About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
If you are looking for a private secluded getaway with magnificent views of the Caribbean and St. Barts, you owe it to yourself to visit The Arches! Treat yourself to the most magnificent views in the Caribbean. The Arches is a secluded 3 bedroom 3-1/2 bath luxury villa with a private pool that overlooks Dawn Beach and Oyster Pond and provides breathtaking views of the Caribbean and St. Barts.
Tastefully decorated in island fabrics, this wonderful villa provides a great escape for that once in a lifetime family vacation, honeymoon, or special anniversary. The views from The Arches are truly stunning and your stay with us will be the most memorable vacation ever!
Housekeeping services are provided 6 days a week. The Villa Arches is maintained by a lovely couple who have been caretakers of the property for over a decade. They are on call 24-hours a day.
The pool and grounds are immaculate and are professionally maintained year round.
The Arches is private home, yet convenient to all amenities including restaurants, shopping, casinos, water sports, and much more. Only a 10-minute drive to famous Orient Beach!
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- Oct 26, 2017
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We just returned home from a beautiful vacation at this villa in St. Maarten. The view is absolutely breath taking, overlooking Dawn Beach and Oyster Pond. The pool situated between the main house and the master suite, was an added bonus, allowing you to relax with a beverage and look out over the Carribean. The children enjoyed swimming at night. All bedrooms have AC for night time but the Caribbean wind keeps the main house cool during the day. The kitchen is well equipped, as we cooked breakfast each morning and made lunches as needed. Bernard and Eudora were so helpful, providing overall care of the house daily. The villa is within walking distance of Oyster Pond and Dawn Beach, which have chair and umbrella rental, a small grocery and great restaurants. Our favorite restaurants at Dawn Beach were Mr. Busby's and Big Fish and favorite restaurant on Oyster Pond was Dinghy Docks. Beautiful Orient Beach and the French Cul De Sac are a short 5-10 minute drive from the villa. Our family spent 2 days at Orient Beach. Brother's Beach Bar had great food and chair and umbrella service. Our kids enjoyed the huge water trampolines. The adults enjoyed very affordable beverages and people watching. We also took the ferry from the French Cul De Sac to beautiful Pinel Island for the day. We ate lunch on the island, rented chairs and umbrellas and snorkeled in the National Geographic underwater trail. Simpson Bay is also a short drive from the Villa. We did 2 excursions from this bay - Catamaran to Anguilla/Dolphin Discovery and off shore fishing. We also ate at Dinghy Docks on Simpson Bay after a long day on the beach. Overall an unbelievable vacation on the Dutch side of the island. We hope to return again soon.
Cannot imagine staying anywhere else on the island!
My wife and I, along with two other couples just spent the past week at the Arches and were beyond thrilled with the accommodations. The first thing you see when you arrive is the view. I challenge anyone to find a better one in all of St. Maarten. The house has everything you need including a pool that is even better than it looks in the photo. I think its important to note that the house had AC and fans as well. And Bernard and Eudora took care of us throughout the trip!
Each of our mornings began by going for a quick stroll down the hill to Busby's for breakfast which certainly started the day off right by Dawn Beach. You have grocery store, pizza, bars and coffee shop all right there in addition to the Westin if you wish to go to gamble. We had a rental car (which was secure within the gates of both the community and the house) which was necessary and gave us easy access to the rest of the island. We explored the entire island throughout the week we were there, but always found us coming home a little early to enjoy the Arches at night as well.
It is our hope that we can come back to Arches soon. There is nowhere else I would stay on the island.
Amazing views, Beautiful Home and quiet friendly neighborhood
We rented Villa Arches for the week and it was the best family trip we have had in forever. The house is amazing and the views are breath taking. Literally the best views on the island. (Worth getting up early to see the most amazing sunrise over the ocean!). We will be back for sure!!
The house is large and my family of 6 had more than enough room. We had 4 adults and 2 kids. The adults spent lots of time in the kitchen and outside on the huge patio while the kids lived in the large pool complete w pool toys and floats. The breeze was cool every evening so we spent a lot of time outside enjoying the views.
