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Affordable, Elegant, Comfortable - Great Views, Walk to Town!

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Gorgeous views, complete luxury and comfort.

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Last updated: 11/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-10 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cruz Bay condo description

Be prepared to feel like you have arrived at your home away from home when you walk through the doors of Tropical Blessings. The owners actually discovered St John 25 years ago, promptly fell entirely in love with the island, moved there for over a decade, and pretty much knew from day one that owning a beautiful place on St. John was very high on their bucket list.

One might say that it's good policy to believe in miracles. The owners were finally able to chase that dream and when they finally walked through the doors of Tropical Blessings, they knew that they had finally discovered their own special St. John place at last.

The result of a dream come true has translated into accommodations that have been appointed with pride in particularly thoughtful, detailed, artistic, and personal ways. No predictable interiors here. Decorating Tropical Blessings has been a joy for the owners who trust that guests will appreciate deliberate uses of color, judicious choices of furnishings and accoutrements, touches of whimsy, and their clearly predominant preference for exceptionally fine quality. The ambiance of Tropical Blessings reflects a delight in its interior and it is the owner's intention that guests discover that delight to be entirely contagious.

The open design of the great room includes a very generously equipped gourmet kitchen. One has the option of getting into some serious cooking here. You will find a generous abundance of cookware, dish ware, flat ware, mixing bowls, utensils, china, linens, and a collection of useful kitchen gadgets. You'll even find a copy of the Joy of Cooking in case you need to make hollandaise sauce and can't for the life of you remember how. Of course there's the prerequisite coffee maker, a very nice toaster, and a built in microwave. The appliances and mahogany cabinetry are appropriately high end, and the owner has provided a generous selection of spices for your in-house culinary endeavors. These spices will undoubtedly prove useful too if you decide to make use of one of two gas grilles on the pool terrace.

A long granite breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the rest of the great room, the open space of which makes both the living area and the dining area seem distinctly defined but harmoniously included as the other major sections of this spacious island living design.

The living area carries forward the overall comfortable tropical theme. Sofa and love seat, accompanied by a custom chair and other beautiful accent furniture make this a great place relax to and visit and maybe watch a movie on the 50' flat screen TV. From this living area, as is also true of the adjoining dining area, one need only open the sliders out onto the balcony. From here one is mesmerized by views of Turner Bay with images of French Cap and Great St. James in the distance. One can also turn and catch views of St. Thomas, too, portions of it visible across the way beyond the wildlife bird sanctuary and Frank Bay. The views are pretty spectacular, and on top of that you need walk only about two blocks to set foot on the small beach at Frank Bay, rarely occupied by more than a few, and a pretty good snorkeling spot.

The indoor dining area is simple and lovely and that beautiful table comfortably seats six for a nicely prepared dinner. If you prefer to be more casual, step outside again onto that main balcony and you can set the teak table to enjoy any meal as the gentle Caribbean breezes drift by. The main balcony also includes a sitting area, also furnished with teak, just a nice place to sit with or without a beverage and feel, without doubt, entirely content.

The three bedrooms at Tropical Blessings are each so appealing, all decorated so individually, imaginatively, personally, and colorfully, whether it be the stunning master suite with king bed and private balcony for two, the Coral Room with two queen beds, or the charming Aqua Room with two twin beds that can easily be converted to a king. Each bedroom has its own private bath with a large walk in shower.

Outside the Aqua Room a custom office nook and lending library area has been built in with a wide and varied selection of books to choose from and a beautiful custom desk surface where you can work comfortably, or at least spread the work out, look at it, then put it away without guilt since at least you did look at it. Don't forget: didn't you come to forget?

At Tropical Blessings you will find yourself in a private enclave of only six luxury condominium villas tucked away on a quaint island lane in a very safe and quiet neighborhood. Just far enough away from the maddening crowd. Convenient off street parking, but only a 10 minute stroll into Cruz Bay. Pristine accommodations in an ideal location. We think it's pretty close to perfect and we invite you to come discover that for yourselves.

