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Crystal Clear Waters at Crystal Cove - Loveliest Condo - Fantastic Reviews

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Spectacular views -- at dawn, dusk, daytime -- anytime

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy Delightful Tropical Decor - Cool Breezes - Soft Sand - Crystal Clear Waters

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Come to one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches not even 200 steps from your front door. White sandy beach graced by seagrape trees. Spectacular panorama of Caribbean islands from Jost van Dyke to Tortola to St. John. Crystal clear water. Our spacious deluxe one-bedroom apartment is clean and brightly furnished in Caribbean style for island living. New private garden. Beautiful tropical decor.

PARADISE DEFINED: It's an experience of beauty and relaxation you won't forget. Great snorkeling right off our beach, the home of sea turtles, coral, a countless variety and abundance of reef fish, rays and more. Take a look at the photos here and in the photo album on our own website by clicking on the section just below the rates that says 'Links to More Information.'

SPACIOUS UPDATED FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT: Our first-floor apartment at Crystal Cove (also known as Sapphire Bay Condominiums West--not the Sapphire Resort) directly on Sapphire Beach is almost 1000 square feet. There is a very comfy king-size bed in the bedroom; two comfortable XL side-by-side twin Murphy beds in the living room. Included are two full bathrooms, one with glass-block shower and one with tub, fully stocked with bathroom towels and beach towels too. Our kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, refrigerator, small appliances, microwave, dishes, tableware and cooking utensils. Spacious dining table. Central air conditioning. Ceiling fans. Washer/dryer in the apartment. All bed linens, kitchen towels, pot holders, etc., are provided.

OTHER EQUIPMENT: TVs (cable) in the living room and bedroom and a DVD player in the living. We also have a nice collection of movies complimentary upon request to our manager. For your convenience, a washer/dryer is right inside the unit. No need to use the coin-operated complex equipment.

CONVENIENT TO EVERYTHING: We are just one mile from the village of Red Hook with its shops and ferry terminal. Choose dining in or out. Many popular restaurants and a complete grocery market are nearby, within a 10-minute drive. From the Red Hook ferry terminal, you can take day excursions to St. John and the British Virgin Islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Or have dinner and watch the sunset from St. John. Then take the 20-minute ferry back.

ACTIVITIES GALORE: Our beach attendant will set up your complimentary beach lounge or chair and make sure you are comfortable. There is a dive shop right next door as well as a marina for booking watersports, sport fishing, ski jets, parasailing and more.

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS: Crystal Cove is a private, gated community with on-premise security. Parking is just outside the back door. If you don't want to rent a car, taxis are also easily called, and the local $2 safari-style bus that circles the island stops at the end of the driveway.

CONTINUOUS UPDATING: We personally live in and check on our condo four or five times a year and make sure everything is in excellent condition. We regularly replace any items that have seen better days.

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: Housekeeping service. Local manager on premises.

OPTIONAL EXTRA SERVICES: Our on-site manager, a trusted and well-respected local resident, offers these additional services:
• Transportation from and to the airport
• Food shopping before you arrive or accompanying you to food shop during your stay
• Personal food preparation and cleanup
• Babysitting

PERSONALIZED, CUSTOMIZED SERVICE -- JUST ASK. We can provide some baby needs just for the asking - crib, high chair, Pack ‘n’ Play, stroller. We prefer arranging payment directly via personal check or Chase QuickPay to keep our rates as low as possible, but if you prefer we can sign up for the VRBO payment capability and pass along the fees that VRBO charges us. Just let us know.

You will truly feel as if you are in Paradise.

A FINAL WORD: When we chat with people who have traveled to many islands, including the Hawaiian and South Pacific islands, and decided to make their life in St. Thomas, we ask why? They say 'we think this is the best place in the world.' We agree.

