Cruz Bay condo rental - 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
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Cruz Bay - Bliss
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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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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

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!!

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.

26 Reviews of Property 380848 in Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands (US)

2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, A/C, Private Terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
business
2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, A/C, Private Terrace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p380848vb
630-408-0244
Cruz Bay St John
new york city
5

Wonderful Time at Bliss

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
My girlfriend and I spent a lovely week staying at Bliss in February. We fell in love with the island and could not have been happier with the views, comfort and convenience of Bliss. The views from the condo are breathtaking and it is tastefully decorated with a great kitchen and two lovely bedrooms. We'd come every night and grill fish on the porch and take in the beautiful vibe and lovely evening breeze. Would certainly like to visit the St. John again and would love to stay at Bliss.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Isaac for taking the time to leave your review--it's such a help to future guests. I keep buying more new stuff for Bliss to add to it's comfort, convenience, and ambience. Hopefully the built-in deck bar will be in soon and all the new gardens I put in when I was there in January are blooming & thriving. I look forward to hearing from you again soon in the future.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, A/C, Private Terrace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p380848vb
630-408-0244
Cruz Bay St John
Chicago, IL
5

Well named condominum

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
A wonderful retreat with all the comforts of home, luxury of a fine hotel plus the addition of a spectacular ocean view would describe Bliss. The unit is completely updated and very tastefully decorated with soothing spa colors. My favorite activities were sitting on the outside patio early morning, watching birds
and boats coming and going from the island and then later taking in the spectacular sunsets from the same perch. Famous beaches and town were easily accessible by car, but the lovely pool was only a minute away on foot. I would highly recommend this retreat. The owner is personally involved with your stay and has thoughtfully provided items to insure a wonderful vacation.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, A/C, Private Terrace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p380848vb
630-408-0244
Cruz Bay St John
Owner Submitted Review
3

Blissful week--Just right for our family of 4!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
We spent a blissful week at Cruz Views #1 [Bliss]. We won't forget early mornings with coffee and a book on the patio. The unit is beautifully renovated and just right for our family of 4. We look forward to returning soomer rather than later.
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, A/C, Private Terrace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p380848vb
630-408-0244
Cruz Bay St John
Minneapolis
5

Blissful Stay in Paradise

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
This condo was so well-designed, classy and comfortable it was the whipped-cream-with-a-cherry-on-top of our family vacation!

We spent a week here with our two young adult daughters and felt right at home. We walked to town, swam in the pool, walked to the grocery store daily and had our own (coveted) parking place for our rented jeep. Every morning was coffee on the deck and every evening we relaxed after dinner looking down on the lights of town, St Thomas in the distance and the car ferry going lazily back and forth between islands.

I brought my ipad and the internet connection, tvs, movies and stereo entertained us after long days of hiking, sailing, snorkeling and reading on the beach. We read some books we found in cupboard - I highly recommend The Tiger!

The owner was first rate, calling to check on us and helping in any way she could. You won't find better, more friendly service anywhere!

So thanks for everything to Bliss and its owner. This place has been appropriately named.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Vaughn & Lorenzo for taking the time to post your review. I'm so happy you enjoyed your time at Bliss--that's my intention for each guest that stays there.

I came the week after you and put in 3 new gardens--the largest one that's within the enclosed patio/deck area, one outside the MBR window, and 1 along the driveway & by the parking spot. I also added a bunch of pictures. I hope you'll be able to return again some time in the future.
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, A/C, Private Terrace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p380848vb
630-408-0244
Cruz Bay St John
Overland Park, KS
5

Fabulously Updated!!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
Have had the privlege of seeing the dramatic upgrade following the newly re-decorated unit. WOW!! What a difference!! I totally understand (being a true lover of St.John) that the awsome, true beauty of the island should be the main reason for traveling here. I also understand that words canot describe nature at its finest to those who have not yet had the opportunity to visit this paradise. With that being said, how great it is to have all that and more...a beautiful, peaceful place to come back to at the end of an adventurous day. I highly recommend this clean and newly re-decorated condo, with home-like comfort, for all who love the natural beauty of St, John and also loves a "posh lifestyle". Great location and great mix of natural stones, colors and landscaping with picturesque views of the island. Great kitchen/bath/windows and A/C with pool. Very comfortable and beautiful! Can't wait to return in 2012!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, A/C, Private Terrace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p380848vb
630-408-0244
Cruz Bay St John
Tampa, FL
5

Perfect Stay at Bliss

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
My husband and I just returned from a week long stay at Bliss with our 9 month old son. We were married on St. John 8 years ago and return as often as we can. We have stayed at 4 different places and have searched every option available on the island for a place that has all of the features we want that is in our price range. Our search has ended! Having stayed in another unit at Cruz Views on a previous visit we already knew that the location, pool, views, and general property were great. We were excited to see that this unit had been renovated to include so many upgrades from the other units. The photos and descriptions don't do it justice! The layout, kitchen, and bathroom were just incredible. The central AC made it extra comfortable, something we were looking for since we were traveling with a baby this time. The owners and the management company that works with you on the island were extremely helpful. Prior to our arrival they moved the bed in the downstairs room so that we could set up our son's crib and also had the upstairs beds made up as a king for us. The owner's checked in with us during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed.
We cooked most of our meals in the kitchen but loved being so close to Cruz Bay to run in and pick up food or drinks. We used the pool every day and loved it, especially since it is saline filtered- no chlorine! We spent lots of time relaxing and enjoying the view from the deck and our son loved all of the humming birds and finches that stopped by to visit. I could go on and on... we can't wait to return to Bliss!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for posting your review of Bliss. We are so happy with how well the renovation turned out and just love it there ourselves; in fact when I'm there I never want to leave. I'm so glad you found it as comfortable, convenient, and lovely as we do. We can't wait to welcome you back!
Helpful votes: 6/6