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Chris Farrell

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Private Deluxe Villa With Swim-Up Bar, 5-Island Views, In Exclusive Neighborhood

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

St Maarten / Saint Martin Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 Private Bedroom Suites, Spansive Terraces, Dedicated Concierge, and Pool Bar

On Island Time is a new, luxury villa in the gated community of The Villas at Oyster Pond. Designed with living space that flows seamlessly from inside to the exterior terraces and balconies over marble floors, this vacation villa makes the guest feel at home in the beauty of a Caribbean hillside. From the moment you drive through the automated driveway gate, every amenity and our concierge will afford you the comforts of home, yet make you feel as though you are truly on ''island time.''

A short drive to the bottom of the hill brings the convenience of Dawn Beach (traditionally described as one of the island's best snorkeling spots), the Westin Resort and Casino with spa, and several bars, restaurants, and small markets.

Within the villa, each large bedroom features a king sized bed, luxury bedding, air conditioning, ceiling fan, large closet with shelving, safe, marble/stone bath with walkin shower, and direct access to the pool deck and living room with 42in. HDTV/DVD/stereo.

Comfort Time: All bedrooms offer sliding doors to a private terrace on which to read or enjoy a morning cup of coffee as you watch the sun rise. Local original artwork throughout the house completes the sense that you are relaxing in a Caribbean oasis.

Every bedroom suite in Villa On Island Time affords a spectacular 4-island view, its own private terrace for ''alone time'' but with direct access to the large infinity pool with swim up bar via two exterior marble staircases. The living area floorplan allows for both private time for couples, yet offers plenty of open space and access for family time as well.

The generous infinity pool boasts a wide view of 4 islands as you float on the plush rafts or swim up to the tiki bar and enjoy the serenity of the breeze whispering through the palms. Relax on the exterior canopied bed, read a novel on one of the cushioned chaises, or dine at the outside table with umbrella to the music of the interior/exterior speakers and the built-in iPod dock after cooking in the gourmet kitchen or grilling snapper from one of the local markets. Our amenities offer vacationers the difficult choice of a 'stay-cation' On Island Time or venturing out to the island's 37 beaches and world-class dining choices. A First World problem, to be sure!

Luxury Time: On Island Time comes with a local cell phone (guest can purchase prepaid time cards at any grocery), wifi access, LCD TV in living room and all bedroom suites, beach towels, emergency standby generator, wine refrigerator, iron and ironing board, front-loading washer/dryer, hairdryer in each bathroom, housekeeper weekdays, and a property manager on call 24/7 after meeting you at the airport to ensure you remain on island time throughout your stay. Activities, spa treatments, grocery delivery, restaurant reservations, car rentals, or any other special requests can be catered to at an additional charge.

On Island Time is protected from rodents and other pests by 3 island cats that are exclusively outdoors on the grounds. Monekys, iguanas, geckos, butterflies, and assorted birdlife have all been routinely spotted about the grounds and in the neighborhood.

On Island Time: Why spend your vacation dollars at another pricey, generic resort when you can enjoy the privacy, space, and luxury of your own private tropical estate without compromising on personal services? Instead, choose to make this luxurious, staffed villa designed by vacationers FOR vacationers your Caribbean Holiday home! Check out our many 5-STAR Reviews from discriminating guests like yourself!

Don't settle...settle in On Island Time!

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris Farrell (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Why Chris Farrell chose St Maarten / Saint Martin

Villa On Island Time was constructed to specifications honed over years of renting various properties on St Maarten myself. I attempted to take the best features of each villa and incorporate them into On Island Time, with the end result a comfortable home that respects the nature around it, and provides guests with a great setting to spend time with their group, but still find space and layout for private times, as desired.

What makes this villa unique

On Island Time is carved into a peaceful hillside, cascading toward the limitless ocean views below. The house was designed with seamless indoor/outdoor living in mind, yet bringing the luxuries of home to covered and uncovered living spaces.

The grounds boast some of the best landscaping in the area, even offering a lawn, quite unique on St. Maarten! The manicured grounds enhance the privacy and serene nature of the property, as well as the villa's oneness with the surrounding natural beauty.

All bedroom suites have direct access to the outdoor terrace and pool area, as well as limitless views across St. Martin, the ocean, and neighboring islands. This allows family members and couples alike the privacy they need for an early morning cup of coffee and swim, or a late-night glass of wine on the pool terrace without disturbing the rest of their party.

A newly-constructed swim-up tiki bar removes the need to leave the inviting infinity pool, even to find some shade or to make a frozen cocktail.

A local cell phone is available for guest use to make contacting the property manager, restaurants, and activities bookings convenient.

$150 free grocery promotion is currently offered for rentals of at least 7 nights.

