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Direct Waterfront Condo on Sapphire Beach and Marina

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 767 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

As beautiful as Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina are, the use of the word resort would tend to indicate something else. The amenities that you may find at all-inclusive are not available at Sapphire. This is a no-nonsense, laid back, beachfront condo with the waters edge just feet away. There are no tennis courts or spas. There is 1 small, beachy restaurant on the other end of Sapphire for drinks and some pub food. Each condo is individually owned and managed by that person. Sapphire does have the most amazing snorkeling and marine life. The sunrises over St. John with unobstructed views are breathtaking. It is a peaceful, zen-like experience. If this sounds good to you then this is your vacation spot! Sapphire Beach resort and marina are situated on the eastern end of the island. Just minutes to the town Red Hook where you can find fine dining, shopping, a grocery store, sports bar, pizza, and live music. For the adventurous type there are many attractions including Blackbeard's Castle, sky tram, underwater submarine tour, and a hands-on aquarium. There are many boat excursions and ferries to the BVI and other islands for a day hike. So much to do and see or just feel the breeze and sun in this awesome island oasis.

Keywords: direct waterfront unit with newly renovated kitchen and bath.

More Details

Owner
lee passios
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About lee passios

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lee passios purchased this condo in 2010

Why lee passios chose East End

My brother and his family have been coming to Sapphire Beach for many years and convinced us to join him this year. I could barely contain myself when I saw the view and put my feet in the water(as angel fish swam around me). My 6 year old went snorkeling and saw sea turtles and sting rays in their natural habitat. My 12 year old met some new friends; they played volleyball and swam together joining in an immediate friendship. I knew I found paradise and a place to call my own.

What makes this condo unique

Great restaurants and shopping nearby. Local attractions including an aquarium with hands-on exhibits. Safe environment for families with children. Many weddings have been accommodated on the 'point' overlooking the coral reef.

Guestbook comments from the owner

In response to this 1 bad review after 3 years of renting, my belief is that this couple are miserable to begin with. They stayed 2 hours. They never gave Sapphire a chance, and experienced its TRUE beauty. When they arrived there were keys in the door and the cleaning lady was next store. If they had bothered to bring a copy of their contract which contains all the pertinent information, they would have know this. I never pretended to be the Ritz- Carlton. This is a quiet waterfront condo that has its own security staff. The water is pristine with a thriving reef in front. Sapphire is a very special place. I am not sure what these renters standards are?! I am down there every 4 to 6 months. I bring quality towels, linens, knives etc. Just read all my past reviews and you will see how awesome Sapphire really is. Sincerely, Lee the owner
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Estate Smith Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) New mattress and box spring on a new frame with headboard, Queen size Beds (1) comfortable pull-out in new couch, Baby Cribs (1) play-n-pack and a full size air matress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) new couch has a full size matress in it.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

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Direct Waterfront Condo on Sapphire Beach and Marina
average rating of 4.75 based on 53 reviews
5

Sapphire Beach Delight

  • 5 of 5

My two college-aged children and I very much enjoyed our stay at Sapphire Beach Resort. The well-kept condo is located on along a beautiful beach front with facilities for snacks/drinks and water sports. A great pizza restaurant is located above the property. The condo's location near Red Hook is certainly a plus as is its location near other gorgeous beaches.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and Sapphire Beach. Hope to have you back sometime soon. Much thanks, lee
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5

A Special Place...

  • 5 of 5

Took my two boys here for a week and couldn't have ask for more!!! Steps from the beach, the pool, the marina next store with amazing views of St. Johns every moment just outside the door. Forget the hotel chains and truly enjoy a home away from home with all the amenities..

