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Martin Massicott

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Family Friendly Private Villa,Caribbean Sea & Mountain Views With Pool

28 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

East End Villa Rental Photos and Description

Floor area is 5,000 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sea & mountain views

Villa with a private, romantic family friendly setting; master bedroom suite and guest bedrooms have french doors that open up to the pool and deck area overlooking the rolling hillsides and carribbean sea and a separate studio apartment with a queen size bed. Master bedroom suite is on the western part of the villa and has a king size bed, jacuzzi tub & separate shower, his & her sink, spacious walk-in closet. Guest bedrooms have queen size beds and are on the eastern part of the villa with a jack & jill bathroom a jacuzzi tub & separate shower with spacious closets. Half bathroom has sink & toilet. The studio apartment has a bathroom with an open shower & spacious living area. The kitchen has french doors that open up to the pool and deck with views of the carribbean sea & rolling hillsides. The kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, dishes & flatware, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, cocktail glasses, center island with plenty cabinet space, pantry items, dining area. Laundry room has washer, dryer, utility sink, folding table, ironing board. Televisions with Cable TV & DVD Players, radio & alarm clocks. Toilet paper, restaurant dining guide, split-system air conditioning, laundry soap, towels, paper towels, soaps, secure parking, ceiling fans, activities guide, shampoo, filtered water, internet, local maps, vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, linens provided. Outside: secure parking, gated, gas & charcoal grill, deck, beach towels, cooler, walk across street to beach and casino. dining table with umbrella & six chairs. In ground pool (3 - 6 ft). Scenic drives, walking, gambling casino, paddle boating, sight seeing, beach combing, walking distance to snorkeling.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Martin Massicott (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Martin Massicott

I grew up in St. Croix and became a contractor and built Aqua Blue Villa and other homes on the island. I currently live on St. Croix and travel the mainland and other carribbean islands.

Martin Massicott purchased this villa in 2006

Why Martin Massicott chose St. Croix

After living here for many years and visiting the eastern part of the island, my dream was to own property and build a beautiful villa. This area is unique with it's natural beauty of the carribbean sea and rolling hillsides.

What makes this villa unique

I chose this end of the island to build this villa because it is minutes from Point Udall which is the eastern most point in the U.S.A. There is a sundial known as the Millennium Monument built above Point Udall for the New Year's celebration in 2000. It marks the azimuth of the first U.S. sunrise of that year. The area has breath taking views and private beaches which are accessible to the public free of charge. All beaches in St. Croix are public. There is no admission for parking, sunbathing, or swimming.

Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

Family Friendly Private Villa,Caribbean Sea & Mountain Views With Pool
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
5

Breathtaking Views/Top Notch Homeowner Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Villa was "beyond words." The homeowners Martin and Helene were extremely gracious, kind, and more than accommodating to our group. Upon our arrival, we were met with open arms by Helene at the airport. It felt as if we were meeting family the way we were welcomed. We were assisted in loading all of our luggage and then then led to the Villa. Once the doors to the home were opened we were all taken back by the absolute beauty. Martin and Helene's kindness was once again extended to us in the form of an enormous fruit basket and a bottle of Cruzan Rum. Pictures cannot explain the beauty of St. Croix that this Villa allows you to capture without even venturing from the property. The homeowners have gone out of their way to equip their property with all of the necessities and comforts of home. You name it...it was there. It is obvious that they truly welcome and take care of their guests by extending these comforts of home. We all felt as if we were their number 1 priority during our stay.

Early on in our stay, Martin and Helene telephoned and then stopped by to bring us delicious star fruit and coconuts which Martin skillfully opened. Helene then served ice cold coconut water to those of us by the pool. Wow! Martin and Helene are magnificent!

After renting from over a dozen VRBO and Home Away property owners they take the #1 ranking from us by far! We could not have been happier with our experience.

