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bathiel
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I'm considering staying in one of several condo complexes for the winter and am curious what those of you with informed opinions think about them: St. C, Coral Princess, Cruzan Princesse, and Granda del Mar.

I know where they're all located and am very familiar with the surrounding areas. But I'm not at all familiar with the complexes and units themselves and the pros and cons of each.

By the way, I'm not looking for a "vacation rental," but rather, a place to stay and work for four months while it snows "back home."

Anyone have any insights on these?

Bernie

 
Posted : August 4, 2010 5:38 pm
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You might add Colony Cove to your list. I have a friend who owns there and I like it very much.

 
Posted : August 4, 2010 5:48 pm
bathiel
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Right--forgot that. It's also on our list.

 
Posted : August 4, 2010 6:01 pm
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It really depends on the individual unit. These are all older complexes in the same general and salty area. I'm sure the interiors and amenities vary greatly. For no particular reason (just my perception) I would lean towards Colony Cove or St C. Colony Cove has a great pool and beach access while St C is on the bluff so no beach. Also staying at Colony Cove you could walk to Smugglers Cove and Breezees bar and restaurant. Even Food town is just a short walk.

 
Posted : August 4, 2010 7:33 pm
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i like G D M pm me if you want to know about some of the units i stay there in winter i have a lease option on a unit there you can walk to h20 and palms from there it is a pretty quite complex nice big pool 500,000 gal.cetern and genrator that will run complex when power goes down it turns on with in secends of power going out

 
Posted : August 5, 2010 1:23 am
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IMHO, STC is in a much safer area than Colony Cove or any of the others on "condo row".
No beach but great breezes and depending which unit, GREAT views!

 
Posted : August 5, 2010 1:32 am
bathiel
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Thanks to you all for the input. It's very helpful.

Bernie

 
Posted : August 5, 2010 1:18 pm
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I don't know if you've given thought to the Coakley Bay Condos on the east end (across the road from Carden Beach condos). I live there and really like the complex. Although it is not on the water, many of the place have good to spectacular water views. The association recently put in generators, which has been really nice. The association has an RO plant, so water is not an issue. Also, the association is in the process of putting in wireless Internet, which is a nice perk. There is a nice pool, laundry rooms and a restaurant, the Cultured Pelican. I'm sure there are folks who rent their places for the winter. Regards, Kim

 
Posted : August 5, 2010 3:16 pm
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St C condos are very spacious and breezy with awsome views. The property is perched above majestice cliffs which is not only breathtaking but secure. People that don't belong on property can't access St C from the seaside and the property is gated. There are many lovely beaches nearby. St C has a fresh water pool and the pool area has the best views! I have several places for rent at St C if you are interested.

 
Posted : August 5, 2010 3:29 pm
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If you want to be away from Christiansted area, the East End area has Coakley Bay Condos (Cultured Pelican name of a restaurant located there) and Candle Reef complexes 1 & 2. Candle Reef condo units are off of Miss Bea Road, whereas Coakley Bay Condo's are on the main road about a 1 mile or so short of Duggans Reef Restaurant.

Jumbie -STX

 
Posted : August 5, 2010 3:38 pm
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I don't know what your price point is but Gentle Winds and Villa Madeline are my two favorite condo resorts, followed by Sweet Lime.

 
Posted : August 5, 2010 3:41 pm
bathiel
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Thanks, again, for all the input. Very helpful! We actually do want to be near C'sted, which is why we were looking at the places I listed. We spent the past two winters at The Reef and found the East End too far away from what we like/need to be near, and the drive got to be a real inconvenience for us.

 
Posted : August 5, 2010 7:20 pm
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remember that coakley bay is NOT concrete

 
Posted : August 5, 2010 7:34 pm
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Not concrete? What construction materials were used?

 
Posted : August 5, 2010 9:15 pm
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on the inside regular drywall, maybe the outside is concrete but between units it is not.

 
Posted : August 6, 2010 12:00 pm
Edward
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Condo row? My favorite is Sugar Beach. All units on the beach.

 
Posted : August 6, 2010 12:02 pm
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Within Christiansted are Peters Farm (affordable, if you can find one open) and Schooners Bay (if you can afford a $2000 per month).

Mill Harbor, Colony Cove, and Sugar Beach are a bit closer to C'sted than GDM, and Coral and Cruzan Princess. And, between those two sets of condos, you also have Pelican Cove.

 
Posted : August 6, 2010 1:20 pm
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The problem with Condo row is it's not the safest neighborhood after night time. The all have guards and half or more have gates. So you should be perfectly safe as long as you don't decide to take a stroll around the neighborhood. But it does have the plus of having two good restaurants right there. On condo row I would definitely pick Colony cove, long as you get a unit with a view, they are the best out of the lot.

I personally would pick St C condos out of the choices you are considering. Its a pretty safe neighborhood and if you like walking or jogging, you can safely do so at Judith Fancy, a gated neighborhood next door with amazing views.

I also like Justin suggestion of Schooner Bay condos, they are cute condos and close to everything, with great views. You can easily get buy without a car there. You be close to grocery stores and downtown.

 
Posted : August 6, 2010 1:33 pm
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a lot of the schooner bay condos dont get the good breeze. and the setting sun shines right on them.

 
Posted : August 6, 2010 5:59 pm
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