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

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My personal favorite time at the pool, swimming laps while enjoying the sunset

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Last updated: 06/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

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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

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • 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

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

 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Apr 20 - 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
7 night min stay

$1,400

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Holidays
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,793
High Season
Jan 4 - Apr 10, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,296

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


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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Surcharge for Stays Less than 1 week | $125 per stay.

Nonrefundable $50 damage protection insurance premium for up to $500.00 in accidental, unintentional damage which may occur at Bliss during Guest’s stay. The fee covers Bliss property (not Guest property). To benefit from the insurance coverage, Guest must report any damage to Management Company before departure.


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Last updated: 06/25/2015
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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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Photos

  • My personal favorite time at the pool, swimming laps while enjoying the sunset

    My personal favorite time at the pool, swimming laps while enjoying the sunset

  • 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 Entry with paved access road and paved, private parking spot to left

    Bliss Entry with paved access road and paved, private parking spot to left

  • Beautiful private tropical garden off terrace includes orchids, jasmine, more

    Beautiful private tropical garden off terrace includes orchids, jasmine, more

  • Partial Bliss Dining/Kitchen Area and spiral stairs going to upstairs loft BR

    Partial Bliss Dining/Kitchen Area and spiral stairs going to upstairs loft BR

  • Another view of Bliss kitchen; 2 counter stools missing from picture

    Another view of Bliss kitchen; 2 counter stools missing from picture

  • Closer picture of one of your window views from LR and upstairs BR

    Closer picture of one of your window views from LR and upstairs BR

  • 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

  • Beautiful, newly-surfaced and tiled, saline-filtered pool (gentle on your skin)

    Beautiful, newly-surfaced and tiled, saline-filtered pool (gentle on your skin)

  • Sunset view from Bliss's Deck Bar

    Sunset view from Bliss's Deck Bar

  • 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

  • Your own private new grill just 2 steps from door

    Your own private new grill just 2 steps from door

  • All New Windows, Door, Lighting at Bliss Ensure Light-Filled Rooms, Quiet Nights

    All New Windows, Door, Lighting at Bliss Ensure Light-Filled Rooms, Quiet Nights

  • 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

  • Darkened living area so you can see some of the views you'll enjoy from inside

    Darkened living area so you can see some of the views you'll enjoy from inside

  • 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)

  • MBR garden view, new art

    MBR garden view, new art

  • OR King with closet and private personal safe

    OR King with closet and private personal safe

  • Sunset view from inside Bliss

    Sunset view from inside Bliss

  • Twilight view as the sun disappears while stars and island lights take its place

    Twilight view as the sun disappears while stars and island lights take its place

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 2 days
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  • Calendar last updated 06/25/2015
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