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Playa Linda~home away from home at Sapphire Village, 5 Star Reviews

Bedrooms 1
Space 780 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One BR-King, One Bath, Queen Sleeper Sofa in LR, sleeps 4

Playa Linda, our condo at Sapphire Village is conveniently located beside Sapphire Beach & Marina and near town (Red Hook and Charlotte Amalie), yet far enough away to give you the feel of resting in your own corner of Paradise. You'll find easy access to Sapphire Beach, windsurfing, snorkeling, sport fishing and more....with beach and pools just a few steps away from your condo. A poolside bar and new restaurant, 'Slice VI' is on the premises. Catch the safari taxi for all your transportation needs, or rent a car at the airport.

Our condo offers a stunning ocean view, overlooking the marina, St. John and BVI. We offer this condo for non-smoking guests and no pets (sorry, HOA no pets allowed). Recently added in-unit wifi and expanded HD TV. The condo is one half mile to the ferry to will not find a better location than the East End near Red Hook...our lovely condo at Sapphire Village is a true bargain. Enjoy your stay at our 'slice of paradise'.

More Details

Linda or Jeff
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Linda or Jeff

Linda, a retired physical therapist and husband Jeff, retired teacher purchased condo, PlayaLinda after several visits to St Thomas and Sapphire Village in 2010. One of the “most beautiful views” we have ever seen was the reason for this lifetime dream. We visit about 3-4 times each year and share the beauty view renting the unit the rest of the time.

Linda or Jeff purchased this condo in 2010

Why Linda or Jeff chose Estate Smith Bay

Great view, great location to Sapphire Beach and Marina including nearby Red Hook with its ferry service to St John and the BVI. Well run, well maintained condo complex. What’s not to love!

What makes this condo unique

Location, location, location!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was awesome! The condo was the best! Thank you for having it so well stocked. And the staff keeps the grounds so clean. Sapphire Beach was great-- our boys loved the snorkeling and we even rented a kayak. We were in the pool right up to 10:30 am before check-out at 11 am. We definitely want to stay again. Thanks again, Wendy
Jun 2010
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Estate Smith Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Toilet and Shower/Tub enclosed another adjoining room w/sink & vanity area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen Sleep Sofa in LR will accommodate 2 additional guests
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We will assist you in any way we can to make your visit a pleasant stay.


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Playa Linda~home away from home at Sapphire Village, 5 Star Reviews
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 40 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in St Thomas! The condo was exactly what we needed. I would suggest that all guests stop at the condo BEFORE going to the grocery because there are plenty of the basics so no need to purchase them and the grocery stores are quite pricey. I loved the location of the condo because it was a little removed from the hubub. we rented a car and it was so easy and made getting around fantastic! We loved all of it and would like to thank the Talbots for their lovely home and generosity.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed your stay in our little piece of paradise! Linda & Jeff
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Such a beautiful home and gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

Jeff and Linda

Wonderful place to stay!! Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Sapphire Beach great location

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect for the four of us. It had everything we needed for days on the beach, coolers, float toys, snorkels, beach toys for the kids, towels. It was clean. The owners were very hospitable, leaving us a couple treats and a welcome note. They were very responsive via email as well with our questions. Sapphire Beach is a great location, loved the mellow vibe and Lauri our cocktail server for the week, bringing us drinks in the water. Close to Redhook for ferry trips to St John too. All in all would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. So glad your family had a great time. Hope to see you again in the future. Linda and Jeff
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is exactly as described. Beautiful views from the deck. Very clean and comfortable. Well decorated. Don't buy any bathroom supplies as owner stocks and people leave things behind (shampoo, new razors, shaving cream etc). Kitchen condiments same.

Beach chairs, towels, toys, snorkling gear etc. Two swimming pools and one with barbacue gas and charcoal for your use (althoug gas canisters were empty. I bought charcoal). Don't need beach umbrellas because all the beaches are lined by trees with lots of shade. Saphire beach is very beautiful and one can walk to it but easier to throw chairs in the trunk and drive down next to the beach (free entrance). Lindquist beach right next door is to me the most beautiful beach one can imagine. $5.00 per person but amazingly beautiful. Magen's Bay a big disappointment. Red Hook around the corner has supermarket and good places to quench your hunger and thirst as well as live music. The owners mailed us door codes and pertinent information so all went really smooth. Read through the papers in the refrigerator door because there is additional information that is very useful. If I ever go back to St. Thomas I would love to stay at this unit again. Carlos and Fabiana.

Unrelated. I got to St Thomas and Hertz did not have a car. Never contacted me. Luckily I was able to rent one from another company. Advice book 3-4 cars so hopefully you will have one. Also saw some recommendations on getting 4 x 4 but don't really need it. Definitely get automatic as dealing with hilly, curvy terrain as well as driving on other side of road might be complicated while shifting. Waze and Google maps works well.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We remember our first time coming here and feel our tenants would appreciate as much information as we can provide so their stay is enjoyable. So glad you had a good time! Linda and Jeff
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Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean. It has everything you need for a relaxing stay beach chairs, frisbee, beach towels. The view from the balcony is picture perfect. The condo is well worth every dollar you pay for it.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Come back again sometime in the future. Linda and Jeff
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Great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to St. Thomas was for a wedding where most of the guests were staying at Sapphire Beach and the boat (where the wedding was held), left out of the marina on property. The condo was perfect for our stay--a little bit of a hike up from where our other friends were staying (beachfront), but worth the great view once you got there! Decorated very tastefully, the condo also had a ton of little touches such as all the pots/pans/dishes you could need, spices/condiments and such, snorkel equipment, beach chairs, tons of towels and toiletries....if we forgot anything, not to worry, just look in a cabinet! We made a trip to a grocery store on our way in and saved a lot of money by eating in, especially for breakfast!

We loved the keyless entry, WiFi, lots of fans and great A/C--there are TVs as well but we never turned them on during our 5 night stay!

While the condo was an excellent experience, it seems like the area overall could use some TLC. Hopefully that is in the works because this area could really be a gem. Snorkeling in the bay was great and both of our boating excursions left from the marina, so the location was perfect for us.

Thank you for a lovely vacation!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Cyril E King Airport (STT)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Red Hook to St.John and BVI
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mahogany Run (currently closed because of storms)
Nearest Ski
Waverunner rentals at Sapphire Marina
Nearest Beach
Sapphire Beach-World Famous
Car: not necessary

East End of the island near Red Hook ferry..Sapphire Village is located beside Sapphire Beach and Marina.

Golf: Mahogany Run Golf Course: beautiful 18 hole course with great ocean views. Built in the valley surrounded by mountains will test your skills from elevated tee-shots to a 170 yard par 3 over the ocean. Rental clubs available. Currently closed because of hurricanes.

Ski: Jet ski rentals are available at the marina located just a few steps away from your door. Also snorkeling trips to St John, dinner cruises and 1/2 and all day fishing trips. Go directly to 'The Baths' on Virgin Gorda from the marina


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Rates shown are for 1 or 2 guests. Additional guests, extra

Rates are subject to change. Payment by check or Paypal or through HomeAway by credit card

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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