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Make Our Bliss, Your Bliss! Beachfront!

Bedrooms 1
Space 627 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, Balcony Studio Suite

Make our BLISS your BLISS! We are located in Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina. We are the buildings with the red roof directly on Sapphire Beach. Make sure you are informed before you book. We've noticed an increase in Sapphire Village properties advertising beach front when they are really up on the hill above our property. Make sure you are booking where you think you are booking! All of the pictures on our listing were taking by us and they are all of our property.

We are the proud owners of this beautiful beachfront condo. We would love to make our BLISS your BLISS!

Soak in the ambiance of the Caribbean as you lie in your king size bed listening to the sound of the turquoise water crashing on the beach outside your door. Feel the serene night breeze as it flows through the room and whisks you into a dream that continues even as you wake in the morning.

Sip coffee or your favorite beverage on the balcony overlooking beautiful Sapphire Beach. Spend your days basking in the sun on the lounge chairs provided at no additional cost. Enjoy spectacular snorkeling on two separate reefs just beyond your door.

OUR SAPPHIRE BLISS is a beachfront 1BR/1BA studio condo with a full kitchen located in building C at Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina on beautiful Sapphire Beach in St Thomas (STT) USVI (no passport required).

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At Our Sapphire Bliss, the beach is at your fingertips. Being beachfront means your only steps to one of the best beaches in the Caribbean and a marina that offers charters and excursions from the top operators in St Thomas to the best sites in the Virgin Islands.

Our Sapphire Bliss allows for quick, easy access to the some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean as well as all of the Virgin Island attractions. Explore the two coral reefs teeming with marine life. Explore nearby Coral World or the quaint marina and wharf in Red Hook a short 3 minutes away. Take a passenger ferry to visit the neighboring Virgin Island of St John, if your more adventurous take the car ferry to St John and you will be able to see all it has to offer.

See historic Charlotte Amalie and world renowned duty free shopping. Don’t miss Mountain Top for all your souvenirs for everyone back home or one of their world famous banana daiquiris. Enjoy fresh seafood at the numerous restaurants (many waterfront) in nearby Red Hook and many other nearby fine dining restaurants and those with a casual beachfront flare.

Enjoy Simple Living in the Heart of the Caribbean

At the end of a day of adventure, Our Sapphire Bliss will be your haven. Relax in our simple but comfortable living room. Curl up on the sofa and read your favorite book while the cool Caribbean breeze caresses your senses.

Watch a movie on our 40 inch flat screen TV or listen to your favorite playlist on our wireless Bluetooth speaker. Prefer nightlife? Then venture out to nearby Red Hook and the Island Time Pub, Duffy’s Love Shack, or Senor Frogs.

When you are ready to retire, rest easy on our pillow-top, king size mattress with pillows for every taste. At Our Sapphire Bliss you will find space for up to 4 adults to sleep. In addition to our king size bed in the bedroom, the living room offers a queen size sofa bed. You can leave the sliding glass doors open (like we do) and let the whispers of the waves crashing on the beach lull you to sleep. If you choose you can cool down with our state of the art climate control system.

A Unique Experience to Meet All Your Needs

Our Sapphire Bliss is perfect for relaxing, playing, or getting work done. We have a full kitchen with a convection microwave, high-speed secure wireless internet throughout the unit, and unforgettable views from the balcony.

The East End on St Thomas is a vibrant beach and marine lover’s dream with real Caribbean flavor. Central to the action, we are located near the main road for public transportation (called safari taxis) but offer parking if you do find you want a car (recommended).

Surrounding sights are a quick skip away and right near Our Sapphire Bliss you will find plenty of restaurants and supermarkets.

Don’t just visit St Thomas, experience real Caribbean living at Our Sapphire Bliss!!

