SAPPHIRE BEACH, CRYSTAL COVE - 2BR/3.5 BATH DUPLEX WITH PATIO

Rick Horne

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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SAPPHIRE BEACH, CRYSTAL COVE - 2BR/3.5 BATH DUPLEX WITH PATIO

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Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Crystal Cove is located at beautiful Sapphire Beach on the East End of St. Thomas approximately one mile from the town of Red Hook.

Our recently renovated 2 bedroom (one with a king and one with 2 twins), 3.5 bath condo has an unparalleled beachfront location and is fully equipped for your convenience and comfort. There are also 2 murphy beds located in the living room. This spacious condo sleeps up to six people. The unit is air conditioned and has ceiling fans in every room. The kitchen appliances were purchased in November 2011 and include a refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven, dishwasher, blender, coffee maker and toaster. The kitchen has a complete set of dishes, silverware, glasses, wine glasses, and pots and pans. All linens, bath towels, beach towels and mid week maid service are provided. There is a telephone and a washer and dryer located in the condo for your convenience. Wireless internet is available for purchase from an outside service provider.

Our spacious condo is the only 2 floor condo in Crystal Cove, and is located in the sought after “A” building only steps from the half-mile long, palm lined white sand beach. Upstairs are two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Downstairs are the kitchen, dining room, living room (with 2 murphy beds) and a full bathroom. There are 2 bathtubs.

There is an oversized patio attached to the condo, which provides a wonderful spot to enjoy your morning cup of coffee, eat meals, relax with a book and enjoy the views of St. John, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke and Virgin Gorda.

Our condo is lovingly cared for by Norma and her team. You can call ahead and arrange for Norma to do your shopping. Norma can also arrange for a reliable ride to or from the airport, and can offer restaurant or babysitter recommendations. Norma also rents baby equipment for a minimal fee. Norma is your link to whatever you need in St. Thomas. Norma will also provide daily maid service for an additional fee.

The beach on which Crystal Cove is located provides consistently calm waters, making it ideal for water sports, snorkeling and scuba diving with the sea turtles and rays. Crystal Cove features 2 lighted tennis courts, a pool, and a beachside shuffleboard court. Chaise lounges and beach chairs are also provided free of charge by Diane, the friendly beach attendant.

At Sapphire Marina, located next door to Crystal Cove (a 5 minute walk), you can rent waverunners or charter a boat for a fishing expedition or a full or half-day day trip to one or more of the other nearby islands and cays.

Nearby Red Hook boasts a variety of bars (such as Duffy’s Love Shack - dubbed the coolest parking lot bar in the Caribbean, it has been featured in many publications), casual and fine restaurants, shops, a full service grocery store (with a bakery, deli, butcher, fish market and wine and cheese shop), banks, a pharmacy, and a walk-in medical clinic. Ferries to other islands, including St. John, Virgin Gorda and Tortola are also conveniently located in Red Hook. There are taxi’s that cost $1 to go to Red Hook from Crystal Cove.

Picturesque Charlotte Amalie, the capital of St. Thomas, offers world class shopping at low duty free prices. Charlotte Amalie is famous as a deep-water harbor that was once a haven for pirates and is now a famed cruise ship port of call. Charlotte Amalie has many buildings of historical importance and is home to St. Thomas Synagogue, the second-oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Taxis are available from Crystal Cove for the 20 minute drive.

Come stay with us and relax and enjoy the Caribbean at its best. Call us for more information regarding the condo and St. Thomas.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Rick Horne (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Rick Horne

This condo has been owned by the same family since 1972 and is now owned by the third generation of family members, each of whom has been coming to Crystal Cove annually since they were babies. The fourth generation loves nothing more than coming to Crystal Cove when on vacation from school.

