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St Maarten Cottage, more than just a holiday a very special property.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

The Cottage in St Maarten, ideal for truly romantic, peaceful Caribbean vacation. The St Maarten Cottage at Oyster Pond Estates is part of the Estate Chateau Jeca, a fully gated property in secured gated community . The Cottage offers privacy and beauty. Styled after an old West Indian cottage every detail is included; lap board siding, and traditional wood shutters painted in Caribbean colors.

Don't be fooled by the old traditional style, the cottage contains a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances; micro wave, wall oven and cook top. The entire cottage is air-conditioned. There is cable with 2 flat screen TVs, 2 stereos, Ipod docking station, wireless Internet. The bathroom is built into the hillside with exposed rock and includes large vanity, sink and self contained shower all from Travertine stone. Amenities include outdoor jacuzzi, sculptured pool bordered with stone and views of Oyster Pond, the Atlantic Ocean and Anguilla.

Three private terraces allow for plenty of relaxing time. Also, you can take time to meander in the lush gardens using one of the many stone paths, or maybe chat with Tina the African Grey. Annie,a pomeranian, that will greet you everyday.

Dawn beach is minutes away and about 20 minutes to Orient Beach (our nude beach) on the French side.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner


The Cottage is an indoor/outdoor architectural masterpiece. Robert has done an amazing job creating this very unique environment and the view from the deck off of the bedroom is fabulous. The interior of the cottage is nicely appointed and very interesting. You are provided with a private entrance off of the road by way of an electronic and secure gate and can park your car just a few steps from the front porch.

Robert is very responsive to emails and was even kind enough to look into what happened to an old friend I had met in Grand Case some years ago. Sadly the news was not good.

The daily morning walk into Oyster Pond is a great way to start the day but be aware that the walk back can be a challenge! Our only disappointment was that Robert was stateside during the first part of our stay so we only had one opportunity to sit down and chat with him. This is a very nice place!

Jan 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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St Maarten Cottage, more than just a holiday a very special property.
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 55 reviews

Slice of Heavan

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our Dec '16-Jan '17 vacation to St Maarten. Chateau Jecca is as the title says surely "A Slice of Heaven". The cottage is a home away from home. From when you pull up in the gated drive to the cottage and Robert and his two dogs Angela and Bella come to greet you to laying your head down on the pillow at night listening to the palm trees swaying in the wind. Each level of the property has it's own special charms. The front level porch at the front entrance has stone steps going up to a tiled deck and roof overhang was so cozy with beautiful views of the bay and swaying palm trees while you sit and sip your coffee and daily visits from Bella and Angelo. The deck off of the bedroom has spectacular views overlooking the bay a great spot to enjoy and evening cocktail or morning coffee. Up another level to the hot tub was truly a wonderful bonus to relax in with the stars overhead was a great way to end a day after venturing out on the island to see the beautiful beaches and all St Maarten has to offer. Up one more level to the private pool overlooking the beautiful bay as well. Post card panoramic views everywhere on the property. The grounds are lovely and impeccable maintained. The cottage is located close to the Westin Dawn Beach. There are a few restaurants there as well as a small casino. Also, not too far from Orient Beach where you can rent a few chairs and a umbrella for the day. Our favorite beach was "Happy Bay" calming, quiet. secluded, some shade. This one is a little bit of a hike (10-20 minutes) from Friar Bay (just ask when you get there and they will point you in the direction of the path to get there.) There are no restaurants there so bring a cooler if you are staying for the day. There are a few restaurants close by and Philipsburg is about a 15-20 minute drive to the marina area parking lot (from there you can walk the board walk and go up to the main street where all of the shops are. Grand Case and Marigot are great spots to visit as well and is about the same distance (beaches, great food and shopping). We can not say enough about our stay. Robert has everything covered. Thank you for a great stay in St Maarten - Hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guys thanks for the kind words. Pleased all went well and you had a great experience. Hope to see you again, Robert
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Such a quaint, secluded cottage on St. Maarten!

