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New York Designer's Caribbean Hideaway

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Last updated: 10/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina condo description

Start with what Frommer’s Guide says are Sapphire Beach’s “Jawdropping Views”. And you won't get closer to the water than this listing unless you rent a boat.

Add the taste of two New York designers whose clients, past and present,include Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani. Vintage bamboo furniture with white upholstery,blue and white Chinese porcelains,white tile floors and a framed collection of 1940's black and white sailing photos. With the key component of total privacy from passersby or neighbors,and the luxury of enough space to allow you to catch some quiet moments completely to yourself.

A two level duplex with connecting mahogany staircase, each level with it's own terrace, floor to ceiling 14 foot wide walls of glass with unmatchable views and pure white curtains pulled to the sides. From inside the apartment, you will not see anything but turquoise and sapphire blue water - as if you are sailing on an ocean liner with your own balconies. The photos tell the story.

Downstairs, a comfortable living room with an optional sleeping couch and armchair, an outdoor dining table for up to 6, a desk and bureaus. Sliding mahogany doors can separate your kitchen area. A downstairs bathroom comes complete with two-sink vanity and shower. Generous baskets filled with luxurious beach towels.. Large new flatscreen cable tv with dvd, video and all channels. A Bose dock for your ipod.

Outside on the 11 X 14 foot terrace, banquettes and chaise lounges with total privacy. No one looking down from balconies above you or up from the beach below, allows morning to midday sunbathing with total privacy. The downstairs terrace has a tropical mosquito net to allow sleeping outdoors in the moonlight if you wish to really live out your island fantasy. Outdoor breakfast/lunch tables for four. Oiled louvered tropical wood side walls add the luxury of Caribbean style. Constant cooling tradewind breezes.

Upstairs, the Master Suite at the top of the mahogany stairs is crowned with a 18 foot high cathedral ceiling. Hurricane lamps, white ceiling fan, vintage bamboo furniture, tropical wood doors, blue and white Chinese porcelains and upholstery, a black and white vintage sailing image gallery, and a huge king size bed to get lost in. Second flatscreen tv, dvd, video. Another wall of floor to ceiling glass with extraordinary views of the British Virgin Islands, St. John and the Cays, not to mention the turquoise and sapphire water of your imagination and the covers of travel magazines.

Each evening, open a great bottle of wine, tax free in the USVI, go out on the upstairs terrace to watch the sunset coloring the clouds and the moonrise over British Tortola. After dark, light the candles inside and on the terraces, turn off the lights, and sit listening to the waves below. Watch the lights glittering on the islands, the ferries going to and from Cruz Bay, the glow of the restaurants at Caneel Bay, a million stars above you. Bliss.

Everything that you could wish to do will be waiting for you each morning. Swimming on your half mile sugar white beach in turquoise water. Snorkeling on the reefs directly under your terraces. Sunning on your terrace chaises or by the magnificently sited fresh water pool. Reading in the shade of the palm trees. Wandering the docks of the marina looking at yachts and talking to the fishermen back with their day’s catch. The E building is at the quiet end of the resort, with it's own beach, and perfectly oriented views. No noise from the pool, or crowds of tourists. Ever. A true escape.

FREE snorkeling and,beach chairs are all pre-paid for at the Watersports Pavilion down the beach, with rentable kayaks,windsurfing and paddling boards. Plus scuba diving classes for low fees. At Sapphire’s Marina, literally downstairs from the E Building, are everything from Jet Skis, Parasailing, Catamaran Cruises to Jost Van Dyke and legendary White Bay with The Soggy Dollar Bar, Sportfishing for marlin and whatever else you desire to fish, Powerboat day rentals, even Day Sails on Yachts if your wallet allows.

Day trips to St John to Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Hawks Nest Beach are minutes away at the Redhook Ferry. You have no need to rent a car the week you stay with us. Day rentals of jeeps are available for $70.00,rentable downstairs in the lobby by A building. You can visit all of St Thomas’s favorite sites. The beautiful Danish colonial town of Charlotte Amalie, with its shady Royal Palm Passage offers you hours of wonderful shopping with world famous bargains in jewelry, watches and liquor. There are fantastic restaurants within 5 to 10 minutes in Redhook, our quarter-mile-away village with shops, markets, bars, restaurants, and ferries, or on the list we provide you of our own personal picks.

