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A perfect Virgin Islands getaway!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Upper Level Condo, 1 Bedroom + 2 Murphy Beds, 2 Baths (sleeps 4)

C-30, is an upper level front condo with one of the best views at Crystal Cove, a panoramic view of the sparkling turquoise Caribbean Sea and the verdant British Virgin Islands. It's amazingly serene even and so comfortable, that even sitting indoors feels like a great vacation! Many guests love to start their day walking along the landscaped paths, admiring the many colored tropical plants, spotting hummingbirds and butterflies. Others like myself, start the day with an early morning snorkel, swimming with many types of fish, rays and turtles!

The beach is a short walk from our doorstep. Diane, our lovely beach attendant will greet you and set you up with lounge chairs. Sapphire Beach is in a magnificent setting and the snorkeling is some of the best in the entire Caribbean. If you don't have your own snorkel, you can rent one, as well as other water sports equipment, like kayaks, steps away, right on the beach. There is also a large salt water pool and beautiful tennis courts on the property.

The condo is comfortably furnished. There is a king bed in the bedroom and 2 twin murphy beds in the living area. There are 2 bathrooms and a washer/dryer, brand new A/C, and ceiling fans. The kitchen is fully equipped for those, like us, who like to cook at home. We've got plenty of beach towels, and board games like cards, Scrabble and Rummy Q. There is a TV in the living room and one in the bedroom. FREE WIFI.

Crystal Cove is only a mile from Red Hook, where there are shops, restaurants, a grocery store, a pharmacy. Red Hook is also where the ferry to St. John and Tortola.

It is less than half and hour from the airport to Crystal Cove. Whether you take a taxi or rent a car, it is easy to get here. You will appreciate the tranquility of our location, with the convenience of nearby Red Hook. You will love our condo and love St. Thomas.

Guests return to Crystal Cove year after year for its tranquility, convenience and friendly atmosphere.

More Details

Property Manager
Anne McCarthy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

Amenities

Estate Smith Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Optional ($10/night), Murphy Beds (1) two single Murphy Beds
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach attendant and chaise lounges, salt water pool, 2 lighted tennis courts, water-sports equipment rentals available on the beach, and a marina next door offering day sails, fishing trips, jet skis, boat rentals, para-sailing

Reviews

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(8 traveler reviews)

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A perfect Virgin Islands getaway!
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
Surfside Beach, SC
5

Beautiful, Private and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to St. Thomas. We looked at a lot of properties in different areas. So glad we finally chose this one! Beautiful grounds in a safe, gated community. Anne's home was much larger than we expected and stocked with everything we needed, including linens, beach towels and a full kitchen. Being on the second floor, this unit has the best view of the salt water pond, beach and outlying islands. The private beach has free chaise lounges and the nicest attendant. Easy access (1 mile) to grocery store, restaurants, shopping and the St. John ferry in Red Hook. The $1.00/$2.00 safari vans pick you up right at the end of the driveway and will take you throughout the island. Couldn't ask for more! Thanks Anne and Ellen.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ
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DISAPPOINTED! !!!

  • 2 of 5

Beach was beautiful as usual, however the unit was totally rundown. Washer & dryer were filthy and not usable. No cable TV, No phone. Cleaning people still moping, changing sheets when we checked in at 3:15 in the afternoon.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear this. We were in the unit 2 weeks earlier and left cleaning instructions that clearly weren't carried out. We have WiFi, not a phone, and cable is basic, just a few channels. We are replacing the W/D on our next trip to the island. Unfortunately, things like mops and dustpans tend to disappear. We will replace. We apologize for your unpleasant experience and hope the one night refund helps.
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5

Nice place to enjoy St Thomas

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful area and a great beach. This was perfect for our family of four. One nice sized bedroom and two Murphy beds in the living room for the kiddos. A very short walk to the beach. A nice beach bar/restaurant there too which is nice. Two bathrooms which is always a plus! Gated. Laundry in the condo! Wifi is hooked up now too. The grounds are beautiful with all sorts of flowers and palms. Looks just like the pictures! The bed was a little firm but after a day of playing at the beach I always slept like a rock. Overall a really nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Sapphire Beach.
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4

Week in Paradise

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable, relaxing, fun time in St. Thomas. The unit in which we stayed was close to the beach and the view was awesome. There were flowers, bushes and greenery all over the beautiful complex. We reapply appreciated walking a few steps to awesome snorkeling; walking to a close restaurant and fun beach bar with music; walking to a marina; there was so much to see and do within close walking distance. At the beach, Diane was so friendly and helpful. The condo staff was also very friendly, as were the iguanas and the chickens! The condo itself was dated, but adequate. After all, how much time do you spend indoors when you're in Paradise? Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Caribbean location and experience

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a low key week in the Caribbean with two teenagers. This condo was perfect. It is right on one of the nicest beaches, with a friendly attendant to set up chairs for you. Nice pool, tennis courts, and close to Red Hook for restaurants and supplies.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

. . . and a great time was had by all!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this condo for a week and a half in February 2014, our third stay at Crystal Cove condos and the first in this unit. As I write this (Feb 2015), we are in another unit in the same condo complex. We waited until too late and someone had already booked this one, or we would be staying there again. Next year we'll be more prompt.

Obviously, we like these condos a lot. The beach is probably the best we've ever visited, and we have been to quite a few around the world. The snorkeling is good, although our experience has been better in April than in February. We've seen sea turtles, rays, lots of colorful fish that I can't identify, and what we believe was a barracuda. The grounds are well kept and the beach is always clean.

We never rent a car here. The safari taxi runs frequently and only costs $1 to Red Hook or $2 to Charlotte Amalie. Returning to the condo from Red Hook, however, requires a regular taxi as the safari taxis only go clockwise around the island. But still, it's only $4 per person. Can't really walk to Red Hook as most of the road is narrow with no shoulders and isn't really safe.

The condo unit itself is everything we need for a get-away to the beach. It's clean, well equipped and seems to be well maintained. Our only complaint was that the ceiling fan in the bedroom didn't work, so on a couple of nights it was still and warm and we had to use the air conditioning. The rest of the time a gentle breeze kept us cool. This being a second floor unit, we could keep the windows open without concern. The owner assured us the fan would be fixed, so I'm sure it has been.

We definitely recommend this unit (and this complex) to anyone who enjoys beaches and the island lifestyle.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

BREATHTAKING VIEWS!! This is an upper front unit in the C building and has a magnificent panoramic view of St. John and the BVI. Sipping your morning coffee, you look out at the beautifully landscaped Crystal Cove property, with palm trees swaying in the breeze, sea grape trees on the shore, and the green floating islands of Tortola and the other BVI. Or stroll down to the beach and start your day with the resident ducks and iguanas, and pelicans swooping down for their fresh catch. We like to take an early morning snorkel with the sea turtles and colorful fish who make Sapphire Beach one of the best snorkeling beaches in the Caribbean.

It's fun to enjoy the local restaurants, but our kitchen is well-equipped with all the things a cook needs. Red Hook has two excellent grocery stores and there are stands nearby for buying fruits, veggies, local fish and great bbq chicken.

The ferries to St. John and the BVI are 5 minutes away. There are great beaches to explore and excursions to take, but everyone agrees that Crystal Cove is special and there's no place like our beach. So, bring a bathing suit, a snorkel, and just relax!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $100

Weekly rates available upon request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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