About the property
- Condo1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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!!!
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- May 22, 2018
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 Estate Smith Bay
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!
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Crystal Cove is our favorite location, and Sapphire beach is beautiful, but this unit is bare bones. I wouldn't recommend it for traveling with children. Cable and internet not working, half the stove doesn't work, 1 of 3 chairs for sitting and eating was out of commission, and the futon for sleeping is fine for small kids in terms of size, but it's on a patio that isn't actually part of the house, so I wouldn't have small children sleep out there. 1 adult and 3 small children were fine, as the kids fit on the couch. I can't complain about the trip, because a caribbean vacation is always great, but for 7 days as a family, this was tough. Hard to entertain kids on a rainy day, or early in the morning and late evening, before and after beach time. Luckily we were traveling with another family, and were able to hang out in their unit to eat, watch TV, and use our laptops for downtime.
I'm sorry to say this, but some people are impossible to please. EVERYONE knows that the islands just experienced not one but TWO category 5 hurricanes. The island was without power for months. Cable is still down almost everywhere and internet is spotty. ALL OF THIS WAS KNOWN by this guest prior to her arrival. It baffles me as to how people can be bored in paradise. Have we come so far as a society that we cannot exist without technology? Seems so, sorry to say.
Our place is beautiful, and you are supposed to come to St Thomas for the beautiful beaches, not for the TV of the internet!
Great beach front location
This was our first trip to St. Thomas for more than one night and we were glad we chose Jerry's condo. From the start Jerry was very responsive and provided a wealth of knowledge about his unit, Sapphire beach and the surrounding area. We have been using VRBO to find vacation condo's / villas for a few years now and this was a great experience just like the rest.
Jerry's condo is exactly as described and well maintained. We were able to check in with out a hitch and the unit was clean and ready for our arrival. The only hitch was the cable wasn't working (infrastructure in the islands is questionable) but Jerry and Norma his property manager were on top of the problem right away and it was resolved during our stay, not that we were in paradise to watch TV anyhow.
The beach is amazing and there is great snorkeling walking right off shore. There was adequate snorkel gear provided in the condo if you don't have your own. The beach chair women were super friendly and always found us a nice spot under a tree to veg out for the day.
The beach can be crowded when some mega cruise ships are in port but they tend to stay in the middle of the beach, but sometimes its fun to interact with some folks, especially when you can brag that this is your beach for the week and they all have to get back on the boat.
We really enjoyed our stay and would gladly rent from Jerry again!
Paradise Already Begging to Be Returned To
I spent quite a bit of time deciding upon which rental to choose for a long term stay - one month - in St. Thomas. I'm a choosy traveler. When I happened upon this unit, I knew from the very first picture I looked at the I was supposed to stay here. My gut feeling wasn't wrong, and after having a lengthy conversation with Jerry, I booked. For the full month. Gulp. Best decision of my life.
The location couldn't have been more perfect. This upper floor end unit was steps away from one of my favorite beaches in the Virgin Islands (and I explored many). Sapphire Beach delighted me each and every day. From the gorgeous sunsets that I watched each morning from beach, to the delights I found snorkeling the cove. Not a day went by that I didn't see sting rays, or spotted eagle rays or sea turtles.
There's a delightful bar on the beach, and there were days that the live music called me from my work and beckoned that I go down and sip on a painkiller while I listened to the band.
I did not have a car the entire month I was there, and I did not find a detriment. The Vitran busses pass Crystal Cove often and for a buck, and a couple minutes ride, I could quickly get to Red Hook to the grocery store and a few restaurants. The rest of the time I took taxis. I spent far less than it would have cost me to rent a car for the month.
The unit itself is a basic two bedroom (one bedroom and a porch that could be converted to a bedroom, 2 bath with full kitchen unit. Complete with internet and air conditioning. I'll admit the air conditioning was heavenly :) I actually converted the porch to my office as I worked remotely for most of the time, and I must say that I loved the set-up. Windows open, listening to the wind and the waves and smelling the sea-salt air.
I'd highly recommend this condo for anyone whose main criteria are close to beach and economical lodging from a respectable owner. I won't need it again as I'm moving to St. Thomas in 2018 :)
Great location, steps from the beach
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.
Beautiful and RIGHT on the beach!
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
Awesome location and beach access
Very beautiful location- close access to beach and well kept home! Jerry was really helpful with lots of useful info and prompt responses! Recommend!
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!!!