2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,000 sq ft deck, tropical living, water and sunset views
About Chip McLaughlin
Lifelong New Englanders and world travelers, we split our time between the coast of Rhode Island and Virgin Gorda, as well as hoping to discover one new destination each year. We chose to spend five months a year in Virgin Gorda after experiencing the perfectly warm water, clean uncrowded beaches, great snorkeling, personal safety and a welcoming local population. Virgin Gorda is constantly improving both through government guidance and visitors appreciation of its unique benefits. Virgin Gorda has ended our search for the best place to spend every winter.
Chip McLaughlin purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Chip McLaughlin chose Spanish Town
We purchased our home in Virgin Gorda after vacationing here for nine consecutive years. Crosswinds was originally a 1600 foot house with a rental of 1,000 sq ft on the second floor with a small wooden deck. We added a 1,000 square foot deck to the second floor with equal amounts of covered and sun-filled spaces. The experience of renting led us to create the vacation rental we always wanted, from an over equipped kitchen to upscale furnishings, an outdoor living and dining room, lots of potted tropical plants, a great gas grill and a large Brookstone hammock for reading! We wanted a place we would live in full time, a place that is truly a home and not a place that felt like a business. Add to this, Crosswinds is in a private enclave of 11 homes, the third house back from Spring Bay, adjacent to two national parks, within walking distance of six beaches including The Baths and Devil's Bay. The other beaches are very quiet and nearly private. The beaches are clean, the sand is white and granular, the water is crystal clear and always refreshing and warm. Given the tiny population and stable, well-run government your personal safety is unmatched in the Caribbean. So stroll about, to beaches, beach bars, local and tourist restaurants. Live unguarded and have fun!
What makes this Villa unique
Everything in Virgin Gorda revolves around the water and beaches. Leave the golf clubs home and forget about gambling. Plan on snorkeling and relaxing by the water all day. There are ample opportunities to explore other islands for the day or half the day on a variety of sail and motor boats. Rent a car and explore a large number of beaches, snorkeling spots, hiking and natural beauty. Take advantage of the high-end spas and resorts though you will then be glad you have Spring Bay and her sunsets to return to.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
top location/view near The Baths
Classic island bungalow for simple living on a large lot with excellent privacy and western views from the expansive lanai
"Classic island bungalow" is just the best compliment. Thanks for that. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and best wishes for a safe journey home. Us
Absolutely wonderful !!!
Crosswinds villa is simply lovely and is a real oasis on Virgin Gorda. Chip and Keith are wonderful hosts that think of everything and are exceptionally helpful. They will make you feel welcomed and at home in their beautifully landscaped space that is a true gem. The house is nicely decorated and comfortable with a well stocked kitchen and amenities. All around the home are meticulously landscaped and cared-for grounds that probably look better now - post hurricane - than in the pictures. And you get to enjoy all this from an incredibly large and beautiful deck which opens to the home in a seamless way to allow outdoor living at its best. The western views make for perfect sunsets over the water....oh, and great Spring Bay beach is just a few minutes easy walk. Other reviews mention these things and really we could not have asked for a better place and experience !! We swam/snorkeled every day at the nearby beaches and also went diving and boating from the Spanish Town harbor. While the island of Virgin Gorda is still very much recovering from the hurricanes (more so the north end and Spanish Town) this end of the island is doing well. Thank you so much Chip and Keith, we did not want to leave and we'll definitely be back. !!
For those who would like a quiet, lovely vacation, Crosswinds is your must stay destination. When we arrived, Keith met us at the front door. We felt that he was our own personal concierge! He is a wealth of knowledge about places to eat and things to do on the island. The accommodations are superb. Nice firm beds and a deck with a view that is unmatched. The home is cleaned daily by two wonderful local ladies. They too are extremely pleasant. Spring Bay beach is just a very short walk from Crosswinds. Thank you Keith so much for such a wonderful holiday. It has been a real treat!
Tom &Kim Hauptman and family
Crosswinds' the best. So happy to return
After a year's hiatus, the return to Crosswinds was a joy ! Despite the devastation of the prior year's hurricanes, the property still is immaculate and pristine, more beautiful than before, set above the most beautiful beach in the world. Would, without hesitation, recommend Crosswinds as the place to be, in Nature's Paradise ! Jim and Keith
Thanks, guys. We are thrilled to have you, and the island, back in the pre-Irma groove. Onward together!
Another perfect trip to VG
This was our sixth stay at Crosswinds, and it once again it was a perfect home away from home. The house is beautiful and has all of the accommodations you may need on vacation. As many other reviewers state, we lived on the deck, as it really is the most wonderful place to relax at the end of the day and enjoy the views of the island. The island is returning to normal, and now is a perfect time to visit! All of the grocery stores are well stocked, and the restaurants are open (we spent several nights at Coco Maya and more than a few afternoons at hog heaven). The beaches are still beautiful and we were often the only people on them. I was so glad to see the progress being made in VG, and look forward to our next stay at Crosswinds!
Thanks, Kendyl. Special thanks for the post-Irma good words. Everyone on the island is incredibly grateful for long-term guest's return and support. The island continues to improve every day thanks in part to folks like you and your family. Thank you again for the review and your return visit. We look forward to many returns, especially with little Kendyls and baby Marios!
Excellent In All Respects
This was a very special 2 bedroom unit with a centrally located living/dining/kitchen. Nice privacy. Exceptional in terms of amenities and nicely decorated. Huge second story deck with a view toward Beef Island and Tortola. Perfect for two couples.
Just an easy walk down to the beach, very near the Baths. One of the nicer beaches on the planet, beautiful sand and magnificent granite batholiths. Close enough to Spanish Town to walk to dinner or the grocery, if you're so inclined.
Chip and Keith were super hosts, very gracious and helpful and great communicators. I recommend their property highly.
Virgin Gorda is recovering from the terrible storms of 2017 and it's a good time to return, if you were wondering
Thanks so much, Anne. We are glad you found the island as comfortable post-Hurricane Irma as it was before. We are coming back stronger every day and will be better than ever should you return.
Our enclave of 11 homes is on Spring Bay, situated between Spring Bay National Park and The Baths National Park. Four beaches are within walking distance, the furthest 12 minutes. The Baths and Devil's Bay are within easy snorkeling distance. This luxury of easily accessible beaches allows everyone in your party to come and go to the beach as they are ready rather than being dependent on one car. There is also a great wealth of beaches and reefs around the island for exploring, too many to see in a week, or maybe even two! You can fill a week's busy schedule all within a three mile radius from daily snorkeling excursions to food shopping to elegant tropical restaurants.