The Waves is a beautiful 2 bedroom condo set directly at the ocean's edge in a private, secure residential neighborhood known as Guana Bay.
This condo has genuine cararra marble floors and bathroom walls.The all glass oceanfront window wall makes the experience of this condo like no others in Guana Bay or, for that matter, Sint Maarten.
Both Bedrooms offer queen beds. One bedroom offers unobstructed ocean views. You can fall asleep to the moonlit ocean and awake to a spectacular sunrise every day.
As you enter The Waves, the kitchen and dining area are to your left. The living room is in front, along with the most amazing view of the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. You feel like you are actually in the water on a ship; without the rocking!
The door off of the dining area provides access to the one queen bedroom. This bedroom has direct access to the marble clad bathroom with shower. There is a 2nd door from this bathroom that provides access to the glass enclosed master queen bedroom. This bedroom is also accessesd from the livingroom.
Off of the living room is a private patio with a bronze swordfish sculpture and classic concrete baluster railings that both frame your personal panorama of the windblown waves and St. Barths in the distance.
For those of you that like to have a quiet place to retreat to but still be only 10 minutes away from all of the shopping, dining and entertainment that the capital city of Philipsburg has to offer, The Waves is a great choice.
There really is no other quality oceanfront 2 bedroom condo in all of Sint Maarten that offers what The Waves does considering location and price.
For air arrangements, fly into Princess Juliana Airport, Sint Maarten. You will want to rent a car at the airport. The Waves is a 20 minute drive.
For larger groups, The Waves can be rented along with Villa Leone Sint Maarten; Homeaway listing #173339 ,
to accommodate up to 6 more guests.
If you are staying for a week, the following are my recommendations for a few activities:
Have breakfast at Chesterfield's in Philipsburg; a 10 minute drive. This restaurant is set directly on Bobby's Marina with fantastic water views. After breakfast, do a loop of the island to get a feel for what you may be interested in seeing during your stay. I recommend stops at Friar's Bay Beach as well as Marigot during your island loop. An afternoon stop at The Sunset Beach Bar near the airport is also nice. You can watch the large jumbo jets land just feet in front of you!
You will be tired after your long day circling the island, so, go back to The Waves for cocktails on your oceanfront patio.
After breakfast on the oceanfront patio, take a walk next door to explore Gibbs Bay Beach and then cross back by The Waves and walk down to Guana Bay Beach. There is a trail head at the end of Guana Bay Beach that will take you along the oceanfront into Philipsburg. If you are hikers, this would be a great way to spend the morning.
At night, a drive to Simpson Bay for dinner at Lee's and after for karaoke at Toppers could be fun.
If you like to snorkel, on day 1 or 2, make a reservation on one of the catamarans that go out of Bobby's Marina. Breakfast at Chesterfield's again. It's right near where the boats leave from Bobby's Marina.They have all day sails that have open bar, lunch and snorkeling at two or three spots. A great day!
At night, if you have any energy left, dinner and drinks at the Greenhouse; also near Bobby's Marina, is a good choice.
After breakfast on the patio, drive into Phiipsburg, park at the lot across from Windward Islands Bank and spend the morning walking along Front Street shopping and along the waterfront Boardwalk. The shopping for jewelry and electronics is very fun and can result in a great deal for the educated consumer. You can buy two beers and a Cuban cigar for $3 from the street vendors. You can rent Segways and ride along the Boardwak. One stop that I recommend is the Guavaberry store. Their shakes are delicious and thirst quenching. For lunch, try Kangaroo Court. Many local business owners eat here for lunch. Sit in the back by the huge old tree. Very nice setting!
At night, try Bamboo Bernies in Maho if you like sushi. Be sure to make a reservation though. They are always packed! After dinner, nearby is Soprano's piano bar; always a fun time.
One day on the French Side can be a nice experience.
In the morning, you can drive to Marigot, park and walk around the town. There is a nice hilltop fort to visit.
Be prepared to pay for everything in Euros on this side of the island. You can even hop on the ferry and go to Anguilla; a 20 minute ferry ride. There are nice beaches there and you can chalk off another island.
At night, continue on to Grand Case. This is a small town on the French Side that is home to a few exquisite French restaurants. Dinner can be pricey but the experience can be unforgettable!
