Villa Dawn, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands Villa Rental - USVI Vacation

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Villa Dawn Guest Comments from our Vrbo listing

64 Reviews as of April 5, 2022  -  Wonderful! Average 4.9/5 stars


Fabulous!!!

5/5

Stayed Mar 2022

Mindy C.

Fabulous view! Fabulous location! Fabulous house! Fabulous pool! Fabulous view! Fabulous time had by all Did I mention the fabulous view?

Published Mar 16, 2022


 

If you want a beach, views, and drinks at your door step

5/5

Stayed Feb 2022

wayne h.

Nice place! 4 bedroom (3 with private restrooms). Easy access to beach. Views of Cane Bay. And steps to some great beach side eats and drink!

Published Feb 26, 2022

Hostís response:

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! It really is in a great location!!! Hope you will visit again some time! All the best, Kent and Dawn

Awesome

5/5

Stayed Dec 2021

Mark H.

We had a great time. Easy to get to. Good communication with owner. Great location on the island.

Published Jan 13, 2022

Hostís response:

It makes us so very happy you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! Hope you will choose another visit some time! All the best, Kent and Dawn


 

Family Vacation at Villa Dawn

4/5

Stayed Dec 2021

Linda F.Raleigh, NC USA

Villa Dawn is the ultimate vacation spot - a beautiful porch and pool with views that amazed us every day. It was walking distance to several restaurants, the beach, and even hikes up the mountain behind us. It was very private, and you will definitely need a car for grocery store trips. The kitchen was very well outfitted, some of the furnishings were a little dated. Overall we were thrilled to be there and enjoyed every minute!

Published Dec 27, 2021

Hostís response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn!

All the best in the coming year! Kent and Dawn


 

Great

5/5

Stayed Dec 2021

Edward d.

Wonderful to be located at cane bay

Great deck, pool and kitchen

Published Dec 14, 2021

Hostís response:

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! All the best! Kent and Dawn


 

Great property

5/5

Stayed Nov 2021

Elizabeth K.

We had a great week at the Villa Dawn. The location was great as was the property. The view was great no matter what time of day. Property was very clean and had everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed the get some leave some with spices etc. We LOVED the fact that we had a gas stove with actual non stick pans. A great place to relax!

Published Nov 23, 2021


 

Perfect

5/5

Stayed Nov 2021

Angela C.

Everything we were looking for in a family vacation! Helpful owners and an absolutely beautiful setting.

Published Dec 1, 2021


 

Wonderful Week

4/5

Stayed Oct 2021

Erika H.

Villa Dawn has beautiful views of the ocean. The owner is super nice and informative. Be sure to print out the paperwork as it was next to impossible to read on a cell phone screen.

If there wasn't so many great tourist attractions I could see my self keeping to the villa for a relaxing time. I only wish a portion of the back deck was surrounded by mosquito netting as they feasted on a few of us relentlessly.

Published Nov 1, 2021

Hostís response:

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! Hopefully, you will come back for another stay! All the best...Kent and Dawn


 

Great location, comfort, and spectacular views!

5/5

Stayed Oct 2021

Jeff K.

Right up the hill from Cane Bay Beach and the wall dive there. Dive shop right there for tanks. House is super comfortable for the right number of guests. Even though listing claims up to a dozen guests allowed I couldn't see that unless maybe 3 couples with some little kids. 3rd bedroom upstairs has no access to a bathroom, both bathrooms are in the 2 king bedrooms, so could be tough even having 3 couples upstairs. Lower suite by itself with no access to upstairs without going outside. Perfect for up to 3 couples all together. I'd go back there in that scenario in a heartbeat. Love the pool, the giant patio, and the great large kitchen. We ate most of our meals right at the house! So beautiful with the yard and killer views. It's a great deal for 6 guests splitting the cost. Loved it!

Published Nov 3, 2021

Hostís response:

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! It is so hard for us to really show the views and location as they are in person in our photos. It truly is amazing!

We have had many, many large groups at the villa over the years. Many families traveling together, including many trips with our friends and families and they have all loved it! Dawn was just there in October with a large family group and they all had a great time.

Hopefully, you will come back to St. Croix and stay at Villa Dawn again! All the best! Kent and Dawn

 


Second time here ... will not be our last!

5/5

Stayed Aug 2021

Tani W. Los Altos, CA

There is no better place to stay on St. Croix. Of our 3 times on the island we have stayed here twice, and we won't go anywhere else again. You can literally walk to the beach and restaurants, the pool is divine ... plenty of room to spread out. We couldn't not find enough nice things to say. Viva Villa Dawn!

Published Sep 1, 2021

Hostís response:

Hi! Thank you so much for your great review of Villa Dawn! We try very hard to make sure that the villa is always in great shape and that you will always have a great stay there! I am actually heading to Villa Dawn next week for 4 weeks to do a bunch of maintenance on the villa, including draining and refinishing the the pool and fountain! We are so glad that you love the villa as much as we do! It is a great location on the island...we think it's the best and most beautiful! All the best...Kent and Dawn


Beautiful views

5/5

Stayed Jul 2021

Aleshia S.

The house was wonderful, perfect location, walking distance to cane bay. The owners were very kind and called to check on us and gave us recommendations.

Published Aug 12, 2021

Hostís response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! It is a special place! We hope you get to visit again sometime! All the best...Kent and Dawn


Perfect time

5/5

Stayed May 2021

ken r.

