Retreat to Longford Hideaway
Longford Hideaway offers a unique and eco-friendly version of the Caribbean vacation on St. Croix, the best of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Come and relax into our breezy, quiet corner of the island, dip in our salt water pool, then explore our pristine beaches, scuba dive or snorkel our coral reefs, delve into our fascinating history and culture, and experience our warm island hospitality. We can’t wait to share our favorite secret island spots with you for fine cuisine, ital snacks, incredible hikes, sailing adventures, fun shopping, and more.
We are the Gasperi family: organic farmers, cattle ranchers, food lovers, and nature enthusiasts.
Three generations of the Gasperi family have lived and worked at Estate Longford, St. Croix USVI, for over forty years. Welcome to our home sweet home, an old Danish-built agricultural estate with plantation buildings dating back to the 18th century. Longford is currently the site of our family’s organic fruit and vegetable farm, in turn nestled in the middle of 2,000 acres of pristine cattle ranch pasture.
We offer 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.
The South Shore of St. Croix is known for permit and tarpon surfcasting, and we have a knowledgeable guide on the premises! Great Pond Bay is just a few minutes up the road, part of the territorial East End Marine Park, a protected wildlife and coral reef area, offering great kitesurfing, snorkeling and kayaking adventures.
PLEASE NOTE: We have a NO SMOKING and no pets policy on the property and farm for all visitors. Supervised children are welcomed!
Staying at Longford Hideaway, like most vacation ‘home’ rentals, is like staying at the house of a friend. This is not a commercial resort. You’ll have 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.
We recommend renting a car during your stay. All is within easy reach from the cottage because of its central location on the South Shore, a few minutes drive due south of the historic town of Christiansted and just a few minutes drive 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. We are truly one-of-a-kind!