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Special Note: Please be aware that we do not accept wire transfer payments unless we make an exception for a very last minute reservation. For your own protection, If ever asked to wire funds, always call the owner to confirm that the request is legitimate.

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be over 25 years of age to rent Tropical Blessings, but persons age 25 years and much younger are entirely welcome as part of an overall rental party....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Well behaved children entirely welcome....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Twin beds can be converted into king. Please request....moreless

          • Each bedroom is lovely and entirely comfortable. Each bedroom has been individually decorated in a most pleasing and personal way. There are ceiling fans in each bedroom, but Central AC makes sleeping in each bedroom an especially relaxing experience....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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          • The large walk-in showers are a nice bathroom feature. Who would ever describe a bathroom as pretty? In truth, all of them are!...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Payments by check or money order only. Owner is small sole proprietor who has investigated credit card operations for guest convenience. To date we have not found one that does not present major inconveniences or possibilities of security breaches. We care about our own security, and yours too! ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                A wealth of books...not battered and tattered. Please leave them behind in the 'lending library.'...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                30+ DVD's for your viewing pleasure....moreless

              • Games:

                Lots of them....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                You got it, but island funkiness can cause server to go down at times. Island attitude most helpful....moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                50' flat screen has been added to great room, considerably larger than what you view on my listing here....moreless

              • VCR

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach:

                Frank Bay - walk two blocks down the lane, turn left, and you're at a small, quiet beach - great for snorkeling....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Gorgeous view of Turner Bay - on a clear day you can see St. Croix on the horizon - 40 miles away. Nice view of Frank Bay, too - see the twinkling lights of St. Thomas at night....moreless

              • Rural:

                Well the charming lane is such a shortcut to nowhere that many don't know it's even there. Close to town, so not rural, but a hidden gem in a private neighborhood. Terrific combo!...moreless

              • Village:

                Just a 10 minute stroll into the village of Cruz Bay - some great restaurants and charming shops - fabulous location!...moreless

              • Water View:

                Views of Frank Bay to the shimmering lights of St. Thomas, and views of Turner Bay - on a very clear day you can see the faint outlines of St. Croix in the distance, 40 miles away....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central AC is great for you, but please be considerate. Monthly elec. bills that exceed $1,000 per month are no fun. I want to keep my rates reasonable for YOU!...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Same for dryer - exorbitantly expensive electric bill expense - and PLEASE don't toss damp beach towels with sand into the dryer!...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Yes, nice linens provided....moreless

              • Living Room
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone:

                Telephone on site is for local calls only. Prepaid calling card for stateside landline calls recommended. Island cell phone carriers are AT & T and Sprint. Verizon will charge $1.99 per minute!...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Plenty of nice bath and beach towels provided for you....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                The cost of water and electricity on island would shock (yes, intended pun) you, so please avoid less than a full load in the washer....moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                An absolute abundance!...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Get ready to have fun in this generously equipped gourmet kitchen with lots of cookware, dish ware, utensils, gadgets. Details galore and a wide selection of spices. ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items:

                Lots of spices for your culinary endeavors!...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Brand new - May, 2013. Nice? Of course!...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    The pool is a nice feature, but you won't find many folks there since the beaches of St. John are SO spectacular.. a great spot to hang out for a late afternoon read or your BBQ grilled dinner!...moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Off Season
                  Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $415
                  Holiday Season
                  Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                  10 night min stay
                  $625
                  In Season
                  Jan 5 - Apr 14, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  $565
                  Off Season
                  Apr 15 - Dec 19, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $430
                  Holiday Season
                  Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2016
                  10 night min stay
                  $650

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • No Refund Sec. Deposit $75
                  • Tax Rate 10%

                  Notes:

                  From $375/night

                  In season dates: 12/15 - 4/14 $535/night

                  Off season dates: 4/15 - 12/14 $415/night

                  Holiday dates: 12/20/14-1/5/15 $625/night

                  Plus 10% Hotel Tax.

