About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Villa Carinya (meaning peaceful or happy home) is a 2 bedroom 2 bath villa.
Nestled on a hillside in Estate Teague Bay on St. Croix's desirable and residential East End, Villa Carinya is truly an exceptional property high enough on the hill for a rare view of both the north and south shores, yet low enough to hear the crashing of the ocean waves.
This contemporary West Indian style home boost high ceilings with exposed beams in every room. An abundance of windows allow for plenty of natural light, and create frames for the spectacular views that surround this home.
Here you will experience casual elegance and comfort. A custom built kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops comes fully equipped for your cooking needs. There is a one bedroom master suite on the first floor, and, up a spiral staircase, the second bedroom suite.
The Caribbean lifestyle is all about outdoor living, and this home boosts a large deck that is partly covered to create a comfortable shaded lounging area, and partly uncovered for sun bathing during the day, and star gazing at night. There is an outdoor cooking area with a built-in professional gas grill, an HD Satellite TV, and a SONOS/Bose sound system, offering hours of outdoor cooking, dining, and entertaining possibilities. A cast iron chandelier provides plenty of light for reading or playing games, and directional lights over the gas grill make evening cookouts a joy! The deck enjoys almost constant trade winds that cool and caress you.
Villa Carinya is situated on the eastern slope of Meggie Hill directly overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, and the many boats moored at St. Croix Yacht Club. The villa offers panoramic northern views of Buck Island, and on clear days, the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda on the distant horizon. To the east, lush green hills stretch up to the Contessa's Castle. The southern shore with its shades of blue and green fade into endless ocean.
Villa Carinya is the perfect home away from home - whether you are looking for a private romantic refuge, or a relaxing vacation get-away! The home provides a superb opportunity to enjoy some of the island's most beautiful panoramic views in a secluded and peaceful oasis.
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- May 23, 2018
About Christie Powers
We are a couple residing in the Northeastern United States. We purchased and renovated Villa Carinya in 2013/2014 to serve as a relaxing tropical island get-away and a comfortable home away from home.
Christie Powers purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Christie Powers chose Estate Teague Bay
We first visited St. Croix in 2013 and fell in love with the beauty of the island, the quaint historic towns, and the fact that St. Croix is so much less congested and touristy than many other places in the Caribbean. St. Croix is still a place where you can discover your own beach, and spend hours on it without seeing a single person. Yet, beaches with watersports and amenities are only a short drive away. St. Croix has a rich history, and the landscape is dotted with ruins and landmarks waiting to be explored. As avid snorkelers and divers, we were impressed by the diversity of marine life and wide variety of dive sites. From the spectacular snorkeling or wall dives in Cane Bay, ship wrecks at Butler Bay, and exceptional snorkeling and diving at the Frederiksted Pier! St. Croix has so much to offer!
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Carinya is the perfect escape for one or two couples, or a small family. It’s a cozy and peaceful hillside property; a true hide-away with panoramic views of Buck Island and the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by lush green hills. It's high enough to enjoy a rare view both the north and south shore, yet low enough to hear the ocean waves. The villa is located in a desirable and safe neighborhood, with great neighbors. Unlike the sometimes crowded and noisy condo/villa communities, Villa Carinya offers a quiet and private setting without the feeling of being remote. The large outdoor partly shaded deck is perfect for sunbathing, cooking and entertaining, or just relaxing soaking up the almost constant breeze. The surrounding area offers miles of back roads for walking/running. While the closest beach, Duggan’s Reef is only minutes down the hill by car. The East End Marine park, a few miles down the road, has some of the best and most secluded beaches on the island with some great snorkeling. The large outdoor partly shaded deck gives hours of relaxing opportunities. There are great backroads for morning walks, constant trade winds, and so much beauty! Less than a 5 minute drive is Duggan's Reef, the closest beach, and restaurant/bar. There is access to some of the best and most secluded beaches on the island, plus snorkeling, paddle boarding, kite surfing, golf, Divi Resort and Casino, miniature golf, and casual and fine dining.
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A very nice place to stay
My wife and I stayed here for 8 days and never got tired of the property. Once you get used to the 4-wheel drive trek that is the access road, life is very secluded and personal. The extras on the property (deck with grill, Satellite TV, Internet) made everything more memorable. We even lost power one night and the generator kicked in and never left us hanging.
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! I know you arrived on island needing some relaxing, de-stressing time, and I did hope you had found peace and tranquility at Villa Carinya. The power does go out on island occasionally, and the owners have invested in the generator to ensure their guests' comfort. Sometimes it only goes out for a few minutes. That night the entire east end was out for at least 6 hours!
I do hope you return! I would love to welcome you back to St. Croix and Villa Carinya. It really is a peaceful and happy house!
This place is amazing!!!!
Love love love, will be back to visit and will try to stay in the same home. The only problem
Is the driveway is kind of freighening if you do not have a big car it's hard to get up the hill. But once you are up the views are awesome and the house is very clean. The outdoor area is everything! It was a wonderful stay :)
Home is in good condition, well stocked, and the views are phenomenal. The deck makes the home. Loved the shower too. The breeze is perfect. I love how the home is secluded and even had dish detergent and beach towels.
