LUXURY STUDIO IN SAPPHIRE VILLAGE

Eamon Guilfoyle

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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LUXURY STUDIO IN SAPPHIRE VILLAGE

East End Studio Rental Photos and Description

Just 1 mile from Redhook

Large Studio Condo. Balcony with fabulous views. 6ft bed, TV with Cable and DVD, Bath and Shower. Internet Access. Full Kitchen, stove, microwave and Fridge/Freezer. Ideal location for romantic getaway in the sunny Caribbean.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children

Eamon Guilfoyle

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Live in Ireland and like to get away to the sun as often as possible.

Eamon Guilfoyle purchased this studio in 2004

Came to work in St Thomas as a Scuba Instructor in 2003 and loved the place. Have regularly returned as St Thomas is a magical place.

The view is spectacular. Lots of Islands in the distance and the blue water just make it for me.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Luxury Studio in Sapphire Village
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 18 reviews
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Luxury Studio in Sapphire Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422032vb
+353 567765310
East End St. Thomas
5

Perfect vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at Eamon's vacation rental in Sapphire Village for one week in mid August, 2014.

Sapphire Village is a resort, located just minutes from Red Hook and Charlotte Amalie. The location is absolutely superb whether you want to relax at the resort which features two pools, a bar/grill pub style restaurant, a marina, and a beach, all within minutes walking distance. If you don't want to stay on the resort, I recommend you rent a vehicle; you can get anywhere on the island within an hour drive, allowing you to visit all the beautiful beaches. One thing to note is that the resort is built on a giant hill, so if you go to the beach, be prepared to hike back up that hill!

The rental itself was perfect for the two of us. Unlike some properties listed on VRBO, Eamon's place is *exactly* as pictured. The unit was very clean when we arrived and had no bugs. The unit includes a full (small) kitchen, so cooking meals is very easy to do, and much cheaper than eating out several times a day. However, the grocery stores (Cost-U-Less, Walgreens, K-Mart, and Food Center) are all about 15 minutes away, so you'll have to plan accordingly.

The rental is also well stocked with items for activities, including a small library of books (including a *very* useful Frommer's guide to the Virgin Islands), and snorkel gear. We had brought our own masks and snorkels, but being able to borrow fins for free was a very generous and unexpected perk!

While visiting, we were able to visit Magens Bay, Hull Bay, Sapphire Beach, Coki Beach, Lindquist Bay, Turtle Cove (Buck Island) and Bolongo Bay. Of those, our favorite local snorkel destination was Coki Beach, the water was beautiful and the reefs were plentiful; however, Lindquist, Sapphire, Hull, and Turtle Cove were very close runners up. Many beaches offer water sport rentals (snorkel sets, kayaks, stand-up-paddle board, etc.), but Bolongo Bay was the only location that rented small sailboats (Hobie Catamarans).

I rated this rental with 5 stars because it truly met or exceeded all our expectations, and Eamon (and Alice, the property manager) were both very helpful. We would recommend this rental to anyone considering visiting the island.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the Nice Review. You seem to have had a great holiday and got about the Island, which is famous for its beaches.
I also like Coki but it is not for everyone.
I try to describe the Condo as it is and I am glad you liked it.
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Luxury Studio in Sapphire Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422032vb
+353 567765310
East End St. Thomas
5

Best Bang For the Buck on St. Thomas

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a nice condo with a fantastic view this is the place. St. Thomas is expensive and my wife searched accommodations for weeks before finding this condo. Without a doubt you will not find a better place to stay for the money on the island. We found the condo inviting and comfortable. The money we saved was spent on renting a car to get out and explore, a couple of sailing trips, and dinners out! When we go back to St. Thomas we will stay here again! Two thumbs up!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time. As you say costs are high there and services at the Resorts are expensive, but I try to keep costs down as much as possible, and still give a good deal. I certainly love it every time I go to St Thomas.
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Luxury Studio in Sapphire Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422032vb
+353 567765310
East End St. Thomas
5