Property is great. Pool is perfect temperature. Deck provided sunsets that will stay with us for years. Quiet area and location of property on the island is perfect. If youíre looking for a getaway for your family, this house will provide all you need. Got stuck inside one day due to a storm and used the tv and such... needs an upgrade, but we werenít there for the electronics.

Published May 28, 2021

Owner's Response:

Hi! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! It truly is a great spot to relax...pool, deck, views, beach, sunsets and sound of waves! Hope you'll come back some day! All the best, Kent and Dawn


St. Croix!

4/5

Stayed Feb 2021

Gregory H.

Had a great family vacation. Beautiful island and the house had everything we needed.

Published Feb 23, 2021

Owner's Response:

Hi Gregory! We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! We hope you will choose to stay with us again on your next visit to the beautiful island of St. Croix.

All the best!

Kent and Dawn


Great stay

5/5

Stayed Feb 2021

Walt M.

Villa was clean and as described. Great location, amazing views. Highly recommended.

Published Feb 17, 2021


Overall Great Stay

4/5

Stayed Jan 2021

Cassie B.

This house was great for our family vacation with our 3 young kids. The owners are very responsive and helpful. Here is our list of things we loved and a few suggestions:

Things we loved:

-Location - It is right in the middle so you could go Cane Bay if you wanted a close beach with great snorkeling but also easy to get to both the East and West end beaches. Our favorite kid friendly beaches were Rainbow Beach and Buccaneer Beach. Sandy Point is only open on weekends and while it had big waves is very pretty.

- Kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could ever need

- It was great to have 2 king beds as our boys shared a bed.

-Everything was well maintained.

-Great to have a washer and dryer

-Beach chairs, boogie board, and coolers were provided

Cons

-St.Croix has limited water and this house has very limited hot water. We could not take longer than a 5 minute shower and then would have to wait 30 minutes for the next person to shower or give our kids a bath. It wasn't the end of the world and we made it work. Maybe it is by design so people use less water.

-The pool is very nice and clean but very COLD. Our kids would last about 10 minutes before they were shivering and ready to get out. Maybe a solar cover could help without costing a fortune.

Overall it was a great stay and memories we will cherish forever with our 3 kids.

Published Feb 2, 2021

Owner's Response:

Hi Cassie! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! It is a very special place! I'm sorry that you had an issue with hot water in the villa. It hasn't been reported to us before and I wish that you had called me during your stay, I would have had a plumber come out and resolve the issue immediately! I am so glad that overall it was a great stay!

All the best! Kent and Dawn


A slice of paradise

5/5

Stayed Dec 2020

Summer S.

Villa Dawn and St. Croix were the perfect vacation spot for us. Situated in Cane Bay is a good location to most that St. Croix has to offer. The views of the Bay from the veranda were amazing and we spent as much time as we could out there. The kitchen is fully stock with every kitchen appliance and gadget and utensils that you could possibly need. The rooms are spacious and the beds were very comfortable. Full size washer and dryer was a huge plus. Even though there are 2 bathrooms, one person at a time to take a shower as the hot water does run out. There were family board games and plenty of books and some movies to keep one busy in the house at night. However, there is so much to do in St. Croix that we didn't spend too much time in the house. Several hikes to do: Ham's Bluff, Goat Hill, Issac's and Jack's Bay, and The Carambala Tidal Pools. We ate at The Landing on Cane Bay (a short walk from the house), The Mill Boardwalk (in Christiansted), La Reine Chicken Shack are definite highlights. SCUBA diving with Sweet Bottom Dive Center (also in Cane Bay, walking distance) was great. Also Cruzan Cowgirls does a cool horse riding experience into the sea (try and go at 4pm for sunset). Last but not least is a sailboat ride to Buck's Island! This house allowed us to have an incredible time in St. Croix.

Published Dec 28, 2020

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! The villa and St. Croix truly are special places and we are very lucky to have been blessed with owning Villa Dawn for over 21 years now. We hope that you will choose to come back to St. Croix sometime and will stay at Villa Dawn again!

We hope you have a wonderful 2021...we all need a good year!!! :)

All the best!

Kent and Dawn


Great home with incredible view

5/5

Stayed Dec 2020

James P.

Well equipped home with stunning views, spacious outdoor deck and fantastic pool and grounds.

Published Dec 20, 2020

Owner's Response:

Hi! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! It is definitely a small slice of paradise and we try very hard to keep it that way! We hope that you will visit St. Croix again sometime and choose to stay at Villa Dawn again!

All the best!!!

Kent and Dawn


Tranquility

4/5

Stayed Oct 2020

Chad P.

its a lovely property...the sound of the beach waves is so tranquil and soothing....we enjoyed our stay

Published Dec 9, 2020


Beautiful sunsets! Great pool.

5/5

Stayed Sep 2020

Ron W.

Nice

Published Oct 16, 2020


Beautiful View

4/5

Stayed Aug 2019

Shannon S.

Great view and location in Cane Bay. The villa was well stocked with all amenities. We had 7 people in our party and the house was a perfect size. The AC was a little disappointing but at least it was available. Just not very cool at night even with the fans going. Would recommend key code locks instead of having to keep up with keys but that's the only recommendations that I would have.

Published Aug 13, 2019

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! It does have a great view and is in a really great location on the island!

