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Nick

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Luxury Studio, Beach/Pool/Kitchenette, from $495 wk. $85 a day WiFi, Star Wars

85 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

World Studio Rental Photos and Description

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

BE SURE YOU CHECK OUT WHAT PAST GUESTS SAY IN THE GUESTBOOK. These independent reviews are the best way to learn more about the complex, our apartments and the way we manage them.

* romantic studio apartments, upgraded with Hollywood style

* ECONOMY and LUXURY

* on site management - who speak perfect English! Available for problem solving or to give advice

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

* spectacular one mile long beach

* huge pool

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

* king bed, air conditioned, a safe,

* 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

* owner built creatures for the Classic Star Wars Trilogy. FREE autographed photo of him building Yoda for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK!

* HIGHLY RECOMMENDED with over 50 reviews

* extra DISCOUNTS available for qualifying guests. Ask for details

What more could you ask for $495.00 to $850.00 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.

ABOUT ORIENT BAY:

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.

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,

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nick (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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. If you really want to know more you should check out the websites 'AboutNickMaley' and 'thatYodaGuy'. But the best way to know us is to come stay at one of our apartments or visit us at our Philipsburg art gallery and movie museum.

Nick purchased this studio in 2007

Why Nick chose World

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.

All these reasons add up to more tourists than other islands and so it is an ideal place for us to set up our apartments.

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 85 traveler reviews

Luxury Studio, Beach/Pool/Kitchenette, from $495 wk. $85 a day WiFi, Star Wars
average rating of 4.929412 based on 86 reviews
Clinton, Iowa. United States
5

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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5

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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5

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: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: looking forward to your NEXT visit!
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5

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: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely get-away

  • 5 of 5

We have been to St. Maarten before, but this was our first VRBO rental. Not to say we were skeptical, but we were anxious that everything would be as promised, and we are happy to say that it was! The apartment is exactly the same as the photos. Clean and well supplied for your basic needs. With Nick and Gloria on-site any questions or concerns we had were quickly addressed. We loved the location on the quiet end of Orient Beach. Although we didn't use the pool much it was also as pictured, and clean. We will definitely stay with Nick and Gloria again the next time we visit St. Maarten.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stoney Creek, Ontario
5

Lovely well equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable apartment with everything we needed for our 2 week stay. Owners Gloria and Nick were great to deal with throughout the process and the welcome basket of goodies was a nice treat! Good wifi and english TV channels, large fridge, nice king bed and lazy boy loveseat. Large, very clean pool and Orient beach a step away. A bit of a climb up the stone pathways back to the apartment, but good exercise! Plenty of good restaurants nearby, and the little pizza place in the complex is excellent. The Mont Vernon complex is slowly being renovated - hopefully new decking around the pool area and washrooms by the pool will be future projects. We rented a car for our stay - 2 parking areas, one at the entry and one down the hill. Either way there was always a spot. We had a great time and recommend this apartment for a St. Martin getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Orient Bay Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low season
May 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$100
$550
 
 
special
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$95
$495
 
 
low season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
$100
$550
 
 
high season
Dec 24 2016 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$155
$850
 
 
mid season
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$125
$695
 
 
low season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$100
$550
 
 
special
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$95
$495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

PRICES QUOTED = 1-2 ADULTS & 1 child. $15 a day for each extra occupant.
Prior to reservation: subject to change without notice.
Bookings over a week: Apply the weekly rate to the first 7 nights and the daily rate to each extra night.

Deposits protect us against turning down other potential clients, then having guests not show. So 50% deposit paid at time of reservation by any major credit card via paypal. Balance by cash upon arrival. Confirmation of your reservation is automated and goes to whatever email address you use to make the paypal payment. We advise you to email saying you made a payment to ensure we received it.

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Amenities

World Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
24/7 security, private grounds adjacent to beach, owned by Star Wars personality,

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