Shellnel No. 1 is literally as close to the water as you can be! Unmatched views from every angle allow you to enjoy nothing but the Caribbean Sea from sunrise to sunset. Unmatched views and privacy make this the perfect getaway. Whether you are a diver looking for the ultimate world class diving experience or a couple looking to get away from it all, look no more! You found it in our home that we loving refer to as Shellnel No. 1.
Located on St. Croix's famous North Shore, our home offers the very best that the island has to offer. We are a part of Seaclusion, a very small exclusive gated community in the Cane Bay area literally right on the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy breath taking sunsets from your balcony while basking in the ocean breeze. The privately owned property (9 units) offers a communal pool and off street parking for guests. We are located within short walking distance to Cane Bay Beach, Sweet Bottoms Dive Shop, great restaurants and fun beach bars. This area offers the world's deepest water closest to land with a diving wall that drops off a reported 1000 to 1300 foot depth.
Shellnel offers one amenity that makes it completely unique. Because we are a free standing private building there are no neighbors on either side of you. This allows our guest to have windows and breathtaking views from every angle. If you need accommodations for more than 2 people please inquire about Shellnel No. 2 upstairs. We own it as well and it sleeps 4.
A short 5 minute drive to the East leads you to the Saltwater River offering kayaking, horseback riding, great food, bio luminescent tours and much more. Further East, the city of Christiansted is a short 15 minute drive and to the West, Fredriksted is about 30 minutes out.
Our home has been a private residence and has never been open to the public until now. It has new AC throughout and was completely remodeled in 2019 and is absolutely charming. Sit on the deck and listen to the waves just below you or walk out to some of the most desired scuba diving in the world.
We are located about 20 minutes from the airport and recommend that you rent a vehicle (preferably a Jeep) for your stay. Our amazing island is riddled with rough roads and tough terrains.
Our home is located on a tropical island. It is VERY different than other locations in the world like Florida, where we own a wonderful home on the beach (VRBO #1201529). Here is some information about your stay on St. Croix, a tropical island.
Electricity is EXTREMELY expensive and we require that you respect that fact and utilize electricity as needed. This means never running the AC when doors or windows are open, not putting the temp too low on the AC system and turning everything off (even ceiling fans) every time you leave. Help us keep our rental rates affordable by following these guidelines.
Water is PRECIOUS. Water is provided through the collection of rain water in a tank called a cistern. Although the water is filtered we recommend that you use water for brief showering and use bottled for drinking, cooking and brushing teeth. This helps conserve water and provides an extra level of protection for you, our guests.
There are critters on tropical islands! You will most likely see sugar ants in the unit. We provide ant traps and the property is sprayed often but they are just a part of the environment. You will see lots of lizards and even iguanas. There are all kinds of bugs that were here before us and will be here after us. :) One super fun thing is that there are tiny hermit crabs everywhere. You will also see horses, donkeys, cows, roosters and mongoose! So bring your camera and be ready for an adventure.
On the island we drive on the LEFT. Steering wheels are on the right but you must stay LEFT. Be super careful if this is different then where you live and always have a navigator when you can.
One of the things we love about our island home is that the island has some of the BEST restaurants/food anywhere. For real! Visit Duggan's Reef on the East end for FRESH lobster that will blow your mind! Make reservations at Savant in downtown Christiansted and ask for the outside dining area, gorgeous and one of our very favorites. Visit Rowdy's Joes right down the road from Shellnel No. 1 and get ready to be happy! (try the jalapeno mac and cheese) Flyers on the Salt River marina is a must try. 40 Strand in downtown Christiansted is SO amazing as are it's sister restaurants RAW (sushi and seafood) and The Mill (pizza) Just west of our home is Eat @ Cane Bay. The view and music are amazing and it is fun. Off the Wall has really good pizza and bingo! When you visit Fredriksted you MUST try Turtle's Deli. It will be the best Rueben sandwich you have ever had
and so much more. So bring pants that expand because you are in for a treat.
We offer discounts on stays longer than 30 days but do not offer additional discounts. We hope that you love our island paradise as much as we do. We look forward to earning a five star review from you--our island guests.Get the full listing »