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

(28 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/16/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available


  • Children Welcome:

    Water Island is a safe and wonderful place for kids! check out the playground/ pavalion at Honeymoon Beach!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    card table with various card games on the sleeping porch...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Bring your ipod to plug in to our GE sound box...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    large flat screen TV with satellite...moreless

  • Stereo:

    GE sound box...moreless

  • Television:

    large flat screen TV with satellite...moreless

  • Toys:

    various beach toys...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    hillside oceanfront; sound of waves lapping on the shore. Limestone Beach is a secluded beach that is great for shelling & exploring , and is contingent to the rear of our property....moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Bring your own cell phone. We have good reception for most major carriers including AT&T, Sprint, Verison...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    bath & beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee maker with coffee grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Top grade of stainless steel cookware...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    standard electric wall oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spices, cooking oils, sugar, ziplock bags, ketchup, mustard, various condiments too numerous to list...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    side by side with filtered water & ice dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    available for daily rent at nearby vendor...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    large wrap-around deck with veiws to die for! 3 lounge chairs & teak table with 4 chairs, all with cushions...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks and paddle boards available to rent at the beach...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    many tropical plantings...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    3 sets of snorkeling equipment, 2 water hammocks, misc. floats...moreless



Write a review 5
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 16 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

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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Last updated: 02/16/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
St Thomas Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dinghy's Joe's Beach Bar
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Water Island Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mahogany Run Golf Course
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Heidi's Gourmet Grill
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Honeymoon Beach

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

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

Why the Owner Chose St. Thomas, USVI:
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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/16/2017

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  • Visit Blue Vista @ Water Island

    Visit Blue Vista @ Water Island

  • Kitchen


  • Den


  • Den


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • sleeping porch with futon and wardrobe

    sleeping porch with futon and wardrobe

  • Dining on the deck

    Dining on the deck

  • the deck

    the deck

  • Solar Power at Blue Vista

    Solar Power at Blue Vista

  • Native Orchids on the property

    Native Orchids on the property

  • Honeymoon Beach

    Honeymoon Beach

  • Areial view of Water Island

    Areial view of Water Island

  • Blue Vista entrance (with provided golf cart)

    Blue Vista entrance (with provided golf cart)

  • Kitchen/ Breakfast

    Kitchen/ Breakfast

  • Den


  • Guest Bedoom

    Guest Bedoom

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Dining/ Family Room

    Dining/ Family Room

  • the deck

    the deck

  • View from the deck

    View from the deck

  • Watching the Cruise Ships from the deck

    Watching the Cruise Ships from the deck

  • Honeymoon Beach

    Honeymoon Beach

  • View from the hilltop

    View from the hilltop

VRBO #357736

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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