Chris Farrell

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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
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3 Bedrooms, 3.75 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

On Island Time is a new, luxury villa in the gated community of The Villas at Oyster Pond. Designed with living space that flows seamlessly from inside to the exterior terraces and balconies over marble floors, this vacation villa makes the guest feel at home in the beauty of a Caribbean hillside. From the moment you drive through the automated driveway gate, every amenity and our concierge will afford you the comforts of home, yet make you feel as though you are truly on ''island time.''

A short drive to the bottom of the hill brings the convenience of Dawn Beach (traditionally described as one of the island's best snorkeling spots), the Westin Resort and Casino with spa, and several bars, restaurants, and small markets.

Within the villa, each large bedroom features a king sized bed, luxury bedding, air conditioning, ceiling fan, large closet with shelving, safe, marble/stone bath with walkin shower, and direct access to the pool deck and living room with 42in. HDTV/DVD/stereo.

Comfort Time: All bedrooms offer sliding doors to a private terrace on which to read or enjoy a morning cup of coffee as you watch the sun rise. Local original artwork throughout the house completes the sense that you are relaxing in a Caribbean oasis.

Every bedroom suite in Villa On Island Time affords a spectacular 4-island view, its own private terrace for ''alone time'' but with direct access to the large infinity pool via two exterior marble staircases. The living area floorplan allows for both private time for couples, yet offers plenty of open space and access for family time as well.

The generous infinity pool boasts a wide view of 4 islands as you float on the plush rafts. Relax on the exterior canopied bed, read a novel on one of the cushioned chaises, or dine at the outside table with umbrella to the music of the interior/exterior speakers and the built-in iPod dock after cooking in the gourmet kitchen or grilling snapper from one of the local markets.

Luxury Time: On Island Time comes with a local cell phone (guest can purchase prepaid time cards at any grocery), wifi access, LCD TV in living room and all bedroom suites, beach towels, emergency standby generator, wine refrigerator, iron and ironing board, front-loading washer/dryer, hairdryer in each bathroom, housekeeper weekdays, and a property manager on call 24/7 after meeting you at the airport to ensure you remain on island time throughout your stay. Activities, spa treatments, grocery delivery, restaurant reservations, car rentals, or any other special requests can be catered to at an additional charge. On Island Time is protected from rodents and other pests by 3 island cats that are exclusively outdoors on the grounds. Guests with severe allergies may be accommodated on request by housing these sentries off-site during their stay.

Please inquire.

On Island Time: Why spend your vacation dollars at another pricey, generic resort when you can enjoy the privacy, space, and luxury of your own private tropical estate without compromising on personal services? Instead, choose to make this luxurious, staffed villa designed by vacationers FOR vacationers your Caribbean Holiday home!

Don't settle...settle in On Island Time!

More Details
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
"This villa, nestled in the hillside of Oyster Pond Estates, provided a fabulous homebase for our week in St. Maarten. While it was amazing to have the place to ourselves, it really would be an ideal villa for two or three couples, as all of the bedrooms are quite private and have their own bathrooms. While the villa itself features clean, modern stylings and comfortable decor, what you are really paying for is the absolutely spectacular outdoor area with the infinity pool and garden looking out over lush hillsides and the sea. Photos do not do it justice. This was our first time traveling to St. Maarten and we found the location of the villa to be just perfect. Less than 15 minutes away from bustling Phillipsburgh, literally a couple hundred yards away from the Dutch/French border of the island, and close to some of the best restaurants we ate at during our stay. You'll find everything you need in the villa, from blenders to bug spray, and we even had a lovely food basket with some beer and sangria waiting for us in the fridge upon our arrival. My favorite amenities: - The pool and backyard, with its incredible view, complete privacy, and some cushy touches like an amazing canopy bed perfect for sunbathing and napping - Amazing master bathroom with double sinks - Gourmet kitchen and grill Things travelers should be aware of: - The road up to the villa through the hills can be a bit uneven and steep, but we had a compact Hyundai rental car and it didn't have any problems. In fact, a smaller car made turning into the driveway easier. - The villa has 3 cats who keep the grounds free from pests, and probably do a great job to boot. If you or someone you are traveling with has allergies, kindly inform the property manager prior to your trip and they will have the cats removed for the duration of your stay. The cats came as a bit of a surprise to us, and my partner is allergic, but Samantha, our property manager, was quick to take them away with no issue. All in all, a truly wonderful place. We would absolutely stay here again."
Nov 2011
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Chris Farrell

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Speaks french, english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
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Private Tropical Villa With Infinity Pool, No Luxury Spared, and 5-Island View
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Private Tropical Villa With Infinity Pool, No Luxury Spared, and 5-Island View
Oyster Pond St Maarten / Saint Martin


  • 5 of 5
This is our 4th stay at On Island Time and it never disappoints. My family and I feel like it's our second home. Some of our friends and family suggest that we visit a new island and try something different. Why would we do that when we know we have a beautiful CLEAN house to stay at with 3 cats to greet us! My husband works hard and when it's time to relax, this is where he wants to be. No stress, no questions, just easy. It's so much better than a hotel as you have your own pool and full kitchen. We love making a few dinners at home while the kids swim. The location is perfect. You can easily access restaurants and beaches on the Dutch or French side during the day and then enjoy peace and quiet at night. I can't say enough good things about On Island Time. Thanks again for another wonderful stay. We will be back!! :)
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Private Tropical Villa With Infinity Pool, No Luxury Spared, and 5-Island View
Oyster Pond St Maarten / Saint Martin


