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MOST POPULAR HOUSE ON ST. THOMAS FOR 3 YEARS IN A ROW!

Cheryl Coon

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Cheryl Coon

Advertiser since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
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MOST POPULAR HOUSE ON ST. THOMAS FOR 3 YEARS IN A ROW!

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Northside - High Blue Heaven WHAT A VIEW!

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

12/14/14 Update: AVAILABILITY BEGINNING JULY 11, 2015! High Season in 2016 is filling up fast!

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.

As you enter High Blue Heaven, your eyes will be drawn out over the edge of the Infinity 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 Infinity 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, Robin, 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, we will also stock the house with whatever groceries you would like, for a small fee.

Your house rental includes:

-Complimentary beach towels and cooler

-Complimentary snorkeling and beach gear - includes masks, fins, boogie boards, pails and shovels!

-Linens, bath and beach 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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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Cheryl Coon (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2014

About Cheryl Coon

The Coons live in Portland, Oregon and travel to High Blue Heaven whenever they can get away! Our history with St Thomas dates back to 1978 when she moved there from Philadelphia and soon found herself helping to establish the first environmental protection programs for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Her love for the islands, the sparkling turquoise waters, snorkeling and scuba and the vibrant West Indian culture never lessened. This year, we decided it was time to return, at least part time. So we searched for just the right home and found the yellow house with the red roof and the blue shutters, located on our favorite part of St Thomas, destined to become High Blue Heaven!

Cheryl Coon purchased this house in 2010

Why Cheryl Coon chose Northside

We chose our house because of its breeze-friendly design and location, fabulous views and Caribbean charm.

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 have a visit from the resident iguanas!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were here to support the bride and groom and so lucky to have stayed in this beautiful home. What an amazing view! We started off each morning looking at the beautiful view and ended each night watching the waves roll by. It was a wonderful experience!
May 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

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Most Popular House on St. Thomas for 3 Years in a Row!
average rating of 5.0 based on 147 reviews
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Northside St. Thomas
5

Everything you Expected

  • 5 out of 5
The home, the island, and people were absolutely fantastic. We planned our trip for almost two years. We were worried about our expectations after 10 hours in the air. When we arrived all of our wonderful exceptions where confirmed. The home is beautiful, clean and close to EVERYTHING (with a car).

This place is exactly as advertised! As soon as your walk through the door; you feel at home.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We always appreciate hearing how our guests enjoyed High Blue Heaven, thank you! And come back soon!
Cheryl and Jim
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Northside St. Thomas
Las Vegas, Nevada
5

You won't believe the incredible view!

You won't believe the incredible view!
  • 5 out of 5
I'm a little slow at getting around to reviewing the property, but did not forget! Me, my husband, and my daughter spent an amazing week at High Blue Heaven. Thank you Cheryl for all the information beforehand, so we could plan out our trip. You had some great ideas. We went ziplining, visited several beaches, chartered a boat for the day (which was amazing), and ate at more restaurants than I can name! Every restaurant had fantastic food. The house was arranged perfectly. Our daughter had the whole upstairs, while we got to stay down (no climbing up and down for us)! The house does get quite warm and humid, but the bedroom air conditioners work great. If you get too hot in the house, jump in the pool! I'm so glad we didn't heat the pool, the temperature was just right. I still dream about laying on that outdoor bed, looking at the unbelievable view! You just can't get over it. When we weren't out and about on the island, we were out back in the pool. It was a great family trip, and we have some lovely memories to look back on. Hope to make it back one day!
  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review. Of course summer is a warm time to come but the pool is always refreshing! The views, as you say, are unbelieveable!
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Northside St. Thomas
Kansas City
5

Spot On Expectations

  • 5 out of 5
We have used VRBO many years and High Blue Heaven proved to be exactly as advertised. Every detail listed was spot on. The home was spotless, clean, very well maintained, and provided us the perfect vacation location. The per-arrival communication with Robin allowed us to have exactly what we needed to begin our week and her continued assistance allowed us to thoroughly enjoy our week. Robin proved to be an island expert and someone we could turn to for anything. As the owner states, if you are one who needs air conditioning every awaken minute, High Blue Heaven is not for you. However, we fall into this category and we were very comfortable with the breeze and low humidity throughout our week. We bacame fans of Magen's Bay through our many cruises to St. Thomas and this home allowed us to see it first thing every morning and the last thing as the sun sets each evening. The five minute drive down the mountain to Magen's Bay was perfect. One thing we must say about this home is how centrally located it is. We were able to be in Charlotte Amalie in less than ten minutes and all the way to Red Hook on the east end of the island within 15-20 minutes. The home, the views, and the hospitality was by far the best we have ever experienced with numerous VRBO rentals. This home is a must if you are looking for peace and quiet for a week of relaxation.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that you loved your stay at High Blue Heaven! Come back soon...
Cheryl and Robin
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Northside St. Thomas
Georgia - US
5

Paradise Found!