Thank you for writing your review! It was such a pleasure meeting you. I am happy that you enjoyed this amazing villa - the view, the shower, and the outdoor living space. The breeze is so great that most people don't use the AC, but have let the fresh air flow through the home. At night you can hear the waves. Please return. I would love to welcome you back to Villa Carinya and St. Croix!
The perfect escape!
Everything about this trip was perfect! Life at home is so hectic and this house was heaven for us. This is actually the first time we've experienced an actual property being better than the pictures, if you can even imagine.
The breezes that came through the rooms were incredible and the back deck...so relaxing! We had a hard time ever leaving the house.
Chris was so helpful by making sure we knew all of the best places to go. We took his advice and experienced so many beautiful parts of the island, but we also loved just cooking out and hanging at the house.
The house had everything we needed for the beach and snorkeling and the Bose player was so nice to have.
We loved everything about Christiansted and the East End and can't wait to come back again. We liked it so much better than St. John, where we visited last year.
Our favorites: taking the short hike to snorkel in Isaac Bay, snorkeling trip to Buck Island (take a small charter), Duggan's Restaurant, Blue Water Terrace, TLC Bakery and Shupes down on the boardwalk in Christiansted.
See you next year, Chris and Christie!
We would love to have you return to this very special villa! Yes, the pictures don't fully capture the view and experience. When we take people there for the first time, they usually gasp, and do a slow exhale with a "wow!". I can feel them relaxing with that first breath.
It sounds like you stayed at the villa, but also got around St. Croix. There's so much to do and see! I'm delighted that you had a wonderful time!
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Please return! Christie
POSSIBLY THE BEST VIEWS ON ST. CROIX!!!
We couldn't imagine a better view anywhere on the island! The villa was beautiful inside and out and VERY CLEAN. The only thing missing is a swimming pool, but with so many beautiful beaches, we didn't miss having one. The home has coolers, beach chairs, snorkel gear, and even ice packs in the freezer to keep items cold when you're at the beach or to transport groceries. We are A/C people, but didn't even need to run the A/C because there were wonderful breezes the entire time. And, the gas grill was superb!!!! We grilled steaks, fish, shrimp and fresh vegetables. We ate at the villa more than we ate out. The kitchen had a great layout and was very functional as well, with all the necessities being supplied. No need to buy paper towels, trash bags or dish soap as those are already supplied. There was even a nice selection of seasonings on hand, which we added to. The appliances are top of the line and if you prefer a gas range over electric, you're in luck! And having a washer/dryer and clothes line, were nice additions as well. Being just one couple, we only used the large master bedroom on the main level. The shower was very large and the glass block exterior wall was very unique feature, allowing a lot of additional natural light into the bathroom. The upstairs bedroom was beautiful too with a small, yet brand new bathroom. I would say the spiral staircase could be an issue if you aren't extremely mobile. All of the furniture appeared to be brand new and very comfortable too! And don't worry about losing power. The home has a generator that turns on as soon as the power goes out, which happened a few times during our stay. The wifi worked great too! We would definitely stay here again!
Thank you for such a complete and wonderful review! You touched on things other people have not mentioned, and I do appreciate it! I am delighted that you enjoyed the home, the view, and the grill so much. We do try to provide things people will need and want. It is a perfect vacation rental - clean, private, and comfortable. Thank you, again! And, please return. I would love to welcome you both back to this special villa! Christie
Wonderful vacation villa
My husband and I loved our recent 8-day stay at Villa Carinya. The villa itself was perfect for our needs and the views from the deck are just breath taking. We spent most of the time on the deck relaxing, watching the boats on the ocean during the day and the stars through the telescope at night. There's a small cafe/bakery at the bottom of the hill where we bought fresh bread. We really enjoyed exploring the island and Christiansted. Highly recommend doing a sunset sail. Christie was great, met us at the airport, and answered all of our questions. We will definitely be back next year!
Thank you for such a wonderful review! I am delighted that I was helpful, and that you so enjoyed the villa. That view is unmatched! Even up on the hill, you can hear the soothing sound of the waves. Please return! I would love to welcome you back to your "island home"! Christie
Villa Carinya is located in Teague Bay on St. Croix's East End, an easy 30 minute drive from the airport, and a 15 - 20 minute scenic drive from downtown Christiansted. The East End offers casual to fine dining, some of the best and most secluded beaches on the island, great snorkeling, water sports hiking, golf, tennis and a casino - all within a 10 minute drive from Villa Carinya! Point Udall, the eastern-most part of the USA, is within a 10 minute drive where there is excellent hiking on Nature Conservancy land, and snorkeling at Jack and Isaac Bays. There is so much to do! The villa also offers a peaceful and tranquil refuge to relax with a good book and sip a cool drink, or just gaze at the amazing view!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The above pricing is for 2 people. Each additional person would add $25 per person per night. There is also a refundable $500 security deposit which is run on a credit card as an authorization the morning of your arrival.