Our Sapphire Bliss is Simple Living on the Beach

637sq ft 1 Bedroom 1 Full Bath built for comfort and Caribbean Living

Features of this home include:

• 1 king bed with pillow top mattress and pillows for every comfort level

• 1 queen sofa bed in living room

• Sleeps 2-4 people

• 32" flat screen TV in bedroom

• 40" flat screen TV in living room with BlueRay player

• Kitchen with modern electric cooktop, convection microwave, and refrigerator

• Plates, utensils, linens, sheets, and towels all provided

• Tile floors throughout

• 8ft wall to wall windows with sliding glass doors to the balcony overlooking beautiful Sapphire Beach

• Free secure highspeed wireless internet throughout the condo

• Cable TV

A place for rest and relaxation, Our Sapphire Bliss was built for you…

Bathroom features:

• Shower with rainfall shower head

• Tile in bathroom

• Double sink vanity

• Hair dryer provided

• Linens, towels, and hand soap provided

The perfect place for a romantic getaway…

Stunning balcony overlooking Sapphire Beach and the Caribbean Sea

• Enjoy views of Sapphire Beach, Thatch / Grass / Mingo Cays, St John (USVI), Jost Van Dyke (BVI), and star filled skies.

• Includes 2 lounge chairs and two outdoor chairs with a coffee table to enjoy the view and sip your favorite beverages

Our Sapphire Bliss is your home away from home!

Beautifully Updated Kitchen and Living Area:

• Beautiful open floor plan with lots of modern lighting.

• Spacious kitchen fully equipped with cooking tools.

• Modern 4 burner electric cook top

• NEW Keurig, Coffee maker, microwave, NEW toaster, and blender in the kitchen

• Filtered water in refrigerator and Ice maker in freezer

• Full sliding glass door opens to balcony for extra open space

• 40” flat screen TV and BlueRay player

• cable TV

• 4 person dining table

• Iron and ironing board available for your use

• FREE secure highspeed wireless internet available throughout the condo

• 1 queen size sofa bed in living room with extra sheets and blankets

Our Sapphire Bliss has your beach needs covered!

Beach Amenities for Your Use:

• Numerous sets of snorkeling gear including mask, snorkel, and fins for adults and children

• Beach loungers provided for use at the beach for your entire party

• Large soft side cooler for your snacks and beverages

• Beach towels

• Beach blanket

• Children's beach toys along with a volleyball

Note: Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina is a beachfront community of individually owned condominiums and not a full service resort. Please review the amenities section for a complete list of amenities that you will find available to you while staying at our property. If you have any questions please be sure to contact us. We want our guests to have a great experience and want to ensure each guests expectations are met.

More Details

Mike and Dawn Rehling
Member since: 2014
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Mike and Dawn Rehling

Thanks to our careers as an airline professional and elementary school teacher we have been visiting the Caribbean for many years. We discovered St. Thomas and our beloved Sapphire Beach a few years ago and it has been a dream of ours to own a piece of this heavenly place. When the opportunity came for us to purchase a part of our Bliss we knew we had to jump on it. We have a great deal of knowledge about St. Thomas, Sapphire Beach and the surrounding islands. Let us help you make your vacation one to remember. Please e-mail us and we can help you to plan an itinerary that will make Our Bliss, Your Bliss!

Mike and Dawn Rehling purchased this condo in 2014

Why Mike and Dawn Rehling chose Estate Smith Bay

Being seasoned travelers throughout the Caribbean and after staying at several different resorts on St. Thomas, we knew that this was where we wanted to be. Our condo is actually on the beach. There is a beautiful sandy portion perfect for pulling up a chair and basking in the sun. When it’s time to cool off we can don our snorkel gear and head out to the center of the beach in the grassy area and hang with the sea turtles (we always see Green Sea Turtles and have also seen Hawksbill Sea Turtles, both of which are endangered species). After a quick visit with the sea turtles and stingrays, you can swim to either the right or the left and you will be near the coral reefs surrounding the beach. You are assured to see beautiful fish, amazing coral, squid, spotted eagle rays and a variety of other interesting sea creatures. After a day in the sun and a quick shower in the amazing condo you can go a mile down the road to Red Hook and find an array of wonderful restaurants to enjoy some refreshments and then a tasty meal.

