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New vacation home! Incredible view!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

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 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 stretches 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Christie Powers
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

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 St. Croix

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 mils 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.

Amenities

Slob Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs ensuite - toilet , shower
    Master ensuite - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs bedroom - 1 queen , Ensuite bathroom with shower
    Master bedroom - 1 king , ensuite bathroom with shower
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
High powered spotting telescope, beach chairs, coolers, snorkel gear, weather station, SONOS/BOSE indoor/outdoor music system which connects to your phone, iPod, MP3 or CD player, and automatic whole-house back-up generator. Everything is provided for your wonderful vacation - except the food! When you arrive on island, you would be met with your last name on a sign. After you get your rental car and luggage, that person will guide you to the villa, and give you lots of information about St. Croix! We encourage you to ask questions.

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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

New vacation home! Incredible view!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
Philadelphia, PA
5

Wonderful vacation villa

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Santa Fe, NM, USA
5

Quite a place to ring in the new year!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week in early January. You'll get a great first look at St. Croix getting to the house, as the airport is on the west end and the house is on the east end. Christie will lead you across the island, then get you settled in and make sure you have maps and suggestions. The house is beautiful inside and out. It's on a hillside facing a little north-south-running valley, so has stunning and unimpeded views of the wide-open sea to the south and Buck Island to the north. Across the valley is the Contessa's castle, which is a pretty remarkable piece of architecture. Point Udall is just a little farther and is the easternmost spot in the USA -- good photo ops there!

There's a pretty uninterrupted sea breeze coming from the east, so the deck is nice and cool. It's partly covered so you can have sun or shade as the mood strikes ... great place to have a beverage and catch up on your reading.

The upper floor contains the second bedroom and bath and is accessible by a spiral staircase that's pretty tight, so while it's doable for adults it's better for kids. The laundry room is downstairs, but everything else is on the same level, so guests who don't do stairs well shouldn't have much problem with their stay.

Duggan's Reef restaurant is at the bottom of the hill and I highly recommend a cocktail or two before dinner. Delicious and comfortable!

If (when?) we return to St. Croix, we'll definitely be trying to book Villa Carinya again.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Yes, please return! I would love to welcome you back to St. Croix and Villa Carinya! The owners come to the island several times a year, and keep improving the property or amenities. It only gets better! The one thing that they cannot improve is the view; it can't be beat! You were perfect guests! It sounds like you took plenty of time to relax and really enjoy being there.Thank you for staying at Villa Carinya! Christie
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5

Gorgeous views, relaxation at its best!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Carinya has everything you could ask for! Beautiful house, fantastic deck for relaxing, spectacular panoramic views, fully equipped with everything that you need. We spent hours on the deck watching the weather come and go, sailboats cruising around Buck Island and birds flitting about. It's convenient to Christiansted so that we went to town for most meals when we didn't feel like cooking. Overall, a fantastic vacation at this lovely villa!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you enjoyed yourselves, and took advantage of that wonderful outdoor space! It's amazing to see Buck Island, the north shore, the Contessa's Castle, and the south shore! And to hear the waves! Please consider returning. We would love to welcome you back to Villa Carinya! Thank you for staying there! Christie
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5

Amazing view!! Very well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week long stay on St. Croix & Villa Caryina! The panoramic view of the ocean, valley, & hills was beautiful! There is so much to do on the island from simply relaxing to kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, you name it! Take a drive on the North Shore scenic road & stop for dinner at Rowdy Joe's! Hands down was our favorite meal! Be sure to get the edamame!! We had a wonderful trip & Christie was so helpful with tips on where to go & what to do!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the villa, and really got around the island! I'm very glad that my suggestions and tips were helpful. Something new is hang gliding in Christiansted Harbor! You may want to try that when you return. Also a zip line course is being built! There's so much to do here, including relaxing. Please return. I would enjoy welcoming you back to the island and lovely Villa Carinya! You were perfect guests! Christie
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5

Great August Vacation for my family!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed her in September. The home is lovely, clean and well kept. It was perfect for us as we wanted a quiet place with a great view. If you want to be able to walk right out to the beach, however, this isn't the place for you. There are beaches a very short drive away. Everything is updated and worked perfectly and they have all the technology you would expect. They have snorkeling gear here and we used it every day. The porch is awesome and you can see both Atlantic and Caribbean sides of the island easily. Our rental agent Christie was accommodating and friendly. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Villa and Breathtaking Views!

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I came down to stay for a week looking for a getaway and this villa was perfect. Christie was great! She met us at the airport and personally took us to the villa after we got our rental car. She was very helpful and made sure to answer any and all questions we had. The house is well appointed with nice furnishings and very clean. The outdoor deck is incredible. We spent the vast majority of our time out there. The views are simply breathtaking! We also enjoyed using the telescope to look at the stars at night. It was so peaceful and quiet up on the hill, such a great place to relax. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone looking for a comfortable space with great views!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! It was my delight to meet you and your mother, and introduce you to St. Croix! I thought, what a very special trip for the two of you; how wonderful for you to come to St. Croix together! I am very happy to hear that you found my services helpful, and that you found the villa clean and comfortable. I never know if guests take advantage of the opportunity to use the telescope, but it's something I would definitely do if I was staying at Villa Carinya. The owners have tried to think of everything so that the guests' experience is wonderful. And, that outdoor space just can't be equalled! Please return. I would love to welcome you back to beautiful Villa Carinya! Christie
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Duggan's Reef
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
The Reef
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Duggan's Reef
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Teague Bay
Car: necessary

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!

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Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$214
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 13 2018
6 night minimum stay
$257
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Apr 14 2018 - Dec 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
$229
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

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.

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