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SPECTACULAR BEACH FRONT PENTHOUSE - SAINT THOMAS, USVI - VILLA SANTA CRUZ

Stephen Joseph

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Stephen Joseph

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2014
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SPECTACULAR BEACH FRONT PENTHOUSE - SAINT THOMAS, USVI - VILLA SANTA CRUZ

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

East End Villa Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Beach Front Penthouse Villa - close as you can get!

The first thing you will notice are the spectacular views from our two balconies overlooking the beautiful Caribbean. Being just 20 yards from the ocean, you have the white sand at your feet and the music of the surf allowing for a most relaxing time in our villa while enjoying America’s Caribbean. Remember no passport is required for US citizens, unless you decide to jump over to the British Virgin Islands for a day of fun in the sun and water.

Our building is blessed with daily trade winds that keep you cool and enjoyable year round. It is seldom that you will turn on either of the AC units while enjoying our villa. The two beaches at Sapphire offer different types of swimming and snorkeling daily. The northern beach will provide great snorkeling for the beginners that would like to venture out and see the Rays or Turtles that feed in the grassy areas. The Windward (Eastern) beach will provide some great coral, fish and swimming.

Our unit, Villa Santa Cruz, has been updated with a new king bed, sleeper couch, furniture, carpets, WiFi, 2 TVs, cable and other conveniences that you would expect to find in any luxury hotel. If you need something, chances are we have it for you in the villa. Hair dryers, check. Beach towels, check. Beach chairs, check. Cooler, check. 2 snorkel sets, check. You get the idea.

Sapphire Beach is a low key and quite condominium property located on the east end of St. Thomas, USVI. We are blessed to be next to Sapphire Beach marina where you can book fishing trips with the Double Header boats and Chris or arrange any of the day trips to Josh Van Dyke or the other BVI islands. The complex is a gated community with security offered 24/7.

Villa Santa Cruz is perfect for 2 adults that are seeking a very special romantic getaway. The unit is a two story villa that provides a very casual atmosphere while also world class views from all decks and balconies. We live in this unit 5 to 7 months a year, so we expect the best just like you.

Airport pickup and drop-off service is available to and from our Villa and we can also help you plan any very special island moments that you may be dreaming of. We have a commitment to your satisfaction when you stay with us at Villa Santa Cruz, Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina, St. Thomas, VI. Try us and SEA why we are rated 5 Star by guests just like you!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Stephen Joseph (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2014

About Stephen Joseph

We were married on the beach at Sapphire many years ago. Started coming to Sapphire Beach in 1981, over 33 years ago and have never regretted a day spent here. A very special place for us!

Stephen Joseph purchased this villa in 2012

Why Stephen Joseph chose East End

We have enjoyed many parts of the world and still feel that the views and swimming at Sapphire Beach are as good or better than anything we have ever experienced anywhere else in the world. The only exception is would be our beautiful home on the Monterrey Bay, California.

What makes this villa unique

Beach Front. Yes, this is as close as you can get to the ocean without being on a Cruise Ship in the Owner's Suite. Two great swimming beaches with plenty of coral and fish. Wonderful trade winds with cooling breezes and abundant beauty with each turn and direction.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Beach Front Penthouse - Saint Thomas, USVI - Villa Santa Cruz
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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Spectacular Beach Front Penthouse - Saint Thomas, USVI - Villa Santa Cruz
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439318vb
-4055033351
East End St. Thomas
4

Great beach-front Condo!

