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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

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Luxury Condominium, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Be prepared to feel like you have arrived at your home away from home when you walk through the doors of Tropical Blessings. The owners actually discovered St John 25 years ago, promptly fell entirely in love with the island, moved there for over a decade, and pretty much knew from day one that owning a beautiful place on St. John was very high on their bucket list.

One might say that it's good policy to believe in miracles. The owners were finally able to chase that dream and when they finally walked through the doors of Tropical Blessings, they knew that they had finally discovered their own special St. John place at last.

The result of a dream come true has translated into accommodations that have been appointed with pride in particularly thoughtful, detailed, artistic, and personal ways. No predictable interiors here. Decorating Tropical Blessings has been a joy for the owners who trust that guests will appreciate deliberate uses of color, judicious choices of furnishings and accoutrements, touches of whimsy, and their clearly predominant preference for exceptionally fine quality. The ambiance of Tropical Blessings reflects a delight in its interior and it is the owner's intention that guests discover that delight to be entirely contagious.

The open design of the great room includes a very generously equipped gourmet kitchen. One has the option of getting into some serious cooking here. You will find a generous abundance of cookware, dish ware, flat ware, mixing bowls, utensils, china, linens, and a collection of useful kitchen gadgets. You'll even find a copy of the Joy of Cooking in case you need to make hollandaise sauce and can't for the life of you remember how. Of course there's the prerequisite coffee maker, a very nice toaster, and a built in microwave. The appliances and mahogany cabinetry are appropriately high end, and the owner has provided a generous selection of spices for your in-house culinary endeavors. These spices will undoubtedly prove useful too if you decide to make use of one of two gas grilles on the pool terrace.

A long granite breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the rest of the great room, the open space of which makes both the living area and the dining area seem distinctly defined but harmoniously included as the other major sections of this spacious island living design.

The living area carries forward the overall comfortable tropical theme. Sofa and love seat, accompanied by a custom chair and other beautiful accent furniture make this a great place relax to and visit and maybe watch a movie on the 50' flat screen TV. From this living area, as is also true of the adjoining dining area, one need only open the sliders out onto the balcony. From here one is mesmerized by views of Turner Bay with images of French Cap and Great St. James in the distance. One can also turn and catch views of St. Thomas, too, portions of it visible across the way beyond the wildlife bird sanctuary and Frank Bay. The views are pretty spectacular, and on top of that you need walk only about two blocks to set foot on the small beach at Frank Bay, rarely occupied by more than a few, and a pretty good snorkeling spot.

The indoor dining area is simple and lovely and that beautiful table comfortably seats six for a nicely prepared dinner. If you prefer to be more casual, step outside again onto that main balcony and you can set the teak table to enjoy any meal as the gentle Caribbean breezes drift by. The main balcony also includes a sitting area, also furnished with teak, just a nice place to sit with or without a beverage and feel, without doubt, entirely content.

The three bedrooms at Tropical Blessings are each so appealing, all decorated so individually, imaginatively, personally, and colorfully, whether it be the stunning master suite with king bed and private balcony for two, the Coral Room with two queen beds, or the charming Aqua Room with two twin beds that can easily be converted to a king. Each bedroom has its own private bath with a large walk in shower.

Outside the Aqua Room a custom office nook and lending library area has been built in with a wide and varied selection of books to choose from and a beautiful custom desk surface where you can work comfortably, or at least spread the work out, look at it, then put it away without guilt since at least you did look at it. Don't forget: didn't you come to forget?

At Tropical Blessings you will find yourself in a private enclave of only six luxury condominium villas tucked away on a quaint island lane in a very safe and quiet neighborhood. Just far enough away from the maddening crowd. Convenient off street parking, but only a 10 minute stroll into Cruz Bay. Pristine accommodations in an ideal location. We think it's pretty close to perfect and we invite you to come discover that for yourselves.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed

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As a former long term resident of St John who fell in love with the island at first sight, I dreamed of owning my own place on St. John for many years. I searched long and hard for the right place, and when I finally walked through the door of Tropical Blessings, my heart skipped a beat because I knew that -at last I had found the place. I'm so glad I opened my mind, because at the beginning of my long search for my dream place, condominiums were not even on my list of possibilites. Personally, I really do not like the sense of a complex at all. So glad I opened my mind. A private enclave of only six condominiums is quite another story. I'm glad I did not miss the boat with Tropical Blessings! Turnkey gorgeous, incredibly spacious, beautifully appointed, great views and a fantastic location. The lane is so private that it's hard to imagine Cruz Bay being only a ten minute walk away. So...I have my privacy, yet everything is 'within arm's reach. Tropical Blessings is a dream come true for me...and for you too!

