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Kim Gilbert

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Stunning Oceanfront 1 or 2 Br Villa W Private Pool, Simpson Bay/Pelican Key Area

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

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2 BR, 2.5 Bath, Spectacular Views Of Caribbean Sea (Sleeps up to 4) Private Pool

Villa Velaire is your home away from home, only better! Be sure to check out our website for more information.

Located in a private gated community, perched along the ocean cliffs just above Simpson Bay in Pelican Key, St Maarten, stands Villa Velaire - a private two bedroom/2.5 bath rental villa. The Villa, recently renovated and completely redecorated in September of 2013, uses an eclectic mix of British West Indies and Balinese design to harmonize with both the Caribbean style architecture and the tropical location.

Just inside the entry at Villa Velaire, off to the right is the fully equipped gourmet kitchen featuring granite countertops. Should you choose to stay in and prepare breakfast, an afternoon cocktail or dinner - it won't be such a chore, as you will find all the comforts of home - a full size refrigerator, four- burner range/stove, dishwasher, blender, sauté pans etc.

Just past the kitchen stands the open floor living and dining area, the heart of this villa. Casual fabrics were used for a more relaxed feel, focusing on quality and comfort. The porcelain floor tiles in the living area were dressed with a fun nautical designed rug. Many of the furnishing in both the living and dining area were brought in from Bali with added wicker accents to define the transitional style.

Just beyond the living and dining room stands a 10 foot deep covered outside terrace. The covered terrace serves as a sitting and dining space, perfect for a respite from the afternoon sun or alfresco dining with the most magnificent views. For the sun worshippers, there are four teak lounge chairs to enjoy relaxing by the private pool, watching the cruise ships sail away or just listening to the sound of breaking waves along the cliffs. By night, enjoy a favorite glass of wine, stretch out and stargaze, or watch the moonrise from the Terrace.

Back inside the villa, on the second floor, you will find the two air-conditioned king suites widely separated for exceptional privacy (perfect for couples traveling together). Both bedrooms feature en suite baths and custom designed four post king-size beds. The high vaulted ceiling imparts a grand sense of scale and spaciousness. Attached to the second bedroom is the meditation/massage room and private balcony overlooking the pool terrace and Caribbean. Call one of the many island massage therapists for your private in-home massage - Can you thing of a better way to start your vacation.

Villa Velaire is furnished with your comfort in mind without sacrificing its artful elegance and style. This rare oceanfront villa, located on the beautiful island of St Maarten, will fulfill most vacation wish lists.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kim Gilbert (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Kim Gilbert

Our names are Ron and Kim. Ron is in the Hotel/Restaurant business and I am in the marketing/advertising business. We purchased the house with our good friends Steve and Meredith. Steve is a General Contractor and Meredith works for the state. Steve and Meredith recently welcomed their first son.

Kim Gilbert purchased this villa in 2013

Why Kim Gilbert chose World

You will love the views of the Caribbean Ocean - the house has such a good feel, you never want to leave

What makes this villa unique

Love the private pool overlooking the Caribbean. The location is also fantastic, close enough to all the action in Simpson Bay (you can walk to the Red Piano, Bon Appetite, the Hollywood Casino), but far enough away to enjoy some quiet relaxation.


based on 26 traveler reviews

Stunning Oceanfront 1 or 2 Br Villa W Private Pool, Simpson Bay/Pelican Key Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Fantastic house on the Dutch side

  • 5 of 5

My husband, friend and I stayed at Villa Velaire for 7 nights over Easter, 2016. The villa is stunning and has everything you need to have a very comfortable stay. I echo the comments in the other post - Kim was a great host, from ensuring someone met us at the car hire, through to checking in by email to make sure everything was satisfactory. The villa is located in a very convenient spot - close to supermarkets, bars and restaurants. We had a fantastic time and would absolutely recommend this place to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Liz: I am so glad that you all enjoyed the villa and your time in St. Maarten! Thanks for being such wonderful guests and for the great review! If your travels ever lead you back our way, please look us up, we would love to have you stay with us again! Have a fantastic summer! All the best, Kim
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Best rental on St. Martin

