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Peter and Beverly Millard

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

New York Designer's Caribbean Hideaway

57 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

East End Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Start with what Frommer’s Guide says are Sapphire Beach’s “Jawdropping Views”. And you won't get closer to the water than this listing unless you rent a boat.

Add the taste of two New York designers whose clients, past and present,include Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani. Vintage bamboo furniture with white upholstery,blue and white Chinese porcelains,white tile floors and a framed collection of 1940's black and white sailing photos. With the key component of total privacy from passersby or neighbors,and the luxury of enough space to allow you to catch some quiet moments completely to yourself.

A two level duplex with connecting mahogany staircase, each level with it's own terrace, floor to ceiling 14 foot wide walls of glass with unmatchable views with pure white curtains pulled to the sides. From inside the apartment, you will not see anything but turquoise and sapphire blue water - as if you are sailing on an ocean liner with your own balconies. The photos tell the story.

Downstairs, a comfortable living room with an optional sleeping couch and armchair, an outdoor dining table for up to 6, a desk and bureaus. Sliding mahogany doors can separate your kitchen area to create a second bedroom. A downstairs bathroom comes complete with two-sink vanity and shower. Generous baskets filled with luxurious beach towels.. Large new flatscreen cable tv with dvd, video and all channels. A Bose dock for your ipod.

Outside on the 11 X 14 foot terrace, banquettes and chaise lounges with total privacy. No one looking down from balconies above you or up from the beach below, allows morning to midday sunbathing with total privacy. The downstairs terrace has a tropical mosquito net to allow sleeping outdoors in the moonlight if you wish to really live out your island fantasy. Outdoor breakfast/lunch tables for four. Oiled louvered tropical wood side walls add the luxury of Caribbean style. Constant cooling tradewind breezes.

Upstairs, the Master Suite at the top of the mahogany stairs is crowned with a 18 foot high cathedral ceiling. Hurricane lamps, white ceiling fan, vintage bamboo furniture, tropical wood doors, blue and white Chinese porcelains and upholstery, a black and white vintage sailing image gallery, and a huge king size bed to get lost in. Second flatscreen tv, dvd, video. Another wall of floor to ceiling glass with extraordinary views of the British Virgin Islands, St. John and the Cays, not to mention the turquoise and sapphire water of your imagination and the covers of travel magazines.

Each evening, open a great bottle of wine, tax free in the USVI, go out on the upstairs terrace to watch the sunset coloring the clouds and the moonrise over British Tortola. After dark, light the candles inside and on the terraces, turn off the lights, and sit listening to the waves below. Watch the lights glittering on the islands, the ferries going to and from Cruz Bay, the glow of the restaurants at Caneel Bay, a million stars above you. Bliss.

Everything that you could wish to do will be waiting for you each morning. Swimming on your half mile sugar white beach in turquoise water. Snorkeling on the reefs directly under your terraces. Sunning on your terrace chaises or by the magnificently sited fresh water pool. Reading in the shade of the palm trees. Wandering the docks of the marina looking at yachts and talking to the fishermen back with their day’s catch. The E building is at the quiet end of the resort, with it's own beach, and perfectly oriented views. No noise from the pool, or crowds of tourists. Ever. A true escape.

FREE snorkeling equipment and beach chairs. At the Watersports Pavilion down the beach you will find rentable kayaks,windsurfing and paddling boards. Plus scuba diving classes for low fees. At Sapphire’s Marina, literally downstairs from the E Building, are everything from Jet Skis, Parasailing, Catamaran Cruises to Jost Van Dyke and legendary White Bay with The Soggy Dollar Bar, sportfishing for marlin and whatever else you desire, Powerboat day rentals, even Day Sails on Yachts if your wallet allows.

Day trips to St John to Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Hawks Nest Beach are minutes away at the Redhook Ferry. You have no need to rent a car the week you stay with us. Everything you need is reachable by cab in Red Hook or at the Food Center. You can visit all of St Thomas’s favorite sites. The beautiful Danish colonial town of Charlotte Amalie, with its shady Royal Palm Passage offers you hours of wonderful shopping with world famous bargains in jewelry, watches and liquor. There are fantastic restaurants within 5 to 10 minutes in Red Hook, our quarter-mile-away village with shops, markets, bars, restaurants, and ferries, or on the list we provide you of our own personal picks.