Not only is Tropical Blessings a gorgeous and beautifully appointed place, everyone loves the 10 minute walk to town. Privacy and convenience - the best of both worlds!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights
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5
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Affordable, Elegant, Comfortable - Great Views, Walk to Town!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Cruz Bay St John
5

In three words . . . Absolutely Breath Taking!

  • 5 of 5
Tropical Blessings was a wonderful experience. The home is amazingly beautiful and well kept. Attention to detail makes this the perfect home setting in St. John. From the decor, to the arrangement of furniture, to the quality of the linen, Karla has put a lot of work into keeping this home in mint condition. This is only a 10 min. walk to "downtown" St. John (even better - 9 min. walk to the Beach Bar!) so the location is great. Had a wonderful time with the family. Can't wait to go back. Thank you!
Rael, Trujillo, & Maestas Families from Espanola, New Mexico.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yvette, forgive my delay in commenting on your prompt review. Your words absolutely made my day. It was so satisfying to have my efforts validated. I very much appreciate the fact that you can tell how much I care about making Tropical Blessings wonderful for my guests. Thanks for the "engineering" suggestions, too - they were a great help. I couldn't ask for better guests - it will be an absolute joy to welcome you back, hopefully next year!
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Cruz Bay St John
5

Wonderful Trip, Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5
I have never written a review before but had to do so for Tropical Blessings. My family and I visited in late July for a week and I could not be more pleased with my decision to stay at Tropical Blessings. The condo is fabulous - beautifully decorated throughout, plenty of space, good wireless internet, and a perfect location. We were able to walk to Cruz Bay each day and what a beautiful view on the walk to and from the condo. The owner, Karla, could not have been more helpful with car rental and all other information related to St. John and the condo. Then, after a wonderful week - we were supposed to leave on Saturday - Tropical Storm Bertha came through and the ferries were shut down so we were literally "stuck" for another day. Karla allowed us to stay in her beautiful condo an extra night (which was above and beyond any expectations that I had given the situation) and I will definitely return to St. John and Tropical Blessings.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Wow, Judy - I must say that I'm very flattered that your stay at Tropical Blessings prompted you to write your first review ever. I'm so glad you appreciated the the views and the comfortably elegant interior. Thank you for a whole bunch of compliments. I get pretty excited when I anticipate a guest's arrival since, excuse me terribly, I'm sure they are going to be so happy with loveliness and creature comforts as they settle in. I'm so glad you mentioned how pretty the walk down the lane and into Cruz Bay is. The walk is easy, as you like most found out. You didn't bring this up, but since a couple of people have mentioned hills, I'll just clarify specifically: there are two hills - the fairly gentle slop of the lane, then another steeper hill, not killer, but very short that you cannot avoid when walking into Cruz Bay. Anyhow, my goodness, Judy, to think that you experienced Tropical Storm Bertha - a bit of an Oh My Gosh! After your return, I shared with you the aftermath I experienced with category 5 Hurricane Marilyn in 1995. So, I get concerned when I hear about storms. Bertha would be plenty big enough for me, but fortunately for you, the hurricanes have historically hit in September, usually mid-month. Nonetheless, I could never cast you out into a storm with no ferries running. It felt like divine providence that Tropical Blessings was available just for that one night when you needed a safe haven, so it all worked out. And if a guest had tried to arrive during Bertha, would they ever have been in for a big surprise so I think we would have had you covered anyhow. So glad you finally arrived home safe and with one heckuva big adventure story to tell. Glad Bertha didn't scare you away. I can almost promise (but not quite...lol) that it won't happen next time. Bets are on for smooth sailing for your entire stay, honest. There really is so much more to see on beautiful St. John...you tasted my favorite slice of paradise. Judy, I look forward to welcoming you back as return guests to Tropical Blessings. Your second slice of paradise will be served when you come back!
Best,
Karla
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5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5
Topical Blessings is truly a blessing. The condo is beautiful, very clean and spacious. It has every amenity you could possible want. The kitchen is well stocked, there are plenty of towels for bath and beach, beach chairs too. It's close enough to town to walk if you want to, a couple of steep hills, but very doable if you're somewhat fit. Karla and Gail are pleasant to work with and very accommodating. We would definitely rent this condo again. Thank you for helping our visit to St. John be so enjoyable and sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

