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Crystal Cove - on Beautiful Sapphire Beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


East End Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

A beautiful, white sandy beach is steps from your front door. Breathtaking views span Jost van Dyke to Tortola to St. John. Crystal clear water and wonderful shade trees beckon. Your tropical one-bedroom condo is clean and brightly furnished in Caribbean style for island living.

Your vacation getaway, located on the second floor, offers an incomparable view. The complex, with its beautifully manicured tropical grounds, is Crystal Cove (also known as Sapphire Bay West—not the bustling Sapphire Resort), nestled directly on Sapphire Beach. At 1000 square feet, the unit is among the largest one bedroom offerings in St. Thomas and larger than many two bedroom units available at twice the price. There is a king-size bed in the bedroom. Two side-by-side twin Murphy beds in the living room fold out of the way in the large living area during the day. Most importantly for your privacy, the unit offers two full bathrooms. Two couples could easily share this wonderful place with each couple enjoying their privacy and own bathroom. Sea breezes abound and the ceiling fans keep them moving; all linens and beach towels are provided.

Best of all, the unit is conveniently located on the East End close to Red Hook. Minutes away from your vacation destination you will find a variety of casual and elegant restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, pharmacy, and many services. And what stay in St. Thomas is complete without a visit to beautiful St. John? Minutes away is the Red Hook ferry terminal, offering affordable day trips to St. John and the British Virgin Islands.

When you are relaxing beachside by your condo, you will enjoy an onsite beach attendant and complimentary chaise lounges and beach chairs. If you are in the mood for some adventure under, on, or ABOVE the water (parasailing), there is a marina next door, offering a variety of water sports and day charters.

Parking is available on in the complex. We usually suggest renting a car so you can see more of the island. There are a million nooks and crannies to explore in St. Thomas and a spectacular view around nearly every corner. But if driving on the left side of the road sounds daunting, Crystal Cove is one of the few places where you CAN enjoy a nice vacation without a rental car. Taxis are available and the local $2 safari-style bus that circles the island stops at the entrance to the complex.

Keywords: Beachfront

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Alan MacEwen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2016


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Crystal Cove - on Beautiful Sapphire Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Nice Condo, Nice location!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (Two adults, two little kids) stayed here for a few nights and found it very nice and convenient. The owner, Alan, was great to deal with - was very friendly and easy to get in touch with. The condo has a large open living, dining and kitchen space. Comfortable king bed. Easy short walk down to the beach and once on the beach you can walk for quite a while along the beach where there is a place to rent gear and a small food cart. The beach attendant was very very nice and brought us chairs and sand toys. We found it easy to walk up the driveway to the street to take the dollar bus into Red Hook and easy to catch a cab back to the Condo. We just wanted to sit on the beach for a few days but if you want to do more in St. Thomas then you would need a car. We would stay here again should we be so lucky as to vacation in the Virgin Islands again.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Returned from our wonderful vacation at Crystal Cove wanting to stay longer. We escaped the awful Boston winter to a paradise of warm breezes and beautiful beach. My second time at this unit and already making plans for next year!! The condo was very comfortable for our family. The two full bathrooms are a real plus. We enjoyed the convenience to Red Hook with all the restaurants and the ferry to St. John. Next year we plan on eating in more and enjoying the beach and the other amenities of the property. We loved the beach with both shade for those of us that need it and sun! The snorkeling at Sapphire beach was fantastic! The owner is very helpful and the on site staff were very accommodating. We definitely plan on returning next year!!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to helping you plan your return.
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Milton, MA

Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (husband and adult children) stayed in this condo at Crystal Cove Christmas-New Year's Day and wished we could have stayed even longer! What a beautiful spot. Sapphire Beach was perfect for us. Warm sun, cool breezes and a fantastic beach. We were looking for R and R and found it here. This gorgeous, family friendly beach is just steps away from the condo. We found the condo very comfortable as it had all the amenities we needed. The bedroom is quite large and comfortable. I had the best night's sleep on the king-size bed! We had a spectacular view of the beach and beautifully manicured grounds as we sipped our morning coffee in the dining area. The decor is cute Caribbean. Having two full bathrooms was a plus. Crystal Cove is located near Red Hook where there are awesome restaurants and bars. We went snorkeling on St. John but some of the best snorkeling is right here at Sapphire Beach. We cannot wait to return to this little bit of paradise!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you found our place met your needs, and that you share our feelings about the beauty and convenience of being on St. Thomas's east end.
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Great Beach and location but..

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful beach area. Not too crowded. Good snorkeling. You can see turtles and stingrays.

But. . The condo is in need of serious updating. Beds were hard. Pillows worn out. I would stay at the condos again, just not this one.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guest. You were a conscientious renter we’d love to have back. We're sorry you weren't entirely pleased with the pillows and beds. We only wish you had contacted us during your stay regarding your concerns. As other guests have experienced, we make ourselves very available. We encourage all guests to call or e-mail us with any questions or concerns, and will work quickly to remedy any problem. If the pillows on the beds or in the closets were not adequate, we could have had our on-island manager bring you new pillows. As for the beds, we think that is a matter of personal preference. We're very surprised you found all the beds hard. The Murphy bed mattresses, which are a little over a year old, are too soft to us, but our kids like them a lot. The master bedroom mattresses are of a firmness that we enjoy. Since purchasing the unit in late 2010, in addition to the mattresses, we have also added a new air conditioning system, hot water heater, closet doors, television, linens, etc. It's not Ritz décor, but with VRBO you’re renting someone’s vacation home, at a much better price than a room at the Ritz.
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying in this wonderful location, and we couldn't be happier. The view is fantastic; the snorkeling is unsurpassed; the beach is breathtaking; and my blood pressure is so much lower! During our first trip, we wanted to explore the islands, but we soon realized that you just can't beat this location. Most of our days were spent lounging on the beach, reading, and snorkeling. We can't wait to go back - it's the highlight of our YEAR!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad to know you love our place as much as we do. We look forward to having you stay again next year. Sapphire Beach is a special spot.
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Plymouth, MA

Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue!! My husband and I stayed in this condo at Crystal Cove for a week in April. I fell into vacation mode as soon as I walked in. The unit is very large with wonderful tropical colors and decor. It is on the second floor, which overlooks the beautiful grounds and out onto Sapphire Beach. It had everything we needed and two bathrooms.. We loaded up on groceries just a short ride down the road. We loved the dining area for breakfast with a beautiful view. We didn't have a car, we rode the safari bus or took a taxi when needed. Several restaurants, grocery/liquor store and the Ferry to St. John are just a short drive away in Red Hook. Sapphire Beach is stunning. It was never crowded and was perfect for snorkeling. I saw various fish, beautiful coral and YES a very large turtle.. You should get up early and go snorkeling to see the turtles.. The aqua blue water is like nothing I have ever seen, and the iguanas, tropical birds, and sea-grape trees were the icing on the cake. Just a beautiful tropical paradise. I hope to stay again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Rates & Availability

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High Season
Dec 3 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

Security/damage deposit is due when reservation is made. 50% payment is due 90 days before occupancy. Balance is due 30 days before occupancy. I accept personal checks through the mail. I can also issue a PayPal invoice to those wishing to pay by credit card.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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East End Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Murphy Beds (2 twin beds)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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