Top 10 Best St. Croix Villas to Rent in 2023
- Villa Margarita
- Villa Miramar
- Villa Santa Cruz
- Point Elizabeth
- Villa Paradiso
- Paradise Found
- Pelican Point
- Casa Fiesta
There are so many luxurious St. Croix villas for rent. We present the finest collection of 2023 holiday villas for rent which are private, secluded and with lush tropical landscapes, breathtaking views of the Caribbean. These extraordinary and exclusive Saint Croix villas for rent with beachfront offer extra touches of luxury in stunning, secluded locations. There are many private homes offering a luxury St. Croix experience, filled with up-scale amenities to please even the most discriminating of travelers. Rent your villa today and start planning an unforgettable visit to this idyllic Caribbean holiday destination.
And most importantly: remember to always book directly your lovely St. Croix villa rentals by owner. Why? It’s simple: booking through ANY middleman (VRBO, Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, TripAdvisor, etc) will cost you 20-30% more than renting a St. Croix villa directly from the owner because of the multiple fees they charge. That’s $$$ you can spend on your holiday instead!
St. Croix villa rentals beachfront
⭐ Top Pick: Villa Margarita ⭐
Best beachfront villa deal in St. Croix: from $150/night.
Spectacular 180º seaviews from every Suite.
Sleep to waves just feet away.
No cleaning fee, damage deposit or hidden fees.
Cozy, relaxed, North Shore location. No mosquitos 🙏
Gated and secluded for privacy yet minutes from shops & activity.
Click here to check our 2023 availability
Some other great St. Croix villas to rent if we’re full
Luxury St. Croix villas for rent
Want to view some of the most expensive high-end villa rentals that St. Croix has to offer? Here we present the finest collection of spectacular luxury beachfront villas for rent in 2023 which are private, secluded and with lush tropical landscapes, breathtaking views of the Caribbean. These extraordinary Saint Croix luxury villa rentals offer extra touches of class in stunning locations. They offer the perfect location for family get-togethers, retreats, corporate team-building, or simply living the good life!
Videos about St. Croix Villa Rentals
Here’s a selection of videos showing what to expect when you rent a villa by owner in Saint Croix.
More beachfront St. Croix villa rentals
The main factor driving price and quality of villas to rent in USVI is often location, location, location. And nothing beats a beachfront or oceanfront location! So if that’s what you’re looking for in an island holiday in 2023, here are some nice options for Saint Croix villa rentals on the beach:
Historic St. Croix Villas For Rent
Looking for a villa with a history? There are number of unique St. Croix homes for rent that are developed on historic properties which transport you back in time to the days of sugar plantations, rum, and other ancient crafts. Many are over 300 years old and feature old stone buildings, windmill towers and other exotic features.
St. Croix Villas to Rent by Owner with Ocean View
Looking for a villa with sea view? These beautiful villas command panoramic views of the Caribbean sea, beaches, lush rolling green hills, and perfect vistas of distant islands. There’s no better way to spend your St. Croix holiday in 2023 than by relaxing by the pool as you take in fantastic seaviews as far as the eye can see.
Secluded, very private, and tranquil, these St. Croix villas to rent by owner offer the ultimate relaxed holiday!
Renting a St. Croix Villa FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions. 2023 update)
How far in advance can I place a booking?
Each villa can vary, but in general St. Croix villa owners begin taking reservations one year in advance, especially for the peak season December to April.
Is there a minimum stay required?
Most villas require a 7-night minimum.
When do I pay the deposit, and how much?
Most St. Croix villas for rent by owner require at least 50% at booking, and the remainder 30-60 days before arrival. Some villas require 100% advance payment.
What is the peak season for Saint Croix villas to rent?
Peak season in St. Croix runs from December through April.
What is your cancellation policy?
Most St. Croix villas cancellation policy is: a full refund with 30-60 days notice, 50% refund with 15-30 days notice, and no refund less than 15 days. The reason is flights to STX are limited and it is difficult to fill last-minute cancellations.
What if I cancel due to COVID?
