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Bedrooms Studio
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 3 Adults or 2 adults/2 children

STUNNING VIEWS OF GORGEOUS SAPPHIRE BEACH AND ST JOHN! Bright aqua blue water right outside your door...the sound of ocean waves against the shore... constant breezes blowing through the palm trees...welcome to Sea Glass at Sapphire!



What makes Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina so special? It is located directly on one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. You are literally steps from the beach with an amazing coral reef and great snorkeling! We have tried many other places, but none had as pretty a beach, the great breezes, or such great snorkeling right outside our door. With the marina at the resort and the ferry from Red Hood close by, it is perfect for island hopping to St John or the British Virgin Islands. Enjoy tropical drinks and a burger or mahi sandwich at the Sapphire Beach Bar & Grille located on the beach. The dive shop on site rents snorkeling equipment and kayaks. The views of St John and the British Virgin Islands are simply spectacular! If you want to have a spacious, comfortable suite with an incredible view right on a stunningly beautiful beach, this is it!

What makes Sea Glass at Sapphire (E206) so wonderful? We purchased this condo in 2012 and have renovated and updated almost everything in the condo! It sleeps up to 4 (2 adults plus 2 children - age 12 or under). We want your family to be comfortable, so we have HEAVENLY BED KING MATTRESS AND BOX SPRINGS, queen sofa sleeper, oversized chair, NEW bar height patio table and chairs, Biltmore 600 and 800 thread count linens, luxury bath linens and beach towels, dinnerware with embossed shells, new rugs, new light fixtures including ceiling fans, new lamps and COMPLETELY RENOVATED BATHROOM. The bathroom has a new tile shower with pebble flooring, pebble accents, new tile floors, and granite countertops. The unit has been freshly painted throughout! Sapphire Beach Resort has 5 Buildings that are on the beach--A,B,C,D and E. My husband and I have stayed in every building, and the thing we love about the E building is that it offers spectacular views of the turquoise blue water as well as direct views of St John and the British Virgin Islands. It is also more private than some of the other buildings, as several of the buildings are on the busier 'main' beach. Here, you can enjoy the activities on the main beach and then come back to the privacy of your condo when you are ready to chill. One of my favorite things about being in the E building is watching the twinkling lights on St John at night...absolutely magical!

All of the first and second floor units at Sapphire Beach Resort are Studio suites, while the third and fourth floors are the two-story Villa units. We feel some of the advantages that the second floor units have compared to the first floor units are better views and more privacy.

We love the snorkeling here! We regularly see turtles and rays in the grass bed in the middle of Sapphire Beach, and the reef on both sides and around the point is breathtakingl! It is quite a show of purple fans, yellow corals, and beautiful fish! I have even seen a spotted eagle ray here! We can give you some great recommendations for snorkeling spots on St John and in the BVIs as well.

The living area features a queen sleeper sofa, over-sized chair, coffee table, flat screen TV, and a full kitchen. The sliding glass doors off of the living area open onto the spacious patio with bar height dining table for four. Blue tooth speaker. BEACH TOWELS ARE PROVIDED.

There are many great restaurants throughout St Thomas and St John, and we have listed some of our favorites in the welcome emails we send.

Keywords: Condo, St Thomas, snorkeling, reef, USVI, Virgin Islands, marina, red hook, ocean, beach, st john

More Details

Phil & Angela Carson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Phil & Angela Carson

We live in Cleveland, TN and have three children...two boys and a girl. I am a real estate agent, and my husband is an engineer. We love to travel, and Sapphire Beach is our favorite! Click on the satellite link on the map below to see the water colors and the reefs at Sapphire!

Phil & Angela Carson purchased this condo in 2012

Why Phil & Angela Carson chose East End

We fell in love with Sapphire Beach Resort the first time we stepped onto the white sands in 2004. We have visited many resorts throughout the US and British Virgin Islands, but Sapphire has always been our favorite. It was our dream to own a place here!

What makes this condo unique

We love being able to snorkel every day right outside of the condo, hanging out in a lounge chair on the beach, and being able to see the turquoise water from every vantage point in the room! We love going over to St John on the car ferry (only a mile down the road) and snorkeling different places there. We love exploring the British Virgin Islands, too! The Baths are a must see! There are many great snorkeling spots in the British Virgin Islands as well.


Estate Smith Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Fabulous !
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleeps 2 Adults
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Pull-out sofa sleeps 1 adult (or 2 children age 12 or under)
  • STUDIO unit - King size bed (1), Queen Sleeper Sofa (1). Perfect for 2 adults. Unit can accommodate 3 adults (max). Unit can accommodate 2 Adults + 2 children (age 12 or under).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Studio unit perfect for 2 adults. Sleeps 3 adults (max). Sleeps 2 adults + 2 children age 12 or younger. FREE WiFi !!! Beach towels provided. Beach lounge chairs provided.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.953846 based on 65 reviews

The unit is Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The views are Breath Taking!! We would love to stay here again

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!!! Please come see us again!!
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Heavenly Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely stay here again. The studio condo is about 20 minutes from the airport, in probably the best area of the island. Also, our Verison GPS did work in roaming mode. As you can tell by the pictures the view is amazing. Check in is super easy, all you need to do is enter a code. The room was cleaned nicely on arrival, the decor is superb and there was a float, cooler, hairdryer and beach towels in the room. Also, there are tourist books behind the bed. The bedroom has a floating wall separating it from the living/kitchen area. The internet worked great during our stay. The pool is a short walk. The pool area has an old bar beside it that is closed and needs to be torn down. You can get someone to bring you beach chairs, just beyond the pool area. The pristine beach is a short walk with some shade and good snorkeling. (bring snorkeling gear) Also, there is a beach bar with food. We never had any food from there, but it smelled really good. (go before 6pm because someone told us they close early) I do not recommend Slice, a restaurant in walking distance. I thought they were just OK and overpriced. Cheap eats: Senor Frogs Pizza (delivery/cash only) Tap and Still, and Melt. Best restaurant we ate at was Fish Tails- lobster and Painkillers are great! Best excursion was sailing trip on Simplicity with Hinkley the dog to St. John. We also enjoyed ferrying the jeep to St. John and exploring the island. The only thing that I can think of that the owners could do to make the stay even better is to add toiletries and coffee supplies for the first night. I would definitely recommend the unit at Sea Glass in the Sapphire Beach Resort to my friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, TN

Why stay anywhere else?

