BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE VILLA, STAFF ON SITE

Suzanne

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE VILLA, STAFF ON SITE

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Oyster Pond Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 6 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

A spacious family villa, this property is ideally suited for multi-generational vacations. Equipped with a variety of children's toys and books as well as an extensive beach library for everyone else. This property is sure to have something to amuse everyone. The private pool on the deck allows for quick dips day and night. Dawn Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, is just a 7 minute walk away. This is a downhill walk and is quite quick, but the walk back is up hill and will take at least twice as long. Dawn Beach will give you access to some of the best snorkeling on the island. At the far end of this beach you can walk to a gourmet dinner and gambling at the Westin Hotel.

All the beaches on Saint Maarten have public access. Some are deserted, but many have both beach bars as well as activities, including a variety of water sport equipment rental. Every day you can go to a different beach. Remember to pick up the most recent Discover magazine in the airport when you arrive. There is usually one at the villa if you forget.

A duty free port, SXM has some great bargain shopping. Phillipsburg has a large selection of beautiful jewelry and watches as well as a long boardwalk on a lovely beach. You can swim and shop and go to happy hour all in one spot. Marigot, on the French side has European designer shopping as well as a large outdoor market. This is also where you can get the ferry to Anguilla for a day trip.

Saint Maarten has many excursions available - from sailing on a 10 meter America's Cup yacht to a tour on a Pirate Ship. Fishing, sailing, windsurfing, Jet skiing, snorkeling and scuba diving and para sailing are all easily accessible on the island. There is an activity for everyone. Ferries leave from various locations to the islands of Anguilla and St. Barth. Both islands are fun for a day trip. The St. Barth ferry leaves from Captain Olivers, just across the pond, every Wednesday. The Anguilla ferry leaves from Marigot daily.

A minute drive away is the best baby beach on the island, Galion Beach/Coconut Grove. As we affectionately call it, Coco Lobo, is just past the Butterfly Farm, where you can witness an impressive display of Lepidopterology and botany in the early mornings as the butterflies break out of their cocoons. Coco Lobo is also a popular kite sailing local; always exciting to watch.

Fiddler's Green has spacious living areas including a dinning room table that seats 12, everyone can come together in the evening to share their various adventures. The villa boasts a beautiful view across the ocean to St. Barths. Even at night the view can't be beat twinkling lights of this French island.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Suzanne (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks english, french

About Suzanne

Born in the USA, we moved to Montreal, Canada in the 1960's. We have the splendid privilege to enjoy some of the best skiing on the East coast and then fly down to Saint Maarten to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean! Building our own house meant that we can travel with our dogs too. Life is good!

Suzanne purchased this villa in 1996

Why Suzanne chose Oyster Pond

Situated on the eastern border between Dutch/French Saint Maarten we are located in an area developed for villas. We avoid the extremely tourist areas without losing any convenience. Just 10 minutes from Phillipsburg everything we need is nearby. The French side has great restaurants and excellent convenience stores; French baguettes, croissants and pain au chocolate every morning.

What makes this villa unique

With a spectacular view of the beach and ocean and the gentle trade winds our home is a true paradise. Even at night we have the twinkling lights of St. Barths in our sites. A private garden behind the house is a great place for morning coffee and if you are lucky maybe you can find some fresh lemons or limes. Even visiting several times a year there is always something new to discover on the island of Sint Maarten - St.Martin. This is truly a tourist paradise with an endless variety of activities and so many beautiful beaches it is impossible to 'do it all' in one trip.

The villa invites you to relax and enjoy your stay. You will find complimentary 'starter' groceries in the kitchen, milk, eggs, bread, butter so you can enjoy your arrival with breakfast for your first morning already at hand.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for the use of your beautiful home. The setting and view are spectacular and Moreen and Justin are very gracious. As the 10 of us sit here on the deck our last morning, it is very quiet. No one wants to leave in a few hours. We have had a wonderful vacation - and we are all still friends after a week of togetherness!
Jan 1999
  • 1 of 5

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 10 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews
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Oyster Pond St Maarten / Saint Martin
Pittsburgh
4

Beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5
My family of six, children ages 18,16,14 and 11 stayed for a week. Great setting and we never got tired of the view. The house is spacious and the pool/deck is wonderful. The pictures are accurate. It is very comforting having a staff on site and Maureen was great. The house is on a hillside which provides the great view, so there is a bit of a steep walk to the beach. The beach at Oyster Pond is very small and we would highly recommend the beach at Orient Bay which is a short drive. Busby's is a great little beach bar with good breakfeasts. Would also highly recommend a yacht rental at SXM. Pricey, but worth it and Pinel Island is a great place for lunch. The location was great as it was also a short drive to Phillipsburg. The only minor downside of the house is that the family room was very warm even at night. It is not air-conditioned which is understandable given the shortages on the island. The ocean breezes never seemed to cool the room down which during the day didnt matter as we were never inside, but, at night it was still very warm. May have just been the week we were there. I would recommend some larger fans in that room. Suzanne was an absolute joy to work with
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Dan,
Thank you for your review. It great to hear that you liked the villa and that you had a good time. I enjoy the comments about the different activities during your stay as well.

I also appreciate the comment about the great room. I think that I need to explain that it is very helpful to keep the wood door to the hall open while you are in the house. We often just lock the gate and leave that door open all the time. I know that it makes a huge difference in the airflow through that room. As well it helps to have the ceiling fans on. I have been trying to remember all that we do when we are at the villa and I have discovered that some of it is so automatic that I neglect to mention certain "tricks". Thank you for mentioning this.

Please consider us for future trips. I can guarantee that Sint Maarten is an island worth visiting more than once and of course Fiddler's Green it the place to stay.

Best Regards,

Suzanne
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Oyster Pond St Maarten / Saint Martin
New York City
4

Nice Villa, spectacular views

  • 4 of 5
Firstly I would like to say that we had a wonderful time on this vacation so any less than positive feedback is simply presented as opportunity to improve.

After booking, I got lots of helpful feedback from the owner and really appreciated all of the guidance and help received.

St. Maarten is a wonderful place but road signs are not one of the strengths of the area. We had a bit of a hard time following the directions we downloaded from Google maps as a lot of roads are not marked. One of the guests arriving after the main group had a bit of a problem finding the place (in a taxi) and we needed to direct them to a local beach resort and meet them there. This meant a trek down the hill from the Villa to Dawn Beach which is not for the faint of heart. The hill is one thing that I think people should be aware of. Anyone who is not healthy enough for a strenuous walk at a 45 degree angle could have a problem with the hill. That's fine as long as anyone not up for that can drive or take a taxi. With only 2 sets of keys and gate remotes though, large groups may have problems splitting up into walkers and drivers/taxi-takers so take note of that. I also found the driveway a little nervewracking because it is very narrow up by the door to the Villa and there are 3 sweet dogs who greet the car every time you enter and leave. As nice as the dogs were, one day it was frustrating as we were pressed for time and could not get the dogs to move out of the way of the car.

As I mentioned above, the views from the villa are spectacular and probably the best feature. We rented 4 rooms and the beds were very comfortable, rooms were clean and each had a sizeable bathroom. Since the Villa faces East, the sun comes in brightly and intensely in the mornings. Not a problem for me as I loved getting up to enjoy the morning sun but for anyone who likes to sleep in that could be a challenge (as it was for a couple of our group). The water was cold in the mornings so a hot shower was not an option (I think this is because of a solar water heater). Again, this didn't bother me too much as it was pretty warm out and a cool shower was fine by me but not everyone agreed.

The patio is lovely, pool is nice and clean (not heated which was fine by about 50% of my group). The appliances, crockery, cutlery and glassware are basic. As long as you are not expecting luxury in the kitchen you will be OK.

Moreen the housekeeper was very friendly and helpful. Great villa, lovely vac
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul,
I want to thank you for your review and helpful comments. I have arranged that there are 6 remotes for the house gate and 6 remotes for the guard gate so there should no longer be any logistic dilemmas for guests in their travels.

You are correct about the driveway, there is an awkward bend up near the top and it requires focused attention when you back down. Unfortunately there is not much that can be done about it as it was because the contractor discovered a huge boulder as he was finishing the driveway. Actually you can see it sticking up next to the drive. I tell myself that it is my vacation skill challenge.

I agree that the walk up from the beach is steep. That is why I always drive, though my husband would tell you that it is because I am too relaxed on vacation to make the hike!

Best Regards,

Suzanne
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5

Excellent SMX House Rental!

  • 5 of 5
The beach beat out skiing for the office retreat & Fiddler's Green was perfect for our group of seven. The 6 bedrooms with private baths were great & the location overlooking Oyster Pond is beautiful. The owners were accommodating & provided us with useful information to help make our stay more enjoyable. Someone previously left a comment that the cleaning person arrived too early, but she was terrific and seemed happy to wait until 10 to clean. I hope to return on another trip!
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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4

Absolutely beautiful.

  • 4 of 5
The week my family stayed in the villa was wonderful. The accommodations and amenities were exceptional. Having lounge chairs for everyone was great. I could live on the terrace forever.
It would have been perfect (and would have received 5 stars) except for one thing: We were asked to leave the premises at 9:00 am every morning, except Sunday, so that the housekeeper could clean. It was impossible to "sleep in", enjoy a leisurely breakfast, and be out of the house at the mandated time. It was definitely not conducive to relaxation in the mornings. I understand that daily cleaning and maintenance is necessary but it should not dictate the guests schedule.
All in all, it was a truly memorable week in Paradise.
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Christine,
I should have replied to this long ago and I apologize both for that oversight and the difficulties that you encountered during your stay with us. Moreen (the housekeeper) did not intend to ask you to leave the house by 9:00 am. She takes her responsibilities quite seriously and perhaps in her zeal to get the house clean she expressed a question as a directive. We have discussed this with her and we have implemented some changes which should improve any future stays.

We have modified our contract to indicate that the housekeeper will start on the common areas at 11:00 am and that the bedrooms only at 2:00 pm.

We have also included that, in the event that there is no reservation immediately following a departing guest, they may have use of the entire house during for the duration of the day of departure. If there is a reservation arriving the same day as their departure, check out will remain 11:00 a.m., but the largest of the lower bedrooms will be available to the departing guests until 3 p.m.

Your comment started a conversation about housekeeping and guests. I thank you for that as we feel it has given us the opportunity to better cater to the need of our guests.

We hope that you will consider us for any future visits to Sint Maarten.

Regards,

Suzanne
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Oyster Pond St Maarten / Saint Martin
USA
5

Simply Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
Our group of eight adults returned to the Dawn Beach area this year for perhaps the tenth consecutive year. Last year (2012) we stayed at Fiddler's Green because our prior rental wasn't available for the time we desired. When it came time to make plans for this year (2013) it was unanimous to return to Fiddler's Green. In a nutshell, the combination of location, amenities, and security won us over (and we have already signed up for another stay in 2014.)
Maureen and Justin are terrific on-site caretakers and the owners are very accommodating and easy to work with.
The ocean breezes are constant, beverage and dining spots are nearby, and wonderful Dawn Beach is but a short walk down the hill (and a bit longer one up.).
As stated above: "Simply Perfect!"
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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4

Great house with all the amenities !!!!

  • 4 of 5
Fiddlers Green is a fantastic spot for a family vacation... St Maarten exceeded our expectations: sun, beaches and french food. The house is very well maintained, is spacious and well laid out. It's 15 mins from Phillipsburg where there is great shopping and provides easy access by car to several beaches, on both the Dutch and French side. After a hard morning at the beach, the deck with swimming pool is a wonderful place to enjoy the afternoon. On day 2 we found the local store 5 mins away that had fresh baguettes and croissants every morning!!! Oyster Pond is a great area to explore with bars and restaurants dockside where you can get to know some of the local expats who will give you the tips and tricks of the area.
Our family had a most enjoyable vacation and are already planning our next one to St Maarten...
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Mr. Busby's Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Captain Oliver's
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Mullet Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Big Fish
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Dawn Beach
Car: recommended

A an endless variety of activities on the island include kite sailing, sailboat rental with or without crew, deep sea fishing, snorkel and scuba gear rental, the Butterfly Farm.

Planning your activities before you arrive will help you keep you options open, but remember you can always just go the the beach.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $3,000 Per week

Oyster Pond Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 14 2014 - Nov 15 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter (December) 2014
Nov 16 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $77 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
Jan 11 2015 - Apr 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Heineken Race 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 14 2015
14 night minimum stay
$14,000
Flat fee
 
 
Winter (December) 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Dec 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
14 night minimum stay
$20,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes All prices are based on 2 person occupancy, with exclusive use of villa
Each additional person is:
$150/week Low Season
$275/week High Season
Events are priced for 12 people or 6 rooms

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Oyster Pond Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • Full bathrooms in all the bedrooms and a powder room on the main floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Air conditioning, cable t.v., shower, double sinks
    Tower Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Air conditioning, cable t.v., shower
    Tower Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Air conditioning, cable t.v., shower, balcony
    Apartment Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Air conditioning, cable t.v., shower, patio
    Master bedroom 2 - 2 double , Air conditioning,cable t.v, bathtub, double sink
    Bowling Alley Bedroom - 1 double , 4 bunk bed , Air conditioning, cab le t.v., shower, patio, patio
  • All bedrooms have private baths and individual air conditioning with remote controls. Most have a balcony, deck or patio access from the bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, towels, beach toys available to guests. Security gate for pool, high chair and booster seat for children upon request
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