Depends on the villa. Check before you book. Villa Margarita offers a 100% guaranteed refund for any cancellation due to COVID with a bona fide reason.
What forms of payments are accepted?
Saint Croix villas for rent usually accept major credit cards, checks, cash, Paypal, Venmo, and ApplePay.
May I tip the staff?
Tipping is discretionary and should depend on what service you receive. Our staff at Villa Margarita usually goes the extra mile to make sure you have a great holiday, and if you’d like to show your appreciation it is welcome.
Are pets allowed at villas in St. Croix?
Check with the owner. Many don’t accept pets.
What fees are charged other than rent?
Villas often charge a cleaning fee of $80-200. Some also charge insurance damage of $50-100. Some also charge a service fee. Also remember if you don’t book directly a villa rental by owner, then VRBO, AirBnB, etc will charge you around 12-15%. It adds up.
How to get bargain or discount on a St. Croix villa rental?
The best way is to come in the off season from May through November. You’ll enjoy discounts of 40% off peak season, less crowds, yet all the great weather, beaches and entertainment of St. Croix. Some villas will discount longer stays such as 2 weeks or more. Last-minute discounts are also possible, so check with the villa owner or representative.
How many guests can stay at a villa?
Varies by villa. Small villas allow 2 to 4 people , while larger ones accommodate up to 15.
Are children allowed?
Most villas allow children, except those designed for mature guests seeking quiet or those with insurance restrictions.
Will my cell phone work in St. Croix?
It depends. Often they do, but many St. Croix villas for rent are located in areas with weak coverage.
Is there free Internet at a villa rental?
Most villas offer free internet, but don’t expect speeds you have back home. St. Croix is still an island. 20-50 Mbits/s is consider a good speed here.
Can someone meet me at the airport?
Many villas offer a “meet-and-greet” service at the St. Croix airport. Check with your villa owner or representative.
How do I not get scammed on VRBO or AirBnB?
Some tips to avoid getting scammed on a villa rental:
- Book directly from a villa website.
- Check the reputation on TripAdvisor and for fresh reviews.
- Google the villa name for a bad rep or scam.
- Look for typos or strange wording on the site or in communications.
- Call and speak with a real person.
- Check that emails are really coming from the official website.
What if you break something in Saint Croix villa rentals?
Many villas have insurance, or charge you a fee for insurance to cover any breakage. If it’s minor and unintended, most owners will not charge you. In the case of clear abuse or negligence, unless you have insurance coverage be prepared to pay for the damage. Many major credit cards offer some type of coverage, so it’s worth checking your before you go.
Who should pay for property damage insurance?
It varies by villa. Some directly charge the guest, usually $50-80. Others rely on their own policies, or that of the booking agent if done through an agent. Always keep your eyes open for any fees which seem excessive, because unfortunately there are a few unscrupulous owners who use property damage insurance fees as a way to generate extra income.
Using AirBnB St. Croix Virgin Islands
Many people these days jump on AirBnB St Croix to find a place to stay. While you can find nice private homes and apartments to rent that way, there is no escaping the fact that booking through AirBnB adds significant cost vs. booking directly.
4 Disadvantages of Using AirBnB Saint Croix
- AirBnB fees paid by guest: This is the biggest problem. They charge you a 12-20% “service fee”. According to their site, guests pay at least 14.2% extra in these service fees.
- AirBnB fees paid by owner: These are another 3%. The guest effectively pays this as well, because owners usually put it in their price.
- Cleaning fees: Most rentals you’ll find on AirBnB St. Croix include a cleaning fee of $80-150. You won’t pay that booking directly with places like Villa Margarita.
- Hiding the fees: AirBnB is well-known for not showing its fees during a search, preventing you from seeing “apples-to-apples” comparisons on prices.
The Bottom Line: it’s best to book a home rental, apartment rental, or villa rental directly on the property’s website (like Villa Margarita) and save 20-25% vs, using AirBnB St. Croix.
However, if places are booked up and you have no choice, then the following AirBnB St Croix options might be interesting:
Best AirBnB St Croix USVI Oceanfront
Click here to find the Best AirBnB St. Croix USVI deals.
