- 1 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Escape to Paradise....Your front yard is beautiful Sapphire Beach, a half mile of gorgeous white sand. This beautifully decorated two floor Villa located in Building C at beautiful Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina on the East end of St. Thomas. Sapphire is a quiet and low key condo property. Towels and linens provided.You will enjoy spectacular views from our two private balconies of the British Virgin Islands,white sand beaches gorgeous aqua blue Caribbean Sea. You have your choice of two beaches to swim or snorkel,or you may choose to enjoy the fresh water multi- level pool located directly on the beach overlooking St John. The top level is... shallow and perfect for young children. Enjoy complimentary beach chairs, beach towels, snorkeling gear and more. Just steps away from the front of the villa are two active coral reefs for outstanding snorkeling. Many other beach activities are available.
The Sapphire Beach Marina is located right out your back door, where you can arrange for water sport activities, sailing, boating and fishing charters as well as jet ski rentals.
Charter a boat for the day to enjoy both the Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands
Newly renovated, beautifully tiled throughout , The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances. The first floor living space also includes a sleeper sofa, a 40 inch flat screen TV with cable, DVD player, full bath and spacious deck with outdoor dinning. On the second floor the master bedroom suite includes full bath, king sized bed, sleeper sofa, 32" flat sreen TV w/cable, and telephone.Enjoy our penthouse bedroom with private balcony. Dine on the lower deck with high top table dining and watch the sunset and sip a tropical drink after a beautiful day in paradise.
Red Hook Village,with numerous restaurants and several bars (including the famous Duffy's Love Shack), Marina Market grocery store, and the ferry to St. John and Tortola are less than 1/2 mile away. Red Hook also has a drug store, hardware store and several retail shops and boutiques.
ST JOHN'S is 15 mins away by Ferry from Red Hook.
ENJOY A ROUND OF GOLF AT MAHOGANY RUN
Only 15 minutes from Sapphire Beach is a golfer's thrill of a lifetime. The Mahogany Run Golf Course is a 6,022-yard, par-70 course, designed by George and Tom Fazio. The course offers 18 of the most beautiful holes in the Caribbean, culminating in the spectacular Devil's Triangle, the world renowned Signature trio of the 13th, 14th and 15th holes on the Atlantic Ocean.
All golfers who play The Devil's Triangle without a penalty stroke (e.g. out of bounds, lateral hazard, water hazard, lost ball) receive a Certificate of Successful Completion in the Pro Shop. Tee times may be made up to 48 hours in advance of the date of play. Prepaid tee times may be made for up to two months in advance for two or more golfers.
National Geographic Magazine called it one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world! Enjoy the turquoise waters, beautiful white sand, and the palm arboretum. Just 15 mins from Sapphire this beautiful, breathtaking bay, is ideal for swimming and snorkeling with all the conveniences of parking, lifeguards, equipment rental, freshwater showers, restaurants and bars.
BEACH AMENITIES AT SAPPHIRE BEACH INCLUDED
Beach amenities are included, i.e; snorkeling gear, water floats, and beach chairs. Beach towels are supplied.
OPTIONAL DAILY MAID SERVICE
Daily maid service is $80.00 extra.
AIRPORT PICKUP & DROP OFF
Taxis from the airport to Sapphire run about $13.00 per person.
Check for last minute specials!!!Read more
About the owner
Lise Mackey 4135350355 Full profile
Response rate: 95%
Response time: A few hours
Calendar updated: today
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 44 reviews
Beachfront Amazing View! "FALL SPECIAL" 5 Star Reviews
East End, Saint Thomas
Additional Location Information
East End...Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina, St Thomas, USVI
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Beachfront property, Water sports nearby, Fishing nearby, Golf course within 30 minute drive
Nearest shops, 1 miles
Nearest beach: Beachfront
Nearest airport: Cyril King, 15 miles
Nearest ferry port: Red Hook, 1 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on August 27, 2014
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- Tax rate | 10% of rent
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
Rates Based on 4 person occupancy $15 extra a day per person up to 6 if all adults. Includes; Free WIFI, exit clean, beach towels, beach chairs and snorkel gear.
