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Aaron Smith

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Breathtaking Views From Every Room! 3br, 3ba - Best Value On St John!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Rendezvous & Ditleff Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom Sleeps 6

Located on Rendezvous Bay overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Built in the classic caribbean style, Blue Heaven Rendezvous has million dollar views for the budget conscious travelers. All three bedrooms are air-conditioned and have full baths for your comfort. Blue Heaven Rendezvous is perfectly located to explore the entire island of St John. Located only ten minutes from town (Cruz Bay), you can be at dinner in no time, or enjoy the trade winds on the deck and grill some fish or steaks and dine al fresco. You are also only 15 minutes from world famous Trunk Bay and all of the north shore beaches! When you chose to visit Coral Bay, take a right turn out of the neighborhood and join Centerline Road. You will be in Coral Bay in only 15 minutes.

The Villa:

Enjoy stunning views from every room. In classic caribbean style, you will enter the villa in the great room. The fully stocked kitchen is attached to the great room with refrigerator, microwave, stove, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, blender, and coolers for the beach.

Honeymoon Bedroom Suite has a king bed and full bath. Individually air conditioned for your comfort with stunning views of the Caribbean.

Maho Master Suite has a king bed that can be converted to twin beds if that is your preference. Individually air conditioned, with a full bath and stunning ocean views!

Rendezvous Bedroom Suite is below the main level. Air-conditioned for a great nights rest, with a full bath and incredible views of Rendezvous Bay.

The laundry room, with washer and dryer, is also located on the lower level. Enjoy the view while doing the laundry!

The Island:

You will want to explore the island from this perfect location. Just a short drive into town (Cruz Bay) for beaches: Honeymoon, Solomon, Caneel, Hawksnest, Trunk, Cinnamon, Maho and Francis; snorkeling, scuba, hiking, shopping, dining, and happy hour. When you want to head to Coral Bay (quieter side), it's a quick drive via Centerline Road to East End, Skinny's, Donkey Diner, Tourist Trap, great swimming, snorkeling and hiking at: Salt Pond, Grootpan, Great & Little Lameshur, and Reef Bay. If you go to Salt Pond be sure to take the walk over to Drunk Bay (past the salt pond) to see the 'coral people' made out of stones, coral and debris.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Aaron Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Aaron Smith

It all started in the 80's...

My parents discovered St. John in 1980. Every year after that, they would stay on St. Thomas and take the people ferry over to St. John every day. My brother and I would come down with them every Spring Break. We would spend the day at the beach and return to St. Thomas in the evening.

Fast forward a few years...College, marriage, children (Tyler, Garrett, and Emersen). Then in 2005, I wanted to surprise Jana for her 40th birthday. So I planned a trip with our good friends to stay on St. John for a week. It was an incredible trip. That’s when it got into our blood. We “got” it. The whole vibe of St. John: the beauty of the island, the people, the culture, the pace of life (island time). After that trip, we immediately began planning our next trip to St. John for the following year. We also vacationed in a few other places that year, but nothing compared...We were hooked! We have returned every year since.

In 2008 we took our first-ever two week vacation (to St. John of course). We love staying for two weeks---you have time to really decompress and get on island time.

Aaron Smith purchased this villa in 2011

Why Aaron Smith chose Cruz Bay

We have stayed on the Coral Bay side and the Cruz Bay side. During our 2010 trip, we looked at some land and some houses, with the dream of living here one day. It quickly became an obsession. We looked at several homes, but the view at Blue Heaven Rendezvous kept us coming back. We ended up buying in 2011. We hope you enjoy Blue Heaven Rendezvous as much as we do. It is in the classic caribbean style with extensive stone work throughout the property and Villa.

What makes this villa unique

The View!

It is mesmerizing. When we are on St John, we are outside almost all of the time. Breakfast or just coffee on the deck, taking in the morning view as the island wakes up. Most of the day is spent at one of our favorite beaches, we pack a cooler with 'beach sandwiches'. For some reason a sandwich always tastes better at the beach. In the late afternoon we're back on the deck as the sun begins to fade. We grill out most nights with music and cocktails. We hope you will enjoy the villa as much as we do. It is affordably priced so that others can enjoy two weeks on island as well.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)
Breathtaking Views From Every Room! 3br, 3ba - Best Value On St John!
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews
4

Home Away From Home; Pros & Cons

  • 4 of 5

This house is comfortable, spacious and clean. It pretty much has everything you need and a few little extras (like items left behind from previous tenants... sun screen, laundry detergent, coffee filters, ketchup, etc.). The decor is nice and tropical; every room has a spectacular view!