  • 5 out of 5
Views were stunningly beautiful. Can't say enough about the views, they almost do not seem real. Pool was a nice plus after a long day of exploring! My family used the pool quite a lot and really enjoyed it. The house is super cute and nicely decorated with comfortable furniture and stocked with everything you could need or want. The owner and caretaker (Cheryl and Robin) were super responsive and provided sufficient information about the house and things to do on the islands. The location is great and accessible to all areas of the island. Very safe and nice neighborhood. We appreciated Robin meeting us at the airport and guiding us to the house and going over everything! As they say in the description though, this house does not have central air and it does get very hot/humid and somewhat uncomfortable in the main living areas. However, the bedrooms are very comfortable and cool as there are AC units in those.

As for St. Thomas itself, we ate at Northside Bistro, Mahogany Grille, Amalia Cafe, Glady's, Sibs, and Island Time Pub. Northside Bistro is hands down the best food I have ever eaten...anywhere. It has a beautiful view, outstanding service, and tasty food! Keep in mind, that is does not have AC, but is a screened in porch and quite nice at night with the breezes. Mahogany Grille is the best for steaks and a cozy atmosphere. Glady's is the best spot for lunch downtown!! Amazing food and service. Amalia Cafe was also very nice, but we preferred Glady's. Sibs was more a bar atmosphere, and I highly do not recommend for lunch or dinner. Tables were dirty and there were cats everywhere. But if you want a beer, sure. Plus it's close to the house. Island Time Pub in the Red Hook area has the best pizza! Definitely stop by Udder Delight on the way to Magen's Bay for some delicious milkshakes. Beaches we visited that were all great were Magen's Bay, Sapphire Beach, Coki Beach. I don't know how you could go wrong with any of the beaches on either island, though. We visited St. John's for one day, and wish we spent more time there. Super beautiful, calm, and very clean island. We shopped at Mongoose Junction, which is in my opinion the best shopping area in general. Hawksnest Beach, Cinnamon and Maho were all very nice beaches on St. John. I hear Coral Bay is the best spot for snorkeling, so we'll have to try that next time. All in all, this was top 3 best vacations we have ever had and would highly recommend the islands and staying at High Blue Heaven.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to see your enthusiastic and very thorough review! We agree about Northside Bistro ... It's an under appreciated gem. One note on temperature and AC...you visited in September, which is a very warm month and was unusually hot this year. Ordinarily our trade winds keep the house comfortable even in summer. Come back soon --- we appreciate the Five Star review!
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Northside St. Thomas
5

We have visited Heaven in St. Thomas!

  • 5 out of 5
This was our first experience with VRBO and from start to finish our experience was exceptional. Communications with the owners and caretaker were quick, thorough and accurate. The owners provided information, photos and guidelines regarding the house, traveling on the Island, places to visit and activities that enhanced our two week experience immensely. The accommodations and descriptions of High Blue Heaven were right on point. However, no words or photos could do justice to the views from the deck and pool as they were PRICELESS and have to be seen firsthand to really appreciate this tropical paradise.

The caretaker, Robin, ensured that upon arrival HBH was immaculately clean and well maintained. She was as available, efficient, approachable, and knowledgeable as a concierge of a 5 star resort.

Some the attractions we found to be outstanding were: Red Hook Diving Center, Extreme Limin' Zip-lining, Simplicity Sail Boat Charter, The Blue Orchard Restaurant, Magen's Beach,
and Blackbeard's Castle Restaurant. However, having two weeks at HBH allowed us the luxury of just relaxing in the pool or playing scrabble on the deck enjoying the vista, cool breeze and libations. Renting a car is essential if you wish to experience the Island culture and Island Time.

We most definitely recommend HBH and hope that our schedules will allow us the opportunity to return to this tropical haven soon.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: How lovely to read! You are so welcome back!
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Northside St. Thomas
Jacksonville, Florida
5

A week in High Blue Heaven

  • 5 out of 5
High Blue Heaven....It's all in the name! Woke up every morning with gratitude and a full heart. High Blue Heaven was the perfect week away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in St. Thomas be it in the gorgeous home or out exploring the island. Some highlights from our week while away from the house were walking along Magens Bay, cruising over to St. John in our Amalie Jeep Rental (highly recommend renting through them), BVI excursion through Horizon Breakaway charter, and steak dinner at Mahogany Run. Of course we stopped by Utterly Delight and Duffy's Love Shack while we were out.

My fiancee and I had a fantastic vacation and would absolutley recommend High Blue Heaven to all! Thank you Jim and Cheryl for sharing your home and thank you Robin for your island expertise and availability!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you for sharing with other guests and those thinking of staying at our home. Every time we're there we marvel at the beauty of it. It's a joy to share it with others.

Location

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sib's
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

From $1,600 Weekly

Rental rates for this holiday house in Northside, St. Thomas

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2014-15 High Season
1 Dec 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
for 7 nights
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
1 May 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
for 7 nights
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Shoulder Season
1 Sep 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
for 7 nights
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
2015-16 High Season
1 Dec 2015 - 31 Mar 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
for 7 nights
$1,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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Notes We require a $350 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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Northside in St. Thomas

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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 Large Double Bed , With private ensuite bathroom, private deck
    Sleeper Sofa (Queen) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size sleeper sofa with access to 1/2 bathroom
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , With private ensuite bathroom and huge lounger right outside
  • Each bedroom has a queen bed. There is also a queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Breathtaking island and ocean views from every room! New: a guitar and steel drums for your enjoyment!
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