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BEST VALUE! Newly renovated, Beach 10' from rear door, access water 50' away

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

1 King, 1 sleeper sofa and equipped kitchen, sleeps 4.

This is one of the best properties on the beach with a full kitchen. Fantastic views of the ocean, BVI and St. John. Walk from your living room to patio and you are right on the beach to go to the Caribbean or the pool just 20' away! Restaurant on site at Sapphire Village just up the hill or visit Red Hook for night life, shopping, restaurants, or take the ferry to St. John, all 5 minutes away. If water sports is your selected activity the marina is just less than a two min walk and book a fishing or water tour excursions OR just relax on the beach or by the pool, snorkeling (reef right in the bay) equipment and other equipment available. Enjoy and relax right on the the beach!

Steve or Sherri Troyer
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2018


Estate Smith Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Double Bowl vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Studio - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom is next to fully equipped Kitchen and living/dining area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen is full size appliances.


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BEST VALUE! Newly renovated, Beach 10' from rear door, access water 50' away
average rating of 4.8139534 based on 43 reviews

It is as beautiful as it appears

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so very much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful condo. We had such a wonderful time...I can't even put it all into words. Your condo is so loved. The work you have done shows how much you care about it.

We love your kitchen. The unique cabinets, granite counter, new appliances etc. all contribute to an outstanding visit. Everything ran as it should and there were 2 hair dryers :) I only used one twice. I found that with the salt water, pool and sun it was easier to just let it go.

We enjoyed coffee and books on the patio in the morning and the evenings were so incredible. Watching the lights coming on in Cruz Bay and seeing the unreal color of the water less than 100 steps from the door...priceless. My son and I snorkeled twice for hours in bay. On our last snorkel he touched his first sea turtle and we swam with 3 squid. What fun!

We spent a day on Jost Van Dyke enjoying White Beach, the Soggy Dollar and Foxy's and an afternoon on St. John shopping. Our favorite thing to do had to be the scuba diving with the Red Hook Divers. We can't say enough about their business. They are so careful, helpful and knowledgeable. We actually made 6 dives! Our son saw his first sharks, identified some unusual fish and learned a lot about soft corals. It will be a birthday he will never forget. If anyone should ever ask for advise about diving you can feel confident giving a recommendation to the Red Hook Dive Shop.

The security team did a good job of keeping the grounds secure. We felt very safe on the property. Every day crews were working to update and care for the property. Everything worked and ran as it should.

Unfortunately it has been dry and the plants and bushes are not leafing out. This leaves the air conditioning units exposed by the parking lot. When things grow up they will be less noticeable.

Our favorite restaurants were Molly Malone's, Fungi and the Banana Cabana on the property makes a great burger. We did not have success at the Grapevine Restaurant on the property.

Steve and Sherri have a very neat and clean property. Their caretaker is outstanding. He even drove us to the airport when we left early in the morning.

Our stay at this property was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The scuba family made the most of their vacation and we try to assist all of our guest with information to have a great time. We take as much pride in our condo and sharing it as we do our home!
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Best Beach Experience ever!

  • 5 of 5

The place was as advertised and much more! It is less than 10 steps to the beach from the rear door and you could not ask for a better location. The kitchen has everything you want to cook and the grill is perfect! The beach side cafe, near the kayak rental, is great for a cold beverage and bite to eat. The condo is close to many restaurants. At the top of the hill try VI Slice or go into Red Hook which is less than a 5 minute drive for more restaurant and bar options.

The views from the rear door/patio are fantastic and the snorkeling is some of the most amazing I have ever seen and we have been to a lot of islands in the Caribbean. I would recommend this condo and will definitely return to this place. The host was very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location. Loved the Beach service.

  • 4 of 5

It was a nice unit, great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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good place to stay

  • 4 of 5

in the description of this property, the troyers were very honest and accurate in their description. the unit had every pot, pan glass and dish needed to make your own dinners, along with an electric b-b-q grill out side. the unit is clean and well appointed. since it is a ground floor unit, it is has easy access to the beach and pool, this is definately a plus. there is now a beach bar down on the beach, not far from the unit, good food and good drinks reasonably priced. i only have two complaints, one was the very poor tv reception in the unit, and the second was the poor sealing wooden front door that let in many a mosquito. so if you rent this place, take plenty of bug repellant, cutter worked the best for us, and enjoy your time there.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy when guest enjoy their stay on the beach. The TV is a satellite TV with the reception provided by the Condo Association. Like any satellite reception it can be disrupted by several variables beyond anyone's control. The island does not "worry" much how well doors and window seal the weather from the outside, it is pretty much the same temperature year round day and night. Insects are a "problem" in the tropics which we let people know about when they inquire about our condo. It is a small price to pay to visit such a beautiful island!
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The property was good.

  • 3 of 5

The beach was rocky and you couldn't swim right in front of the condo. You had to walk in front of the buildings next door. It wasn't a long walk, but still it wasn't 10 feet away from the door. You have to rent a car and the cab from the Red Hook ferry dock cost three of s $20 to go one mile! There is no walking on the road! Too narrow and windy and no sidewalks.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Caribbean water is about 30-40' from the rear door and is usually where people snorkel......some people do swim there, but if you are looking for a sandy bottom you have to walk about 80-100' down the beach where lounge are available at no cost to guests. The swimming pool is about 20-30' from the rear of the patio. If you plan to go several places renting a car is the best choice. The taxi's charge a standard rate from different places to your destination which is same as stateside. We have seen people walking the one mile from Red Hook, but have never done it ourselves.....the road is as described and we always rent a car. We had heard from the guest while they were there 3 days and they said they were having a great time.
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Great Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We rented this condo for our first visit to the USVI. We were budget minded and not expecting nor wanting the resort/hotel atmosphere. The condo was exactly as we expected and we enjoyed a fabulous vacation! We enjoyed making our own breakfast and eating on the patio every morning as well as being so close to the ocean. We snorkeled at Sapphire Beach every day and after enjoying several beaches, it was one of the best. Steve was very responsive to all of my questions/requests. I would rent this condo again. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the bathroom could use a minor update and more towels/blankets would be good. That said, we could have asked from them and received them during our stay so it's not really a negative. I'm so happy, our family created some amazing memories on this trip! Thanks a million Steve!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoy when guests have a great time! We provide the same amount of towels to all guest (same as a hotel) and have not heard there were not enough. There are two blankets and throws in the closet, which has usually been sufficient when you are in 75-80 degree weather. Since we are not on island we are always available if we are contacted to try and meet guests needs. We put I new shower tile this past year....not sure what needs to be updated but will contact guest......the salt air is not good on materials in the Caribbean.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charlotte Amalie (STT)
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Out the rear door

Sapphire Beach is located on the prestigious East End of St. Thomas with exciting island night life and restaurants close by in Red Hook. Rated as one of the top views and beach on the Island of St. Thomas. Several other beaches and shopping within minutes away by Taxi, ferry, or boat excursions. Sure to be one of the best Caribbean vacations ever!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

3+ guests $50

There will be a full refund if cancellation is 60 days prior to arrival. There is not any refund if the cancellation is 30 days or less prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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