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John A Black

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Blue Vista: Oceanfront Eco Villa with Great View, Central Location!

28 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

St. Thomas Villa Rental Photos and Description

Spacious seaside home with 2 bedrooms, sleeping porch, 2 baths

Blue Vista is a comfortable Water Island home, that has recently been equipped with solar power. It is centrally located on the island, and is within walking distance (less than 5 minutes) to Honeymoon Beach, the ferry dock, and Limestone Beach. It sits on a hillside in a private wooded acre lot, with stunning views overlooking Limestone Bay. It has recently been refurbished, and a sleeping porch as well as a UV whole house water filter system has been added. Blue Vista's water is 100% drinkable; leave that bottled water behind! It has a large generously furnished open kitchen (12X17) with a central island that includes a gas cooktop. It has 2 large bedrooms, and 2 full baths. It also has a sleeping porch, den, and extra large dining/ family room. The owners have sole access to a small caretaker's quarters on the property, which is separate from Blue Vista and is never rented.

Blue Vista is on the Caribbean side of Water Island which has open exposure to the gentle trade wind breezes from the East. The house faces East to maximize that delightful ventilation. A large full length deck provides a terrific staging area to enjoy the dramatic views, watch the cruise ships arrive & depart, check out the sail boats and the mega yachts, or simply relax and read a book. Because the deck is on the east side of the house, it becomes a wonderful shaded retreat during the heat of the afternoon!

If you're not relaxing on the deck, you have probably driven the provided golf cart to Honeymoon Beach, one of the top beaches in the Virgin Islands! Bring your bathing suits & snorkeling gear (we'll provide the beach chairs & towels). Check out Heidi's gourmet beach grill for lunch or snacks, or bring along a picnic. Dinghy's Beach Bar provides adult beverages, meals, & musical entertainment on weekends.

You might also enjoy walking down to Limestone Beach to do some serious shelling. The access trail is adjacent to our property line. In fact Blue Vista is so close to Limestone Beach that you will hear the waves lapping on the shore as you go to sleep in our comfy beds.

Water Island is the smallest of the US Virgin Islands, and is located adjacent to the main harbor of St Thomas. When you arrive at the airport, you'll take a 5 minute taxi ride to Crown Bay Marina to take the Water Island Ferry (5-10 minutes). We will meet you when you arrive at the ferry dock to escort you to your stay at Blue Vista. We will also give you a tour of Blue Vista and provide you with any info you may need (such as where to stock-up on your favorite food & beverages). Other Water Island activites you'll want to enjoy are: Monday night movie on the beach, Wednesday night bingo, Saturday night candle light dinner on the beach at Heidi's, and Sunday live music at Dinghy's. There are also dinners available at Dinghy's Beach Bar every night.

It's also fun to take advantage of the regular ferry schedule to go shopping & sightseeing on St Thomas. Or for the more adventurous, charter a sailboat for the day, go on a fishing charter, or visit St John or the other Virgin Islands!

Keywords: Private, Caribbean, Virgin Islands, waterfront, villa, beach, purified water, fantastic view

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John A Black (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About John A Black

Christine & John are retired professionals from North Carolina. They love to travel and especially like warm weather & beaches!

John A Black purchased this villa in 2011

Why John A Black chose US Virgin Islands

Water Island is especially appealing because it has no resorts, high-rise condos, or time shares. It also has no crime! Just a small island with friendly folk!

What makes this villa unique

We love the central location of Blue Vista; easy walks to our favorite places!

Reviews

5
based on 28 traveler reviews

Blue Vista: Oceanfront Eco Villa with Great View, Central Location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
5

Beautiful & comfy home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful home! We loved the entire place from the individual sleeping space for our teenage son and daughter to the washer and dryer and full kitchen. The home had perfect amenities! We enjoyed the separate sleeping space for the master bedroom and bath - gave us a bit of privacy from the kids. The view was beautiful and we loved watching the cruise ships come and go. Honeymoon beach was our favorite and so easy to get to from Blue Vista especially with the golf cart. John gave us a tour of the island one morning - helped us appreciate Water Island even more! Thank you so much. We had a wonderful spring break and lots of great memories.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful property, hosts, and views!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time at Blue Vista. The house is spacious, extremely well equipped - and the views from the deck are mesmerizing. John and Christine, our hosts (owners), could not do enough for us. Thank you! The historical tour of tiny Water Island, "off roading" on our golf cart with John, was truly fun. Swimming nearby on Honeymoon Beach (at least 2 times a day) was something that we will always remember.

