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Playa Linda~home away from home at Sapphire Village, 5 Star Reviews

Bedrooms 1
Space 780 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One BR-King, One Bath, Queen Sleeper Sofa in LR, sleeps 4

Playa Linda, our condo at Sapphire Village is conveniently located beside Sapphire Beach & Marina and near town (Red Hook and Charlotte Amalie), yet far enough away to give you the feel of resting in your own corner of Paradise. You'll find easy access to Sapphire Beach, windsurfing, snorkeling, sport fishing and more....with beach and pools just a few steps away from your condo. A poolside bar and new restaurant, 'Slice VI' is on the premises. Catch the safari taxi for all your transportation needs, or rent a car at the airport.

Our condo offers a stunning ocean view, overlooking the marina, St. John and BVI. We offer this condo for non-smoking guests and no pets (sorry, HOA no pets allowed). Recently added in-unit wifi and expanded HD TV. The condo is one half mile to the ferry to will not find a better location than the East End near Red Hook...our lovely condo at Sapphire Village is a true bargain. Enjoy your stay at our 'slice of paradise'.

More Details

Linda or Jeff
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Linda or Jeff

Linda, a retired physical therapist and husband Jeff, retired teacher purchased condo, PlayaLinda after several visits to St Thomas and Sapphire Village in 2010. One of the “most beautiful views” we have ever seen was the reason for this lifetime dream. We visit about 3-4 times each year and share the beauty view renting the unit the rest of the time.

Linda or Jeff purchased this condo in 2010

Why Linda or Jeff chose Estate Smith Bay

Great view, great location to Sapphire Beach and Marina including nearby Red Hook with its ferry service to St John and the BVI. Well run, well maintained condo complex. What’s not to love!

What makes this condo unique

Location, location, location!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was awesome! The condo was the best! Thank you for having it so well stocked. And the staff keeps the grounds so clean. Sapphire Beach was great-- our boys loved the snorkeling and we even rented a kayak. We were in the pool right up to 10:30 am before check-out at 11 am. We definitely want to stay again. Thanks again, Wendy
Jun 2010
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Estate Smith Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Toilet and Shower/Tub enclosed another adjoining room w/sink & vanity area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen Sleep Sofa in LR will accommodate 2 additional guests
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We will assist you in any way we can to make your visit a pleasant stay.


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Playa Linda~home away from home at Sapphire Village, 5 Star Reviews
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 42 reviews

Fantastic View, Walking distance to the AMAZING Sapphire Beach!

  • 5 of 5

I had a fantastic time at Playa Linda! The condo is nicely furnished, clean and comfy! The view from the porch is FANTASTIC! I let the owners know that I was traveling solo and they sent me multiple emails ahead of time with instructions and ideas for things to do (I think they do this for everyone- very nice!). There were also resources in the condo with ideas for what to do on the island. The condo is located close to Red Hook and the ferry to St. John, and is within walking distance to the most amazing beach and bar. I'll plan to stay again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Condo

  • 5 of 5

Spent a glorious week with my mother and daughter in this condo. The condo is spotless and the views of the beach and harbor are absolutely majestic. Jeff and Linda had local contacts available for any issues. The living room AC was not functioning right. We had a brand new AC unit installed within a day. We had a 6 hour power outage across the entire island. Jeff and Linda were in close contact with me regarding how to handle such an event. I guess this is a common occurrence, but we did not have to worry too much about it. The condo pretty much has everything you need for power outage-LOTS of batteries, lights, candles, extension cords for generator use, etc. The kitchen is stocked with good quality pots and pans, a decent coffee pot, blender, microwave, etc. The bed and couch were very comfortable. I got the pull out couch and gave my mom and daughter the bed. For a pull-out couch, it was pretty comfy and and I'm very picky about that sort of thing. There was no shortage of linens and towels. A bonus was a big bag of beach toys for my daughter who is 7 and snorkel gear! I had to leave my flippers back at home, so the spares were appreciated.