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Call me anytime you are ready to go back and make more memories with your sons. Sincerely, lee
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5

PERFECT LOCATION, clean & nicely equipped!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I researched many properties on the ST Thomas USVI and this one was by far exactly what we were looking for. My two MUST HAVES for this stay was easy pool and beach access. The beach was literally stepping off the porch and the water another 20 steps. PERFECT. At first we thought it was a little small (the beach area) but walked down to our left and found the bigger beach (past the pool) with soft sands. But honestly, it was nice to be tucked away from the bulk of the people, and only have a 3 minute walk to more action. The marina is RIGHT next door, which made catching our boat to parasail super easy. (note to self: next time take anti nausea meds prior to sailing!) Thes first pool area doesn't have a bar area. It was actually a little dumpy looking for a 'resort', like it was under construction, which other visitors had said they had been coming for a few years and it had always been like that. Though they kept the pool immaculate . Not having a bar/grille there wasn't a deal breaker, it just would have been sweeter to have that. That being said, there IS a bar/grille by the second pool if you walk up the hill around the marina. It's called Slice. We did that twice and hung around the pool there. (I did like the pool closer to the condo better though. ) As for the condo itself, it was perfect. Lee had everything there needed, cooking supplies, coolers if we wanted to pack things to go to the pool or beach, snorkel gear (though it didn't fit around our faces properly so maybe bring your own?), boogie boards. Snorkeling is AWESOME right there out the back door! We forgot to take the GoPro out to get some images but, you gotta try that! The condo was very clean, bed was comfortable, bath and beach towels provided, and even a pack n play if you have a little one. It really was perfect. We sat on the porch every day and just listened to the waves. What a great landing spot! We walked up the very steep hill to catch the open air local taxi/bus for $1 into Red Hook (5 min ride) and had dinner and shopped and then went to the grocery store to get things for the week so we didn't eat out every meal. Take a regular taxi back because the bus only goes one way around the island and doesn't come down the hill into resort area. (unless you have your own car). We recommend Iggies on a Wednesday night after 7 for fun and entertainment for the whole family. Condo was perfect location, perfectly equipped, and planning a trip again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie- Things continue to improve at Sapphire but it is a slow process on this island. This is the reason I address the usage of "resort" in the paragraph describing sapphire on my website. I do look forward to the opening of the pool bar although it will make the pool noiser and more crowded so it is a double-edged sword. I look forward to your return in the future and am glad your trip was a huge success. Sincerely, lee
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5

Excellent location and beautiful condo

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for a better stocked condo with the perfect beach location. The owner and property manager were fast to respond and super helpful. I've stayed in many units at Sapphire and this is my favorite. Thanks for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for review. Your opinion truly mattered as you are a frequent guest to Sapphire and have stayed at many condos and in other buildings so this means the world to me. Anytime you want to go back call me direct and I will be happy to accommodate you. Sincerely, lee
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5

Well needed repreive from winter.

  • 5 of 5

We live in Oregon and had a long, snowy and cold winter. We needed this trip! We were amazed at the location of the condo in relation to the water and coral reefs directly out the door (7 steps to blue, warm water). The pavilion (just one minute walk away) was a great plus for food and drinks and live acoustic music on Wednesdays and Sundays, LOVED IT! We had every amenity we required at our fingertips in the condo including games, pots and pans, coolers and pitchers, snorkels and fins, towels and beach blankets, etc, etc. Thank you Lee for clean, lovely, well stocked and warm accommodations on our perfect island experience.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am glad you took full advantage of all that Sapphire has to offer. I look forward to your return. Sincerely, lee
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5

Awesome Condo & Location

  • 5 of 5

Once again, Sapphire Beach doesn't disappoint. This year we are loving the new Sapphire Beach Bar and Grill. They had live music on Wednesday and Sunday. Very lively and fun with very good food. Lee is a terrific host and the condo was well stocked with all the essentials as well as plenty of beach paraphernalia like beach blankets, snorkeling gear, flotation devices and other fun stuff. Also, the new restaurant "Slice" in Sapphire Village served excellent food. During Happy Hour they will give out a free slice of pizza. We'll definitely be back in unit E105 next spring ....or maybe sooner if we need a fix.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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