View from the bedroom of kitchen area. TV, Smart DVD player (access to Netflix, Hulu+, etc..)Dining for two


Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

The space

This 17th century property is located in the heart of downtown Christiansted. The property comprises of two buildings: a main commercial/residential structure that faces King St and a smaller building enclosed by a walled courtyard. This compact one bedroom apartment is the downstairs of the smaller building. It features a full kitchen (gas stove + microwave), bathroom and living room/dining area as well as wi-fi internet. Both adorable and affordable this is a great vacation rental option for singles and couples who want to immerse themselves in small-island town life.

We are one block away from the best bakery in town where locals line up every morning to get Crucian style 'titi bread' 'butter bread', 'bush tea' and other breakfast favorites. In a two to three block radius are some of the best local food spots serving up dishes like roti, stewed oxtail, curry goat, salt fish and ducanna, kallaloo and other Crucian/Caribbean delicacies. We are also five minutes away from fine dining restaurants, historic churches and cemeteries, exquisite handmade jewelry shops, museums, nightlife, cool bars and restaurants on the boardwalk, great duty-free shopping, the seaplane (in case you want to hop over to/or are hopping over from St. Thomas) and even the beach! On the boardwalk you can organize sailing, jet skiing, fishing, and head over to Buck Island or the Cay for swimming and snorkeling. And because of the great town location you are just a taxi ride away from everything else that St. Croix has to offer. If you choose to rent a car there are several agencies in walking distance. There is no parking on the property, however the entrance is located on a side street and there is almost always parking directly in front of the building.

What this property offers is authentic urban island living. You will get a chance to immerse yourself in our beautiful Crucian culture without compromising comfort or style.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £40
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM

The courtyard is shared by four apartments with both long-term local tenants and short-term visitors. It is important that the gate remain closed and locked at all times and that there is a respect for limiting the amount of noise. Please, please, no smoking and respect our property as you would hope someone would respect yours.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
2 nights minimum stay

30 Reviews


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Regina User Profile
May 2017
This place is well situated -easy walk to the Christensted center. It was off season so the town was quiet. It was small and perfect for two. La Vaughn is an outstanding host. Easy check in and good suggestions. We rented a car and explored the island. What a great adventure!

Christy User Profile
May 2017
A wonderful host & great location within a quick walk of downtown Christiansted.

Austin User Profile
April 2017
Super friendly host. The binder with a list of restaurants and activities was super helpful. Will def stay again next time I'm on St Croix

Alvita User Profile
February 2017
My stay at La Vaughn's place was amazing. I'm already thinking about when I'll be able to visit next. La Vaughn and her husband renovated the buildings themselves, and the finishes are nice, clean, and new. La Vaughn herself is such a fascinating and kind person and she introduced me to so many people on the island. I'd recommend staying with La Vaughn no matter the reason for your visit, but if you want to learn about the island and its people and culture, there's no one better. Ask her about her art, you won't be disappointed!

Jennifer User Profile
January 2017
Great place, close enough to walk downtown but far enough for a quiet nights sleep. Good security, exactly what we were looking for!

Michael User Profile
January 2017
La Vaughn is a fabulous host. Really convenient location. We had a wonderful stay

Gisela User Profile
January 2017
If you want to spend money in town and not looking for a fancy place to stay - THIS IS THE PLACE. Convenient to shops, restaurants, boardwalk, etc. Very quiet area, at times seemed secluded but not unsafe. La Vaughn was available if needed via text message - very quick to reply. She has a great reputation on the island - we asked around and people had nothing but wonderful things to say about her from the Christianstead to Frederikstead. Would stay here again for the convenience alone. Hope to return and take a dance class one day.

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Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands · Joined in June 2012
La Vaughn User Profile

My husband is a musician and I am a visual artist. Although my family is originally from Barbados & Trinidad & Tobago I grew up in the Virgin Islands (both St. Thomas & St. Croix). I left to study at Columbia University in NY and then later at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba where I met my future husband who at the time was studying to be an opera singer. We met my third day in Havana and have been inseparable ever since.

I currently teach at the University of the Virgin Islands, work as a professional artist and manage our real estate investments. My husband works as a jeweler at Crucian Gold and has his own salsa band and Latin jazz trio. Since leaving Cuba in 2005, we have traveled to many places in the world, but both agree that St. Croix is something special. That's why we have chosen to build our lives and raise a family here.

We were attracted to this property because we were looking for our own space to teach our salsa classes. We saw it on a Friday afternoon and had an offer in on Monday morning. We love the location and the historical architectural details. We did 80% of the work ourselves, but in true Caribbean form many friends have helped us along the way. This has been a project of a lifetime and a dream come true for both of us. But most of all we are happy to bring more joy and beauty into our community and share it with locals and visitors alike. I am a proud Virgin Islander and look forward to showing our guests why.

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