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Tiffany Higginson - Owner's daughter

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

April 2016 openings! B301...Amazing Corner Villa! 50 feet to the ocean!

16 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

St. Thomas Villa Rental Photos and Description

Corner Villa, 1 Bedroom + 2 Convertible Queen beds, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Stunning video of Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina! http://youtu.be/oax7iPSHtAQ

As they travel the beach, B build is the fourth building shown.

FROM A LONG TIME RENTER:

I have been going to Sapphire Beach for about 20 years. It is my guaranteed good weather, fun getaway on an annual basis. I’ve mostly stayed at one of the Parkes’ condominiums either at the beach or overlooking the harbor (a short, pleasant walk from the beach). The condos themselves are beautiful and well-furnished in tasteful island décor, made the more so by Barbara, co-hostess. The kitchen, baths and master suite are to die for and can accommodate the guests with two separate sleep sofas as well, if needed.

The beach itself is clean, white sand with an expansive view of the entire bay, the ships and St John, a short ferry ride away (for down-home shopping and snorkeling and dining treats). There is great snorkeling right at Sapphire as well. The Sapphire Beach community also has a sport hut for snorkel gear and fish food. There is ample food and drink accessibility through the Banana Cabana which makes sunning the more enjoyable on chaises by the water or under the row of shade trees. You can relax at either venue easily and comfortably. Or you can use the pool between the beach and the harbor if you prefer. It is equally lovely and the island breezes keep you refreshed, along with the occasional dip in either the pool or the sea.

I also treasure the day sail and fishing adventures from the local boats at the harbor there. They range from hosting two people to dozens of guests, depending on size of the boat, but all are enjoyable. Meals and drinks are served on board, and some take you through the British Virgin Islands to view the “Baths” on Virgin Gorda or to the famous “Soggy Dollar” seaside bar.

Then too, just down the hill, is the local town of Red Hook which boasts great dining, shopping (not crowded as it is in downtown Charlotte Amalie) and a huge fishing boat harbor. All in all, Sapphire Beach is ideal for a vacation and is ideally located. I love it and am headed back again in November. Can’t wait.

DETAILS: This totally renovated, 1100 square foot, 2 story, corner unit, condo with wrap around balcony on each floor. The unit is located in the B building. Only 50' to the best part of Sapphire Beach for swimming. Your view is spectacular from the private balconies. Your view includes St. John, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, Hans Lollick, and several cays. Most special is the colors of the crystal clear sapphire blue water.

The lower floor has a full kitchen, with a convection microwave oven, sitting area, bar, flat screen TV, queen sleep sofa, full bath.

The top floor features wood cathedral ceilings. There is a new king size bed, TV, a sitting area with a queen size sleep sofa, desk and full bath.

The unit has central air conditioning, cable, ceiling fans, wi-fi, and a nearby multi level pool.

A fully equipped dive shop has snorkel gear, they can arrange scuba excursions, offer floats, windsurfing lessons, and kayak rentals. You can also enjoy a game of beach volleyball on the sandy beach.

The marina at Sapphire Beach offers day cruises including snorkeling excursions, trips to the BVI, and deep-sea fishing. You have a choice of power, or sail boats. You can also rent a jet ski or go parasailing.

Restaurants nearby offer everything from Italian, Mexican, fresh fish, pub food, and local favorites Marina Market in Red Hook is conveniently located and there is also a supermarket (The Food Center) further down the road where you can find a wider selection.

If you don't want to leave the beach, there is also a small refreshment stand between buildings B&C at Sapphire serving hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, soft drinks, beer and tropical drinks(hours: 11AM-4PM).

Sapphire Grill located at Sapphire Village is a short walk away.

Golfing enthusiasts can play at nearby Mahogany Run, and challenge the 'devils triangle'.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tiffany Higginson - Owner's daughter (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Tiffany Higginson - Owner's daughter

I AM AN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR FOR A FIRM IN UPPER STATE NEW YORK AND SO ENJOY THE WARMTH IN ST. THOMAS DURING THE VERY COLD NEW YORK WINTERS.

