Sam & Ted

We have truly made memories of a lifetime here on St. Croix, due in large part to staying in this beautiful villa.  All our expectations for our first trip to the islands have been exceeded.  The wonderful breezes, the waves crashing and many other sights and sounds make for an island paradise.  We put over 400 miles on our Jeep exploring the island end to end.  Don’t worry about a map - roads aren’t marked that well and getting lost allowed us to find the best places.  Loved the rain forest  Cane Bay, Rainbow Beach (fav!) and Smuggler’s Cove.  Point Udall and Issac’s Bay beach.  The trip to Buck Island was amazing an we ended up on the Jolly Roger alone!  Just us and the first mate, Captain Mike!  Ate at Duggan’s twice – so good!  We also felt fortunate to be here for the last Art Thursday of the season.  you are the most gracious hosts and we hope to come back to Southern Breezes very soon!

Jeff & Amy – May 2013

Sam & Ted,

Thank you so much for opening your home to us.  We’ve had a truly wonderful two weeks in St. Croix.  The house was everything I had imagined when we foirst thought of a Caribbean vacation – we couldn’t have asked for anything more.  Your personal touches, greeting us with cocktails and snacks and your personal “guidebook” all made a difference.  I am very excited about the beautiful new artwork from the studio that will soon be gracing the walls of my home office – thank you Ted for your talent and vision.  Though we’ve never really thought of ourselves as island people, this trip has certainly changed that and we are really looking forward to our next visit – Southern Breezes is what I’ll think of whenever I need to find that “happy place” in my mind!

All the Best,

Ann-Marie & Bob – April 2013

Sam & Ted,

What can I say?!  I had to check the date on my phone to know what day it was!!  Totally lost track of time and can’t believe a week has passed.  I could have stayed at the house all week but had some exploring to do!  To Buck Island – Llewellyn’s charter is the best.  Max of 6 people, a catamaran built  by Llewellyn himself and you can also find him singing in various hot spots on the island.   Saw barracudas, schools of blue tang, trump fish and a lemon shark.  Loved meeting both of you in your galleries.  Beautiful works!  Loved Savant restaurant!

Sheri – May 2012

Wow, what a great home!  We had a nice relaxing vacation and thanks for all the tips on sights to see.  The view is spectacular and we fell asleep each evening to the sound of the waves.  Last day we went to Isaac’s Bay and the snorkeling was great!  Sam & Ted, thank you for inviting us into your home.  BTW!  Did get to see Lance Armstrong in front of your home but could onlt get a picture of his behind (camera did not cooperate).  Do have a face picture of Andy Potts who finished first in the St. Croix 70.3 Ironman!

Cheryl & Bob – May 2012

We loved our stay!  The breeze and view are amazing to this Indiana Family!  You made us feel right at home the minute we arrived.  Thanks for all you do and we hope to be back.  We are so depressed to be going home….and we love our home, so that is saying a lot.

Love, The Snyders – March, 2012

This was simply the best!  Shelley and I have high standards and you exceeded our expectations on everything.  The weather, the island food, the activities and yes, even the rum, set the stage for a wonderful week.  Best of all was your amazingly inviting home!  Perhaps the highest complement I can pay is that it felt like our home all week.  We will definitely be back.

Sincerely, The Patenuades – March, 2012

We had such a great time!  You have such a beautiful and fun Island.  Even with a terrible sunburn the activities were so amazing.  The fish and smoothies and Udall Point were delicious.  Thank so much, you have an awesome home.

Allie Patenaude – March, 2012

I had a fantastic time here in St. Croix!  I absolutly loved parasialing and relaxing by the beach!  Even though everyone got sunburnt it was well worth it!

Lilly – March, 2012

What a perfect place for our honeymoon!  Your house is beautiful!  We really had an amazing time here.  This island is so great for adventure.  We took our Jeep on trails and even went to the tide pools on the north shore of the island!  We ate at some of the restaurants you suggested and they were great!  Thank you so much for being patient with us when we arrived late because of missing our plane.  You are so hospitable and kind.  We truly hope to return one day!

Thanks again, Wess & Kera – February, 2012

What a great place for a time of R&R!  The lull of the waves, the warm sun, the pleasure of enjoying our morning coffee while overlooking the beach and ocean have truly been rejuvenating.  We have enjoyed our stay at your house as well as the attractions of this laid back island.  We look forward to another stay next year (and meanwhile we hope to see you back in CT this spring).

All the best, Bob & Mary – February, 2012

If there has ever been a better beach house, artist cottage or refuge from the cares of the world, Joanne and I want to see it.  Thanks for all of of your “seemless” attention – our two weeks last year were tough to improve upon…but you and we did!  With Gods grace and a good fair wind, we’ll see you next year for two weeks in “our” house.  Look for my thought on “TripAdvisor” – this little secret of our will not be a secret long :)

Jay & Joanne – January – 2012

Great home and great location!  Loved Llwelyn’s sail boat to Buck Island.  Bacchus was awesome!  Your photos will be an outstanding addition to our beach house.

