Direct Ocean View Beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condominium
About Laurie Raymaakers
My husband John and I were what you would call cruise-aholics we have taken a winter cruise for the last 10 years....We had worked so hard for so many years and never took a vacation for just the two us, then on one of our cruises 4 years ago we discovered St Croix! It was fantastic....We fell in love with the island and returned three more times and explored it and met and talked with the people living there and determined that would be the place to later settle down for retirement everything was so enjoyable! The beaches, culture, people, things to do and places to see, restaurants, snorkeling, the beauty of the island and helpfulness and kindness of everyone and acceptance of just who you are. It is everything you could imagine and so much more and that is why we chose to buy in St Croix. You will not find a better place to just be and enjoy and relax.
Laurie Raymaakers purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Laurie Raymaakers chose Estate Golden Rock
During our search for a Caribbean home we looked at so many properties...we wanted something that was enjoyable for potential renters to enjoy, for our family and grandchildren and that was also well maintained without anyone being there 24/7. Colony Cove is beautiful; from the lush gardens; the pool area and the beach area to just relax. While our beachfront is not ideal for swimming (there are many other great beaches for that close by) it is very good for snorkeling or just relaxing and feeling the Caribbean breeze, the warmth and sunshine while gazing at the Caribbean water, and the pool area is fantastic. We also loved the layout of our unit compared to so many others and how the main living space embraces the ocean ...Our condo is on the third floor (no noise above us); it is ocean facing and has an incredible view of the gardens; the pool; the ocean and Buck Island. Our condo as I mentioned is direct ocean facing and we open all the sliding glass doors and love to enjoy the wonderful tropical breeze. The staff of our condo association are so knowledgeable, helpful, welcoming and kind that they become friends...It is all just wonderful!
What makes this Condo unique
Our condo is very close to Christiansted Harbor which is a wonderful place to go walk, dine, visit art galleries, take in a show, listen to live music, tour the historical buildings and fort, shop if you choose and explore....I would recommend renting a vehicle to fully explore the beautiful island ...However if driving in the "left lane" is not for you; no problem..taxi rates are very reasonable or you can walk to the harbor. There are grocery stores and everything you need close by. If you are looking for ideas on how to spend your vacation our condo has brochures on things to do, dining out, tours, maps and monthly events...If you feel like just lounging around..enjoy the pool..float on a raft..watch your children splash in the pool...go for a moonlit walk on the beach...relax on your gallery...cook on the grill pool side and enjoy conversation with others..you may meet new friends! The choices are endless! Our condo has everything you need to help you enjoy your stay.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Definitely My Home Away From Home
My family and I stayed a week at a "Ray of Sunshine" condo and we loved it! The condo was cozy, clean, comfortable and very intimate. It offers incredible views, breezy, and located in a gated community with just a short drive to Christiansted and grocery stores. The check-in process was easy. Kat and Laurie was a great host and super friendly and accommodating. They were willing to help if you need something. We would definitely stay at a Ray of Sunshine again! It is now our home away from home!
Spring break paradise
Awesome week in St. Croix! The condo was awesome and had everything you could ever want/need. We would totally stay here again!
We had an amazing time on the island. The condo made us feel like we had a home away from home. Very convenient to get to local stores or for sightseeing. Laurie and Kat were amazing to work with. We cannot wait for our next adventure on St. Croix.
Nicest Condo at Colony Cove!
Comfortable, well-appointed, convenient location!
This is the kind of place that I'd like to give a bad review in order to keep it a secret for myself! But we have absolutely nothing bad to say. It's a great location with easy parking. The condo is well-kept and well-stocked with a gorgeous ocean view.
Thank you so much for your great review. I am so glad you enjoyed our condo so much that you reserved again for next year! It was our pleasure having you as such a great guest that took care and appreciated our "Ray of Sunshine".
Love St Croix!
My second stay was as enjoyable as the first. As I said in my previous review, the unit was as advertised. I would highly recommend this property for vacation or extended stay. Thanks again for great stay!
