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Kris and Russ

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

St. Croix Splendor- Stunning, Perfect Location, Steps To Your Pool or Beach

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Christiansted Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 5 people

Please note: That our video was taken before renovating. Please refer to the photos for the most up-to-date look of our condo.

As you open the door the gentle breezes of the Caribbean trade winds whisper welcome home! At last you have arrived at St. Croix Splendor! Two steps in the door and you catch your breath at the spectacular view of ocean and palm trees; four steps in and you are in awe of the magnificent décor enhanced by cathedral ceilings and spectacular kitchen. You don't have to step any further to know that you made the right choice for your vacation in paradise! (Our current video does not have all of our updates. The photos are more up-to-date.)

St. Croix Splendor is located beachfront in the upscale condo complex of Pelican Cove. Within minutes to Christiansted, great restaurants, shopping and numerous outdoor activities, St. Croix Splendor's location offers the perfect balance between quiet serenity and bustling activity. Lounge by the stunning pool, relax in the hot tub, hike down the beach, hit the courts, take a day trip to Buck Island or just read a book. Do it all or doing nothing; it's your vacation your way!

The condo itself offers a warm and welcoming space for all. The living/dining is open concept with fabulous view of ocean and palms. Newly furnished in a designer style, the space would be considered elegantly comfortable with a casual twist. Big screen TV, DVDs, free WIFI and cable are just a few of the tools to entertain you! The master bedroom is fit for a king and queen with its king size four poster bed, walk in closet and full en suite bath. The guest bedroom has its own bath and has both a queen and a twin bed. Light sleepers beware; with the comfortable beds and soft ocean breezes you'll sleep better than ever before! The kitchen, as previously noted, is renovated from top to bottom with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets and sparkling finishes. It provides all the conveniences of home and more. Cook up a storm or eat Island light; everything is there for any option you choose. The grand finale is the outdoor gallery overlooking the beach and the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy a cool cocktail, grill up a meal or lounge lazily in blissful thought; life simply couldn't get any better!

Activities on St. Croix are varied and fabulously fun with kite surfing, fantastic diving and snorkeling, championship golfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, sunset sails, hiking, swimming, sunning and more awaiting you. Never a dull moment if you're one to keep busy!

St. Croix is an Island like no other. The ambiance will enchant you, the tranquility will entrap you and its beauty will entice you to return again and again. We hope you will enjoy all it has to offer from the comforts of St. Croix Splendor! We look forward to you booking your stay!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kris and Russ (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Kris and Russ

Our names are Kris and Russ. We named our condo St. Croix Splendor. Both of us were raised on Minnesota farms. Russ spent most of his life farming. We are retired now and are making the most of our free time. We enjoy being active all year round and certainly owning this condo gives us much to look forward to when the weather turns cold at home. We want others to experience our piece of paradise when we are not able to be here.

Sandra at Calabash Realtors manages our property. (She is standing with us in our owner photo.) She handles most of the communications. She also may meet you at the airport or the property. Sandra is a convenient resource, since the office she works at is very close to our condo.

Kris and Russ purchased this condo in 2010

Why Kris and Russ chose St. Croix

We chose the Christiansted area of St. Croix for several reasons. Location was key. Our condo is quite central to the small island. St. Croix is about 27 miles long across its northern coastline, where Christiansted sits in a bay near the center of this length. Since the island is only 7 miles to the southern coastline, we have easy access to everywhere on the island. The vast majority of shopping destinations and restaurants are in and around downtown Christiansted and its boardwalk along the harbor. While it is ideal to live outside of the downtown area, we didn’t want to be far from it since it is the best spot for us to go and for our visitors to go to experience the variety St. Croix has to offer. St. Croix Splendor is situated where we can easily walk to the neighboring resort to dine out or get in the car and drive to any beach in no longer than 25 minutes. Many of the beaches are near great places to eat and drink.

It didn’t take more than a couple of days during our first visit to St. Croix to realize that this is where we wanted a second home. The palm trees, the sand, the warm waters with its many colors of blue and the friendly islanders had us hooked.

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What makes this condo unique

When we first walked into this condo we were swept away by the grandness of the space created by the cathedral ceilings in the Great Room and the spaciousness of all the rooms. When we continued on to the 3rd floor balcony and took in the view, we were in awe. Even now we never tire of using our balcony. We eat all our meals that we cook at home there and often bring take-out home to eat there, as well. We just can't get enough of the ambiance.

