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Weekly pricing is now discounted a full $300.00, celebrating the USVI Centennial

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + 1 Queen Futon + 1 Roll-away, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

Imagine you on a white, sandy beach with panoramic views so vast that you must take several pictures just to capture its beauty, knowing you are only 100 steps from your room.

Envision yourself snorkeling with sea turtles, rays and stunning reef fish, knowing that your snacks are in your comfortable condo less than 100 yards away.

Visualize shooting stars as you stand on this lovely beach under a crystal clear night sky, picking out Orion’s Belt or the North Star, knowing that your dinner is waiting just a three minute walk away.

Picture yourself having dinner on our porch as you look out over the beach and are serenaded by the sounds of the sea, knowing that your comfortable king bed is right in the next room.

Awaken early one pre-dawn morning and take that three minute walk to the beach and watch a spectacular sunrise welcome a new day as it rises over St John.

Our condo (Unit D-36) will allow your imaginations to become realities because a beautiful beach like Sapphire Beach should be close to where you are staying.

You will not find a better combination of beauty, peace, serenity, location and convenience.

Welcome to Crystal Cove on the east end of St. Thomas. It is the perfect blend of Caribbean beauty and beaches and the United States of America.

Now get ready for one of the most beautiful beaches you will ever see, ONLY STEPS FROM YOUR DOOR!!! Sapphire Beach boasts a beautiful panoramic view of St. John and other islands and keys as you stand on a white sandy beach under the shade of sea grape trees. It has the most calm, warm and crystal clear waters you will encounter in the Caribbean. Better yet, the snorkeling is about the best anywhere, and you will regularly meet sea turtles, coral and a countless variety and abundance of reef fish. A beach attendant will set up your complimentary beach chair and make sure you are comfortable. If that’s not enough, you can swim in our private swimming pool or play tennis on our own lit courts. And yes, we supply towels, snorkel equipment and tennis rackets.

Our spacious 1,000 square feet, one bedroom apartment is Unit D-36 IS NOW GREEN!!! We are now solar powered. We feel that our location provides the best combination of privacy and proximity to the beach, which is only steps away. Our kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, refrigerator, small appliances, microwave, dishes, tableware and cooking utensils so you can enjoy a homemade meal on the porch while overlooking our beautiful beach. Our living room is adorned with comfortable couches and chairs and cable TV and DVD player. We also have a nice collection of movies for your enjoyment. Our bedroom has luxurious a king size bed, and there is a queen sized futon in the enclosed porch, which has blinds so that it acts as a second bedroom. You can also get a rollaway bed if needed. There are two full bathrooms, fully stocked with towels, and yes, we provide beach towels, too, and there is a washer/dryer available on the property.

Since you are at this website, you already know the benefits of vacationing on St. Thomas, with its wonderful shopping, sightseeing and dining. We are ten minutes from Redhook, boasting at least a dozen restaurants and the ferry to St. John. Upon booking, we will send you our own “St. Thomas Tour,” detailing the apartment, how and where to snorkel, and our favorite restaurants.

Other services are available for an extra fee, including private airport pickup, personal attendant grocery shopping, extra housekeeping, car rentals, wind surfing, scuba, jet ski and more.

Keywords: Beach Front Condominium on what the NY Times calls the best beach on St Thomas!!!

More Details

Jerry Style
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Jerry Style

My name is Jerry Style.

I am a tax and financial planner. Obviously, I work very hard during the winter. But, that is to your benefit, because when I am not enjoying my piece of paradise, YOU CAN!!!

I live in New York, but get to Crystal Cove whenever I can. I love its relaxed atmosphere, the beach and especially the snorkling.

I'm not much of a shopper, but I have purchased some beautiful jewelry there for my girlfriend at very reasonable prices. Shopping there is actually interesting, but don't tell my girlfriend that.

Jerry Style purchased this condo in 2007

Why Jerry Style chose East End

When the real estate broker took me to Crystal Cove, I could not believe my eyes!!! Never did I think that I would own a piece of paradise like this!!! But, as it worked out, I bought it, and someday, maybe 7 or eight years from now, I will retire here. In the mean time, I go whenever I can, and rent it out when I cannot make it there.

What makes this condo unique

The great things about Crystal Cove are many:

- First and foremost, Sapphire Beach is the perfect getaway where you can just relax amidst beautiful scenery at serene seaside beach.

- It is the USA, and you don't even need a passport to get there. We of course use the US dollar.

- It is the Caribbean, and the temperature here is remarkably consistant. The highs and the lows from the winter to the summer vary by only about 5 degrees.

