Caribbean / Saint Croix
Deluxe villa, ocean front, private
oceanfront Villa spectacular location on the Caribbean Sea. 3Â½ acres in St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands. Private,peaceful and tranquil. The view of the gorgeous turquoise ocean extends almost as long as a soccer field, with panoramic sea views throughout the 300 m2 (3230 sq ft) home.
We have landscaped the property to enhance the lushness of our unique "Piece of Paradise"
One enters the house through a double mahogany screen door that allows the tropical breeze in. The tropical breeze floats through our home assisted by 22 quiet overhead fans, strategically located. In the large foyer one's eye is taken across the expansive, large, white Italian ceramic tiled floor where the all-glass sliders and louvres seem to bring the tropical lushness of the gardens and the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean right inside. That was our intention when we bought the place, to be able to see the beauty of the gardens and the sea from all parts of our home.
The living/dining area is large and expansive, with high ceilings. There are two sitting areas, with large, comfortable couches and chairs, and the dining area has an antique, expandable mahogany table. Two of the bedrooms are on one side of the house. The master bedroom suite is on the other side of the house, through my husbands office, and has two doors, which provides privacy for parents. The large master bedroom has a king-sized bed. Large sliding glass doors provide a spectacular view of the ocean and the expansive blue sky. The two large mirrored closet doors on the opposite side of the bedroom reflect that spectacular view into the bedroom. A switch on the wall at the head of the bed operates the large electric shade to block out the morning sunlight. The master suite has its own patio with overhead fan. The master bathroom is large, with 2 marbled washbasins, and a large Jacuzzi bathtub. Next to the bathtub is a large marble shower. The expansive mirrored doors of the upper bathroom cabinets reflect the ocean outside as seen through the louvre windows.
The other two bedrooms each have their own bathroom en-suite with large shower, two of them with double washbasins. All the bedrooms have ocean views. One of the bedrooms has twin beds that can be made into one king-sized bed, and the bedroom has a leather couch that converts into very comfortable queen size beds. All of the bedrooms are air-conditioned.
The gourmet kitchen in addition to being fully stocked with upscale utensils and cookware, offers a stainless steel large 48-inch refrigerator with a unique chiller drawer that stays at 1 degree, perfect for keeping meats and fish fresh, and a stainless steel stove with convection oven. In the centre of the stove is a lava-rock grill that is perfect for easy indoor barbecuing. A favourite place for gathering is the lovely granite round table with mahogany base at the entrance to the open style kitchen. Dark rattan-cushioned high back stools provide a nice informal dining or reading area. There is a pantry room with sink, washing machine and clothes dryer available for your convenience.
In addition to the patio off the master bedroom, there are other patios throughout the property, built to take advantage of the magnificent views. Wonderful old trees shade one; another is by the large lily pond to be able to enjoy the beautiful view of water lilies, ocean and sky. The third is by the cliff, and the fourth is right outside the living room, making a great place for al fresco dining.
Saint Croix is considered one of the top ten diving spots in the world. Nearby where we live is the best diving on the island! Right in front of our home is the some of the best snorkeling on the island.
About two kilometres from where we live is a diving shop (and there are others nearby) that provides equipment and diving trips, and also do programs to certify divers. A housekeeping trade is an option, once a week (or more often can be arranged), and before arrival and after departure. We have 4 HiDef/flat screen TVs, all with satellite with hundreds of channels, plus a DVD player.
The cabana is right on the water and a perfect place to spend the day, with its two overhead fans and several large windows, allowing a nice breeze inside. We have an essentially private beach/cove, which is wonderful for swimming.
And the snorkeling is great.
Also you can walk a few hundred meters through our property and come to a long sandy beach, and after another few hundred meters you come to a beach restaurant, which is considered one of the best places to eat on the island. There are no other houses on the beach for a kilometre. It is truly unique for the Caribbean to have such wide-open beach space!
Further down along the beach (a little over 2 kilometres) there is a bar/restaurant with beach volleyball on the sand. Outdoor beachside tennis courts are about 2Â½ km away. Where we live is at the foot of the rain forest. It is easy to hike, walk or bike into the rain forest. On our private large property of 3Â½ acres, which includes over 300 meters of oceanfront, the hundreds of trees and lush tropical plantings, flowers, and the large water lily pond (see the photos) are offset by the spectacular location and panoramic views of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
General information on accommodation and facilities: Inside: a/c in the bedrooms, telephones, stereo/hifi, security system, satellite TV / cable. DSL/high speed internet, Kitchen and washing: grill with ceramic lava rocks on the stove for indoor barbecue, stainless steel fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, gourmet stainless steel stove with convection oven, washing machine, clothes dryer.
Outside: Terraces, patios, parking, expansive gardens, barbecue.
Local activities: world-class golf (a Robert Trent designed course, and a deluxe resort, are approximately a 20 minute drive away), mountain biking, diving, wind-surfing, surfing, horse riding (a five-minute walk away at the entrance of the rain forest), fishing on the local beaches, and deep-sea fishing available, tennis, water skiing, hiking in the rain forest, and of course swimming in the luscious warm Caribbean Sea.
The neighbourhood is quiet and peaceful with pelicans flying over the water, and birds singing in the morning. Our small town of Frederiksted is 5 minutes away by car, or a 30-minute leisurely walk along the beach. The larger town of Christiansted is 30 minutes by car. We are looking for a comparable home exchange.
We are a couple of professional people.
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|Sleeps||6 (3 Bedrooms)|
|Bathrooms||3 (3 En-Suite)|
|Airport||Saint Croix Airport (10 km)|
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