A few things to be aware of: The AC is only in the bedrooms, but there are plenty of screens, ceiling fans, and always a tropical breeze. We were always comfortable. Also, there's no dishwasher in the kitchen, but I didn't mind washing our dirty dishes by hand. They provide lots of dish soap, kitchen towels & drying rack. There's a nice laundry room with another spectacular view. There are other houses in the same location, but they are spread out enough that you don't hear or see anyone else. You will see some wild life, but that's adorable... birds, lizards, tropical flowers, etc.

Important info about St. John: If this is your first time visiting the island, as it was ours, you might be shocked to see how very steep the roads are, and some of the sharp turns going up or down the hills are pretty scary. It's like being on a roller coaster. You really have to slow down for the turns and watch out for other drivers. This house is located on the south side of the island on the side of a steep hill, which is why the view is so nice . The drive to this property was scary for us the first few days, and then we acclimated to it. With that said, the drive everywhere on this island is pretty darn scary. I was also shocked to see so many dangerously steep driveways all over the place. Wonderfully, I can share that the driveway for this property is very nice and flat and straight. Getting to it is another story, but again, that's everywhere on the island. Some families say that driving the crazy hills is part of the fun and experience. You have to rent a 4x4 vehicle. 99% of the vehicles were jeeps. We needed more seating, so we rented a Ford Explorer. It handled pretty well. The drive to Cruz Bay was only about 10 minutes. If you want to go to the beaches on the north side of the island (Maho, Cinnamon, Trunk Bay, Waterlemon, etc.), when pulling out of the driveway (there's a mirror so you can see if anything is coming), turn right to go up hill and connect with Rt 10 at the top, and take it East to route 20. It's about a 20 min drive to get to those beaches.

Blue Heaven was comfortable and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly, Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and the island as first timers. When you return for your next trip, I think you will find that hills aren't that scary any more. We look forward to having you back to Blue Heaven Rendezvous!
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4

Gorgeous view, Comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at the Blue Heaven house. The view from the deck.....and all of the rooms.....is spectacular. We all loved the way the house is decorated. It was so comfortable for us all to visit in the evenings. We will certainly consider staying there again! Thanks for a wonderful place to stay during our St. John adventure!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it! We've been updating the decor to match the island. We've also replaced all the sliders and upgraded the appliances. Hope to have you back to Blue Heaven Rendezvous soon!
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5

Great Memories Made Here

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed at Blue Heaven for a week in June, and we had a wonderful time. Blue Heaven was a great place to stay, and was perfect for us. In addition to the view, and the other many positive things the other reviews have detailed, I'll add that we enjoyed that the main room was separated enough from the bedrooms that my wife and I could get up early, talk, make coffee, etc., and our 16, 18, and 20 yr old kids were able to sleep in without being bothered. After breakfast each day we would head out to the beaches; we hit 9 beaches in 7 days, and there were so many more. We had breakfast and dinners in the home each day. It was so nice to come back to the breeze and the view at the end of the day. The only negative was the fact that mosquitoes were always around. This is more of an island thing than a Blue Heaven thing, but I will say that we never had a problem with the pests on the beaches themselves. So for us it was a minor nuisance. The many benefits of Blue Heaven and St. John vastly outweighed any negative we could think of, which is really only that one. I can't call driving on the left a negative, but rather more of an adventure that necessitated my family reminding me (preventive measure) to stay "left, left, left". Other notes - Aaron (owner) was very responsive to any questions or needs before the trip, and Brian (onsite property manager) was available for anything. Brian's recommendations for places to go or vendors (definitely call Drew for snorkel gear or boating rentals) were excellent. And for a rental car, get a 4WD Jeep on St. John (another good recommendation by Brian). Thanks to all at Blue Heaven for giving us some starter snacks and beverages in the fridge for our arrival - a nice touch. In short, we absolutely loved St. John and Blue Heaven, and we hope to be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris -Glad to hear you had a great time at Blue Heaven Rendezvous! Our kids are very close in age. We have the same morning ritual of getting up early for coffee on the deck while the kids sleep in. Then it's beach time! Hope to have you back soon!
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N Richland Hills, Texas
4

