Corner 2 Story Beach Front Villa -Great Deal Year Round
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Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina condo description
This is by far one of the best at Sapphire Beach. Villa E-301. It's one of the few corner, 2-level villas, and it is in the 'E' building, where the off-shore breezes blow across Pillsbury Sound over 2 wrap-around decks and into the villa. As you can see from the pics it has been fully upgraded by an interior designer with granite counters, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, glass shower, onyx sink, fine art work, 2 large flat-panel TVs, BOSE sound, teak and rustic furniture. All this, combined with the simple year-round low flat rate makes it one of the most popular units at Sapphire Beach, so please book early! Sapphire Beach is one of the most beautiful beachfront locations under the U.S. flag. You'll find plenty of descriptions on the numerous web sites featuring this unique property. Here are some key data points:
- There is only 1 property that is located right on Sapphire Beach beach/ocean front. It is Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina (SBRM). There are other properties nearby that are not right on the beach, such as Sapphire Village and Crystal Cove. Make sure you know which property you are reviewing. SBRM it is not a 5 star 'resort hotel' with room service like the Ritz Carlton, it is more like a residential condominium property at an awesome location.
- SBRM consists of 6 buildings (A-F), five of which (A-E) are on the beach. F faces the marina. This villa is in the 'E', on the beach.
- EVERY unit at SBRM is a studio or 1 bedroom. The 1st level and 2nd level are single level 'suites', with the top 2 floors being 2-story 'villas' with almost twice the floor space as the suites. In the villas, the bedroom is upstairs with a bath, and the living room, kitchen, and bath down stairs. Some villas have 2 beds in the bedroom and/or a couch/futon in the living room, but all units are officially 1 bedroom. Only 10 villas are beach-front CORNER units like E-301.
- The corner units have wrap-around decks with an extra set of sliding glass doors on the side (2 wrap-around decks for the corner villas like E-301).
- No pets are allowed in any units at SBRM
- Most of the units at SBRM are individually owned. The furnishings and conditions of the units can vary WIDELY. Some have been significantly upgraded while others are in basic 'rental' state.
- This unit, E-301, is a spacious, significantly upgraded, corner villa where you can leave the wide sliding glass doors open and listen to the ocean all day/night long.
- Sprint and AT&T consider the USVI to be just like the mainland, there are no roaming or long distance fees, whether calling locally or back to the mainland.
- The town of Red Hook with lots of bars,restaurants and a grocery store is 1/2 mile away
If you've made the decision to vacation at Sapphire Beach, the reasons to pick THIS villa are style, space, value and location. The E bldg offers an experience like being on your own private beach (see the property map). On the beach, steps to the pool and marina but away from the noise of the lobby and more crowded sections. Compare all of the properties at Sapphire Beach here on VRBO and you'll see why this 'penthouse' villa is unique.
Guest: The Walkers(Bartlett, TN)
Date of Stay: 03/13/11 Review Submitted: 03/23/11
Bruce, We had the best Spring Break ever! Your condo was fabulous. The views, the breezes, the furnishings, the location--everything was perfect. Sapphire Beach was gorgeous every day and the sunrises were just beautiful (not sure about sunsets we were usually out and about then). Jost was stunningly beautiful--I've never seen a more beautiful place. We also enjoyed our day in St. John. Red Hook was a great place to hang out with friends and grab food. Thanks for the condo and all of your wonderful suggestions. The only bad thing about our vacation was that we had to leave. I hope we can rent from you again next Spring Break.
Joyce S 12/30/2010
Bruce, Our family just returned from our trip to St. Thomas and I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the trip. Your condo is very lovely. It was much, much, much nicer than the other one we rented out. When we return to St. Thomas, we would love to rent your condo again, if that is ok. thanks for everything!
Bruce, I just wanted to let you know that we had an amazing time, it was just what we needed. Thank you for having such a fabulous place and sharing it with us. Take care, Debbie
Bruce,Thanks for sharing your home with us.It is definitely THE place to rent at Sapphire.Your photos on VRBO do not do the place justice. It is more spacious than it appears. I'm not sure if you are brave or foolish for renting such a nice place to strangers on the internet. I snorkeled the rocky reef and around to the bay and saw everything I saw at some of St. John's remote spots and for the first time in my snorkel career, a school of squid! Very cool to watch.
