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Make This Tropical Oasis Your Home Away From Home.

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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2 Bedroom, 1 Bath With Ocean Views And Tropical Breezes.

Private home situated side of mountain offers panoramic ocean views from every room, mature tropical fruit trees, landscaping and trade winds breezes. 2 bedrooms 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, and 1 queen air mattress, sleeps 4. Home is close to beautiful white sand beaches, restaurants, local attractions and shopping.

Spacious living room with adjoining porch overlooking Caribbean Sea and lush foliage. Dining area,

Fully equipped kitchen – stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, drinking water fountain, cooking utensils, pots & pans, dishes, glassware, cutlery, tableware

Ceiling fans in every room

Cable TV, DVD payer, Wi-Fi

Washing machine

Why settle for hotel room when you can rent an entire house with the space and privacy you need.


Watersports – swimming, snorkeling, sailing, deep sea fishing, kayaking, paragliding, windsurfing and scuba diving (dive a wall that drops 13,000 feet (St. Croix is the only place in the region that can boast that), trip to Buck Island Reef Underwater National Park (a must see).

Golfing, horseback riding, hiking, biking, explore rain forest, Whim Greathouse Museum, 2 Forts, botanical gardens, Cruzan Rum Distillery, duty free shopping.

Nightime entertainment – music, fine dining and casino.

No passports needed for US Citizens.

Close to public transportation, but car is recommended.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

C. D. Cortes
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About C. D. Cortes

I grew up and got married in NYC and moved to St Croix in 1971. I love St. Croix. My three children grew up in St. Croix, one was born on there. It's a wonderful place for children to grow up on. I lived and worked there for 37 years. I am now living in Florida but do hope to return to St. Croix. There is no better place to live or to vacation in.

C. D. Cortes purchased this house in 1973

Why C. D. Cortes chose St. Croix

The view from this property is fantastic. Every room offers a wonderful sea view. The trade winds breezes that go throughout the house are marvelous and keeps the house comfortable especially at night. There are many mature fruit trees such as mango, plumb(Caribbean), genip, sour sop, carambola, sugar apples, guavas, and limes that I planted because I love these fruits.

What makes this house unique

The house is located on the West End of St. Croix which offer the most beautiful white sand beaches on St. Croix. My very favorite is Dorch Beach. The snorkeling is great at this beach and it is only 5 minutes away from the house.


based on 21 traveler reviews

Make This Tropical Oasis Your Home Away From Home.
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
Melbourne, FL

Love this house!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the beautiful home many times before and as in the past, the house was in immaculate condition. The front porch has a screened cover so we could stay out there and enjoy the breeze without worrying about getting sunburned. The kids enjoyed eating the star fruit and mangos they picked off the trees for breakfast. My favorite part of the day is drinking my coffee and looking at the breath taking view of the south side of the island. We also like that this house is just a 5 minute drive to the beach, town, and stores.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. That porch is my favorite place also. When I am there I spend more time on the porch than anywhere else. I love looking out to the Caribbean Sea while sipping on my ice tea or lemonaide. The view is so lovely I even eat my meals out on the porch. I look forward to your next visit. Regards, CD.
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beautiful piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

St.Croix is a beautiful island and this home is the perfect place to stay with my family. The home is located on the west side of the island close to Frederiksted. It is less then ten minutes away from beautiful beaches and fun water sports. We went hiking, did SUP paddle. snorkeled and swam with sea turtles. The porch is our favorite place, In the morning I watched the sunrise with my coffee and at night, my kids and I stargazed in the breeze. There is plenty of room and the house has everything you need to be comfortable. We saved money by cooking most days. Grocery shopping can be expensive but if you go to the local market, You can make it more affordable. This is our 3rd stay on this property. My kids love exploring the property and finding what ever fruit is in season. We missed the mangoes this last time but we did eat star fruit and sour-sap. I have looked at other places but they do not compare for the value. My children love it and it truly has become a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you N.W. for the great review. I can always count on your family to enjoy the property and have a wonderful time on St. Croix. Swimming with turtles, wow, I want to do that! I look forward to your next visit. Regards, CDC.
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Love staying at this property