25 Years + kids

  • 5 of 5
We stayed a week for our 25th Anniversary and brought our teenage kids. The villa was as nice as the pictures. Lots of room for the 4 of us. The Owner had someone meet us at the ferry landing to take us to the villa and answer questions. That was extremely helpful. Only one other unit was occupied while we were there, so we had the pool and parking to ourselves. We rented a car and drove to the beaches and around the island. We walked to town every day, but it is hilly. The car rental companies, traffic and roads leave a lot to be desired, so I think I'd skip the rental next time and use taxis.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for confirming that Tropical Blessings is as beautiful as the photos show it to be. People are so visual about vacation rentals that it's just really nice of you to say that the great pictures are for real. I knew that celebrating your 25th wedding anniversary on St. John deserved to be a very special occasion in so many ways and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Tropical Blessings so much. I suspect the spaciousness you appreciated cannot probably not be understated either, when you have teenagers as part of the contingent. I must say that I am so glad brought up the hills since St. John is absolutely not flat. In the 10 walk to Cruz Bay, the degree to which hills present a challenge, well I honestly don't think I could describe any of them as more than "moderate," and I have plenty of personal room for improvement as far as being in shape goes. This owner must confess to owning a treadmill that functions as a clothes rack. When I'm back on St. John I snap right back into loving the short walk from town to Tropical Blessings and I always find it to be comfortably manageable in short order. I still like renting a jeep though. I'm sorry you were not comfortable with your vehicle rental experience. When you are renting vehicles from companies owned by local island people, I must comment that such an experience will never be anything like how it goes with a typical stateside rental from Avis, Hertz, or Enterprise. Nothing seems to work quite the same on a small tropical island. You sounded pretty uncomfortable with your driving experience and thought you would take taxis next time. Most who visit St. John adjust to driving on the left with roads that also present some very steep hills and switch backs and in places can even be unpaved. Since Tropical Blessings is an easy walk to Cruz Bay it's great that taking taxis is such an easy option if you feel more comfortable with that. Finally, it was so kind of you to e-mail me and let me know that my recommendation of ZoZo's for your 25th anniversary dinner was perfect - I'm glad you had such a magical time. And thanks for letting me know that I won the bet about your stay: that you wouldn't want to leave! I hope you can dream up an excuse to come back before your 50th anniversary. If you need any help with that one, just let me know. I can help you find a whole lot of good reasons to return again sooner than later, and I'd have a lot of fun doing so. Just come on back!
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5

Fabulous Spring Break Vacation! 5 STARS!

  • 5 of 5
Tropical Blessings was absolutely perfect for us. We were two adult couples and 1 single friend who had visited St. John multiple times in the past (usually March and November timeframes). The furnishings are beautiful, in fact they look new. We were very impressed by the well stocked kitchen as well as the quanity of bath towels and beach towels. The openness of the living, dining and kitchen areas really promote interaction and are a great place to both begin and end your day. There are beautiful views from the terrace as well as comfortable furniture. We found ourselves eating on the terrace dining table for breakast and dinners. Tropical Blessings is truly a special place and one we hope to return to in the future. I also need to add that Gail and Peter (our hosts who met us by the car barge) were attentive and quick to respond to our questions. Very nice on-island people to work with.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that Tropical Blessings was such a perfect fit for you. Knowing that you had visited St. John 16-18 times since 2000, I wondered how you would enjoy it after staying at so many other St. John accommodations. Thanks so much for the high five!. Your affirmations are heartwarming. Your detailed comments were great, too. So glad to hear that you'll be coming back to Tropical Blessing! You can look forward to another warm welcome!
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5

Best place to stay on St. John!!!

