The owners were very responsive, giving us a lot of information to plan our visit, and the property is exactly as described. The home is very well-kept, and the surrounding gardens are spectacular. It's right on the water, and we literally woke up every morning to views of the sea and Buck Island. The property managers met us at the airport and escorted us to the home, then they guided us to an open restaurant for dinner (our plane was late, and not much was still open). The area around the house is a quiet residential area, and we felt very safe there. All-in-all, an exceptional vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
STX St Croix
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Buccaneer Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
East End Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Blue Water Terrace
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Parasailing, Boating, Shopping, Kayaking, great beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.5%

50% deposit to confirm the reservation. Final payment required 30 days prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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