Checks, MasterCard, Visa and PayPal accepted payments. WIRE TRANSFERS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
- A/C or climate control
- Alarm Clock
- Linens Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- Local Guides/Maps
- Towels Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
- Hair dryer
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private Beach
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- 2 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 1300 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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43 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
The condo couldn't be on a better beach. It was very relaxing and beautiful. The condo was spacious with great views. Easy access to Red Hook and grocery store. Read more
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Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend? Yes
Response from Lise Mackey - 06/17/2014
Thank you for the nice comments. It was a pleasure having you has a guest. Looking forward to your return in the future!
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Amazing time at Sapphire Beach
This was our 6th time staying at Lise's condo. We can not say enough good things about it! We feel like it's our second home! Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 05/03/2014
It's nice to know that you think of our condo as a second home...It's always a pleasure having you as a guest!
Relaxing, gorgeous and inviting
Lise's condo is the most relaxing, inviting and accomodating condo that I have ever had the pleasure of staying in! It is recently renovated to perfection, classy, clean and crisp. Like a true island get-away should be! Kudos to the interior decorator, Lise!!! Once again my experience at Sapphire was just wonderful, the beach is quiet, private yet one can socialize if they so desire. I met some lovely co-owners this trip and everyone was so friendly and generous. The staff is awesome also, if there is ever a problem I would assume they would be right there to help. The views are spectacular, you just never want to leave the beach although the shops and restaurants are a short cab ride away. I will definately recomment Lise's condo to everyone I know that loves to travel and is looking for that special getaway with that someone special!! Thanks again for a wonderful vacation, can't wait to return!
Always, Caroline Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 05/03/2014
It was so nice having you back...I'm happy you had such a good time and enjoyed our condo. It was a pleasure to have you as a guest. I look forward to your next visit!
South Hadley, MA
Absolutely stunning place. Saying the villa on the beach is beautiful, is an understatement. Lise has decorated the condo to make you feel like home. It was lovely waking up every morning drinking coffee on the porch (there's one upstairs and downstairs!) to spending the evenings relaxing after dinner in a one of the many cozy spots in the condo. The surrounds were a slice of paradise, too. The beach, steps from the condo, was quiet and peaceful. The Banana Cabana made amazing frozen drinks and items for both lunch and breakfast. Overall, this rental was more than expected and the perfect getaway from our cold New England Winter. Can't wait to go back! Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 04/18/2014
I am so glad that you enjoyed our condo and had a wonderful vacation. Look forward to having you return to Sapphire!
Dont get much better
Magnificent View from your deck(s)
The 2 floor beachfront condo with decks on each floor over looking Sapphire Beach was just what the doctor ordered. With the white sand beach, tiered pool, and world class snorkeling only steps away our family of 5 enjoyed the week here. Never too crowded and exceptionally quiet it was definitely a great place to unwind and relax after a long cold New England winter. Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 03/13/2014
It was our pleasure to share our little slice of paradise. So happy you had a wonderful vacation!!!
Holyoke MA USA
Return To Paradise
I really looked forward to my return visit to paradise. It was everything I remembered and more. Of particular note was the immaculate condition of my suite, the spectacular view, and the warm personality of the island natives. The days passed all too fast. The warm colors of the sky and the water compliment each other beautifully. The dining options, the handy location of the condo, and the shopping can't be beat. My compliments to Lise who stay connected through my arrival. I hope to be back to the same place again soon. Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 03/09/2014
Happy you had a great return visit...it keeps getting better every time! Looking forward to your next visit!!
Our family had an awesome time in Saint Thomas! The weather was great everyday, in the 80's. Sapphire Beach was beautiful and it was a big plus to be just steps away from it in our beach condo rental. The condo was very comfortable. We barbecued a lot so we loved having a grill on the deck and a full sized refrigerator.The owner Lise was more than helpful with everything. She let us know the hot spots to go, the best restaurants, and the excursions we might be interested in. That was a big help and it was nice to know she really wanted us to have a great time. We did, thanks Lise! Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 03/04/2014
Loved hearing about what a great time you had! It was nice having you and your family has our guests. Would love to have you back again in the future!
Amazing condo in an amazing place!
