NEWLY RENOVATED KITCHEN! 2-LEVEL BEACHFRONT VILLA FAR NIENTE

Michael Rhodes

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
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NEWLY RENOVATED KITCHEN! 2-LEVEL BEACHFRONT VILLA FAR NIENTE

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Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-6)

Far Niente, from an Italian phrase that romantically translated means “without a care.” Here at Villa Far Niente, you’ll enjoy the perfect tropical beach vacation in a recently renovated 2-story villa condo. Brand new to the Sapphire Beach rental market, Villa Far Niente is located in the coveted E Building, located directly on the beach. The views from this villa are nothing less than breathtaking, looking out directly onto the crystal clear blue water with St. John and the British Virgin Islands in the distance. No other building at Sapphire Beach is as close to the water as E building, giving you the feeling of being on a cruise ship as you look out the windows from the balcony on both levels.

E-307 is a fully renovated 2-story villa that sleeps up to 6, and is ideally suited for a couple or family. The first floor of this 960 square-foot air conditioned villa features a newly renovated (October 2012) full kitchen with slab-granite countertops, high-end cherry cabinets, designer pendant lighting, new stainless steel refrigerator, stainless steel convection microwave oven, glass 4-burner cooktop, coffee maker, and blender. Our new kitchen features a breakfast bar with 3 stools along with a dining table that seats 4. Enjoy the widescreen HD TV (with complementary cable and DVD/VCR) from either the dining area or living room area which also includes a queen-sized sofa bed. The entire first floor has been updated with stone tile. The first floor bathroom has also been renovated with tiled floors and walls, double sinks, and a newly tiled shower. Free wi-fi with unlimited data access is provided for your convenience.

The second floor master suite features an 18-foot high cathedral wood ceiling, a king-sized bed with luxurious linens, and a separate living area including a queen-size sofa bed. The second floor full bathroom has also been renovated to include new floor and wall tiles. Both bathrooms include hair dryers and plush towels.

A brand new HD TV complements the second floor bedroom along with an iPod dock to enjoy your favorite music. The private balcony with new lounge chairs invites you to enjoy the views of nearby St. John and the BVI by day, or enjoy a glass of wine while you count the shooting stars at night. The view from E307 of the moon rising over St. John is magnificent!

Next to the comfort you’ll enjoy in Villa Far Niente, the highlight of your stay will be Sapphire Beach itself, one of the most spectacular beaches in all of the Caribbean. Sapphire Beach includes 2 beaches that offer sugar white sand, crystal clear blue/turquoise water, and world-class snorkeling. The E building sits directly on its own beach and offers privacy and quiet, yet is only steps from the pool and the watersports pavilion. Included in the price of your stay are beach towels, beach chairs and snorkeling equipment. Sapphire Beach is unique in that it provides spectacular snorkeling over coral reefs that are accessible within 25 yards of the beach. While snorkeling on either of the two coral reefs, you are guaranteed to see some of the best coral and fish to be found anywhere in the Virgin Islands. The resident sea turtles and rays will amaze you (don’t forget to bring an underwater camera!).

Whether you just want to float in the water, soak up the sun, snorkel, wind surf, or rent a jet ski, it’s all available at Sapphire Beach. The full service Watersports Pavilion and Dive shop directly on Sapphire Beach, along with Sapphire Beach Marina directly adjacent to the E building, can provide you with everything to get out onto the water – scuba, parasailing, power-boat rentals, wave runners, and Day Sails to St. John and the BVI. Lunch and drinks are available on the beach daily by the friendly staff at the Banana Cabana, located between the B and C buildings.

Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina is conveniently located on the East End of St. Thomas and less than 5 minutes from the town of Red Hook, providing access to grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, marinas, and nightlife. You can also catch the ferry from Red Hook for the quick trip to St. John. The marina facility at Red Hook also offers Day Sails, boat rentals, and excursions to the BVI. Also within easy access is the magnificent golf course at Mahogany Run. Free parking is provided directly in front of E Building and rental cars and taxis are readily available at the Sapphire Beach main desk.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Michael Rhodes

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights
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4.9
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Newly Renovated Kitchen! 2-Level Beachfront Villa Far Niente
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
business
Newly Renovated Kitchen! 2-Level Beachfront Villa Far Niente
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960105
+1 703 853-8508
East End St. Thomas
5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Great condo and a wonderful host! Mike was a great communicator from start to finish. Everything was exactly as stated.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
business
Newly Renovated Kitchen! 2-Level Beachfront Villa Far Niente
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960105
+1 703 853-8508
East End St. Thomas
Southaven, Mississippi
5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
My family of five fit perfectly in Mike's condo. He had everything ready for us! Towels, more than enough cooking supplies, internet, things for the beach, and even bug spray! The view was perfect and it was a perfect spot for snorkeling. I'm so glad we chose this place and this area.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Newly Renovated Kitchen! 2-Level Beachfront Villa Far Niente
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960105
+1 703 853-8508
East End St. Thomas
Centennial, CO, USA
5

Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week with our teenage son at Far Niente. It was clean, and everything that we needed was provided. The kitchen is well equipped, the snorkel gear was very convenient, and there were chairs and a cooler for beach days. The views were spectacular, and the unit was quiet. The marina is right there, and Red Hook is a 5 minute drive. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Newly Renovated Kitchen! 2-Level Beachfront Villa Far Niente
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960105
+1 703 853-8508
East End St. Thomas
Midlothian, Virginia, USA
5

Far Niente Without a Doubt

  • 5 of 5
Went to the website to write this review and can't believe I'm not still looking at that view! Just wanted to say that everything Mike provides is spot on. Clean, well equipped and quite private for a condo setting. We had debated about renting a more private setting in the hills, but this place, right on the water, was by far the best answer. For our tastes, Redhook is a smaller town with a good variety of restaurants. Again Mike"s restaurant guide was helpful, we thought Fish Tails was a winner. We set out the beach chairs each day and enjoyed the Sappire Beach snorkling. Easy access to the ferry in Redhook for trip to St. John. Mike's insider tip on Watermelon Cay was the highlight. The snorkling at the far end of the Cay was excellent! Thanks again Mike for answering all our questions. It could not have been better. Yes, I would recommend this Villa.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Newly Renovated Kitchen! 2-Level Beachfront Villa Far Niente
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960105
+1 703 853-8508
East End St. Thomas
Minnesota
5

Relaxing in comfort!

  • 5 of 5
We just got home from a week at Villa Far Niente! Need to go back ASAP. The accomodations were everything we expected and more. All you need is there - comfortable bed, stunning views from two balconies, fully stocked kitchen, two nice bathrooms, excellent beach chairs - everything you need to spoil yourself. Although we brought our own snorkel equipment, I noted that you have a ton of nice gear for your guests. The snorkeling right at Sapphire was good, especially at the more private far end of the beach - lots of variety and quantity of colorful fish.

Some of the reviews we read before we travelled indicated that things were "under construction" at Sapphire Beach. We really didn't notice anything going on other than the beach/water toy rental place on the beach was closed. Quite frankly this was a distinct advantage as there were no Cruise ship crowds on the beach. The Condo/Resort grounds were neat, clean and nicely manicured. Plenty of chaise lounges available every day. The multi-level pool was actually one of the nicest I've seen. It was clean, very private and literally on the ocean's edge. We had more than one "Happy Hour" by the pool.

Thanks for the advice on restaurants and food available in the area. All accurate info! The food truck at the top of the hill was fabulous. You can eat right there on their picnic tables with the panoramic view of Sapphire Bay or take it back to the condo and enjoy lunch on the balcony. We walked to Red Rock 2 or 3 times to eat, drink or shop - 20 minute walk - no problem. The safari taxis were also easy and ridiculously cheap.

We have already recommended your place to our friends and we will be planning a trip back soon. Thanks for the top-notch hospitality!
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Newly Renovated Kitchen! 2-Level Beachfront Villa Far Niente
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960105
+1 703 853-8508
East End St. Thomas
5

Great Unit on Fabulous Beach

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a wonderful time in St. Thomas and Villa Far Niente couldn't have been better. The views from the unit were an amazing way to start your day, and things just got better steps away at Sapphire Beach. The owner, Mike, had chairs and snorkeling gear available for use. He also gave tips on where to snorkel in order to see fish and coral. We went to nearby Coki Beach one of the mornings to snorkel. Although also beautiful, it was much more crowded and commercialized, with people all around trying to sell things. It made us grateful that we were staying at Sapphire Beach.

The condo was well-stocked and had everything we needed. The proximity to Red Hook was very convenient. We took the passenger ferry to St. John one evening around sunset and had a great dinner at one of the many restaurants Mike recommended. We also had an amazing dinner at Oceana on our last night in St. Thomas, and the food truck up the hill from the unit should not be missed.

We cannot wait to return to this condo next year and will definitely recommend it to our family and friends.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 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

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Directly on the beach with incredible views of St. John and the British Virgin Islands. Can't get any closer to the water than this, yet on the quieter part of Sapphire Beach.

Day Sails, Ferry to St. John 5 minutes away in Red Hook, Excursions to the BVI.

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East End Condo Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Notes

  • From $185/nt to $350/nt US Dollars
  • High Season: 1 December - 30 April. $325 per night; $2,150 per week
    Low Season: 1 May - 31 August. $250 per night; $1,595 per week
    Off Season: 1 September - 30 November: $185 per night; $1,295 per week
    Holiday: 17 December - 1 January: $350 per night; $2,450 per week
    Rates based upon double occupancy, plus 10% USVI Tax. $10/person per night extra
    Price includes: exit cleaning, linens and towels, beach chairs and snorkel gear,
    Free Wi-Fi Internet, premium cable TV
  • Dates Available: Year Round

Amenities

Amenities

East End Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 -
    Full 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Porch Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website: