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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 sanctuary that is truly the ultimate island paradise. 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 and 5 bike spinning studio, 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.
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.
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!!!
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!
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.
This was our first experience renting directly from an owner. We were parents with adult children their spouses, girlfriends and a toddler. We had a fantastic experience! The property was beautiful. The owner was awesome to work with and the property manager was quick to respond to any questions we had. If you are thinking of a visit to St Croix this is the place to stay! You will not be disappointed!!!
Customer service was excellent with Austin calling in advance of our arrival informing us he would be at the airport to meet us. He was there and was easy to find since he provided us with a description of what he would be wearing; as we had a rental vehicle Austin led us to the house. Upon arriving at the house Adele was there with welcome drinks and snacks; there was also a dish prepared that our group of 8 was able to share for dinner our first night. Adele and Austin took the time to show us the house along with providing information to ensure we had an enjoyable vacation. The house and amenities were exactly as described in the listing along with being clean, well equipped, and better than expected. If you enjoy grilling there is no better place than the 1493 Bar & Grill overlooking the sea (although one person in our group still thinks it is the ocean); words can not describe this feeling! The location of the house is perfect if you want to get out and enjoy the island as it is an easy drive to all the island has to offer.
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
From 5500.00 per week
Low Season: May 1- November 30 High Season: December 1 - April 30;
Low Season: $5500.00 High Season: $6300.00;
All major credit cards, personel check and Pay Pal
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years $7300.00;
Rates above do not include $500.00 refundable damage deposit and 10% V.I. Tax;
Rates are based on occupancy of 8
Each guest over 8, $150.00 per wk
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