CHEZ SOCOLISA: THE CLIFF, D4 - 2BR + FREE CAR & INT'L PHONE

Fred J. Grigsby, Jr.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CHEZ SOCOLISA: THE CLIFF, D4 - 2BR + FREE CAR & INT'L PHONE

Pointe Pirouette Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Chez SoColisa is an elegant 2 BR condo located on the 4th floor, Suite D4, of The Cliff at Cupecoy.

SoColisa was developed as a residence for its owner, not as a vacation rental property. Therefore, the best of design, decor, furnishing and technology was deployed to evolve what is now among the highest quality vacation properties you can experience. Examples include high quality contemporary furnishings shipped from Cantoni Furniture Store located in Orange County, California; custom made tables and consoles; designer selected backsplash in kitchen; the best in A/V including 3 flat screen TVs, iPod docks built into the walls in each BR, custom built A/V command center with iPod dock, CD/DVD player and satellite with extensive programming.

SoColisa can be rented as a one bedroom utilizing the master bedroom which is equipped with a king size bed & 1 1/2 baths, or as a two bedroom with 2 & 1/2 baths. The 2nd bedroom offers two double beds and can sleep four.

The moment you enter SoColisa you will know you have secured the right accommodations for the high quality vacation you seek and deserve. Your comfort and convenience while vacationing have been the focus of our planning......and we have succeeded! You will experience high quality and custom built furnishings throughout; a breath taking unobstructed straight on view of the Caribbean Sea; a back terrace overlooking the lighted tennis court; a custom built entertainment center; a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances for those who wish to cook; a Keurig coffee/tea center with complimentary coffees and teas. The master suite has been modified to replace the standard bathroom door with a sliding shoji screen for the bathroom and closet. The master bathroom has double sinks and a Jacuzzi bathtub. Both BRs have custom-made blackout window coverings.

SoColisa is equipped with a central sound system throughout, including the BRs, 55” TV and a DVD/CD player in the living room and 32' TV's in each of the bedrooms. The BRs also have iPod docks built into the walls that will override anything being played through the central sound system.

Free wire less Internet access is provided as well as free local and international phone calls. A USA area code has been incorporated so you can receive calls from the USA with no international charges to the caller.

Located in The Cliff at Cupecoy, SoColisa offers 24 hour security, secured on-site parking, outdoor pool & Children’s pool, indoor heated olympic size lap pool, weight room, aerobics room, exercise equipment such as treadmills and cycles, lighted tennis court, steam room, sauna, and the stylish Christian Dior® Health Spa to further indulge your pleasures. The Cliff Cafe, a lunchtime delight, provides wonderful French food to further enhance your Chez SoColisa stay.

Cupecoy is ideally located just 5 minutes from Juliana International Airport and within walking distance from casinos, quality international restaurants and St. Maarten's only golf course. It's a 10-minute drive to Marigot, the French St. Martin's capital, and a 20-minute drive to Philipsburg, Dutch St. Maarten's capital.

For those who enjoy getting around the beautiful and culturally diverse island of St. Maarten/St. Martin, a fully loaded 'Suzuki Grand Vitara i' is provided free of cost. Your only obligation will be to replace the gasoline used during your stay at Chez SoColisa. We also provide you with a free cell phone for your use while renting Chez SoColisa.

Keywords: vacation, condo, flat, villa, luxury, apartment, St. Maarten, Cupecoy, exclusive, contemporary, beach, pool, exercise, sauna, residence, quality living, Caribbean Sea,

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible

Fred J. Grigsby, Jr.

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I retired in late 2006 following a 37-year career in human resource management. I retired in California from a company in the energy sector. Prior to that I had a long career with one company in a number of geographical locations including Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Cleveland. The majority of the year I reside at Villa Bahari located at the Villas of Shore Pointe, Cupecoy. Therefore, if you rent Chez SoColisa the chances are very high that I will be on island and personally help get oriented to the property.

When I am not in St. Maarten I reside in Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, DC.

Fred J. Grigsby, Jr. purchased this condo in 2007

I bought some timeshare weeks at the Sapphire Beach Resort and therefore started coming to St. Maarten annually for a couple of weeks. I feel in love with St. Maarten and the convenience of Cupecoy. Therefore, when I learned that The Cliff at Cupecoy was going to be developed I bought in pre-construction. As they say, 'the rest is history'!