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I have been vacationing on St. John for the last seven years and all agreed that Tropical Blessings was the most beautiful and comfortable villa we have ever rented. We were welcomed by Gail (very nice and informative property manager), walked into the villa and said "wow". The villa was spacious, beautifully decorated, and everything was high end - even the beach towels were artistically folded. The ocean view was spectacular. We loved having our coffee on the balcony each morning. An extra special touch was the welcome basket of goodies from the deli - much appreciated by hungry travelers! Beds were all very comfortable, and bathrooms were updated and beautiful. Even though we had a jeep (perfect for touring the island and visiting all of the beautiful beaches), Tropical Blessings location was perfect for walking to town each evening for happy hour (favorites were Beach Bar for Pain Killers and Joe's Rum Hut for Lime in the Coconuts) and dinner (favorites were The Lime Inn and Morgan's Mango). We especially enjoyed having peace and quiet when we arrived back at the villa! We rented the jeep in St. Thomas and loved the convenience of not waiting for a taxi van to be packed with passengers and also spending less time at the airport on our return, but did not like backing onto the ferry within inches of the other vehicles. We will probably not rent a jeep on St. Thomas next year, but we will definitely be staying at Tropical Blessings!!!!
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 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
Owner's Response: Nan, thank you so very much for your kind words. Such very nice people seem to end up at Tropical Blessings and I so often wish I could meet them. I am so glad that Tropical Blessings was all that you hoped for and more. I was pretty sure that it would be the perfect place for you and I am entirely delighted that such was the case. You just never know...maybe someday our paths will path and we'll get to enjoy that cup of coffee together. Thanks so much for those comments on the barge. I remember my first car barge making me pretty nervous - backing up onto the barge ramp, and being directed to squeeze in, just inches away from the other vehicles. There are guests who have done it time and again and are now pretty comfortable with the procedure (and I'm an old hand at it myself) and love the opportunity to zip around St. Thomas, making pit stops at Cost-U-Less (island folks like to call it Cost-U-Less/Spend-U-More) and K-Mart, but what visitors do not realize is that St. John car companies are not at all happy to see St. Thomas rentals on St. John. That regretfully means that if you have a vehicle problem you will probably have a pretty tough time getting assistance - and no, the St. Thomas company does not have to come to St. John to help you - you're on your own with getting the car/jeep/SUV back to St. Thomas to get something fixed, an unlikely occurrence but probably quite the predicament if that misfortune happens. I will certainly make a point of tipping off future guests about that risk. Hope all is well with you, and that I will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Tropical Blessings as a return guest. Never forget that from from time to time, it's a good idea to simply call: time out! Hope you have more time to do that. As I'm sure you know, many of us stay too busy to do that often enough. In the meantime, I hope all is well with you. I send warm, good wishes your way!
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Car: recommended

Tropical Blessings is in a charming neighborhood with lots of permanent residents, not just vacation rentals. The lane is so narrow that two vehicles can barely pass. The location is so close to town, but just far enough away.As a former island resident I have a wealth of recommendations and suggestions to offer. Feel free to ask. I lived on island full time for 11 years so I have a pretty good take on things. I'll be glad to help you.

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Cruz Bay Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder Season
Aug 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Off Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
$415
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
10 night minimum stay
$625
 
 
In Season
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$565
 
 
Off Season
Apr 15 2015 - Dec 19 2015
5 night minimum stay
$430
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 4 2016
10 night minimum stay
$650
 

Additional information about rental rates

No Refund Sec. Deposit $75
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes From $395.00 per night
In season dates are: 12/15 - 4/14 $535 per night
Off season dates are: 4/15 - 12/14 $415 per night
Holiday dates are: 12/20/12 - 1/5/13 $615per night

Plus 10% Hotel Tax.
In season requires a one week minimum stay.
Off season requires a five night minimum stay.
Holiday dates include a 10 night minimum stay.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

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Cruz Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Water View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The large walk-in showers are a nice bathroom feature. Who would ever describe a bathroom as pretty? In truth, all of them are!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be converted into king. Please request.
  • Each bedroom is lovely and entirely comfortable. Each bedroom has been individually decorated in a most pleasing and personal way. There are ceiling fans in each bedroom, but Central AC makes sleeping in each bedroom an especially relaxing experience.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • forests
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • walking
  • photography
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • golf
Notes:
Payments by check or money order only. Owner is small sole proprietor who has investigated credit card operations for guest convenience. To date we have not found one that does not present major inconveniences or possibilities of security breaches. We care about our own security, and yours too!

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