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Calypso Condo, Luxury on the Water at Gentle Winds

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Two story great room with veranda and beach beyond
Permanent palapas and lounges await beyond the veranda
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
5 nights minimum
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Calypso Condo is located at Gentle Winds which has been ranked #1 by TripAdvisor based on travelers' reviews in St. Croix and is located directly on the beach. We just learned that Burt Lancaster stayed in our unit the entire time he made The Island of Dr. Moreau. Honeymooners, couples, and families alike will enjoy the amenities at Calypso Condo, a three bedroom, three bath unit on two levels with two master suites and cathedral ceilings. It is located on the second floor allowing guests to open all the screened floor-to-ceiling windows to capture the Trade Winds blowing through and allowing the sound of the surf to lull you to sleep. It has been completely renovated with new appliances, solid wood cabinets, granite counter tops and fixtures. The private resort has its own white sa...Calypso Condo is located at Gentle Winds which has been ranked #1 by TripAdvisor based on travelers' reviews in St. Croix and is located directly on the beach. We just learned that Burt Lancaster stayed in our unit the entire time he made The Island of Dr. Moreau. Honeymooners, couples, and families alike will enjoy the amenities at Calypso Condo, a three bedroom, three bath unit on two levels with two master suites and cathedral ceilings. It is located on the second floor allowing guests to open all the screened floor-to-ceiling windows to capture the Trade Winds blowing through and allowing the sound of the surf to lull you to sleep. It has been completely renovated with new appliances, solid wood cabinets, granite counter tops and fixtures. The private resort has its own white sand beach surrounded by a protecting coral reef providing the perfect environment for snorkeling, swimming and just relaxing. It combines the amenities of an exclusive resort with the charm of a friendly neighborhood. Sixty-six units are located on 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. There are permanent tikis and lounge chairs on the beach, a new salt water swimming pool, a snack shack with freshly prepared food and drinks, a four-hole pitch and put golf course, two tennis courts, a half-court basketball court, jungle gym and a recreation room with books, ping-pong, and a shuffle board court. Calypso Condo was designed to meet the needs of a wide clientele. For the adults, there is a sophisticated decor with multiple original works of art in every room, a 40” HDTV, MP3 compatible stereo system, WiFi for your computer, and gas BBQ. For families with children, there is an extensive array of sports equipment, games sand toys, a hand made three story doll house with furniture, and a comprehensive video library of children's movies with separate TV set. The separate but attached private storage room is suitable for storing sports equipment and contains sports equipment for the entire family including floats, snorkeling equipment, tennis rackets, basketball and golf clubs. The main floor master bedroom with its magnificent floor-to-ceiling hand carved mirror, king bed and luxurious bedding is perfect for a couple or honeymooners. It opens directly onto the screened veranda where vacation memories will be created watching the swaying palms and listening to the surf. The two adjacent bathrooms provide his and hers privacy with lots of room to spread out. The upstairs master bedroom with queen bed is perfect for adults that would like to set themselves off from the rest of the family. It has its own TV and DVD player, individual air conditioning (in addition to the central air conditioning), en suite bath and a very large outdoor patio where one can watch the waves roll in or sit under the stars sipping an evening cocktail or just listen to the soothing sounds of the surf. The upstairs loft has a pull-out sofa bed where two additional individuals can sleep and a combination VHS/TV for playing the children's movies. The gorgeous plantation shutters set off the attached balcony where the gas BBQ is located. The downstairs guest room on the land side has two twin beds, a view of the landscaped grounds with the jungle beyond and is decorated in a jungle motif with original Haitian art. All beds in the unit have foam toppers and all rooms have overhead fans. The great room is two stories high, has wall to wall windows and looks out on the screened veranda with the lush tropical landscaping and beach beyond. The living room and upstairs gallery fans are programmable and will adjust their speed according to the room temperature. Even the outdoors screened veranda has an overhead fan to assure that the tropical breezes never stop flowing. Just a short walk across the lawn and the warm waters of the Caribbean will be lapping at your feet. Gentle Winds is located on the exclusive north shore, half way between Christiansted and Cane Bay, home of the famous Wall at Cane Bay known throughout the world by diving enthusiasts. It is adjacent to Salt River Preserve where there are kayak tours at night to see the phosphorescence as well as day tours to see the wildlife and mangroves. It is just a ten minute drive to Christiansted where tours leave daily for Buck Island, a national underwater preserve where there is an underwater trail for snorkelers to follow. A glass bottom boat will take those who prefer not to go in the water. To the east is the Buccaneer Golf Course along the water and to the west is the Jack Trent Championship Carambola Golf Course as well as a casino to the south east. There is horse back riding to the west and deep sea fishing is available just next door at Salt River Marina. We even had twelve hatchings of baby turtles last year!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Barbara F
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2011
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Reviewed January 5, 2020

The Calypso Condo is beautiful, clean and well maintained. The master and upstairs bedrooms face a beautiful private beach where you never have to jockey for chairs or loungers. You can hear the ocean waves from the condo. There is plenty of space for your...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Missy1231
Freedom620256, VR Owner at Calypso Condo, Luxury on the Water at Gentle Winds, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Thanks for the great review We look forward to having you back.

Reviewed December 12, 2019

Great location near Salt River and Cane bay. It had everything we needed (blender, cooler, floats, etc etc). The place is immaculate! We spent every morning on the screened porch having coffee, looking out over the water and listening to the waves. We spent the...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Jenny T
Freedom620256, VR Owner at Calypso Condo, Luxury on the Water at Gentle Winds, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Thanks for the kind words. We are looking forward to having you back.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Calypso Condo is beautifully appointed and has all the amenities one might need! It has a beautiful view of the waves breaking on the beach, just a short stroll away. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped. The condo also has a wide variety of sports equipment...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank martho2018
Management response:Responded April 3, 2018

Thanks so much for finding time to leave a review. Location and amenities are so important aren't they?

Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

We were wowed by this property/condo.It exceeded our expectations. We will be returning!!! I have visited St Croix many times and this by far is the best property that I have stayed at.

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank krishiggins
Management response:Responded April 2, 2018

Being called the best property you have visited is quite the compliment. Thank you!

Reviewed August 16, 2017

Calypso Condo was paradise that felt like home. It had all the creature comforts of home with the look and feel of paradise. Between the 3 bed, 3 bath, washer/dryer, fully stocked kitchen (even a cappuccino maker), beach towels, board games, etc. my family of...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank RichardE2253
Management response:Responded August 16, 2017

We are so pleased to get such a lovely review. Thank you so much.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fax
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Ping Pong Table
Playground
Porch
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Tennis Court
Shared Yard
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Stove
Swingset
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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Does this vacation rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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Gentle Winds is located on the exclusive north shore, half way between Christiansted and Cane Bay in St. Croix, USVI. You will find lots more details and pictures at our web site htttp://www.CalypsoCondoatGentleWinds.com. We are surrounded by ocean and forest and are located beside Salt River Bay. We have our own parking right in front of the unit. You'll feel like you're truly on a tropical island not on 'hotel row.' Also, click on the map above, then the '+' which will zoom, then hit the map arrow and the satellite view will come up and you will see pictures of the resort, pool and beach from the sky.
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