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Casa Blanca: spectacular views, quiet and spacious living, glorious garden

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8; 7-8 adults requires owner permission)

Casa Blanca is your secret paradise, with tropical plants and fruit trees in the yard (bananas, papaya, lime, pineapple, guava!). Casa Blanca is a large four-bedroom, three-bathroom house perfect for solitude or entertaining. Enjoy the hustle, bustle, shopping and restaurants of St. Thomas and then return to your private island via a short ferry ride. Water Island has 500 acres with fewer than 100 houses on it. Boasting a secluded beach and all the glorious weather, water, hills, sun, sand, and sunsets that make the Virgin Islands everyone's favorite destination, Water Island is the perfect spot. You may never leave our fabulous, partially-covered, 50' totally private deck with 6 chaises longues, two dining tables with chairs, and plenty of regular chairs as you watch the cruise ships and freighters pass in front every morning and evening. Or you may want to go to Honeymoon Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Whether you snorkel or fish, sun or read, or just sit in the living room or on the deck and admire the view, it never gets any better than Casa Blanca. Take a look at our website for some more pictures and then send us an email or give us a call for more information.

SPACE SHARE OPTION: If mutually agreeable, when we are here, a single couple can stay in our second bedroom/suite, with an adjoining bath, mini-kitchen, and screened porch with dining table and rocking chairs for a special discounted rate.

Keywords: House, spacious, view, beach

More Details

Property Manager
Julie Northup
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2017

About Julie Northup

Fred Northup ismthe founder of Athletes for a Better World, and his wife, Julie, is a retired lawyer. When they're not in paradise, they live in Asheville, NC.

Julie Northup purchased this house in 2009

Why Julie Northup chose Water Island

We bought this house because we love the beauty and privacy of Water Island and were fortunate to be friends with long-time residents who introduced us to it. Like all the Virgins, the water is perfect, and the pace of the island can't be matched. The road is essentially one lane so most people have golf carts (a four- or six-passenger cart comes with the house). Some like to go to St. Thomas to shop and eat; others never want to leave the view from the deck, or the pleasure of the beach. It's great for kids, since they can roam on their own, following turtles and iguanas, fishing or playing in the sand. Whenever we're there, we never want to leave.

What makes this house unique

Our property manager will greet you, take you to the house, and tell you all you want to know about the house and the happenings on the island during your stay. Casa Blanca boasts three large bedrooms and one smaller bedroom, with a king, a queen and futon, twin beds with a futon, and a double bed. The 35' living area has a large living space facing the water and mountains of St. Thomas, an entertainment area with a 32'' screen smart TV, a dining table seating four, and a separate dining table that can seat up to 10. The house comes with a six-seat golf cart, with four seats facing forward, or a four-seat golf cart (supplemental fee for use of both vehicles). There are books, DVDs, videos and games to choose from, as well as some snorkel gear and fishing equipment at your disposal. The kitchen is fully equipped and ready for you, but if you don't want to cook, Heidi's Honeymoon Grill usually cooks burgers, chicken sandwiches, etc. on the beach at noon - as well as a candle-lit dinner on Saturday night on the beach, and Dinghy's provides beachside music, a bar, and a restaurant at the other end of the beach. Most Monday evenings, people drive their golf carts down for supper at Heidi's and a drive-in movie - a screen stretched between two palm trees on the beach! You may be there for bingo nights on Wednesday nights or full moon nights up at the Fort (a short walk from the house) to watch the sun set and the moon rise. Or if you're really lucky you'll catch the Music Festival. There's nothing like the experience of Water Island!

Guestbook comments from the manager

My wife and I have to tell you - we both LOVED our stay in your beautiful home. We had a wonderful time. The layout was absolutely FANTASTIC. We LOVED all the books to read. Played on the keyboard. Lounged on the deck. Thank you SO very much for your hospitality and welcome.
Jan 2014
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Amenities

Estate Western Water Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 baths with walk-in showers
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Futons (2), Pack n Play (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
six-passenger golf cart and four-passenger golf cart (supplemental charge for use of both vehicles), on-island property manager

Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Casa Blanca: spectacular views, quiet and spacious living, glorious garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
United States
5

Little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent 2 weeks at the house and found it extremely enjoyable. The house is completely furnished with everything you could need, including many of the kitchen consumables you would expect to have to provide yourself. Very private but the entire island is easily accessible on the provided golf cart. The owners are very responsive and the one time we needed maintenance help, the on-island property manager provided better service than I can get at home! If you're looking for a quiet relaxing get-away with a lot of beach time, this is the place. Grocery shopping and tourist activities are available on St Thomas via the ferry (although the schedule can be a bit restrictive at times). If visiting friends hadn't wanted to do the tourist thing on St Thomas, I would have been quite happy to stay on Water Island the whole time. I have no doubt we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful vacation home with excellant view and comfortable furnishings!

  • 5 of 5

Casablanca is a roomy house with great views of the blue caribbean. There is plenty of room to relax inside the house and on the huge deck. The house is a very short golf cart drive to the beach. It was well furnished with everything we needed and was very clean. Casablanca is in a very private setting. The owners have a great manger that met us and showed us all around. We loved Water Island and hope to return soon. The island is a very special place away from crowds. Extra bonus was internet service! Highly recommended!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Estate Western Water Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Nov 15 2017 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rental by more than six adults requires express owner permission

50% deposit due within 7 days of receiving reservation paperwork; 50% plus 12.5% tax on total plus $250 refundable security deposit due within 15 days of rental date. Refund of initial deposit negotiable contingent on owner's ability to obtain replacement rental. Pay by check or credit card using PayPal (3% surcharge). Extra $25/day for use of second golf cart for groups four or smaller.

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