The villa was nicely furnished and very comfortable. The pool was a nice feature and made the stay nicer all the way around.
First let me just say that while having a pool with a rental on St. Croix is a big seller, more often then not, the pools get dirty quite quickly and it becomes a pain having to clean them on a daily basis. The pool here, however, was cleaned weekly which was a HUGE bonus and so we almost never had to break out the pool net to clean it ourselves. Secondly the beds were outrageously comfortable and the view was killer. Lastly, the fact that there was A/C in every room made visiting St. Croix in the middle of the summer, a complete dream. I would definitely come back here to stay in the future. ALSO, it is definitely a bonus that Blue Water Terrace is right down the road, so when you are craving a pizza and cheesecake in the evening, its just a quick phone call and a 20 minute wait and that is it!
We stayed 9 days at Bird of Paradise, one of a group of very well designed and built, almost cookie-cutter condos on a south-facing hillside in the east end of St. Croix called Villa Madeleine. Why St.Croix? We came from the snows of NH and wanted to play golf. Did we play golf? Every day, the first at the 9 hole Reef course adjacent to Villa Madeleine and each day thereafter 9 holes one day and 18 the other days at the Buccaneer resort course, an easy drive about 10 or 15 minutes west. The courses were well-maintained, but very arrid except the greens. Our villa was perfect for after golf relaxation. The private pool is by far the most attractive facet, but the villa itself was quiet, clean and airy, very comfortable for us, a couple. (It also has a nice second bedroom with bath, that we didn't use). We found no need to use the air conditioners as the overhead fans were sufficient with the ample sliders open. Though warned of mosquitos and the like, we encountered none. There is a footpath route to the beach at an adjoining resort property. I didn't go there, but my wife did and thought the beach very attractive.