If you are coming to St. Croix, staying at a private condo or villa may be a great accommodation choice for you. A full kitchen for cooking meals and storing groceries, lots of space to spread out, no crowds at the pool, can stunning views of the Caribbean are just a few of the reasons to stay at one of St. Croix’s fabulous vacation rental homes…but, how do you choose the right one? We recommend talking with one of St. Croix’s vacation rental experts.
There are quite a few benefits to using a vacation rental agent when booking your stay, especially if it is your first visit to St. Croix. First and foremost, the rental agents live here and know the island well. They can tell you what there is to do and what the different parts of the island have to offer their visitors. While St. Croix is only 28 miles long, the landscape is varied and so are the attractions, leisure activities, restaurants and shopping found in the different areas of the island. Having a rental agent that will take the time to understand what you are looking for in your overall experience here on St. Croix will help them match you to the right vacation rental.
The rental agents also know their vacation rental inventory inside and out. Do you want to stay at a luxury beach house and do nothing but relax by the pool or on the beach? Are you on a budget and looking for a condo where you can cook your own meals and get around the island easily? Are you looking to host a retreat, a family reunion, or book for a large group? Not only can your rental agent help you find a rental that fits your size and budget, but they can also recommend services that can enhance your stay and make it more comfortable and relaxing.
Another important factor in renting a vacation villa or condo through a rental agent is the property management aspect. The rental agents and companies here on St. Croix ensure that their rental properties are well maintained, landscaped, cleaned, stocked, and ready for their guests. Plus, the agents are reachable during your stay in the event that something should happen that requires a service professional. They can also tell you what ‘extras’ are included for your use with each rental, such as beach chairs, coolers, a portable BBQ grill, kayaks, paddle boards, or snorkeling gear.
One thing you will appreciate about the rental agents here on St. Croix is how they will go out of their way to make you feel warm and welcome. The island of St. Croix in general is known for having friendly people, but the rental agents make sure their guests get the highest level of service, with a personal touch. Some agents will leave maps, guide books, and binders full of information on things to do here on St. Croix for your use in planning your activities. Some rental agents offer personal airport pick up to make sure you find your villa easily, arrive safely, and give you a tour to help you get settled. Plus, the rental agents are a phone call away to answer questions and help you make the most of your vacation experience.
Renting a villa is a great way to feel more at home while you enjoy your time here on St. Croix, and using a rental agent to book your stay will ensure that you find the right villa or condo for the right price. Check out our Rental Agents page for a current list of St. Croix’s premier vacation rental agents, and learn more about what they offer. Happy planning…and enjoy St. Croix!
– Jennie Ogden, Editor