Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Cheeseburger in Paradise: Sapphire Beach-Front; High-Tech, Low-Key Living

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Beachfront, Building E, Unit 308, Top Two Floors, Sleeps 6

Directly On Sapphire Beach, Unit E308 offers Spectacular Views overlooking St.John and the British Virgin Islands. The exterior and interior of this condo have been completely renovated, refurbished and redecorated.

The property has a Marina, Water Sports Rentals, White Sand Beach, Swimming Area, Coral Reefs, an Oceanfront Pool and a Beach Bar. This Ideal East End Location is less than a mile from Red Hook with Restaurants, Harbor and Ferry Service to other Islands.

Our Condo is on the third and fourth floors at the Top of Building E, at the quiet end of the Beach, convenient to the Marina. Building E faces East allowing for lovely Breezes and Gorgeous Views. From this location, so close to the water, you have an unobstructed, panoramic View of the Sapphire Blue Caribbean Sea and Colorful, ever-changing Skies from Sunrise to Sunset. St. John and the British Virgin Islands form the backdrop and provide dots of Sparkling Lights at night. The Boats coming in and out of the Marina are beautiful and calming.

With its two floors, our condo offers comfort and flexibility for couples or families. Both levels of this condo have Full Bathrooms with Showers and hair dryers, Sleeping and Living space, and Balconies with Tables and seating. The Full Kitchen is equipped with Stainless Steel Appliances, Glass Cooktop, Cookware, Dinnerware, Crock Pot and Electric Grill. Food and Drinks can be enjoyed at the Indoor Table, on the Balcony or at the Beachfront Bar.

Quiet, Top Floor Workspace with a Chrome Tablet and unlimited fiber optics WiFi is provided for researching or socializing without giving up the View. The main floor has a 55" Sony Smart TV with Netflix Streaming Video and Premium Cable, a Sony Play Station 3 with Games for all ages, a DVD Player with a large selection of Movies and a Bose SoundTouch Music system. The Bedroom Suite on the top floor has a 42" Toshiba, LCD, Flat-Screen TV, Sony Play Station 2 with Games, Netflix, and a Sony DVD Player with Movies. For your sleeping comfort are a King size Bed upstairs, featuring a Memory Foam Pillow Top Mattress and Queen size Sofa Beds on both 3rd and 4th floors that are new, highly rated, easy to use models.

Snorkeling is great fun at the Coral Reef at Sapphire Beach. Snorkel Gear for 5 is stored in this condo for guest use. Sea Grape trees, along the water's edge, provide shade allowing for hours of relaxation while enjoying the sound of the waves and the gentle breezes. Complimentary Beach Loungers are provided for all guests.

Adjacent to Building E, the Sapphire Beach Marina offers Boating, Diving, Snorkeling, Sailing, Island Hopping and Fishing trips to meet all purposes of visitors. When you see Fishing Boats come into the Marina, you can buy Fresh Fish at the dock to Grill on your Balcony.

Sapphire Beach Bar, oceanfront on Sapphire Beach, serves drinks, salads and sandwiches. Their Sunday Fundays often include live music. VI Slice, a restaurant by the Sapphire Village pool, is easily walkable from Building E. Less than a mile away is the village of Red Hook where you will find most anything you want or need plus the American Yacht Harbor with Ferry service to St. John (pedestrian and auto) and the British Virgin Islands.

St. Thomas has many attractions and activities within easy driving distance such as Magens Bay, Coral World, Hiking Trails, Sky-Lift, Botanical Gardens, Drake's Seat, and more. Colorful downtown Charlotte Amalie, the capital city, is a 25-minute drive and offers duty-free shopping. A 20 minute ferry ride will take you to St. John and a 30-minute Seaplane flight or a two hour Ferry ride will take you to historic St. Croix.

St. Thomas’ temperatures hover around a pleasant 80 degrees all year. You can adjust your indoor temperature with thermostats on both levels and Central Air Conditioning/ Heat. Ceiling fans and ocean breezes add to the comfort of tropical living. The island topography is hilly and absolutely gorgeous with lush foliage and ocean views from almost everywhere.

No passport is needed by American citizens to visit the US Virgin Islands of St.Thomas, St.John, Water Island or St.Croix. Bring one if you want to make side trips to the British Virgin Islands of Tortola, Jost van Dyke or Virgin Gorda.

Thank you for your interest in our condo. This is a non-smoking unit. Required minimum age of responsible guest is 25. Sapphire Beach has a strong Security System in place with lighting, cameras and personnel available 24 hours a day. When you book with us, we will send you an extensive list of information and recommendations to help make your vacation successful. Patrick and Mary

More Details

Mary Logue
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Mary Logue

My husband and I fell in love with the ocean when we moved from Minnesota to Miami upon graduating from University. We now enjoy our life in North Carolina between the mountains and the beach. We first vacationed as a family in St. Thomas at the suggestion of our son, Eric, who is certified in deep sea diving, in the spring of 1999. It was so incredibly beautiful and enjoyable that we purchased a villa at the lovely Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina. I have since retired from teaching art and my husband has retired to Professor Emeritus status at Duke Medical Center here in Durham, NC. Eric now has a Healthcare Consulting Company and has left Atlanta for Durham. Our other son, Sean, a manager of software engineering at IBM in NC, has joined in this wonderful experience. We all make regular trips to Sapphire Beach together and with friends. We like to celebrate our anniversary there and watch the fireworks being set off at St. John on New Year's Eve from our balcony. It remains the best get-away ever!

