Orient Bay Studio Rental Photos and Description
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,
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for children
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
Why Nick chose Orient Bay
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.
What makes this studio unique
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.
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!