BEACH FRONT VILLA WITH DOWN ISLAND VIEW - PRICELESS!

John Vicher

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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BEACH FRONT VILLA WITH DOWN ISLAND VIEW - PRICELESS!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

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1 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 6

Enjoy morning coffee or have breakfast on one of the two balconies as you watch the sun rise over the BVI.

Afterwards, don your bathing suits and grab your beach towels to enjoy the two-level pool directly below your condo or spend the day under the sea grape trees that line the beach. Snorkel on the reef directly off the beach (you’ll see coral, topical fish and possibly a sea turtle or ray), or wind surf, kayak or paddleboat.

Beach toys are available at the fully equipped dive shop on the beach. You can also enjoy a game of beach volleyball or tennis on the 4 tennis courts on the property. And the beautiful Mahogany Run golf course is 20 minutes away. Wrap up your day back on the balcony sipping a beverage as you look out on the moon over the ocean.

The Unit: Your 900 sq. ft. two-story villa sleeps up to 6 comfortably, whether they be family or friends. It features a Caribbean décor in an open floor plan, with cathedral ceilings upstairs. The lower floor consists of a fully equipped kitchenette, dining area, and sitting area with a TV and queen size sofa/bed.

Upstairs there is a king size bed, TV, and another sitting area with a queen size sofa/bed. Both floors have a private balcony with a fabulous down-island view. There is a full bathroom on both floors.

A short walk to the marina at Sapphire Beach offers day cruises including snorkeling excursions, trips to the BVI, deep-sea fishing and scuba diving. Some boats are power, some are sail. You can also rent a jet ski or go parasailing. Check at the concierge desk in the front lobby for details.

Red Hook (small town 1/2 mile away): Breakfast, lunch or dinner can be enjoyed after a 5-minute taxi ride into Red Hook at one of the many restaurants. Menus range from burgers and fries to exotic Caribbean seafood dishesMalone’s on the waterfront (it’s one of our favorites). There is also a modern supermarket (The Food Center) where you can provision up if you prefer to eat at home. If you don't want to leave the beach, there is also a small refreshment stand between buildings B&C at Sapphire serving hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, soft drinks, beer and tropical drinks(hours: 11AM-5PM).

Plan on taking the 20-minute ferry ride out of Red Hook to Cruz Bay, St. John’s main town, for shopping, a tour of the island or snorkeling in Trunk Bay with it’s underwater reef markers which describe the coral. The last time we took the ferry it was $6/person each way. You can also catch a ferry to Tortola or Virgin Gorda in the BVI from Red Hook (bring your passport, you will have to clear customs).

Charlotte Amalie (USVI Capital): The 20-minute taxi ride is well worth the trip to Charlotte Amalie to explore the narrow streets called allies or gades for even more eating and duty free shopping. For additional shopping, try the newly built upscale Yacht Harbor Grande or Havensight where the cruise ships dock. There is also a “vendo's market” offering inexpensive t-shirts, handbags, island jewelry and artifacts and more. If shopping’s not your thing, explore the many historical landmark buildings through out Charlotte Amalie.

Other things to do include a trip to Mountain Top, the highest point on the island for one of their “world famous” banana daiquiris and spectacular views of Magen’s Bay and beyond, the Coral World aquarium (about 10 minute from Sapphire), the Sky Ride gondola ride to Paradise Point above the cruise ship dock. Paradise Point offers panoramic views of Charlotte Amalie.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
John Vicher (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About John Vicher

My wife Jane and I grew up in the Midwest and first visited the Caribbean on our honeymoon over 30 years ago when we visited 5 islands in the course of a month. We traveled by ferryboat and small inter island airplanes from Granada in the south to St. Croix in the north. Since then we have traveled extensively through out the islands. In 1987 we decided to look for a “foot hold” in the Caribbean. After searching through out the Virgin Islands, both British and US, we decided on St. Thomas because of its combination of hustle and bustle cosmopolitanism and laid back solitude. We also considered the safety of US government ownership.

John Vicher purchased this condo in 1994

Why John Vicher chose East End

After looking at dozens of properties during several visits to St. Thomas we finally decided on Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina. We chose Sapphire because of it’s beautiful white sand beach with it’s gorgeous “down island” view of St. John and the BVI. We also liked the amenities on the property such as the two level swimming pool, tennis courts, beautifully landscaped grounds, convenient parking and marina offering day cruises. We also took into account the convenience of the two restaurants and the dive shop on the property offering every kind of beach toy imaginable.