This property is a standout from all the other rental properties that we've seen in coastal areas. It was clear immediately when we drove onto the property that the complex and the grounds are well maintained, secure, and in its own little paradise on the beach. From our particular condo, when we turn our focus off the mesmerizing, turquoise sea, we have some nice views of St. Croix's hillsides and the gorgeous tropical landscape right outside.

This property is a standout from all the other rental properties that we've seen in coastal areas. It was clear immediately when we drove onto the property that the complex and the grounds are well maintained, secure, and in its own little paradise on the beach. It is a serene experience to walk around the lush tropical foliage and hear the rustling palm leaves and the waves. Even the parking lot is pretty. From our particular condo, when we turn our focus off the mesmerizing, turquoise sea, we have some nice views of St. Croix's hillsides and the gorgeous tropical landscape right outside.

We are fortunate to have our rental manager, Sandra, who is from St. Croix and is very close by to insure your vacation goes smoothly.

Who wouldn't want to call this home even if it is for a week?!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)
St. Croix Splendor- Stunning, Perfect Location, Steps To Your Pool or Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

What a wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was my and my family's first time to the USVI and it was absolutely wonderful. I loved staying at Pelican Cove and our guide/liason, Sandra was heaven sent. She and her husband met us at the airport and gave us a guide to our condo. They went above and beyond what was expected to help make us fee comfortable and welcome.

The owners were very hospitable as well, calling and checking in on us during our visit.

I have NO complaints and would highly recommended this condo and use of Homeaway with your visit to the USVI.

Thanks again to the wonderful owners and

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your stay at St. Croix Splendor was "absolutely wonderful". Thank you for your review. You picked the best island for your first trip to the USVI. It is uncrowded, easy to get around, beautiful, and the people are so friendly - as you found out right away with our rental manager! If you get the opportunity to visit St. Croix again, we would love to have you stay at our condo. We have updated the master bathroom a bit since you were there. (The new photos will not be shown online until we get there ourselves. Believe me, we can hardly wait!) Chances are that you didn't get a chance to experience ALL the lovely scenery and unique attractions the island has to offer. Thanks again, Russ and Kris
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Connecticut
5

Great stay at St. Croix Splendor

  • 5 of 5

This was the best condo we ever rented through Home Away. Russ the owner was very helpful in providing information about the condo, the rental agreement and St. Croix. Sandra at Calabash Reality was very hospitable in providing us with information about the condo and St. Croix. Since it was our first visit to this island, the information provided by both was very much appreciated. The condo itself was immaculate, spacious and well stocked. The bathrooms, kitchen, and beach supplies were all there. This included everything from kitchen cleaning supplies, kitchen appliances, kitchen utensils, insect repellent, sunscreen, beach chairs, beach towels, cooler, and laundry soap. we could not think of anything else that would have made our stay more enjoyable. We are looking forward to going back to St Croix Splendor.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very pleased that you took time to write this review! We are also thrilled that you liked your experience so much that you booked with us again. That is terrific! There is so much to do on St. Croix, which is by far the largest of the USVI. It also boasts less crowds, which really was the prime attraction for us. Who likes to compete for space? We don't. Whether it is the beaches, the roadways or the restaurants, it is rare to have a problem with space. A well stocked condo is essential to a pleasant stay because the last thing a vacationer wants to do is rush off to a store to buy something they forgot &/or wasn't provided. We don't claim to have everything, but we certainly try to stock the common items. Our desire is for our renters to spend their time enjoying the condo, the pool, the property, the beach, and all the island has to offer. Sandra, our rental manager, is a treasure. She is always appreciated by our guests. Thank you very much! Warmest Regards, Russ and Kris
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Atlanta, Georgia
5

