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Bedrooms 4
Space 4,900 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

VILLA SANTA CRUZ IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!! WE HAVE POWER AND WE HAVE A GENERATOR! Villa Santa Cruz sustained minimal damage after 2 Cat 5 Hurricanes and we are ready to share our beautiful island with you. Work out, lay out, hang out, chill out, no reason to go out. 'Villa Santa Cruz' is our 4900 Square Foot, 4 bedroom/5 bathroom gated sanctuary that is truly the ultimate island paradise. Steps away from Columbus Landing Beach. World class diving the Salt River Canyon. All bedrooms have private baths with 3 king beds, 1 queen bed and one sleeper sofa located in the office. 'Villa Santa Cruz' offers the ultimate retreat for your next Caribbean getaway. Take full advantage of your island vacation with a contemporary - yet exceptionally comfortable - haven where you can entertain guests, indulge in luxury amenities and soak up the tropical sun. Our amazing amenities include great room with wet bar, big screen TV and sound system, game room with wet bar, billiards, pub table and and flat screen TV, full gym, chefs kitchen with dining that seats 8, views of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands, sun deck with 40 foot pool, pool adjacent to the '1493 Bar and Grill' with cabana seating for 6 and gas grill, steps from 220 feet of beach.

Come experience the 'Jewel of the Caribbean' in beautiful St. Croix! Explore on your own, or work with our property manager to help you discover the best the island has to offer. We are located on the North Shore of St. Croix in the Salt River National Park and Ecological Preserve. Completed in 2009 Villa Santa Cruz is full of modern amenities but steeped in a rich and storied history. Our hideaway is located on 'Columbus Landing' beach, named for the place where Columbus anchored 17 ships on his second voyage in 1493. Columbus, as the discoverer of this island, gave it it's original name, 'Santa Cruz' or Holy Cross. Though the island took the derivative of St. Croix later, the property carries the name 'Santa Cruz' in honor of the first visit and the original name of the Carribean isle. Come experience the luxury of our tropical paradise.

More Details

Nora and Steve Francis, Owners
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Estate Salt River Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Office - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
  • Portable play yard/Crib provided, portable high chair, potty equipment, security gate for stairs. Air conditioning is provided in the bedrooms only at no additional charge. All rooms have ceiling fans. The great room area has 3 ceiling fans.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Full Gym with treadmill, eliptical, full cage, 2 benches with full rack of dumbbells, game room with 9 foot billards table and wet bar. Large 40' pool with shallow sun deck. cabana and gas grill. Large chef's kitchen, dining for eight. Great room with 55' big screen. Lushly landscaped and very backriding,museum,cinema,Miniature golf


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average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful Seaside getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful vacation with our family to Villa Santa Cruz. It was the perfect getaway to a beautiful island with the most friendly locals! We arrived at the Villa late in the afternoon. We were greeted by Austin and a wonderfully prepared meal by chef Julianna (courtesy of Steve and Nora!).

The home itself is laid out perfectly with open air living spaces on the main floor and the bedrooms on the perimeter, it was so breezy there was never a need for AC!. The views of the ocean were spectacular from every room. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, bedrooms are all very spacious.

The pool was the perfect size and Austin always kept it very clean. He was there to help if needed, but allowed us our time to enjoy vacation. The kitchen had more than everything we needed, which allowed us to cook at home often and enjoy dinner as a family. The weather was absolutely perfect, we didn’t see a raindrop while the sun was shining the entire time we were there. 😎?

The booking process was so simple and Nora was always very responsive to any and all emails.

I would definitely recommend this property..... we look forward to our next visit to the villa and to St.Croix! Support the local businesses on the island while vacationing..... it will only help them as they rebuild.

** We also enjoyed happy hour daily at the bottom of the hill. Flyers Restaurant (a must visit! Great food, drinks and entertainment, bartenders are super friendly)

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Louis

Beautiful home in incredible location with so much to do on the Island of St. Croix

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four just returned from a week long vacation on St. Croix and had a blast. First, Dora was easy to communicate with and followed thorough on anything needed. Having Austin meet us at the airport to drive us to the house was nice and make sure we knew how everything operated within the house. The homemade meal was just an extra bonus and was most certainly appreciated after a two airplane trip!!!

About the house, plenty of room, pool was great and ocean out from spectacular. The property is well maintained and with the gate to the road makes if feel safer and we never had any concerns. We loved the North shore and marina was 1 minute away which we used daily for scuba diving trips with Cane Bay diving which we would most certainly recommend.

House was well appointed and had everything you would need from beach towels to dishes, etc.... Air conditioning used at night worked well and cooled things down from a busy day at the beach, Scuba diving, etc....

