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White Sands Retreat - Beachside at Beacon Hill

Gary Bowie

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Gary Bowie

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015
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White Sands Retreat - Beachside at Beacon Hill

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Beacon Hill Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage just 50 yards from Simpson Bay Beach

White Sands Retreat (aka “Bowie Place”) is a private 2 bedroom 1 bath cottage just 50 yards from Simpson Bay Beach on Dutch Sint Maarten. Located in a neighborhood of other private homes where your privacy is assured. You are renting the exclusive and private use of the entire property.

The spacious cottage has been updated and is equipped with modern appliances. High Season stays now INCLUDE free on-site WiFi and internet access. The property features a one minute walk to the beautiful two mile plus long pristine Simpson Bay beach, secure parking and an onsite caretaker. This spectacular beach has no ocean undertow, gentle waves for swimming and soft pearl white sand. You can walk the entire length of our beach and visit the small beach cafes and restaurants.

You can stay in or go out and enjoy all the island activities that are very nearby like world class restaurants, night clubs, beach bars and casinos.

You are booking directly with the owner, so our rates are extremely low for beach side accommodations.

Accommodation details:

Two private bedrooms with queen size beds and choice of firm or plush mattress. Each bright and airy bedroom has individual controlled air conditioning, dresser with mirror, closet, personal room safe and share a full bath with large walk-in shower. Both are supplied with fresh towels and all linens.

There is an air conditioned full size living room with cable TV, DVD player and stereo. The dinning room seats six at a casual round table with tropical inspired designer place settings.

The kitchen has a full size gas range & oven, microwave, dishwasher and full size refrigerator with automatic ice maker. There is a full supply of gourmet pots & pans, designer plates, glasses, tableware, cooking utensils, as well as toaster, blender and drip coffee maker.

The back deck is partially covered and has an additional table and chairs. For the outdoor chief there is a stainless steel four burner gas BBQ grill. The front porch is a great place to sip your morning coffee or enjoy your end of day cocktail.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Gary Bowie (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Gary Bowie

Have lived in Florida for 40 years now and traveled to St. Maarten over the last 25 years.

Gary Bowie purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Gary Bowie chose Beacon Hill

After traveling throughout the Caribbean since the early '80s I found St. Maarten to be the best location. I have owed multiple timeshares but sold them all off and bought this home. So much better to truly own a vacation home. Will retire here someday.

What makes this cottage unique

Besides all the island has to offer, and all the beach has to offer and all the friendly locals. It can just be the best thing to sit on the front porch with a glass of wine in the evening and listen to the distant soft sound of the waves on the beach. Priceless.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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White Sands Retreat - Beachside at Beacon Hill
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Northern New Jersey
4

Love Simpson Bay!

  • 4 of 5

The house was just as advertised. It was a pleasure to deal with Gary, his caretaker Ash was there if needed,(he wasn't). We loved it so much we are taking the same weeks next year! Thanks for the use of your home and I can't wait for next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Your 2 weeks next year are on hold for you. Looking forward to having you back.
5

LOVE St.Maarten!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Dec of 2014 and were lucky enough to find this great little spot. It was steps to what felt like our own private beach, the house was great and felt like home and had great entertainment and restaurants just a walk away! Also very happy we ended up on dutch side. We will be back to St. Maarten!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ancaster, ON Canada
5

Fantastic Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bowie place for 3 weeks in December 2014 and had a fabulous time. Gary, the owner was very easy to deal with when booking and was very helpful answering any questions we had. Located in a quiet residential area of Beacon Hill steps from the calm beach at the far end on Simpson Bay beach. The rental had all the amenities we could ask for and was spotless. Bbq, washer, oven, microwave and all utensils were provided. There was nothing we looked for that this place didn't have. The beds were comfortable and beach chairs, coolers, noodles, were provided as well. If you are new to St Maarten an extensive guest reference book is provided. The close proximity to the airport runway was fun watching the jets taking off and landing. The noise was not problematic as the jets stopped by 9:00pm and didn't start until 9:00am the next morning. There are ample fans to keep you cool and we did not need the A/C at all. Ash the groundskeeper was was a superb host and was more than accommodating but respected our privacy at the same time. The neighbours are very friendly and we felt right at home and very safe. Although Maho is within walking distance a car is recommended at night or if you want to venture away from Beacon Hill. We spent early mornings on the porch after a short walk to Maho or down the long beach. Our "beach days" cost next to nothing as everything was provided. A picnic lunch also was a cost savings. At night we either BBQ'd or went out to dinner. We didn't feel like hotel guests rather like someone let us use their vacation property which was perfect. Home away from home. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post this very kind review.
Auburn, ME
5

we should come back here

  • 5 of 5

Whites Sands, Simpson Bay, St, Martin.