The pictures of this beautiful condo are absolutely right on. Spacious, clean, beautiful, and comfortable...not to mention just steps away from the most beautiful beach I have ever seen! It is very helpful to get an email from the owner with tips and recommended places to see, eat, and experience. She even recommends a person (phone number included) to pick up and return to airport with a wonderful tour included, not to mention a trip to the grocery before settling in your 'new temporary home'. The owner was extremely easy to work with and very helpful with any questions or concerns there may be. Trust me when I say that this will be the best vacation you can ever take! I took my 3 girls (two college and high school senior)for 8 days over Christmas break (2013) and although there was the tendency for alot of drama (ha!), there was plenty to do. Our favorite was snorkeling and sailing (www.welchcharters.com) for a day under the executive guidance of Captain Tom! This was our very first experience of doing both and it will not be our last. I went to this place a stranger and left there having many friends. Sapphire Beach is a place you will never stop thinking about and as I type this I am trying to figure out when I can return next! I really want to give a 100% glowing recommendation and one small little selfish part wants to find something wrong so that in the future maybe there will always be a spot for me to rent!!! Ha! Do not hesitate to think...just click on the button and make the decision. You will be glad you did! Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 01/16/2014
Thank you for the nice comments. It was a pleasure sharing our little slice of Heaven with you and your girls! Looking forward to having you back in the future
West Bridgewater, MA
Another fantastic vacation
Where do I start? We have stayed several times in different units here and this was our favorite! The building is right at the beach with amazing views, it was nice to have two decks too. The condo was stocked with everything you need, clean and very safe. We love the location here as its so close to Redhook, ferry and the best beaches on the island. We went grocery shopping and made breakfast, lunch and a few dinners ( having the grill was great). The office for checkin was down the street as they are renovating it but it was very quick, easy and we switched towels there every day on the way back from the beach. We love St. Thomas and cant wait to return, we would recommend this unit to friends and family and look forward to returning. Lise was great to work with, quick on communication and take pride in thier condo. Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 01/16/2014
I am glad you had a wonderful vacation. Thanks for the nice comments. It was so nice to have you as a guest...looking forward to you returning!
my husband, daughter and I stayed at Sapphire in December for a week. The view and the beach are beautiful! it is also amazing to be having breakfast out on your own veranda and enjoying this view. Lise has been so helpful throughout our stay as well as prior to our arrival which made me feel so much better about traveling with a toddler. The villa is very spacious and well equipped. We definitely would recommend having a car on St. Thomas and then everything including Charlotte amalie and Red hook, grocery story are within comfortable distance from the condo. thank you Lise! Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 12/26/2013
I'm so glad you and your family had a wonderful time. It was a pleasure having you as guests and I look forward to having you back in the future.
Relaxing Beachfront Oasis
From the start we knew this would be a great vacation! The owner, Lise, is excellent to work with...very responsive and offers lots of tips to make the vacation the best experience for anyone renting from them. They have a great location close to Red Hook for dining etc.! Sapphire beach is gorgeous offering both sun and shade, the views are spectacular and the condo is renovated, fresh and well appointed. There is fantastic snorkeling right outside your door. A wonderful day trip to St. John beaches and a shopping trip to Charlotte amalie rounded out a very relaxing quiet family vacation. Just what we needed...time away from our hectic lives! Thanks to Lise for all the great info and sharing their wonderful home away from home! Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 07/09/2013
I am glad you had a great time!!! It was a pleasure having you as guest...look forward to you returning!!!
Sterling and Cathy
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Another Stay in Paradise!
We had another amazing stay at this beachfront villa at Sapphire Beach.
The only negative part was having to leave and as one person we met on our vacation has said "life after Sapphire Beach seems just not fair!"
Lise, the owner was once again wonderful to rent from and we would love to rent this place again if we are fortunate enough.
The villa has 2 levels on the third and forth floor with two amazing balconies and beachfront views.
The villa is newly renovated and we noticed she had even updated the balcony tiles this year.
If you enjoy snorkeling like we do, there is a terrific coral reef to the right toward the point and to the left of the dive shop and out toward the house with mint green roof there are sea turtles, sting rays, spotted eagle rays and numerous conch. The marina is on site at Sapphire and we did do a day sail snorkel adventure and a trip over to St. John but found the best beach for snorkeling was Sapphire!
We loved the daily visits from the sea ducks ( they travel up and down the beach) and seeing the iguanas and mourning doves.
We rented a car for a day to explore some other places in St. Thomas and stock up on our groceries mid-stay.
We relied on taxis for going to Red Hook for dinner most nights and this worked well for just the two of us but would recommend renting a vehicle if you have more than two in your party or group since taxis charge per person.
The villa is modern and tastefully decorated and has everything you will need and more for a relaxing vacation with an incredible beachfront view.