  • 4 of 5
Thank you, we did have a wonderful time during our week stay at your condo on Sapphire Beach, and we would have stayed for longer if we could!
What a pleasant surprise to find snacks and drinks available after our long journey. Thank you! The view was magnificent, the constant breeze delightful, no AC required, daily weather report for our entire stay was 82-85 degrees with scattered clouds!
The 2nd floor bedroom was so restful, Steven and I both slept fitfully, awakened by the rising sun streaming in over the balcony every morning.
It was nice for my daughter to have her "own space" downstairs, and found it comfortable (ie: needed to be encouraged to wake every morning!) She went snorkeling for the first time ever and had a ball! It was so great that you had snorkel equipment available in the condo.
Though it was a shame the restaurant and bar were not open, I imagine the beach would have been much more crowded if they were open. The beach was beautiful, not too crowded, great snorkeling, and the Banana Cabana served up some good beach drinks.
We enjoyed some really fresh tuna, courtesy of a local fishing boat at the Marina. Yum!
We look forward to our next trip to the VI, perhaps in late fall/early winter.
Thank you again for sharing your lovely beach-side condo!
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words regarding our ocean front condo, villa Santa Cruz. Since we do not rent our villa out often, it is always a joy to hear that our special visitors had a wonderful time. Hope to see you again. Kind Regards, Steve and Tami
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Spectacular Beach Front Penthouse - Saint Thomas, USVI - Villa Santa Cruz
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439318vb
-4055033351
East End St. Thomas
5

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
I want to say how great our stay was and how great Steve, the owner was. Steve communicated instantly whenever I had questions and was very helpful and very kind.

The views are one of a kind and the condo has everything you need for your stay. The owners do a great job of anticipating your needs and stocking the condo with anything you need for cooking to having snorkel gear, cooler and even an umbrella handy for your use. The bed was very comfortable, which is a huge plus for me.

We ate out every night at different restaurants but our favorite was Old Stone Farmhouse. It is expensive but my husband and I had filets that were fantastic.

I would truly recommend this condo, especially due to the owners who really want you to have a special and memorable vacation. Thanks Steve, for everything, and we will be back!
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • 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
Owner's Response: Gina it was a pleasure having you stay at our ocean front condo, Villa Santa Cruz. If we can ever do anything else for you, please let us know. Kind Regards, Steve and Tami
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Spectacular Beach Front Penthouse - Saint Thomas, USVI - Villa Santa Cruz
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439318vb
-4055033351
East End St. Thomas
5

Awesome Condo on the beach

  • 5 of 5
This place is amazing. It was exactly what we were looking for. We slept with the balcony door open and listened to the waves crash all night. The condo had everything we needed and more. Steve made the process very easy and even had a Christmas stocking waiting on us at our arrival. There are two beaches here. the one outside the balcony that is very private and the one on the other side of the building that has more people. Both are beautiful. Red Hook is 1/2 mile away which is great for dinner and nightly entertainment. The cab service is fantastic here. The cab drivers are there to pick you up within 3 minutes of a call to them. I cant wait to go back. Steve, thanks for everything.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Kevin. Since we do not rent our place out often, we like to really make our guests feel special. We appreciate you and your wife spending your holidays at our Villa Santa Cruz. Sapphire is still a very magical place for both of us. Kevin you will always be welcomed back.
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Spectacular Beach Front Penthouse - Saint Thomas, USVI - Villa Santa Cruz
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439318vb
-4055033351
East End St. Thomas
aptos, calif
5

Condo Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
This St.Thomas condo overlooks the beach and provides gorgeous views of the sunrises and sunsets! The unique and artsy style of the condo is not only comfortable and welcoming, but makes it easy to relax and enjoy the day by just hanging out on the ocean-view decks. If relaxing doesn't work, then hop on a ferry (1-2 miles up the road) and journey over to St. John's for a day of sightseeing and shopping at the craft fairs and boutiques. There's also golfing and lots of good to excellent restaurants on St. Thomas to enjoy if relaxing gets too boring!..

We were pleasantly surprised to find so many amenities, that included snacks, beverages and cooking condiments to toothbrushes and snorkeling equipment! Speaking of snorkeling, Sapphire Beach offers some world class snorkeling just a few steps from the door!

Communicating with the owners was a delightful and easy experience, and we look forward to spending more vacation time at this condo on Sapphire Beach!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Spectacular Beach Front Penthouse - Saint Thomas, USVI - Villa Santa Cruz
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439318vb
-4055033351
East End St. Thomas
Colorado
5

Your place was 10 on a 1 to 10 scale!