Amazing Condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo was simply amazing! Very spacious, clean, updated, beautiful and in a great location just about 5 minutes or so from Christiansted. The owners and property manager (Sandra) couldn't have been more helpful and wonderful! Tips: Definitely rent a car so that you can explore all the best beaches on St. Croix! Favorite beaches: Buck Island (30 minute boat ride). Recommend Sunday Funday for $25/person only on Sundays via Caribbean Sea Adventures, Shoys Beach at the Buccaneer, The Cottages Beach, Cane Bay & Rainbow Beach. If you love to snorkel, highly recommend Cottages Beach just steps away from its sandy beaches. Restaurants; Savant was incredible, but pricey! Best food for the money was Le Reine's Chicken Shack and Blues BBQ & Grill both awesome for food and atmosphere! The best downtown bar was Tavern 1844, and great food too. Don't bother eating on the boardwalk. Not worth the high prices for mediocre seafood and service at best. Besides just a few upfront mistakes on the boardwalk, we quickly learned to ask the locals for where to go and what to do--and they didn't disappoint! We had the best time. We can't wait to come back and we will definitely stay at St. Croix Splendor! Cheers!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Thank you for your kind words. We would love to have you come stay again! We stay at St. Croix Splendor about 3 months throughout the year. We are always striving to make our renters' vacations the best they can be. We are glad you tried the shuttle to Buck Island on Caribbean Sea Adventures, but if you want a guided snorkel tour of the National Underwater Park off Buck Island, there are many other options (including Caribbean Sea Adventures) that are available any day of the week, as well. You may want to try this next time. Kayaking with Virgin Kayak might also be an option next time you are staying with us. The kayaks are almost effortless, since you propel them with your feet! Brian and Jill, the proprietors, are great. Brian is a fountain of historical St. Croix history! The view of the island from out in the sea is incredible and there seems to always be some sea life, like turtles or flying fish to make the adventure unforgettable. We are so fortunate to have Sandra there so close, as our rental manager. She does a great job and deserves our thanks, also. We live in Minnesota, so we wouldn't be able to be of much assistance after our renters land on the beautiful U.S. island territory of St. Croix. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it, greatly. Sincerely, Russ and Kris
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Morris, MN
5

30 year Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are celebrating our 30 year Anniversary in June and we never had a real honeymoon so this vacation was the best honeymoon you could ever have! The condo has the most beautiful view of the ocean from the balcony! The condo is beautiful, clean, spacious and it is so nice to only have to bring yourself and clothes. The grounds is also beautiful with a wonderful pool! Everything else was furnished! The condo is located in the center of the island so don't have to travel far to enjoy it! The owners were very helpful by having liticture on things to do on the island. The most wonderful thing was that we had our own tour guide while we were there. We want to thank Christie and Jason for being such great tour guides! The things we loved the best was the Sandy Point beach, Christianstead shops, Roseway sunset boat tour, buck island, the rum distillery tours, snorkeling and great food. If you want a now stress relaxing vacation this is were you want to go! We loved it and we will be back!! Thank you for a great time!

The anniversay honeymooners!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to rewrite your review! (We lost a year's worth of reviews when we made a management change and temporarily had a different property id number.) It is obvious that you had I great time! We are so pleased to to hear this. You listed some great highlights of the island and what our condo has to offer. We strive to make St. Croix Splendor vacations easy, relaxing, comfortable, and all this in, as you said, beautiful surroundings. I'm sure you felt especially lucky to travel with Christie and Jason, who are now pretty experienced with where to go and what to do on the island, since it was their 3rd visit! For those who are new to St. Croix, our rental manager, Sandra can advise you, and you can take advantage of the app renters will be invited to access, to find out what we recommend. We look forward to you staying with us in the future! Sincerely, Russ and Kris
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5

Beautiful St.Croix

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Pelican Cove condos. We woke up to a beautiful view of the ocean with the breeze blowing through the condo. The condo was very clean and well maintained along with the grounds and pool. It had everything we needed for a relaxing vacation.

We walked out to the tide pools by Davis beach. Quite the hike but totally worth it! One morning we went to Point Udall and seen the beautiful sunrise. We took the Big Beards tour out to the reef and Buck island. Very helpful and friendly crew. Another day we did the Cruzan Rum tour, fun and friendly staff. All the beaches were fun, clean yet not to crowded.

All the restaurants we ate at had fabulous food(Rowdy Joes, Rum Runners, Pier69, and the Palms) The Palms has a fun Caribbean night with buffet and a show.

Overall the island is beautiful! The condo is perfect! The people are friendly and the weather is tropical! We are already planning to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

St Croix Splendor at Pelican Cove Condos

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to St. Croix this past November was beyond a doubt a great vacation--it had everything that makes a vacation truly a vacation! Top on the list was the condo at Pelican Cove. After researching and searching for options for our stay, it was clear that this was going to be a great choice. Indisputably, from the time we met the property manager at the airport upon our arrival to the time we left the condo for our flight home, we truly were beyond pleased! The property manager pointed out the intricacies of the island, steered us toward the local grocery store (to get provisions to use in the condo’s fully equipment stocked kitchen), suggested local restaurants and even recommended must-see attractions during our stay. The décor and amenities within the condo provided everything needed to make our stay comfortable, relaxing and entertaining. No wonder it is called “Home Away”; for we felt completely at home during our stay!

