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Escape to Tropical Treasure-STT @ Crystal Cove on Sapphire Beach
970 Sqft Condo hosted by Nancy
5 Guests . 1 Bedroom . 2 Bathrooms

Overview

1 bd-2 bth, sleeps 5, 1 king, 2 twin murphy beds, daybed on request; free wifi

Enjoy Delightful Tropical Decor - Cool Breezes - Soft Sand - Crystal Clear Waters

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Come to one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches not even 200 steps from your front door. White sandy beach graced by seagrape trees. Beach and property all spruced up after the hurricanes. Spectacular panorama of Caribbean islands from Jost van Dyke to Tortola to St. John. Crystal clear water. Our spacious deluxe one-bedroom apartment is clean and brightly furnished in Caribbean style for island living. Beautiful tropical decor.

PARADISE DEFINED: It's an experience of beauty and relaxation you won't forget. Great snorkeling right off our beach, the home of sea turtles, coral, a countless variety and abundance of reef fish, rays and more. Take a look at the photos here and we are happy to supply additional photos.

SPACIOUS UPDATED FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT: Our first-floor apartment at Crystal Cove (also known as Sapphire Bay Condominiums West--not the Sapphire Resort) directly on Sapphire Beach is almost 1000 square feet. There is a very comfy king-size bed in the bedroom; two comfortable side-by-side twin Murphy beds in the living room. A daybed is complimentary upon request. Included are two full bathrooms, one with glass-block shower and one with tub, fully stocked with bathroom towels and beach towels too. Our kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, refrigerator, small appliances, microwave, dishes, tableware and cooking utensils. Spacious dining table. Central air conditioning. Ceiling fans. Washer/dryer in the apartment. All bed linens, kitchen towels, pot holders, etc., are provided.

OTHER EQUIPMENT and SERVICES: Free wifi. TVs (cable) in the living room and bedroom and a DVD player in the living. We have a nice collection of movies complimentary upon request to our manager. For your convenience, a washer/dryer is right inside the unit. No need to use the coin-operated complex equipment.

CONVENIENT TO EVERYTHING: We are just one mile from the village of Red Hook with its shops and ferry terminal. Choose dining in or out. Many popular restaurants and a complete grocery market are nearby, within a 10-minute drive. From the Red Hook ferry terminal, you can take day excursions to St. John and the British Virgin Islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda.

ACTIVITIES GALORE: Our beach attendant will set up your complimentary beach lounge or chair and make sure you are comfortable. There is a dive shop right next door as well as a marina for booking watersports, sport fishing, ski jets, parasailing, day trips to other islands and more.

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS: Crystal Cove is a private, gated community with on-premise security. Parking is just outside the back door. If you don't want to rent a car, taxis are also easily called, and the local $1 safari-style bus that circles the island stops at the end of the driveway.

CONTINUOUS UPDATING: We personally live in and check on our condo four or five times a year and make sure everything is in excellent condition. We regularly replace any items that have seen better days.

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: Housekeeping service every three days. Our local host, Norma, is on premises or nearby every day.

OPTIONAL EXTRA SERVICES: Norma, a trusted and well-respected local resident, offers these additional services:

• Transportation from and to the airport

• Food shopping before you arrive or accompanying you to food shop during your stay

• Personal food preparation and cleanup

* Baby needs for a small fee: standard size crib, high chair, Pack ‘n’ Play

• Babysitting

NUTS & BOLTS: King bed in master. Two side-by-side twins (murphy beds) in living room. Good quality comfy mattresses on all. Daybed for a fifth person is complimentary upon request in advance. Baby crib, portable crib, high chair available for a small fee from local manager. Please request in advance. Two full bathrooms with lots of mirrors, fully stocked with towels, soap, toilet tissue, hair dryers. Plenty of room for your personal toiletries in cabinets.

A FINAL WORD: When we chat with people who have traveled to many islands, including the Hawaiian and South Pacific islands, and decided to make their life in St. Thomas, we ask them "why?" They say "we think this is the best place in the world." We agree.

