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One week left! July 2017!!! Amazing Corner Villa! 50 feet to the ocean!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Corner Villa, 1 Bedroom + 2 Convertible Queen beds, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Stunning video of Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina! http://youtu.be/oax7iPSHtAQ

As they travel the beach, B build is the fourth building shown.

FROM A LONG TIME RENTER:

I have been going to Sapphire Beach for about 20 years. It is my guaranteed good weather, fun getaway on an annual basis. I’ve mostly stayed at one of the Parkes’ condominiums either at the beach or overlooking the harbor (a short, pleasant walk from the beach). The condos themselves are beautiful and well-furnished in tasteful island décor, made the more so by Barbara, co-hostess. The kitchen, baths and master suite are to die for and can accommodate the guests with two separate sleep sofas as well, if needed.

The beach itself is clean, white sand with an expansive view of the entire bay, the ships and St John, a short ferry ride away (for down-home shopping and snorkeling and dining treats). There is great snorkeling right at Sapphire as well. The Sapphire Beach community also has a sport hut for snorkel gear and fish food. There is ample food and drink accessibility through the Banana Cabana which makes sunning the more enjoyable on chaises by the water or under the row of shade trees. You can relax at either venue easily and comfortably. Or you can use the pool between the beach and the harbor if you prefer. It is equally lovely and the island breezes keep you refreshed, along with the occasional dip in either the pool or the sea.

I also treasure the day sail and fishing adventures from the local boats at the harbor there. They range from hosting two people to dozens of guests, depending on size of the boat, but all are enjoyable. Meals and drinks are served on board, and some take you through the British Virgin Islands to view the “Baths” on Virgin Gorda or to the famous “Soggy Dollar” seaside bar.

Then too, just down the hill, is the local town of Red Hook which boasts great dining, shopping (not crowded as it is in downtown Charlotte Amalie) and a huge fishing boat harbor. All in all, Sapphire Beach is ideal for a vacation and is ideally located. I love it and am headed back again in November. Can’t wait.

DETAILS: This totally renovated, 1100 square foot, 2 story, corner unit, condo with wrap around balcony on each floor. The unit is located in the B building. Only 50' to the best part of Sapphire Beach for swimming. Your view is spectacular from the private balconies. Your view includes St. John, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, Hans Lollick, and several cays. Most special is the colors of the crystal clear sapphire blue water.

The lower floor has a full kitchen, with a convection microwave oven, sitting area, bar, flat screen TV, queen sleep sofa, full bath.

The top floor features wood cathedral ceilings. There is a new king size bed, TV, a sitting area with a queen size sleep sofa, desk and full bath.

The unit has central air conditioning, cable, ceiling fans, wi-fi, and a nearby multi level pool.

A fully equipped dive shop has snorkel gear, they can arrange scuba excursions, offer floats, windsurfing lessons, and kayak rentals. You can also enjoy a game of beach volleyball on the sandy beach.

The marina at Sapphire Beach offers day cruises including snorkeling excursions, trips to the BVI, and deep-sea fishing. You have a choice of power, or sail boats. You can also rent a jet ski or go parasailing.

Restaurants nearby offer everything from Italian, Mexican, fresh fish, pub food, and local favorites Marina Market in Red Hook is conveniently located and there is also a supermarket (The Food Center) further down the road where you can find a wider selection.

If you don't want to leave the beach, there is also a small refreshment stand between buildings B&C at Sapphire serving hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, soft drinks, beer and tropical drinks(hours: 11AM-4PM).

Sapphire Grill located at Sapphire Village is a short walk away.

Golfing enthusiasts can play at nearby Mahogany Run, and challenge the 'devils triangle'.

More Details

Property Manager
Tiffany Higginson - Owner's daughter
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Tiffany Higginson - Owner's daughter

I AM AN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR FOR A FIRM IN UPPER STATE NEW YORK AND SO ENJOY THE WARMTH IN ST. THOMAS DURING THE VERY COLD NEW YORK WINTERS.