                  In season:one week minimum stay

                  Off season: five night minimum stay

                  Holiday dates: 10 night minimum stay

                  No refund of first deposit if reservation cancelled less than 60 days prior to arrival.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 11/21/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Recommended

                  Tropical Blessings is in a charming neighborhood with lots of permanent residents, not just vacation rentals. The lane is so narrow that two vehicles can barely pass. The location is so close to town, but just far enough away.As a former island resident I have a wealth of recommendations and suggestions to offer. Feel free to ask. I lived on island full time for 11 years so I have a pretty good take on things. I'll be glad to help you.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: My life has been such an amazing adventure to date and despite the bumps in the road that we all experience, I feel grateful and blessed in innumerable ways. The word 'boredom' does not exist in my vocabulary. Each and every day is a new gift. That's why they call it the present!

                  Why the Owner Chose Cruz Bay:
                  I visited St. John in 1986, was entirely smitten with thus very special island at once. I felt so drawn to St. John so strongly that I moved there, and ended up happily living there for over a decade. St. John will always have a sense of home for me, and of course that's true of so many visitors who feel compelled to return to St. John year after year.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  Not only is Tropical Blessings a gorgeous and beautifully appointed place, everyone loves the 10 minute walk to town. Privacy and convenience - the best of both worlds!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Gorgeous views, complete luxury and comfort.

                    Gorgeous views, complete luxury and comfort.

                  • The fully appointed gourmet kitchen has everything you need.

                    The fully appointed gourmet kitchen has everything you need.

                  • Serve six in this elegant dining area.

                    Serve six in this elegant dining area.

                  • Spend time relaxing in the living area.

                    Spend time relaxing in the living area.

                  • The main balcony is only steps away with beautiful views each day.

                    The main balcony is only steps away with beautiful views each day.

                  • With its own private balcony.

                    With its own private balcony.

                  • The Coral Room is charming, spacious, and has two queen beds.

                    The Coral Room is charming, spacious, and has two queen beds.

                  • The Aqua Room has two twin beds can easily be converted into a king.

                    The Aqua Room has two twin beds can easily be converted into a king.

                  • Enjoy a relaxing swim or lounge in a chaise with a good book.

                    Enjoy a relaxing swim or lounge in a chaise with a good book.

                  • You'll find yourself at Frank Bay, just steps away.

                    You'll find yourself at Frank Bay, just steps away.

                  • Then return to Tropical Blessings to enjoy moments sublime.

                    Then return to Tropical Blessings to enjoy moments sublime.

                  • Enjoy a tranquil Caribbean setting.

                    Enjoy a tranquil Caribbean setting.

                  • You'll love the spacious great room, beautifully appointed.

                    You'll love the spacious great room, beautifully appointed.

                  • And gaze out the kitchen window at this lovely courtyard view.

                    And gaze out the kitchen window at this lovely courtyard view.

                  • Or dine alfresco outside.

                    Or dine alfresco outside.

                  • Enjoy watching a movie.

                    Enjoy watching a movie.

                  • The master bedroom is sumptuous and comfortable.

                    The master bedroom is sumptuous and comfortable.

                  • And a private bath with a large walk in shower.

                    And a private bath with a large walk in shower.

                  • And like all rooms, the Coral Room is beautifully decorated.

                    And like all rooms, the Coral Room is beautifully decorated.

                  • Custom Office/Library.

                    Custom Office/Library.

                  • Walk two blocks down this lovely lane.

                    Walk two blocks down this lovely lane.

                  • Or perhaps you'll venture off to another beautiful St. John Beach.

                    Or perhaps you'll venture off to another beautiful St. John Beach.

                  • Sit for just a moment and make dinner reservations.

                    Sit for just a moment and make dinner reservations.

                  • Beautiful Tropical Blessings.

                    Beautiful Tropical Blessings.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Friday, November 21, 2014

                  $415 - $650 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 11/21/14
                  Minimum stay: 5-10 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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