Longford Hideaway is a green vacation spot in the literal and ecological sense. This is a place to retreat, a place where our guests are surrounded by small discoveries of natural beauty. Staying at Longford Hideaway, like most vacation 'home' rentals, is like staying at the house of a friend. This is not a commercial resort, so you can expect a more personal experience. Lounge around on the private pool deck with beautiful gardens, fruit orchards, farmland and pastures all around you. If you want seclusion and tranquility, this is it!
The Longford Hideaway Greathouse is an historic Danish plantation home built in 1760 and completely renovated after Hurricane Hugo. A new kitchen was installed in 2013. The Greathouse sleeps 2-6 adults in three bedrooms. The Greathouse is accessed up a short flight of stairs (it is an historic building, unfortunately not wheelchair accessible). The buildings offer character, but also feature updated amenities like WIFI, BBQ areas, and more.
It is our family’s philosophy that in order to enjoy nature’s beauty we must respect, protect and preserve her. St. Croix is a small island with limited rainfall. Many things normally taken for granted in the mainland, including fossil fuels, must be shipped from afar, so a conservation philosophy is our response. We are walking the walk when it comes to a vacation offering that is eco-friendly.
Estate Longford is situated on several acres on the south shore of St. Croix, surrounded by farm gardens and wild pastures. A small salt-water swimming pool, a lovely secluded beach, and numerous pasture trails to the shoreline for nature walks await.
Longford Hideaway offers two charming, historic vacation eco-rentals:
THE GREATHOUSE: the upstairs floor of an 18th century Danish great house with three bedrooms, large dining and living rooms, a newly renovated kitchen, baby grand piano and wraparound shaded veranda;
THE COTTAGE: our private, cozy one bedroom cottage with open plan kitchen/dining/living area and covered porches.
Both rentals enjoy the use of our private POOL with its large covered deck, and our secluded and safe BEACH — reached by a walk or drive through the wild and lovely cattle pastures.
It is recommended to rent a car during your stay. All is within easy reach from Longford Hideaway because of its central location on the South Shore; a few minutes drive due south of the historic town of Christiansted and from beautiful beaches, shopping and restaurants. Yet it is a world away if you cherish a secluded and private setting. Come enjoy a unique vacation experience at Longford Hideaway. It is truly one-of-a-kind!