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B-11: Bargain on the Beach (at 'Crystal Cove') 109 5* Reviews and 3 4* Reviews

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Last updated: 10/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Crystal Cove at Sapphire Bay West condo description

Why does B~11 get all those great reviews?
It's not because it's the closest unit to the beach—although it's just a short and pleasant stroll.
It's not because it has the best view. The view is not at all bad, but it's not anything special. You can see it in one of the photos in this listing.
It's not because it is the most fully renovated. We are working on it, but we need a few more years.
It's not because the rates are the lowest—although they are close to the very lowest.
And as hard as we try to be the best hosts, there are many others that are just as good, and probably a few that are better!
So here is our secret formula.
First we try to offer the best value in the area. We know that there are more desirable units, and there are less expensive units. We strive to approach the quality of the very best units while remaining priced only slightly higher than the least expensive.
Then, we strive to describe both the condominium and our unit as accurately as we can. We do not promise what we cannot provide. If there are surprises for our guests, we want them to be good ones.
We do not try to provide a “hotel experience”. When our guests arrive at B~11, we want them to feel that they have arrived at their own vacation home.
We try to make B~11 as comfortable and convenient as we can. This includes providing almost everything that we reasonably can, so our guests need to schlepp as little as possible.
We do what we reasonably can to furnish our guests the best vacation that we are able to. Problems inevitably arise, but when they do we try to get them resolved as soon as possible. We do not follow the “Golden Rule”; we try to treat our guests better than we would want to be treated.
And, finally, a few days after our guests (not including friends and family) leave B~11, we email them and ask them to leave a review.
We hope that you will join the many happy guests who have shared B~11 with us and leave another glowing review.


PLEASE READ: Scammers abound. Before sending any money to reserve this unit confirm the authenticity (as recommended by HA/VRBO)by phoning me AT THE PHONE NUMBER ON THIS LISTING PAGE.

Thanks, Steve

This condominium has been owned by our family which has been enjoying the magic of Sapphire for over fifty years. It was largely renovated and offered for rental for the first time in late 2007. The condo is located just minutes from Red Hook where you can find groceries, restaurants, shopping and access to the ferries which can whisk you away to St. John or the British Virgin Islands.

The condo is only one hundred and fifty steps from the front door to the beach. While on the beach you can see St John and the British Virgin Islands. Because the unit is on the lower level, when you arrive you park at the rear of the unit and bring your luggage and groceries into the unit by walking about thirty-five feet from your car and up just four steps, rather than lugging them around to the front of the building and up a flight of stairs


The unit retains the original floor plan, except that the original front porch has been enclosed and now expands the already large living/dining room, and a large fenestration has been cut between the kitchen and living/dining area.

The unit contains its own front-loading washer and matching dryer. For drying wet towels and such, there is a solar powered 'clothesline' just outside the rear door. There are two televisions, and 'expanded digital cable' (a total of approximately teventy channels) and Showtime are included. Local phone service and Wi-Fi internet access are included.

There is a 52 inch TV in front and and a '32 inch class' in the bedroom two DVD players (one Blu-Ray), and and two stereo systems.

The locks have been removed from all closet doors, except for one-half of one closet.. We do our best to keep 'starter supplies' of non-perishable essentials in the unit, so you won't have to begin your stay buying things like coffee filters and dish detergent.


Please note: Because we keep improving B~11 faster then we can take new photographs, most of the photographs are somewhat obsolete. The only change that may be the slightest bit controversial is that we have removed the dining table by the front window which served primarily as a workbench for Steve when we were in B~11—the round dining table accommodates five without any problems.. This enabled us to move futon-like couch from the bedroom to under the front window. There were two reasons for this. First, it will sometime allow more rational sleeping arrangements when there are five occupants. Secondly, It frees up space in the bedroom which Steve will use to construct a “storage wall unit” which will also have space for a larger television. I am sure that you will agree that all other changes that we have made are a functional and/or aesthetic improvement.

To ensure continued enjoyment by all occupants, smoking and pets are not permitted.

SHORT STAYS: Condominium regulations require that rentals be for a minimum of a three nights,

LONG STAYS: Except for 'prime times' stays over ten days will be discounted on an individual basis.

ITRAVEX: We welcome iTravex guests at all times with one iTravex point = one USD.

Email about extended stays, corporate rental, and corporate housing.


IF YOU HAVE FLEXIBLE DATES: Please review our calendar for 'gaps' in bookings. If you would like to fill one, please EMail me for a special rate.
Look for more reviews under 'Crystal Cove Beach Resort on Sapphire Bay', and 'Crystal Cove Villas'. Also visit our FaceBook Page. On FaceBook search for 'Sapphire Bargain' and it will pop right up,.

Our family has been enjoying Sapphire for half a century, and we are sure that you will as well!

