Blue Vista: Oceanfront Home with Great View, Central Location
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Blue Vista is a comfortable Water Island home, that is recently available for vacation rentals. It is centrally located on the island, and is within walking distance (less than 5 minutes) to Honeymoon Beach, the ferry dock, Pirates' Ridge Deli, 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. Joe's Beach Bar provides adult beverages & 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). Our Property Manager will meet you when you arrive at the ferry dock to escort you to your stay at Blue Vista. They 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, Friday night pizza buffet at Pirates' Ridge Deli, and Saturday night candle light dinner on the beach.
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
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
large generously furnished kitchen with central island & gas cooktop. From fixing snacks & drinks, light meals, or creating a culinary event, this kitchen makes a delightful place to cook!....moreless
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- 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, Pirate's Ridge Deli, and Limestone Beach. Stereo has Ipod docking system, 4 person golf cart, Property Manager on island...moreless
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Mobile Phone:
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Sight Seeing
- Surf Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Deepsea Fishing
- Recreation Center
- Duty Free Shops
- Theme Parks
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- 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 ...moreless
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We had an incredible time at Blue Vista. These are the things that really stood out as being extra nice touches. The location of the house was convenient yet tucked enough away to feel very secluded. The view was breathtaking. The hiking trail next door down to the private limestone beach allowed for some great day hikes and exploring. The gold carts were included in the rental. That was very nice because as we met other guests on the beach, we heard that many of them had to RENT golf carts for $35/day. Having all of the snorkel and beach gear was also GREAT. There was some great snorkeling right there at Honeymoon Beach. We saw sea turtles, conchs, urchins, sting rays, cuttlefish, flounder, many other brightly colored fishes, and even some feather duster worms all within the confines of the swimming area of the beach! The house was well stocked with little items that if you were going to forget something on the trip, these would be the things. Since there are no stores on the island to pop over and pick these items up, it was nice to have them there. The option to pre-arrange the heavies was a great touch although we did not take advantage of it. The kitchen was well equipped, and there was a great selection of movies, books, & games. The grill was ready to go with all the tools. Another big win for this house is that it has it's own reverse osmosis system to purify drinking water. We took this a little for granted when renting the house until we started seeing other guests on the island having to spend time hauling SUITCASES of bottled water back and forth on the ferry from St. Thomas! The house was spotless clean and had plenty of space with great big view windows. Katie and Warren the property managers were at our beck and call with information and assistance. They were so accommodating and friendly.
- Guest Christin
- Date of stay 05/11/13
- Review Submitted 06/04/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
The pictures do not tell the whole story!
The pictures do not tell the whole story!
This place was the perfect getaway for my family. The proximity to the airport made this an easy commute for our two young children. Once we got to the house, we couldn't believe the size of it. It easily accommodated two families with 3 young children. We brought extra things (snorkel gear, binoculars, etc) but when we got to the house we saw it was already provided. We felt very safe the entire time on the island. We picked up a couple things for our first night at Gourmet Gallery and made a comprehensive grocery list for the next day. The grocery transportation was the most difficult part of the week. Especially when carrying multiple cases of beer : ) It is a short trip to Honeymoon Beach and there is barely any traffic. Honeymoon Beach was exceptional. The gentle surf and ample shade provided a perfect relaxed environment for all. Heidi provided us a large selection of different lunch options daily. Mark and Vicki were excellent and very helpful property managers (Thank you). I would tell more people about this place, but I feel it would take away from the natural beauty of it should it become more mainstream. Shhhhhhhh....
- Guest Eric
- Date of stay 04/01/13
- Review Submitted 04/17/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Great stay on Water Island
Great stay on Water Island
Staying at Blue Haven was a great way to explore the island and get away from the crowds..The house was well equipped, spacious and had amazing views..Enjoyed our stay and will be back!!
- Guest mike
- Date of stay 02/16/13
- Review Submitted 02/26/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway.
Loved Water Island and Blue Vista
Loved Water Island and Blue Vista
We made a quick stop for groceries at Gourmet Gallery at Crown Bay Marina before taking the ferry over to Water Island. We were met by the property managers, Mark and Vicki, and then it was on to Blue Vista and we were not disappointed. The house is beautiful, clean, and spacious. The pictures do not do Blue Vista justice. The view from the expansive back deck is stunning! We watched the cruise ships come and go every day. Blue Vista has everything you need, complete with ice maker and dishwasher. There were plenty of beach towels and beach chairs, you name it - they provided it. The golf cart made for a fun way to get around for the week. The golf cart ride to Honeymoon Beach was about 5 minutes. We loved the food and drinks at Heidi's Honeymoon Grill. Be sure to do Heidi’s Saturday night dinner on the beach. Water Island is a relaxing little island and the residents are very friendly. Honeymoon beach is amazing! If you want a relaxing vacation I can't think of a better place. We will definitely be back to Blue Vista.
- Guest Tom
- Date of stay 12/29/12
- Review Submitted 02/05/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
My family spent a week at Blue Vista this year, and cannot recommend it highly enough. The property itself is comfortable and airy, a gently breeze moves steadily through the house day and night. An abundance of windows ensures both a great view out over the sea and plenty of light to fill the house all day. We felt as though we were on an island of our own, the property is sufficiently secluded such that we never heard anything but natural noises during the whole trip, no neighbors or passing cars to disturb us at all. The appointments to the house were above average as well, the kitchen was filled with quality dishes and cookware, and having a grill right outside the kitchen door is a great touch. All of the furniture was comfortable and appeared new. The deck is spacious and well furnished, and was very convenient to use. The central location meant that either ocean was just a 5 minute walk away, we snorkeled at one place or another every day we were there. Being near to the ferry dock was also great, a trip to St Thomas for groceries took no time at all given how secluded Water Island is. We rate our experience as excellent overall with no complaints regarding the property or our dealings with the owners/property manager. We intend to use Blue Vista whenever we visit Water Island in the future, and have absolutely recommend it to friends considering a visit.
