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Bedrooms Studio
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 3 Adults or 2 adults/2 children

STUNNING VIEWS OF GORGEOUS SAPPHIRE BEACH AND ST JOHN! Bright aqua blue water right outside your door...the sound of ocean waves against the shore.....welcome to Sea Glass at Sapphire!

KITCHEN COMPLETELY RENOVATED 2018! STAINLESS APPLIANCES INCLUDING DISHWASHER, QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS, GLASS TILE BACKSPLASH, AND BEADBOARD CABINETRY! We purchased this condo in 2012 and have renovated almost everything in the condo! It sleeps up to 4 (2 adults plus 2 children - age 12 or under). We want your family to be comfortable, so we have HEAVENLY BED KING MATTRESS AND BOX SPRINGS, queen sofa sleeper, oversized chair, NEW bar height patio table and chairs, Biltmore luxury linens, beach towels, dinnerware with embossed shells, new rugs, new light fixtures including ceiling fans, new lamps and COMPLETELY RENOVATED BATHROOM. The bathroom has a new tile shower with pebble flooring, pebble accents, new tile floors, and granite countertops. The unit has been freshly painted throughout! Sapphire Beach Resort has 5 Buildings that are on the beach--A,B,C,D and E. My husband and I have stayed in every building, and the thing we love about the E building is that it offers spectacular views of the turquoise blue water as well as direct views of St John and the British Virgin Islands. It is also more private than some of the other buildings, as several of the buildings are on the busier 'main' beach. Here, you can enjoy the activities on the main beach and then come back to the privacy of your condo when you are ready to chill. One of my favorite things about being in the E building is watching the twinkling lights on St John at night...absolutely magical!

FREE WIFI! Like us on Facebook at Sea Glass at Sapphire!

What makes Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina so special? It is located directly on one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. You are literally steps from the beach with an amazing coral reef and great snorkeling! We have tried many other places, but none had as pretty a beach, the great breezes, or such great snorkeling right outside our door. With the marina at the resort and the ferry from Red Hood close by, it is perfect for island hopping to St John or the British Virgin Islands. Enjoy tropical drinks and a burger or mahi sandwich at the Sapphire Beach Bar & Grille located on the beach. The dive shop on site rents snorkeling equipment and kayaks. The views of St John and the British Virgin Islands are simply spectacular! If you want to have a spacious, comfortable suite with an incredible view right on a stunningly beautiful beach, this is it!

All of the first and second floor units at Sapphire Beach Resort are Studio suites, while the third and fourth floors are the two-story Villa units. We feel some of the advantages that the second floor units have compared to the first floor units are better views and more privacy.

We love the snorkeling here! We regularly see turtles and rays in the grass bed in the middle of Sapphire Beach, and the reef on both sides and around the point is breathtakingl! It is quite a show of purple fans, yellow corals, and beautiful fish! I have even seen a spotted eagle ray here! We can give you some great recommendations for snorkeling spots on St John and in the BVIs as well.

There are many great restaurants throughout St Thomas and St John, and we have listed some of our favorites in the welcome emails we send.

Keywords: Condo, St Thomas, snorkeling, reef, USVI, Virgin Islands, marina, red hook, ocean, beach, st john

More Details


Estate Smith Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Welcome to the islands. No shirt, no shoes, no problem !!
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Fabulous !
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleeps 2 Adults
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Pull-out sofa sleeps 1 adult (or 2 children age 12 or under)
  • STUDIO unit - King size bed (1), Queen Sleeper Sofa (1). Perfect for 2 adults. Unit can accommodate 3 adults (max). Unit can accommodate 2 Adults + 2 children (age 12 or under).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Studio unit perfect for 2 adults. Sleeps 3 adults (max). Sleeps 2 adults + 2 children age 12 or younger. FREE WiFi !!! Beach towels provided. Beach lounge chairs provided.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 72 reviews

The unit is Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The views are Breath Taking!! We would love to stay here again

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!!! Please come see us again!!
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The property was very nice & met all of our expectations.

