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.
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!
"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."
Other Activities: Zip lines, hiking, horseback riding