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Caribbean Breeze Guest Comments & Reviews - Page One

All of the guest comments and reviews you will read on these pages are taken directly from notes, emails, letters, comment sheets and guest book entries from past guests at Caribbean Breeze on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. You will see a copy of the original letters to the left of the text whenever possible....some you can click on to enlarge. The pages are arranged with the most recent comments on this first page. Our first guests at the condo was the week of  November 11, 2005. Enjoy the comments / reviews! Kent and Dawn

Feel free to email us your own review and/or comments for Caribbean Breeze!

TripAdvisor Popularity Index: # 1 for Specialty lodging - Gentle Winds

Joaquin's review of Caribbean Breeze on St. Croix.

Joaquin O.
June 11-18, 2019

Awesome facility!! Perfectly located, secured and comfortable. Outstanding view and very spacious. I grew up in St. Croix, so it became our "home away from home". No issues or complaints. Thank God for internet service provided at the site. It was our saving grace when Verizon cell service failed us. Will most definitely recommend it and repeat our visit to STX.



Sean's review of Caribbean Breeze

Sean & Pam D.
6/1/19 - 6/8/19

What a wonderful place! You have clearly taken the time and consideration to make your place welcoming, comfortable, and convenient. This community as a whole is a special little oasis on the island. We had a couple of days where we didn't leave except for dinner or groceries. The cleanliness was also a pleasant surprise.

We loved small details like the puzzles and the pool noodles as much as the larger like the fully decked out kitchen and abundance of towels. I know I said it above, but it is very apparent that you put a lot of thought and effort into things. Heck, I am tempted to grab you for dinner when we are in Colorado in July to learn more from you about owning a vacation rental :)

We would, without a doubt, stay here again if we were to visit again. I want to offer my sincere appreciation for your offering this place for rental, and we enjoyed it immensely.

Very sincerely
Sean D.

Matt's review of Caribbean Breeze at Gentle Winds.

Matt P.

5/3 - 5/12/19

Everything was great! Thank you so much!

I should be booking next year soon around the same time!



Brian H's review of Caribbean Breeze

Brian H.

5-13 - 5-24-19

Very nice Condo - Well stocked, nice beach area - & pool -

Thank you

Bryan's review of Caribbean Breeze

5/24 - 5/31, 2019

Kent & Dawn Good morning.

Just want to say thank you for the great stay. Your condo is one of the nicest we have stayed at on the island as we have been several times. I do not have much of anything negative except may more detail on what is expected at the end of stay as in tear down of beds? sheets? I hope everything was satisfactory on out exit.

One other thing you can say was a positive, we met a nice bartender at Cane Bay (I am horrible with names) that enlightened us on the use of Verizon cellular service on the island, in past everyone said it was not good service. But she told us to do the following, and gave us almost great service on most of island. This is a good one to pass along.

*Turn off your LTE service - use G3 (as most phones are LTE now) and also just a reminder we are on unlimited plan...go to settings - cellular data options - enable LTE (shut off)
This simple step made life with navigation about perfect on island (I believe this procedure applies to iPhones)

Again, I would like to thank you and we will be back, I will be in touch (hopefully November

Bryan & Kerri

MaryJane N.
3-30 - 4/6 2019

We had a great time - condo was all we needed - the view is a dream and I loved waking up to that kind of paradise! All the linens and the kitchen gear was great!

We would recommend others to stay here, and may even return ourselves! Thanks again! And thank you for being available when we called you! All-n-all an awesome trip :)

Mike L's review of Villa Dawn.

1/19/19 - 2/2/19

We had a wonderful time as usual.

Mike L.

January 21, 2019  -  Good Afternoon Kent, 
I meant to write this months ago and it just got away from me I guess.
We had a wonderful time in St. Croix!  Your place was perfect! The view was perfect, and there 
are very few people there that time of year, the beach was just us most days.
Went to Udall Point for a sunrise, sunset at Rhythms at Fredriksted. Took the Cap'n Mo Distillery tour, 
the big beards snorkeling tour, rode 4wheelers through the jungle and won a bottle of rum at the crab races.
Our favorite restaurant was Toast Diner.
No idea how soon we'll be able to do another trip like this but we hope you still own and rent that place when we can!
Thanks again, it was a very memorable honeymoon.
Josh W.

John C's review of Caribbean Breeze.
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 6:57 am

Dear Kent,

We had the best time ever.  Condo was perfect; view was perfect. Snorkeling off your beach was wonderful.
Will definitely be back next year. Many thanks for all your helpful hints.

Best  regards. John

PS keys are in the mail.

Bruce & Terry A.

6/18/18 - 6/23/18

Your condo is in a perfect location. The entire complex is very well kept. We really enjoyed exploring the island. It was our first time to St. Croix.