  • 5 of 5
Your place was 10 on a 1 to 10 scale. The Kimmell family really enjoyed Sapphire E-305. We appreciated particularly all of your planning for our every creature comfort need. We liked having the cooler to go to a beach, used the two snorkel sets every day for snorkeling (along with a third I bought from home), found the pad and paper for card games, made daiquari's with the Cruzan Rum, loved the most comfortable bed upstairs, enjoyed the snacks and drinks, and appreciated the batteries when my camera needed new ones. The decks and views were spectacular, the sound of the surf soothing, the coral reefs on Sapphire Beach awesome. I made a deal with the Sapphire Beach waterfront center to have full use of the windsurfing equipment for my daughter and me for a
$150 weekly price and thus got to do two of my favorite activities in style -- snorkeling and wind surfing. We took the ferry to St. John for a day of hiking and snorkeling at Watermelon Key and for a night of fire works and local food, like Pate, Roti, and saltfish cake.
Great place and magical protected spot in the Caribbean.

Thanks again for your generosity and hospitality.

Hope we can come back. Tom and Family
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Spectacular Beach Front Penthouse - Saint Thomas, USVI - Villa Santa Cruz
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439318vb
-4055033351
East End St. Thomas
Oklahoma City, OK
5

Still in AWE of the beauty...

  • 5 of 5
Wow, what gracious hosts Steve and Tami are, showing us around the island and then inviting us into their amazing home abode. The pictures almost don't do it justice; it's a must see with your own eyes! The view from the balconies was breathtaking and seen from the moment you step foot through the door. Anytime we were indoors, the balcony doors remained open allowing us to hear the sounds of the ocean and feel the ocean breeze. Aside from the small amount of groceries we bought for ourselves, everything else was provided. Next time, we will pack our bathing suits and one change of clothes and be set! Maps of the island, shopping and restaurant options were all provided for us and very helpful in getting around the island and feeling like home. Once we felt comfortable in "driving left and staying right", we roamed the island in our rental car and felt like we were residents by the time we left. We visited many beaches but enjoyed Sapphire Beach the most as it felt a little more secluded and seemed to offer the best snorkeling. You're less than a mile away from Red Hook with a multitude of restaurants offering the local cuisine. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation in St. Thomas and can't wait to return very soon!
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cyril E. King Airport - STT
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Redhook
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Redhook
Nearest Beach
Sapphire Beach
Car: recommended

You should find plenty to do when visiting Sapphire Beach and Saint Thomas, USVI. Swimming, snorkeling, diving, wind surfing, jet skiing, fishing, sailing, boat trips to other islands are just some of the outdoor pleasures offered here.

Then you can take a trip to Charlotte Amailie, the main town and cruise ship center for shopping or sightseeing. On the north side of the island you will find Magan's Bay, considered one of the finest beaches in the world by National Geographic and others.

Take a ferry over to Saint John island or even the British Virgin islands for that matter. Take a trip to coral world and enjoy underwater views of fish, coral and sharks.

Eating is fun and artful on the east end. Going to Redhook will afford you many wonderful eating establishments, including Fish Tales, Coco Blue and Duffy's Love Shack, plus others. The food is good, the atmosphere is fun and the views are fantastic.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

East End Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season 2015
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
High Season 2015
Jan 19 2015 - Apr 19 2015
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Fun Season
Apr 20 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$250
 

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Amenities

East End Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom has a shower, toilet and two sinks.
    Master Bathroom Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Master bathroom upstairs has a tub/shower, toilet and vanity
  • 2 Bathrooms, Master upstairs and one downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom sleeps 2 - 1 king , Master suite has King size bed with pillow top mattress.
    Downstars new Sleeper Sofa sleeps 2 adults - 2 sleep sofa /futon , New sleeper sofa downstairs will sleep 2 adults.
  • We have a private bedroom upstairs with a King bed (1). Downstairs we provide a new Sleep Sofa that will sleep 2 adults comfortably.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Owner can also provide airport pickup and drop-off. Includes a stop at the food/drink store to stock up for your holiday.

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