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4.9 / 5Exceptional
11 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Reef Beach
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    The Reef Golf Course
    12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Casino at the Divi Carina Bay
    3 min drive
  • Airport
    Christiansted (STX-Henry E. Rohlsen)
    35 min drive

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    About this area

    Christiansted

    Located in Christiansted, this vacation home is on the beach. The Reef Golf Course and Reef Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Leeward Islands and Teague Bay.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Reef Beach - 6 min walk
    • The Reef Golf Course - 12 min walk
    • Casino at the Divi Carina Bay - 3 min drive
    • Solitude Bay - 5 min drive
    • St. Croix Point Udall - 9 min drive

    Getting around

    • Christiansted (STX-Henry E. Rohlsen) - 35 min drive

    About this property

    Holly's Beach Folly - Amazing Waterfront Villa, Sandy Beachfront, Pool, East End

    Beachfront Christiansted vacation home in Slob with private pool
    Totally relax, unwind, and breathe while listening to the sound of the waves at picturesque Holly's Beach Folly. This exquisite location, directly on the beach with accessible water (for swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking, fishing, and more) and right across the bay from Buck Island, is privately nestled next to the St. Croix Yacht Club on the quiet East End. There are uninterrupted water views from the main, open concept living area of the house, the upper floor bedroom suite with deck (reached by a circular staircase), and from the wrap around deck by the house entrance. Sitting on the wide, outside galley next to a locally artist-painted blue vinca wall, around one of the bar-height tables on swivel chairs, you can enjoy your morning coffee, a meal, snacks, beverages, read, or enjoy watching soaring pelicans, lazy sailboats (or sometimes sailboat competitions!), listen to the singing waves, feel the breezes, and soak in the sun. The free-form pool is a few steps below this deck and surrounded by native vegetation that attracts sugar birds (bananaquits), hummingbirds, butterflies, and song birds. As you relax in one of the several lounge chairs around the pool, you'll be lulled by the sound of the waves and wrapped in complete privacy. Feeling adventurous? A few steps down and over the grassy front yard, and you're on your own sandy beach where you can easily play in the sand or just sit in the Sea. You can snorkel, scuba, kayak, swim, or fish right off the beach in Teague Bay, which is a protected area, and where you often see conch and local starfish, sea turtles, local fish, and sometimes very large tarpon which swim close to the shore (and are also protected). Holly's is elevated above the level of the beach so there are about 10 steps leading up to the house and also about 10 steps down to the beach. In the house, there are two bedroom suites on either side of the open concept living room, dining room, kitchen, and laundry area. The bedroom on the right features a king-sized bed and an outstanding rock wall. The bedroom on the left of the entrance can offer either a king-sized bed or two twin beds. Both bedrooms have a full-ensuite bathroom. The upstairs suite has a king-sized bed, a jetted deep soaking tub with a garden view in the large bathroom, along with double sinks, and a generous, walk-in, fully tiled shower. The lovely deck off this bedroom overlooks the Sea and with the large double doors open in the evening, you can listen to the waves as you fall easily to sleep! Spectacular sunrises and sunsets reflecting over the water are lovely to observe here as you privately welcome the day with a cup of coffee or reflect on the the day with a glass of wine. On the main floor, the dining room showcases a locally painted mural of life in St. John, and easily accommodates 8 diners. The modern, fully appointed kitchen with granite countertops has a dishwasher, along with a gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, and a solid mahogany back door which opens to a small walkway area with an outdoor, propane, barbecue grill. There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer for your use, off the kitchen and dining room. Next to the dining room is the great room featuring a rock wall back-drop, a large, wrap around couch, several chairs and lamps, a TV, DVD player, Wifi, and other electronics, puzzles, cards, games, and a small library. Extra tables are in the living room to catch your towels, sunscreen, beach finds, maps, do puzzles, or to just sit by and enjoy the view. There is a spectacular Castle up on the mountain top across the street that you can see from the living room, twin bedroom, and the front deck. If you like to jog or hike, you can just go out your front door and along Mooring Road or drive about a mile to Cramer's Park, on the way to Point Udall (eastern-most point of the United States), park and you can be on a fairly flat, seldomly used black-topped road. There you will also see a giant satellite dish, 1 of very few in the world, called the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) which is the sharpest telescope on Earth or in Space. You will have access to Isaac's Bay and Jacob's Bay (in that area) which have great hiking trails to spectacular beaches and snorkeling where you will most likely be the only people there. While you are about 15 minutes from Christiansted at this location, you do have wonderful restaurants (Duggan's, The Blue Water Terrace, The Cultured Pelican, and The Divi Starlight), a Casino, and a golf course within a mile or two and a nice mini-market gas-station (Ziggy's) less than 5 minutes away. From the Yacht Club you can charter a boat for a full or half day of sailing and snorkeling at Buck Island, or rent a day-sailer. You can also choose a deep-sea fishing expedition, go inshore fishing, rent a kayak, go windsurfing or paddle boarding, or horseback riding by calling some of the local businesses on your brochures or listed in St. Croix This Week, just to name a few other possible options. This is just a lovely oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of everyday life where you can lean back and let go of all your cares and worries. Holly's Beach Folly is waiting to welcome you with open arms and help you enjoy the vacation of your dreams.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer private pools and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    Holly Wyllie

