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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

28 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

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Overview

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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 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.

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Suitability:
  • 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 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.

Reviews

5
based on 28 traveler reviews

Stunning Oceanfront 1 or 2 Br Villa W Private Pool, Simpson Bay/Pelican Key Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Williamsburg, Virginia
5

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

Wonderful!

  • 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 stocked...it 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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5

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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5

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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5

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 island..it 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 gesture...as 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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5

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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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..."
Karakter
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"
Carousel
"Great Gelato in Simpson Bay"
L'Escapade
"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.

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Rates & Availability

Pelican Key Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
JUL-SEPT (1 Bedroom)*
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$207
$1,450
 
 
OCT-DEC 16th (1 Bedroom)*
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Holiday (1 or 2 Bedrooms)
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
10 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
 
Jan 3rd-Feb 24th (1 Bedroom)*
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
Heineken Regatta (1 or 2 Bdr)
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
MAR 5th-APR 15th (1 Bedroom)*
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
APR 16th-JUN (1 Bedroom)*
Apr 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
JUL-SEPT (1 Bedroom)*
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$207
$1,450
 
 
OCT-DEC 15th (1 Bedroom)*
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Holiday (1 or 2 Bedrooms)
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
10 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$214
 

Additional information about rental rates

2 Bedrooms +$50/per nite $1 + Tax
Property Damage Plan $49
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 www.villavelairestmaarten.com for the exact prices.

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Amenities

World Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This is the downstairs powder-room
  • All bathrooms have large walk-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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