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BEACHFRONT - Cruzan Sands Villa 2 - Pool - Breathtaking Views - Fall Specials!

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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2 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, Sleeps 4

......................................“Nothing beats being on a sandy beach!!” ...............................We agree!

Cruzan Sands Villa on the Beach is a brand new luxury beachfront villa located in the exclusive Estate Salt River on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Our sandy beach, located just a few steps in front of the villa, is perfect! The clear water is tranquil and inviting. Swimming and snorkeling right in front of our villa are ideal! The views which capture your attention from every angle are breathtaking! If you are looking for a wonderful vacation in paradise, then you have found it here!

Our villa is located on the North Shore of St Croix, literally minutes from the island's best dive sites. One can see the Marina, just around the corner, as you drive to our home!

Cruzan Sands Villa sleeps 4 people comfortably in bedrooms, each of which has a private bath. Our gourmet kitchen is fully equipped. Our great room and our spacious decks, right on the beach, offer a Caribbean paradise dream come true!

Cruzan Sands Villa has an open, airy great room, designed for vacation pleasure. Our casual and elegant tropical decor enhances the experience of living on the beach in luxury. You can relax on our spacious wrap around porch, protected from the sun and enjoy the magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea. Sun worshipers have a spacious deck on which to lounge by the fresh water swimming pool. The constant easterly breezes keep the villa cool and the ceiling fans in every room help to maintain the balmy, sultry feel that we crave. Optional air conditioning is available for those who want it.

Vacation comfort is a given, with the villa’s large living area, designed for enjoying time with friends and family in a warm, sunny tropical setting. The flat screen TV keeps you close to home with news or allows you to watch a movie in comfort. Wireless internet is complimentary. Our wall to wall glass doors present the best views imaginable! A fully equipped kitchen with new, luxurious amenities such as granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances make cooking a joy! Dining can be inside or outside on the covered veranda.

One of our bedrooms has a King bed. The bath is ensuite. One bedroom has two twin beds, which can be joined to form a King if desired. This room has an ensuite bath, too. The bedrooms have wall to wall glass doors that step onto a second pool deck and these bedrooms also overlooks the beach in front of the property. There is a powder room upstairs off the great room for convenience.

All bedrooms have ceiling fans. All bedroom baths are finished elegantly with granite top counters. Each has a step-in shower.

Our fresh water swimming pool is nestled in a beautiful garden setting, surrounded by a large deck with plenty of loungers. Right on the beach and offset from the Main Villa, the pool offers a refreshing splash after enjoying a swim in waters that are perfect for snorkeling, swimming or soaking. The gardens feature dozens of palm trees and prolific tropical flowering plants.

Come visit us soon! We can't wait to see you!

Be sure to read ALL of our reviews, including those for Homeaway listing 991713.


Over 400 Five Star reviews across various listing sites!

Cruzan Sands Villa REVIEWS = Homeaway 991713, Homeaway 3847936

NOTE about the VILLA: Cruzan Sands Villa is comprised of two separate homes, each with very similar amenities, each on its own 1/2 acre space. We do rent both homes independently or together. Please refer to Homeaway listing number 991713 if you are interested in the three bedroom Main Villa.

NOTE about PAYMENTS: Please note that we respond to our inquiries personally with our own email address, not with a rental company address. We use the Homeaway online secure payment system. Call us by phone if you have any concerns about the authenticity of the response.

Before you make a RESERVATION REQUEST or BOOK IT, please contact us first, directly. Although the calendar is automatically marked when a reservation is made through the Homeaway system, we do have past guests for whom we mark the calendar ourselves. We do not want to disappoint anyone if we have inadvertently missed marking the calendar herein. We do require our own completed reservation form and the deposit prior to confirming a reservation, regardless of what the Homeaway generated correspondence indicates.

NOTE about CANCELLATION: We do have a cancellation fee if a reservation is cancelled prior to 90 days before arrival. We offer no refunds within 90 days of arrival. We STRONGLY recommend “Cancel for Any Reason” insurance available from large, reputable insurance companies for anyone who has any reason to believe he may cancel at any time. Travelers can obtain such insurance; Owners cannot.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dana & Scott
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Dana & Scott

Dana & Scott got the island fever in 2002, when they built their first vacation rental, Crystal Sands Villa in the Turks and Caicos Islands. They live in Providenciales now. They wanted to make sure they kept their roots in the USA, however, and St Croix is one of the most remarkable US Territories around, being one of the few islands that is completely surrounded by the Caribbean Sea!