P.S. After returning home, my friends quickly pointed out that I sang the praises of the condo as much as I did the beautiful beaches, fabulous snorkeling and delicious local rum. The central locality of the condo on the island, the ease of beach access from the condo, the short walk to The Palms restaurant, and the welcoming, friendly and gracious property manager and owners at the condo all added to its splendor. We really believe that had we stayed anywhere else our vacation would have been lacking.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Off The Wall
"Excellent pizza and great views of Cane Bay. Also known for Bingo night, which are Tuesdays,..."
The Palms at Pelican Cove
"This is the closest restaurant and bar to our condo. It is a 5 minute walk or less. Monday n..."
La Reine Chicken Shack
"This place has more than just chicken. Martha Stewart was here and gave it high praise. "
Cruzan Rum Factory
"You can't go wrong on this tour and the free samples after. Great prices and your rum can fl..."
Rowdy Joe's
"The place to go for fish tacos and homemade ice cream. They also have some good entertainment."
Napoleon's Pizza
"Some say the best pizza on the island. Not the best atmosphere. We always get our pizza to go."
Turtle's Deli
"Recommended to not go here on when here is a cruise ship in port. The wait can be incredible..."
Virgin Kayak Tours
"This is the best kayak tour partly because the kayaks are amazingly easy (no one else has th..."
Cane Bay
"This is one of our usual spots to go snorkeling or SCUBA diving. "The Wall" is an easy swim ..."
Blues' Backyard Bbq & Grill
"Excellent food, Fun place, outdoor eating only, take-out available."
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Henry E Rohlson Airport - STX
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Palms Hotel
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Buccaneer
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Palms
Nearest Beach
Pelican Cove Beach
Car: recommended

St. Croix is on the largest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands. The island has a natural beauty that is both charming and awe-inspiring. It's wondrous landscapes, hillsides views, beaches, and historic downtown areas have all vacationers would need. Add to all this a casino, golf courses, tennis courts, art galleries, shopping, live theater and a myriad of activities on and in the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea and you can't miss having the time of your life. Families would have plenty to do and would love staying at convenient St. Croix Splendor, your condo on Pelican Cove Beach. With the amenities we offer, you wouldn't need to leave the property once you've bought groceries. Don't forget this is a U.S. territory and English is the first language.

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Rates & Availability

Christiansted Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off- Peak
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,280
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season Next
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Please see the Rental Agreement for the cancellation policy and for more detailed information. Feel free to call, text or email Sandra, our on-island rental manager if you have questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Christiansted Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest Bathroom also connects to living area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , part of master bedroom suite
  • The master bath features a shower with updated tiled walls, pebble floored shower and new glass shower doors. There is a sink/vanity in the bath and another just before the bath in the dressing area, for your added convenience. A hair dryer is provided so you don't have to pack one. The guest bath has doors to both the guest bedroom and to the great room and features a shower. Your family or friends, as well as you, will appreciate the second bathroom. Brand new, super absorbent towels will pamper you. Just another luxury to help you relax and enjoy your island condo.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • A gorgeous 4 poster bed is the highlight of the master bedroom. The room opens up to the balcony to add to it's appeal. If you ever get tired of the views from the balcony (which would be difficult to imagine), there is a flat screen cable TV and DVD/VCR player also for your viewing pleasure. A ceiling fan is mounted from the high ceiling. The guest bedroom is a flexible arrangement with 2 twins that can be slid together and made up with king size bedding. This room also features a ceiling fan, TV and DVD player. The condo's layout separates the bedrooms with the 2 bathrooms for added privacy. The owners have just purchased high quality sheets for both bedrooms to make sure you get a comfortable night's rest to enjoy every day of your island vacation.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Gas grilling on the balcony is a great way to take advantage of the property's highlights. There is plenty of room for a group of 6 to eat on the balcony. There are 2 ceiling fans on the covered balcony to make sure you can enjoy the views in comfort. The telephone is for local call and to receive non-toll calls, but is handy nevertheless for making reservations for dining out or recreational activities such as kayak trips. If you like to snorkel or haven't tried snorkeling, yet, St. Croix is a great place be. From this condo, if you walk down the beach to the front of the Palms Resort and go straight out from there, the snorkeling is splendid. It is well worth taking a sail to Buck Island to snorkel and enjoy the great beach . The reef and sea-life are spectacular! The pool here is one of the largest on the island and is a freshwater pool. The pool area features lounge chairs, a small waterfall, a hottub , dining tables and chairs and and a serve yourself bar and bar stools.

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