Enjoy one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean.. After vacationing on St. Martin for twenty years, we discovered this lovely quiet spot and knew we had to call it home. Now we are welcoming visitors to our Caribbean Paradise. Enjoy quiet mornings with the birds singing or take an early morning stroll or dip on beautiful, two mile long, white sand Simpson Bay Beach, directly off our pool deck, steps from our large private ground floor lanai. Snorkel directly 'out back' on the beach where you can also jet ski or kayak (or rent a yacht for the day). Every day is a fabulous parade of yachts sailing across Simpson Bay and every night divine sunsets. Nature’s show is really spectacular! You really never have to leave the property but then you would miss the plethora of terrific restaurants, casinos, gyms and other activities our “neighborhood” has to offer.
I DIDNT WANT TO GO HOME!
The time flies by too quickly when there are so many things to do! One day was a trip to Anguilla. Another was spent on Baie Longue with massages at La Samanna.
Orient Beach is always a "must do", but hitting Zee Best and hanging between your place was Karakters was perfect! Thanks to you and Eric for your hospitality.
You really have an ideal location!
Our first time in St. Maarten and first time in a Caribbean condo rental -both amazing!
The condo was in walking distance to restaurants and shops and a short drive to the airport.
A perfect beachfront rental; steps to the pool and beach.
Excellent communication with the owner; she was always quick to respond and provided a lot of information about the island.
We will definitely return and would highly recommend this rental property.
This was by far the nicest place we have stayed at in our 12 visits to SXM. The best part of this beautiful furnished condo is the location. It’s right on Simpson Bay Beach and a 5-minute walk to Mary’s Boon and Karakter Beach Bars. The beach was very private and some of the best snorkeling is just a few feet from the beach. Also, there is an abandoned barge that is partially submerged just off shore and an easy swim with fins, which affords some spectacular opportunities to see a large variety of fish.
The condo itself is perfect with two large bedrooms, extremely comfortable beds, 2 full baths, a well-equipped kitchen with plenty of dishes, cooking utensils and appliances. The furnishings are in great shape and very comfortable. We really did not spend much time inside during our two-week stay. Luckily, we had fantastic weather and most of our time was spent outside at the pool and/or beach. Though, the other occupants of this small complex share the pool and beach, and most of the time we were the only ones at the pool or on the beach. There is plenty of parking and we liked the security of the electric gate. We felt very safe and secure during our stay.
We did visit a few other beaches, Friars Bay Beach, Le Gallian, Grand Case and Mullet Bay. We also visited Marigot and climbed the hill Fort Saint Louis, Lotiere Farms, sailed to Tintamare with Captain Neil aboard the Celine, diving in Grand Case with Octopus Diving Center, and took Bluebeard Charters to Anguilla where we met the famous Bankie Banx at his Dune Preserve. Bankie is a famous reggae star that has performed with Jimmy Buffett. Wherever we ventured, we always looked forward to returning the condo, enjoying a cocktail, watching the boats pass by and listening to the waves on the beach. It is truly a very peaceful and relaxing location.
There are several restaurants that are close enough to walk to, although, we chose to drive. Places we dined at include, Pizza Galley, Jimbo’s, Pineapple Pete’s, Mary’s Boon, Karakter’s, Buccaneer Beach Bar, and the Ocean Grill on Wednesday nights for all you can eat ribs (YUM). For our farewell dinner we tried the new Sushiito Restaurant at the Princess Port de Plaisance casino. It was fabulous!!
We truly enjoyed this trip to SXM more than any of our prior trips and are certain that is attributed to the accommodations, location, and the fact that we were dealing with a very informative, responsive and caring owner. It was a pleasur
Beautiful, comfortable, clean, well kept condo. Couldn't be closer to the pool and beach yet quiet and private. Very well located close to airport, car rentals and all basic shopping. Maintenance and management very accomodating. Our favorite attraction was the Phillipsburg Beachfront Promenade and shopping. We would definitely do it again and recommend it to our friends.
We came out for an 8 day family vacation (3 adults). We had a tremendous time! This location is outstanding! Before coming out, we were a bit hesitant regarding the planes, but that was shortlived, as the planes didn't interrupt us at all. We liked being able to see the cruise ships, yachts, and sailboats come and go through the bay as we sat on our patio or poolside. It was so nice to be able to choose between the pool and the ocean, or a bit of both. Also - the area to the west of the condo is what we called "the park" was a nice surprise with tables and lounge chairs for snacktime, lunch breaks, mojitos (of course), reading, napping, playing cards. It is under the beautiful trees, and has a great breeze - we really enjoyed that space, and it seemed to be unusual for properties around to have that little added bonus.