Family vacation at Blue Heaven

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying at Blue Heaven. Our favorite part was sitting on the deck. What an amazing view! We had our meals there & looked at the stars at night. We enjoyed watching the iguanas & hummingbirds, too. We love snorkeling & Blue Heaven is a short drive to the beaches. We had a problem with water pressure in the downstairs bathroom but the property managers took care of it right away. They also installed a new clothes dryer & refrigerator. This was a family vacation (my husband, myself, our daughter, son-in-law, & 2 grandsons) & many memories were made, including celebrating our 45th anniversary. I would definitely recommend Blue Heaven to anyone wanting a house with an awesome view & conveniently located to beaches & to Cruz Bay.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and Brian was able to respond to your needs at the villa. Happy Anniversary! Spending time out on the deck is one of our favorite things to do also. Hope to have you back in the future.
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Solomons MD
5

Lovely home in St John

  • 5 of 5

My family (spouse and two young adult children) loved St John and this home. The three separate bedrooms were very private and soundproof. We liked the unique island design that required a short walk outside through lovely landscaping to get to the bedrooms. The kitchen was well stocked and previous renters leave some supplies so we did the same. The views were incredible. The roads in St John really do require 4-wheel drive. Make sure you have it. We drove every day to a different beach for snorkeling. This home has a wonderful location for getting quickly to anywhere on the island. The little market down by the Westin had everything we needed for cooking in and the prices were comparable to all of the other stores. I wouldn't bother going anywhere else on my next visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Wendy! We're glad your family enjoyed St John and Blue Heaven Rendezvous as much as we do. We look forward to having you back!
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Evanston, IL
3

Nice but very buggy

  • 3 of 5

The house is older, but in a good location with a great view. The mosquitoes were extremely bad while we were there, and the sliding doors had large gaps which allowed the bugs into the house. Even without going outside we got pretty chewed up. Without the mosquitoes it would probably be a nice place to stay, with the mosquitoes it wasn't very pleasant. The caretakers did try to help out, which we appreciated. The bedrooms were nice and the A/C worked well.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know Brian did everything he could to help with the bugs, he fogged under the house and relocated the zapper. The gap in the slider has now been fixed.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St Thomas - Cyril E. King Airport (STT)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Cruz Bay - Woody's, Beach Bar, High Tide, and more
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
St Thomas - Mahogany Run
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cruz Bay and Mongoose Junction
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Chocolate Hole
Car: recommended

Our on-island Villa Manager will meet you at the Ferry Dock and escort you to the villa and give you an orientation. They are available during your entire stay for any questions about the villa or if any maintenance items pop up. They are a wonderful couple who are happy help, if needed.

You will want to explore the island from this perfect location. Just a short drive into town (Cruz Bay) and for world famous beaches: Honeymoon, Solomon, Caneel, Hawksnest, Trunk, Cinnamon, Maho and Francis; snorkeling, scuba, hiking, shopping, dining, and happy hour.

When you want to head to Coral Bay (quieter side), it's a quick drive via centerline road to Coral Bay. Enjoy a great burger or fish sandwich at Skinny Legs, breakfast in the morning or pizza at night at Donkey Diner, a fresh lobster roll at Tourist Trap. Great swimming, snorkeling and hiking at: Salt Pond, Grootpan, Great & Little Lameshur, and Reef bay.

Incredible hiking through out the national park. Favorites are the Reef Bay hike and Ram Head.

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Rates & Availability

Rendezvous & Ditleff Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 4 2016 - Sep 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Sunshine Rate
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving (1-6 Guests)
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Between the Holidays
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas (1-6 Guests)
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
$625
$4,375
 
 
Peak Season
Jan 7 2017 - May 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
$375
$2,625
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 6 2017 - May 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$295
$2,065
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 28 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Best Rate of the Year!
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season (1-2 Guests)
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving (1-6 Guests)
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Between Holidays (1-2 Guests)
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas (1-6 Guests)
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$625
$4,375
 
 
Peak Season
Jan 2 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$395
$2,765
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $95
Tax Rate 12.5%

**For 3-6 Guests: Add $35/person per night to base rate.**

Repeat guests and stays of two weeks or longer receive a 5% discount year-round!

Quoted rates include $200 cleaning fee, and $100 greeter fee.

If your vacation plans are for something other than 7 nights, please contact us. We can adjust our calendar to meet your needs.

If you are interested in a longer term stay, please contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Rendezvous & Ditleff Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Can be converted to twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Six Beach Chairs Coolers Plenty of Beach Towles

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