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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms ~ 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8) Cupecoy is SXM's best kept secret.

Rather than having you compute the discount, I have posted the 2017 rates AFTER THE DISCOUNT. As of March 10th there are only two (2) available weeks now through May. BTW, April through November are great months to enjoy Sint Maarten without the traffic of the winter months. The Spring season nightly special rate is $318/night while the low season rate is $249/night. We believe you will agree that the cost shared with another couple makes our penthouse a great value for your vacation base on Sint Maarten / St. Martin! While considering our penthouse please checkout our 38 "ALL FIVE STAR REVIEWS" to give you a sense of what our guests enjoy most.

We invite you to rent a week (or more) at our penthouse - Palme d'Or (Golden Palm,) on the Island of Sint Maarten/St. Martin. We only accept bookings on a Saturday to Saturday basis with a seven night minimum for the Holiday Weeks and the Winter High Season; HOWEVER during the seasons other than the Holiday and Winter season weeks I will make every effort to accommodate requests for a week that doesn't meet my High Season Saturday to Saturday requirement. Just ask me if it is possible.

The island, known as the Friendly Island, has a lot to offer couples or families. The vista from the penthouse is enchanting with a 330 degree radius thanks to our two separate balconies. The full-on view of the Caribbean, Cupecoy Beach, the comings and going of the finest cruise ships in the world, the best Island sunsets and four Islands within the near distance are just the start of your relaxing vacation.


Elements of privacy or togetherness

The Master Bedroom Suite consists of a Basset furniture including a king bed along with a large dresser and two side tables and lamps. The TV has a built-in DVD player as well. Also, there is a full bathroom with two vanities recently fitted with new faucet sets. It has its own balcony known as the Sunrise Balcony overlooking the resort pool, Coconut Palms and back toward the French side and the lagoon.

The second bedroom is furnished with new Basset furniture including a king bed, dresser and two side stands with handmade lamps.. There is a TV with cable service in this bedroom also.

The bath by the queen bedroom can be 'locked out' to provide privacy for your guests in the room as there is also access from the main hall. This was just furnished with new handmade Teak furniture since the winter of 2014. The bathroom also was recently fitted with new faucet sets.

A powder room is adjacent to the sunroom. The sunroom is between the two balconies and again offers the full Caribbean view, along with a reading area and the main dining table should there be the occasional rain during dinner. A computer stand and printer are placed in a corner of the dining room, and free wireless Internet service (soon to be high speed fiber optic Internet service by the Fall of 2017) is provided throughout the Penthouse. Sliding doors allow for a breeze whenever desired.

This condominium penthouse is greater than 1,550 square feet and along with the amenities already mentioned, it has washer/dryer access, a kitchen complete with china, flatware, glassware and standard appliances. The great room has two settees and a queen size sofa bed, a side table and lamp along with a coffee table that matches one of the settees. There is a 42' HD Flat Screen TV with cable offering more than 60 stations. A game table/breakfast table is also in this large area.

The art throughout the penthouse is excellent with local artists reflecting the feel and charm of the Island.

The balcony off the Great Room also offers two chaise lounges, side table, a dining table with four chairs and another with two. A kettle grill is situated here as well. This is where you can share 'Sundowner' cocktails as you watch the Sun set over the Caribbean along the Cliffs of Cupecoy. The famous 'Green Flash' as the Sun settles is best viewed here along the Cupecoy Golden Coast. Although smoking is not permitted in any part of the Tower, these two balconies do address that desire.

As our property is on the Dutch side, the electrical systems are as we know them in the US and Canada. The currency is the Dutch Guilder which is pegged to the US dollar at $1.80 to $1.00; therefore, when you are in the market, although the pricing may seem 'steep,' it is likely in Gulders "NAF" that will be converted at the register. The French side of the island is tied to the Euro, and that is presently $1.00 US to the Euro at $1.07 (as of 4/9/17) the best it has been for US travelers in more than ten years!

There is the Carrefour Express, an upscale market at Porto Cupecoy, just 1/8th of a mile from The Ocean Club with a number of enjoyable restaurants. The best supermarket on Sint Maarten is on Union Road and easily accessible by taking the Causeway across the Lagoon, then right at the round-a-bout and 1/8th of a mile on the right. It is as fine a market as you will find in Paris, with the freshest produce, excellent wines, cheeses, seafood and meats. They recently brought in a staff of five from Paris to oversee these areas, and it shows.

The Ocean Club Resort has a casual bar and grill known as The Green Monkey. It overlooks the pool and offers evening specials most nights.

Also, as a benefit for our penthouse guests, assigned enclosed parking is on the ground floor with an elevator to the penthouse.

The staff at the Ocean Club reflects the small, intimate quality of the Club. Cheryl and Noreen at the front desk are always accommodating with a smile, and our personal housekeeper, Mildred, will see to your every housekeeping need.

More Details

Brian Tremain
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Brian Tremain

I recently retired from a 38 year career as a portfolio manager for UBS Financial Services, Inc. and the creator and manager of The Lambda Strategy.