I'm sorry that you didn't feel cool enough from the central A/C. We do monitor the interior temperature of the villa via a Wifi thermostat, and didn't get an alert that it was unusually warm. Generally, our guests set it at 74-76 degrees and find that comfortable.

We hope that you enjoyed the villa enough to visit again some time! All the best! Kent and Dawn

We have considered key code locks, but with the harsh climate of the tropics we are concerned about reliability of them. So, we stick with "old school" keys :)


Wonderful Family/Group Home!

5/5

Stayed Jul 2019

Joshua T.

We've stayed on St Croix many times but first time at Villa Dawn as we now had 10 family members. Excellent location, amazing views, spacious home for our 10 people, and terrific amenities are a few of the highlights of this rental. Everything was well thought out as the kitchen, living room, deck and pool areas all had comfortable seating and tables for everyone. Very clean and well tended property where you feel 'at home'. The owners are very responsive to questions and helpful it many vacation ideas. A terrific find and highly recommend Villa Dawn!

Published Aug 6, 2019

Owner's Response:

Hi! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! We are glad you liked the villa as much as we do! :) I hope that you will be able to return to Villa Dawn some day. If you do, you will find it better than ever, as each year we make improvements of some kind to the villa and the property. All the best...Kent and Dawn


Love Love Love!!!

5/5

Stayed Jul 2019

Karyn K.

We have stayed here probably 10 or so years. This is the ONLY place we stay when coming to St Croix. We like to come once per year. The house is well equipped, we cook many meals in the house and have never not had something we needed. Beds are comfortable and the pool and view are lovely. Owners are extremely responsive. You can walk to Cane Bay Beach and we of course love to eat at Off the Wall and "Eat @ Cane Bay" (also within walking distance). I cannot say enough great things about this house and the owners.

Published Sep 10, 2019

Owner's Response:

Hi Karyn! We are so glad that you love Villa Dawn enough to write a nice review and come back again and again! We love having you as a guest! You can rest assured that each time you stay at Villa Dawn we will have done some upgrades that will make it better and better!

All the best! Kent and Dawn


Nice House

4/5

Stayed Jun 2019

All was good, the house had a home feel. The location was a bit of a terrain to get to, but once we discovered the alternative route it wasnít so bad to get to Christiansted and the East side of the Island. It was clean and had central air. Overall a very nice place to stay in STX.

Published Jul 8, 2019


Beautiful property

5/5

Stayed Jun 2019

Tonya S.

Location was perfect! Quiet and secluded but close to the beach.

Published Jun 30, 2019

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! The location is pretty awesome! :) Kent and Dawn


Amazing property and St. Croix location for a family vacation!!!!

5/5

Stayed Jun 2019

Craig & Vicki S.

Amazing property and St. Croix location for a family vacation!!!!

Published Jun 17, 2019

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! We hope you will visit St. Croix again some time and choose to stay at Villa Dawn again! Kent and Dawn


Perfect Location

5/5

Stayed Jun 2019

Iain S.

Wonderful location. Short walk down the hill to the beach, three restaurants (2 and 1 beach shack) all of which have great food.

We were 2 couples and only used upstairs and used the 2 ensuite rooms. Both were great. The third upstairs bedroom would need to use one of the two ensuite rooms bathroom so great for kids in the thrid room but it wouldn't work well for a third couples.

Downstairs is a complete one bedroom appartment with a small kithcen, living roonm, bedroom and shower.

Kitchen upstairs is fully kitted out with everything you wanted. Only thing missing was a kettle as we are tea drinkers (so we bought one at K-Mart and left it there, so it shouldn't be a problem any more).

Pool area is large and has a wonderful view over the caribbean sea. Large covered deck when you need to get out of the sun.


Wonderful place, would definitely go back.

Published Jun 9, 2019

Villa Dawn

5/5

Stayed Apr 2019

matthew S.


Great place with GREAT view Hope to be back again...and again ...and again....

Published May 6, 2019

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! The view really is amazing! We hope you will come back again and again! Kent and Dawn


Great house, beautiful view w/awesome pool, fabulous home owners!

5/5

Stayed Mar 2019

Cathey E.Urbanna, Virginia

Highly recommend this house and the owners!

Published Apr 11, 2019

Owner's Response:

Hi! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! It is our goal to offer our guests a great vacation and it is awesome to her that you liked Villa Dawn so much! I am heading to Villa Dawn next month for two weeks of maintenance and I can't wait! :)

Kent and Dawn


Beautiful house over looking the sea.!

5/5

Stayed Mar 2019

Janet B.New Hampshire USA

Exceptional property and well equipped house. Perfect for 3 couples but would be challenging for 4 couples based on the bathroom situation. Great location with walking to the beach and restaurants. Driveway is a bit challenging . Owners were wonderful to work with and very welcoming. Fully equipped house - kitchen / linens etc. Loved the property! We all would come back to this awesome and breath taking house. Thank you

Published Mar 23, 2019

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! It truly is in a great location and we feel very blessed to be able to share it with so many great people! We hope that we do hear from you again some day. We add and upgrade things at the villa each year so you can look forward to something new on your next visit to Villa Dawn! Kent and Dawn


Clean, private, close access to the beach, beautiful views, great pool

5/5

Stayed Mar 2019

Aubrei C.

We absolutely loved this location. Close access to cane bay and beautiful beaches. Private, clean, wonderful views, etc. Highly, highly recommend!

