Date of Stay January 12, 2012
My stay in January was not my first visit to Sapphire Beach and I have previously stayed at this condo, all with my pleasure meeting great expectations. It is clean and beautifully maintained and, since my last visit before this year, the furnishings and kitchen have been remodeled and updated. The view from the two decks are amazing, overlooking the beach and Caribbean blue waters. The air conditioning is perfect, but the water cooled breezes are delightful and I usually kept the deck screen doors open in the daytime, using the A/C only on still nights. The amenities for snorkeling and beach sitting are great. The property is nicely situated away from Charlotte Amalie's overcrowding and hustle-bustle, but there is plenty of activity in the nearby village of Red Hook for dining and island shopping, not to mention the convenient ferry ride of 20 minutes to St John. And if you are headed to other islands, the harbor at Sapphire Beach has all the tours you need in walking distance. Altogether a great place to stay, the property or the specific condo. Hope this helps you decide. I know I look at these reviews when I am looking for a vacation. The upstairs master bedroom is very private with its own bathrooom and deck/patio and there is a convertible sofa that sleeps two more there. The main floor convertible sleeper is in the living room/DR area and is also very comfortable and has its own full bath as well. Sleeps two more. Four people (whether two couples or a couple with two children) is very comfortable, but six can be OK if privacy is not a factor.