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Le Papillon - Excellent Beachfront Penthouse with roof top and great amenities

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,560 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxurious Brand New 3 Floors/3 Bedrooms/3.5 Baths Penthouse in Gated Community

Welcome in Le Papillon Penthouse, the best experience on Simpson Bay beach.


- Gated, private & secure community

- 3 floor penthouse

- 4560 sq. feet unit

- Cleaning service every second day

- Roof terrace with long chairs, dining area, summer kitchen and 360 degrees view

- Private jacuzzi on the roof terrace

- Private parking inside the property

- 40“ smart TV in each bedroom with Netflix and satellite

- 48“ high definition smart TV in the living room with Netflix and satellite

- Elevator for 10 people

- 3 luxurious king size beds

- Wifi on each floor

- Comfortable lounge area and dining on the main terrace (second biggest terrace)

- Upscale quality of linens & towels

- Crib, high chair and playpen if needed

- Fully equipped kitchen including wine cooler

- Bosch kitchen appliances

- Weber gas barbecue

- Beach equipment – long chairs, regular chairs, cool box, kayak, towels, noodles

- Sound protected concrete walls and roof

- All sliding doors and windows are heat insulated

- Garden with over 30 palm trees and wide selection of flowers

- Private path to the beach

- Outside showers

- We provide detergent, organic soaps, lotions and shampoo

- Washer and dryer in the unit to use

- We provide two cell phones with $10 credit each

- We have a mini bar with wide selection of drinks

- We provide some basic pantry items

- Fridge offers filtered water and ice

- We provide welcome drinks

- Master bedroom has a view of the sea, mega yachts, palm trees and the beach

- Other two bedrooms have a view of hills, trees and Simpson Bay lagoon with its many boats

- Generator (if needed)

Please know that the penthouse can also be rented as 2 bedroom during the low season. Or if you are a bigger group we have another 2 bedroom unit for rent on the same floor (with the same style). The pictures and details can be found on this website under number 569948. These two units can easily be turned into a 5 bedroom place.


Grocery store: 5 minutes walk

Bank: 5 minutes walk

Drugstore: 5 minutes walk

French bakery: 5 minutes walk

Restaurant: 5 minutes walk on the beach

Bar: 5 minutes walk on the beach

Many other restaurants and bars in walkable distance

Fish market: 15 minutes walk


Spa: 5 minutes drive

Watersports: 5 minutes drive

Ferry to different islands: 5 minutes drive

Casino: 5 minutes drive

Carousel & ice-cream place: 5 minutes drive

Le Papillon is a new, gated community located on a beautiful 1.5 mile long and white Simpson Bay Beach, St. Maarten. This property is situated on the highest and widest part of the entire beach. The view over the blue and turquoise bay, with the islands of Saba and Sint Estatius on the horizon is absolutely perfect!

This new, fully furnished penthouse consists of three floors, starting on the third floor. The view over the entire Simpson Bay Beach and Bay is needless to say spectacular. It is designed as a very comfortable and luxurious 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom Penthouse.

The kitchen is high-end, spacious, with granite countertops and very well equipped. You will find here all that you will need including basic things like coffee maker, blender & toaster.

From its topfloor you will have a 360 degree view over the lagoon, the marinas, the hill-sides, and of course the entire Simpson Bay. This terrace has a summer kitchen, dining area, long chairs and jacuzzi.


- watersports (there 4 different specialized places)

- dining (there are as many as 25 restaurants to choose from)

- shopping (there are many small shops)

- casino (there are a few)

- nightlife (there are about 3 night clubs)

- adult entertainment (there are 2 in the area)

- carousel with an ice-cream shop

- nice walks

- watching mega yachts passing through tiny bridge

- having a drink in one or the bars

- grocery shopping (there are 2 big grocery stores)

- gym (there are at least 3 good ones)

- ATM machines and banks

- going to spa (there are about 5 nice ones)

- hairdresser ( there are 2 good ones)

- health food store

- medical clinic (if needed)

- breakfast at French bakeries (we have amazing bakeries here)

and I am sure you will come up with even more stuff

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Why Simona chose Simpson Bay

I have worked for years handling vacation rentals in St. Maarten and I always enjoyed assisting people to find their perfect rental property on the island and making their holiday a success.I believe that with Le Papillon I have found and created the perfect vacation experience.

There are many beaches on the island however there are very few that are over a mile long and this white and beautiful. I like the fact that you can walk from one end to the next, take a dip, stop in one of the 3 bars/restaurants that are on the way to get a refreshment and continue to have fun without driving anywhere. Or if you are a sports lover you can play volleyball by one of the restaurants or take a ride on jet ski, or go kayaking or do any other water sports on this beach. And if you do not want to do anything you can sit and watch the boats on the water or how they pass through the bridge and still have an amazing time. Or watch a sunset from your terrace or jacuzzi or the beach. I think you too will realize that you have found your own paradise. That is what I like about this place.