Villa On Island Time also offers peace of mind in a dedicated, individual property manager (not a large management company with varying contact people) who is located within the neighborhood, an ADT security system, its location within a gated community protected by 24/7 on-site security and mobile response, and hurricane-rated glass doors/windows.

Guestbook comments from the owner

While I wholeheartedly agree with the earlier descriptions of how wonderful On Island Time is to stay at, I wanted to emphasize how pleasant it was dealing with Christopher and his property manager, Samantha. They went out of their way to answer our questions and make us comfortable. Samantha even met us at our rental car agency to guide us in and give us a tour of the property. On the date we were supposed to return, an ice storm threw all airline travel off, and there was no way were going to make it home for at least 48 hours. Rather than just usher us out, they worked with us to extend our stay and we were able to enjoy 2 more days of warm weather rather than deal with the ice storm. The house is just fabulous to stay in. The rooms are comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped, and the view from the pool can't be beat. The pool is also designed with stools to sit on at a swim up wet bar- the perfect place to have a drink or sit and read under the shade while still enjoying the water. A number of nice spots to eat out are right around the corner and it was an easy drive to other areas of the island. we particularly enjoyed the market over in Marigot. The property is really an ideal getaway for 2-3 couples or a family that needs 3 bedrooms. My one tip for those planning to cook while on vacation- check the spice cabinet before buying salt and pepper- I think everyone who stays has grabbed some and we added to a supply that would probably last for several months if not years.
Jan 2016
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Private Deluxe Villa With Swim-Up Bar, 5-Island Views, In Exclusive Neighborhood
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Bartlett, IL
5

Best Rental House Around!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a wonderful 10 day stat at On Island Time. We had two families stay at the house - 4 adults and 4 small kids. The layout was perfect for us. We have been to the island of St. Martin 10 times now and this is the first house we have rented that I would rent again in a heartbeat. It had everything we needed including beach towels which is always helpful when packing. It is also the only house that we have stayed at that supplied us with little things like soap, garbage bags, and laundry detergent. A nice plus! Chris and Samantha were great to work with. Very easy to book with Chris and the few times we needed to call the onsite manager Samantha she answered immediately and came right over. Thank you so much for the wonderful stay! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our second home in paradise....

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th or 5th stay at On Island Time. We love St. Maarten and feel so blessed to have this wonderful home to stay in. The property is clean and well maintained (more details in previous review). The owner just added a beautiful swim up pool bar with a Tiki Hut. It was great to not only have a grill and huge table outside but now we also had a bar and fridge for easy access to drinks. Oyster Pond (where the home is located) is by far the best location to stay. You are close to the French side and also to downtown Phillipsburg for easy access to everything but far enough away from the traffic and craziness. You are also very close to many great restaurants and grocery stores. Thank you again for a wonderful Spring Break! We will be back :)

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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5

Another wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th stay at On Island Time and it never disappoints. My family and I feel like it's our second home. Some of our friends and family suggest that we visit a new island and try something different. Why would we do that when we know we have a beautiful CLEAN house to stay at with 3 cats to greet us! My husband works hard and when it's time to relax, this is where he wants to be. No stress, no questions, just easy. It's so much better than a hotel as you have your own pool and full kitchen. We love making a few dinners at home while the kids swim. The location is perfect. You can easily access restaurants and beaches on the Dutch or French side during the day and then enjoy peace and quiet at night. I can't say enough good things about On Island Time. Thanks again for another wonderful stay. We will be back!! :)

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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We loved our vacation at the Villa On Island Time!

  • 5 of 5

Choosing a place to enjoy your vacation is the key to making your time away awesome and we certainly picked the right spot! The house was perfect for our group which include a Mom, Dad, 13 yr old boy, 11 yr old girl and Mother/Mother in Law. Inside the house we had everything we needed - blow dryers, beach towels, appliances, fully stocked kitchen, beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. The living area is a great place to congregate, when you aren't using the outside deck space, which is abundant. The whole family enjoyed the pool and views from the backyard, we even saw an incredible rainbow on one early morning.

We used the St. Maartin Shop and Drop grocery service and it was great to have our groceries at the house when we arrived - we used the grill several nights. All the people that work with the villa are professional and helpful - we were so very pleased with our choice.

During the days we found a Butterfly Farm, Nature Preserve, Zip Lining and a trip to PInel Island to keep us busy. The restaurants offer some of the best food around, whether close by in Dawn Beach or over in Marigot - you can't go wrong.

If you have the opportunity to visit the island, consider this magical spot, you won't be sorry.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Another wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay On Island Time. We previously stayed the year before for 2 weeks in February. We are hooked. The home is beautiful and perfect for our family of 4. My kids are attached to the cats that live outside. The first thing they do every morning is go outside to give the cats some treats. It's rare to find a place to vacation that actually feels like home. The property is being maintained and is always spotless. The kitchen has everything you need. It was great to take a break from eating out and have a family grill-out by the pool. The views are amazing and the location is perfect. It is easy to get to all of the beaches and downtown Phillipsburg. We've only been home a few days and have already booked our next trip. Thank you On Island Time for keeping this family warm and happy during cold Chicago winters!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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PERFECTION!

