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Johanna Viksne

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Beachfront Bliss-2-bedroom condo on beautiful Simpson Bay

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 BR, 2 baths, sleeps 4

Enjoy one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean.. After vacationing on St. Martin for twenty years, we discovered this lovely quiet spot and knew we had to call it home. Now we are welcoming visitors to our Caribbean Paradise. Enjoy quiet mornings with the birds singing or take an early morning stroll or dip on beautiful, two mile long, white sand Simpson Bay Beach, directly off our pool deck, steps from our large private ground floor lanai. Snorkel directly 'out back' on the beach where you can also jet ski or kayak (or rent a yacht for the day). Every day is a fabulous parade of yachts sailing across Simpson Bay and every night divine sunsets. Nature’s show is really spectacular! You really never have to leave the property but then you would miss the plethora of terrific restaurants, casinos, gyms and other activities our “neighborhood” has to offer.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Johanna Viksne (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner


The time flies by too quickly when there are so many things to do! One day was a trip to Anguilla. Another was spent on Baie Longue with massages at La Samanna.

Orient Beach is always a "must do", but hitting Zee Best and hanging between your place was Karakters was perfect! Thanks to you and Eric for your hospitality.

You really have an ideal location!
May 2013
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Beachfront Bliss-2-bedroom condo on beautiful Simpson Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The place was perfect, better than the pictures. This was a family trip w/2 teenagers. Everything in the villa was extremely nice quality. The linens on the beds and towels were so soft and comfortable. I truly enjoyed listening to the ocean waves at night. The kitchen was filled with everything you could need. There were items leftover from other guests that helped get us started before we went shopping- Alcohol, sugar, crackers, sunscreen…Plus we added to that when we left too. My girls loved the pool and the beach was steps away. Even though the beach was public there were not many people on it. It was all beautiful. Johanna was a pleasure to work with before we arrived. Very helpful with suggestions were to go and what to do. So SWEET and trusting. This is our second time visiting St. Martin and this trip was better than the last. We can’t wait to come back again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Truly Heavenly

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd time staying at this gorgeous slice of heaven. The condo is well appointed and literally directly on the most beautiful beach in St. Maarten. There is never more than a handful of people on a beach that if it were in the US would be packed ---- so you feel like it's your own private mile long beach!

You can walk out your door into town to enjoy some of the best selections of food in the Caribbean.

I felt safe and happy and returned home feeling re energized!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I long forward to welcoming you for a 4th time!
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  • 5 of 5

Our first time in St. Maarten and first time in a Caribbean condo rental -both amazing!

The condo was in walking distance to restaurants and shops and a short drive to the airport.

A perfect beachfront rental; steps to the pool and beach.

Excellent communication with the owner; she was always quick to respond and provided a lot of information about the island.

We will definitely return and would highly recommend this rental property.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this glowing review. We know that people's leisure time and hard sought money are both valuable commodities and we aim to make the best of both for our guests. You are welcome back! Please come again!
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Beachfront Bliss indeed!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was by far the nicest place we have stayed at in our 12 visits to SXM. The best part of this beautiful furnished condo is the location. It’s right on Simpson Bay Beach and a 5-minute walk to Mary’s Boon and Karakter Beach Bars. The beach was very private and some of the best snorkeling is just a few feet from the beach. Also, there is an abandoned barge that is partially submerged just off shore and an easy swim with fins, which affords some spectacular opportunities to see a large variety of fish.

The condo itself is perfect with two large bedrooms, extremely comfortable beds, 2 full baths, a well-equipped kitchen with plenty of dishes, cooking utensils and appliances. The furnishings are in great shape and very comfortable. We really did not spend much time inside during our two-week stay. Luckily, we had fantastic weather and most of our time was spent outside at the pool and/or beach. Though, the other occupants of this small complex share the pool and beach, and most of the time we were the only ones at the pool or on the beach. There is plenty of parking and we liked the security of the electric gate. We felt very safe and secure during our stay.

We did visit a few other beaches, Friars Bay Beach, Le Gallian, Grand Case and Mullet Bay. We also visited Marigot and climbed the hill Fort Saint Louis, Lotiere Farms, sailed to Tintamare with Captain Neil aboard the Celine, diving in Grand Case with Octopus Diving Center, and took Bluebeard Charters to Anguilla where we met the famous Bankie Banx at his Dune Preserve. Bankie is a famous reggae star that has performed with Jimmy Buffett. Wherever we ventured, we always looked forward to returning the condo, enjoying a cocktail, watching the boats pass by and listening to the waves on the beach. It is truly a very peaceful and relaxing location.

There are several restaurants that are close enough to walk to, although, we chose to drive. Places we dined at include, Pizza Galley, Jimbo’s, Pineapple Pete’s, Mary’s Boon, Karakter’s, Buccaneer Beach Bar, and the Ocean Grill on Wednesday nights for all you can eat ribs (YUM). For our farewell dinner we tried the new Sushiito Restaurant at the Princess Port de Plaisance casino. It was fabulous!!