Keywords: Condominium

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    26...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Great beach for kids. Soft sand. Gently sloping sandy beach....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • In living room: 2 murphy bed

    Comfy twin murphys. Addl single bed upon request. No charge....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Good quality comfy mattress. TV. Crib on request. No charge....moreless

  • Good quality comfy mattresses in both rooms. Baby crib, portable crib or cot available upon request. No addl charge. Maximum occupancy is five. With advance notice, we can accommodate almost any requests, including high chair, etc. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Updated. Large walk-in shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Updated ensuite to master bed. Stationery + hand-held shower...moreless

  • Two bright full bathrooms with lots of mirrors, fully stocked with towels, soap, toilet tissue, hair dryers. Plenty of room for your personal toiletries in cabinets....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Three ceiling fans, board games, radio, floor safe in the hall closet to store valuables, housekeeping service. Complex has two lighted tennis courts, complimentary chaise lounges and chairs (on beach and at pool), beach attendant every day, convenient parking just outside back patio, taxis readily available by phone, local open-air (safari-style) $2 bus stops at end of driveway to complex. Private gated community. 24-hour security. Optional grocery shopping service ($25 fee for having your choice of groceries in the condo when you arrive); food preparation service and private car service from and to airport or for touring also available upon request. Local manager on premises. Housekeeping included. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Good selection of books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    In living room and bedroom, receiving major American networks and more than 60 cable channels....moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys/floats, snorkeling equipment....moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVDs available complimentary upon request to local manager....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Directly on beautiful Sapphire Beach. (No roads to cross.) Just 200 steps from the surf. Snorkeling on reef. Dive shop next door....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large glass table. Highchair available upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air; also three ceiling fans that circulate the air wonderfully....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Complimentary modem and necessary cables for wired connection to hi-speed internet for your laptop....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Conveniently in the unit. (Free. No coins required.) Iron and ironing board....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Complimentary modem and necessary cables for wired connection to hi-speed internet for your laptop. Or wireless for other devices....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All provided for bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Also beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large, colorful, comfy. TV, DVD. CD player....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Right at the back of the unit....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Phones in bedroom and living room; local calls free; long distance service available; guests invoiced for charges at cost. Ck with your mobile phone provider about whether roaming. Varies by provider....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom, kitchen and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Conveniently in the unit. (Free. No coins required.) Iron and ironing board....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Additional services include personalized shopping, meal preparation and cleanup. Enjoy a fantastic local meal from a personal chef. Reasonable fees....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, bakeware, dishes, spatula, large spoons, knives, etc., kitchen towels, potholders....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All the dishes and flatware that you need. Blender for great tropical drinks, hand-held electric mixer. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Modern appliances: Full-size refrigerator; microwave; electric range; garbage disposal; all kitchen utensils, dishes, and typical small appliances that you could want; ceramic tile countertops....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Part of stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, few herbs/spices....moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Available from vendors at marina next door....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Enclosed sitting area and fenced in private garden in back for barbecuing or a private dinner under the stars....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent from marina next door....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small tropical garden in enclosed sitting area out back door....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Two lighted tennis courts. Free to guests....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Floats, kids' pails, shovels available free upon request. Other activities - snorkeling equipment, jet skis, kayaks, etc - can be rented from marina next door....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Only for the those in our complex. Lovely for swimming laps. Please see photo....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Only for those in our complex of 112 units....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Value
Apr 26 - Nov 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$175
$1,225 $4,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $175 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $150 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Pre-holiday
Nov 22 - Dec 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,450

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $207 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Holiday & Feb vacation
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
7 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

2016 Peak except Feb. vacation
Jan 5 - Apr 25, 2016
4 night min stay
$275
$1,750

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $250 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Value 2016
Apr 26 - Nov 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$175
$1,225 $4,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $175 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $150 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • 3rd person/night $20 + tax
  • 5th person/night $20 + tax
  • 4th person/night $20 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Rentals < 1 month: CANCELLATION: In Mar, Apr, pre-holiday & value seasons, payt refundable less $200 up to 45 days in advance; holiday season, Jan & Feb: 60 days. No refund for cancellation/changes within 45/60 days prior to check-in. Deposit is 3/4 nights. Month or longer stays: Deposit/payment/refund policies vary depending on dates and length of stay. Renter pays any payment transaction fees.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cyril E. King Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Hook (and restaurants); also next door
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Red Hook, to St. John and British Virgin Islands
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mahogany Run
Crystal Cove at Sapphire Bay West
Nearest Beach
Sapphire Beach -- on the beach

