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Most Popular House on St. Thomas for 7 Years in a Row!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,740 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Update: **** Booking for remaining available 7 weeks in 2017 and starting to fill up 2018 calendar! ****

Check out our new video of HIGH BLUE HEAVEN - click "Video" at the top of the page!

High Blue Heaven has new owners since December 2016 and because new VRBO listing is not allowed to assimilate rental reviews from previous owners listing, we have all 56 existed reviews dating back to 2010 saved in pdf format. Check out http://highblueheaven.com/reviews for details.

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!

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, boogie boards, 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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More Details

Owner
Andrey & Irina Drachenko
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

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 Northside

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!

Amenities

Rosendal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1740 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Living Room Bathroom -
    Upstairs Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Two full bathrooms (each with its own Master bedroom). Also a half bathroom in the Great Room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , With private ensuite bathroom, large closet and private dec
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , With private ensuite bathroom and huge lounger right outside
    Sleeper Sofa (Queen) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa with access to 1/2 bathroom
  • Each bedroom has a queen bed. There is also a queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Breathtaking island and ocean views from every room! We offer a grocery stocking service for those who prefer not to spend time at the market!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Most Popular House on St. Thomas for 7 Years in a Row!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at High Blue Heaven, still a wonderful place to stay! The views are amazing at this beautiful home. Katie was great in making sure we had everything we needed. We enjoyed our morning coffee on the deck, watching the parrots and the iguanas in the trees. Watching the sunset over Magen's Bay never gets old! Our teenage girls loved having the pool to cool off in, they were in it everyday. The pool was refreshing in the summer heat.

Andrey was quick to respond, answering any questions we had before our trip and Katie was just a phone call away while we were there. Together, they made sure our trip was great. Thank you for that!

The next time we go to St. Thomas we will stay at High Blue Heaven-again! I would recommend this villa to anyone going to St. Thomas.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that your second stay was just as good as the first one. Happy to hear that High Blue Heaven is still the place to go in case you visit St Thomas again. Would love to have you back. Thank you for recognizing the effort and hard work that goes into maintaining High Blue Heaven so that all of us can enjoy it!
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5

Breathtaking View!

  • 5 of 5

High Blue Heaven is everything that is advertised, and more. Although the interior is beautifully decorated, we spent most of our time outside, enjoying the amazing view and lovely sounds of nature, including the four green parrots living on the property. The villa is comfortable, and was immaculate upon arrival. The bath towels and bathrobes are plush and soft. The ceiling fans and tropical breeze keep the villa cool and the air conditioned bedrooms, and incredibly comfortable beds, are great for a peaceful night's sleep. The kitchen is very well stocked with all the amenities needed to prepare a nice dinner. We grilled salmon one evening and enjoyed a lovely dinner by candlelight on the deck, while watching the twinkling lights on the surrounding islands. Previous guests were kind enough to leave behind pantry items, laundry detergent and sunscreen. The heated pool was refreshing after a day of island hopping or beach hopping as well evenings after returning from dining on St John or St Thomas. The villa has five portable chairs, snorkel gear, a large float, large cooler, noodles and plenty of beach towels.

Andrey was a pleasure to work with and was quick to answer any questions I had regarding our stay. Katie responded quickly with an issue we had with the TV located in the upstairs bedroom and had it working in no time.

I took many pictures and a few videos of the view from the deck but they cannot capture the amazing beauty of Magens Bay, St Thomas, and surrounding islands. I highly recommend High Blue Heaven and cannot wait to book the villa for another week in paradise. Thank you for sharing your lovely villa with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate you taking the time to post this review. Every time we get a chance to stay at High Blue Heaven, we marvel at the beauty of the view and the comfort of the house. It's wonderful to hear that you felt that way too! Katie does an exceptional job keeping house in top shape and is truly an island expert. Come back soon!
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
5

Great Place to Stay with a Terrific View!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at High Blue Heaven for 7 days. It was a beautiful place to stay and we really enjoyed it. The deck out back with the pool was the perfect place to relax and first thing in the morning, you can't beat it for a place to enjoy coffee. The location is good and not far from beaches. When you first get there you think you're never going to find it again, but it's really not that difficult. Backing down the driveway sounds challenging but it's not. I do recommend renting a 4 wheel drive jeep because all the roads to everywhere are straight up and straight down. We had no issues with water like many places. The electricity does go out often on the island but it's really no big deal. We did not run the AC except at night while we were sleeping. During the day we just opened the windows and doors. You'll be sang to sleep each night by the couqi frogs. I can't say enough good things about this place.We will stay here again when we go back.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your stay. We are so glad you loved it! Come back soon!
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Florida and Virginia
5

A view that goes forever!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, Beautiful view, well-equipped, wonderful decor, lots of extras, nicely decorated.

We had a very relaxing stay at High Blue Heaven, it was indeed peaceful and quite. Everyday I would study the view and be amazed at it's beauty.

We loved our time on St Thomas and at High Blue Heaven, and hope to get back.

Don & Glenda

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience with other guests and those thinking of staying at our home. Every time we're there we marvel at the beauty of it. Hope you can come back!
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5

Great place for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd visit to High Blue Heaven. With all the amenities of home and a beautiful view over looking Magen's Bay this place is pure paradise. The new owners are great and easy to work with. The home is well maintained and cared for. Fresh flowers in the bedside vases was a nice touch by the concierge Katie. Katie was a very attentive and even came to our rescue to get our car jumped when we left the lights on. Whether you are looking for a quiet getaway or out for adventure this place is great. I recommend the short drive to Magen's Bay for a day of snorkeling and beach fun or a short ferry ride for a day on St John's. Heading down to the docks for a day of shopping and chatting with the locals was also great fun. They are so welcoming and helpful you can't help but fall in love with this place. We can't wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us feel so good when a guest takes the time to write and tell us about their stay and obviously appreciates all that has been done to make our home wonderful vacation experience. Thank you Lisa! We are thrilled to have Katie managing High Blue Heaven and taking a great care of our guests. So glad you're already booking your 2018 stay!
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5

A great find!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at High Blue Heaven and would definitely stay again. The views are amazing, the location is perfect, the home is beautiful and very comfortable. The new owner was great to work with. We had fun counting iguanas in the tree tops every day, lounging in the pool and just taking in the views. Our daughter had a lot of fun with the musical instruments. Highly recommend renting a 4WD vehicle to get around the island(s). We spent a day at Magen's Bay beach, took the car ferry to St. John and chartered a catamaran with Nate's Custom Charters whom we would also highly recommend. Already longing to go back and haven't been home a week!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Would love to have you back and appreciate you spending time to post a review! Happy to see repeated guests wanting to return to High Blue Heaven again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
St Thomas Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sib's
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mahogany Run
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Magens bay Beach
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Rosendal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring-Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2017 - 2018
Dec 3 2017 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring-Summer 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

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.

Rentals are paid by in two equal installments. The first rental payment is due 30 days after booking. The second rental payment is due four months before your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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