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Two story great room with veranda and beach beyond
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Two story great room with veranda and beach beyond
Permanent palapas and lounges await beyond the veranda Newly up-dated salt water swimming pool with small waterfalls and beautiful colored lighting at night
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Two story great room with veranda and beach beyond
Permanent palapas and lounges await beyond the veranda
Newly up-dated salt water swimming pool with small waterfalls and beautiful colored lighting at night
Our new cushions blend beautifully with the lush green beyond.
Entry with original art on walls and bar cart to left
This is our custom mahogany bar built from a tree felled during Hurricane Hugo.
All new kitchen with granite counters hardwood cabinets and with Great Room beyond
Snack Shack Located Between Pool and Water
The nautical themed Upper Master opens to patio and sound of ocean
Sleeper sofa on gallery level next to deck with BBQ
View from deck off upper master bedroom
Ensuite bath off upper master with all new solid wood cabinets and granite counter
Our African/Haitian themed guest room appeals to adults and children alike.
Guest Bedroom with original Haitian wall art
The deck off the gallery has a BBQ and provides an opportunity to show off our new glass sculpture
Upper gallery contains TV/VCR with a library of children's movies and BBQ and patio to the right .
Cocktail hour on the upper master patio privides truly memorable sights.
Gentle Winds Condominum Villas Facing Ocean
New shutters in lower master top off the renovations
Lower master sea side bedroom opening to screened veranda
Sea Side Master Bath
Walk across lawn to the pool and beach
Guest Bath with Granite Counter and New Cabinets
Gentle Winds Rec Room with Library and Game Tables
Tennis Courts at Gentle Winds
Ocean view of Gentle Winds w/ Salt River beyond
Free Putting and Chipping greens
Gentle Winds is on the water and surrounded by rain forest
Showing off Mirror and Plantation Shutters
New Stereo and Bookcase
Parking immediately in front of unit
It's a short drive to Christiansted and its quaint harbor
Children's play area on beach
Recreation building with card tables, library, ping pong
Half court basketball with jungle gym beyond
Pirate ship bow in children's play area
Shuffleboard beside rec room with ping pong indoors and crab race track beyond
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Ron O
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
“Above and beyond expectations”
Reviewed 4 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Calypso is a wonderful vacation home. The attention to detail is above and beyond! Our grandsons were in the upstairs loft and were ecstatic. Everything is so well thought out and organized. Coming in the front door and looking through the condo and out to the lawn and ocean is magical. So glad we stayed on St John first and saved the best for last. Our boys found other boys to play with and their activities included: swimming, shuffleboard, basketball, golf, tennis, hermit crab races on the ping pong table and watching movies at night. Our family had a delightful time! The island has a relaxed feel and after a few days we all agreed that Calypso was a spectacular choice for our stay. Barbara, the owner, did a great job communicating with us prior to and during our trip. Thanks for your hospitality Barbara.

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Liked best: Home like feel of condo ,grounds and pool of Gentile Winds .
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
6 Apr 2016
I have to agree that the view is magical, Glad you could put our library of movies and our sports equipment to good use. Thanks for writing.
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RonaFaye
New York
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Memorable Vacation”
Reviewed 13 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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person found this review helpful

A perfect place for a family vacation! My husband and I took my son, his wife, and two children (7 & 10) to Gentle Winds, Calypso Condo. The property is very well maintained and has everything one needs for a Caribbean vacation – beach, pool, tennis, golf, and peace and quiet. The condo itself was also very well kept, comfortable, spacious, and well-stocked with dishes, beach paraphernalia, and other personal items. The duplex structure of the condo also afforded my husband and I privacy as the second floor contain a master bedroom, bath, living area, and two balconies. Also, the owner, Barbara Flanagan was very responsive to all communication from the time signed the rental contract (over a year ago). We would return.