What makes this apartment unique

Le Papillon Penthouse is modern and upscale. It has a full-floor terrace, private jacuzzi, private parking, it has a view of crystal blue sea, lagoon, mountains, boats, top of the palm trees, you name it. Its many terraces are right above the Caribbean Sea and provide an amazing views of nearby islands and cruise ships and boats passing. It is brand new & fully equipped.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What Tommy loved about your listing:

"Super nice apartment, and nice location!"

How Tommy thinks you can improve the experience:

Jul 2014
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Simpson Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Each bathroom is equipped with organic lotion, soap, shampoo
    Powder room - toilet , Equipped with organic soap and lotion
    First floor bathroom - toilet , shower , Each bathroom is equipped with organic lotion, soap, shampoo
    Second floor bathroom - toilet , shower , Each bathroom is equipped with organic lotion, soap, shampoo
  • Each bathroom is spacious and perfectly clean. It is equipped with high quality towels, hair dryer, organic lotion, soaps and shampoo and decorated with orchids.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • First floor bedroom - 1 king , Spacious bedroom with its own balcony, smart TV, satellite
    Master bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Spacious bedroom with queen size sleeper sofa, smart TV
    Second floor bedroom - 1 king , Spacious bedroom with king size bed, 40" smart TV, satellite
  • Spacious bedrooms with King size beds. Luxurious temperpedic mattresses with high quality 600 thread count linens. Automatic roll down shutters provide total darkness should one wish to sleep in. We can also place a crib in any of these bedrooms if needed. Each bedroom has 40" smart TV with satellite channels and Netflix.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Full floor terrace with jacuzzi for 8 people, 3 other terraces, fully equipped outside & inside kitchen with a grill, 4560 sq. feet space luxuriously furnished, electronic gate, generator, video intercom system, custom made windows and sliding doors with a special filter.


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Le Papillon - Excellent Beachfront Penthouse with roof top and great amenities
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 20 reviews

A dream house in St. Maarten

  • 5 of 5

WOW. That is the first and lasting impression since the super kind property manager opened the door to unit #7 at Papillon residences. Very seldom I have seen such a well appointed home. Fantastic kitchen, beautiful floor plan, incredible view from the penthouse top-floor. The bedrooms are great and everything provided for you. We felt pampered all the way through. Highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shhhh, Don't tell....

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from a fantastic 10 night stay at the beautiful Le Papillion penthouse. Everything was perfect!

We arrived at the villa and we were greeted by Simona, our fabulous host and property manager. She gave us a tour of the property, showed us how to work all the windows, appliances, doors, locks, air conditioning system (separate settings for each room) and gave us a brief "lay of the land.

The property is located right on Simpson Bay and in my opinion, the nicest stretch of beach on Simpson Bay. Le Papillion rest inside a gated wall and includes private parking space. Le Papillion boasts a very modern contemporary design with lots of open space and tons of windows and sliding glass doors which really give the feeling of being "on the water". For convenience the property has a good size elevator that makes carrying groceries and or luggage up and down a breeze.

We were a family of 4 adults and two children (12 & 14). Each of us had our own spacious bedrooms (3 in total) each equipped with large private bathrooms with double sinks and large tiled showers. Each bathroom was fully stocked with toilet paper, organic shampoo, and towels. Lorraine, the housekeeper came to restock, clean and replenish every other day and she was a delight!

We spent several days just hanging out at and in front of our house because of the beauty and convenience of where we were. There were always plenty of beach lounge chairs, upright chairs, beach towels, noodles and tubes to float on and a convenient outdoor shower to hose off sand before heading back inside.

We did rent a car, but you don't need too. This was our second time visiting SXM in ten years, so we wanted and did quite a bit of exploring and driving around. We visited several beaches such as Maho, Mullet Bay, Orient, Friar's Bay, Gallon and Happy Bay (our favorite). We also spent half a day zip lining with our kids at Loterie farm and swimming in their fresh water pool. The kids loved it. We're not big shoppers, but we spent a little time in Philipsburg walking the strip and also spent half a day at WISP, the outdoor waterpark/ jungle gym...another great activity for the kids.

Eats...We had many great nights eating in at Le Papillion in their well equipped kitchen. Plenty of plates, bowels, glasses, cutlery, pots, pans, blender, coffee...etc.

The property is very modern, clean and you can tell, well cared for!

