|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Island Bliss Cottage is a 1 bedroom stand alone cottage with master bath, private entrance, its own road and driveway. The lower level is a fully finished laundry room which some longer term guests have used also as an office. There is an outdoor shower to rinse off the salt and sand after a day at the beach. The cottage kitchen is fully stocked with every pot, pan, plate, utensil, Keurig coffee maker, blender, and every thing else you will need. Free WiFi, large flat screen TV with Dish and HBO/Showtime, snorkel gear, beach chairs, There are a few great restaurants within just a few minutes drive of the cottage and getting downtown to Charlotte Amalie is only a 10-15 min easy drive and we are just 10 mins from the airport on the cool Northside of St Thomas.
My wife and I moved down to St Thomas back in 2004 to escape Boston winters and never looked back. People thought we were crazy giving up the corporate lifestyle and now we are living the Caribbean dream 11 years and counting now with our 2 kids who were both born here on St Thomas.
Stuart Scott purchased this cottage in 2012
We purchased this newly built home back in 2012 which came with a cottage that was perfect for rentals and for our frequent visiting friends and family. We are at the end of a 1/4 mile dead end road that only has 1 other house on it. We are in a quiet rural area with almost no neighbors and amazing views of the ocean. Being newly built everything is in pristine condition with all modern amenities which is hard to find outside of the major hotels and huge villas.
If you are looking for tranquility, privacy, off the beaten path experience, local Caribbean and non touristy vacation you have come to the right spot. I will tell you about white sand beaches you can hike down to and during the week be almost guaranteed you will be the only ones there. You will see beaches where you can pull your car up on the sand, have a bonfire as you watch the sun set into the ocean. Or just hang around the cottage and watch the waves crash on the beach below as you read a book or re-connect with your significant other.
If you come during the right season help yourself to the mangos, papayas, and coconuts that are readily available on the property.
If you want to experience true Caribbean living without sacrificing the creature comforts, then you have found your new island home. Rent by the day. week or month. We are here to make sure your experience in the Virgin Islands is nothing short of extraordinary.
For anyone not looking for the traditional resort experience, this is perfect. From the actual experience driving up (do yourself a favor and rent a Jeep from Paradise Rental), to the house itself or our viee from the deck, sold. Wanted to move there, all I needed in life going forward. Literally one con, ants. Wipe down counter and don't leave out food, no ants to be seen. Problem solved.
In addition to an amazing view, phenominal shower and comfortable king bed, this condo provides an amazing amount of privacy on an overcrowded island with the sole exception of the neighboring host. However, after your first conversation with the hosts, you will absolutely be thrilled to have them at your disposal to provide recommendations (paradise rental was one) and any connections to activities or fresh fish (literally best/freshest fish (wahoo) we had while visiting). Blown away by the service they provided for no additional cost.
In full disclosure, this is my first review of any store restaurant or hotel and I did this solely because I read previous reviews on this site for all the properties that I considered. Ive stayed at other properties before all over. Ive been impressed before but never to the point of feeling the need of sharing it with the world.
So for what it's worth, this place is as good as it says and I can not say enough how appreciative my girlfriend and I are to have had the opportunity to enjoy this condo.
Island Bliss is the exact feeling you get when you arrive! The views are beyond anything we have ever seen. We watched the waves, boats and a few storms move through! The villa itself has everything you could ask for...including the best shower ever! Make sure you go to the beaches on he north side. Island Bliss made it easy to travel all over St. Thomas. Definitely a place t return to in the future!! Thanks for the hospitality!!!
We just returned home from our vacation in St. Thomas and couldn't be more happy with cottage. The pictures do not do the view justice. Stuart was always more than willing to give suggestions for places to go and beaches to see. We visited many beaches while there and highly recommend Magens Bay for the view and the bar. Trunk Bay on St. Johns if you want to snorkel and Brewers Bay for the sea turtles. All in all it was a great experience and we would return in a heartbeat if we could.
This cottage was so beautiful over looking the water front. You can see several of the islands from the deck. I loved waking up each morning and drinking coffee watching the sunrise. The owner is extremely knowledgeable on what to do for fun, the best places to eat, etc. Very personable owners whom are right next door incase you need anything. This place has everything that you need! books, magazines, cable, cards for your down time. Sunscreen, aloe, bug spray, bug zappers, batteries, snorkel gear, beach tote, towels, kayaks were included. Whatever renters don't use and leave behind, they leave for the following individual to use. We were definitely able to do way more than we would have at a resort.
I stayed here in July. It was a staycation for me. It was great. nice ocean and hillside views. quiet location. nice house. Stuart was great to work with. Unless you plan to spend all of your time at the house I recommend renting a vehicle.
|Maid Cleaning Fee||£81|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£161|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.