Several restaurants that we enjoyed during our stay included Duggans, Sandcastles on the Beach, The Deep End Bar and Grill, Tavern 1844 on the Boardwalk, Cheeseburgers in America's Paradise, and the Blue Water Restaurant. We also enjoyed the Seaside Market and Deli.

We highly recommend Jolly Gingers for their snorkeling adventure to Buck Island. We did a half day trip and also took their sunset cruise. Mike and Bridgette are wonderful people who are true professionals at what they do. We truly enjoyed these experiences. We also visited Point Udall which captured the true beauty of St. Croix. We spent a morning at Cramer's Park to enjoy the beach. Shopping in Christiansted was also fun. We recommend Sonya Ltd. for your hook designed bracelet. We were also able to take in the sites of Frederiksted and tried our luck at the Divi Casino.

This trip provided our group the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate, and share the many blessings that friendships offer. We are truly blessed by this opportunity and enriched by our experiences.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks ladies it was fun to welcome you all to St Croix and to the villa see you all again. Martin and Helene
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5

Vacation bliss @ a stunning home!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? This home is absolutely beautiful!!! It sits on a hill with unobstructed views of the sea. The layout and decor of the home was perfect for our family (including my wife, father and mother-in-law). This home is extremely spacious and has a very open floorplan with a wall of windows w/ views overlooking the pool and sea. Once you enter the private gate to this home, you feel totally at peace. This was the perfect place for our family to relax. In the evening, all you hear are the sounds of rolling waves from the sea...total bliss!

The owners (Helene and Martin) were the best!!! They were super responsive to all of our questions prior to the trip. Our experience only got better once we landed in St. Croix. We were personally met by Helene and Martin at the airport. They escorted us to the home and gave us a great tour to understand the facilities. Helene and Martin were so friendly it felt as if we had known them for years.

I also have to give a shout-out to Chef Julianna. She came highly recommended to help our family celebrate my Dad's 78th birthday. Chef Julianna and her husband Austin cooked a meal in our vacation home w/ local Cruzan spices and flavors that melted in our mouths. The Mahi-mahi, curry lobster, beef patay and pineapple upside down cake were scrumptious...I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. :)

Special thanks again to Helene & Martin for helping make my Dad's 78th birthday celebration so special. I HIGHLY recommend this home to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation in a beautiful home (w/ stunning views) on one of the more exclusive sides of St. Croix. You are close to many local attractions including the Casino, Point Udall (farthest East point of the US), many local restaurants (incl. Duggans, Blue Water Terrace) and The Buccaneer (great resort w/ a very nice beach). All of this and you are also only ~30min drive to reach downtown Christiansted.

I wish we could have stayed longer. When we return to St. Croix, we will definitely stay here again! Thx again Helene & Martin for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice home for family

  • 4 of 5

The home is very nice and spacious and accomodated our family of six (two adults, four children) perfectly. It was especially nice to have the pool as the kids would jump in and play as soon as they woke up and relax in it after a day of exploring.

I will say that the home was quite dusty and dirty when we arrived. Thick layer of dust on shelves, which I cleaned off, microwave was greasy and had leftover food products in it. Stove had grease on it, fridge was dirty on the inside with food particles. Everyone's fridge gets crumbs in it from everyday use but I would have thought that it would have been thoroughly cleaned after one patron leaves and before another arrives. Cabinets and cabinet handles were greasy. Ceiling fans had a thick layer of dust on them, so much so that when we would turn them on, clumps of dust would fall down on the ground and even into our food when we turned the one on over the dining table. We found two dead lizards in the master bedroom that obviously had been there for awhile as the only thing remaining were the little bones, which makes me think a thorough cleaning just wasn't done prior to our arrival. The air conditioning unit in the master bedroom was very week and left us with poor nights of sleep because of the intense heat never cooling down. Other rooms AC worked fine.

The home is about 10 years old I think from the description given and could use a little bit of touching up but other than the less than stellar cleanliness of it, it was a nice stay. Please be aware that the home is located on the southeastern side of the island, about a twenty minute drive to downtown Christiansted, and then about a 35 minute drive to downtown Frederiksted.

