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Charming 3-BR Villa in Coconut Palm Grove on its own Carribean white sand beach.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3BR/-Bath beach villa with expansive views of Carribean Sea and Carina Bay

Inside, Sugar Bird Rest is decorated with colorful tropical fabrics and the artwork of local and Caribbean artists. Its fully appointed kitchen affords easy preparation of casual and formal meals. Outside Sugar Bird features immediate access to the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, which lap gently onto the Carina Bay shoreline just 50 feet away from this beachfront villa. Snorkel to Carina Bay’s own barrier reef which comes all the way into the shoreline just west of the house. You have easy beach access to it, at just 600 yards west of Sugar Bird. Or just relax all day—but remember to watch for Dolphins inside the reef! Talk to the local fishermen whose mooring right next door allows you first choice of their fresh catch of Red Snapper, Lobsters, and other fresh local seafood. Recipe for Snapper—stuff and cover with chopped garlic and lemons, salt and pepper to taste, wrap in tin foil and put on grill for 3/4 hour at low heat.

You may never want to leave the house once you arrive at Sugar Bird…but if you do, you can spend days exploring St. Croix’s historic towns and sites. You can shop in an array of exquisite local shops featuring the work of local artisans or duty-free items from around the globe. You can golf on one of the island’s two showcase 18-hole courses or its casual nine-hole course. Fine and casual dining opportunities abound on the island along with casual beach bars where you can relax and gaze at the ocean. Explore the island’s rainforests and other public and private beaches and snorkeling spots. Three National Parks, a National Forest, and other national points of interest are on St. Croix. Have a sailing and snorkeling adventure to Buck Island National Park with its fabulous beaches and reefs or stand on the spot where Christopher Columbus landed on his second trip to America in 1493 …and then take a sea kayak trip through the Mangrove coves of Salt River National Park. The outdoor opportunities are endless…Inside the house is decorated with original Haitian and Dominican artworks and floral prints everywhere. The most stunning feature of the house after the beach and stunning Carribean views is the 50 foot gallery/terrace overlooking the sea down the stairs and just 50 steps away. 1 Br has a king bed and master bath suite the other two bedrooms have two double beds each. Chef's kitchen has stainless appliances and plenty of counter space. Outdoors is a grill for outdoor cooking and grilling. Ask the fishermen who moor their boat in front of the lot next door to sell you fresh fish. Meanwhile access to other beaches and fine and casual dining on the island is unparalleled.

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Property Manager
David Rasmussen
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Greek, Serbian, Bosnian, Croation
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About David Rasmussen

Family that owns Sugar Bird Rest is a family of beach lovers from north suburbs of Chicago. "We love the private location of our house and the beautiful quiet waters of Carina Bay." Everything is quiet, every day is beautiful, every wave is followed by another one--on and on to endless relaxation.

David Rasmussen purchased this house in 2004

Why David Rasmussen chose Slob

We bought this property to be able to own a piece of paradise with a lovely sand beach. The Divi resort is just close enough to walk down for a meal or refreshments but just far enough to not encroach on our privacy. Ours and the house next door are the only residences on an 1,000 yard stretch of pure white sand beach. Snorkeling on a live reef just a few meters from shore is at the west end of Carina Bay.

What makes this house unique

It sits surrounded by Coconut Palms just 300 yards east of the Divi Resort and Casino on St. Croix’s exclusive East End—and laid-back south shore. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling at your doorstep. Enjoy beachcombing, beach walks, shelling, reading, outdoor dining, sunrises and sunsets outside your own home. Sugar Bird’s Master Bedroom, Great Room and Kitchen all open directly onto its 50-foot open-air Gallery and all feature full ocean views. Sugar Bird is the perfect place for your most relaxing family vacation ever or a romantic getaway.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Slob in Estate Turner Hole

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom 2 off BR 2 has walk in tiled shower with glass door
    outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower , this is an outdoor shower right on the beach at sugar bird.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bath/Bedroom together make an oceanfront suite.
  • Master Bathroom is directly off from Master Bedroom and has a tiled walk in shower with glass shower door.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 2 double beds and directly adjoning bath with shower,
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , 3rd Bedroom with two double beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Beautiful Master Bedroom/Bath Suite--sliding doors on ocean.
  • Master Bedroom contains a king size bed looks directly onto the ocean and Sugar Bird's Beach. directly adjoining is the Master Bath and together they comprise an oceanfront suite.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Villa will be cleaned and ready on your arrival. Amenities such as massage are available in Christiansted. There is a private chef service on the island.


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Charming 3-BR Villa in Coconut Palm Grove on its own Carribean white sand beach.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Amazing view of the Ocean as well as the mountains surronding.

