Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in East End - Sapphire Vacations
Beachfront Luxury Duplex, 1+1 Bedroom (Queen Murphy in Living Rm), 2 Bath
Ritz Carlton Guests Welcome! Deluxe Beachfront Duplex Villa @ Sapphire Beach, VI ★★★★★
• 2-Story Duplex Beachfront (2 floors)
• Sleeps 7 (King bed, Queen Murphy bed, Queen sofa bed, and Full sofa-sleeper)
New owners completed renovation in January 2014. This is a Eco-friendly ultra-modern New York designer decorated two floor duplex condo located in the building A at Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina. This condo is situated on a one-half mile white sand beach overlooking the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy breathtaking views from both private balconies while overlooking Caribbean Islands of St. John and Tortola, British Virgin Islands on horizon.
For those who enjoy cooking, there is a brand new, fully equipped kitchen with new modern cabinets, engineered stone countertop and designer backsplash. Kitchen features brand new stainless steel Bosch appliances, full-size refrigerator with bottom freezer, microwave oven, four-burner electric cook-top, toaster, blender, coffee maker and several other modern appliances.
Living room on lower floor is completely remodeled and painted, with a new dining set, living area has very comfortable Queen Murphy Bed and sleeper. Enjoy evenings news, watch complimentary BluRay DVD's or stream Netflix movies on our new 50' LG Smart TV. Bedroom on upper level is also completely remodeled and painted, with new brand King bed with comfortable mattress and very comfortable Queen Sofa bed.
For breakfast, lunch or beach drinks, there is even a bar/grill located on the property which serves tropical refreshments as well as hamburgers, hot dogs and Caribbean Drinks. New lunch-time grill just opened at the entrance to the Sapphire Beach property featuring the best roasted pork specialty dishes.
There are two beaches on the property - half-mile white sandy beach and coral beach. If you like snorkeling, you will have chance to see not only Caribbean coral fish, abut also see turtles and sting ray. All this right from our beach… There is also a fresh water two level pool. Enjoy complimentary beach chairs (ask attendant), beach towels and snorkeling gear available in the unit. Other beach activities are available. Towels and linens are provided along with exit cleaning and FREE high speed WiFi.
★★★★★ by Elizabeth, Date of stay 05/31/14
My husband and I stayed at this beautifully appointed condo from May 31st thru June 8th and did not want to leave. The condo is exactly as pictured; clean, updated, comfortable, bright, modern, with absolutely breathtaking views. We posted a picture of the patio views on Face Book the day we arrived and immediately had multiple responses, 'Wow! Where are you? That's incredible!'. It was an exhausting overnight flight from CA to St. Thomas, so it was such a pleasure to crawl into that super comfortable king bed. We slept for 11 hours the first night and the remainder of our stay was the best sleep I've had in years. We left the sliding doors open in the bedroom at night and were lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean and the breeze from the overhead fan. I took a nap one afternoon on the first floor Murphy bed and it was just as comfortable as the master.
Kitchen looks like something out of a magazine. I love to cook but usually refrain from doing so on vacations. Couldn't help myself because the kitchen was so beautiful, so I cooked breakfast every morning. Red Hook is within walking distance, but we had a rental car. There are several good restaurants there, as well as the ferry to St. John, so very convenient location. There is also a food truck, Off The Grid, at the entrance of the property, with excellent barbecue.
We visited several beaches but realized that the beach in front of the condo was probably the best on the island, so we didn't leave the property for the last few days. We are scuba divers and, of course, the diving was great off a dive boat; however, the snorkeling at Sapphire Beach was just as impressive, so we didn't bother diving again. Saw spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, a barracuda and beautiful fish while snorkeling.
Had cocktails every evening on the equally gorgeous patios. Recommend a trip to the island's K-marts to pick up the most inexpensive liquor and mosquito repellent. We've been recommending this condo to friends, co-workers and family since our return to the real world this week, and we will continue to do so. Thank you to the owners for sharing their fantastic vacation home!
★★★★★ by Daniel, Date of stay 02/16/14
First things first, that view is unreal. There's two balconies that look straight onto the beach, and the view is breathtaking. The beach is pristine, the pool is great, the town is a short walk away. The place is renovated, modern, sleek, comfortable, with WiFi, nice shower, etc.. I love cooking and had a ball in the kitchen! Really top-notch. I'd go back in a heartbeat! Tip: There's a delicious BBQ place right at the entrance of the complex. :) We had everything at reach during our stay. Would recommend to anyone looking for a piece of paradise.
