Rust op Twist - "THE MAGIC PLACE"

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Overview of Rust op Twist - "THE MAGIC PLACE"

Entire homePrivate host

Rust op Twist - "THE MAGIC PLACE"

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Sea view

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Contactless check-out
Christiansted, St. Croix, St. Croix Island

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCane Bay3 min drive
  • Popular LocationCane Bay Beach5 min drive
  • Popular LocationSalt River Bay National Historical Park6 min drive
  • AirportChristiansted (STX-Henry E. Rohlsen)23 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
1200 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Common area
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Rust op Twist - "THE MAGIC PLACE"

Beachfront cottage for sun and fun
Need an escape from the world?
Your sanctuary awaits! This beautiful historic and preserved oasis on the National Heritage trail awaits your stay. WHEN CROWDED CONDO LIVING WITH HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS AND VACATION NIGHTLY RENTERS JUST WON'T WORK! STAY HERE AT PRIVATE ESTATE RUST OP TWIST! With it's own beach and ruins to explore. 100% of your stay goes towards the maintenance and preservation of this beautiful estate dating back to the 1600's.

As of January 1st 2021 we are officially taking reservations. This unique vacation experience awaits you...

This historical, charming, comfortable 2 bedroom 1 bath guest villa is the perfect place to unplug and connect with Self, Land, Air and Sea. Listening to the waves crash on the shore, are but your own heartbeat echoing........

On a gentle rising facing the bright Caribbean Sea, we welcome you to Estate Rust op Twist... Signifying; Rest after work. The awareness of the formidable trinity of land, sea and air -permeate. As you will be standing on- “The Magic Place”. Quoted by Dr. Maurice Ewing, one of the greatest oceanographers of our time... August 1970.

“ The magic place” Awaits your arrival to explore historical ruins over 400 years old. Enjoy walks to the sugar mill and swims on the beach about a 4 minute walk west from your front door. The beach out front was a marine station in the 70's. Great for exploring. Fit for skilled divers and explorers. Dive the pipeline full of history and treasures... this body of water is one of very few in the world with the deepest ocean floors in proximity to land. It housed a very intelligent Aqua culture marine station. Studying aquaculture, marine life, marine energy and more. Rust op Twist was named the number one spot in the world for Ocean Thermal energy. Top Marine experts from Columbia University, New York, NY and the University of Texas at Austin, TX to name a few spent many years studying these Ocean floors. My grandmother was a scientist, marine biologist, oceanographer and flew food drops during the war. Her vision, brilliance and presence can be felt from the sugar mill.
Bird watching is a must, housing a bird sanctuary on the estate. There is just life and magic everywhere you go on this property, watching hundreds of Caterpillars morph into a majestic butterflies is just another daily thing at Rust op Twist. Yoga at the sugar mill is amazing and the best place to catch the sunrise and sunset as featured on the Bachelor!
If you love turtles you may just be lucky enough to swim with them or see an occasional whale during season. This hauntingly beautiful estate sits on the National Heritage Trail. Relax and find time for peace, serenity, and inspiration.
Turn time back and explore the history. Rust op Twist takes you through time. Ruins include a wind mill, water mill, animal mill, steam engine, hospital and more. We are slowly making more of these available to view but some are still a hazard since Hurricane Maria. All donations made on the QR code at the sugar mill go towards restoring the historical stone and coral rock of these ruins. or you can also donate on the website
A divers paradise awaits. Dive or snorkel the pipeline at our private beach or Cane bay just a mile and a half away hosts divers from all over the world. A few great restaurants near by known for local flavor and or amazing drinks on the water! We invite you to come explore and experience the magic of the North Shore at Estate Rust op Twist.
Amenities include:
Large screened in Balcony great for evening dinners & cocktails at sunset
Stay on the National Heritage Trail
A guided walk or horse tour can be arranged on site to explore the ruins, magic and historical grounds.
Sleeps 4 Comfortably
2 bedrooms One queen bed in each
Living room couch is a Pottery Barn queen sized sleeper sofa
Ceiling fans
2 Air conditioners
Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove
Washer and dryer

Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers washers/dryers and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager



English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA), COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach towels


  • Free WiFi


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Coffee grinder
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Living room


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Golf privileges
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Casino nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 5
  • Unit size: 1200 sq ft (111 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

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About this area


Located in Kingshill, this cottage is on the beach. Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Little Princess Estate are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Cane Bay and Cane Bay Beach. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Cane Bay - 3 min drive
  • Cane Bay Beach - 5 min drive
  • Salt River Bay National Historical Park - 6 min drive
  • Carambola Golf Club - 12 min drive
  • Mount Eagle - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Christiansted (STX-Henry E. Rohlsen) - 23 min drive


  • Rowdy Joe's - 15 min walk
  • Off the Wall - 3 min drive
  • La Reine Chicken Shack - 9 min drive
  • Blues' Backyard BBQ & Grill - 9 min drive
  • Kim's Restaurant - 13 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 12 out of 13 reviews
5 - Excellent 92%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 13 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 13 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 13 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 13 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

It was an incredible location, beautiful historical estate. Very private and quiet! Great place to relax and unwind after a day exploring the island.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic estate; fantastic host!
Everything about this day was perfect. The location on St. Croix could not be better and the historic home and a state or a stunning. Location is just on the water and is very close to all of their wonderful amenities offered on the north shore of the island. I cannot recommend it enough!
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Historic location
We loved hearing the waves and checking out the historic sites. Linda is a fabulous hostess!
Stayed 14 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

All my interactions with Linda have been very pleasant. We will be booking this property next year.
Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

We stayed in the smaller house on the property and it was perfect for two, you can stay up-to four people. The place was quiet and clean. The owners/caretakers had two dogs that let us know if anyone was around and I am sure they helped keep the place safe. The owners/caretakers were very friendly and even gave us fresh honey on our last day. There are sugar mill ruins and quarters that they allowed us to explore, it would be an amazing restaurant location or larger gathering area. The view is wonderful each day, sunrise and sunset. My personal favorite was just sitting and watching the taller grass dancing with the wind. We heard the cowboy Steve horse riding tours go by almost daily. Wonderful place to stay on St. Croix!
Stayed 14 nights in Jan 2022