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John McLeod

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Most Remarkable Views - Great Location from Your Completely Renovated Studio

15 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

East End Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) close to the beach; spectacular views are immediate.

Our remarkable Sapphire Village studio, with its almost 180* view of the Caribbean Sea, was COMPLETELY RENOVATED. Re-tiled, re-painted in May 2016. PLUS updates: chairs, beach chairs, kitchen ware, window treatments in 2015. We replaced it all - ceilings, ceiling fans, furniture, cabinets, bathroom, kitchen, linens, you name it! - it's ALL NEW, fresh, squeaky clean and modern. This really is where you want to stay!

This is where you really want to be!

Make sure you know the difference between Sapphire Village Condominiums and Sapphire Beach Resort. Our breezy studio is on top of the hill in the Barbados building, between two pools, right above the NEW Sapphire Grill at 6700 Sapphire Village Condos (on Smith Bay Road, Red Hook), not in the Resort.

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Welcome! Come, refresh yourself on gorgeous St Thomas!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John McLeod (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About John McLeod

We married nine years ago and live in Sapphire Village part time. When 'on island' we attend Calvary Baptist Church in Charlotte Amalie or Community Baptist, across from Sugar Bay Resort. We like to rise early to enjoy the beach, dine very well, and always marvel at the beautiful view!

John McLeod purchased this studio in 2010

Why John McLeod chose St. Thomas

We bought this studio to share with family and friends. We love meeting the locals and soaking up the lovely Caribbean accent! Everyone is so friendly and ready to help you find your way around.

John likes to do his walking and swimming at dawn and Cathryn loves to meet friends and shop in Red Hook. We both enjoy photography excursions to St John, Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Bring your passport for travels to the British Virgin Islands!

We know you'll love Sapphire Village as much as we do.

What makes this studio unique

We (you would) have one of the VERY BEST views on all of St Thomas, evidenced by the fact that island tour drivers always stop near the Sapphire Village entrance to let oogling visitors take pictures of a view you have from your balcony!

Sapphire Village Condominiums is a secure, gated community with two pools maintained daily, plus easy access to beaches, shopping, and restaurants.

Hop on a safari (an open-air taxi) for a dollar ride to Red Hook or Tutu Park Mall for all your provisions. Two dollars will buy your hilly ride to Charlotte Amalie - the heart of town on colorful St Thomas - gateway to all the tourist attractions dangled before you.

Sapphire Marina offers day sailing, jet-skiing, deep-sea fishing and sunset tours.

Waiters in beach attire will happily deliver lunch and drinks to you right on the beach, from Banana Cabana or Sapphire Grill!

Your studio balcony faces northeast, so it's always draped with pleasing indirect sunlight.. perfect for morning coffees, watching seagulls and sailboats glide gracefully over clear blue waters, and stunning Caribbean sunsets. Quite often you can hear the wind whistling low through sailboat masts in the marina.

This is the most attractive studio in all of Sapphire Village: uncluttered, clean, fresh.. 'easy on the eyes.'

You might not want to leave!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was great - we loved our stay a Sapphire Village! Everyone was nice, welcoming and happy. We are already looking forward to our return trip!
Jan 2015
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Reviews

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Most Remarkable Views - Great Location from Your Completely Renovated Studio
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Relaxing with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

The property is just as stated. The studio is clean and has everything you need. Do be aware that the walk back from the beach is uphill, but became easier as the week went by. It's convenient to Red Hook which we loved. Lots of restaurants and bars. The owner was responsive and very helpful!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent View

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife stayed at this place for 5 nights in June, 2016. It is located in the best part of St Thomas - convenient to ferry to St John, Restaurants, Grocery shops, Sapphire Beach - yet secluded and quite. John & Cathryn McLeod were very responsive in making our stay enjoyable. You can NOT go wrong in renting this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sapphire condo

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay in the condo. Great spot close to red hook. Views was amazing.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Beautiful views, nicely appointed unit

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently spent one week vacationing in the USVI and stayed at this nicely appointed unit with beautiful views of the Islands. Close to various beaches, the town of Red Hook and the Ferry terminal for access to the other islands. Very enjoyable time. Would recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sapphire Beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved to stay in your condo.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Good times had by all

  • 5 of 5

Having the condo as a home base to our stay was fantastic. The apt had everything we needed and then some. We were pleasantly surprised to find a few extras that really added to the comfort of our stay. Loved having such an equipped kitchen(saving $$ on meals), beach chairs, snorkel equipment, access to bbq on the grounds and a choice of 2 beautiful pools to jump in after a long day at the beach. We enjoyed an amazing view and breakfast every morning on the terrace. We can't wait to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Map

Mahogany Run Golf Course
Coral World Ocean Park
"Coral World and Coki Beach (really good snorkeling; feed fish) are right next to each other."
Magens Bay
"Note: Forget the "driving distance" listed by some ignorant software. It's about 15 minutes ..."
Red Hook Dive Center
Tillett Gardens
Duffy's Love Shack
"Not to be missed, at least once; right in Red Hook."
99 Steps
"Historical, in town. Not for the faint of heart... count the steps as you go. Are there 99, ..."
Skyride to Paradise Point
"The view is spectacular."
Lindbergh Bay
"Great little beach, just down the road from your Studio. Also known as Smith Bay. Costs $2.0..."
Fish Tails restaurant
"Note: Forget the "driving distance" listed by some ignorant software. It is 2 minute drive. ..."
Tavern on the waterfront
"Second story, good view of harbor, air conditioned comfort, right on "front" street in town,..."
Molly Malones
"Note: Forget the "driving distance" listed by some ignorant software. Not to be missed, open..."
Cyril E King Airport
"Here's where you arrive... and depart, when you have to."
Seaborne Airlines
"Seaplanes. Fast trip to St Croix (and other destinations), great views, doesn't fly much hig..."
Coki Beach
"Note: Forget the "driving distance" listed by some ignorant software. It's about 10 minutes ..."
Gladys's Café
"Good place for lunch when you are in town; historic buildings."
Beni Iguana's Sushi Bar
"Note: Forget the "driving distance" listed by some ignorant software. It's 20 minutes away. ..."
Havana Blue
"Note: Forget the "driving distance" listed by some ignorant software. It's about 20 -25 minu..."
Sapphire Village
"This is us! And can be your best place to stay, contact us VRBO.com/344541"
Magens Bay Beach
"This beautiful one-mile stretch of beach is St Thomas' most favorite and famous beach and is..."
Nearest Barpub
Sapphire Grill (in Village); Red Hook
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
in Red Hook, 15 minute walk; 2 minute safari/taxi
Nearest Restaurant
Sapphire Grill in Village and in Red Hook
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

East End Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall SPECIAL
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$89
$623
$1,800
 
 
Peak 2016-2017
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$120
$840
$2,100
 
 
Summer 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Aug 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
$100
$700
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until Reservation is confirmed with a signed Rental Agreement and 50% deposit.

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Amenities

East End Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • All bath linens provided. Also separate beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Studio, no formal bedroom; full size bed.
  • Linens provided.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You won't need to bring your hair dryer, beach chairs or towels. We supply them, as well as an iron and ironing board in the closet, along with a fold-up wooden thingie for air drying your bathing suit. You'll find a flashlight handy for the occasional power outage, too.

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