Car: Not Necessary

So conveniently located: Coral World Ocean Park, an interactive aquarium and water-sports center, is close by. Skyride to Paradise Point nearby. Marina next door and nearby where boats for hire leave for trips to other nearby islands, St. John and the British Virgin Islands of Jost Van Dyke, Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Fantastic duty-free shopping downtown. Just a mile away is the Red Hook area for shopping and restaurants and where ferry leaves for St. John and other islands. Golf at Mahogany Run about 5 miles away. Best location for best beaches. Ferry to St. John for dinner and/or shopping (different from St. Thomas) is just a mile away and takes 20 minutes. Enjoy a fantastic dinner and return at sunset for an unbelievable experience.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We first visited St. Thomas on our honeymoon. When our daughter chose a destination wedding here in 2002, we knew we had to introduce others to the beautiful island and to Crystal Cove. Our guests love many of the same things we do: the sun, beautiful beach, friendly locals and relaxed lifestyle. Not to mention great shopping and lots of activities.

Why the Owner Chose Crystal Cove at Sapphire Bay West:
THE BEACH! THE BEACH! THE BEACH! When we returned to St. Thomas after many years, our trip reminded us how much we loved the island. We looked at almost every condo complex on a beach on St. Thomas and chose Crystal Cove first and foremost because of beautiful Sapphire Beach. Our guests, young and old, like the low-key atmosphere and casual living. It took a year to completely gut the interior, remodel and refurnish. And we continually refresh and update on our frequent trips, about four or five times each year. Furnishings and decor are continually updated/replaced to stay fresh and colorful. As you probably already know, St. Thomas is part of the U.S., uses U.S. currency and the U.S. postal service.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our guests --please take a look at our many reviews - feel right at home in our place whether staying for a week or an extended period of time. They tell us they appreciate the personal attention they receive from us and the personal service they receive from our local manager. They enjoy all that the island offers, entertainment, shopping, day trips to other islands, water sports, dining in and dining out at the many different restaurants on the island or just lazing on the beach enjoying a good book. What can be better than waking up to a beautiful beach, beautiful weather and beautiful experiences. The excellent staff takes extraordinary pride in the care they take of the property.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Spectacular views --  at dawn, dusk, daytime -- anytime

    Spectacular views -- at dawn, dusk, daytime -- anytime

  • Relax in a bright, spacious living room

    Relax in a bright, spacious living room

  • A favorite spot to relax and read looking toward the water

    A favorite spot to relax and read looking toward the water

  • Bright and clean, modern bathrooms, one with shower, one with tub and shower

    Bright and clean, modern bathrooms, one with shower, one with tub and shower

  • Tennis courts on the premises.

    Tennis courts on the premises.

  • Another wonderful view.

    Another wonderful view.

  • Cool off under the Seagrape trees; St. John and other islands in distance.

    Cool off under the Seagrape trees; St. John and other islands in distance.

  • From our beach.

    From our beach.

  • Tropical grounds.

    Tropical grounds.

  • Natural pond  on the property with the ocean beyond.

    Natural pond on the property with the ocean beyond.

  • A short boat trip to the see the Baths formation in the British Virgin Islands.

    A short boat trip to the see the Baths formation in the British Virgin Islands.

  • Floor plan.

    Floor plan.

  • Our beautiful Sapphire Beach

    Our beautiful Sapphire Beach

  • Comfy king platform bed

    Comfy king platform bed

  • Fully equipped kitchen and plenty of room for dining in

    Fully equipped kitchen and plenty of room for dining in

  • Beautiful pool

    Beautiful pool

  • View from our front window.

    View from our front window.

  • Boating and watersports galore.

    Boating and watersports galore.

  • Serene and peaceful Sapphire Beach.

    Serene and peaceful Sapphire Beach.

  • Beatiful grounds - flamboyant tree.

    Beatiful grounds - flamboyant tree.

  • Beautiful landscaping.

    Beautiful landscaping.

  • Catch a rainbow off our beach.

    Catch a rainbow off our beach.

  • Better than a picture postcard.

    Better than a picture postcard.

  • You'll be sad when you leave for home.

    You'll be sad when you leave for home.

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