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New Listing: St. Thomas, VI: Luxurious Newly Renovated Condo

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

condo 1 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

PLEASE SEE OUR NEW LISTING FOR OUR LUXURIOUS BEACH LEVEL UNIT (SMALLER UNIT) AT VRBO LISTING NO. 406107) After months of construction we are finally able to offer our beautifully renovated unit for rent and we are thrilled with the outcome! You will enjoy Italian floor tiles throughout the unit, remodeled bathrooms, beautiful new kitchen with distressed alder cabinets, and new appliances. We have installed beautiful new light fixtures, ceiling fans, and gorgeous off-white drapes for the new fourteen foot sliding glass doors. We have decorated the unit with many mirrors to optimize the view of the crystal clear turquoise Caribbean water that can be enjoyed from almost any vantage point in the condo. At night you can light the candles throughout the unit and terrace, turn off the lights, and enjoy the moonlight sparkling on the water below. Or relax on the outdoor white-covered couch, gazing at the stars as your listen to the waves……such a romantic setting!

The condo has been decorated to provide ultimate relaxation after a long day at the beach or exploring. The main living area has a large, white slipcovered, over stuffed couch and ottoman . The flat screen 46 inch TV has been mounted on the wall for easy viewing and beautiful white porcelain lamps surround the living area for romantic lighting. The upstairs master bedroom has been decorated in mostly white with beautiful blue sapphire accents. A new top-of –the- line king pillow top mattress has been purchased to provide for a great night’s sleep. The condo is furnished with great quality linens and towels.

The villa is located at Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina. Sapphire Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island and has great snorkeling. You can swim with the sea turtles and other local sea life directly in front of the unit which sits less than 30 yards from the front of the building. Our unit sits in one of the two buildings located closest to the water

so the views are exceptional. The small town of Redhook is located less than a half mile from the unit where you will find many bars and restaurants including the famous “Duffy’s Love Shack”. In addition, there is a great small grocery store called Marina Market where you will be able to purchase made to order sandwiches and salads for your trip to the beach or your adventure to the British Virgin Islands and St. John. The ferry terminal to St. John and Tortola are also located in Redhook.

More Details

Cheri Shinner
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Cheri Shinner

My husband and I and our four children live in Seattle, Washington. We love to travel and have spent much of our free time traveling across the globe. We love outdoor activities such as boating, skiing, swimming, snorkeling and hiking.

Cheri Shinner purchased this condo in 2011

Why Cheri Shinner chose Estate Smith Bay

My family and I fell in love with St. Thomas when we first visited it on a Carribean cruise in August of 2010. We knew we wanted to come back. In January of 2011 we made a return trip to St. Thomas to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. We stayed at Sapphire Beach and decided we needed to make it our second home. We purchased our unit a month later and I have been renovating it since. Finally, it is finished......and beautiful.


Estate Smith Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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New Listing: St. Thomas, VI: Luxurious Newly Renovated Condo
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful and comfortable condo

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful! Cheri did a great job on making it feel like home. Cheri was also helpful on recommending fun things to do on the islands. Thank you Cheri for sharing your home. The kids, husband and I loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hear the waves as you relax in paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, with 2 balconies overlooking the water and all the necessities. My wife and I stayed here for 5 days in June of 2017. We rented a car and recommend the same--though taxis (about $4/pp local trips, $20+pp for longer trips) are do-able. The beach directly in front of the balcony is a bit rocky--though the view is still beautiful. Short walk down is a sandy beach with great snorkeling and a dive shop for SCUBA rentals. Very close (5 minute drive) to the ferry to St. Johns, or do charters to St. John/Virgin Gorda/other local islands from the marina right next door (very convenient--look for coupons in local tourist magazines).

Apartment had all necessities--fridge/beach chairs/snorkel equipment/beach towels. Perfect for a family or couple.

