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Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Watch Jets Fly Into Princess Juliana Airport From Condo Unit!!!


THIS STUDIO CONDO UNIT's rates and all dollar amounts noted here are in U.S. Dollars and are based on double occupancy only. Paypal payments accepted.

Check in is 3pm. Check out is by 10:00am. Check in and out times may be adjusted if possible.

To keep the integrity of the unit, any stays beyond 7 days/nights, requires a purchase of cleaning approximately each 7 to 10 days. Every booking will also be assessed a one time exit cleaning fee.

Clean, Spacious, Air Conditioned, Soundproof STUDIO Condo Unit on 2nd level in The Royal Islander Club-La Terrasse Hotel/Resort, facing the ocean, with breathtaking views of the ocean and the professionally landscaped rooftop tropical garden, pool!!! Right in the heart of the most happening spot on the island, Maho Bay Village! Located on the Dutch side of the island.

The fully furnished unit offers, plenty of space to stretch out and relax, especially in the comfortable king size bed and comfortable sofa. Fully equipped kitchen offers Espresso/Cappuccino machine, coffee maker, tea kettle, large size blender, 4 electric flat burners for cooking. No conventional oven, but the microwave is also an oven/grill in one (instructions in kitchen drawer). Also there is a dishwasher and a 4 slice bagel wide toaster.

And for your outdoor pleasure, there is a portable cooler with wheels, Snorkel gear, 2 boogie boards for pool or beach, fishing rods. Umbrellas for the tropical rain. And on the large terrace, there is a dining table with 4 folding chairs, a gravity lounge chair and a double glider chair (not shown in Pic). Fishing rods, broom, mop, floor steamer. Also recently added is a wine rack, just under the folding bar counter inside the unit. If you use or open any of the bottles just replace with something you like! Fun Perk! :)

Huge flat screen TV, CD Player, DVD player, DVD movies, CD player, alarm clock, used books. Candles, for ambiance, Iron and portable ironing board. Portable hand held clothes steamer. Spacious bathroom with hair blow dryer, 2 shower heads with massage settings, one head is also hand held. (no bathtub). Rack in shower for your shampoo, etc., and a hand bar to prevent slips and falls. Extra clean bath towels and extra clean linen and comforters also provided already in the unit for your convenience.

Clean beach towels and safe key are obtained from front desk. Your own personal safe is in the condo unit's closet. Wireless phone in room. Any outgoing calls using the room phone is paid for at front desk. Beach is a short stroll across the street. Laundry facility on site in lower level, uses quarters.

Buy your own groceries at market right downstairs, or eat at one of the many local international cuisine restaurants all just steps away from unit. Also shop at the many shops, right there in Maho Village. Relax in Hot Tub in Pool area, or/and get pampered in Spa just right downstairs from Hotel/Resort, or work up a sweat in the Gym just across the street.

Many stores in St. Maarten (The Dutch Side) are famous for their duty free shopping, being the only true duty and tax free island in the Caribbean. Surrounded by magnificent beaches, golf course, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, wind surfing, fantastic dining & night life, day trips to Anguilla or St. Barts, and more. This unit is also very close to French side of the Island. Bus/minivan or taxi service right in front of Hotel. Approx. 10 min walk to Airport.

Local restaurants:

The island offers some of the finest restaurants, The Cabana, which is ocean front, Temptation, Rare, La Gondola and Bajatzu, Bamboo Bernies, and many more.


Play golf, Jet ski, Rhino Safari. Play in the casinos, Zip-line through the tree tops at Lotterie Farm. Race wet bikes at La Samanna. Spend endless days sailing, laid out on the beach tanning, or snorkeling. Explore ship-wrecks. Spend the day on one of the nearby islands like St. Barts or Anguilla, or do absolutely nothing!

Night Life:

24hr Security allows you to paint the town in comfort! Plenty of night life! Live street shows, right in front of Resort and also across street in the Sister Resorts. Casino Royale Casino right next door, Tantra nite club is also right next door as well as Cheri's bar/restaurant and Bliss nite club a short stroll across the street via the beach. Sky Beach Bar on the rooftop with real sand and fire effect coming out of the little sand hills! The Red Piano in Simpson Bay or go for live music in the area hotels. Take a short beach stroll and have one of the great drinks at Sunset Beach Bar. There are also plenty of casinos, live bands, dancing and entertainment in Maho Village.

If daily housekeeping is desired it is to be arranged with owner at time of booking, NOT the front desk. $60 for desired daily cleanings during the week and $75 on weekends and Holidays. A one time Exit/check-out cleaning fee is assessed at $60 during the week and $75 Sat or Sun.

