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2BR/1BA Townhome Near Town/Np Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, a/C, Private Terrace

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Enjoy amazing views while dining or relaxing on Bliss's private garden terrace

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Last updated: 10/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cruz Bay condo description

Bliss is the totally renovated 2BR/1BA, 2-story penthouse unit at Cruz Views (#1). Only unit available direct through owner! If you look at the picture of the peach-colored building, that whole building is Bliss (like a stand-alone, private villa of your own at condo prices--the best of both worlds!!

Plus the location can NOT be beat! Close to everything--walkable down to town, 5 minutes from National Park Beaches--yet up in the hills high enough to be a peaceful retreat.

Not only completely remodeled, Bliss also has all updated furnishings including new beds as well as all new bedding, linens, kitchen supplies, appliances, entertainment systems, and Central Air-Conditioning to keep you comfortable all year long!

Basically a stand-alone unit at the top of the hill (see pictures), Bliss offers proximity to Cruz Bay (walkable) with its great restaurants, charming shops, and grocery stores but, most importantly to guests, it's within minutes of the amazing National Park Beaches on St. John's North Shore (about 5 minutes to Hawksnest Beach, see map).

Yet it's location is high enough above town to avoid the noise from the ferries, restaurants and entertainment, offering you a quiet retreat where you can watch the Caribbean world go by from your own private deck with mesmerizing views, including captivating sunsets.

Bliss's upstairs bedroom provides you with the option of either 2 twin beds or can be made up with a special 'creative kingmaker' to give you a seamless, immobile, extremely comfortable king bed.

The amazing Caribbean views--including Pillsbury Sound with a myriad of cays and small islands nestled within it, St. Thomas with it's nightly 'twinkly light' display, and daytime views of sailboats skimming along the surface, even regattas--are also yours within the unit itself. Half the time when I watch tv in the living area, I'm instead looking outside the windows at the view! Views from the upstairs bedroom are incredible.

Bliss also includes your own private parking spot right above the unit and--set among a lovely tropical garden frequently scented with jasmine--is a beautiful saline-filtered pool (gentle on your skin) shared with the guests from the other 9 units but often yours alone!

Not only is there a gas Weber grill, tables, chairs, and chaise lounges on the pool deck but also a gazebo--offering great Caribbean views as well--where guests frequently gather at the end of the day to toast the sunset together and share their beach/snorkeling/hiking/sailing adventures of the day.

You also have your own little private tropical garden enclosed within Bliss's private deck area, where you'll find your beach chairs and coolers as well.

Bliss: offering you all the comforts of home along with the unique tropical experience of enjoying the Caribbean of the past--since St. John is 2/3 National Park, most of its pristine beaches and mountain jungles have thankfully been preserved in their original state, unmarred and unscarred by the rampant development characterizing most other Caribbean islands today.

Welcome to my dream--my home in Paradise is now being offered at Special Introductory Rates! I sincerely hope you enjoy it as much as I do.





Keywords: Penthouse Unit #1 at Cruz Views, now can be rented direct by owner, this 2 bedroom St. John vacation rental in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) offers all contemporary comforts along with timeless 'old Caribbean' views, tropical gardens, pool, in a private, quiet, location but near to all the best that
St. John has to offer: Its world-reknown National Park Beaches are a 5-minute drive, you can walk down to town, Cruz Bay, but are up high enough to be away from the noise and busyness, relax, retreat, and enjoy magnificent Virgin Island sunset views, affordable luxury for a honeymoon, anniversary, family vacation; this stand-alone townhouse-type vacation rental is part of a small, quiet, intimate complex with just 10 units--St. John's best kept secret.

Property Type

      • Condo

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                8 years old or non-crawling infants...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                children aged 8 and older are welcome as are non-crawling infants...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children:

                between 9 months and 7 years old...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • King size beds (1) Upstairs bedroom can be made up as a king or 2 twins; great panoramic sea views from the comfort of your bed; all new mattresses, TV with DVD and VCR, ample closet space with your own personal safe, dressing mirror & table, Queen size Beds (1) Main floor bedroom has a new queen mattress, garden views and new wall-mounted cable TV, ampke closet space, your own personal safe, Twin or Single Beds (1) Upstairs bedroom can be made up into 2 twin beds with ample lighting, see other details under king bed above...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • I-Pod player dock, combination microwave/convection oven, central a/c, fans, walk-in shower, free private parking, garden, great views of Pillsbury Sound, Cruz Bay harbor, the Caribbean Sea with a variety of other islands and cays you can see including St. Thomas, Culebra, Great & Little St. James, Thatch, Grass, Lovongo, Henley, great sunsets, gentle breezes...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library:

                    Lots of CD's, cable music, or bring your ipod/iphone to play all your favorite songs on our great surround-sound entertainment unit...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (2) in Great Room and downstairs Bedroom...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    in upstairs bedroom...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    Lots of DVDs and videos...moreless

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Waterfalls

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View
                  • Mountain View
                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Ocean View:

                    Caribbean Sea; Pillsbury Sound, outlying cays, wonderful sunset views over the ocean; twinkling lights of St. Thomas at night ...moreless

                  • Town
                  • Village
                  • Water View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Wonderful new central air-conditioning throughout...moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Designer bath and bedroom linens as well as beach towels and beach bags...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Your own private, well-lit parking spot just steps from your front door...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Catering Available
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave:

                    Combination microwave/convection oven...moreless

                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Wonderful large saline-filtered pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens with a great view of the harbor and Pillsbury Sound shared by all 10 units at Cruz Views but 9 times out of ten used only by me when I'm there!...moreless

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Low Season
                          Aug 3 - Dec 19, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,393 $5,634

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          Holidays
                          Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,793
                          High Season
                          Jan 5 - Apr 12, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,296

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                          Mid Season
                          Apr 13 - Aug 15, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,715

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          Low Season
                          Aug 16 - Dec 18, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          $200
                          My Standard Rate
                          5 night min stay
                          $200
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • cleaning for <1 wk stay $125
                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Tax Rate 10%

                          Notes:

                          My Standard Rates are identical to my Low Season Rates since that is the longest rental period available throughout the year. If you will be staying on dates that are NOT within the Low Season Rate dates, the relevant High Season or Mid Season rates will apply.