Published Mar 17, 2019

Owner's Response:

So happy you enjoyed you stay at Villa Dawn! We hope you will be able to visit St. Croix again some time. We'd love to have you back at the villa!

Kent and Dawn


Fun property in an excellent, quiet location

5/5

Stayed Feb 2019

Thomas L.

Well-maintained property overlooking Cane Bay...a very short walk down the hill and you're at the beach. Villa is extremely well-stocked and clean. We really enjoyed the big covered porch area, too. You're likely to spot the occasional deer and mongoose near the property. You really don't need to do anything here other than show up -- they have everything, including beach chairs and towels, etc. Note that, despite the beach bars and restaurants along the bay, this is a generally quiet area (which we appreciated). It takes about 20 minutes to get to Christiansted from here.

Published Mar 6, 2019

Owner's Response:

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! We try very hard to make your stay as comfortable as possible and include everything you would have in your own home. Villa Dawn is a special place and we hope that you will return sometime! Thanks for staying at Villa Dawn!


As far as Iím concerned Cane Bay is the best location on the Island.

5/5

Stayed Feb 2019

James D.

Villa Dawn and the Cane Bay Area had evening and more. The location is centralized between the towns of Frederiksted and Christiansted. The outdoor space at Villa Dawn is incredible. The pool, veranda, and views are amazing. The property has plenty of privacy. The neighbors seem to be mostly owners. The Caribbean Sea and Cane Bay Beach is a short distance away. You can hear the waves from the pool and veranda. To be in the Caribbean and on the beach is a real treat. Itís fun to watch the divers, teams of swimmers and the people snorkeling. Their are 3 nice beach bar restaurants close with great food and music. We enjoy the small shops in the two towns and finding good restaurants around the Island. A must do is to take a ride to Udal Point which is the most eastern point of the US. The stone sun dowel monument is cool but the views are the best on the Island. I was there less than a week ago and I already miss it. I watch the live webcam from Eat@CaneBay daily. Villa Dawn is also very nice inside. Very spacious, nice bedrooms and baths. The owners are very nice. We celebrated my 60th birthday and Valentines Day on the Island. It was the best. I am hooked on St.Croix, Cane Bay, and Villa Dawn. Canít wait to go back. Thanks Kent & Dawn for sharing such a special place. Jim D.

Published Feb 21, 2019

Owner's Response:

We are so happy that you enjoyed Villa Dawn, Cane Bay and St. Croix! I have to agree that the 'North Shore', as the area from Columbus Cove Marina to Cane Bay is referred to, is the best part of the island. Villa Dawn is a very special place and we are very blessed to own it, and to be able to have shared it with hundreds of guests over the past 20 years! We hope that you do get to come back to Villa Dawn again! Thanks for being such great guests!


Fantastic Fantastic, Fantastic. Amazing family vacation. Villa Dawn has everything needed to relax

5/5

Stayed Dec 2018

steve s.

Villa Dawn has everything! With chairs/towels, coolers, plenty of kitchen which allows you to really relax and take advantage of one of the best locations ever. Pool, proximity to beach, food and world class scuba is all amazing. It is so easy to stay here itís for sure fantastic. One step out on the patio and the relaxation starts.

Published Dec 28, 2018

Owner's Response:

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! We are truly blessed to have found the villa 20 years ago! It is a very special place! Hope you can visit again some time! All the best, Kent and Dawn


Incredible Vacation Home

5/5

Stayed Oct 2018

Jonathon S.

I don't usually leave reviews, but this one is a must. Villa Dawn truly is a great escape if you want to get away... The view is absolutely incredible, the pool is sweet, the rooms are all spacious and gives you the privacy you want to have on vacation if you're sharing the house with others. It was very easy being at Villa Dawn and not wanting to leave, at all. The house does a great job of making you want to be right outside in the hammock or the pool laying out during the day before coming back in to relax and hang out for the night inside. Great place to stay, if I am ever back in St Croix I'll definitely be reaching out to stay here again.

Published Oct 28, 2018

Owner's Response:

The hammock is a great place to spend some time at Villa Dawn! The house is in a spectacular spot for just hanging out and relaxing and a sunset cocktail in the pool just can'r be beat! It is easy to spend a whole week without ever leaving Cane Bay and Villa Dawn! Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope we will hear from you again! Kent and Dawn


Nice home, great sea view

4/5

Stayed Oct 2018

Shannon S.

Villa Dawn is a beautiful home with pool and lovely sea view. Large lanai for viewing sunsets. Kitchen has everything you would ever need. Owners are very attentive and communicated with us during our stay. Wifi worked great.

Published Oct 22, 2018

Owner's Response:

We are so happy we were able to share Villa Dawn with you! It truly is located in a spectacular setting. We try very hard to make it a place you will want to return to, and try to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Hopefully, you will choose to stay at Villa Dawn again some time! Thanks for being such great guests! Kent and Dawn


Great house, excellent location!!

5/5

Stayed Jul 2018

Traci M.

We had a large group of 13 and it was perfect for us! The house was clean and stocked with lots of everyday use items from spices and coffee filters to pool and beach essentials to books and board games! The location could not have been better...walking distance to the beach and restaurants. I will caution you that if youíve spent the day enjoying ALL that the area has to offer (wink, wink), the walk back up is a little challenging...ha ha! Centrally located between Frederiksted and Christiansted and although there are neighbors, it feels nicely secluded and very private. The views from the pool and deck are amazing and Kent was very responsive and helpful with my many, many questions! I highly recommend Villa Dawn for your large or small group...you will not be disappointed!

