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Top-Floor 2-Story Beachfront Villa Spectalular View of St John

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Last updated: 03/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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

Discounts are available for 6 or more days, families, military, seniors, and AAA. Please e-mail direct to or call 443-817-2307.

(Please note, that we respond rapidly and directly to inquiries-- not just through VRBO. Thus, VRBOs report of frequency and time of response is not always accurate. This allows us to speak directly with each other using each other's e-mail.)

Our Caribbean Villa is an upgraded, two-story, two-lanai villa on the top two floors of the premier building on one of the premier beaches overlooking St. Johns, British Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, and Grass Cay. Your stay in our Caribbean Villa will truly capture the island spirit, trade winds, and the beauty of the Caribbean. Our Villa has been personally decorated in a Caribbean-décor, and a list of the many features of our Villa and its location are noted below.

-Upgrade Two-Story Top-Floor Villa with two lanai.
-One of the two premier beaches on St. Thomas.
-Premier building on Sapphire Beach.
-Premier view of St. Johns, British Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Grass Cay, sailboats, charter boats, ferries, jet skis, parasailing, cruise ships, and more.
-30 feet from the Caribbean water.
-Close to gorgeous private pool on 'wedding' point with unparalleled view of St. Johns and British Virgin Islands.
-Upgraded décor in Caribbean ambience including lithographs such as from renowned local artist, Jonna White.
-Cathedral wood ceiling on second floor.
Excellent privacy yet open air to bring in the Caribbean trade winds, which you will greatly appreciate (However, AC with separate controls on both levels.)
-For January 2017, we have slept 12 nights in a row with no AC on, doors open, no bugs, wonderful Caribbean trade winds, and the sound of the waves (of course, we cannot guarantee all of this, but we are optimistic, that that if you choose, to have your doors open, you should be able to do such most nights enjoying the trade winds, no bugs, no rain, and the sound of waves).
-Close (less than 1 mile) to Red Hook for ferries, numerous restaurants, shopping, chartering, and boating.
• A Million dollar view that even the Ritz Carlton cannot compete with and both from main floor lanai and master bedroom floor lanai.
• The best trade winds, especially when it is hotter in the summer months, and typically one can sleep with sliding glass doors with fans on, windows in master bath open, and no mosquitoes and you hear the waves. (Note: if no wind, then close the doors and use the AC, because there can be bugs.)
• Best privacy because beach-walkers and sight-see-ers cannot look into you Villa.
• Rennovated Villa with multiple Caribbean decorations, pictures including art work from local well-known artist, Jonna White.
• All new sliding glass doors on both levels. (That is important, and be gentle).
• Caribbean décor
• Two stories
• Two lanais
• Two full baths
• Million dollar views from both lanais
• Cathedral ceiling on second floor with Caribbean Tiki-like beams. No cave-like experience.
• One of the most extensive bedding options of any Villa and for which suites cannot compete (see separate bedding section below.)
• Refrigerator
• Stove
• Microwave
• Stocked dishes, plates, utensils for at least 6 people
• Small dinette table (but recommend eating on the lanais)
• Drink Mixer
• Hair dryer
• TV with DVD downstairs
• Movie DVDs and games, which is always dependent on prior guests.
• Sony CD player
• TV upstairs
• Ceiling fan downstairs and upstairs
• Premier Bassett couch with pulls out into double sleeper sofa.
• Premier Bassett love seat with pull out twin sleeper sofa (both cannot be deployed at the same time).
• Dresser on main level for those sleeping on main level
• Hillsdale day bed upstairs with pull out separate trundle bed, and both beds are very comfortable. This is in addition to kng size bed upstairs..
• Beach toys, but please note, although this is well stocked each year, this depends on the courtesy of our prior guests returning the beach toys.
• Lanai furniture--main level lanai
o Two wicker chairs on lower lanai with dining table and four chairs by Built-to-Last from North Carolina..
• Lanai furniture--masterbedroom level lanai
o One "sunning" loung echair on lanai, but please do not take to the beach.
o Two new Turtle Watch Chairs by Built-to-Last from North Carolina, which are absolutely wonderful to maximize the expansive view of St. John's and British Tortola.
-Bedding options
• King bed upstairs
• Hillsdale day bed with extra thick mattress (very comfortable) with pull out separate trundle bed, which also has extra thick mattress and also is very comfortable. This is in addition to the King size bed.
• Two small mattress behind the trundle bed for children
• Two self inflating electric air mattress in King bed foot locker (one twin and one queen. These can be used on the pull out sleeper sofas down stairs. These are located in the locker at the foot of king size bed upstairs and TV draw downstairs.
• Premier Bassett couch with pull out double sleeper sofa on main level.
• Premier Bassett love seat with pull out twin sleeper sofa (both cannot be deployed at the same time).

