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Elegant Colonial Condo with Spectacular Ocean and Marina View

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Oyster Pond Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms Plus Loft, 2 Bathrooms

Nestled against the hillside and overlooking the ocean on one side and the marina on the other, Residence Le Mississippi is a pleasant place to relax and unwind after a day of sunbathing or water sports activities. Located on the quieter French side of the island, the property is composed of 3 small buildings in the elegant colonial architecture style in the midst of a lush tropical garden.

This two-bedroom condo comes with a second floor loft with three twin beds. It comfortably sleeps 6 – 2 in the master bedroom king size bed, 3 in the loft’s 3 single beds and 1 in the second bedroom’s full-size pull-out couch. It is perfect for a single family with kids and an additional family member or child care-taker.

There are 2 bathrooms (but a single toilet that is separate).

A large ouside patio provides the perfect area to relax.

Furnished with French flavor and stately Mahogany wood louvered doors and windows, the condo offers simple charm. It is decorated with local art.

Beaches: Here is a list of our favorite beaches on the island:

Coralita Bay – it’s walking distance.

Dawn Beach – it’s the closest drive-to beach and it’s beautiful! It's 2 mn away by car.

Gallion Beach – it’s a great beach for young kids or if you like windsurfing. It's 10 mn away by car.

Ile Pinel – it’s charming but it costs $15 per person for the 2 minutes boat ride.

Baie Rouge – it’s one of the prettiest beaches of the island.

Grocery shopping: St Martin/St Maarten offers great epicurean shopping. Where else can you find a supermarket that offers the best of French, Dutch and US goods.

Simply Gourmand in Hope Estate - 12 mn away by car.

Convenience stores in Oyster Pond; 3 to choose from - 150-400 yards away.

Grand Marche in Philipsburg - 15 mn away by car.

Restaurants: - There are various restaurants within walking distance: La Fregate, Captain's Oliver, BZH, Le Planteur, L'Escale, The Bounty, Mamma Pizza and various others.

- Across the marina, a 2 mn drive away, the restaurants at Dawn Beach, including Beau's Beau, Big Fish, Aura or Mr. Bugsby's.

- In Grand Case, a 12 mn drive away, offers some of the best gourmet restaurants in the Caribbean, in a very romantic setting. Try Le Pressoir or Il Nettuno.

- La Marina in Marigot also offers some great dining experiences with a French flair. Try Le Chanteclair.

- For a very special occasion, try La Cave restaurant at La Samanna in Baie Longue

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

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2016

About Marc

We have been enjoying vacationing in St Martin since shortly after the birth of our first child. Boy, have they grown!

Marc purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Marc chose World

We spent our honeymoon in St Martin and came across the opportunity to buy this property.

What makes this apartment unique

It gets us away from the Chicago winter!


based on 3 traveler reviews

Elegant Colonial Condo with Spectacular Ocean and Marina View
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Mahogany, marble, immaculate with a beautiful view.

  • 4 of 5

A taste of old St. Martin in a beautiful setting. Great for just the two of us, but had a futon in a guest bedroom and an adorable loft with 3 single beds and a small sofa. The grounds were kept up by full time owners with a wonderful small pool for a quick cool off or a full day lounging. Close to Dawn Beach and several good restaurants. Or drive 15 minutes north and experience all the world class beaches on Orient. Plantation shutters by day to let in the soft Tradewinds, A/C at night to keep out any mosquitos. Front porch with a beautiful view of the Caribbean and Oyster Pond for coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening. The full time residents only spoke French (very friendly with a wave Bon Jour) and all but 2 TV stations were in French, but for a get-away to relax with a good book, we didn't even miss the English speaking stations (ESPN and CNN). With an Internet connection -that was spotty all over the island- we could still connect to home. Jo, the condo manager, was very attentive and remedied any problems. The owners are supposed to install a small safe for passports, jewelry, etc., but the gated community with assigned parking seemed very safe. We have already booked to stay for several weeks again next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for a getaway, exactly as represented, we would happily return.

  • 5 of 5

owner Marc and local manager Jo communicated well and represented the place accurately, both were interested engaged and responsive, no concerns. The condo/apartment itself is well maintained with large doors that open onto a great balcony with a large dining table. Our family of 5 had plenty of space for a week's stay with our boys sleeping in the loft. Everything worked and the small kitchen was reasonably well equipped and we were able to prepare good meals with minimal frustration.

Beautiful view, nice pool and within walking distance of several eating places and small grocery stores, most catering to French tastes, which is a great reason to choose St. Martin as a destination.

If you want a busy touristy beach, cheap meals (not easy in St. Martin) and nightlife this is probably not the place for you. We rented a car for our stay from the airport and used it a lot. There are rental places at Oyster poind if you want to rent for only a few days, and in any case you should research the rental car thing in St. Martin. Apparently there are pros and cons to renting from the French vs Dutch side. I may consider that next time.

In short, no disappointments, engaged owner, wonderful manager and we would go back without hesitation.


  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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  • 4 of 5

A great view, a nice point to be ... safe and clean , so just perfect for families and small groups ....

every time again...

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Juliana Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Mullet Bay Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
La Fregate
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Coralita Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Oyster Pond Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
May 7 2016 - Nov 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Oyster Pond Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest bathroom - toilet , shower
    Toilet - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Guest bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Loft - 3 twin/ single
  • The guest bedroom is also used as the main entrance to the apartment, though one can also enter through the master bedroom if someone is asleep in the guest bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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