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Kathie Jankowski

Advertiser since: 2013
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Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in East End - Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina

Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina the nicest beach on the island.

~ Welcome to Paradise!! ~

Our one bedroom condominium is located directly on the beach. The private balcony overlooks the gorgeous white sands and crystal clear waters of Sapphire Beach. In the distance you can see our neighboring islands including St John, Jost Van Dyke and other British Virgin Islands.

Our renovated condo is clean and comfortable and includes all of the comforts of home, and features a bright, open floor plan. This Caribbean space sleeps 2 comfortably, with a king size bed and Dreamscape FM radio/alarm/iPod,iPhone docking station in the bedroom. It also features two flat screen TV’s-one in the bedroom and one in the living area .

The beautifully remodeled kitchen has hardwood cabinets and granite counter tops with a gorgeous glass backsplash and is fully equipped with a microwave, cook top stove/oven, a full size refrigerator, blender, coffee pot, toaster and all the necessary pots and pans, dishes and utensils for your comfort and convenience. The kitchen is also stocked with basic spices- salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, garlic salt, basil, rosemary etc. as well as sugar & creamer for your coffee.

The spacious one bath is completely renovated with a new tile shower, two sinks and plenty of counter space. We have thick, plush bath towels, hotel sized soaps and shampoos and a hair dryer all included for your comfort.

Our rental also includes the use of our oversized beach towels, two sets of snorkel gear, a large beach bag and pool noodles, as well as a small insulated cooler -all located inside the condo and beach ready.

Yes, for those of us that just cant completely break away from the loved ones that unfortunately couldn't come with you.....we do have WiFi so you can send pictures, update your Facebook status, Twitter, Tweet and Text away!!! :)

The Dive In shop on the beach is back open for business. Here you can rent kayaks and foam beach floats, or buy some basic beach sundries like sun block, lotions, sunglasses and the like.

Please check out the following visual aids , if this doesn't convince you that we are in Paradise, nothing will.

A short video of the beach directly in front of our condo. http://youtu.be/71d6eazH2dk

The Live webcam on the beach~ http://www.sapphireinthesun.com

We are also on Facebook where we are friends with many of the merchants, boat captains, restaurants etc on our island as well as our surrounding islands. We try to post current activities and happenings around the islands. So if you need ideas on what to do, or what's going on while your visiting our gorgeous paradise check us out. www.facebook.com/Kathie.jankowski.1

The town of Red Hook is just about 1/2 mile from the condo and boasts many restaurants, shops, bars, marinas and of course the Ferry dock. Check out this video of the town -


Some of the amenities at Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina~

So many options as you plan your day. Go for a swim, nap on the sand under a tree or in the shun, snorkel right off the beach, volleyball, para-sailing, rent a Wave Runner, go for a PADI dive, snorkeling tour, or a deep sea fishing charter from the Sapphire Marina just steps away...the day is yours to relax and enjoy as you wish in the warm Caribbean sun! Then, you may want to wind down with a nice relaxing sunset cruise. Be sure to check out the marina we have so much to offer!!

We also have gorgeous multi-level cascading freshwater pool which is surrounded by the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Grab a book and relax while watching the tranquil blue waters lap up on the shore surrounding the sparkling clear pool. Or sit back and relax while watching the boats coming in and out of the marina.

Currently at Sapphire, the “Banana Cabana” -located between B and C buildings-offers food, soda and frozen drinks, and the Sapphire Grill offers lunch and dinner -a short walk up the hill past the marina and 'F' building. Both places also provide beach service, so you don’t even need to get out of your chair.

If you’re really tired after the day Senor Pizza is a phone call away and will deliver right to your room. Menus for other local restaurants are also located inside an information booklet inside the condo.

If you're in the mood to explore~ The Virgin Islands National Park on St John is easily accessible by ferry from Red Hook. Catch a cab at Cruz Bay dock and go explore the park, soak in the beauty of Trunk Bay, Caneel Bay, Cinnamon Bay or hike any one of the 22 trails. You may want to check out the ruins of Annaberg Plantation where they produced sugar, molasses and rum. Participate in a demonstration on basket weaving or bread baking. The ruins are fairly extensive and well preserved.

So bring your bikinis and flip flops and be ready to relax and unwind in the beautiful Caribbean sun!

Sapphire Beach, St Thomas, USVI - Beautiful.

