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“Beautiful Condo”
5.0 of 5 bubbles
52 reviews | other travellers have booked this property
Condo/Apartment 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Sleeps 8 Pets not allowed Save
Two story great room with veranda and beach beyond
Two story great room with veranda and beach beyond
Permanent palapas and lounges await beyond the veranda
Newly up-dated salt water swimming pool with small waterfalls and beautiful colored lighting at night
Our new cushions blend beautifully with the lush green beyond.
Entry with original art on walls and bar cart to left
This is our custom mahogany bar built from a tree felled during Hurricane Hugo.
All new kitchen with granite counters hardwood cabinets and with Great Room beyond
Snack Shack Located Between Pool and Water
The nautical themed Upper Master opens to patio and sound of ocean
Sleeper sofa on gallery level next to deck with BBQ
View from deck off upper master bedroom
Ensuite bath off upper master with all new solid wood cabinets and granite counter
Our African/Haitian themed guest room appeals to adults and children alike.
Guest Bedroom with original Haitian wall art
The deck off the gallery has a BBQ and provides an opportunity to show off our new glass sculpture
Upper gallery contains TV/VCR with a library of children's movies and BBQ and patio to the right .
Cocktail hour on the upper master patio privides truly memorable sights.
Gentle Winds Condominum Villas Facing Ocean
New shutters in lower master top off the renovations
Lower master sea side bedroom opening to screened veranda
Sea Side Master Bath
Walk across lawn to the pool and beach
Guest Bath with Granite Counter and New Cabinets
Gentle Winds Rec Room with Library and Game Tables
Tennis Courts at Gentle Winds
Ocean view of Gentle Winds w/ Salt River beyond
Free Putting and Chipping greens
Gentle Winds is on the water and surrounded by rain forest
Showing off Mirror and Plantation Shutters
New Stereo and Bookcase
Parking immediately in front of unit
It's a short drive to Christiansted and its quaint harbor
Children's play area on beach
Recreation building with card tables, library, ping pong
Half court basketball with jungle gym beyond
Pirate ship bow in children's play area
Shuffleboard beside rec room with ping pong indoors and crab race track beyond
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TX
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
4 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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Management Response
5 May 2014
So glad we exceeded expectations based on previous rentals. Angela, our housekeeper, will be especially pleased to hear that you made a point of commenting on cleanliness. Keeping an almost 2000 square foot unit right next to the beach clean and bright is a real challenge. Angela even washes the salt off of the screens each time she is there.
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VA
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Apr 2014
I think I spend most of my indoor time on the screened porch also, just looking at the gorgeous colors of the ocean and watching those palm fronds sway to and fro.
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HildysGan...
Coldwater, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
Home away from home!

This is my first review, so it may jump around a little, but here goes!

From the moment we made our reservation, Barb gave us limitless information! There were e-mail exchanges, links to websites and so on! In the condo, there is a folder and a drawer full of anything and everything you may need to know when staying in St. Croix! Everything was covered from car rentals to grocery stores, to the best jewelers to the finest hidden beaches! Nothing was missed!

Upon arrival, we found some very nice gifts that Barb had left for us! Champagne chilling in the fridge, some beautiful necklaces for our kids, a lovely book about island life and a credit at the snack shack on the beach! Very kind, Barb, thank you!!!!! We got in rather late, so it was nice that there was coffee there for us to have for the next morning, too!

The condo was perfect in every way! Our 15 year old had the front bedroom, king, with her own bathroom. Our 12 year old son had the rear bedroom with his own bath, too! My husband and I took the upstairs bedroom so we had a little extra space to spread out, and it was lovely! Falling asleep to the sound of the ocean every night was a nice departure to the snow and cold we left at home!