We very much prefer this villa over any of the places we have stayed in the past including 5 star luxury hotels in the Caribbean.
Thanks Lise for renting your beautiful beachfront home to us again this year! We hope to return again soon!
Cathy and Sterling Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 06/20/2013
It is such a pleasure having you as guests and sharing our little slice of heaven with you. Look forward to having you return!!!!!
Jim's Vacation In Paradise
I can't wait to return to this island resort. Lise was an excellent hostess from start to finish. It couldn't have been easier.
There was a convenient shuttle from the airport and taxis are outside the resort for any of transportation needs. The taxis were clean and the drivers were well informed.
You don't need a ride very often. Everything you need, from shopping to dining to entertainment, was a short walk into Red Hook.
The villa was clean, spacious, and up to date with modern appliances. Well equipped for any of your cooking needs. There was a of balcony overlooking the beach and the spectacular view.
The beach was clean, with sunny and shady areas. The Caribbean water was warm and crystal blue, just like the brochure.
There is swimming, snorkling, kayaking, paddle boards, and a variety of flotation devices provided by the resort.
The 2 tier pool was really refreshing at the end of a long day on the beach. It was an infinity pool on top and gave you a beautiful view of the neighboring islands.
For a night out, you can find lots of restaurants in Red Hook and Charlotte amalie. Specifically I recommend you stop by to see Gladys at her restaurant/bar/meeting place for the locals and travelers alike. She is an island treasure.
Many thanks to Lise. My vacation was more than I had expected! I can't wait to return. Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 05/20/2013
Thanks for the nice comments...can't wait to have you come back!!!!!
I always come back from Sapphire Beach relaxed and rejuvinated. The past year was so stressful I could not wait to get to St Thomas. The sound of the waves, the warm sun and the laid back lifestyle gave me the ability to wind down. The lovely decor and updated kitchen and baths make the stay enjoyable and we feel like we are at home.Thank you for another great vacation. See you next year!! Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 04/15/2013
It is always a pleasure to have you as guests!!!
Perfect getaway! Awesome views!
My husband and I stayed at Sapphire early March for 4 nights. The condo was perfect. The bedroom was amazing with its own patio overlooking Sapphire Beach. We rented kayaks, spent a lot of time snorkeling. Swam with a sea turtle right at Sapphire. The Banana Cabana is right next to our building and had delicious frozen drinks and some great sandwiches. We had great weather and went into Red Hook most evenings for dinner (quick cab ride). We can't wait to go back , next time with the kids, as there is plenty of room for the 4 of us. Great condo! Great location! Awesome views/beach!! Awesome time! We'll be back!!! Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 05/20/2013
So happy you had a wonderful vacation...looking forward to having you return!
Beautiful, fresh and comfortable!
What a great time we had staying in this beautiful condo over the past week. The pictures on the websites don't do it justice.. I loved the newness and freshness and warm colors of everything... and these are not always a given, in our experience. And the view from the balconies is from a travel magazine! We felt so comfortable and well taken care of. Communication with the owner was flawless. Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 05/20/2013
It was a pleasure to share our special place in paradise with you!
Lovely and comfortable vacation spot!
We have stayed at Sapphire Resort several times before, but this was the first time at Lise's condo. It was very spacious, clean, and well maintained. The photos are absolutely accurate (that really is the view from your balcony!). It's nice to have the unit on two floors, with a sitting room (with fold-out sofa), bathroom and kitchen on the lower floor, and the master bedroom and bath on the upper--so both sleeping areas have nice views of the beach and the water. The kitchen is well equipped with pots, pans and utensils if you prefer to cook rather than go out every night, but restaurants are nearby in Red Hook. The little touches she provides are great--sand pails and shovels for little kids, beach chairs, etc. We had a great time! Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 02/26/2013
So happy you and your family had a wonderful vacation. It is always nice to rent to a family like yours. Hope to see you return in the future!!!
Best Vacation Ever
My stay was amazing. The villa was even better than I could have ever expected. The view was indescribable and the beach was perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better vacation. The pictures on this website don't do this paradise justice. Every morning I woke up and had my coffee on the balcony looking out to the ocean.
Lise was very helpful with booking our stay and was able to answer all of our questions.
I have already recommended this villa to all of my friends and family and I'm planning to rent from Lise again as soon as possible. Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 01/29/2013
Thank you for the nice comments. Sapphire is a beautiful place! Looking forward to having you back soon!
