Betty is a wonderful person, very much enjoyed meeting her. She efficiently handled our last-minute booking, an unexpected one day flight delay midway to getting there, and made us feel at home when we finally reached St Croix. The suite is just as described – a quiet, clean and secluded place nestled among lush trees, but just a short walk from the beach. Laundry on the premises, A/C in the house. Betty housekept while we were away during the day – we always came back to a fresh house. You’ll want to rent a car to get around St Croix. We found calm, clear water for snorkeling at the nearby Frederiksted Pier. Piers and other structures here provide a habitat for fish and other marine life.
The Calypso suite was just as described, but the pictures could use some updating–there is a refrigerator in the kitchen and a lovely, wicker day bed on the porch (instead of the futon pictured) which is very comfortable for a third person/child who likes to sleep outside during cooler weather. We were pleasantly surprised that the bed was made every day and fresh towels were put out! Thank you so much for that, unexpected touch. There were plenty of towels for the beach and tons of tourism literature, all very much appreciated. Betty was simply delightful when we met her! I wish we could have spent more time getting to know her–next time for sure. The grounds are lovely, well taken care of, and you have a sense of seclusion and serenity amongst the trees. If you like to fall asleep to the many sounds of nature, this is definitely the place for you! The beach is a very short drive or a healthy walk away and downtown Frederiksted very short drive. HIGHLY recommend Polly’s on Strand street for breakfast, and Turtles Deli for lunch. Freedom City Bar & Grill (Teres Veh-o) is also a great beach-front hangout anytime of the day! If you are like us and plan to spend your vacation out exploring the island and all that St. Croix, Frederiksted, and the people have to offer, I would highly recommend staying at any of Betty’s properties, because when you do come back to your room, you feel right at home.