- Guest Weare
- Date of stay 07/20/12
- Review Submitted 08/26/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
This was our first visit to Water Island and Blue Vista. The house has all the comforts of home with amazing views of the Carribean Sea. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a great TV and DVD player. Of course we didn't have time for watching TV with all there was to do in the area. A highlight of our trip was chartering a boat for a half-day snorkling trip. We saw some very colorful fish and swam with a seaturtle. St. Thomas is a short ferry ride away. We enjoyed shopping and dining out in St. Thomas. We especially enjoyed the time we spent on Honeymoon Beach. It is the perfect place for a laid back day of swimming and sunbathing. The only negative thing about our trip is that the time past too quickly.
- Guest Karen
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/02/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
A little piece of paradise
A little piece of paradise
This trip makes my 4th to Water Island (yes, I do love it there!) and my first to Blue Vista, definitely one of the best properties on the island. The house is newly renovated, comfortable, well-equipped, spacious, and has views to die for. A golf cart is available for exploring the island, but both the beach and ferry dock are an easy and enjoyable walk from the house. Honeymoon Beach is beautiful and quiet, has sun and shade and is just right for a day of reading, swimming and snorkeling. Bring your own lunch or enjoy one of Heidi's cooked right on the beach. Heidi's Saturday night gourmet dinner at sunset on the beach and Monday night at the movies (on the beach) are other Water Island highlights. For those who like more action, St. Thomas' shopping, restaurants, and nightlife are just a 5-10 minute ferry ride away.
- Guest May
- Date of stay 02/10/12
- Review Submitted 04/02/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
We had a great time
We had a great time
This house and island have it all. We stayed for a week in February and experienced all the island has to offer. The beauty of Water Island is it proximity to St. Thomas (population 50k) while retaining its own identity (population 100 people) as a getaway island. We co-mingled with the locals at pizza night, movie night and dinner on the beach night, but also spent much time on our own exploring the island by golf cart, bicycle and foot. The house is wonderful. It's on the windward side of the island, so we opened the louvre glass windows for a constant breeze. The amenities are more than ample. Great kitchen, spacious bedrooms, etc. We rode the golf cart all over the island, we rented bikes, we walked, we swam, snorkeled, sailed, rode the ferry back and forth to St. Thomas, ate on the big island, and found a killer bar in the shopping district. The living is easy at Blue Vista on water Island.
- Guest Peter
- Date of stay 02/19/12
- Review Submitted 03/24/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
I recently had the pleasure of staying at Blue Vista on Water Island, a serene and undeveloped gem in the Caribbean. This is a spot for those who seek rest and relaxation and all the benefits of a quiet island getaway without the hustle and bustle of commercial development. It is more a community than a resort, and this comfortably furnished property offers relaxation, natural beauty, and a stunning view across Crown Bay toward St. Thomas, just minutes away by ferry. During our stay at Blue Vista, the owners resided in the downstairs apartment. The arrangement was never an intrusion and offered the benefit of helpful suggestions and arrangements regarding local opportunities such as sailing and snorkeling. There is a large flat screen tv available to guests, but who would want to be distracted from the quiet, the view, and the glorious water? Donna Moran
- Guest Donna
- Date of stay 02/09/12
- Review Submitted 02/21/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Four thumbs up
Four thumbs up
Blue Vista is a gracious welcoming retreat perfect for those who really want to leave the cares of the world behind and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Water Island. Blue Vista is ideally situated on the breezy side of the island, a short walk to Honeymoon Beach, one of the best beaches in the Virgin Islands, convenient to the ferry to Crown Bay on St. Thomas and overlooking Limestone Bay, a great shelling beach. The kitchen is well equipped, the rooms are spacious, and the views are magnificent. These two travelers give four thumbs up to Blue Vista!
- Guest Pat and Dee
- Date of stay 01/16/12
- Review Submitted 01/30/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
$1975/ week December through April, except $2200/ week Christmas through New Years $1675/ week May through November Maximum of 6 Guests.... Stays of 3 weeks or longer will be discounted. Get our 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT when you reserve at least 6 months in advance! 50% deposit required at reservation; full payment 30 days prior to arrival. Cancellation 60 days before arrival date receive refund less $300 booking fee Cancellation less than 60 days before arrival will receive credit for next stay Rentals other than weekly will be prorated... MINIMUM STAY IS 5 NIGHTS
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- Nearest Airport: St Thomas Airport at 5 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Water Island Ferry at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Honeymoon Beach at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Joe's Beach Bar, Heidi's Gourmet Grill at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Mahogany Run Golf Course at 15 Miles
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Christine & John are professionals who live and work in Greensboro, NC. They love to travel and especially like warm weather & beaches!
Why the Owner Chose USVI - Water Island:
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!
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We love the central location of Blue Vista; easy walks to our favorite places!
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Visit Blue Vista @ Water Island
Large updated kitchen
Den with pull-out sofa bed
Dining/ Family room
Master bedroom with king size bed
Watching the Cruise Ships from the deck
Welcome to Blue Vista!
den with 42" flat screen TV, DVD player, DVDs, and books
Guest Bedroom with queen-sized bed
sleeping porch/ bonus room with futon and wardrobe
veiw from the deck
Native Orchids on the property
View from the hilltop
Areial view of Water Island
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