Tiffany Higginson - Owner's daughter purchased this villa in 1991

Why Tiffany Higginson - Owner's daughter chose East End

OUR DAUGHTER WAS CHRONICALLY ILL WITH SEVER ASTHMA (AND A NURSE REGISTERED IN 48 STATES) FOUND THE CARIBBEAN AIR EASIER TO BREATH. WE BOUGHT THE CONDO FOR HER TO LIVE IN WHILE WORKING AT THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS HOSPITAL. HOWEVER, JUST BEFORE HER MOVE TO USVI SHE HAD AN ASTHMA ATTACK THAT TOOK HER LIFE, AT THE AGE OF 32. IN HER MEMORY OUR WHOLE FAMILY DECIDED TO KEEP THE PLACE AND ENJOY THE AREA SHE LOVED.

What makes this villa unique

OUR CONDOS ARE BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED, 50' FROM THE BEACH (AND ANOTHER 50' FROM THE HARBOR), LARGE WRAP AROUND PORCHES, GLASS TOP PATIO TABLES, DINE AT THE BEACH, VIEWING THE BEACH OR IN THE CONDOS.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been to many tropical beach vacations, but this one trumped them all. We absolutely fell in love with Sapphire Beach. Great sand for building sand castles, large level beach, and crystal clear water for swimming and snorkeling. The small tropical fish were gorgeous and plentiful – we even saw sea turtles grazing on the sea grass. The views from the beach were spectacular. We also enjoyed watching the boats coming in and out of the marina.

The condo was beautifully decorated, extremely clean and well equipped with everything we could possibly need. It was a home away from home.

We stayed for a week and definitely could have stayed longer… many wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
May 2014
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Amenities

Estate Smith Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Main floor - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms were updated in 2016!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , This bed is in the living area & is a convertible queen sofa
    Upstairs - 1 king , 1 queen , The queen is a convertible sofa bed.
  • The upstairs is a large, open bedroom with a king size bed and a queen convertible couch with a Serta air-top mattress. The main level also has a queen convertible couch with a Serta air-top mattress.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cleaning will be added to the cost of the rental. The per cleaning fee is based on the number of guests in our home. ($45-65). The number of cleanings required varies based on the number of occupants and the number of nights in our home. An exit cleaning is also required and will be added to the cost of the rental.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

One week left! July 2017!!! Amazing Corner Villa! 50 feet to the ocean!
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 25 reviews
West Point, MS
4

Beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed March 2017 during Spring Break. The view is absolutely wonderful, especially on the 2nd level. The until was very clean, which is a big deal for us. It is small but we managed with 2 teenage boys and I would definitely do it again. We were so rarely in the room. My only complaint was the lack of an ice chest and a laundry basket. The ice chest was the biggest deal because we had to go out and spend $50 on one! We had to leave it behind, I hope the owners will keep it around for the next guest to use.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint George, Utah
4

Condo in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 3 nights as a family: my husband & I, & our 4 children (ages 15, 12, 8, 3).

I'll start with the positives: The location of this villa is wonderful! The view is much more beautiful than the pictures capture! We were able to walk right down to the beach (barefooted if we wanted) from the condo. The convenience of that is SO amazing! The beach is beautiful & the snorkeling is great! The condo was clean and had clean towels.

Next, the negatives: Upon our arrival, it was late (11:00pm), it was dark, & we hard a hard time locating the check-in area. Our notes said that it would be clearly marked, but it's not. We couldn't get wifi & the front office said they didn't know the password. We ended up texting the owners daughter (Tiffini) & she did text us right back with the password. It would have been better if it was printed & placed somewhere that is easily noticed. This is an old condo, & it could use some TLC. The tap water ran brownish from time to time, not sure why. We opened the sliding screen door, & the whole thing fell off the track. (The next day we told the front desk about it, & they said they would take care of it --- they never did) The water in the main floor shower constantly changed from hot to cold when we used it (we didn't use the upstairs shower). Also, the pull out beds are inflatable mattresses (never seen that before). We didn't know that they were inflatable until we discovered it on the second night. Some of the dishes were not clean, so we chose to wash everything before we used it. The master bath toilet seat was not fastened on securely. Many of these things could easily be fixed with just some time & attention, & I would also suggest the owner make an instruction page & place it visibly in the house with a few of these things on it - that would easily correct some of the other problems. The walls are thin & do not muffle noise well at all, (We could hear the people next to us, early into the morning hours).

