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Oceanfront Ground Floor Condo. 37 Steps to the Water

Bedrooms Studio
Space 790 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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

Gregg and Aimee Dodd
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

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 Estate Smith Bay

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!


Estate Smith Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 790 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
  • 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 -
  • New tiled shower and sink. 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
  • limited accessibility ...
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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(68 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront Ground Floor Condo. 37 Steps to the Water
average rating of 4.647059 based on 68 reviews

Great Place to stay when visiting USVI.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time visiting St Thomas and staying at Sapphire Beach and we cannot say enough good things. Perfect size and location to the beach and several fun spots. I recommend you check out Calypso Charters for a day on the catamaran Bad Kitty 2 where you’ll visit the BVI and go snorkeling.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fabulous time at Sapphire Beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great time! The condo was just remodeled and looked fabulous. We had everything we needed and look forward to going back. We will definitely recommend Gregg and Aimee condo.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Experience was Awesome. Loved waking up every morning to the beautiful ocean.

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend visiting this place to anyone! If you are looking for an awesome view with peace and serenity, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd visit to St. Thomas and the Sapphire Beach property.

Our condo was on the ground floor and just steps to the water. The unit was well equipped with everything we needed. There is a well stocked grocery store minutes away in Redhook.

We rented a Jeep and explored other beaches on the island and at the end of the day couldn't wait to get back to Sapphire.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moss Point MS

Beach Paradise with Gorgeous Views!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped into the condo we were in awe of how nice everything was. The newly renovated condo gives you the feel of being in a beach paradise and the view of the beach was simply amazing. This condo has all the amenities you could ask for to make you're stay beyond comfortable. If you're not out on the beach you can slide the blinds and sliding glass doors open, let the strong breeze blew in while you enjoy a cold drink from the local beach bar and enjoy a tv show while having a breath taking view. I cannot say enough good things about this rental and we truly appreciate Greg & Amiee for allowing us to stay. This was our first visit but will be back next year and hopefully be able to stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at 37 steps! The condo has recently been renovated and is gorgeous and well appointed. Lovely view from the patio (with duck and doves as regular visitors!) and step off the patio and your toes are in the sand. Scott was great with helping us with our beach chairs. There is a little snack bar that delivers drinks and lunch right to you. Gregg and Aimee were very responsive and wonderful to deal with. I highly recommend 37 Steps and Sapphire Beach if you're looking for a St. Thomas get away. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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