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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 3,068 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Luxurious living space with unsurpassed ocean views

Simpson Bay is bordered by a beautiful 2-mile long, lightly-populated curved beach; Las Arenas is a very high-end 12-unit condominium complex right in the middle of Simpson Bay Beach (and one of the finest in St. Maarten); and this third-level unit, “Heaven”, is a premium unit within Las Arenas. It fronts on the beach and overlooks the entire bay and beach from the third floor, with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides (and the ceilings are high) and a view of the Island of Saba off in the distance.

The aqua color of the sea, which is so sought after in the Caribbean, completely surrounds you. There are magnificent views from all rooms—living room, dining room, kitchen, and both master bedrooms. In the living room and dining areas there is more than a 200-degree panoramic view of the sea and the beach, and on the wrap-around deck—where you can just lounge and listen to the waves or have a meal any time of day—there is a 270-degree view. You feel one with the sea.

There are usually large yachts and sailboats tied up in the bay; and in the evening you may see huge cruise ship off in the distance. It’s an imposing sight. And after the sun sets, the many lights at the East end of the beach, from the “Village on the Hill”, provide a lovely and romantic evening view.

The weather is temperate year-round—even in the summer—and there is always a sea breeze to keep you cool. St. Maarten is truly a lovely place to visit in any season.

Heaven is a luxurious unit: marble floors throughout, marble baths, high ceilings, a modern high-end kitchen, beautiful furnishings, glass doors that can be slid out of sight, and electric shutters on the outside of all windows. The thick concrete walls, ceilings, and floors provide excellent sound proofing and security. The Las Arenas complex is gated, very secure, and impeccably maintained. The freshwater infinity pool right next to the beach provides a lovely and pleasant respite from a day in the sun. And the seawater is warm, clear, clean, devoid of seaweed, with moderate waves due to the protection of the bay. It’s an ideal place to swim, and the beach could not be any closer.

There are many amenities: large digital flat-screen TV in the living room with Bose sound system, flat-screen TVs in both master bedrooms, cable service, high-speed wireless internet, GE Monogram appliances in the gourmet kitchen including dishwasher and a wine cooler, a safe for valuables, secure covered parking, and maid service (except Sundays and holidays). Access is either by elevator or by spacious outdoor stairs.

Not far off are many restaurants offering wide-array of sea foods and various ethnic foods. It’s a short drive to a number of markets and supermarkets carrying the usual stateside choice of foods and beverages, but also offering wonderful French pastries, breads, cheeses, pates and wines. Bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations, car rental agencies, and the airport are all reasonably nearby.

There are many activities available including sailing, snorkeling, diving, deep-sea fishing, riding wave-runners, boat tours, touring the French side, visiting the butterfly farm, and traveling to neighboring islands to sight-see and shop.

Heaven is a no-pet and no-smoking unit.

It doesn’t get much better than this. Heaven really lives up to its name. Come and be one with the sea for a week or more—it is very renewing. If you do, there is a very good chance you will want to return!

More Details

Janet Johnston
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

Why Janet Johnston chose St Maarten / Saint Martin

We have been traveling to St St Maartin for the past 4 years and we have always stayed at 'Heaven'; when the unit went on the market we were so afraid that we would not find another unit as perfect for us as this one is, we decided to make it ours. The contemporary design of the unit which is surrounded by the crystal clear turquoise water of the Caribbean sea made the unit quite irresistible.

What makes this condo unique

Beautifully architecturally designed and landscaped grounds!

3000 sq ft of living space (including balcony)

Panoramic views !

Gated property!

One of the Island best beaches; no crowds and great for long walks or jogging!

Six person elevator as well as outdoor stairs!

Back up generator and storm shutters!

Water sports, hairdressers, restaurants and bars, duty-free shopping, casinos, and night entertainment are within a few minutes drive!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We can't say enough about your fabulous place. Everything was just perfect, right down to the perfectly colored beach towels that match the color of the ocean right out of those beautiful windows. It feel as if you're on the most fabulous yacht looking over the railing right into the water! My favorite view is from the master shower - just so fabulous!

We so appreciate you allowing us to share this beautiful place of yours- we have places too and know it's hard to share. Cora was friendly and helpful and made us feel comfortable. Thank you Cora!

