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Estate Buena Vista - A Family Luxury Retreat

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 - 12

Welcome to the Estate Buena Vista, located on St. Croix, one of the most diverse and spectacular islands in the Caribbean, and the largest US Virgin Island. Estate Buena Vista is situated in a beautiful hillside neighborhood overlooking the Caribbean sea on the eastern side of St. Croix.

This beautifully designed, fully air-conditioned Estate home offers five luxuriously appointed bedrooms, four spacious bathrooms, a lovely swimming pool and gazebo. Relax to breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and our lovely eastern hills. Constant Caribbean tradewinds add romance, relaxation and comfort to your luxury villa experience. Tropical landscaping adorns the manicured estate grounds and serene, white-sand beaches and 9 hole golf course are only minutes away.

Guest bedrooms are richly decorated with Caribbean furnishings that complement the modern-day amenities throughout this property. The two kitchens one on maim floor and one on the 2nd floor are equipped with modern stainless steel appliances and exquisite native stone surfaces.

The unforgettable master bath is equipped with a Jacuzzi tub and coral stone grotto shower. The tree other bedrooms are very Caribbean feel with jacuzzi in all. Relax away after a hard long day on the beach.

Our 25,000 gallon custom pool with plenty of lounge chairs and beach towels for all to enjoy. With incredible views from the pool deck along with the study Caribbean Tradewinds cascading over the Villa.

Our staff at Serenity Garden Villas will accommodate various requests to make your vacation a special one. We love our island and go above and beyond to exceed your expectations for enjoyment.

So whether your pleasure is dinning, shopping, beach combing, hiking, boating, fishing St Croix has it the sky is the limit. Our staff at Serenity Garden Villas will accommodate various requests to make your vacation a special one. We love our island and go above and beyond to exceed your expectations for enjoyment.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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About Chad

Chad has lived in St. Croix during most of his childhood, only leaving to attend military boarding school. He returned to continue to enjoy all that St. Croix and the Caribbean have to offer. He loves to boat, fish, snorkel, scuba and sail. Due to his upbringing on the island of St. Croix, with its diverse history and culture, his travels have been a representation of this fact. Traveling as far as the Philippines, Thailand most of Europe and South America, Chad has emerged himself in each and every areas food, people, music and culture. During his life adventures he found a partner that not only enjoys the very passion to travel but has opened the doors to new life adventures. With the expansion of his family to include their son, they continue to travel creating wonderful memories. Of course their first family trip was to St. Croix for Christmas carnival, which was nothing short of amazing. When not attending to guests needs Chad is a Full time Firefighter/Paramedic for Palm beach County Fire Rescue. For Chad, life has so much to offer, he works hard and plays even harder because he feels it's not only good to take care of the community but it's great to seize the moment. He hopes to hear from you so he may assist you with your vacation travels.

Chad purchased this estate in 2013

Why Chad chose St. Croix

Estate Buena Vista will not disappoint with its beautiful location on an unforgettable tropical island. With a complete top to bottom home renovation completed in 2013, this family home is nestled in one of the most desirable neighborhoods with one of the premier island beaches within a 10 minute drive. Perched atop a beachside mountain, this home is a tranquil, private oasis with breathtaking vistas.

What makes this estate unique

We offer personalized airport-to-property services with informative walk-throughs of the estate, for as long as it takes to make our guests feel at home!


based on 30 traveler reviews

Estate Buena Vista - A Family Luxury Retreat
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Best Villa Rental By Far!

  • 5 of 5

We have done quite a few Villa rentals over the years being a family of 5 and all of us agree that this Villa Rental has been the best by far! The house was more than we expected. Eastern end of this beautiful island, peaceful and tranquil yet conveniently located close to beautiful beaches and restaurants. Kitchen, bathrooms and laundry rooms had everything you could think of that you would actually have or want in your own home ( even the local rum with mixers ). Our 3 weeks spent there were the best ever. We were able to not only enjoy the island but also enjoy the comfort and amenities of the villa as well. I would like to thank Serenity Villa Management for being available by phone call or text to assist us with anything we needed from simple suggestions to wanting and delivering local mangoes. I would definitely recommend this rental company to everyone. We are looking forward to visiting again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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AMAZING property!

  • 5 of 5

Ten adults (five couples) spent nine days at Estate Buena Vista in May. We had a FANTASTIC time. The house is beautiful, well-equipped, and cozy. The concierge met us at the airport and escorted us to the property, and was very responsive to questions we had during our stay. Being on the East End, Estate Buena Vista is in a quiet area. Christiansted is a short 15 minute drive, and we had easy access to grocery stores and other amenities. We will definitely return to Estate Buena Vista. Thanks for a fantastic time!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Week at Estate Buena Vista!