We also have another condo right here at Sapphire Beach Resort which is located on the first/ground floor. If our calendar here is full please check out the other condo at www.homeaway.com/3854347

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathie Jankowski (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2015

About Kathie Jankowski

We have been coming to Sapphire Beach for over 10 years. The clear blue water, powder white sand, the gorgeous pool are like a dream! Its not over-crowded, the people are the friendliest we ever met and every time we come, we say.....we wish we could stay here forever!

When the opportunity arose that we were able to actually buy one of these beautiful condos we jumped! Now we come a few times a year and thoroughly enjoy every moment we are here. We are happy that we can share our place with you and I know you will love it as much as we do.

Kathie Jankowski purchased this condo in 2013

Why Kathie Jankowski chose East End

Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina has the best oceanfront condominiums on the island. We are the only community that is located directly on the beach. All others are at best a 'short walk'.

Granted, we aren't here simply for the accommodations, we are here for the beach, the sun, the sand, the island. Here you will experience this beautiful paradise up close and with our toes in the sand. You can't get any closer to the water than here at Sapphire Beach Resort.

What makes this condo unique

Offered on the beach:

Arrange for a professional massage

Snorkel right off the beach.

Yoga classes offered a few times a week.

Fresh water pool for registered guests and owners only!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

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Sapphire Beach Resort ~ Gorgeous views, gentle breezes, Updated int. w/ Wifi
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews

Well appointed clean unit good location to beach

  • 4 of 5

Kathie was great to work with throughout the entire process; easy to talk to, informative, helpful and very quick with answers. The photos of this unit depict it accurately. The property was clean and in working order within the unit. The kitchen was adequately appointed with spices, condiments, utensils, dishware, appliances, etc. It was nice to have toys, coolers, snorkel gear and beach chairs available in the closet. The deck with large cushions on the furniture make them unusable after a rain since they do not dry out for a few days. The overall condition of the complex is nice, but the pool deck area is in disrepair and needs attention. Service on the beach is great for breakfast, lunch and drinks. Very friendly staff with decent food. If we were to travel to St. Thomas in the future, we would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay. The beach is beautiful and right out your door. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful Condo & Location

  • 5 of 5

Katie's place was a perfect place to stay...I'm so glad we found it! She was prompt, thorough and made sure to help with all questions that we had. She also checked in with us after arrival just to make sure that we made it in ok, which was extremely thoughtful. The condo was very very clean which is important to me when I stay away from home. We liked how well stocked the kitchen was with dishes and everything we needed to make things...and your foldable long beach chairs were sooooo comfy, perfect and nice to have with us! Kathie even left us a bottle of wine and fresh flowers upon our arrival to the condo! Her place is well taken care of we would definitely stay there again if we return! It was wonderful staying right on the beach and so close to so many great things to do...some of our favorites things during our stay were: drinks and food at Duffy's Love Shack Bar (in Red Hook), The Tap and Still burgers are really good and our favorite beaches were Magen's Bay (not for snorkeling but because of how beautiful it is; great bar right on the beach and even has hotties to come bring you drinks right to your spot on the beach so you don't even have to get up!), we also really loved Lindquist Bay..."beautiful" doesn't even do it justice..the snorkeling there was phenomenal and we loved how private and quiet it was. Also in St. John we would recommend swimming and snorkeling at Trunk Bay (beautiful!) and eating a yummy burger at Skinny Legs Bar. Honeymoon trip of a lifetime! We would also recommend renting a jeep again if we return...it was wonderful to have it so that we could come/go as we chose throughout the week...my husband even mastered driving on the left side of the road :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Dallas, TX

Location, Location. This is the best!

  • 5 of 5

After checking out every single condo on VRBO for Sapphire Beach and asking dozens of questions, we found this gem to be the absolute best choice for us. Pictures are true to form. The place was immaculate and had everything we needed for a comfortable vacation. I mean EVERYTHING. Beach towels, pool floats, snorkel equipment, extra beach chairs and a cooler to take down to the beach AND there was even sunscreen and after sun lotion in the bathroom cabinet! (which we really needed, the weather was gorgeous!)

Internet service was included in the price and they have Dish TV.

Located on the second floor, we felt safe and secure. We watched the sunrise and set every day, the views were awesome!!

I'd recommend this condo to everyone. The owner was attentive, gave us tons of information from where to get groceries, to the best snorkeling locations, and also the best and least expensive but still good restaurants around. Caribbean Grill was a winner for us. Great steaks and a lot of TVs for watching sports, plus they have a few slot machines, always fun.

This condo is only about a mile from town and only a few steps to water. You just cant beat that!