My husband, Phil Dunn, a former restaurateur, caterer and is currently teaching cooking classes in Lexington. Phil also serves as the chef for tours to Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria and Great Britain. Phil is a professional chef who has been recognized for his catering Queen Elizabeth's two visits to Lexington, KY. You can see more about his tours at his website:

Spending time with our children and their spouses and our three grandsons in Ohio is always great since they are nearby. Travel, along with cruises, art exhibits, Broadway and opera keep us active.

We have began 'phasing' into retirement since 2013, and the Penthouse is the realization of one of our goals.

As I update this on 4/10/17 I am in the Sunroom overlooking the Caribbean Sea and Cupecoy Beach where recent weather brought a beautiful, long and wide sandy beach ashore!

These past nine years have brought us many fine guests to our Penthouse, enjoying the island and respectful of our island home. We encourage you to read our many FIVE STAR reviews if you are looking for a comfortable, tranquil small resort and a great penthouse with two awesome balconies!

Brian Tremain purchased this condo in 2002

Why Brian Tremain chose St Maarten / Saint Martin

We had owned three weeks at this resort in one of the beach front Villas, and when the penthouse became available we felt that this was the time to 'lock in' the best location and unit in this intimate and charming resort.

What makes this condo unique

I have been going to Sint Maarten/St. Martin since 1986 and Phil began joining me in 1994 and we are especially fond of the French side - the food - the ambience - the wine - the cheese and, of course, the beaches. Being an eighth of a mile from the French border works very well for us, and now with the Euro so much lower (below 1.08as of 4/10/17) dining on the French side is very wonderful and affordable!


Maho Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Dual vanity in the Queen bath
    Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Dual vanity and grab bar with high, elongated toilet.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room off the Sun Room ~
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom / Bathroom Suite - 1 king , Private balcony off the suite with full Caribbean views ~
    Bedroom 3 with Direct Access to Full Bath - 1 queen , Bathroom is shared with Bedroom #2 when needed.
    Bedroom 2 / The White Bedroom - 1 king , Guests in this bedroom share the bathroom across the hall.
    Convertible Bed with 1/2 bath access in Sun Room. - 1 queen , Sofa bed in the Great Room ~
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Courtyard
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Just down toward the French border is Porto Cupecoy with many restaurants and a "Carrefour Xpress`" grocery. A bit on the expensive side, but handy to get started after you arrive. Later, past the airport take the causeway over the Lagoon then turn right onto Union Road to shop at the Carrefour Market which has all you need, including very good Duty Free prices on liquor and wine. Restaurant recommendations: Foodies: ST. MARTIN - Marigot ~ (B/L) Sarafina** along old port, (B/L) La Croissanterie*,$ (D) Tropicana** $$ in Port Royale Baie Nettle ~ (L/D) Dreams and Le Sand** Grand Case ~ (L/D) Ocean 82**, (D) Bistrot Carabies***, Pasta Pascal**, and Le Ti` Provencal** Cul de Sac ~ (D) Sol de Luna *** $$$ Foodies: SINT MAARTEN - Cupecoy ~ (D) Delight Bistro**$, Temptation**$$ ~ The Bar Code**$ and Mario's**$$ Family: (B/L) The Taste Factory**$, Zee Best**$$ (L/D) Cheri's Cafe,*$$ TheGreenhouse,**$, Mark's Place***$, Pineapple Pete's**, St, Maarten Yacht Club*, Sunset Beach


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Princess Juliana International Airport
Nearest Barpub
The Green Monkey Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Old Port in Mariogt
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Mullet Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Porto Cupecoy ~ Many restaurants
Nearest Beach
Cupecoy Beach
Car: recommended

Direct access to the beach from our penthouse within The Ocean Club resort, immediately beyond the resort is additional access to Cupecoy Beach and its two additional areas, four other beaches within three miles, Mullet Bay is south of Cupecoy Beach, then Maho Beach where the big tourist attraction is the planes coming in just over your head and watching the tide reverse as they take off, then on the way to Marigot on the French side there is Baie Longue (Long Bay) next to the Belmond - La Samanna Resort, and Baie Rougue (Red Bay) further along the road toward Marigot.

We have recently had cable installed in the penthouse with all the primary US, Canadian, French, Spanish and BBC stations. Cable is available in the Great Room, the MBR and White Bedrooms.


Rates & Availability

Maho Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Low Season
Jun 17 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Fall Vacation
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Holiday Weeks
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Winter High Season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Spring Vacation
Mar 31 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Low Season
Jun 16 2018 - Nov 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Fall Vacation
Nov 17 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Holiday Weeks
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
2019 Winter High Season
Jan 5 2019 - Mar 29 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Standard booking weeks are on a Saturday to Saturday basis. During the Holiday and Low Season Weeks please contact me to see if I can accommodate your desired booking if it cannot be on the Saturday to Saturday schedule.

Payments are now being handled securely through VRBO, via credit cards or eCheck. Upon acceptance of your booking you will receive a notice from VRBO to proceed with the booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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