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Beach Front Villa with Down Island View - Priceless!
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East End St. Thomas
Rochester, NY
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Our family of 5 loved the island location and the snorkeling was a treasure-trove of turtles & rays!

Our family of 5 loved the island location and the snorkeling was a treasure-trove of turtles & rays!
  • 4 of 5
Sapphire Beach was a lovely place to stay for our family. We snorkeled every day near the dive shop and saw sea turtles and sting rays to the left and a large variety of fish to the right and throughout the whole cove. We also loved looking down on the pool area and watching the birds fly by our balconies while sitting on the 3rd-floor deck. Renting from John was like renting from a friend; he was extremely helpful and responsive to every question I had. His snorkeling equipment is acceptable; the masks leaked some water, which might be frustrating for a younger child. I would rent this place again, but did have a few comments: His picture with the pool tables under the large gazebo is no longer an option; the shaded area of the pool is roped off and the tables and chairs are stacked and roped off also. That picture should be removed from the description of the amenities; it's misleading. If you are planning a family reunion like our family, your only option for shade is a few palm trees by the pool; first come, first served. The kitchen lacked a salad bowl, basket for bread, and a carrot peeler. Luckily for us our two other family condos had a well-stocked kitchen and we borrowed some things from them. Also, the upstairs bathroom sink was very slow in draining. I informed the concierge the first day and never heard from any maintenance people for the next eight days. John called me when we got back home to check on our stay and I have full confidence in John fixing the sink and stocking the kitchen better after speaking to him. He seems to truly care about his renters and I appreciate his professionalism.

One more thing about the write-up of the Sapphire Beach grounds: John mentions a 4-court tennis option. We are a family of tennis players, but chose not to bring our tennis racquets on this trip. The tennis courts are in extremely poor condition with weeds growing full force and a net that is kind of a net... In my opinion, tennis should not be listed as an option, unless you have really young children who just want to "pretend" to play tennis. I don't remember talking to John about the tennis courts, but am confident that he would have updated me over the phone about their condition. I think that the tennis courts should not be in the description of the complex; it's misleading.

Overall, Sapphire Beach is a lovely place to stay and I would rent from John again.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pam for your honest review. I can only improve things when people are honest about what needs improving. The problems that you mentioned in my unit have already been taken care of and I will take tennis as an activity off my listings.
Unfortunately not everthing at Sapphire Beach is under my control. The Condo Owners Association has been unsuccessful at changing certain aspects of Sapphire Beach (and, believe me, we've tried). It is, however, still one of the most beautiful places I've ever been and I am still quite proud of it.
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East End St. Thomas
Elmira, NY
5

Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5
The condo is very well kept with high quality furniture. There is a unique built in bar/eating area on the lower deck that everyone loved. The owner, John, was very helpful & responsive from first contact to the most recent. Renting from him was like renting from a friend or family member. Also, I had over paid for my stay & did not even realize it until John contacted me & let me know he was getting a check right out to me.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for your kind words. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. If you and your family enjoyed your stay at Sapphire Beach! Please keep us in mind if you decide to return to St. Thomas.
Regards,
John
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East End St. Thomas
5

Do yourself a favor and stay here!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this condo at Sapphire Beach for a girls week in March. The review is a little late! We could not have asked for a better trip! The condo is spacious (more than enough space for 5 girls!) and in the PERFECT location! The grounds at Sapphire Beach Resort are beautiful, and we loved having a view of the pool and the ocean. Snorkeling on Sapphire Beach is also top notch - we saw sea turtles two days in a row! In the condo, the breakfast bar on the balcony was a perfect place for us to relax and hang out. We absolutely loved everything about this place! We took a boat trip one day, so we also loved that the condo was so close to the marina.

John could not have been more helpful to us in planning our trip. He was quick to answer all of our questions, and we loved getting recommendations from him about what else we should do on the island. We are already planning our next trip!