Mary Logue purchased this condo in 1999

Why Mary Logue chose Estate Smith Bay

St.Thomas is that rare place that we enjoy returning to again and again without ever running out of interesting and enjoyable things to do and see. Sapphire Beach is conveniently located for access to shopping, restaurants and other Islands. We have explored St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Tortola, Virgin Gorda plus the caves of Norman Island and love all of the Virgin Islands. We always are happy to return to the incredibly beautiful Sapphire Beach. It's a wonderful place to begin and end each day.

What makes this condo unique

We love our top floor condo in E building for its spectacular view, ocean breezes, and quiet, calming environment. This spacious, well-designed, two-story condo affords us flexibility and comfort. One can sleep or work upstairs while another watches TV or enjoys an early morning cup of coffee downstairs. There is no one else above or below the bedroom and no one else looking down on our balconies or looking in from the beach. Building E is at the quiet end of the beach and is convenient to the marina, laundry facility, pool, coral reef, and restaurant.

Guestbook comments from the owner

March 2017

Mary's condo is so beautiful and comfortable and in such a beautiful location you just may not want to ever leave! It is right on sapphire beach which we thought was the best beach on all of st Thomas! It is a great snorkeling spot and close to a marina for any water activities you may want. The condo is amazing and is in a building closer to the marina and in a quieter spot. The sunrise is not to be missed even on cloudy days. Per Mary's suggestion we did ended up renting a car and we were glad we did as the food option at sapphire is limited to two locations and even though they do offer good food we loved the freedom of having a car to go out for dinner and for beach hopping and driving on the left was fun! We also took the ferry ride to St. John and rented a jeep there and drove around the entire island which was amazing especially snorkeling at trunk bay! I strongly recommend that for anyone debating whether to do a guided tour at St. John or doing it on your own. My tip is get to trunk bay early before the tourists from cruise ships get there because by the time it was noon snorkeling would have been impossible that's how crowded it gets! All in all I will most definitely book Mary's condo again and I can't wait to go back! Thanks Mary for being such an amazing host!
Mar 2017
  • 1 of 2


Estate Smith Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double Sinks, main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Single Sink, Top floor
  • Full bathrooms with showers and hair dryers on both levels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King Bed and Queen Sofa Bed in upstairs large room Second Queen Sofa Bed in lower floor sitting area
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Included: Mid-week towel Exchange/ Trash Removal; Snorkel Gear; COA Beach Loungers on Beach and on Pool Patio; Unlimited Netflix and WiFi.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

85% Complete
14% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Cheeseburger in Paradise: Sapphire Beach-Front; High-Tech, Low-Key Living
average rating of 4.8513513 based on 76 reviews

Beautiful condo!

  • 4 of 5

Condo was very comfortable and exactly as described. Many great amenities and fully stocked kitchen. Although we didn't do a lot of cooking, it was equipped with anything you would need. Enjoyed the quietness of Sapphire Beach and beautiful view of St. John from the condo. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased that this family enjoyed their stay at my condo on Sapphire Beach. Yes, the view is perhaps the best thing about this unit. The ocean and skies are gorgeous from sunrise to sundown and, even after, there is moonlight and twinkling lights of St. John.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Sturkie, AR

Breathtaking views! Pure relaxation! Stop looking and book it, this is the one!

  • 5 of 5

Location, location,location. Beautiful views of the island and ocean. Loved how the prints inside the condo were actually pictures from

Sapphire Beach. Mary's condo is located right next to the marina away from the more crowded beach like other units at this resort. Even when a cruise boat was in we didn't know because we were the only ones on our little beach. We loved watching the fishing boats come in and even bought fresh Mahi from them. Lovely coral reefs on this little private beach saw fish and a ray. Upstairs bed extremely comfortable, husband has me on a search for the sheets for our house. Downstairs couch converts to a bed, foam mattress topper to place on top for extra comfort. Daughter has me on a search for the island theme throw pillows but most of all the blue throw blanket (would love to know where they came from?) Great outdoor grill on balcony. Pool overlooking the ocean was beautiful. Our favorite was walking on the island rocks looking for critters in the water every evening and drinking a drink from the sapphire beach bar/grill located onsite.

Groceries about 1/2 mile away at Moe's in Red Hook felt the safest. We cooked a lot of meals in the kitchen we had everything we needed to do so. Red hook dive center and lattes in paradise were great businesses there. If your going to order a pizza, order from senor pizza in red hook they deliver to your door, tasted wonderful, wings are hot too! Definitely see Coral World and book an activity. We did sea trek and saw a sea turtle on our dive, we pet turtles in the turtle pool, and our daughter swam with a sea lion.

