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SECLUDED VILLA IN GATED COMMUNITY IDEAL FOR ANY COUPLE.

John and Susan Peterson

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: french
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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John and Susan Peterson

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2015
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
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SECLUDED VILLA IN GATED COMMUNITY IDEAL FOR ANY COUPLE.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Oyster Pond Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Hope Cottage is hidden away at the top of the hill in Oyster Pond. The views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding islands are spectacular.

Architect designed just for us as a year-round vacation retreat, this neat 1000 square foot villa and its lush gardens is the perfect vacation getaway for any couple and is ideal for a honeymoon or a holiday with a special friend.

Gentle ocean breezes keep us cool while sunning ourselves at our lovely and private pool. At the same time, you are only a short distance from some of the best beaches on the east end of the island.

Out of love for 'his' garden, our gardener sprays our property for white fly every week. That this also kills Mosquitos is of little interest to him but it pleases us as we go to Sint Maarten in the summer to get away from them.

Last year a guest commented that while Hope Cottage was lovely, the bathrooms were a bit dated. So, we bit the bullet and are closing our villa in September and October 2014 for major renovations of both bathrooms. When we return, we will be greeted with European modern bathrooms featuring dual showers, regular and rain, in the master bathroom and sleek, wall-hung toilet and bidet.

Once again, our villa was fully booked for the 2014 High and Holiday Seasons and we are taking reservations for the Hope Cottage's 2015 High Season (Jan 3 - May 2) - $2485.

Airport - 8 miles, Philipsburg, the Dutch capital - 3 miles, Marigot, the French capital - 7 miles, Grand Case with all of it's wonderful restaurants - 5 miles, Nearest Casino - 1 mile, Restaurant - 0.5 miles.

Keywords: Villa, Private Home

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
John and Susan Peterson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2015

Why John and Susan Peterson chose Oyster Pond

We loved the view and the consistent ocean breezes that meant that we would rarely need air conditioning.

Equally important was it's easy access to France allowing our daughter and grand children to visit us from France with minimum hassle.

What makes this villa unique

Privacy but with easy access to all of Sint Maarten's activities on both the Dutch and French sides.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Secluded Villa in Gated Community Ideal for Any Couple.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Secluded Villa in Gated Community Ideal for Any Couple.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377759vb
-763 951 2987
Oyster Pond St Maarten / Saint Martin
Nashville
5

We've returned five times!

We've returned five times!
  • 5 of 5
Hope cottage has become our favorite spot in the Caribbean. While my wife can sleep as late as she likes because shutters keep the bedroom dark, I awaken, make coffee and enjoy breakfast and view on the deck next to the private pool. When she gets up we read or play Scrabble until driving a short distance to a beach or Philipsburg. Marigot and Grand Case are a bit further. Hope Cottage is convenient, relaxing, and beautiful. There are many wonderful restaurants near by. The only thing we miss is that before the Westin Hotel was built, Dawn Beach had a wonderful beach bar named Scavenger's. We've recommended it to friends.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded Villa in Gated Community Ideal for Any Couple.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377759vb
-763 951 2987
Oyster Pond St Maarten / Saint Martin
5

Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5
Hope Villa is as advertised and much more. John makes the process very simple and you could not ask for a better place to honeymoon or vacation with your significant other. The property was clean, safe, and beautiful. Honestly zero complaints. We would recommend to everyone we know! Thanks!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded Villa in Gated Community Ideal for Any Couple.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377759vb
-763 951 2987
Oyster Pond St Maarten / Saint Martin
Afghanistan
5

Get away to Hope Cottage and watch the sun come up.

  • 5 of 5
I arrived at Hope Cottage and the view was much more than you see on the website. It was stunning. I stayed there for ten days and I think John and Susan have some of the best views on the island. I needed a quiet get away but still wanted reasonable access to the rest of the island beaches and all that it had to offer. Hope Cottage had that and more. Drink a cup of coffee on the deck and watch the sun come up over Dawn Beach. The breeze in the afternoon keeps the temperatures tropical. I really felt like I was on top of the island. From the car you walk thru the lush garden to the cottage. On the beach side it totally opens up over Oyster Pond to the eastern Atlantic and the Caribbean. Its really an enchanting place and fits right in as a tropical hide away. The management staff were as freindly as can be and made me feel right at home. The cottage is so comfortable it was several days before I made it out to tour the island. It had everything you will need. If you like to cook pay a visit to a grocery store and bakery on the French side and you wont have to leave the house, or visit one of the many restaurants within a few minutes drive.
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded Villa in Gated Community Ideal for Any Couple.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377759vb
-763 951 2987
Oyster Pond St Maarten / Saint Martin
Atlanta Georgia
5

hope cottage

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Hope Cottage. The listing description was accurate regarding the rentals appearance, amenities and location. The property was very clean and well maintained. The owner was very hospitable and helpful in answering all our questions - even calling to make sure everything was going well. We would and have recommended this property highly - we hope to return. We loved the location overlooking Oyster Bay - and found it convenient to Orient Bay as well as Marigot and Grand Case. Oyster Bay itself had 4 restaurants we liked and a little grocery store to buy coffee and fresh croissants and muffins. We would give it 5 stars!
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded Villa in Gated Community Ideal for Any Couple.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377759vb
-763 951 2987
Oyster Pond St Maarten / Saint Martin
Chicagoland
5

