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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

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:
February 16, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Pictures are often misleading. But not with Villa Santa Cruz. Our family stayed for 7 weeks this summer and the house was spacious, clean, and had great views of the ocean and nearby islands. The crew, Austin and Juliana, were friendly and felt like family by the end. The grounds are luscious and expertly maintained. The island itself is a great blend of history, touristy, and laid-back living. We plan on returning as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbus, OH

All your needs are met

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the property for a week in January. It is a wonderful house. Great layout. Everything is provided that you could need. The bedrooms are good size. The owner Nora was very nice, and easy to deal with. The property manager Austin did a great job taking care of us from when we arrived at the airport, until we left. It is a must that you have Chef Juliana cook for you!!!! The meals were amazing, not that expensive, and she is great to talk to. I am going to miss her conch fritters. One of the couples that was with us got married on the property during our stay. Juliana and her team made it a VERY special night. The only negative about the whole experience was that there isn't much of a beach and it is very rocky. But there is good snorkeling. Overall the vacation was wonderful. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa heaven

  • 5 of 5

We had an AMAZING vacation at Villa Cruz! It could not have been better! It was secluded but easily accessible to the entire island. We had chef Julianna come in 5 times and honest her food and service was outstanding! You will save money and enjoy fabulous food and atmosphere with her and her crew cooking and serving to your every need. The beach is not good for swimming but the pool is all you need. Check out buck island snorkeling, Cane bay scuba diving, and the beach at Cane bay. Did NOT enjoy the bioillumience kayak tour. Cant see much there and got eaten alive by mosquitos. Will return to the house and Juliannas care for sure! Breath taking views and impeccable service. The house has everything you need, coffee, snorkle gear, towels, music, workout facilities, food was there when we arrived, as was drinks... Love this place!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stanberry, MO/USA

Beautiful house with fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second trip to St. Croix and the second time using VRBO. What a great find Villa Santa Cruz is. The property is perfect. We had 9 people staying at the Villa and it accommodated us perfectly. The pictures are just as described. The beach is small and somewhat rocky, but with Gentle Winds beach right around the bend we certainly didn't mind. We had a group of 7 friends staying at Gentle Winds. The pool, outside bar with large grill, pool table and lots of lounge chairs made such a wonderful time for us all. Bedrooms are spacious, each with their own bathroom, and also an office with a fold out couch. Nora, the owner was fabulous to deal with, promptly answering any questions we had. Austin the property manager, met us at the airport and showed us to the Villa and answered all questions. Also, upon arrival we had appetizers, dips and a bottle of rum prepared by Austin's wife Juliana. Such a nice surprise after our flight! This property is close to Cane Bay dive shop, salt river marina and restaurants, Rowdy Joes, Off the Wall and Above the Cliff. Horseback riding with cowboy Steve is also close by. You will not be disappointed if you rent this property, simply beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th trip to STX. We had a large group this time with 8 adults and an 18 month old.

I loved staying on this side of the island. The proximity to Cane Bay Beach and Christiansted can't be beat. We liked feeling close enough to explore but remote enough to feel safe. The house itself is just like the pictures. All of the bedrooms were very comfortable and the living space was perfect. The huge porch overlooking the pool and sea was the perfect spot to read a book or have a coffee. Grilling out and having cocktails at the 1493 Grill was a hit. It was like having a bar with only the people you invited.

The owner was great to work with. She helped us stock the house with things for the baby that would have been hard to travel with.

It was a real treat to walk in on the first night and have dinner and rum waiting for us after a long travel day.

Thank you for sharing your home with us. We had a blast.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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.


Rates & Availability

Northcentral Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter & Thanksgiving
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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 above do not include $500.00 refundable damage deposit
Rates are based on occupancy of 8
Each guest over 8, $150.00 per wk

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Northcentral Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4900 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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