I lived at Chez SoColisa for the first 15 months while it was being furnished and decorated. I love the building and its amenities. There is a strong sense of security due to the design of the complex and the quality and stability of the security staff. The underground parking you will enjoy at Chez SoColisa is located on the top floor of the garage and directly across from the elevator that will take you up to Chez SoColisa, suite D4. There is a great air conditioned fitness center and pools available for your use at your discretion. Many residents of St. Maarten have expressed a desire to buy memberships to the gym. I served as Chairman of the HOA board at The Cliff for the first 4 years of its existence. We consistently rejected these revenue-generating proposals to preserve the privacy and convenience of the fitness center for the owners and their guest, including renters.

I love the convenience to a variety of beaches within walking distance (including the beach at The Cliff) and on the French side of the island. This includes both traditional beaches and clothing optional beaches.

I love the variety of excellent restaurants in the building, across the street and a couple of minutes away by car in Maho and at Puerto Cupecoy. I enjoy playing blackjack and can frequently be found across the street at the Atlantis Casino. By the way, you will never see the casino complex from Chez SoColisa as you do from many other condos at The Cliff. A feature I appreciate.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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5
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Chez Socolisa: the Cliff, D4 - 2BR + Free Car & Int'l Phone
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Chez Socolisa: the Cliff, D4 - 2BR + Free Car & Int'l Phone
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352757vb
949.388.6518
Pointe Pirouette St Maarten / Saint Martin
5

PARADISE IN PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed at this location for 9 nights and it was by far one of the nicest places we’ve ever had the pleasure of staying at. From the moment we stepped out of the taxi and were greeted by Fred we knew we were in very good hands and were in awe with the view from the main lobby area so we knew we were in for a treat when we made it up to the condo. Stepping into the condo we were greeted to a spectacular view of the ocean and with the floor to ceiling sliding glass doors open, the only sound you heard was the ocean waves crashing on the beach below.

The condo itself was extremely comfortable, well-appointed and maintained and extremely clean. Unlike some other properties we've stayed at, the listing photo's accurately reflected the rental's appearance. Having access to a full kitchen, laundry, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi access really helped us feel at home and gave our kids an outlet to stay in touch with all their friends back home. The eating area on the rear deck provided a fantastic back drop for some great meals and sitting in the loungers in the evening watching the cruise ships setting off into the sunset was the best way to end a beach filled day.

Fred was fantastic to deal with from the first email exchange all the way through to the afternoon we left. He was very quick to answer our questions as we were exploring his property and he had a deposit receipt out to us within a couple of hours after receiving our deposit. His easy going, friendly demeanor really made us feel very comfortable and confirmed we made the right choice in renting his condo.

Overall, our stay at Chez Socolisa exceeded our expectations and we intend on making Chez Socolisa our home away from home every time we visit St. Maarten!!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful Mike and Michelle that you chose to stay at Chez SoColisa. We are also grateful for your kind review. We appreciate very much that you appreciate the effort we have put into creating a high quality vacation property for our guests at Chez SoColisa. We look forward to your return visit.
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Bolton
5

GREAT LOCATION, WISH WE WERE BACK THERE

  • 5 of 5
This was our 4th trip to the island. We have stayed in Sandy Ground and at the Princess Port de Plaissance. The issue we always had was that we had no ocean view. We always had a car so we would leave daily to go out to the different beaches. This is the best location on the island. Best beaches besides Le GALLION and Friers...Maho is right there for night time action, the casino is across the street literally, and Simpson Bay for dinners is close too. That's all you need. Marigot and Phillipsburg is a short drive which we did so often in the 2 weeks we were there. So much better with the new causeway for traffic!

I found Fred's Chez Socolisa on VRBO and sent a message inquiring about the rental. I was amazed that not only did it look nice but it included a cell phone to make local calls and a car rental. I was sold after reading the reviews and seeing the price and the pictures.

Fred had Linda meet us at The Cliff upon our arrival and she showed us the ins and outs of the tv, pnone etc. Immediately we realized the pictures did not do the condo justice. It had the most magnificent view of Cupecoy. Clean, spacious and 3 bathrooms for the 5 of us. Perfect. 2 balconies, one off the living room over the ocean, 1 off the 2 bedrooms overlooking the island with hills in view. So nice.. I want to be back just writing this.

