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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property


This lovely guesthouse is in the heart of the residential section of St. Maarten called Oyster Pond. It is one of the best neighborhoods on the island because of the peaceful, serene, and stunning views of the pond and ocean. The neighborhood is unique because of its location on the border between the French and formerly Dutch, now Country St. Maarten, side of the island. Two beaches are within a 5-minute walk from the bungalow. Several restaurants are also within walking distance. The Westin, which offers a spectacular brunch, is only a 2-minute car ride away and Philipsburg, the capital of Country St. Maarten, is only a 10-minute drive.

The bungalow is located inside a safe gated community. Street parking is available.

Amenities Include:

- Air-conditioning

- Cable TV

- Queen size bed

- Fully stocked bathroom with soap, shampoo, and hair dryer

- Small refrigerator, microwave, small burner, coffee maker, and kitchen utensils (Please note this is not a full kitchen and there is no sink or full stove.)

- Beach towels

- Welcome basket

- Owner, who has lived on St. Maarten for over 40 years, is on-site in the main house if you need anything or have any questions

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Nicely located cottage with a view.

  • 5 of 5

Just arriving on the island for new jobs, my wife and I booked this little gem of a cottage to get our wits about us as we looked for a more permanent places to live. It is nicely located right near the border but still handy to town. The little bistros and cafes of Oyster Pond are in walking distance. A quick drive north gives you beautiful coastlines and views of St. Barts. You will also find bakeries with great pastries and wine shops. Not sure how it works out but the French wine is very inexpensive. We found we liked the area so much we rented spot just down the road for our more permanent address. Peter the owner could not have been more willing to help with tips and tricks for getting the most out of the island and Nicola was very responsive to all our questions about bookings. While the accommodations are cozy, they where clean and convenient.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little guest house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a nice place to stay near the Weston where our son and his family were staying for a medical conference. This guest house was the perfect solution. Great view of oyster pond, extremely clean and equipped with all the amenities, fridge, microwave, dishes, shampoo, beach towels even bug spray! None of these things were complimentary at the Weston, not even a mini fridge. We had A/C and the location was gated and very quiet. Our host was available for anything we needed and very kind. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Lovely experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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All You Need

  • 4 of 5

My wife and recently spent 10 days in this very quaint guest house. This was our second trip to the island. The house is perfect for what we needed. The gentleman in the main house was amazing. It is gated and separate from the main house. I will say that "Free Wifi" is a bit misleading. While there was Wifi "available" it was from another unit and depending on where you were in the unit it would not work. After the initial shock of no internet for 10 days we embraced it and were actually very happy about the chance to disconnect. Honestly, you can't complain for the price, location, and personal feel that is provided by the caretaker and owner. I would recommend this property for those that are on a budget, and are not looking for an extravagant type of place. This was perfect for us as we were out all day exploring and enjoying the island. I would suggest a car (really if you come to this island there is no reason not to have a car) as this is located in a residential area as opposed to a high tourist traffic area. It is worth mentioning that the Dawn Beach Club timeshare people are super aggressive. They basically try to flag you down (they are very close to jumping in front of cars) they will not let you go and try to swindle you into a very expensive timeshare. Tell them you have done it before and they might leave you alone. I mention this because they hang out right next to the little market that we frequented. I would stay here again, everything about the process was smooth and easy. Thanks again for all of the hospitality! Hopefully we will see you again soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Island Experience

  • 5 of 5

I have been traveling to St. Maarten for years and love the Oyster Pond area of the island. Therefore, when planning a recent trip with my wife, I wanted to find a place in that area. After some research, we decided to stay at a local guest house instead of spending lots of money on a hotel. The place we selected, Cathy’s Corner, was fantastic. It is not very big, but provides everything you need for a home base. Dawn Beach is a three minute drive (or 10 minute walk), as are several restaurants. Popular Orient Beach is also relatively close, approximately a 15 minute drive.

The best part of renting the guesthouse, however, was the conversations we had with the gentleman who lives in the main house. He has been on the island for over 40 years and provided us with several excellent activity and restaurant recommendations. He even took us on a local tour one morning. Having a local nearby to provide guidance was truly priceless!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were visiting St. Maarten for the first time and wanted to stay someplace quiet and not surrounded by tourists. We didn't know what to expect from this guesthouse, but I liked that it was named "Cathy" since that is my name too. We decided to book it since it was a cheap rate. If we didn't like it, we planned to move to a hotel.

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. It is situated in a gorgeous part of the island and overlooks Oyster Pond, a pond that is half on the dutch side of the island, and half on the french side. There was fresh fruit in our room, and we were greeted by the owner who gave us the key and welcomed us to the island. He gave us a lot of advice on what to do and where to go since he has lived on the island for 40 years! There's a great beach below that only took us about 5 minutes to walk there.

This place only sleeps 2, but it was cozy and peaceful. If you're looking to have a real local experience, I would suggest this place. We are thinking of going back for a longer trip in the fall.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Oyster Pond Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

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Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Oyster Pond Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

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