LUXURY STUDIO, BEACH/POOL/KITCHENETTE, FROM $495 WK. $85 A DAY WIFI, STAR WARS

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Studio, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

BE SURE YOU CHECK OUT WHAT PAST GUESTS SAY IN THE GUESTBOOK. These independant reviews are the best way to learn more about the complex, our apartments and the way we manage them.

Situated in private gardens adjacent to a spectacular beach, our 3 apartments are the perfect blend of ECONOMY and LUXURY. Ideal for a couple's romantic getaway, laze on the beach all day (a one minute stroll away), or swim in the HUGE pool, or play tennis, or just snuggle in our exotic king sized bed. For STAR WARS fans there is the added bonus... the owner built creatures for the Classic Trilogy and every booking includes a FREE autographed photo of him building Yoda for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK! (Search Google for 'Nick, Yoda, St Martin' and see what comes up. Nick made 50 movies)

PLEASE IGNORE QUOTABLE PRICES: the VRBO system does not always accurately calculate our rates over 7 nights. Email me for an accurate quote.

We have completely renovated and upgraded our apartments with Hollywood style. With king bed, WiFi in every apartment, microwave, coffee pot, stove top, toaster, kettle, sofa bed, TV, DVD's and player, DVDs, CD player, safe, and even a hair-drier. WE SPEAK ENGLISH AND LIVE ON SITE! So you can find us if you need us to solve a problem or give advice. What more could you ask for $495.00 to $795.00 a week? (taxes included)

Because we provide high quality for low cost, our THREE identical apartments are heavily booked for popular months. OUR CALENDAR INDICATES THAT WE ARE BOOKED ONLY WHEN ALL OUR APARTMENTS ARE FULL but we often know of other apartments available in the same complex.

ADJOINING APARTMENT: communicating door can open up to accommodate larger groups of family or friends. They are one floor above ground level for added security and the grounds are patrolled by private security 24/7.

A stroll down the beach are shops and restaurants (half a mile) or we offer an economic hire car so you can explore the island. A sofa bed is available in one apartment for a child or third person.

Taxi's know the location known as Hotel Mont Vernon and we meet you at the former reception building. We have an arrangement with a car hire company at a very competitive price. They will pick you up from our location.

The apartments are located on hillside beside the beach. it is a short, pleasant, leisurely walk through private gardens (maybe 2 minutes) but not really suitable for wheelchairs or people with limited mobility.

Orient Bay aka Orient Beach aka Baie Orientale is St Martin's finest. Its a truly majestic setting with the mountains rising up all around and the islands of Green Key, Tintamarre and Pinel just off shore. The bay sweeps around an East facing blue water cove that is 2 miles long. A white powdered sand beach is protected from the Atlantic waves by a coral reef, and the sea bottom has a very gradual slope. The area has been recognized as a marine reserve, and I'm told that the snorkeling in the marine park is very good. ??The center of the beach is very developed. It is the most popular and the busiest beach on the island. Lined with tiki huts, colorful beach chairs and restaurants. There is a lot of action with many water sports facilities including parasailing, waterskiing and boat hire. Kite surfers often use this beach and its rolling waves are good for body surfing too. Here you will also find shops and restaurants, some with live bands on busy nights. You can stroll in the surf and view sun-worshippers in all shapes and sizes passing by. Strains of Salsa, Bachata, or Merengue music waft over you from the bars that dot the beach.??

The Bay is said to be made up of five beaches... Kontiki, Kakao, Bikini Beach, Waikiki and Coco Beach. But these names are used to define parts of one glorious sandy strip by referring to the nearest beach bar. In fact, Orient Bay boasts numerous restaurants, bars, shops and hotels along the beach.??At the farthest (Southern) end of the beach is Club Orient, the island´s only naturist resort. Clothing is optional in front of the Orient Club. In fact. nudity is considered permissible throughout the beach but not common at our end (a mile from Club Orient) except for early morning walkers around 8.00 am. ??We are at the QUIET NORTHERN END OF THE BEACH.

We have a fabulous pool beside the sea and Boo Boo Jam beach bar is about 200 meters away. There is a pizzeria, launderette and grocery on site and Grand Case, heralded as 'the gastronomic capital of the Caribbean' is about a mile away by road.

