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Rick and Barbara Wells

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

1 Bedroom Condo with Superlative Views of St Barts

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo

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St Maarten / Saint Martin Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

'Superlative views of St. Barts' is how one renter described the view from Princess Heights unit 402.

And a visitor from November 2011 wrote, 'We are back home now. It was the best vacation ever!!!! Your condo is awesome - spacious , clean , tastefully decorated....It felt like an expensive hotel and a home at the same time. I took so many photos of the sunset and sunrise from the balcony-the views are amazing ....I am so glad I rented it. '

From the time you walk in through the mahogany front door, you'll know why this luxury boutique hotel with its granite counter tops, recessed lighting and marble floors, is consistently rated by visitors as one of the top rental experiences on the island.

Unit 402 is a spacious, 1000 sf, 1 bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bath condo. Our condo has been repainted, a new central a/c unit has been installed and the kitchen has been upgraded with stainless steel appliances, blender, and a 12 cup coffee maker. Living room furniture includes a queen size pullout sofa and an over-sized single pull out chair, both with extra plush mattresses. There is a flat screen TV and DVD player and free broadband internet. The bedroom has a king size pillow-top mattress, 500 thread-count duvet comforter, flat screen TV and DVD player. There are also 4 beach chairs and an umbrella for your use.

A short walk or drive down the hill will put you on Dawn Beach which you've already seen from the balcony. Rated by many travel magazines as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, you can relax under the palm trees or find great snorkeling right off the beach. However, there are many world class beaches a rental car drive away! Visit Orient Beach, the most famous on the island with many bars, restaurants and activities. Pinel Island, a 10 minute ferry ride from French Cul-de-Sac, with warm, calm crystal clear water. Plum Bay (Baie aux Prunes in French) and Baie Longue are both beautiful nearly deserted mile long beaches. There are many more beaches to discover as well, each as beautiful as the next! You may want to take a day to cruise to Anguilla, St. Barts, or Saba, beautiful islands which can be seen from St. Maarten/St. Martin.

After a long day at the beach, take a dip in Princess Height's Olympic size pool, which is never crowded, or relax on the large covered balcony with a cool exotic drink.

With a full kitchen, you can easily eat meals in, though the island boasts many world class restaurants. Grand Case is well known throughout the Caribbean and the world for its restaurants. But there are many other fine restaurants throughout the island.

We take pride in our condo and want to make your visit as comfortable and as memorable as possible. Never hesitate to ask a question or let us know if there is something we can do to make it more enjoyable.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no elevators in the building. We are one floor above ground level. There are 24 steps to our level and about 5 steps further to our door. Though we'd love to have you stay, if you have difficulties with stairs you may want to consider another option. Also, as Barbara and I can both attest, if the stairs are wet, it is safer to descend barefooted rather than wearing flip flops. It's very slippery!

PLEASE NOTE: There have been reports in the press about phishing with regards to rental properties. We will NEVER ask you to wire money to us. If someone should do so from our rental unit, refuse to do it and contact VRBO immediately!

Keywords: Condo

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rick and Barbara Wells (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Rick and Barbara Wells

Barbara and I have been coming to St. Maarten for over 20 years. In 2004, we were looking to purchase a condo and just happened by. Even though there was no for sale sign, Barbara insisted on checking it out. It just so happened they were selling the individual units. As soon as we walked in the door and saw the beautiful view, we knew we wanted to buy.

Rick and Barbara Wells purchased this condo in 2004

Why Rick and Barbara Wells chose St Maarten / Saint Martin

The first time we came to St. Maarten, we felt like we were home. The first place we stayed was the old Dawn Beach Hotel, so we always liked this part of the island. We've always dreamed of living or retiring here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello :-) I just wanted to send you a quick THANK YOU for sharing your place with us again! We absolutely LOVE your unit and its location! We always have such an enjoyable experience on the island and look forward to going back again. We also want to thank you for keeping the price reasonable for us, so we can unwind without breaking the bank, after each LONG school year :-)

Thank you again for sharing your home with us!
Jun 2013
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based on 28 traveler reviews

1 Bedroom Condo with Superlative Views of St Barts
average rating of 4.964286 based on 29 reviews

Awesome week

  • 5 of 5

Rick was great to work with. We absolutely loved the place . Had great views and excellent hotel style services; if desired. Would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great place in st martin to get away from the crowded touristy simpson bay and phillipsburg. There are a few stairs to climb but not anything noticeable. Nearby oyster bay restaurants and beautiful view of ocean. Thank you Rick