  • 4 of 5

This was my husband’s & my first trip to St. Thomas. The Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina was quite nice, as was our condo unit. Hearing the ocean waves crash on the beach when falling asleep every night was awesome ~ so relaxing! We would definitely recommend Phil & Angela ~ great hosts!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo on the beach just feet from the water

  • 4 of 5

Phil was great to work with setting up the reservation. Great, clear communication with all details. Loved the condo. You cannot beat the view! One night the power went out in the building for about an hour, which turned in to the perfect opportunity to go out onto the spacious balcony and just listen to the ocean. The property was the perfect place to stay with Red Hook and a convenient car barge to St. John just down the road. The condo was clean and well supplied. Having a kitchen to use was great. The resort was quiet but had a bit of jackhammering going on near the marina due to construction. There's also security at the front gate that monitors vehicles and people coming and going. Besides the beaches and snorkeling, one of the fun aspects was driving on the left on steep grades and potholed roads. Definitely a different vibe compared to the Hawaiian islands. Again, the view from the condo's balcony will always be burned into memory.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you loved our piece of paradise! Driving is definitely an adventure! 😄�😄�. We love that view also...never gets old!!! We would love to have you again!
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Beautiful View. Very Spacious and nicely decorated

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I enjoyed our stay here. The Shower was huge and so was the rest of the bathroom. There was a great size closet and enough hangers for our stuff. The couches are so comfortable, felt like home. I connected my ROKU player to the tv to be able to use Hulu and Netflix( i brought my own HDMI cable to connect to the tv). WIFI and AC was great. We were very excited to be supplied with tons of towels...of all sizes esp. since we are curly hair girls.

The sliding doors have a screen on them so you can feel the breeze and not let in those annoying bugs. The view is beautiful and also kind of quiet since it looks out on the section of Sapphire Beach that isn't swimmable. The sliding wood doors are amazing... combined with the thick curtains over glass sliding doors made it as close to pitch black as it can be(we don't like the light in the morning ahah) The appliances all worked great and fridge was a good size. A tip is to freeze water bottles and/or pour in juice into empty ones and freeze them and place then in a bag when you go out on a day trip.

We felt very safe in the unit and the rest of the grounds. There are always taxis parked in a certain section. The door lock takes some getting used to but we felt safe with two doors that locked. Also, very important, the unit was spotless, extremely clean. We appreciated that so much.

Phil and Angela was very nice through out the whole process and we would recommend them to friends, family and of course to everyone here.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Paradise

  • 4 of 5

Phil and Angela's place was just what I needed! A place to relax and just breathe. It was my first solo beach trip and it couldn't have been better the condo sits right on the water so I could sit on the patio and watch the waves roll in and the boats come and go to St John. Stunning views! The beach on the other side of the pool was perfect for hanging my hammock or sitting at the waters edge in one of the chairs Angela has at the condo. The condo itself was clean, beautifully decorated and equipped with all I needed to prepare small meals. The bed and bedding were wonderful. The over head fans are always a plus for me. Very comfortable stay wouldn't hesitate to recommend! Also have to give Phil extra credit as my trip ended up being last minute because of scheduling and he was very accommodating in helping me pull it off. Also his recommendations where very helpful! Used a taxi to get there and return never had a problem!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Please come back and see us!
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Absolutely Fantastic! A dream come true!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! The condo is beautiful! The decor is so beachy. The view is fabulous. You can see St John and British islands. The second level balcony felt very safe to keep our scuba and snorkel gear outside. The location to Sapphire marina is perfect to catch the Nightwind sail. The location to Red Hook was very easy.

We will be back!! Thank you Phil and Angela for making our time in St Thomas so special.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are soooo happy that you loved it!!! It is so convenient being close to the marina. We take St Thomas boat tours out of the marina for private day charters, and I love the Nightwind as well! So glad you love the decor. I just got back and bought a few new things, so we strive to keep it fabulous for our guests. Come back soon!!!
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Phil & Angela Carson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Phil & Angela Carson

We live in Cleveland, TN and have three children...two boys and a girl. I am a real estate agent, and my husband is an engineer. We love to travel, and Sapphire Beach is our favorite! Click on the satellite link on the map below to see the water colors and the reefs at Sapphire!

Phil & Angela Carson purchased this condo in 2012

Why Phil & Angela Carson chose Estate Smith Bay

We fell in love with Sapphire Beach Resort the first time we stepped onto the white sands in 2004. We have visited many resorts throughout the US and British Virgin Islands, but Sapphire has always been our favorite. It was our dream to own a place here!