Keywords: Studio Apartment, affordable, Mont Vernon, pool, kitchenette, Yoda Guy,

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We just got back from an idyllic week with Nick and Gloria. We cannot say enough nice things about what great hosts they were! The place was an incredible value for what we paid and they were just a phone call away. It was great that they provided us with a cell for emergencies- had enough minutes to make a few reservations. Gloria had even stocked a few cold beers for our first evening and some great coffee for the next morning! Don't miss this incredible value and while you're there check out the zip lines at Lotorie Farm - they were amazing!
Dec 2009
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In many ways we are a normal happy couple, eager to please our guests, eager to provide an above average apartment at a lower than average price. But it's impossible to describe ourselves without mentioning that we have an international following too. We are probably best known because Nick was a key contributor to the creation of Yoda for Star Wars. But Nick made 53 movies, (Superman, Highlander, Krull etc) and there is little that we can tell you that you won't find by simply putting 'Nick Maley' or 'Gloria Maley' or YodaGuy' into google. There you'll discover that Nick is also a renowned international artist, that we are listed on Yahoo as a 'famous married couple', that a lot of our past guests like to sing our praises (as you will see if you read our guestbook too), and that Nick has a following on Twitter / StarWarsYodaGuy. If you really want to know more you should check out the websites 'AboutNickMaley' and 'thatYodaGuy'. But the best way to know us is to come stay at one of our apartments or visit us at our Philipsburg art gallery and movie museum.

Nick purchased this studio in 2007

St Martin/St Maarten stands out in the islands for several reasons...

(i) there is more to do here.

(ii) the governments spend more to upgrade the tourist product all the time.

(iii) The restaurants are plentiful and VERY good.

(iv) The duty free shopping is the best in the Caribbean.

All these reasons add up to more tourists than other islands and so it is an ideal place for us to set up our apartments.

They ask us to describe unique benefits guests enjoy while staying at our property. Unique is hard. There are other apartments close to the beach. There are other apartments with every amenity we can think of too. There are other apartments that have great style and other apartments that are a great price. MAYBE there are other apartments that provide shampoo and paper towels, beach towels and all the nicities that most owners forget. But all of these things combined... PLUS we have the highest number of 5 ***** reviews of any studio apartment in Orient Bay... PLUS staying with a Star Wars personality... now that's unique.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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Reviews

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4.9
based on 72 traveler reviews

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Luxury Studio, Beach/Pool/Kitchenette, from $495 wk. $85 a day WiFi, Star Wars
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 72 reviews
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Luxury Studio, Beach/Pool/Kitchenette, from $495 wk. $85 a day WiFi, Star Wars
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176347vb
1 721 581 3820
Orient Bay St Maarten / Saint Martin
Calgary
5

Home away from home in paradise

  • 5 of 5
Where do I start, as it was all so wonderful. We had such an amazing time in St.Maarten/St.Martin from start to finish. It all started with Gloria & Nick's thorough property and island information they provide, which is very helpful. The welcome gift basket of goodies was a great touch! The location is wonderful, on a quiet beach that's close enough to some night life. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable! Overall, we felt at home and that's a great benefit when travelling. :)
We loved the Butterfly Farm and it's super close by - Paid entry gets you free visits for a week! We enjoyed the Sunset Bar and Grill as well - Great eats with a stellar view! Having a car is a must if you're looking to explore. We drove the island and came across some beautiful beaches and gorgeous nature backdrops. SXM is the Caribbean's hidden gem! We can't wait to return and definitely plan on staying here again!!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury Studio, Beach/Pool/Kitchenette, from $495 wk. $85 a day WiFi, Star Wars
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1 721 581 3820
Orient Bay St Maarten / Saint Martin
4

Excellent location & service

Excellent location & service
  • 4 of 5
Everything is exactly as described. You couldn't ask for a better location. You are literally steps away from the best beach on the island. The welcome basket and personal visit from Gloria make this condo a step above any other. Make sure to take the time to see Nick's museum. It's incredible.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: THANKS Rocky. Look forward to seeing you again some time!

