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Oceanfront: A Little Bit of Paradise!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

180 Degree, Unobstructed View of Caribbean. 12 feet from the water!

The apartment occupies the entire second floor of a two story building, with cathedral ceilings and a 180 degree view of the Caribbean from a balcony that stretches across the entire front of the unit. Beautifully furnished with antiques, oriental rugs, and designer fabrics, the apartment provides classy but comfortable surroundings for your ideal vacation in the sun. Master bedroom features a king-sized bed with twin beds in the second bedroom. Each bedroom has its own bath. Your every need has been anticipated with luxurious linens and towels, a fully-equipped kitchen and bar, special towels for the beach, and oversized plush towels for the condo's magnificent pool. Enjoy the Trade Winds and ceiling fans in every room. No Air Conditioning. Cable TV and WiFi available.

St. Croix, originally Santa Cruz, was discovered by Columbus on his second voyage to the New World. It is one of three U.S .Virgin Islands. You can get there with a U.S. Drivers License (No passport required yet) and use American currency. Called the "Wayward Virgin" St Croix is located 40 miles southwest of the island chain and is rarely visited by cruise ships as are the other islands. Peaceful and serene, the island is 25 miles long and five miles wide with a tropical rainforest at one end and a desert at the other. Christiansted is one of the most quaint towns in the Caribbean, with its covered walk-ways, buildings, Fort and Governor's Palace all built with brick from Denmark carried for ballast on incoming ships. The tropical waters around St. Croix are home to Buck Island National Park, a day sail away with beautiful beaches and fantastic coral reefs to snorkel and explore. (Call Capt. Heinz at 340.718.3161). Davis Bay is a worldwide destination for scuba divers who come to dive the Puerto Rican Trench and its black coral beauty. The island has ruins of 150 windmills and great plantations, including Whim Greathouse Museum, open to the public. We also have fine dining in a host of restaurants, great shops, a botanical garden, world class golf courses, a casino, kayaking, horseback riding, and body and wind surfing. Home to Cruzan Rum -- voted the best rum in the world -- and Captain Morgan, you can visit their factories and see how rum is made as well as take back 6 bottles of booz, duty free as long as one of them is rum!

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Rob Hartmann
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

About Rob Hartmann

My family have been in St Croix since the early 60's and I spent every holiday and summer in St. Croix growing up and so did my two boys. My Mother spent her last year's there after my father passed away, and so we named it Roberta's Rest in her honor. She's the one who decorated it with antiques from the family farm in Illinois and antique wicker from Georgetown in Washington, D.C. where we live now. I have been fortunate to have traveled and lived abroad and I love sharing the island with people as it is one of the best kept secrets in the world!

Rob Hartmann purchased this condo in 1968

Why Rob Hartmann chose Estate La Grande Princess

This is not just a rental space: it is home to my family. My parents were the first owners in the Cruzan Princesse Condominium. Before it was built, my Dad said to the developer "I will buy this unit out front if the building sticks out further than all the rest so I can have a 180 degree, unobstructed view of the ocean." The developer complied and so we have the best unit in the condo. My Dad was a Navy Captain and he loved the feeling he got in the condo of being on a ship! He could look out at the ocean from his desk, the dinner table, his bed, or from almost every place in the apartment. There are still some Nautical touches to be found.

What makes this condo unique

You can't get any closer to the ocean and the view is spectacular. You can see boats sailing out to Buck Island every day and when you have a full moon, it is breathtaking! See the photos!

St. Croix is part of United States Virgin Islands so all U.S. laws and currency apply! Your U.S. Driver's License is all you need to travel here and to drive a car. (FYI, you have to be 23 on the island in order to rent a car!).


Estate La Grande Princess Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Beach Towels and Pool Towels are located in Master Bedroom, designated by signs. Please use the appropriate towel.
  • No Barbecuing on balcony.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanity, plush towels
    Parrot Shower Bath - toilet , shower , Pedestal sink, storage cabinets, plush towels & parrots!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large closet, desk area, ocean view, private bath
    Pelican Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Closet, private shower bath, great artworks!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
Binoculars. Fully Stocked Bar. Books on Island history and the Caribbean.


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Oceanfront: A Little Bit of Paradise!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Great location right on the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, clean, and well-located condo in St. Croix. We especially enjoyed the balcony overlooking the ocean where we spent a lot of time. The interior is comfortable and the kitchen is very well-stocked thus making meal prep a breeze. The beach is quite nice and accessible. The complex exterior is very attractive with a convenient swimming pool for the residents. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Beautiful stay at Roberta's Rest

  • 5 of 5

The photos and description of condo and surroundings are spot on. The owner , Rob, and manger are helpful and responsive to questions. It is a great vacation area if you love the Caribbean waters, tropical breezes, colorful flowers and birds, Crucian cuisine(try the callaloo), and Cruzan Rum!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.5%

Stairs are needed to reach second level. Unit has no Air Conditioning but is on the windward side of island with trade winds and ceiling fans!
Absolutely NO SMOKING. $150 fee if smoke or tobacco residue discovered. $200 fee for lost keys.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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