We would recommend this condo to anyone who is looking for a great vacation!
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah,
Thank you for the wonderful review. I apologize for taking so long to get back to you but I'm recovering from eye surgey and still can't see my computer screen very well.
In any case you guys are always welcome if you wish to come back. I.m glad I was able to help you with suggestions on things to do. Usually, old men giving young women suggestions on thing to do doesn't work out so well. Thanks again.
Regards,
John
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2nd Time Around

  • 5 of 5
Although this review is late in coming, we are happy to say that our 2nd stay at John's condo provided us again with another "Month in Paradise". The condo's updates - flat screen TV and the bar and stools on the downstairs balcony were a lovely surprise, plus the weather seemed to be nicer than last year (if that's even possible!).
Again, everything was great- the condo was clean and the kitchen had everything we needed for "dining in". We also enjoyed dinners at different restaurants in Red Hook and the Sapphire Grill. The meals to go from Off the Grid, the BBQ truck up the hill were excellent.
If we had any questions about our stay, John always answered them right away. Last year we were at the airport when we called him to book our current stay. This time we didn't wait that long and booked 5 weeks for 2015 before we even finished this vacation. Thank you again John, it truly was wonderful.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: 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: Thank you Steve for your sparkling review. I'm so glad that you guys enjoy our condo (and St. Thomas) as much as my wife and I.
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East End St. Thomas
5

Wonderful Trip to St Thomas

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I along with our young adult daughter and friend decided on short notice to take a trip to St Thomas. John, the owner of this VRBO, couldn't have been any more helpful in making our trip possible. He worked with us quickly to make all the arrangements and made sure everything with the condo went smoothly. This condo is clean, well appointed, and on a beautiful beach. The check-in, check-out, beach towels, and beach chair processes were simple and expedient. I would love to stay here again, and would recommend it to anyone!! One final point ... having 2 stories / bathrooms to spread out with 4 adults is magic!
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Doug for your rave review. I'm glad I was able to help with your last minute plans. You guys are welcome back anytime.
Sincerely,
John
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Didn't want to leave!

Didn't want to leave!
  • 4 of 5
Spent 7 nights in John's Condo in building D. The views from both baclonies were spectacular! Enjoyed my morning coffee watching the sunrise from the bedroom balcony. The condo was clean & provided everything we needed for our stay along with new snorkeling equipment. The beach was peaceful with amazing views and awesome snorkeling... we saw turtles, sting rays and a variety of fish. We ventured over to St. John's twice, rented a dingy and explored the island and fabulous beaches. We had good food for dinner at a variety of restaurants including Fish Tales, Latitude 18 (great live music), Lobster Grille and Mim's(Favorite). We had a great lunch from the Barbeque truck at the top of the hill & had pizza delivered to the beach one day. Beach chairs were hard to come by unless you secured one by 7:00 am. John was wonderful to deal with and offered many suggestions. Would love to go back, especially when all the upgrades/renovations are finished. Thanks John!
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary for the review. I'm glad you guys had a good time. I do everything in my power to try to insure that my guests enjoy themselves. Unfortunately the resort itself needs some work but I assure you that things are being done by the condo owners association to improve conditions at the resort. If you decide to go back in the future I would hope that the buildings will be in better shape. Thanks once again for staying with us.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cyril E King Airport
Nearest Barpub
Sapphire Grill at Sapphire Village-up the hill
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
To St. John & BVI-Red Hook
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mahogany Run
Nearest Restaurant
Sapphire Grill at Sapphire Village-up the hill
Nearest Beach
Sapphire Beach
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Casino (slot & video machines only-no tables) at Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa-10 mins. west on 38.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

East End Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2014
Aug 31 2014 - Nov 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
 
Winter 2014
Nov 2 2014 - Dec 13 2014
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,995
 
 
Holiday 2014/2015
Dec 14 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
 
 
Winter/Spring 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,995
 
 
Summer 2015
Apr 12 2015 - Aug 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,645
 
 
Fall 2015
Aug 30 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
 
Winter 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,995
 
 
Holiday 2015/2016
Dec 13 2015 - Jan 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
 
 
Winter/Spring 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Weekly rates include; Beach towels and loungers & 2hrs. of snorkel gear and float rental/person/day.
Also included; One midweek room cleaning (maid service) and exit cleaning.
Not included; 10% Room Tax, $85 Flat Rate Booking Charge and $200 Refundable Security Deposit if required.
Credit cards accepted via PayPal
Please check calendar for availability-call for last minute booking discounts
Payment by check or PayPal (check preferred). $500 deposit to hold reservation if made more than 6 weeks ahead of travel. The balance within 6 prior to travel. Full payment within 6 weeks of travel.
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Amenities

Amenities

East End Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa beds
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Two queen-size sofa beds (one on the lower level and one on the upper level), ceiling fans, dining room furniture with 4 chairs, 2 large closets, sliding glass doors to balconies with 2 lounge chairs and table on each level, maid service available.
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