  • 5 of 5

If you believe that real estate is all about location, location, location, then this is the place for you! Watch the sun rise from the balcony, great snorkeling steps from the door, marina next door, close proximity to the ferry, (20 minutes from St. John), very peaceful and quiet, safe, beautifully decorated. Sea Glass at Sapphire Beach Resort was a perfect choice for us. Phil and Angela were great to work with and were exceptionally helpful with suggestions from years of experience vacationing in the islands. The PDFs Phil sent with information on everything from grocery stores, dining out, directions, activities, charters, and the best beaches and snorkeling areas was our "go-to" for our vacation itinerary. Highly recommend the Bad Kitty cruise to the BVI and going to St John Island. However if you just stayed at Sapphire Beach and enjoyed this awesome rental, that would be fine too.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As advertised

  • 5 of 5

Nice condo. Beach is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sea Glass Rocks!

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully decorated and maintained studio is beginning to feel more like home than Phil and Angela would probably like. After almost two weeks, we were pretty well settled in and almost forget to leave. Pictures and descriptions accurate; P&A incredibly communicative and a pleasure to work with. Renters here PLEASE understand you're staying at more of a condo complex than a resort, and for us that's a YUUUUGE (can't seem to get away from that word) plus. And a very well run complex at that. Buildings, grounds and pool are all in great shape. There are a couple of buildings here and there that need some TLC, but not where you'll be residing. The COA here has got its act together, and I was impressed with improvements made and those ongoing over the last 2 years. In our 27 years of visiting Sapphire, the scenery has never changed and is spectacular as ever. You will find no other spot on the island that combines the great proximity of lodging, view and beach. Believe me, we've looked. Always at least one; sometimes 2/3, but nowhere else do you get all 3. Snorkeling right off shore at Sapphire is still very good, but the reef's health is suffering a bit. Some storm damage, but mostly human damage. PLEASE DON'T STAND ON THE REEF!! But I digress . . . . Remember if you're here, you're OK with a mostly self-catering vacation/holiday, rather than one where you will be catered to. And you really should rent a car. You'll get over driving on the "wrong" side once you pay a few taxi fares. You won't go wrong with Sea Glass; just about to finalize our 2018 booking . . . . .

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review!!! We are so happy you loved it! We agree...Sapphire offers all three...view, lodging and beach....and also the snorkeling and breezes!!! We have also tried other places, and we always regretted not staying at Sapphire. We love that it is a laid back condo atmosphere. We do have some pampering....the chair person will put your lounge chair wherever you want it and the Sapphire Beach Bar waiters will fetch drinks and food while you are on the beach! :) :) Please come stay with us again!!!
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Awesome location and easy rental process

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location with to die for views and great beach. Snorkeling right outside your door is better than most any place we've been. Unit is efficient and has everything you need. Owners are attentive, very easy to work with. Sapphire Beach is very close to Red Hook which has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review!!! We are happy that you loved it 🎉󲐼󲞉. The snorkeling is fabulous and we love it as well 🐠𘀽𗰟🐟𗰽𛀬🦀񰀾񴖑🐙𖐮 We hope you come back and stay with us again soon!!!
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Nearest Airport
9.3 Miles
Cyril E. King Airport - St. Thomas, USVI
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Sapphire Beach Bar - right on the beach !
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mahogany Run on St. Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
PLENTY to choose from in Red Hook
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Sapphire - just below our 2nd floor patio balcony
Car: not necessary

Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina.

Unit E-206 on 2nd floor of Building "E".

Beachside and adjacent to the Sapphire Beach Marina.

Dive Shop on-site at Sapphire.


Rates & Availability

Estate Smith Bay Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Shoulder Season
May 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
VALUE Season
Aug 1 2017 - Nov 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Shoulder Season
Nov 12 2017 - Dec 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
PEAK Season
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Shoulder Season
May 1 2018 - Jul 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
VALUE Season
Aug 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning Fee (1-2) $110
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Standard rental agreement contract must be executed within 5 days of booking request.
50% of rental fees must be received within 5 days of booking request.
Refundable $250 security/damage deposit must be received within 5 days of booking request.
Balance of rental fees (other 50%) due 45 days prior to arrival at property.
Payments are accepted via direct deposit, personal check, Cashier's check, certified bank check, money order, wire transfer, or PayPal transaction.
10% VI Taxes must be applied to all bookings.
End-of-Stay Cleaning Fee is based on # of guests and must be applied to all bookings.
End-of-Stay Cleaning Fee is $110 when 1-2 guests occupy the unit.
End-of-Stay Cleaning Fee is $155 when 3-4 guests occupy the unit.
Extra Guest Fee of $10 per person per night will be applied for Guest #3 and Guest #4.
Maid Services and mid-stay cleanings (with towel & linen change service) are available for an additional fee of $50.
Credit Card payments are accepted by utilizing a PayPal transaction.

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.

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