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Oceanfront Ground Floor Condo. 37 Steps to the Water

Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

You can't get any closer to the water! Oceanfront ground floor condo. 37 steps from the water. Enjoy your stay at what I think is one of the world's most beautiful beaches with the ease of accessing your condo at any time.

Enjoy swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing in the warm crystal clear water of Sapphire Beach. Whether you just want to relax, or have a more adventurous time, we have it all. The marina is just around the other side of the building to rent jet skis, para sail, book a snorkel or scuba adventure, or charter a romantic sunset cruise.

Enjoy just relaxing on the beach with beautiful views of St. John or the other islands. I'm sure someone will be by soon to offer you a drink, or perhaps a snack.

We provide beach chairs and snorkel gear!

We also have a beautiful pool, the Banana Cabana for a frozen beverage and fantastic food, and of course the local iguana population!

Need to check email, post your photos, research a restaurant or check flight status? We now have free wireless internet access available in our condo.

Sapphire Beach has everything you need to enjoy your stay in Paradise!


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Gregg and Aimee Dodd
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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About Gregg and Aimee Dodd

Aimee and I live in Pittsburgh, PA and try to get to St. Thomas as often as possible. With a kid and two dogs, it's not always that easy.

Gregg and Aimee Dodd purchased this condo in 2010

Why Gregg and Aimee Dodd chose USVI/St. Thomas

After spending our honeymoon at Sapphire Beach Resort in 2000, we knew this was one of the nicest beaches we had been to. We traveled to Aruba, Mexico, Bahamas, Punt Cana, and all of the other popular vacation spots but we kept coming back to Sapphire Beach. There is something to be said about feeling safe, and still being in the US helps. Everyone is friendly and there is always something to do.

What makes this condo unique

This condo truly is the best location at Sapphire. You are far enough from the main beach and pool that you get to relax at all times. Conversely, take 40 or 50 steps and you are at the pool. Walk a little further and you are at the marina. You are centrally located with easy access to everything.

We go shopping as soon as we arrive and usually eat breakfast and lunch in the condo. Aimee and I are beach people, so being at the beach is what it is all about for us. At night we head into Red Hook to one of the restaurants. Duffy's Love Shack is a must visit, but don't go too early. The party has to wind itself up!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Ground Floor Condo. 37 Steps to the Water
average rating of 4.54902 based on 51 reviews
las vegas Nv

Sapphire is a great place to stay

  • 3 of 5

Ive stayed in Building A,B,C, and D over the last 4 years, and always for 3-4 weeks at a time. Unfortunately I had to leave 9 days early this month due to a family medical emergency, for which there is no refund or credit of any kind. Some of the buildings have been recently, redone and alot of the units are really beautiful, I mean really beautiful.

I think C building is next in line for a facelift.

To be perfectly honest, this unit C109 needs to be updated. Not worth $200 nt. Its best feature is that its on the beach, (they all are). The patio furniture was good, toilet was a little gross, and bathroom floor a little stained, plenty of hot water. Tiny ants around the sink everyday, the TV is nice, but cable was out for over a week ( beyond anyones control apparently). There was plenty of snorkeling gear, (I bring my own for sanitary reasons). Furniture seemed to be in good shape, bed is a bit hard. Power outages tend to occur in the complex. If u like to sleep in, or are a light sleeper, DO NOT get a ground floor unit, its really noisy starting very early. Kitchen is well stocked. Air condition works great. Hey, youre on vacation, who needs to be inside anyway?

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Amazing Time

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Gregg and Amiee!

We had a fantastic time staying at "37 Steps"! We loved the condo, it was amazing to be that close to the water and the sand. The week was phenomenal, cooked in a couple of times and ate on the patio listening to the waves crash and the breeze, couldn't have been more perfect. The last night of our stay we got Engaged on the point behind the pools, right at sunset. Couldn't have been a more perfect moment!! Only minor criticism would have to be the bed, wasn't the most comfortable, but that's not the reason we came to St. Thomas!! Only lost power once for a brief moment and everything worked great!

We will most definitely be returning for years to come!!

Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The best spot on Sapphire Beach.... We've been coming to St Thomas since 1987, and can honestly say the Dodd's have found a gem in 37 Steps. The unit is centrally located, C building is nice and quiet, a walk to the left for swimming and socializing and the Marina is to the right for charters. We did the Breakaway charter. The Baths is a must see. We've done the private charter and we did the Breakaway Charter. I suggest Breakaway, its a much bigger boat which makes for a smoother ride, and you get a lot more for your money. Food, drinks and friendly staff. Down fall was boat anchored around 30 yards from shore, which made it too difficult to get to the Soggy Dollar (my fav). Thank the Gods a dingy gave me (a non-swimmer) a ride to shore. Probably wouldn't rent a car next time. A short walk up the hill to the main street to pick up the $1.00 bus, is the way to go. Night driving is a little scary. Islanders are super friendly (when not trying to sell you something) and an open Safari is a great way to see the island. Dinning out is also pricey, but the Dodd's have provided everything you need to dine in. Restaurant at the resort has good food and so does the little food stand between building B&C

The bed was not the most comfortable, but in no way would stop us from going back. Gregg answered all my questions in a timely manner, and was a pleasure to work with. We can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I can highly recommend this condo. The location is perfect and the view is great. Sapphire Beach Resort is amazing. Fabulous fishing available out of the marina. Amazing snorkeling right out front. The owner was responsive and helpful. And the WIFI & cable TV were great for NCAA basketball! Glenn from New Hampshire.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in this unit at Sapphire Beach. All was as advertised! The owners were great to work with. We had a marvelous time and appreciate their willingness to share their place with us. We will return!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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New Years Eve 2015

  • 5 of 5

This place was great!! We loved the views from the porch. the wifi wasn't there very much but we came to relax and not be on the internet..The ladies the cook between B an C building are great cooks yummie. The power does go now an then. The nightwind in the harbor is a great trip if you like to snorkel great food and Captian Rick is awesome! Need too go..

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
(STT) Cyril E. King Airport
Nearest Barpub
Banana Cabana
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mahogany Run
Nearest Restaurant
Banana Cabana
Nearest Beach
Sapphire Beach
Car: not necessary

Whether you are looking for a laid back relaxing vacation, or upbeat adventure, this is the condo for you. Located on the beach, there is no need to pack a bag to head out. Leave everything in your condo and walk right back in when you need it. The kitchen offers you the opportunity to fix yourself a quick meal, grab a snack, or just a cold drink.


Rates & Availability

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Nov 23 - Dec 20
4 night minimum stay
Dec 21 - Jan 4
4 night minimum stay
Jan 5 - Apr 26
4 night minimum stay
Apr 27 - Jul 5
4 night minimum stay
Jul 6 - Nov 22
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Please note that we will provide you with enough toiletries and paper products to get started. Having enough for your entire stay is the guests responsibility to purchase.

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East End Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 790 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub with shower and 2 sinks with large counter top. There is a hair dryer, iron and ironing board.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size sofa bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, snorkels, mask, and fins provided at no charge.

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