  • 5 of 5
Choosing a place to enjoy your vacation is the key to making your time away awesome and we certainly picked the right spot! The house was perfect for our group which include a Mom, Dad, 13 yr old boy, 11 yr old girl and Mother/Mother in Law. Inside the house we had everything we needed - blow dryers, beach towels, appliances, fully stocked kitchen, beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. The living area is a great place to congregate, when you aren't using the outside deck space, which is abundant. The whole family enjoyed the pool and views from the backyard, we even saw an incredible rainbow on one early morning.

We used the St. Maartin Shop and Drop grocery service and it was great to have our groceries at the house when we arrived - we used the grill several nights. All the people that work with the villa are professional and helpful - we were so very pleased with our choice.

During the days we found a Butterfly Farm, Nature Preserve, Zip Lining and a trip to PInel Island to keep us busy. The restaurants offer some of the best food around, whether close by in Dawn Beach or over in Marigot - you can't go wrong.

If you have the opportunity to visit the island, consider this magical spot, you won't be sorry.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Private Tropical Villa With Infinity Pool, No Luxury Spared, and 5-Island View
Oyster Pond St Maarten / Saint Martin


  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay On Island Time. We previously stayed the year before for 2 weeks in February. We are hooked. The home is beautiful and perfect for our family of 4. My kids are attached to the cats that live outside. The first thing they do every morning is go outside to give the cats some treats. It's rare to find a place to vacation that actually feels like home. The property is being maintained and is always spotless. The kitchen has everything you need. It was great to take a break from eating out and have a family grill-out by the pool. The views are amazing and the location is perfect. It is easy to get to all of the beaches and downtown Phillipsburg. We've only been home a few days and have already booked our next trip. Thank you On Island Time for keeping this family warm and happy during cold Chicago winters!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Private Tropical Villa With Infinity Pool, No Luxury Spared, and 5-Island View
Oyster Pond St Maarten / Saint Martin


  • 5 of 5
Perfection- the only word to use when describing this perfectly placed vacation villa.
This was my first time renting a vacation home and the process was seamless and easy. Chris quickly responded to all of my emails and was very detailed in his responses. He and Samantha (property manager) saved the day when my flight was delayed getting to St. Maarten. I called Chris and he quickly took action and called Samantha. She met the group and kept them occupied for the couple hours that we were delayed. They all met us at the airport just as we arrived. It was calming to know that Chris and Samantha were handling the “behind the scenes” details and I loved Chris’ instructions to me to “have a safe flight getting down and relax and have fun,” it really did put my mind at ease and I didn’t worry about another thing! The drive to the home from the airport was about 40 minutes, not a bad drive at all. Once arriving to On Island Time you are in awe of the spectacular view and luxuriousness of the house. The house has everything you would need to feel at home. The kitchen had all modern appliances, there was an indoor/outdoor audio system for your iPod, AC units in all bedrooms, laundry, grill, pool (which was great to float around in after a day in the sun) and plenty of areas to just lounge around and relax. Not to mention the property is exquisitely maintained and landscaped in a secured neighborhood (the house also has a gated entrance and security system). Each couple had their own Master suite equipped with a TV, plenty of storage space and safe. Chris had a welcome bag with little treats in it as well which was a nice touch. Samantha went over the “things to know” list about the house and a cell phone was provided. The house does have WiFi, this was nice for the iPad we had, it made it super easy to look up directions, but you will be fine to get around with just a map (which the house has plenty). Housekeeping came on Tuesday and Thursday and the pool was cleaned during the week as well. There were plenty of beach towels and bath towels at the house as well. I highly recommend lunch at Au Petite Cafe on Old Street in Philipsburg and the short hike to Peak de Paradis (see if you can spot On Island Time). I hope to return to On Island Time again to enjoy this another "perfect" vacation! Thanks again Chris!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Private Tropical Villa With Infinity Pool, No Luxury Spared, and 5-Island View
Oyster Pond St Maarten / Saint Martin


  • 5 of 5
My family had the pleasure to stay at On Island Time for 10 nights. We have two children. This villa was PERFECT. It was immaculate. I'm a clean freak and have stayed at 5 star hotels and complained. The home is well kept and spotless thanks to the amazing house keeper. It is laid out perfectly with two bedrooms on one level and the master suite on another. The views are beautiful....the entire outside area is perfect and includes a pool, huge table, grill, large grass area and plenty of lounge chairs. We were a little worried about the location but after spending 10 days on the island and getting to know the area, it's the best location to be. You are 10 minutes away from downtown Phillipsburg and 10 minutes away from Orient Bay. The neighborhood the Villa is in has amazing restaurants and a grocery store. The owner was very respnsive to our questions and made us feel at home. He has thought of EVERYTHING to make your stay perfect. Samantha is the property manager and meets you at the airport. She was very nice and checked in on us several times to make sure everything was OK.