Plenty of books and games to play as a family and the pool table was fun as well. Wish I could say we used the exercise room, but to busy using the pool, ocean, etc...

Overall Five stars and would highly recommend and we hope to be back soon!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FANTASTIC experience!

  • 5 of 5

Phenomenal stay at this GORGEOUS property! We loved everything about this house - the layout, the location, the pool, EVERYTHING! Was private and peaceful but perfectly located between the two main cities of Christiansted and Fredericksted and VERY close to Cane Bay. Communication with the owner and the property manager was easy and you MUST use Chef Juliana for AT LEAST one meal (but more if possible) SO in love with St. Croix and this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carolina Beach

Location and amenities perfect

  • 5 of 5

The property was very comfortable and had all the amenities for a great visit. Location is perfect for taking in the sites of STX. Owners very responsive to all needs. All rooms very comfortable, never needed AC as ocean breezes filled the villa. Beach right out front snorkel capable but not swimming, but just go a couple hundred yards down the street to great little secluded beach. We were a Party of 3 couples and all plan on returning. Very very happy with our choice of Villa Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic St Croix Trip

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't of asked for a better vacation, it was FANTASTIC! The weather was perfect, the house is absolutely beautiful and we had everything we needed right there on site. We snorkeled in front of the house every day and saw so many different fish, stingrays, lobster, and various other sea urchins and were amazed and had so much fun.

The first day we arrived we were greeted by Austin at the airport, who is a wonderful person who makes every effort to make all your dreams come true while staying @ Villa Santa Cruz. When we got to house Juliana and one of her assistance had a fantastic meal made for us and the BEST Pina Colada and Rum drinks we have ever tasted. We all felt so welcomed and ate one of the best meals ever! I know I have read in other reviews, but Juliana is an absolute fantastic chef and can make anything your heart or stomach desires and is such a sweet and genuine person...we just loved her! She made us appetizers and various meals throughout the week and they were all delicious! Chicken Alfredo, Stuffed Shells, Spaghetti & meatballs, pasta salad, potato salad, buffalo egg rolls, Beef & bean dip, etc...yum yum yum

In addition, Nora & Steve (owners) had stocked our refrigerator with supplies for breakfast & a few other items, so we didn't have to run out to store, which was such a thoughtful and wonderful surprise! We were all so happy we could just relax and not run out...great idea and we thank you so very much!

Again, house was beautiful and perfect in every way. We sat every morning on the covered patio and drank coffee and just enjoyed the view. Then off for a quick workout downstairs, then out to snorkel or sit by the pool. There are plenty of beach towels and beach equipment in hall closet for everyone to use. In the evenings we would play some pool, cards, or just sit on patio again and listen to music and relax.

The house is in a great location and we all felt safe and couldn't of asked for more. It was amazing!

Thank you Nora, Steve, Juliana, Austin, and was a perfect vacation and we hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Week with Friends in a Great House

  • 5 of 5

Overall, we probably would have said 4.5 stars. The house is beautiful and very private. 3 of the 4 bedrooms have ocean views and easy access to the outdoors. 3 of the 4 bedrooms were sizable. There was an office for occasional work that could not be escaped. The 4th bedroom, which was the smallest and without views still had an ensuite bath and the beds in all rooms were comfortable. The living room has a large sofa that everyone retired to at the end of the evening. The gym was a welcome plus for some of the guests that regularly workout as running in the areas around the home were not easy.

The views of the ocean were great, but the beach is inaccessible from the property. We hung out at the pool most days anyway. The house is in a good location with easy access to several small towns with food and drinks.

Nora, the owner, was very responsive to all of our questions and appreciative of feedback on small items that needed attention. The recommendations and partnership with Chef Julianna were fantastic. Nora provided a full dinner for the group on the day of arrival - welcomed by all after traveling. Chef Julianna and her team did our provisioning and we had her services for 3 special days - including our 20th wedding anniversary and New Years Eve dinner.

It was a great 7 days! We would recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
STX (Henry E. Rohlsen Int'l Airport
Car: recommended

The Salt River Trench is one of the most popular dive spots on St. Croix directly in front of the villa. Cane Bay Beach is 15 minutes away with a dive shop providing shore and boat dives.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Low Season: May 1- November 30 High Season: December 1 - April 30;
Low Season: $5900.00 High Season: $6900.00;
All major credit cards, personel check and Pay Pal
Thanksgiving $6900.00
Christmas and New Years $7900.00
Rates are based on occupancy of 8
Each guest over 8, $150.00 per wk

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund