About the property
- Condo1101 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Beachfront Luxury Condo Duplex, 1+1 Bedroom (Queen Murphy in Living Rm), 2 Bath
Beachfront Luxury Condo Duplex, 1+1 Bedroom (Queen Murphy in Living Rm), 2 Bath
10% CAR RENTAL DISCOUNT (YOU NEED TO CONTACT US BEFORE YOU ARRANGE IT)
WELCOME to the one of the most amazing condos at the Sapphire Beach! Book with us and you will not be disappointed - we treat our guests with the respect they deserve. We are online and ready to help you with any questions before and during your stay. Many of our guests come back, and so you can too! Thank you for your consideration!
YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE ISLAND: At your option, we can provide you with airport transfers (including a supermarket stop) and personalized tours of both St. Thomas and St. John islands.
• Unlimited up to 10 Mbps WiFi
• 7” Android tablet
• DVD Player w/ Movies
• Premium Satellite / Cable TV subscription plus DVD library
• Netflix streaming video (use your own subscription)
• Linen, towels, and beach towels (in unit)
• 2x snorkeling sets (no fins) and cooler
• Baby crib (must request prior to arrival)
• Use of resort beach/pool chairs (attendant will set up beach chairs for you); daytime only
• FREE on site parking
• 2-Story Beachfront Condo (2 floors) located at Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina
• Sleeps 7 (King bed, Queen Murphy bed, Queen sofa bed, and Full sofa-sleeper)
Our eco-friendly ultra-modern New York designer decorated two floor duplex condo is situated on a one-half mile white sand beach overlooking the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy breathtaking views from both private balconies while overlooking Caribbean Islands of St. John and Tortola, British Virgin Islands on horizon.
For those who enjoy cooking, there is a brand new, fully equipped kitchen with new modern cabinets, engineered stone countertop and designer backsplash. Kitchen features brand new stainless steel Bosch appliances, full-size refrigerator with bottom freezer, microwave oven, four-burner electric cook-top, toaster, blender, coffee maker and several other modern appliances.
Living room on lower floor is completely remodeled and painted, with a new dining set, living area has very comfortable Queen Murphy Bed and sleeper. Enjoy evenings news, watch complimentary BluRay DVD's or stream Netflix movies on our new 50' LG Smart TV. Bedroom on upper level is also completely remodeled and painted, with new brand King bed with comfortable mattress and very comfortable Queen Sofa bed.
For breakfast, lunch or beach drinks, there is even a bar/grill located on the property which serves tropical refreshments as well as hamburgers, hot dogs and special Caribbean Drinks. New lunch-time 'Of the Grid' grill just opened at the entrance to the Sapphire Beach property featuring the best roasted pork specialty dishes. Another great restaurant/bar is at the neighboring 'green roof' condominium resort, a short 5-min walk above the marina.
The resort itself is located on one of the world's most beautiful Caribbean beaches - the beautiful Sapphire Beach, shaded with palms, and majestic in its beautiful jewel-toned water from aquamarine water near the beach to deep sapphire blue in the distance. There are two beaches on the property - half-mile white sandy beach and coral beach. If you like snorkeling, you will have chance to see not only Caribbean coral fish, abut also see turtles and sting ray. All this right from our beach! There is also a multilevel cascading freshwater pool that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy complimentary beach chairs (ask attendant), beach towels and snorkeling gear available in the unit. Other beach activities available in on-site water sport center include snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing and sunset sailing.
You will stay only one mile from the town of Red Hook on the eastern end of the St. Thomas island. Red Hook provides all conveniences and grocery shopping, along with many additional dining options. Ferry service to St. John and the British Virgin Islands is also available from Red Hook. Snorkel, wind-surf, floats and sea kayaks are available steps away at the Dive-in dive Shop. Go to on-site Marina to take a boat or wave runner out.
