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Luxurious Beach Penthouse, 3 bedrooms, 3 floors, full terrace

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Simpson Bay Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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

- 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 on the property

- Elevator for 10 people

- 3 luxurious king size beds

- Smart TV in each bedroom

- Upscale furnishing

- Amazing lounge chairs and dining on the main terrace (second biggest terrace)

- Upscale quality of linens & towels

- Inside kitchen fully equipped including microwave, full electric stove, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, blender, pots & pans, etc

- Outside kitchen includes Weber gas grill

- Solid & sound protected concrete walls and roof

- Each floor has at least one terrace, all with spectacular view

- All sliding doors and windows are heat insulated

- Garden with over 30 palm trees & many kinds of flowers

- Private path to the beach

- All beach equipment, including long chairs, towels, cool box

- We provide all the cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, shampoos, body wash & lotion

- Washer & dryer in the unit

- 2 cell phones with $10 credit each so guest can reach each other

- Wifi

- Mini bar

- Basic pantry items

- Filtered water & ice

- Generator (if needed)


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: 5 minutes drive

Please know that the penthouse can also be rented as 2 or 1 bedroom. Or if you are a bigger group we have another 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom unit available for rent in Le Papillon building. They are all the same standard.

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 marble 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, 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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Why Simona chose St Maarten / Saint Martin

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 the perfect rental.

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 with a great taste.

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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Luxurious Beach Penthouse, 3 bedrooms, 3 floors, full terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a 7 night stay in this amazing beachfront penthouse! I cannot say enough good things about it. To start with, it was extremely clean, spacious, and very tastefully decorated and very comfortable. They provide cleaning service every other day which was a very nice touch! Secondly, the views are STUNNING!! We spent every evening in the rooftop hot tub watching sunset which was spectacular! The beach is only a few steps away from the building and was gorgeous and not at all crowded. There are also several good restaurants within walking distance which we enjoyed being that we didn't rent a car. Also, I would like to mention the property manager, Simona. She was extremely helpful throughout the booking process and was only a phone call away for any questions or concerns we had. She was a real pleasure to deal with and very helpful! We will definitely be returning in the future!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best beachfront on Simpson bay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with 3 couples for 6 nights in the penthouse. The photos are an accurate representation of the property. Gorgeous! The master suite with bathroom is gigantic for a beachfront property. The other 2 baths are also a generous size. No one felt cramped. The main living area is large enough for more than 6 people, especially when you are using the main terrace. We were spread out all over the main floor drinking coffee in the morning, and there was never more than 2 people in the same area. The kitchen is well stocked with condiments, spices, pantry items, cooking utensils. We used it for all breakfast meals and several lunches. We were never without a needed tool. The small grill is on the rooftop terrace, and does the job- We used it for hamburgers and hotdogs. A/C worked as well as mine in Florida. Plenty of hot water with good pressure. Beds were very comfortable with nice linens. Housekeeping was very pleasant, and came in the afternoon, so you didn't feel like you had to hurry out. The place was spotless- even the bathrooms.

The rooftop terrace has amazing beach views. We were in the hot tub every night watching the sunset- all 6 adults fit comfortably. There was even an ice-cold rooftop fridge for your beverages, food, etc. Simona made arranging the rental a breeze.

As far as location, it was central to many of the areas we wanted to explore. I have stayed in Dawn Beach at the Westin previously, and felt isolated. This was a MUCH better location. Some of the homes nearby are dilapidated but the area still felt safe. I would recommend a car, but you don't really need it. Many things in walking distance. We wanted to explore. I would recommend Marigot, which is a close, easy drive for dinner & shopping.

The beach in front of the property is next to a public access, but was still quiet. Sandy bottom with no rocks. There was a small shore break when we were there, but if you get past it, it was pretty flat. Good for floating and relaxing. Not much current. Several paces to eat in walking distance down the beach. You can also take a long walk to see the planes fly in over the shore at Maho.

I would definitely recommend this property, and will likely be planning another trip here myself.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned for spending 10 days in the Penthouse and it was amazing! Waking up every morning and having coffee while watching the yachts pass thru bridge was perfect. The house was very well equipped with all the comforts of your own home. Simona has made sure that we had everything we needed for a great vacation!

We will definitely will be booking another 10 days in the Penthouse!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I were looking for a place in the Caribbean that was both luxurious and centrally located. I have to say we were pleasantly surprised by how much this property met and exceeded our expectations. The penthouse was clean, spacious, and beautiful. The terrace facing the beach was gorgeous; in the morning, we would wake up and lounge on the patio furniture until we were ready to start our day. All of the beds are comfy and each bedroom has its own bathroom. The master bedroom has a terrace that also faces the beach, which is really relaxing at night. We would open the terrace door (leaving the screen door closed) and listened to the waves while falling asleep, I couldn't believe how peaceful it was. The rooftop deck has the hot tub, which was an excellent place to hangout during the sunset (for the view) and at night when you can see the beautiful night-lights and the stars. The hot tub has a light setting, which is very pretty at night that was a nice touch. Every part of the apartment is amazing and luxurious. Now for the location, Wow. It was literally a 7 minute drive from the airport. We were very close to restaurants that we highly recommend: Pineapple Pete's, Lee's Roadside Grill, and Rancho Steak House are great! The island is beautiful and anyone considering this location should definitely look no further. Simona, the property manager, was delightful. She was very tentative to our requests and questions and she was easy to get in contact with. She made us feel welcomed. Overall our stay at Le Papillion was relaxing and most memorable. We are definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just can’t get enough of this island oasis!

  • 5 of 5

As repeat customers in the penthouse unit (October ’14 and October ’15), I have to say that it just keeps getting better. The new awning on the main terrace and the trellis on the roof are welcome additions. Not that there is much to improve upon with this unit. It is absolutely gorgeous, spacious and very well equipped. If you like dining under the stars to the sound of rolling surf, and watching breathtaking sunsets from a rooftop Jacuzzi, this is the place for you!.......We will be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Penthouse with a view that is unmatched

  • 5 of 5


My family and I just returned from a week in St Maartin. We stayed in the penthouse, my mother, 2 kids and my bride. Wanted a place big enough that everyone had their own space. The view in the penthouse in almost every window was spectacular. Didn't matter if you were cooking in the kitchen or in the shower, everywhere was beautiful. The beach was perfect, some days the water looked like blue glass. We had plans to go to many of the beaches all over St Maartin, but with our beach so private and perfect we stayed right there which was extremely easy on everyone. The penthouse was designed by someone who understood what people wanted when they go to the beach. The interior was simple with the best of everything inside. We felt right at home, right away; with 2 kids who don't travel that much that was important. We will be back and we will rent the same penthouse again, it was like a second home, that I only have to pay for once a year. Love it!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: 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

Simpson Bay Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas & New Year
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2017
Jan 6 2017 - Jan 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Peak season 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2017
Mar 15 2017 - Apr 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Tax Rate 9.0%

- IF RENTED AS 2 BEDROOM (low season only): $3000/week or $450 daily plus 9% tax.
- Housekeeping every second day
- We also have a 2 BEDROOM unit available on the same floor. These 2 units can be easily turned into a 5 BEDROOM place.

- $1000 deposit is required and is returned at the departure
- 50% deposit is required to hold the reservation
- Full amount is due 60 days prior to stay
- We accept Paypal or bank transfers
- 7th & 8th guests: $35-$40 per day

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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.
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
  • 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
    Second floor bedroom - 1 king , Spacious bedroom with king size bed, smart TV & satellite
    Master bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Spacious bedroom with queen size sleeper sofa, smart TV
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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 against direct sunshine.

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