- There is a natural air conditioning at Crystal Cove, with a trade wind that constantly blows gently across your skin. It is the Caribbean, so rain is always in the forecast, but wait a few minutes, and the rain will be gone.

- Our Unit is D-36. It is as close to the beach as you can get. However, since the pathways from the other units lead in differing directions, D-36 is one of the most secluded and private units in the complex.

- The snorkling is among the best I done throughout the Caribbean.

- There are many great restaurants in nearby Red Hook.

- The best meals we have though are those we prepare and dine on our porch overlooking our magnificent beach with romantic music playing in the background.

- The staff, both management, beach attendents and maintenance crew are all spectacular.

- WE ARE NOW GREEN!!! The electricity is now solar powered!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jerry,

Words are not enough to thank you for the wonderful stay at your beautiful condo on St. Thomas! It made our honeymoon very special. Not only was the setting beautiful, but the people, your friends, matched that beauty with their warmth and friendship. You laid the groundwork for how they accepted us with open arms.

Norma was like a mother hen to both of us, especially when she went above and beyond the normal call of duty. As you know, I had a heart issue and had to be taken to the hospital. The hospital care was spectacular, even better than our hospital in New York. But Norma stayed with us and saw to it that we received the best of care. She brought us blankets, made sure we were well fed, and even arranged for our transportation back to the condo when I was discharged.

Norma, her friends and her staff are wonderful examples of what the world could be and should be like.

And even though our trip got off to this rough start, the remainder of our trip was wonderful! The condo was warm and comfortable. The staff on the property were friendly and accommodating. And Sapphire Beach is beautiful beyond compare.

Jerry! Thank You!!! Thank You!!! Thank You!!!

With our love,

George and Connie

(Owner's note: George and Connie are both in their 80's. They just got married and chose our place to celebrate their honeymoon. They are a wonderful couple!)
Nov 2014
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Estate Smith Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • We have 2 bathrooms fully stocked with towels, soap and shampoo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Roll-away (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
You will enjoy your vacation comfort in the knowledge that your stay will do no damage to the environment because the electricity is now provided through our newly installed solar panels. It's our way of trying to preserve the beauty of the Island of St Thomas, the pristine beach known as Sapphire Beach and the breathtaking snorkeling right off our shore.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Weekly pricing is now discounted a full $300.00, celebrating the USVI Centennial
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 23 reviews

Great location, steps from the beach

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Jerry is extremely easy to work with, gave really helpful information about the island, and was always available to help solve any issues. The property is right on Sapphire beach, and this unit is about as close as you can get to the water. The beach is very nice, and except for a couple days when there were 4 cruise ships in port, never got too crowded. There is a small bar/restaurant on the beach attached to the property next door, nothing fancy but they will deliver right to your beach chair. You have access to free loungers as a guest of the property.

About the snorkleing, I've seen several reviewers say that they didn't see much. This is certainly true if you stay right on the shoreline. You have to go out maybe 50-100 yards, and then you will see every kind of fish you could imagine. I went out almost every day, and was never disappointed. My favorites were the sea turtles and the Spotted rays, which are really majestic, appearing to fly through the water.

The condo itself is very basic, but had everything we needed. It could use an update for sure, but for the price, I felt that we got a good deal. Having 2 bathrooms was really great for our family of 4. The plumbing can be a bit problematic, one toilet needs to be repaired (a repairman came by and looked at it, said it needed a part, then we never saw him again). As one other reviewer mentioned, the stove only has 2 burners that light automatically, the other 2 require a match.

Norma will change your sheets and towels if you ask, but I get the feeling she is really overworked, as a couple times she said she was going to come by, but didn't manage until the next day. Probably a symptom of the fact we were there during the busiest 2 weeks of the year.

The property is really close to Red Hook, but you can't walk, it's way too dangerous on the road. You will need a rental car, or figure out the rather chaotic public transit. Taxis are a complete ripoff, island wide.

Bottom line, this is a great rental. Not luxurious, but hard to beat the price for a beachfront location. Owner is easy to work with and responsive.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and RIGHT on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough positive things about the hospitality we were shown by our hosts. Jerry and Norma were kind, helpful, and generous. They saved us from another condo situation where we were double booked and were out on our ears. Jerry called me from New York, gave me precise directions and a fair price quote, and helped save our wedding family vacation. When we come back in the future, we will stay at Jerry's place for sure. We are so grateful. And it was awesome that the air conditioning is on solar! Thanks Jerry and Norma!! <3

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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san jose, CA

Awesome location and beach access

  • 4 of 5

Very beautiful location- close access to beach and well kept home! Jerry was really helpful with lots of useful info and prompt responses! Recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Location, Location, Location!!!

