Beachfront, Building E, Unit 308, Top Two Floors, Sleeps 4
About Mary Logue
My husband and I fell in love with the ocean when we moved from Minnesota to Miami upon graduating from University. We now enjoy our life in North Carolina between the mountains and the beach. We first vacationed as a family in St. Thomas at the suggestion of our son, Eric, who is certified in deep sea diving, in the spring of 1999. It was so incredibly beautiful and enjoyable that we purchased a villa at the lovely Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina. I have since retired from teaching art and my husband has retired to Professor Emeritus status at Duke Medical Center here in Durham, NC. Eric now has a Healthcare Consulting Company and has left Atlanta for Durham. Our other son, Sean, a manager of software engineering at IBM in NC, has joined in this wonderful experience. We all make regular trips to Sapphire Beach together and with friends. We like to celebrate our anniversary there and watch the fireworks being set off at St. John on New Year's Eve from our balcony. It remains the best get-away ever!
Mary Logue purchased this Condo in 1999
Why Mary Logue chose Estate Smith Bay
St.Thomas is that rare place that we enjoy returning to again and again without ever running out of interesting and enjoyable things to do and see. Sapphire Beach is conveniently located for access to shopping, restaurants and other Islands. We have explored St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Tortola, Virgin Gorda plus the caves of Norman Island and love all of the Virgin Islands. We always are happy to return to the incredibly beautiful Sapphire Beach. It's a wonderful place to begin and end each day.
What makes this Condo unique
We love our top floor condo in E building for its spectacular view, ocean breezes, and quiet, calming environment. This spacious, well-designed, two-story condo affords us flexibility and comfort. One can sleep or work upstairs while another watches TV or enjoys an early morning cup of coffee downstairs. There is no one else above or below the bedroom and no one else looking down on our balconies or looking in from the beach. Building E is at the quiet end of the beach and is convenient to the marina, laundry facility, pool, coral reef, and restaurant.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Open stairway between 2 floors of condoOpen stairway between 2 floors of condo
No pets - Service animals only; $150 Cleaning feeService animals only; $150 Cleaning fee
No parties/events - nono
No smoking - No Smoking in Condo or on Balconies.No Smoking in Condo or on Balconies.
Max guests: 4 - 44
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Loved the condo. Everything was as advertised and the location was great. Mary was excellent to work with and very attentive. Would highly recommend this rental.
This family is the epitome of desirable guests. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing our family’s vacation condo with them. Mary
Love this guy with few, but significant, words! I'm happy he chose to bring his family for a stay in our condo and hope they'll be back.
Perfect location! Wonderful
So this property is right off sapphire beach with incredible views of neighboring St John across the ocean not but a few miles. Sapphire beach is a very short walk away on the beach (2 minutes) and it has a beach bar, incredible fish tacos, live music sometimes, and a very friendly and inviting vibe of tourists....everyone in a great mood and social. A couple minute drive down the road brings you to Red Hook Marina filled with restaurants and nightlife. The condo itself is neat, clean, and very comfortable.
I always enjoy having newly wed couples relax in my condo. The views are among the best in the island and provide serenity. Our condo is actually on Sapphire Beach but the swimming area is closer to the Beach Bar & Grill while the ocean area directly in front of my condo has a coral reef excellent for snorkeling. I hope this couple will return to celebrate their anniversary next year. Mary
We were referred to VRBO by our St Thomas wedding planner Jenelle Scott of Island Bliss Weddings. Before then we've never heard of this site. We were extremely pleased with our choice and the owner Mary was very pleasant. Anytime I had a question her response time was superb. The unit was very clean, well kept, and stocked with everything imaginable. I really don't think we needed to pack anything outside of clothing, makeup, bug spray and lotion! Don't let me forget to mention the wealth of information given to us when we booked our stay. We plan on returning to St. Thomas with our children in the near future and I won't hesitate to check and see if this property is available!
It was a pleasure to have this lovely couple as guests in our condo. I look forward to having them and their children stay in the future. Mary
Vacation in paradise
Property and communication with owner was excellent!!!
Chris and his family were very easy guests to host. Through them, I learned about an amazing nature tour on Necker Island. I would welcome Chris back to continue his island adventures. There are many things to see and do. Mary
One of our best trips of many to Cheeseburger in Paradise and STT
The condo is very well appointed and quite comfortable. The owners have thought of so many extras to make your stay happy! I can just put my bags down and feel like I was home! There are amazing pictures of the island around the condo that helps you understand the beauty of the island. It is great for 2 couples or family with the bed and bathroom configuration. The resort property has come back and surpassed expectations after such devastating hurricanes in 2017. There is now a grill/bar/coffee shop/outside covered seating that really helps get you get into vaca paradise mode! We traveled around STT and St John and did see the hard hit areas from the storms - but again I was so impressed with how much work they have done to return to island life. We talked to many locals to hear their stories of the storms - heard things I will never forget - such as one man saying the winds sounded like demons screaming! Please visit these beautiful islands and you will understand "VIStrong"!
I was happy to have this family who frequently visit St. Thomas come back again this year. I am especially happy that they still choose to stay in our condo and continue to enjoy the islands. We, owners, are also excited to have the Sapphire Beach Bar and Grill and the Beach Buzz coffee shop on the premises. They add convenience and a cheerful atmosphere to Sapphire Beach.
I hope this lovely family will return again when they feel the pull of the ocean and the desire for the tropical sunshine.
Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina is a condominium complex directly on Sapphire Beach conveniently located at the East End of St.Thomas. Sapphire Beach has coral reefs for snorkeling, a swimming area, a sandy beach lined with Sea Grape Trees and Palms plus a Beach Bar for drinks and light fare. A Dive Shop on the beach has Water Sports Equipment for Rental. The Sapphire Marina, adjacent to Building E, has numerous excursions available for deep sea fishing, snorkeling, dinner cruises, island hopping and sailing. The Sapphire Beach Bar & Grill and The Beach Buzz coffee shop are convenient on Sapphire Beach. Red Hook is less than one mile away where Auto and Pedestrian Ferries leave from American Yacht Harbor to neighboring US and British Virgin Islands. Numerous restaurants with varied decor and menu choices, including Caribbean lobster, are just minutes away. Coral World, an attraction for all ages, is nearby. Taxis are readily available but visitors often enjoy exploring the island by driving. Rental cars are easily gotten at the airport with advance reservations. A rental car company, All Around Car Rentals, is located at the entrance drive to Sapphire Beach.