A hotel room with these amenities (ocean--front!) would easily be twice the price with 4X the crowds.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dissasfied , overpriced

  • 1 of 5

Unfortunately , we were very dissatisfied with the unit we stayed in. We have stayed at Saphire Beach many times and always had a great experience. The property manager of this unit was very rude. Door would not shut in downstairs bathroom. Called property manager the first day and she said it should be fine but would come fix it the next day. She never showed up or called. A/C did not cool down upstairs. PM response was "it's the islands , open the door". Not enough towels. Couldn't find sheets for sofa beds. When we found some they were stained. If you pull out the sofa beds there isn't anywhere to move the extra furniture to. Very crowded. There is no dishwasher . So , if you plan on cooking a lot be advised. The until is better for two people max.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very disappointed to see this review but even before this guest arrived she tried to force me to provide an additional three days for free even after I had given her one day free for a longer stay. She was trying to scam the extra days and was very dishonest. She was unhappy before she even got there insisting on having six pillows just for herself to try and make it very difficult on my manager and I. I take pride in my properties and go beyond to try and accommodate my guests when I am able to. It is very difficult to determine the motives of guests when renting a vacation rental who are dishonest and use this forum to intentionally try and hurt the owner. Unfortunately Claudia Kenyon is one of those renters. I know that the majority of people who rent vacation rentals are very respectful so luckily this is the exception. I hope this review does not deter future rentals as if I am notified of any issues with the unit, I will promptly address. Thank you
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Nice condo with a great view

  • 4 of 5

This is a very comfortable, nicely decorated condo in a great location with just a few drawbacks. The view from both balconies is amazing. It's located next to the marina on the quiet side of the beach. The beach itself in front of the condo is rocky but it's a short walk to the really nice sandy part of the beach. The snorkeling is really good. There are a lot of fish and coral and the water is clear and warm. We took our own snorkeling gear but I think there is some there to use. There are also beach chairs and a cooler which is nice.

There is no dishwasher or oven in the condo. There also was no dish soap or trash bags which would have been nice. Its a short cab ride to town, expect to pay $4/person each way, or take the dollar bus into town. It only goes one way though. Walking to town is not an option.

The condo could use a little maintenance. The downstairs bathroom door doesn't close (broken jam) and neither sliding patio screen door works very well. We also couldn't get the lights over the kitchen counter to come on, maybe operator error?

All in all it's a really nice place though, and we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great View

  • 5 of 5

The place was fantastic. The bed in the master bedroom was the most comfortable I ever slept in. The ocean breeze kept us cool. The location was great right next to a marina with many day trip options available. The little snack bar was reasonable and the staff was very helpful

We also highly recommend taxi Driver Amir Bazzar...He was awesome. Showed us all kinds of sights, got us restaurant reservations, was very nice and his van was super clean. Call him at 340-513-7117

We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay in one of Cheri's condo's and it was amazing! The first stay was in Cheri's C102 unit which is smaller yet steps away from the beautiful sandy beach. This unit is large, it is on the 3rd and 4th floors of the E building. The views are breathtaking from each of the 2 balcony's, and this side of the property gets a great ocean breeze. The condo is decorated so tastefully and could easily be on HGTV. The bed is so soft sleep comes easily. Then a spectacular morning sunrise over the ocean streams beautiful light into the room waking you gently to stunning sunrise views from the comfort of your bed. If you are thinking of staying in any other unit stop right now and choose this one because you will love it! This unit is steps away from the Marina, while there check out Breakaway charters, we went on a day trip to the BVI's that was very affordable and so much fun! The best part was coming home exhausted and walking steps the our condo and ordering yummy pizza delivery from Senior Pizza! I just left and I'm already saving and planning to come back! I will rent C102 or this unit depending on how many people are coming with me because renting from Cheri has been so easy, stress free and I know I am getting quality in her units.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cyril E. King
Nearest Barpub
On site
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Virgin Island Ferry System
Nearest Restaurant
On site
Nearest Beach
Located on Sapphire Beach

scuba diving


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.5%

$250/nt to $400/nt
Low Season: Sept 1, 2011 - Nov 18, 2011 $1,750/wk $250/nt;
Thanksgiving: Nov 19, 2011 - Nov 27, 2011 $2,100/wk $300/nt;
Pre-Christmas Nov 28, 2011 - Dec 15, 2011 $1,925/wk $275/nt;
Christmas Dec 16, 2011 - Jan 3, 2011 $2,800/wk $400/nt;
Peak Season Jan 4, 2011 - April 20, 2011 $2,625/wk $375/nt;
Summer Season May 1, 2011 - August 31, 2011 $2,345/wk $335/nt
Dates available: Year Round

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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