Dana & Scott purchased this villa in 2012

Why Dana & Scott chose St. Croix

The beach at Estate Salt River is one of the most picturesque settings on earth! The unique culture of the US Virgin Islands is appealing and inviting!

What makes this villa unique

Cruzan Sands Villa is located in a beautiful National Park. Our villa is removed approximately one mile from the main roads.


based on 9 traveler reviews

BEACHFRONT - Cruzan Sands Villa 2 - Pool - Breathtaking Views - Fall Specials!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Fantastic seclusion! Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We scheduled for Chef Juliana to prepare our meal after a day of flying. It was deliciously fantastic and perfect timing after arrival from the airport and settling in. Great information for local attractions and services was at the home and Austin who was waiting for us at the home at arrival. It was the perfect location for disconnecting and relaxing. Just remember that it's an island so cell and internet are not the same as on the mainland, but are the perfect excuse to disconnect!

We did a little exploring on the island and enjoyed the slow pace while being cognizant of driving on the left! Cane Beach is a must and a gorgeous drive with a few fantastic pull off spots.

We had never been to this island before but we felt well prepared with Dana's thorough information and directions. We will definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great trip-a few improvements needed

  • 4 of 5

We’d like to thank Dana and Scott for sharing their paradise with us! We (two couples) spent the week

exploring, relaxing on a beach somewhere, or enjoying some nice restaurants in the area. The Christmas

winds were late this year so the water was really rough, which ruled out snorkeling and kayaking.

We called Austin on our way out, telling him we were going to make a quick stop at the grocery store.

He met us upon our arrival and showed us around, which was really nice. Dana has a real gem here;

great guy. After breakfast the first day, we noticed that the non-stick pan was peeling. He happened to

drop by, so we told him, and that afternoon there was a new set of non-stick pans on the counter!

We spent most of the mornings lounging and enjoying the cool breeze on the balcony. There’s

construction going on right next door and 2 mornings were spend with large machine noises. (Austin

had asked them not to start so early on our first morning, which I thought was very nice.)

Some of the places we visited were the rum distilleries, Freedom Surf shop (loved their beach), and

Rainbow beach. We shopped Christiansted and had a couple meals at Rum Runners. (Both times we

arrived at Rum Runners in the middle of the afternoon, so there wasn’t much of a menu available.) But

we loved the view. We ate the first night at Rowdy Joes (Saturday), and it was really crowded. Luckily

we were able to get 4 seats at the bar only to find out that the bartender was from our home town! We

also had a lovely sunset meal at Blue Moon in Fredericksted. We took Austin’s suggestion and ate at the

Chicken Shack across from the grocery store. We were there close to closing and had really dry chicken.

Maybe it was warming too long.

We felt like the island’s economy was hurting a little. One local man we met said the cruise ships were

just passing them by. There was only one cruise ship there that week. We compared that to 4 or 5 in St.

Thomas, where we spent time last winter. But the people on the island were all so friendly and helpful!

Finally, while we enjoyed the house, we felt some improvements could be made. There was a dried

blood stain on our sheets and a bleach stain on the bedspread. The bathroom towels were all worn and

very thin. Upgrades could definitely be made in these areas and would make the house feel much more

luxurious. We were pretty disappointed with this.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable & Relaxing Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to St. Croix and Cruzan Sands Villa on the Beach Guest House was a perfect place to stay! The villa was absolutely beautiful with the large sliding glass doors that opened onto the covered patio. The patio was great for morning coffee while we watched the sun rise or lunch in the afternoon with a nice breeze. We enjoyed sitting by the pool reading and relaxing.

The beach was only steps from the house so we could walk the beach in the evening, take a quick swim or even snorkel.

We were able to keep in touch with family and friends with the free wi-fi; sending out pictures of our week long adventures.

The villa was extremely comfortable and had all we needed - beach towels, beach chairs, cooler, well stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, large showers, washer and dryer.