The owner/manager, Helene, was very kind and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Honeymooners Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the villa was amazing! The view is absolutely to die for! The house is very secluded and private. The house was extremely clean and comfortable.

Helene and Martin were the best hosts, and really make our stay perfect! They picked us up at the airport and escorted us back to the lovely home. I would recommend renting a car to explore the island. They coordinated a private chef, Julianne, who made some of the best Caribbean food we have ever put in our mouths! They also made some restaurant recommendations that were top notch- Blue Water Terrace and Duggans Reef are a must!

This home is truly a paradise and is a great home away from home! Hope to come back to celebrate many anniversaries!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and just as pictured!

  • 5 of 5

Within 2 hours of arriving at the villa we had a medical emergency. Helene was my guardian angel through the entire thing. Going to the hospital with us, sitting with me, and bringing me back to get our car. What an amazing woman!! After a few stressful days we were able to relax and what a great place for it. The house is stunning and very comfortable. We had a lovely welcome basket from Helene and Martin that we thoroughly enjoyed. All of the comforts of home were there and we never went without anything. We could walk to the beach and to the local pizza place. Close drive for many great restaurants. The owners supplied amazing customer service and I would recommend this home to anyone who wants to relax and enjoy island life. I can't say enough about the homeowners. They are a wonderful family that was there for us for anything we needed. Definitely went above and beyond any expectations that we had. We have been home for less than a week and already miss everything about it. Hope to return again soon. Thank you again Helene for all you did. I wouldn't have made it without you.

Robyn and Bruce

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Aqua Blue Villa for a week in January. Helene was so kind to meet us at the airport when we arrived because the roads can be very confusing and it helped to get used to driving on the left side of the road. The house and property were gorgeous and we had all the essentials we needed (towels, sheets, etc.) The pool and pool deck were very spacious with beautiful views of the Caribbean. There were lots of comfy lounge chairs and a nice outdoor dining table and chairs. There were only two of us, but we think it would be a great place for a large family to stay. The house is in close proximity to Divi Resort where there is a really great pizza place and you can use the beach there if you like. There are also Crab Races on Wednesday nights, which is really fun and would be a great activity for kids.

Thank you so much for your hospitality Helene! We can't wait to come back and stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Henry E. Rohlsen
Nearest Barpub
Duggan's Reef
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Reef Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Melvin Evans Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Blue Water Terrace
Nearest Beach
Walking Distance - Across the Street
Car: necessary

Photos and Description of the Aqua Blue Vacation Villa Rental

4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Welcome to Aqua Blue Villa which is located on the beautiful East End of St.Croix. Our private villa is a home away from home overlooking the beautiful caribbean sea. This gorgeous home has stunning views of the caribbean sea and rolling hillsides. This home is easily assessible to white sandy beaches directly across the street. Relax by the private pool and deck area with chaise lounge chairs table & umbrella . The villa has inside & outside dining with a combination gas & charcoal grill & fully equipped kitchen. There are also delightful dining options within minutes of Aqua Blue Villa. You can tour Point Udal which is the eastern point of the United States. You can enjoy hiking throughout various parts of the island. If you like water sports visit the various areas of the island for jet skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing. Visit the Crusian Rum & Captain Morgan's rum factories. St. Croix offers festivals & carnivals including the 'Iron Man.' If you like shopping, visit Christiansted and Fredericksted shops. While in Fredericksted, take a tour of St. Croix's rainforest and sun bathe or jet ski on the beautiful rainbow beach.

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Rates & Availability

East End Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Nov 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $120 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $120 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

Low season rate 1-2 people $2100.00 / 7 nights stay

High season rate 1-2 people $2,450.00 / 7 nights stay

Children are free 10% off on 14 nights stay
The property can sleep up to 8 p

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

East End Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Sink
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , bedroom & living area wth full bathroom.
  • master bedroom suite with walk-in closet, bathroom has his/her sink, tile floors, french doors, air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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