WE used his Suzuki which fit our beach toys and the 5 of us perfectly. We dined across the street at Sugarcane Cafe. Basilico........So good. We drove 2 minutes to Mullet Beach which had a place to get snacks and we packed our styrofoam cooler from our fave frocery store in Simpson Bay which we hit the night of Feb 27 when we got there. It's open until 11 and is about a 15 min. drive. There are closer but we liked that one the best. We cooked breakfast and made lunch in the room to take with us. All we did was eat out 13 of the 14 nights we spent there because the restaurants are so good.

The pool indoor is to die for. It's like a jacuzzi it's so warm for night time swimming or if it's cloudy outside. The outdoor pool is a bit chilly, no heater. Two jacuzzi's one indoor and one outdoor. The indoor one was too hot to get into. The one outdoor was amazing. Two steam rooms and two saunas. This was a definite plus for night time. Loved the amenities. The only thing I would improve is a couch that opens up into a double bed for 2 and the chairs were not cozy. Everything else was perfect!
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am pleased that your most recent trip to SXM was your best and that Chez SoColisa was an integral part of your experience. We certainly hope to host you on your next visit to SXM.
I do want to add clarification to the description of the bedrooms. There are two bedroom with three bed and a sofa bed. The MBR has a king size bed; the GBR has two full size beds and the LR sofa easily converts into a queen size bed.
It appears from the review that we failed during our meet and greet process to acquaint you to the process for the easy conversion on the sofa into a queen sized bed. We will certainly correct that when you return.
Thanks again for your decision to stay at Chez SoColisa and for your review.
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Pointe Pirouette St Maarten / Saint Martin
5

FANTASTIC CONDO!

  • 5 of 5
Wife & I very much enjoyed our stay - beautiful condo, beautiful complex, beautiful views. There was a small mix-up in the dates, so we moved over to owner's villa for the last 2 nights - C'est magnifique!!
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Chez Socolisa: the Cliff, D4 - 2BR + Free Car & Int'l Phone
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Pointe Pirouette St Maarten / Saint Martin
Dartmouth
5

ROOMY AND A FANTASTIC LOCATION.

  • 5 of 5
My daughter and I did a week reboot before the busy holiday, and Chez Socolisa was the perfect choice. Chez Socolisa was exactly as described and was maintained very well. Marcia was a pleasure to have each day when she came to tidy up. Fred was easy to deal with all along the way. I have to say that he went above and beyond what was needed to make us feel comfortable. Our favorite place to eat and enjoy the beach is the La Samanna resort which is tough to get into if you are not staying with them. We were lucky enough to be there during slow season so we drove over each day ( 3-4 minutes away ) used their chairs, towels, umbrella's and ate our lunch there. We love Bay Long, Plum Bay, and Bay Rouge so Fred's place is a perfect location right on the border of the Dutch side but close enough to the French side which we prefer. I would recommend Chez Socolisa to the traveler who demand quality and are concerned with safety, and location.
  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, People with Disabilities
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Chez Socolisa: the Cliff, D4 - 2BR + Free Car & Int'l Phone
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Pointe Pirouette St Maarten / Saint Martin
Oakville, Ontario
5

CMORRISON

  • 5 of 5
We have visited St. Maarten many times over the last five years. We have always stayed at the Cliffs. The property is beautiful and spotless. There is 24 hour security and we have always felt safe. There are many great restaurants and grocery stores near by. There is a gym, an indoor lap pool/outdoor pool and a spa. This was our first time staying at Chez Socolisa. The owner, Fred, was great to work with. He called us to ensure we had arrived safely and if we had any questions about the condo. The condo was very clean. There was quality furnishings, appliances and bedding. Great views from the balcony. The bonus was the use of a car and the international phone. We would definitely stay at Chez Socolisa again. We have absolutely no complaints.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write and submit a review. We continue to try hard to make a vacation experience at Chez SoColisa a good and memorable one. The Keurig Coffee and Tea Center, Dish Network with 250 channels and in wall iPod docks in the bedrooms are examples of the extra effort taken to make your stay most enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Chez Socolisa: the Cliff, D4 - 2BR + Free Car & Int'l Phone
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949.388.6518
Pointe Pirouette St Maarten / Saint Martin
Raleigh, NC USA
5

LOVED CHEZ SOCOLISA & ST MAARTEN!