• Building 'A' was fully renovated in 2013, wood reconditioned in 2015
• Condo renovation fully completed in March 2014
• The unit was newly painted
• Apartment designed in 'Modern Caribbean Luxury' by New York City designer
• Eco unit features all new energy saving LED lighting; All fixtures brand new
• Two-zone air conditioning with two programmable Honeywell thermostats
• Brand new two remote controlled ceiling fans
• Featuring imported porcelain floor tiles
• Brand new kitchen cabinets
• Iced White Quartz kitchen countertop & matching backsplash
• Brand new stainless Steel 800 series Bosch Dishwasher (the most quiet on the market)
• Brand new full size counter-width refrigerator (Summit series)
• Brand new Bosh flush mounted four burner ceramic glass electric cooktop with touch controls.
• Brand new Bosch over the cooktop micro-wave oven
• Brand new Bosch self-cleaning full-size oven
• Brand new small kitchen appliances, silverware, etc.
• Brand new LG 50' Flat screen SmartTV and LG BluRay & DVD player and 20+ movies
• All switches and outlets replaced; USB charging outlets
• Over and under the cabinet accent lighting as well as two “dimmer switch” controlled track lighting.
• Brand new 'rain' shower head in “walk-in” shower
• Brand new living room furniture and Victorian Ghost dining set
• Brand new outdoor dining, furniture and beach chairs (for balcony use only); Eco solar lights
• New entry door with remote controlled touch-screen keyless entry lock
• All cabinet doors restored and reconditioned
• Staircase restored and reconditioned
• New bathroom door locks
• Brand new King bed with Serta Orthopedic mattress
• Brand new Queen Murphy bed with 10" Tempur Pedic mattress
• Brand new, comfortable Queen sofa bed
• Brand new sleeper bed
ABOUT THE ISLAND OF ST. THOMAS, USVI: St. Thomas offers the perfect combination of history, stunning Caribbean nature and opportunities to explore all the Virgin Islands to make the most of your vacation in the USVI. St. Thomas is a 32-square mile island in the Caribbean. It boasts world famous beaches, duty free shopping and historic sites. On St. Thomas, you'll want to make sure and visit downtown Charlotte Amalie for historic sites including restored 17th Century Warehouses, 'The 99 Steps' leading up to Blackbeard's Tower, Bluebeard's Castle, the Seven Arches Museum, or Fort Christian Museum which was built in 1672 and is the oldest building on St. Thomas. Charlotte Amalie, home to cruise ships from around the world, is known for its duty free shops with jewelry, electronics, liquor, perfumes, purses and many more.
ABOUT THE SAPPHIRE BEACH RESORT AND MARINA: Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina (SBRM) is the only owner-operated residential condominium property that is located RIGHT on the Sapphire Beach. Our duplex villa is in the 'A' building, on the beach. 'A', 'B', 'E' and 'D' buildings were fully renovated in 2013-15 featuring new woodwork, pergolas, entrance and balcony doors, balcony and entrance tails. Walls were re-sealed and newly painted.
★★★★★ 5 stars by Sandra, June 2015
“My husband and I stayed in the amazing unit on our honeymoon and words can hardly describe how incredible this condo is! Going asleep and waking up to the sound of the ocean waves every day was one of the most relaxing experiences of my life, I’ve never slept better! The huge comfortable bed definitely helped too. The pictures are spot on, but they don’t even do it justice to the real thing. It was all of the comforts of home, plus some with a million dollar view. The owners provide you with snorkeling equipment too! So every day we’d walk 20 yards from the unit and jump in the ocean and snorkel for hours. It’s one of the best spots on the island to snorkel; we saw hundreds of tropical fish, sting rays, sea urchins, and beautiful coral….and it was ALL right in front of our beach. The water was like bath water, it was never under 80 degrees, even at night. We also really enjoyed soaking in the sun and having beach waiters bring us Caribbean cocktails during the afternoon. It was so nice preparing meals in the upgraded kitchen, then eating on the balcony and watching the waves. The main grocery store (which is extensively stocked) is a couple of miles away, so we were able to jump in the rental car and save some money by eating in the privacy of the condo for a couple of the days. The first night we had dinner at the resort and I had the best chicken roulade I’ve ever tasted. The location was perfect! It’s about a mile from the town of Red Hook where there were fantastic restaurants and fun bars. Everyone we talked to in Red Hook was very nice, especially the bartenders and servers; we were able to get some great advice for places to check out while we were waiting for our ferry to St. John. We ended up never having to drive to Red Hook and took taxis instead, which conveniently wait outside of the unit all hours of the day/evening. The owners were so nice and very easy to get ahold before and during our stay. They made sure we were comfortable and had a great time! We can’t wait to come back and stay here again! The hardest part of our trip was leaving this beautiful paradise. ”
WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE OUR CONDO
All units at the resort are individually owned. You will stay at the residential condo like at home without a daily maid service. Note that the furnishings and conditions of the units can vary WIDELY. Our two-story 'villa' is almost twice the floor space as the other suites on Sapphire Beach. We added a Murphy bed at the lower level so we can be considered as a 2BR residence. It's like being in Paradise!
