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Len Swierstra

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

1 bedroom apartment with large balconyand a million dollar view - 775 sq ft

38 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Maho Reef Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Luxurious 1 bedroom apartment in Maho resort on the Dutch side

The apartment is on the third floor of the La Terrasse Suite Hotel. Its situation within the resort offers you maximum privacy with minimum disturbance from other guests or noisy elevators. You have a breath taking view on the Caribbean Sea and the flight path of arriving aircraft.

It comprises a large living with a fully equipeed kitchen, bathroom and a bedroom with a king size bed. The balcony is so large that you can comfortably dine there with 4 persons.

The total surface is 775 sq ft. From the living and the large balcony you have spectacular views of the Caribbean sea, the pool, tropical garden and…. the touch-down area of the runway of the airport.

Living and bedroom have separate airco’s.

Besides the pool deck and tropical garden, the building includes a large supermarket (open 7 am – 12 pm – 7 days/week), a secured underground garage, 2 restaurants and shops. Laundromat facilities are inside the La Terrasse building..

The view of the landing aircraft is sensational. Although there is of course sometimes some noise when you have your cocktails on the balcony, the apartment is very well insulated, so inside all is quiet. There are no night flights.

Our guests have free access to the chairs and umbrellas on the public beach of the Sonesta resort and their private fitness center.

Maho Village has 24 hour security.

Look for our website: For more information on the apartment, its location and the amenities in the area have a look on our website. Google for 'rent our condo in Maho'. Be surprised and prepare for a fantastic time on St. Maarten. This will be a super holiday!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Len Swierstra (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

About Len Swierstra

We live on Saba Island, Dutch Caribbean, at 12 min flight from St. Maarten. The apartment is our pied-a-terre on St. Maarten. The apartment is available in periods that we are not using it ourself.

Len Swierstra purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Len Swierstra chose World

We are residents of Saba, a small, volcanic island at 12 min. flight from St. Maarten. We have been looking for a long time for the perfect place to spend time for shopping and relaxing.

The apartment is very comfortable, offers a lot of privacy and is suitable for an extended stay. It has a fantastic view over the Caribbean see, the tropical garden and the flight path of aircraft into St. Maarten.

Because the apartment is situated within a hotel resort, it provides all the facilities that one may expect. The key cards, beach towels, etc. can be collected at the front desk.

There is an underground garage with security, a supermarket which is open 7 days/week till 12pm.

Public transport to Philipsburg stops at the front door. Restaurants, casino, beaches, golf course, etc are all within walking distance. A real place for a dream vacation.

What makes this apartment unique

The large apartment, great balcony and the million-dollar view at the Caribbean sea ensure an exceptional holiday experience.

The availability of an in-house supermarket and underground parking take away a lot of common holiday trouble.

The numerous restaurants and bars in Maho Village give you plenty of choices for night entertainment. The largest Casino of St. Maarten is next door. 24 hour security in Maho Village let you safely stroll the area at night.

You can save a lot on local transport costs. A rental car is only required if you want to make a tour around the island or want to visit the beaches on the French side. For your other transport needs you can make use of the public transport busses that stop in front of the resort. A ride to Philipsburg costs you $2/pp.

Still in need of a rental car? A Herz agency is on site.

Reviews

4.8
based on 38 traveler reviews

1 bedroom apartment with large balconyand a million dollar view - 775 sq ft
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews
Den Haag
5

Excellent apartment at great location

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the apartment. The communication upfront our stay was great, so we were completely prepared when we arrived. The apartment was clean and spacious. The balcony is a great feature, we could do some air plane spotting over breakfast. Inside of the apartment we didn't hear any noise coming from the airport which was great. We visited the swimming pool every day, and we were always able to get beach chairs and an umbrella.

From the apartment it is a short walk to Maho beach, one of the most exciting beaches you can find. Also Mullet bay is in walking distance, which is a beautiful beach, visited by many locals.

The parking garage and supermarket below the apartment are a great feature as well. If you don't rent a car, you can easily take a dollar-bus (local public transportation), they stop just in front of the apartment.

We had a great time and will certainly come back!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amsterdam
5

Perfect apartment, great location, wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great stay in Sip and Len's beautiful apartment. The location is great, very safe and lots of activities around. There is a parking garage and supermarket underneath the building, which is very handy. The best beaches on the island (Maho beach (next to the airport where you see all the big planes landing) and Mullet beach) are only a 5 min. walk. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was our pleasure to be your hosts. Len
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5

GREAT STAY AND WHAT A VIEW

  • 5 of 5

If you want to stay at Maho beach for a very reasonable price this is the place.

The view from your balcony is fantastic and the apartment is spacious clean and well maintained and has everything you could need to enjoy your a vacation.

Maho restaurants are just a few steps away and there is a supermarket underneath the building were you can get all you need.

We changed our travel dates a couple of times and the owner Len was very accommodating with our request in one simple email.

Staff were very friendly & check in check out a breeze.

The pool area was never crowded and at times felt like we had the place to ourselves. The view if you want to see 747s landing & taking off from the pool terrace is spectacular & a must for aviation fans.

Overall great communication with Len the owner , a fantastic apartment and will be back again.

