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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,520 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, and accommodation for 2 more on 2 queen pullout sofa-bed


In September St Croix was hit by two category 5 hurricanes in less than two weeks. Our unit, C-1, had no damage and we are happy to say that Gentle Winds had minimal damage. There are a few leaning coconut palms and the renovation of our snack shack will soon be completed. We thought we would need to take all new photos, but everything looks better than ever! There was a lot of rain after Maria and everything is lush and green.

The Crucians are resilient and friendly and helpful as ever, although lots of residents were without power for many months and some lost their roofs and personal property to the wind and rain.

Cruise ships that used to call on St Thomas are now calling on St Croix. Restaurants, shops and attractions are as active as ever.

Come enjoy our beautiful island!


-Gentle Winds is one of St Croix's premier vacation condos. Only 64 units on 66 lush acres. No high-rise. No crowds. (Only about forty units are made available to rent. The others are used exclusively as vacation homes for their owners.)

-Located centrally on St. Croix's mostly undeveloped scenic North Shore. Gentle Winds is adjacent to Salt River National Park and Ecological Preserve.

-Restaurants, shopping, marina, diving, kayaking,18 hole Robert Trent Jones golf course just minutes away.

-15 minutes from picturesque, historic Christiansted; 20 minutes to Frederiksted

-Gentle Winds has one of the island's most beautiful swim and snorkel beaches and it is virtually private. There is a safety rope demarcating the sandy bottomed swim area. Lounge chairs and tiki huts are numerous and readily available.

-Enjoy one of St Croix's most beautiful pools, a huge salt water pool (not chlorinated) in a gorgeous setting.

-There are tennis courts, a four hole golf practice green, club house with game room, a tiki bar for drinks and lunch, basketball court and children's play area. Sporting equipment like tennis racquets and golf clubs are available to borrow 24-7 for free!

-Peaceful, friendly ambiance, but lots of exciting activities are available close by.



* C-1 is a first floor end unit with garden room, screened porch and intimate patio– a spacious 1520 square feet. C-1 is one of only about a half dozen units with a patio .

* Stunning views to pool and sea. You can see the breakers from all the rooms except the bathrooms, and landside bedroom.

* Direct access to the pool area and the beach; just one step down from the patio and a short stroll across the lawn.

* Off-street parking right at the front door

* 2 bedrooms, (1 king, 1 queen) 2 baths, plus queen pull-out sofas in living room and front entry room. Can sleep up to 8.

* Bright, cheerful tropical décor

* Satellite TV, DVD, CD, Roku for streaming thousands of movies, TV programs, sports events, music, etc., Radio, free wireless internet access

* Fully equipped kitchen

* New fridge dispenses ice cubes and crushed ice

* All linens and beach towels provided

* Washer/Dryer in unit

* Ideally sited to capture the refreshing trade winds off the sea. Central A/C if you prefer.

* Ideal accommodations for a romantic hideaway, for families with small children or teenagers, or for seniors.

* Master bath is senior friendly with grab bars for tub and toilet. Also, being a ground floor unit, C-1 has just a few steps)

More Details

Maresa Fanelli Evans
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Maresa Fanelli Evans

Dr. Evans is a native Cruzan but has lived in Ohio for the last 30 years. We have been visiting St Croix every year and finally found the ideal retirement getaway.

Maresa Fanelli Evans purchased this condo in 2013

Why Maresa Fanelli Evans chose Estate Salt River

C-1 is freshly decorated and has a bright, light, cheerful tropical decor. Gentle Winds is ideally situated in a secure gated community on one of the nicest beaches on one of the loveliest areas of the island, the beautiful North Shore

What makes this condo unique

C-1 is special because it is an end unit with a garden room which gives it an expansive feel. It also has a little patio as well as a screened porch (known as a 'gallery' locally) accessible from the living room and the master bedroom. With only nine buildings and a total of 64 units, there is a neighborly atmosphere and every one is friendly yet there is a sense of privacy.


Estate Salt River Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath has separate vanity area Tub/shower and WC Senior friendly grab bars and elevated toilet Second bathroom has large shower stall Senior friendly shower seat and grab bars
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom: King size Second Bedroom: Queen size Queen sized sofa bed in front room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Tucked away between Salt River National Park and Ecological preserve and scenic hillside, Gentle Winds is centrally located for easy access to historic towns and forts, museums, botanical garden, rain forest, numerous other beaches (to visit for a change of scene), Columbus landing site, bio-luminescent waters (one of just seven in the world) and a robust calendar of cultural activities like lectures, plays and concerts. Farmers markets, festivals, agricultural fairs, triathalon, marathon, regattas, etc., (at various times of year)