Published Aug 6, 2018

Owner's Response:

Thanks so much for your great review of Villa Dawn! It makes us very happy when our guests have a great time on St. Croix and love Villa Dawn! We hope that we hear from you again some time!

Kent and Dawn


Most relaxing and fun vacation ever!

5/5

Stayed May 2018

Marge S.

We stayed at Villa Dawn from May 23 to June 2nd 2018. It was our first family vacation and everyone thought the Villa was amazing. Had an awesome trip to Buck Island. Highly recommend sailing and snorkeling with Captain Carl and Kaylie with Tamarack Excursions. Food and service in all restaurants was exceptional. Pizza at Off the Wall was the best.

Thank you Kent & Dawn🌴�🦈�

Andy & Marge Smith

Published Jun 5, 2018

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! St Croix has a great reputation for awesome food and for good reasons! We hope that you will choose to stay at Villa Dawn for another awesome family vacation! We look forward to hearing from you again! Kent and Dawn


Very peaceful

5/5

Stayed Apr 2018

mike l.

Great location for view of cane bay. Very quiet. House and furnishings are nice. Would stay again

Published May 4, 2018

Owner's Response:

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! It truly is a spectacular location with awesome views in a very serene environment. We hope that you will be able to stay at Villa Dawn again...we make changes and upgrades to the villa each and every year! Thank you so much for choosing Villa Dawn for your St. Croix vacation! Kent and Dawn


Best rental to enjoy all St Croix has to offer

5/5

Stayed Apr 2018

Beth K.

Stayed at Villa Dawn with my girlfriends for a birthday celebration - and I can't say enough good things about this property.

Communication with Kent and Dawn was great - they responded quickly to email and phone messages, and key exchange was seamless. When we arrived the property was clean.

The location of the villa is spectacular - the pool deck is situated so it gets sun all day, and you can look from your chair over the tree tops to the beautiful waters of Cane Bay. The pictures do not do it justice - the sea is much closer to the property and you can hear the waves and see the swimmers, snorkelers and divers clearly from the pool deck. There is a large covered patio to get out of the sun and still be outdoors. I would highly recommend getting a massage on the patio - it was amazing. (Beach Massage and Bodywork Delivered).

A short walk down the hill and you are on Cane Bay- great snorkeling right there - bring your snorkel gear! Also walking distance to Eat at Cane Bay, Off the Wall and Waves restaurant. We were able to go for long walks on the road - everyone drives pretty slow and was accommodating to us. The house is well equipped with coolers, beach chairs and towels to enjoy all the St Croix beaches.

The kitchen was large and very well equipped - everything you need to cook pretty much anything. They even had bug spray and flashlights to walk down the hill at night. The bedrooms were large - 2 had king beds with ensuite baths, one with a queen - and the separate basement space had a queen bed, daybed and full bath and small kitchen.

We have been to St Croix 3 times - this location and property were by far the best.

Published May 4, 2018

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! I wish that I was able to capture the villa's amazing location in pictures...I've tried and tried, but as you pointed out, they just don't do it justice! Our goal is for our guests to have a great, relaxing vacation, and be very comfortable at Villa Dawn. We want you to feel like it is your home for the time you are there and we try to have everything there you would have in your own home...except for your clothes and swimsuits! I hope that when you visit St. Croix in the future, you will choose to stay at Villa Dawn again! Thank you so much for staying with us! Kent and Dawn


Amazing beauty from the property! Very well stocked.

5/5

Stayed Mar 2018

David C.

Kent and Dawn have always been amazing. We have stayed with them for many years now and will continue to do so for many more. Thanks Kent and Dawn!

Published Mar 22, 2018

Owner's Response:

Thanks David! We are so happy to have you as our guest! I am glad that you love Villa Dawn! We are always thinking of ways to improve the villa...the one thing we could never improve upon is that amazing view! Look forward to hearing from you again!


Beautiful Villa overlooking Cane Bay.

5/5

Stayed Feb 2018

I surprised my wife by flying out the children and grandchildren for her birthday. Villa Dawn was perfect even though we did not have Wi-Fi, cable TV or cell service (still off from the hurricane). We went old school at night playing board games and watching VHS movies. Pool was great and porch was perfect for visiting, cocktails and views of the Bay. Well stocked kitchen. Thank you Kent and Dawn.

Published Feb 19, 2018

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! It must have been a lot of fun surprising your wife with your children and grand kids! Sorry for the lack of Cable & Internet. If you had AT&T, you would have had cell service at the villa. Besides the local phone company, AT&T is the only cell provider with decent service on the island..before and after the storm. It took us over 4 months to get our power back after the September hurricane, the communications company is following. They had to wait for all the new poles to be put in place and power restored by the power company. I think that you will agree that the island looks great...nice and green and lush. In another month or two, the hurricane from last September will be just a memory. We hope you will choose to visit St Croix again and stay at Villa Dawn!


After Maria

4/5  

Stayed Dec 2017

Lovely views, nice pool, nice beach and good location. Operated off a generator but we made it work. Owners very helpful.

Published Dec 20, 2017


Amazing views and location!

