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Fully Renovated 2-Level Beachfront Villa Far Niente

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True Beachfront! Unobstructed views of St. John and The British Virgin Islands.

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Last updated: 09/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Far Niente, from an Italian phrase that romantically translated means “without a care.” Here at Villa Far Niente you’ll enjoy the perfect tropical beach vacation in a recently renovated 2-story villa condo. New to the Sapphire Beach rental market, Villa Far Niente is located in the coveted E Building, located directly on the beach. The views from this villa are nothing less than breathtaking, looking out directly onto the crystal clear blue water of Sapphire Beach with St. John and the British Virgin Islands in the distance. No other building at Sapphire Beach is as close to the water as E building, giving you the feeling of being on a cruise ship as you look out the windows from the balcony on both levels. Surround yourself in luxurious comfort in this elegant sanctuary by the sea!

E-307 is a fully renovated 2-story villa that sleeps up to 6, and is ideally suited for a couple or family. Travertine natural stone tile on both floors, custom cherry cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms, and luscious granite countertops lend an understated elegance. The first floor of this 960 square-foot air conditioned villa features a recently renovated full kitchen with slab-granite countertops, high-end cherry cabinets, designer pendant lighting, new stainless steel refrigerator, stainless steel convection microwave oven, glass 4-burner cooktop, coffee maker, and blender. Our new kitchen features a breakfast bar with 3 stools along with a dining table that seats 4. Enjoy the widescreen HD TV (with complementary cable and DVD) from either the dining area or living room area which also includes a queen-sized sofa bed. The entire first floor has been updated with travertine stone tile. The first floor bathroom has also been renovated with tiled floors and walls, granite countertops, double sinks, cherry vanity, and a newly tiled shower. Free wi-fi with unlimited data access is provided for your convenience.

The second floor master suite features an 18-foot high cathedral wood ceiling, a new king-sized bed with luxurious linens, and a separate living area including a queen-size sofa bed. The second floor full bathroom has also been renovated to include new travertine tile, granite countertop, and cherry vanity. Both bathrooms include hair dryers and plush towels. A brand new HD TV complements the second floor bedroom along with an iPod dock to enjoy your favorite music. The private balcony with new lounge chairs invites you to enjoy the views of nearby St. John and the BVI by day, or enjoy a glass of wine while you count the shooting stars at night. The view from E307 of the moon rising over St. John is magnificent!

Next to the comfort you’ll enjoy in Villa Far Niente, the highlight of your stay will be Sapphire Beach itself, one of the most spectacular beaches in all of the Caribbean. Sapphire Beach consists of 2 crescent-shaped beaches that offer sugar white sand, crystal clear blue/turquoise water, and world-class snorkeling. The E building sits directly on the quieter of these two beaches and offers privacy and unobstructed views of St. John and the British Virgin Islands, yet is only steps from the pool and the watersports pavilion. Included in the price of your stay are beach towels, beach chairs and snorkeling equipment. Sapphire Beach is unique in that it provides spectacular snorkeling over coral reefs that are accessible within 25 yards of the beach. While snorkeling on either of the two coral reefs, you are guaranteed to see some of the best coral and fish to be found anywhere in the Virgin Islands. The resident sea turtles and rays will amaze you (don’t forget to bring an underwater camera!).

Whether you just want to float in the water, soak up the sun, snorkel, wind surf, or rent a jet ski, it’s all available at Sapphire Beach. The full service Watersports Pavilion and Dive shop directly on Sapphire Beach, along with Sapphire Beach Marina directly adjacent to the E building, can provide you with everything to get out onto the water – scuba, parasailing, power-boat rentals, wave runners, and Day Sails to St. John and the BVI. Lunch and drinks are available on the beach daily by the friendly staff at the Banana Cabana, located between the B and C buildings.

Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina is conveniently located on the East End of St. Thomas and less than 5 minutes from the town of Red Hook, providing access to grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, marinas, and nightlife. You can also catch the ferry from Red Hook for the quick trip to St. John. The marina facility at Red Hook also offers Day Sails, boat rentals, and excursions to the BVI. Also within easy access is the magnificent golf course at Mahogany Run. Free parking is provided directly in front of E Building and rental cars and taxis are readily available at the Sapphire Beach main desk.


Keywords: Condo, villa, beachfront, Caribbean

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Property Type

  • Condo

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We prefer couples and families. Minimum rental age 25. No Spring Breakers!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking inside the villa....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 2 queen-size sofa beds, iron and ironing board, hair dryers in both bathrooms, Transportation on site: Rental Car, taxis...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Premium cable channels on two HD TV's - one downstairs and one upstairs. DVD/VCR players. iPod docking stereo system....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Duty Free Shops
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Directly on the beach with incredible views of St. John and the British Virgin Islands. Can't get any closer to the water than this, yet on the quieter part of Sapphire Beach. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Free beach chairs and use of snorkeling equipment....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Separate A/C thermostats for each floor....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    New high-threadcount linens and towels provided. Beach towels also included....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Free parking steps from your door....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free high speed wi-fi for our guests to stay in touch. Connect your laptop or iPhone to the internet with unlimited data access....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cooking utensils provided including pots, pans, knives, silverware, dishes, glasses, coffee cups, wine glasses. Dish soap and paper towels provided. Iron and ironing board in closet....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Granite countertops, high-end cherry cabinets, designer pendant lighting, stainless steel convection microwave, glass 4-burner cooktop, breakfast bar with 3 stools, coffee maker, blender....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    New stainless steel refigerator....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Two private balconies - one on each level. New private lounge chairs....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Free snorkel gear included in rates....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Two-level cascading pool with plenty of chairs for lounging. Amazing pool views out to St. John and Tortola....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2016
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$225
$1,475