Loved Chez SoColisa & St Maarten!
  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a wonderful week in St. Maarten/Martin and Chez SoCololisa. The condo was spectacular, and exceeded all our expectations. It was roomy, allowed privacy for our teenagers in their own suite, had all the amenities you could desire on vacation (loved the Keurig coffee each morning!), and was a great base as we explored the island. The SUV which Fred includes was extremely helpful (and probably saved us $800-$1000) and comfortably fit our family of 4 along with beach gear.

The positive experience began a year ago when we started e-mailing Fred about the property. He was very responsive in these communications, and answered all our questions thoroughly. He arranged for Linda to meet us upon arrival at the property, where she familiarized us with the pool and other amenities, access to the car, and toured us around the condo. This was a nice touch that we haven't experienced at other properties on VRBO. The daily cleaning service was a real bonus that we weren't expecting, as it was nice to come home to a clean condo and fresh-made beds! The location of Chez SoColisa was perfect, as we could get up to the nice beaches on the western edge of the French side in no time, and also easy access the restaurants/night life in Maho Bay and Simpson Bay in 5-10 minutes.

For things to do on the island, the highlights for us were jet ski rentals in Simpson Bay, the Zipe Line Extreme (also lighter versions) at Loterie Farm, and the great beaches all around the island. It was fun looking the beaches up on line, and just driving around and checking out which ones appealed to us. One of our favorite beaches was Baie Rouge (about 5 mins from the condo) which had a couple casual beach restaurants right there. Another must is the waterfront market in Marigot.

For restaurants, there are a couple really nice ones across the street from the condo, which was convenient to just walk to after a busy day touring the island. Thai Savanh and La Gondola were both tasty, and we also did takeout pizza from an outdoor place in the complex. Another favorite was around the corner by car in Porto Cupecoy, called Rendezvous Lounge. It's a casual bistro with plenty of outdoor seating. The fresh snapper dinner with creole sauce was my favorite meal of the week. The LoLo's in Grand Case are also a great choice.

We highly recommend that you consider staying at Chez SoColisa if you're planning a trip to St. Maarten/Martin - we can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Pointe Pirouette Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season (2BR/2.5 Baths)
Apr 16 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
$8,400
 
 
Slow Season (2BR/2.5 Baths)
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 17 2014
3 night minimum stay
$295
$2,065
$6,785
 
 
Low Season (2BR/2.5 Baths)
Oct 20 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
$8,400
 
 
High Season (2BR/2.5 Baths)
Dec 15 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
High Season (2BR/2.5 Baths12)
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
$3,150
$12,600
 
 
Low Season (2BR/2.5 Baths)
Apr 16 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
$8,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

PayPal can be used for credit card payments at a 4% fee. Checks or wire transfers can also be arranged.
A 50% deposit is requested to hold the reservation. Full payment is due at least 30 days prior to scheduled check-in.
No security deposit is required.
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes NOTE: 1 BEDROOM /1.5 BATHROOM RATES ARE AVAILABLE AT $60 LESS THAN THE ESTABLISHED 2BR RATES EXCEPT DURING SLOW SEASON WHICH IS $50 LESS.
Holiday Season (Dec 19, 2014 - Jan 5, 2015) = $800/night
Holiday Season (Dec 19, 2015 - Jan 5, 2016) = $800/night
NO CHARGE FOR HOUSEKEEPING.
NO CHARGE FOR USE OF CAR OTHER THAN REFUELING.
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Amenities

Pointe Pirouette Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Golf Course View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bathroom has a jetted tub/shower with multiple shower heads, toilet and duel face bowls. The guest bathroom has a shower, toilet and single face bowl. The power room has a toilet and face bowl.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 double , Each double bed can accommodate 2 adults
    Living Room Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The living room sofa easily converts to a queen size bed.
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), and Sleep Sofa (1). Each bedroom is equipped with a sound system that permits you to play music from the living room entertainment center equipment or you can drop your iPod/iPhone into a built-in wall iPod dock.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • surfing
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Two double beds in guest bedroom, iPod docks in walls of each bed room, surround sound, central iPod dock, Keurig coffee center with complementary coffees and tea, cell phone, Vonage phone line with free international calls, free use of a car during your stay at Chez SoColisa.
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