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Beachfront, Ground floor & Elegant: SAPHIR DE MER, Simpson Beach newest condo

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Simpson Bay Condo Rental Photos and Description

1-bedroom beachfront, contemporary condo located in the new Le Papillon complex

Direct walk out access to the sand and sea is provided from Saphir de Mer located in the Le Papillon Complex, Simpson Beach's newest and most upscale complex. Located on the WIDEST part of Simpson Beach, the beach in front of Le Papillon, is crystal clear with no rocks, coral or grassy undergrowth. Lush landscaping, complete with palm trees, add to beauty of the complex with it's tropical breezes and island ambiance.

Saphir de Mer is a spacious, elegantly furnished beachfront 1-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom ground floor condo. With sleek, contemporary lines, Saphir de Mer features everything required to make your vacation memorable.

The kitchen is high-end with black/gold speckled granite and stainless steel Bosch appliances including a built-in wine cooler. Kitchen includes a Toaster, Coffee Pot, Blender, Wolfgang Puck cookware, dinnerware, flatware, electronic multi-cooker, plus selected spices and seasonings.

The living room's clean contemporary furnishings include a 50' LED TV with Cable TV, and a VOIP Telephone for free calls to the US and Canada. A local cell phone is also available. With sand and sea views from both the kitchen and living room, the adjourning covered terrace is complete with a table and chairs for outside dining pleasure. Saphir de Mer provides direct walk out access to the sea from the terrace. Beautiful sea views with NO stairs or elevator required to grab a quick snack or drink while on the beach.

The master bedroom provides a sumptuous king bed complete with Jennifer Adams bed linen, a large closet with safe, LED TV, VOIP Telephone Extension, and adjourning desk area.

The main bathroom is spacious with glass shower, a rainfall shower head, and hair dryer. The condo contains an additional, separate half bath with sink and toilet.

A large HE washer and dryer, iron and ironing board are inside the unit for guests to use during their stay. Two portable beach chairs, an umbrella, cooler and beach chaise lounges are provided.

A 3rd guest can be accommodated for an additional charge.

Le Papillon is a private, secure electronic gated complex, and is sound protected with concrete walls, roof, hurricane resistant sliding glass doors/ windows, and hurricane shutters. Complex provides a video intercom system for added security, and a Generator for island power outages.


VRBO instant quote is based on a 1 bedroom use/ 2 guests.

For the price on the 3rd guest; please scroll down to Notes for more details

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

St Martin Beach Rentals LLC
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Beachfront, Ground floor & Elegant: SAPHIR DE MER, Simpson Beach newest condo
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Fabulous Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was my husband's and my third visit to St. Maarten and each time we rented a place on Simpson Bay Beach. This is by far our favorite and we will be renting this condo again next year. The location was great and I loved stepping off the patio and being right on the beach. We ate in most days after shopping at the grocery store for the week. The kitchen provided everything you could possibly need. I saw other reviews about low water pressure in the shower but I never experienced anything like that. My husband picked up croissants and coffee from Café Atlantico daily and we usually go diving with Ocean Explorers. We also like to go to Sunset Bar & Grill to watch the planes land at Princess Juliana airport. And although we like to drive around the island and check out other beaches, we always come back to Simpson Bay beach because why haul your stuff somewhere else when you have everything you need right where you're staying? We can't wait for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and lovely condo

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were very pleased with this very clean and well maintained condo. The kitchen was very well equipped, we did dine in three evenings. Cooking in this kitchen was very easy plus we made use of the grill on the patio. The bedroom was very spacious and bed very comfortable. So nice to have the washer and dryer. Shower pressure was a little low but was no issue, we adjusted.

We enjoyed the easy beach access, lovely sandy beach just off our patio. Plenty of towels and beach chairs available for use. Great walking beach.

Great restaurants within walking distance. We did have a car which we used to get groceries and to tour around the island.

Jill very pleasant and helpful with booking condo. Gordon, a great guy, very helpful with check in and plenty of suggestions for dining and places to visit. The lady who came to clean our condo mid week was very friendly and pleasant.

We had a problem one morning with mosquitos, not sure why they were around our first morning but after that we didn't see any. We had breakfast on patio every morning and as I mentioned we also had some dinners in so we ate on patio those nights.

