About the property
- House1740 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay6 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
BREATHTAKING ISLAND AND OCEAN VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM!
Imagine a tropical villa with sunrise and sunset views over a turquoise ocean…. that you see from every room in the house! Even long-time islanders are astonished by the beauty of the 220-degree view from our home, High Blue Heaven!
Visit our website for additional details and reviews at http://highblueheaven.com
Why stay at a hotel or condo development where you’ll share a crowded pool? At High Blue Heaven, you’ll enjoy the best location on St. Thomas on the breezy, green North Side close to beautiful beaches, great golf, delightful restaurants and the ferry to St. John (Virgin Islands National Park)… but quiet, private and high above the ocean so you can enjoy the view without the sand flies. And you will enjoy your own very private pool!
As you enter High Blue Heaven, your eyes will be drawn out over the edge of the pool on the deck to Magen’s Bay, Hans Lollik Island and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. The main floor includes one of two master bedroom suites with full bathroom, the Great Room with living room area (queen sleeper sofa), dining area, kitchen, laundry room and a powder room. Up the mahogany staircase, a second master bedroom features a four-poster bed, full bathroom, walk-in closet and a second deck.
Our house is decorated in a casually comfortable Caribbean style with tile floors throughout and bright colors flooded with light: it’s a place where you can feel at home and relax into island living. From the spacious deck, enjoy a meal…or a swim in the pool while watching the lights flicker on Jost Van Dyke. The kitchen is equipped with everything you’ll need to craft a romantic dinner. Or sample half a dozen terrific restaurants within minutes of the house.
You’ll enjoy the prevailing trade winds that keep High Blue Heaven cool and comfortable. Our house is West Indian style, meaning that every room has a ceiling fan. Each bedroom also offers its own self-controlled air conditioning system, as well as television, DVD player, and outdoor deck or balcony with gorgeous ocean views. Wi-Fi is free throughout the house.
Ideally and centrally situated on the breezy north side of the island, High Blue Heaven is seven minutes from:
• Swimming and water sports at Magens Bay, one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world (National Geographic); and
• Golf at Mahogany Run Golf Course with its famous Devil's Triangle course.
Coral World Marine Park and Charlotte Amalie with duty-free shopping are just ten minutes from us, as are Red Hook (catch the ferry to St. John) and East End restaurants.
We want to make your visit an unforgettable experience. We have loved and enjoyed the U.S. Virgin Islands for more than thirty years and have many recommendations to share, from the best places to swim and snorkel to the restaurants that the guidebooks don’t tell you about. We chose our house because of its breeze-friendly design, fabulous view and Caribbean charm, and we want to share that with you.
Because we know that you’ve come to relax, our property manager, Katie, will meet you at the airport, escort you to the car rental service and help you get your rental car. Then, she will ensure that you arrive at our house and are fully briefed on everything you need to know. If you tell us in advance, Katie will also stock the house with whatever groceries you would like, for a small fee.
Your house rental includes:
-Complimentary beach towels and cooler, beach bags, snorkeling and beach gear - includes masks, fins, pails and shovels!
-High-quality bedding and bathroom towels, bathroom amenities
Our home features living all on one level if you prefer (second bedroom upstairs). If you don't like climbing stairs, this is the place for you.
DEAR GUESTS: PLEASE BE AWARE -- WE NOT ONLY PROHIBIT SMOKING INSIDE THE HOUSE - WE ALSO PROHIBIT IT ON THE DECKS OUTSIDE THAT FACE THE VIEW. SMOKING IS PERMITTED ONLY ON A CORNER OF OUR DRIVEWAY, WITH NO VIEW. PLEASE CONSIDER RENTING ELSEWHERE IF YOU OR MEMBERS OF YOUR GROUP SMOKE.
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Andrey & Irina Drachenko
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Andrey & Irina Drachenko
The Drachenko family lives in Virginia, USA and travel to High Blue Heaven whenever they can get away. Our history with St. Thomas dates back to 2012 when we first stayed at High Blue Heaven. Over the years we visited many Caribbean islands looking for “the perfect” place. Needless to say, each one of them offers something special and unique and so, we kept on going to discover new destinations. Our first trip to High Blue Heaven changed it all. There was just something about it that made us to come back a year later. Our third trip sealed the fate and when the opportunity presented itself we decided to return for good. The Caribbean islands are a gold mine of beauty and adventure and our love to explore its sparkling turquoise waters, powdery soft secluded beaches and the vibrant West Indian culture never lessened, but we found home.
Why Andrey & Irina Drachenko chose Estate Saint Joseph and Rosendal
We chose our house because of its breeze-friendly design and location, fabulous views and Caribbean charm. Over several visits as guests and now owning it, we have only fallen more in love with its spectacular location and homely satisfying ambiance.
What makes this House unique
You came for the view and the ocean...and at High Blue Heaven, you'll never stop gazing at it. But that's not all. High Blue Heaven offers one-third acre of flowering tropical plants and fruit trees: papaya, mango, avocado, and coconut grow on the grounds. Enjoy bird-watching from the decks, including hummingbirds, banana-quits, green parakeets, and red-tailed hawks. You may even glimpse our resident iguanas!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Aptly named; you will think you are in heaven!
High Blue Heaven is the vacation spot with true island feel that makes you feel at home from the moment you arrive. Hurricane Irma may have destroyed some trees but clearly was unable to touch the island spirit. The house is pristine and lovely with beautiful breezes turning through the home making it absolutely a pleasure. The bedrooms are beautiful because Irina has given such attention to detail making it really enjoyable. The beds are obviously high-quality (as is everything) and sleeping was very comfortable. We must sing the praises of Andre and Irina because they make the process very simple and are uniquely accommodating.
