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Most Remarkable Views - Great Location from Your Completely Renovated Studio

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) close to the beach; spectacular views are immediate.

Our remarkable Sapphire Village studio, with its almost 180* view of the Caribbean Sea, was COMPLETELY RENOVATED. Re-tiled, re-painted in May 2016. PLUS updates: chairs, beach chairs, kitchen ware, window treatments in 2015. We replaced it all - ceilings, ceiling fans, furniture, cabinets, bathroom, kitchen, linens, you name it! - it's ALL NEW, fresh, squeaky clean and modern. October 3, 2016 now queen size bed. This really is where you want to stay!

This is where you really want to be!

Make sure you know the difference between Sapphire Village Condominiums and Sapphire Beach Resort. Our breezy studio is on top of the hill in the Barbados building, between two pools, right above the NEW Sapphire Grill at 6700 Sapphire Village Condos (on Smith Bay Road, Red Hook), not in the Resort.

CHECK THE CALENDAR - we keep it current. AND... if you don't see the dates that you want to come, please check vrbo #477709, another one of our condos.

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Welcome! Come, refresh yourself on gorgeous St Thomas!

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More Details

John McLeod
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

About John McLeod

We married nine years ago and live in Sapphire Village part time. When 'on island' we attend Calvary Baptist Church in Charlotte Amalie or Community Baptist, across from Sugar Bay Resort. We like to rise early to enjoy the beach, dine very well, and always marvel at the beautiful view!

John McLeod purchased this studio in 2010

Why John McLeod chose East End

We bought this studio to share with family and friends. We love meeting the locals and soaking up the lovely Caribbean accent! Everyone is so friendly and ready to help you find your way around.

John likes to do his walking and swimming at dawn and Cathryn loves to meet friends and shop in Red Hook. We both enjoy photography excursions to St John, Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Bring your passport for travels to the British Virgin Islands!

We know you'll love Sapphire Village as much as we do.

What makes this studio unique

We (you would) have one of the VERY BEST views on all of St Thomas, evidenced by the fact that island tour drivers always stop near the Sapphire Village entrance to let oogling visitors take pictures of a view you have from your balcony!

Sapphire Village Condominiums is a secure, gated community with two pools maintained daily, plus easy access to beaches, shopping, and restaurants.

Hop on a safari (an open-air taxi) for a dollar ride to Red Hook or Tutu Park Mall for all your provisions. Two dollars will buy your hilly ride to Charlotte Amalie - the heart of town on colorful St Thomas - gateway to all the tourist attractions dangled before you.

Sapphire Marina offers day sailing, jet-skiing, deep-sea fishing and sunset tours.

Waiters in beach attire will happily deliver lunch and drinks to you right on the beach, from Banana Cabana or Sapphire Grill!

Your studio balcony faces northeast, so it's always draped with pleasing indirect sunlight.. perfect for morning coffees, watching seagulls and sailboats glide gracefully over clear blue waters, and stunning Caribbean sunsets. Quite often you can hear the wind whistling low through sailboat masts in the marina.

This is the most attractive studio in all of Sapphire Village: uncluttered, clean, fresh.. 'easy on the eyes.'

You might not want to leave!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was great - we loved our stay a Sapphire Village! Everyone was nice, welcoming and happy. We are already looking forward to our return trip!
Jan 2015
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Estate Smith Bay Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • All bath linens provided. Also separate beach towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Studio, no formal bedroom; Queen size bed, new October 2016
  • Linens provided.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
You won't need to bring your hair dryer, beach chairs or towels. We supply them, as well as an iron and ironing board in the closet, along with a fold-up wooden thingie for air drying your bathing suit. You'll find a flashlight handy for the occasional power outage, too.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Most Remarkable Views - Great Location from Your Completely Renovated Studio
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Unit is exactly as pictured and described. (Barbados 246)The view is amazing and the condo was well equipped with everything you will need. We enjoyed watching the sunrise over the islands every morning while having our coffee. It's so peaceful. You hear the sounds of the waves crashing and the birds chirping. We spent a lot of time on the balcony just taking in the incredible view. It was convenient having the upper pool right outside our door and an on -sight restaurant. (Slice) Sapphire beach is right down the hill. It really is the ideal location and one of the most beautiful views you'll find. Getting to the condo was a bit confusing. There are no signs directing you to the office. The office is by the lower pool. If I had to say anything negative it would be that the bed is VERY uncomfortable but that is more of a preference thing. You can book without any fear. You'll get exactly as described.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathryn and I sure appreciate another great review, not just for us, but as good information for future guests. About the bed, we chose a firm mattress when we put in a completely new bed in late 2016.
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Barbados 246

