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Sailor's Rest, a Romantic and Luxurious Sanctuary

People2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Sailor's Rest is modeled after an ultra-exclusive luxury boutique hotel.

At Sailor's Rest we understand how important your vacation is and we go the extra mile to ensure your stay delivers the luxury and serenity you deserve. For this reason, Sailor’s Rest has become a favorite destination for honeymooners and couples celebrating special occasions.

Sailor’s Rest is a spacious fully renovated and well-appointed 1B/1B bungalow nestled in the hillside overlooking Salt River Bay and boasts one of the best views on island. This is the perfect spot for anyone who prizes comfort and privacy in a luxurious escape.

An enormous 500 sf covered porch provides you with the sun and rain protection you need to enjoy spending quality time outside in the Caribbean breeze. Relax in the lounge chairs, porch swing and club chairs, or dine al fresco. From the comfort of the private porch you can see the dark blue line at the 1300ft drop to the Caribbean’s largest living reef and watch the dive boats visit one of the most popular dive sites on island: Salt River Canyon. With pelicans and frickets flying overhead and turtles occasionally surfacing in the bay below, you are in the perfect place to kick back and take in the scenery. On a super clear day you can see Puerto Rico to the West, St. Thomas, St. John, Virgin Gorda, and Tortola to the North, and, if you’re really lucky, St. Martin to the East!

At night watch the colors change as the sun sets, the lights blink to life across the bay and all the way over in St. Thomas, the cruise ships glide across the water, and, if the moon isn’t too bright, the kayakers touring the Bioluminescent Bay below.

Inside comfort is king; from a large sectional couch in the living room to a Tempur-Pedic mattress in the bedroom. The apartment stays cool from the hillside and trade winds, but there is also AC in both the bedroom and living room in addition to three fans to keep you comfortable. Every window in the house boasts an ocean view. The large kitchen has a “pay it forward” bar, ice maker, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, toaster, chef knives, chopping block, Calphalon cookware, and a full size dishwasher. The living room has a blue tooth music player and a 32” flat screen TV with Amazon fire TV. High quality towels and linens are provided as well as basic necessities in both the bath and kitchen. Beach towels, chairs, coolers, and snorkel gear are also provided.

At the end of the patio a short flight of stairs leads you to two additional levels of decking surrounding a brand new glass mosaic pool. The shimmering iridescent pool is complete with a swim up bar and built in gas grill. Along the back of the pool is a large covered area providing shade for some club and lounge chairs. The smaller awning over the pool bar ensures that there is always some shade to be found within the pool itself. The pool area is the only space that is shared with the main house, but you can expect to have it to yourself most of the time.

Sailor’s Rest is centrally located in St. Croix, so you can get anywhere in 30 minutes and it’s only 4 miles to the shops and restaurants of downtown Christiansted. One of the best parts of this North-central location is that there are two grocery stores and a market within 5-10 minutes! This is a huge advantage over the East End. Moreover, located within the gated community of Judith’s Fancy, you are in one of the safest places on island. This family-oriented community is also a walking/running destination, boasting over 9 miles of private well-maintained roads. Judith’s Fancy also has the best surf break on island. From the apartment you can walk to the beach in 5-10 minutes.

Cleaning service is provided at the end of every week for visits lasting two weeks or more. This includes new linens and towels. Guests staying more than a week are also welcome to use the laundry facilities for their personal items.

Sorry, no pets allowed. There are a couple of sweet cats and a super loving Golden Retriever who live in the main house on the property. Two guest maximum, no smoking, and no children.

Come see for yourself why St. Croix is the best kept secret of the Virgin Islands!

More Details

Owner
Alexandria Ham
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Alexandria Ham

Alexandria and Dedrick moved to St. Croix in 2010, bought their dream home six months later, and have been remodeling it ever since. They decided to rent out their apartment to couples looking for a more luxurious and private accommodation than what can be found in local hotels.

Alexandria Ham purchased this villa in 2011

Why Alexandria Ham chose Judith's Fancy

Sailor’s Rest is centrally located in St. Croix, so you can get anywhere in 30 minutes and it’s only 4 miles to the shops and restaurants of downtown Christiansted. Located within the gated community of Judith’s Fancy, you are in one of the safest places on island. This family-oriented community is also a walking/running destination, boasting over 9 miles of private well-maintained roads. Judith’s Fancy also has the best surf break on island. From the apartment you can walk to the beach in 5-10 minutes.

What makes this villa unique

Fully remodeled with high-end finishes. Hurricane glass windows, marble bathroom, quartz countertops, etc. Stocked with everything you need. Fabulously private and quiet.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Judith's Fancy in Estate Judiths Fancy

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 9
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cleaning and new linens will be provided for rental periods of two weeks or more, to be scheduled after every week.

Reviews

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Sailor's Rest, a Romantic and Luxurious Sanctuary
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews
5

Beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

Warm and welcoming hospitality!

Highly recommend for quiet, beautiful space

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time and the views were beautiful, the house was clean well maintained and the owner Alexandria was super welcoming/helpful. I will definitely be back don’t chose anywhere else to stay, This house was over the top. I can’t forget to mention Ella the house pet is soooo cute and sweet for the dog lovers out there be ready to enjoy your stay with a really sweet golden retriever.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katherine! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Beautiful views, great sunsets and gracious host.