You provided plenty of linens, soaps, and paper products. The kitchen was well stocked.

Thank you for letting us rent from you.

Anja & Bo A.
June 10th - 17th 2018

We loved to stay in your condo. What a view from the patio. We had beautiful sunsets and beautiful mornings.

We cooked a lot, so we really appreciated how well equipped the kitchen was! We also enjoyed the board games, snorkeling equipment, cooler, etc.

Thanks for letting us use your beautiful condo - we hope to come back one day, and for sure will see if your condo is still available. We will move back to Denmark next week. We spend 2 years in the US, and couldn't think of a better way to enjoy the last holiday here. Hope you both have a wonderful summer! Thanks again!

Anja & Bo

May 29 - June 5th

Loved your condo! Plenty of dishes / pots / pans for cooking. Perfect location & beautiful view.

Thanks for opening your home!

The H's

Feb 10-17

We loved staying in your condo.

Even though the power went out every other day, we had a great time! If we ever go back to St. Croix, we would love to stay there again.

8/12 - 8/19/2017

Awesome! We will be back!

Paula K.

Tom & Tina Y.
Larry & Karen S.
6/10 - 6/17/17

This was the second stay for all of us. The condo is great! The location is amazing as well. Wonderful beach & pool area. Everything you need for your stay is at the condo. Enjoyed the shack, but is only open on certain days (this is seasonal). Ate at Flyers and they were great along with Above the Cliff, eat@canebay, Angry Nate's and Turtles. Tom and I ate at the Waves and it was wonderful!! We celebrated our anniversary there. Everywhere we ate was able to accommodate my gluten allergy. We had one problem with the shower not draining & sink backing up & we called and it was immediately taken care of. Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with us. We love it and we definitely plan on retuning. Diving and snorkeling were awesome!! Found another grocery store - Seaside - and glad we did - Foodtown is also good. Thank you for being so wonderful to work with. It truly was a pleasure. Looking forward to the next trip.

Craig's review of Caribbean Breeze on St Croix

Craig & Carrie H.
Dec 31 - Jan 7, 2017

The Caribbean Breeze condo was the highlight of our trip. Wonderfully relaxed and comfortable, with a great pool / beach right outside of the door. All necessary living conveniences were provided, beds were comfortable, kitchen was well equipped. Bathrooms were clean and functioned well. The grounds and facilities provided by Gentle Winds were perfect for our family and we would highly recommend to friends traveling to St. Croix.

All in all - great place - just like we expected from the pictures.

Thanks Craig & Carrie

Re: Caribbean Breeze Reservation Form
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To: Kent Vreeland
Date: December, 9, 2016

Dear Kent,
Thank you for a wonderful stay in your apartment in Gentle Winds. Everything worked out well, and we will send you the keys to the apartment ASAP.
Best wishes

Blair A.


Review posted on Google

Jul 24, 2016

We've stayed at both the properties owned by Kent and Dawn and can't speak highly enough of both the properties and Kent and Dawn themselves. They go out of there way to provide top notch service at excellent rental vacation properties. For Caribbean Breeze, the location of this condo is in the best location at Gentle Winds with an excellent front row view of the ocean and pool. Gentle Winds has a great pool, beach, and other amenities that makes this rental property amazing at a great value.

From: Matthew M.
Kent Vreeland
Date: 06/27/2016


Many thanks for the use of your condo at Gentle Winds; we found the place to be terrific!!  The layout of the facility, location on the island, and the pool and beach could not have been better.  Your unit is definitely in the best building (location) w/in Gentle Winds.  We had friends that stayed in one of the units upstairs (they have two girls as well, ages 6 and 7, our girls are 8 and 11 so it worked out) - adults and kids greatly enjoyed it all.  What topped it off was the lack of people - I bet less than 25% of the units were occupied.  A far cry from the wintertime per Dave (the bartender by the pool).
A summary of our trip:
* Swam extensively at GW (both pool and ocean)
* Snorkeled at Cane Bay two days (really good)
* Did a half day trip to Buck Island (Big Beard Adventures) - highlight of the trip.  If we ever go again to St. Croix we will do the half day trip twice!  Plus the guys who ran the boat were outstanding.
* Spent half a day touring the entire island in a counter-clockwise fashion starting at GW (hit Fredricksted, south St. Croix, Port Udall)
* Visited The Buccaneer for half a day (beach)
* Visited Christiansted on 3 or 4 occasions
* Ate dinner out twice - Zion's Modern Kitchen and the buffet at Carambola on Friday night (thought highly of both)
* Ate lunch at Cane Bay, Angry Nate's (Christiansted), The Buccaneer, and the Beach Shack there at GW (all good)
* Visited two grocery stores for supplies:  the Food Town you recommended and then the larger store in the center of the island - Plaza East
* Found a new beer - Presidente (both regular and Light), brewed in the DR
Again, thanks so much - you could not have been more kind or pleasurable to deal with.
Take care,

Kim S.

