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Luxury Studio, Beach/Pool/Kitchenette, from $395 wk. $85 a day WiFi, Star Wars

Bedrooms 1
Space 401 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

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We offer:

* romantic studio apartments, in a residential complex, upgraded with Hollywood style


* Internationally renowned owners VERIFIED by 80+ reviews guarantee you are dealing with bona fide people

* Part owned by a STAR WARS CELEBRITY who does conventions and autographs around the world. He built YODA, CHEWBACCA, GREEDO, BOSSK and other creatures for the Classic Star Wars Trilogy.

* FREE autographed photo of him building Yoda for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK!

* FREE entry into his famed movie museum... rated as the most popular activity in Sint Maarten!

* ON SITE apartment management - who speak perfect English! Available for problem solving or to give advice

* WiFi in every apartment, TV, DVD's and player, CD player, even a hair-drier

* king bed, air conditioned, a safe,

* grounds are patrolled by private security guards 24/7/365.

* spectacular one mile long beach

* huge pool.

* microwave, coffee pot, stove top, toaster, kettle,

* towels, linens, cutlery, crockery, toilet rolls, shampoo and body wash

* private gardens

* tennis court

* multiple apartments for family groups

* car hire available with onsite pickup

What more could you ask for $395.00 to $895.00 a week? (taxes included)

Our 3 apartments are ideal for a couple's romantic getaway, laze on the beach all day (a one minute stroll away), or swim in the HUGE pool, or play tennis, or just snuggle in our exotic king sized bed.

ADJOINING APARTMENT: communicating door can open up to accommodate larger groups of family or friends. They are one floor above ground level for added security.

PLEASE IGNORE QUOTABLE PRICES: the VRBO system does not always accurately calculate our rates over 7 nights. Email me for an accurate quote.

Because we provide high quality for low cost, our THREE apartments are heavily booked for popular months. OUR CALENDAR INDICATES THAT WE ARE BOOKED ONLY WHEN ALL OUR APARTMENTS ARE FULL but we often know of other apartments available in the same complex.

A stroll down the beach are shops and restaurants (half a mile)

A sofa bed is available in some apartments for a child or third person.

The apartments are located on hillside beside the beach. it is a short, pleasant, leisurely walk through private gardens (maybe 1.5 minutes) but not really suitable for wheelchairs or people with limited mobility.


Orient Bay aka Orient Beach aka Baie Orientale is St Martin's finest. Its a truly majestic setting with the mountains rising up all around and the islands of Green Key, Tintamarre and Pinel just off shore. The bay sweeps around an East facing blue water cove that is 2 miles long. A white powdered sand beach is protected from the Atlantic waves by a coral reef, and the sea bottom has a very gradual slope. The area has been recognized as a marine reserve, and I'm told that the snorkeling in the marine park is very good. ??The center of the beach is very developed. It is the most popular and the busiest beach on the island. Lined with tiki huts, colorful beach chairs and restaurants. There is a lot of action with many water sports facilities including parasailing, waterskiing and boat hire. Kite surfers often use this beach and its rolling waves are good for body surfing too. Here you will also find shops and restaurants, some with live bands on busy nights. You can stroll in the surf and view sun-worshippers in all shapes and sizes passing by. Strains of Salsa, Bachata, or Merengue music waft over you from the bars that dot the beach.??

The Bay is said to be made up of five beaches... Kontiki, Kakao, Bikini Beach, Waikiki and Coco Beach. But these names are used to define parts of one glorious sandy strip by referring to the nearest beach bar. In fact, Orient Bay boasts numerous restaurants, bars, shops and hotels along the beach.??At the farthest (Southern) end of the beach is Club Orient, the island´s only naturist resort. Clothing is optional in front of the Orient Club. In fact. nudity is considered permissible throughout the beach but not common at our end (a mile from Club Orient) except for early morning walkers around 8.00 am. ??We are at the QUIET NORTHERN END OF THE BEACH.

Although we are not a full service hotel, we have a fabulous pool beside the sea. There is a pizzeria, launderette and grocery on site and Grand Case, heralded as 'the gastronomic capital of the Caribbean' is about 2 miles away by road.