I want to say that overall, we did enjoy the 3 days that we stayed here. Again, the location was terrific & we spent most all of our time outside at the beach, or enjoying the views from the deck. The condo was just "fair" for our liking. It was older than we had expected & it definitely could use attention to the maintenance & upkeep. The owners daughter (Tiffani) is great & gave us some good suggestions & recommendations.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our unit at Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina, and enjoying the corner unit with its great views. I am also so sorry about the issues you experienced. I am talking to the check-in desk today with these concerns and will have them looked at carefully, and monitored regularly. I thank you very much for bringing these to our attention. The reason the password is not posted in the unit is that it would be all over the beach for everyone to use. The brown water that comes from the pipes is just the island's utility company supplying the water. That is just the Virgin Islands problem.
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4

Magnificent view in a comfortable villa

  • 4 of 5

This renovated Sapphire Beach resort villa is superlative with lovely views from both balconies in the main room as well as master bedroom. The high tables and chairs are conducive to enjoying the ocean views and outside chaises great for sunning and reading. The kitchen was well equipped and everything in great condition. A shame the common elements like pool and restaurants are closed but the villa and ocean are wonderful! The snorkeling at Sapphire is the best on the island and the proximity to the town of Red Hook very practical for enjoying an evening out or ferry to neighboring St. John.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wife and kids had a great time, said the place was beautiful, everything was like Tiffany described

  • 5 of 5

Looking forward to coming back, great view, very comfortable, beautiful place Tiffany my wife and kids enjoyed it very much, will be back next year

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great family stay!

  • 4 of 5

Overall, staying in this property was a great experience. The beach is beautiful in front of this unit and you will have most of what you need on site. A couple of things I wish I had known prior to booking was that there is construction going on at the property ( August 2016). This is in building B, but the neighboring building C had major construction going on during our visit, so all day you heard heavy machinery at work, found nails and screws on the walkways and in parking lot and it was generally an eye sore. As a side note, I don't know if it's related to the construction or not, but the tap water sometimes ran a slightly brown color. Also, when we had neighbors, you could hear them perfectly from upstairs, but not downstairs in the unit.

Also, we had a coffee maker but no filters, a dishwasher but no dish detergent and there were no blankets for the foldout beds upon our arrival. I emailed the property owner and by the 2nd day, two blankets were delivered.

It was very convenient to have snorkel equipment, beach towels and lounge chairs included in our stay. There is some good snorkeling to be done on this little beach. I would suggest the owners provide a cooler of some sort so that guests going out for excursions can make and take food with them since that's one of the benefits of staying in a villa.

Other than the above, this unit was well appointed and comfortable for our stay. For a family vacation, I would consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, Il
5

Beautiful condo and beach

  • 5 of 5

This condo was amazing. Not only was it right on the beach but the amenities were fantastic. Everything was immaculate. A/C worked great for the hot days (when not lounging on the beach). The kitchen had everything I have at home so cooking in was easy. So close to great restaurants, bars, and market in Redhook. We will definitely be going back to this unit in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15.4 Kilometres
STT - Cyril E. King Airport
Nearest Barpub
There is an open air bar on the beach!
Nearest Ferry
1.3 Kilometres
Urman Victor Fredericks Marine Terminal (Red Hook)
Nearest Golf
8.1 Kilometres
Mahogany Run Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Off The Grid Food Truck (Amazing! 4 star chef!)
Nearest Beach
Sapphire Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Keywords: condo, newly renovated,on the beach,sailing,golf,marina,east end,near Red Hook,new appliances,boating, boat trips available,wifi available,complete kitchen.two clean new bathrooms, maid service available,on site management company,gated community, 24 hour security, free parking,concierge on site,beachfront,resort,fishing,private balcony,beach chaises,jet skis,parasailing,power boat,fully equiped kitchen,cook top, microwave,full size refrigerator,tennis,snorkeling,pools,shaded beach,views,2TV's,flat screenTV,cable,sport channels,rentals,toaster oven,blender,coffee pot

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Rates & Availability

Estate Smith Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$2,275
 
 
Late Summer Steal
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$2,275
 
 
November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$270
 
 
December 2017 - April 2018
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$315
 
 
April - May 2018
Apr 9 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Late Summer Steal
Aug 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,330
 
 
October 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
 
 
November 201
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$270
$1,890
 
 
December 2018 - April 2018
Dec 1 2018 - Apr 7 2019
3 night minimum stay
$315
$2,205
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cleaning fee quoted here is based on maximum occupancy of 6, for a 4 night stay. More cleanings are required if stay is 5 or more days. A discount may be given if only 2 guest are staying in our home.

Manager'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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