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Bedrooms Studio
Space 650 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 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

Phil & Angela Carson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 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.


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.


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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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Beautiful Place!

  • 5 of 5

This unit is stunning! All upgraded. Great view of St. John

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous place!!!Best hosts!!!Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I were staying march,30-April, 3 at sapphire E-206. Thanks to Phil and Angela who provided all the necessary additional info about rentals,food,beaches,ferry etc. That was very helpful. The unit was unbelievably beautiful!!!best views,steps to the beach,brand new kitchen and bathroom,very clean unit , towels, beachchairs, floats,cooler. So u don't have to worry about anything. Best location,5 min away from bars and restaurants

Thank you for your hospitality,would definitely come back!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sea Glass at Sapphire is a fantastic property to rent

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and found the owners to be quick to respond and found the property to be beautiful, clean, and comfortable. Reservation procedures were easy and straightforward and everything was as described and owners are accessible to answer questions. The pool is very close to the condo and the beach is a short stroll from the condo. We found everything about this vacation to be excellent !! This condo provides the comforts of home in all ways - a lovely king size bed, comfortable chairs inside and out and a new kitchen with new appliances, and a lovely seascape theme in decorating. Definitely a place to return to when visiting St. Thomas. Thanks for sharing this lovely spot with us. We stayed March 6th to Mar. 20th, 2018.

Mabel and Merrill

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mabel, We are so thrilled that you and Merrill loved Sea Glass! We enjoyed having you as a guest so much, and we hope that you will come back! Thank you for your kind remarks about the decor and the kitchen! I love keeping it updated and beachy! :) :) Come back soon when you visit your son! Angela and Phil
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Three for three!

  • 5 of 5

Have recently returned from our 3rd annual stay at Sea Glass (Sapphire Beach Resort - E206), and once again everything was perfect! Owners Phil and Angela are a pleasure to work with - very communicative and responsive. You will find the unit to be exactly as described by P&A in the listing. The refurbished kitchen - I believe we were the first to use it - is a great upgrade with new dishwasher and micro/convection oven. Fridge may be new as well. Mid-stay cleaning occurred as agreed, and was completely unobtrusive. Unit fully equipped including beach chairs (for excursions away from Sapphire), cooler, floats, cable TV, internet, all kitchen wares and the list goes on. The "high top" table and chairs on the deck are perfect for taking in the views of Totrtola and St. John. Note regarding hurricane recovery: the folks at Sapphire Beach have done a FANTASTIC job of cleaning up, landscaping, and fixing/replacing anything that needs it. The Sapphire Beach Bar is up and running with live music a few days a week and a food menu with burgers and dogs. We had no "hurricane issues" whatsoever during our stay. Stores are stocked, most restaurants open, all beaches OK for swimming. That said, many parts of the island are still in recovery and not as far along as other parts. Please pack your empathy and patience! Best finish this review so we can get busy booking our stay at Sea Glass next year. Thanks Phil and Angela!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Refundable damage deposit $250
Exit Cleaning Fee (1-2) $110
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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