    Speaks English

    Property amenities

    Beach

    On the beach

    Pool/Spa

    Private pool

    Internet

    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking
    Car recommended

    Family friendly

    Highchair

    Kitchen

    Refrigerator
    Stovetop
    Microwave
    Oven
    Dishwasher
    Coffee/tea maker
    Cookware/dishes/utensils
    Toaster

    Bedrooms

    3 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided

    Bathrooms

    3 bathrooms
    Shower only
    Hair dryer
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Dining room

    Entertainment

    TV with cable/satellite service
    DVD player
    Stereo
    Video library
    Books
    Games

    Outdoor areas

    Balcony
    Garden

    Laundry

    Washing machine and dryer

    Comfort

    Air conditioning

    Pets

    No pets allowed

    Suitability/Accessibility

    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board
    Phone

    Location highlights

    Near the ocean
    On the waterfront

    Things to do

    Sailing nearby
    Windsurfing nearby
    Snorkeling nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Kayaking nearby
    Mountain biking nearby
    Parasailing nearby
    Scuba diving nearby

    General

    Sleeps 6

    Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

    Check-out

    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Property payment types

    Mastercard
    Visa

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Parties and events are allowed on site. 

    We should mention

    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.
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    5/5 Excellent

      Paradise

      The house was beautiful but sitting outside in the morning was amazing watching the sun come. The property is very private and a wonderful location. This definitely is a place we would stay again.

      5/5 Excellent

        Outstanding!

        Great house, location, weather, people and a car ride away from tons of activities!

        5/5 Excellent

          A little bit of heaven

          This was a home run for us. Holly couldn’t have been more helpful, and the house was everything plus more than the pictures. Our two adult children (29/31) both said it was the best vacation ever, and that’s after last year’s vacation in Rome. We definitely plan to return. If you are looking to relax and unwind this is a winner.

          5/5 Excellent

            Great Home, Great Location, Great Support!!!

            We sadly just returned from St. Croix last night, but had the vacation we hoped for to recharge and face the remainder of winter here in Wisconsin. The house is outstanding! It is configured for open living with direct views of Buck Island while offering privacy when desired. It is positioned to take advantage of both a wonderful pool and a private beach from which you can snorkel out to the reef if you wish, though we found eels, rays, and turtles closer in, not to mention the many varied fish. The house was cooled by cross breezes the entire time so we really didn't need A/C, though all of the bedrooms are air conditioned. It is well built and nicely furnished; the kitchen is very well equipped and opens into the main rooms so that nobody is cut off from the fun!! While the house is out on the quieter east end of St. Croix (a definite plus), it remains close to a myriad of great restaurants, a convenience store (Ziggy's) and there is a full service grocery store less than 10 minutes away. A car is a must and they can sometimes be tough to rent as the recovery of some infrastructure is still underway following the hurricanes (we had no issues whatsoever) and there are a finite number of rental cars on the island. The house is located next to the Yacht Club, a private club, though they were very nice to us when we walked by with the grandchildren. The house is very well maintained by Sara, Dennis, and David. Sara met us at the airport, took us to the grocery store, then went out of her way to lend us "floaties and water wings" for the kids. Dennis stopped by to insure that everything was to our liking and made certain that the pool and cisterns were full. David cleaned the pool and was a good resource of places to visit on the island. Overall, this was the perfect choice of rental homes for us. It served what we wanted and was supported by some really wonderful people, including Holly, who answered our texts or emails almost immediately. We will definitely be back to Holly's Beach Folly!!

            5/5 Excellent

              beautiful views, perfect place to unwind and relax

              My husband, my two adult sons and daughter-in-law and I were there in early January and it was lovely. The 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms were perfect for our family and the main living area was much bigger than we expected after viewing the pictures. We could each have our own space or have plenty of room to congregate together. We all loved looking out from the balcony area at the sailboats coming and going to the yacht club next door, especially watching the school-children during their sailing lessons. The pool was wonderful and we used it every day. Holly was more than kind to us, checking on us when we had a rough trip back home in bad weather, supplying us with loads of tourist information, and making us feel welcome in her home. We all had a very peaceful, soak up the sun kind of vacation - which was just what we all wanted.

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