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2BR/1BA TOWNHOME NEAR TOWN/NP BEACHES; SEA & SUNSET VIEWS, A/C, PRIVATE TERRACE

Cynthia Veldman

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Cynthia Veldman

Advertiser since: 2011
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Calendar last updated:
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2BR/1BA TOWNHOME NEAR TOWN/NP BEACHES; SEA & SUNSET VIEWS, A/C, PRIVATE TERRACE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Cynthia Veldman (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

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 Cruz Bay

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.

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, A/C, Private Terrace
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 29 reviews
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2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, A/C, Private Terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380848vb
-630-408-0244
Cruz Bay St John
evergreen, co
4

Almost Bliss

  • 4 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review.

As you know, I felt so bad that the mother board in the main compressor went out while you were there. I flew down and stayed at Bliss myself for 2 nights (in-between your departure and the next guests' arrival) in order to attend our annual association meeting and yes, I'm sure you had no doubts but that you were definitely living in the tropics while you were there!

I discovered that the portable unit I rented through Cimmaron for you was not set up properly and while it cooled the area right in front of it, it blew all the hot air out the back into the other room! I'm mentioning this just to let you and others know that they should never hesitate to call Cimmaron if something isn't working correctly. Both my, and their, primary concern is that you have a wonderful, comfortable time while staying at Bliss and we want to do whatever is necessary to make that happen.

I was able to locate a new a/c compressor and unit on St. Thomas that could be installed in the master bedroom while I was there (thank you to Ernest at Villa Cool who was willing to work all day Saturday on it!) If the mother board doesn't arrive tomorrow, I'm going to try and locate another new a/c compressor for the main area (it's just hard to find units as big, powerful and quiet as the old one was.) The portable unit is now correctly installed upstairs and should keep that bedroom comfortable until the main a/c is fixed or replaced in the next few days.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding through all of this.

Sincerely,
Cynthia
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2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, A/C, Private Terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380848vb
-630-408-0244
Cruz Bay St John
Texas
5

Another amazing trip to St. John and staying at Bliss

  • 5 of 5
We stayed again for Spring Break with family and found peace, as we have the other times. It is always immaculate, with every amenity you need. The owner is always available for any needs you may have. The location is perfect. The views are amazing. You can walk down into town for lunch or dinner. Based on all the helpful recommendations from the owner, we hit new beaches this time. It was a perfect holiday for the four of us. We are already planning our next trip.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review; I know future travelers to St. John will really appreciate it as they 'hunt' for their perfect place to stay. I totally agree with you regarding the location and views and especially the peace one feels while there. That's why I called our unit Bliss: it means "peaceful joy, utter contentment, or blessedness." I hope each time you come, you will always feel like Bliss is your "island home."
business
2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, A/C, Private Terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380848vb
-630-408-0244
Cruz Bay St John
Kansas city
5

Great location and trip

  • 5 of 5
We rented the condo for 10 nights and had a wonderful trip. It was clean, well stocked and convenient to town. Walked back up the hill from the market and felt a little winded but it can be done and my 25 yr old daughter had no issues. Loved the little lizards that visited the deck and the clothes line was great for hanging suits to dry. Met the owners of another unit and hung out at the pool with them which was relaxing after being at the beach each day. Snorkeling in the morning was always the best for us to see many turtles, rays and big tarpon. This was a very relaxing trip and I would definitely return. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, A/C, Private Terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380848vb
-630-408-0244
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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2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, A/C, Private Terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380848vb
-630-408-0244
Cruz Bay St John
east coast USA
5

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
2BR/1BA Townhome near Town/NP Beaches; Sea & Sunset Views, A/C, Private Terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380848vb
-630-408-0244
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!

DRD
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

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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Rates & Availability

From $1,393 Per week

Cruz Bay Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,793
 
 
High Season
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,296
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Apr 20 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,715
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Aug 16 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Surcharge for Stays Less than 1 week | $125 per stay.

Nonrefundable $50 damage protection insurance premium for up to $500.00 in accidental, unintentional damage which may occur at Bliss during Guest’s stay. The fee covers Bliss property (not Guest property). To benefit from the insurance coverage, Guest must report any damage to Management Company before departure.

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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
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Village
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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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