  • 4 of 5

Extremely nice home to sit back and enjoy the ocean breeze. We totally enjoyed our stay. Comfortable living areas and great big rear covered patio. David (the owner) was very nice to work with and accommodated all our needs. Would recommend this rental to any family looking to enjoy their own private beach area and just relax on the covered patio. Large beach area, big enough that we set up a volleyball net and had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like a 5 star review to me.
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Restful retreat in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The whole family just returned from a 10 day vacation at this wonderful villa. The location is perfect if you're looking for quiet and beautiful landscapes. Christiansted and the closest store is about 15-20 minutes away, so plan accordingly so you don't have to drive out everyday.

The house was perfect for us with 4 little ones as we could sit on the porch and watch them play on the beach a safe distance away. The kitchen was equipped with everything you need to cook complete meals and there was plenty of linen and beach towels for everyone in our group of 10.

At the time of our visit (Feb '18) the Divi Carina Resort and Casino were still not operational so don't count on them for entertainment. The pizzeria on the other side of their property was operational though, and within walking distance. Good pizza, very pricey but convenient if you don't feel like cooking. On the positive side, due to the resort not being occupied, we got the beach pretty much to ourselves.

Our host was very communicative and gave us instructions on how everything works and lots of tips we found very helpful! Thanks, David!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous time in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house is perfect with your own beach just steps away. The east end of the island is quiet and charming. No distractions to having a restful vacation. On island staff was responsive and helpful when we needed them. We couldn’t have done better.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house on St. Croix

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house with its gorgeous beach was well worth the drive from town, secluded but convenient. Loved waking up every day to the sound of . crashing waves. Amazing house with well equipped kitchen and super comfortable beds Nice open plan, great for groups or large families. The fresh eggs from a visiting chicken were an added bonus. The house manager was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views, ocean sounds, private.

  • 4 of 5

Home has wonderful ocean views from living, kitchen and master bedroom. The kitchen was furnished with everything one would need for cooking. We had our own beach, very private to our family. The only draw back was the seaweed everyday, however, my husband would rake it for us every morning:) being a great workout for him! We ate several times at the resort a very short walk down the hill, ( also very private not many people) pricey but delicious. And East End Pizza was relaxing and delicious as well (in front of the resort) great family time. If you don't want to cook yourself I would inquire about the chef to come in daily, we will do that on our next visit! One thing to remember you're on vacation, don't be in a hurry, be patient relax and have fun and you will enjoy your stay!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Occasionally in Summer we get ocean currents bringing in Seaweed that collects on the beach. The currents change at some point and its gone,. We had not seen any until a few weeks ago and then it was there again for a period and then there was an offshore storm that changed currents and washed it away and now we are back to normal. I am sorry it was timed to hit during your time at Sugar Bird, but glad you enjoyed the house, the sun and water, and the island.
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Relaxing. Everything as advertised. Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

Writing this as we sit on the veranda overlooking the Caribbean one last time before flights home. Brought myself, my wife, my mother-in-law, my teen son & my tween daughter and we all loved it. The view and sounds and constantly breeze from the veranda are five star. My family needed this and this house delivered. Even when we took excursions, everything we did were small, short rides.

We wanted away from touristy. Check! Relaxing. Check! Comfortable. Check! Cozy, well appointed accommodations & yet large enough. Check with even way more space than we actually used! Beautiful. Check! Quiet beaches everywhere. Check! Perfect weather. Check! Restful physically, mentally, emotionally. Check!

Life experiences for our family & kids. Check!

(All of this found with only 36 hrs to plan in our crazy, busy schedules).

P.S. The written instructions provided by the homeowner were spot on and very helpful. The house and large grounds were clean, well cared for and felt like home. Would highly recommend. Kids already asking about coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Henry Rohlsen Airport, Fredicksted, St. Croix
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
300 yard away at Divi Carina Bay Resort
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
5 miles Buccaneer Resort or also at Carambola
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
300 yards at Divi Carina Bay Resort
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
90 ft. away in front of house directly on beach
Car: recommended

The Property is located just 300 yards east of the Divi Carina Bay Resort and Casino right on the beach at Carina Bay on the Caribbean Sea. The ocean is just steps away from the house with a beautiful sand beach. Snorkeling is great in a private spot at west end of Carina Bay (our house is on the Bay). Beachside Bar, entertainment mostevenings and restaurants are at the Divi. There is also a great wood-fired pizza place on the Divi grounds. Divi pool is also available if you order food or drink at the resort. The best thing is to relax at our house, Sugar Bird Rest on the large covered terrace and truly get away from it all.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £211.63
Damage Deposit £430.44

Payment by credit card can also be accepted thru PayPal. Check payment can be made as well in addition to HomeAway/VRBO payments.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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