Arrangements can be made for you to be met at the airport by our favorite car service, or you can grab a local cab outside the terminal to take you to Sapphire. On the way you can ask your driver to stop at Food Center or Moe's Market for supplies.

Your Caribbean Hideaway is for a couple who want a feeling of casual luxury at the beach with the traditional feel of the elegant easy going Old Caribbean. If you want quiet, privacy and space, with some style thrown in, if you don't want to cook, eat, and sleep, in the same room, then this beautiful two floor duplex is just the place to chill and to restore your spirit. We truly love kids, but this just is NOT the place for them.

NO exceptions for anyone under 18. This is a quiet, low key, casually elegant retreat for adults to savor and to unwind in.

Keywords: Condominium NO CHILDREN under 21

without exception.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Peter and Beverly Millard (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Peter and Beverly Millard

My wife and I are both designers living in New York City. My family has had a home in St Thomas for over 50 years up on Crown Mountain in Caret Bay. Beverly and I fell in love with Sapphire during a visit to Saint Thomas, and took two years to locate and buy what we thought was the perfect condo. We have been renovating and improving it ever since. We can help you arrange airport pickups and drop-offs if you choose to do so. We also provide free snorkeling equipment.

Peter and Beverly Millard purchased this condo in 2006

Why Peter and Beverly Millard chose St. Thomas

We were stunned when we saw Sapphire Beach for the first time. Beverly and my daughter discovered that the 'hotel' was in fact condominiums. The search was on. We located the 4 ideal units we wanted to buy, and then waited until E-304 became available. Why did we do it? I was so tired of staying in the 'not best' rooms in hotels and resorts. I wanted to feel like I finally was staying in the Perfect Rooms with the Perfect View in The Most Beautiful Place. That is how our duplex feels to us and why we are always thrilled to return. No more envy and wishing. Just pure joy.

What makes this condo unique

The two terraces hang literally 30 feet from the waters edge, so that you feel as if you are floating on a ship in the turquoise and sapphire sea. The duplex works wonderfully with two bathrooms, no sharing or waiting to shower. With two floors, there is privacy for you whenever you want it. You can find a place to read while your partner watches tv or sleeps in...perfect to really rest and recharge. The upstairs wood ceiling is 18' high and that feels like the real Old Caribbean to us. Space, height,and privacy are the true luxuries of your Caribbean Hideaway.

Reviews

5
based on 57 traveler reviews

New York Designer's Caribbean Hideaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
Fairfield Connecticut, USA
5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many different condos on Sapphire (the best beach in St. Thomas) because our son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren live there. We feel that we have now found a home away from home and will stay at this fabulous condo every trip.

There are wonderful design details, great colors and the view is amazing!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

GREAT!!!!

  • 5 of 5

So our arrival date was actually 8/10/2014.... I feel TERRIBLE! Looking into vacationing again we considered returning to St. Thomas and looked at this property and realized my review wasn't here! Okay onto the review.....

My husband and I spent 7 days in St. Thomas for our honeymoon. This place was just amazing. Peter and Beverly were incredibly helpful during the entire process. Interest, booking, arriving, while in St. Thomas, etc., etc. The condo is absolutely GORGEOUS! They have it decorated so beautifully and appropriately. Walking along the beach you can kind of see into other condos and they look NOTHING like this. Peter and Beverly really have a true gem here! The balconies are absolutely stunning on both levels. Our favorite thing to do was to go snorkeling (which they provide equipment) right in front of the condo then go take a nap on the balcony.... amazing. Smitty picked us up and returned us to the airport and he was great and so helpful! The whole experience was amazing and it was so awesome to come home every night to this beautiful property. We will DEFINITELY be returning back one day and to this property... Peter and Beverly are wonderful to work with.... they made our first HomeAway experience amazing!

