Estate Rust-Op-Twist

Rust-Op-Twist Web Reference: Property# 6538
  • Property size 8651 sq ft
  • Property size 0 Pool
  • Property size 5 Beds
  • Property size 2 Baths
Contact Chris
Chris Hanley (340) 277-1364 Email Chris


Rust-Op-Twist, translates from Dutch as “Rest After Struggle”. First time ever on the market, this AMAZING historical sugar plantation is now offered for sale. Over 37 acres of sprawing waterfront history can be yours! Historical ruins are scattered about the property, including a functional great house, separate cottage with gorgeous north shore views.

This property is one of a kind, dating back to 1755 when construction on the property was first commenced by Johann Balthazar Uytendaal. The history of Estate Rust-Op- Twist reflects the once prosperous St. Croix sugar industry.The ruins that still remain on the estate are a beautiful Sugar mill ruin, an animal mill, steam engine & cane mill, and hospital with jail cells. Although most of the historic ruins run along a few acres, the other acres offer beautiful hillside views as well as some waterfront land in front of the property. The remains of a clam and shrimp farm are still in place on a portion of the waterfront. Also still in place is a sea water intake pipe located in the spot where the deepest ocean water is closest to land in the entire Caribbean. At only 450 yards from shore, this pipe descends to a depth of 4000 feet, where it once pulled to the surface some of extremely nutrient-rich and cool waters from the depths of the Caribbean Sea. The main house is situated on a nice hill offering great views from all over. Large gallery’s on both the house and cottage and a beautiful spacious courtyard which the main house wraps around.

This is the perfect opportunity to own this fantastic piece of history and turn it into your own. Have fun exploring all the ruins, relax and watch the sunset from the porch and even run across the street to go take a dip in the ocean, this is truly one of St. Croix’s oldest Gems!

Search for this property on-line through your portal associated with You may search St. Croix real estate like a licensed real estate agent through our Multiple Listings Service (MLS). This property is MLS#15-1886 Or, please call/email with questions: 340.277.1364, Thank you!




  • 37 Acres
  • Beachfront
  • Dining: Outdoor and Indoor
  • elevated point
  • Old Sugar Plantation