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Blue Vista Too: Oceanfront Apt., Central Location. Basic breakfast provisioning!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Spacious seaside apartment with 1 bedroom, large screen porch, 1 bath

PLEASE NOTE : Our former rental unit, Blue Vista, is no longer available, and some of our reviews on this web page are dated and refer to it's space.

Blue Vista Too is a comfortable Water Island apartment, that is on the ground floor of our island home, Blue Vista. 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. Blue Vista Too is positioned on a hillside in a private wooded acre lot with its own private drive and a nice view overlooking Limestone Bay. It has recently been refurbished. It has a nicely furnished kitchen with newly updated appliances. It has 1 bedroom with a comfortable queen size bed, and 1 full bath. It also has a large screen porch, and small den. The owners have sole access to the villa above, which is separate from Blue Vista Too and is never rented.

Blue Vista Too is on the Caribbean side of Water Island which has open exposure to the gentle trade wind breezes from the East. A large 12x24 screen porch with attached balcony deck provides a terrific staging area to enjoy the view, watch the cruise ships arrive & depart, check out the sail boats and the mega yachts, or simply relax and read a book.

If you're not relaxing on the porch, you have probably driven the provided golf cart to Honeymoon Beach, one of the top beaches in the Virgin Islands! Bring your bathing suits (we'll provide the beach chairs, towels, & snorkeling gear). 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 Too is so close to Limestone Beach that you will hear the waves lapping on the shore as you go to sleep in your comfy bed.

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 here. We will also give you a tour of Blue Vista Too 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, apartment, beach, purified water

More Details

John A Black
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2018

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 apartment in 2011

Why John A Black chose Estate Western 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!

What makes this apartment unique

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


Estate Western Water Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bath with vanity, open tile shower, toilet, and laundry with clothes washer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 Queen size Bed with large closet, linen cabinet, and small dresser.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • 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
Blue Vista Too will stock basic breakfast provisions including milk, OJ, cereal, and coffee as per your request. There is a whole house UV water filtration system, so leave your bottled water behind! Our water is 100% drinkable and tastes great! Blue Vista is centrally located: just a 5 minute walk or less to Honeymoon Beach, the ferry dock, and Limestone Beach. Golf cart provided. Beach chairs provided. Property Manager on premises.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

A great place to chill!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 weeks at Blue Vista Too and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The unit is neat, clean and spacious for 2 people with a large screened porch (you have to take a nap on the bed on the porch) and small deck overlooking the cove. The kitchen is basically outfitted, but with our staying and cooking for 5 weeks, we found it adequate for our needs. The Kuerig coffee maker makes coffee easy and quick. Large screen TV with basic Direct TV is more than adequate. A golf cart is provided and it's great fun to cruise around the island and check out the various views and wildlife.

Our hosts, John and Christine, couldn't have been nicer and more accomodating. They asked several times if there was anything that the house needed to make it better for our stay. They live upstairs so it's easy to reach them, but they are very low key.

If you're not familiar with Water Island, know it is remote and there are NO grocery stores of any kind on the Island. You must take the Ferry over to St. Thomas and walk to the Pueblo (or take a taxi to other stores) to get provisions and food is rather expensive. Since we were staying so long, we brought two coolers full of meat to eat during our stay. Fresh vegetables and fruit are spotty to find. The Pueblo restocks their shelves on Mondays and Tuesday morning. Plan your shopping trip for Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday to get the freshest supplies.

There are two beach bars on the island that offer basic food (tacos, burgers, etc), but no fine dining. Lounge chairs are provided, free, but watch the big cruise ships schedules because the beach can get crowded when they are in. John and Christine were kind enough to provide schedules of these ships so we would know to go to the beach early if we wanted a lounger on cruise ship days.

During our stay, the ferry only ran until 6pm, but I would think it will extend their hours in the 2018-19 season once more hotels and restaurants reopen after the storm.

Overall, a wonderful stay. If you can't do a few steps daily, this is not the place for you, but if you want a nice private vacation, go for it! John and Christine, thanks for a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Blue Vista is an extraordinary gem atop gorgeous Water Island. Your view of Limestone Bay begins with a carpet of greenery that extends to the incomparable blues of the Caribbean waters, with the added delight of cooling breezes that blow nearly all day long. Every amenity has been thoughtfully arranged: a clean, bright, comfortable space; full kitchen (including coolers, shopping bags, ice maker and a fantastic water filtration system), not only a golf cart but also beach chairs and toys, bugs spray, binoculars and flashlights ... truly, Christine and John have thought of everything and could not welcome you more warmly or kindly. Every day of Water Island brings another delight: breathtaking views, beautiful flowers and tropical green plants, sea turtles visible from Honeymoon Beach, tortoises on the hill, hermit crabs the size of a kiwi and more chameleons than you can count. If you want a laid-back, casual, restorative, beach vacation in one of the most beautiful spots on earth, put Blue Vista at the top of your list!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Blue Vista Too is nothing short of paradise. When you first arrive to Water Island all of your troubles just melt away when you get that first glimpse of Honeymoon Beach. Once you arrive at the house you walk down a few stairs and reach the quaint apartment. The very best feature of the apartment is the screened porch and the porch bed. When vacationing at Blue Vista Too sleeping outside on the porch bed is a must! The views, the ocean breeze, and the chirping of the sugar birds is an experience you will not regret. The apartment is equipped with a nice bedroom with a queen size bed, bathroom, and an open kitchen area that leads nicely into the living space. The apartment comes equipped with everything you could need to make your vacation a relaxing one. You even have access to a golf cart to get to and from the beach! I look forward to vacationing at Blue Vista Too every year and John and Christine could not be better hosts!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louise B

  • 5 of 5

A perfect and my most favorite vacation spot!!! The apartment is cozy, comfortable, clean and includes a fully functional galley kitchen! Great for a single traveler, a couple, or three folks on a get away trip! Fall asleep on the screened-in porch listening to the waves. Awesome view! Short golf cart ride or walk to Honeymoon Beach. John and Christine are wonderful hosts!!! Can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

Water Island is my favorite place to visit! It is so relaxing and the views are spectacular. My stay at Blue Vista Too was nothing short of perfect. The location of the home is very convenient and only a short walk to honeymoon beach! The home was very clean and John and Christine are wonderful hosts. I will be back and I can not wait!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Water Island is so relaxing compared to bustling St. Thomas. We loved the location, view and privacy. The home is spacious, clean, and well-appointed. John and Christine are wonderful, unobtrusive hosts. He provided a fun island tour and showed us a good snorkeling spot we would not have otherwise discovered. We were grateful for the opportunity to stay upstairs at Blue Vista.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
St Thomas Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Dinghy'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, Saturday night candle light dinner on the beach (Honeymoon Beach), Sunset fishing for Tarpon at Flamingo Bay, Shelling at Limestone Beach




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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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