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Marsha Evans-Mielke

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Sapphire Beach--A Jewel

36 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

East End Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Location! Location! Location! Sapphire Beach is simply the best place to stay on St. Thomas. Why drive to the beach when you can have it as your front yard? Sapphire is the best all-around beach on St. Thomas, offering white sand, shade and great snorkeling. Our unit is totally remodeled and waiting for you. Need side-by side units? Our neighbor has also updated; we will be glad to check availability.

St. Thomas - Everything You're Looking For: Duty Free Shopping

Nightlife/Activities

Beautiful Beaches and Mountain Views

Excursions to St. John and British Virgin Islands

Water Sports

Need a car or jeep for all or part of your stay? We highly recommend Zip Rentals. We've used them many times. They're happy to meet us at the airport or deliver the car right to Sapphire. Their prices are competitive and the service is great. Call Lisa @ 340.715.1501

The second largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas spans 32 square miles of tropical paradise and lies off the coast of Puerto Rico. The island embraces the Atlantic Ocean on the North side and the Caribbean Sea on the South. It is located in the northwest corner of the US Virgin Islands. Its mountainous peaks rise to 1,550 feet above sea level, providing breathtaking views from almost every direction. Drake's Seat is particularly famous for its vistas. The capital of the Virgin Islands is Charlotte Amalie, a charming and gracious town named in 1692 for the Queen of Denmark. A natural deep water port, it has one of the most stunning harbors in the world. It is also known as a mecca for duty-free shopping in the Caribbean Islands. Our newly remodeled condo is located on beautiful Sapphire Beach which boasts a wide white sand beach and great snorkeling.

St. Thomas can be a quiet retreat or a destination for visitors who enjoy the bustle of duty-free Shopping, fine dining, and exciting nightlife. Sports and activities are abundant on St. Thomas. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the George and Tom Fazio-designed Mahogany Run course. St. Thomas is also well known for its world-class yachting and sport fishing. A number of dive shops serve the island and provide a safe, comfortable scuba experience for beginners or experienced divers. Advanced certification courses are available here, as well as complete instruction for beginners

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marsha Evans-Mielke (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Marsha Evans-Mielke

We retired early as we'd much rather travel than go to an office each day. We are by no means wealthy and owning apiece of paradise doesn't come cheaply. Renting our condo when we can't be here helps us meet expenses and we know our guests will love it here. Many return year after year and become part of our extended Sapphire family.

Marsha Evans-Mielke purchased this condo in 2007

Why Marsha Evans-Mielke chose St. Thomas

After visiting this beautiful island twice on a cruise we decided a longer stay was in order. After coming a few years for a one week stay we decided that wasn't enough time either. So, the search was on. We looked at properties all over the island and decided no place but Sapphire would do as a second home. We haven't regretted our decision for a moment. The beautiful white sand beach that greets us each morning, the great snorkeling and million dollar views make this a place we love coming home to again and again.

What makes this condo unique

Sapphire Beach has it all: beautiful white sand, great snorkeling and million dollar views. We have Seagrape trees for those who crave the shade, a wide sand beach for those who want the sun. There's a marina on site with charter boats for day or sunset sails and power boats for fishing or going to other islands or snorkeling spots. Or rent a pocket yacht and go on your own. There's also para sailing and jet skis available.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful family vacation



Date Submitted: February 28, 2009 Date of Stay: February 2009

Sapphire Beach is beautiful, and the condo is great. Since many of the other reviewers were couples, I'll provide the "traveling with kids" perspective. We have two children, 8 and 10. The air mattress in the living room was fine for them--they loved to lie there and watch the ocean! The condo is just as described and shown in the pictures--very clean, and everything in working order. The view is EXACTLY as described, and can't be beat! Marsha provides nice extras like DVD's, a cooler with ice packs for picnics, and of course the use of snorkeling equipment and beach chairs from the local dive shop is a great benefit. If you like to snorkel, the rental costs could really add up otherwise. Speaking of snorkeling--Sapphire is a very good place for this, whether you are a beginner or experienced. We saw tons of fish, a green turtle--even a little moray eel! For those who prefer the pool, it is lovely. There's a separate shallow pool (3 feet) for little ones, and then a five foot pool, right on the ocean.

I would recommend renting a car for at least part of your stay, Budget rental is right on the premises. Red Hook is walking distance (not even a mile) but the roads are narrow and not really walker-friendly. The other option is taxis, which are expensive.

The best thing about Sapphire is that it is very quiet--no nearby bars or restaurants going at all hours. You can easily get to Red Hook if that's what you like, but if you want to fall asleep listening to the waves on the shore and the wind in the palms . . . this is your place!

Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway, Families with Young Children
Feb 2009
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Reviews

4.8
based on 36 traveler reviews

Sapphire Beach--A Jewel
average rating of 4.75 based on 40 reviews
Arlington, VA
5

If you want relaxation, stay here!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at this condo. It is on one of the most beautiful beaches on St. Thomas and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. Your close to the water, the Dive shop has chairs, floats, and even wind surfers you can use for free, and the location is great. You can hear the waves from the condo, and you're only a 5 minute ride from red hook or a 2 minute walk from the Marina.

The condo had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The cooler that was provided was very handy on more than one occasion, and the bed was very comfortable. My husband and I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hearing our guests had a great time and found everything they needed in our condo. We provide free rentals of beach loungers, snorkel gear and floats. There should have been a charge for the wind surfer.
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place to stay with very good snorkeling gear and a great selection of movies to watch and well equipped condo. Convenient location to beach, lower pool and marina. Would recommend this unit and area of St. Thomas.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the Sapphire Resort very much, The condo we rented was as described by the owner. I was clean, comfortable and was well equipped with anything you could need. The beach was at your door step and the beach attendant would put your lounge chairs wherever you asked him to. The view from your deck is beautiful but the best is going to sleep with the sound of the ocean waves.

