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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

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:
July 24, 2017


Estate Salt River Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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 30 reviews
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: Feb 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: Feb 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: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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

Estate Salt River Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
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 above do not include $500.00 refundable damage deposit
Rates are based on occupancy of 8
Each guest over 8, $150.00 per wk

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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