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Holiday 2016
Dec 17 - Jan 1, 2017
5 night min stay
$350
$2,450

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

High Season 2017
Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$330
$2,310

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Summer Season 2017
May 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$260
$1,795

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$325
$2,250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Rates based upon double occupancy, plus 12.5% USVI Room Tax. $15/person per night for additional guests (for 2016, $20 in 2017).

Price includes: exit cleaning, all linens and towels, beach chairs and snorkel gear, Free Wi-Fi Internet, premium cable TV.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/15/2016
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Location

Day Sails, Ferry to St. John 5 minutes away in Red Hook, Excursions to the BVI

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: My wife and I live and work in the Washington, D.C. area and enjoy sailing on the Chesapeake Bay in our spare time. In fact, we named the condo after our boat - 'Far Niente.'

Why the Owner Chose East End, St Thomas, USVI:
We have been coming to St. Thomas since the mid-1990's and have always loved staying at Sapphire Beach. Having travelled extensively throughout the Caribbean and Europe, we have yet to find a beach as beautiful as Sapphire Beach with views as stunning as those from our balconies. The location of the E Building, directly on the beach, provides unobstructed views of St. John and the British Virgin Islands. We were lucky to find a 2-level villa condo in the E Building and purchased the unit in September, 2011. After completing our renovations in December, 2011, we are proud to offer our Island Paradise for rental to our guests.


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Speaks: english

 

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  • True Beachfront! Unobstructed views of St. John and The British Virgin Islands.

    True Beachfront! Unobstructed views of St. John and The British Virgin Islands.

  • The most spectacular beach in the Caribbean.

    The most spectacular beach in the Caribbean.

  • The view from your balconies - nothing but water!  Views of St. John and the BVI

    The view from your balconies - nothing but water! Views of St. John and the BVI

  • Kitchen has everything you'll need.

    Kitchen has everything you'll need.

  • First floor living room and dining area. New original artwork on both levels.

    First floor living room and dining area. New original artwork on both levels.

  • New floor tile throughout first floor and both bathrooms.

    New floor tile throughout first floor and both bathrooms.

  • New King Bedroom Furniture set on 2nd floor. New travertine stone floor.

    New King Bedroom Furniture set on 2nd floor. New travertine stone floor.

  • Fully renovated upstairs bathroom.  Granite countertops and travertine tile.

    Fully renovated upstairs bathroom. Granite countertops and travertine tile.

  • Enjoy the shade or soak up the sun.  Free chairs and snorkel equipment included.

    Enjoy the shade or soak up the sun. Free chairs and snorkel equipment included.

  • Best coral reef on St. Thomas, just a short snorkel off the beach.

    Best coral reef on St. Thomas, just a short snorkel off the beach.

  • Relax at the pool with incredible views of St. John and the BVI.

    Relax at the pool with incredible views of St. John and the BVI.

  • Marina adjacent to the Resort offers day sails and charter boat options.

    Marina adjacent to the Resort offers day sails and charter boat options.

  • First floor consists of kitchen, dining area, full bathroom, and living room.

    First floor consists of kitchen, dining area, full bathroom, and living room.

  • Unobstructed views of St. John and the BVI from your two balconies.

    Unobstructed views of St. John and the BVI from your two balconies.

  • View of E Building from the water.  Best beachfront location on St. Thomas!

    View of E Building from the water. Best beachfront location on St. Thomas!

  • New cherry cabinets, granite countertops, and all new stainless steel appliances

    New cherry cabinets, granite countertops, and all new stainless steel appliances

  • HD TV's with DVD players on both floors. Free Wi-Fi throughout condo.

    HD TV's with DVD players on both floors. Free Wi-Fi throughout condo.

  • 1st Floor Renovated Bathroom.  Granite countertop, double sinks, cherry vanity.

    1st Floor Renovated Bathroom. Granite countertop, double sinks, cherry vanity.

  • 2nd Floor Living Room Area. Original artwork throughout the condo.

    2nd Floor Living Room Area. Original artwork throughout the condo.

  • Your view as you sit under a shade tree on the beach.

    Your view as you sit under a shade tree on the beach.

  • World-class snorkeling right off the beach! Amazing fish, turtles and rays.

    World-class snorkeling right off the beach! Amazing fish, turtles and rays.

  • Beautiful 2-level pool with views overlooking St. John and Tortola.

    Beautiful 2-level pool with views overlooking St. John and Tortola.

  • Tropical landscaping.  Free parking steps from your door.

    Tropical landscaping. Free parking steps from your door.

  • Sunrise from our balcony.

    Sunrise from our balcony.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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