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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

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
 CxxxxØstergaard dxxxx67@dadlnet.dkhide
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

Elizabeth M.

11/23 - 12/3

Our stay at your home was wonderful. Beautiful weather the whole time. The condo was perfectlyequipped. We made several long distance calls we're responsible for. Also, the last day we were there I dropped the coffee pot and it cracked. I took the pot from the other coffee maker above the frodge. Did not have enough time to replace it so please do.

Sorry about the delay in returning the keys. Have been ill since returning to the states


Beth M.

John & Brenda W.

November 7-23, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to St. Croix and our stay at your condo. We ate most of our meals in the condo and found the kitchen to be fully equipped. There wasn't anything lacking in the way of dishes, utensils, etc. We found the large fan to be very useful in the evening. The grounds around Gentle Winds are incredible. The beach and pool were very well maintained. The snack shack was an added bonus.

Guest Comment - James

8/30 - 9/6, 2014

Your place is lovely. We had a great time. The pool and beach very nice and we enjoyed them a lot. The house has almost everything any family could need. The beach amenities (chairs, bags, coolers) were nice to have. We were pleased that you had a pack-n-play and the highchair because it came in very handy with our toddler. We look forward to coming back in the future.

James & Himali S.

From: Doug Mxxxxxxx
To: Kent Vreeland
Sent: Mon, Feb 3, 2014 12:15 pm
Subject: Re: - Caribbean Breeze, St. Croix USVI


We are back in Michigan. 
We had the best time at Caribbean Breeze.
Everything was better than we hoped for.
We left the condo clean when we left.
Boys are asking when we can return.


Sam's comments

January 14-21, 2014

Dear Kent & Dawn,

Our stay at Gentle Winds condo was wonderful. Your notes were perfect and we followed your directions. This was the first visit to the Virgin Islands. When we fully retire I would like to stay a month at a time!

The people were kind, the beach and the pool were picture perfect. We learned very quickly that you cannot drink and drive, the roads were too unstructured and required constant focus.

Everything appeared to work normally in the condo. We kept the A/C at 75 to 77. The condo was equipped with everything you needed. Caribbean Breeze was perfect. Thank you for your kindness,


Sam K.

21st - 28th June 2013

Hi Kent & Dawn,
The condo was wonderful! By all accounts. We absolutely loved every moment there. It is perfectly located, fully equipped and has/d all we needed to have a wonderful relaxing vacation. Although we did not need to cook, (took the wife out for lunch & dinner every day to spare her cooking on the celebration of our 40th anniversary & her birthday) we noticed that there are all required utensils to make whatever meals required.

Thanks again for everything. We certainly would like to come back again in future.

God bless, Jan & Joy

June 19, 2013

Hi Kent & Dawn,

Just wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Caribbean Breeze. We loved St. Croix. It is truly beautiful and with so much to do, needed to remember to I am so glad I found your rental--it is so well equipped, beautifully decorated and in a great location. The beach is picturesque...we also loved the shuffle board and ping pong :) Hope we will get the chance to return.

I also wanted to give you a heads up that I will be putting the keys back in the mail to you tomorrow, so you should have them shortly. Please let me know when you receive them back.
Thanks again for sharing your lovely home.


May 1-11, 2013

The FYI packet and condo keys in advance made it very easy. Good idea! Directions to the condo were easy to follow. Skyline Car Rentals were easy to deal with also. Your condo is wonderful. "Very homey :)" We used the washer and dryer - they worked fine. Your assortment of pans is terrific. We cooked breakfast daily and a few dinners. All those seasonings! Yeah! Everything we needed - we located. Very well equipped. We did lose power for about 1-2 hours one evening - we used your oil lamps and it was very romantic. Beds were comfortable. The condo was very clean and well organized.

The resort is really nice - well kept. We've been to other resorts that were not as well kept. All people we spoke with very very friendly and helpful.

We love your Caribbean Breeze! Awesome view...

4/22 - 4/29, 2013

We had a fantastic trip. Our week had beautiful weather & the condo was a perfect fit for our family. Having the beach & pool just seconds away allowed us the flexibility to meet the chaotic needs of a two year old. We appreciated being able to get laundry done (reason - see above 2 yr old) and cook for ourselves. The quick repair of the kitchen drain was reassuring. There are a few burnt out bulbs you may want to get someone to replace (over the kitchen peninsula). Thanks for a great week!

