East End Condo Rental Photos and Description
Condominium, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)
Start with what Frommer’s Guide says are Sapphire Beach’s 'Jawdropping Views' and you won't get closer to the water than this listing unless you rent a boat.
Add the taste of two New York designers whose clients, past and present, include Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani. Vintage bamboo furniture with white upholstery, blue and white Chinese porcelains, white tile floors and a framed collection of 1940's black and white sailing photos. With the key component of total privacy from passersby or neighbors, and the luxury of enough space to allow you to catch some quiet moments completely to yourself.
A two level duplex with connecting mahogany staircase, each level with it's own terrace, floor to ceiling 14 foot wide walls of glass with breathtaking views and pure white curtains pulled to the sides. No children, unfortunately, allowed.
From inside the apartment, you will not see anything but turquoise and sapphire blue water - as if you are sailing on an ocean liner with your own balconies. The photos tell the story.
Downstairs, a comfortable living room with an optional sleeping couch and armchair, an indoor dining table for four, a desk and bureaus. Sliding mahogany doors can separate your kitchen area. A downstairs bathroom comes complete with two-sink vanity and shower. Generous baskets filled with luxurious Polo beach towels. Large new Flatscreen cable TV with DVD and video and all channels. A Bose dock for your i pod.
Outside on the 11 X 14 foot terrace, three chaises lounges with total privacy. No one looking down from balconies above you or up from the beach below, allows morning to midday sunbathing with total privacy. The downstairs terrace has a tropical mosquito net to allow sleeping outdoors in the moonlight if you wish to really live out your island fantasy.
An outdoor breakfast/lunch table for two. Oiled louvered tropical wood side walls add the luxury of Caribbean style. Constant cooling tradewind breezes.
Upstairs, the Master Suite at the top of the mahogany stairs is crowned with a 18 foot high cathedral ceiling. Hurricane lamps, white ceiling fan, vintage bamboo furniture, tropical wood doors, blue and white Chinese porcelains and upholstery, a black and white vintage sailing image gallery, and a huge king size bed to get lost in. Second Flatscreen TV, DVD, video, free WIFI. Another wall of floor to ceiling glass with extraordinary views of the British Virgin Islands, St. John and the Cays, not to mention the turquoise and sapphire water of your imagination and the covers of travel magazines.
Each evening, open a great bottle of wine, tax free in the USVI, go out on the upstairs terrace to watch the sunset coloring the clouds and the moonrise over British Tortola. After dark, light the candles inside and on the terraces, turn off the lights, and sit listening to the waves below. Watch the lights glittering on the islands, the ferries going to and from Cruz Bay, the glow of the restaurants at Caneel Bay, a million stars above you. Bliss.
Everything that you could wish to do will be waiting for you each morning. Swimming on your half mile sugar white beach in turquoise water. Snorkeling on the reefs directly under your terraces. Floating in your inner tubes. Sunning on your terrace chaises or by the magnificently sited fresh water pool. Reading in the shade of the palm trees. Wandering the docks of the marina looking at yachts and talking to the fishermen back with their day’s catch.
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
My family has owned a home on St Thomas since the 1960's up on Crown Mountain in Caret Bay. My wife and I saw Sapphire on a visit to see family, and we realized that the 'hotel' was in fact condos. The search was on. We are both designers and have poured time and money into the place. Our guests appreciate what we have done and say so in their wonderful reviews.
Owner/Manager purchased this condo in 2005
Why Owner/Manager chose East End
No other beach on St Thomas has our views, and the ability to have a condo literally right on the sand 30'-0' from the water's edge was just irresistible for us. Plus the separation of sleeping and living was important. We didn't want to spend ALL of our time every day in the same room. Sometimes privacy is a great thing.
What makes this condo unique
We think the most magical quality of the condo is that you are above the ocean and so close that you literally look down into the clear water and see fish at times. That is unreal. Plus the magnificent colors of everything. The view is astounding, and the endless soft sound of the waves on the sand is totally relaxing. And there is EVERYTHING to do here. Shopping in Charlotte Amalia is legendary for it's bargains, restaurants that are amazing in their range of cost and atmosphere, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling that is the best on St Thomas right on our beach, swimming, a magnificently sited pool, beautiful buildings and architecture, 18'-0' high mahogany ceiling in the bedroom, two terraces that are pure heaven with cool breezes and simply unbeatable views. Total privacy from anyone seeing you on the terrace or in the condo.....
The whole thing is just too much to describe. We love it here.