About the property
- Condo1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
2+BR oceanfront vacation rental North Shore, USVI
Welcome, if you are looking for a beautiful vacation condo in the US Virgin Islands, come in and enjoy a beautifully decorated two plus bedroom, two bathroom, fully equipped and updated condo with porch, kitchen, living room, dining area, and Florida room with sleeping accommodations for up to eight at St Croix's premier beachfront resort. The Gentle Winds Resort has the island's loveliest beach, swimming pool, tennis courts, golf practice area, basketball court, play area, and a secluded setting unmatched in all of the Virgin Islands.
St Croix, Virgin Islands, is rich in history and physical charm and beauty, offering world class scuba diving and snorkeling in some of the clearest water in the Caribbean, a Trent Jones Golf course (as well as two others), a fabulous botanical garden and many historical buildings and ruins, including the many sugar plantation ruins perched on hills and hidden in deep tropical forests.
Gentle Winds is located on the North Shore of St Croix adjacent to the Salt River, an estuary where Christopher Columbus landed in one of his voyages to the New World. It is also minutes away from the picturesque Danish Caribbean town of Christiansted, once the capital of the Virgin Islands and Fredricksted, also called the Freedom City on the sunset West Coast of the island.
St Croix is a pleasant blend of busy activity of St Thomas and the tranquility of St John. There is plenty to do with three golf courses, a casino, excellent diving, first class restaurants and secluded sandy beaches. Plus, you can explore our meticulously maintained botanical gardens, the museum at Whim Plantation and go horseback riding in the rain forest. The options are endless.
Perfect for divers, snorkelers, beach combers, sun lovers and history buffs. The beach at Gentle Winds is among the finest beaches in the Virgin Islands. If you are looking for variety St Croix offers other north coast beaches at Cane Bay as well as Kramer Park near Point Udahl, the eastern most point of the United States and the site of a prize winning Millennium monument. Just around the bend to the south is the Divi Carina Bay Casino and hotel. Halfpenny beach on the southeastern part of the island is enjoyed year round as are the sunset beaches on St Croix's west coast. If you come in the spring and inquire in advance, it may be possible to arrange a turtle watch through the US Fish and Wildlife Service at the several nesting sites where turtles return to St Croix to lay and tend to their eggs. We have witnessed this on our own beach at Gentle Winds, although that is much less predictable.
The cultural life of St Croix is not limited to viewing historical sites and viewing historical reenactments. There is an art museum in Fredricksted, several first rate galleries, frequent art exhibitions at a variety of venues including the annual Starving Artists Festival at the Whim Museum, a fully restored sugar plantation.
St Croix is gifted with world class musicians who play free concerts in the third Friday and first Saturday of every month. There are a half dozen venues for Jazz, blues, and vocals of every kind as well as two dance companies and a variety of visiting artists at the Whim Museum's candlelit concert series at the Island Center for the Performing Arts.
Glenn Whitmyer and Nikki Metzger, Bruce and Amelia Marshack
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About Glenn Whitmyer and Nikki Metzger, Bruce and Amelia Marshack
We are a family of 6 from Ohio who fell in love with St Croix and the Gentle WInds community the first time we visited.
Glenn Whitmyer and Nikki Metzger, Bruce and Amelia Marshack purchased this Condo in 2014
Why Glenn Whitmyer and Nikki Metzger, Bruce and Amelia Marshack chose Estate Salt River
This property at Gentle Winds is a true gem, located on the quiet North Shore of St Croix but close to so many activities from golf and horse back riding to shopping and dining out at incredible restaurants. Its quiet beach and private oceanfront pool are spectacular, the true meaning of paradise.
What makes this Condo unique
Gentle Winds is perfectly located on the island which is half way between the two cities and has ample activities just minutes away. Its beach and surroundings make it truly special as a private piece of paradise.
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What a awesome location to everything. Beach, pool and condo are all well maintained.
Absolutely magnificent! Wee will definitely come back.
Clean and perfect.
Great condo experience
The unit was clean and comfortable. The owners were great to work with during the initial rental process.
Clean, nice beach , location good .
Fifth time we visited St. Criox and stayed at Gentle Winds..love everything about it
Gentle Winds Unit B3 is perfect!
The B3 unit at Gentle Winds was perfect for our family. The unit was clean and spacious and updated. Could not ask for a better place. The condo was well decorated and had all that we needed to start enjoying the island right away. There was plenty of room in the condo and the bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious. Very simple to use and ideal for a family. The unit is close to the pool and beach and an easy walk back and forth. The condo complex itself is on an ideal location that is safe and close to many attractions and places to eat. Nikki- the owner of B3- was extremely helpful and answered our many questions while we were deciding where to stay. Even when we were at the condo and had a questions- Nikki was quick to respond and help out. This condo is well respected by everyone on the island. If you are looking for a great condo in a great place that is very clean and spacious- this is your place. We can't wait to go back again!
Gentle Winds is located on the North Shore of St Croix next to the Salt River Marina. Eco tours and horse back riding, along with world class scuba and snorkeling sites are located within minutes. Sugar plantation ruins dot the hillsides rising from the shore. There are many bars and restaurants with a laid back atmosphere located along the North Shore. A 15 minute drive east takes you to Christiansted, the center of tourism on the island. There you will find historic sites including forts and churches along with many restaurants, shops, and activities. A 15 minute drive west takes you into the island's rain forest and to the West End where Fredriksted is located, the other city on the island. More shops, restaurants and gorgeous beaches are located there. St Croix is also known for several sea turtle hatching sites along its beaches, including one right on Gentle Winds own beach. There are activities for every age and interest here.
Golf: Carambola, a fully mature Robert Trent Jones golf course has hosted LPGA events and a national youth golf tournament as well. From the championship tees, Carambola is 6865 yards of challenging golf with first class amenities. There is a second 18 hole course at the Buccanear Hotel with plenty of hills and great ocean views. There is also a 9 hole course on the northeastern portion of the island for those in the mood for a shorter and less challenging golf outing.