  • 5 of 5

A great mini vacation spot for my husband and I. Robert was quite attentive to all our needs during our stay. The cottage is very well appointed, and we loved all the different outdoor sitting areas. Visitors won't be dissappointed. One important thing to know is that the bathroom is not adjacent to the bedroom. You must be OK with going up and down stairs. Would definitely recommend this property to couples who want to be off the beaten path. Very quiet and peaceful. Hope I get the opportunity to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guys that's for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to your return.
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Glorious, relaxing get away!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage on a beautiful island. Perfect place for our honeymoon! The cottage has been thoughtfully laid out with everything you could need for your stay. Spent many lazy afternoons floating in the pool after venturing around the island. Loved having coffee on the deck with occasional visits from Bella and Angelo- so friendly! Truly the perfect place to consider "home" while on the island. It's a quiet and secluded place to call home but within easy driving distance to everything you might want to do on the island. Robert is a gracious host and has thought of everything you might need! Can't recommend staying here enough! :)

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourself. Appreciate the kind words. Hope to see you again. All the best.
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Ideal Island Get-away

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary - could not have asked for a more perfect place to stay. Private, romantic, peaceful, excellent view, easy access to beaches. Each day was an adventure, as we searched for and discovered new beaches, all unique and beautiful. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guys glad you enjoyed yourself. Robert
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Incredible! we still think about it 13 years later

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 13 years ago, right after I graduated college and just after my husband and I met. We have traveled all over the world and this place still stands out as one of the most romantic places we have ever stayed. If we can find a babysitter for a week, we will return. It's the perfect romantic get away. Private and comfortable, the hottub and tropical nights are hard to beat!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys. Glad you enjoyed all. Come visit again, you were great guests! Robert
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  • 5 of 5

We read the cottage description over and over, viewed the pictures and day dreamed about our arrival, the reality was beyond our expectations.

Our experience, from start to finish was top notch. Robert was very responsive to our emails as we planned our trip and sent detailed directions helping us navigate our way from airport to the cottage. Robert is always available if needed, invisible if not.

The cottage is a gem, a real example of a West Indies Cottage in design and kept "Felix Unger" clean. The interior details ,colors, tile and stone work make it magazine worthy! Step outside on downstairs covered porch or upper deck and the the garden and ocean views are spectacular. The covered porch begs for you to enjoy morning coffee there, and a leisurely happy hour on the upper deck could lead to watching a beautiful sunset. The grounds are beautifully kept, and again the attention to detail is seen at every turn around the pool. During the day, being at the pool is like swimming in the middle of a mini botanical garden. At night the lighted pool and garden lighting is pure romance!

The location on Oyster Pond is just great, close to French side and several nice beaches to enjoy. LaGalion was our favorite beach close to the cottage with calm beautiful water and plenty of trees. We rented a car and went all around the island, visited 9 beaches and found the people to be as friendly as the mountainous island is beautiful. Just down and around the mountain from our cottage was several places to eat. We went to Dingy Dock on our first night, tired and hungry and the Fish & Chips were great, add a few cold beers - wonderful!

We enjoyed Mamas Pizza, don't let the name fool you - they have an extensive menu and the location right across the street from the bay with boats swaying and night lights coming on, makes for a delightful dinning experience. You can even find Robert's estate and the cottage as you scan the mountainside. While not a big fan of hotel/resort properties, we meandered down to the Westin to walk the beach and found

their beach bar, Liquid - - we enjoyed some frozen island cocktails, well made and reasonable. It's a great p[ace to plant yourself and gaze at the ocean and chat with the bartender. As with any island trip, we always have to have "our roti fix" and got that satisfied at Jerk Roti Hut!

Our stay On St Martin in the cottage at Chateau Jeca made for life long memories. Thanks Robert, Bella and Angelo!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, and we are so glad you had a wonderful stay. Hope you get a chance to come back to our friendly island. Robert, Bella and Angelo
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The Cottage located in a secured, gated community on a gated property. On site care-taker, maintenance/gardner, housekeeping every other day. Oyster Bay Beach is only a couple of minutes from The Cottage, Orient Beach (nude beach), a 15 minute drive. Restaurants, casinos, duty-free shopping minutes away. St. Maarten half Dutch and half French gives you two cultures on 35 square miles. From The Cottage view 3 countries, Dutch (St. Maarten), French (St. Martin) and English (Anguilla).


Rates & Availability

Oyster Pond Cottage Rental Rates

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High Season
Dec 15 2016 - Mar 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

From $980 per week
200/night December 15th - March 14th
175/night March 15th - May 31st
140/night June 1- October 31st
175/night November 1- December 14th
Includes all taxes and every other day housekeeping services
200/night December 15th - March 14th
175/night March 15th - May 31st
140/night June 1- October 31st
175/night November 1- December 14th
Includes all taxes and every other day house

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Oyster Pond Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is fully equipped and finished in travertine vanity and floor and wall tiles. There is of course hot water and a full shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Bedroom is air conditioned and has a ceiling fan. There is a flat screen TV with cable service, an Ipod docking station and safe. There are two private balconies that view the Atlantic Ocean and Oyster Pond.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
1 queen size . Jacuzzi, sculptured rock pool. Housekeeping, linens and towels every other day Beach towels included Beach chairs included

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