THANK YOU!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Christmas in the Caribbean

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I found the most beautiful spot to spend our Christmas Holiday away from the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia: "New York Designer's Caribbean Hideaway". Thanks to Peter and Beverly we were able to unwind, enjoy the understated elegance of their pied-a-terre and spend time exploring all that the island of St. Thomas had to offer. Not to say that we ate our way across the island, but we did! Our favorite restaurant, Amalia Cafe and favorite bar, Duffy's Love Shack, seemed to beckon us back time and time again. While not out and about the island, we spent our time enjoying the comforts of the condo and the spectacular views from its decks. Especially awesome were the clear nighttime star-filled skies looking off towards the island of St. John's. This view was only heightened by the fact that it was the season of the full moon - to repeat myself, spectacular! Also, many of the sail boats moored adjacent to the condo building were festively decorated with Christmas lights. These, too, provided their own beauty to the night.

Not only did we enjoy exploring St. Thomas, but we also made good use of the beach just outside our front door and had many an evening stroll along the sandy shore while gazing at the star-filled sky. I would think that by now, the reader would understand that we couldn't have asked for any better place to spend our Christmas Holiday. Will we return ----- you betcha!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peoria, IL
5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the good fortune to spend 4 weeks at Peter and Beverly's absolutely beautiful condo on Sapphire Beach. Our late evening arrival made it difficult to get a good look at our surroundings but upon opening the door to the condo we walked into the beautifully decorated condo that appears exactly as it does on the VRBO website.

The kitchen is fully stocked with every utensil and gadget you can think of, as well as dinnerware, glassware, pots and pans. We used the small George Foreman for steaks, burgers, hotdogs, chops, etc. We had most of our meals in house and with the full size frig it was easy to stock up for a week at a time. Baths were more than adequate as well - great water pressure and shower heads, and Redken hair products. Those may seem like silly comments but how many times have you stayed somewhere with a lousy shower?

The views from the two decks are simply indescribable. The water is gorgeous, you can see the marina and watch the boats move in and out; Shark Island, St. John, and many other islands are part of the landscape. We saw many weddings on the point as it is a beautiful venue for a memorable day. Building E is prime for views and privacy. We also preferred to be on the upper floors as it assured complete quiet (except for the sound of the surf) and privacy.

The condo itself is exactly what I would want if I were so fortunate to have a vacation home. The decorating is up to date and isn't a throwback to the 80's or 90's. In two words - tasteful and classy. Comfortable and relaxing as well. I just can't say enough.

We spent the day at St. John and would highly recommend. Enjoyed the ferry ride over and be sure and sit upstairs on the deck outside. Shopped at Havensight (okay) and had a manicure at The Four Seasons (beautiful grounds but not our style). Too foo-foo for us. The grounds at Sapphire are beautiful and natural to island life. Had dinner at Pesce's and Fish Tails. Great meal at Pesce's and the location at Fish Tails is great - you're right on the water.

We were blessed with perfect weather for all four weeks; high 83, lows 73-76; rained at night a few times. Breezy.

We hated to leave Sapphire and have been home for a week. We had such a wonderful time we are going back next year for another 4 weeks!

Peter and Beverly are so easy to work with and always available to assist with any question you might have.

We highly, highly recommend this property!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We generally don't respond to reviews because they really should speak for themselves. But this particular couple rented for four weeks, and we just sent the contract for next year for them for another four weeks - so I think that their experience was for such an amazing length of time that their observations really matter. In a month, you can notice a lot of things wrong. T and B apparently were not unhappy with anything. And they noticed the free provision of quality Redken shampoo too! My wife knows that you can't always travel with liquids if you're trying to travel light. So she outfits the place with everything from q tips to makeup remover pads. It's really pretty cool for our guests.
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Wallington, NJ USA
5

Magical!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second visit and second stay at this particular unit...knew i loved it there but fell even more in love this time around.

Just when you start getting settled and feel like an islander it's time to go home...one week is not long enough!

Thank you so much for sharing your place and your knowledge!! It's so appreciated how well you inform your guests on every aspect of their trip...I swear I must have pulled out that paperwork at least once a day either for a recommendation or a how to.