New York, NY
My family stayed at Lise's villa at Sapphire beach for a week. It is a beautiful place that has been updated (I've stayed in other villas in Sapphire beach). We stopped at the food store before hand and grabbed some food so we could eat breakfast and lunch in the house and save some $. Everything about this trip was fantastic, the beach, the pool, the weather, the villa, and everything about St. Thomas. The only thing to keep in mind is that there are only 2 small places to eat within walking distance of the villa so you either need to rent a car or take a cab (easily accessible from the front desk). Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 01/16/2013
Glad you had a fantastic time! Hope to have you as a guest again in the future!!
Beverly Hills, Michigan
Fun in the Sun and Snorkeling Too
The condo was in a perfect location for hanging out at the beach and beautiful coral reefs for some fantastic snorkeling.
It was a 2 min. drive into Red Hook for some good eating and the ferry to visit St. John, and the other islands. It was far enough away from Charolette so it wasn't crazy crowded everyday because of cruise ships. But only a 15 min. drive when we wanted to do some shopping there.
We plan on coming back soon. The owner Lise made us feel very welcome and was very helpful in answering any questions we had.
Wonderful vacation.. Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 01/08/2013
It was a pleasure renting to you! Glad you had such a wonderful time at Sapphire...look forward to having you back in the future.
we stayed at this villa in november 2012 as a couple with our brother and sister in law. Villa was clean, modern, comfortable, and location was amazing! We awoke every morning to an unbelievable view of sapphire beach! everything we needed was in the villa including coolers to pack food/drinks for the beach. Lise , the owner, made our stay so easy and gave us several recommendations of where to go as it was our first time in St Thomas. I would rent from her in a heart beat again! Thank you for one of the best times we have ever had! Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 01/06/2013
I am so glad you had such a great time...It was a pleasure sharing our favorite place with you!
Great family vacation spot!
Our family of four had a great vacation at Sapphire Beach in St Thomas! In august we traveled with our two little girls (Ages 3 & 15 months) and had the best time! We loved the villa! We spent a lot of time in the room with children's' naps and early bedtimes, so in planning this vacation, we wanted not only a beautiful beach, but a nice room & view if possible. This villa had it all . . .
- Updated/clean/amazing villa with room for everyone to sleep comfortably (even a portable crib! in the room)
- Two level Villa, so kids could sleep upstairs while we watched tv downstairs or sat out on the balcony to enjoy the unbelievable view
- Full kitchen, which was perfect for meals
- Access to a gorgeous two-level pool right on the ocean with a shallow section that was perfect for the kids!
- Located on the best beach on the island with great views of St. John
- Convenient access to Red-Hook for dining & shopping
We could not have asked for a better vacation spot! Thanks for an amazing family vacation!! Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 01/06/2013
It's always nice to hear about great family vacations...glad yours was so wonderful..Loved having you!!!
Sterling & Cathy C.
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Our dreams came true!
We stayed at Sapphire Beach Resort (C-304) in May and cannot wait to return.
The condo was everything the website promised and more. The pictures are a very accurate depiction of the villa but no photos could really do justice to the spectacular views from the 2 balconies. The owner Lise, made the rental process painless - with her prompt responses to emails and questions.
The unit has everything you would need for cooking and has two full bathrooms, one on each level. There is a cooler and thermal jug available to take your snacks and drinks to the beach for the day. There are two flat screen Tv's in the condo although we actually never used them during the entire two weeks as we preferred the beautiful sound of the ocean and chose to keep the patio doors open with the screen and the aC turned off to listen to the surf.
We had a mid-stay cleaning and this worked wonderful for our needs but if you require daily housekeeping you can arrange to pay extra for this service. There is plenty of closet space and drawers in the master bedroom and the whole condo unit is quite modern and very tastefully decorated throughout.
Beach chairs and daily exchange of your beach towels are included with the rental.
We hired private roundtrip transport from a guy called Smitty who charges $120 round trip and gives you a private tour of some of the Island when you arrive and stops at a grocery store.
We loved the Beach and terrific snorkeling and enjoyed going out to see the sea turtles and exploring the active coral reef every day. In addition to turtles, we saw a spotted eagle ray, sting rays, barracuda, conch, and several species of fish. We did not use the pool much, as we prefer the ocean, but it does provide a spectacular view of St. John and BVI and we saw someone cleaning it daily.