What about using HomeToGo?
HomeToGo is a new travel aggregator based in Germany which aggregates many listings from the major OTA like AirBnB, VRBO, Booking,com, Expedia, TripAdvisor, etc. It’s a reasonable option if you can’t book direct, but beware you’ll pay the same 25-40% more than booking directly on an owner’s website like here at Villa Margarita.
Click here to find the listings for HomeToGo St Croix.
Should I use TripAdvisor?
We think it’s always best to book directly with the owner to get the best price. But if you’re not particularly price-sensitive then using TripAdvisor is not a bad option.
Here you can check good TripAdvisor St. Croix USVI vacation rentals.
Is there a Margaritaville St. Croix?
We get asked this a lot, and we’re a big fan of Jimmy Buffett, so here’s the straight answer: as of 2023 there still is no Margaritaville St. Croix. People are confusing us with Margaritaville Club St Thomas, a great resort on St. Thomas.
Villa Margarita’s accommodations, and St. Croix villas in general, offer a totally different appeal: to people looking to “get away” from the noise, crowds and overly-commercial packaged holidays. People looking for a great beachfront home to relax, recharge, and venture out and explore St Croix, one of the few remaining authentic Caribbean island experience.
St. Croix Villas for Sale in US Virgin Islands
Did you enjoy your holiday so much that you want to come and live in St. Croix? It happens a lot. Luckily there are many villas for sale on St. Croix, and it’s your opportunity to secure the island lifestyle for yourself.
So if you’ve decided to explore buying a villa on St. Croix, here are some tips. Villa sale prices reflect whether they are beachfront or have an ocean view, year of construction, total floor space, plot site in acres, as well as amenities like swimming pools, lanai, beach access, water cistern volume, and solar PV.
How long does it take to buy a property in Saint Croix USVI? Around 6 months. Villa sales often take longer than on the US mainland, and 9-12 months property listings are common. Obtaining a home mortgage on a St. Croix villa is also harder, with only 3-4 local mortgage brokers.
The best thing about buying a Saint Croix villa is that it’s America, meaning unlike other Caribbean destinations you get title, recorded deed, and your investment is safe. St. Croix licensed real estate agents here can show you properties listed in the MLS, while the better ones can offer St. Croix houses for sale by owners as well.
Things to note when buying a property in St. Croix USVI. First, you need to make an “earnest money” deposit of about 10% of the villa sale price. Definitely hire an attorney for the closing process. But you don’t have to be physically present for closing.
Definitely have the property inspected, with the offer contingent on it. If you need a mortgage, the property must be appraised and surveyed.
If you’re interesting in buying a villa on St. Croix USVI, we recommend contacting one of the following real estate agents in St Croix:
St. Croix Real Estate Agents
St. Croix Island Life Real Estate
Office Location: East End
telephone: (340) 626-6297
Coldwell Banker St. Croix Realty
Office Locations: Gallows Bay and Frederiksted
Chris and Christie Powers, Coldwell Banker St. Croix Realty
Office Location: Gallows Bay
(340) 778-7000 Ext.122 | Cell: (340) 643-9448
Sea Glass Properties, St. Croix Real Estate
Christiansted, Island Wide
Team Fedeles, Coldwell Banker St. Croix Realty
Office Locations: Frederiksted and Christiansted
340-690-4665 | 340-277-4771
Frazier Premier Properties
North Shore, Island Wide
(646) 504-9311 | 340-713-5547
Office Location: Gallows Bay
Team San Martin REMAX
Office Location: Christiansted
Guide to Buying St Croix Beachfront Homes for Sale
Here are some guides if you’re thinking seriously about buying the best beachfront homes in the US Virgin Islands:
Buying a Condo in St. Croix USVI (pdf) from Island Life Real estate
St Croix Condo Guide (pdf) (incl. Villa Madeline for sale): by Calabash
USVI Real Estate Buyer’s Guide (pdf)
St. Croix Real Estate Buyers Guide 2023 (pdf)
Moving to the US Virgin Islands (pdf)
Buyers Guide US Virgin Islands Real Estate (pdf)
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