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

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

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 10 nights


Pelican Key Villa Rental Photos and Description

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 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 counter tops. 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 worshipers, 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 moon rise 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
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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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 just welcomed their 2nd 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 30 traveler reviews

Stunning Oceanfront 1 or 2 Br Villa W Private Pool, Simpson Bay/Pelican Key Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
Binghamton, New York

Mona S

  • 5 of 5

First time staying in Villa Velaire. It was everything that the pictures displayed. Very tasteful and comfortable. The morning sun was our favorite having stayed many places in St Maarten. Kim was excellent to work with and very professional checking on our stay. We really enjoyed the service Laurine gave us and she was friendly and accommodating to all our needs. I highly recommend renting this Villa! We will be back!

Thanks Kim for everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Velaire was everything and more!!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Velaire was fabulous, it was more than I expected. Kim was very easy to work with and was very informative on all the details. We especially enjoyed the pool and the views from the back deck! We have family in St. Maartin who have a dive and boat tour operation, so we spent most of our time on the water and visiting most of the Islands in the area. Kim,s place was very comfortable and well decorated, beds were very comfortable, My wife had to bake and decorate a cake for the wedding we were down their for, and most everything was already on hand!! The air worked well, which was a plus for me.We enjoyed our stay here very much, and would recommend this property to anyone!! We will be back, maybe as soon as the the snow starts flying in Colorado !!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Villa Valaire, and we had a fantastic time. Thanks to Kim we had great service, we had everything needed to make our stay feel like a home away from home. We enjoyed venturing out everyday to all the different beaches. Our favourites were Orient Bay, Friars Bay, Bay Rouge, and Simpson Bay (Karakters). Karakters has a great appetizer platter and great Mango Coladas. We also enjoyed a grilled Lobster dinner at Lees in Simpson Bay.

Most of the times we just cooked out at the villa and enjoyed the views of the ocean and the ships and boats passing by. We especially enjoyed the pool that we could dip in and sit by in the morning and evenings.

St. Martin is a wonderful island, and you should rent a car and explore a different beach or part of the island. St. Martin is truly a friendly island, the people are so friendly and helpful.

Susan & Richard (Williamsburg, VA)

Meera & Tim (Fayetteville, NC)

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan: So glad that the 2nd time did not disappoint! It sounds like you hit some really great places to eat! Thank you again for being such wonderful guests and for the great review! I hope that you all have a fantastic summer! All the best, Kim
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  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed at Villa Velaire for 4 nights from June 3-7...It was the perfect place for us to call our home base as we explored St Martin for the first time! I did a lot of research before deciding on VV, and I was pleasantly surprised at the entire experience from communicating with the owner to the personal touches and care which were given to every detail of our stay. The Villa is beautifully decorated, comfortable, and well exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed waking up to beautiful sunny skies and taking a dip in the private pool overlooking the gorgeous turquoise ocean, while planning our day's activities. I would recommend this to friends and would also love to return with my family. Thank you Kim for your generous hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jackie: I am so glad that you both enjoyed your time in St. Martin and at Villa Velaire - thank you for being such wonderful guests! 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 wonderful summer! All the best, Kim
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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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"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

Pelican Key Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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
2ND BDRM + $43 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 $43/per night OR $300/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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Pelican Key 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
  • Both upstairs bathrooms are en-suite and have large walk-in shower.
  • 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 (if renting a car) - 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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