If you are looking for a private secluded getaway with magnificent views of the Caribbean and St. Barts, you owe it to yourself to visit The Arches! Treat yourself to the most magnificent views in the Caribbean. The Arches is a secluded 3 bedroom 3-1/2 bath luxury villa with a private pool that overlooks Dawn Beach and Oyster Pond and provides breathtaking views of the Caribbean and St. Barts.
Tastefully decorated in island fabrics, this wonderful villa provides a great escape for that once in a lifetime family vacation, honeymoon, or special anniversary. The views from The Arches are truly stunning and your stay with us will be the most memorable vacation ever!
Housekeeping services are provided 6 days a week. The Villa Arches is maintained by a lovely couple who have been caretakers of the property for over a decade. They are on call 24-hours a day.
The pool and grounds are immaculate and are professionally maintained year round.
The Arches is private home, yet convenient to all amenities including restaurants, shopping, casinos, water sports, and much more. Only a 10-minute drive to famous Orient Beach!
You have found the Arches, so you can stop looking for a place to stay. We stayed a week at the Arches in April 2014. We had 3 couples and we had an amazing time. We are already planning on going back next year and staying at the Arches again. The house is perfect, spacious, amazing views, every amenity you may want (except for a hot tub). Sitting in the pool in the afternoon with a drink, watching the waves crash was perfect. We did all the "usual" things, going to Mr. Busby's for the $1 beers at happy hour (good food, although maybe overpriced at night), driving around the island to Marigot, Grand Case for dinner, Philipsburg, and of course, hanging out at the Sunset Bar by the airport. The location of the Arches provides easy access to everywhere, although it does take a little while to get used to driving on the island (but that's typical of all Caribbean island). The drive up the hills to the Arches can be a little challenging the first time, but once you're used to it, it's easy. Bernard and Eudora are great and very accommodating, and the owners make the whole process very easy. The kitchen is stocked with virtually everything you need, including various pantry items and liquors (everyone leaves behind what they didn't consume, so there are plenty of condiments, spices, etc.). It is an uphill walk from the beach, which may be challenging for some, and you will need mosquito repellent (again, standard in the Caribbean). It is a perfect location, and amazing house, and we will absolutely be going back to the Arches.
Our family with 3 adult children just returned from a week at this lovely villa overlooking Dawn Beach and Oyster Pond. The accomodations are spectacular with all updated amenities. We rented a car and glad we did. We took day trips to Orient Beach, Pinel Island (kayaked to and from the island), snorkeling trip with Captain Alan (at oyster pond), Mayo Beach to enjoy cocktails on the beach, gambling at Casino Royale and watching the flights directly overhead (almost feels like you can touch the planes), horseback riding at Cay Beach (a mountain ride- no trotting or galloping on this end of island- French side has that), shopping at Phillipsburg (couple hours is plenty), Grand Bay to enjoy the French cuisine and ambience, zip lining with obstacle course (the one hour excursion) at Loterie Farm, Westin for Sunday brunch. We started each morning sipping coffee overlooking the surf, having breakfast and taking a dip in the sparkling clean pool.
The people on the island were gracious and friendly. The cultural flavor is rich between the islanders, the French and the Dutch. The property itself, and the community the Arches is in, is very secure. There is a security guard at the community entrance gate, the villa has a gate with lock at area of parking, and there are locks on all the doors. (a lot of keys)
On the down side- the villa is on a cliff so walking to and from the beach is a challenge- even for adults who are runners. It is a workout in itself. Because of the steep cliffs- daily runs, that we routinely do on vacation, were few and far between. The driving up and down the cliff is also quite steep but once we did it a few times, it became easier. All in all we would highly recommend.
The villa was just as expected and in a great location in St. Martin on the Dutch side but about a 2 minute drive and your on the French side. Great location near 6-8 different restaurants within a 3 minute drive. Big Fish, Canoa, and Mama's pizza were my favorites all near the villa. The property was clean and well kept, and the view was beautiful. I recommend spending the day at the beach below the villa. There are plenty of chairs/umbrellas to rent and a beach bar/restaurant right on the beach. My 6 and 9 year old loved the waves for boogy boarding and myself and husband enjoyed snorkeling a little further out (although the water was quite rough the days while we were there). We took the ferry to Anguilla one day and Pinel Island another day. They were both great, relaxing trips. I highly recommend this villa as it is a great place for a reasonable price on a beautiful island! You will love staying here.
Have rented houses on ten different islands and this is by far the best ever. You will not be disappointed. The view is spectacular and the houses are so spacious and comfortable it was hard for us to leave to see the rest of island. Oyster Bay is probably the best part of the island to stay. Plenty of bars/restaurants are walking distance away although the walk back is a bit of an uphill...good way to burn off those dinner calories. Bernard and Eudora are wonderful and keep the house in top condition. Don't bother looking at any other listings, stay at this house!
Loved this place...working with the owners to set up our 3 week stay was a "top drawer" experience. Eudora and Bernard were gracious and very helpful during our stay. The villa is everything as described. This is a MUST DO for anyone looking for a great St. Maarten visit. We will be back and we will stay at Arches again...met and exceeded expectations. We have stayed throughout Caribbean and this is a 5 star stay for sure!!!
the arches was even beyond our expectations w/ a spectacular view from the villa & pool as well. We would have been totally happy to spend the entire trip @ the villa.The accomodations was perfect for our group of 6 . The setting could not have more romantic as my daughter got engaged overlooking Oyster Bay by the pool.All of our needs were filled By Bernard & his wife, Eudora who could not have been kinder. All of the restaurants in Oyster Bay, only a 5 minute car ride, were superb.Our day trips to Orient Beach & numerous adjacent beaches allowed our young adults to engage in parasailing & other water sports. We even went on a snorkling charter trip for a 1/2 day w/ Captain Alan which included swimming w/ sea turtles which was beyond description. Put the arches on your bucket list