A visit to Orient Beach on the French Side is a possibility for today. You can turn right at where the road from Guana Bay intersects the main road and continue north to Orient Beach. The beach is divided into nude and bathing suits required. The decision is yours!
For your last dinner in Sint Maarten, I recommend combining your new knowledge of the island with a search in Tripadvisor and trying a new place in Philpsburg, Simpson Bay or Maho. You can then return to your favorite nightspot to finish off your week on this very fun island.
I am a retired Civil Engineer from Pennsylvania.
The Caribbean has interested me since I was 20 years old.
Sint Maarten was my first Carribean island on which I purchased property. I have since acquired other properties in the Dominican Republic. These properties serve as second homes for me and my family. We offer them for rental to carefully selected interested guests for their relaxation and enjoyment.
Frank Leone purchased this condo in 2004
The Waves is a direct oceanfront 2 bedroom residence situated in a very quite, calm, exclusive community known as Guana Bay. The Waves simply offers more for less.
The unique benefits of residing at The Waves include
1. Unobstructed views of the ocean at sea level.
2. Directly next to the pool.
3. Separate air conditioning units and controls for each bedroom and living/kitchen areas.
4. Bedroom with glass ocean view walls
5. Full kitchen with gas range.
6. Set directly between two virtually private beaches.
7. Breathtaking sunrises from your bed.
8. Sounds of waves lull you to sleep.
This was an absolutely beautiful location right by the ocean side. The glass windows gave the ambience of being on a yacht on the ocean with beautiful views of the sunrise every morning.
The location itself is about 25 minutes from the airport but this is a perfect getaway for those wishing to get away from the crowded beaches and resorts on Simpson bay and closer to town. It is just 10 minutes from Phillipsburg which is where the ships dock and there is a wide variety of restaturants. The view on the drive to and from the location makes up for any time spent!
There are two absolutely beautiful, pristine and quiet beaches just 3 minutes walk from the villa- alternately one could simply relax on the balcony watching and listening to the ocean.
The owner Frank was extremely responsive to messages and sent a detailed welcome letter of activities which was very helpful
The island is truly friendly with the staff Dalia and Lynn embodying that
Overall it is a perfect island getaway in an absolutely beautiful and exclusive location!
Villa Leone is a beautiful unit in the Guana Bay Villas. The unit sits right at the waterfront. We chose to stay on the first floor, "The Waves" . With the drapes open, we could wake to see the ocean, and go to sleep in the moonlight. The villa looks exactly as the pictures portray. It is bright, immaculate, and has all the amenities one could desire. The queen beds were new, sporting the softest of sheets and a cozy comforter. The unit had plenty of towels and the kitchen had everything we required. We chose to grill one evening, and dine on the patio by moonlight. Very romantic! The area is quiet and secluded. This is not the typical hotel/resort atmosphere. If you are looking for crowds you won't find it here. But, if you like privacy, and don't like to share your space with a huge crowd, you will love this villa. The pool is clean and well-maintained. And, the beach-access is just a short walk. You must have a car to access the area, and it is best to shop on your way in. The villa is a short ride to Phillipsburg, where you can walk along the "boardwalk" and enjoy local restaurants, shopping and the beach. For a lavish treat, take a ride to Pinelle Island, where you will find a beautiful beach, crystal clear water, and the best spiny lobster, as you dine right at the water!! Yummy. And, you may want to stop in at Topper's in Simpson Bay for a casual meal and lots of fun at karaoke. This was a fifth trip to St. Maarten, and the villa offered a different perspective to staying in a resort. We so enjoyed this trip, and look forward to next year.
We have visited numerous island looking for paradise and finally found it in Sint Maarten Guana Bay at The Waves, The accommodations were cozy,clean and welcoming. Great kitchen with a the amenities I needed to prepare meals.The view is Spectacular! If we were any closer to the ocean we would be in it. I walked every morning to the beach for a swim while my husband enjoyed the pool...We had fun days filled with exploring the entire island stopping at varies shops, restaurants and beaches....so many amazing beaches.......PARADISE! Dee & Al, Pennsylvania
Please add $30/person/night for each additional guest over 2.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.