I would absolutely recommend Cruzan Sands Villa on the Beach. We would love to come back to visit St. Croix and will certainly stay there again!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Savoy, TX USA

Fantastic Sister Getaway in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I spent a week at Cruzan Sands. I can't imagine a more gorgeous place to stay on this fabulous island! The home is exactly as represented in the photos. The beach is private and just literally a few steps away from the back door. We went snorkeling on our beach one day, and saw a stingray and a big sea urchin, as well as lots of little fish! This island is gorgeous, with beautiful architecture and friendly people. Highly recommend going to Frederiksted when a cruise ship is in port… then there are lots of vendors with beautiful products. Another must see is the Sandy Point Beach, where the rare leatherback turtles lay their eggs. This beach was stunning. The botanical gardens/sugar plantation was fabulous to see. Other things we loved were: buying beautiful handmade jewelry in Christiansted, kayaking the bioluminescent bay (literally just around the corner--try Bush Tribe Guide Service-they were awesome!), traveling to the east end of the island to see the easternmost point of the United States. I would highly recommend Cruzan Sands as a wonderful base for your St. Croix adventure!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The villa was great- it doesn't get better than sleeping with screens open with the breeze blowing while you fall asleep to the sounds of waves. Their beach was paradise- We had it completely to ourselves. We had a super relaxing and fun filled vacation all at the same time and left knowing that we will be back! Great place, great people, great island. Just Go!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Ideal location

  • 5 of 5

The villa is exactly as represented in photos. Perfect for two couples....central location is ideal.....only steps from the beach. We wore beach socks when walking or snorkeling at the beach. The property manager, Austin, was delightful and attended to our every need. His wife, Julianna (a private chef), provided us with exquisite meals. Her portions are huge and meals are reasonably priced. We ordered three meals during our 8 night stay....we purchased very few groceries. We enjoyed gourmet meals without having to shop or cook. I cannot comment on island restaurants. With Julianna, there was no reason to venture out....thank you Julianna!!

St Croix has much to offer.....amazing snorkeling, buck island reef, scenic drive, rainforest and so much more.... My only negative comments concerning the island would be litter and many dilapidated buildings. It's such a beautiful island....just needs some cleaning up....

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
STX, Henry E. Rohlsen Airport
Nearest Beach
At our front door, Salt River Beach!
Car: necessary

Other Recommended Attractions On St Croix:

Collecting shells

Shopping at lots of boutiques in Christiansted and Frederiksted

Cruzan Rum Factory

Botanical Gardens

Whim Museum

Buck Island Reef National Monument

Lawaetz Family Museum

Christiansted National Historical Site

Divi Carina Bay Casino

Fort Frederik Museum

Point Udall - eastern most part of the USA!

For the very fit, Annaly Bay Tide Pools.


Rates & Availability

Northcentral Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Couple's Special 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
May Couple's Special
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Couple's Special
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.5%

Rates apply for 4 people using 2 BR. Couple's Specials apply to 2 people.
Visit Homeaway listing 991713 if you are interested in our 3 bedroom Main House.
3:00 pm Check-in; 10:00 am Check-out (Housekeeping begins at 9:30 am)
Our home is self-catering. Please leave it as you have found it.
Changeover: Saturday during Winter/Spring, Christmas/NewYear's

NOTE about CANCELLATION: We do have a cancellation fee if a reservation is cancelled prior to 90 days before arrival. We offer no refunds within 90 days of arrival. We STRONGLY recommend “Cancel for Any Reason” insurance available from large, reputable insurance companies for anyone who has any reason to believe he may cancel at any time. Travelers can obtain such insurance; Owners cannot.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Northcentral Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large step in shower! Granite tops!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large step in shower! Grantie tops!
    Powder Bath - toilet , Upstairs for convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Overlooks pool and ocean beach!
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two twins can be converted into a King, if desired.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you would like an authentic Cruzan meal prepared at the villa during your stay, please contact us owners for contact information for our referral. Guests deal directly with the chef for all your needs. This is our home. We ask our guests to please leave it as you have found it. We appreciate respectful guests, as I am sure guests appreciate owners who maintain their homes.

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