We truly enjoyed this trip to SXM more than any of our prior trips and are certain that is attributed to the accommodations, location, and the fact that we were dealing with a very informative, responsive and caring owner. It was a pleasur

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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TRUE Beachfront Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, comfortable, clean, well kept condo. Couldn't be closer to the pool and beach yet quiet and private. Very well located close to airport, car rentals and all basic shopping. Maintenance and management very accomodating. Our favorite attraction was the Phillipsburg Beachfront Promenade and shopping. We would definitely do it again and recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words and recommendation. We understand that people's vacation time and money are valuable commodities and we work to ensure that your time and money are well spent and that you enjoy yourself completely!
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So Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We came out for an 8 day family vacation (3 adults). We had a tremendous time! This location is outstanding! Before coming out, we were a bit hesitant regarding the planes, but that was shortlived, as the planes didn't interrupt us at all. We liked being able to see the cruise ships, yachts, and sailboats come and go through the bay as we sat on our patio or poolside. It was so nice to be able to choose between the pool and the ocean, or a bit of both. Also - the area to the west of the condo is what we called "the park" was a nice surprise with tables and lounge chairs for snacktime, lunch breaks, mojitos (of course), reading, napping, playing cards. It is under the beautiful trees, and has a great breeze - we really enjoyed that space, and it seemed to be unusual for properties around to have that little added bonus.

We toured the island and really felt lucky to be at this place, as it was much more green and lush than other locations. The convenience of the condo - with full kitchen, bathtub, wifi, housekeeping, pool, a/c, comfy beds, etc. etc. was great. The staff was there daily to tend the grounds and the pool, which were immaculate. It was great to have the ability to walk to the grocery store in 2 minutes, or go to "Atlantico" for morning baked goods, or a bit further down to other restaurants or beach bars on the water. It was nice to take morning strolls or swims. The sunsets were always amazing, and we made it a point to be home and on the grounds to watch the sun go down from the condo. If we had questions, the manager tended to them immediately. We had friendly neighbors that made it fun to visit with and compare notes on where everyone went off to for the day.

This condo is extremely quiet and private. We felt like we had our own pool and our own beach. Johanna, the owner, was so great at providing information before our trip, and while we were at the property. She has a file full of local recommendations that were golden.

We give it a big thumbs up! We would definitely come back here! Great place, great amenities, great location, GREAT!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time and thank so much for the wonderful review! We really do aim to please and almost all of our guests have stayed with us previously. We would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime! Meanwhile, be well and safe travels and THANKS again!
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Princess Juliana Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Simpson Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Beachfront on tranquil 2½ mile, crescent shaped Simpson Bay Beach, one of the most beautiful bays in the Caribbean. Accessible via a quiet Caribbean road with churches and schools and a real 'neighborhood' feel. Walking distance to over 30 restaurants and 3 Casinos. Walk to excellent shopping (both Duty Free & grocery). Located 5 minutes from the airport, 15 minutes to the French Capitol of Marigot (great food and shopping), 15 minutes to the Dutch Capitol of Philipsburg (fantastic Duty Free shopping), 20 minutes to sleepy Grande Case Beach (the Culinary Capitol of the Caribbean) and 30 minutes to trendy and fabulous Orient Beach. Why you would want to venture to another beach is beyond us but there are 10 other beaches within 10 minutes' drive (including world renowned Mullet Bay beach which is 5 minutes drive away).

The location affords fabulous western views across the sea to the island of Saba and offers truly amazing sunsets right off your private poolside lanai. Watch the cruise ships cross the bay in the port of Philipsburg every morning and enjoy them lit up in the evening as they cross the horizon at sunset. We also off a beautiful shaded area where you can sit beneath coconut palms, banana trees, papaya trees and other flora while keeping your toes in the sand!

Other Activities: snorkling right off the beach, jet ski, Flyboard water jetpacks, kayaking, 'Rhino' and much more.


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May 23 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - May 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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BBQ gas grill per week $50

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Simpson Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet , Toto washlet, grab bars
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , grab bars on toilet and in shower
  • Large Master Bath offers yards of marble and mirrors with dual sinks and vanity, a large whirlpool tub, Toto Washlet Japanese Bidet/Commode. Guest Bathroom offers large European shower stall with multiple jet shower console, a marble vanity, lovely lighting and mirror. Both bathrooms are equipped with multiple grab bars for your safety and convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin beds can be converted into 1 king
  • Sleep peacefully to the sound of the gentle waves breaking on the beach fifty feet from the sliding glass doors that lead from the Master Bedroom to the private lanai, the pool and gorgeous Simpson Bay Beach. Master bedroom features king Sealy-Posturpedic highest grade mattress, European wall mounted reading lights, overhead ceiling fan with light and remote control. Large wall-mounted television with integrated DVD and all available cable channels. Large closet with mirrored sliding doors and plenty of lovely drawer space. Guest Bedroom features same high quality mattress’ in two twin or king bed configuration depending on your needs. This bedroom also has excellent reading lights, overhead fan and large closet with mirrored sliding doors, a wall mounted TV w/all available cable channels. Beautifully framed, lovely and useful maps of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin and the Antilles wall are mounted for your reference. 400-600 count linens. Central air throughout and oh, those sea views!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
You really never have to leave the property but then you would miss the variety of restaurants our “neighborhood” has to offer. From simple local cuisine to “haute” French fare to Culinary Institute of America trained chefs to a German Beerhaus, and 3 French Patisseries (one with a “breakfast pastry basket”, crepes and eggs Benedict that will knock your socks off). They are all less than 15 minutes' walk from home (as are three large Casinos). We have made the Condo and pool deck wheelchair accessible and many restaurants are “roll to/ roll in". In keeping with nature’s perfection (and this is truly a perfect spot) we brought the ambiance of the Caribbean into our home by using lovely coral colors and the soothing blues of the sea and the sky in our décor. We have not compromised on quality. You will find state of the art appliances and no 'skimping'. This is our home. It’s lovely and special and truly a gift. A gift that we welcome you to share.

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