To summarize, this was the best vacation that we have had (we travel 2-3 times a year). All of us were in tears when we left (ok, maybe not my husband, but he was sad). My kids are already asking when we can go back. I can't imagine staying anywhere else. On Island Time will be our only destinatioin in the future and we will definately be back soon!!
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at On Island Time! Roselia, the housekeeper, and Samantha are invaluable to the property and each guest's vacation, so it is great to see their efforts are appreciated!

The villa regularly adds comforts and new amenities, so we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Private Tropical Villa With Infinity Pool, No Luxury Spared, and 5-Island View
Oyster Pond St Maarten / Saint Martin


  • 5 of 5
On Island Time is a beautifully decorated and cared for home. The property is spotless, exquisitely decorated, and comfortable both inside and outside. We were met at our rental car desk by property manager Samantha who helped us to the home, walked us through it and answered any questions we had. She was able to point out great beaches, restaurants, and markets. Three outdoor cats come with the house; they will cuddle with you if you want and simply feeding them each day is the only requirement. The pool is small but stunning, the outdoor lounge chairs are fabulous for sunning or napping. The kitchen is beautiful and is fine for basic cooking. The house is up a VERY steep hill (with beautiful views) and the driveway is also steep. If these are not issues for you, this is the house of your dreams. Excellent TV, sound system, comfortable beds, beautiful linens and pillows, plentiful bath and beach towels, gorgeous bathrooms, twice a week maid service as well as pool and garden service. Screen doors allow for fabulous evening breezes and ceiling fans allow comfortable sleeping conditions. Can't rave enough about this beautiful property minutes from restaurants and beaches. Would love to return! Restaurant recommendations: Captain Olivers, Mr. Busby's, Zee Best Bakery, Serafina. Tiki Hut Snorkel Park for great snorkeling. Orient Beach not to be missed- fun parasailing and banana boats. Marigot market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings for fruit and spices. Each beach has a different flavor with bars, shopping and restaurants. Don't miss the Guavaberry rum!
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Hope to host you again soon. As an aside, guests can feed the cats if they wish, but Samantha will stop by daily to do so for those who prefer otherwise. In addition, those with severe allergies that are concerned even outdoor cats may pose a problem can arrange to have the cats relocated during their stay, upon request.


Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Princess Juliana Airport
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Dawn Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Zip lines, hiking, horseback riding


Availability & Rates


Oyster Pond Villa Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%


  • $2825-$4750/week
  • 1-4 People (Dec 1,2013-April 15,2014) .. $4000/week | 5-6 People .. $4750/week.
    1-4 People (Apr 16,2013-December 13, 2013) .. $2825/week | 5-6 People .. $3525/week.
    Christmas/New Year Holiday 2013 .............. $5500/week.
    Rates include housekeeper and the villa's concierge services.
    5 night minimum rental; 7 night minimum Christmas and New Year Holidays;
    All rates presume bedroom double occupancy. Please inquire regarding use of 3 bedrooms for fewer than 5 people.
    All rates subject to change until confirmed by deposit.
    VISA/MC via Homeaway Secure Payment, AMEX via Paypal

  • Dates Available: Year Round


Oyster Pond Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Ultraviolet - toilet , shower , Marble, Body jets and handheld
    Blue Sky - toilet , shower , Walk-in stone/marble shower
    Sea Green - toilet , shower , Walk-in stone/marble shower
    Powder room - toilet , Marble
    Pool Bath/Changing Room - toilet , Marble, No need to enter villa to change
  • All bathrooms offer marble and stone surfaces, granite counters topping glass counter-height sinks, walk-in showers, and personal hair dryers. In addition, the giant Master Bathroom features dual bowl sinks, as well as shower with traditional faucet, hand-held, and body spray jets. Exterior half bathroom for easy pool access and changing.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Blue Sky - 1 king
    Sea Green - 1 king
    Air Mattress available - 1 queen , On request
  • All bedroom suites feature king-sized beds, luxury bedding, ceiling fan, air conditioning, 32' LCD cable TV, private terrace, open outdoor access to pool and common terraces via sliding doors, large closets with shelving and ample hanging space, original artwork, and private full baths.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Raft
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
All bedrooms air conditioned, cell phone provided for guest use via purchased time cards. Monitored ADT alarm system with dedicated private response. Gated community with on-site security 24/7. Automated driveway gate with remote. Cell phone provided for guest use (time cards can be widely purchased at grocery and convenience stores). Laundry closet with washer/dryer and iron. 45-inch LCD cable TV with DVD in Living Room. 32' LCD cable TV in each bedroom. Interior and Exterior wired speaker system with built-in Ipod dock. Large, shelved kitchen pantry with built-in wine refrigerator. Pantry can be stocked with groceries for guest arrival with prior notice and at a nominal cost above the cost of items. Please inquire if interested. Free Wifi access. Automatic emergency standby generator. Villa On Island Time is a non-smoking villa. Please refrain from smoking inside and take care not to damage upholstery and terraces if choosing to smoke outdoors. Thanks!