Slice VI and the pool are located right next to the building. You have to try the pig and pear pizza! It's literally a 1 minute walk from the unit. The beach is about a 5 minute trek. Nothing too strenuous. The beach is so gorgeous; lovely for night walks and the view of St. John is an added bonus!

I cannot recommend this condo enough. I hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jaime, we are so glad you had a good time. We want your experience on St Thomas to be something you will remember for a long time and yes we love it when guests return, it tells us we must be doing something right. It was a pleasure to have you in our condo. Thanks! Jeff
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Such a beautiful home and gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

Jeff and Linda

Wonderful place to stay!! Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in St Thomas! The condo was exactly what we needed. I would suggest that all guests stop at the condo BEFORE going to the grocery because there are plenty of the basics so no need to purchase them and the grocery stores are quite pricey. I loved the location of the condo because it was a little removed from the hubub. we rented a car and it was so easy and made getting around fantastic! We loved all of it and would like to thank the Talbots for their lovely home and generosity.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed your stay in our little piece of paradise! Linda & Jeff
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Sapphire Beach great location

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect for the four of us. It had everything we needed for days on the beach, coolers, float toys, snorkels, beach toys for the kids, towels. It was clean. The owners were very hospitable, leaving us a couple treats and a welcome note. They were very responsive via email as well with our questions. Sapphire Beach is a great location, loved the mellow vibe and Lauri our cocktail server for the week, bringing us drinks in the water. Close to Redhook for ferry trips to St John too. All in all would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. So glad your family had a great time. Hope to see you again in the future. Linda and Jeff
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is exactly as described. Beautiful views from the deck. Very clean and comfortable. Well decorated. Don't buy any bathroom supplies as owner stocks and people leave things behind (shampoo, new razors, shaving cream etc). Kitchen condiments same.

Beach chairs, towels, toys, snorkling gear etc. Two swimming pools and one with barbacue gas and charcoal for your use (althoug gas canisters were empty. I bought charcoal). Don't need beach umbrellas because all the beaches are lined by trees with lots of shade. Saphire beach is very beautiful and one can walk to it but easier to throw chairs in the trunk and drive down next to the beach (free entrance). Lindquist beach right next door is to me the most beautiful beach one can imagine. $5.00 per person but amazingly beautiful. Magen's Bay a big disappointment. Red Hook around the corner has supermarket and good places to quench your hunger and thirst as well as live music. The owners mailed us door codes and pertinent information so all went really smooth. Read through the papers in the refrigerator door because there is additional information that is very useful. If I ever go back to St. Thomas I would love to stay at this unit again. Carlos and Fabiana.

Unrelated. I got to St Thomas and Hertz did not have a car. Never contacted me. Luckily I was able to rent one from another company. Advice book 3-4 cars so hopefully you will have one. Also saw some recommendations on getting 4 x 4 but don't really need it. Definitely get automatic as dealing with hilly, curvy terrain as well as driving on other side of road might be complicated while shifting. Waze and Google maps works well.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We remember our first time coming here and feel our tenants would appreciate as much information as we can provide so their stay is enjoyable. So glad you had a good time! Linda and Jeff
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Cyril E King Airport (STT)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Red Hook to St.John and BVI
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mahogany Run (currently closed because of storms)
Nearest Ski
Waverunner rentals at Sapphire Marina
Nearest Beach
Sapphire Beach-World Famous
Car: not necessary

East End of the island near Red Hook ferry..Sapphire Village is located beside Sapphire Beach and Marina.

Golf: Mahogany Run Golf Course: beautiful 18 hole course with great ocean views. Built in the valley surrounded by mountains will test your skills from elevated tee-shots to a 170 yard par 3 over the ocean. Rental clubs available. Currently closed because of hurricanes.

Ski: Jet ski rentals are available at the marina located just a few steps away from your door. Also snorkeling trips to St John, dinner cruises and 1/2 and all day fishing trips. Go directly to 'The Baths' on Virgin Gorda from the marina


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Rates shown are for 1 or 2 guests. Additional guests, extra

Rates are subject to change. Payment by check or Paypal or through HomeAway by credit card

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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