3/12 - 3/19 2016

As I mentioned to you in my email message - We loved your condo - everything about it!

Everything was perfect - Thank you!

We'll be in touch to come back again.

My best,



Jim U's comments about Caribbean Breeze

Leo U.

3/5 - 3/12/16

Thank you for allowing to stay at your wonderful complex. We had a great time!!

John and Jane's revire of Caribbean Breeze

John and Jane A.

1/9/16 - 2/6/16

Caribbean Breeze was everything you said it would be. What a beautiful view. It was clean and your housekeeper, Jennifer, was cooperative and excellent. It was interesting to find out that the person who recommended Gentle Winds to our friends had actually stayed in your unit a number of years ago.

Holly's review of Caribbean Breeze

Nov 5-14, 2015

We loved your condo - Thanks for having the guy fix the dryer. The condo was very well equipped & the beds were comfortable. We also liked the very informative guest book. Our friends in the other condo did not have all the same info.

We hope to come back & will recommend you.

Holly A., Whitefish, MT
Denise S., Steve L. - Tulsa, OK

Cathy's Caribbean Breeze review

10/25 - 10/31

Your condo was fantastic! It had the perfect floor plan for our threesome. we loved that the two bathrooms separated our 2 bedrooms - giving plenty of privacy.

Everything we needed for the comfort of home, you had! Nothing was lacking.

One night, just after I came in from sitting on the beach, a huge leatherback turtle came ashore and laid her eggs. The people who saw it showed me a photo the next day - I missed this once in a lifetime experience by 10 minutes! AARGH...

I'll do a better write up for Trip Advisor soon. Thank you!

Cathy H.

Chrissy's review of Caribbean Breeze on St. Croix.

Our stay 8/5-8/19, 2015

Hi Kent,

Just have to say what a great time we had at your condo.  It was easy to get to from the airport.  The condo was in the best possible spot on the entire property.  It was the closest to the ocean and pool and It also had unobstructed views of the ocean and pool.  The kitchen had everything you could possibly need to cook.  The bedrooms were large and comfortable,  The living room was spacious and had a see to believe view.  The convenience  of having 2 bathrooms with 2 shower/tub combos really came in handy since our we were traveling with our kids.  The deck gave you the perfect view of the sunset every night.   The beach and pool were never crowded.  A few times it felt like you were on a secluded beach.  The beach water was warm and crystal clear aqua blue.   The sand very soft.   The food and drinks in the tiki bar...excellent.   The condo residents were very friendly and welcoming.  
Thanks for an awesome vacation
Chrissy A.

Tom & Karen W.
July 27-Aug 5, 2015

You have a great condo at Gentle Winds! Perfect location, Perfect beach & just overall a perfect place to escape & relax. The condo had everything we needed & appreciate the washer & dryer to use during our length of stay.

We really hope to be able to return to St. Croix again and will most certainly stay at your place again.

It was truly paradise!

Thanks for everything...This was one of the best family vacations!

Sincerely, Karen, Tom, Tyler & Kelsey W.

Comments from Luci 5-24-15 to 5-31-15

Our visit was wonderful! The condo was great! We love the location. The grounds were well kept & clean. The condo was perfect and met all of our needs. We'll definitely come back.

Thanks again,

Luci K.

April 25 - May 2, 2015

Thank you! Loved your location, the peace & quiet & the not so "Gentle Winds" that kept us nice & cool every day. We hope to return to St. Croix some day & will definitely be in touch with you again.

Hope the remainder of your time on the island was wonderful. Take care!

Larry & Karen, Joan & Steve

Michelle Caribbean Breeze review

Michelle B.

3/28/15 - 4/4/15

What a wonderful unit you have with amazing views. We had everything we needed while there. We were very happily surprised at how quickly you had someone here to repair the cable box. One of the best family vacations :)

Greg & Connie S.

March 14-21

Thank you! You have a lovely home away from home! Everything was better than expected.

Thanks again for everything!

Greg & Connie

George's comments

George S.

2/22/15 - 2/28/15

Everything was in great shape. Nothing missing or needing repair.

Thanks for a great stay.


Mike's comments

Mike L.

2/14 - 2/21 2015

Condo well equipped & well stocked spices, condiments appreciated. We loved the pool & beach area; even hit a few golf balls. Restaurants in Cane Bay area were great. We are already talking about making a return trip next yr.

Keys enclosed

January 6-14, 2015

Thanks so much for everything! We had a fantastic time away from the cold!

Jessica, Doug, Zoe & Dodie

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