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Rick Horne

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Sapphire Beach, Crystal Cove - 2BR/3.5 Bath Duplex with Patio

20 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

East End Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Crystal Cove is located at beautiful Sapphire Beach on the East End of St. Thomas approximately one mile from the town of Red Hook.

Our recently renovated 2 bedroom (one with a king and one with 2 twins), 3.5 bath condo has an unparalleled beachfront location and is fully equipped for your convenience and comfort. There are also 2 murphy beds located in the living room. This spacious condo sleeps up to six people. The unit is air conditioned and has ceiling fans in every room. The kitchen appliances were purchased in November 2011 and include a refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven, dishwasher, blender, coffee maker and toaster. The kitchen has a complete set of dishes, silverware, glasses, wine glasses, and pots and pans. All linens, bath towels, beach towels and mid week maid service are provided. There is a telephone and a washer and dryer located in the condo for your convenience. Wireless internet is available for purchase from an outside service provider.

Our spacious condo is the only 2 floor condo in Crystal Cove, and is located in the sought after “A” building only steps from the half-mile long, palm lined white sand beach. Upstairs are two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Downstairs are the kitchen, dining room, living room (with 2 murphy beds) and a full bathroom. There are 2 bathtubs.

There is an oversized patio attached to the condo, which provides a wonderful spot to enjoy your morning cup of coffee, eat meals, relax with a book and enjoy the views of St. John, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke and Virgin Gorda.

Our condo is lovingly cared for by Norma and her team. You can call ahead and arrange for Norma to do your shopping. Norma can also arrange for a reliable ride to or from the airport, and can offer restaurant or babysitter recommendations. Norma also rents baby equipment for a minimal fee. Norma is your link to whatever you need in St. Thomas. Norma will also provide daily maid service for an additional fee.

The beach on which Crystal Cove is located provides consistently calm waters, making it ideal for water sports, snorkeling and scuba diving with the sea turtles and rays. Crystal Cove features 2 lighted tennis courts, a pool, and a beachside shuffleboard court. Chaise lounges and beach chairs are also provided free of charge by Diane, the friendly beach attendant.

At Sapphire Marina, located next door to Crystal Cove (a 5 minute walk), you can rent waverunners or charter a boat for a fishing expedition or a full or half-day day trip to one or more of the other nearby islands and cays.

Nearby Red Hook boasts a variety of bars (such as Duffy’s Love Shack - dubbed the coolest parking lot bar in the Caribbean, it has been featured in many publications), casual and fine restaurants, shops, a full service grocery store (with a bakery, deli, butcher, fish market and wine and cheese shop), banks, a pharmacy, and a walk-in medical clinic. Ferries to other islands, including St. John, Virgin Gorda and Tortola are also conveniently located in Red Hook. There are taxi’s that cost $1 to go to Red Hook from Crystal Cove.

Picturesque Charlotte Amalie, the capital of St. Thomas, offers world class shopping at low duty free prices. Charlotte Amalie is famous as a deep-water harbor that was once a haven for pirates and is now a famed cruise ship port of call. Charlotte Amalie has many buildings of historical importance and is home to St. Thomas Synagogue, the second-oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Taxis are available from Crystal Cove for the 20 minute drive.

Come stay with us and relax and enjoy the Caribbean at its best. Call us for more information regarding the condo and St. Thomas.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rick Horne (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Rick Horne

This condo has been owned by the same family since 1972 and is now owned by the third generation of family members, each of whom has been coming to Crystal Cove annually since they were babies. The fourth generation loves nothing more than coming to Crystal Cove when on vacation from school.

Rick Horne purchased this condo in 1972

Reviews

4.7
based on 20 traveler reviews

Sapphire Beach, Crystal Cove - 2BR/3.5 Bath Duplex with Patio
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at this condo last week. It was clean, comfortable and spacious; perfect for 4. The greatest thing about it was the location. It was literally a few steps from Sapphire Bay beach; one of the most beautiful beaches on St. Thomas. The snorkeling was great, lots of coral, and the view of St. John and BVI's...spectacular! I thought the condo was priced appropriately. It could use just a little TLC: The vertical blinds in the master are falling apart; grout in at least one of the baths needs fixed; range hood was old, dirty and had no light bulb and the dryer vent was clogged with lint that we could not get out. Also the beds in the second bedroom are tiny; they did not appear to be twin sized beds, they were smaller. Standard twin sized beds would be nicer; that way an adult could still sleep in those and not hang over the edges. All little things, nothing that would prevent us from staying here again. Overall this was a great place to stay and I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Connecticut
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four nights and the experience could not have been better. I can say first and foremost that the pictures don't do the property justice. I have been all over Saint Thomas and this is one of the nicest beaches on the island.

