Here is your chance to enjoy paradise with your friends or family. Located in the up-scale section of the Dutch side of St. Maarten, this condo has everything you will need to feel at home while enjoying the custom services of the best hotels. Condo #301 is one of the most luxurious units at Princess Heights with breath taking views of the blue Atlantic Ocean and the most spectacular views of the French island of St. Barths.
This privately owned condo offers a main office where you check in just like in a hotel but enjoy the conveniences of individual living. The professional and courteous staff offers regular housekeeping services and property maintenance where the management lives on site. This is the only privately owned condo at Princess Heights that includes weekly housekeeping in it's rates to insure it's cleanliness. Condo #301 is a 2 bedroom suite with king size beds, the most comfortable pillow top mattresses, walk-in closets, satellite TV in each bedroom and each bedroom has its own balcony for the special views this condo offers. There are 2 full baths with Italian marble showers and a jet tub in the master bath.
The fully equipped kitchen offers brand new, state of the art stainless steel Whirlpool appliances and all the utensils you will need for a 5 course gourmet dinner or just a midnight snack. The kitchen countertops are all polished granite. Adjacent to the kitchen is an area with a washing machine. The dining room/living room area contains a dining room set to comfortably sit 4 for dinner. There is also an area on the main terrace that will also sit 4 for that special dinner under star filled moonlit skies listening to the gentle waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The living room area contains a sofa that will fold out to a full size bed that will sleep 2. The living room also offers satellite flat screen TV with a DVD player, I-Pod docking station with CD player and FM radio capability. To top it all off the entire condo has Italian marble flooring for the ultimate in luxury!
We have been coming to St. Maarten/St. Martin every year for the past 27 years. Our life long dream was to own a home in paradise and we have been fortunate enough to be able to do it. Now we want to share our love for this beautiful island and its most friendly people with others.
Sal & Cindy Ardigliano purchased this condo in 2005
During our many years coming to St. Maarten/St. Martin we stayed at many locations but our favorite has always been Dawn Beach. The sunrise at this spot is fabulous! We were regulars at the former Dawn Beach Resort (and later Scavenger's Bar) and watched as Princess Heights was being built. Its location and the quality of construction impressed us enough that when the time came to purchase property, this community and especially suite #301 was our clear choice.
We enjoy the quiet, peaceful surroundings, the warm blue Atlantic Ocean and the gentle sea breeze. We love entertaining our family, grandchildren and friends in paradise. While enjoying these benefits we also know that we are only a short distance from all the other attractions the island has to offer.
We visited St Marteen over the Christmas holidays and had a great time. The island of course is beautiful with many options for spending a day on the beach with endless opportunities for water fun. The condo itself was large and has amazing views, especially the afternoon that we were lucky enough to see a rainbow out on the horizon toward St Bart's. With two couples it was the perfect choice for privacy, with each couple enjoying their own bathroom and balcony, and for being together in the common areas for meals or playing a game.
The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs. We had a couple of hiccups with maintenance issues but the staff and owner were extremely responsive once made aware and went out of their way to make our stay more enjoyable. These things unfortunately can happen but the response to our concerns was the key to saving the trip!
We would highly recommend the 6 hour snorkel boat trip out of Oyster Bay with Captain Alan's team. Our captain for the day was Francois and we were lucky to spend the day with him and his top notch first mate. On our Capt Alan's trip we saw sea turtles, barracuda, conch shells and much more plus got to visit Creole Rock and Pinel Island. Mullett Bay was our favorite snorkeling spot on the island. That is where we saw tons of fish, plus sharks, rays and even an octopus. Snorkeling was great around the Tiki Hut, although we swam out from the Little Bay Beach rather than paying to go to the Hut itself. My husband also went scuba diving twice with Scuba Fun Dive Center. A great experience for him while finishing his certification.
Great dinner spots of Pineapple Pete's, SkipJacks and many more but our favorite was at Le Soleil in Grand Case on the French side. It was one of the best meals any of us could remember and our server Coco was a delight! Best value we found on food was at the Sunset Bar and Grill right by the airport which offered an opportunity for food and drinks while watching spectators get blown away by the jets as they took off.
We would recommend both St Marteen and this condo as we had an exceptional week over all and would love to return one day!
The condo could not have been a better fit for our vacation to St. Maarten! Dawn Beach is a great location and in my opinion is one of the best spots to stay on the island. The condo was exactly as pictured, spacious, clean, and comfortable. A little home away from home. My husband and I enjoyed breakfast and coffee in the morning on the balcony overlooking the pool and with a great ocean view of St. Barts. We liked being able to walk next door to the Westin and enjoy Dawn Beach and had some great meals in Oyster Pond at Big Fish. A rental car is a must on the island and we spent time at Orient Beach and a great day on Pinel Island. Sal was helpful in answering our questions and making suggestions for our stay. We had an amazing experience and will definitely stay again on our next trip to St. Maarten.
Our family (2 adults and 2 teenage daughters) had a chance to visit many areas and beaches around the island during our spring break visit, and we all agreed that Sal and Cindy's condo at Dawn Beach was the ideal spot to call home during our stay. Large and nicely appointed (better even than the pictures) with a great veranda and a spectacular view of the ocean. The location was perfect, away from the crowded areas and the cruise swarms, but providing easy access to those areas when the urge came to us. After talking to several fellow travelers during the week, we also came to learn that our condo was a great value compared to others.
Dawn Beach proved to be a perfect "home beach" (and we also fell in love with the family oriented Le Galion Beach 15 minutes away). We would highly recommend St Maarten and this condo to anyone seeking a true island experience. Thanks to Sal and Cindy for their many acts of assistance.
A few tips and recommendations -- first, a car is essential during your stay, and be prepared for an "interesting" driving experience; second, try Loterie Farm for a great off-water destination; third, consider a day-long sailboat cruise (we loved Random Wind); finally, take the hike to Happy Bay Beach on the French Side, it's secluded, breathtakingly beautiful and well worth the effort.
We (2 adult couples) stayed at this wonderful condo last week in April 2011. Sal was easy to work with and extremely accomodating. No question was bothersome and he was eager to give you suggestions for your stay. Dawn Beach is a very nice beach and easy walk from the condo, but as others indicated it is nice to have a car so you can tour the island and the other beaches St. Marteen has to offer.
The condo is exactly as the pictures show, very clean and spacious. It is your home away from home with beautiful views. We went to the market and bought breakfast food for the week, then would take a nice walk to work it off. The people are very friendly and we felt extremely safe everywhere we went. At night, we would take a stroll to Busby's for Pizza.
This is a great place to visit... ENJOY
Stayed with my husband and another couple...the condo was everything Sal says it is. The staff is very helpful, the condo is spacious, stylish and immaculate. We took advantage of the kitchen, cooking breakfast and preparing appetizers for our daily Happy Hour. The views from every room are amazing, the Westin is right next door, beautiful pool and great restaurants. Dawn beach is beautiful and peaceful. Would recommend renting a car to see all of the islands beautiful beaches...or you could spend the time in the Dawn beach area. Sal was most helpful in booking the condo and making recommendations for our trip. Already saving our frequent flyer miles to return!
Loved the condo, loved St. Maarten/St Martin! We (two adults and two college aged sons) vacationed over winter break. The condo was spacious, clean, and quite accommodating.There was plenty of family space and very nice sized bedrooms and bathrooms for privacy. Beautiful view from the balcony! The location is awesome; easy to get everywhere! We spent time on both sides of the island and visited many beaches, restaurants, etc. The staff at Princess Heights was very friendly and helpful. We'd love to visit again!