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Brand New Two Bedroom Villa on the Beach: European Elegance in Caribbean Setting

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Our villa is located in Building C of the Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina, directly on beautiful Sapphire Beach. The villa is a two story unit occupying the 3rd and 4th floors of the building. Each bedroom has its own large screen LCD television. There is a large deck on each level with a breathtaking waterfront view. Start every day with breakfast on your deck overlooking St. John and the British Virgin Islands through the palm trees on the beach.

The villa was completely rebuilt in August 2014 and it is currently one of only 2 two bedroom villas at Sapphire Beach Resort. Everything is brand new: the kitchen, the appliances, the bathrooms, the furniture and the mattresses, the light fixtures, down to door hardware and light switches. The villa is finished in a classic elegant style with granite countertops, Italian tile, rubbed bronze lighting fixtures, paintings of Italian Lakes and Greek Islands. The first floor has a kitchen, dining and living areas with large screen LCD TV, and a full bathroom. The kitchen has a large refrigerator, a cooktop, and a convection oven / microwave combination. Also, our villa is one of very few at Sapphire Beach Resort that have a dishwasher. You might not realize what a huge plus it is until you stay in a unit without it! The second floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom. The villa sleeps 4 very comfortably. The first bedroom has a king size bed, and the second bedroom has two twin beds.

Despite its name, Sapphire Beach Resort is not a full service resort. It is a quiet condo community on a beach, which is usually not crowded. The property has a two tiered cascading waterfront swimming pool, a white sandy beach with crystal clear water, and a good snorkeling beach. Beach lounges and towels are provided for our guests. You can take a fishing, snorkeling or sailing trip to St. John or BVIs from the Marina on the property.

The villa is conveniently located at the East End of the island, less than a mile from the village of Red Hook with shopping, restaurants, and a Ferry Terminal. Passenger and car ferry to St. John leaves every half an hour. No passport is required for US citizens to visit US Virgin Islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. You will need one if you are planning to visit the British Virgin Islands.

More Details

Owner
Mila
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2018

About Mila

We are a family with young kids from Baltimore, Maryland

Mila purchased this condo in 2014

Why Mila chose Estate Smith Bay

My husband and I first visited St. Thomas in 1999. We stayed at the Marriott Frenchreef hotel in a standard room for $450 per night. We ate all our meals at the hotel’s restaurant which was expensive and time consuming, but we had no alternative. We had to take a shuttle to the beach since the hotel was located on top of a hill, not on a beach. We had a nice time, but there was nothing special about it and we were not planning to return. Over the years we stayed at numerous all-inclusive resorts, but got tired of crowds there. Also, as our family grew, a hotel room became too small for us. During our last stay at all-inclusive we met a couple who told us about staying in a condo at St. Thomas and how convenient it was just to fly there and buy everything you need at familiar US stores. We decided to check it out for our next vacation. Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina was the best place to stay at Sapphire Beach since it was right on a beach with the views to die for! Two story villas were perfect for our family. We came to Sapphire Beach Resort six years ago and we loved the place! We kept coming back every year. We started thinking about buying our own place almost right away, but it took us awhile to find exactly what we were looking for. Our villa is in the Building C, which is the best one in our opinion. It is between the main beach and the pool, just steps away from both, but not directly in front of either one. The condo was in a bad shape when we bought it. It was an opportunity for us to completely rebuild it, install a dishwasher and make it into a two bedroom, something we’ve been missing all these years.

What makes this condo unique

Sapphire Beach is the best one to stay on the island. The villa has a large balcony on each floor and the views of St. John and British Virgin Islands through the palm trees on the beach are unbelievable! Our villa is brand new and one of only two 2 bedroom villas at Sapphire Beach Resort. This provides privacy and wonderful rest for all 4 people since they are all sleeping in beds with comfortable mattresses, not pull-out sofa beds.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First Floor Bathroom, double sinks, Granite and Italian tile
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second Floor Bathroom, single sink, marble and Italian tile
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8292685 based on 41 reviews
Ithaca, NY
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We were at the condo for 2 weeks. Our first impression was 'WOW'. The views are amazing. The place was very clean. It had everything we needed - plenty of towels and the kitchen had all the dishes and cookware we needed. We found the beds very comfortable. Although it was on the 3rd floor, the stairs were no problem for our 84 year old mother.