I would highly recommend this unit to anyone.

The only down side to the trip is there is only one restaurant you can walk to.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us so happy to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay. We try very hard to make sure our guests experience a vacation to remember. I would to clarify the restaurant situation. The Banana Cabana is right on site and serves a continental breakfast, sandwiches and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. They are open until 4 pm each day. If you walk past the marina and up a short hill you come to the Sapphire Village main pool; on the far side is the Sapphire Grill. We have never had a bad meal there. At the top of the hill, on the main entrance to Sapphire Village, you'll find Calypso Joe's food truck. We have not eaten there as yet, but reviews are good. I've just had knee surgery so I wouldn't be walking to the last two places. However, I've made those walks many times in the past. Neither place is an impossible walk if you are in reasonably good physical shape. That said, there are many fine restaurants on island. If dining out is a big part of what makes your vacation, I definitely recommend renting a car so you can enjoy the many options available.
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Truely A Jewel

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very comfortable with every amenity we could have wanted. The view off the balcony with the sound of the waves and breeze putting us to sleep nightly was priceless. This property exceeded our expectations. After viewing many of the other properties during our stay, we agreed we really lucked out to find such a perfect property for our stay. Thank you for an easy rental process and many wonderful memories.

Jim and Angela

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always so gratifying to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay in our condo.
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5

beautiful beach, condo very nice

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at Sapphire beach many years. we just starting using vrbo a few years ago. I can say that the condo was in a great location, the room was clean and well thought out including decorating , had enough hot water unlike another we were disappointed in, had full snorkeling gear which is unusual , portable beach chairs and well stocked kitchen. It was the best condo we have rented there and the owner was always helpful. Very pleasant experience at one of the World's most beautiful beaches.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always so gratifying to hear from guests that out condo has met or exceeded expectations. We try very hard to assure a good experience whether it's the first visit or the 10th.
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2nd visit event better than the 1st!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay in this unit. The view from the balcony, access to the beach and to Red Hook can't be beat! We walked to the ferry for St.John and it took less then 15 minutes. Its a wonderful unit and provides everything you will need. We stayed with our toddler who enjoyed the pool almost as much as Sapphire Beach. They are doing renovations on the beach amenities this year and the beach was more crowded but there are options within a 5 minute drive. We really love this place and will be back for visit #3 next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's wonderful news that you plan to return for the third time next year. We try to assure that our guests have everything they need, reviews like this tell us we are doing our job. Thank you so much for the review and we'll look forward to hosting you again next year.
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Map

Magens Bay
Mahogany Run Golf Course
Tillett Gardens
Lindbergh Bay
Tickles Dockside Pub
North Side Bistro
Al Cohen Mall Shopping Center
Government House
Old Stone Farmhouse
Duffy's Love Shack
Sapphire Bar & Grill
Island Time Pub
Latitude 18
Hull Bay Hideaway
"Great food @ great prices. The entertainment is always good as well. A bit hard to find so..."
Bolongo Bay Beach
Drake’s Seat
Hook, Line, and Sinker
Magens Bay Beach
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cyril B. King
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Sapphire Grill
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mahongany Run
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Sapphire Grill
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sapphire
Car: recommended

Why Sapphire Beach? Because it's the best one, of course. We've been vacationing in St. Thomas for many years. When it was time to buy we knew where we wanted to be. We've completely remodeled and updated; we know you'll be comfortable here. White sands and good snorkeling, a beautiful view of St. John, convenience to Red Hook and ferries to surrounding islands, close to shopping and fine dining and yet in a secluded gated resort. We chose the second floor so we could leave the sliders open at night and enjoy the sounds of the surf and the island breeze. Leave your daily stresses behind. Our guests enjoy free use of wi-fi, beach chairs and snorkel equipment.

Other Activities: Coral World is a short drive away. This is an educational fun day enjoyed by all ages. Of course St. Thomas is known world wide for the duty free shopping in Charlotte Amalie.

Golf: Mahogany Run Golf Course is well known. A convenient drive from Sapphire.

Zip lining is now available nearby.

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Rates & Availability

East End Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Nov 17 2016 - Apr 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Apr 23 2017 - Aug 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
 
 
Fall
Aug 20 2017 - Nov 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$150
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

$20.00 per person per night for 3rd & 4th occupant. $300 Security Deposit, returned at end of stay.
2 or 3 Night stays require a $165 cleaning fee.
Rates are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until the rental agreement is agreed to and the first payment is received.
All rentals are subject to an 12.5% USVI Hotel Tax.
A $300 refundable damage deposit is required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

East End Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is newly remodeled from floor to ceiling.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold Out Couch
  • Luxurious king size bed faces the ocean. New memory foam mattress. Fall asleep and wake to the sound of the surf. Pocket doors between the bedroom and living area where you'll find a queen-size fold out couch with a newer mattress. Condo sleeps 4 comfortably.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Have your morning coffee overlooking the beach from the balcony sitting at our raised table. Beach loungers for owner and guest use only located between B & C building. We provide snorkel equipment, beach towels, cooler and folding chairs for excursions to other beaches. Snorkeling trips, sailboat cruises, fishing trips and jet skis available at the resort marina.

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

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