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

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


About the property

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


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.


Keywords: villa, home, casa

More Details

Andrey & Irina Drachenko
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 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 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!


Magens Bay Beach
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
St Thomas Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
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.


Rosendal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1740 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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
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!


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Most Popular House on St. Thomas for 7 Years in a Row!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Gorgeous Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at High Blue Heaven, and we can't wait to go back! What a beautiful home - clean, comfortable, and well-maintained. The owner and property manager are great and both were very helpful. We couldn't stop marveling at the amazing views, they were just gorgeous! The location of the villa was a plus, just a few minutes' drive to Magen's Bay and pretty much close to everything - within 5 - 20 minutes to the grocery stores, restaurants, Red Hook terminal, the other beaches, and to Charlotte Amalie. One of the best places to stay in the Caribbean. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that you loved your stay at High Blue Heaven! Every time we're there we cannot get enough of incredible views. It's a joy to share it with others. Hope you can come back soon...
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Charleston, South Carolina

Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is so beautiful inside and out. The view from the pool is the best in St. Thomas along with the privacy you would want on vacation. We chose to rent this home to have our own space away from the tourist crowd, and it was not a mistake. This trip will be one my husband and I never forget. Ms Katie, the property manager, was also so sweet and informative. She was there for anything we needed, which made staying on the island much more comfortable since we had never been to St. Thomas before. We also rented a Jeep through discount car rental since they are one of the few who will let you take the jeeps over to St. John, and they were also nice and informative. We did a charter with the Bad Kitty to Virgin Gorda (the Baths) and other islands, visited Megens Bay, Smith Bay, and did Snuba through VI Excursions which included admission into Coral World. Smith bay was very pretty and quiet (bring your own lunch for that one) they have really nice showers and bathrooms too. However, our favorite beach was Coki beach. That beach had the best snorkeling and is where we did our Snuba excursion. They also have waiters for food and drinks; it does get packed though. We went really early in the morning for Snuba and no one was there and then again around 1pm, which was busy. It's so pretty though, it's worth the crowd and I'm not one for crowds. We will definitely be back to visit with our family and plan to stay at High Blue Heaven again. It was the best vacation to celebrate our 10 year anniversary! Thank you so much for the great memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such wonderful endorsement of your stay at High Blue Heaven. So pleased that you were able to enjoy your anniversary getaway. It sounds like you really made the most of your trip. Come back soon!
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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: June 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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Virginia Beach

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

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

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: April 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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.


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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