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New Studio Unit!! Affordable Paradise at Sapphire Village

Bedrooms Studio
Space 525 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Studio, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

I've been an owner here at Sapphire Village for ten years, but this gem is a new studio for me, purchased Nov.26th 2014, located in the St. Maarten Building at Sapphire Village. It is the second building on the left when you enter the property. It is on the third,top, floor, 525 sq. ft. studio with a patio, plenty of room for a couple. Besides the comfortable queen size bed, the couch folds out to a full size with a very comfortable and sturdy air mattress for your comfort. There is also a dinner table and chairs set. The unit has a new shower. A small kitchen includes a refrigerator, stove/oven, and microwave, a toaster, coffee maker, blender, along with some new pans, dishes, etc. The unit has a blow dryer, iron, brand new linens and bedding, and two sand chairs. The unit has air conditioning and three ceiling fans.We are very fortunate to have our own restaurant, opened for lunch and dinner daily, steps from the unit. Sapphire Village also boast two pools, one right next to the restaurant.

Steps from the studio is Sapphire Beach, a gorgeous beach with, of course, sapphire blue crystal clear water. You can see colorful tropical fish, peaceful sea turtles, and graceful rays when you snorkel right off the beach. At the beach, the girls at the Banana Cabana keep things loose and tasty. The trade winds, perfect temperature, and glorious water make you feel like you are in paradise!

At the Sapphire Beach Marina you can rent jet skiis, charter a fishing or snorkel day excursions, embark on a sunset cruise, or arrange to go parasailing!

Less than a mile from Sapphire Village is the town of Redhook. There, you can find a variety of restaurants, shops, grocery store, marina, and ferries to St. John and the British Virgin Islands (Passports needed for BVI)

St. Thomas has many attractions. In Charlotte Amalie there is everything from the straw market deals to the diamond and gold center. Havensight is also home to many duty-free shops. It is located at the heart of the cruise ship port of call. You must have a Caribbean drink at Mountain Top, with the cool shops and spectacular views.

There are many water activities and beaches on St. Thomas: Megan's Bay and Coki Beach to name a few. It's a lot of fun to take the ferry to St. John and visit for the day, many great beaches, shops, restaurants. Of course we are partial to our own Sapphire Beach, just down the hill from our unit.

More Details

Donna Moody
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Donna Moody

I am a retired schoolteacher, relaxing and enjoying life. I live in seasonal Connecticut, but love to get away in the winter months to sunny St. Thomas.

Donna Moody purchased this condo in 2014

Why Donna Moody chose East End

I have always loved tropical paradise and was so happy to learn of the condos at Sapphire Village. I purchased my first unit 10 years ago. I have most recently moved to a new unit with an even better view! This is the perfect spot for me: year round paradise in a safe and quiet adult community. I love it here! I've enjoyed the beautiful Sapphire Beach and Marina, steps from the unit, as well as the restaurants and fun in Redhook, minutes away. Also in Redhook, are ferries to other USVI and BVI. Great location! I couldn't be happier!

What makes this condo unique

Steps from the unit at Sapphire Beach, you will bask in the sun while the trade winds caress you. The water is a crystal clear sapphire blue, the perfect temperature, and the beach offers snorkeling coral reefs for fish and coral as well as sea grass pastures for sea turtles. After a heavenly day at the beach, walk back to the unit, shower, have a glass of wine, and enjoy the evening watching the boats come into the marina or at a bar/restaurant steps from the unit right at Sapphire Village...or you might hop on the safari ride to Redhook and have a pizza or delicious shrimp cocktail at Island Town Pub! Enjoy!!


Estate Smith Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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
  • New Sink & Vanity. Shower, no tub.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable Queen-size Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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New Studio Unit!! Affordable Paradise at Sapphire Village
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
Phoenix area, AZ

Great place, clean, great location

  • 5 of 5

All good with condo. Very clean and as advertised. Donna was on it with good and timely welcome and info. Secure and safe.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the white sand beach and great pool! Beautiful views from balcony!!

  • 5 of 5

Moody's studio was very comfortable and in a great location near the main pool and restaurant! Slice restaurant has excellent fresh food in a relaxed atmosphere. Love it! The views from the balcony were spectacular! We would love to stay here again!

Lorene & Larry

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and convenient condo unit.

  • 5 of 5

This condo unit was as advertised. The owner provided all the necessary information for a wonderful vacation on St. Thomas. I would most certainly rent this unit in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot in Sapphire Village!

  • 5 of 5

Donna has a perfect spot here in the Village above the marina! Sitting on the balcony, looking out to the islands was so relaxing! She has thought of everything one would need for comfort during their stay. Tons of towels, beach chairs, kitchen amenities, toiletries, etc. Will definitely be looking to book here upon any future return to St. Thomas! The on-site restaurant, Slice VI, is a major selling point, too!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Catherine for taking the time to write a wonderful review. I really appreciate it! It IS a fabulous spot! So glad you had a good time! Donna
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Norfolk, MA

Amazing getaway in the best location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 days at this beautiful spot over New Years. The condo was very clean with ample closet space, beach chairs, coolers, plenty of towels etc. The view from the balcony was amazing- I tried to capture with pictures but far better in person. The condo is in a very desirable location- a nice view of the marina where you can watch the boats travel in and out, yet fairly quiet and tranquil. A great spot to charter a short trip to the other islands for the day or rent a jet ski. It is only a short jaunt from Red Hook- about a 3 minute safari ride which you can easily catch at the entrance of Sapphire a short walk from the condo. We went to Red Hook quite a few times where you will find shops, restaurants and Moe's market which is super convenient- we also took the short 15-20 minute ferry ride to St. John which I would highly recommend. Everyone is SO friendly in this community as well as throughout the island. Slice is a little restaurant which is about 2 minute walk down the hill next to the pool- we ate there a few times and the food was delicious with great service. Donna was super easy to work with and offers great suggestions on things to do on the island. We felt very safe in this gated community and really enjoyed the lush greenery and wild life. Sapphire beach is a short few minute walk- you can kayak, rent snorkel gear, para-sail- all very reasonable and such a beautiful beach! There is also a beach bar and grill with delicious and reasonable drinks and food- also live music throughout the week. This was our first time on the island and we can't wait to go back! I wish we had more time as there is SO much to do on the island and we hated to leave the beach! Thank you Donna- we look forward to staying at Moody's Place again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicole, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I agree, pictures just don't do justice to the amazing view. I'm so glad you and your husband enjoyed yourselves! It IS so difficult to leave and return to reality. Please come again! And thank you, reviews are important to me. Donna
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What a great place

  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic close to everything and has a view you won't believe, everything you need is there for you, the place was clean and the pictures do not do it justice. Your host Donna keeps you informed and was most helpful , I would certainly recommend anyone to contact Donna and book yourself a getaway at this great spot. Sapphire beach - snorkeling - parasailing - cruises - jet skis its all at your doorstep. Red Hook which has a great range of options for dining out and is just a short walk or $1.00 by local Safari. Thank you Donna we had a great holiday

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time out to write such a wonderful review. It means so much to me that you enjoyed yourselves and that my unit was convenient and comfortable. I agree that pictures do no justice to the view. It is spectacular! Again, thank you, and please come again next year!! Donna
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cyril King
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Sapphire Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mahogany Run
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
SapphireBar & Grill
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Sapphire Beach
Car: not necessary

Steps from the studio is Sapphire Beach Marina where you can book sunset cruises, snorkeling day trips, fishing excursions, and jet ski rentals. And just around the corner is beautiful Sapphire Beach.


Rates & Availability

Estate Smith Bay Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak
Apr 27 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2017 - May 1 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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