April 6-13, 2013

   A lovely stay. Really great location - not too close and not too far from anywhere on the island.

   Were not sure if there was recycling so we just left bottles :).

   We all felt very much at home and appreciated how well equipped and welcoming everything - everyone was!

   Thanks for the cleanliness and rolling ocean waves - made for great sleeps!

K. Stevens

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

March 31 - April 6, 2013

LOVELY time!

Great instructions - info on the island

We thought this was probably a once in a lifetime kind of thing...

planning on coming back...

La Rhea

12/20/12 - 1/1/13

Hi Kent, Thanks for the use of the condo - it was great. Sorry about the call for the master shower! I must've read your info sheet at least 7 times and somehow I "missed" the pull down instructions. I felt like an idiot after I looked at the sheet again!

Everything went well - the condo was very clean when we arrived. We cleaned the kitchen and laundry room before we left and left a nice tip for Jennifer. The second bathroom toilet has a tendency to run - I had to stay on the boys to make sure they "jiggled" the handle. (has been repaired) Other than that, everything was just fine.

Thanks again! Ted C.

12/6/12 - 12/18/12

You have a very nice condo, thank you for renting to us. Perfect location on the island to get to everything, but yet also in a great spot too. We had a great time!

The GPS recommendation was a huge help, especially coming/arriving at night. It also made getting around the island a breeze.

Overall had a great trip celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and hope to return.

Best regards,

Brian & Melissa, 12-19-12

Nov 16-24, 2012

Hello Kent - As I mentioned on the phone, we were delighted with the condo. It was very clean and well maintained. The array of kitchen utensils was an added bonus. The condo is extremely inviting and comfortable. Yvonne and I agreed that it was everything as advertised and more.

Hopefully we will return some time and we would definitely recommend Caribbean Breeze!

Bill M.

From: Bob F.
To: Kent Vreeland
Date: November 13, 2012

Hi Kent,
I wanted to touch base with you now that we're home.
The trip and stay at the condo was great. Gentle Winds is a very nice place. The
owners of units who were present were all very friendly and welcoming.
Everything in the unit was as we hoped.
A beautiful place and a great vacation.
The keys are on their way to you.


9/8 - 9/15/12

The condo, resort, and beach was absolutely beautiful.

We have already told several friends about your place and they are definitely interested in visiting.

Thanks, for sharing your beautiful place with us :)

Tracy E.

August 15-23, 2012

 Dear Dawn & Kent

- had a wonderful time in St. Croix

- thanks for the lovely stay at Caribbean Breeze


 Angela & Andy G.

August 8-15, 2012

7-31-12  -  8-7-12

Caribbean Breeze at Gentle Winds in St. Croix is a dream destination. The condo was easy to find, is comfortable, nicely furnished and provides a welcoming environment. The most stunning asset is the view from the unit of the ocean and beautiful grounds of Gentle Winds resort. Kent and Dawn go above and beyond with providing information and assistance. We enjoyed the island during off season visiting the historical, ecological and local sites. Driving on the left is no problem. Our adventurous sons, (ages 18 & 22) determined that the beach at GW is the best. Right out of a commercial! Snorkeling, swimming, relaxing on the beach and getting a bite from the beach shack bar provided all we needed just steps from the condo. We have stayed in vacation rentals in various locations for over 15 yrs and this has been one of our best experiences. We highly recommend Caribbean Breeze. Kudos to the Vreelands!

July 14, 2012

Hi- Just a note to let you know that we enjoyed our time in your condo at Gentle Winds. It's a lovely complex and your condo is so well equipped.

Nancy G.

6/3 - 6/9, 2013

Outstanding, great condo, great location, we will do it again.

Sorry - dropped the key and it cracked, by week-end it broke off

PS bought a portable grill & left it there. If you don't want it, have cleaners take it (grill is still there under the stairs on 1st floor).

Larry F.
May 6-12, 2012

We loved "Gentle Winds" You've certainly found the perfect spot on wonderful St Croix. We loved the peaceful little swimming beach. Cane Bay was close and we enjoyed snorkeling there.

Had 3 excellent dinners - Waves at Cane Bay has a nice little "Grotto" down below, right on the water.

"Salud" - excellent meal & music.

Savant - Ate in the courtyard under the sails

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