The kitchen, grill, and several eating areas enticed us to eat at home a bit. We had breakfast at the condo most every day. We would venture out and see what we could find for lunch, then have dinner at home if we weren't out exploring. Groceries are very expensive on the island. We splurged on Bryers ice cream ($10 a half gallon) and Totino's frozen pizzas ($8 each)! We went to the open-air market on Saturday, across from Pueblo, too. We bought fresh local fruit, veggies and fish. The fish that they sell looks like it is straight out of a salt water fish tank, so it's a little hard to eat since it's so pretty! You pick out your fish/lobster/conch, then they clean it right there for you! Other than that, we stuck to the basics, but it is such a nice condo for cooking and eating in that we didn't mind! There was no hurry to cook or eat at a certain time, so that made it even more pleasant!

The condo amenities were amazing! The beach was awesome, clean and had great snorkeling and swimming. The little shade huts and chairs were so nice to have! It must've been a perfect time to visit because it seemed like we had the place to ourselves! Around the corner from the beach is a tide pool area that we enjoyed exploring, too! The salt water pool was crystal clear and tidy all of the time! Great place! The snack shack was cute, but isn't guaranteed to be open every day. The girl that works there looks at the radar and if it shows rain, she won't open up. Of the seven days we were there, she was open three of them, even though the weather was only spotted rain? Make sure you have a Plan B if you want to eat there!

We tried to eat at as many places as we could. We love to experience the local fare, but only maybe a snack here and there, not big meals! We were a little surprised that most places served simple "american" food? You could get a hamburger, fries and chicken strips everywhere. We expected to find more local fish and seafood, but most places only listed one or two menu items along those lines. We found a lot of good seafood at Spratnet! Cute, little, outdoor bar in Cane Bay, and they have a lot of local seafood; shark bites, lobster bites, fresh lobster, conch, etc. Also, be sure to try Calivn's "papawanna" (sp?)! It's his own rum/brew concoction! Good stuff! In Cane Bay, we also tried Waves and Eat. Waves has a little grotto where we sat with the ocean crashing right next to us! My husband even picked out his own lobster right out of their trap! Eat was good, too, and had one or two local fish on special. At Salt River, the Pirate Bar had only "american" fried food, but the Pain Killer was great! Over on the docks at Christianstead, Angry Nate's is good! The tuna appetizer that is sort of tempura style is great! Around the corner, the Avacado Pit has good ice cream! Also in Cane Bay, Off the Wall had good looking pizza and calzones, and Above the Cliff has home made shrimp poppers that are so good! We went to Palms for the Mako-Jumbie show! The entertainment was great, food was so-so! The best meals we had were in our swim suits, on Barb's terrace, together around the little table, just my family! ;-)

Everything was great here, the island, the beaches, the relaxation, the condo, everything! Nice beds and pillows, fully stocked kitchen, great views and nice ocean breezes, handy washer and drier, and a shed full of things to use! On the days that we left the condo grounds, we'd grab Barb's beach chairs and towels, pack her cooler, bring her snorkel gear and sand toys, and we'd head out in search of a new beach! This was the highlight of our trip, not having anywhere to be at any certain time, just putzing around until we found a place to land for a few hours! Loved, loved, loved it!!!!!! We can't wait to return!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The quiet, low key atmosphere; not Spring Break'ish!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Apr 2014
Your title, Home Away from Home is exactly what we were striving for. Lovely view, delightful weather, up-to-date appointments all surrounded by beautiful art. Hopefully it's all anyone could ask for.
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IL
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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Management Response
4 Apr 2014
I've always felt that a "home away from home" is the way to go for a family. So glad you agree. We hope to see you back again soon.
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Florida
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
4 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
4 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
28 Mar 2014
Many thanks for the lovely review. I'll be sure and tell Angela, our housekeeper, what you said about the cleanliness of the unit. She will be so pleased that it was noticed! We,too, find the locals to be polite and well mannered. And what could be nicer than just walking across your lawn to an expansive white sand beach. Thanks again for the review.
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Wisconsin
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
4 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
20 Mar 2014
I too think the white sand beach at Gentle Winds rivals any other in the Caribbean. Your kind review is greatly appreciated.
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NY
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014
4 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk
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Management Response
19 Feb 2014
We chose a three bedroom unit because they were the only ones with cathedral ceilings not realizing that three bedrooms would make it the perfect family rental! Glad you could enjoy it.
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