The views from the several decks of this condo/ villa are pure picturesque!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a special experience...

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to St. Martin for the past 14 years and this time we brought the whole family with us. We rented both the penthouse and the 2 bedroom unit at the same time. These properties were everything that it says it is. Maybe even more. Both units were tastefully designed and very well equipped. There were pantry items, drinks, alcohol, organic lotions, real tea tree hand soap, bug spray, sun tanning spray, q-tips, hair dryers and the list goes on. I never rented a place that would be so well equipped as these two units. Other thing I really appreciated was how clean and new everything was. But my absolute favorite part was the terrace. It has a roof on top so even if it is too hot to be on the beach the terrace is nice and cool. We had our breakfasts and dinners there and it was pretty special. We also loved the location. We walked to the french bakery every morning for fresh pastry and for lunch to one of the beach restaurants. Simona was very kind and helped us with any question we had. It was really everything we could ask for. We would love to do that again!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Fine But Manager Disappointing

  • 1 of 5

The property and location were beautiful and well kept. I was referred to a Agent who would help me charter a boat by the Property Manager. She advised that this person was very professional and reliable.

I was advised that the Boat Agent would meet me shortly after my arrival, which seemed rather odd at the time. She then called advised she was on the way and needed cash for a deposit. Again, we thought it odd but agreed to charter a boat for $1200. The referred Boat Agent did not show when agreed, then made four subsequent calls she was on the way. It was apparent to me she was becoming more and more impaired by each phone call to the property provided cell phone.

She finally showed up several hours later shocking us by knocking on the apartment door. Apparently she has the security code provided to her by the VRBO agent. I told her due to her condition and professionalism, I was no longer interested. She banged on the door once, left and returned to bang on the door again. I called the Property Agent to express my concern for our safety and security, asking why would this individual be given the property security code for both the main gate and main front door. No explanation was given.

No apologies or assurance were offered. We blocked the front door with furniture before being comfortable enough to go to sleep. Scary is best word, Disappointing as a previous VRBO customer is an understatement. My opinion is to choose wisely in St Martin. Over $4000 rent to be terrorized by Property Management sponsored referrals. Evidenced by the fact that the Boat Agent had full access to this property and security codes may indicate if your safety and belongings are actually valued by this property owner or manager.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect beach place

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as advertised, while a bit pricey, worth the money! Directly on Simpson Bay with amazing 360 views from the top deck(with a hot tub), 3 nice bedrooms, and an outdoor dining area and covered deck lounging area off of the main living area, which includes a living room, dining room, well-equipped kitchen, this property won't disappoint you. Just try not to reserve the week we'd like to return next year! You will need a rental car as the location is not in walking distance of most of the areas shopping, restaurants, etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phenomenal Ocean Front. A definite return!

  • 5 of 5

Our family and I spent 7 amazing nights in this phenomenal ocean front condo. The access to the ocean and stunning views are second to none. This condo lacks nothing! Exceeded all of our expectations in every way. Our family of 6 spent seven wonderful nights in this amazing condo. My husband and I will definitely return, just the two of us! Beautiful décor, impeccably clean and well maintained. The kitchen was impressively stocked with amenities and even an "open bar" based on an "honor system"...feel free to use, but were happy to replace upon our departure. Upon our arrival, it was nice that the fridge and pantry were stocked with several select goodies and, again, we were happy to leave do the same upon our departure. Although there are other tenants in the building, they are all very respectable. You would never know there was anyone else there but you! One of the most important aspects of our trip was the fantastic co-ordination of our trip by Simona. She was absolutely amazing...coordinating EVERYRTHING for us. She was very prompt in returning all of our inquiries and even accommodated a change in dates.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Princess Juliana International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Karakter & Mary's Boon, Simpson Bay Beach
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Edge Ferry to St. Barths & Saba
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mullet Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Karakter & Mary's Boon
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
In front of the apartment
Car: not necessary

EXCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE TO YOU: take a boat trip to a neighboring island for shopping & lunch; plan snorkeling or dive trips; arrange all types of water sports or boating excursions; rent a private beach cabana for the day complete with champagne and private wait staff; hire a professional chef for a special dinner; arrange a private wine cellar dinner; or many other services such as private massage, and more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Tax Rate 9.0%

- It is possible to rent as 2 BEDROOM only.
- Housekeeping every second day
- We also have a 2 BEDROOM unit available on the same floor. It's number on VRBO and HOMEAWAY is 569948. These two units can be easily turned into a 5 BEDROOM place.
- Minimum stay for Christmas time is 7 nights. Minimum stay for New Year is also 7 nights. When staying both Christmas and New Year, 14 nights reservation is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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