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Villa Bonne Vie - Enjoy the Good Life

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


When you dream of a tropical paradise, do you dream of a place where a white sand beach stretches out in front of you? Or of a world where the water is a kaleidoscope of turquoise and aquamarine hues?

If that’s your ideal vacation, then come enjoy our home while vacationing in Paradise! This spectacular 3rd and 4th floor condominium is located in the B-building directly on Sapphire beach, with breathtaking 180° views from each floor of the ocean and the neighboring islands (St John and British Virgin Islands). To us, this is the “Good Life” or “Bonne Vie”!

Just imagine...sitting back on one of the two private balconies enjoying your morning coffee (or afternoon cocktails) in a lush tropical setting listening to the calming sounds of the ocean lapping at the sand! As you sit looking out, you contemplate a dip in the water or a leisurely stroll down to the pristine beach, feeling the sugary white sand between your toes and admiring the incredible blue Caribbean water. All of this is located right in front of our home…we must warn you, you’ll have to pinch yourself or you'll think you've gone to heaven!

Our Condo…

We are proud to share our private paradise – Villa Bonne Vie - with you! Capture the splendor of the ocean within arms reach, as your worries and cares fade away. Our newly remodeled condo is tastefully set up as our home-away-from-home and comes complete for anyone to walk in and be more than comfortable.

The condo boasts floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that open onto two private balconies with awesome views of Sapphire Beach and the Caribbean. The condo is fully air-conditioned (separate controls on each floor) and completely furnished with cookware, luxury bed and bath linens, beach towels, and a cooler for your trips to other beaches.

On the main floor there is a living room with a Queen sleeper-sofa, dining area, large flat screen TV, cable, stereo w/iPod dock, renovated full bathroom, and a brand new kitchen that has everything to make life easy – solid granite counter with breakfast bar, new wood cabinets with plenty of storage, microwave/convection oven, smooth cook-top, refrigerator with ice-maker, toaster oven, blender, coffee-maker, espresso/cappuccino machine, and Belgian waffle-maker.

The top floor is the master bedroom suite with a second renovated full bathroom and a gorgeous ocean view to enjoy right from our comfortable King-size bed! If more sleeping space is needed, there is a Queen sleeper-sofa in the master suite sitting area. There is another large flat screen TV and cable upstairs.

To make sure you’re connected to the outside world (if you want;), we offer Broadband Wi-Fi throughout the condo (that can accommodate multiple devices at one time), a large flat screen TV with cable on each floor.

We can arrange for pre-ordered grocery delivery – just let us know what you need.

Amenities at Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina…

You'll have no shortage of options as you plan your day. Go for a swim, nap on the sand, snorkel right off the beach, volleyball, parasailing, rent a Wave Runner, go for a PADI dive, snorkeling tour, or a deep sea fishing charter from the Sapphire Marina just steps away...the day is yours to relax and enjoy as you wish in the warm Caribbean sun...and that’s just at Sapphire Beach!!!

As part of your package, you'll have full use of the owner's chaise lounges on the beach and we provide outside games, floats and noodles, and snorkeling equipment.

If you feel like something other than the beach, Sapphire also offers a multi-level cascading freshwater pool on the edge of the Caribbean Sea.

Currently at Sapphire, the “Sapphire Grill” offers food, soda and freezy drinks (located next to the dive shop) and also provides beach service, so you don’t even need to get out of your chair:). If you’re really tired after the day, Senor Pizza delivers to Sapphire.

Saint Thomas…

We are blessed with one of the most pleasant climates in the world, which is kept comfortable year round by gentle trade winds – the average daytime summer temperatures are around 85° and 80° during winter months. The great thing is that Americans don’t need a passport – all of this beauty is part of the United States.

There are numerous options of things to see and do on St. Thomas and the surrounding islands, including the many beaches (the real gems of the Caribbean), Mahogany Run golf course with the “Devil’s Triangle”, shopping in Charlotte Amalie (each visitor can take up to $1,600 worth of duty-free imports), the restaurants, and excursions out of Sapphire Marina and Red Hook. Once you book your stay, we will send you our “Villa Bonne Vie Guest Guidebook” that provides information on our condo and suggestions on the island.

Whether you want to sample all of the Islands or just relax with family and friends, our condo offers it all. Relax and enjoy the comfort and ambiance of Villa Bonne Vie that is guaranteed to provide a good life and make you wish you never had to leave!

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Member since: 2009
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2018

Why Christina chose Estate Smith Bay

After traveling to numerous Caribbean islands, my husband and I found our jewel! Even in the best hotels, we could never get as close to the ocean as we have at our Sapphire condo. We invite you to enjoy the splendor of Sapphire Beach from Villa Bonne Vie - if it's beauty you won't be disappointed.

What makes this condo unique

Please note - the REAL attraction at Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina is the ocean right out front! As many have mentioned, the restaurants on-site are closed (except for the Banana Cabana during the day). This is a condominium complex, as such Sapphire is more low-key than a resort and each unit is individually owned and maintained. If you want bars and parties, this IS NOT the place for you. If you want Paradise, Villa Bonne Vie IS the place for you!!!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Estate Smith Bay, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Remodeled bathroom-glass backsplash and granite counters
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Remodeled - granite counters, porcelain tile, double sinks
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Living Room - Queen Sleeper Sofa - 1 queen
  • King size bed with Therapedic King bed! Two Queen sleeper sofas with comfortable mattresses - one in the living room, second upstairs in the Master suite.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The condo also has a stereo with cd player and ipod/iphone docking, binoculars, alarm clock, espresso/cappuccino machine, iron and ironing board, hair dryers, and Belgian waffle-maker. Transportation on site - Taxis near the old Lobby. You can also get a Safari bus at the top of the hill, but it only goes in one direction (towards Red Hook and Tutu Mall).