We toured the island and really felt lucky to be at this place, as it was much more green and lush than other locations. The convenience of the condo - with full kitchen, bathtub, wifi, housekeeping, pool, a/c, comfy beds, etc. etc. was great. The staff was there daily to tend the grounds and the pool, which were immaculate. It was great to have the ability to walk to the grocery store in 2 minutes, or go to "Atlantico" for morning baked goods, or a bit further down to other restaurants or beach bars on the water. It was nice to take morning strolls or swims. The sunsets were always amazing, and we made it a point to be home and on the grounds to watch the sun go down from the condo. If we had questions, the manager tended to them immediately. We had friendly neighbors that made it fun to visit with and compare notes on where everyone went off to for the day.
This condo is extremely quiet and private. We felt like we had our own pool and our own beach. Johanna, the owner, was so great at providing information before our trip, and while we were at the property. She has a file full of local recommendations that were golden.
We give it a big thumbs up! We would definitely come back here! Great place, great amenities, great location, GREAT!
We were very pleased with this property. It is located on a long white sand beach close to the airport and shopping facilities. The apartment has two bedrooms and was immaculate with comfortable furniture and well equipped modern kitchen and bathrooms.
The apartment is so convenient. It is on the ground floor of a small building, and you can park right outside the entry door. Once inside the apartment you can step out through a sliding glass door to a patio that overlooks the swimming pool and the beach. Two steps down from the patio, and you are poolside. Walk around the pool, and you are on the soft sand of a beach with a safe swimming right there. We stayed in a busy season but the beach was quiet and uncrowded. Most of the time we had the pool to ourselves too. There's a dining area in the apartment but we preferred to eat on the patio with its loverly views of the beach water and distant yachts and even the occasional cruise ship. A couple of blocks back from the apartment is a main street that has lots of restaurants, bars, tour offices, car rentals, and the like. It's a small island and well worth exploring.
We thought the apartment was ideal for our beach getaway from the frozen north. We especially appreciated the fact that it's in a small, quiet building, and not some huge condo with crowds milling around. The owner was responsive to all our questions and could not have been more helpful.
We (my wife & I & our two boys, nine & 12) stayed here for two weeks. This is our third trip to the Caribbean, our first to St. Maarten.
We picked this place on the recommendation the friend of a friend, for which we will be eternally grateful. The pictures on the website don't do this place justice.
The condo is situated right on beautiful and surprisingly deserted Simpson Bay beach. The most striking thing is the way you can step from the living room and onto the lanai, then two steps down to the pool deck and then two steps to the beach.
Most days, the sea was quite calm and we had no compunctions about allowing our kids, under our careful supervision of course, to swim and snorkel there.
The Condo is exquisitely clean and beautifully done. The kitchen has everything anyone could need . The washer dryer was a bonus but we never got to use it as the wonderful maid, whose services were included and came almost every day, did all of our laundry.
The owner, Johanna, couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. She's been a travel agent for 30 years and has been coming to St. Maarten for just about as long. She knows everything and everyone and willingly shared her knowledge with us. She made some fabulous recommendations for dining and recreation. She was even kind enough to arrange a rental car.
Our first week we drove around quite a bit and visited the various beaches and scenic wonders, but by the time the second week rolled around, we hardly left the condo and its neighborhood. We didn't see the need, spending most of our days sitting by the pool underneath the sheltering palms. Our two boys played basketball at the public court just around the corner with ”local” kids when they weren’t in the pool or on the beach. The neighborhood is safe and everyone we ran into on our daily walks was friendly.
The master bedroom looks out onto the beach and we slept with the lanai door open, enjoying the sea breezes and the comforting sounds of the ocean beating against the shore. My wife and I never slept better in our lives.
I wouldn't hesitate going back nor recommending this condo to anyone seeking an idyllic island vacation retreat.
Beachfront on tranquil 2½ mile, crescent shaped Simpson Bay Beach, one of the most beautiful bays in the Caribbean. Accessible via a quiet Caribbean road with churches and schools and a real 'neighborhood' feel. Walking distance to over 20 restaurants and 3 Casinos. Walk to excellent shopping (both Duty Free & grocery). Located 5 minutes from the airport, 15 minutes to the French Capitol of Marigot (great food and shopping), 20 minutes to the Dutch Capitol of Philipsburg (fantastic Duty free shopping), 20 minutes to sleepy Grande Case Beach (the Culinary Capitol of the Caribbean) and 30 minutes to trendy and fabulous Orient Beach. Why you would want to venture to another beach is beyond us but there are 10 other beaches within 10 minutes drive (including world renowned Mullet Bay beach which is 5 minutes drive away).The location affords fabulous views across the Sea to the island of Saba and offers truly amazing sunsets right off your private poolside lanai.
Other Activities: snorkling right off beach, jet ski, kayaking,' Rhino' and much more.
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