What makes this condo unique

We love being able to snorkel every day right outside of the condo, hanging out in a lounge chair on the beach, and being able to see the turquoise water from every vantage point in the room! We love going over to St John on the car ferry (only a mile down the road) and snorkeling different places there. We love exploring the British Virgin Islands, too! The Baths are a must see! There are many great snorkeling spots in the British Virgin Islands as well.


Magens Bay Beach
"Beautiful beach! No snorkeling. :("
Gladys's Café
"Wonderful local food!!!! I go every trip!"
Coki Beach
"Good snorkeling with lots of fish. Tends to be crowded."
Drake’s Seat
"Beautiful view of Magen's Bay!"
St. John
"MUST GO!!! We spend at least one day here every trip! Great snorkeling, beautiful beaches....."
Bolongo Bay Beach
"We love visiting here! We love hanging out at Iggie's on the fun!"
"Wonderful food and atmosphere!!!"
Mafolie Restaurant
"My profile picture is made at this restaurant! Beautiful views of Charlotte Amalie harbor....."
Yacht Haven Grande
"Great place to shop!"
Lindquist Beach
"Absolutely beautiful and good snorkeling!! Very close to our condo!"
Peter Island Resort
"Absolutely breathtaking!!! A perfect day trip or lunch stop."
The Baths
"WELL WORTH THE TRIP!!! One of the most beautiful places on earth!"
The William Thornton Floating Bar & Restaurant
"Fun place to eat after a snorkel at the Indians and the Caves on Norman Island!"
The Indians
"One of the best snorkeling spots around! Just beautiful!!!"
Cane Garden Bay Beach
"One of my favorite beaches!! Great beach bars/restaurants, and a beautiful setting! Try th..."
Tortola BVI
"My favorite island...the people are so friendly, and the beaches and flowers are stunning!"
Saba Rock Resort
"Beautiful beautiful place!!! Great spot to add on to your St Thomas trip!"
Bitter End Yacht Club
Pusser's Marina Cay Hotel and Restaurant
"Spectacular views! Great place for lunch or to spend a day!"
Sandy Spit
"Great place to anchor and enjoy the view. Just beyond words..."
Skinny Legs Bar & Restaurant
"Great place to hang out on St John! Great food, great atmosphere and great shopping!"
The Tourist Trap
"Wonderful food on picnic tables!"
"One of our favorite snorkels! The only place we see cushion starfish!"
Maho Bay
"Beautiful beach right beside the road on St John! Watch the pelicans dive! "
Salt Pond Beach
"One of our favorite snorkels!!! A bit of a hike down and back, but usually very calm. "
Vie's Snack Shack
"YUM!!! Get the tarts or the garlic chicken...all great!"
Nearest Airport
9.3 Miles
Cyril E. King Airport - St. Thomas, USVI
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Sapphire Beach Bar - right on the beach !
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mahogany Run on St. Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
PLENTY to choose from in Red Hook
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Sapphire - just below our 2nd floor patio balcony
Car: not necessary

Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina.

Unit E-206 on 2nd floor of Building "E".

Beachside and adjacent to the Sapphire Beach Marina.

Dive Shop on-site at Sapphire.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning Fee (1-2) $110
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Standard rental agreement contract must be executed within 5 days of booking request.
50% of rental fees must be received within 5 days of booking request.
Refundable $250 security/damage deposit must be received within 5 days of booking request.
Balance of rental fees (other 50%) due 45 days prior to arrival at property.
Payments are accepted via direct deposit, personal check, Cashier's check, certified bank check, money order, wire transfer, or PayPal transaction.
10% VI Taxes must be applied to all bookings.
End-of-Stay Cleaning Fee is based on # of guests and must be applied to all bookings.
End-of-Stay Cleaning Fee is $110 when 1-2 guests occupy the unit.
End-of-Stay Cleaning Fee is $155 when 3-4 guests occupy the unit.
Extra Guest Fee of $10 per person per night will be applied for Guest #3 and Guest #4.
Maid Services and mid-stay cleanings (with towel & linen change service) are available for an additional fee of $50.
Credit Card payments are accepted by utilizing a PayPal transaction.

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.

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