Martha & Frank 6/5/10
Bruce: We had a great time in St. Thomas. Your place is beautiful. The information sheet that you emailed was SO helpful. We really appreciated all of your insight and hints!Thanks again. Martha
Erika & Bryan 5/2/10
Perfect Honeymoon! Bruce, we thoroughly enjoyed staying at your villa! It was spotless clean, well organized and had tons of space. We were inspired to cook several of our meals at home due to the lovely upgraded kitchen. Nothing can beat the view from the balconies. Thank you for providing us with such a wonderful and relaxing place to spend our honeymoon. We'll surely be back! Also, it was great meeting you at Duffy's!
Angela P. 3/30/10
Hi, We enjoyed the villa very much. We found it to be clean, quite comfortable and the decorating and furniture the best we've seen there. As I said on the phone we've been going to Sapphire for at least 10 years but just started renting from owners. We are looking forward to next year.
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Keywords: Condominium beachfront beach ocean
- Vacation Rental
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
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Great! First time using VRBOGuest comment entered by owner
Great! First time using VRBO
The place was easy to find and really comfortable, loved falling asleep to the crashing of the waves on the shore, and it was convenient to Red Hook. It was my first time using a condo rental. I've written about them for my line of work (I often cover the travel industry), but figured it was about time I actually experienced one. Thanks! Donna
- Guest Donna
- Date of stay 01/13/14
- Review Submitted 01/25/14
The view was as advertised...spectacular!Guest comment entered by owner
The view was as advertised...spectacular!
Dec 28 - Jan 4 Bruce Just a quick note to thank you for the use of your condo. The view was as advertised...spectacular! We enjoyed amazing weather and will have difficulty sleeping without the sound of lapping waves against the shore. We hope to return some day to the Virgin Islands and we will definitely recommend your condo to others. Thanks again
- Guest Todd and family
- Date of stay 01/04/14
- Review Submitted 01/05/14
Loved your property and cleaning lady!Guest comment entered by owner
Loved your property and cleaning lady!
We loved your property and look forwarded to our stay in May. We met your cleaning Lady who was very nice and cleaned the place up nicely. We treat your place as if it was our own! Believe me we run a tight/clean ship :)
- Guest Kimberly
- Date of stay 12/06/13
- Review Submitted 12/10/13
We love your place!Guest comment entered by owner
We love your place!
Hello, We love your place! After flight delays and a trying day yesterday today has been soo much better. My son proposed to his girlfriend on the beach this morning! Woohoo! We sent them to the Marriott tonight to be alone but they will be back tomorrow.
- Guest Debbie H.
- Date of stay 08/08/13
- Review Submitted 08/15/13
The views were fantasticGuest comment entered by owner
The views were fantastic
Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed your Villa. The family had a great time and the place worked out great for the 4 of us. The views were fantastic. The kitchen worked out perfect for us as did the two floors. We had our share of challenges as tore my Achilles tendon on the Friday before we came down playing basketball. We almost had to cancel, but ultimately got the go ahead from the doc (thankfully as we have been counting down the days for months). The kids & my wife had a great time...I even managed to enjoy as best I could on crutches and no swimming (it was tough watching them all snorkeling in that beautiful water and not being able to jump in). I did spend quite a bit of time on your deck, which was a real god send. We also made it out to dinner each night (Big Bamboo, Fish Tales, Sapphire Grill, Duffy's), as well as a trip with our car to St John (Lunch at Skinny Legs, which was lots of fun), and a St. John snorkel boat trip on New Horizons. Thanks again and next time I will try not to get hurt before coming down:)
- Guest Dick J.
- Date of stay 04/19/13
- Review Submitted 04/22/13
Great condo! Enjoyed extra deck spaceGuest comment entered by owner
Great condo! Enjoyed extra deck space
Bruce, We had a great time at Sapphire in your condo- it lived up to the rave reviews from other renters! My two brothers and their wives were in other units, but we hung out together in our (your) unit because of the extra deck space, and the nice table that could seat seven. Our son was also part of the group (he stayed on our boat in the marina) so the extra space was greatly appreciated. I also was impressed with the high quality dive gear you provided- I used the split fins and they were great- my son ( a certified Rescue Diver) had been urging me to get a pair, and now that I see how easy they are on my aging legs, I'll have to do so.
- Guest Dave and Barbara
- Date of stay 01/15/13
- Review Submitted 01/15/13
We had a wonderful stay!Guest comment entered by owner
We had a wonderful stay!
Bruce, We had a wonderful stay! Thank you! Your welcome letter was very helpful. Accommodations were as expected, we are leaving rested and tanned.
- Guest Carol T.