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Villa Bonne Vie - Enjoy the Good Life
average rating of 4.923077 based on 78 reviews
Great Falls, VA, USA

Paradise - absolutely gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

The villa contained everything we could possibly need, even snorkeling equipment and exceeded our expectations. The beach and views from both decks are unsurpassed. The host is very responsive and provided great advice during our stay. You simply felt they were sharing the hospitality of a ‘home’. The views are stunning on the island. Taking the ferry to St. John in the morning was easy from Sapphire Cove, and our favorite day to walk around Charlotte Amalie was on Saturday - the Roti at Ideal was delicious but he sells out by 2 or 3 pm so plan accordingly. We bought fresh fish from the boats returning to the marina at Sapphire Bay in the evening and met many interesting people staying there. We recommend a visit to Megan's Bay but you'll need to pack a cooler as it's a park. Everything was easy and after touring the island, we're definitely returning here - we felt it's the prettiest cove with all amenities on the island.

  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Lovely condo, right on the beach.Loved sitting on the baconey after the day on the beach, listening to the Surf. Right near Red Hook and ferry and restaurants. We have been to St Thomas numerous times at various places and glad we came. Enjoy

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 really enjoyed Villa Bonne Vie! We had everything we needed for our stay, it was clean, cozy, and comfy! And I cannot say enough about the view... just breathtaking! It was a perfect stay!

  • Submitted: 5-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walnut Creek, CA

Great place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Like other reviews said, this place is exactly as advertised. Christina was great to work with & helped us when we had questions. Unfortunately when we were there the cell phone that comes with the condo wasn't working. Christina was very apologetic about it. If you have Verizon, you'll need to get an International plan to use your phone on St. Thomas - and you'll probably want your phone while your here.

The condo was very clean and nicely updated. The balconies were probably my favorite part. There were was a TV in the bedroom too which was nice. It's also really nice to have 2 full baths.

It's in a great location for St Thomas - being near the marina & ferry terminal is good. You'll want to go check out the other islands as they have really beautiful beaches. We took a few excursions from the marina and it was nice that we only had to walk over there. There's also a nice grocery store in Redhook only a few minutes away.

I'd recommend renting a car for sure. I wouldn't want to walk to the top of the hill everyday to catch the bus but taxis do come down the beach level during they day. The roads have lots of potholes and very windy so it's best to drive slow. It's nice to have a car to go explore and go out to eat, etc. Just don't rent from Dollar / Thrifty! We didn't have a great experience with them but it was partly our fault for not planning ahead.

The only thing to be aware of (and it wasn't really a problem to us) is that while the condo is really nice as well as the beach, there aren't really many amenities to the resort itself aside from the surf rental place & beach cafe that closes around 5 or 6pm. The pool looked nice but there's a boarded up rundown building attached to it. (We heard from some locals that an owner of the property ran off with the homeowners dues a few years ago so that's why some of the amenities haven't been kept up). Again, that wasn't an issue for us but it is worth noting. There's a great pizza place in the neighboring condo complex that has a full bar & is within walking distance.

I really enjoyed this condo & was thankful Christina was so helpful & responsive. She's definitely a pro at this & you'll be in good hands.

  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Lovely, comfy, convenient and ideally situated!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, teenage son and I really enjoyed our Christmas week vacation at Villa Bonne Vie. The condo itself is really comfy and having the bedroom on a different floor than the sofa bed that our son slept in gave us our own space without limiting us to only 2 bedrooms during our initial search. I can confirm that other positive reviews have accurately described the condo and it's location. Communications with Christina were easy and complete. She knows what she's doing and runs things the right way! The property was well kept and located on a good part of the island that was easy to get around to other beaches, to Charlotte Amalie and to the shopping and eating district of Red Hook. The beach at the property is nice, but definitely recommend also checking out Coki's Point, which is not far away at all, as well as making the drive to Megan's Bay (loved the beach there and wasn't as jammed as Coki's...parking was much easier too). The driving wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be, though some of the roads do get quite narrow and curvy. I was happy I had rented a jeep, but not sure that it was absolutely necessary...unless you take your car over to St. John. We loved it, but the roads were crazy steep and curvy over much of it.

Bottom line, we loved Villa Bonne Vie and can't wait to go back to the USVI!

  • Submitted: 2-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to wind down!!

  • 5 of 5

I have returned to Villa Bonne Vie because its the perfect villa. The view when you walk in is spectacular!!! The unit decor is nice and beachy with plenty of seating inside and out. The two floors are perfect if only one sleeps in :) Having two bathrooms is a real plus. The villa is perfectly outfitted with everything one might need going to the beach, from beach towels and snorkel gear to wine and dine. There is an honor bar so you can go straight there from the airport; unwind and think about what you'd like to do for dinner! Restaurants are only 5 minutes away - you can also use the wide selection of spices and the grill on the balcony. The condo has a great little notebook to help you navigate the island but I think Sapphire Beach is so beautiful, it's hard to leave it!

  • Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Estate Smith Bay, Virgin Islands

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Low Season
May 1 2018 - Nov 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$329.6

We offer a discount for stays of 10 nights or longer - please inquire with the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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