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Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

You may be wondering how St Thomas is faring after last year’s hurricane season! We were very fortunate; C-28 had no hurricane damage. Our Internet is restored and all systems are up and running. The beach and water are as beautiful as ever – and the coral and fish are wonderful as ever! The island is coming back: grocery stores, restaurants and shops in Red Hook are open, stores in Charlotte Amalie are open, grocery stores elsewhere are stocked and many restaurants have re-opened. Cruise ships are docking and, as you can see from dated photos, Sapphire Beach is doing well! The beach shop is open next door to Crystal Cove and scuba trips are being scheduled. All buildings on Sapphire Beach, including the resort next door, are intact.

COMPLETELY RENOVATED! Newly installed internet - simple log on and FREE for guests. C-28 was completely gutted and re-built - all is brand new from floor to ceiling! You will enjoy the tasteful, new kitchen with wood cabinetry, granite tile counters, glass tile backsplash and new appliances. In turn, the bathrooms are completely new with brand new fixtures and shell counters. A new washer/dryer is in the unit. The tile floor throughout the condo is new, as well as the closets. You have all the conveniences of home in a luxurious condo environment - at a great value! As you can see in the photos, the condo is tastefully decorated with a contemporary decor that mirrors the condo's beautiful view of the Caribbean!

C-28 BEACH FRONT WITH 2nd FLOOR SPECTACULAR VIEW: You are steps away from relaxing on Sapphire Beach - one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Tranquil crystal blue waters against the magnificent lush, green mountains of St. John and Tortola is the view from your second floor porch because your condo directly faces the beach! Sapphire Beach West offers you the best of both worlds -quiet beachside living and magnificent views on the East end of St. Thomas - only 20 minutes from bustling, duty-free shopping in Charlotte Amalie, where the cruise ships dock.

C-28's QUIET, IDEAL LOCATION IN COMPLEX: While you are steps away from gorgeous Sapphire Bay beach, C-28's location is quiet and private - a benefit in any complex! The unit and its open porch are 'tucked in', away from the public walkway. You will not be noticed by others, as you enjoy your beautiful view, away from the sounds of guests on the beach. C-28's bedroom is free-standing, so you are protected from any possible sounds in neighboring units - assuring you of a peaceful night's sleep. Then, awake in the morning to be greeted by your beautiful Carribbean view as you enjoy your coffee or tea on the open porch!

GREAT SAPPHIRE BAY WEST LOCATION: You are only 1 mile from Red Hook where there is a grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants and shops, including scuba shop. Enjoy fabulous duty-free shopping in Charlotte Amalie and Havensight Mall (about 15 minutes drive), where the cruise ships dock.

EAT-IN OR DINE-OUT: The condo has a fully-equipped kitchen. Food delivery to the beach or your condo is available from Seagrapes Restaurant, next door to the neighboring resort. There are many restaurants throughout the island, including Red Hook - 1 mile away. Rent a car, call a taxi or take the $1 bus that leaves at the end of the driveway.

EASILY EXPLORE OTHER ISLANDS! The ferry terminal is in Red Hook, 1 mile from your condo. It leaves every hour for the 20 minute trip to Cruz Bay, St. John. Visit Cruz Bay for shopping or dinner or take your car/rent a taxi for a day trip to snorkel the underwater trail at Trunk Bay. The ferry also makes day trips to Tortola, from where you can explore BVI Virgin Gorda Baths and Jost Van Dyke!

980 square feet

2nd floor walk-up with open porch and beautiful view of Caribbean

Fully-equipped kitchen

1 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms with linens

Combination living and dining area

Bedroom: California King bed

Living Room: Two single 'Murphy Beds' that pull down from wall, double sofa bed

Salt water swimming pool, 2 lighted tennis courts

Snorkeling in reef in front of condominium

Laundry facilities wiht large size washer/dryer in complex

2 cable TV's, phone for local calling

Central air conditioning, ceiling fans

Convenient parking in back of condo

Chaise lounges complimentary at beach & pool

Linens and bathroom towels, bathroom/kitchen soap, paper towels/toilet paper

Hair dryer, iron, beach towels

Personal Services Upon Request: Grocery shopping before arrival/during stay, errands

Marina: Day sails with snorkeling, scuba day trips, boat rentals, jet skis, water skiing, para-sailing, deep sea fishing.

Also on St. Thomas: Horseback riding, golf, kayak day trips

NO SMOKING in Condominium & No Pets Allowed by Condo Assn.

Children are welcome

Crib @ $10/night

3 night minimum stay


DAMAGE DEPOSIT: One night's rent damage deposit is required. Damage deposit is fully refundable within 30 days after rental, if there is no damage to property or missing items.

RESERVATION DEPOSIT: Two nights rent is due within 7 days of reservation, which will be deducted from the full rental price. The condo will be held out of the rental pool for 7 days from your reservation date. If your deposit is not received within 7 days, the condo will be considered available for booking. The balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival.

CANCELLATION POLICY: High Season & Thanksgiving: Refunds only if property can be re-rented for the same period. If re-renting is successful, there will be a 10% re-booking fee. Otherwise, no refund will be available.

Low Season: In all cases, if condo is re-rented, only a 10% re-booking fee will apply. Otherwise, terms are 30+ days notice, full refund less 10% re-booking fee. 16-30 days notice, 50% of rental is forfeited, if not re-rented. Less than 16 days notice, no refund, if not re-rented.