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I stayed at Villa Velaire from April 4th to April 14th, 2016. This was our 3rd trip to St. Martin and our 3rd different VRBO rental. What a relief when we walked into the condo and found it to be exactly as portrayed in the photos. So many have photos that must have been taken years earlier. A real nice touch was having the villa representative meet us at the car rental and take us to the villa. After seeing us in, giving us the tour, and making sure our wi-fi worked, left us with a pre-paid cell to use on the island to make reservations and such. For once everything worked and if anything the villa seems larger than the photos show. Pool is just the right size and the view is perfect. The maid cleaned the villa till everything shined, left us her number just in case we needed anything. The owner checked in by e-mail just to make sure we are happy and see if there is anything she could do to make our stay more enjoyable. We can not be more happy to recommend this rental to anyone. You will not be disappointed. We are already booking our return visit for next year. Kim does a great job and is the most attentive owner we have ever found.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike and Barb: I am so glad that you both enjoyed your time in St. Maarten, as well as Villa Velaire - so nice to hear that we did not disappoint!! Thank you for being such wonderful guests and for the great review! Looking forward to having you both back in 2017! Have a wonderful summer! Kindest regards, Kim
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Great Stay at Villa Velaire

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids ages 5 and 7) stayed at Villa Velaire in March, 2015 and had a great time. The property is just as nice as the pictures indicate. If anything, the place seemed a little larger in real life than the pictures indicted.

This was our first stay on St Martin, although we had been to the island a few times as cruise stops. It was neat to be able to see the cruise ships come through in the morning and evening while sitting by the pool.

We met Kim's representative at the car rental agency once we got to the island and followed her to the Villa. The road to the Villa has several turns and was a little intimidating on the first run...I wasn't sure I was going to be able to find my way out...but even though the road has a few turns, there is really only one way to go, so once you drive it a few times it was fairly easy. There are a few pot holes and speed bumps on the road, we had rented a Honda Civic with no suspension, so it would have been nice to have an SUV, or something with a little higher profile.

I was a little nervous about driving, but it turned out to be mostly a non issue. They seem to have an aversion to street name signs, which was a little challenging at first, but being an was almost impossible to get lost for very long. Even in heavy traffic, other drivers seemed to be very accommodating with letting you in / out of the flow of traffic. People seemed to use their car horn as a friendly a "thank you" for letting them in..or for telling you to go ahead.

We used the kitchen in the condo for about half of our meals and ate out for about half.

We did find a larger grocery store (Carrefour) just on the north side of the causeway that was large, well lit ,and well stocked with lots of selection.

Having the kids did presented a few small challenges as far as eating out. Only about half the places we went to had specific kids menus and none had crayons etc. I would note that while the service in most places was fine, it did tend to be on "island time". With kids you mostly want things to move along at a steady pace. So be prepared for that if you have childre.

The only really negative experience we had on the trip was the car rental. I would not use Paradise Car Rental again under any circumstance.

Overall, we had a great vacation and we would definitely recommend Villa Velaire to anyone looking for a St Martin get away.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael: I am so glad that you and your family had a nice time in St. Maarten and enjoyed Villa Velaire - we love when guests enjoy the place as much as we do! Thank you for the wonderful review and I will touch base with personally about Paradise. Have a wonderful weekend and great summer! All the best, Kim
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Amazing beyond words!