  • 5 of 5

The studio is super clean and has everything you need

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great and affordable.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and affordable studio. Terrific view from the balcony and a nice short 10 minute walk to sapphire beach! Studio stocked with everything you need and more!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orlando, Fl

Absolutely beautiful...worth every single penny

  • 5 of 5

This is a very beautifully clean condo. Everything is as described in the pics. I would recommend anyone to John & wife. Thank you for allowing myself and my husband to stay at your place. I hope you let us stay again in the future. Josette

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Signal Mountain, Tennessee

The condo was perfect for us! Everything was well-kept, efficient and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this condo!! It is situated on the highest point overlooking Sapphire Beach - I think it's the best spot on the island. The view of multiple islands at sunrise is stunning! The walk to the beach wasn't a problem for us - there is a very nice pathway (concrete steps flanked with beautiful landscaping and areas where you walk across the parking lot to get to the next set of steps). Of course you had to walk back up after you had been at the beach and that was not as much fun but the view was definitely worth the walk (plus - good exercise!). The main pool is halfway up the hill so we usually showered off at the pool and splashed around a while to cool down on our way to the condo.

Everyday we walked to the main road and flagged down a "Dollar Man" vehicle to ride down to Red Hook. If you don't want to walk back (which is up hill), you will have to take a taxi because the Dollar Man safari buses only run in one direction. This was so convenient because we didn't have to have a rental car during our 10-day stay and everything we needed was in Red Hook (Moe's grocery, restaurants, ferry to St. John). The condo had hairdryer, plenty of towels, beach chairs, 2 sets of snorkel gear, a canvas cooler, lots of storage space for clothes, a well-stocked kitchen (enough utensils to cook meals if you wanted to), VERY good deck chairs (so smart that they have bar-height chairs to you can see over the railing), wifi, lots of ceiling fans so you don't have to run the A/C, good water pressure in the shower and comfortable sofa and bed.

Sapphire Beach is such a beautiful spot - there are lots of shade trees right along the beach so no need for umbrellas. There is a beach bar (with food) directly on the beach and Slice Restaurant is right beside the pool. You can rent chairs if you don't want to carry the chairs to the beach from the condo. We also enjoy Lindquist Beach (just a few miles from the condo) - it is a State Park so there is an admission fee but it is worth it for the showers and overall quality of the beach.

As far as dining, we cooked breakfast at the condo (anything you need is at Moe's - you might have a wider selection at Food Center but we just had bagels and sandwiches so Moe's was great). In Red Hook, there are several great Happy Hours that offer fun appetizers at a discount. Fish Tales was terrific for dinner - we went there twice and loved it both times. The Tap and Still is a must for hamburgers at least once.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barbados 246

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at 5 different units at Sapphire Village over the past 6 years. # 246 is the nicest of all the units with the best view. The unit was in great condition and spotlessly clean. John and Cathryn the owners are super nice and do everything they can to make your stay enjoyable. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
Sapphire Grill (in Village); Red Hook
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
in Red Hook, 15 minute walk; 2 minute safari/taxi
Nearest Restaurant
Sapphire Grill in Village and in Red Hook
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Estate Smith Bay Studio Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Aug 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 6 2017 - Nov 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Peak 2017 - 2018
Nov 16 2017 - Apr 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Aug 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2018 Special
Aug 6 2018 - Nov 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Peak 2018 - 2019
Nov 16 2018 - Apr 7 2019
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until Reservation is confirmed with a signed Rental Agreement and 50% deposit.
We will send you your key after you have made payment in full; 14 days before Check In.
Cancellation Policy - First payment is non-refundable. Balance is refundable within 60 days of your check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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