Keywords: Condominium, condo, apartment, Sapphire Beach
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Sleeping Configuration
Suitability
Family/Kid Friendly
Baby equipment available from host/manager for a small fee upon request.
Parking Included
Parking right behind the apartment. No assigned space.
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
Not legally wheelchair accessible because of the width of the doorway but we have had guests with smaller wheelchairs. Only one very small step up. Easily maneuverable.
Not Suitable for Events

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Amenities

Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
House Safe
What we supply
Yes, we supply soap, toilet tissue, paper towels, trash bags, hair dryers, coffee filters.
Charcoal Grill
Large salt water pool. Two tennis courts. Chairs and lounges on the beach and at the pool. All complimentary.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Stereo/DVD Player
Alarm
Full Kitchen
Stove
Oven
Fridge
Microwave
Toaster
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Everything you need for a nice meal except the food.
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector

Activities

Scuba diving or snorkeling
Deepsea fishing
Fishing Charters
Wind surfing
Kitesurf
Sailing
Water skiing
Parasailing
Jet skiing
Kayaking
Golf
Tennis
Swimming
Fishing
Walking
Nature Viewing

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Owner

We have had a decades-long love relationship with St. Thomas starting on our honeymoon oh-so-many years ago. When we were fortunate enough to buy a place in 2004, we chose a condo on the best beach on the island - Sapphire Beach at Crystal Cove. Also known as Sapphire Bay Condos West or SBCW, Crystal Cove is a low-density, idyllic beachfront condo complex, ideal for young, old and anyone in between - honeymooners, families, seniors. We wanted to share our love of this special place and special people, and that's why we chose to make it available to others. We come several times a year and make sure it is well maintained for us and you. So many of our guests agree and enjoy the sun, peaceful beach, friendly locals, outdoor activities, and relaxed lifestyle and come year after year. Nancy & Marc Giges

Speaks: English
Accepts:
Houfy lets you contact and book direct with owners & managers. The owner/manager has provided the following links to give you more information.

Policies and Rules

Check In Flexible
Check OutFlexible

Official check-in and check-out times are 3pm and 12 noon. If no one is checking out on the day you arrive, you may check-in at any time. Upon departure if no one is checking in that day, you may leave at any time. Check-in instructions will be sent in welcome package.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Minimum age renter for oldest renter
Payment Policy
We accept a variety of payment methods including personal or business checks, Zelle digital payments, electronic funds transfer. We know some vacation rental sites advise against EFTs - but often our guests prefer it. We also accept PayPal for a 3% fee from the U.S. and variable fees from other countries. All must be in U.S. dollars.
Refundable Damage Deposit
We do not typically require a damage deposit but please note the following:
PROPERTY PROTECTION: Any condo unit that is rented out and its contents must be treated as if they are the renters’ own. Renters are responsible for any damage or loss beyond normal wear and tear and agree to pay for any expenses as well as replacement of items not returned, including but not limited to remotes, keys, equipment, re-keying/changing of lock cylinders. Any legal fees incurred by owner to obtain payments due will also be due.

CONDO ASSOCIATION RULES: The association imposes a $150 fine for any violation of association rules that will be included in the welcome package. Renters and their guests are responsible for reimbursing the unit owner upon receipt of notification for any fines incurred charged to the unit owner.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation policy: Deposit is refundable less $200 if cancelled by email at least 60 days prior to check-in. No monies are refundable after 60 days prior to check-in. Many guests purchase travel insurance to recover monies if an unexpected cancellation, delay or unforeseen event occurs including inclement weather. Just google "travel insurance" for options.
House Rules
No smoking. No pets on the property. Minimum age of oldest renter 26. Condo association requires parking tag for every car on the property, obtained at the association office upon arrival for a $25 deposit, refunded when tag is returned just prior to departure. Other association rules and regulations will be supplied with welcome package.
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Getting around

Taxis readily available at airport and by phone, local open-air (safari-style) $1 bus stops at end of driveway to complex. Our host/manager can arrange a driver for you to call. Rental cars available at the airport.

Directions

These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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TropicalTreasure-STT is a Condo located in St. Thomas, USVI. This Condo is available for short term lodging and accommodates 5 guests
TropicalTreasure-STT has 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on May 2018

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