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Villa Bonne Vie - Enjoy the Good Life

Estate Smith Bay, Saint Thomas, USVI
  • Condo
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 3 nights

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


When you dream of a tropical paradise, do you dream of a place where a white sand beach stretches out in front of you? Or of a world where the water is a kaleidoscope of turquoise and aquamarine hues?

If that’s your ideal vacation, then come enjoy our home while vacationing in Paradise! This spectacular 3rd and 4th floor condominium is located in the B-building directly on Sapphire beach, with breathtaking 180° views from each floor of the ocean and the neighboring islands (St John and British Virgin Islands). To us, this is the “Good Life” or “Bonne Vie”!

Just imagine...sitting back on one of the two private balconies enjoying your morning coffee (or afternoon cocktails) in a lush tropical setting listening to the calming sounds of the ocean lapping at the sand! As you sit looking out, you contemplate a dip in the water or a leisurely stroll down to the pristine beach, feeling the sugary white sand between your toes and admiring the incredible blue Caribbean water. All of this is located right in front of our home…we must warn you, you’ll have to pinch yourself or you'll think you've gone to heaven!

Our Condo…

We are proud to share our private paradise – Villa Bonne Vie - with you! Capture the splendor of the ocean within arms reach, as your worries and cares fade away. Our newly remodeled condo is tastefully set up as our home-away-from-home and comes complete for anyone to walk in and be more than comfortable.

The condo boasts floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that open onto two private balconies with awesome views of Sapphire Beach and the Caribbean. The condo is fully air-conditioned (separate controls on each floor) and completely furnished with cookware, luxury bed and bath linens, beach towels, and a cooler for your trips to other beaches.

On the main floor there is a living room with a Queen sleeper-sofa, dining area, large flat screen TV, cable, stereo w/iPod dock, renovated full bathroom, and a brand new kitchen that has everything to make life easy – solid granite counter with breakfast bar, new wood cabinets with plenty of storage, microwave/convection oven, smooth cook-top, refrigerator with ice-maker, toaster oven, blender, coffee-maker, espresso/cappuccino machine, and Belgian waffle-maker.

The top floor is the master bedroom suite with a second renovated full bathroom and a gorgeous ocean view to enjoy right from our comfortable King-size bed! If more sleeping space is needed, there is a Queen sleeper-sofa in the master suite sitting area. There is another large flat screen TV and cable upstairs.

To make sure you’re connected to the outside world (if you want;), we offer Broadband Wi-Fi throughout the condo (that can accommodate multiple devices at one time), a large flat screen TV with cable on each floor.

We can arrange for pre-ordered grocery delivery – just let us know what you need.

Amenities at Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina…

You'll have no shortage of options as you plan your day. Go for a swim, nap on the sand, snorkel right off the beach, volleyball, parasailing, rent a Wave Runner, go for a PADI dive, snorkeling tour, or a deep sea fishing charter from the Sapphire Marina just steps away...the day is yours to relax and enjoy as you wish in the warm Caribbean sun...and that’s just at Sapphire Beach!!!

As part of your package, you'll have full use of the owner's chaise lounges on the beach and we provide outside games, floats and noodles, and snorkeling equipment.

If you feel like something other than the beach, Sapphire also offers a multi-level cascading freshwater pool on the edge of the Caribbean Sea.

Currently at Sapphire, the “Sapphire Grill” offers food, soda and freezy drinks (located next to the dive shop) and also provides beach service, so you don’t even need to get out of your chair:). If you’re really tired after the day, Senor Pizza delivers to Sapphire.

Saint Thomas…

We are blessed with one of the most pleasant climates in the world, which is kept comfortable year round by gentle trade winds – the average daytime summer temperatures are around 85° and 80° during winter months. The great thing is that Americans don’t need a passport – all of this beauty is part of the United States.

There are numerous options of things to see and do on St. Thomas and the surrounding islands, including the many beaches (the real gems of the Caribbean), Mahogany Run golf course with the “Devil’s Triangle”, shopping in Charlotte Amalie (each visitor can take up to $1,600 worth of duty-free imports), the restaurants, and excursions out of Sapphire Marina and Red Hook. Once you book your stay, we will send you our “Villa Bonne Vie Guest Guidebook” that provides information on our condo and suggestions on the island.

