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Janet Johnston

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Janet Johnston

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2015
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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Simpson Bay Condo Rental Photos and Description

Luxurious living space with unsurpassed ocean views

Simpson Bay is bordered by a beautiful 2-mile long, lightly-populated curved beach; Las Arenas is a very high-end 12-unit condominium complex right in the middle of Simpson Bay Beach (and one of the finest in St. Maarten); and this third-level unit, “Heaven”, is a premium unit within Las Arenas. It fronts on the beach and overlooks the entire bay and beach from the third floor, with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides (and the ceilings are high) and a view of the Island of Saba off in the distance.

The aqua color of the sea, which is so sought after in the Caribbean, completely surrounds you. There are magnificent views from all rooms—living room, dining room, kitchen, and both master bedrooms. In the living room and dining areas there is more than a 200-degree panoramic view of the sea and the beach, and on the wrap-around deck—where you can just lounge and listen to the waves or have a meal any time of day—there is a 270-degree view. You feel one with the sea.

There are usually large yachts and sailboats tied up in the bay; and in the evening you may see huge cruise ship off in the distance. It’s an imposing sight. And after the sun sets, the many lights at the East end of the beach, from the “Village on the Hill”, provide a lovely and romantic evening view.

The weather is temperate year-round—even in the summer—and there is always a sea breeze to keep you cool. St. Maarten is truly a lovely place to visit in any season.

Heaven is a luxurious unit: marble floors throughout, marble baths, high ceilings, a modern high-end kitchen, beautiful furnishings, glass doors that can be slid out of sight, and electric shutters on the outside of all windows. The thick concrete walls, ceilings, and floors provide excellent sound proofing and security. The Las Arenas complex is gated, very secure, and impeccably maintained. The freshwater infinity pool right next to the beach provides a lovely and pleasant respite from a day in the sun. And the seawater is warm, clear, clean, devoid of seaweed, with moderate waves due to the protection of the bay. It’s an ideal place to swim, and the beach could not be any closer.

There are many amenities: large digital flat-screen TV in the living room with Bose sound system, flat-screen TVs in both master bedrooms, cable service, high-speed wireless internet, GE Monogram appliances in the gourmet kitchen including dishwasher and a wine cooler, a safe for valuables, secure covered parking, and daily maid service (except Sundays and holidays). Access is either by elevator or by spacious outdoor stairs.

Not far off are many restaurants offering wide-array of sea foods and various ethnic foods. It’s a short drive to a number of markets and supermarkets carrying the usual stateside choice of foods and beverages, but also offering wonderful French pastries, breads, cheeses, pates and wines. Bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations, car rental agencies, and the airport are all reasonably nearby.

There are many activities available including sailing, snorkeling, diving, deep-sea fishing, riding wave-runners, boat tours, touring the French side, visiting the butterfly farm, and traveling to neighboring islands to sightsee and shop.

Heaven is a no-pet and no-smoking unit.

It doesn’t get much better than this. Heaven really lives up to its name. Come and be one with the sea for a week or more—it is very renewing. If you do, there is a very good chance you will want to return!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Janet Johnston (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Why Janet Johnston chose Simpson Bay

We have been traveling to St St Maartin for the past 4 years and we have always stayed at 'Heaven'; when the unit went on the market we were so afraid that we would not find another unit as perfect for us as this one is, we decided to make it ours. The contemporary design of the unit which is surrounded by the crystal clear turquoise water of the Caribbean sea made the unit quite irresistible.

What makes this condo unique

Beautifully architecturally designed and landscaped grounds!

3000 sq ft of living space (including balcony)

Panoramic views !

Gated property!

One of the Island best beaches; no crowds and great for long walks or jogging!

Six person elevator as well as outdoor stairs!

Back up generator and storm shutters!

Water sports, hairdressers, restaurants and bars, duty-free shopping, casinos, and night entertainment are within a few minutes drive!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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based on 5 traveler reviews

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Spectacular 2 Bedroom Condo On Simpson Bay.
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

absolute paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I take a winter vacation each year with our 2 boys (age 4 and 11) to get out of the cold and snowy northeast. Heaven at Las Arenas is far and away the best villa we have stayed at in terms of the actual unit, location, amenities, etc.

We have traveled all over the Caribbean and several countries in Europe and the view from this unit is world class.....a sunset that rivals the Greek islands. The unit is the perfect set up for 2 couples or a couple and a few kids. more than enough size and you could have 30 people on the wrap around balcony! Zero entry pool is great for kids and beach access is as close as you could ever get. Had plans to hit several beaches on the island but felt our spot was perfect and barely left.....only for dinners. Some great restaurants right in Simpson Bay if you don't feel like driving.

The owner and the woman that takes care of the unit were first class and helped us out with so many things before and during trip.

Perfect winter getaway in paradise with ocean views from every corner of the villa. if we come back to St. Martin we will without question stay at Heaven at Las Arenas. if you come make sure you rent a car...this is a must. and also bring binoculars so you check out the mega-yachts that come right in front of the villa every day!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

It doesn't get any easier, and OMG the views... And sunsets.

