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Colleen & Ryan Eckhart

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Cabin Steps from the Beach

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


St. Croix Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Afford luxurious camping, or "Glamping" w/in walking distance to beach, bars & restaurants! Rent your Cabin nestled under tropical canopies, 2 minutes from the beach.

Come to Cane Bay for the best camping & glamping experience on St Croix!

Your CABIN is set up for two people. Each cabin includes: brand new hard roofs with sky lights; brand new queen sized mattress with 4 pillows, sheets & comforter; camp kitchen; ceramic dishware; lanterns; water container; table & chairs; covered picnic table; hammock; fire pit; camp grill, & a clothesline! Brand new private housekeeping bathrooms with cool water showers are included with the cabin rental. Cabins do not have electricity but have lanterns & a battery operated fan. Free Wifi is available on property near commissary. Cabins come with lockers up the trail to store valuables and charge electronics as well as fan battery. All cabins come with back up batteries for lanterns/fans.

$100/night; $600/week (one night free for a week stay!)

Rates are based on 2 person occupancy and do not include 10% USVI hotel tax (12.5% beginning Jan. 1 2016), $200 refundable damage deposit, or cleaning fee.

Each additional person is $10 per night, all ages. In summer, families enjoy the "Kids Stay Free" program for children under 16, when accompanied by an adult.

Cane Bay has some of the best scenery in the Caribbean. Cane Bay Beach, and the dramatic scenery of The North Shore is the backdrop to some of your activities. Whether you are kayaking the coast, diving 'THE WALL', hiking around MT EAGLE, or toasting the sunset at Off the Wall, you will love the atmosphere!

This is a Tropical Campground, set in a tropical forest, two minutes from the beach. This is perfect for the person who likes the outdoors and camping.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Colleen & Ryan Eckhart (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Why Colleen & Ryan Eckhart chose St. Croix

Your CABIN is under the tropical canopy, 2 minutes from the beach on foot. St. Croix, and especially Cane Bay, offers a very laid back atmosphere to enjoy. You feel away from it all, but you are just a two minute walk to the beach, world class diving and snorkeling, restaurants and a lively neighborhood of locals. While still growing in popularity, Cane Bay and the surrounding neighborhood are a sure bet for anyone who wants to experience the caribbean the local way. It is very quiet and mellow on the weekdays, and very lively on Saturday and Sunday!

What makes this cabin unique

Snorkel and dive one of the best spots in the Caribbean; build your own fire to cook on at your private campsite; you can hike a private nature trail on the 101 acres of Cane Bay Plantation; swing in your hammock at your campsite; catch your very own lobster and grill it on your grill; hike to secluded beaches nearby. Party with the locals at one of the five nearby restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This place is so cool! There isn't anything like this on the island! I love it!
Dec 2010
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based on 23 traveler reviews

Cabin Steps from the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Beaufort, NC, USA

Welcome Home

  • 5 of 5

"Welcome home" is the first sign that greets you as you arrive at Cane Bay Campground. You're also likely to hear those words from the campground managers/hosts, Colleen and Ryan--both amazing people!! And it won't take you long to feel like you ARE home. The campground is a truly wonderful place. You're nestled in the rain forest. Nature's symphony in the background. Plenty of privacy (that you won't get at a resort) in and around your cabin. The cabins and private bath are super clean. The amenities, while simple, are all you need. Life slows down. You're 'limin'.

Hosts: Super friendly (as are their 3 dogs), genuine people. There when you need 'em, gone when you don't.

Location: Rain forest. Beach steps away. Off the Wall is a super welcoming little bar a short walk away. Great place to watch the sunset. Try Colleen's dinner special on Friday's--best food we had our whole trip. Short drive to Christansted and Fredriksted (rent a car for some of your trip--but not all).

Cost: Can't be beat.

Bottom line: The campground is great. The hosts are better. Book it. You'll be happy you did.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY


  • 5 of 5

If you are the type of person/people that love nature, camping, and moving away from crowded cities, then you are looking for the suitable place. For us as a family with an 11 year old daughter, who loves to explore wild places, Cane Bay Campground was totally unexpectedly luxurious! The cabin, camp site, and bathroom facilities were perfectly organized and cozy. Thanks to the owners Jill and Bryan Updyke, the best, warmest, and friendliest hosts who made us feel at home.

P.S. You do not need to bring an alarm clock with you, there is a rooster that will bring joy with his cry's in the morning! =]

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! What a fantastic place to camp...or Glamp!

  • 5 of 5

The long Minnesota winter meant we were desperate for sun, sea and sand and we couldn't have picked a better place for a mid-winter get-away! The tent cabins are secluded, hidden among the trees and under a canopy of tropical branches...minutes walk from the sea. Everything we needed for camping was supplied, from cooking ware, dishes and stove to camp chairs and bath towels! It only takes a few minutes to walk to the beach for relaxing or snorkeling, and more relaxing and snorkeling! Jill and Bryan are great hosts, full of information and island tips, and I highly recommend their night time bio-bay kayak tour.

