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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Colony Cove - Direct Ocean View Beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condominium

Beautiful newly updated two bedroom two bath direct ocean view condominium home in a wonderful gated community. The condo is very well equipped and also has FREE WIFI, satellite television and telephone for calls within the US and Its territories. The kitchen has an excellent array of small appliances including a Ninja and Nutri Bullet, cookware, bake ware, dinnerware, cutlery, serving dishes and platters, grilling tools, cooking utensils, spices, plastic and paper goods, as well as the basic necessities for your every day use. We also provide lush bath linens, beach towels and bedding. The main living space (gallery, living room, kitchen and dining) has a direct ocean front view with sliding doors along that whole can look out and all you can see are the beautiful gardens, welcoming pool area, the ocean and enticing, imaginative, Buck Island and all its hidden wonders. You open all the sliding doors and enjoy the great tropical breeze or just relax with a beverage on the gallery with a good book you have been meaning to get to or just enjoy your coffee and watch the relax and aahhh just enjoy. This is St. Croix on Colony Cove at its finest...Or perhaps you are a night person, you can't sleep, you go out in the middle of the night; look at the stars; hear the ocean and listen to the sounds around you and it soothes your soul... yes you can now sleep..The comfort this place can bring you to rejuvenate your being and outlook is amazing! Perhaps you are stressed with your job, life and family demands...take the time to enjoy your spouse or children or other family members; smile or giggle and reflect back, fall in love all over again with your spouse, watch your children or grandchildren enjoying the beach, building sand castles or pointing out the colorful fish or just spend time playing with them and just watch them smile and let it bring joy to your heart. Take your new wife out and make memories or spend time with your wife and children of many years as well and recall the times in between you spent together and savor them.' Then take the time to reminisce and fondly talk about and recall those times together with a happy heart..find peace within yourselves, be thankful of all you have and never take it for granted...The "haves" of want we want are not important compared to what we need to stay connected, it is the memories of time spent while we are here and the love we gave to one another and the time we shared as family or with friends that truly matter and are a gift. Whether you choose to rent this condo for your future memories or not does not matter, perhaps you may choose to go camping in a tent together in the woods, or for a picnic in the park, or a hike in the woods, fishing, a backyard get together or just a simple ride in the country or mountains it does not matter as long as you keep the memories alive for the next generation to look back upon with love and appreciation for the time spent together.But please just take the time to "love the ones your with"..the rest will all be there upon your return..its okay to just be and enjoy each other! From one who knows and now savors and looks forward to the time is too short please remember that! Please take the time just to enjoy your lives and those you care about, life goes by quicker than we think..It does not matter what we own, what we have achieved, who we know, or how much money we is how we loved and what we gave back for the life we have been blessed by God to have been given..enjoy what time you have now for we know not what tomorrow will bring.. Thank you for your interest...

Laurie Raymaakers
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Laurie Raymaakers

My husband John and I were what you would call cruise-aholics we have taken a winter cruise for the last 10 years....We had worked so hard for so many years and never took a vacation for just the two us, then on one of our cruises 4 years ago we discovered St Croix! It was fantastic....We fell in love with the island and returned three more times and explored it and met and talked with the people living there and determined that would be the place to later settle down for retirement everything was so enjoyable! The beaches, culture, people, things to do and places to see, restaurants, snorkeling, the beauty of the island and helpfulness and kindness of everyone and acceptance of just who you are. It is everything you could imagine and so much more and that is why we chose to buy in St Croix. You will not find a better place to just be and enjoy and relax.

Laurie Raymaakers purchased this condo in 2015

Why Laurie Raymaakers chose Estate Golden Rock

During our search for a Caribbean home we looked at so many properties...we wanted something that was enjoyable for potential renters to enjoy, for our family and grandchildren and that was also well maintained without anyone being there 24/7. Colony Cove is beautiful; from the lush gardens; the pool area and the beach area to just relax. While our beachfront is not ideal for swimming (there are many other great beaches for that close by) it is very good for snorkeling or just relaxing and feeling the Caribbean breeze, the warmth and sunshine while gazing at the Caribbean water, and the pool area is fantastic. We also loved the layout of our unit compared to so many others and how the main living space embraces the ocean ...Our condo is on the third floor (no noise above us); it is ocean facing and has an incredible view of the gardens; the pool; the ocean and Buck Island. Our condo as I mentioned is direct ocean facing and we open all the sliding glass doors and love to enjoy the wonderful tropical breeze. The staff of our condo association are so knowledgeable, helpful, welcoming and kind that they become friends...It is all just wonderful!

What makes this condo unique

Our condo is very close to Christiansted Harbor which is a wonderful place to go walk, dine, visit art galleries, take in a show, listen to live music, tour the historical buildings and fort, shop if you choose and explore....I would recommend renting a vehicle to fully explore the beautiful island ...However if driving in the "left lane" is not for you; no rates are very reasonable or you can walk to the harbor. There are grocery stores and everything you need close by. If you are looking for ideas on how to spend your vacation our condo has brochures on things to do, dining out, tours, maps and monthly events...If you feel like just lounging around..enjoy the pool..float on a your children splash in the pool...go for a moonlit walk on the beach...relax on your gallery...cook on the grill pool side and enjoy conversation with may meet new friends! The choices are endless! Our condo has everything you need to help you enjoy your stay.


