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Cruzan Classic - A lovely 6 acre retreat to share with friends and family

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House & Cottage 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 8)

#7 Estate Granard on St. Croix's rural South Shore is comprised of a main house and a cottage, both of which are available for short-term rental. The Main House is 3 bedrooms and 3 baths with a spacious, modern kitchen, living area and breezy front gallery-style porch with ocean views. Sunrise on this porch is a magical experience, one you will never forget. It is the perfect spot for morning coffee, lazy afternoons, sunset cocktails and conversations long into the evening. The Cottage is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath studio with a full kitchen and its own East-facing porch.

Surrounded by 300 acres of beautiful grassland, this property is peaceful, yet an easy 10-minute drive to the shops and restaurants of historic Christiansted. Beaches, grocery stores and St. Croix airport are also just minutes away. Centrally located on St. Croix, this is an ideal spot from which you can easily head east or west, minimizing travel time as you enjoy the many beautiful beaches and historic sites of this American paradise.

We’ve chosen to keep this property as close to natural Caribbean life as possible, cooling the house with ceiling fans rather than artificial air conditioning. You will not lack for the comforts of modern life here — from WiFi to online movies. But you will also experience life at nature’s pace, simple elegance in a soothing private environment.

More Details

Barbara Walsh
Member since: 2012
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Barbara Walsh

Barbara, Mike and Mary Walsh decided to buy the property at #7 Estate Granard in early 2011. Mike and Barbara have lived on St. Croix since 1976 and raised their three daughters here. Mary, Mikes' sister, is an Emmy-winning producer from CBS News in Washington DC and has been visiting St. Croix for over 30 years. St. Croix is a special place for the whole family.

Barbara Walsh purchased this house in 2011

Why Barbara Walsh chose Estate Diamond Keturah

This historic property overlooks some of the best preserved Caribbean landscape in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The house was built in 1967 with a Studio Cottage added later. Although we rescued the house from the bush, it's clean lines and open front porch invite you to stay awhile.

What makes this house unique

From the house one has easy access to beaches, downtown Christiansted or Frederiksted, local farmers markets, water sports, adventure tours and a wide variety of cultural events. There is so much to do on St. Croix! Art, architecture, agriculture, sports and history. We can help you find yoga class, dance class, chi gong, massage and more. The best part is to return after a day of exploring and relax at this welcoming island home.


Estate Diamond Keturah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 4 full baths, with shared outdoor rinse shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Beds may be rearranged as needed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
With the 3 bedroom 3 bath Main House and 1 bedroom 1 bath, full kitchen Studio Cottage there are multiple options for rental.


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Cruzan Classic - A lovely 6 acre retreat to share with friends and family
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Ann Arbor, Michigan


  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of St Croix. Quiet, serene and away from the common tourist attractions. . The house and grounds have everything to make one comfortable. It’s like our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our returning guests, especially this season after last years storms. So happy to share Caribbean magic.
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home and cottage with the sea breeze that accommodates multiple families at one time. Mike and Barbara were wonderful hosts and even when our flight was changed to the next day after we had been at the airport for hours she allowed us to stay an extra night and even offered to pick us up!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, Massachusetts

Gorgeous view from the breezy porch, lovely peaceful house, amazing hosts

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Barb & Mike's place - a gem on the south side of the island, overlooking an old sugar mill, fields of horses, and the sea. Furnished with Danish modern pieces, beautiful art, and Mike's metal works, it was fun to get to know the owners through their house, and then to get to know them as well! We definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Relaxing, idylic place to enjoy with friends and family

  • 5 of 5

Friends and I stayed for a week and wish we could have stayed for much longer. The kitchen and living room/dining are open and breezy. The kitchen is modern and well-appointed. The bedrooms are large and separated for privacy. And while it's all remarkable, the veranda is a place you'll want to sit for hours, overlooking open land sloping down to the ocean. Deer and horses wander past for entertainment and you can see the waves break from your perch. At night, the sky is huge and you'll see more stars than you've seen in a long, long time, set to the music of the surf. Lovely! Mike and Barbara are a delight and want to make sure you enjoy your visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed our "Cruzan Classic" experience. Spread the word and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

It doesn't get much better than this

  • 5 of 5

We have rented the house with two other couples in February for the past 3 years and want to keep coming back, again and again. Put simply, we love everything about the house. It is ideal for 3 couples. Each couple has their own bedroom and bath, and there is a wonderfully airy and open kitchen, dining and living room area. The veranda, which spans the entire front of the house offers one of the finest views on St. Croix and, oh my, what a wonderful place to just kick back and relax. We love to swim, snorkel, hike, explore and just hang out - this house is ideal for all of that. Thank you Barbara and Mike for all you have put into this vacation retreat, for making it available to us, and for all the little things you do to welcome us and make your house special.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for this great review! We are thrilled to know that our guests want to come back to enjoy St. Croix and our special spot on the south shore. It is exactly what we are looking for, folks who want to share the house and the experience with friends and family. Looking forward to next year!
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Chicago, Illinois

A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 spent X-mas week and had a wonderful relaxing and adventurous vacation. The house is lovely and well appointed with everything you need. For us, the 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms fit our needs, with closets, a safe, dressers in each one. There were plenty of bath towels and beach towels and the kitchen has everything you need and more. Barbara and Mike could not have been more accommodating, greeting us at the airport, a welcome basket of goodies when we arrived along with all the instructions we needed to get around. We took on the 7 day beach challenge and explored the island hiking, snorkeling and swimming at several beaches across the island. The beach that is a 20 minute walk from the house is a perfect sandy expansive beach with blue water and no other people in site. You can also access this beach by a 5 minute drive. The veranda that looks out over acres of grassland with horses grazing, an old sugar mill and the ocean is by far the BEST ! It is your little piece of heaven!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy that your family had such a wonderful time on St. Croix, especially since you had never been here before. We love how adventurous you were, especially in taking up our 7 Day/7 Beach Challenge which invites you to visit 7 different beaches in 7 days and then write about it. You are the Winners! 8 beaches in 5 days!Yahoo!
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Henry E. Rholsen Airport (STX)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Cool Out Bar and Junie's Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Buccaneer Hotel
Nearest Motorway
Route 62
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
South Shore Cafe
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Halfpenny Bay
Car: necessary

This historic Cruzan Classic is located on St. Croix's rural

south shore. It was part of a working cattle ranch

and overlooks 300 acres of undeveloped pastureland.

The house is located on Route 62 with easy access to anywhere you would like to go on the island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

There are two units at #7 Estate Granard that can be rented separately or together. The Main House is 3 bedrooms 3 baths, and the Studio Cottage is 1 bedroom 1 bath with a full sized kitchen. A discounted price is available for renting the cottage alone.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.