About the property
- Condo513 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum StayNone
Studio Condo In Sapphire Village
Envision your feet in the white sand, watching the many shades of blue Sapphire Beach has to offer. How will you spend your day? Playing with the fish and turtles on the reef at Sapphire Beach? Parasailing or jet skiing? Taking a charter to the BVI? Catching the ferry from Red Hook to St. John? Its all convenient from from "The Captain and the Mermaid" condo at Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas.
We invite you to share our piece of Paradise. We fell in love with St. Thomas because of the beautiful water, breathtaking scenery, fun atmosphere, and great people. We found that St. Thomas was our favorite vacation destination and kept going back year after year. We even got engaged and married on island. Our hope is that you too will fall in love with St. Thomas like we did.
"The Captain and the Mermaid" is a studio condo located at award winning Sapphire Beach in the gated Sapphire Village Condominiums. Our condo is located up the hill on the parking lot level (no stairs needed). Sapphire Village has 2 pools onsite and a restaurant/bar. Sapphire has its own watersports/dive shop located at the beach, a marina with charters, and is conveniently located a mile away from Red Hook on the East End of St. Thomas. Red Hook hosts a variety of restaurants/bars, shopping, ice cream shop, a grocery store and the ferry dock to help you island hop.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Michael Harper
Fun loving family that has found our second home in St. Thomas. We enjoy too many hobbies that range from playing with the our own and the neighborhood kids, to scuba diving, snorkeling, to biking on and off road, Rock climbing kayaking and lots of other adventures that we seem to stumble into as we enjoy our days.
Michael Harper purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Michael Harper chose St. Thomas
We enjoy traveling to lots of places in the Caribbean and seem to find ourselves returning time and again to St Thomas. We fell in love with the beautiful Virgin Islands. Sapphire beach offers the best snorkeling and beach combo in our opinion. The location being so close to Red Hook make it ideal. When we found this property we were pleased and felt we couldn't pass it up and would like to make it available to others to enjoy as much as we plan to.
What makes this Condo unique
Excellent views, amazing snorkeling, close to the beach while able to enjoy the sea breezes since the building is located up on the hill. The amenities are enough to keep you happy while still making you want to venture out and see what else the island has to offer.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect for two, great location
This was a perfect location at the right price for two people. With the majority of the hotels still remaining closed we were lucky to find this available. Michael was very helpful and the place was in great condition. We loved being by Sapphire beach and being close to our own pool/pool bar! Also, red hook and the ferry to St johns being such a short distance away was very convenient.
However, although I know this to be out of the owners control & due to the hurricane, the construction on the surrounding condos (above us & on either side) was incredibly loud and disruptive. There was zero peace and quiet from 8am on during the week days inside the unit or at the pool. Hopefully they will make quick work of the renovations and future guests wont have to experience it!
stated in letter to owner
sent private message to owner on what needs to be done. knowing what happened ,weather wise, I knew there would be a few problems. sent him a list of things that need to be done to get room fit. otherwise everything else was fine. had a few problems with cab drivers (pricing) but that just comes along with what going on with repairs
Waking up Awesome in the morning! :)
The Captain and the Mermaid Condo was just what we needed. Waking up every morning to the view of the island and Saphire Beach was amazing. The apartment was very comfortable for two. No TV but after the hurrricane did not expect that. We did watch a few movies, but spent most of our time walking or driving down to Saphire Beach and watching the waves. Nicely located for RedHook, Tap and Still (our favorite place to eat) and the car Ferry to St. John. Would have liked a deck to hang out on, but spent some nice time at the pool and at the over looking park bench. Thanks for the opportunity.
Like living in a postcard!
I have been staying in the village for years and Mike’s place is my favorite. Not every owner is as welcoming and gregarious as he, which is why I keep returning to this condo😊 Thanks again Mikey!! You’re the best!
Relaxing and comfortable
The condo was just what we needed... clean, convenient, cozy. The owner was very responsive and helpful through everything!
This place was in a great location and was clean and so close to some great snorkeling!
If you're considering renting a car, I recommend a jeep or SUV but a car will do though some of the hills will cause you to drag a bumper but all the rental cars are already damaged there so its no worry. Cars are cheaper too. Though there are a few places that four wheel drive can help you get to if you have an adventurous side like me. :) Okay next comes food. Island time pub is a must do. It's a mile away from Sapphire in Red hook and it's amazing! The buffalo chicken pizza rocks! Then there's Hook Line and Sinker near Charlotte Amalie which also has nice scenery and the foods yummy too. Tickles is also noteworthy. Brooks is a local restaurant by that doesn't look fancy and is all outside covered seating but it's absolutely worth eating there! The chicken is delicious! They are a cash only restaurant though so heads up! Iggie's is also a good spot, good drinks, nice beach and good atmosphere and food.
Chartering the boat is a great idea! We just did that through Pirate Bay Charters and had a blast! Their boats are located on site in the Marina. If you feel up to it and haven't done it you can't go wrong with the Baths on Virgin Gorda, but it is a pretty good boat ride so that's your call.
Go to Magens bay, it's beautiful! On your way there you will pass a place on your right the called Famous Delite. It's a cash only place too I think but stop and get yourself a milkshake with alcohol in it they are delicious. Brooks is close to Magens Bay as well so it makes a good lunch spot then grab a milkshake on your way to Magens for an afternoon swim.
Sapphire has some of the best snorkeling on the island from shore. The best is way way out on the left side by the point but if that's too far of a swim snorkel around the rocks on your right and its still pretty good. Neltjeberg Bay is a small local not crowded swimming spot that can be a little tricky to find but is worth it. Careful to not get stuck if you are driving a car.
Check with the rental agency to see if you can bring your car on the car ferry over to St. John. The beaches there are all good! Some are rocky though so bring shoes with you in the car. Mountain Top is a good place to see lots of the island and good tourist shopping.
Look into the passenger Ferries that leave out of Red Hook and Charlotte Amalie the can provide quick easy access to St. Croix, and the islands of the British Virgin Islands if you remembered your passport.
Additional pricing information
Cancellation policy 100% refund provided when cancelled 30 days prior to arrival date. Check In at 4:00 pm, Check Out at 11:00 am. When visiting the beautiful beaches, please utilize the shower by the pool to rinse your feet and gear. The shower drain can clog due to sand. Water and power are very expensive resources on island. In order to keep the rental rates low, we need your help to conserve them. Please note that the water has been set to shower only mode. Please also remember to turn off the air conditioning when you are leaving the condo for the day. You may want to leave the windows open to catch the breeze. If you have a vehicle (rental or otherwise) you will need to obtain a free parking pass from the office.