Michael & Barbara Gelardi
About Michael & Barbara Gelardi
Barbara and Michael moved to St. Croix in 1997 where they met at the local dive shop. They moved onto the property in 1998 and rented one of the units. After gettin hitched in 2001 they purchased the property and moved to the main house and started renting out the rest of the units. Barbara is a talented artist and has spent most of her time adding to the beauty of the island by painting over 150 murals and hundreds of original paintings. Michael is a Jack of all trades specializing as a 100 ton USCG licensed charter boat captain, property manager, video photographer, and Barbara's sherpa. They live on the property with their two amazing boys and three dogs.
Michael & Barbara Gelardi purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why Michael & Barbara Gelardi chose Estate Belvedere
This property is unique because it is on one of the highest elevations on St. Croix. It is nestled in the rain forest and overlooks the North Shore and Northern Leeward Islands. On a clear day you can see St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke. The interior is decorated with Barbara's amazing art work. The property is on the mountain above five restaurants each having its own unique menu. The cottage is just 5 minutes away from the amazing Cane Bay Beach. The diving and snorkeling is spectacular with a 3200' wall just 100 yards from shore. Two beach bars with great foos and a full service dive shop are right across the street from the beach.
What makes this Cottage unique
Michael has worked in the tourism industry on St. Croix for twenty two years. When it comes to making guests feel welcome, he has skills. Eight years as a bartender, he can teach you numerous drinks you can easily create and recipes to take home to share. He is a retired PADI dive instructor with over 5000 dive on St, Croix alone. If you are a diver or want to try it, his knowledge of the dive shops and dive sites is unparalleled. He currently works as a captain for Big Beards Adventure tours which is rated as the number one thing to do on St. Croix on Trip Advisor.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Awesome views. Very quiet, nice place to relax after a long day.
Host were very accommodating and friendly, even came to meet me when I got lost. Awesome experience.
Clean, quaint cottage with awesome views and owners!!
Tucked away in the rain forest, this little cottage was one bedroom perfection for a secret getaway for the 2 of us. The owners, Michael and Barbara, went above and beyond to make our stay spectacular.
From finding us on the first day when we got lost, to the “Happy Birthday” & “Welcome” gift upon our arrival, to even helping us with a flat tire on the rental vehicle during our stay, these owners MADE the experience wonderful! Will absolutely stay here again upon our return to the Caribbean.
Stunning views from the porch and you can still hear the waves crash down below in the ocean!!
The most stunning place on the earth
It was wonderful place , super clean, I'll never forget the view on front of the ocean and how nice was the owner and his family. This place will be my first choice in the next visit. I will be lucky if I stay in there one more time.
Thank you for choosing us! Next trip down, bring the family. We would love to have you again.