Rick Horne purchased this condo in 1972

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.6
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Sapphire Beach, Crystal Cove - 2BR/3.5 Bath Duplex with Patio
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews
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Sapphire Beach, Crystal Cove - 2BR/3.5 Bath Duplex with Patio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388119vb
973.564.7818
East End St. Thomas
4

priced perfectly

  • 4 of 5
perfect location, huge patio us only, sooooo close to the beach and snorkel! plenty of room for our 2 adults and 3 kids. True 2 bedrooms unlike other condos. Yes, interior/electronics are dated, but, we didn't expect high end resort amenities anyway. And it was priced as so. How much time do you stay in a room on a beach vacation? we just used it to sleep and cook and shower. Internet was slpotchy, however, AT&T smart phone service was great.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Sapphire Beach, Crystal Cove - 2BR/3.5 Bath Duplex with Patio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388119vb
973.564.7818
East End St. Thomas
Hudson, NH
5

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I recently stayed here for a beautiful week. The location is perfect, steps from the beach. You can hear the sounds of the ocean from the master bedroom, and step out to the beach with your coffee in the morning. The condo was a perfect fit for the 6 of us, with plenty of room. We stocked up the cabinets for breakfast and lunch, and hit the town at night. Caribbean Saloon was a great place to eat right in Red Hook-just minutes away from the condo. We also caught the ferry in Red Hook to head over to St. John for the day. We are looking forward to coming back and would not stay anywhere else. It was paradise!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are glad you had a nice stay and look forward to you returning soon.
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Sapphire Beach, Crystal Cove - 2BR/3.5 Bath Duplex with Patio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388119vb
973.564.7818
East End St. Thomas
Iowa
2

Great location, but did we stay in the same condo as the other reviewers?

  • 2 of 5
I know the Caribbean is not the US. But this condo’s listing and price (25-50% over nearby 2 bedrooms) set expectations that weren’t met. Adjust listing and price, repair things, and the condo could rate higher.
Pros:
>Beautiful beach. Plenty of loungers. Good snorkeling! Off the Grid BBQ walking distance - great lunch! Red Hook 1 mile. Food Mart outside Red Hook best place for groceries.
>Plenty of room for five.
>Issues came up and we emailed owner - response within minutes.
Cons:
>Some renovation. But:
- Broken 1970’s vertical plastic slat curtains>>Slats missing from master bed curtain, so sunrise shone directly on my pillow>>Patio door opens onto attached patio. Slats missing from this door’s curtain, so people could look in. Doing laundry at 11PM as two men were grilling only a couple of feet outside our door, I made eye contact with one - through hole in curtain. Condo listing says private patio, and owner said I should have challenged these men (would that be safe?) to leave a patio that looked, to all appearances, to be shared space. (No barrier, no “private” sign. There was even a grill on patio that had a different condo# on it.) Owner missed the real issue. It’s not that someone was on the patio. It’s that broken curtains sacrificed our privacy.
- Thin plastic blender container was cracked and leaked.
- Linens almost threadbare.
- Plastic hook stuck to wall functions as master bath towel bar.
- Just before we arrived, owner emailed asking that we not run air while out during the day as it could freeze up. Upstairs AC good. Downstairs unit rattled like it would explode, failed to cool. We tried shutting it off in day but that made downstairs temp worse.
>Mid-week maid service. Day 5 of 6 Norma and a woman came unannounced. Inconvenient timing and late in our week. I chose not to have sheets changed. Woman swept the living room floor. Norma told us that she was sick earlier, then she disappeared.
>Paid $30 to outside provider for wi-fi - only able to use 2 devices at once. Needed more, so paid $30 for another acct. Wrong move! Now phones couldn’t get on wi-fi, and laptop’s signal strength almost unusable.
>One night I awoke several times to voices and sounds of something sliding/dragging. At 2:30AM a loud BANG woke my husband. He thought someone was in the condo and charged downstairs. We figured out sounds were from the other side of master bedroom wall. After sleepless night, we cancelled planned morning trip to St. John.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat:
I am sorry that you had some issues during your stay, but it sounds to me like you were indeed staying in the wrong condo. Our deck is on the side of the condo and is not even visible from any other condos. In my 40 years of going down to St. Thomas I have never even seen any one other than my family step foot on the deck. It couldn't be more obvious that the deck is 100% private. As far as the wifi is concerned, as you note, this is a third party provider over whom I have no control. In an effort to improve the signal for my guests, I have purchased a router from the provider to enhance the wifi signal. As far as the linens are concerned, my family was down there a few weeks before you and did not notice any issues with the linens, but I have instructed my manager to look through the linens and toss any that are worn. Again, sorry that you had some issues.
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Sapphire Beach, Crystal Cove - 2BR/3.5 Bath Duplex with Patio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388119vb
973.564.7818
East End St. Thomas
5

