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Cheryl Coon

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish

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

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

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Overview

Special Offer: BIG PRICE CUTS FOR OUR LAST TWO OPEN WEEKS IN 2016! 15 October - 16 December

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)

Update: ONLY 2 OPEN WEEKS IN 2016! ASK ABOUT SPECIAL PRICES!

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, 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, Robin 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.

Keywords: villa, home, casa

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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)
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish

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. Over the four years that we have owned and enjoyed it, we have only fallen more in love with its spectacular location.

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!

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 54 holidaymaker reviews

Most Popular House on St. Thomas for 7 Years in a Row!
average rating of 5.0 based on 165 reviews
5

ANOTHER GREAT VACATION!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to High Blue Heaven. The place is beautiful. All the amenities of home with a beautiful view of Magen's Bay. Robin is great! She is always attentive to whatever you need and a wealth of knowledge for anything on the island. Location is perfect to anything you want to do on the island . This trip we had our family join us for a week. They fell in love with the place as well. We can't wait to come back. The pool is a great place to relax and enjoy the view of Magen's Bay. Car rental is a must if you plan on exploring the sights of St Thomas and St John. Don't be scared off by driving on the other side of the road if you are from the states, it just takes a bit of getting use to but well worth it, We love the restaurant 13 . It has a great menu with specials as well as an awesome pizza menu. The staff is so friendly and accomodating. Cost U less, Pueblo, Moe Fresh Market and Kmart are awesome for getting any supplies you need. All are well worth exploring depending on what you are looking for in store. Owners of the villa are great. They share this beautiful villa with others to enjoy and are quick to respond to any questions you may have. I highly recommend this place if you are looking to enjoy St Thomas with all the amenities of home. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to have had you back again!
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5

Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house two years ago and just returned this week. My husband and I were so thrilled with the house and it's location. The view was even more beautiful than the pictures if that is possible! The kitchen was well-appointed with granite countertops. The bathrooms in each bedroom were comfortable with large tiled showers. We rented a car which I feel is a must and we explored St. Thomas the whole week and spent one day snorkeling in St. John. The close proximity to Magen's Bay is perfect with little kids too (calm, comfortable beach with crystal clear water). This house and vacation was better than what we expected. Robin was a super-huge help as well and made our stay that much more comfortable! My only suggestion would be to rent from a car rental at the airport rather than off-site (we rented from Dollar and will NEVER do it again). Hertz has one on--site and I think Budget too.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary, I agree with your recommendation about the airport car rentals vs off-site. Off-site is cheaper but a much bigger hassle. So glad you had a wonderful time and that you found our home and Robin to be exactly what you had hoped for! Come back soon...
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Manistee, Michigan, USA
5

Manistee, Michigan

  • 5 of 5

We're back! This villa is still as breath taking as it was 2 years ago when we were here last. My wife and I have been using VRBO for 20 years and this is the first time we booked a rental twice, because it's that nice. We were here for 5 weeks and rented a jeep from Amalie Jeep Rentals which is the best jeep rental company on the island. Best formal restaurant - Northside Bistro. Best value restaurant - Greengo's. Cost-u-Less is best for groceries. Only problem was with pool and between Cheryl (owner) and Robin (manager) it was rectified. Still have to give 5 stars. Thanks Jim and Cheryl for allowing us to use your home away from home. Bob and Lin

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all the good recommendations! Yes, during your 5-week stay we made the switch to a new pool heater and there were some hiccups. So we were happy to refund the entire pool heating cost you had paid...which meant you wound up with a heated pool for free! Robin and I are committed to making sure that our guests have a wonderful problem-free vacation!
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5

This house sets a high standard for other rental homes.

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from seven of the best vacation days that my wife and I have experienced. We have rented several homes on VRBO (Mexico and Caribbean) over the years but this home sets the standard for all others. When you arrive the caretaker (Robin) greats you and shows you the home. Until the time you check out everything is perfect. As I told my wife you hear about million dollar views, well this is a billion dollar view. The pictures on the listing can't express how fabulous it is, when you see it in person you will understand . The home is equipped with everything that you could possibly need. The location is close to great beaches, fine restaurants and just a few minutes to town. We would always feel safe while going out at night. We enjoyed the home so much we are making plans to return next winter. In my opinion if you are going to St. Thomas this is the place you want to call home. Thanks for a great and relaxing time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww, it makes me feel so good when a guest takes the time to write and tell us about their stay -- and obviously appreciates all that we've done to make our home wonderful for you and for us. Thank you! So glad you're already booking your April 2017 stay!
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5