This unit is pristine! this is the true meaning of "staycation"....being on vacation and truly feeling like this is home. What a wonderful combination!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

HONEYMOON!!!

  • 5 of 5

Ah sorry it took me a while to write this review! Man, what a gem this place was. Peter and Beverly were just a joy to work with, very helpful and communicative. When we arrived they had little binder, notes, and books throughout the house with tips, ideas, food places, cab cards, etc. Despite this being the United States, it really is like a foreign country so their helpful tips and hints were delightful. The view.... OH MAN...was outstanding. Just gorgeous view right form the balcony. They detail and decoration of the condo is exquisite. Walking along the beach looking at other patios/condos through open doors.. Peter and Beverly really put their heart and soul into this and it just doesn't compare. The only "complaint" if you will that we had was the bed was not the most comfortable in the world. Otherwise, everything in the condo was just perfect. So many places to just kick back and relax! I took a nap multiple times out on the balcony. Sometimes we even just ordered a pizza in from Senor Pizza (which was delicious) and watch TV, which was a nice treat. We snorkeled our little hearts out just right in front of the condo (Beware of the rocks!) thanks to the snorkel equipment provided. This condo has a great location to Red Hook where you can easily go all over the place. There is constantly taxis around the resort area and they are all very nice and very helpful. Oh and the Sapphire Grill on the resort... may have been one of our favorite places to eat. So delicious and just a walk around the marina. This was a lovely treat after a stressful few months and a very busy wedding week. I would definitely recommend this condo to anyone wanting to explore the Virgin Islands... so beautiful! We hope to be able to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cyril King Airport STT
Nearest Point of Interest
Caribbean Hideaway Sapphire Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Banana Cabana
Nearest Point of Interest
The Grapevine Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry to St John, Tortola, and Jost
Nearest Point of Interest
Redhook restaurants and shops
Nearest Point of Interest
Marina Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Latitude 18
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The Ritz Carlton
Nearest Point of Interest
Cafe Amalia
Nearest Point of Interest
Mafolie
Nearest Point of Interest
Magens Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
GOLF!
Nearest Point of Interest
Hook Line and Sinker
Car: not necessary

Sapphire is on the lively and popular East End of St Thomas. Home of dozens of restaurants, shops, the Ritz Carlton, Wyndham,Point Pleasant, and soon another Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville, plus the ferry jumping off point for St John and the British Virgin islands. Sapphire is one of the two most beautiful beaches on the island.

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Rates & Availability

East End Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Low Season
Aug 1 2016 - Oct 30 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 23 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

We save nearly 10% in additional charges to our guests by NOT using credit cards, and pass the savings on to you by lowering our rates. We do accept PayPal for guests who prefer not to use personal checks for whatever reason.
We send out a standard vrbo.com - homeaway.com contract, which the guest signs and returns with a 50% deposit paid by personal check or by PayPal. Deposits are refundable up to 60 days before arrival. Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival, also paid by PayPal or with a personal check. We do request, at the time of the balance payment, a security deposit of 300.00 - which is fully refundable within 14 days of departure if no damage or loss occurs to the condo.

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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:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Fully renovated new showers, plumbing, tile. Double sinks in downstairs bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) A second bedroom is created by closing off the sleeping area downstairs with sliding mahogany doors. Please request photos to show you how easy it is to do.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is everything here on the East End that you would want from a Caribbean holiday, with immediate easy access to literally dozens of other islands right downstairs at the Sapphire marina or at the Red Hook ferry terminal 1/4 mile away. Watersports from windsurfing to snorkeling and sailing, deep sea fishing, lolling around on a chartered sailboat. Hiking on St John, restaurants by the dozens on St Thomas and St John. Day trips to Jost and the Baths on Virgin Gorda leave right downstairs. And then there is doing NOTHING. Free chaises for the beach and pool, lazing away hours on the shaded terraces reading, drinking smoothies and daquiries and painkillers you make at our bar. Napping and daydreaming. Sapphire is really whatever you want Sapphire to be for you.

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