About the property
- Condo1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
The overwhelming physical beauty of Sapphire Beach: 20 feet from the water's edge; the music of the surf to relax you; the constant tradewinds to cool you; white sands at your doorstep; a palm tree to call your own. An island vista uninterrupted from Atlantic to Caribbean--the ultimate in relaxation.
Situated at the windward (Eastern) end of St. Thomas, Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina is just five minutes away from the nautical village of Red Hook, with the St. John and BVI ferry docks, the fabulous Moe's Market with its gourmet wines, meats and deli, the succulent lobster to be found at many village restaurants, all kinds of interesting little shops and the constant party at Duffy's Love Shack.
GREETINGS FROM YOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY MANAGER:
The peacefulness of your vacation will be in the personal hands of Kathleen Browne., the Hammock in Heaven's onsite manager. Kathleen will give you great comfort and security during your stay.
YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME:
Featuring a huge wrap-around terrace and an uninterrupted view from Atlantic to Caribbean over St. John and the British Virgin Islands, your condominium is a premier unit at Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina, a gated community with 24-7 security. (Many guests who have visited and seen what Sapphire Beach has to offer have said this unit occupies Sapphire's best location.)
The condominium and balcony is an extra-large (1200 sq. ft.) fully air-conditioned studio that can be divided to create two sleeping areas by a sliding, louvered wood partition. The 'master' sleeping area presents a king-sized bed with a brand new Pillow-Top mattress providing exquisite sleeping comfort and, at the foot of the bed, a flat-screen HD, LCD cable TV.
The kitchen is sleek and modern, with a full-sized fridge, stove and microwave. The outside deck is a premier feature because it is so huge. It contains a dining area, a lounge area and, of course, the Heavenly Hammock pictured above.
THE SAPPHIRE BEACH MARINA (75 feet down the beach):
A wonderland of island water activities. Daysail to St. John, Caneel Bay and Trunk Bay. Cruise a catamaran to Jost Van Dyke in the BVI, home of Foxy's and the Soggy Dollar Bar. Speedboat to Virgin Gorda and The Baths. Dive PADI. Jetski. Fish the North and South Drops with the very best. Or just hang out and watch the resident school of 50-pound tarpon play in the Marina.
FREE LOUNGE CHAIRS AND SNORKEL EQUIPMENT :
A one-mile, 'drop-dead' beach with every water toy imaginable. A two-tier freshwater pool. Banana Cabana, a bar and grille serving both the pool and at the main beach. Complimentary lounge chairs and snorkeling equipment. Snorkel with turtles, rays and a kaleidoscope of fishes right off the beach.
ABOUT THE OWNER:
The owner of your vacation condo, Robert Burcenski is dedicated to making your vacation perfect. He visits St Thomas often to maintain this condo in perfect condition. Your satisfaction with his 'Hammock in Heaven' is his greatest pleasure. He knows St. Thomas well and can answer all of your questions. This commitment to your satisfaction comes through clearly in the comments of his prior guests. From your very first phone call or email, which will be promptly returned, you will know that you are in the hands of a competent and knowledgeable owner whose primary concern is you.
A 'GUIDE TO RELAXATION' -- YOUR SPECIAL GIFT FROM THE OWNER
For anyone thinking of a Sapphire Beach vacation, the owner, a well-known author, has written and maintains a booklet called 'Guide to Relaxation.' This is a continuously evolving set of notes on everything you need to know to have a great time at Sapphire. It is based upon the Owner's experiences and those of his guests. If you are considering the rental of his Hammock in Heaven, it is offered to you enthusiastically with his compliments. It will be forwarded as part of his reply email to your inquiry on this listing.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
For you convenience, all credit cards are accepted.
YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE ISLAND
At your option, Kathleen will make available services to provide you with airport transfers and personalized introduction to your island home. You will be pick up at the airport in a private car, given an opportunity for a grocery stop and then taken to the condo at Sapphire Beach.
NOTE: SOME REVIEWS OF'THE HAMMOCK IN HEAVEN' MAY MENTION PETER WHO WAS THE PREVIOUS OWNER.
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Robert Burcenski, the owner of your vacation condo, is dedicated to making your vacation perfect. He visits St Thomas often to maintain this condo in tip-top condition. Your satisfaction with his 'Hammock in Heaven' is his greatest pleasure. He knows St. Thomas well and can answer all of your questions. This commitment to your satisfaction comes through clearly in the comments of his prior guests. From your very first phone call or email, which will be promptly returned, you will know that you are in the hands of a competent and knowledgeable owner whose primary concern is you and the quality of your experiences on St. Thomas.
Robert purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Robert chose Estate Smith Bay
Sapphire Beach is arguably the most beautiful beach venue in the Caribbean. On the breezy East End of St. Thomas, Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina lies at the center of the on-the-water and in-the-water activities for which St. Thomas, St. John and the British Virgin Islands are world-renowned. The very best of these activities start right in the Sapphire Beach Marina, 100' from my doorstep. Red Hook, a lazy nautical town, with shops, good restaurants, lively night life, not to mention being the ferry hub for service to St. John and the BVI, is but 3-4 minutes away.
What makes this Condo unique
Guests who stay at my 'Hammock in Heaven' enjoy many unique amenities, including 1) the management services of of Kathleen Browne. free lounge chairs and snorkel equipment, free ensuite wifi, free hurricane insurance, and an informative and personal booklet prepared by me especially for you.