CHANGING DATES: You many change dates, based on availability, with a $100 change fee.

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Karen Fischer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Karen Fischer

I am a Ph.D. Psychologist and have conducted qualitative research for Fortune 100 & 500 companies over the past 30 years. My two children are in their 20's and both working professionally. My husband sold his small business, and we now invest in real estate.

Karen Fischer purchased this condo in 2004

Why Karen Fischer chose Estate Smith Bay

We absolutely love the location; there is not a more beautiful place in the Caribbean! We fell in love with Crystal Cove on our first visit; it was the first place we ever returned to for a vacation, as we love to travel. After three visits, we decided to purchase a condo. We enjoy having a warm place to 'escape' to, during our cold, Pennsylvania winters.

What makes this condo unique

We love the privacy that the condo and beach provides, while being close to town and activities. St John is a short 15 minute ferry ride from Red Hook (1 mile away), providing a great combination with St. Thomas' activities and dining.

Guestbook comments from the owner

i am glad you had a good time and enjoyed the condo! We look forward to your return!
Jan 2017
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Estate Smith Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 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 ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size bed (1), Murphy beds (2), pull out couch (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling Fans, 2 Cable TV's Crib available for rental by housekeeping for +$10/night


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average rating of 4.972973 based on 39 reviews

Great Condo/Great Location

  • 5 of 5

C-28 is a spacious condo and has everything you need for your vacation. Great location and short walk to/from beach. We enjoyed using the patio for lunch with a great view of the beach. It was nice having a washer and dryer since we travel light. The condo also has very good lighting. High speed internet works great. This was our second time at Crystal Cove and we will definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Martin! I am so glad you enjoyed your vacation and that the condo satisfied your needs. We welcome your return! All the best, Karen
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very nice

  • 5 of 5

Great location and beautiful beach. Nicely furnished, quiet modern appliances. We enjoyed the screen in porch and the outside grill.

It is well maintained, very responsive owner and pleasurable experience all around. Red hook is a lot fun and very close. The view of St John from the beach is nice

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Again, 2nd time using the same condo everything was wonderful we love sitting in the screened in porch and looking out over the beautiful maintained grounds seeing that turquoise water snorkeling, found the turtles

eating out in Red Hook FishTails Restaurant the best Again thank you Karen just an easy going vacation

Will look forward to this again Blessings kath and allen

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kath and Allen - I am so very glad that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to your return!! In the meantime, hold onto that 'island' feeling! All the best, Karen
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Wonderful Vacation Staying C-28!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from C-28. Everything was awesome! We could see the beautiful sapphire beach directly from the living room. The beach was only 2 minutes walk from the condo. On the beach we went snorkeling and saw a bunch of fish. We also enjoyed the free chairs provided by the owners group.

The location of this condo was perfect. It was close to coki beach and red hook (about 5 minutes drive). We drove from the airport on the night we arrived. We though it could be difficult to find it but we made it easily!

Watch the signs on the left side of RT-38 and the "Crystal cove sapphire bay west" will finally pop out. Parking space was more than needed so we never had a problem finding a spot.

In the condo we found everything we needed for cooking. Also the A/C was powerful, hot water was stable, and the beds including the Murphy beds were comfortable. The wifi was not fast but not bad for email and web browsing. The environment was very peaceful at night so we had good sleep every night.

This is my first time to have a vacation rental, and it is a wonderful beginning. Thanks to Karen's amazing C-28 and we will definitely recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Condo on one of the BEST beaches in St. Thomas

  • 5 of 5

We've been to St. Thomas a number of times over the past 10 years and we have found no better spot to stay than Sapphire Beach. This condo is the best we've found thus far, and having been newly renovated, it is definitely one we will return to in the future. It has all the amenities you could need and you're literally 2 minutes from the beach whenever you step out the door (if you walk at island pace!) And when you do get to the sand, Diane is waiting with the chairs. Once you arrive, there's very little reason to leave the complex. Snorkeling is great right off the shore, with turtles, rays (eagle & stingrays), all kinds of fish, and I finally found an octopus this trip living in the cinder blocks just off the beach. There are all kinds of corals and sea fans as well towards the marina side of the bay. Food from 'Off the Hook' on the hill above Sapphire Resort is amazing. The only time we left was to go to St John for a day. There is plenty of room as well in this condo for 4+ people. Loved every minute of the stay and can't wait to come back again. Definitely consider this high up on the list if you're looking to stay on the east end of the island! You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We are so happy that you had a great time, and we welcome you to return! We look forward to it! All the best, Karen
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  • 5 of 5

I took my daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandchildren to this beautiful unit and beach for 10 days in March. Wonderful memories were made with my grandchildren and I cannot wait to return. Karen made the rental process very pleasant and the packet of information sent in advance was priceless. Do not think twice about choosing this unit. Norma was GREAT!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cyril King Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mahogony run
Nearest Beach
250 Miles
Sapphire Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Most services are amenities are available in Red Hook, 1 mile away, or at a local, nearby resort, within 2-3 miles.




Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $60
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates include WIFI, and housekeeping (2 x's weekly in high season, 1 x weekly in low season)
Free cancellation!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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