Phil & Lisa Kelly Birmingham UK

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC
2

not very happy with this unit

  • 2 of 5

We stayed here for a week and were very surprised to find out that we needed to supply our own toilet paper in the bathroom, and bags to take out the garbage. we paid extra for a third person and it was only set up for two people. all linen was stained and well worn. service is only after you leave (which you pay for) and the towels were pretty rank by the time 7 days went by even after airing them out every day on the balcony. the hide a bed was not set up to use even though we paid extra for a third person. we found linen in a drawer that we could use but there was a note that stated "do not use this linen-it belongs to the owners". we had to pay $50.00 for internet for the week and that was only for two devices...which there was three of us, all with our own device.

location is good and close to a small grocery store. we have travelled a lot in the last 20 years in all kinds of rentals, much of it on st maarten, and have never experienced anything like this place. would not recommend this to anyone

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: From the review I understand that the guests expected to stay in a suite with hotel service. In the advertisement, we describe that the suite is a privately owned unit in a resort. We make it clear that housekeeping is not provided every day, but once per week. This includes the change of linens and towels. Beach towels can be exchanged daily. In the ad it is indicated, that extra housekeeping can be provided, but at additional cost. If required this can be done on a daily basis. We, as owners, share the use of the apartment with our guests. We expect our guests to use the unit in a similar way as we do ourselves. Toilet paper is provided, but when used, we expect our guests to buy as much as they need. We advertise the suite for use by two persons. Before booking, we had an extensive communication with these guests about the sofa bed she refers to. It is not the king size bed that is provided in the bedroom. However, if the guests decide to go ahead nevertheless, that is their decision. It is a pity that the unit did not meet the expectations of the guests. But then, there are many returning guests that have a different opinion.
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5

Great View from Balcony

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in this condo and enjoyed it very much. The balcony is huge and offer a great view on the Maho Beach, the Saba Island and the pool. The pool area is nice and never crowded. A must for plane spotters : the pool area has an elevated deck from where you see the planes landing right in front of you (no planes landing between 10 pm and 7.00 am). Would stay there again without any doubt.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Carolina
5

This is THE place to stay in Maho

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 4 days of vacation to hang out and watch the planes at SXM. I have stayed at 2 other places in Maho, but this was by far the best. Great location and staff more than eager to assist in any way. Check in and check out was simple and smooth. Everything you need is in the condo when you walk in, and anything you might want can be found downstairs a the local market. You are just a few hundred yards from the airport terminal, a few steps from the runway threshold (a must see for aviation lovers), the casino is right next door. Good food is within steps of your door. The world famous Sunset Bar is less than a 5 minute walk down the beach and you must stop and try the Driftwood Boat Beach Bar.

The pictures and description of his property will give you a basic feel for this condo, but in reality, the condo is much nicer than you would expect. It is clean and well maintained and after I figured out how to work the light (your room key fits in a slot in the entrance way wall) I felt completely at home.

Len, the owner, was extremely easy to work with and was prompt in answering questions about my visit. I had a change in dates that I needed to stay due to airline scheduling and Len made it happen with one simple email. The security deposit was refunded in just a matter of a few days.

I can't wait to get back to St Maarten and this will be my new vacation home.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
800 Metres
Princess Juliana
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Philipsburg
Nearest Golf
400 Metres
Maho
Nearest Restaurant
on site
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Maho
Car: not necessary

The apartment is on the third floor of the La Terrasse Suite Hotel. Its situation within the resort offers the best views and minimum noise from other guests and elevators. You'll have maximum privacy. The building is located at the entrance of Maho Village. Immediately across the street are the Royal Islander Club-La Plage and the Sonesta Beach hotel. Maho village comprises many shops, restaurants with international cuisine, night clubs and the largest casino on St. Maarten, Casino Royale.

Maho beach is across the street, but within seven min. walking you can be on the golf course or the beaches of Mullet Bay or Simpson Bay. The famous Sunset Bar and the Bliss are even closer.

Maho Village is 1000 yards from the airport terminal. The public bus connection Philipsburg – Mullet Bay has a stop in front of the building. Thanks to 24 hour security you can safely stroll through Maho Village at any time during day or night.

Frontstreet in Philipsburg is world famous for its many, tax-free shops. Along the way you pass by the many mega yachts that have their mooring in The Lagoon.

Going the other way, in the direction of Marigot (French side of St. Maarten) you pass by the luxury indoor shopping center The Blue Mall and the large yacht harbor of Cupecoy.

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Rates & Availability

Maho Reef Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
Apr 30 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
High season
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$140
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $100

Contact us on our website condo-stmaarten.com if you want to avoid the extra costs of this booking site.

Cleaning is performed by a local company. For final cleaning, we have to ask $100 as a contribution to the actual costs.

The rates listed comprise all costs including taxes, electricity, water and air conditioning. No surprises.


Cancellation policy:
We refund 50% of down payment up to 1 month before check-in.
No refund after final payment, except in exceptional conditions, e.g. hurricane damage, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Maho Reef Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 72 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badkamer 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom comprises a wash basin, shower and toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • slaapkamer 1 - 1 king
  • Separate bedroom with individual airco.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
On the large balcony you find dining facilities with seating for four. The Royal Islander Club has all the normal facilities that you expect in a resort. Besides you have free access to the fitness center of the Sonesta Maho Beach hotel across the street. The building has three lifts that directly take you to the underground garage ($5 /night fee) The rental price includes housekeeping once per week. Additional maid service can be arranged. Beach towels are free and can be changed daily.

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