About the property
- Condo525 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Studio condo steps from the beach.
Beachtime!, on St Thomas is a beautiful studio condo at the gated Sapphire Village, sitting on the third floor of the building and looking over the turquoise waters of Sapphire Marina and Sapphire Beach. The views looking out over the Caribbean Sea while you enjoy your evening drinks are spectacular. We love watching the sail boats take off for their evening cruises.
Beachtime is located on the East End of St. Thomas, where all of the action is! When you first pull into the driveway of the resort on top of the hill, your breathe will be taken away at the view of the turquoise waters, and islands in the distance. Both the night life of Red Hook ($1.00 Safari Cab ride away), or the Sapphire Beach Marina and all it's island tours and water sports, are steps away.
There are two pools on the property to cool off, one of which has Slice,VI restaurant and bar located nearby. If you want a fine dining experience, or listen to an evening band hop over to Red Hook, a 1 minute drive.
Beachtime is perfectly suited for a couple or single traveler. We have set it up with everything you would need for your stay. A 50" smart TV with a Beachtime Netflix profile, Cable TV and US local channels, your own private WIFI, and a fully stocked kitchen for some quick meals.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About John Degen
We have been travelling to most of the Caribbean islands for the past 16 years of our marriage. We found the island of St Thomas to be the most centrally located to take boat tours to many of the other British Virgin Islands and enjoy the day. Plus you don't need a US Passport! We also feel St Thomas has the best beaches in the Caribbean. Both Lindquist and Magens Bay are two of the most spectacular white sand beaches we have ever found. A day trip to St. Johns will get you to Trunk Bay, and THE best beach you will ever see. We finally decided to buy a piece of this paradise for our family to enjoy, and we hope others will as well.
John Degen purchased this Condo in 2016
Why John Degen chose Estate Smith Bay
We found the Sapphire Beach area to be the best location on the island. It is only a 10-20 minute drive to Lindquist and Magens Bay. About a 5 minute drive to Coral World on the north side. Red Hook is the most happening area of the island both day and night, and it's within 5 minutes also. Location, location, location! Check out Beachtime on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/BeachtimeSapphireVillage/?ref=bookmarks#
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Comfortable at home
The view is great. Sooo many islands it’s crazy. Both sandy and rocky beach within walking. Porch of condo is comfortable with view down to marina, and all around. Loved the shared feeling with extras like bug spray, sun screen and coffee!
Comfy condo. Great location. Nice view!
We were nothing but pleased. This was a fabulous trip for our wedding anniversary! It was our first trip to St Thomas and loved it. For our 10 day stay, the condo was good size for the two of us. Nicely appointed. Kitchen is small, but functionable and met our needs. It had anything you needed (large and small appliances and utensils). Nice size walk-in shower. Bed and other furniture was comfy. The balcony is good sized with table and chairs. Great view of the marina right below and the ocean beyond....breathtaking! Enjoyed sitting out there in the mornings having my coffee, or any time of day to just relax and take it all in. Beautiful Sapphire Beach is just a short walk away on the other side of the marina. There were helpful, extra amenities provided in the condo for the beach trips (beach towels, chairs, cooler, snorkel gear). The only "troubles" we had were with the closet door coming off the track (of which the owner advised of) and the balcony door is heavy and a little hard to close from the outside as there is not a handle. But these were no big deal at all.
And now for the owner....fabulous! He made sure we had his contact info as well as the housekkeper, if needed. JD provided a ton of information regarding shopping, restaurants, beaches. Any questions we had, he was very quick to respond. Thank you, JD, for the tip on Secret Harbour for snorkeling. It was my first time snorkeling and I think I'm hooked :)
And lastly, the timing of the end of our trip was as Hurricane Irma was making its way to the island. JD showed great concern in our travel and offered accommodations if we were not able to leave the island, of which we were able to. But knowing we had him on the other end was a godsend. Thank you for everything JD. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend your unit! Will definitely keep you in mind for our next trip to St Thomas!
Thanks for the kind words Marsha, so happy you were able to get off island in front of Irma. Secret Harbor is the best! We are glad you enjoyed your stay, come back anytime.
Clean property, Scenic views
We enjoyed our stay at Beachtime. The condo overlooked the marina, with views of St. John in the distance. The condo was clean, except for sprinkles of beach sand on the tile floors. It had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. The owner, although off island, promptly responded to our needs or questions. We would book again.
Wonderful views and best beach on St. Thomas!
We stayed in this unit for two weeks and had the time of our life. Although a studio, it was large enough to spread out and everything we needed to feel at home. The view from the balcony overlooks the sea and the marina. We were able to watch the boats come and go every day which was great entertainment and allowed for us to know when the fishing boats were coming in with fresh fish! Sapphire Beach, which sits directly below, is amazing, beautiful, clean, protected, fun, and never too crowded. You can rent any type of water toys you want, and the snorkeling from the beach is amazing! No need for a car, the open air bus comes by every 15 min, and taxi's are abundant and not too expensive. I highly recommend this unit for your vacation on St. Thomas.
Great Beach Location!
We loved Beachtime condo! It looks right over the marina, so great for dinner on the balcony, or having a drink at the end of the day. It's a 1 minute walk over to Sapphire Beach, great snorkling and drinks over there. The condo has everything you need for your stay, kitchen to cook small meals, (although we drove to Red Hook most nights, only 5 minutes away), nice bath, free wifi, cable, etc. We loved it. The East End of the island is the only place to stay as far as I'm concerned, away from the major city and traffic. We love the day trip over to St John's, so it's a 5 minute drive to Red Hook ferry. Can't beat it. We are already going back next year and have pre booked Beachtime! Would highly recommend.
Glad you had a relaxing vacation Joe, have a great year, and see you next time!
Great condo for a great price!
The condo is the lowest building in the in village which make it VERY easy to get to Sapphire beach. Unfortunately, if you want to catch the $1 taxis that means you need to walk up the hills; which still isn't that bad. My husband and I come to St. Thomas every year and try to stay at Sapphire all the time. It's a beautiful area and very centrally located.
The owner John is awesome to work with. He communicated with us regularly and you can not beat the price for the area! The view from the balcony is amazing!
Glad you enjoyed it, we love the area of Sapphire Beach also. We have a few improvements also slated for this fall, hope to see you back next year!