  • 5 of 5

We have been traveling to St Maarten for five years now. We decided to rent a villa rather then stay in a timeshare resort because I wanted it to feel more homey and private. It was everything and so much more. We loved the location as it was very familiar to us. What we loved most of all was the amazing pool/veranda area. It was so beautiful, right on the ocean, and so very private. Our two most favorite days were the days we stayed in and enjoyed the villa. It is beautifully decorated , has every amenity and every single thing we could have possibly needed. It was complete paradise from start to finish. Kim was wonderful to work with every step of the way. We loved James at the gate and the gal who showed us to the unit was so kind . We will definitely rent Villa Vellaire again when we visit St Maarten. This is the first time I cried when we left!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cyndi: I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Villa Velaire and in St. Maarten. You and Tim were wonderful guests, thank you! We would love to have you stay with us again! Have a wonderful week ahead and lets keep our fingers crossed for an early spring! All the best, Kim
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Simply Paradise...the villa swept me away!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from vacation...12 days at Villa Velaire....this villa exceeded all our expectations. So tastefully decorated and perfectly equipped with all the amenities you could want. Ideally located....slightly off the main strip for peace and quiet...yet close enough to all the amenities ...restuarants, beaches, and shopping. We stocked up with breakfast food and snacks and thoroughly enjoyed every day the fabulous patio deck and plung pool. Happy hour was typically pool side as we watched all the cruise ships and yachts sail by. Enjoyed 2 evenings in simply kicking some local fish and enjoyed the lovely views. Most relaxing vacation that we have had in a long time. St. Maarten is a great vacation much to offer...definitely recommend renting a car to see all that this island has to offer. You will not be disappointed in staying at Villa Velaire...can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Annemarie: I am so glad to hear that you both enjoyed your time in St. Maarten and Villa Velaire - thank you for the wonderful review! If your travels ever lead you back to St. Maarten, we would love to have you stay with us again! All the best, Kim
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Just stayed at Villa Velaire for the 2nd time, and will be back for a 3rd!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife just got back from our 2nd stay at Villa Velaire, and I honestly forgot how wonderful the Villa is. From the second we walked into the Villa, we felt like we were at home. The fully stocked kitchen is always wonderful so we can sleep in and make breakfast on our own time. There is truly nothing better than breakfast and coffee on the patio overlooking the ocean. The view is truly breathtaking, and I always wish I could freeze time in those quiet moments. Like last time, we spent most of our days exploring different beaches, but it is always wonderful coming back to the Villa and spending time in our own private pool. I honestly didn't think we would use the pool that much, but we were in it every afternoon. It is so private and secluded, and its nice to get away from the hustle and bustle every now and then. The Villa has a grill now which was wonderful! Although we love trying different restaurants in St. Maarten, it was really nice to just relax at the Villa for 2 nights and cook out on the patio. Its just another little touch that truly makes you feel right at home. The Villa is within minutes of lots of different beaches, shops, restaurants and bars. It truly is the perfect location. I honestly could not say one bad thing about our past 2 experiences at Villa Velaire. Me and my wife love St. Maarten and plan on staying at the Villa when we return again next year. We wouldn't think twice about staying anywhere but Villa Velaire. A special thanks to Kim for being so easy to work with when making our reservations and helping us with our accommodations. She has been truly wonderful to work with!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melanie and Colton: It was so nice having you both back with us again and I am glad the 2nd time around did not disappoint! - I love when guests enjoy the house as much as us! Thanks again for being such wonderful guests and we are looking forward to seeing you for a 3rd. Have a great week! All the best, Kim
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Sunset Beach Bar
"Planes literally fly right over your head - great bar!"
Baie Rouge Beach
"One of our favorite beaches - there are two beach bars/restaurants there - Gus's and Chez Ra..."
Loterie Farm
"A must see - in Pic Paradise. Most amazing Zip Lining/adventure course. They also have a g..."
Sarafina's Pastry Shop
"Great pastries"
Calmos Cafe
"Must go place in Grand Case. Spend the day there on the beach, get lunch, drinks. They hav..."
Buccaneer Beach Bar
"Great local beach bar - less than 1 mile form Villa Velaire"
"Great Gelato in Simpson Bay"
"Great, in Grand Case"
Bistrot Caraibes
"Great, in Grand Case"
Orient Beach
"So fun, great restaurants and bars all along this famous beach"
Top Carrot
"MMM, great!"
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Princess Julianna Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.04 Miles
Red Piano
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Welfare Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
Bon Appetite
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Cay Bay
Car: recommended

Because of its stunning scenery, Pelican Key is a prized location for many residential homes and resorts. As you drive up along the main road (Billy Folly Rd), you will notice some of the most exclusive villas on the island.


Rates & Availability

Simpson Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
APR 3rd-JUN (1 Bedroom)*
Apr 3 2016 - Jun 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
JUL-SEPT (1 Bedroom)*
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
OCT-DEC 16th (1 Bedroom)*
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Holiday (1 or 2 Bedrooms)
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
10 night minimum stay
Jan 3rd-Feb 24th (1 Bedroom)*
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Heineken Regatta (1 or 2 Bdr)
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
MAR 5th-APR 15th (1 Bedroom)*
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
APR 16th-JUN (1 Bedroom)*
Apr 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
JUL-SEPT (1 Bedroom)*
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
OCT-DEC 15th (1 Bedroom)*
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday (1 or 2 Bedrooms)
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Plan $49
2 Bedrooms +$50/per nite $1 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

*The Above Rates are Based on ONE Bedroom. There is an additional charge for the 2nd Bedroom. To get the rate for adding the 2nd bedroom to your stay, add $50/per night OR $350/per week to the "1 Bedroom" rates above. PLEASE NOTE: if you only need ONE Bedroom, the 2nd bedroom is locked (the 2nd bedroom is NEVER rented out to anyone else) Visit for the exact prices.

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World Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This is the downstairs powder-room
  • All bathrooms were completely renovated in October 2013
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Both kind bedrooms feature a beautiful four-post bed and have en suite baths, 32' flat screen TV's, AM/FM Alarm Clock with docking station, Plush 100% cotton Villa Velaire bathrobes. Both bedrooms have access to the Massage Room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests will be greeted at the airport or car rental agency - from there, guests will follow your host to the Villa (only 10 minute drive away). A Welcome Basket and maid service is included

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