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Cruzan Sands Villa! Beachfront! Snorkeling! Breathtaking Views!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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 which has its own separate pool, the Guest House 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.

RESERVATION AGREEMENT REQUIRED. We will offer a $50 AC CREDIT if you return our completed and signed reservation agreement within 24 hours! We need the agreement to comply with government regulations!


***** Over 425 Five Star reviews across various LISTINGS, as follows! *****

CRYSTAL SANDS VILLA (Beachfront – Sapodilla Bay Beach, TCI - VRBO 34817, 845286, Homeaway 246995, 2-4 BR, Sleeps 6 to10)

COCONUT BEACH VILLA (Beachfront – Sapodilla Bay Beach, TCI - Homeaway 392920, 4201998, 392920, 3-6 BR, Sleeps 6 to 12)

GRACE BAY TOWNHOMES (500 yards to Beach – Grace Bay, TCI – Homeaway 366957, 4202000, 4202003, 4202004, 4202006, 2 BR, Sleeps 5)

CRUZAN SANDS VILLA (Beachfront – St. Croix, US Virgin Islands – Homeaway 991713, 3847936 – 2-5 BR, Sleeps 4 to 10)

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.

AIR CONDITIONING Estimate: Guests are charged $1.00/kwhr used, a rate which is based on our historic costs. During the last year, our conservative guests who used AC set the thermostat on 85 degrees when no one was present in the home and on 78-80 degrees for sleeping. They spent $150 per suite on average, with a range of $114 to $479 for a week. Two guest groups spent $383 and $479 for a week. The majority of our guests did not use AC at all. Our home has a sub-meter which measures usage for AC specifically. Electricity on island is considerably more expensive than on the mainland.

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

Property Manager
Dana and Scott
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Dana and 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 and Scott purchased this villa in 2012

Why Dana and Scott chose Estate Salt River

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.


Estate Salt River Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We STRONGLY recommend “Cancel for Any Reason” insurance. Travelers can obtain such insurance for any reason; Owners cannot.
  • If we are able to rebook a cancelled reservation 90 days before arrival, we may refund up to 80% of the amount less fees, depending upon circumstance.
  • A reservation is confirmed upon receipt of deposit and signed reservation agreement which we need to comply with government regulations.
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.
  • Both our our bedrooms have a beach view and a pool view.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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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average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Vermont, USA

Beautiful home ON THE BEACH

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at the Cruzan Sands 2 bedroom guest house. The house is nicely appointed and the location is excellent. The best part is that it is right on the beach. The water is beautiful on this beach and the shells are fantastic. There were only a few people on the beach throughout the week; it felt private. A nice beach to walk on and the views are great. So nice to be able to sit on this beach for a couple hours before or after heading out for the rest of the day.

We had Chef Juliana (the caretaker's wife) cook three delicious dinners for us. This was especially nice on days when we arrived home late in the day. She cooked whatever we asked for and she and/or Austin delivered it at the time we requested and they were fun to chat with. Juliana's rum punch was really good. The other nights we ate at Flyers, at the marina around the corner, or at Rowdy Joe's which is very close, heading toward Cane Bay.

Austin, the caretaker, was so nice and he was available if anything came up. The house was clean. The linens were good. The kitchen had plenty of pans, serve wear and dishes. The gardens and the pool were very pretty.

We would like to go back with a third couple so that we can rent the main house at Cruzan Sands. Thanks Dana, Scott, Austin and Juliana. Great vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chattanooga Tennessee USA

Best Family Vacation Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

Cruzan Sands Villa was truly the perfect "mix" for our family! We had as much private time on our own beach we wanted! It was so nice to wake up to the gorgeous porch view without a person around! And with a short drive, our adult "boys" went on a jet-ski ocean excursion they said will always be their top 5 lifetime memories! We golfed at the gorgeous course at the Buccaneer, enjoyed fun food and cocktails at ALL the Boardwalk restaurants/bars in Christiansted and went right down the street to Flyers as well! Kayaking, hiking - its all here! Thank you for lifetime memories in St. Croix! We will be back. And all this just 3 months past Hurricane Irma! You can tell how hard they have worked to get everything cleaned up. There still were several businesses/shops not opened and restaurants were on generators, but they did not disturb our time at all. When you have that turquoise water to look at with lush green landscapes, how can you not have a perfect time at the Cruzan Sands Villa! Thank you Dana!!! Your communication was impeccable! Jackie, Chattanooga, TN

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: September 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: March 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: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.5%

RESERVATION AGREEMENT REQUIRED. We will offer a $50 AC CREDIT if you return our completed and signed reservation agreement within 24 hours! We need the agreement to comply with government regulations!

Check with us directly, please.

Rates apply for 4 people using 2 BR unless noted. 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
Minimum Stay = 7 nights during peak season, 5 nights during other periods.

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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