We would highly recommend renting from Lise if you are looking for a well appointed condo with amazing views and if you enjoy a laid back vacation with quiet beach and peaceful surroundings! Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 01/06/2013
Thank you for all the nice comments...it was a pleasure sharing Sapphire with you. Looking forward to having you back in the future!
Had a Blast in St. Thomas
We loved the time we spent here. The condo was well equipped with everything you would need and more. There were so many nice things to do right there at the condo(snorkeling, swimming, and the beach ) The location of the condo is close to so much! Owner, Lise,was great, helpful, nice, and honest. Thank you my family enjoyed every moment and def. would rent from her again.
South Hadey MA
Truly a Wonderful Vacation Destination!
The picture you see says it all! I still have it on my phone!!The view from the deck off of the living room! Absolutely beautiful!
This condo has been updated, and has a nice kitchen, wood floors, 2 new bathrooms, a great central aC system, 2 flat screen tv's,and two decks with awesome views.
Life moves at a slower pace in the Islands, you have to understand that any reviewer rambling on about "slow service" is an uptight tourist that is probably treating others with disrespect.We got to know some of the staff at the resort, and they are great people. Just treat people as you would like to be treated at your job!
If you have not been to St Thomas, check it out. You will not be disappointed!
This condo Is great!
My husband, our 4 kids and I had a great time at this condo! It has all been redone and is very clean and comfortable! The kitchen is well stocked and is easy to cook meals in and the electric grill was handy too! Lise is extremely easy to work with and is very helpful with all of the questions we had for her! Thanks Lise for helping us have a wonderful family vacation that we will never forget! Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 01/06/2013
Happy you had a wonderful Family vacation!
South Hadley MA
Sapphire Beach Resort is a slice of heaven!
This was our 2nd vacation at Lise Mackey's beach resort. The beachfront villa is fully equiped with all the comforts of home. My favorite part of day is the am on my Veranda looking out at that turqoise ocean and palm trees with my coffee. Sapphire beach has amazing snorkling right outside our door. Red Hook which is 5 minutes away had amazing resterants and grocery convenience stores. We went with the same couple 2 years and we can't wait to get back!The shopping is wonderful and is very convenient to hop on a ferry and tour other islands. Also many excursions are offerd at the resort. Parasailing was my favorite! I will definitely go back for a 3rd vacation! Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 05/12/2012
We love having you share our Paradise...and look forward to having you back many more times!
Nesconset, New York
This was probably the best vacation we have had. We stayed here with our two sons, 18 and 20 years old and they loved it! Sapphire Beach is absolutely beautiful. The snorkeling and reefs were fantastic. The location of this villa is perfect because it is close to Red Hook and the villa itself is centrally located on the beachfront. The villa is beautifully furnished and the views from the balcony are breathtaking. All that you could want are available - there are water sports, windsurfing, parasailing, and snorkeling, of course. Also, the villa has everything you need to have meals in if you so desire. Also enjoyed the convenience of having a cooler and beach chairs to take when visiting other beaches.
There are many restaurants within easy driving distance and Charlotte amalie isn't too far away. You also have the convenience of the ferry from Red Hook to St. John where you can visit the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park.
The owner Lise is available and responsive to any questions you might have. I would highly recommend staying here and look forward to returning in the future.
Sapphire Bay - the best location in St. Thomas
The location looks exactly like the picture.. great view. Feels like home with full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, a furnished patio off the living room and the bedroom upstairs. Relax on the beach (or the pool) or snorkel or dive (gear readily available for rent) in the clear waters teaming with fish, healthy coral, sea fans, and turtles in the sea grass. Very short taxi ride to Red Hook for shopping and ferry to St. Johns. Sapphire Grill is walking distance, burgers, beer and rum punch on site at "Banana Cabana".
The unit is on the 3rd floor and bedroom is upstairs.
Lots of friendly, informative people but be sure to ask Lise about Smitty for airport pickup. He lives on site and is a wealth of knowledge about the area. Very personable and helpful.
We had a wonderful time and the condo was beautiful! This is a 2 floor unit with wonderful views and a little more room to spread out than the other studio units that we have rented in the past. Lise was wonderful to work with. We plan on renting from her again!
This was our second trip to Sapphire Beach and we just love it there!
