2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views; A/C; Private Terrace
About Cynthia Veldman
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 :-)
Cynthia Veldman purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Cynthia Veldman chose Estate Enighed
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!!
What makes this Condo unique
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.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - age 8 or older, non-crawling infantsage 8 or older, non-crawling infants
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
This place was GREAT! Lovely views, well stocked with pretty much everything you need!
Hi Judith, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I work really hard to think of everything my guests might need and be sure to have it handy for them. I try to make sure everyone has a 5* experience. Can you please tell me what I could have done to make your stay a 5* experience?
Great property! Clean, quiet, and with excellent views! Would definitely stay again.
Both management co. and Cynthia were great with communicating. Met us at the ferry, brought us to our Jeep rental, and onwards to Bliss! Speaking of Jeeps, though perfectly situated minutes right outside of town, I highly recommend renting one. How else would u completely explore the island and all it has to offer :) Parking spot right outside the door of Bliss too!
Was great to have access to chairs and a cooler for the beach.
Beds were super comfortable.
WiFi was a plus since we had absolutely no signal with Verizon.
Funny thing... thought the listing said laundry was available on premises, so we packed really light! OOPS!
Well, as far as properties go, this was one of the best that we have stayed at on St John. Perfect for a couples get-a-way! Can't wait to return!
Thanks for taking the time to review Bliss! No real place for Association to put laundry but I always recommend Kilroy's less than 1/2 mile away who will do your laundry for you for a little over $2/pound. They even offer pick up and delivery. Nothing like laying on a beautiful beach or snorkeling those clear waters while someone else is doing the drudgery of cleaning your duds. :-) I myself use them all the time. Can't wait to welcome you back!
Perfect Place to Stay
This property was great! The location, the view, the amenities, the communication with the owner... everything was perfect. I would definitely stay there again.
Thank you for taking the time to review Bliss--I know that 'reentry' is hard but your review helps others so much. The location and views is what attracted us to this property as well. Close to everything but nice and quiet and private. I'm glad you enjoyed our amenities--I try and keep Bliss furnished and stocked with everything that I personally want and enjoy. I hope that I have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.
Great for two....or even 4!
This stand alone condo is in a fantastic location looking over Cruz Bay. The views from the deck and living areas are spectacular. There is a loft with a queen bed upstairs that we didn’t use but could certainly sleep two more guests. The place was spotless when we arrived and we had no need to call the management company during our stay. The communication with the owner was easy with Cynthia returning texts , emails, and calls in a timely manner. We will definitely re-book.
Thank you Andrew for taking the time to write a review; much appreciated. Bliss's location and views are what sold us on this property as well! And I give all credit for the 'spotlessness' to my amazing cleaning lady who I've used for 19 years now (1st for a previous home we owned on-island and in the last 8 years for Bliss) and on Cimmaron's wonderful maintenance crew. The loft upstairs can actually be made up into either a King Bed or 2 Twins! I would love to welcome you to a repeat stay at Bliss. I used to have a plaque by the front door at Bliss that read "May all that enter as Guests, leave as Friends" but it was unfortunately destroyed in the 2017 storms. I'm 'on the hunt' for another one! But that sentiment definitely expresses my heart.
Fischer family June 2019
We really enjoyed our 7night stay at bliss! Check In was seamless with management co. Meeting us right at the car ferry & escorting us to condo. Beautiful view of the bay! Clean condo fully stocked. We loved cooking breakfast & having our coffee out on patio. Kids were thrilled to see the neighborhood iguana each time we pulled in. Pool very clean & warm : also with amazing view. Close to grocery & Cruz bay restaurants, but also easy access to rest of island. We hope to come back some day!
Thanks you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Not only I, but all future travelers, so appreciate it! I am glad you and your family thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Bliss and vacation on St John. I would love to welcome you back again soon. Be sure to ask me about the specials that I offer to my repeat guests!
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