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Liked best: Lovely, peaceful, spacious property
Liked least: Restaurant not available at property or within walking distance
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
13 Jan 2016
The second floor is like a separate suite isn't it? Mom and Pop upstairs and the kids and grand kids down stairs. It was nice having you back and we look forward to seeing you again.
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buffalo87...
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Paradise in Paradise; a true Luxury condo on St.Croix”
Reviewed 29 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015
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person found this review helpful

I stayed Dec 19-26, 2015 at Calypso Condo, located in the Gentle Winds condominium complex just east of the Salt River/bay with 5 other adults/family. It is a 2 story condominium which is truly a beautiful home away from home delivering all that is advertised. We felt we were staying in a close friends home while they were away. Private bedroom upstairs with balcony and bath, master bedroom on the first floor (condo is 10 steps up from ground level) with a king, and another bedroom with two beds, both with separate full baths. Very Quiet location. All rooms had large sliding glass doors, and most of the condo faces north to the beach and a large open lawn area and the pool, which is all of a 3-5 minute walk away. The beach is large, no need to go at 6 am to place your towels, no crowding, and although the ocean was wavy and choppy from the winds, there was no seaweed/debris at any time. You cannot go out far because of the shallow reef and waves this time of year, but the pool/beach/ocean were a perfect balance. We were 10 minutes west of Christiansted for meals(Buccaneer Terrace dinner, Angry Nates right on the water for a great Lobster Benedict brunch or lunches) or daytime trips 20 minutes away at Green cay Marina (Teroro for trimaran to Buck Island for snorkeling, though choppy this time of year); and 20 minutes to the west was Frederiksted for snorkeling in calm waters off of the Cottages by the Sea or the Sand Castle on the Beach, and for scuba with N2the blue (6 divers max) or Cane bay divers (up to 15 or so divers); but accommodations there are minimal. You cannot dive the north side (bays or wall) this time of year due to the Christmas winds from the North/East, unless lucky.
The condo was in a perfect location; groceries 5-10 minutes away 7am-9pm, 10-12 minutes from the airport. We had Everything we needed; coffee grinder, pots and pans and utensils which really worked and were as good as we use at home, not the usual rental condo easily broken stuff. Dishes, glasses coffee maker, and linens/pillows better than the Ritz. AC, fans all worked well, the light bulbs were not the usual 20 watt can't see anything fare, they allowed us to read and play cards/board games, all supplied. There were some fins no working masks, but bring your own mask/fins/snorkels if you do it a lot, or rent in town/dive shops. Prior renters/owner visits left some sun tan lotion/ rum, vodka, assorted foods, as did we to replace what we used.
We felt really privileged to have found this listing, the best place we stayed in 40 years of ski and sun vacations. NO regrets; take a run to the Salt river National park for a great view, or drive to Rowdy Joes or the Waves for great dinners. You could not buy a better location or home on this Island, or most others either. STAY left if your drive; remember to stay right when you come home to US! You will have no regrets staying here.

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Liked best: Location and amenities excellent.
Liked least: Leaving.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
30 Dec 2015
So glad you found it to feel like a home away from home as that is what we are striving for. To hear that it is the best place you have stayed in 40 years of ski and sun vacations really was rewarding. I was hoping that the original art and quality cookware and dishes would make a difference.
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Traveler1...
Boca Raton, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Family Getaway”
Reviewed 17 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We greatly enjoyed our Girls Getaway (three sisters and our two young adult daughters) at Barbara's condo. The location is great, the condo is spacious and comfortable, with a well stocked kitchen and comfortable beds, the beach is relatively secluded with wonderful chairs and huts for shade, the pool is large and clean. Barbara is very responsive - checking with us both before we arrived and during our stay to make sure all was ok. We went in October (off-season) so the grill on the beach was closed, but the upside was there were relatively few people onsite making it a great private getaway. A few dining options within 10-15 minute drive we recommend: Rowdy Joe's (full restaurant and bar) and Off the Wall (pizza and sandwiches). Would stay here again.

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Liked best: spacious, quiet condo
Liked least: a little challenging getting used to driving on windy roads on the left side, particularly at night
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
15 Nov 2015
The location beside the rain forest, the condo, the beach and the pool really are the high lights aren't they? So glad you had a great time and thanks for the restaurant referrals.
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keithbrya...
Trafalgar, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“St. Croix Trip”
Reviewed 14 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The condo and the grounds were superb. Barbara (the owner) did everything before and during to make our stay great. The pool and beach were good. The condo has everything that you could possibly need. We look forward to staying there again in the future.

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Liked best: The pool and beach
Liked least: nothing. everything was great
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
21 Jul 2015
I hope we become your annual vacation. Thanks for sharing.
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