This was our second stay at this 2 bedroom cottage. When vacationing at places in the Caribbean in January over the last years, we always say "we should come back here again". The fact that we came back to White Sands says it all.

100 steps to a very uncrowded beach to see the cruise ships pass by to Phillipsburg while watching the sunrise over the hills is a daily and repeatable memory. Walking onto the sand and seeing the yacht A and other luxury ships anchored offshore while the pelicans dive 50 feet away is a thrill. Want a snack and a bucket of beer at mid-day? Stroll 10 minutes down the beach to Karacters for tapas and Caribs.

The cottage has everything you need if you prefer to do some or most of your own cooking. And there are at least 50 restaurants within 5 or 10 minutes. The new grocery store 10 minutes away is wonderful and fully stocked with fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and fish. The cottage is airy, clean, bright and well furnished.

People from all over the world seek out the experience of sitting at the Sunset Bar and Grill to watch the 747 from Paris land at the airport, coming in so low you can count the rivets on the wings. You can just walk to the Sunset, have dinner or a drink, see the cruise ships pass by to another island destination, wave goodby to the last flight out of the airport and watch the beauty of the tropical sunset.

When we left this year, again we said "we should come back here".

We will.

For two weeks.

Mike and Frank from Maine

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was great to have you back again. So nice to have so many repeat guests that enjoy their stay with us. Sint Maarten is such a great escape from the cold winters in North America. The Sunset Bar and Grill along with the SXM airport is now rated as having the "Most Spectacular Airport Landings" in the world. See you next year, Gary

Map

Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Princess Juliana International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sunset Beach Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Mullet Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sunset Bar & Grill
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Simpson Bay Beach
Car: recommended

White Sands Retreat (aka “Bowie Place”) is a private 2 bedroom 1 bath cottage just 50 yards from Simpson Bay Beach on Dutch Sint Maarten. Located in a neighborhood of other private homes where your privacy is assured. You are renting the exclusive and private use of the entire property.

The spacious cottage has been updated and is equipped with modern appliances. High Season stays now INCLUDE on-site free WiFi and internet access. The property features a one minute walk to the beautiful two mile plus long pristine Simpson Bay beach, secure parking and an onsite caretaker. This spectacular beach has no ocean undertow, gentle waves for swimming and soft pearl white sand. You can walk the entire length of our beach and visit the small beach cafes and restaurants.

You can stay in or go out and enjoy all the island activities that are very nearby like world class restaurants, night clubs, beach bars and casinos.

You are booking directly with the owner, so our rates are extremely low for beach side accommodations.

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Rates & Availability

From $795 Per week

Beacon Hill Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,095
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2015
May 1 2015 - Nov 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2015
Nov 22 2015 - Dec 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,095
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
Flat fee
 
 
New Years 2016
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
Flat fee
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,095
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates are based upon time of year and number of guests/bedrooms occupied. One bedroom rate is for 1 to 2 persons. Two bedrooms rate is for 2 to 4 persons. PLEASE NOTE: The additional "per person" rate is added to the weekly rate to get the TOTAL RATE FOR SECOND BEDROOM. It is not a "per person" add-on but an add-on for renting the second bedroom. Example: Winter 2 bedroom (4 person) rate is $1350.
A $295 non-refundable deposit for up to a 2 week booking and $600 for longer bookings is due within 2 days of booking and your reservation is only confirmed upon receipt of this deposit. The balance is due at least 45 days prior to arrival date (60 days on long term bookings). If booking is made less than 45 days prior to arrival then the total fees are due to confirm your reservation.
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Amenities

Beacon Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Orchid Bedroom - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress.
    Blue Hibiscus Bedroom - 1 queen , Firm mattress.
  • Queen size bed in each bedroom. One pillow top and one firm bed to choose from.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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