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Gentle Winds B3 better than ever gorgeous beachfront condo

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

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.

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Glenn Whitmyer and Nikki Metzger, Bruce and Amelia Marshack
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

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 St. Croix

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.


Estate Salt River Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • The first bathroom has a separate vanity/sink area with linen closet, and a large shower. The second full bathroom provides as bath/shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom has a king sized bed and attached private bath. It has beautiful ocean views. The second master bedroom has a queen sized bed with attached bathroom and has gorgeous mountain views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Gentle Winds B3 better than ever gorgeous beachfront condo
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Super nice

  • 4 of 5

Clean, nice beach , location good .

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Fifth time we visited St. Criox and stayed at Gentle everything about it

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gentle Winds Unit B3 is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a relaxing and beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This condo is located in an incredible spot! It is relatively close to everything (airport and towns), yet it is so quite and peaceful. We absolutely loved the home, and the owners. In fact, the owners were SUPER helpful and kind. Unfortunately, our plane tickets were messed up. As a result, we were stranded in St. Croix for two additional days. We had no place to stay so we called the owners. They answered our call immediately and let us stay for the extra days. This was fantastic! We would HIGHLY recommend staying at their place.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Piece of Paradise at Gentle Winds

  • 5 of 5

A special piece of paradise is provided by this well equiped condo on the private Gentle Winds property. The condo is newly updated and very well equiped to make your stay very comfortable. A beautiful pool and the private beach beyond are your views from the screened sun porch - my favorite spot in the condo. Sports equipment including snorkeling gear are available for the renters use. The kitchen is well equiped and the restaurants in the vicinity are diverse and delicious. The interior of the condo is spacious and allows for a family to stay comfortably. The grounds are extremely well maintained and ad to the spectacular views. Sunsets from the private beach add to the charm of the condo. There is a food shack in the pool area providing food, drink and friendly conversation. I would highly recommend this property to family and friends and will surely return for future vacations.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding, beautiful and not crowded.

  • 5 of 5

I don't have the words to explain the how great and how beautiful this place is. This Condo has so much to offer for the vacations of your dream. The condo is big and with 2 bedrooms it can accommodate a lot of people. It is peaceful, cozy, comfortable and very clean. You will not be eaten by mosquitos, the house offers screens around the whole house, so you can enjoy the ocean breeze. It also has central air conditioner just in case you need it. The condo is a few minutes away from restaurants, shopping, snorkeling areas and it is very close to the airport. This Condo is SUPER secure, walking at night at the beach was my favorite thing to do with my kids and you can swim day or night. In Gentle Winds there is a spectacular salt water swimming pool that is open all the time. The beach is perfect for relaxing and has a hammock, launch chairs, wooden gazebos, and a little shack that serves snacks and drinks at the beach. During your stay (if you are lucky enough) you can probably have an encounter with stingrays, sea turtles (nesting or swimming around) and sometimes you can see beautiful whales passing by. The Manager is available 24 hours and the owners are the most adorable couple in the island, easy to deal with and very responsible. You can't go wrong with this property. As soon you enter in the condo you will fall in love with the beautiful ocean view (I called it my live piece of art. Perfect ocean view while relaxing under the sun light or moonlight. Don't forget your camera, to capture those amazing sunrises and sunsets at the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Henry E Rholsen
Nearest Barpub
Gentle WInds Beach Shack
Nearest Golf
Gentle Winds 4 hole golf course
Nearest Restaurant
Gentle Winds Beach Shack
Nearest Beach
Gentle Winds
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Estate Salt River Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 17 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Peak season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 9 2018 - Dec 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak season
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 5 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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