We are so pleased that you came back again and were just as pleased with our condo as your first stay.
Thank you again for choosing "A Ray of Sunshine"
The whole island is so wonderful! St Croix is a gorgeous island and everyone is so friendly...It is self sufficient and does not rely on tourism to survive. If you are looking for a beautiful place to relax without all the throngs of tourism this is for you! There are many free entertainment venues weekly throughout each season. ART & CULTURE: There are also art, cultural and historical events taking place as well and many of them are free to attend.The island also hosts plays, musicals and live shows at "The Caribbean Theater" for a nominal fee that you are sure to enjoy. There are so many restaurants from the side of the road fare (which is very good) to harbor restaurants, to casual and formal fine dining. Visit the Whim Plantation Museum, the St. George Village Botanical Gardens, Fort Christiansvaern, The Steeple Building, Fort Frederick. The options are great.
BEACHES: There are the most amazing beaches whether you are seeking privacy for a secluded picnic (Shoys or Ha Penny beach and others) or looking for food or company and entertainment try Cane Bay or The Bucaneer Resort & Beach or Rainbow Beach and many others; you get to choose. Every inch of shoreline is available to the public whether there is a resort, home, restaurant or condominiums located on it. There are also many local beaches with picnic tables and restroom facilities to enjoy.
SNORKELING: The snorkeling is great and the diving "Off the Wall" is just 30 minutes away at Cane Bay..Snorkeling can be accessed all over the shoreline or take a guided snorkeling trip to Buck Island; a national preserve (beautiful) and see the coral reefs and beautiful fish.
SCUBA DIVING: There are many professional dive tours available. Check them out at Christiansted Harbor, Frederiksted Pier or Cane Bay.
GOLFING: Enjoy golf? There are three renowned golf courses on St Croix; The Gold Medal Award winning Carambola Golf Club is a par 72 course ; The Bucaneer Golf Club is a scenic "Par 70 hill course. "The Reef" golf course on Teagues Bay is a 9 hole course and has a driving range. All have lounges and restaurants as well. You won't be disappointed!
Don't feel like cooking after a day at the beach? There are two ocean side restaurants to the left or right of our condominium complex which are Breezes and The Golden Rail (each are less than a five minute walk on the beach) The Golden Rail also offers some live entertainment.
ROMANCE: Looking for romance? Take a sunset cruise with Lyric Sails and enjoy live music, rum punch and delightful appetizers watching the beautiful sunset, take a tour and go to the Tide pools with TanTan tours, Grab a cooler and stop by the Seaside Market and Deli on Mt Welcome Road in Christiansted to buy a bottle of wine, a salad or delicious deli sandwich or fresh fruit and cheese and head to one of the beautiful isolated beaches. Go out for a candlelit dinner at some of the finest restaurants the island has to offer like the Bombay Club, The Savant, The Waves at Cane Bay, The Beach Side Cafe in Frederiksted, the Galangal, The Terrace at the Bucaneer. Or listen to some Jazz or Blues on the Town green or live music at local venues in Christiansted Harbor and throughout the island. So many options..
OUTDOORS: Kayak St. Croix by Day or Night! BushTribe Eco Adventures ( www. Bushtribe.com ) is an island-wide adventure company offering trips all over St. Croix that also offers nighttime bioluminescent adventures. Join Ty McRae for a trip through Salt River National Historic and Ecological Preserve to learn about the the protected Red Mangrove habitats and centuries of local history. Kayak through the bio-luminescent bay at night for an indescribable experience; with jellyfish, dinoflagellates and glow worms lighting the way. Guides are knowledgeable, fun and friendly. You are guaranteed not only an educational adventure, but also an entertaining experience – for any age! We went and it was a fantastic experience! Call to find out more information @ (340) 277-2503 ..I was a bit out of shape but made it and it was very worthwhile.
If you enjoy casinos go to Diva Carina Casino or the Caravelle Casino in Christianstedsted Harbor.