We had a great time and we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip using VRBO and my first visit to STVI. I reviewed the property's information so many times I had it memorized. I couldn't wait to arrive. The owner, was very patient and answered all my questions, made suggestions and provided phone numbers and contact names for everything I wanted to do. She kept me up to date ferry schedules, snorkel tours and web cam links from the beach. I'm a planner (way-in-advance-planner) so her attention to detail calmed me! Following her suggestions, the trip from airport to condo was flawless. Upon arrival, I was greeted with fresh flowers, a bottle of great wine and the amazing view of the beach that I was expecting. The view, the sound of the waves crashing on the beach right outside the door, finding everything I needed within reach (thanks to the owner and her super-attention to detail)! The condo was comfortable, very clean, updated and even had wi-fi for my convenience! I will recommend this property to my friends and anyone else that will want a dream vacation in STVI. The rates are affordable and she's the most helpful concierge I've ever found. STVI will definitely be on my visit list again and this condo will be my chosen location! What a GREAT VACATION!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

We Love Sapphire Beach

  • 5 of 5

We came and renewed our vows at sunset on Sapphire Beach.

Everything was perfect! We were married here 10 years ago. It was so romantic, we even had fresh flowers when we arrived. Thanks Kathie, nice touch!

You could tell the condo was well cared for. It was clean, well stocked. The sheets and towels smelled so fresh. Yes, these are the thing that made me happy.

We ate out most of the time, trying to sample all of the local cuisine. Fish Tails in Red Hook was awesome as was the Italian place, I don't remember the name of it, but food was fantastic.

The beach here wasn't ever crowded. The water was warm but refreshing and like everyone else is saying- the snorkeling was great! We didn't see any turtles, but the coral and the hundreds of colorful fish we did see, made for a successful adventure out!

Be sure to rent through an owner. We picked a gem.

We'll be back again for our 20 year celebration!!

Elaine and Jake ~ 10 years and still going strong <3

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cyril E King Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mahogany Run
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sapphire Grill at Sapphire Village
Nearest Beach
Sapphire Beach
Car: not necessary

Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina is located on the east end of the island next to Red Hook. It is the perfect place for any type of vacation – from adventurous, to fun in the sun, to relaxing by the pool. You don't have to leave Sapphire Beach Resort, everything you need for a memorable vacation is right on-site.

Join a game of beach volleyball then cool off by diving into the ocean or into the sparkling multi-level freshwater pool that overlooks the Caribbean Sea.

Sapphire Beach Resort is located in a lovely landscaped tropical garden atmosphere among palms, sea grape and banana trees. You can snorkel right off the shores of Sapphire Beach, sail, windsurf, parasail or jet ski. The marina is only steps away from your porch and offers boats for rent, or arrange for a planned excursion to adjacent islands including St. John and the British Virgin Islands. Deep sea fishing and the best scuba diving is also available on St. Thomas. For golfers, you can't beat the nearby prestigious 18 hole Mahogany Run Golf Course.

You may choose to rent a vehicle thru one of the airport car rental locations. If you would rather leave the driving to someone else, taxi cabs are readily available anywhere on the island as well as the open air safari cabs that only charge $1 per person no matter where you're island adventures take you!

The picturesque, small yachting and boating village of Red Hook is located one-half mile away. You can reach it with a leisurely walk or use one of the air-conditioned cabs always available to take you to any of the nearby attractions. Red Hook has great restaurants, nightlife (Duffy's Love Shack is an island favorite) , gift stores, and a ferry that will take you to the nearby island of Saint John.

For those that like to explore, St. Thomas offers a wide variety of spectacular sights to see and activities to enjoy, including Coral World, air conditioned theaters and gaming casinos, historic buildings, boat tours, a sky ride, zip-line, and ecotours to name just a few. Of course, there is plenty of shopping and amazing restaurants for you to try too. Or, you can just sit, relax and enjoy the gorgeous beauty of the many public beaches tucked away in the bays of St Thomas.


Prices & Availability

From $220 Nightly

Prices for this holiday condo in East End, St. Thomas

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter/Spring 2015
19 Dec 2014 - 31 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer/Fall 2015
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter/Spring 2016
1 Dec 2015 - 31 May 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Exit Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes The rates quoted are for two guests. Additional guests are charged at a rate of $35 per person per night.
Snorkel gear , beach towels, beach bag, beach chairs, beach cooler and Wifi all provided, no additional charge.
Mid stay cleaning upon request add $75.
We never ask for nor do we accept wire transfers.

Cancellation Policy

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in East End in St. Thomas

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double Sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King bed, Alarm Clock, TV, Writing Desk
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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