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We have a very enjoyable stay in this unit. The view is incredible, the furnishings comfortable and very high end. We arrived on Saturday afternoon and immediately turned off the AC and opened all the windows to take advantage of the wonderful breeze and that's the way it was all week. The staff were all very helpful and pleasant. Great spot for us to relax every night after a long tough day at the beach. Rick's communication and willingness to answer any question made this a very enjoyable rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Kelowna, BC (Canada)

A good stay for our family

  • 5 of 5

We had a 10th anniversary trip to St Maarten for 11 nights with our three children (ages-7,5,2). We choose this location because we wanted to stay in a different location from our previous two visits (Maho area/Pelican Key area). Here is our summary of this place:

The Great

- Rick was a pleasure to deal with throughout the rental process. He was always willing to answer our questions and strived to provide us with the best vacation experience possible. Whether it was dealing with a maintenance issue (leaking from the condo above) or helping us locate an extra blanket for the single pullout, Rick didn't hesitate to reply promptly to our emails.

- The overall amenities of the property provided us with a great vacation. Whether it was a kitchen stocked with all of the kitchen gadgets needed for cooking, a nice swimming pool for the kids when they were tired of cleaning off all the sand, or the 4 beach chairs, cooler and umbrella that provided us with comfort during our many beach visits. This condo/property (Princess Heights) truly provides one with all that they will need during their visit.

The Good

- The finishing of the condo/property are nice. The granite countertops, the stainless steel appliances, the quality of the furniture provided really gives off a feel of luxury. The only thing stopping this category from moving up to the great are some of the smaller finishing details of the condo (some of the electrical outlets not attached to the wall, crack in the bathroom door, leaking water from the condo above, etc) Although these are minor and pretty insignificant it does limit the classification to just the good.

The Bad

The only bad thing we would say about this condo/property is the overall location. This is no ones fault as some might find this location perfect. After spending over 30 days on this island during 3 different visits we simply know which beaches we like (Mullet, Maho- plane watching, Happy Bay, Le Gallion- condo location is great for this beach) the best and where we like to spend the bulk of our time. Because the majority of time was at locations further from this property our travel time was increased throughout our trip. With this being our 3rd trip to the island we did notice that traffic is still rather slow and bad (we witnessed multiple accidents during our trip).

Overall, I would give this property a 4.5 star and Rick a 5 star rating. Don't hesitate to book with Rick if you are looking for a good stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, Great, Great!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed Oct 15-19 2014 and can't say enough about the condo, the property or the experience. From the accommodations to the view to the location, I can't imagine a better place to stay on St. Martin.

First, the condo is beautiful. High end finishes, and everything (I mean everything) you could ever need - there was even a coffee grinder! Very comfortable. The condo overlooks Dawn Beach and is centrally located to get from one place to the next - we spent time in Orient Beach, Marigot, Grand Case, etc. Every time we came back to the condo, it felt like we were coming home. So relaxing! The owners are super attentive and provided great recommendations - thanks Rick & Barbara! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Hoschton, GA, USA

"Beautiful Condo"

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 12 nights and couldn't have selected a better place than this to stay. The condo is beautiful!! We loved the terrace with the constant breeze with a great view of the ocean and St.Barts. The condo had everything we needed. The beach chairs and umbrella were a great addition. The staff at the condo were very nice and helpful.

Thank you Rick for all your suggestions on restaurants, snorkeling spots and being so quick to respond to my questions. When we come back, this will be the place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, secure and located in a great spot.

  • 5 of 5

We have spent 14 awsome days in an fantastic aparment with all the stuff you would need. The owner was always caring about us and luckily we never need him, because we had never have any problem there. the communication before our trip with him was constantly and great. Rick and the staff of the PH were great with us, super polite, even we don't speack very good in english. Thanks to the owner for all, we had a blast.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Princess Juliana
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Dawn beach
Car: recommended


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Apr 16 2016 - Jun 30 2016
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Late Summer/Fall
Jul 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
1 night minimum stay
Winter 2016/2017
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning, etc $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

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St Maarten / Saint Martin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen size sofa and single pull out
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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