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Pool, Prime Location and Interior Caribbean Colors at Son Risa

Pelican Key, Koolbaai, Sint Maarten
  • Condo
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Condo, 1 Bedroom / 1 Bath

May your time in the Caribbean at 'Son Risa' be filled with relaxing sunsets, cool drinks and your best vacation ever!

Located in the heart of Pelican Key is a new condominium complex open for year round rentals. Son Risa is located on a hillside close to beaches, casinos, water-sports, shopping, nightlife, gourmet restaurants and a ferry to neighboring islands, or you can enjoy the pool just steps away. Surrounded by the most lucrative homes on the Island, this Mediterranean style building was designed to offer its visitors a view of magnificent sunsets, blue water and the perfect place to relax. The overall richness of the colors in the sky offers you the vibrancy of life while relaxing on the patio or at poolside.

The decor and furnishings are appointed to provide St. Maarten ambiance with all the accommodations to make you feel at home. Following your visit at 'Son Risa' you will be filled with memories of the sunsets, azure blue water, sail boats, cruise ships and the post card beaches that surround this lovely island. One of the uniqueness of the Island is its two cultures, French and Dutch, which play host to Americans and Europeans alike in the Caribbean.

It is our pleasure to invite you as guests to enjoy Son Risa. We have been visitors ourselves to this lovely Island for over thirty eight years and want to give you an 'affordable' opportunity that you will always remember. As tourists return to St. Maarten, you can always hear them quote a familiar phase -'Another Beautiful Day in Paradise'.

We would enjoy you sharing this life's experience with us!

Keywords: Caribbean, St. Maarten, One Bedroom/One Bath, Caribbean Style Condominium, Pool, Great Location, Pelican Key, Gated


Marguerite (Mac) & John (Jack) Pawlowski

Member Since 2008
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Marguerite (Mac) & John (Jack) Pawlowski

We have enjoyed the Caribbean for over 38 years and still love to vacation in St. Maarten.

Marguerite (Mac) & John (Jack) Pawlowski purchased this Condo in 2007

Why Marguerite (Mac) & John (Jack) Pawlowski chose Pelican Key

We bought on Pelican Key because of the beautiful exclusive homes surrounding Son Risa. We feel we are centrally located within 15 minutes from Phillipsburg the Dutch capital and 15 minutes from Marigot the French capital.

What makes this Condo unique

We enjoy overlooking the Caribbean sea and watching the beautiful sunsets. We, as well as our guests enjoy our pool and love the way we decorated our 'Caribbean Home' in St. Maarten flair.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size Bed


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 1

          Location Type

            • Ocean View
            • Water View


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Mobile Phone
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Deck / Patio


                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool


                                                • marina
                                                • churches
                                                • duty free shops
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • live theater
                                                • cinemas
                                                • museums
                                                • nude beach
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Gated Community, Security Box

                                                                  13 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  2017 Continues On Trend

                                                                  Art F.

                                                                  Once more in March 2017 Son Risa does not disappoint. We've been coming to St Maarten since 1987 and none of the other locations that we have stayed in come close to Mac and Jack's Son Risa condo. The location, the ambiance, the decorating are all first rate without the crowds of the big resorts. We will be back.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We cannot find words to “thank you” enough! Jack & Mac

                                                                  Another Outstanding Stay at Son Risa

                                                                  Art F.

                                                                  And come back we did...for another delightful 3 weeks in March 2016. We have so fallen in love with Son Risa that we booked for 2017 instead of planning a summer trip to Italy. Now that's commitment! Thanks so much Mac and Jack for sharing your beautiful condo with us.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Your unbelievable review was greatly appreciated. We are glad to have you back in 2017 and "MI CASA ES SU CASA". Jack & Mac

                                                                  Gem of a place!

                                                                  Thea E.

                                                                  My husband and I were lucky enough to be able to stay here this past January. The condo is wonderful with everything you could possibly need. The bed was super comfy and we were able to cook for some of our meals with ease. It is located in one of the best areas to stay in St Maarten and is close enough to everything but is still in a quiet area. I have been travelling to St Maarten for almost 20 years now and this has been the best place we have stayed at by far. Thank you Marguerite and you'll be hearing from us soon!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  "This has been the best place we have stayed at by far" - Thank you, Thea for such a nice comment. Jack & Marguerite

                                                                  Another Delighted Guest

                                                                  Art F.

                                                                  Like many before us we fell in love with Mac and Jack's condo at Son Risa in Pelican Key. We have spent 3 delightful weeks in March 2015 enjoying the ambiance, the pool and the location. We have been coming to St Martin since 1987 and have never found accommodations quite as enjoyable as these. We will be back.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are "overwhelmed" with your review. Speechless! Jack & Mac

                                                                  Wonderful Experience

                                                                  Jan & Mike F.Carefree, Arizona

                                                                  We have been coming to St. Maarten for about 18 years and we have to say that our 21 day lodging experience at Son Risa is way at the top of our list. There was not one thing lacking - from the bright and cheery furnishings, the wonderful kitchen with all of the emenities, a very comfortable bedroom, the balcony with ample space (when we cooked we ate all our meals there) and the pool right outside the unit. The property consists of about 10 units with gated parking. Most of the time we felt that we were there by ourselves as it is very quiet. The area of Pelican Key is our location of choice to stay as it is close to our favorite restaurants with a great grocery store nearby as well. Mac and Jack are wonderful people to work with as they also provided us very good island information in addition to detailed instructions about Son Risa. We know we are coming back here to stay - hated to leave!! Thank you!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Mike & Jan, We cannot express the feelings we had when we read your review. We appreciate your kind words. Jack & Mac

                                                                  Our New 'Home Away From Home'

                                                                  robin u.

                                                                  We stayed at this lovely condo for 5 nights. It wasn’t nearly long enough, but then no vacation to St. Maarten ever is. We loved this unit. It is bright, cheery, comfortable, and has just about every amenity one could possibly want. A great kitchen, whether you cook there or not. A lovely balcony just outside the sliding glass doors, wonderful screens for fresh air, and a balcony table with plenty of chairs. We ate breakfast on this balcony every morning, enjoying the distant view of the ocean through lovely palms. The condo was perfect for us. It was quiet, secure, and we had our own parking space not far from our door. A small swimming pool just outside the unit was often ours alone. Plenty of lounge chairs for soaking up the sun. Son Risa is in a great location — far enough from the crowds to feel as though you’re in your own little paradise, yet mere minutes to the action when you’re ready to go. The owners have thought of every possible comfort and also provide lists of restaurants, local activities, and reading materials. They are lovely people who answered our every question and then some. You just know they want you to be happy in their home. We almost didn’t want to write a review because we wanted to keep this great find a secret. Each and every moment of our stay at Son Risa was so special and we are only counting the days until our return! Perfect.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We appreciate your beautiful review. It has been nice getting to know you and your husband and we hope you return to our "Caribbean Home" in the future. Jack & Mac


                                                                  Pelican Key, Koolbaai, Sint Maarten

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Please call or e-mail Owners - Jack & Marguerite for more information regarding rates - (732) 493-3265 , tricamac@aol.com Check in 3 PM - Check in 11 AM Discount will apply for extended weekly stays Easter Week ($1,600.00), Thanksgiving Week ($1,400.00), Christmas/New Year's Week ($1,900.00) and Heineken Week can be negotiated

                                                                  13 Reviews
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