5/5

Stayed Aug 2017

Todd D.

This was the perfect house for my entire family to come for a once in a lifetime experience! The views from the deck and pool area are to die for. There was nothing like being able to take a 5 minute walk down the driveway and across the street to swim and snorkel to my hearts content. Bring your own gear and it is free or if you don't have any the dive shop is directly across the street and are very reasonably priced. Kent was very helpful with every question or concern we had! Only recommendation is to put up some kind of blinds in kitchen area because when sun is setting ( which is gorgeous) It gets pretty hot in the kitchen. That is not a complaint just a recommendation because being able to look out and see the mountains beyond the sea was breathtaking!

Published Aug 29, 2017

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! It is a little piece of paradise! We have thought about putting some sun diffusing shades outside, attached to the covered deck, but have been concerned about the breezes damaging them if left open and unattended. And, as you mention, we don't want to do anything to deter from the incredible view! We hope you will choose to come back to St. Croix some time and will choose to stay at Villa Dawn again!


Gorgeous view, pool, great house our family of 10 fit just perfect

5/5

Stayed Jul 2017

Ellen C.Alabama

Our family was celebrating our annual Christmas In July vacation and came to Villa Dawn. We all had a blast , 6 adults and 4 children ages 19mo-8. All loved our time there . Had a fantastic trip to Buck Island , went tubing , saw the beer drinking pigs .

Most of all out hosts the Vreelands made our vacation one to remember . Thank you !

Published Aug 1, 2017

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed Villa Dawn and we are very happy to have had you as our guests! I hope you will choose to stay at Villa Dawn for another of your "Christmas in July" family vacations!


Memories were made !

5/5

Stayed Jul 2017

Shane D.

Villa was everything as advertised. The home was clean, well appointed, comfortable, spacious and of course the pool with the super views of the ocean. We enjoyed a very relaxing time, grilled out and watched the sunsets while sitting in the pool. It is a place that lends itself to you "kickin' back" and not doing a dam thing. We enjoyed ourselves so much, that we have put it on our list to come back next year !

Published Jul 18, 2017

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! We have tried to show the villa in our photos just like it is...if anything, it's better than our photos can show! Many of our reservations throughout the year are from "repeat" guests. We look forward to hearing from you again!


Perfect get away

5/5

Stayed Jun 2017

Cheryl B.

Six adults stayed at this wonderful place last week. The home has everything you can possible need. The owners also recommend places to shop for groceries, places to eat, and places you must see. They are very responsive should you have any questions. The views are breathtaking. You can walk to the beach, although a bit of a walk. I can't think of any reason why someone wouldn't stay here if they are going to St. Croix.

Published Jul 3, 2017

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! The walk from the door of the villa to the beginning of the beach is just 380 yards, with most of that going down our driveway and past our property. We wind up taking a car down to the beach most of the time because we want a cooler, snorkel gear, beach chairs and an umbrella with us...all of which we have at the villa! :) Now, depending how much you have to drink at at one of the beach bars, the walk back to the villa can become more interesting! LOL! ;)

We hope that you will choose to visit Villa Dawn and St. Croix again sometime! It was a pleasure having you as our guests!


Awesome place. Furnished with everything to make your stay comfortable. Beautiful view.

5/5

Stayed Jun 2017

Toni M.

It is a nice place to go on vacation. You are in the middle of the island so it is easy to get to both towns on each end of the island. Their was a grill which was nice for eating dinner in some evenings. It would be a wonderful place to take your family and have quality time in the pool as well as beautiful excursions close by. The beach was close and then their were many other beaches close to go to. I would recommend it for a relaxing vacation for a family. Great place to make memories with a beautiful view. The owners were very professional and very nice. Very Friendly and they let you know if you needed anything you could call them and they would do their best to get the issue resolved immediately.

Published Jun 27, 2017

Owner's Response:

Hi! Thank you for the great review! We try hard to ensure that our guests have a comfortable stay at Villa Dawn! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! We want the villa to be a place that people will want to return to again and again. Hope to hear from you again some time! :)


a beautiful experience

5/5

Stayed Jun 2017

kathryn r.

We spent a lot of time in the pool, just steps outside this lovely and comfortable home. The owners had provided us a wealth of information before we arrived, much appreciated in helping us buy groceries and find our way from the airport and get settled in. The view is spectacular and we spent many hours sitting on the covered porch enjoying it. We also enjoyed several good, small, friendly restaurants nearby and did some cooking in the amazingly well equipped kitchen. We were initially a little disappointed in Cane Bay Beach after previous stays on St Thomas and St John where there are more spectacular beaches, but the proximity of Cane Bay Beach to the house makes up for it. The owners of Villa Dawn go above and beyond to make sure every need is met and are a pleasure to work with. I hope to rent this house again and stay longer.

Published Jun 26, 2017

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! While there are some beaches on St Croix that rival any on St. Thomas and St. John, they are protected and have no houses or hotels on them. Sandy Point, which is a National Wildlife Refuge and Turtle nesting zone, is one of them. It is literally miles of spectacular white sand beach. If it were anywhere else in the Caribbean, it would be lined with large hotels and condos. On St. Croix, it is protected from development. Cane Bay is a smaller beach than some, but is great for swimming, snorkeling and SCUBA diving. It is also in a beautiful location and just a short walk from the villa. Like you said, the proximity of the beach to Villa Dawn makes up for it's smaller size!