Whether you want to sample all of the Islands or just relax with family and friends, our condo offers it all. Relax and enjoy the comfort and ambiance of Villa Bonne Vie that is guaranteed to provide a good life and make you wish you never had to leave!



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Why Christina chose Estate Smith Bay

After traveling to numerous Caribbean islands, my husband and I found our jewel! Even in the best hotels, we could never get as close to the ocean as we have at our Sapphire condo. We invite you to enjoy the splendor of Sapphire Beach from Villa Bonne Vie - if it's beauty you want...you won't be disappointed.

What makes this Condo unique

Please note - the REAL attraction at Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina is the ocean right out front! As many have mentioned, the restaurants on-site are closed (except for the Banana Cabana during the day). This is a condominium complex, as such Sapphire is more low-key than a resort and each unit is individually owned and maintained. If you want bars and parties, this IS NOT the place for you. If you want Paradise, Villa Bonne Vie IS the place for you!!!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Living Room - Queen Sleeper Sofa
        1 queen
      • King size bed with Therapedic King bed! Two Queen sleeper sofas with comfortable mattresses - one in the living room, second upstairs in the Master suite.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Master Suite Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Remodeled bathroom-glass backsplash and granite counters
      • Main Floor Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Remodeled - granite counters, porcelain tile, double sinks

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            Nothing between you and the beach - BEAUTIFUL!
          • Oceanfront


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Beds are prepared with luxurious high count sheets
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Separate AC controls for each floor
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Onsite next to the Marina
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Parking right in front of our building
                      • Towels Provided
                        Ample towels (bath and beach) are provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Onsite next to the Marina
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Throughout the condo (and on the balconies:)


                          • Kitchen
                            Gorgeous kitchen with solid granite counter tops, breakfast bar, solid wood cabinets, and modern appliances
                          • Catering Available
                            Provisioning available upon request
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Everything you need to make a home cooked meal (or just warm up your leftovers;)
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Maker
                            We also have provide a small Cappuccino/Espresso machine.
                          • Microwave
                          • Pantry Items
                            We provide coffee filters, salt, pepper, sugar, oil, vinegar, and various spices
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full size refrigerator with ice maker (very handy:)
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                There is a dining table inside that seats four and a breakfast bar with two leather stools. We also have an outside table and four chairs for al fresco dining.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                    A Blu-Ray player for your use
                                  • Games
                                    Plenty of board games and cards for the occasional rainy afternoon
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    (2) Two large flat screen TVs - one downstairs, one upstairs - with cable and plenty of movie channels
                                  • Stereo
                                    With i-Pod dock and remote
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                    Beach toys and floats


                                      • Balcony
                                        Two private balconies for you to enjoy!
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        You can rent kayaks, paddle boards, and wind-surfing equipment from the Dive-In shop onsite (extra cost)
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        An electric grill for your use
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Included in the rate - snorkeling equipment and floats are stored in the condo, and chaise loungers provided on the beach


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Beautiful two level pool on the ocean's edge


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • duty free shops
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • marina
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • synagogues

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • The condo also has a stereo with cd player and ipod/iphone docking, binoculars, alarm clock, espresso/cappuccino machine, iron and ironing board, hair dryers, and Belgian waffle-maker. Transportation on site - Taxis near the old Lobby. You can also get a Safari bus at the top of the hill, but it only goes in one direction (towards Red Hook and Tutu Mall).

                                                                    77 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Wonderful Vacation

                                                                    Ted D.

                                                                    Lovely condo, right on the beach.Loved sitting on the baconey after the day on the beach, listening to the Surf. Right near Red Hook and ferry and restaurants. We have been to St Thomas numerous times at various places and glad we came. Enjoy


                                                                    Darlene M.

                                                                    My family of 4 really enjoyed Villa Bonne Vie! We had everything we needed for our stay, it was clean, cozy, and comfy! And I cannot say enough about the view... just breathtaking! It was a perfect stay!

                                                                    Great place in a great location

                                                                    Kimberly S.Walnut Creek, CA

                                                                    Like other reviews said, this place is exactly as advertised. Christina was great to work with & helped us when we had questions. Unfortunately when we were there the cell phone that comes with the condo wasn't working. Christina was very apologetic about it. If you have Verizon, you'll need to get an International plan to use your phone on St. Thomas - and you'll probably want your phone while your here.

