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St. Croix USVI Real Estate & Other Good Things

Month: May 2008

North Shore St. Croix Home For Sale

20080207012053445051000000-o.jpgWake up to a view that will take your breath away. Located on top of a mountain overlooking what many consider to be the most beautiful part of St. Croix, the North Shore. See almost the entire island of St. Croix, a full 360 degree view, from Christiansted all the way down to Hamms Bluff. Simply breathtaking in all directions! Very few properties for sale on St. Croix will ever be available with such a stunning view.

The home itself has so many details that make it a truly unique custom home built “on top of the world”. Custom features that everyone will appreciate. Large 620 square foot pool and spa regrouted in 2007, brand new standing seam roof in 2006. Completely furnished with a decorators hand. Main floor is 862 ft above sea level… imagine your view!

Each room on the main level – living, dining, kitchen, and master bedroom – open to the patio and pool, creating great spaces for entertaining and living. There is a formal dining room as well as a patio dining area adjacent to the kitchen. Each room has cathedral ceilings and over-sized custom doors. Each bedroom has private indoor and outdoor sitting space, ensuite baths and generous closets. There is a full sized one bedroom apartment with a private entrance. There is even an elevator from the ground level two car garage to the upper main level. There are 3 laundry areas – a master suite laundry, guest laundry, apartment laundry.

This St. Croix home has it all. The land is a large 2.74 acres. The home has 5 bedrooms, 5 and 1/2 baths, cathedral ceilings, garage and workshop. Comes furnished plus gas grill, satellite dish, spa and much more.

For details contact Realtor Robert Quinn of Calabash Real Estate at 340-690-6080.

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Miramar St. Croix Home For Sale

20070208193334432330000000-o1.jpgLooking for the ultimate luxury home currently for sale on St. Croix, USVI? Look no further. Miramar has everything to make your time on the island simply perfect. You and your guests will surely find this luxury residence breathtaking.

This spectacular property is set on private Solitude Point with panoramic views of the azure blue sea, overlooking the most stunning Virgin Islands landmark… the beautiful nature preserve called Buck Island. Just steps from the water you’ll gaze out over the tranquil tropical ocean each morning and the beautiful St. Croix sunset each evening.

The main house of 11,000 sq.ft. consists of 5 bedroom suites and a 2,400 foot living room with 18 foot granite bar. The kitchen is a gourmet chef’s dream with Wolf appliances and plenty of entertaining space. Palatial outdoor living area is dominated by a fabulous true infinity pool. This property includes so much more… a must see St. Croix luxury home.

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Website Partnerships

Cruzana is looking to exchange links with other selected websites. If you have a website related to St. Croix (in any way) send us an email. Your website could be about a St. Croix business, event, service, vacation rental, real estate company, you name it. We are happy to exchange links with you! Email eric at cruzana dot com.

Smokes & Sweets on St. Croix

dsc_1248.jpgDown in the Pan Am Pavilion is another one of St. Croix’s good things… Steele’s Smokes & Sweets. Jeff and Mary Ann Seroogy run a small store with a large selection of premium cigars, tobaccos, homemade fudge and delicious gourmet chocolates. You’ll find everything from Cohibas to Macanudos and Godiva Chocolates to Lindt Truffles.

It appears both smokes and sweets are equally popular. Mary Ann mentioned that two of their most popular sweets are Caribbean Rum Balls and their very own Seroogy’s chocolates, family-made since 1899. Me, I like to visit Smokes & Sweets to step down into the cigar room, a glass enclosed room lined with wooden shelves of exotic looking cigars. Funny part is, I don’t even smoke cigars. I just like the feeling, the smells, and the visual richness of this great little shop.

tony.jpgAnd did you know? When the colorful cigar boxes are empty Jeff simply gives them away, free for the taking (other shops charge several dollars each). I find the boxes are both beautiful and utilitarian. They’re great for storing receipts, postcards, small collections, and some may even fit CDs. Another interesting tidbit… one of Jeff Seroogy’s family members is the famous actor Tony Shalhoub from the hit TV shows Wings and Monk.