Katie, the High Blue Heaven concierge is amazing. We highly recommend having the fridge stocked with food and beverages to enjoy when you get there. It was fantastic that within an hour of arriving we opened a bottle of wine and relaxed in that amazing pool with a view that is second to none. Katie also text us when there were fun island events happening that she thought we might enjoy. We were in such good hands while vacationing here.
Everything you need is there from beach towels and chairs to fluffy bathrobes and spices in the kitchen. We stocked the provided cooler and went to Megans Bay (just minutes away) to enjoy the beach and the view. What a treat! This is quite possibly the first vacation spot where coming home to this quality house was as enjoyable as venturing out. The panorama is fantastic; we spent considerable time simply sitting on the porch taking in the view. We recommend renting a jeep for traveling because of the steep hills. You will love the charm of the island roads and being in a jeep made traveling them easy.
There are many restaurants to choose from but our favorite was Duffy’s Love Shack! It’s a simple island bar and restaurant where everyone is friendly and the food is fantastic. Tell Amy we sent you.
To Andrey and Irina, we gratefully say thank you for sharing your amazing tropical home with us. High Blue Heaven will be a place we return to many times as it holds the title “ Our favorite vacation spot!”
Amazing Home. Stunning Views
High Blue Heaven was incredible. The house was in great condition, best views (pictures don't do it justice), amazing cross breeze, refreshing and clean pool and great location near Maegans bay. We would return in a heartbeat! My boyfriend and I stayed for 6 nights to celebrate his birthday and loved it. The quality of the furniture, towels, house itself and little touches like snorkeling gear, cooler for the pool, beach towels and chairs were all great touches. Katie, the property manager was extremely helpful and always a text away.
Getting to high blue heaven can be challenging if you don't have a jeep. I would strongly recommend a jeep or higher quality vehicle for your stay here. Our mid-size Nissan was a challenge for us winding up and down the very steep hills. The drive is worth the view however.
Many of the restaurants are being rebuilt but we never had an issue finding a place to eat. We visited St. John, Anegada (NOT TO BE MISED) and took a boat tour. Overall, amazing vacation, lovely and spacious and clean home to come back to every day. We highly recommend this house and will be back. We also strongly recommend you take Katie up on the option to stock the fridge with food, water and drinks of choice as this was much appreciated after a long day of travelling.
Thanks for allowing us to enjoy your amazing tropical vacation house!
It makes us feel so good to read such reviews. High Blue Heaven is truly unique and we are happy you enjoyed it. We are fortunate to have Katie managing it and taking a great care of our guests. Looking forward to having you visit again in the future!
This is the perfect vacation home experience. The house is absolutely beautiful and stocked with little things such as beach towels and snorkeling equipment for a little less work. Our experience with the Owner was great from the very beginning to the very end. The caretaker Katy was also a blessing. She was very informative about the house and the surrounding area, restaurants, beaches, etc., even checking up on us during the week. And of course, you cannot beat the view! Megan's Bay is a very short drive away if you care to venture away from the beautiful pool. We would definitely return and recommend this place to our family and friends.
We're so happy that you loved your stay at High Blue Heaven! We truly appreciate you taking the time to write about your trip. Katie is doing excellent job making sure that our guests get best possible experience while visiting. Hope you can come back soon.
Wonderful house, Great location
The house is as advertised, perfect in every way and it's location can't be beat. We recommend High Blue Heaven, you just can't go wrong. The island of St Thomas is recovering nicely from the hurricanes of last year. The beaches are open, clean, and waiting for tourists. Most of the stores and restaurants are open with more opening weekly. Don't be afraid of considering St Thomas for a vacation, you will not be disappointed, and High Blue Heaven is a great first step, we would stay here again with no hesitation
Happy to hear you enjoyed your trip to St Thomas and stay at High Blue Heaven was memorable! Thank you for taking time telling others that Virgin Islands are fully ready to host tourists. Come back soon!
Fantastic place to relax and unwind. It has everything you need.....even snorkeling gear and towels for the beaches. The panorama is fantastic; we wanted to sit out on the porch and take in the view all day. Comfortable beds and cool breezes give great night's sleep, and A/C works good if you need it. Fully stocked kitchen with BBQ; everything was convenient.
Very well maintained house with quality finishes; windows and high ceiling make it very light and open feeling. Wish we had more than a week to spend; we will come back for longer stay next time!
We are so glad you loved your time at High Blue Heaven! Thank you for endorsement. Would love to have you back for a longer stay in the future.
Beautiful property with great views.
This property was as advertised. The property is clean, well-maintained
and is located within a 20 minute drive to most attractions. Magens Bay
Beach is a 5 minute drive and is open and in good condition. The bars,
restaurants, and shops at Red Hook, Havensight (Port) and Downtown
are open for business. Most businesses are open in Cruz Bay, St. John as well. There is a lot of rebuilding to be done on the islands because of the hurricane damage but there is plenty for vacationers to enjoy now.
Thank you for telling others about your stay. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip! Hope you can visit again at some point.
For all of our guests, we provide a full notebook of our favorite restaurants, beaches, and activities, sent to you in advance in electronic form and available in the house.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We require a $300 damage deposit/booking fee paid at the time of reservation. We refund within 14 days of guest's departure. WE ARE A COMPLETELY NO-SMOKING PROPERTY. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT OUR NO-SMOKING POLICY INCLUDES THE OUTSIDE VIEW DECKS.