Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the rental rates?
A: $1000 to $1400 per week, depending on the season, and the number of people. See rates for details.
Q: How many guests can stay at the condo?
A: Up to 4 adults (a sofa bed is available).
Q: Are children allowed at the condo?
A: No, all guests must be 18 or older.
Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A : We accept Paypal. If you have a Paypal account, you can pay by credit card. Otherwise, please pay by check.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: For cancellations more than 45 days before your scheduled arrival, 100% of the payment received so far will be refunded to you. For cancellations within 45 days of your scheduled arrival, no refunds will be made. See Terms & Conditions for full details.
Q: What is the payment schedule?
A: We require an initial deposit of $500 to confirm your reservation. We will hold a reservation without receipt of a deposit for a maximum of 10 days. The remaining balance of the rent is due 30 days prior to your arrival. See Terms & Conditions for full details.
Q: When is the best time of year to visit St. Croix?
A: It's always a good time! In high season, from mid-December to mid-April, the weather is cooler, with daily high temperatures in the low 80's. There are more people on the island, and there is more activity. Prices are higher for airfare, lodging and car rentals. The rest of the year is low season, when prices are lower, organized activities are fewer, and daily high temperatures are in the mid to high 80's. May and November are historically slightly rainier than other months, but it can rain or not rain in any month. The peak of hurricane season is September through mid-October, when there are the fewest visitors, and some businesses close. However, the chances of a hurricane affecting your vacation week are very small, and this is a nice time to have the beaches and restaurants to yourself.
Q: Is there any crime on St. Croix?
A: There is some crime, mostly opportunistic. Don't leave your valuables in a car or unattended on a beach, and visit remote beaches and remote areas only as a group, and you should be fine. Avoid walking alone at night and we recommend being in by 10:00 p.m.
Q: Why is there a fence between the beach and the condo?
A: The condo is virtually wall to wall windows to maximize your view and the sound of the sea. The fence, and the dogs that live on the condo premises, are there for security. Just like in ANY area where there are tourists, criminals look for easy targets. Due to the excellent security at these condos, there is no crime here and you can feel confident about leaving your condo open to enjoy nature without fear that someone could scale the wall and enter the unit.
Q: How do you pronounce St. Croix?
A: It's pronounced as the anglicized, "Saint Croy"
Q: How big is St. Croix?
A: St. Croix is 28 miles east-west, and 7 miles north-south, covering 83 square miles. It is the largest of all the Virgin Islands, with more than twice the land area of St. Thomas.
Q: Is the condo in a quiet or busy neighborhood?
A: It is in a quiet neighborhood.
Q: Should I rent a car?
A: Yes. Taxi fare will add up quickly (it's about $25 from Frederiksted to Christiansted), and there are so many things to see and do in other areas of the island. Parking is gated and secure at the condo. We highly recommend Judi of Croix for car rentals. Check out their website for lots of great information about driving in St. Croix!
Q: Is it tricky to drive on the left?
A: It can be tricky at first. After a little practice, you'll get the hang of it.
Q: Can I drink the water at the condo?
A: Yes. Water is collected in a cistern, and it is filtered and potable.
Q: Are the electrical outlets the same as in the US?
A: Yes, they are 110 Volts, 60 Hz.
Q: Is there Internet access at the condo?
A: Yes, there is unlimited wireless Internet access, so bring your laptop with wireless card for access.
A: Are there supermarkets, restaurants and stores nearby?
Q: Yes. There is a Kmart about 10 minutes from the condo, and a Plaza Extra supermarket just a bit further. In Frederiksted, 5 minutes from the condo, there is an Eagle Mini Mart convenience store as well.
Q: Is there a kitchen?
A: Yes, there is a full kitchen, including microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, toaster, etc. You may shop for your own groceries and do your own cooking.
Q: Do I need a passport?
A: No, US citizens traveling from the US to the US Virgin Islands/Puerto Rico and back to the US only need a government-issued photo ID and proof of US citizenship. But bring your passport if you have one, because you will get through airport security and immigration faster and easier.