Cottage, near the beach with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 125 m2 (1345 sq.ft), children OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
1) June 10 2013 - August 20 2013
Where we want to go
Description of our house
Our home is comfortable with lots of windows to catch the sea breezes and each room has a ceiling fan. The kitchen was recently remodeled and has all new appliances. There is a king size bed in the master bedroom and the second bedroom has a double bed. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with a large tiled shower. Our solar hot water system gives us continuous hot water. We have a large covered porch with outdoor furniture to enjoy the tropical landscape of an acre of land with colorful plantings, mango trees and banana palms. We have two family pets - very friendly sister cats who come and go as they please.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, tv / cable, sofa
Kitchen and washing:
Freezer, fridge, microwave, oven, washing machine
Terrace, parking, garden
Mountain biking, diving, surfing, horse riding, tennis, water skiing, hiking, swimming, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed)
= marks the location of this home
We live in St. Croix, the largest of the Virgin Islands, but less touristy. We're ten minutes from the nearest town of Christiansted, in a quiet area, the last of three houses on a short unpaved road. We live near a salt pond nature preserve, so we are visited by many species of tropical birds, including large herons and egrets . We are a short walk from the beach with excellent snorkeling. Five minutes by car from a world class hotel and golf course. St. Croix has beautiful white sand beaches where you can walk for a mile and not see another person, a 16 acre Botanical Garden with over a thousand exotic plants and trees, a restored sugar plantation museum,and lots of places for hiking and exploring. St. Croix is also a world class dive site. It's a multi-cultural island with West Indian, Hispanic, Arab, Danish, and American populations.
Something about ourselves
We are an active couple with our youngest of four children having graduated from high school this year and now in his first year of college. Mark just retired this year after a 41 year teaching career. Sasha is a child and family therapist and works in a private school. Our family has lived in St. Croix for over 40 years. We love this island community with its diverse cultural heritage and bask in the year round warm temperatures and the many outdoor activities. We love to travel and have had wonderful home exchange experiences. Our spare time is often spent gardening and landscaping. We enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and snorkeling.