About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 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 acres of rural Caribbean landscape in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The house was built in 1967 with a Studio Cottage added later. It's clean lines and open front porch invite you to relax and 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.
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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.
We love our returning guests, especially this season after last years storms. So happy to share Caribbean magic.
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!
Gorgeous view from the breezy porch, lovely peaceful house, amazing hosts
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!
Relaxing, idylic place to enjoy with friends and family
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.
We are so happy you enjoyed our "Cruzan Classic" experience. Spread the word and we look forward to seeing you again!
It doesn't get much better than this
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.
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!
A Little Piece of Heaven
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!
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!
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.