Estate Golden Rock Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , New sink and vanity - blow dryer
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , New vanity - blow dryer, curling iron
  • Master bath has new toilet, vanity, sink and flooring ; also has stand up shower and other amenities and extras. The guest bath has a new vanity and sink, new toilet and new flooring and other extras. Each bath has a blow dryer and a few other basic essentials in the event you forgot something at home as well as a first aid kit. The condo is equipped with 12 each of plush wash cloths, bath and hand towels for your use as well as six beach towels for your day trips.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    - 1 baby crib , Porta crib with mattress and bedding!
    Living Room - 1 queen , Queen size air mattress & bedding for 2 extra guests
    Guest Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Two twin beds can convert to a king
  • Master bedroom has air conditioning, New master bedroom furniture and a new king size mattress and box spring, quality bedding, large closet, dresser, two night stands, luggage rack, new flat screen television, new lighting and ceiling fan/ light and alarm clock. Guest Bedroom also has air conditioning, two new twin size mattresses and box springs, twin beds can also convert to a king. New dresser and night stand, new lighting, overhead fan/light, closet doors and air conditioner. Quality bedding, large closet, dresser, two night stands, luggage rack, flat screen tv and alarm clock. New wall décor to cozy it up as well as new bedroom door.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
I have tried to provide everything one would need for a relaxing vacation in your home away from home. We have four beach chairs and two coolers for your use as well as snorkeling gear for five. There are also beach bags, a beach blanket, beach toys and beach towels to take along to enjoy your day at the beach. Don't forget your sunscreen as the rays are much stronger here and we all are more susceptible to burn very quickly, keep applying it many times throughout the day in order to enjoy the beach during your stay.


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average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

Loved staying at the Raymaakers Condo! The view was wonderful and we enjoyed just sitting on the porch reading. It was very windy the 2 weeks we were there, but we didn't even need to be on the beach to enjoy the warmth and the view.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great times

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for you hospitality again. Everything was great. I am glad Baby Summer and I got to experience St Croix while her daddy was working. We stayed there twice with you and both times were wonderful. Thanks again

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicole, You are so very welcome. I know it is difficult for a family when a family member works away from home. I do want you to know I appreciate your understanding and both you and your husband's sacrifice while he was working in St Croix to bring power to the families of St Croix. So I am offering both of you my thanks for your assistance in the recovery of St Croix after the hurricanes. I am glad you and Summer were able to enjoy St Croix again and that you all were able to spend time with your husband as a family. Thank you again...Laurie
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Beautiful condo with everything you need, including the view

  • 5 of 5

Our group loved Laurie’s condo - it has everything you need from washer/dryer down to snorkeling gear. The two rooms were both nice and it was great having two bathrooms. Kitchen has everything you need to cook meals, and the view from the porch was amazing. Despite everything that happened with the hurricanes, the condo and property itself was in great shape. Also, the property and the surrounding properties are gated/private, so you can fully enjoy the beach. The boardwalk area is a quick drive so food and entertainment is just a few minutes away. Kat, who is the property manager I believe, was super helpful in getting us settled in and even took us to the grocery store the first night as we had to wait until the second day to get a rental car. Overall great experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to visit again. The only downside I can think of is that the air conditioners in the two bedrooms were loud at night, but that actually helped drone out any sounds from outside (like the local roosters and birds cackling late at night). If you decide to stay here, I feel a rental car is definitely necessary as the condo is just far enough away from the Christiansted boardwalk to make it walk worthy, and the taxi drivers all tried to ask a very high price even for short rides.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ryan, Thank you so much for your positive response and for choosing " A Ray of Sunshine". It was our pleasure to have you all as our guests. I am so pleased you all enjoyed St. Croix and that Kat was so helpful with your stay. She is amazing! Also thank you for the information regarding the air conditioners, I will now be replacing the one in the master bedroom upon our upcoming trip to St. Croix and having the guest room AC checked as it is less than a year old. I hope you consider our condo again and please spread the word to family and friends. Thank you again, LaurieRaymaakers
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Great view and a wonderful, fully equipped unit

  • 5 of 5

Laurie and her on site manager, Kat, were great to work with. We were able to book and occupy the property in two days. Everything in and around the unit were as expected. The island is still recovering from Hurricane Maria but all seemed in good spirits. Damage is widespread but much progress is being made. It was great to connect with old friends and make news.

Thank you Laurie for assisting with that by providing a great place to stay.

Bob and Cindy

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Bob and Cindy, You both are very welcome. It was our pleasure to have you both as our guests and thank you for taking such good care of our home. We hope you consider us for future vacations. Sincerely, Laurie Raymaakers
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Beautiful, clean, comfortable. All the comforts of home in a beautiful tropical location.