What makes this condo unique

Location, Location, Location! That's the saying anyway, and Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina lives up to that in every way. The perfect condo, on the perfect beach, with the perfect reef. It doesn't get any better than Our Sapphire Bliss. Located in Building C means your right in the middle of the action at Sapphire. The beach is less than a 50 steps away, the pool is adjacent to building C and the Marina is less than 100 yards from your front door. The Banana Cabana is right next to you or if you prefer a more casual atmosphere you can take the short stroll up to The Sapphire Grill and have lunch or dinner poolside. For the more adventurous you can 'hike' up the hill for some awesome bbq from Off The Grid.


Estate Smith Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 627 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Double sink vanity and updated tile shower with shower massage
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Comfy King size bed with plush pillows for your comfort. Brand new Serta plush pillow top (June 2017).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We have a keyless entry system so you will never have any worries about losing the keys.


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Make Our Bliss, Your Bliss! Beachfront!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 45 reviews

Lovely spot – perfect for family, relaxation and fun

  • 4 of 5

We booked this trip at the last minute- in need of a family-friendly getaway that would let us unplug and relax. This place was just what we needed. The condo is exactly as described. Mike and Dawn pay attention to every detail- communication was great and much appreciated. The beach is right in front of of the condo and the pool is a very short walk and as beautiful as it appears in the pictures. The the condo is equipped with snorkel gear and beach toys. We rented a car in order to be able to get groceries and go out for some meals- parking is convenient to the condo. Options for eating out on the property are limited- the grill isn't open for dinner (and wasn't very good food), but there is a restaurant associated with the condos next door that we enjoyed several times during our trip. Security was very good and we always felt safe with no concerns about leaving our stuff on the beach when we were swimming, etc. If you are only going for a few days, you might want to consider the cruise schedule as Sapphire Beach is an excursion for many of the major cruise lines and the place definitely has a different vibe when the ships are around.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quick Escape

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property. Mike and Dawn were quick to respond to any questions prior to our arrival and easy to contact as needed once there. The condo is just as the pictures show - amazing location, beautiful view, comfortable bed, good shower, and well stocked. Hoping we get to return some day. Thank you both, Mike and Dawn, for the wonderful hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this 9 months in advance, before IrMaria tried to destroy the island. Thankfully, the heart of St. Thomas is in her people, and STT is better than ever. You can see beauty that was hidden away from your eyes before the storms. But the real beauty is in the people. Sapphire Bliss fits perfectly in that thought.

You'll first encounter security at the gate, and they were there patrolling at the gate and on the grounds throughout my month long stay. They keep it safe, and I never felt unsafe, even though I spent a lot of time there on my own.

The condo is easy to find, with easy parking right in front of the building. Go up half a flight of stairs and you're right there. The screen door and the front door both have good locks on them, too. Walk in, and the large bathroom is on your right, with ample closet space on the left. The large shower and shower head are great! Double sinks and a large counter with a full mirror complete it. Next, there is a small desk, mirror and TV on your left. On your right is a comfortable lightly firm king sized bed, with a bookcase type headboard filled with books and beachy knickknacks. It also has a light on it, and there is a remote controlled fan/light over the bed. Dividers can slide across to close off the sleeping area, but you won't want to do can lay in bed and SEE the ocean right outside your large balcony!

Next, you have a full sized fridge, microwave/convection oven, stovetop, and large sink. You're probably going to find some nonperishables in the cabinets and perhaps even in the fridge (including about a dozen bottles of water I left for the next visitors!). A comfy living space with another wall mounted TV if you want to look at it instead of the great view outside! There is a lot of seating on the balcony.

