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Crystal Clear Waters at Crystal Cove - Loveliest Condo - Fantastic Reviews

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Fresh, tropical decor in spacious living room

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

lge 1 bd-2 bth condo, sleeps 5, 1 king, 2 twin murphy beds, daybed on request

Enjoy Delightful Tropical Decor - Cool Breezes - Soft Sand - Crystal Clear Waters

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Come to one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches not even 200 steps from your front door. White sandy beach graced by seagrape trees. Spectacular panorama of Caribbean islands from Jost van Dyke to Tortola to St. John. Crystal clear water. Our spacious deluxe one-bedroom apartment is clean and brightly furnished in Caribbean style for island living. Small private garden. Beautiful tropical decor.
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Licensed by the USVI Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs - License #1-672-2L
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PARADISE DEFINED: It's an experience of beauty and relaxation you won't forget. Great snorkeling right off our beach, the home of sea turtles, coral, a countless variety and abundance of reef fish, rays and more. Take a look at the photos here and in the photo album on our own website by clicking on the section just below the rates that says 'Links to More Information.'

SPACIOUS UPDATED FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT: Our first-floor apartment at Crystal Cove (also known as Sapphire Bay Condominiums West--not the Sapphire Resort) directly on Sapphire Beach is almost 1000 square feet. There is a very comfy king-size bed in the bedroom; two comfortable side-by-side twin Murphy beds in the living room. Included are two full bathrooms, one with glass-block shower and one with tub, fully stocked with bathroom towels and beach towels too. Our kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, refrigerator, small appliances, microwave, dishes, tableware and cooking utensils. Spacious dining table. Central air conditioning. Ceiling fans. Washer/dryer in the apartment. All bed linens, kitchen towels, pot holders, etc., are provided.

OTHER EQUIPMENT: TVs (cable) in the living room and bedroom and a DVD player in the living. We also have a nice collection of movies complimentary upon request to our manager. For your convenience, a washer/dryer is right inside the unit. No need to use the coin-operated complex equipment.

CONVENIENT TO EVERYTHING: We are just one mile from the village of Red Hook with its shops and ferry terminal. Choose dining in or out. Many popular restaurants and a complete grocery market are nearby, within a 10-minute drive. From the Red Hook ferry terminal, you can take day excursions to St. John and the British Virgin Islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Or have dinner and watch the sunset from St. John. Then take the 20-minute ferry back.

ACTIVITIES GALORE: Our beach attendant will set up your complimentary beach lounge or chair and make sure you are comfortable. There is a dive shop right next door as well as a marina for booking watersports, sport fishing, ski jets, parasailing, day trips to other islands and more.

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS: Crystal Cove is a private, gated community with on-premise security. Parking is just outside the back door. If you don't want to rent a car, taxis are also easily called, and the local $1/$2 safari-style bus that circles the island stops at the end of the driveway.

CONTINUOUS UPDATING: We personally live in and check on our condo four or five times a year and make sure everything is in excellent condition. We regularly replace any items that have seen better days.

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: Housekeeping service every three days. Local manager on premises or nearby every day. You will have her contact info.

OPTIONAL EXTRA SERVICES: Our on-site manager, a trusted and well-respected local resident, offers these additional services:
• Transportation from and to the airport
• Food shopping before you arrive or accompanying you to food shop during your stay
• Personal food preparation and cleanup
* Baby needs for a small fee: standard size crib, high chair, Pack ‘n’ Play
• Babysitting

PERSONALIZED, CUSTOMIZED SERVICE -- JUST ASK. We prefer arranging payment directly via personal check or clearXchange to keep our rates as low as possible. We also accept PayPal for a 3% transaction fee as well as wire transfer. You will truly feel as if you are in Paradise.

A FINAL WORD: When we chat with people who have traveled to many islands, including the Hawaiian and South Pacific islands, and decided to make their life in St. Thomas, we ask them "why?" They say "we think this is the best place in the world." We agree.