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Absolutely Awesome Vacation
Before I review "Hammock inn Heaven", I just want to say how wonderful it was to work with the owner, Peter, during the planning of the trip and during our stay. I cannot think of a more attentive and responsive host to colloborate with for a vacation. Peter gave us many suggestions in his Island Guide and also many other suggestions to my questions. So to Peter, we want to give a big thanks! The condo was a wonderful place to call home for 10 days. Peter provides everything that anyone could need to make for a great vacation. We took advantage of Peter's deals with the dive shop and snorkeled on a number of occasions and it was alot of fun. The beach at Sapphire is a wonderful place to either just relax or take in the many water activities that are offered. We found ourselves doing both nearly everyday, but the relaxation under the sea greape trees in the afternoon was a particular treat. The proximity of Sapphire Beach to Red Hook made day trips to St John a breeze. We went over several times and fell in love with Cinammon Bay. We went to several others such as Trunk Bay and Honeymoon Beach, but found Cinammon beautiful (but all of them really are!). Peter's suggestion of a cruise on the Daydreamer catamaran to Jost Van Dyke was also a great one. We had a blast on the all day cruise and were mesmerized by the waters of White Bay. Finally, what will be hard to describe in words, is the spectacular view from the balcony at the condo. We found ourselves every evening just relaxing overlooking Pillsbury Sound just amazed at the views and it was also alot of fun to watch all the boats sailing by. We are still telling our friends and family about what you get to just marvel at while sitting in a comfy chair or laying in the hammock while enjoying a nice drink and the cool tradewinds which are so refreshing after a day in the sun. So two big thumbs up first to Peter and if you decide to stay at the Hammock in Heaven, you will not go wrong. We have vacationed at many other places around the globe and traveled many places in our 20 years in the military and I can assure you this was one of the most relaxing places we have been. Thanks Peter!
Best location at Sapphire Beach.
The condo had a gorgeous modern interior which lacked nothing. Being that it was a corner space we had an incredible wrap around balcony with a perfect view of ocean and nearby islands that was directly on the water. We cannot wait to return.
Heaven on earth!!
I have stayed at many places on the island of St. Thomas. The Hammock in Heaven iwas the best value and most beautiful accommodation of al that I have experienced. Its location is directly on the ocean with an incredible view of Tortola and St. Johns. The best aspect is that it is a corner condo with a large wrap around balcony rather than an inside unit with a much smaller balcony space. You will not be disappointed as the very, very modern interior is as beautiful as the outside view.
What a terrific place! I confess that I am reluctant to write a review because I really don't want word to get out about how terrific this unit is. I fear it'll get too popular. When we go back to St Thomas we'll look no further. Great unit, in such a photogenic location, and the owner provided really good, first-rate tips
for making a good stay. He made everything smooth & easy.
Everything I wanted it to be. Relaxed in the hammock, listening to the waves from the ocean. Direct view of St Johns. Could have my own private beach or, go down to the public beach. Close to Red Hook where there's groceries, the ferry and fabulous restaurants
Beautiful views, very nice condo.
Let me just start with a few cons, the "Guide to Relaxation" that is included which gives you a lot of needed information about your stay is awesome BUT it is not up to date, I tried to contact 2 people on there that are no longer associated with this condo, and it should be updated. Second, there are no clean towels after you use them and no maid service unless you pay for it, so plan on using them again, bringing extra or going to launder them. Third, if you get a rental car do yourself a favor and pay the extra for the jeep, the hills are so steep and if you do see regular cars around they're usually beat up pretty bad from the roads. We found ourselves traveling to St John quite a bit for the hiking, snorkeling and shops/bars, if we go back we would probably stay there. But there is also a lot to do on St Thomas but we just preferred St John. Now for the good stuff, this condo is gorgeous and has a breathtaking view, it was so nice to wake up to and listening to the ocean is one of my favorite things about it. It can get pretty warm at night and the ceiling fans in there are not that powerful, the memory foam mattress had us sweating a few times, so I guess it depends what time of year you go. The resort is beautiful also but the parking lot is full of potholes, hopefully they will be updated, I liked the fact that there was security at entrance and patrolling the facility also. The only other suggestion I have is maybe you could install a cascading blind on the balcony above the hammock to block the light from the patio across the way, when you are sitting on the balcony at night and trying to enjoy it the light from their balcony interfered with it. All in all again it's a beautiful condo. It was worth the money.
Snorkeling right off the beach; tarpon feeding in the marina, excursions and adventures out of the marina.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
CHECK IN IS 4:00 P.M. OR AFTER. CHECK OUT IS 11:00 A.M. WIFI, NETFLIX STREAMING, LINEN, TOWELS, BEACH TOWELS, BEACH LOUNGE CHAIRS, PORTABLE COOLER, SNORKEL FINS AND MASK AND BATH TOILETRIES ARE INCLUDED. NON SMOKING ONLY. COMPLIMENTARY MID STAY CLEANING WITH LINEN/TOWEL CHANGE FOR STAYS OF 8 OR MORE DAYS. PRICES ARE BASED ON TWO GUESTS. ADDITIONAL GUEST ARE CHARGED $50 PER NIGHT.