For more information visit their website at Smokesandsweets.com

Below are a few photos of Steele’s Smokes & Sweets, located in Christiansted, St. Croix USVI plus a few shots of the cigar boxes that hold my St. Croix treasures…

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Top 10 St. Croix Real Estate Websites

Looking to move to St. Croix USVI? Try our TOP 10 most helpful websites…

  1. top-ten.jpgA complete and constantly updated list of every St. Croix Realtor
  2. The online version of The Virgin Islands Phonebook
  3. Virgin Islands Property Valuation & Property Tax Website
  4. U.S. Virgin Islands Recorder of Deeds (St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John)
  5. St. Croix Caribbean Real Estate at Craigslist using keyword Croix
  6. St. Croix Island Real Estate at Ebay using keyword Croix
  7. Realtor.com St. Croix USVI real estate for sale
  8. Relocating and Moving to St. Croix – Forums
  9. Official St. Croix USVI Travel and Tourism website
  10. Coming soon… Maps of St. Croix USVI (the 10 best maps)

Your comments are welcome! Please use the comment form below…

Aboard the Roseway

dsc_1215.jpgLast night we took a sunset sail aboard the 137 foot schooner Roseway. Built in 1925 to defend America’s honor in the annual race between the Nova Scotia and Massachusetts fishing fleets, the Roseway stood as a shining example of a fast fishing schooner. Despite her limited fishing history, the oak-built Roseway set a record of 74 swordfish caught in one day in 1934. The distinctive rust-orange sails and dark blue hull are hard to miss even today.

We bought our tickets, met some of the crew of the World Ocean School, and boarded on the Gallows Bay, St. Croix wharf right around 5:00 PM for a three hour tour… a threeee hour tour. After living on the island for months, gazing out at the azure blue ocean almost daily, it was exciting to finally get out on the ocean! Everyone we talked to seemed equally excited to be there.

dsc_1188.jpgAfter the usual safety announcements we were underway, albeit by engine power for the first five minutes until we reached deeper waters. The first mate explained we’d be needed to hoist the sails because the mainsail weighs over one ton! About 10 men and women lined up on each side and gave heave-ho’s on the thick ropes and soon we were “under sail”. The engines cut off and let the evening’s light tropical winds power us. What a feeling of peacefulness!

For the next 2 hours we enjoyed a fantastic sail out on the open ocean while sipping rum punch, champagne, wine and Red Stripe. We talked with the Captain, the founder of the World Ocean School, the first mate and the crew. Almost all the crew lived somewhere in Maine. We chatted with other interesting folks and had some laughs about “life on St. Croix”. One man aboard, Craig Alexander, had recently won the St. Croix Half Ironman Triathlon (last weeks story). Another interesting gentleman I met, at least to a geek like me, is the Executive Director of the UVI Research & Technology Park. All in all we had a great evening.

Click for more information about the Roseway and the World Ocean School…

Below are a few photos of our adventure…

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Vote for Your Favorite St. Croix Beach

With so many St. Croix beaches to choose from we thought we’d just ask YOU what your favorite beach is. The island has about 30 beaches. Most have white sand, azure blue water and Palm trees! There are no nude St. Croix beaches (that we know of) but all are open to the public, however a few of the hotel beaches do charge a small fee.

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St. Croix Half Ironman

This morning around 9:00 AM we walked up to watch the road race portion of St. Croix Half Ironman Triathlon. Our location was the sharp corner at the back entrance of Carambola Golf Resort. Each biker raced down the slight hill and braked into the hairpin turn then accelerated past us toward the straightaway. I stood on the sidelines with a dozen other observers, cheered them on and took a few photos with our Nikon D40. It was fun!

The weather was at first overcast, then raining, then sunny (typical North Shore weather). The rain made for a tricky corner and one biker actually skidded off the road, almost lost control, bumped up over a concrete embankment and ended up in the grass. Phew! Within 10 seconds he was pumping back into action. The road was surely getting slick with the mild downpour.

We got there a little late and managed to miss the leaders go by, but I do think we saw the first “Ironwoman” cruise by. Every participant looked to be in very good shape (of course), some even had smiles on! The bikes were very high-tech looking with many sporting those funky wide rims. We all commented how loud the bike tires sounded when they whooshed by… I think we were all expecting near silence.

For more info about the race, the results and other info please visit StCroixTriathlon.com…

Below are some pictures of the St. Croix Ironman Triathlon. Enjoy.

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St. Croix Flowers & Plants

waterfall.jpgLiving on St. Croix it’s hard not to notice all the beautiful flowers and plants that surround you. Last year we bought a Nikon D40 and it has been the best camera I’ve ever used, although I’ve got a lot to learn!

Enjoy this photo gallery of various flowers and plants found around the island of St. Croix USVI. Some of the flowers and plants include: Helliconia, Bouganvilia, Christmas palms, Coconut palms, Great Bird of Paradise, Frangipani, Mango, Tamarind, Bamboo, Ginger and more.


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