  • 4 of 5

What a great location! The condo really was just a few steps to the beach. It was a bit windy while we were visiting, but it was still just lovely. Jerry was extremely attentive in sending us before tips & tricks and was easily reachable once we arrived. Norma helped us with a few items in the condo which was great. He has plenty of snorkel gear there fitting all sizes. The kids loved it. The pool at the condo is a salt water pool and is really lovely.

Parking was a bit of a pain as it's a long walk to the condo from the parking spots. They are doing construction next door which made it difficult to park near the condo and not have a long walk. I'm only commenting on the walk as we have 2 little ones, that don't help carry much luggage or groceries. The condo is located upstairs and there is no elevator.

Sapphire beach is really lovely. We didn't see too much when we snorkeled, but we never went in the morning. There were many other people snorkeling while we were there, but they also commented that they didn't see too much.

We went to Coki's nice, parking gets crowded, great snorkeling along the "wall", you will be asked to pay for the umbrella and or any chaise lounges you may want. The kids loved it. There are lovely people who will take your order for drinks. Music gets kind of loud the later it gets.

We also went to Secret Harbor beach. That was also a lovely beach. We didn't stay too long here.

We only gave this place 4 stars because the condo was not as nicely kept up as we expected. In the photos, you see 2 bathrooms with bathtubs, yet both shower/tubs could only be used as showers. We called Norma and she was able to get us a rubber stopper which helped. We would have appreciated a way to trade in our beach towels much more often as our beach towels ended up still being a bit wet the next morning. We were able to get our towels changed once in a 6 day period, and that was the day before we were leaving. The stove has 2 burners that light on its own, the other two burners require you to light it to make it work. Many of the rooms needed light bulbs to be changed. It would have only one bulb working and the other would be burnt out. The microwave is plugged into a power strip that would turn itself off, so you literally had to hold down the power button to have the micro working. There is a portable safe, but we did not have access to it.

Overall, I would recommend this condo. :)

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Not the fanciest accommodations and a little dated but absolutely ideal for our purposes... In our opinion considering all elements the beach is overall the best on St. Thomas and it is very close to the rental unit... The owner and on site manager were great to work with and the owner goes the extra mile to make certain that you have all the information you need to make your stay a great one... The location of the development is reasonably close to a lot of really good and interesting restaurants... The other residents we met were either owners or renters who have been returning to this same location for several years which in itself is a testament to the great lifestyle... We do not hesitate recommending this location in general and this unit in particular and hope we can return again...

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ada, Michigan, USA

Fantastic Low-key Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend to anyone looking for a low-key, create your own adventure, kind of vacation. The condo is perfect to either serve as a complete vacation in itself, given the amazing proximity to the beach. Or, you can easily use the condo as a great home-base for day-long adventures to other areas of the island, St John, or wherever your spirit leads you. From the property management, to the clean and hospitable nature of the condo itself, this was a great place to stay. If St Thomas or the USVI is ever in our future travel plans, this is the place we'll stay, no question.

The tips and instructions proved immensely valuable to us. While yes, the USVI is technically still the US, having the tips and tricks, certainly added to our ability and willingness to adventure around the islands. A great place to stay all around.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Cyril B King Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Red Hook several bars
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Car and People ferry to St John
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mahogany Run Golf course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Red Hook several great restaurants
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
Sapphire Beach
Car: recommended

Have you been searching for that perfect place to escape to where you can just relax and recharge? Well, you've found it!

Welcome to paradise, and the beautiful sunshine that gives you that gorgeous tan will also provide power for your comfort. That's right! Our condo is now solar powered! So, help the Caribbean stay as beautiful as she is by using the power of the sun that made her that way!

Sapphire Beach offers some of the best snorkeling in the US Virgin Islands. There are three separate coral reefs loaded with tropical fish and even octopus! The coral of many varieties abound, including brain coral, elk horn coral, pilar coral and much more. Centered between the coral reefs is a large grassy area where green sea turtles graze all day long, and you will see sting rays and even our favorite, the Spotted Eagle Ray.

There is no need to bring your own snorkle equipment. WE SUPPLY SNORKEL EQUIPMENT OF VARYING SIZES.

And all of this is just a few steps from the condo, a condo that is now GREEN!!!


Rates & Availability

Estate Smith Bay Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Nov 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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