Michigan

  • 5 of 5
This is a nice studio that was perfect for me and a girlfriend to spend 10 days together and make our husbands miss us! LOL. I loved the location of this condo. The little town of Redhook was our favorite place to find a cold drink and we were not disappointed with any of the restaurants. We felt save and secure. The sapphire beach is probably the best for snorkeling on the island. We rented a car and snorkeled just about every beach that was marked good snorkeling on the map. We bought our own snorkeling gear, but the are several sets in the closet. The pool is a few steps outside the door and is clean and we used it often during our stay. This is a small studio, but VERY affordable. If I decide to return to St Thomas, I will certainly look to see if this place is available. Thanks Eamon...We had fun!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the good review. I certainly love it everytime I go down there. I was there few weeks ago and left some snorkelling gear. It is not easy to cover all sizes so I usually recommend guests bring their own. You seem to have got about snorkelling. I like Coki Beach, but its very local and not for everyone. Thanks and come down again.
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Luxury Studio in Sapphire Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422032vb
+353 567765310
East End St. Thomas
Nashville, TN
3

OK but where is Sapphire?

  • 3 of 5
The rental was worth the money - nothing extravagant but awesome for those of us on a budget. I was surprised at where Sapphire Beach is headed. It used to have so much to do there - great bars but everything is closed. Hopefully they bring it all back. But again, good unit for cost.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My Condo is in Sapphire Village not Sapphire Beach.
You seem to have given me a bad review based on facilities in a neighboring resort. This is quite unfair.
Sapphire Grill is excellent in Sapphire Village resort.
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Luxury Studio in Sapphire Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422032vb
+353 567765310
East End St. Thomas
HAMBURG, NY USA
5

Great simple place to relax

  • 5 of 5
We were very pleased with our stay. The place was clean and simple and we felt comfortable. We are "do it yourself-ers" so we liked setting our own pace on our vacation and this property was a nice place to serve as a base camp. The property is very close to the town of Red Hook so we could find everything we needed (snacks, drinks, etc). As many have noted, there is a bbq stand setup at the entrance to Sapphire beach and it was very good. How can you beat "all you can eat" bbq for $15? We loved that the property was somewhat convenient to the east end activities yet far enough away from the big city so traffic was lighter and it was quiet. We liked the food at the Sapphire Beach grill and everyone there was very friendly. We had to do laundry during our stay and the lady in the office was friendly and helped us (you need to buy tokens and they're not there on weekends).

We rented a car from Thrifty and they let us take it to St John. It was just a small toyota but it made it around just fine. Don't be scared of driving on the left side of the road. I was nervous but honestly it's kinda hard to screw up since there's so much traffic on St Thomas and the roads are pretty simple. I'm very glad we rented a car instead of cramming into taxi's and waiting around for them. My opinion was St John was easier to drive on than St Thomas. Mainly because there was less traffic and the roads were in better shape. The mistake I made driving was when we decided to go for a driving adventure on the west end of the island. There's basically nothing over there for tourists and the roads did get a little scary with the elevation changes. On the east end things are easier. I should also say that I brought my Garmin Nuvi gps and it was a life saver. It knew where everything was and made driving very easy.

All in all we were very satisfied. The condo is simple but has everything you'd need and the price was fantastic.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time and thanks for the good review.
business
Luxury Studio in Sapphire Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422032vb
+353 567765310
East End St. Thomas
4

Great Value

  • 4 of 5
Seemed to be a very safe area. The room was as described. Clean and spacious and a good value. Kitchen is tight but has everything you need. Beware the glass top coffee table - you'll have sore shins. :-) The pool is very close and well maintained. Laundry is very close, near the second pool and the bar/restaurant. The Safari (local taxi) could be caught at the entrance and was only $2 (however it only goes in one direction around the loop - takes a while to get around the loop if you're going West). Red Hook was in walking distance (just have to be careful on the road) and you could catch happy hour or dinner there. You could also catch the car ferry and the passenger ferry to St. Johns, which we did for 2 days. You can also catch the ferry to Tortola and Virgin Gorda (BVI) there (which we did). Secret Harbor is right past Red Hook and there is some nice snorkeling there. The barbecue truck at the entrance is good food and a great value. All in all we had a great time and would definitely return.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Redhook
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Sapphire Beach
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mahogany Run
Car: not necessary

Fabulous view of St John over Sapphire beach and marina, just 5 mins walk to Beach and few mins drive to Red Hook. Minimum stay 3 nights.

Can offer 20-50% discount depending on duration of stay and time of year.

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Availability & Rates

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East End Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$90
$495
$1,800
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
$695
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$110
$595
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $85
Notes Rates cover Power, Water, Cable TV, Internet, Fees and Taxes.
Cleaning is included at $85 which is what I pay for turnover cleaning.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

East End Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Budget
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • festivals
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • parasailing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
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