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Jesus Esparza

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

We're Right on the Beach! and What a Lovely Beach it is!

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Beach front studio condo, great location

Directly on the beach, step out of your door & walk 29 steps to the water!

A king size bed & sofa sleeper are the sleeping accommodations. We have a living room, dining room & a fully equipped kitchen, perhaps the olny unit in Sapphire Beach resort with an ice maker & dishwasher.

Our unit has two 42' T V's with cable & wireless internet connection.

Step out of your beach front door onto a deck for dinning 'with a view', also enjoy 2 private chaise lounges on your own beach.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jesus Esparza (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

About Jesus Esparza

Retired owners,married 54 years, living in Florida. We use our unit often, ocassionally bringing our 5 children, 8 grand children & their spouses to vacation in this paradise. We've travleed the world & our beach ranks amoungst the best.

Jesus Esparza purchased this villa in 1979


based on 45 traveler reviews

We're Right on the Beach! and What a Lovely Beach it is!
average rating of 4.8 based on 45 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a week, the condo is great, the beach is awesome. We really liked the location, Red Hook is a lot of fun, close to St John ferry. We would plan our next trip around staying here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location Great Five Star - Apartment Good

  • 3 of 5

Right on the beach - can't beat location as Sapphire is a great beach. Can get a little busy on days with lots of cruise ships but the passengers mostly stay down the other end of the beach.

Great little ground floor apartment with access directly on the beach. Owners kindly left cool box and mask and fins, there is couple of sun loungers to use too.

Very small niggles were cooking is tricky - I would say have brekkie and possibly lunch/sandwiches here and nip out to red hook for dinner (but hey your on holiday right!). AC was a little underpowered but fine for us.

Major thing really was there was pumping going on 24/7 in the car park directly behind the apartment for the whole time we were there which did kind of spoil the relaxing vibe - that took our rating the apartment from 4 stars to 3 stars unfortunately.

Saying that I would definitely book again - Owner is really helpful and responds quickly.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Just What We Needed"

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful vacation on Sapphire Beach!! We wanted peace and quiet as well as sun and relaxation. That we got!! The condo was as described in the pictures and reviews. Chuy was a pleasure to work with while making our reservation. He was kind enough to answer all of our questions in a speedy manner. The condo was clean and cozy. The appliances all worked well and the large screen TV was perfect to watch The Open Golf Championship. The beach and views are awesome ! For seven days there were no more than 50 people on the beach at one time. A few days maybe less than 20. Plenty of shade if you get too hot. We saw no need to rent a car. There was always a taxi out front and the price was cheap. We Had provisions such as beer ,wine, soft drinks and snacks delivered by Fresh Foods Vi .com which really worked out well for us. If you want to save some money take some provisions for dinner via cooler. We ate out three times in Red Hook. Fish Tails was good. Try the lobster! Go shopping on days when there are no cruise ships in port. Also, well worth spending a day at the beach in St. John. Remember that you are not staying at an all inclusive 5 star resort. You will pay for bath towel service as well as cleaning service. We washed our towels at the Marina laundry and cleaned house to save money. Worked well for us. Beach towel service is free and Chuy has two beach chairs that you get to use. I picked up snorkel gear my first day at the front desk and returned it at check out. Overall, we had a 5 star experience. Thanks again Chuy for allowing us to stay and experience your home away from home....

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Condo right on the Beach!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at 2 other condos on this property, this condo by far exceeds all the others. I took my 2 teenagers here and there was plenty of room for the three of us. The kitchen and Bathroom were recently renovated. We were able to have breakfast and lunch everyday in the condo. It was great to have a dishwasher. We also ordered sandwiches on the beach that were absolutely delicious. The condo is beach level and building B is the best location between the beach and the pool. Pool chairs were included, just tell them your unit number and tips were very much appreciated. We were also able to get snorkel gear and towels at the office for the week. We love The fresh market in Red Hook for food. A little pricey but great selections. Tap and Still has great Burgers and many beers. We also love Pesce we have been 4 times, fantastic Italian food. We did rent a car to get around. You get pretty good at driving on the left after a day or two. Took the ferry to St. John. Trunk Bay is a must!!! Chuy is so great to deal with. He responded quickly to all my emails and was very helpful. Great unit to rent. Thanks again Chuy for sharing your awesome condo with us!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I miss it already!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was fantastic! Kitchen and bathroom have been renovated, so it is a lot nicer than some of the other condos in this complex. We rented three condos for a family event, so two parents and two kids stayed in this one. The kitchen has lots of counterspace, an oven, and a small dishwasher; the location toward the end of the B building was very convenient, and in my opinion, had the absolute best views in the resort! Some snorkeling gear was available for us to use, which was great because Sapphire Beach is a prime location for snorkeling on St. Thomas. The biggest bonus of this condo is that it's a first-floor unit with direct access to the beach. The kids ran around all vacation--into the ocean, back to the condos, throwing a ball on the beach, to the pool--such a great trip! Furthermore, the beach is not crowded and the resort is quite safe. There is a small cabana for breakfast and lunch (good food), and servers will bring it right to you on the beach if you want. The water is warm and lovely and the views are breathtaking. Loved it! Try renting jetskis in the marina on site--the owner/operator is great! Red Hook is a 5-minute drive (or bus ride) away. We finally got our rental cars for shopping and getting around the island, but be forewarned--if you arrive at night and aren't familiar with St. Thomas (they drive on the left and roads are very narrow, steep, and curvy), take a cab to the resort and rent a car the next day. I will totally go back to Sapphire Beach!! Thanks Chuy, for sharing your fantastic condo with us!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

My apologies for taking so long to write this review but the delay is no reflection of our experience. I must admit that when looking at the pictures on VRBO I wondered if any of the pictures had been photo shopped. After all, could the view from the patio really be so beautiful and the ocean so close? Let me tell you that the pictures are 100% authentic. The unit was exactly as pictured and described. It had everything you could ask for. It was the perfect amount of space for my husband and I.

Everyone we encountered at Sapphire Beach was so warm and friendly. I personally enjoyed the proximity of the condo to the Banana Cabana where I could get a Tropical Explosion cocktail every day. Even though the pool restaurant was closed for renovation, the pool is open. I loved to relax by the pool watching the boats go in and out of the marinas. It was also a wonderful place to watch the St John 4th of July fireworks. The actual beach at Sapphire is gorgeous too. We particularly enjoyed the trees so we could get out of the sun. My husband did lots of snorkeling in the area right in front of the unit.

Red Hook is a 5 minute drive away. Lots of great restaurants and shops there. We had a great time at the Tree Limin Zipline on St Thomas. I was a bit concerned since we are generally a couple of couch potatoes but it was a great experience. The guides are lots of fun but also very safety conscious. We also took the car ferry over to St John for a day. More beautiful beaches, yummy food and shopping.

This was our third trip to St Thomas but previously we had stayed at Secret Harbor. I have nothing negative to say about SH but we have already decided that we will stay at this same unit at Sapphire Beach during our next trip.

Chuy was always quick to respond to emails before, during and after our vacation. I especially want to thank him for being so gracious when we had to reschedule our trip at the last minute due to a medical emergency.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


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East End Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 585 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • one king size bed &one sofa sleeper
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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