Azure View is a comfortable, relaxing, and clean 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom condo.
About Christie Powers
We are lucky enough to be owners of this wonderful condo in St. Croix. We came, and fell in love with the island. When we are here, it feels like another world! Since we have our permanent residence in Maryland, the team of Christie and Chris Powers manage the property on St. Croix. They have been residents of St. Croix for over 10 years, and are eager to share with you all the local secrets that St. Croix has in store for you during your stay. We love St. Croix, and hope that you will, too.
Christie Powers purchased this Condo in 2014
Why Christie Powers chose Cotton Valley
We chose St. Croix because of its laid back atmosphere, its beautiful beaches, sea views, incredible dive sites, and friendly people. Where else can you go and experience all of these amazing things without even having a passport? This Coakley Bay condo is our dream come true, and we want to share it with you! The fantastic view of Buck Island, the wonderful breezes, its east end location, and amenities are what sold us on this condo. It is comfortable, and has all of the comforts of home. The condo complex has a large pool, great restaurant, beauty shop, and even its own generator for the occasional power outages.
What makes this Condo unique
The island is so diverse that you can spend one day on the west end beaches enjoying the lush tropical foliage, and then pass cactus on your way to the beaches on the east end. The diving and snorkeling opportunities also vary from the pier in Frederiksted to the coral reefs off Buck Island, to The Wall at Cane Bay, and several wrecks. The restaurants are locally owned and offer everything from cheeseburgers and fries to incredible seafood dishes. There is no shortage of activities on St. Croix. There are three golf courses, several dive shops, and businesses that charter fishing boats, provide snorkeling excursions, and tours of the various parts of the island. Come and enjoy our wonderful condo on the beautiful island of St. Croix!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Awesome condo with beautiful view
Very nice, clean property with an amazing view of Buck Island from 2 patios. Both bedrooms had AC, but the ocean breeze was better. The pool was awesome for a cool dip. The location on the east side of the island was perfect, rural yet right down the street from Ziggy's and Castaway, both which had live music every night. Christie was great, meeting us at the airport when our plane was late and patiently escorting us to the condo. Just a short walk across the street is a path that takes you to an deserted beach. Would definitely recommend it as a place to stay for a family of 4!!
Very well equipped and quiet.
We had a great time at Azure View in Coakley Bay Condos and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet getaway. It’s a little outside of town, but certainly close enough that it’s not a hassle. The unit is obviously well cared for and has pretty much everything a small family or group would need to have a great time.
Wonderful home away from home in paradise!!
Azure View is a wonderful getaway condo that really felt like home. My husband and me, along with our 9 and 12 yr old kids can't wait to come back!
Lora was incredibly helpful and met us at the airport (even though it was late!) and walked us through everything, including getting the rental car, driving caravan with us to Coakley Bay condos and sharing things to know and do in St. Croix.
The condo was clean, beds comfortable, the decor wonderful and view was simply fabulous. The owners have really thought about those extra things that make the experience so much better. Plenty of beach towels, chairs, sun umbrellas, a nice selection of books about the island and reefs, tons of DVDs for adults and kids alike, even a blender for homemade piña coladas after a long day at the beach. Having a full kitchen was wonderful for packing lunches and nice homestyle dinners on the stove or grill.
The washer and dryer in the condo were a big help, too. We brought our own pods but didn't need to, as they were supplied as well. Based on other reviews noting only a Keurig coffee maker, we brought a reusable cup with us and our own ground coffee. Christiansted and grocery stores were a quick 10-15 minute drive away, so stocking up on everything else was easy.
Just down the road in either direction are beaches with great snorkling and soft white sand. Mermaid beach at the Buccaneer was a perfect best of both worlds and just 5 minutes down the road. The pool was warm, clean and a nice workout down the hill and back up. Unfortunately, the restaurant at the condos is currently closed so we didn't get to sample it but there are other restaurants close by for a nice lunch or dinner out. A number of the ones we tried to get to around the island were closed part of the week or under repair so we ended up using the kitchen even more than we thought we would.
Azure view really is a gem, don't miss out on this incredible vacation destination!!
Thank you for writing this glowing and detailed review! Although we make recommendations, comments from our guests about what to see and do are so important! We very much enjoyed having you stay at Azure View, and hope you return! I was off island the day you arrived. That's why Lora met your flight. She's our assistant, and truly wonderful! Since the comment about only having one kind of coffee maker, we have supplied a drip maker, too. The owners and we listen to the guests, and continually try to make improvements. Please return, and let us welcome you back to Azure View and St. Croix. I know you haven't seen it all!