Keywords: Caribbean Villa
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/13/2017

Property Type

  • Condo

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Day bed - 2 Twin mattresses with pull out trundle, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 Double and 1 Twin sofa beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Rollaway bed. Upgraded décor in Caribbean ambience including lithographs such as from renown local artist Jonna White. Cathedral wood ceiling on second floor. Excellent privacy yet open air to bring in the Caribbean trade winds. Safe for valuables. Iron and ironing board. Internet available (extra charge, but e-mail or call for packages that include internet access). Dive shop (extra charge for use of snorkel, kayaks, windsurf boards, etc., but e-mail or call for discounts and even free snorkeling gear and other gear with selected packages). Budget Rental Car office in Sapphire Beach Resort lobby, but e-mail or call for discounts and even free car rental with selected packages [i.e. up to $300 off car rental]). Taxi’s almost always available at Sapphire Beach Lobby with inexpensive fair to Red Hook for ferries, restuarants, and shopping. Tennis. Volleyball....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront:

    Villa E303 is located on the very best beach you can lodge on the island of St. Thomas, and E Building has the best privacy, trade winds, and view. It is 30 feet to the water. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    2 Lanai's - one on each level. Both facing St. John's...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Dec 18 - Apr 1, 2017
4 night min stay
Very low season
Aug 1 - Nov 18, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 12.5%


The rates listed are my so-called "Rack-rates" for a 4 night stay. However, please contact me by e-mail or call for potentially significant discounts throughout the year. I can offer discounts for stays of 5 days or longer, specific weeks that are less likely to book (e.g. non festival weeks), for reduced number of guests (i.e. 2 or 3 guests), and last minute cancellations. Contact me.

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Last updated: 03/13/2017
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13 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charlotte Amalie
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Sapphire Village and Banana Cabana
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Red Hook
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mahagony Run Golf Course
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Sapphire Village
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
Sapphire Beach

Car: Recommended

Snorkeling excursions, day sail excusions, sunset sailboat cruises, dive trips, excursions to British Tortola and Virgin Gorda, jet ski rentals, sport fishing charters in marina immediately adjacent to Building E.

Must see and do: (1) See and shop Charlottee Amalie

(2) See and shop Red Hook, (3) See Mountain Top, (4) take ferry (foot or car ferry) to St. John Virgin Island, and (5) see owner's guest packet of many more things to see, do, and don't do.

Please note: Other than Banana Cabana for breakfast or lunch between Building B and C, no restaurants are located on Sapphire Beach. However, there is a restuarant on adjacent property with extensive restaurants in Redhook, which is 0.7 miles away.

Grapevine Restaurant in Sapphire Village ~2 minute walk. (At the time of this writing, Grapevine Restaurant will deliver pizza and full menu to condo unit).

At check in, recommend checking for present free shuttles to various restaurants, which varies from month to month and year to year.

Too numerous to count restaurants in Red Hook (approximately 0.75 miles away) from Sapphire Beach Resort.) (Taxi’s almost always available at Sapphire Beach Lobby with inexpensive


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am Douglas Van Nostrand, the owner of Villa E303, and I purchased my Villa in 2005. I have been a physician for 43 years, and I am presently the Director, Nuclear Medicine Research at the MedStar Research Institute and MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital Center. I have been active in patient care, education, and research of thyroid cancer publishing over several hundred abstracts, articles, and chapters and have authored, edited, and published 9 books. I presently live on the Magothy River of the Chesapeake Bay in Pasadena, Maryland and vacation in Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas.

Why the Owner Chose Estate Smith Bay, Saint Thomas, USVI:
How did we chose my vacation Villa in this location? My wife and I have traveled throughout the Caribbean to many of the islands for 20+ years, and while traveling, we have been looking for the perfect location for our vacation villa. This was the island. This was the resort. This was the beach, and this was the Villa. St. Thomas is one of the easiest islands to travel to, and it is a United States territory with U.S. laws and justice. It is indeed one of the most beautiful islands with all the beauty of the Caribbean while also having one of the best duty free shopping areas as well as all the benefits and amenities of home such as K-Mart and Home Depot. It also has medical care in Red Hook as well as the Roy Schneider Hospital in Charlotte Amalie. It is also one of the friendliest islands, and absolutely the best 'stepping-off' point for visiting many other islands including St. Johns, St. Croix, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, and many more for easy day trips. Finally, St. Thomas has wonderful weather and warm water throughout the year, which is far superior to Florida, which may sometimes have cold days in winter and very sultry hot days in summer. I know; I was raised there. Sapphire Beach is, in our opinion, the best beach on the island exceeding Magens Bay, and it is indeed THE best beach on the island where you can lodge and be only 20 feet away from the Caribbean Sea with great swimming, snorkeling, and views of St. Johns, Tortola, and Jost Van Dyke. In regard to our Villa, we selected E Building because of the most magnificent views, the wonderful trade winds, and the privacy. It cannot be beaten any where--including the Ritz. Finally, because all the Villas and Suites are individually owned, it is also a very friendly resort. We now have many friends here, and they are not just owners but also guests who come back year after year at the same time. It is wonderful. This has truly been an unexpected benefit.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Some of the unique benefits we enjoy at Sapphire Beach include: - Being just 30ft from the water. We don't have to walk far to the sandy beach and water - We have some of the best snorkeling in St. Thomas and St. Johns right at Sapphire (with the best snorkeling in front of our building.) -The Marina is just a few steps away from our villa if we want to go on snorkeling/diving excursions to the BVI's or St Johns - The waterfront pool is just steps away where we can swim and relax on the deck sunning and enjoying the tropical breezes. It has been the cover on many magazines. - The dive shop on the premises is now back open for all our snorkeling needs. --The Condominium Associates supplies complimentary lounge chairs to our guests without charge. One of our staff will put out and take in each day for you. --The property is secured by our contracted condominium Security staff members 24-7.

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/13/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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