Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
About Judy Kimmel
My husband and I have recently retired and moved to The Villages in Florida. Don worked as a researcher in a drug company working on new drugs to make bones stronger. I had a small design business that specialized in custom window treatments. Now that I have time, I am learning to watercolor. I love to paint the tropical flowers and beautiful beach scenes we enjoy every day. The colors are spectacular and the air is so clean that everything looks fresh and bright. There is something to paint around every corner.
Judy Kimmel purchased this Condo in 2006
Why Judy Kimmel chose Estate Golden Rock
We were in the Virgin Islands celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. We decided to look at some beachfront property we saw advertised. We fell in love with this condo when we saw it and put an offer in on it that very day. It has been the best snap decision we ever made. We wanted to update and remodel it to make it seem more like home. We put in all new tile, fresh paint and a new kitchen. Every year we make small improvements to make it more comfortable and enjoyable for ourselves as well as our renters. We love to sit on the balcony to eat, read, relax or just watch the sun rise. We love the tiki huts on the beach and the snorkeling in the bay. When we are tired and lazy we love to walk down to Breezes for dinner. We like to relax in the hot tub or sit by the pool in the late afternoon. We love the friendly staff and our neighbors at Club St. Croix.
What makes this Condo unique
We have updated and continue to maintain 218 so that it is one of the nicest units at Club St. Croix. Club St. Croix is in a great location. We are just a few minutes from Christiansted where there are great restaurants, galleries and shops. Many of the fishing, boating, diving, snorkeling, jeep and sight seeing tours originate in Christiansted. We love to walk along the boardwalk around the wharf and eat in one of the many restaurants right on the water. The condo is close to two grocery stores and several fast food restaurants, as well as more up scale restaurants. It is mid-island on the north shore so we are equal distances from beaches to the east and west. We love St. Croix and all it has to offer. It is a beautiful island and we enjoy all the people we have met there. It is a treat to visit the island for a few weeks each year.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Very relaxing beach. The condo was great with everything you would need. Breezes restaurant on the property was very good and convenient. We enjoyed our stay!!
The condo was just as advertised. It was nice and clean. The view from the balcony is outstanding. I hope to stay here again soon.
Great get away!
The island of St. Croix was very pleasant. The people are fantastic. This location is excellent as it is close to all of the best stops. The room was very clean and spacious, and what a view! Can't wait to return!
Beautiful, scenic, spacious, immaculate.
Great Place, I would stay there again.
Our stay at the condo was terrific. The condo was very clean and cheery with a tropical décor. Having a restaurant/bar was a bonus. Chairs and shade were provided on the beach at the condo. The beach was lovely, but because of all of the seaweed in the water we had to wear water shoes. Once in the water, we used our "noodles" and all was great. (We left our noodles behind for others to use.) We enjoyed visiting many different beaches and fortunately there were 2 beach chairs at the condo that we could take with us on our excursions. This was our third time in St. Croix and it won't be our last. I would definitely stay in this condo again. I gave it 4 stars only because the cable wasn't working on the TV. (We were told there was no cable on the island since the hurricane.)
This unit was badly misrepresented!
Owner failed to disclose that there would be no operating TV. The garbage disposal was inoperable, we got no sheet or towel changes at all and no room service at all in the 28 days we stayed there. Her pictures of the beach and and the cute little huts totally misrepresent the view, which we believe she does purposely.
We spent $28 to wash and dry our own linens, which were ragged and stained. Bad mattress was lumpy and stained: sheets barely fit.
We watched other units get room service the whole time we were there. We had to clean the unit ourselves with her broken down brooms and not even a mop or bucket for water available for us to use to clean the floors with. The top to the kitchen waste basket was missing, so you had to smell and look at your own garbage. We CHOSE this unit because of the kitchen and the view! Who would assume that you would have to do your own linens and clean your own unit, especially considering the price.
Our view was ACTUALLY the top of the restaurant on the property and the parking lot as opposed to the lovely full ocean view she shows in her picture. If we wanted the patio door open for a breeze, we smelled frying food coming in, as well as yelling of the restaurant staff. Made you nauseous with the restaurant open 7 days a week.
There are other problems with this unit, but I'll just stop here. Too many things were represented to have chosen this place.
I hope the people reading this review will take the time to read some of the other 53 positive reviews from guests who were happy in our condo. We have a 4.8 out of 5 ranking on VRBO.
I received an unpleasant phone call from this unhappy guest early on. I was not aware that the cable TV had not been restored since hurricane Maria. I had been told by the manager that all would be restored by January 1st. I explained this to him and offered to give him a $250. refund for the inconvenience. He told me that was fair. That night I sent him a refund through VRBO as a credit on his credit card.
He also complained about the disposal not working. I let my manager know. He went to a plumbing store and to Home Depot to replace the disposal. They didn't have any in stock. He went back and explained to the guests that he couldn't find a disposal on the island. Restocking issues are common in the Caribbean when everything has to come by container ship to the island. Hurricane Marie did not help.
It clearly states in the description on VRBO that house keeping is available on request for an additional charge. They never asked about housekeeping or told me that they wanted to set it up.
It also states that there is a washer and dryer available by the pool. Many guests appreciate the laundry room by the pool so that they don't have to go the the laundromat. They can enjoy the beach or pool while the washer and dryer are going.
Breezes restaurant is on the property. Most people enjoy having a nice restaurant available just a short walk from the condo. It is nicely landscaped with tall bushes and palm trees. It is about 75 yards from our building.
We have spent months in this condo. I've never heard a conversation coming from the restaurant or smelled anything. The ocean breeze always smells fresh to me. We think this restaurant is a real plus. We love to eat there.
I tried to work with these guests to make them happy when he contacted me early on. I addressed the issues he brought up. I thought they were satisfied with the refund we gave them. I didn't hear from them again and I assumed that they were happy for the rest of their stay.
The other complaints are news to me.
I'm sorry that they were so miserable in a condo that we love and our other guests have found wonderful. I believe that the other 53 reviews on VRBO give a more accurate picture of the condo. Please read them.
The condo is conveniently located mid island on the North Shore. You are a short drive to beautiful beaches in every direction. It is just 7 minutes from Christiansted by car where you will find the best restaurants and shopping. We have Breezes restaurant right on the property. Breezes is a great place to eat. It is very popular with the locals. We have two grocery stores up on the main road just a few minutes from the condo.
There is plenty to do on St. Croix. You won't be bored.
Our favorite restaurants are:
Beachside Cafe (west end south of Frederiksted)
Bombay Club Christiansted)
The Turtle Deli (Frederiksted)
Blue Water Terrace (East End)
Cafe Christine (lunch only Christiansted)
Cheeseburgers in Paradise (great burgers - east end)
Breezez is a great restaurant right on the property.
Blue Water Terrace (east end)
The Palms Monday night buffet and Caribbean Show
Our favorite beaches are:
the beach at Carambola
Half Penny Beach
Sandy Point (weekends only - in season)
We really like our beach, too. There is great snorkeling
Our favorite activities:
Snorkeling at Cane Bay
A trip to Buck Island to snorkel
The hike to the tide pools from Carambola,
Horse back riding in the rain forest
The Botanical Garden
Golf at Carambola
Sunset sail on the Roseway
The tour of the rum factory
Shopping in Christiansted
The Candlelight Concerts at the Whim Museum