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this property before and just could not wait to go there again. The house is very clean and decorated very nicely in a coastal theme. The view from every room is to die for. The trade winds are nonstop so it is comfortable even in summer months. If you like cooking at home you will find everything you could possibly need and more. Even though the house is very private it is close to everything, groceries, Kmart, attractions and best of all the best beaches on St. Croix in the West End. My favorite beach was Dorsch Beach. Loved having lunch at the Beach Café, right on the beach and then going on that beautiful beach that has great snorkeling. There is also paddle boarding and even sea doo rentals at Rainbow Beach. My favorite thing was to hang out on the porch with a drink and get lost in the breathtaking ocean view. I also enjoyed picking the fruits in the property, oranges, limes. starfruit, soursop, sugar apples, delicious mangos, cashew fruits. There are beautiful tropical flowers everywhere. Just love this place and can't wait to go again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. It is a wonderful place for vacationing. I am pleased you enjoyed Casa Cortes so much. Will be more than happy to have you come again on your next vacation. CD Cortes
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Nice house in a good location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. House was nice and clean. Kitchen has everything you need. Way better than staying in a hotel (just my opinion). The location up a bit on the hill was really nice as it allowed for a great view of the ocean and a good breeze. We definitely favored Frederiksted and the western part of the island so the location worked really well. Owner is great and very responsive.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you C for he lovely review I am please that you enjoyed your stay at my home. I agree with you that the west end of the Island is the best. It has the best beaches. I hope you had a chance to go to the rain forest, the fort, did some horseback riding on the beach, visited Whim Plantation Greathouse Museum, visited Botanical Gardens and my favorite a day trip to Buck Island. If you didn't then you need to come back. Regards, Carmen.
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Baytown, Texas

Great Location with a view and breeze

  • 5 of 5

I love this property. I just stayed for the second time and loved it just as much as the first. The location is convenient to almost anything you need. The view is amazing and the breeze is constant, which makes for a comfortable stay. The house is well equipped with almost everything you could possibly need during your stay. I will never stay anywhere else from now on.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennie, Thank you for the great review. I am thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your stay again. I look forward to your next visit. Regards, Carmen
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A Perfect Stay in a Lovely Home!

  • 5 of 5

Whenever we rent a vacation home our top considerations are cleanliness, location and affordability; this house gets an A+ from us in all three!

The house is located in a quiet residential area just outside of Frederiksted. We went for a few walks in the neighborhood and one afternoon spent an hour just photographing the many flowers around the yard. Also relevant to the location, we never drove more than 30 minutes to get anywhere and often much less. (Grocery stores and K-mart are very close to the house as well.)

The house sits up on a hill which provided a fantastic cross breeze. We spent every morning and evening on the deck admiring the view. We appreciated the king-sized bed and had restful sleep each night. The house had everything you could need while traveling and we appreciated having a washer and clothesline to use. Also, the house is very neat and tidy!

Our favorite local beach was Dorsch beach but note that most of the upscale resorts offer public access to their beaches and twice we visited beaches at the Bucineer and Marriott We had lunch and cocktails there which made for a fun beach experience.

Our favorite restaurant was the Beachside Cafe, great food and service literally on the beach! We also loved the Blue Moon, which had a great atmosphere and New Orleans inspired food and drinks. We loved the Ginger T cocktail there as well.

In addition to visiting beaches we did a few other things that we would highly recommend:

#1-Snorkel trip to Buck Island. We went with Caribbean Sea Adventures and had a great trip. We liked the emphasis on safety and friendly crew. #2- Whim Plantation, great cultural experience and #3- the Cruzan Rum tour, very interesting and fun plus only takes an hour or so.

Finally, we found the owner of this house to be be extremely professional and easy to communicate with. We would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rich and Susan for the wonderful review. It made my day. I am thrilled that you did so much in just one week and that you made the trip to Buck Island. That is a real treat. Please come again. Regards, Carmen
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Paquito's Restaurant, Villa Morales
Car: recommended

You can take up paddle boarding at Tres Veho, or dive the Frederiksted pier. History buff's can visit the Whim plantation and Fort Frederik. All of these attractions can be found less than a 10 minute drive from Casa Cortes. For suggestions please contact the owner.


Rates & Availability

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Summer rates
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter rates
Dec 2 2016 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59

There is a 10% Virgin Islands tourism tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Southwest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is a tub and shower combo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom has a king size bed, built in furniture with plenty drawers, Chest of drawers, full size closet space and a ceiling fan. The guest bedroom has a queen bed, with a full closet, plenty of built in drawers and small table.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Everyone who has lived or vacationed in this home have always loved it. I do. You will too. My most memorable moments were spent on the balcony/porch that overlooks the Caribbean Sea with a book in one hand and a drink in the other.

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