There was a slight issue with the air conditioning and it was taken care of very promptly. Mila followed up with a phone call to make sure everything was ok. We appreciated the extra care.

We were a group of 19 and stayed at a five different condos. All were very nice. The beach chair guy 'Scott' had our chairs set up for us each day! The pool was beautiful too.

The beach bar was close by and the restaurant 'Slice' was within walking distance. We barely left the area! Red Hook was so close by - easy place to have dinner and catch the ferry to St. John. Although you could see the effects of the hurricane on the islands, it didn't impact our stay at all, so hopefully people will continue to come and support the island economy.

Side note: We visited Palacio Jewelers In Charlotte Amalie and they were amazing! We bought some wonderful jewelry and had a great afternoon with them!

  • Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great place to stay in St. Thomas

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend staying at this condo. We just got back from a 9 day /8 night trip. The entire unit has recently been updated - the kitchen and bathrooms are all very well done with high end finishes. We had extended family staying at other condos within Sapphire Beach and ours was the only one with a dishwasher. It really had everything we needed. All the mattresses were very comfortable - both of my kids are in their early 20's and slept well in the twins. The view from the balconies is just beautiful. The owner Mila is very responsive - she answered every question we had very promptly.

There is still some hurricane damage at the resort - the cabana by the pool is closed off (although the pool itself is open) and the local bar is currently under a temporary tent (still made great drinks). It did not take away from the experience in the slightest. All the staff working at Sapphire Beach were very pleasant. The beach itself was great but would definitely recommend wearing water shoes, as it is rocky along the waters edge. The snorkeling there was also very good.

The location of Sapphire Beach is another plus. It is only about 1 mile from Red Hook - where there are a lot of restaurants, bars and shopping. A couple of the restaurants remain closed due to hurricane damage but most are back and open for business. Also this is where you pick up the ferry to go over to St. Johns.

Overall, I would give this condo an A+ rating - I would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The condo was very clean and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

We are extremely happy with the condo we stayed at! Not only was it clean it was very relaxing! We will definitely be coming back! We had an amazing time!

  • Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Austin
5

Great Condo- Had a blast! Spectacular views and lovely beach!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is just as described and has some really nice upgrades (the showers are amazing). This was a great place to call home while we were on St. Thomas. Great location, beautiful beach and great communication with owner. Thank you Mila!

  • Submitted: 5-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA, USA
3

Condo great, "resort" lacking

  • 3 of 5

The condo was as advertised. Newly re-done, decorated very nicely, clean and had everything we needed. The owner responded to our questions immediately when we were there. Sapphire Beach Resort is a very neglected property. The pool has a boarded up snack bar and was dirty and cloudy, not appealing at all. The beach was just ok at the " resort". I would recommend going to a better resort if you want any amenities or better kept facilities.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overland Park, KS
5

Amazing view right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Incredible condo and location. Condo was recently renovated and everything is top notch. Showers were the best we have ever experienced in a VRBO. Kitchen had everything you need and very modern. Two floor layout was nice (bedrooms upstairs and living area downstairs). Top floor of the condo, which made the great views even more amazing. One of the best beaches in St. Thomas is one step away from the condo. Location near Red Hook is perfect for all that you want todo in St. Thomas and makes it easy to take the ferry to St. John. Lots of dining options in Red Hook, which is only a 2 minute drive from condo. Mila was great to work with and extremely helpful with all of our questions. I would highly recommend and we will be back!

  • Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cyril E King Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Red Hook Ferry to St. John and BVI
Nearest Beach
Sapphire Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
May 1 2018 - Sep 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$385
C$2,697
 
 
Value Season
Sep 9 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$347
C$2,426
 
 
Shoulder Season
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$475
C$3,328
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$514
C$3,599
 
 
Peak Season
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
6 night minimum stay
C$548
 
 
High Season
Jan 5 2019 - Apr 15 2019
5 night minimum stay
C$514
C$3,599
 

Additional information about rental rates

Exit cleaning C$128.85
Refundable Damage Deposit C$644.25

If you are looking for dates that are less than the minimum required(between dates that have already been booked), for example, March 13-20 and March 23-30 are booked, and March 21 and 22 are available, please contact me as I may be able to work with you on it.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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