Mary was excellent to work with, quick communications and provided extra info about the island and even a map before arrival. We rented a car (DRIVE ON LEFT) and parking was provided. Thank you for sharing your place of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I admit I spent a lot of time researching before redecorating our condo and also compiling a list of my favorite island activities, restaurants and information to share but a really great vacation like this one happens when the guests approach it the way this family did. For other animal lovers, please know that Sea Lions have tough skin, unlike Dolphins, and are wonderful to swim with. It's extremely satisfying to get a report like this one. Mary
Did you find this review helpful?
6 0

Sapphire Beach Review E-308

  • 5 of 5

This unit is in a great location, on a quiet stretch of Sapphire Beach and away from all the crowding and noise associated with the other 3 units. Beautifully appointed and with just superb views over to the BVI and St. John, we really love staying here.


  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate that this lovely family chose our condo for their accommodations at Sapphire Beach for the third time. They know how to enjoy an island vacation and are wonderful guests. Mary
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0

Idyllic Setting

  • 5 of 5

A home away from home that rests on one of the most prolific coves of live coral on St. Thomas. The kitchen is equipped with everything an "island chef" needs (along with a marina of fishermen next door). I cooked breakfast, lunch and several dinners with ease. A management staff that responded quickly and exceeded expectations (always the exception but standard at Sapphire Beach Resort). Top quality snorkel gear made it easy to enjoy natures wonders. A stone's throw to Red Hook, we had easy access to restaurants and every nearby island - St. John, Tortolla, Virgin Gorda, St. Croix. A once in a lifetime experience. A trip that we will never forget, yet, will strive to repeat. An idyllic setting for my daughter and me!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was important to me that this father daughter duo have a special, shared experience while staying in our condo at Sapphire Beach. They made it happen but it was gratifying to have played a part in this successful adventure. I would certainly welcome them back for further exploration of these beautiful islands. Mary
Did you find this review helpful?
6 0

Mary's place is an excellant location for your first or future trips!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to stay at Mary's place. It's hard to go somewhere else. Not only is the view beautiful but it's strategic in location. Red Hook is right around the corner which has local eateries, shopping and the ferry to St. John. There is a harbour right ot the door that has multipule excursions from fishing to trips to Tortola and beyond.

This condo is amazing as it has the most wonderful views both day and night. Watch the sun or even more, moon rise over St. John.

The condo has anything and everything you need. From snorkle gear to super glue. Grab some groceries and snacks from Moes Grocery right around the corner.

The infamous Sapphire Beach is around the corner as well. Absolutely beautiful and surreal.

Word of caution when visiting beaches on St. Thomas. Be concious of cruise ship days, yhe beaches on St. Thomas become conjested and crowded. Our suggestion, take the ferry in Red Hook over to St. John and head to the East End for some relaxation.

Thank you Mart for and absolutely enjoyable experience. See you next time!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was very pleased to have this couple return for an anniversary celebration after having spent their honeymoon in our condo several years ago. They were wonderful guests both then and now. I hope to have them back again. Mary
Did you find this review helpful?
6 0

Perfection once again

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Mary's condo for a second time because we were so delighted the first time. We brought along my two sisters so we had 4 adults. The condo accommodated us just fine. Mary has anticipated every need from snorkel equipment to movies. The view is spectacular and the condo is cozy...what more could you want?

Maybe we'll see you again next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This couple was a pleasure to host a year ago. I am happy this second stay was as good especially since two sisters were included. As one of five sisters, I know how important this is. I would love to have them all return for a third stay. Mary
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0


Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Cyril E King
Nearest Barpub
Sapphire Beach Bar on Sapphire Beach
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
American Yacht Harbor at Red Hook
Nearest Restaurant
VI Slice at Sapphire Village
Nearest Beach
Directly On Sapphire Beach
Car: not necessary

Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina is a condominium complex directly on Sapphire Beach conveniently located at the East End of St.Thomas. Sapphire Beach has coral reefs for snorkeling, a swimming area, a sandy beach lined with Sea Grape Trees and Palms plus a Beach Bar for drinks and light fare. A Dive Shop on the beach has Water Sports Equipment for Rental. The Sapphire Marina, adjacent to Building E, has numerous excursions available for deep sea fishing, snorkeling, dinner cruises, island hopping and sailing. Red Hook is less than one mile away where Auto and Pedestrian Ferries leave from American Yacht Harbor to neighboring US and British Virgin Islands. Numerous restaurants with varied decor and menu choices, including Caribbean lobster, are just minutes away. Coral World, an attraction for all ages, is nearby. Taxis are readily available but visitors often enjoy exploring the island by driving. Rental cars are easily gotten at the airport with advance reservations. A rental car company, All Around Car Rentals, is located at the entrance drive to Sapphire Beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

For fewer nights than minimum, add $200 cleaning/ supplies fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties