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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Sea and hillside views. Great for 1 or 2 couples or a family.

As you walk into this vacation home there is no doubt about it, whether it is day or night, you will be drawn to the balcony and what lies beyond. The turquoise sea’s waves lapping on the pale sand and the swaying palm leaves are beckoning with the sights and sounds of pure relaxation. As you turn back inside to the exceptional décor of the Great Room and the sparkling kitchen you passed by, you just might see your luggage haphazardly dropped and not remember letting go of it in your rush to experience the lure of the tropical grandeur out your patio door. You are at last FREE from the pressures of life in the world you left behind. You don't have to take another step to know that you made the right choice for your vacation in paradise!

St. Croix Splendor is located in the upscale, beachside 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 – to name just a few activities. Do it all or do nothing; it's your vacation your way!

This third floor condo offers a fabulous view of the sea, the palms, as well as the neighboring hillsides. The spacious Great Room with a soaring cathedral ceiling is furnished in a sophisticated Caribbean style with plenty of legs-up relaxation after your long day exploring. A big screen cable TV, DVDs, free WIFI, and landline for receiving long-distance calls and placing local calls (great for making reservations), are just a few of the amenities for a care-free vacation.

The master bedroom has a king size, four poster bed, elegant dark wood furniture, walk-in closet and full en-suite bath with 2 sinks, and accessorized with thick towels. Light sleepers beware; with the comfortable bed, luxurious linens and soft ocean sounds, you'll sleep better than ever before! The guest bedroom has its own door into the main bath and has both a queen and a twin bed to fit your every need. Closet and drawer space is plentiful to hold all of your belongings.

The kitchen is renovated from top to bottom with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, and granite countertops. You are provided all the conveniences of home. Cook up a storm or eat Island light; everything is there for any option you choose. Enjoy a cool cocktail, grill up a meal or lounge lazily in blissful thought on the large, accommodating balcony. Life simply couldn't get any better!

St. Croix Splendor is located in the upscale, beachside 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, walk a block to a restaurant or just read a book on the beach – are a few options for those of you who want to chill out .

Keeping active on St. Croix is easy with its many fabulously fun options, such as fantastic diving and snorkeling, championship golf, paddle boarding, kite surfing, kayaking, sunset sails, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, beachcombing, and more. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy day or night. Your “island time” can be as active as you like!

St. Croix is an Island like no other. The peaceful ambiance will entrap you, the charming people will enchant you and its natural 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!

More Details

Kris and Russ
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Estate La Grande Princess

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.


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 it's 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?!


Estate La Grande Princess Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Moving or rearranging furniture or the contents of the condo, front gallery, or balcony is prohibited without the consent of the owner.
  • Be especially careful to avoid getting sand inside condo. Use the shower & hose on the cabana bldg. to remove excess sand from yourself & gear.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
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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Rocky Point, NY

Outstanding Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting St Croix but certainly will not be our last. Loved the island and people. Felt safe and comfortable right from the start. Can't say enough about our Pelican Cove condo. Not only was it beautifully decorated,spacious and clean but literally had everything we needed. Owners Kris and Russ take obvious pride in their piece of heaven and their communications with us appreciated. Also special kudos to Property Manager Sandy. She was delightful, helpful and a pleasure. It was reassuring knowing she was a text or phone call away to assist. Thank you Sandy.

We tried to do it all. Beaches visited, Cane Bay, Rainbow, Southpointe and if course here at Pelican Bay. Each had its own flavor and all worth trying. Restaurants such as Rum Runners, Cheeseburgers,La Rheine Chicken Shack and others were all delightful but our favorite was Zion which we visited twice. Gotta try it. Of course no visit would be complete without visiting Buck Island. Highlight of the trip. Big Beards was great, staff was super and we had a day to remember. St Croix certainly has its own charm and we loved every minute.

Can't thank Kris, Russ, Sandy and the people of St Croix for making it s special week.

The Webster's

The Mercurio's'

Long Island, NY

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A "piece of heaven" is just what we want our guests to be thinking about our condo and their experience on St. Croix. What a nice compliment! The people of St. Croix are indeed a pleasure. Sandy, who will greet you at the airport if you would like, is a perfect example. She doesn't hesitate to go out of her way to take care of you. As condo owners, we are devoted to assuring your stay with us is effortless, since we know that the effort you put forth while on vacation better be just for fun! Your choices for having fun here are nearly endless. We especially enjoy the many easily accessible beaches on the island. We welcome you to stay at St. Croix Splendor to have your piece of heaven....for a while. With Appreciation, Russ and Kris
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Fantastic condo in St. Croix

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to St. Croix and we will certainly be back. The condo is in great condition and has literally everything you could need for a weeks stay. The views are great, the porch was awesome, and the unit had a lot of space and was extremely clean and well maintained.

The property manager Sandra was beyond anything I have experienced. She was so helpful from the moment we arrived at the airport, guided us to the condo, gave us a great folder with things to do, and even texted me during the week with new ideas on dining and activities!

Every island needs a Sandra!

Some things we recommend while in St. Croix. Dinner at Rum Runners was excellent.

Big Beards trip to Buck Island- the snorkeling was simply great.

Cruzan Cowgirls horseback ride was also a wonderful time!

Point Udall is about 40 minute drive, but it is very cool.

The Monday Caribbean night at the Palms next door is also fun.

Cruzan Rum factory tour is fun if you like rum.

The hike to the tidal pools was great. Take water!!

The Bioluminescence kayak tour with Virgin Kayaks is an absolute must!

Russ called mid week to check in and that was a nice touch.

Great place! Cant wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Beautiful condo, well-maintained!

  • 4 of 5

The condo was so spacious and we LOVED the balcony. Spending mornings sipping coffee with the view was amazing! The washer and dryer in the condo was wonderful as was the kitchen stocked with cooking essentials. Sandy was such a help and we appreciated her meeting us at the airport when we arrived. She also booked dinner for us at The Palms and gave us some suggestions for activities. The condo was very quiet. We acually only saw 5 people the entire week. I guess we were there during off season. The beach was my only disappointment. It's hard to tell from pictures, but the area in front of the condo is rocky and full of seagrass, so we never swam there. However, you can walk down the beach and swim in front of The Palms. We are originally from FL, so I guess we were expecting something similar. There was so much to do on St. Croix that we didn't spend much time at the condo or the beach there. We loved our stay in St. Croix!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to spend time on our balcony, also. It is so comfortable and relaxing. The view to the sea in the summer is especially beautiful with the blooming orange/red Flamboyant trees contrasting with the turquoise water. Our beach is ideal for sunbathing and strolling, but not for swimming. As you commented, a short stroll down the beach leads you to a great place to swim and snorkel. If you are only after cooling off, our pool is large, refreshing and not chlorinated. In the summer, there could be more sea grass that floats in with the tides. We are happy that the coral reef that is visible during low tide just off our beach helps keep our beach traffic to almost non-existent, since all beaches on St. Croix are public. This leaves us a peaceful place to soak in the heavenly tropics!
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Highland, CA

The Perfect Vacation Spot!!

  • 5 of 5

This Villa has it all. It had great views of palm trees and the ocean waves, exceptionally comfortable, beautiful and it was close to all the activities on the island. The owners did a great job of providing the customer with everything you needed to cook great meals in a full kitchen, watch TV and to barbecue on the porch if you wanted. The bedrooms were really nice and it accommodated two adults and a 10 year old just fine. By the way, the pool is wonderful, it was like bathing in tub water.

They tools closet had everything from a flashlight, batteries, beach gear, insect repellent, etc. They taught of everything to make our stay more comfortable.

Property Manager Sandra Ravariere is a very nice lady that did a great job of keeping us informed and being available to us if we had any questions. She provided us with suggestions about places to see and fun things to do. Thank you Sandra!

A special touch! the owners called us the night before we left to check up on us and to wish us well on our travels.

If you want to relax and enjoy your stay in Saint Croix, this Pelican Cove Condo is a perfect location for a fun vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Week In Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at St Croix Splendor was a exceptional experience. For day one everything was great. Sandra, the property manager, met us at the airport and led us to the condo and then made sure that we were settled in.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the activities available on St. Croix. We did horseback riding, a snorkel trip to Buck Island, kayaking in the bioluminescent bay, toured St. George Village Botanical Gardens and renewed our wedding vows (25 years), attended Caribbean Night at the Palms, snorkeled/swam at Carambola Beach, Cane Bay, Rainbow Beach, and the beach at the Palms. There wasn't enough time to see and do it all.

A special thanks to Sandra for making us feel at home on her Island. It will always be a special place to us.

Thank you Russ and Kriss for sharing your second home with us. It was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Bend, IN

One of the best experiences from start to finish...

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from my first trip to St. Croix with my sister and brother in law. Renting through Kris and Russ was the best experience from start to finish. Sandra, the property manager is a true professional. From my initial inquiry into the property up until the day we left, Sandy made sure we were taken care of. We cannot thank her enough for her warm welcome and for taking such good care of us.

The property itself is amazing. The condo was beautiful! The third floor view could not be beat. Though we did rent a car in order to see the sights, The Palms restaurant and bar was next door was very convenient - the drinks and food were reasonably priced and delicious. Very few people were around, which was surreal to us as there were times we were the only ones on the beach. The weather was beautiful the entire time we were there, so many hours were spent by the beach and the pool (which is also very nice!!!). Nights at the Palms or sitting on the balcony could not be beat.

I could go on and on with how much we loved everything about condo and St. Croix. When we return (which we will be!), we hope to be able to rent through Kris and Russ again. The condo/property is perfect in every way possible and working with Sandy was 5 stars!

Thank you, Kris, Russ, and Sandy for an amazing experience. It will be one we never forget!!

Sara Hack - South Bend, Indiana

Emily and Pat O'Hara - Sanford, North Carolina

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.
Cane Bay Beach
This beach has almost everything you can ask for... Great snorkeling and diving, easy access...
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Please see the Rental Agreement for the cancellation policy and for more detailed information. Feel free to contact 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.