Tiffany Higginson - Owner's daughter purchased this villa in 1991

Why Tiffany Higginson - Owner's daughter chose St. Thomas

OUR DAUGHTER WAS CHRONICALLY ILL WITH SEVER ASTHMA (AND A NURSE REGISTERED IN 48 STATES) FOUND THE CARIBBEAN AIR EASIER TO BREATH. WE BOUGHT THE CONDO FOR HER TO LIVE IN WHILE WORKING AT THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS HOSPITAL. HOWEVER, JUST BEFORE HER MOVE TO USVI SHE HAD AN ASTHMA ATTACK THAT TOOK HER LIFE, AT THE AGE OF 32. IN HER MEMORY OUR WHOLE FAMILY DECIDED TO KEEP THE PLACE AND ENJOY THE AREA SHE LOVED.

What makes this villa unique

OUR CONDOS ARE BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED, 50' FROM THE BEACH (AND ANOTHER 50' FROM THE HARBOR), LARGE WRAP AROUND PORCHES, GLASS TOP PATIO TABLES, DINE AT THE BEACH, VIEWING THE BEACH OR IN THE CONDOS.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been to many tropical beach vacations, but this one trumped them all. We absolutely fell in love with Sapphire Beach. Great sand for building sand castles, large level beach, and crystal clear water for swimming and snorkeling. The small tropical fish were gorgeous and plentiful – we even saw sea turtles grazing on the sea grass. The views from the beach were spectacular. We also enjoyed watching the boats coming in and out of the marina.

The condo was beautifully decorated, extremely clean and well equipped with everything we could possibly need. It was a home away from home.

We stayed for a week and definitely could have stayed longer… many wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
May 2014
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Reviews

4.6
based on 16 traveler reviews

April 2016 openings! B301...Amazing Corner Villa! 50 feet to the ocean!
average rating of 4.625 based on 20 reviews
Springfield, Il
5

Beautiful condo and beach

  • 5 of 5

This condo was amazing. Not only was it right on the beach but the amenities were fantastic. Everything was immaculate. A/C worked great for the hot days (when not lounging on the beach). The kitchen had everything I have at home so cooking in was easy. So close to great restaurants, bars, and market in Redhook. We will definitely be going back to this unit in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AWESOME PLACE!!

  • 5 of 5

I'm sorry i'm just getting to write my review. This condo is perfect in every way!! This is a very very clean and comfortable 2 story condo. There are 2 balcony's, 1 off the main floor and another on the top floor, which is a wrap around. The top patio is great for early mornings and star gazing and night. ( i had several naps sneak up on me on that to patio). Though i didn't really get to enjoy the condo as much as i wished because i had so much fun enjoying the beach and hopping a cab down the street to Red Hook area for drinks and fun. My girlfriend and I plan to rent this unit again very soon. I 'm looking forward to staying in this unit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Croton on Hudson, NY
4

Great views and very comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

The condo was all we asked for. Spacious enough for 4 adults, and the 2 bathrooms were wonderful. The upstairs bed is very comfortable. Being right on the beach was terrific, and the snorkeling was excellent! The condo was clean and fully appointed with everything one needs to live away from home. Would not hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

I was disappointed of the property.

  • 3 of 5

After reading all the previous glowing reviews, I had high expectations. The views from the balcony were great. The condo and most of the furnitures are in good conditions, but I was disappointed of several factors.

1. For the rental amount I paid, I would expect to be provided with shampoo. There was no shampoo and I had to go to Red Hook the first night to buy some. The inconvenience of having to go buy it bothered me more than the cost. I also got yelled at by my wife because I had reassured her that the property would provide it. I had actually asked the owner this question 2 weeks prior to my arrival, but I did not received an answer until the day I arrived. The owner actually said there would be shampoo provided, but there was not.

