Lovely 3 Bed home swap in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Spectacular, very special oceanfront location on the beautiful Caribbean Sea, on the westend of St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands. It is private and very peaceful and tranquil here.
Our property along the ocean extends almost as long as a soccer field, and the gorgeous turquoise water and oceanfront panoramic sea views can be appreciated from wherever you are in our home. We love it here and have landscaped the property to enhance the lushness of our unique "Peace of Paradise."
Gorgeous panoramic sea views throughout the house, very private, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 3 bathrooms ensuite, oceanviews from all the bedrooms, floor area of 300 m2 (3230 sq. ft),
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 louvers 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 sea throughout 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 husband's office and 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 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 sinks, 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 louver windows. The other two bedrooms each have their own bathroom ensuite with large shower, both bathrooms are double sinked.
All the bedrooms have ocean views. One of the bedrooms has twin beds that can be made into one king-sized bed, and the other bedroom has a leather couch that converts into very comfortable queen size bed. All three bedrooms are air-conditioned.
The gourmet kitchen in addition to being fully stocked with upscale utensils and cook wear, 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 center of the stove is a lava-rock grill that is perfect for easy indoor barbecuing. A favorite 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, washer and 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. Another is by the cliff and yet another is right outside the living room making a great place for al fresco dining.
St. Croix is considered one of the top ten dive 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 kilometers from where we live is a dive shop (and there are others nearby) that provide equipment and diving trips, and also do programs to certify divers.
We wish to trade housekeeping, once a week (or more often can be arranged), and before arrival and after departure of course. We have 4 TVs, one in each bedroom and the living room, 3 of the 4 are Hi definition/flat screen, all with satellite with hundreds of channels, including many movie channels. A DVD player.
The beachside 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.
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 quite a ways. It is truly unique for the Caribbean to have such wide-open beach space!
Further down along the beach (a little over 2 kilometers) there is a bar/restaurant with beach volleyball on the sand. Outdoor tennis courts beachside are about 2.5 km away.
Where we live is at the foot of the rainforest. It is easy to hike, walk or bike into the rainforest. On our private large property of 3.5 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 throughout, telephones including satellite and Security system, satellite TV / cable. Computer/DSL/widescreen monitor with internet access, professional fax, and printer in separate office.
Kitchen and washing: grill with ceramic lava rocks on the stove for in-door BBQ, stainless steel fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, gourmet stainless steel stove with convection oven, washing machine, dryer.
Outside: Terraces, patios, parking, expansive gardens.
Local activities: world-class golfing (a Robert Trent designed course, and a deluxe resort, is approximately a 20 minute drive), mountain biking, diving, kayaking, wind-surfing, and surfing, horse riding (a five minute walk away at the entrance of the rainforest), fishing on the local beaches, and deep sea fishing available, tennis, water skiing, hiking in the rainforest, swimming.
The neighborhood 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.
Conditions of home exchange
- Disabled access
- Washer / Drier
- Use of computer
- Internet / WiFi
- Good public transport
- Local restaurants
- Shopping facilities
Nearest city: Christiansted
Property type: Bungalow
Location type: Beach/Seaside