Looking for Snorkeling at the end of August

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed staying in this unit. It was one of the ones closest to the beach (not that any are that far), but it made it really easy to run back and get things if you forgot something. Walk from the parking lot was a bit longer tho. Twenty feet into the water and you're snorkeling over coral reefs, and turtle grass. If you swim out to about the distance of the rocks that mark the cove, you're likely to see big sea turtles and sting rays swimming-fantastic! The fish closer in are also beautiful. There is a place to rent snorkels, paddle boards, and other equipment right on the beach, and over at the next beach you can arrange boats to go to St John, or farther. Driving into Red Hook was very easy. The condo was nicely furnished, good air conditioning, had some extra beach equipment/toys on the porch (and a couple of board games inside). Didn't end up using the patio much because of the heat. Easily slept family of 4 plus a grandparent on the Murphy bed in the living room. Lots of bathrooms, great to have the washer/dryer there, nice towels, and we were very lucky with the weather because there was very little rain! The owner was very responsive and helpful-we should have asked more info before leaving about where to shop for food, because the first place we went was bulk shopping which left us with a bunch of leftovers. Condo was clean, and the owner had people available to help with any issues on site.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Sapphire Beach, Crystal Cove - 2BR/3.5 Bath Duplex with Patio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388119vb
973.564.7818
East End St. Thomas
CT
5

Paradise only hours away JKC

  • 5 of 5
How does one take a small space like this and describe Paradise to you. In one word we found it here. The condo is beautiful inside and out. Every window has a view of blue green water. The beds were comfortable, just like home, The condo is spacious and set up to give each person their own private area. Everything you need is in the house. We shopped at Cost u less a great grocery after landing, and on to a 10 day stay at the most beautiful place we have ever traveled to. The owner is so accommodating with any help you need. Norma in one word is "The Bomb" HA HA . She welcomes you and tends to everything you could possibly need. If you must leave the condo, there are so many great restaurants, Molly Malone's, Duffy's Love Shack and don't miss Iggy's at Bolongo beach, great food , right on the water and great music. There is always a sea breeze, and a trip to St John's is a must see. We snorkeled with turtles, sea rays, and every kind of fish you could imagine right in Sapphire Bay. Crystal clear water, 82 degrees and Island time starts as soon as you arrive. I would rate this condo as a 5 star place. If you pass this place up and stay somewhere else, you missed your chance to see Paradise with your own eyes! Thanks Rick for the best vacation we have EVER had and we travel very often. Already planning our next trip back.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Sapphire Beach, Crystal Cove - 2BR/3.5 Bath Duplex with Patio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p388119vb
973.564.7818
East End St. Thomas
CT
5

Paradise only hours away JKC

  • 5 of 5
How does one take a small space like this and describe Paradise to you. In one word we found it here. The condo is beautiful inside and out. Every window has a view of blue green water. The beds were comfortable, just like home, The condo is spacious and set up to give each person their own private area. Everything you need is in the house. We shopped at Cost u less a great grocery after landing, and on to a 10 day stay at the most beautiful place we have ever traveled to. The owner is so accommodating with any help you need. Norma in one word is "The Bomb" HA HA . She welcomes you and tends to everything you could possibly need. If you must leave the condo, there are so many great restaurants, Molly Malone's, Duffy's Love Shack and don't miss Iggy's at Bolongo beach, great food , right on the water and great music. There is always a sea breeze, and a trip to St John's is a must see. We snorkeled with turtles, sea rays, and every kind of fish you could imagine right in Sapphire Bay. Crystal clear water, 82 degrees and Island time starts as soon as you arrive. I would rate this condo as a 5 star place. If you pass this place up and stay somewhere else, you missed your chance to see Paradise with your own eyes! Thanks Rick for the best vacation we have EVER had and we travel very often. Already planning our next trip back.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Waverunners and Boat Charters are located at Sapphire Marina, a 5 minute walk. A fitness center/spa and Coral World Ocean Park are each a 5 minute drive from Crystal Cove.

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Availability & Rates

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East End Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Aug 19 2014 - Nov 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 15 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 
 
Peak
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$525
$3,675
 
 
Winter
Jan 16 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
$3,150
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Extra $20 charge per night for each guest in excess of 4 guests.
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Amenities

Amenities

East End Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs available from Norma for a nominal charge, Murphy Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • rafting
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Shuffle Board court and equipment available, salt water pool, 2 lighted tennis courts, free beach chairs and chaise lounges, security guard at night, manager, and walking paths.
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