  • 4 of 5

Our vacation home, Estate Buena Vista, was phenomenal. Renee, the concierge, warmly greeted us at the airport and led us to our home nestled peacefully in the scenic mountains of St. Croix, USVI. Once we entered the gated driveway, we noticed the meticulously manicured landscape. It was absolutely beautiful. As we entered the doors, we were amazed. The home was as seen online and much more. Well stocked refrigerator, bath and beach towels, laundry detergent, video games, water, drinks condiments, paper ware etc. You name it and it was there! More importantly, with six adults and three children there was more than enough space for everyone to have their own private area. It was a peaceful retreat and we can't say enough about the view. Estate Buena Vista is a vacation home that will be revisited. Thank you Chad and Renee for making our vacation most memorable.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breathtaking views in this hillside treasure

  • 5 of 5

The moment you walk in to this home you feel like you are on vacation! But it started at the airport with Colette and Chad from Serenity Gardens awaiting us to escort us to our paradise for a week. Ice cold Presidente's were ready for us as we boarded the jeep! Chad gave us a personal tour for 3 straight days of the island - literally there was nothing we didnt get to see during those 3 days - including my personal favorite - Curried Goat at Singh's restaurant in downtown Christensted. We visited Buck Island by boat, had homemade ice cream near the end of the island (A MUST DO!), diving on the wall to depths of 170' (husbands personal deepest), rain forest, giving beer to the pigs, driving through the mountain for the best panoramic view of the East end of St. Croix. The home was immaculate and was even stocked with our favorite foods prior to our arrival. Oh and there was plenty of Cruzan Rum waiting for us as well!! Thanks Chad for an awesome trip of a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Estate Buena Vista is a MUST!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing time I had this past week at the Estate Buena only complaint is that I had to leave! This property is truly a gem. From the time you pull up to the simple, but impressive cast iron gate and enter the welcoming drive way, your body is full with excitement as to what is in store behind the grand doors of this retreat. The layout was perfect for a family or for couples with a very spacious floor plan. If you like space and privacy this place is for you. We had an opportunity to entertain my large family who lives on the island and they fell in love with it too. I woke up to a beautiful view each morning as I opened my balcony doors soaking up the islands sun and fresh air. The veranda porch off the living room is so inviting! It was very well maintained, clean and offered everything you need at you finger tips. The service was excellent. Chad set me up with Corey who came to the house and gave me a poolside massage which was so relaxing with a nice breeze! The location was perfect, the view perfect, the service perfect and easy to book which was PERFECT. If you want to distress and feel like a prince or princess this place is for you. We weren't far from snorkeling at Buck Island, Point Udall to see sunrise and the Blue Water Restaurant is right at the bottom of the hill! As I said, this is a MUST!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words we work very hard to make sure everything is perfect I'm glad Cory was able to come see you he's awesome and in full demand can't wait to have you back in the fall as discussed.
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"Our Peace in Paradise" (1/2)

  • 5 of 5

My dearly beloved husband, Jim and I have finally found "Our Peace in Paradise". We recently traveled to St. Croix with my brother-in-law, his wife and kids. My husband and I typically differ in our opinions with our vacations, however, this was a stay like no other for us and our family. It was like falling in love all over again. Chad and Renee with Serenity Gardens took care of all our needs. It was as though we were staying at our privately-owned Ritz with the exception of no room service, which they are working on...yay!

Due to my last minute booking, for the first half of our vacay we stayed at their Buena Vista location because our first choice (The White House) was not available. We were stunned at the impeccable views of the Easternmost part of St. Croix overlooking the beautiful seas of Buck Island (a must visit) and the yacht club which can be seen from the patio, master bedroom, and one of the guest bedrooms. Not to mention how spotlessly-clean the home was. This was the first vacation where we barely needed to get anything from the grocery store because the refrigerator and pantry were both stocked, including alcohol. We also had a private chef, Ren (recommended by Chad) come to the home one evening. He cooked a local lobster dish with a Caribbean rice pilaf, tropical mango salad with fresh field greens and veggies. It was DELISH! He even whipped up some local drinks. We absolutely fell in love with this place and the cozy-serene feel it gave us. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. Jim has insomnia, but was able to sleep throughout most of the nights; Might have been due to the Crucian Rum too;} The kitchen was huge. We spent most of our mornings and nights enjoying the calmness of the tropical breezes on the patio overlooking Buck Island as well as St. Croix's pristine waters. We kayaked at Salt River Bay where we learned about the history of Christopher Columbus' landing and the Carib Indians he encountered. We were at home, in paradise. Best stay ever!!! We would DEFINITELY recommend staying here to anyone. Already are planning on returning next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay we enjoyed hosting you and the family can't wait to have you back
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Henry E Rohlsen (STX)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Hotel on the Cay
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Reef Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Duggan's Reef
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Reef Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Catharinas Hope Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Oct 17 2016 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 16 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
last Summer
Aug 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 16 2017 - Apr 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

Late Summer Specials and monthly Special rates available on request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Catharinas Hope Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , View of the pool
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master bath grotto design in natural stone.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , View of the swimming pool
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , View of the pool
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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