Excellent Villa in St. Maarten

  • 5 of 5
We greatly enjoyed our vacation in St. Maarten and especially our experience at this villa. It provided some unforgettable memories. Perched high atop one of the many dramatic hillsides, this property features beautiful, panoramic views of Oyster Bay and Dawn Beach. Walking through the garden entrance with flowers/plant life on both sides, you immediately get a sense of privacy and solitude. The accommodations inside are nicely done - spacious master bedroom with en suite, adequate kitchen, comfortable living room, etc. But clearly the star of the show is the outdoor space, as is appropriate for an island vacation. There is an expansive terrace and balcony area on one side, part shaded and part open, and a charming little pool on the other side. The best of the vacation was waking up to those views, taking a dip in the pool and relaxing outside all day long. The trade winds provide a nice balance to the sunshine and the views are spectacular.

At the same time, there are plenty of nearby shops, restaurants and beaches that are just a quick drive from the villa. We liked having the views, peace and quiet while still being close enough to the action when you want to venture out. It's a great combination that we would highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded Villa in Gated Community Ideal for Any Couple.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377759vb
-763 951 2987
Oyster Pond St Maarten / Saint Martin
Portland, Maine USA
5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we began our arrangements with the owners, everything has exceeded our expectations. While the photos are beautiful, the views and villa itself are even more beautiful and spacious, with great separation of spaces (living room and full bath at one end, kitchen in the middle and master bedroom and full bath at the other end), cathedral ceilings, surrounded by windows and French doors that offer up wonderful light and breathtaking views.The kitchen is so well equipped there is even a springform pan! The property is very secure. There is a gate at the road leading up to the villa with a 24/7 security guard, and then another gate operated by your remote control, then a locked gate to the entrance to the property, and all the doors have keyed locks and all the windows and doors have electrically controlled exterior rolling shutters from top to bottom. Our host arranged a great rate on a car rental with Empress, which has a kiosk at the airport and takes you via van to its lot where you pick up your car and where we were met by an agent from ReMax who took us to Hope Cottage). The housekeeper is available every day but we really only asked her to come one day, and the pool/gardner comes 2/3 times during the week and keeps the grounds looking luscious. Our hosts also suggested restaurants, which we can also recommend: Infinity at Oyster Bay Beach Resort (just down the hill when you want a good meal close by), Tropicana in Marigot, Bachus at Hope Estate between Orient Bay Beach and Grand Case (tres expensive but tops), L'Oasis in Oyster Pond, and one we discovered, Palm Beach at Orient Beach. The villa is impeccably clean and well maintained. The pool is beautiful, but with the constant cool breezes/wind, it was too cool for us to go in. It is always delightfully cool there, with ceiling fans in every room. Now for the road in/out. The road is rough and VERY steep and has a couple of quick double hair pin turns that had us cringing at first but then laughing our way up and down. We never felt comfortable enough to navigate the road at night (we're both 71, not frail and quite adventurous otherwise) but that just meant big lunches out and cozy dinners in which we loved cooking in that fabulous kitchen, looking down on the twinkling lights of Oyster Bay. What a fabulous week. What helpful hosts! Would we recommend this villa to friends and relatives? You bet! Would we go back? We're already figuring out when. Thank you, John and Susan!
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway

Map

Car: necessary

Secluded pool area suitable for nude sunbathing

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Availability & Rates

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Oyster Pond Villa Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1425
  • US Dollars
  • End of year Specials - Aug 2-Nov 2, Sa/Sa $1425/wk
  • Holiday Season 2013: Dec 21-Jan 4, Sa/Sa $2685/wk FULLY BOOKED
  • High Season: Jan 4-Apr 26, Sa/Sa $2365/wk; multiple weeks Sa/Sa - $2200/week
  • Note: High Seasons 2012, 2013 were fully booked so book early!
  • Spring, Early Summer: Apr 26-Aug 2, Sa/Sa $1765/wk; multiple weeks - less 5%
  • Late Summer, Fall: Aug 2-Dec 20, Sa/Sa $1495/wk; multiple weeks - less 5%
  • Guarantee - Free 2 week return visit if a hurricane is declared during stay
  • Holiday Season: Dec 20-Jan 3, Sa/Sa $2685/wk - Two Weeks - $4985

Amenities

Oyster Pond Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Double shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Big remodeling job in both bathrooms in October/November 2014
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1), Owner's favorite room with 18' ceiling, fresh ocean breezes and comfortable rocking chairs. Two couches in living room convert to single beds for the use of guest's children only! Baby Crib available from our local agent.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
While Hope Cottage is located in a gated community, we have taken extra measures to make guests feel safe and comfortable by installing a mechanized gate at the top of the road leading to our villa and mechanized hurricane shutters that can let in some light and provide air circulation. If guest choose, these shutters can be closed when leaving or during the night to provide an extra sense of security.

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