A down payment of approximately 50% of the rental amount is required for confirmation of booking. As not to forfeit your deposit your remaining payment required no later than 30 days before check in date. At least 60 days before check in for cancellation is required for 100% refund. Any cancellations less than 60 days, but no less than 30 days before check in gets 50% rate refund. No rate refund if cancellation is less than 30 days before check in. Cleaning fees and Damage deposits get full refund either way.

Included in Guest's invoice there will be a Damage Insurance Protection offered from this site for first time guests. Please note fees will be assessed accordingly for any damages beyond the insurance protection amount.

No car needed at all. But if you desire renting a car you can park on street or you can park in the secured parking garage under the hotel, that can be arranged at front desk for a small fee.

***Please contact owner for holiday rates, as those rates are not reflected here.***

More Details

Joy OBrien
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Joy OBrien

My spouse and I love to travel and we especially love the Caribbean! We work hard and like to play and relax whenever we find the opportunity. We now own our own little peace of paradise in the Dutch Caribbean, St. Maarten, and are opening it up to share with you, so that you may enjoy it as much as we do!!! We love relaxing on the beach, by the pool and in the Hot tub and watching the Jets fly into Princess Julianna Airport. Our St. Maarten Condo in the Caribbean is the ideal location for us. We love the night life, the live shows, the authentic cuisines, the casinos, the ocean and tropical garden view that our unit offers, and the fact that everything is right outside the door, literally!! But when inside our unit there it is quiet and peaceful!! Our Motto is "Live, Love, Laugh"!!! We aim to please each and every one of our guests!!! When sending us a message/inquiry, please tell us a little about yourselves :)

Why Joy OBrien chose Maho Reef

This Condo offers ALOT more amenities, perks and frills than other Condos offered here, and it is located in the most happening spot on the Island!!! The property as a whole is extremely well maintained and secure! The Maho Reef Bay area as a whole also is very secure and has alot of security guards as well as police presence so you can relax and enjoy to the fullest!!!

What makes this studio unique



Nearest Airport
800 Kilometres
Princess Juliana Int'l Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Maho Beach
Car: not necessary

NOTE THIS IS A STUDIO CONDO, NOT A 1 BEDROOM in the La Terrasse-Royal Islander Hotel. Located in what people are calling the most happening spot in St. Maarten in the Village of Maho on the Dutch side. Across the street from Princess Juliana Airport runway. Many people say that they thought it would be noisy being so close to the airport, but they were pleasantly surprised! Watch jets land and take off on the observation deck which is located in the pool area. There is also a hot spa tub, childrens pool and bar by pool. Steps away from plenty of activities including but not limited to, four of the top night clubs on the island, beaches, shopping, beauty salon, grocery store, casinos, parking, and much more!


Maho Reef Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Condo unit has one spacious bathroom with large shower. Offers double adjustable massage heads and one head is an arm that can be hand held. Hair dryer, clothes hamper, laundry basket. Fresh towels. Fresh linen in dresser drawers!
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • This is a newly furnished studio condo unit. Up to 2 occupants only. Offers comfortable king bed with big screen TV and much, much, more!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Hotel is located in what people are calling the most happening spot on the island, Maho Village. Many different attractions can be found on the island from water sports to ATV rentals. All kinds of duty free shopping, many nite clubs to choose from, and many different international authentic cuisine to be tasted and savored at any of the many restaurants, like Temptation, Bamboo Bernies, La Gondola, Bajatzu, Sunset bar and grill, and many more. Plenty of beaches, live street shows in costumes right in front of Hotel. Live shows at sister and neighboring hotels, casinos, adult entertainment, and more all in walking distance! Play golf, Jet ski around the island, Rhino Safari. Play in the casinos. Zip-line through the tree tops at Lotterie Farm. Race wet bikes at La Samanna. Spend endless days sailing, or snorkeling. Explore ship-wrecks. Spend the day on one of the nearby islands like St. Barts or Anguilla, or at the spa or beauty salon, or do absolutely nothing!


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average rating of 4.78125 based on 32 reviews

Location Location Location ! The Best !

  • 5 of 5

The best place we have ever stayed in Maho Beach ! Our 6th trip to Maho beach. Previous stays were at the Sonesta Hotel and The Royal Islander , both across the street from La Terrasse. We very much would not stay anywhere else but La Terrasse in future. In particular Joy and Dales studio unit . It spoiled us for any where else. Everything that is on the listing was there and more ! Yes the unit is very soundproof. Our King bed spoiled us and was so comfortable that I looked up the matttress brand for my own home purchase. We couldn't believe the kitchen and how equipped with every utensil you would need and more. Great Pots and Pans , the cutlery and dishes were so my own taste.

There was so many extras we didn't even use, like a cooler , fishing rods , boogie boards, and even snorkel , fins and masks etc etc.

