About the property
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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.
Edward L Delaney, Ph.D.
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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 Estate 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..
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A perfect retreat in paradise
Few homes can boast the tranquil luxury and gorgeous views that Cotton House villa provides to it's visitors. The home itself is completely private, though not isolated. Everything one could possibly need is at your fingertips. The owners have left nothing undone, from the large extremely well stocked kitchen to the beautiful furnishings, to the outside covered patio which provides a wealth of seating and jaw dropping views. A few steps leads you to the huge pool area, complete with grill and a covered dining area, all surrounded by beautiful plants. A few more steps lead you to the beach. Cotton House is an absolutely spectacular home. This was our second stay at this beautiful property and we highly recommend it.
Beautiful, comfortable house, spectacular views.
The house is much more special than we expected. Each room is wonderfully decorated. We particularly liked the outdoor shower in the second bedroom. The large well equipped kitchen was a joy! The covered porch with its overview of the sea and Buck Island was where we had the most fun--eating, enjoying our friends, just reading on one of the chaises as the warm wind blew over us.
The property was pristine and spotless. The owners provided material on the local sights and restaurants that were very useful. We enjoyed the restaurant and beach at the Buccaneer Hotel which was close by. Those of us who are outdoorsy loved the hike at Udall Point. All in all we had a great week!
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.
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.
Cotton House, a tropical movie setting
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.
Comfortable and exquisite; Cotton House makes you feel like you are starring in a tropical movie!!
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!!
Other Activities: Parasailing, Boating, Shopping, Kayaking, great beaches.
Rates & Availability
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50% deposit to confirm the reservation. Final payment required 30 days prior to arrival date.