Great spot, would definitely recommend this condo. Thanks, hope to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Location on the Island!

  • 5 of 5

Just got home and my husband hasn't stopped telling me how well I had done with this choice.

Pre-Arrival - I worked with Jill via phone and e-mail and she was great. Quick response, even with my multitude of random questions. This was our first experience booking an unstaffed private rental. The directions she sent to find the apartment and gain access were easy to follow. Thank you Jill!

Arrival - Arrival is super easy if you follow the directions sent to you. Gordon arrived within 30 minutes of our arrival and gave a very detailed explanation of what we needed to know for the apartment as well as a great overview of the island itself. He is a keeper! We only had to reach out to Gordon once with a question but he answered immediately and took care of what we needed.

Cleaning - The housekeeper stopped by 1 time during the trip which was a pleasant surprise. I was not expecting service until after we left. She was friendly. I felt bad as we had to stick around with her because we were on our way to go diving for the day.

Apartment - The place is exactly as it appears online. There were no surprises. The location was fabulous. You could walk to a couple restaurants and a small convenience store. If you have more ambition, you could walk to airline road/welfare road pretty easily (say 6-7 blocks). We, however, chose to take our car. The view was amazing. I didn't know how I would feel about all the boats docked in the bay but I actually enjoyed it! The beach was super easy access with your own designated chairs, noodles, etc. The waves were big enough to play in too. I saw fitness swimmers in the bay every day. You can easily walk to Mary Boons, Horney Toad and Karachters for drinks and food. Easy access right across the bridge (less than 5 minutes) to the grocery store. I would take their recommendation for getting a rental vehicle. We explored the entire island multiple times. Also, I really liked the BBQ grill (electric). We took a picture and will be getting one for our deck at home.

There are only a few cons that I can even come up with for this place but they didn't affect the overall vacation and wouldn't keep me from giving this place the highest recommendation. 1) The pressure in the shower was horrible. I ended up washing my hair in the kitchen sink every day. Hot water not abundant. 2) Bed was a foam bed. We don't prefer those and so found it less comfortable.

You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location and Unit!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from our stay at Saphir de Mer @ Le Papillon. What a wonderful unit in a wonderful location on the beach in Simpson Bay. The unit is perfect. Gated parking, which is a bonus, as the Simpson Bay area can pose parking issues. Plenty of room and well thought out with a full size washer and dryer in the unit. There isn't anything they haven't thought of; beach chairs, loungers, BBQ, kitchen appliances etc. Beautiful views from the eat in kitchen, spacious living room and covered veranda. Just a few steps to one of the best sections of beach in Simpson Bay. The rental agent, Jill, was wonderful to work with and Gordon, the property manager, was very helpful. Already planning on staying here next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saphir de Mer @ Le Papillon--- Outstanding!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding! Everything and more. The condo is immaculate, great kitchen but walking 10 steps to Simpson Beach was the best. Jill the rental agent was meticulous concerning details and the property manager was attentive, available, full of helpful information and has a great personality.

If I could, I would give it 6 stars!

We've already re booked for next January.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great unit in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is an awesome unit in a great, safe location. Just steps from the beach, the unit offers beach chairs, grill, satellite TV, unlimited calls to US, and a really good wi-fi connection for the caribbean. The beach is clean, calm waters, no rocks. The location is very close to lots of really good restaurants. Looking forward to the next stay at Saphir de Mar.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Groceries, fine restaurants, casinos, nightlife are located nearby.


Rates & Availability

Simpson Bay Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 2016
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2016/ 2017
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season 2017
Mar 30 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017/ 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

3rd Guest: $35 per night plus tax.
***Christmas/New Years: $400 per night (Minimum 7 nights)***
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Rates quoted are in U.S. Dollars.
ACH form for US guests are accepted, Bank wires, and Credit cards via Paypal.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Simpson Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink and Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Sink, toilet, glass shower,rainfall showerhead, & hair dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Sumptuous King Bed in Bedroom with Jennifer Adams bed linens 3rd guest: Twin size Rollaway bed Minimum age: 10 years
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The condo has a video intercom system. A generator is activated by the complex for power outages.

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