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Van Newman

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Beachfront Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Centrally Located

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The total St. Maarten experience coupled with the beautiful waters of the Caribbean only 10 feet from your ground floor doorstep defies description!

Enjoy all of the pluses of a resort hotel with the exclusiveness of your own personal accommodations.

Located in the heart of Simpson Bay you are within walking distance of outstanding restaurants and the activities you associate with Caribbean living.

You will love your patio overlooking the Caribbean, and stepping out of your door directly onto the beach. You will delight in the beachfront swimming pool with the swim up bar and restaurant just a few steps across the beach.

On-site health club, grocery store, restaurant, free internet, security and gated parking.

Keywords: Condominium

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Van Newman (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)
Beachfront Ground Floor Two Bedroom Condo Centrally Located
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews
North Carolina, US

Van is the man!!!

  • 5 of 5

Do you want all the amenities of home, while enjoying a front row view of the ocean from your bed? If the answer to this question is yes, then you MUST stay at Van’s place. “Van is the man” is the statement that was uttered constantly during our stay in his condo.

I don’t know where to begin to describe this wonderful experience! Well, let start with the fact that it is an oceanfront condo and you are literally steps away from the beach. Now for those of you who may get home sick, Van has a solution for that . There is wireless internet as well a computer available so you can update your Facebook and brag to all of your friends about all the fun you are having. Are you not a technical person, Van has a solution for that as well! You have free calls back and forth from the US and Canada!!! Where else can you find that in another country?

The kitchen was stocked with ample appliances, and about 3 coffee makers. In addition there are ample pots and pans, to create everything from eggs Benedict to Lobster(which you can get from a lobster shack next to the resort). You will find plenty of cork skrews, matches and candles to ensure your visit is a pleasant one.

Did you forget to bring your bug repellant, well Van has a solution for that. He leaves citronella candles under the sink to be used during your stay! Finally, the most pleasant item for me as a fan that was located in the bedroom that did not have a ceiling fan! Clearly Van thought of all the things that he wanted on vacation, and ensures that he housed them in his condo for his guest. We will be back, and I can not stop telling people who wonderful our time was.

Van, you are the man!!!!! :)

  • Submitted: May 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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location location location. what an awesome place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Where to start?? WOW!! This place is amazing and Van's unit is the perfect unit. Its right on the beach on the bottom floor with beach literally 10 steps from the back door. We went out with our friends everyday and had the best time ever. The unit had everything in it that you would need. There is a grocery store we walked to about 3 minutes away. Also there are resteraunts right across the street however i thing the resteraunt at royal palms is the best kept secret there. we ate at several places but I think the resteraunt at Royal Palms was great. I would strongly urge anyone looking to stay in Van's unit. It is awesome.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Travis, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our unit at The Royal Palm. I hope that your wife had a great birthday and hope to have you back soon. Van
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  • 4 of 5

Great location. Right on beach. Condo was nice but needs to be updated. Beach was not crowded and the people at the resort are very hospitable. Location is so close to airport and many great restaurants and bars

Simpson bay was isolated from most winds

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN


  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Van's unit with our family over Christmas and New Year's two years ago and it was one of the most memorable family vacations we have had. I beg to differ with the ONE negative review. Van is EXTREMELY attentive to the needs of his renters. Any issues we had were dealt with immediately by Van and the staff. We have nothing but wonderful things to say about the property and his attentiveness to detail. We have been to St. Maarten many times and our best trip was spent in his unit.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Paul, MN USA

The Very Best First Visit to St. Maarten Christmas 2014

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo week of Christmas 2014 and this was our first visit to St. Maarten - we are family of 5 with teenager/adult children. We would highly recommend this condo for a number of reasons if you are considering St. Maarten - our Top 5:

#1: Location Location Location - great access to all of the island - close to airport and heart of dutch St. Maarten.

#2: The Beach, sand and sailboats - simply awesome - quiet - like a private beach and wonderful sand/water.

#3: The Condo - as part of the resort we found having a full kitchen - nicely updated and parking and attentive staff very helpful.

#4: Van really is the Man - having a thorough and thoughtful and responsive owner made this a no-brainer - we've used VRBO alot and I would rate Van at the top of communication and service.

#5: It's Island Living Man - simply put the island is a combination of wonderful, different, surprising and alot of fun to explore.

Our top highlights were visits to the beach bar with great music, good restaurants across the street, scuba diving in Grand Case - awesome French meal in Orient Bay and just hanging out at the condo/resort.

I would would recommend this condo as a great location with all the amenities and well suited for a fantastic Island visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your vacation. It is always good to hear that my guests enjoyed their vacation in our condo. Thanks for the sharing some of the activities that you and your family enjoyed. I hope to have you back soon.
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Rockford, Illinois

One Word...FANTASTIC!!!

  • 5 of 5

I would have to agree with the other reviews. Four of us spent a wonderful week in Van's unit at the Royal Palm. We had the best time during our stay. The location is GREAT...walked to dinner at the Pizza Galley, Lee's, Buccaneer and strolled to the Carousel Gelato shop after dinner one evening. The condo was perfect for us...ground floor walk out to the beach and palapas. We had everything we needed and then some. The cooler on wheels was perfect for keeping our refreshments cold on the beach. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Resort has an activities desk to help you arrange all of your island adventures.


Rates & Availability

Simpson Bay Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak
Apr 15 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Apr 15 2018 - Dec 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Apr 15 2019 - Dec 15 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

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Simpson Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Each Bedroom has a king size bed, Baby Cribs (1) Available by request for a minimal charge, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have one sofabed that open into a queen size bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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