The views from the condominium are spectacular in the day and the stars at night are amazing. We spent a lot of time soaking up the sun and reading on the beach, which was very relaxing. The rest of the time we went exploring, we loved visiting St. John, which is a short ferry ride from Red Hook.
We could find all we needed in Red Hook, great restaurants, entertainment and shopping and it's so close to Sapphire Beach.
We really appreciate your generosity in letting us stay at your Beautiful Place,
You really do have a slice of paradise!
This was our family's second time in three years to this condo at Sapphire Beach resort. This time was even better than the first if that's at all possible. The unit is clean and updated with everything anyone would need while on vacation. The owner is a pleasure to deal with. Great suggestions on things to do,places to see,restaurants to eat at and things not to waste time at.This trip we took a snorkeling trip with Fury Charters and had a fantastic half day swimming with the sea turtles and all the different fish not to mention the rum punch drinks. The actual views are better than the pictures show if that is possible.Great family vacation and will look to go back a third time.
I have stayed at this amazing villa three times, and each time I go it gets better and better! Not only are the owners very accomadating, but they really keep this villa updated beautifully which makes your stay that more enjoyable. Sapphire beach is no doubt the best beach on the island, and its perfect location puts it less than one mile from red hook (where all the bars/restaurants are). What I like most about vacationing here is the fact that you've got everything you need, so you really don't even have to leave the location. I love having the beach right outside the door as well as a beautiful oceanfront pool. Oh and I cant forget the little bar on the beach called the banana cabana...best bushwhackers and rum punch on the island! I highly reccomend this villa, and do so for all ages. I can guarantee you will not be dissapointed, and will not want to leave! I cant wait for my next stay here!
We Love St. Thomas!
Your Search for a Place to Stay on St. Thomas is Over!
My fiancée and I stayed at Lise's Sapphire Beach condo from October 30 - November 7, 2011. We couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. The condo itself is comfortable and well decorated. It is literally right on the beach and has two patios that overlook the beautiful beach and small bay. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with dishes and some cookware.
The amenities that are included with the price consist of free beach chair rentals, snorkeling gear, and water rafts. With two reefs covered in beautiful fish, stingrays, and sea turtles, there was no shortage of things to see and do on the beach. The beach is absolutely beautiful and we stayed for two of the days just lounging, swimming, snorkeling, and enjoying the drinks and food we ordered from staff who regularly walk the beach taking orders.
The area around Sapphire Beach will give you plenty to do. I would recommend renting a car for your stay, since it is much more convenient to get around. Otherwise, you can take a taxi truck, but I think having a car made the experience more enjoyable.
We did have a few issues during our stay. First, the staff in the front office were not particularly friendly. When I would go into to acquire fresh towels, it seemed like they viewed my request as an inconvenience. However, you very rarely interact with staff so it's not significantly off-putting. A second issue we had was probably just unfortunate timing. There was some construction work being done on one of the nearby units and we were awoken nearly every day very early to the sound of electric saws. I'd like to stress that none of these issues pertain to the unit itself, which we enjoyed very much.
We would give this unit a score of 9 out of 10, being one of the best places we have stayed while on vacation. If you want an outstanding trip to St. Thomas, look no further than this condo for your stay.
Response from Lise Mackey - 01/18/2012
I am happy you had a wonderful vacation.Sapphire is a beautiful place and I am glad you had the chance to experience it. Sorry about the construction while you were there. They were replacing the wood on the railings of the decks on all the buildings and must have been working on our building at the time. The good thing is that they are done and it looks beautiful! Looking forward to having you back in the future.
Tim and Sylvia terrien
We had a wonderful stay. It's so nice to have pictures that truly show this lovely updated property. You will not regret choosing this unit. We really loved the Hugh master suite with it's own balcony. The beach is right there in front of the unit. We just loved the location, views, and comfort . Thank you. Also take the advise and use smitty. He is the best and we will be using him in Jan for our group of 24 arriving on a cruise ship.enjoy.
Pearl River, NY
This villa was absolutely gorgeous!! Ive been to Sapphire Beach before and couldnt wait to get back again. Loved the condo, beach, people, everything!! Very clean, gorgeous views of the water and I loved the fact that the beach never got crowded unless there was a ship in port. Perfect getaway for our family! Very relaxing :-) Lise was very helpful and gave us all the info we needed for our trip. Very nice woman! Smitty was also great! He picked us up from the airport and waited while the rest of our group who was delayed. He took us food shopping and then helped us with our bags into the condo. He offered us help whenever we needed it. We will definately be back again! Read more
Response from Lise Mackey - 11/18/2011
Thank you...It was a pleasure renting to you.I look forward to having you back in the future!