• Building A renovated in December 2013
• Condo renovation fully completed in March 2014
• Eco unit features all new energy saving LED lighting; All fixtures brand new
• Two-zone air conditioning with two programmable Honeywell thermostats
• Brand new two remote controlled ceiling fans
• Imported porcelain tile floors
• Brand new kitchen cabinets
• Iced White Quartz countertop & matching backsplash
• Brand new stainless Steel 800 series Bosch Dishwasher (the most quiet on the market)
• Brand new full size counter-width refrigerator (Summit series)
• Brand new Bosh flush mounted four burner ceramic glass electric cooktop with touch controls.
• Brand new Bosch over the cooktop micro-wave oven
• Brand new Bosch self-cleaning full-size oven
• Brand new small kitchen appliances, silverware, etc.
• Brand new LG 50' Flat screen SmartTV and LG BluRay & DVD player and 20+ movies
• All switches and outlets replaced; USB charging outlets
• Over and under the cabinet accent lighting as well as two “dimmer switch” controlled track lighting.
• Apartment designed in 'Modern Caribbean Luxury' by New York City designer
• Brand new 'rain' shower head in “walk-in” shower
• Brand new living room furniture and Vitorian Ghost dining set
• Brand new outdoor dining, furniture and beach chairs (for balcony use only); Eco solar lights
• New entry door with remote controlled touch-screen keyless entry lock
• All cabinet doors restored and reconditioned
• Staircase restored and reconditioned
• New bathroom door locks
• The unit was newly painted in 'Caribbean' style
• Brand new King bed
• Brand new Queen Murphy bed
• Brand new, comfortable Queen sofa bed
• Brand new sleeper bed
• FREE up to 3Mbps WiFi
• FREE 3x snorkeling sets, beach volleyball ball & water toys
• FREE use of beach chairs all day long (attendant will carry and set up beach chairs for you)
SUITABLE for couples, honeymoon, families, older adults with some minor disabilities (need to take steps from 2nd to 2rd floor)
ABOUT THE SAPPHIRE BEACH RESORT AND MARINA: Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina (SBRM) is the only ONE property that is located right on Sapphire Beach beach/ocean front. It is considered a residential condominium property at an awesome location. Our duplex villa is in the 'A' building, on the beach. 'A' and 'D' buildings were fully renovated in 2013 featuring new woodwork, pergolas, entrance and balcony doors, balcony and entrance tails. Walls were re-sealed and newly painted.
WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE OUR CONDO: Every unit at SBRM is a studio, 1 or 2 bedroom. The 1st level and 2nd level units are single level studios (not 1 BR), with the top 2 floors being 2-story 'villas', like ours, with almost twice the floor space as the suites. We added a Murphy bed at the lower level so we are considered as a 2 bedroom residence. Most of the units at SBRM are individually owned. The furnishings and conditions of the units can vary WIDELY. Our unit is a spacious, significantly remodeled, duplex villa where you can leave the wide sliding glass doors open and listen to the ocean all day/night long.
But, if you want bars and parties, this IS NOT the place for you. If you want Paradise, OUR CONDO IS the place for you!!!
ABOUT THE THE ISLAND OF ST. THOMAS: The condo resort is located on the East End of St. Thomas, USVI. Sapphire beach is known for its pristine marine life, white sand beach and breathtaking views of turquoise Smith Bay. St. Thomas is a 32-square mile island in the Caribbean. It boasts world famous beaches and duty free shopping. Sapphire beach is half mile be turquoise sandy beach where you enjoy all your water sports or you can relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of the ocean waves on the white sand beach, or if you want to shop. The capital of Charlotte Amalie has what you are looking for. This deep water port, home to cruise ships from around the world, is known for its duty free shops with jewelry, electronics, liquor, perfumes, purses and plenty more!
GETTING AROUND: You have a choice to rent a car (directly at the airport) OR you can choose to arrange a private taxi ride from the airport to Sapphire Beach. By taxi, you can easily get around and visit some of the other beautiful beaches and sample some of the great restaurants and local entertainment. Taxi's are available at the taxi stand on Sapphire property or on call.
THINGS TO DO: This condo boats prime beachfront location in the just renovated 'A' building next to the Dive Shop. Convenient location; less than one mile from Red Hook shops, grocery stores, restaurants, ferry docks to St. John and BVI's (2 minutes from Sapphire). Should you decide to stay and relax at the condo, there are jet skis for rent, powerboats, parasailing or take a fishing charter! There is even a golf course at Mahogany Run which is minutes from our condo.
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
We are a couple live and work as engineer and designer in New York City. We frequently vacationed in Caribbean islands for over a decade and decided to own our own vacation home. We tried our best to remodel modern feel to our condo. I hope you would enjoy and share this amazing beauty with us.
We would like to take a moment to say 'thank you' for choosing our home away from home at Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina on St. Thomas. Please feel free to contact them with any questions or comments along the way.
Thank you for your consideration.
If you like modern luxury, you won't be disappointed.
This condo is right on the best St. Thomas beach. Amazing!