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Lush & Complete

  • 5 of 5

I read all the reviews about Gentle Winds and this particular end unit and I agree with all the positive attributes other visitors have commented on. But, I have a few things to add. It is actually more beautiful inside this unit and outside than the lovely pictures convey and it felt very conducive to playing and relaxing. Perhaps it's because of the open layout, roominess and lush views from almost everywhere in the main living areas. While eating breakfast in the dining area we took in the same tropical picture through the full sliding glass doors as we could while preparing food in the kitchen, or sitting on the screened porch, which also had another table and 4 chairs, (more good room for spreading out) We had the views in all of the living areas: coconut palms waving and sounds of the ocean. No matter where you are you can't help but feel good. The decor was tropical with soothing colors. Playing games (the owner stocked games and books - another plus, in the dining area) or reading on the screened porch even using a tablet, we could always hear the ocean. The condo's layout gave some separation so you're not shoulder to shoulder every moment, yet it felt connected at the same time. (I'm not an architect, I can't explain why it worked) A separate couch (sleeper sofa) in the entry area was another nook to be in which we didn't use because we didn't have extended family or kids with us but it's available. The king size beds were comfortable, the bedrooms felt very roomy and there was plenty of storage space. As we walked across the lawn to the pool and saw the ocean beyond and mountain and palm trees, we started to relax even before we got to the pool and beach. What made the vacation easy in this particular unit was that the owners thought of everything so basically we just provided food in the fridge. They even had spices in the well stocked kitchen: plenty of sliverware, dishes, (very pretty ones too) utensils, pots. Lots of towels and wash cloths and separate beach towels and even extra shampoos and soap under the bathroom sink. A washer and dryer helped also. We ate out when we wanted and did the tours that attracted us. My husband had a great diving experience, his 2nd only dive. We found the tracks of one of these 500 - 1,000 pound turtles that come at night to lay their eggs. I suggest you pick up the brochures at the Snack Shack by the pool for ideas of things to do and then actually call to confirm dates and times.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous location couldn't be better.

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous time. Superb location. Unit a little dated but nice and well equipped. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation Perfected!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th trip to St. Croix and our 1st stay at Gentle Winds. Wow! Absolute perfection! C-1 is so thoughtfully appointed--we felt at home the moment we walked in. From the sea glass colored décor to the truly gentle winds and ocean sounds to the beautifully maintained grounds and gardens, our stay here was pure zen. C-1 is huge--much bigger than it appears in the pictures--and such a comfortable, easy layout. The pool and beach here is beautiful, and the beach side "Sandy Toes" bar and grill was a truly nice bonus...just stroll over for a frosty drink, healthy "happy tummy" salad or a more decadent lunch option (awesome burgers!) then stroll back to your tiki hut for another serving of relaxation! We remain hooked on St. Croix also. We highly recommend the biobay Kayak tour with Virgin Kayak--amazing--and snorkeling Buck Island and visiting Turtle Beach (unreal how beautiful it is) with Caribbean Sea Adventures (lots of shade on their power boat and only 13 snorkelers on our trip). The food on St. Croix is always a delight...highlights this trip included Rowdy Joe's, sunset dinner at The Waves @ Cane Bay (super romantic!) and Le Reine Chicken Shack (num). We highly recommend both C-1 and St. Croix and will "soon come" back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Time

  • 5 of 5

Gentle Winds is a fantastic condo complex. The pictures do not do this condo justice. Maresa was wonderful to work with while renting C1. The condo is very well stocked with anything you could need. The location is very convenient. We had a whole agenda planned for our trip, but loved the property so much we canceled a few days just to enjoy the property. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This location is private but close to Christiansted. I loved the grounds and view of the ocean from the condo. This rental was stocked with household goods which was a pleasant surprise! It felt like home and it was perfect for my family. Kids loved the mineral pool and the adjacent National Park.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Fantastic Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We found the unit very well appointed. It was immaculate and very inviting. Kitchen was stocked with staples including alcoholic libations which we gladly replenished upon our departure!

Gentle Winds is a wonderful place that we have been visiting for many years. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Cane Bay
Cane Bay Beach
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
Carambola Golf Club
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Henry Rohlsen (formerlyAlexander Hamilton) Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
The 'Beach Shack' on site, open winter season
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Carambola (Robert Trent Jones, Jr designed)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
besides 'Beach Shack' for lunch, others nearby
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
a few steps from your door!
Car: recommended

North central location gives ready access to just about everything on St Croix, which is only 25 miles long and 5 miles wide. Two historic Towns, Christiansted and Frederiksted are just 15 and 20 minutes away with historic churches, forts and museums.There is a marina within walking distance. with kayaking, sailing and a dive center. The world famous 'wall' is just off shore and there are several scuba diving centers to organize dives. A restored Great House is just 15 minutes away and there are so many scenic drives and a robust cultural calendar with concerts, plays, fairs and festivals.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
q $0
Tax Rate 12.5%

25% deposit to hold reservation
Balance due 60 days prior to date of arrival
Your deposit is fully refundable up to 60 days before your arrival date or even later provided the unit can be re-rented.

We will try to match rates for comparable properties. PLEASE INQUIRE!

Refund Policy: more than 60 days prior......Full Refund
Less than 30 days prior............50% Refund
Full Refund if successfully rebooked - Service fee paid to web site however is non-refundable

$100 refundable security deposit to be paid with balance (to cover missing items, accidental damage, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.