This spot comes with my highest recommendation.
Condo-Beautifully appointed, plenty of room, and the owner has everything that you need on hand. Our son (19yo) slept on the pullout on the first floor & hubby & I on the second. We never got in each others way, & it was nice having our own bathroom. There are 2 coolers, water chairs, & a football for the beach in the closet. We made up a big batch of blender drinks each day & brought them to the beach in the beverage cooler..great way to save $.
Beach: Beautiful beach...if you snorkel, the turtles are to the left (in front of the dive shop, out a bit, where the sea grass is) the fish are to the right, around the reef. We saw Eagle & Sting Rays, a squid family, and a myriad of fish! Get your towels from the front desk & check in at the dive shop for your chairs. This was causing alot of confusion with other guests, but its really simple. There are runners on the beach from Banana Cabana, Senor Pizza, & the other restaurant up the hill. Delish Frozen drinks from Banana...about $7 each but that is typical. We made sandwiches & hot dogs on the condo grill for lunch.
Location: I love the east end of St Thomas...not as congested, close to Red Hook & the St John Ferry. We also loved that Sapphire Marina is right there, easy for dive trips. We also took a BVI Day trip out of there, lots of fun.
Food: we cooked breakfast & made our lunches, one of the great advantages to having a condo. For dinner we stayed casual.. had Senor Pizza & wings 2 nights (delish!) & went into Red Hook the rest of the time. Really enjoyed Molly Malone's & Big Bambooz-tried Love Shack but-no breeze -it was just too hot. There were some really nice restaurants in Red Hook but since we had out son with us, we thought we would save them for the next trip.
We did not rent a car-alot of our activities were water based so we did the math & taxis worked better for us.
Lise, the owner, is a pleasure to work with-you wont be disappointed!
Best Beach on St. Thomas!
My family just stayed for 10 days at this beautiful condo. I did not want to go home! Owner's were great to work with and very responsive. We loved the beach chairs, floats, towels and snorkel equipment that were included in the cost. Beach access is great and the Marina is right across parking lot. The Banana Cabana will take your lunch order and deliver to you right on the beach, great frozen drinks too. I really enjoyed coffee in the mornings on the decks. We talked to a local person at Molly Malone's restaurant (who was one of the chef's from Robert's restaurant) who told us about Torcido Taco (located at the Pavilions and Pools right down to the right of Sapphire Beach, great Margarita's. This restaurant is kind of hidden, no sign we had to ask security guard where it was. Beautiful view of St. John at night from this restaurant, food is very good. Fish Tales restaurant right by the Ferry was very good too. The St. Thomas dairy was delicious, we went twice! We can't wait to go back and stay at this condo on Sapphire Beach!
It was my first time staying on St. Thomas. After riding around the island, sapphire beach was definitely the best beach on the island. We were there during the low season and it was like having your own private vacation spot. I really enjoyed this as I don't like crowds. The views from the condo were amazing (2 decks to enjoy the views). The condo was spacious. I would definitely recommend this condo and hope to come back for a future vacation.
Nice summer vacation
The condo had plenty of room and was very comfortable. It has the best views you can get from the balconies. The furniture was nice with a good equipped kitchen. Very comfortable bead and fold out beads. We even made warm water lobster one evening. Loved the grill on the balconey. Very secure property with an awesome beach. Snorkeling is great with alot of coral and fish. We loved using the snorkel/chairs down at the dive shop on the beach. Had some trouble getting beach towels. They seemed to be out some of the time. Would have loved a washer/dryer, but that is being picky.
So Hadley Ma
A slice of heaven
It was the perfect vacation. can't wait to do it again!
Jeff Lawshe and family
Caldwell, New Jersey
Picturesque and fantastic
Absolutely one of the best family vacations and we've had many. The condo views are great. Very clean and close to Red Hook for any shopping needs. The help around the condo complex are very friendly and helpful regarding restaurants,siteseeing etc. Will definitely return when the schedule permits for my family of six. The owner also was a huge help in offering advise for the "Do's and Don'ts.