We did however use and really enjoy the BIG SCREEN TV , with chromecast .

When not viewing the TV , our view from the balconey was wonderful. Yachts , planes , surf and the most gorgeous gardens right in front of us.

The pool is outstanding. Perfect temperature everyday. You usually have it to yourself . Joy was a great owner to deal with ,and always attentive with any query and responded promptly . Her cleaning staff were great . We cant wait to return !

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us and future prospective guests. This allows guests to see the bang they get for their buck when they book this unit!! It truly means alot to us knowing that our unit has served you both so well! We take pride in it. And we love and enjoy it, and all the area has to offer as well, whenever we can! We totally appreciate the fact that all of our guests love and enjoy it so much too!!! Yes, that's what it's all about! LIVING, LOVING and LAUGHING!!! You guys were an absolute delight and the pleasure was all ours! We look forward to having you both back again, anytime! ☺
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The location of the property is superb, it is well furnished and very comfortable and has a large ba

  • 5 of 5

This unit is very central, you are a 5 to 10 minute walk to 2 fantastic beaches, shops, restaurants, casino and the airport. The condo is well equipped with air conditioning, fridge, stove and a full sized washroom. The pull out bed was very was the main bed. The balcony was great to have family meals while watching planes land and take off, cruise ships come and go. It also overlooks the beach and swimming pool.

It was very quiet indoors and the air conditioner worked well and the water pressure in the shower was warm and powerfull. Overall it was graet place to stay reguardless weather you rather stay indoors or outdoors.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, we thank you for submitting your review to help future prospects in making their final decision of where to stay on their vacation! It was our pleasure accommodating you guys! We are glad to know we played a positive part in your vacation as well as our other wonderful guests vacations, past present and the future guests to come! Regards for now and see you next time, soon! Joy and Dale :)
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  • 5 of 5

Everything perfect as every time I stay !!! Recommended 100% !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pablo. Thanks again for taking a minute to submit your input of my property. It's our pleasure accommodating you each time! Be well, until next time! Joy & Dale :)
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If you want to have a front row seat to the runway, this is your spot!

  • 5 of 5

The unit was well appointed and clean, balcony was huge. We booked a two night stay on the way home from St. Barths, and it was exactly what we wanted. A place with a great view of the runway. The pool has short staircase to a long, elevated view of the runway as well.

Within walking distance to Maho Beach and plenty of restaurants and the casino is next door. Full grocery store downstairs on the street with anything you need, including ice.

Staff at the resort were friendly upon check in/out, and the process went exactly as described in the info email you'll get from Dale and Joy.

We would 100% book again if we stay on SXM again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so kindly Andrew for taking time out to let us and future guests know what you loved! We totally appreciate it! We look forward to accommodating more wonderful guests as yourselves! Welcome back anytime! Hoping to hear back from you guys soon! Kindest Regards, Joy and Dale :)
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Perfect location, perfect accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time in Dale and Joy's unit and as this first time everything was great! Even better with some of the upgrades they have made. Such as the wine bar where you take one and you replace it with one you like!!

The location could not be better. For plane spotters the patio is the perfect place to watch them land and take off. Close to many Bars, restaurants and beaches. Underground parking as well as a fully stocked market right downstairs

Joy is so easy to deal with!! She's awesome!!!

We can't wait to get back there!!!

Thanks again for everything

Tanya and Paul

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review you guys! We appreciate you taking time out to let us and future prospects know what you loved and what keeps you coming back to our unit! We look forward to having you guys back again in the near future! Best Regards, Joy and Dale :)
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Property nice a little dated

  • 5 of 5

Room was nice had it where it counted. Nice comfortable bed . hot water . tv internet .nice balcony for sitting. Staff was good friendly

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks George for taking the time to do this lovely 5 star rating review of our unit! This allows future new prospective guests to help in making their decision of where to stay. Our unit, as noted, may not offer granite counter tops, etc. but we do take pride in that our unit and its updated furnishings are very comfortable, and very well kept and taken care of. Also, the many fun perks and amenities we offer in our unit for our guests that are shopping for a safe, fun, lovely, comfortable, clean and affordable place to stay with great views, that will not break their budget. Which has made all the difference to our past and repeat guests! :) Also, the overall care of the building itself is very well kept and clean, and the staff is friendly and helpful! Did I also mention, LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! LOL... Thanks again! Joy and Dale :)
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are 1 to 2 persons occupancy only. If housekeeping svc's are desired, you must advise owner before confirmation of booking. Housekeeping will be arranged by owner, NOT front desk. There is a 1 time charge for exit cleaning. Cleaning fees as follows -any day during the week=$60, Sat or Sun=$75. NOTE- Rates are subject to change and not guaranteed until confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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