Brett July 2017
Only a 10 minute drive to Rainbow Beach and 5 minutes to downtown Frederiksted, The Caribe is a gorgeous hideaway. Betty and Jerry are terrific hosts and there’s a pool and laundry on site! The tree frogs and roosters get a little loud but you feel very secluded.
Eddie June 2017
My wife and I spent three wondrous evenings (and some pretty awesome mornings!) at Betty’s place in southeast Fredriksted during our recent 10-day trip to the USVI, and we loved everything about it. The home itself (we stayed on the top floor) was as charming, well-cared-for, intimate, and complete as we could have wanted: the bedroom was spotless and welcoming, the kitchen was well-equipped and easy to use (leading us to unexpectedly ended up cooking several meals in it 😀 ), and entire setup was unpretentious and comfortable enough as to feel like home within moments of our arrival. The yard around the home is lush, gorgeous, and virtually enclosed by trees and vegetation, making the entire property feel private (there were no guests in the room below during our stay), and the patio that overlooked it made for an incredible (perfect?!) setting for those meals and drinks (coffee and/or rum 😉 ), which became highlights of our trip. We didn’t make much use of the pool on the property (although we did use the nearby beaches!), but it was equally charming, well-cared-for, and private. The neighborhood is super close to Fredriksted (2-minute drive?), but tucked away in a series of quaint and well-maintained homes, making it feel both convenient and secluded at the same time (which was awesome). And this is to say nothing of the pleasant, insightful company of Betty or Jerry, whose interactions with us left an inspiring and genuine perspective of life on St. Croix. Our family (including two young children) are considering moving to the USVI, and our time at Betty’s left us thinking that the West End of St. Croix could make a great community for our family. It definitely made us feel welcome as visitors, and we couldn’t have asked for more on this trip. There may (or may not be?) more luxurious places to spend evenings on St. Croix, but this was everything we needed and more (home-cooked meals + patio time!), and a great value in our opinion. I will definitely recommend it to my friends and family wanting to experience life in the West End of St. Croix. Thank you again, Betty and Jerry, and happy travels to each and all of you wanting to visit the USVI! 🙂 – Eddie
Leah June 2017
Betty’s place was exactly as described and pictured. The place was comfortable and perfect for our family (Mom, dad and 18month old). It was definitely nice to have the kitchen to make breakfast and heat up leftovers. However there are lots of tiny ants that hang around waiting for even the faintest smell of food! We were diligent in keeping the kitchen clean but it seemed to still be an issue. The grounds were beautiful, with iguanas, birds, flowers and trees surrounding the property. The property is set back a bit making it very private. The pool area was very nice and Betty was very responsive in ensuring we were comfortable and had everything we needed. A 5 minute walk down to the calmest, nicest beach we found on the island. Rainbow beach and rhythms resultant was just a 5 min drive away and was also a great beach with a fun vibe. There is the beachside cafe down by the beach in walking distance, good food but a bit pricey, nice place to watch the sunset. Polly’s was a 5 min drive away and was great for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Other restaurant options are available but definitely not plentiful in this area. Definitely rent a car and explore the island! Thank you Betty and St. Croix for making our first family vacation a great one!
Shaunta April 2017
We had an amazingly relaxing time at Bette’s home. It was so tranquil sitting on the veranda, we barely left the house. The beach, is about a 5 minute walk away as well as the closest restaurant. The walk to town, about 20 minutes. Bette was friendly, polite and very hospitable. She and Jerome replaced linens while we were out, and the house was spotless upon arrival. We look forward to staying at Bette’s home again.
Mike April 2017
Betty’s place is an amazing getaway that offers privacy, yet easy access to the beach. Our towels were changed and bed made every day. Betty and Gerry do whatever they can to make you feel at home.
Jordan March 2017
The home here is lovely. There is a secluded beautiful garden with wonderful outdoor spaces. It is a 5 minute walk to the beach which is great for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. It is about a ten or fifteen minute walk to frederickstead downtown. There are plenty of places to eat nearby. The home itself is perfect for two people and very well kept. Betty was helpful and accommodating. The balcony is perfect for sitting and reading.
Sarah March 2017
Betty & Jerry were fabulous hosts. The property was somewhat hard to find (being from the mainland and landing at night, it wasn’t easy to navigate around the island without GPS!) but all it took was a quick call to Betty and within 5 minutes I was guided to the house by Jerry! It felt like I was in Pirates of the Carribean in that suite!! Surrounded by lizards and lush foliage, it was the perfect place to stay in St. Croix. Very close to some gorgeous beaches and restaurants, plus Jerry/Betty cleaned the room each day while I was out — incredibly nice and wasn’t expecting such great service! They were very accommodating and gave great recommendations on food and things to do on the island. Great getaway, even if I had to work most of the time I was there! Would absolutely stay again for the great location and great hosts!
Deborah February 2017
My husband and I loved our stay in the Carribe Suite. It sets away from the road and is lush with tropical foliage. In the mornings we enjoyed our coffee on the porch as we watched iguanas and hummingbirds in the trees. Our hosts were wonderful and really went above and beyond to help us. They drove us to the store so that we could get set up with groceries and also gave us a ride to the car rental site. Even though we didn’t expect daily housekeeping, our suite was tidied each day and fresh towels were put out for us. In addition, the suite was well stocked with toiletries in case you forget to bring something. For the first week, we didn’t have a car and managed fine but we enjoy walking. The second week we rented a car so that we explore the island. Overall, it is probably wise to rent a car if you stay here for convenience sake.
Amanda January 2017
The Caribe Suite is just as pictured… it has a wonderful porch for eating, reading and relaxing. It was clean and the owners accommodated our late flight in by helping us find it at around 10:45pm. Then, when we arrived, they had provided a meal for us since it was too late to go to any restaurants. They really went above and beyond to make sure our stay went well! I would highly recommend staying here!
JoAnn January 2017
Betty’s villa was perfect for us. We loved the location in Frederiksted which was close to several great beaches and only 1/2 mile from the small downtown area. The villa had everything we needed and then some. The space was great with great indoor and outdoor space. We are beach bums and planned to spend everyday at the beach. What sets Betty apart si that she goes the extra mile to make sure you have everything you could possibly need. We were so happy to find beach chairs and a cooler for us to use upon our arrival. There was even some snorkel gear that we took advantage of too. All in all, one of the best, most thoughtful vacation rentals I have ever stayed at! Thank you Betty!