We will definitely be returning to this piece of island paradise during a future Minnesotan winter!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great luxury campsite at beautiful Cane Bay

  • 5 of 5

We hit the vacation jackpot by finding this unique gem on St. Croix. Unlike so many places, the Virgin Kayak campground run by the awesome Jill and Bryan Updyke is exactly as advertised and pictured on their website. It’s super clean and close to the beautiful beach with all the amenities listed and then some. It’s rustic and quaint and very comfortable. If you don’t like nature and need a lot of luxuries, this isn’t the place for you, but if you want an affordable and convenient get away, this is just the place. The bathhouse is a bit of a walk but you should find everything you need right on site. The hosts are super accommodating and go out of their way to make you feel at home, both at the campground and on the island. Cane Bay has a lot to offer. EAT @ Cane Bay is delicious (a little pricey) and is right on site but there are several other places close by to eat – we really enjoyed Rowdy Joes. You will need a car, and you will want to book a kayak tour in advance. We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rutherford, NJ

Just go! You'll love it...

  • 5 of 5

...In ways you can't even imagine. Jill and Bryan's tent cabins are the best way to experience St. Croix. They are the loveliest of hosts with the loveliest of nature-immersed (and CLEAN!) accommodations, in the best-located spot on the most beautiful island in the world. Just go!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Croix, USVI

Luxury Camping on the most beautiful beach in St. Croix!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I adore the cabins at Cane Bay Campground...most defintely our favorite "staycation" place on island! We just had another fantastic full moon extra-long weekend in Cane Bay at "our" cabin (#3) and again it was just perfect. The property is even better than the photos show - everything is kept spotlessly clean and fresh, and everything you need is provided (and anything you forgot readily available at the on-site Camp Store!). We love just relaxing in the hammocks, setting a night-time fire in the fire-pit at each cabin, and enjoying the beauty and serenity of the setting. We park our cars and forget it...if you don't want to cook for yourself, there are a number of excellent bars and restaurants within a 2 minute walk down to the beach, eat@cane bay being our personal favorite for the lively atmosphere, great food and live music. You can take one of Jill and Brian's Virgin Kayak tours (we recommend the night-time Bio-Bay tour), enjoy diving, horseback riding or simply sunbathing and snorkeling on the beautiful need to leave the area as all is right there for you to enjoy.

I highly recommend Cane Bay Campground to anyone who enjoys nature, a beautiful setting, and plenty to do on-site or within minutes walk. And you can't really call it camping in the traditional sense...with the spacious, beautifully crafted and well-equipped cabins and grounds, and so much to see and do at your fingertips, it's the perfect place for an extended holiday or if you are an islander like us, the perfect spot for a wonderful "staycation " that won't break the bank! We can't recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.7 Miles
Henry Rolsen STX
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Spratnet Beach Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Carambola Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Cane Bay Road/North Shore Rd
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Off the Wall & The Waves
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Cane Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Cane Bay Tent Cabins are located across the street from Cane Bay Beach. Also on property is Virgin Kayak and Cane Bay Dive Shop. Spratnet Beach Bar is across the street on the beach. Off The Wall is a stone's throw on Rt 80 (North Shore Rd). The Waves at Cane Bay is less than .5 mile. Above The Cliff is under a mile away and serves until 10:00pm, and Rowdy Joe's is about a mile away on Rt 80. Robert Trent Jones Golf course 2 miles away. Marriott Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort and Spa 1.5 miles away, Salt River Bay National Park and Ecological Preserve, 4 miles away.

$600.00/week 3 people max

$100.00/ night 3 people max

$200.00 refundable damage deposit

Cancellation fee: 1/2 your invoice


Rates & Availability

St. Croix Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Nov 1 2015 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $100

Please email us, The Eckhart's, to book your tent or Eco cabin.

Payment must be paid in full at time of reservation with a credit card through Paypal.

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St. Croix Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 192 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Cabin comes with a private bathroom located in the bathhouse
  • Your bathroom is private and comes with a lock. It is located on the trail, at the bath house. It comes with bath towels, toilet paper.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , a cot is available for 3rd person at no extra charge
  • Queen size Beds (1) Eco cabins come with a brand new queen sized mattress complete with linens, a comforter, and four pillows. Cots are available for 1 extra person. Three people max.
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
This is pampered camping, (GLAMPING), in an ECO CABIN with: camp kitchen; ceramic dishes; rechargeable battery operated fan; picnic table; hammock; stand up park grill; table and chairs; propane stove; battery operated lanterns; cooler; private campsite; private bathroom in bath house, with 75 degree water; brand new queen mattress with sheets and comforter. Cabins do not have electricity, cell or internet service. Free Wifi is available on property. The cabins are a two minute walk to the beach at Cane Bay. The North Shore of St Croix is the hot spot of the island because of the laid back beach community and the amount of restaurants and bars in the 2 mile elbow. There are several restaurant/bars within a two mile distance. Five of those are only steps away. The 'WALL' at Cane Bay, offers the best diving and snorkeling on the island. Diving & restaurant on site.

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