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Spectacular Beach Front Penthouse - Saint Thomas, USVI - Villa Santa Cruz

Stephen Joseph

Member 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

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015
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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!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Stephen Joseph (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015

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 the views and swimming at Sapphire Beach are as good, or better than anything we have experienced anywhere else in the world. The only exception 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
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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 10 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Beach Front Penthouse - Saint Thomas, USVI - Villa Santa Cruz
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Germantown TN
5

Million dollar view for a whole lot less-We surely hated to leave this paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We've been staying in vrbos for many years-this is exactly what you seek and rarely find.

The owners are thorough, communicative, kind,generous and lacking any pretense-this worked for a great experience.

And the property...Well just read all the reviews b/c they're all true! Simply one of the world's greatest views, ever constant gentle trade winds and a temperature of 81 every day. NO air conditioning needed although it's there if you must. You are inches from the beach, with lovely blue water, soft sand,coral and easy snorkeling.

This is the experience you seek, will forever remember and will make plans to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Iris and Paul. Both Tami and I really appreciate it when our guests enjoy our villa and Sapphire as much as we do. You are always welcome at Villa Santa Cruz. Peace, Steve & Tami
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
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
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
Owner's Response: Gina it was a pleasure having you and yours stay at Villa Santa Cruz. We love it when our guests have a wonderful holiday and enjoy Sapphire as much as we do. You are always welcome here at Villa Santa Cruz. Peace, Steve & Tami
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.
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
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

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 $200 Per night

East End Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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
 
 
Standard Season
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 16 2015
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Shoulder Season
Oct 17 2015 - Dec 12 2015
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Peak Season
Dec 13 2015 - Jan 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
High Season
Jan 17 2016 - Apr 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Unfortunately, our Villa is not set up for children. We prefer adults only. Thank you
$300.00 Security Deposit due upon Lease Signing and full payment due at least 61 days before occupancy.
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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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