1 Bedroom Studio, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2
About Property Manager/Owner
I grew up in Florida and my wife grew up in St. Thomas. We've been going to St. Thomas together and with our family since 2000. We finally reached a point in our lives when we decided to get our own little piece of paradise.
Property Manager/Owner purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Property Manager/Owner chose Estate Smith Bay
My wife grew up at Sapphire Beach. First living at Crystal Cove then moving up the hill to Sapphire Village. It's great for us going to Sapphire Hill Village as a family and listening to her share her childhood memories with our kids. The grounds are maintained nicely and the location is just great.
What makes this Condo unique
The condo is just a short walk to the Beach and Marina as well as being located around the corner from Redhook and the Ferry Dock to St. John. The East End of the Island is more quiet than Downtown and who wants to be caught up in the hustle bustle while Vacationing on a Tropical Island?
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Sapphire beach is great!
Can't beat the location. Short walk to sapphire beach where you can snorkel right off the beach. Close to Redbook where you can take the ferry to St. John.
Condo had plenty of pots, pans, & cooking utensils. However, there was no dish washing soap, half roll of paper towels & no toilet tissue.
The bed was uncomfortable as you can fill the coil springs. We prefer pillow top mattresses. Also, the sheets need to be replaced as they had "pills" (little bumpy knots from wear).
This was the perfect place to extend our stay by four days after sailing around the islands!
My husband and I wanted a place that wasn’t downtown and where we could walk to the beach. Sapphire Village was a great choice! Our condo was ready and clean when we arrived, the kitchen somewhat stocked, meaning rum others had left, but no coffee, also a necessity for us! In Red Hook is a grocery store; keep in mind there’s no place on site to purchase provisions. It’s an easy $1.00 pp less than ten minute ride on the safari (small buses at the entrance you hail; they have no schedule) to Red Hook, but after dark take a taxi back ($4.00 pp I think). We had a delicious meal at XO Bistro (finer dining), but Duffy’s Love Shack would be good if you’re looking for an authentic food/casual outdoor bar atmosphere. Red Hook is where you can take the hourly ferry to St John. Another longer safari ride for $2.00 pp took us to Charlotte Amalie (or wherever you want to go on the main roads, just ask the driver first, they go in one direction around the island). To go to Magens Bay though, we called a taxi (340-774-7457) and paid $10.00 pp. He stopped at Drakes Seat to show us the view from the top (less touristy than Mountain Top). You really want to experience this top ten beach in the world that’s a mile long! Sapphire Beach, a five minute walk down a gradual hill from the condo past the marina, is also not to be missed! We appreciated having the snorkeling equipment left in the closet and the mini cooler. We opted not to carry the chairs with us. Be sure to try snorkeling off this beach for it’s quite good and you don’t have to go out that far in places. There is a beach bar that also has food, hamburgers, etc. It closes around 6:00. Live music on the weekends. A runner can bring you drinks on the beach-luxury! On weekdays they serve breakfast. We ate three very good dinners, plus Sat. and Sun. brunch at Slice VI (right by the pool on site) since we really wanted to relax and not always have to leave the compound. They have a bar and live music on the weekends too. The owners are there all the time and the servers are nice; everyone is, and we met a fun couple from the States and had dinners with them. Find the office before 4:30 on Friday if you want to borrow books, videos, get laundry tokens, or mail something. They close for the weekend. The condo was spacious, with fresh sheets and towels (including two beach ones). Please don’t disturb the morning dove family on the balcony as you enjoy the awesome view. We really didn’t want to leave!
Beautiful views from the private deck
A perfect place to spend your entire first full day and rest from the trip down here. You can lounge on Sapphire beach (2 minute walk), snorkel (looking at the ocean go along the right all the way to the rocks at the end where the coral is better and more fish), and eat at the 2 restaurants. When the wind picks up it gets choppy so head over to Magens Bay where its more protected from the wind. Embarrassed to say I didnt realize there was a light in the sink room for several days; its the white horizontal switch built into the electrical outlet panel to the left of the sink.
The condo was clean, but overall very uncomfortable. The bed was lumpy and worn out. The A/C blew right into my side of the bed. We had to turn it off at nigh to get any sleep. The sliding door handle was broken. The cable TV never worked even after we were promised that someone would be there to fix it. Overall the place needs a complete remodel. I cannot recommend it!
We assumed the box had been replaced when we did not hear back from you. We sent extra money to the cleaning lady to pay for her to switch out the box. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay. The mattress is only a year old, as far as it's location to the AC, there aren't many options in a studio for bed placement. The slider was reported as damaged over a month ago, The maintenance staff will be notified again and I will make sure to get a hold of my cleaning lady as well. There's only so much I can do when I am not on Island and unfortunately, the work ethic in the Islands is lacking.
Our stay at the condo was great! It was close to town and within walking distance for us. The condo was cozy and had great views. It was perfect for the two of us since we didn't spend much time at the condo anyway. We had a few hiccups but the owners were very responsive and on top of getting maintenance involved. Overall we had a fantastic vacation and look forward to going back!
A perfect small beach condo!
This condo is just perfect for a solo or couple getaway! Everything is as described, and better. The view is just gorgeous, and the room is very pleasant. It is furnished and decorated like a beach house, meaning this is not a luxury resort room, but is very cozy, clean, and comfortable. The bed is queen-sized and is very comfy. There is also a loveseat and a dining table, both are very nice. Everything is very clean. The kitchen is fully equipped, and came in very handy when I went offshore fishing and caught dinner for the entire stay (nothing beats fresh fish that you catch yourself!). The AC is by the bed, and is strong enough to keep the entire room very cool (I even had to turn it down a couple of times). There is also a balcony with a lovely view and ocean breeze, which makes it a perfect place for breakfast. The WiFi is strong and consistent, and with enough bandwidth to stream Netflix, Hulu, etc. without any interruptions. The neighbors and office staff were also very friendly, and the entire place felt safe (it is a gated property). Finally, the host was very responsive, and super friendly and accommodating. The host responded within minutes to all of my messages and questions, gave me detailed directions to the unit, and worked with me to get me checked in right away when my previously-booked place fell through. Overall, this place made my vacation superb, and I will definitely stay here again.