East End Condo Rental Photos and Description
Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
The overwhelming physical beauty of Sapphire Beach: 20 feet from the water's edge; the music of the surf to relax you; the constant tradewinds to cool you; white sands at your doorstep; a palm tree to call your own. An island vista uninterrupted from Atlantic to Caribbean--the ultimate in relaxation.
Situated at the windward (Eastern) end of St. Thomas, Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina is just five minutes away from the nautical village of Red Hook, with the St. John and BVI ferry docks, the fabulous Marina Market with its gourmet wines, meats and deli, the succulent lobster to be found at many village restaurants, all kinds of interesting little shops and the constant party at Duffy's Love Shack.
GREETINGS FROM YOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY MANAGER:
The peacefulness of your vacation will be in the personal hands of Kathleen Browne and Gordon Jones, the Hammock in Heaven's onsite managers. Both of these unusual people will give you great comfort and security during your stay. Makes friends when you arrive and have friends for life. These are people you can count on.
YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME:
Featuring a huge wrap-around terrace and an uninterrupted view from Atlantic to Caribbean over St. John and the British Virgin Islands, your condominium is a premier unit at Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina, a gated community with 24-7 security. (Many guests who have visited and seen what Sapphire Beach has to offer have said this unit occupies Sapphire's best location.)
The condominium is an extra-large (752-foot) fully air-conditioned studio that can be divided to create two sleeping areas by a sliding, louvered wood partition. The 'master' sleeping area presents a king-sized bed with a brand new Pillow-Top mattress providing exquisite sleeping comfort and, at the foot of the bed, a flat-screen HD, LCD cable TV. The living/dining area, with its brand new tropical furniture (including sofa bed), provides a second full-channel cable TV. Both areas have air conditioning and ceiling fans.
The kitchen is sleek and modern, with a full-sized fridge, stove and microwave. And the bath, with its Moen fixtures and double sinks, will delight you. The outside deck is a premier feature because it is so huge. It contains a dining area, a lounge area and, of course, the Heavenly Hammock pictured above.
THE SAPPHIRE BEACH MARINA (75 feet down the beach):
A wonderland of island water activities. Daysail to St. John, Caneel Bay and Trunk Bay. Cruise a catamaran to Jost Van Dyke in the BVI, home of Foxy's and the Soggy Dollar Bar. Speedboat to Virgin Gorda and The Baths. Dive PADI. Jetski. Fish the North and South Drops with the very best. Or just hang out and watch the resident school of 50-pound tarpon play in the Marina. (**The Owner has negotiated serious discounts on most of these excursions and adventures for your benefit.**)
FREE LOUNGE CHAIRS AND SNORKEL EQUIPMENT ON SAPPHIRE BEACH:
A one-mile, 'drop-dead' beach with every water toy imaginable. A two-tier freshwater pool. A bar and grille serving both the pool and at the main beach. Concierge and car rental services in the lobby. Complimentary lounge chairs and snorkeling equipment at the Dive Shop. Snorkel with turtles, rays and a kaleidoscope of fishes right off the beach.
ABOUT THE OWNER:
The owner of your vacation condo, Peter Rosenbaum, is dedicated to making your vacation perfect. He visits St Thomas often to maintain this condo in perfect condition. Your satisfaction with his 'Hammock in Heaven' is his greatest pleasure. He knows St. Thomas well and can answer all of your questions. This commitment to your satisfaction comes through clearly in the comments of his prior guests. From your very first phone call or email, which will be promptly returned, you will know that you are in the hands of a competent and knowledgeable owner whose primary concern is you.
A 'GUIDE TO RELAXATION' -- YOUR SPECIAL GIFT FROM THE OWNER
For anyone thinking of a Sapphire Beach vacation, the owner, a well-known author, has written and maintains a booklet called 'Guide to Relaxation.' This is a continuously evolving set of notes on everything you need to know to have a great time at Sapphire. It is based upon the Owner's experiences and those of his guests. If you are considering the rental of his Hammock in Heaven, it is offered to you enthusiastically with his compliments. It will be forwarded as part of his reply email to your inquiry on this listing.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
For you convenience, all credit cards are accepted.
YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE ISLAND
At your option, Kathleen and Gordon will make available their services to provide you with airport transfers and personalized introduction to your island home. They will pick you up at the airport in a private car, give you an informative tour of the island as he whisks you to Sapphire Beach, first making a market stop so that you can provision your condo's fridge. He will answer all of your questions. Most important, you will be made to feel comfortable, welcome and at home.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Peter Rosenbaum
Peter Rosenbaum, the owner of your vacation condo, is dedicated to making your vacation perfect. He visits St Thomas often to maintain this condo in tip-top condition. Your satisfaction with his 'Hammock in Heaven' is his greatest pleasure. He knows St. Thomas well and can answer all of your questions. This commitment to your satisfaction comes through clearly in the comments of his prior guests. From your very first phone call or email, which will be promptly returned, you will know that you are in the hands of a competent and knowledgeable owner whose primary concern is you and the quality of your experiences on St. Thomas.
Peter Rosenbaum purchased this condo in 2004
Why Peter Rosenbaum chose East End
Sapphire Beach is arguably the most beautiful beach venue in the Caribbean. On the breezy East End of St. Thomas, Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina lies at the center of the on-the-water and in-the-water activities for which St. Thomas, St. John and the British Virgin Islands are world-renowned. The very best of these activities start right in the Sapphire Beach Marina, 100' from my doorstep. Red Hook, a lazy nautical town, with shops, good restaurants, lively night life, not to mention being the ferry hub for service to St. John and the BVI, is but 3-4 minutes away.
What makes this condo unique
Guests who stay at my 'Hammock in Heaven' enjoy many unique amenities, including 1) the management services of of Kathleen and Gordon, free lounge chairs and snorkel equipment, free ensuite wifi, gift coupons providing significant discounts for adventures from the marina, free hurricane insurance, and an informative and personal booklet prepared by me especially for you.
Guestbook comments from the owner
The following comments were sent to me as a letter from guests who loved their visit. So many people email me with questions about things to do and adventures to undertake, that I think it is a very good idea to share interesting letters, even when they do not say much about the Hammocks in Heaven, one way or the other. Donna F.'s is such a letter. Hope you find it useful. Peter Rosenbaum
We had a wonderful stay at Sapphire. Sam was a pleasure to meet and gave us quite a round about tour of St. Thomas on our way from the airport since we were right in rush hour. I am sure you are happy to have him in at your service. We also met his wife and two of the children when they were cleaning up one of your units and we went over and looked at both of the Hammocks in Heaven units for reference for future stays.
We couldn't have been more pleased with the location and amenities at Sapphire. We did take the New Horizon trip and it was wonderful. We only had eight people! It was quite personal. We had great calm sunny weather all week. We ate once at the grill and it was adequate and we enjoyed the pool and the Sunday Reggae party at the pavilion.
I loved having the Grocery Goddesses shop for us and have the frig full when we arrived. We brought some nonperishable food with us and we didn't need to go to the market all week. We did stop in the Marine Market in Red Hook and look at all the gourmet foods available and bought some rum to bring home. We managed fine with taxis and never even ventured into the shopping and cruise ship area, which seems like another world compared to the east side of the island.
We spent one day on St. John and went to the Annanburg (sp) ruins and Waterlemon Cay. But we did receive this one tip from a local helping with a wedding at the ruins. If you are going to post this letter on your website, I can't tell you where this magic spot is, because if everyone knew, the coral would undoubtedly suffer damage from too much observation. The anwer is: Go to Watermelon Cay, find a local, ask.
With so many beaches left unexplored I am sure that we will want to return and would definitely hope to find a time to use one of your condominiums. My friend, Jo Anne, was quite impressed with everything and might be contacting you in the future about a stay with her husband next spring.
Thank you again for offering us such great service that made our trip perfect in every way. We hope your up