  • 5 of 5

Perfection- the only word to use when describing this perfectly placed vacation villa.

This was my first time renting a vacation home and the process was seamless and easy. Chris quickly responded to all of my emails and was very detailed in his responses. He and Samantha (property manager) saved the day when my flight was delayed getting to St. Maarten. I called Chris and he quickly took action and called Samantha. She met the group and kept them occupied for the couple hours that we were delayed. They all met us at the airport just as we arrived. It was calming to know that Chris and Samantha were handling the “behind the scenes” details and I loved Chris’ instructions to me to “have a safe flight getting down and relax and have fun,” it really did put my mind at ease and I didn’t worry about another thing! The drive to the home from the airport was about 40 minutes, not a bad drive at all. Once arriving to On Island Time you are in awe of the spectacular view and luxuriousness of the house. The house has everything you would need to feel at home. The kitchen had all modern appliances, there was an indoor/outdoor audio system for your iPod, AC units in all bedrooms, laundry, grill, pool (which was great to float around in after a day in the sun) and plenty of areas to just lounge around and relax. Not to mention the property is exquisitely maintained and landscaped in a secured neighborhood (the house also has a gated entrance and security system). Each couple had their own Master suite equipped with a TV, plenty of storage space and safe. Chris had a welcome bag with little treats in it as well which was a nice touch. Samantha went over the “things to know” list about the house and a cell phone was provided. The house does have WiFi, this was nice for the iPad we had, it made it super easy to look up directions, but you will be fine to get around with just a map (which the house has plenty). Housekeeping came on Tuesday and Thursday and the pool was cleaned during the week as well. There were plenty of beach towels and bath towels at the house as well. I highly recommend lunch at Au Petite Cafe on Old Street in Philipsburg and the short hike to Peak de Paradis (see if you can spot On Island Time). I hope to return to On Island Time again to enjoy this another "perfect" vacation! Thanks again Chris!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Princess Juliana Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Dinghy Dock
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Dawn Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Zip lines, hiking, horseback riding

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Rates & Availability

Oyster Pond Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season 1-4 Guests
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$2,825
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 5.0%

$2825-$4750/week
1-4 People (Dec 3, 2014-April 15,2015) .. $4000/week | 5-6 People .. $4750/week.
1-4 People (Apr 16,2015-December 2, 2015) .. $2825/week | 5-6 People .. $3525/week.
Christmas/New Year Holiday 2015 .............. $5500/week.
Rates include housekeeper 2x/week and the villa's concierge services.
5 night minimum rental; 7 night minimum Christmas and New Year Holidays
Villa On Island Time welcomes children but is only equipped to host a maximum of 2 children under the age of 7 per rental.

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Amenities

St Maarten / Saint Martin Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Ultraviolet - toilet , shower , Marble, Body jets and handheld
    Blue Sky - toilet , shower , Walk-in stone/marble shower
    Sea Green - toilet , shower , Walk-in stone/marble shower
    Powder room - toilet , Marble
    Pool Bath/Changing Room - toilet , Marble, No need to enter villa to change
  • All bathrooms offer marble and stone surfaces, granite counters topping glass counter-height sinks, walk-in showers, and personal hair dryers. In addition, the giant Master Bathroom features dual bowl sinks, as well as shower with traditional faucet, hand-held, and body spray jets. Exterior half bathroom for easy pool access and changing.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Blue Sky - 1 king
    Sea Green - 1 king
    Air Mattress available - 1 queen , On request
  • All bedroom suites feature king-sized beds, luxury bedding, ceiling fan, air conditioning, 32' LCD cable TV, private terrace, open outdoor access to pool and common terraces via sliding doors, large closets with shelving and ample hanging space, original artwork, and private full baths.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All bedrooms air conditioned, cell phone provided for guest use via purchased time cards. Monitored ADT alarm system with dedicated private response. Gated community with on-site security 24/7. Automated driveway gate with remote. Cell phone provided for guest use (time cards can be widely purchased at grocery and convenience stores). Laundry closet with washer/dryer and iron. 45-inch LCD cable TV with DVD in Living Room. 32' LCD cable TV in each bedroom. Interior and Exterior wired speaker system with built-in Ipod dock. Large, shelved kitchen pantry with built-in wine refrigerator. Pantry can be stocked with groceries for guest arrival with prior notice and at a nominal cost above the cost of items. Please inquire if interested. Free Wifi access. Automatic emergency standby generator. Villa On Island Time is a non-smoking villa. Please refrain from smoking inside and take care not to damage upholstery and terraces if choosing to smoke outdoors. Thanks!

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