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Sapphire Beach--A Jewel

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Location! Location! Location! Sapphire Beach is simply the best place to stay on St. Thomas. Why drive to the beach when you can have it as your front yard? Sapphire is the best all-around beach on St. Thomas, offering white sand, shade and great snorkeling. Our unit is totally remodeled and waiting for you. Need side-by side units? Our neighbor has also updated; we will be glad to check availability.

St. Thomas - Everything You're Looking For: Duty Free Shopping


Beautiful Beaches and Mountain Views

Excursions to St. John and British Virgin Islands

Water Sports

The second largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas spans 32 square miles of tropical paradise and lies off the coast of Puerto Rico. The island embraces the Atlantic Ocean on the North side and the Caribbean Sea on the South. It is located in the northwest corner of the US Virgin Islands. Its mountainous peaks rise to 1,550 feet above sea level, providing breathtaking views from almost every direction. Drake's Seat is particularly famous for its vistas. The capital of the Virgin Islands is Charlotte Amalie, a charming and gracious town named in 1692 for the Queen of Denmark. A natural deep water port, it has one of the most stunning harbors in the world. It is also known as a mecca for duty-free shopping in the Caribbean Islands. Our newly remodeled condo is located on beautiful Sapphire Beach which boasts a wide white sand beach and great snorkeling.

St. Thomas can be a quiet retreat or a destination for visitors who enjoy the bustle of duty-free Shopping, fine dining, and exciting nightlife. Sports and activities are abundant on St. Thomas. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the George and Tom Fazio-designed Mahogany Run course. St. Thomas is also well known for its world-class yachting and sport fishing. A number of dive shops serve the island and provide a safe, comfortable scuba experience for beginners or experienced divers. Advanced certification courses are available here, as well as complete instruction for beginners

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Property Manager
Marsha Evans-Mielke
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Marsha Evans-Mielke

We retired early as we'd much rather travel than go to an office each day. We are by no means wealthy and owning apiece of paradise doesn't come cheaply. Renting our condo when we can't be here helps us meet expenses and we know our guests will love it here. Many return year after year and become part of our extended Sapphire family.

Marsha Evans-Mielke purchased this condo in 2007

Why Marsha Evans-Mielke chose Estate Smith Bay

After visiting this beautiful island twice on a cruise we decided a longer stay was in order. After coming a few years for a one week stay we decided that wasn't enough time either. So, the search was on. We looked at properties all over the island and decided no place but Sapphire would do as a second home. We haven't regretted our decision for a moment. The beautiful white sand beach that greets us each morning, the great snorkeling and million dollar views make this a place we love coming home to again and again.

What makes this condo unique

Sapphire Beach has it all: beautiful white sand, great snorkeling and million dollar views. We have Seagrape trees for those who crave the shade, a wide sand beach for those who want the sun. There's a marina on site with charter boats for day or sunset sails and power boats for fishing or going to other islands or snorkeling spots. Or rent a pocket yacht and go on your own. There's also para sailing and jet skis available.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wonderful family vacation

Date Submitted: February 28, 2009 Date of Stay: February 2009

Sapphire Beach is beautiful, and the condo is great. Since many of the other reviewers were couples, I'll provide the "traveling with kids" perspective. We have two children, 8 and 10. The air mattress in the living room was fine for them--they loved to lie there and watch the ocean! The condo is just as described and shown in the pictures--very clean, and everything in working order. The view is EXACTLY as described, and can't be beat! Marsha provides nice extras like DVD's, a cooler with ice packs for picnics, and of course the use of snorkeling equipment and beach chairs from the local dive shop is a great benefit. If you like to snorkel, the rental costs could really add up otherwise. Speaking of snorkeling--Sapphire is a very good place for this, whether you are a beginner or experienced. We saw tons of fish, a green turtle--even a little moray eel! For those who prefer the pool, it is lovely. There's a separate shallow pool (3 feet) for little ones, and then a five foot pool, right on the ocean.

I would recommend renting a car for at least part of your stay, Budget rental is right on the premises. Red Hook is walking distance (not even a mile) but the roads are narrow and not really walker-friendly. The other option is taxis, which are expensive.

The best thing about Sapphire is that it is very quiet--no nearby bars or restaurants going at all hours. You can easily get to Red Hook if that's what you like, but if you want to fall asleep listening to the waves on the shore and the wind in the palms . . . this is your place!

Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway, Families with Young Children
Feb 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Estate Smith Bay in East End

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is newly remodeled from floor to ceiling.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Fold Out Couch
  • Luxurious king size bed faces the ocean. New memory foam mattress. Fall asleep and wake to the sound of the surf. Pocket doors between the bedroom and living area where you'll find a queen-size fold out couch with a newer mattress. Condo sleeps 4 comfortably.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
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
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Have your morning coffee overlooking the beach from the balcony sitting at our raised table. Beach loungers for owner and guest use only located between B & C building. We provide snorkel equipment, beach towels, cooler and folding chairs for excursions to other beaches. Snorkeling trips, sailboat cruises, fishing trips and jet skis available at the resort marina.


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Sapphire Beach--A Jewel
average rating of 4.785714 based on 46 reviews

Nice condo, nice beach! a Jewel

  • 5 of 5

This condo was just as represented and we would love to go back! The beach is just steps away, the beach bar was nice, had live music and the fish tacos and cocktails were good. The slice, which is by the upper pool, was surprisingly good. the condo is close to red hook where there are many restaurants and excursions and ferries to St John and other islands. The Island is definitely going through reconstruction from the hurricanes but is getting there and I am happy my tourist dollars can help. The condo owner was very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always gratifying to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay. We strive hard for that. If you choose to return in the future you are entitled to a 10% discount. We hope to accommodate you again. 5
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved staying at A Jewel! The condo had everything we could possibly need-comfy bed, full kitchen and a nice balcony to enjoy morning coffee and just relax listening to the gentle waves on the beach. The location was perfect, mere feet from the beach and close to the pool and the beach bar. Sapphire Beach is a really good area for snorkeling, we went out everyday we were there and saw many colorful fish and coral. There was snorkeling equipment, noodles and chairs there for us to use. We also enjoyed watching the many iguanas that hang out on the beach. Red Hook was just a short distance away and was convenient to the ferries to St. John, restaurants, bars and Moe's store for groceries and liquor/beer/wine. Marsha the owner made sure we were well taken care of and was very prompt in responding to emails. We are already looking forward to returning to A Jewel next year!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal is to provide a great vacation for our guests. We are always happy to hear that the goal was met. Returning guests are eligible for a 10% discount, just mention your previous stay when booking.
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Jewel at Sapphire Beach

  • 5 of 5

Condo and grounds were exceptionally well kept. Comfortable bed, clean and everything you would possibly need was provided. The owners of this condo take great pride in its upkeep and highly recommend to anyone! A/C was needed and ran perfectly. Can you say right on the beach? Ahhhhh....

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay.
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay! Great location and great views. Well furnished property with chairs, snorkel gear, towels provided for your stay. Beautiful! Close to Red Hook for ferry / car and passenger to St. John. Everything we needed was right there. Would return to this location in the future. Beach bar and food steps down the beach. Beach chairs included, just ask the attendant and he will bring them to your spot. You can watch the kite surfers when the wind is up from the beach or balcony.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our goal to make sure our guests' needs are met or exceeded. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Remember, returning guests receive a 10% discount.
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5 Stars

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful. It was clean, had a great view, and all of the appliances worked. It is a great spot to spend your vacation as Sapphire beach is close to Red Hook, where there is restaurants and bars, right on the beach, and has easy access to taxis.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was wonderful!!! The condo was Exactly as described and couldn't have been happier. Really hope to return again. Soon. Thank you for your letting me "borrow" your Paradise ! Property was well maintained . The beach couldn't have been any closer. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cyril B. King
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Sapphire Grill
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mahongany Run
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Sapphire Grill
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: recommended

Why Sapphire Beach? Because it's the best one, of course. We've been vacationing in St. Thomas for many years. When it was time to buy we knew where we wanted to be. We've completely remodeled and updated; we know you'll be comfortable here. White sands and good snorkeling, a beautiful view of St. John, convenience to Red Hook and ferries to surrounding islands, close to shopping and fine dining and yet in a secluded gated resort. We chose the second floor so we could leave the sliders open at night and enjoy the sounds of the surf and the island breeze. Leave your daily stresses behind. Our guests enjoy free use of wi-fi, beach chairs and snorkel equipment.

Other Activities: Coral World is a short drive away. This is an educational fun day enjoyed by all ages. Of course St. Thomas is known world wide for the duty free shopping in Charlotte Amalie.

Golf: Mahogany Run Golf Course is well known. A convenient drive from Sapphire.

Zip lining is now available nearby.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Apr 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
9 Sep 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
18 Nov 2018 - 27 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £228.42

$20.00 per person per night for 3rd & 4th occupant. $300 Security Deposit, returned at end of stay.
2 or 3 Night stays require a $165 cleaning fee.
Rates are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until the rental agreement is agreed to and the first payment is received.
All rentals are subject to an 12.5% USVI Hotel Tax.
A $300 refundable damage deposit is required

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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