You will be met at the airport by our good friend Smitty, who is an islander who knows a lot more about St Thomas than I ever will. He will take you to Sapphire and on the way show you some of the sights, including Drake's Seat with it's magnificent views of the islands, then a stop at Marina Market for supplies where he will wait for you and then bring you 'home'.

Your Caribbean Hideaway is for a couple who want a feeling of casual luxury at the beach with the traditional feel of the elegant easy going Old Caribbean. If you want quiet, privacy and space, with some style thrown in, if you don't want to cook, eat, and sleep, in the same room, then this beautiful two floor duplex is just the place to chill and to restore your spirit. We truly love kids, but this just is NOT the place for them. NO exceptions for anyone under 21. This is a quiet, low key, casually elegant retreat for adults to savor and to unwind in.


Keywords: Condominium NO CHILDREN under 21
without exception.

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Chauffeur

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Not suitable for children under 18....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children:

                No exceptions except children 18 and older....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • There is everything here on the East End that you would want from a Caribbean holiday, with immediate easy access to literally dozens of other islands right downstairs at the Sapphire marina or at the Redhook ferry terminal 1/4 mile away. Watersports from windsurfing to snorkeling and sailing, deep sea fishing, lolling around on a chartered sailboat. Hiking on St John, restaurants by the dozens on St Thomas and St John. Day trips to Jost and the Baths on Virgin Gorda leave right downstairs. And then there is doing NOTHING. Free chaises for the beach and pool, lazing away hours on the shaded terraces reading, drinking smoothies and daiquiries and painkillers you make at our bar. Napping and daydreaming. It's really whatever you want Sapphire to be....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Library of books on a wide range of topics from history to novels to pirates and travel guides for the islands. Tons to read on a rainy day....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    scrabble, cards, shut the box....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo:

                    Bose dock for ipod and iphones up to iphone 5...moreless

                  • Television:

                    Two new flatscreens with dvd and vcr ability. Cable tv with about 50 channels....moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    Literally on the sand on the beach 30'-0' from edge of water....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    30'-0' from the lower terrace....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Dining on covered terrace from 2 to 6 people....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Full laundry immediately downstairs in the marina building next to our building....moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    yoga mats, weights, vcr yoga tapes, full snorkeling gear for 4 adults, noodles....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Couch and four chairs for seating for 6 to 7 people....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking spaces at base of building....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    parking downstairs from the building....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Ample towels for bath and beach provided upon arrival....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Full laundry immediately downstairs in the marina building...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    We offer Free DSL Internet access with good reception....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Mr Coffee coffeemaker....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Completely stocked with everything....moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped kitchen. Dishes, pots, pans, utensils, blender, toaster, coffeemaker, convection oven, microwave, Foreman grill, burner stovetop, all flatware, napkins etc....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    Convection oven and a separate Foreman grill...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    We have some minimal items in terms of spices, salt, pepper, sugar. But we can't know what guests have used up at a given time....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Full size refrigerator on opposite side from photo shown. ...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Glass stovetop 5 burners. Electric. No gas allowed on island....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Same as noted above....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Boats are for rent downstairs in the marina for deep sea fishing, sailing and snorkeling, jet skiis, boat trips to the islands, British and US Virgins. At a wide range of offerings and prices....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Two amazing decks/terraces with mindboggling views and comfortable banquettes, chairs and chaises to take the sun. The downstairs is 11 X 14 and the upstairs bedroom terrace is 6 X 14. Sunbathing....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Kayaks can be rented at the Watersports Pavilion, as well as paddleboards and windsurfing equipment and floating mats....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Jet skis. The other kind.....not likely. And not missed. Try Colorado or Vermont....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    We supply free snorkeling gear for 4 adults. See kayaks/canoe category. Yes, its available....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        A really beautiful two level pool magnificently sited with spectacular 'down island views' as they are called in St Thomas. Decks with free chaises and shade in the palms. Heaven....moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low Low Season
                      Aug 2 - Nov 15, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,275

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                      Holiday Season
                      Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,750

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                      High Season
                      Jan 3 - Apr 25, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,375

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,675

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      We are directly on Sapphir beach. Our terraces are 30'-0" from the water's edge.

                      We send out a standard vrbo.com or homeaway.com contract, which the guest signs and returns with a 50% deposit paid by personal check. Deposits are 905 refundable up to 60 days before arrival. Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival with a security deposit of 300.00 which is fully refundable if no damage or loss.