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded my expectations. Even though this was a business trip, I enjoyed coming "home" to a relaxing atmosphere in a clean, cozy, quite comfortable place. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen very well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc, everything you may need and even more! The balcony is spacious and inviting with a breathtaking view of tropical vegetation, swaying palm trees and the multi-color ocean. I enjoyed morning coffee at the table in the balcony setting the right mood for a long day at work, brunch on the weekends and a home-made cocktail in the evenings while enjoying the evening ocean breeze. Having a washer and dryer was an unexpected luxury for an extended stay. The owner provides snorkelling equipment. You can snorkel right in your back yard! Thank you Laurie for allowing me to stay at your property and making it my home away from home. I'd love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Claudia, I am so pleased you found our home to be your peaceful and relaxing after your long days at work. It was also nice that you had some time to get our and enjoy all that St. Croix has to offer. You were a fantastic guest and we appreciated it. We look forward to hopefully having you visit beautiful St. Croix again. Thank you, Laurie Raymaakers
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Best Bucket List Experience

  • 5 of 5

We loved spending time on St. Croix. The condo was perfect and it's location made it easy to see the entire island. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need and the snorkel gear and beach accessories were so nice to have. Loved having coffee each morning out on the desk and the view is so very incredible. We left our patio doors open the entire time and the amazing breeze was so "tropical" Thank you for sharing your beautiful paradise home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport - STX
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Breezes Restaurants
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Golden Rail Restaurant & Breezes Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Ocean Front
Car: recommended

The whole island is so wonderful! St Croix is a gorgeous island and everyone is so friendly...It is self sufficient and does not rely on tourism to survive. If you are looking for a beautiful place to relax without all the throngs of tourism this is for you! There are many free entertainment venues weekly throughout each season. ART & CULTURE: There are also art, cultural and historical events taking place as well and many of them are free to attend.The island also hosts plays, musicals and live shows at "The Caribbean Theater" for a nominal fee that you are sure to enjoy. There are so many restaurants from the side of the road fare (which is very good) to harbor restaurants, to casual and formal fine dining. Visit the Whim Plantation Museum, the St. George Village Botanical Gardens, Fort Christiansvaern, The Steeple Building, Fort Frederick. The options are great.

BEACHES: There are the most amazing beaches whether you are seeking privacy for a secluded picnic (Shoys or Ha Penny beach and others) or looking for food or company and entertainment try Cane Bay or The Bucaneer Resort & Beach or Rainbow Beach and many others; you get to choose. Every inch of shoreline is available to the public whether there is a resort, home, restaurant or condominiums located on it. There are also many local beaches with picnic tables and restroom facilities to enjoy.

SNORKELING: The snorkeling is great and the diving "Off the Wall" is just 30 minutes away at Cane Bay..Snorkeling can be accessed all over the shoreline or take a guided snorkeling trip to Buck Island; a national preserve (beautiful) and see the coral reefs and beautiful fish.

SCUBA DIVING: There are many professional dive tours available. Check them out at Christiansted Harbor, Frederiksted Pier or Cane Bay.

GOLFING: Enjoy golf? There are three renowned golf courses on St Croix; The Gold Medal Award winning Carambola Golf Club is a par 72 course ; The Bucaneer Golf Club is a scenic "Par 70 hill course. "The Reef" golf course on Teagues Bay is a 9 hole course and has a driving range. All have lounges and restaurants as well. You won't be disappointed!

Don't feel like cooking after a day at the beach? There are two ocean side restaurants to the left or right of our condominium complex which are Breezes and The Golden Rail (each are less than a five minute walk on the beach) The Golden Rail also offers some live entertainment.

ROMANCE: Looking for romance? Take a sunset cruise with Lyric Sails and enjoy live music, rum punch and delightful appetizers watching the beautiful sunset, take a tour and go to the Tide pools with TanTan tours, Grab a cooler and stop by the Seaside Market and Deli on Mt Welcome Road in Christiansted to buy a bottle of wine, a salad or delicious deli sandwich or fresh fruit and cheese and head to one of the beautiful isolated beaches. Go out for a candlelit dinner at some of the finest restaurants the island has to offer like the Bombay Club, The Savant, The Waves at Cane Bay, The Beach Side Cafe in Frederiksted, the Galangal, The Terrace at the Bucaneer. Or listen to some Jazz or Blues on the Town green or live music at local venues in Christiansted Harbor and throughout the island. So many options..

OUTDOORS: Kayak St. Croix by Day or Night! BushTribe Eco Adventures ( www. ) is an island-wide adventure company offering trips all over St. Croix that also offers nighttime bioluminescent adventures. Join Ty McRae for a trip through Salt River National Historic and Ecological Preserve to learn about the the protected Red Mangrove habitats and centuries of local history. Kayak through the bio-luminescent bay at night for an indescribable experience; with jellyfish, dinoflagellates and glow worms lighting the way. Guides are knowledgeable, fun and friendly. You are guaranteed not only an educational adventure, but also an entertaining experience – for any age! We went and it was a fantastic experience! Call to find out more information @ (340) 277-2503 ..I was a bit out of shape but made it and it was very worthwhile.

If you enjoy casinos go to Diva Carina Casino or the Caravelle Casino in Christianstedsted Harbor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until rental agreement is signed. Monthly rentals available from May to October based upon availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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