Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Gregg and Aimee Dodd
About Gregg and Aimee Dodd
Aimee and I live in Pittsburgh, PA and try to get to St. Thomas as often as possible. With a kid and two dogs, it's not always that easy.
Gregg and Aimee Dodd purchased this Condo in 2010
Why Gregg and Aimee Dodd chose Estate Smith Bay
After spending our honeymoon at Sapphire Beach Resort in 2000, we knew this was one of the nicest beaches we had been to. We traveled to Aruba, Mexico, Bahamas, Punt Cana, and all of the other popular vacation spots but we kept coming back to Sapphire Beach. There is something to be said about feeling safe, and still being in the US helps. Everyone is friendly and there is always something to do.
What makes this Condo unique
This condo truly is the best location at Sapphire. You are far enough from the main beach and pool that you get to relax at all times. Conversely, take 40 or 50 steps and you are at the pool. Walk a little further and you are at the marina. You are centrally located with easy access to everything. We go shopping as soon as we arrive and usually eat breakfast and lunch in the condo. Aimee and I are beach people, so being at the beach is what it is all about for us. At night we head into Red Hook to one of the restaurants. Duffy's Love Shack is a must visit, but don't go too early. The party has to wind itself up!
Pool / Spa
You can smoke outside on the patio.
Children not allowed
2 people maximum occupancy.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We loved being on beach level at the end of the building. Beautiful property and decent snorkeling too!
Location Location Location
We were here for our wedding and our guests were staying throughout the resort. We were central to all of the guests, and the location and view from this condo are simply spectacular. Waking up to that view every morning was beyond perfect .
The kitchen has been nicely remodeled with a large amount of counter space and the decor is cute and beach. The patio furniture is also great. A nice sized table for dining outside.
The only negatives that we found during our stay were these:
The bed was truly tired. I usually overlook comments such as this when other reviewers make these comments, especially if they are snarky about it. But we both found it to be small and uncomfortable.
The internet was horrible. (Not a big deal for us because we have plenty of data)
The Teflon pans need to be replaced.
Despite these things, I still gave an excellent rating. Again, location and view were a dream!!
Other than that, this place is Really Awesome and we loved our stay.
We also rented the larger condo from this couple for my son and his family. They enjoyed enjoyed the condo very much.
Norm and Michele
Overall impression of the property was good. Location was fine set up and accommodations were are you could ask for. The bed for a light sleeper makes it difficult to enjoy your vacation, If you require sleep to function properly. I’ve seen softer picnic tables. It really does feel more like a box spring than a bed.
This masterpiece of a bed also comes with two very old and extremely hard pillows. You would be better off wadding up a couple of pairs of jeans and wrapping your belt around them. I would strongly recommend you bring pillows if you intend to rent this property. We ended up moving to another property a day early to get sleep.
Sorry the bed wasn't to your liking, but everyone has a different preference. I guess you can't please everyone. As for the pillows, there are extras in the drawers.
Great location, Redhook is 2 minutes away with numerous restaurants, grocery stores, ferry over to St. Johns and Jost Van Dyke. The unit is clean and really 37 steps to the water! Would recommend this rental and will be coming back! Kevin & Jeanne Conway
Location, location, location!!!!
Great location and a unit in our favorite condo complex to stay on St Thomas. Nice recent remodel. Very clean.
Thanks for the review.
Just as advertised, 37 steps to the ocean and perfect snorkeling. We found the condo simple to find, easy to get into and right on the beach. If you’re staying in ST. Thomas get this condo. Close to Red Hook if you want to party or to take the ferry over to ST. John.
Whether you are looking for a laid back relaxing vacation, or upbeat adventure, this is the condo for you. Located on the beach, there is no need to pack a bag to head out. Leave everything in your condo and walk right back in when you need it. The kitchen offers you the opportunity to fix yourself a quick meal, grab a snack, or just a cold drink.