Keywords: Studio Apartment, affordable, Mont Vernon, pool, kitchenette, Yoda Guy,

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2018

About Nick

In many ways we are a normal happy couple, eager to please our guests, eager to provide an above average apartment at a lower than average price. But it's impossible to describe ourselves without mentioning that we have an international following too. We are probably best known because Nick was a key contributor to the creation of Yoda for Star Wars. But Nick made 53 movies, (Superman, Highlander, Krull etc) and there is little that we can tell you that you won't find by simply putting 'Nick Maley' or 'Gloria Maley' or YodaGuy' into google. There you'll discover that Nick is also a renowned international artist, that we are listed on Yahoo as a 'famous married couple', that a lot of our past guests like to sing our praises (as you will see if you read our guestbook too), and that Nick has a following on Twitter / StarWarsYodaGuy and facebook. If you really want to know more you should check out the websites 'AboutNickMaley' and 'thatYodaGuy' (just add dotcom). There is also our non-profit foundation Of Course the best way to know us is to come stay at one of our apartments or visit us at our Philipsburg movie museum.

Nick purchased this studio in 2007

Why Nick chose Saint Martin

OUR APARTMENT stands out for all the reasons described in the "about us" section PLUS we provide above average quality and service at a less than average price.

St Martin/St Maarten stands out in the islands for several reasons...

(i) there is more to do here.

(ii) the governments spend more to upgrade the tourist product all the time.

(iii) The restaurants are plentiful and VERY good.

(iv) The duty free shopping is the best in the Caribbean.

(v) Two nations French/Dutch provide a more varied experience than other islands

What makes this studio unique

They ask us to describe unique benefits guests enjoy while staying at our property. Unique is hard. There are other apartments close to the beach. There are other apartments with every amenity we can think of too. There are other apartments that have great style and other apartments that are a great price. MAYBE there are other apartments that provide shampoo and paper towels, beach towels and all the nicities that most owners forget. But all of these things combined... PLUS we have the highest number of 5 ***** reviews of any studio apartment in Orient Bay... PLUS staying with a Star Wars personality... now that's unique.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just got back from an idyllic week with Nick and Gloria. We cannot say enough nice things about what great hosts they were! The place was an incredible value for what we paid and they were just a phone call away. It was great that they provided us with a cell for emergencies- had enough minutes to make a few reservations. Gloria had even stocked a few cold beers for our first evening and some great coffee for the next morning! Don't miss this incredible value and while you're there check out the zip lines at Lotorie Farm - they were amazing!
Dec 2009
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Saint Martin Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 401 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1) All studios have king sized beds plus SINGLE sofa bed, Baby Cribs (1) Small crib with one set of bedding and bumper suitable for an infant (36x24 inch), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) one apartment has a 3 seat sofa converts to small single bed. Might accommodate two SMALL children. One at each end. The other has a full sofa bed which can accomodate two.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
24/7 security, private grounds adjacent to beach, owned by Star Wars personality,


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Luxury Studio, Beach/Pool/Kitchenette, from $395 wk. $85 a day WiFi, Star Wars
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 88 reviews

Great Caribbean holiday.

  • 3 of 5

Well appointed for the price we felt very safe and comfortable. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cheshire England

Clean and comfortable apartment

  • 4 of 5

We booked this apartment due to the many good reviews we had read and we weren't disappointed. The apartment is a lovely size. Very clean and comfortable Gloria met us at the reception area after telephoning her to tell her we were on our way. She gave us lots of information on places to visit and to eat out. Nothing was ever too much trouble for her and she did everything she could to make our stay a good one. The welcome basket was much appreciated especially the wine and beer. The bed had to be the most comfortable I have ever slept in and we both had a good nights sleep all the time we were there. The pool is fantastic, there were never many people in it despite its huge size. The beach is just beyond the pool area. There is a small pizza place on site which is handy after a long day if you don't feel like going out again. They were very reasonably priced and very tasty.

We were given clean bedding and towels at the end of the first week. Gloria even provides beach towels which saves on that extra weight in your suitcase. She lives on site so was always available if needed and responded to emails almost immediately.