We do hope that you return to Villa Dawn. We make it a point to upgrade something at the house each year!


Wonderful house, excellent views and privacy

5/5

Stayed May 2017

Molly B.Danville

My husband and I just returned from a one week vacation in St Croix, and we just loved this house. It's location is central on the island so we could do a lot of exploring on the island. It had everything we needed in the kitchen. The bed was super comfortable. But our favorite thing about the house was the pool. The temperature was perfect. The view was incredible and it was completely private. Neither one of us wanted to leave at the end of the week.

Published May 23, 2017


Absolutely a beautiful home on beautiful property with beautiful views!

5/5

Stayed Apr 2017

Tena D.

Would recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet romantic relaxing stay! The home has all the ammenities one needs! The pool - well we almost lived in it and enjoyed the ocean views with the ships and boats beyond the bay! Must stay! Would we stay again - absolutely!!!!!!

Published Apr 29, 2017

Owner's Response:

Hi there! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! We look forward to hearing from you again sometime! Our goal is to keep Villa Dawn a place that our guests will want to visit again and again!


Amazing vacation at Villa Dawn

5/5

Stayed Apr 2017

John L.Miami

We had not had a family vacation in over two years and Villa Dawn was the perfect Paradise for the seven of us this week. We had an amazing, wonderful time and felt so at home. Kent was fantastic in responding to all our questions before we got here. Pictures don't do this beautiful home and location justice! We have found a place we would love to come back to again and again.

Thank you,

The Wolfpack --- Lisa, John Lobo and family

Published Apr 17, 2017

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! Our goal is to make Villa Dawn a place our guests will want to visit again and again! We do hope that you will be able to visit Villa Dawn again some time. We make improvements to the villa each year, so you will have something else to look forward to!


Paradise!

5/5

Stayed Feb 2017

Paul S.

We decided to have our company annual business meeting at VD. Best decision ever! Plenty of room for all the board members and who could beat the BOD meeting on the deck. We have also stayed at VD for family vacations. It's the best! Kent was very easy to work with and his knowledge of the island was very helpful!

Published Mar 15, 2017

Owner's Response:

Wow! What a great place to hold your business meetings! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! Keeping Villa Dawn a place that our guests want to return to again and again is our goal! We hope you choose to stay at Villa Dawn again some time!


Sunset over the ocean in your personal Pool Bar, it just doesn't get any better.

5/5

Stayed Nov 2014

Scott T.

We had an amazing time on St. Croix and the best part was Villa Dawn! The home couldn't be in a better location, it really is 5 minutes to the dive shop and Eat at Cane Bay and 4 Minutes to Off the Wall, both food and fun are within easy walking distance. Kent and Dawn are great to work with and very responsive if any situation arises. The home is well stocked, (I think we added a few items for your next guests), and the view is stunning! Sitting on the bar stools in the pool every evening with your favorite beverage watching the sunset over the bay is a magical time, and having pool-safe drink ware (even martini glasses!) made it easy and carefree. The beds are truly comfortable, and the sound of the ocean waves lull you to sleep each night. Even when it rains, (only for a few minutes), the covered deck is expansive and became our favorite night-time hangout after our daily pool swim. An incredible Weber gas grill is also under the deck, we put it to good use with fresh seafood when we felt like cooking at home. Make sure to try the Duck Chili at Eat at Cane Bay, the Pizza at Off the Wall, and anything on the menu at Rowdy Joe's is incredible. With the great folks at the Cane Bay Dive Shop minutes away just drop off your gear with them and schedule a few dives without the hassle of carrying everything back and forth. Ellen, Graham, and I can't thank you enough for making your home available to us for our vacation, I hope we respected it enough to be allowed back for another stay!

Published Dec 2, 2014


Felt like home in Paradise

5/5

Stayed May 2014

Aimee S.Maryland

We couldn't have asked for more! The house is equipped with all the accessories you need from snorkel gear to bikes to kitchen accessories to spices. We truly enjoyed our time at the house and pool. On the days we ventured out, we found everything to be conveniently located to where we were. The awesome restaurants, Cane Beach and activities were all within walking or a short drive distance away. In addition, Kent and Dawn was always available for us when the power went out (common island life occurrence) even when they were on vacation themselves. We hope to come back again next year and be able to stay Villa Dawn when there are less mosquitoes.

Published Jun 5, 2014

Owner's Response:

Hi! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! We had a very wet May on the island so that is why there were more mosquitoes around than usual. Sorry you had to put up with them! Most of the year there are very few of them around and a can of "Off" will usually do the trick.

We look forward to you staying at Villa Dawn again sometime!


Everything we imagined it would be, million dollar view, an excellent property!

5/5

Stayed Apr 2014

Barry G.Charlestown, NH

We absolutely loved our stay at Villa Dawn. The villa is everything they say it is. Spacious, well appointed and that amazing view! It was our last vacation together as a family before our oldest heads to West Point. We loved everything about the house. There is nothing like waking up to that amazing view then heading down to the beach for a swim. In the afternoons we lounged by the pool or took a nap in one of the hammocks. Cane Bay beach is an excellent location; away from the busier parts of the island but a quick drive to many of the places to see on St. Croix. We made good use of the snorkeling gear exploring the reef at the beach. We did several hikes, drove through the rain forest, visited Christiansted and Frederiksted, and hiked to the bays below Point Udall. My teenaged son loved his room in the downstairs. The kitchen has everything you would ever need and we broke in the new Weber grill. Kent and Dawn were on Island and we were able to meet them which was nice.

