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Some of the beautiful colors of the water of Sapphire Bay

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Why does B~11 get all those great reviews?

It's not because B~11 is 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 (unless they are extremely minor) we try to get them resolved as quickly as possible.
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 seventy 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 sometimes, it will allow more rational sleeping arrangements when there are five occupants. Secondly, It freed up space in the bedroom which Steve used to construct a “storage wall unit” which also has 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 at that very popular site that provides advice for trips 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!

Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, English
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

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

  • You may contact me directly: StevenIraFein@HotMail.Com 845 514 2797 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. Actually, because we have been improving B~11 much faster then we have been taking pictures, at least some posted photos are always out-of-date. 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
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • 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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf
  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    "Saline"--almost no chlorine!...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Bargain
May 1 - Dec 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$159
$999

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

Pricey
Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$299

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

Winter
Jan 6 - Apr 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$199

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

Bargain
Apr 16 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$159
$999

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

Pricey
Dec 22 - Jan 5, 2019
3 night min stay
$274
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$159
$1,399 $8,249

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:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Although we recommend travel insurance (especially during the peak of hurricane season), and possibly a medical evacuation plan, we do NOT recommend Property Damage Protection

Do NOT trust "Instant Quote".

Please ignore "Standard Rate(s). Although they don't apply, B~11 might not appear on searches if I didn't include them!

Currently, we also don't recommend "HomeAway Payments" and ""Book-it-Now" as these services suffer from a high incidence of computer glitches.

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

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Do not hesitate to contact me directly:

StevenIraFein@HotMail.Com (preferred)

845 514 2797


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cyril E. King (STT)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many in Red Hook
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Red Hook
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mahogany Run
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many in Red Hook
1500 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Recommended

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

PLEASE DO NOT TRY THE Get an Instant Quote button. The quote will generally be incorrect!

Please use email, or the messaging system, to verify anything important. HA/VRBO has a lot of computer problems and sometimes outputs incorrect information!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1969

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
You may contact me directly: 845 514 2797


Contact us

Speaks: english, English
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Some of the beautiful colors of the water of Sapphire Bay

    Some of the beautiful colors of the water of Sapphire Bay

  • 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.

  • Honey and Steve

    Honey and Steve

  • Sapphire Beach at Dusk

    Sapphire Beach at Dusk

  • Front of Building

    Front of Building

  • Your View with Front Windows Open

    Your View with Front Windows Open

  • 52" TV in Living Room

    52" TV in Living Room

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • View of Beach from inside B`11

    View of Beach from inside B`11

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Only 150 Steps From Your Front  Door!

    Only 150 Steps From Your Front Door!

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

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

  • Rear Bathroom

    Rear Bathroom

  • 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

  • Sapphire Beach

    Sapphire Beach

  • Front Entrance

    Front Entrance

  • 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.

  • View of B~11 From Beach

    View of B~11 From Beach

  • Entry Area

    Entry Area

  • Library

    Library

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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