Nick
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Luxury Studio, Beach/Pool/Kitchenette, from $495 wk. $85 a day WiFi, Star Wars
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1 721 581 3820
Orient Bay St Maarten / Saint Martin
5

FIRST OF MANY MORE STAYS

  • 5 of 5
Planning a trip to St. Maarten and have come across Nick and Gloria's place to rent, you need not go any further. This was our first experience visiting St. Maarten and renting a condo. We were not the least disapponited in either. Nick and Gloria's was perfect for our week stay. It was so perfect that we are already looking forward and planning our trip and stay at Nick and Gloria's next year and many more after that. You will not be disappointed just book it already.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Luxury Studio, Beach/Pool/Kitchenette, from $495 wk. $85 a day WiFi, Star Wars
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Orient Bay St Maarten / Saint Martin
Bel Air, MD
5

Soooo Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
Gloria and Nick are very accomodating. The studio apartment is only a few steps to the large pool and gorgeous beach. Very reasonable rates. Great romantic getaway. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Luxury Studio, Beach/Pool/Kitchenette, from $495 wk. $85 a day WiFi, Star Wars
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Orient Bay St Maarten / Saint Martin
Tysons, VA
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed with Gloria and Nick in April, 2014. Everything was really, really good, very comfortable and we will go back and stay again. The room was clean, the kitchenette well organized and stocked, the facility was just as expected. Our hosts did a wonderful job describing what the experience would be and everything lived up to expectations. We had a wonderful time with no issues.
Further, the suggestions on restaurants exceeded expectations. Overall we would rate our experience above average for comfort and ease. On top of that, they were really nice people. They have our recommendation!
St. Martin is terrific for its consistent weather and reliability. The nearby beaches are fantastic. The pool is lovely. Go there and stay with Gloria and Nick for a fine vacation!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury Studio, Beach/Pool/Kitchenette, from $495 wk. $85 a day WiFi, Star Wars
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Orient Bay St Maarten / Saint Martin
Montreal
5

A week in paradise!

  • 5 of 5
We rented the upgraded studio on the ground floor, and the accommodation was ideal for a family of 3 (2 adults with one child 12 years old). The weather was perfect, and we didn't spend too much time in the room, but we enjoyed the breakfast on the patio, with a great view of the valley and the Chevrise Pond. Nothing is missing from the apartment to make you feel like home! There’s a French grocery store (Auchan) a few minutes drive from the apartment, where everything is in EUR, otherwise you have 'Le Grand Marché' supermarket with prices in USD, but not as close as the French store.
Gloria is a wonderful and helpful host, giving us a lot of tips on shopping, attractions, very useful when it’s the first time you visit St Martin. We rented the car from Monnel through Gloria. The rental company is Courtesy and they have a booth at the airport shared with another company: U-Save (the actual rental place is outside the airport, but they waited for us at the airport and provided us with transportation).
We went to Phillipsburg for a day trip, and visited Nick’s exhibit, a must-see for the Star Wars fans!!!

We can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
to Pinel Island
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Orient Beach
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Boo Boo Jam

Adjacent to spectacular Orient Beach. Beach bars, restaurants and watersports are a stroll away along St. Martin's most celebrated beach. Also nearby is horse riding, a butterfly farm and rum factory. One mile to Grand Case, a village of restaurants described as the culenary capital of the Caribbean.

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Availability & Rates

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Orient Bay Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low season
May 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$100
$550
 
 
special
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$95
$495
 
 
low season
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
4 night minimum stay
$100
$550
 
 
high season
Dec 21 2014 - Mar 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$155
$850
 
 
mid season
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$125
$695
 
 
low season
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$100
$550
 
 
special
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$95
$495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes PRICES QUOTED = 1-2 ADULTS & 1 child. $15 a day for each extra occupant.
Prior to reservation: subject to change without notice.
Bookings over a week: Apply the weekly rate to the first 7 nights and the daily rate to each extra night.
Deposits protect us against turning down other potential clients, then having guests not show. So 50% deposit paid at time of reservation by any major credit card via paypal. Balance by cash upon arrival. Confirmation of your reservation is automated and goes to whatever email address you use to make the paypal payment. We advise you to email saying you made a payment to ensure we received it.
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Amenities

Amenities

Orient Bay Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Budget
General:
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1) All studios have king sized beds plus SINGLE sofa bed, Baby Cribs (1) Small crib with one set of bedding and bumper suitable for an infant (36x24 inch), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) one apartment has a 3 seat sofa converts to small single bed. Might accommodate two SMALL children. One at each end. The other has a full sofa bed which can accomodate two.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • zoo
  • bay/sound
  • pond
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
Notes:
24/7 security, private grounds adjacent to beach, owned by Star Wars personality,
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