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Longford Hideaway Cottage: 1BR, pool, organic farm – Home 3716181 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 6 nights min stay

Longford Hideaway Cottage: 1BR, pool, organic farm – Home 3716181

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Longford Hideaway is a very private eco-lodging: 1 bedroom 500 sq. ft. rural cottage, with swimming pool and deck, full kitchen with open plan living and dining areas, set on the ARTfarm: a working organic Caribbean fruit, vegetable and sheep farm. (Because of the farming operations, there is a strict no-smoking and no pets policy - children are welcome!)

The friendly owners live on this historic Danish-built property – the modern pool was originally the plantation cistern! With over 40 years of living on the island, we are always ready to offer assistance and suggestions. Our location on the south shore of St. Croix makes a great base for exploring the island. Resort beaches are as close as two minutes by car, or take a mile walk, jog or 4x4 drive through pastures to our secluded two mile stretch of wild beaches. Cattle roam the nearby hills. Our south shore beaches are a snorkeler's or surfcasting fisherman's delight (permit fishing guide available). The Cottage sleeps 2-4 adults, with full kitchen, linens, pool, WIFI access, TV with local channels, ceiling fans, A/C, BBQ grill. The sister vacation rental on the property, the Longford Hideaway Greathouse, has three bedrooms and sleeps up to 6.

St. Croix, the largest of the US Virgin Islands, has a relaxed and rural vibe. Home to many artists, dancers, jazz, latin and reggae musicians, poets, farmers, and other “culture bearers”, there is a strong sense of “Crucian” identity here to be enjoyed at street festivals, parades, performances and gallery exhibitions. There are also fine dining restaurants, beautiful beaches, resorts, golf courses, rainforest hikes, scuba and snorkeling adventures, sailing, kayak and paddleboarding excursions, and many other Caribbean attractions! Driving on the left can be a challenge for the first day or so, but easily mastered. Friendly locals are always ready to help, and nothing is more than 40 minutes drive from tip to tip of the island. Weather is generally 85ºF and sunny!

Inside the Cottage you'll find local art on the walls, some by family members. Windows look out onto gardens. The kitchen includes a full-sized fridge and freezer, gas range, pots and pans, blender, toaster oven and microwave. The living area has a dining table, couch and easy chair. Closets are spacious with basic cleaning and tidying supplies as well as a cooler for the beach and other details to make your stay comfortable. The full bath includes bath and beach towels.

The bedroom has a full size and a twin bed. There is a safe in the closet. Air-conditioning is available if desired, but the bedroom is situated on the breeziest side of the house with a shaded porch outside. With the ceiling fan on, it is generally quite comfortable. At night you can hear the waves rolling in on the barrier reef of the beach to the south.

The interior of our cottage was completely repainted in summer 2014. We also recushioned the couch, and freshened up a few other furnishings. We're adding lots of new photos to our website and this listing, and are very proud of how fresh and bright the cottage is with this update!

Outside, the Longford Hideaway Cottage has mature trees, shady decks, with the pool deck a few steps up offering a peek of the sea beyond and the hills surrounding the farm. The barbecue grill with propane tank, chairs and tables, and shaded roof areas offer outdoor dining options. Tropical flowers and orchids that owner Valeria has cultivated on the trees surround the cottage. Hummingbirds and wildlife abound in the gardens. Ask the farm staff for a tour!

The Longford Hideaway property and adjoining farm use a solar power grid for electricity, grey water systems for irrigating ornamental plantings, organic growing techniques for food crops and livestock, non-toxic formulas for cleaning, a salt-chlorinator for chemical reduction in the swimming pool, fuel efficient vehicles, and waste-stream reduction practices. You can learn more about our eco-friendly efforts on our website.

Estate Longford is decidedly rustic. The plantation-era buildings are modernized but established in the mid 18th century and well-loved. Our ecologically minded philosophy means we maintain rather than replace things. We find that visitors appreciate the 'farm thrift' that allows us to share our home and way of life. If a guest finds that an amenity of the rental is no longer serviceable and lets us know immediately, we are quick to respond and remedy the situation. On a small island where nearly everything must be imported, our family has learned to minimize, to care for things and make them last. Not everything in the rental is brand new, but it will be clean, pleasant and functional or, in the case of an oversight, we will make it so!

Longford Hideaway is a unique vacation experience, and over the 20+ years we've had rental guests come, we've found that people are relaxed, happy and entranced by this quiet nature preserve of a bygone era! We look forward to your visit!

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Full bath

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Valeria G.
Response rate:
75%
Calendar last updated:
30 May 2020
Years listed:
9
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
11 reviews

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“Cozy Hideaway on St. Croix”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2018

The wife and I stayed at the Longford Hideaway for a week in August 2018. It was a great cozy place to stay. It felt like a home away from home within a day of being there. That would be due in part t… More

Response from the owner James, Leah, Thank you for posting a review of your stay at our cottage. It makes us happy that your first visit to St.Croix and your stay with us was a very positive one. Valeria

“Surrounded in a tropical paradise where nature filled our hearts and rejuvenated our souls.”

Reviewed 26 Mar 2017

The natural beauty and welcoming nature of our Italian host's was incredible. 2 weeks of fun, education, and laughter. Touring the farm and learning how to manage this massive undertaking in an … More

Response from the owner Karen, Ralph: you were the best :) ! Enough said!

“Wonderful place to relax and unwind”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2015

My husband, adult daughter, and I stayed in the cottage. It was exactly as pictured on the website. This is off a main road so it's easy to get to, but the buildings are set back with lots of t… More

“Our own piece of Paradise”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2015

If you want to stay in a quiet location, away from crowds and not in a "cookie-cutter" box resort, Longford Hideaway is the place to go. There were no other guests when we stayed and we love… More

Response from the owner It was our pleasure to have you as guests. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our cottage and your stay. May all your future vacations be as great :)!

“Friendly, low-key...a perfect getaway!”

Reviewed 28 May 2015

We booked the cottage for a week for our honeymoon. In the months between booking and our actual stay, Valeria's correspondence with us was prompt, warm, and informative. The booking process wa… More

“So pleasant, we booked another stay”

Reviewed 14 Jan 2015

We were so pleased with Longford Hideaway that we decided to return in February. I should mention that we both farm and raise beef cattle, so the proximity to the beautiful Senepol cattle and organic … More

“Lovely Refuge from a Hectic World”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2012

This is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation. Well appointed cottage surrounded by a lush garden with beautiful palms and flowering trees with many orchid plants adorning their trunks. Small pool… More

“A quiet hideaway”

Reviewed 4 Apr 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Valeria's cottage. The owners were really kind and helpful. The cottage was well furnished and the surroundings were calm and peaceful. We took advantage of the pool… More

“Everyone Should Stay Here Once in Their Life!”

Reviewed 2 Apr 2012

What a wonderful trip - we could not have stayed in a more perfect place. My husband and I stayed here for one week. We did not want to be at a resort or at a hotel - Longford Hideaway was perfect a… More

“Romantic and well equipped Cottage”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2011

The cottage at Longford art Farm is situated in a very nice and pleasant location at an ecological farming site, sourrounded by beautiful vegetation: palm trees, bougainvilla, lovely orchids and hibis… More

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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