Beach chairs are included with the condo; just stop and ask Scott or Kendall, and they'll put it wherever you want on the beach!! Head on over to the dive shop and say 'hey' to Joey and Blake (remind them to vote Vodka!!) before grabbing a delicious Bushwhacker from Nikki or Josh at Sapphire Beach Bar. Pro tip: bring your mug and tip graciously and you'll get the best BW ever!

I had no worries whatsover, despite dealing with hurricane related recover problems like internet service and phone service, but that's nothing to do with Bliss. Mike and Dawn responded quickly to resolve any questions I had. Can't wait to return!! A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a detailed review! I don't think I could have added the details that you did. Yes, both Irma and Maria, or IrMaria as we call them, tried their best to destroy paradise but as you mentioned they did not. In fact they showed how resilient our island community really is! Again thank you for such a great review! We hope to see you again next year.
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Exceeded our expectations in every way. Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Truly, a home away from home. Very thoughtfully presented, anticipating your every need. Location, location, location??? Nailed it! Nothing between you and the ocean, at the second floor level. No hustle and bustle, but all conveniences just a mile away. We loved it and you will too. An extra bonus, we got to meet the owner: he's all about Quality Control.

Many thanks to Dawn and Mike for a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charles for such a kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you guys. We appreciate you staying with us and confirming to future guests that we (and the island) have recovered and are hosting guests as we did before those devilish girls called hurricane(s) Irma and Maria. We hope to see you again in the future!
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Loved staying in this very comfy condo in the perfect location RIGHT on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My best friend and I booked this vacation over Labor Day and somehow made it out on one of the last flights out before Hurricane Irma. I say that because I am so very sad for the Island and our Condo Owners because the Island is so amazing and this condo was the PERFECT place to say! Not only is it spacious and comfortable they have everything you could need to fully relax and enjoy. The location is terrific and its truly right on the beach. I hope the island can rebuild quickly so that others can experience this lovely place. (Which thankfully went mostly unscathed YAY!) As soon as possible I will be back. One other very important point - the owners were so thoughtful and proactively kept us in the loop of any weather updates they heard of to make sure we were safe. I cannot thank them enough.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Nora. It was a nail biter for sure trying to figure out exactly when hurricane Irma was going to arrive. As you mention, we monitored the situation very closely, hour by hour and made sure you had the best information available. We owe this to our guests. Fortunately it all worked out and you were able to enjoy your stay without interruption from Irma. We weathered the storm without any significant damage. We appreciate all the follow up calls and emails inquiring as to how we weathered the storm. We hope to see you again soon.
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Short but Sweet!

  • 5 of 5

Our third visit to Sapphire Beach...only a four day get away this time but wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else! Condo was well equipped, decorated in a very beachy theme and the view from the balcony is awesome. Thanks for sharing your place Dawn & Mike!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts with us and our potential guests. Your kind words are appreciated. We hope to see you again! Mike and Dawn Rehling -Owners-Our Sapphire Bliss-
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cyril E. King International Airport, St Thomas
Nearest Barpub
Sapphire Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Red Hook Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mahogany Run Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Rte 38
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Numerous restaurants in Red Hook
Nearest Beach
Sapphire Beach
Car: recommended

Onsite marina hosts many charter and excursion companies that offer a wide variety of deep sea fishing, sailing, and powerboat tours of the US Virgin Islands of St Thomas and St John as well as the British Virgin Islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and many more.

Airport pickup service available by a reliable third party an additional cost of $60. He will also make a grocery stop for you!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Exit Cleaning $150

50% deposit due at booking, remaining 50% plus $300 refundable damage deposit due 45 days prior to arrival. 100% refundable if cancelled 45 days prior to arrival (minus credit card fee if applicable). No refund if cancelled less than 45 days prior to arrival. Travel insurance highly recommended, especially during hurricane season.

We offer discounts on stays over 7 days

Optional Mid-Week Cleaning $50

Optional airport pickup/drop off can be arranged for an additional fee.

By accepting a booking you agree to the terms and conditions noted on our web page noted in the quote you receive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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