We LOVED this Serene Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better experience our first time in the Virgin Islands. The house was absolutely incredible. It met all of our expectations and then some. The place was so clean, everything easy to use, alarmed so we felt secure, Robin was just minutes away and literally at our beck and call. We arrived during a downpour and she coached us through it, she helped us find the stores and shopping we were looking for, recommended which stores had the best meats and produce, and answered every question we had. She was available any time we needed her and that was so comforting to feel like we had a local there walking us through the best of the best. The beds were ridiculously comfortable, the outdoor patio and pool were divinely relaxing. I just can't say enough about this place!!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves -- we can't always control the weather but knowing Robin took good care of you while it rained and that the house was as lovely and welcoming as we say it is -- really makes us feel good to hear. Thanks for taking the time to review us.
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Houston
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. I cannot imagine a better view. Everything went smooth, and Robin is the perfect person to make sure your vacation is perfect. We would stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.

Pros

Location is in the middle of the island, so getting anywhere does not take that long.

Robin took care of us. The gas for stove ran out in the middle of the week, and she was there within 15 mins and had it changed and ready to go. She had warned us earlier that it might be getting low, so it was no big deal. The view is incredible, so we sat out every morning on the back deck where the table is perfect for outdoor breakfast. The house is in good shape and has everything you need. The towels and robes in the bathroom where thick and luxurious. We loved them. The house had wireless internet and cable, so it was easy to keep up with the real world (maybe I should list this as a negative :-) . We ended up eating in many nights, and they have a gas grill on the deck. We enjoyed grilling with a nice breeze and a beautiful view. The house is perfect for 2 couples, as the bedrooms are very similar. We did not have to decide who gets the master suite. Both were very nice.

Negatives

The time we were there the island was very hot. We are from Houston, so we understand hot. The bedrooms are air conditioned, so sleeping was not a problem, but the rest of the house was very warm. The pool water was cool, so jumping in the pool was refreshing, but not that comfortable. We had considered heating the pool, but they would have only warmed it a few degrees, so we decided not to heat it. That may have been our mistake because I had pictured getting in the pool every night (and we did), just didn't stay in it very long. Strange how cool the water stays with the outside air so cool. The driveway is steep (and some of the roads), so if you rent a car, be ready. The first day or two, I was nervous about it, but got more comfortable every day.

Hopefully this gives you a picture of what to expect. The whole process of renting went smooth. Robin went out of her way mailing some things back we forgot (I don't want to tell you I forgot my passport there, but I did). She also took care of a few "surprises" before we got there that made a birthday very special. We would love to go back and would recommend this place to anyone. We are still bragging about how great it was to all our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your stay. I am so glad you loved it! Sounds like the only "negatives" were the weather -- yes, it can be warm in October although it can also be delightful; and your choice not to heat the pool -- that's a very individual decision and you can always decide mid-stay to change your mind. Come back soon!.
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Location

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Magens Bay
"The most beautiful beach in the US Virgin Islands, and arguably, the entire Caribbean. So l..."
St. Peter Mountain Greathouse & Botanical Gardens
"Beautiful flowers and a fabulous restaurant, all with terrific views."
Gladys's Café
"Consistent winner for best Caribbean food. Be sure to try their signature hot sauces and sa..."
Drake’s Seat
"The "Not to be Missed" view site…it's almost as good a view as the view from High Blue Heaven!"
99 Steps
"Not just a historic site -- this has been revitalized in recent years with the renovation of..."
North Side Bistro
"One of our favorite restaurants, with excellent food and music six nights a week."
Cuzzin's Caribbean Restaurant and Bar
"Awesome ribs!"
Hook, Line, and Sinker
"Superb fish in a casual waterfront setting in Frenchtown. Don't miss this place -- you'll ..."
Brewer’s Bay Beach
"Often overlooked, this gorgeous beach is near the airport."
Amalia Cafe
"We were so happy when this delicious Spanish restaurant opened in downtown Charlotte Amalie!..."
Tree Limin' Extreme
"Loads of fun!"
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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Northside, St. Thomas

Special Offer: BIG PRICE CUTS FOR OUR LAST TWO OPEN WEEKS IN 2016!

Special Offer From:
Dates 15-Oct-2016 to 16-Dec-2016

Once in awhile, High Blue Heaven has an open week! That's when you can get a great deal on our fabulous private home with spectacular view and pool.

HURRY - ONY TWO WEEKS LEFT

November 26- Dec 3 - $1400

December 10-16 (6 nights) - $1500

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,223
for 7 nights
£1,223
 
 
High Season 2016-17
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,490
for 7 nights
£1,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring-Summer 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,375
for 7 nights
£1,375
 
 
Fall 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£8,558
for 7 nights
From
£1,223
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,223
for 7 nights
£1,223
 

Additional pricing information

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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
  • Golf Course 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
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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!

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