                      Guests send 50% deposit with signed contract. Balance due 60 days before date of arrival plus $300.00 security deposit.

                      Payment is by personal check only. Deposit is 90% refundable up to 60 days prior to arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 10/24/2014
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                      Location

                      • Caribbean Hideaway Sapphire Beach View on map

                        Located on our own quiet beach between the pool and marina. Ours is the only building sited to face directly toward the British Virgins and St. John. We are in the center of the building.

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                      • Banana Cabana View on map

                        On the beach,open all day,the best hot dogs you will ever eat,grilled grouper sandwiches,caesar salads,iced beer,mixed drinks. Ordering 'To Go' for our terrace is perfect. Waitresses walk the beach to take orders.

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                      • The Grapevine Restaurant View on map

                        A short 200 yard walk up the hill from us in Sapphire Village. An easy poolside restaurant convenient when you don't want to leave the property for dinner. Food is good, not really a rave. Great music Sunday nites. Bar.

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                      • Ferry to St John, Tortola, and Jost View on map

                        A half mile walk from Sapphire to the passenger ferry. Hop over to Cruz Bay for dinner,or catch a cab to Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay - the two most magnificent beaches on St John. The ride alone is great. Morning ferries to Jost Van Dyke a must do.

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                      • Redhook restaurants and shops View on map

                        Coco Blue, Island Bar, Molly Malone's Irish Pub, Duffy's Love Shack, XO Wine Bar, Caribbean Salon,, Pesce Italian Cuisine,plus shops and bars. 5 minutes by cab.

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                      • Marina Market View on map

                        Where the yachties shop for their boats. Great deli case, desserts, tropical produce, best meat on the island, a sweet little wine room with tax free amazing wine selection. Did I mention the desserts

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                      • Latitude 18 View on map

                        If you love a Local Hangout, this is the place to discover. Amazing live music, moderate prices,cold beer,mixed drinks. Perfect place to chill out. Use OFF before going!.

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                      • The Ritz Carlton View on map

                        If you miss the la di dah stuff, get dressed and go spend a few hours with the blackberry Lexus crowd. You'll love the fact that their beach and view is no match for Sapphire's. Come home knowing you are cool and they are SOO not. Go for the GREAT massages at the spa. Get the 90 minute.

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                      • Cafe Amalia View on map

                        My wife and daughters favorite restaurant in town. In Palm Passage, in the midst of the best shopping, it is a beautiful Spanish cuisine cafe you don't want to miss. The paella and the garlic soup are amazing

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                      • Mafolie View on map

                        Our favorite restaurant for a major VIEW and a good steak or Caribbean lobster. Be sure to come at 6:00 to see the sunset and the cruise ships pulling out of harbor. Really like the Italian Riviera.

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                      • Magens Bay View on map

                        Voted one of the Caribbean's 10 most Beautiful Beaches too many years in a row to count. 1 1/2 mile of perfect white sand. Public beach with showers and cafeteria. Magnificent blue water, perfect san

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                      • GOLF! View on map

                        The notorious "Devil's Triangle" has been played by Presidents Clinton and Obama. Republicans can play too! Google it. Great burgers in the clubhouse. Stop on the way to Magens for lunch, or the way back.

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                      • Hook Line and Sinker View on map

                        A local favorite. Open air restaurant with an incredible view of Charlotte Amalie. Take a cab there when you are in town for a break from shopping. The food is amazing.

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                      9 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Cyril King Airport STT
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Red Hook
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Mahogany Run
                      1200 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      NA
                      Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      on property
                      1700 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      NA
                      Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina
                      Nearest Beach
                      the building is ON the beach

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Sapphire is on the lively and popular East End of St Thomas. Home of dozens of restaurants, shops, the Ritz Carlton, Wyndham,Point Pleasant, and soon another Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville, plus the ferry jumping off point for St John and the British Virgin islands. Sapphire is one of the two most beautiful beaches on the island.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: My wife and I are both designers living in New York City. My family has had a home in St Thomas for over 50 years up on Crown Mountain in Caret Bay. Beverly and I fell in love with Sapphire during a visit to Saint Thomas, and took two years to locate and buy what we thought was the perfect condo. We have been renovating and improving it ever since. We provide our guests with Airport pickups and drop-offs which saves on time and money, 90.00 per couple. We also provide free snorkeling, kayak and windsurfing equipment at the Watersports Center and beach chair services.