Paul and I would like to thank you and Nick for making our stay so enjoyable. We loved the apartment and St Martin and would not hesitate to recommend it to family and friends.

Don't forget to visit That Yoda Guy Museum it is very interesting if you are a Star Wars for movie fan

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clinton, Iowa. United States

Quiet and relaxing. Nick and Gloria are wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from Mont Vernon on May 13th, and I'd return right now if someone offered. What a beautiful place to relax and unwind. This was our second trip to Saint Martin and our second stay with Nick and Gloria. Mont Vernon is quiet and away from most of the tourist attractions, which is great because you can get a feel for the island the way it really is. You will be on the French side during your stay, everyone speaks English, but you'll want to remember merci. The island is only 37 sq. miles so you can be in Phillipsburg, Marigot, or the airport in about 1/2 hour for dining, shopping, etc. Getting around the island is pretty easy once you get used to it. There is a main highway around the island with off shoots to various parts. It took this American a few days to get used to the roundabouts, but just follow along, it's easy. Dining is available for any kind of palate you have. The only downside to spending a week there is that you will have to leave and go home. Now, here is your plan: BOOK. THE. TRIP. When you arrive, rent a car. Go eat at Skip Jacks (or anywhere for that matter), head to The Grande Marche on Bush Road and get yourself some groceries (yes, they have PLENTY of food you'll recognize). Cruise around the island to Mont Vernon. Meet up with Gloria. Get checked in. Stow your food. Grab your swim suit. Follow the stone path to the pool. Kick your flip flops off. Go through the gate to the beach. Spread out your towel. Sit down. Take a DEEP breath. Relax. You're on island time now. Let the ocean breeze carry your troubles away. Thank You Nick and Gloria. Hope to see you soon.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: look forward to seeing you soon!
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Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful 2-week stay in one of Nick and Gloria's beautiful apartments. Hubby took advantage of the short walk to Orient Beach for his morning walks. Had a great time relaxing by the pool.

had no problem getting to Mont Vernon from the airport with the directions provided. Unit had everything we needed. Gloria gave us some recommendations on restaurants that were wonderful.

After only a day or two, we found it easy to navigate around the island. We went to Planet Paradise in Philipsburg and toured the Movie Exhibit. All I can say is WOW.

Looking forward to a return trip within the next year or so. Thanks for a wonderful stay, Nick and Gloria!!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to your return. THANKS for this great review. Nick
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Great location & hospitality

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Nick & Gloria's condo and we were as pleased this time as the first. The location to the best beach on the island is the absolute best! The hospitality offered from the moment you book is hard to beat. You won't be disappointed if you choose this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: looking forward to your NEXT visit!
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was great and I can't say enough about the fantastic location. It was wonderful to wake up in the morning and go for our morning walk starting at one end of Orient Beach and being able to walk the entire beach. and get a couple miles in every day The apartment is well equipped and very clean and again location, location, location at the quiet end of the beach. The owners, Nick & Gloria were great and able to help us with any questions. We rented a car and with Nick's directions to the Mont Vernon that were easy to follow it was easy in getting there. Once you are a little familiar with the roads its very easy to get around the island and go to the grocery stores, etc. on both the Dutch and French sides. We did not utilize the pool, however, it looked like it was very well maintained and it is just a couple feet off the beach so again a great location. We are definitely going to go back and explore more of the island and will be booking with Nick and Gloria again!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
to Pinel Island
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Boo Boo Jam
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Orient Beach

Adjacent to spectacular Orient Beach. Beach bars, restaurants and watersports are a stroll away along St. Martin's most celebrated beach. Also nearby is horse riding, a butterfly farm and rum factory. One mile to Grand Case, a village of restaurants described as the culenary capital of the Caribbean.




Additional information about rental rates

A REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT of $100 per occupant is due in CASH upon arrival and, if there are no issues, is returned as you check out

PRICES QUOTED = 1-2 ADULTS. Note the charges for each extra occupant listed with seasonal rates.

Bookings over a week: Complete weeks (any 7 days, 14 days, 21 days etc.) apply weekly rate. Any odd extra nights apply the daily rate.

50% deposit. Balance and security deposit in CASH on arrival.

Prior to reservation: prices are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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