PLEASE SEE ALSO OUR NEW LISTING FOR 2nd FULLY RENOVATED LUX CONDO (SMALLER UNIT) on VRBO, LISTING NO. 680238: http://www.vrbo.com/680238
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About Sapphire Vacations
We are a couple live and work as engineer and designer in New York City. We frequently vacationed in Caribbean islands for over a decade and decided to own our own vacation home. We tried our best to remodel modern feel to our condo. I hope you would enjoy and share this amazing beauty with us. We would like to take a moment to say 'thank you' for choosing our home away from home at Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina on St. Thomas. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments along the way. Thank you for your consideration.
Sapphire Vacations purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Sapphire Vacations chose Estate Smith Bay
If you like a room with a fantastic sea view, modern and luxury, you won't be disappointed.
What makes this Condo unique
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: This condo is right on the best, a few feet away from sapphire beach which is one of the best beaches in Caribbean! Amazing!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My family recently stayed at this condo (July 2017) and we had an enjoyable vacation. There were some pro's and con's but overall a very nice, fun vacation.
- Superb location right on sapphire beach with unbelievable view.
- Convenient location to Red Hook and restaurants and ferry to St. John
- Owners' are wonderful and very responsive.
- Master bathroom could use updating.
- Overall complex is not in great shape (tennis courts as you pull into complex and the swimming pool area is an eye sore as there is a boarded up former restaurant next to the pool)
Great to be right on the beach!
We enjoyed our stay at this location. Bianca and Paul were very accommodating when a few mechanical issues in the condo came up. One issue got fixed very quickly; the other did not but it didn't affect us as we didn't use the upstairs bathroom (no hot water).
I do have to say that I thought the pictures on the VRBO website "glammed up" this unit more than what reality presented. It was nice but it wasn't quite the five star accommodations I thought we'd be staying in based upon the internet. The couch on the main level is a bit tattered and the upstairs bed sheets/linens felt cheap and well-worn.
That being said, the location is fantastic because you're right on the beach with nice scenery. It was very nice to be close to Red Hook where there are some restaurants, shopping, and the port if you decide to go to another island.
Thanks to Bianca and Paul for hosting us; we appreciate it!
Good to hear that Glen had a super stay. We are regularly replacing furniture and bed sheets. Just shipped a new couch for the downstairs and replaced all bed sheets. Red Hook is the only night place on the island - and it's only 4 mins drive away! Thank you!
Outdated, dirty, horrible beds, inefficient A/C
Not sure if the positive review were from people drunk but wouldn't ever stay here or at this resort. It's tired and run down and DEFINITELY not worth the $$$
we paid, what a joke!!!
This was a group of 6 divers arriving last minute for ONE DAY to our marina from St. John and asking us if they can check in early and check out late. I really tried to help them since they need to bring equipment in (later I found out they just drag it from marina, full of sand). Since we had day before vacant, we allowed them to check in at 10 AM. They bring in all the diving equipment and left our condo full of sand and dirty that we have never ever seen before.
