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New vacation home! Incredible view!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Property
villa
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 nights

Description

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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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Christie Powers
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

New vacation home! Incredible view!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
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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5

Outstanding Vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to send a huge Thank You to the property manager and the owners for making our sons honeymoon spectacular! As the parents we wanted to give our newlyweds a special gift. A week at Villa Carinya was just the spot! The property manager was fantastic and the transactions seamless. They even met the newlyweds at the airport and showed them the way to the house. The owners have tons of information on the area and are truly supportive of the local businesses. You can clearly see that this property is special! I can't wait to go!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Thank you for writing! It was an absolute pleasure meeting your son and his bride! They were so nice! How special it is for us to be involved in someone's honeymoon. These are memories they will cherish forever. It is an honor to be a part of so momentous an occasion. It's time for you to experience the beauty, comfort, and relaxation of staying at Villa Carinya. Please do come! Kind regards, Christie Powers, Manager
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5

Incredible House with outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

We had the amazing fortune of staying here for a week. The Villa is incredible- being perched on the mountain side you feel secluded (which is very nice), but it's extremely close to local beaches and restaurants (about 3 minutes). Also, being 15 minutes from Christiansted, we were able to go there frequently and enjoy all the wonderful water sports and restaurants it had to offer. Absolutely loved the views from the deck and there was always a breeze to keep you cooled off. The Villa was incredible- well furnished, roomy, extremely clean and comfortable- we absolutely loved it. The house has everything you could want- great views, comfortable furniture and beds, peaceful atmosphere and meticulously well cleaned and maintained.

I could go on and on about how much we loved the house... but the truth is, this is the only place we will stay when we return to St. Croix.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to St. Croix and this home was the perfect location! It is a very well-appointed and comfortable home with incredible views! We have stayed in several Homeaway and VRBO rentals and this house is now our favorite! The interior has everything you could possibly need or think of for a perfect vacation from luxurious towels, beach towels, top of the line appliances (including the small appliances) to snorkel equipment, beach chairs and coolers! Not to mention the wonderful outdoor living area for relaxing and preparing meals. We recommend having a massage outdoors with Terry and Michael with "Beach Massage and Bodyworks". It was so peaceful and relaxing with the constant trade winds blowing! There is an outdoor TV (which we never used due to the spectacular mesmerizing view) as well as an indoor/outdoor wireless SONOS sound system! We could have arrived with swimsuits, shorts and flip flops only! Chris and Christie were absolutely amazing! Christie answered all of our questions prior to arrival and Chris met us at the airport to have usfollow him to the house! Not only that but He explained every element of how to operate everything in the house as well as provided extensive information on what to do, where to go and the best time to go! He even made sure we had dinner reservations for us the first night! When we return to St. Croix we hope to stay at this amazing home again and will definitely work with Chris and Christie!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing! It sound like you had a marvelous time, and the villa was a perfect place for you to live, relax, and get a massage! I love it that you had the massages outside in the living area! The view IS incredible, spectacular and mesmerizing. There's always something to see with both the north and south shores in view and the yacht club below. Often I see birds swooping about. And, you are perfectly right. All you need are swim suits, shorts, t shirts, and flip flops. Most people bring way too much stuff. The owners have tried to consider their guests' needs and comforts, and are constantly striving to make improvements. The goal is for people to do just what you did - enjoy the lovely surroundings and relax! When we happened to see you having dinner the night before you left, you both positively glowed! Besides relaxing, I know you did a bit of exploring. Please return to lovely Villa Carinya and St. Croix! It would be a total pleasure to see you again!
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#3880244ha Villa at Teague Bay

  • 3 of 5

Very nice, managers were very helpful, house is very clean and neat, great deck with views. You do need to rent a car, no taxi service to house. 20 mins to Christensted, 40 mins to Fredricksted. Would have rated the house as a five star except for the terrible odor (sewer gas) in the master bath every time someone took a shower in the upstairs bathroom. This could be stopped by pouring water in the shower in the master bath to keep the trap full. Reported this to the managers so they could have a plumber look at the problem. Also, you have to be pretty limber to get up the spiral staircase to the upstairs bedroom while carrying your luggage.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "It sounds like the villa, the view, and your overall experience was wonderful, despite the plumbing issue. Unfortunately, you sent me an email about the problem after you had left island. If you only had called me when you first noticed this, I would have sent someone to take care of the problem.In the rental agreement, we kindly ask that you report any defects with the villa immediately to us. We always hope to make our guests' stay at the villa a wonderful one! We would love to have you return, and would do everything we can to make it an enjoyable stay. Kind regards, 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 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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Dec 16 2016 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$243
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
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
 
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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Amenities

Slob Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • 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
  • Downstairs ensuite - toilet , shower
    Upstairs ensuite - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Downstairs bedroom - 1 king , ensuite bathroom with shower
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 queen , Ensuite bathroom with shower
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • 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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