                      Why the Owner Chose Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina:
                      We were stunned when we saw Sapphire Beach for the first time. Beverly and my daughter discovered that the 'hotel' was in fact condominiums. The search was on. We located the 4 ideal units we wanted to buy, and then waited until E-304 became available. Why did we do it? I was so tired of staying in the 'not best' rooms in hotels and resorts. I wanted to feel like I finally was staying in the Perfect Rooms with the Perfect View in the Most Beautiful Place. That is how our duplex feels to us and why we are always thrilled to return. No more envy and wishing. Just pure joy.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                      The two terraces hang literally 30 feet from the waters edge, so that you feel as if you are floating on a ship in the turquoise and sapphire sea. The duplex works wonderfully with two bathrooms, no sharing or waiting to shower. With two floors, there is privacy for you whenever you want it. You can find a place to read while your partner watches tv or sleeps in...perfect to really rest and recharge. The upstairs wood ceiling is 17'-6'' high and that feels like the real Old Caribbean to us. Space,height,and privacy are the true luxuries of your Caribbean Hideaway.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Upper terrace chaise and view

                        Upper terrace chaise and view

                      • Downstairs living room from terrace

                        Downstairs living room from terrace

                      • The upstairs California King size bed

                        The upstairs California King size bed

                      • Downstairs terrace.  You will LIVE here!  Heaven.

                        Downstairs terrace. You will LIVE here! Heaven.

                      • 18 foot high Traditional Caribbean Wood ceiling and white fan.  Bedroom.

                        18 foot high Traditional Caribbean Wood ceiling and white fan. Bedroom.

                      • Mahogany stairway and entry to master bath

                        Mahogany stairway and entry to master bath

                      • Upstairs bath with window "curtains" of palm trees and marina view

                        Upstairs bath with window "curtains" of palm trees and marina view

                      • Magnificently sited pool to cool off in.  With barstools and daiquiries

                        Magnificently sited pool to cool off in. With barstools and daiquiries

                      • Strawberries on the terrace with cold yogurt and honey.  Blue glass dishes.

                        Strawberries on the terrace with cold yogurt and honey. Blue glass dishes.

                      • Afternoon moon and calm seas from upper terrace

                        Afternoon moon and calm seas from upper terrace

                      • 8:00 AM Pathway to the beach from our building.

                        8:00 AM Pathway to the beach from our building.

                      • Early morning light on the upstairs bedroom couch. Easy relaxed comfort.

                        Early morning light on the upstairs bedroom couch. Easy relaxed comfort.

                      • Upstairs seating area with 18 ft  wood ceiling

                        Upstairs seating area with 18 ft wood ceiling

                      • Living room shelves, Bose dock, WIFI, flatscreen tv and traditional open bar

                        Living room shelves, Bose dock, WIFI, flatscreen tv and traditional open bar

                      • Downstairs terrace with 2 chaises and 2 dining tables

                        Downstairs terrace with 2 chaises and 2 dining tables

                      • writing desk upstairs seating area

                        writing desk upstairs seating area

                      • Sunrise from the Downstairs Terrace

                        Sunrise from the Downstairs Terrace

                      • Downstairs bathroom with Downstairs bathroom w double sinks and new shower

                        Downstairs bathroom with Downstairs bathroom w double sinks and new shower

                      • Fully equipped kitchen: coffeemaker stovetop range toastr blendr microwv grill

                        Fully equipped kitchen: coffeemaker stovetop range toastr blendr microwv grill

                      • 1/2 mile of white sand beach. Free beach chaises.

                        1/2 mile of white sand beach. Free beach chaises.

                      • Sunrise from the upstairs bedroom terrace.  Heaven.
Water reflections.

                        Sunrise from the upstairs bedroom terrace. Heaven. Water reflections.

                      • Swimming pool decks with palms, shade, views and breezes. Hours fly by.

                        Swimming pool decks with palms, shade, views and breezes. Hours fly by.

                      • Breakfast on the terrace for two to six. Two tables can be pushed together.

                        Breakfast on the terrace for two to six. Two tables can be pushed together.

                      • Other side of kitchen with full size fridge. Blender bar. Fully stocked kitchen.

                        Other side of kitchen with full size fridge. Blender bar. Fully stocked kitchen.

                      VRBO #267360

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                      Date last modified - Friday, October 24, 2014

                      $1,275 - $2,750 per week (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Speaks: english
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