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                          Last updated: 10/02/2014
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                          Location

                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Salomon, Honeymoon, Caneel, Hawksnest (5 minutes)

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          explore the whole island with a 4WD vehicle, find hidden coves, cays, and beaches by renting a dinghy and exploring, see the sugar plantation ruins, be an archeologist for a day by volunteering at the ongoing research at Cinnamon Bay, see the botanical garden walk, see the petroglyphs on the Reef Bay trail, snorkel right off the beach, snuba, dive reefs and the sunken ship Rhone, take classes at the National Park

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2011

                          About the owner: There's only one thing better than being in that incredible water around St. John and that's being in it while holding your newest grandchild :-)

                          Why the Owner Chose Cruz Bay:
                          From the moment I first stepped on the old wooden dock in Cruz Bay, I felt like I was at peace and at home. That was more than 20 years ago and I still get that feeling every time I'm there. The natural beauty that characterizes St. John--largely unspoiled by any development on the 2/3 of the island that's National Park, the swimming and snorkeling right off the beach in that incredibly clear, warm, turquoise water--even in the midst of winter!, the smells, the sounds, the wildlife, the community feel of the island--I just love it!!

                          The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                          It is SO nice to be anywhere I want to go--beach, restaurant, shopping, groceries, ferry, barge--in just a matter of minutes. At the same time I can stay comfortably ensconced in the comforts of the condo, cooking in while enjoying the cooling effects of the a/c, enjoying the views, quietly relaxing on the deck with my husband or friends or reading a book, or swimming my laps in the pool and enjoying the company and conversation with other guests under the gazebo while toasting the sunset together. Just an utterly lovely way to relax, retreat, or refresh myself. That's why I named the condo BLISS, which means 'peaceful joy, utter contentment, or blessedness.' It's what I feel when I'm there.


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                          • Enjoy amazing views while dining or relaxing on Bliss's private garden terrace

                            Enjoy amazing views while dining or relaxing on Bliss's private garden terrace

                          • Bliss is a stand-alone 2-story unit as shown in picture

                            Bliss is a stand-alone 2-story unit as shown in picture

                          • All New Windows and Lighting at Bliss Ensure Light-Filled Rooms Day or Night

                            All New Windows and Lighting at Bliss Ensure Light-Filled Rooms Day or Night

                          • A view from Bliss's couch

                            A view from Bliss's couch

                          • Eating Inside at Bliss, you see Caribbean views as well as the Private Garden

                            Eating Inside at Bliss, you see Caribbean views as well as the Private Garden

                          • All-New Bathroom at Bliss--like a National Park Beach (clear water; ivory sand)

                            All-New Bathroom at Bliss--like a National Park Beach (clear water; ivory sand)

                          • Main Floor Bedroom at Bliss (with Garden View and Private Safe in your Closet)

                            Main Floor Bedroom at Bliss (with Garden View and Private Safe in your Closet)

                          • Plenty of closet space and private safe in your MBR at Bliss

                            Plenty of closet space and private safe in your MBR at Bliss

                          • A king; each side has it's own nite-stand and light, TV with DVD-player and VCR

                            A king; each side has it's own nite-stand and light, TV with DVD-player and VCR

                          • Bliss has large & small lightweight coolers and backpack beach chairs

                            Bliss has large & small lightweight coolers and backpack beach chairs

                          • Caribbean View from Cruz View Pool Deck Gazebo

                            Caribbean View from Cruz View Pool Deck Gazebo

                          • Four of you can enjoy this view while dining on Bliss's private garden terrace

                            Four of you can enjoy this view while dining on Bliss's private garden terrace

                          • Bliss exterior view showing your private parking spot just steps from your door

                            Bliss exterior view showing your private parking spot just steps from your door

                          • Your own private grill just steps from Bliss's kitchen and indoor/outdoor dining

                            Your own private grill just steps from Bliss's kitchen and indoor/outdoor dining

                          • Virgin Island Views Inside Bliss

                            Virgin Island Views Inside Bliss

                          • Partial Bliss Living Area: portion of new kitchen area and entertainment system

                            Partial Bliss Living Area: portion of new kitchen area and entertainment system

                          • Another view of Bliss living area; counter stools arrived this week

                            Another view of Bliss living area; counter stools arrived this week

                          • New Walk-In Shower at Bliss

                            New Walk-In Shower at Bliss

                          • MBR showing wall-mounted cable tv, full-length dressing mirror, vaulted ceiling

                            MBR showing wall-mounted cable tv, full-length dressing mirror, vaulted ceiling

                          • Bliss's Loft BR: great Caribbean Views & Flexible Bed Arrangement; 2 twins OR

                            Bliss's Loft BR: great Caribbean Views & Flexible Bed Arrangement; 2 twins OR

                          • OR King with closet and private personal safe

                            OR King with closet and private personal safe

                          • Cruz Views lovely saline-filtered pool that you usually have all to yourselves

                            Cruz Views lovely saline-filtered pool that you usually have all to yourselves

                          • View of Caribbean Sunset from Private Deck at Bliss

                            View of Caribbean Sunset from Private Deck at Bliss

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                          Date last modified - Thursday, October 09, 2014

                          $199 - $399 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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                          Speaks: english
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                          2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, A/C, Private Terrace

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