Out of the house I recommend chartering a boat for snorkeling with the sea turtles and sting rays and a trip to Pinel Island.
The owners left plenty of information at the house for great trips and great restaurants. Some of which are located within a short .3 walk down the mountain.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RENTAL!!
We had an amazing week at the Arches!
You have found the Arches, so you can stop looking for a place to stay. We stayed a week at the Arches in April 2014. We had 3 couples and we had an amazing time. We are already planning on going back next year and staying at the Arches again. The house is perfect, spacious, amazing views, every amenity you may want (except for a hot tub). Sitting in the pool in the afternoon with a drink, watching the waves crash was perfect. We did all the "usual" things, going to Mr. Busby's for the $1 beers at happy hour (good food, although maybe overpriced at night), driving around the island to Marigot, Grand Case for dinner, Philipsburg, and of course, hanging out at the Sunset Bar by the airport. The location of the Arches provides easy access to everywhere, although it does take a little while to get used to driving on the island (but that's typical of all Caribbean island). The drive up the hills to the Arches can be a little challenging the first time, but once you're used to it, it's easy. Bernard and Eudora are great and very accommodating, and the owners make the whole process very easy. The kitchen is stocked with virtually everything you need, including various pantry items and liquors (everyone leaves behind what they didn't consume, so there are plenty of condiments, spices, etc.). It is an uphill walk from the beach, which may be challenging for some, and you will need mosquito repellent (again, standard in the Caribbean). It is a perfect location, and amazing house, and we will absolutely be going back to the Arches.
Our family with 3 adult children just returned from a week at this lovely villa overlooking Dawn Beach and Oyster Pond. The accomodations are spectacular with all updated amenities. We rented a car and glad we did. We took day trips to Orient Beach, Pinel Island (kayaked to and from the island), snorkeling trip with Captain Alan (at oyster pond), Mayo Beach to enjoy cocktails on the beach, gambling at Casino Royale and watching the flights directly overhead (almost feels like you can touch the planes), horseback riding at Cay Beach (a mountain ride- no trotting or galloping on this end of island- French side has that), shopping at Phillipsburg (couple hours is plenty), Grand Bay to enjoy the French cuisine and ambience, zip lining with obstacle course (the one hour excursion) at Loterie Farm, Westin for Sunday brunch. We started each morning sipping coffee overlooking the surf, having breakfast and taking a dip in the sparkling clean pool.
The people on the island were gracious and friendly. The cultural flavor is rich between the islanders, the French and the Dutch. The property itself, and the community the Arches is in, is very secure. There is a security guard at the community entrance gate, the villa has a gate with lock at area of parking, and there are locks on all the doors. (a lot of keys)
On the down side- the villa is on a cliff so walking to and from the beach is a challenge- even for adults who are runners. It is a workout in itself. Because of the steep cliffs- daily runs, that we routinely do on vacation, were few and far between. The driving up and down the cliff is also quite steep but once we did it a few times, it became easier. All in all we would highly recommend.
Great family vacation
The villa was just as expected and in a great location in St. Martin on the Dutch side but about a 2 minute drive and your on the French side. Great location near 6-8 different restaurants within a 3 minute drive. Big Fish, Canoa, and Mama's pizza were my favorites all near the villa. The property was clean and well kept, and the view was beautiful. I recommend spending the day at the beach below the villa. There are plenty of chairs/umbrellas to rent and a beach bar/restaurant right on the beach. My 6 and 9 year old loved the waves for boogy boarding and myself and husband enjoyed snorkeling a little further out (although the water was quite rough the days while we were there). We took the ferry to Anguilla one day and Pinel Island another day. They were both great, relaxing trips. I highly recommend this villa as it is a great place for a reasonable price on a beautiful island! You will love staying here.
Check out: http://www.captainalan.com/ Captain Alan's "Awesome" Boat for Private Boat Charters...3-Island Snorkeling Trips, Island-hopping to St. Barts and more!........ One of many Casinos on the Island is located within a half-mile of Villa Arches.
Additional information about rental rates
Low Season ONLY/2BR OPTION: May 1 - Nov 30 @ $2,550.00 per week or $365.00 per night (3 night minimum) Rates are subject to change.