Published Apr 15, 2014

Owner's Response:

We try to show the beauty of Villa Dawn's location, but it never really comes across in pictures...it is truly a special place!


Perfect!

5/5

Stayed Feb 2014

candace r.Albany, CA

We had a wonderful trip to St Croix and feel very lucky to have found Villa Dawn on VRBO. It was spacious and well equipped! We enjoyed the pool, the kitchen, and the location was perfect! Walking distance to Cane Bay and snorkeling, and the restaurants at Cane Bay were a big hit. We have friends that live permanently on St Croix and they agree that the North end of the island is the best! Safe, and with lots to do in walking distance. And only a short drive (and a beautiful drive) to town when you want to explore the island.

Published Mar 5, 2014

Owner's Response:

We are so happy that you liked Villa Dawn! We have to agree that the North Shore and Cane Bay is the best! We feel blessed to have this little piece of paradise! We hope that you will return again sometime soon!


Villa Dawn

5/5

Stayed Jan 2014

Lisa G.

Beautiful, nicely appointed villa on a hill overlooking Cane Bay. It has spectacular views and is walking distance to the beach, bars, and restaurants. The pictures do not do this property justice. Amazing sunsets, this property is in one of the best locations in St Croix.

The snorkeling and diving are great at the reef. Owners were very helpful with everything. This is a little piece of heaven.

Published Jan 15, 2014

Owner's Response:

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn. It truly is a very special place!


Great location & beautiful view!

5/5

Stayed Jul 2013

Daos B.Los Angeles, CA

Just returned from a week at Villa Dawn and couldn't be more pleased about the experience. The house was perfectly situated for exploring the beach, great restaurants, and all major attractions on the island. The property was well-maintained, felt very private, and had amazing views from just about all points at the house. Would absolutely recommend Villa Dawn, and return again.

Published Jul 23, 2013


Great house in a great location!

5/5

Stayed Jul 2013

Daos B.Los Angeles, CA

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Dawn. The house had a beautiful view, was clean, and well-furnished with everything we needed for the beach and for our nightly family meals, which we cooked in the kitchen. The location was convenient to both Christiansted and Frederiksted, as well as to a great beach (Cane Bay Beach). We liked walking to the beach and the restaurants that are right at the end of the driveway. We would absolutely stay here again.

Published Jul 21, 2013

Owner's Response:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! We hope that you will visit St. Croix again and choose to stay at Villa Dawn!

Kent & Dawn


Lovely Home on Caribbean Provides Fun & Relaxation

5/5

Stayed Jun 2013

The property was exactly as it is shown it the photos and descriptions on VRBO. The cleanliness and condition were excellent, and the owner was very responsive and easy to contact.

We had our grown children and their boyfriends and girlfriends with us for a family vacation. We had a wonderful time. We had not realized that there was not internal access to the lower level. It is accessed through an outside entrance. That might be important for some renters to note.

We would definitely rent this propert again, and work with this owner again.

Published Jul 13, 2013

Owner's Response:

Hi James! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dawn! We hope you will visit St. Croix again and choose to stay at Villa Dawn!


Excellent Choice

5/5

Stayed Mar 2013

This house is in a great location. Just a couple minutes walk from the beach up the hill you get a great view and peace and quiet among the birds chirping. Just down the hill is Cane Bay beach and 3 unique restaurants. Want to scuba, then the dive shop is right there also. House was very well equipped and the owner is pronto if you have any questions or issues.

Highly recommended.

Published Apr 20, 2013


Family vacation at Villa Dawn

5/5

Stayed Mar 2012

frederick s.Sidney, Ohio USA

We just returned from a one week stay at Villa Dawn. The group included me, my wife, two small children, my sister and my father. Our stay was wonderful and Villa Dawn was perfect. The owners were helpful and everything we needed (and more) was included: pool, full kitchen(s), wifi, cable, pool toys, beach toys, beach chairs, beach umbrella, etc. The local restaurants were wonderful and the beach was a short walk away. The view was great and we could always hear the waves in the background. I would recommend the Villa to anyone. Want to party?...Walk to "Eat at Cane Bay and walk home when done. Want to have quiet time?...stay at your own pool or find a quiet spot on the beach. Kids?....Worked out perfect. The had a crib and we could stay at the pool with the older child and listen on our monitor until he woke up. Thanks Villa Dawn! We will be back.

Published Apr 12, 2012


Went for our 20th Anniversary

5/5

Stayed Feb 2012

Brian C.Strongsville, OH

Property is very clean and well maintained. The views are fantastic and the location offers easy access to Cane Bay Beach. Recommend "Off the Wall", and "Eat@Cane Bay" beach bars - 5 min walk and good food/drinks. Dive shop and Virgin Kayak Tours right there as well (the night Bioluminescence Kayak tour is awesome - Bryan's foot-powered Hobie Kayaks make the trip a breeze). Also recommend Buck Island sail via Capts Heinz/Carl (father/son).

Owners Kent and Dawn are very responsive and make the rental processs easy. This property works for couple(s), families, or friends that want to lay back and relax, and/or are looking to stay active (snorkling, scuba, kayaking, etc).

Published Feb 16, 2012

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