Darryl & Adele – December, 2011

We had a wonderful time at the relaxing villa.  It was such an experience falling asleep and awaking everyday to the sound of the breeze and the waves crashing.  We enjoyed the views from the porch morning, afternoon and evening.  The villa is close to Issac’s and Jack’s Bay.  We enjoyed hiking there and relaxing on the beach.  Also a drive to Point Udall on a clear night, the stars are breathtaking.  We saw several shooting stars.  We enjoyed great restaurants…Galangal, Bacchus & Savant.  We got carry out several times from Good Spirits.  The BBQ was great and we loved having dinner overlooking the water on the porch.  It was a wonderful vacation.

Bayard & Jennifer – December, 2011

What a perfect place for a vacation!  Everything was just right.  We felt so good after a few days of relaxation and swimming in the ocean.  Thank you Sam & Ted for opening your beautiful home!  We also enjoyed your art galleries and felt blessed to have met you.

Kay, Christians & Luka – November, 2011

Thank you Sam & Ted for letting us enjoy your beautiful house.  We just stared at the beautiful wooden doors through the house from the pool.  We spent a lot of time on the porch watching the breathtaking view and hearing the waves.  Our favourite beach was near Point Udall – we had our own private paradise.  We enjoyed looking at your art and especially the sea shells.  Our favourite restaurant was Duggan’s – the Irish Whisky Lobster!  We also enjoyed Eat  Cane Bay, Bernie’s at the Beach and Rum Runners.  Every morning we walked on the beach and enjoyed the soft sand.  We enjoyed shopping in Christiansted and visiting D&D Studio, ib Designs and Sonya’s.  We hope to come back soon.

Eric & Libby – Randy & Jen – August, 2011

My little sister and I brought our 11 1/2 year old and 7 1/2 year old to the beach before going back to school.  I think we are now amphibians, the children have dried off just enough to sleep at night, and no more.  We enjoyed driving around the whole island and visiting the public beaches – especially Rainbow Beach.  We drove half a day in the rain forest – beautiful!  Take yours kids to see the beer drinking pigs at the Domino Club in the rain forest.  Don’t forget to try the Irish Whiskey soaked lobster at Duggan’s Reef – very close to here.  Walk over to the Divi Carina Bay Resort and they will take you snorkeling to the beautiful reef.  Thank you Sam for opening your beautiful home to us.  We had a wonderful time and we will be back!

The Morris’s & Henley’s – July, 2011

After a very stressful winter a week in paradise was just what we needed.  The beach, private pool and house are all beyond awesome.  Your website pictures truly reflect the beauty of the house.  All meals were great but Kim’s for local food was awesome.  Snorkeling along the rocks is very good – lots of colorful fish, rays & plant life.  Thanks for sharing your little bit of paradise with us!  We will be back!

Glen & Marcia – June, 2011

Stepping through the doors of Southern Breezes the day we arrived was an absolutely breathtaking experience!  The view to the Caribbean Sea from the living room is gorgeous and the home is a jewel.  The decor is island chic and the artwork is beautiful, mostly by the owner Ted Davis who has D&D Studio Fine Art Photography in Christiansted…you have to visit he and his partner Sam Dike at their gallery!  Amazing work!!  We will be coming back to this Villa on the Sea!!

Richard & Judie – May, 2011

What can we say!  Your home is a dream come true, a blissful tropical oasis and the perfect antidote to our normally hectic lives.  We enjoyed every moment at Southern Breezes and already look forward to our return visit next year!

Paul & Diane – April, 2011

Thank you Sam & Ted for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home!  We enjoyed every moment, from the spectacular sunrises over the Caribbean, taking long walks on our very own “private” white sand beach, snorkeling in front of the house or just lounging in this incredible “Villa on the Sea”!

Bob & Mary – March, 2011

Thanks Sam & Ted.  The island and villa were everything & more than we expected.  Beautiful & peaceful.  Love the view, the breezes & the sound of the waves.  Peace & happiness.

Michael, Cari & Eve – March, 2011

We have found our new island home away from our own island home!  Southern Breezes is magical – We could hardly tear ourselves away.  Thanks Ted & Sam for all your wonderful attention, the flowers, the lemons & limes from your garden, the magical ginger tea for Chuck.  We hope our renters stay forever so we can keep coming back to Soluthern Breezes.

Chuck & Andrea – Richard & June – February, 2011

Many thanks to Sam & Ted for opening your home and sharing it with us, this sure is the best of island living.  Your hospitality and attentiveness made our stay memorable and the beauty you provide was more that just foor for the eyes.  Massages at the Divi with Gloria is highly recommended as are the morning swims at Shoys beach.  It is with great sadness that we leave this paradise, many thanks.

Andy & Kathy – February, 2011

Daunting to be the first to record our experience at Sam & Ted’s incredibly comfortable island home.  Simple and elegant combining the best of the outdoors and interior design, we enjoyed the porch from dawn to dark.  The house is made for company and conversation and we will miss the sound of the surf as a relaxing backdrop.  Thank you Sam & Ted for sharing this wonderful piece of paradise with us.  It will remain a warm memory that will sustain us until we come back.

Jay & Joanne – January, 2011