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C. D. Cortes

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish

Make This Tropical Oasis Your Home Away From Home.

18 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 (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish

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 18 traveler reviews

Make This Tropical Oasis Your Home Away From Home.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

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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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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Tropical Delight On The Hillside

  • 4 of 5

For the most part, we were pleased and satisfied with our accommodations. The home owner was very helpful with driving directions and with suggestions as to local sights, food and shopping. The balcony, view and the crosswinds were all lovely and the heat was never a problem. Also the privacy description was accurate. The only reason we didn't give our stay a five was we felt the home could use some updating but considering the price we paid, this house is a good buy! We would certainly consider returning to this home again.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you D. for the nice review. I am glad that you were please and satisfied with accommodations, the suggestions and directions, and the lovely view. Thank you for the feedback. I do have some updating in mind in the near future. Please come again.
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What a great week!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Carmen's house for a week and could not have been happier. The kitchen is well equipped, the living room and dining area are spacious, the king bed in the master is very comfortable and we loved the deck overlooking the sea and the sunrises and sunsets, as well as the pretty yard full of flowers and fruit trees. We also loved the location, away from tourists and close to the west beaches and lots of historic sites (although for some this might be too remote). Carmen was a pleasure to work with and gave us lots of helpful suggestions where to shop, eat, driving instructions, etc.; she also provided beach charis, towels, etc. She was available during our stay (but everything worked well so we had no need to contact her). There were just 2 of us but this would be a great choice for 2 couples or a family. We are trying to figure out when to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi B & B, I so appreciate your review and the lovely comments. I am glad that you enjoyed the flowers and fruit trees in the yard. You are so right the home is close to the best St. Croix beaches in the west end, close enough to everything and yet far enough to enjoy privacy and relaxation. I too love sitting on the porch looking out to sea, sipping on lemonade freshly made from the lemon tree in the yard. Please come again. Regards, Carmen
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Breathtaking Beauty in St Croix

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival to St Croix you could just feel the warmness of the air welcoming you. Our stay at Carmen's place was most welcoming. Upon entering it was very inviting with a setting of warmth as in your own home. The house was an A+ in cleanliness. It was spacious in size and the furnishings very comfortable. The view from the balcony we loved. Nothing better than to watch the sunrise with a cup of coffee and see the ocean in all its beauty. The sunsets were equally as beautiful. There was a constant slight breeze through the house which made it very comfortable. The landscape was up kept and beautiful. The people of the island are very hospitable. The Beauty of the Island is beyond words. We would like to thank Carmen for the rental of her house, the hospitality of her caretaker and house keeper. We will return.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much S for the great review. I am so happy to know you and the family enjoyed your stay at my home and that you felt right at home. Yes the people of St. Croix are friendly and hospitable. St. Croix is beautiful place to visit and also to live in, and as J said to you when we spoke on the phone "we have the best scuba diving ever!" Please come again.
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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

St. Croix House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $100

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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St. Croix 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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