  • 5 of 5

Has to be the best views of the island. Close to everything. The house was beautiful and Alex was a great host. She went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lesa! It was a pleasure meeting you and I hope you come again!
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5

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Sailor’s Rest. If you’re planning a week on St Croix and you’re staying at Sailor’s Rest, our advice would be to take that bucket list of all the things you’re planning to do while you’re on the island and cut it in half because you may not want to go anywhere else. Seriously, the pictures don’t do it justice and it’s an exercise in futility to try and describe how beautiful it really is. How many different shades of blue can their be? And that breeze? It’s just intoxicating. Seriously, Sailor’s rest was simply fantastic. Yes...we took in the sights, went to several beaches, snorkeled, went on a sunset cruise, all the things you’d expect to do on a St. Croix vacation except...every morning began with coffee on that patio just watching the waves and the tide and the clouds and the beauty of it all and every evening ended with a brisk swim in that wonderful pool and/or a nice sunset view. Alex is a wonderful host and Sailor’s Rest is beautifully decorated and comfortable. A lot of the best research on where to go and what to do can be found right there on the coffee table in the living room. A wealth of information and travel tips contained therein. I could go on and on...but you need to go and experience it for yourself. Thank you Alex and of course...Ella. We had a blast!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and got the rest and relaxation you deserve!
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5

Great spot, wonderful host, supremely relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Sailor's Rest was, from top to bottom and beginning to end, the perfect home away from home for our week on St. Croix. Alex was a wonderful hostess, and made sure that we not only knew our way around the house and pool but was always available for any advice or questions about where to eat or what to do on this incredible gem of an island. We enjoyed having a few drinks with her over the course of our week's stay in the house. We had total privacy but on the flip side, she was just a short walk up the stairs away if we needed her.

The communication with Alex was perfect - from the moment we booked to the day of our flight, she made sure we knew how to reach her if we had questions or ran into trouble along the way. We didn't have any trouble finding the house and by 1pm on the day we arrived we were floating in the pool with a pina collada in hand.

Sailor's Rest is in a truly lovely community on the north shore of St. Croix, with sweeping views of Christiansted and Buck Island to the east and of the the Salt River to the west, with Vieques, St Thomas and St Johns in the distance on the horizon to the north. All of these stunning views - with postcard perfect sunsets - are taken in from your own private veranda. The house itself is immaculately taken care of, and Alex has thought of every possible vacation need from beach chairs to snorkel gear to beach towels.

We enjoyed waking early each morning and having coffee on the veranda, listening to music and deciding what to do each day. Even though the island is so full of adventure and things to do, the house was so perfect and comfortable that we almost felt "guilty" on the days we chose to relax by the pool for a few hours and not hustle to a beach or go on a hike.

No matter what your plans, though, Sailor's Rest is the PERFECT spot to sit by the pool and relax all day while making a barbeque lunch or as a centrally-located home base to explore all of the incredible offerings of St. Croix.

We have said it over and over again since our trip - while we may not be able to be back "soon" we will be back as soon as possible. It is easy to see Sailor's Rest becoming a yearly tradition for us because of Alex and her wonderful Cruzian neighbors's hospitality, kindness, and caring.

This vacation was the best trip we have ever taken. Stop thinking about it and just book your stay at Sailor's Rest!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Miriam! Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! I work so hard to make Sailor's Rest as good as it can be and it I love it when my guests recognize and appreciate all my efforts! I consider myself so fortunate to be able to meet so many amazing people and host them in my home. It was truly a pleasure and I hope you come again!
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The place is absolutely beautiful

  • 4 of 5

We loved Sailor's Rest and had a wonderful time there. The house was very clean and comfortable and the view was amazing. Alex was very welcoming, but also gave us our space. We were there for a wedding, so did not spend a whole lot of time at Sailor's Rest. The only reason I did not give it a 5 star is that it is a little off the path from where all activities were and the roads in St. Croix are still in very rough shape, so driving to and from events was an adventure.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for your review. I'm sorry you found the roads post hurricane in need of repair and that you felt like you were not more centrally located. When it comes to upscale vacation rentals, however, Judith's Fancy is the most central and convenient location on island. It takes about 12 minutes to get to the heart of town. You are within 5 minutes of two grocery stores, you have already split the distance between the two ends of the island, so beach going to the extremes can be done in 30 minutes or less, and the airport is 20 minutes away.
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Location

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport STX
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Blue's Backyard BBQ and Grill
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Buccaneer
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
2 Plus 2 Resturant and Nightclub
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Judith's Fancy Beach
Car: necessary

Sailor’s Rest is centrally located in St. Croix, so you can get anywhere in 30 minutes and it’s only 4 miles to the shops and restaurants of downtown Christiansted. Located within the gated community of Judith’s Fancy, you are in one of the safest places on island. This family-oriented community is also a walking/running destination, boasting over 9 miles of private well-maintained roads. Judith’s Fancy also has the best surf break on island. From the apartment you can walk to the beach in 5-10 minutes.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.14
Additional Guest Fee £38.07 per person per night

HURRICANE POLICY:
We recommend purchasing travel insurance if you are booking during hurricane season. In the event of a hurricane, refunds will be given for:

• Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently staying at the cottage from the day the hurricane makes landfall through the end of the stay if guest has vacated the cottage;
• Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay to arrive after the hurricane. We will refund from the day the hurricane makes landfall to the day of your arrival.

It is the sole responsibility of the guest to secure other lodging or change airline tickets for an early departure and/or late arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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