2. Both sofa beds were airbeds, but they are both broken. I could not hook the airpump to the bed in the lower level to pump it up. For the one on the upper level. I could pump it up, but the valve is broken and it would leak as soon as you take out the pump. The bed would stay firm for less than 1 minutes. Slept on the soft springy bed caused me to have severe neck pain.

3. There was no blanket for the sofa bed.

4. The air-conditioners are preset at a very narrow temperatures. The one in the lower level would turn off in the middle of the day at a preset time. I could not readjust the ACs because they required a code.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is clear that I need to address the claims made by this renter. He is correct that I missed an email he sent. It simply got lost in the pile. The guest was also sending messages through two different VRBO accounts and that added to the confusion.. I had previously answered many questions from this guest. It is correct that the cleaning service no longer supplies shampoo. What is incorrect is the condition of our home! First I will address the air mattresses. The renter did not replace the caps on the air mattresses after filling them. There is no way to contain the air without the cap. The on sight staff are very familiar with these beds. They could have helped the renter if he had contacted them. I could have helped if he had contacted me. Neither happened. Second, the air conditioning. The same day that this renter checked out, we had another guest check in. The new guest let me know that there was an air conditioning problem and we had it repaired the same day. Again, this renter did not tell me, or the on site staff, that there was a problem with the air conditioner. So, now we as owners, are left with this blemish on VRBO. Please look beyond this renter to the many other glowing reviews we have. This is our part-time home. We have high expectations for our home. We have those same exceptions for when you stay at our home.
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4

Great place to relax

  • 4 of 5

Had a very relaxing few days before a big wedding event in the islands. The condo is very comfortable, the view is fantastic from both balconies! Being able to have a chair on the beach and access to free snorkel gear and towels was wonderful. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful! Would stay here again and recommend this condo to others!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Greensboro, NC
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and found the unit to be just as advertised. The owners were accessible through our entire visit, the unit was clean and well maintained, and the views and access to the water were unmatched. We had two adults and two children and the unit was very comfortable. I would recommend without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
15.4 Kilometres
STT - Cyril E. King Airport
Nearest Barpub
There is an open air bar on the beach!
Nearest Ferry
1.3 Kilometres
Urman Victor Fredericks Marine Terminal (Red Hook)
Nearest Golf
8.1 Kilometres
Mahogany Run Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Off The Grid Food Truck (Amazing! 4 star chef!)
Nearest Beach
Sapphire Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Keywords: condo, newly renovated,on the beach,sailing,golf,marina,east end,near Red Hook,new appliances,boating, boat trips available,wifi available,complete kitchen.two clean new bathrooms, maid service available,on site management company,gated community, 24 hour security, free parking,concierge on site,beachfront,resort,fishing,private balcony,beach chaises,jet skis,parasailing,power boat,fully equiped kitchen,cook top, microwave,full size refrigerator,tennis,snorkeling,pools,shaded beach,views,2TV's,flat screenTV,cable,sport channels,rentals,toaster oven,blender,coffee pot

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Rates & Availability

East End Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May
May 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
Late Summer Steal
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,330
 
 
late September - October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
 
 
November 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$270
$1,890
 
 
December 2016 - April 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$315
$2,205
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cleaning fee quoted here is based on maximum occupancy of 6, for a 4 night stay. More cleanings are required if stay is 5 or more days. A discount may be given if only 2 guest are staying in our home.

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Amenities

St. Thomas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Main floor - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , This bed is in the living area & is a convertible queen sofa
    Upstairs - 1 king , 1 queen , The queen is a convertible sofa bed.
  • The upstairs is a large, open bedroom with a king size bed and a queen convertible couch with a Serta air-top mattress. The main level also has a queen convertible couch with a Serta air-top mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cleaning will be added to the cost of the rental. The per cleaning fee is based on the number of guests in our home. ($45-65). The number of cleanings required varies based on the number of occupants and the number of nights in our home. An exit cleaning is also required and will be added to the cost of the rental.

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