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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Excellent St John house for 4 people - super views, great location!
"We stayed a week with our 2 adult male sons. The layout was perfect for the 4 of us. Our sons had their privacy in the downstairs bedroom. The photos are very accurate. The kitchen is well-stocked. The house has coolers, beach towels, beach chairs - everything you need! The pool deck is nice with great seating and superb views (the pool is quite small, so be sure you realize this if you wanted to spend a lot of time in the pool, this may not be it). The bathrooms are very nice and each have laundry facilities so that really helps - don't bother packing much. The location is fantastic - a 3 minute drive to town, or a short walk if you don't mind the uphill return trip. Jim and MaryEllen were both very responsive and super to deal with before and during our stay! Our only very slight complaint would be the smooshy soft beds with sloppy linens (worn out elastic on fitted sheets that don't stay fitted) and the spotty internet (none in the basement apartment and lost internet at times on the main floor)."
Guest: BKDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 18, 2015
"We loved this villa from the moment we pulled through the gate and saw the gorgeous flowers and fountain. The villa is high on a mountainside with beautiful views of Cruz Bay below. It is beautifully furnished both inside and out. We enjoyed the outdoor living spaces as much as the indoor! We found it very clean and well-maintained, and although we encountered no problems, we were content knowing that there was a very capable property manager a phone call away. In fact, she met our group at the ferry and acquainted us with the property and the island.
The three master suites are very comfortable with their own attached bathrooms -- one has its own balcony as well. The fourth bed is a pull-out couch located on a loft (with its own bathroom) up a very steep spiral staircase. While it doesn't afford much privacy, we found the mattress on the pull out couch to be very comfortable. It would be difficult for young children or the elderly to navigate the steps to the fourth sleeping area. However, the plus side to this "bedroom" is that it has an incredible balcony with sweeping views of Cruz Bay!
The villa is furnished with so many amenities including beach bags, beach towels, and beach chairs. There is also a great selection of books, movies, and games. The community pool and clubhouse is located a decent walk from the villa, but is a very nice area. Because this villa is so high up on a mountain, it is not walkable to town or beaches. You will definitely need to rent a vehicle -- preferably a Jeep to navigate the mountainous roads.
You absolutely will not be disappointed with this incredible property. We stayed at the Westin last year, but liked this FAR better!! Thank you for allowing us to rent it and maintaining it so well!"
Guest: FifferDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 24, 2015
"What we loved about it:
- Basket of fresh fruit, crackers and cheese, chips, wine waiting for us upon arrival (so we didn't have to rush out to get provisions the first evening). There were even packages of coffee in the freezer for the next morning's cup of coffee. So thoughtful!
- Beautiful, beautiful grounds - landscaping, pool, patio, bacci court (yes!)
- Well designed and decorated interior with dining table on the terrace overlooking Cruz Bay, kitchen open to the living area and wall of glass doors looking out onto the terrace and the bay.
- Loved the two master suites - no "fighting" over the nicer bedroom -- with the en suites
and open showers. Really appreciated the high-end toiletries, the big towels, and the beach towels.
- Great cooking facilities. We cooked breakfast every day and dinner 5 of the 7 days we were there - used the kitchen and the grill on the patio. Ate outside every morning/evening.
- Loved the pool, sitting on the terrace, lounging in the sunshine.
- Mike (property manager) recommended taking a bottle of wine and some bread and cheese up the trail behind the house to the top of the hill to watch the sunset. We did this several times and each time was a delight.
- Located outside Cruz Bay, it was a quick and easy drive to and from the villa. We rented from Conrad rental, which allowed free parking in Cruz Bay at their location (at least they did the week we were there).
What we hated about it:
Guest: Ri R.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 3, 2015
"Let me begin with the owner Cynthia is a great person and has very rapid feedback, and is very concerned about your visit to Bliss. I can't say enough good things about a person for whom I've never met. She personally called to check in along w/ Cimmaron property mgmt. Great team to deal with.
I would have given 5 stars, but out of dumb luck the AC unit crapped out on us during our visit. No fault of anyone excluding the ac unit. Pretty hot and had tough time getting it cooled down to be comfortable.
The unit is in Cruz Views condos and is unit #1 w/ has personal parking. The view is great from outdoor deck w/ is where many hours were spent over meals/drinks. The outdoor chairs are comfy also. It is a quiet, private unit unlike the rest of Cruz Views units, which are close together. The kitchen and utensils supplied are of a high standard, and great for 2 cooks in the kitchen not to be on top of each other. We cooked some great meals between BBQ grill and convection micro/oven. The cutlery and dinnerware are of high quality. The bathroom, shower, towels are of high quality.
Slept in both beds and both are descent and comfy w/ no complaints. Room safe and 2 locking doors adds to security. Never had safety concerns on island though. Used pool daily and made great friends w/ numerous patrons staying in Cruz views. Water warm, good night lighting and deck furniture was adequate. We used beach chairs provided by unit and worked out great. The close proximity to town is a bonus for easy dinner access.
We plan on using Bliss again in the future and can only hope for the best out of the experience from start to finish w/ owner and Cimmaron property mgmt. Both are top notch. Jim L"
Guest: jimDate of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: December 14, 2014