condo 1 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6
About Cheri Shinner
My husband and I and our four children live in Seattle, Washington. We love to travel and have spent much of our free time traveling across the globe. We love outdoor activities such as boating, skiing, swimming, snorkeling and hiking.
Cheri Shinner purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Cheri Shinner chose Estate Smith Bay
My family and I fell in love with St. Thomas when we first visited it on a Carribean cruise in August of 2010. We knew we wanted to come back. In January of 2011 we made a return trip to St. Thomas to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. We stayed at Sapphire Beach and decided we needed to make it our second home. We purchased our unit a month later and I have been renovating it since. Finally, it is finished......and beautiful.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
What a view!!!
Building E was perfect for our stay, with 302 the best spot at the resort! Fully equipped kitchen, plenty of beach toys and snorkel gear, comfy king sized bed and two bathrooms along with two balconies. We, and 24 other guests, enjoyed the pool, the beach and relaxing on the lounge chairs overlooking the beautiful blue waters. Our daughters wedding was perfect at Lindquist Beach. As this was the center location for many activities, we were able to visit St. John's, Magen's Bay and even into town for shopping. All were easy to reach. Thank you for the wonderful stay at Sapphire Beach!
We had an amazing time in St. Thomas! This condo has an amazing view and great amenities. Can’t wait to return!
Amazing condo in St Thomas with breathtaking views
We had a lovely time (April 2019) at Cheri's condo in Sapphire Beach. The location of the condo was great - very convenient to the east end, Red Hook and the marina on site. It was great having a two-story condo with the bedroom being upstairs - much more spacious and comfortable. We had some hiccups in the condo but Cheri was able to resolve most. Overall, we were very happy with our selection and would recommend Cheri's condo. Two thumbs up :)
The sounds of waves at night was soothing and lulled us to sleep. The evening breeze was great throughout the night and we will miss it sorely when we get home to 40 degree weather. Our favorite beach was Secret Bay, next to the Sunset Grill. It was calm with turquoise water and more secluded than other beaches. We joined the St. Thomas Yacht Club on a 1 month trial membership and it was the highlight of our trip. We had access to Hobie Cats and sailed 5 times to Christmas Cove where the snorkeling was spectacular and when we became parched and hungry we tied off onto the PizzaPi boat and ordered pizza and beer followed by apple pie and ice cream. The pizza and pie was absolutely delicious and we highly recommend it. Definitely our favorite food and experience on the trip. Finally, Trunk Bay on St. John was a must see. The condo was wonderfully appointed with beach chairs, snorkeling equipment, and everything else you could need. Thanks Cheri we truly loved your place and can’t wait to return! We have much more to see.
Beautiful and comfortable condo
The property is beautiful! Cheri did a great job on making it feel like home. Cheri was also helpful on recommending fun things to do on the islands. Thank you Cheri for sharing your home. The kids, husband and I loved our stay!
Hear the waves as you relax in paradise.
Great apartment, with 2 balconies overlooking the water and all the necessities. My wife and I stayed here for 5 days in June of 2017. We rented a car and recommend the same--though taxis (about $4/pp local trips, $20+pp for longer trips) are do-able. The beach directly in front of the balcony is a bit rocky--though the view is still beautiful. Short walk down is a sandy beach with great snorkeling and a dive shop for SCUBA rentals. Very close (5 minute drive) to the ferry to St. Johns, or do charters to St. John/Virgin Gorda/other local islands from the marina right next door (very convenient--look for coupons in local tourist magazines).
Apartment had all necessities--fridge/beach chairs/snorkel equipment/beach towels. Perfect for a family or couple.
A hotel room with these amenities (ocean--front!) would easily be twice the price with 4X the crowds.
The condo unit is located at Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina which offers great snorkeling, swimming beach, two-tiered pool at the ocean edge as well as a marina onsite where you can book a variety of day trips of both US and British Virgin Islands. You can also rent jet skis or try parasailing. There is also a dive shop on property for all your beachfront pleasure. There is a casual restaurant onsite located on the main swimming beach.