Our condo unit is licensed by the USVI Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs - License #1-672-2L

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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    26...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Great beach for kids. Soft sand. Gently sloping sandy beach. We try to keep some beach toys and other swimming items on hand....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Not legally wheelchair accessible but only one very small step at the front door, and we have had guests in wheel chairs stay with us....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • In living room: 2 murphy bed

    Comfy twin murphys. Addl single bed upon request. No charge....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Good quality comfy mattress. Less than 3 yrs old. TV....moreless

  • Good quality comfy mattresses in both rooms. Baby crib, portable crib, high chair available for a small fee from local manager. Maximum occupancy is five. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Updated. Large walk-in shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Updated ensuite to master bed. Stationery + hand-held shower...moreless

  • Two bright full bathrooms with lots of mirrors, fully stocked with towels, soap, toilet tissue, hair dryers. Plenty of room for your personal toiletries in cabinets....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Three ceiling fans, board games, radio, floor safe in the hall closet to store valuables, housekeeping. Complex has two lighted tennis courts, complimentary chaise lounges and chairs (on beach and at pool), beach attendant, convenient parking just outside back patio, taxis readily available by phone, local open-air (safari-style) $2 bus stops at end of driveway to complex. Private gated community with security. Optional grocery shopping service ($25 fee for having your choice of groceries in the condo when you arrive); food preparation service and private car service from and to airport or for touring also available upon request. Local manager on premises. Housekeeping every three days is included. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Good selection of books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    In living room and bedroom, receiving major American networks and more than 60 cable channels....moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys/floats from manager if available....moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVDs available complimentary upon request to local manager....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Directly on beautiful Sapphire Beach. (No roads to cross.) Just 200 steps from the surf. Snorkeling on reef. Dive shop next door....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large glass table. High chair available for a small fee from manager upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air; also three ceiling fans that circulate the air wonderfully....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Complimentary wired and wireless connections to hi-speed internet....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Conveniently in the unit. (Free. No coins required.) Iron and ironing board....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Complimentary wired and wireless connections to hi-speed internet for your devices. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All provided for bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Also beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large, colorful, comfy. Flat-screen TV, DVD. CD player....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Right at the back of the unit. Spaces not reserved....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls free; guests invoiced for any long distance charges at cost. Ck with your mobile phone provider about roaming. Varies by provider and service package. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom, kitchen and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Conveniently in the unit. (Free. No coins required.) Iron and ironing board....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    No additional charge....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Additional services include personalized shopping, meal preparation and cleanup. Enjoy a fantastic local meal from a personal chef. Reasonable fees....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip style....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, bakeware, dishes, spatula, large spoons, knives, etc., kitchen towels, potholders....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All the dishes and flatware that you need. Blender for great tropical drinks, hand-held electric mixer. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Modern appliances: Full-size refrigerator; microwave; electric range; garbage disposal; all kitchen utensils, dishes, and typical small appliances that you could want; ceramic tile countertops....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Part of stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, few herbs/spices....moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Available from vendors at marina next door....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Enclosed sitting area and fenced in private garden in back for barbecuing or a private dinner under the stars....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent from marina next door....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small tropical garden in enclosed sitting area out back door....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Two lighted tennis courts. Free to guests....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some floats, kids' pails, shovels available free upon request if not being used by other guests. Other activities - snorkeling equipment, jet skis, kayaks, etc - can be rented from marina next door....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Only for the those in our complex. Lovely for swimming laps. Please see photo....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Only for those in our complex of 112 units....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Value 2017
Apr 23 - Aug 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$185
$1,295 $4,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Fall Special
Aug 19 - Oct 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Value 2 2017
Oct 28 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$185
$1,225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Pre-holiday 2017
Nov 18 - Dec 18, 2017
4 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Dec2017 holiday/feb2018 prezwk
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250
$1,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Renter pays any payment transaction fees, such as 3% if paying by PayPal or any transfer fees from their own financial institution. Licensed by the USVI Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs - License #1-672-2L


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cyril E. King Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Hook (and restaurants); also next door
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Red Hook, to St. John and British Virgin Islands
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mahogany Run
Estate Smith Bay, Saint Thomas, USVI
Nearest Beach
Sapphire Beach -- on the beach

Car: Not Necessary

So conveniently located: Coral World Ocean Park, an interactive aquarium and water-sports center, is close by. Skyride to Paradise Point nearby. Marina next door and nearby where boats for hire leave for trips to other nearby islands, St. John and the British Virgin Islands of Jost Van Dyke, Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Fantastic duty-free shopping downtown. Just a mile away is the Red Hook area for shopping and restaurants and where ferry leaves for St. John and other islands. Golf at Mahogany Run about 5 miles away. Best location for best beaches. Ferry to St. John for dinner and/or shopping (different from St. Thomas) is just a mile away and takes 20 minutes. Enjoy a fantastic dinner and return at sunset for an unbelievable experience.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We first visited St. Thomas on our honeymoon. When our daughter chose a destination wedding here in 2002, we knew we had to introduce others to the beautiful island with its beautiful people and to Crystal Cove. Our guests love many of the same things we do: the sun, peaceful beach, friendly locals and relaxed lifestyle. Not to mention great shopping and lots of outdoor activities.