- Date of stay 11/12/12
- Review Submitted 11/26/12
After looking at many hotels in St. Thomas, my wife and I booked this beatuiful condo for our 10 yr anniversary. We were excited to go - especially after seeing the fantastic reviews of this condo. It was perfect. The condo is very nice and the view from both balconies is awesome! We enjoyed many afternoons looking out at St. John's and even a few sunrises in the morning. Scuba Diving was great. We also did a charter to the BVIs and enjoyed Soggy Dollar and Foxy's. Will definitely try to book this condo for our next trip!
- Guest Burner (Tampa, FL)
- Date of stay 07/19/12
- Review Submitted 07/23/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.
photos don't do it justiceGuest comment entered by owner
photos don't do it justice
Bruce, we had an amazing time staying at your condo. Thanks again. What a great spot you have down there. Honestly, the photos don't do it justice although probably difficult to accomplish given the scenery on your deck. we took your advice (welcome letter) and day tripped to St John for a hike to Caneel Bay and the various beaches. Also enjoyed Fish Tails for the fish sandwiches and excellent bloody marys. Looking forward to a return trip sometime.
- Guest BjG - San Francisco
- Date of stay 05/07/12
- Review Submitted 05/08/12
Week in paradise
Week in paradise
We just returned from a week at Sapphire unit E301. We've stayed at Sapphire twice before but not in this unit. The unit has everything you'll need, including a grill. The view of St. John and the BVI's is fantastic. We snorkled each year we've been and this was the best yet. We saw 8 sea turtles and many rays right off the beach. Most days the beach is uncrowded though 1 day it was mobbed by cruise ship passesgers. The great thing is the pool in nearly empty and there's another beach in front of E building to get away from the crowd. The upstairs a/c wasn't working when we arrived but it was promptly repaied by Jerry who was great! Thanks for a great week and we hope to come back again soon.
- Guest Sherri (CT)
- Date of stay 04/13/12
- Review Submitted 04/23/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
$189/nt ($1323/wk)+8% YEAR ROUND including holidays! Book early! Maximum FOUR guests total. Minimum three nights. Visa, MasterCard, Discover accepted. Please note: 1/2 rent deposit REQUIRED and MUST BE RECEIVED TO HOLD DATES. No extra charges or hidden fees. The rate is the rate. YES! I keep it simple, one great rate all year round.
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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: I am originally from California and started vacationing in the caribbean several years ago because of the ideal scuba diving conditions - average 80 degrees air AND water year round! My job allowed me to live anywhere under the U.S. flag that had telephone and internet access, so I moved to St. Thomas in 2000, bought this villa and a yacht, and I'm still here working, island hopping, fishing, diving, motorcycle riding and never having to wear anything more than shorts, t-shirt, flip flops and a helmet or wide-brimmed hat!
Why the Owner Chose Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina:
Wanted to stay under the U.S. flag so U.S. Virgin Islands was first choice. St. Thomas is the hub of the U.S. Virgin Islands, not too busy, not too sleepy. Sapphire beach is the best beach front location on St. Thomas with nice breezes and views of St. John and the BVI.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Spacious corner unit with wide view of the beach, reef, Pillsbury Sound, St. John and BVI islands. Completely remodeled and upgraded villa. Two wrap-around balcony decks. Warm, clear water (and air). Beautiful white sand beach. U.S. flag - English speaking. No roaming charges for Sprint or AT&T. Great scuba diving. Deep sea fishing.
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View from living room
View from living room looking north.
Upstairs - bedroom with queen bed, 42' flat panel, ceiling fan,dressers, bath
Downstairs living room showng sofa/futon. Futon is 52" x 73" (~full size bed)
Coral reef just off the beach in front of the villa. Snorkel gear provided.
Living room, entertainment center.
View from deck - sunset (taken by a guest - Debbie August 2010)
View from living room
Scuba diving near Sapphire - a tunnel
View from living room
Sunrise from deck
The BVI. U can see dozens of isles from the living rm, bedrm, kitchen and decks
Kitchen - granite, hardwood cabinets, microwave/convection, breakfast bar
Upstairs - bedroom looks out onto the beach & ocean in two directions
View from downstairs deck overlooking beach and St. John. July, 2009
Sapphire Beach from above. - Image U.S. Geological Survey
Pool (taken by a guest - Debbie, August 2010
View from upstairs deck. Rain shower on Pillsbury Sound.
Sunrise from deck
Coming into the Sapphire Beach marina. (owner's boat 'Fins Up')
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