  • 5 of 5

We expected a beautiful residence with amazing views, just from looking at the pictures. It has that. What we were pleasantly surprised by was having someone meet us at the rental car place to lead us there, give us the tour, show us how everything worked, wash the dishes, wash the towels, clean everything, and even let us out of the gate when we left. Anything we needed (corkscrew, candle, blender, dryer, wifi, dishes, silverware, etc.) was there. Air-conditioned, ceiling fans, double master bedrooms/baths... And we couldn't get enough of watching the mega-yachts and cruise ships coming and going, as we sat on the couch. We also enjoyed the plane-watching from the balcony and the restaurant/bar just down the beach. Walk down and try the frozen mojitos at Karakter, then stand by the fence as a 747 takes off. Very cool. The pool was quiet (unless we'd had too many mojitos) and relaxing. It's not heated, so if it's 9 AM and the sun hasn't warmed it up yet (like anything else) it'll be chilly, but by mid-afternoon it's refreshing. There's also a guy who works constantly outside sweeping and cleaning everything, so it's really kept up very well. Even a (very bored) security guard who stays outside all night to keep an eye on things, so once you're in the gate, you feel really secure. It's probably the nicest residence on Simson Bay, having walked the beach many times during our two-week stay. The beach is three steps away, and was basically a private beach... Only a couple other people at a time even walked by. We actually drove to other beaches on a couple days for some people watching. Too glowing, of a review, right? The "cons"- it's a home, which means there could be minor maintenance issues. A water pump broke and we had no water for a few hours one day, but that was very quickly repaired. And St. Maarten isn't all as luxurious as Las Arenas is. Two houses down the beach people live in a shack, and there are some streets in Marigot (French side) I wasn't really comfortable walking down, but you have that in any city. But the location is two minutes from gas, groceries, food, shopping, French bakeries (to die for), adult entertainment, airport, and anything else you may need. Overall, it's a really, really nice place with nice services (even a welcome basket), and plenty to do nearby. Parking is a bit tight, and the neighbors may not drive Land Rovers, but I'd happily stay there again if I returned to SXM.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Heaven at Las Arenas

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Heaven. The name perfectly describes this luxurious condo overlooking  Simpson Bay.


We were in awe at the breathtaking view from the living and dining area which has  a wrap around balcony and floor to ceiling windows. There is nothing to obstruct your view of the ocean.

The condo is luxuriously appointed.  The furnishings are elegant and modern yet still maintained a light and airy tropical feel. The little things can sometimes make or break a vacation, so we were happy that the toilet paper wasn't  thin and the linens were obviously of good quality (can't say the same about another unit we previously stayed in).  The welcome basket was a nice touch.The housekeeper did a great job keeping the unit clean throughout our stay. 

We loved the infinity pool. We have two kids under 4 so we spent a lot of time in the pool. Another reviewer said the pool is cold but our kids didn't seem to think so.

We had a great time and will definitely go back. 

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

2 adult couples

  • 5 of 5

We were hesitant on renting as this is a new owner and there were no reviews yet. Did see the one before we arrived and we had no issues with cold pool water, it was very refreshing. The infinity pool is by far the best on Simpson Bay! Condo was very sound proof, you could not hear anything outside or even in other rooms. It was clean, spacious and had a nice big wrap around balcony. We very much appreciated the welcome basket with cheese, crackers, OJ, wine and beer! There were beach towels and bag chairs to take to the beach. Yes directly in front there are big rocks in the water but a few yards down, the beach was rock free for swimming in the gorgeous water. Watching the planes take off and land never got old to us, we enjoyed it. Yes there are strip clubs at the end of the runway but you are in a more residential area not a resort. We felt very safe and usually walked down the beach to a couple restaurants and bars that were on the water. There is a grill we also used a few times. Cora the housekeeper was great also! Can't wait to go back again!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

gorgeous views

  • 4 of 5

you will need a car here. the immediate area is a little seedy ie adult entertainment place on main corner beautiful well kept apartment. spacious clean & amazing

unobstructed views over ocean

airport is very close though & saturday it can get v busy with large planes taking off throughout the day.

the pool is freezing which may explain why it was empty most days. it is shallow so i had expected it to be like bathwater but even my husband who usually doesnt notice the cold was shivering!

it was a shock to get in (even at the zero entry point )

some good local eateries a few minutes drive away

beach is quiet. & really lovely. at least a mile long. beautiful sound of ocean waves from the apartment.

highly recommend this for families (our 4 yr old & 3 yr old twins loved it)

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Princess Juliana International Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Marigot to Anguilla or Philipsburg to St. Barths
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mullet Bay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wide varity nearby
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Simpson Bay Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 9 2015 - Apr 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 15 2015 - Dec 11 2015
5 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years Week
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Christmas Week December 19th to 26th 2015 - Flat Rate of $5,500 - 7 nights min stay
New Year's week December 26th to January 2nd 2016 - Flat Rate of $5,500 - 7 nights min stay

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


Simpson Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3068 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , European styled shower with rainshower system
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , European styled shower with rainshower system
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Floor to seiling doors with incredible ocean front views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2nd master bedroom with ocean view
  • Master Bedroom 1: King bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, flat screen TV, large closet and en-suite marble tiled bathroom with Jacuzzi tub & shower. The bedroom offers spectacular direct views of the Caribbean Sea. Master Bedroom 2: 2 Queen beds (can be converted to an oversized King Bed), air conditioning, ceiling fan, flat screen TV, large closet, personal safe and en-suite marble tiled bathroom with shower. The bedroom offers views of the Caribbean Sea.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling

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