Penthouse Villa, Directly On Sapphire Beach offers Spectacular Views overlooking St.John and the British Virgin Islands. This spacious, 960 square foot condo, plus balconies on two levels, provides comfort for up to 6 guests. Both floors have comfortable sleeping space and full bathrooms. Villa E308 offers numerous upgrades and amenities including a Remodeled Kitchen, new King Mattress Set, new Queen Sofa bed mattresses, two LCD, Flat-Screen TVs, Cable with Premium Channels, DVD, VCR, Play Station 2, Computer with windows 7, DSL Internet, Dedicated Router, Cordless Telephones, iPod/ iPhone Dock, new Sliders, remodeled Bathrooms, Porcelain Tile, etc. The property has a Marina for excursions, Padi-Certified Dive Shop, large, White Sand Beach and Oceanfront Pool. This Ideal East End Location is less than a mile from Red Hook with Shopping, Restaurants, plus Harbor and Ferry Service.
This Two Story Villa is on the third and fourth floors in E building at the quiet end of the beach convenient to the Marina. From this location, so close to the water, you have a panoramic view of the sapphire blue ocean and colorful, ever-changing skies. St. John and the British Virgin Islands form the backdrop and provide dots of sparkling lights at night. The boats coming in and out of the marina are beautiful and calming.
Our villa offers comfort and flexibility with its two floors. Both levels have cable TV, full bathrooms, ample sleeping and living space plus balconies with seating. The Kitchen, remodeled in 2011, is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Food and Drinks can be enjoyed at the indoor table, at the breakfast bar, on the balcony, or poolside. For your Rest and Relaxation are a King size bed upstairs (features Memory Foam Pillow Top mattress purchased 6/2012) under a cathedral ceiling, and two Queen size sofa beds (one on each floor) with new mattresses (Jan. 2013), memory foam toppers and hypo-allergenic covers. Communication is made easy with a computer system including a router for wireless internet, DSL line and cordless telephones for local calls. This is a non-smoking unit. Minimum age of renter is 21. A strong Security System is in place with personnel available 24 hours a day.
You will appreciate this Beautiful Beach and Convenient Location. Snorkeling is great fun at the coral reef in crystal clear water right out in front of E Building. The large swimming area and a cascading, bi-level pool are enjoyable. The Padi certified Dive In shop on the beach offers rentals of water sports equipment and scuba diving trips. Sapphire Beach Marina offers boating, diving, sailing and fishing trips to meet all purposes of visitors. A food service on the beach offers Grilled Sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and early dinner plus a variety of frosty drinks. The Sapphire Grill, a full service restaurant and bar at Sapphire Village, is easily walkable from E Building. A laundry facility is on property beside the marina. Less than a mile away is the village of Red Hook where you will find most anything you may want or need including the Ferry service (pedestrian and auto) to St. John and the British Virgin Islands. Colorful downtown Charlotte Amalie, the capital city, is a 25-minute drive and offers duty-free shopping. From Charlotte Amalie, a 30-minute Seaplane ride will take you to historic St. Croix.
St. Thomas’ temperatures hover around a pleasant 80 degrees all year. You can adjust your indoor temperature with thermostats on both levels and central air conditioning/heat. Ceiling fans and ocean breezes add to the comfort of island living. The topography is hilly and absolutely gorgeous with lush tropical foliage and ocean views from almost everywhere. St. Thomas has numerous attractions and activities including Mahogany Run, world famous Golf course, and Coral World, with an open ocean Aquarium, Snuba diving, Sea Trekking, Atlantis Submarine, Butterfly Garden, and Swimming with Sea Lions. No passport is needed by American citizens to visit the US Virgin Islands of St.Thomas, St.John or St.Croix. Bring one if you want to make side trips to the British Virgin Islands of Tortola, Jost van Dyke or Virgin Gorda.
My husband and I fell in love with the ocean when we moved from Minnesota to Miami upon graduating from University. We now enjoy our life in North Carolina between the mountains and the beach. We first vacationed as a family in St. Thomas at the suggestion of our son, who is certified in deep sea diving, in the spring of 1999. It was so incredibly beautiful and enjoyable that we purchased a villa at the lovely Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina. I have since retired from teaching art and my husband has retired to Professor Emeritus status at Duke Medical Center here in Durham, NC. Our son is a Regional VP with Catholic Health Initiatives and lives in Atlanta, GA. We, and our son, make regular trips to Sapphire Beach together and with friends. Last year, we celebrated the holiday season and our anniversary there and watched the fireworks being set off at St. John on New Year's Eve. It remains the best get-away ever!
St.Thomas is that rare place that we enjoy returning to again and again without ever running out of interesting and enjoyable things to do and see. Sapphire Beach is conveniently located for access to shopping, restaurants and other Islands. We have explored St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Tortola, Virgin Gorda plus the caves of Norman Island and love all of the Virgin Islands. We always are happy to return to the incredibly beautiful Sapphire Beach. It's a wonderful place to begin and end each day.
We love the penthouse condo in E building for its spectacular view, ocean breezes, and quiet, calming environment. This spacious, well-designed, two-story condo affords us flexibility and comfort. There is no one else above or below the bedroom. One can sleep or work upstairs while another watches TV or makes an early morning pot of coffee. The beach in front of this building is unaffected by visitors arriving from cruise ships.