In terms of the property everything is as advertised. The community is very welcoming and the property is very easy to find. There were tubes of suntan lotion for us as well as some recreational watersport gear.

On the beach there are beach chairs that you can use which made the experience that much better.

Overall this was a perfect rental and would absolutely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon!!
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Milwaukee, WI
5

Awesome Location on a Great Beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family of six rented this condo for vacation two years in a row. We absolutely love beautiful Sapphire Beach! The snorkeling, and sunbathing right outside the front door with the gorgeous aqua blue waters, St. John and other islands as the backdrop was fantastic. The duplex fit our family great and we had plenty of room to be comfortable. The owner was always very prompt with his responses and very easy to work with. We loved the close proximity to Red Hook, as we took many day trips on the car-ferry to St. John and passenger ferries to the other BVI's. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back soon!!
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5

The Best Place To Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Six of us slept quite comfortably in the condo. We never felt cramped or all over each other. The facilities were great. The beach is the best around. Great breeze, fantastic snorkeling, and wonderful people. Each time we met someone on the island and told them where we were staying, they all said, "Oh, that is the best beach on the whole island!" You will never regret spending time on this beach or in this condo. The owner is quite responsive will any and all questions. Great experience. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a nice visit. We hope you come back soon!!
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Washington, District of Columbia
4

Phenomenal setting!

  • 4 of 5

This condo could not be better situated. Directly out the front door is a little grass lawn, then a perfect beach, then turquoise water and beautiful scenery. We were blown away by the view of Saint John and the BVIs across the bay. There is decent snorkeling right off the beach. The waves and undertow are minimal - a big plus if you have little kids with you. Even on the big cruise ship days, the beach was never too crowded - plenty of chairs and space for everyone. If terrific location is your goal, you have found your ideal. We were there in late March, a family of 3 adults and 2 little children, 2 and 4. The condo has a perfect set up for a family. For us, having an upstairs bedroom for the kids was a huge plus - we wanted to be confident they were close to us and far from the front door at night! The condo is large enough that there is plenty of space to spread out and get some privacy. There is nothing fancy about the condo - furnishings are pretty minimal and a bit scruffy. Only negative - we were not able to get internet from the condo at all. We tried from every room, but were never able to connect. Luckily mobiles worked fine. If wifi is not a huge concern and you dont need upscale furnishings, I'm sure you will agree this place is a little slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia
5

Awesome location, and a great duplex

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed in this duplex the last week of February, and would gladly go back and spend the rest of our lives there! The location is unparalleled - as close to the beach as possible - literally 30-40feet away from your front door - close enough that I would walk out in the morn with my coffee, and then walk back to refill, almost as if you were going from one room in your house to the kitchen. The trade winds blowing across the bay left you at a perfect temp day and night - the duplex's a/c was quiet and efficient. At night, sitting on the beach, you had a great view of the lights of St Johns just across the bay. For shopping, eating out and night life, the town of Red Hook is a 5min trek away. We rented a car, and the duplex has gated parking, so it is very convenient to get to and from the town.... Once back at the condo, the complex is all very quiet and serene. Weather was awesome, the water crystal clear. Plenty of beach chairs, and towels are furnished. The beds were very comfortable - the owner-supplied cooking gear and kitchen facilities were fine. Really, there is nothing not to love about this duplex - it really is a great value!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back soon!!
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Map

Waverunners and Boat Charters are located at Sapphire Marina, a 5 minute walk. A fitness center/spa and Coral World Ocean Park are each a 5 minute drive from Crystal Cove.

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Rates & Availability

East End Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
May 1 2016 - Nov 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 15 2016 - Dec 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,450
 
 
Peak
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$575
$4,025
 
 
Early Winter
Jan 19 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
Winter
May 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Extra $20 charge per night for each guest in excess of 4 guests.

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Amenities

East End Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs available from Norma for a nominal charge, Murphy Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Shuffle Board court and equipment available, salt water pool, 2 lighted tennis courts, free beach chairs and chaise lounges, security guard at night, manager, and walking paths.

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