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Cynthia Veldman

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Cruz Bay Condo Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
This is our third visit to St. John and our third time staying at Cruz Views villas.



Bliss [#1] is by far the NICEST one we have visited. Very comfortable and private.



We will be back again next year!
Jan 2013
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Cynthia Veldman

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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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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5
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Cruz Bay St John
5

GREAT VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
the villa was very nice, clean and modern , look as though it had recent upgrades. beds were comfy and firm , had no problem sleeping . the walk up the hill was a bit much for me at 70 even though i ride the bike 15 or more miles a day. otherwise i would reccomend the bliss to anyone in very good physical shape.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Robert, thank you so much for taking the time to post a review.

I do try and make a point of telling all guests (and prospective guests) that while the walk down the hill to town is quite easy, the walk back up is challenging! I'm very impressed that you did it! I don't and I'm younger than you and in pretty good shape. I do think and advise that renting a jeep gives you the opportunity to thoroughly explore this beautiful island at your own pace.

Very glad that you enjoyed the views, beds, and the 'all new everything.' I totally renovated Bliss from 'the outside in' just 2 years ago. As the wall plaque says as you exit Bliss, I'm thankful to have welcomed you as a guest and hope to greet you again as a friend in the future.

Thank you for choosing and recommending Bliss.

Sincerely,
Cynthia
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Cruz Bay St John
east coast USA
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WONDERFUL ACCOMODATION

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I enjoyed a great week in St John while staying at Bliss in Cruz Views. The location is convenient and the view of Cruz Bay Harbor from the porch is stunning. Bliss accomodations are modern, attractive and comfortable. The owner had thought of everything to make us feel welcome and to make our vacation easy and fun.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Cruz Bay St John
Mount Pleasant, WI
5

BLISS, EVERYTHING YOU COULD ASK FOR IN A CONDO RENTAL!

  • 5 of 5
We booked “Bliss” which is unit #1, the upper most condo in Cruz Views. I located “Bliss” on VRBO and spoke with the owner, Cynthia. Cynthia was wonderful to deal with and answered all of my questions in a timely manner. Cynthia provided me tons of useful information and even emailed a “tip sheet” for dinning and beaches.

The Condo is situated within walking distance to town (Cruz Bay)…but is located at the top of a steep hill. Just up the road from Centerline after passing the Dolphin Market. We walked into town most nights and took a quick cab ride home for $4 to $5 a person. After figuring out where we could easily park we started to park our jeep in Cruz Bay to save a few bucks on the cabs.

Bliss has terrific views of STT and the town of Cruz Bay. The condo has everything needed for a short or long term stay, A/C, a nice patio, Gas Grill with two full tanks of propane, cable TV, three flat screens, DVD players’ beach chairs and coolers. The condo has been recently remodeled from top to bottom and is completely finished in upper end materials. We would highly recommend the condo and dealing with the owner Cynthia. Nothing has been overlooked!

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  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Cruz Bay St John
Allentown, PA
5

TOTAL BLISS!

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely beautiful villa, close to everything, relaxing and quiet pool for soaking after a day at the beach! Cynthia, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your Villa and look forward to coming back! We loved the music selection and the sound system, got great use out of the grill, and soaked up the beautiful view of Cruz Bay. Thank you for everything!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Cruz Bay St John
Glen Mills, PA
5

AWESOME VIEW!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay at Bliss. We loved the view and had everything we needed at the condo. We made great use of the beach chairs, boogie board, noodle and cooler for our long days at the beach. Our two best days were sailing with Simplicity Charters and renting a Hobie at Cinnamon Beach. We will definitely be back to St. John!
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Cruz Bay St John
San Antonio
5

BLISS BY ANY OTHER NAME WOULD BE MISLEADING!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Bliss the last week of May. We have stayed in condos, apartments, and luxury hotels all over the Caribbean, and I must say that Cynthia has set the gold standard. The pictures really don't do justice - everything is new - everything works - the place is immaculate - the view is beautiful - the towels are fluffy - I could go on and on, but suffice it to say you cannot be disappointed. She has thought of everything you could dream of in a condo and has furnished it with quality. The only drawback is that she only has two bedrooms, not five - I would love to take the kids and grandkids to a perfect vacation place. Thanks Cynthia - we will be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Salomon, Honeymoon, Caneel, Hawksnest (5 minutes)
Car: not necessary

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

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Availability & Rates

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Cruz Bay Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Season
Apr 27 2014 - Aug 2 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,680
$6,640
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Aug 3 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,393
$5,634
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,660
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning for <1 wk stay 125
Property Damage Protection 49
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes All rates above are based upon occupancy by 1-2 guests; if there are 3-4 guests, please add $30/per person per night (high and mid season) or $25/per person per night (low season) to cover the additional utility and cleaning costs.

$125 surcharge on all stays of less than 1 week

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Cruz Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave ...
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs bedroom can be made up as a king or 2 twins; great panoramic sea views from the comfort of your bed; all new mattresses, TV with DVD and VCR, ample closet space with your own personal safe, dressing mirror & table, Queen size Beds (1) Main floor bedroom has a new queen mattress, garden views and new wall-mounted cable TV, ampke closet space, your own personal safe, Twin or Single Beds (1) Upstairs bedroom can be made up into 2 twin beds with ample lighting, see other details under king bed above
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • ruins
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • rain forests
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • parasailing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • basketball court
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
Notes:
I-Pod player dock, combination microwave/convection oven, central a/c, fans, walk-in shower, free private parking, garden, great views of Pillsbury Sound, Cruz Bay harbor, the Caribbean Sea with a variety of other islands and cays you can see including St. Thomas, Culebra, Great & Little St. James, Thatch, Grass, Lovongo, Henley, great sunsets, gentle breezes
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