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 926 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Although we are not aware of any particular hazards, the unit has not been 'child-proofed' in any way. Adult guests are completely responsible for the safety of child guests....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Animals that serve as documented, registered, service animals are permitted. Such animals must be registered, with documentation, at the SBCW office prior to each visit to SBCW....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Not up to ADA, or even 'Universal, standards, but some modifications have been made to accommodate the original wheelchair- bound owner who lived in this unit. Email for further details...moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            See below...moreless

          • This is a one-bedroom unit. The bedroom has a King sized bed In addition to the sleeping accommodations in the bedroom, the 'living room' has a King Murphy bed (actually a double twin), a twin size 'futon', and a sofa which can sleep one small person. Although the unit can sleep six, condominiums regulations limit occupancy to five. This additional capacity, however, allows increased flexibility in sleeping arrangements...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Low 'lip' for wheelchair access...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Nota Bene: Some furniture was replaced in 2011 October, so when you arrive the interior of B~11 will be slightly different than it appears in the photographs. Animals that serve as documented, registered service animals are permitted, Such animals must be registered, with documentation, at the SBCW office prior to each visit to SBCW....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                About 190...moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                Blu-Ray in living room; standard in bedroom...moreless

              • Games:

                A handful of board games and jig-saw puzzles...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Approximately 50 CDs and Traditional Library ('dead tree books') approximately 190 , also a few 'Board Games', and jig-saw puzzles...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                'Expanded Digital Cable'. About seventy channels in all + Showtime.....moreless

              • Stereo:

                In living room and bedroom. ...moreless

              • Television:

                52 inch in living room installed June 2010; '32 inch class' in bedroom....moreless

              • Toys:

                A bucket of sand toys...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Approximately 150 DVDs...moreless

              Theme

              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Beachfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Communication / Internet

                  • Fax

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    New compressor 2013. New Air-Handler and ducts 2009. Also four ceiling fans....moreless

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Dryer installed 2009. Solar powered 'clothesline' just outside the rear door for wet beach towels &c. Coin operated laundromat available....moreless

                  • Free Local Calls
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet:

                    W-Fi...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Beach towels are also provided....moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Pull right up to the rear of the unit. Walk about thirty-five feet, up four steps, and you're inside!...moreless

                  • Shampoo
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone:

                    Unlimited local calls (St Thomas, St. John, St.Croix)....moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided:

                    Including Beach Towels...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Front loading washer, installed 2009...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Included in the rental.There is also an HP 'four-in-one' printer, copier, scanner, fax, which can be accessed with a wireless or wired (USB) connection....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    New dishes, glasses and flatware 2007. Bar-ware. All the 'small appliances' we could think of except toaster-oven....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Freezer
                  • Kitchen:

                    New appliances 2007. Although small, fully functional. Gas stove/oven. Sorry, no dishwasher until we expand the kitchen....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Small, but powerful...moreless

                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Minimal, but smoking permitted...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Charcoal...moreless

                  • Small Cooler
                  • Tennis:

                    Condo has two lighted courts. A few hundred feet from rear door....moreless

                  • Tennis Court
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Loads of Snorkel Gear for our Guests...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        A salt water pool-- almost no Chlorine! It's a walk of about a hundred feet from the rear door....moreless

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Current
                              Aug 16 - Dec 18, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $144
                              Pricey
                              Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $299
                              Winter
                              Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $199
                              Bargain
                              May 1 - Dec 19, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $155

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Additional occupants $20 + tax
                              • Cleaning $50 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 10%

                              Notes:

                              Above rates based on double occupancy.

                              Discounts are frequently available if your dates are flexible. Don't be afraid to email me so that we can work together.

                              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

                              Fully refundable/security deposit of $300.00 due upon making reservation.

                              Rent is due two calendar months prior to arrival.


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                              Last updated: 10/24/2014
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                              Location

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                              10 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Cyril E. King (STT)
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Red Hook

                              Car: Recommended

                              Other Activities: Great place to fly a kite (bring your own kite)

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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1969


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english, English

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                              Photos

                              • Only 150 Steps From Your Front  Door!

                                Only 150 Steps From Your Front Door!

                              • One View of Living Room--Windows Closed

                                One View of Living Room--Windows Closed

                              • Kitchen in Background; Library in foreground.

                                Kitchen in Background; Library in foreground.

                              • A Corner of the

                                A Corner of the

                              • Tennis Courts  available to SBCW Guests

                                Tennis Courts available to SBCW Guests

                              • View into the unit from the rear door.

                                View into the unit from the rear door.

                              • Front of the Condo

                                Front of the Condo

                              • There is Plenty of Storage and a King-Sized Bed in the Bedroom

                                There is Plenty of Storage and a King-Sized Bed in the Bedroom

                              • Honey and Steve

                                Honey and Steve

                              • Sapphire Beach

                                Sapphire Beach

                              • Front Entrance

                                Front Entrance

                              • Front of Building

                                Front of Building

                              • Your View with Front Windows Open

                                Your View with Front Windows Open

                              • Another View of Living Room showing Kitchen

                                Another View of Living Room showing Kitchen

                              • Sony 52

                                Sony 52

                              • Floor Pan-- not 100% accurate, but pretty good

                                Floor Pan-- not 100% accurate, but pretty good

                              • Rear Bathroom

                                Rear Bathroom

                              • Front Dining area and

                                Front Dining area and

                              • Relax in the Living Room, Enjoy the 52 inch TV,

                                Relax in the Living Room, Enjoy the 52 inch TV,

                              • Front Dining area and

                                Front Dining area and

                              • King Bed in Bedroom

                                King Bed in Bedroom

                              • Sapphire Beach at Dusk

                                Sapphire Beach at Dusk

                              • Bedroom Showing

                                Bedroom Showing

                              • The m]Most Beautiful Cook in the World Prepares a Delicious and Healthful Meal.

                                The m]Most Beautiful Cook in the World Prepares a Delicious and Healthful Meal.

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                              Date last modified - Friday, October 24, 2014

                              $144 - $299 per night (USD)
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                              1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 5

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                              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                              Speaks: english, English
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