                                                                    The condo was very clean and nicely updated. The balconies were probably my favorite part. There were was a TV in the bedroom too which was nice. It's also really nice to have 2 full baths.

                                                                    It's in a great location for St Thomas - being near the marina & ferry terminal is good. You'll want to go check out the other islands as they have really beautiful beaches. We took a few excursions from the marina and it was nice that we only had to walk over there. There's also a nice grocery store in Redhook only a few minutes away.

                                                                    I'd recommend renting a car for sure. I wouldn't want to walk to the top of the hill everyday to catch the bus but taxis do come down the beach level during they day. The roads have lots of potholes and very windy so it's best to drive slow. It's nice to have a car to go explore and go out to eat, etc. Just don't rent from Dollar / Thrifty! We didn't have a great experience with them but it was partly our fault for not planning ahead.

                                                                    The only thing to be aware of (and it wasn't really a problem to us) is that while the condo is really nice as well as the beach, there aren't really many amenities to the resort itself aside from the surf rental place & beach cafe that closes around 5 or 6pm. The pool looked nice but there's a boarded up rundown building attached to it. (We heard from some locals that an owner of the property ran off with the homeowners dues a few years ago so that's why some of the amenities haven't been kept up). Again, that wasn't an issue for us but it is worth noting. There's a great pizza place in the neighboring condo complex that has a full bar & is within walking distance.

                                                                    I really enjoyed this condo & was thankful Christina was so helpful & responsive. She's definitely a pro at this & you'll be in good hands.

                                                                    Great place to wind down!!

                                                                    Michelle G.

                                                                    I have returned to Villa Bonne Vie because its the perfect villa. The view when you walk in is spectacular!!! The unit decor is nice and beachy with plenty of seating inside and out. The two floors are perfect if only one sleeps in :) Having two bathrooms is a real plus. The villa is perfectly outfitted with everything one might need going to the beach, from beach towels and snorkel gear to wine and dine. There is an honor bar so you can go straight there from the airport; unwind and think about what you'd like to do for dinner! Restaurants are only 5 minutes away - you can also use the wide selection of spices and the grill on the balcony. The condo has a great little notebook to help you navigate the island but I think Sapphire Beach is so beautiful, it's hard to leave it!

                                                                    Lovely, comfy, convenient and ideally situated!

                                                                    James S.Pittsburgh, PA

                                                                    My wife, teenage son and I really enjoyed our Christmas week vacation at Villa Bonne Vie. The condo itself is really comfy and having the bedroom on a different floor than the sofa bed that our son slept in gave us our own space without limiting us to only 2 bedrooms during our initial search. I can confirm that other positive reviews have accurately described the condo and it's location. Communications with Christina were easy and complete. She knows what she's doing and runs things the right way! The property was well kept and located on a good part of the island that was easy to get around to other beaches, to Charlotte Amalie and to the shopping and eating district of Red Hook. The beach at the property is nice, but definitely recommend also checking out Coki's Point, which is not far away at all, as well as making the drive to Megan's Bay (loved the beach there and wasn't as jammed as Coki's...parking was much easier too). The driving wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be, though some of the roads do get quite narrow and curvy. I was happy I had rented a jeep, but not sure that it was absolutely necessary...unless you take your car over to St. John. We loved it, but the roads were crazy steep and curvy over much of it.

                                                                    Bottom line, we loved Villa Bonne Vie and can't wait to go back to the USVI!


                                                                    Debbie E.Indiana

                                                                    We traveled to St. Thomas for a wedding in late October. This condo was clean, modern, up-to-date, and well equipped. My husband snorkeled with the equipment in the downstairs closet at least twice a day. The beach was beautiful. I saw a sting ray just feet away while I was standing in the water. We especially enjoyed the Mahi sandwiches at the little bar/tiki hut by the beach. The owner supplied a very thorough handbook that was quite helpful. We truly enjoyed our stay - very relaxing!


                                                                    Estate Smith Bay, Saint Thomas, USVI

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Additional Guest Fee
                                                                    $0 - $20
                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    We offer a discount for stays of 10 nights or longer - please inquire with the owner.

                                                                    77 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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