Our hope is that we can come back again! Thank you so very much.
Sep 2016
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Simpson Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3068 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , European styled shower with rainshower system
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , European styled shower with rainshower system
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Floor to seiling doors with incredible ocean front views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2nd master bedroom with ocean view
  • Master Bedroom 1: King bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, flat screen TV, large closet and en-suite marble tiled bathroom with Jacuzzi tub & shower. The bedroom offers spectacular direct views of the Caribbean Sea. Master Bedroom 2: 2 Queen beds (can be converted to an oversized King Bed), air conditioning, ceiling fan, flat screen TV, large closet, personal safe and en-suite marble tiled bathroom with shower. The bedroom offers views of the Caribbean Sea.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9 based on 38 reviews

Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a 10 day stay that could not have been any nicer. The pictures do not do justice to the unit. The view is just incredible. The 2 beds in the 2nd bedroom make it nice for families. The unit is impressively equipped and we enjoyed our starter pack of goods left for us by the owner...thanks, Janet. A well known beach bar is a 5 minute walk down the beach, and everything else you could want or need is a short drive. One tip: parking spaces at the complex, as well as throughout the island, are small by US standards. Get the smallest car that can accommodate your needs.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The condo is so beautiful . Cara the house keeper takes very good care of you. I was here for a month and wish I could stay longer. The view is amazing. We had great sunsets. Close to everything. Thank you Janet for letting us enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We'll Be Back!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to St. Maarten for four years and this was our first time staying in "Heaven". In the future, we will not be staying anywhere else!! It's spacious, clean, and beautifully decorated with bright cheery colors. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly want and there's a grill on the balcony. We grilled some fresh fish and steaks a couple of nights. This was our first time in an upper level unit, and the view was breathtaking. We truly felt like we were in Heaven!!! Thanks for the most amazing trip we've had to St. Maarten so far.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic condo! This unit exceeded all our expectations and more!

We couldn't have asked for a better vacation property.

Great location, beautiful and elegant interior.

Just minutes to a shops and restaurants.

This might be the most beautiful property I've ever stayed in. The photographs don't do it justice. it is a peaceful, tranquil with the most breathtaking views you will ever see-- still very conveniently located to the things we wanted to do, but it still feels "away from it all".

The owner is very responsive. The housekeeper is also great. She was kind enough to stock the unit with food for us so we did not need to rush to the supermarket.

Thank you for a memorable stay. We highly recommend this unit and will definitely will return.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Unit/Bad Experience

  • 3 of 5

We visited this unit on December 2nd overall It's a very nice unit and very close to the airport. We stayed at the unit for 3 nights and Cora the housekeeper didn't clean the unit the entire time. They do not clean on Sunday and I was aware of this, but I'm not sure why it wasn't cleaned on Monday. After 3 enjoyable days we leave St. Maarteen and return back home and receive a very upsetting email from Janet the owner stating we damaged her chairs. I emailed Janet immediately stating under no circumstances did we damage her chairs or anything else in the unit. Janet claims her housekeeper found the chairs scratched after we left the unit and that she recently purchased the chairs.We had insurance so if we damaged the chairs I would have no problem admitting this. I feel we are being falsely accused of this and Janet has filed a claim for the chairs for something we did not do. I would advise anyone who rents this unit again to please take pictures before and after you leave the unit.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rashida, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at my vacation home. I am glad you had an enjoyable time. Yes you are correct, there is no cleaning service on Sundays(or on Public holidays). Cora reported the day after you departed that she offered to clean on Monday but you declined since you were leaving on Tuesday. She gets paid based on how many days she cleans so that is what she reported to the management office. With regards to the damaged property; Cora is instructed to report any damages after each check out and she sent me the photos after you departed. I was the last person in the condo and left just two days before you and your daughters arrived, so I know first-hand that there was no damage to the counter chairs at that point. Accidents happen and I don't believe anyone would intentionally damage property. Your suggestion about taking pictures is a good one - thank you.
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Going to Heaven without dying!!

  • 5 of 5

It has been twenty seven years (27) years since I have had a vacation....and then I went to Heaven, and No, No, No, I did not die. I went to Heaven in St. Maarten, Las Arenas on Simpson Bay. The view from this condo welcomes you as soon as you make an entrance, and the peace and comfort is beyond anyone,s human expectation. This is where rekindling of friendship and memories reunited, and if you need to experience or taste what Heaven on earth is like then come and enjoy, yes I am talking to you, and you who are thinking about your next vacation.....You will never, I say never be the same, and if your are wondering if Heaven comes with an angel, yes it does and her name is Cora, who will attend to all your heavenly needs.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Princess Juliana International Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Marigot to Anguilla or Philipsburg to St. Barths
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mullet Bay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wide varity nearby
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Simpson Bay Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Apr 30 2017 - Dec 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
May 1 2018 - Dec 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are based on 4 guests.
Rates do not include the 9% government-taxes/Service fee

Rates include maid service of 3 times per week during high season and 2 times per week during low season and a welcome basket for guests staying a minimum of 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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