This is the email we received confirming what that they wanted to check in little after 10 AM and what they bring to the condo for one day stay:
"Hi Bianca, we have a slight problem, we have to check out of our villa on St John at 10am, Saturday, is there a way we could check in early? We have 7 suitcases and dive gear and don't have anywhere to really go with that much stuff, if not possible then maybe you have an idea of what we could do? My email is ----@--------.--- and my cell is ()…. , thx for your help, Lynette Anderson"
We are not a hotel and we need to cover our expenses with additional cleaning fees even if they stay one night. Our condo is one of the most requested on VRBO, pictures are all genuine, it is clean and comfortable. Our guests love it as you can see from other reviews. Please do your own research and call me if you have any questions. Thank you.
Great stay on sapphire beach
Clean condo on the beach, close to red hook which makes it convenient to go to St. John. Pesce was the best restaurant we ate at by far. Also the cup n kettle was a great place for breakfast and had amazing smoothies! Unfortunately the pool bar was closed for renovation, but I am sure when it gets back up it will be great! Thanks Bianca!!
Beautiful Modern Condo on Beach with Access to Restaurants and Boat Charters
Really enjoyed our stay at Sapphire Beach earlier this week. The unit is in great condition and as described, and Bianca and Paul were on top of all of the details to make sure our stay was as pleasant as could be, and were very accommodating to a few last minute wrinkles and needs for our trip. The beach is beautiful, and will be even nicer once the renovations are complete. Location offers a 2 minute drive to restaurant options in Red Hook, which was nice since we did not want to drive the hilly island roads at night. Walking distance to the marina for easy charters to BVI or ferry to St. John. Would highly recommend!!!
We stayed at this condo twice this past year - once in March & then this past October. The condo is absolutely beautiful, very clean & has amazing views. Being that I used to live on the island - staying in the condo with all the amenities - including A/C was fabulous. The owners Paul & Bianca are so easy to deal with & very informative. We did have a little mix up this last time we came with not having enough pillows & blankets to accommodate all guests but one quick phone call to Paul & everything was taken care of. I definitely will recommend this condo to my friends & family if they are planning a trip to STT not only because of how beautiful the condo is but how nice the owners are. Thanks again Paul & Bianca for letting us share in on your little piece of heaven on Sapphire Beach!!
Thank you, Vicki! We are happy that your vacation was so memorable. We really try to make sure our guests feel like home away from home. We are always quick call or SMS away in case you need anything. For those who do have never been at Sapphire Beach, views from our condo are so amazing, we just cannot believe every time we come back. There is a restaurant in the condo complex just 5 mins walk and new grocery store in Red Hook for your groceries. All are welcome to experience the Paradise. Call us!
Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina is located on the East End of St Thomas, USVI. It is 10 miles from the airport and a half mile from Red Hook.
Red Hook features many great restaurants and bars serving pizza, sushi, fresh caught fish, burgers, Mexican, Italian, Irish, Mediterranean, & Asian flavors. There are clothing, souvenir, pharmacy and grocery stores at Red Hook. There is a ferry to British Virgin Islands and St. John, USVI. In marina, there are plenty of boats to rent, as well as captained charters for fishing trips, day and dinner sails, world-class dive trips. There is plenty of activities to do - snorkeling or scuba trips, captain school...
In Red Hook you can find post office, banks, ATM's, medical offices, pharmacy, marina shops, and coffee shops as well as souvenir shops featuring local artists.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our rates include wifi, linen, towels and beach towels. Beach / pool chairs are available for use at our beach and pool. In addition we have stocked a closet in our condo with portable cooler, folding beach chairs, snorkel equipment for 2, floats. If you are looking to stay less then the minimum required or starting on other than changeover days (between dates that have already been booked), please contact me. Weekly rates may apply only to weeks staring on changeover days (depends on Rate Period). Talk to us, we will try to work something out. Rates are based on number of guests. Damage Protection is for unintentional property damage up to $1000, non refundable. Refundable Damage Deposit applies to missing/lost items, negligence or intentional property damage, and excessive cleaning. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice, rates final thereafter.