Why the Owner Chose Estate Smith Bay, Saint Thomas, USVI:
THE BEACH! THE BEACH! THE BEACH! When we returned to St. Thomas after many years, our trip reminded us how much we loved the island. We looked at almost every condo complex on a beach on St. Thomas and chose Crystal Cove first and foremost because of Sapphire Beach. Our guests, young and old, like the low-key atmosphere and casual living. It took a year to completely gut the interior, remodel and refurnish. And we continually refresh and update on our frequent trips, about four or five times each year. Furnishings and decor are continually updated/replaced to stay fresh and colorful. As you probably already know, St. Thomas is part of the U.S., uses U.S. currency and the U.S. postal service.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our guests --please take a look at our many reviews - feel right at home in our place whether staying for a week or an extended period of time. They tell us they appreciate the personal attention they receive from us and the personal service they receive from our local manager. They enjoy all that the island offers, entertainment, shopping, day trips to other islands, water sports, dining in and dining out at the many different restaurants on the island or just lazing on the beach enjoying a good book. What can be better than waking up to a beautiful beach, beautiful weather and beautiful experiences. The excellent staff of our complex takes extraordinary pride in the care they take of the property.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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Photos

  • Fresh, tropical decor in spacious living room

    Fresh, tropical decor in spacious living room

  • View from our front window past palms to the seagrape trees on the beach

    View from our front window past palms to the seagrape trees on the beach

  • Water activity rentals within walking distance

    Water activity rentals within walking distance

  • Stylish master bedroom with comfy king bed

    Stylish master bedroom with comfy king bed

  • One bathroom with large walk-in shower; other (not pictured) with tub

    One bathroom with large walk-in shower; other (not pictured) with tub

  • Dinner table will seat six

    Dinner table will seat six

  • Large salt-water pool - great for laps or just cooling off

    Large salt-water pool - great for laps or just cooling off

  • Sapphire Beach - for sun lovers and shade lovers too under the sea grape trees

    Sapphire Beach - for sun lovers and shade lovers too under the sea grape trees

  • Spectacular flamboyant tree (Delonix regia)

    Spectacular flamboyant tree (Delonix regia)

  • Two Murphy beds, side-by-side standard twins

    Two Murphy beds, side-by-side standard twins

  • Or book a day trip to the amazing Baths rock formations at Virgin Gorda (BVIs)

    Or book a day trip to the amazing Baths rock formations at Virgin Gorda (BVIs)

  • Catch a rainbow - or even two - just off our beach

    Catch a rainbow - or even two - just off our beach

  • Our beautiful Sapphire Beach

    Our beautiful Sapphire Beach

  • Beautiful grounds with natural pond and native wildlife

    Beautiful grounds with natural pond and native wildlife

  • Open living space - for lounging, meal prep, eating or even desk work

    Open living space - for lounging, meal prep, eating or even desk work

  • Sparkling clean and bright bathrooms

    Sparkling clean and bright bathrooms

  • Bright white fully equipped kitchen

    Bright white fully equipped kitchen

  • Comfy chairs facing the beach - we call them our thrones - great for reading

    Comfy chairs facing the beach - we call them our thrones - great for reading

  • Tennis courts on the premises

    Tennis courts on the premises

  • Tropical beauties

    Tropical beauties

  • Bougainvillea everywhere, all sizes, all shapes, all luscious tropical colors

    Bougainvillea everywhere, all sizes, all shapes, all luscious tropical colors

  • Reach out and touch St. John - a 20-minute ferry ride from dock, a mile away

    Reach out and touch St. John - a 20-minute ferry ride from dock, a mile away

  • Floor plan

    Floor plan

  • You'll be sad when you have to leave for home

    You'll be sad when you have to leave for home

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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