Before boarding the little ferry to the Island stop at Pueblo's Supermarket for supplies. Very likely you will make a few trips to St. Thomas while at Blue Vista so get the 10 ride ferry card (valid for multiple passengers).

You will enjoy your relaxing stay at Blue Vista.

We loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 5 days at the Blue Vista... not nearly long enough! We loved everything about it-- the space, amenities, location, the gorgeous views, hikes, and the owners were fabulous as well! So hospitable and willing to help with anything!!! We will definitely return.... thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
5

Warm breezes, warmer hospitatlity

  • 5 of 5

John and Christine could not have presented a cleaner more inviting home to share with us! The crystal clear windows offered a fantastic view of Limestone Bay and the awning type allowed that classic windward breeze to surround us and the sound of the surf to serenade us. We never slept better. The photos of the villa do not do it justice; the appointments are new and fresh, the kitchen a joy to work in. John led us on a tour of the island and shared so much knowledge. Christine and my wife Lori did yoga at Honeymoon Beach and it felt like we knew them forever. The experience was remarkable in so many ways and needs to be repeated! And soon! A perfect place for two couples or a family. Highly recommended and greatly missed already.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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green cove springs, FL
5

One great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely marvelous time at Blue Vista! Of the many VRBO properties that we've stayed in, this one is by far the best equipped we've ever experienced. Additionally, John and Christine are wonderful hosts. They helped us to really enjoy Water Island. We highly recommend Blue Vista if you are looking for an enjoyable stay on Water Island.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Knoxville, TN, USA
5

Fabulous Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This, by far, is the best provisioned home we have EVER rented! The kitchen is stocked with great equipment and all the comforts of home. The owners said they want the house to be equipped as if it we were staying there. From snorkel gear to beach towels and noodles, this house provides you with the foundation for a fantastic trip. We ate most meals in the house and the John provided us with recommendations for great meals on and off island. A golf cart comes with the house which is a great feature to explore the island and get to the places you want to go (beach) a little quicker than walking. The deck provides a spectacular view where you can watch cruise ships come in and out (great warning) and listen to the waves at night. John hooked us up with a snorkel tour with Eden Tours - a great experience. We even saw a whale! Epic adventure and the food was great! John took us on a hike on Hassell Island and provided historic background and interesting stories to the ruins. This isn't just a house, it is an adventure experience!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
St Thomas Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Dinghy's Joe's Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Water Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Mahogany Run Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Heidi's Gourmet Grill
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Honeymoon Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Vista
Nearest Point of Interest
Honeymoon Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
ferry dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Limestone Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Crown Bay ferry dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Pirates' Ridge Deli
Car: not necessary

Monday night movie on the beach (Honeymoon Beach), Wednesday morning yoga class and Wednesday night Bingo at Honeymoon Beach, Friday night all-you-can-eat pizza at Pirates' Ridge Deli, Saturday night candle light dinner on the beach (Honeymoon Beach), Sunset fishing for Tarpon at Flamingo Bay, Shelling at Limestone Beach

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Rates & Availability

St. Thomas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Winter
Dec 16 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$255
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

St. Thomas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 baths, each with walk-in tile showers
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons: (1) 1 full-sized Futon and 1 small child-sized Futon on sleeping porch
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Blue Vista has a whole house UV water filtration system, so leave your bottled water behind! Our water is 100% drinkable and tastes great! The ice/ water in the refrigerator dispenser has been through 7 filters including 2 UV filters. Water at other sources in the house has been through at least 4 filters including 1 UV filter. Baths have grab bars located in the showers. Blue Vista is centrally located: just a 5 minute walk or less to Honeymoon Beach, the ferry dock, and Limestone Beach. Stereo has IPhone blue tooth connect, 4 person golf cart, Property Manager on island

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