Wonderful little gem
This was a great condo. Obviously the spectacular views are a great draw and in March a constant breeze left no need for AC. It had a very functional kitchen and everything worked as expected. Nice sized fridge for a rental - no ice maker but bags of ice were readily available at local stores. Beds were comfortable but the one in the front was a bit noisy.
The condo is spacious - though I would say the photos are well taken and maybe make it look bigger than it actually is, but square footage doesn't lie. One of the best things here is the easy parking - on a slight hill right outside the condo, and feels very safe. The pool is also a real treat if you get burned out on the beaches.
Christie really made the stay excellent by meeting us at the airport to guide us to the condo and showing us around. She also provided all the necessary little things like trash bags, washing liquid, toilet paper etc. There were plenty of towels both for use in the apartment and for the beach. Some snorkeling equipment was also provided though we did not use it so I am not sure exactly what it included. The only thing I didn't like in the equipment is that the coffee maker was a Keurig maker and the cups were hard to find in the stores.
Location was great if you want peace and quiet (apart from other guests arriving back at their condos). The East End has lots of nice beaches, grocery store was about 3 miles away, Ziggys grill was 1/4 of a mile up the road.
Would definitely like to stay again.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family! You all seemed so interested in the island and all that it has to offer. It sounds like you had a wonderful time! Each year the owners make improvements. I will let them know about the "noisy bed". This is the first time a guest has mentioned it.
Sorry you had trouble finding the K-cups. I would have been happy to recommend where to find them. I also have a Keurig maker, and have found them at every store. Perhaps not the dark roast that I prefer, but some coffee. The owners really care about their guests comfort. I will recommend to them that we also provide a drip coffee maker.
When you return, I would love to welcome you back to our lovely island and Azure View! Even though you just left, St. Croix still has so much to offer you! Kind regards, Christie
Great view and well stocked with even the unexpected
We had a very nice mid-January week at Azure View. We were met at the airport and lead back to the condo for a very informative discussion on the property and the island. The condo itself was nice and suited our needs. The view of the ocean and Buck Island were amazing from both the main balcony and the master bedroom. The condo was well-stocked with all kinds of useful items, many of them like binoculars that you wouldn't even think to expect. There was also a large collection of DVDs and books.
The property itself was pretty nice, and because the building was at the top of a large hill we certainly got out exercise in. The pool, as other reviewers had mentioned, was so cold it was hard to stay in it for very long. Another thing to note is that there is no central air conditioning, though there are A/C units in each bedroom. This made it a bit stuffy on two evenings when the wind shifted and the sea breeze was not flowing through the unit.
An oh, for coffee drinkers, there are two coffee pots but both take K-cups. It would be nice to have a convential coffee maker or at least a K-cup for regular ground coffee.
Overall, this was a very nice place to stay.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it!
Yes, that view is hard to beat! With the two balconies, one can enjoy coffee or sip a cold drink while gazing at the blue Caribbean Sea and Buck Island. Usually there is a wonderful breeze, and at night, often you can hear the water. The owners have tried to imagine what their guests would like, and continue to upgrade and stock the condo. They really care about the guests' experiences.
It's very unusual that the wind shifts to avoid that building. Hopefully the ceiling fans helped with the air flow. I am sorry that you found the pool too cold to stay in for very long. Since electricity is so expensive on island, there are very few heated pools on island, and those are mostly in private homes. December and January can be a little cooler. The rest of the year, the sun is higher, and pools are much more comfortable.
It sounds like you had a wonderful time on island, and truly enjoyed Azure View. We enjoyed having you, and would love for you to return! I can say that we would have a drip coffee maker for you! We all want you to be comfortable and happy in the condo!
Absolutely amazing. The view, the condo was everything you could imagine. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone coming to St Croix. I only wish I could keep it a secret. Thanks everyone for sharing the condo and your island. We hope to be back soon. Mike I
It was such a pleasure meeting you - what a lovely family! Thank you for writing your review, and please return! We are delighted you enjoyed the condo and the island so much! Christie
Located on the popular east end of the island, Azure View looks toward Buck Island, and is near several great restaurants, golf course, the island's only casino, Point Udall, hiking trails through Nature Conservatory land, and an easy distance to Christiansted for shopping, cultural events, and water sports.