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Paradise Found, Luxurious Beachfront Condo in Simpson Bay

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Stunning Beachfront Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE (September 30, 2017)

Miraculously, Paradise Found was virtually unscathed but the building and grounds sustained some damage so I'm unable to take reservations at this time. I'm confident and optimistic that Las Arenas will return to it's elegant beauty by February 2018 and St. Maarten/St. Martin will be open for business soon! Check back for regular updates.

One of the most luxurious and desirable beachfront residences in Dutch Sint Maarten, Paradise Found is located on lovely Simpson Bay Beach and is available for weekly or monthly short term vacation rentals.

Each of the two master beachfront bedrooms and large living area offers spectacular direct views of the cerulean Caribbean and Isle of Saba.

The relaxing, romantic atmosphere of Paradise Found fulfills all your dreams of the ultimate Caribbean vacation!

Situated on undisputedly the least-crowded beach on the island, this exquisite two-bedroom villa is part of elegant Las Arenas, a new, attractively-appointed twelve-unit building with infinity swimming pool, gated premises, secure covered parking, rich landscaping, and unparalleled construction details.

Both individually air-conditioned master bedrooms offer a large walk-in closet, digital flat screen television, personal safe, marble-tiled bath, king-sized bed, and fine mahogany furniture.

The gourmet kitchen features GE Monogram appliances, including an Advantium oven, cook top, wine cooler, and dishwasher; as well as Jenn-Air French door refrigerator/freezer with icemaker; Keurig Cofee Brewer (bring your favorite K-Cups), Cuisinart Coffee on Demand coffee maker, coffee grinder, and toaster; deluxe Gorham stainless flatware; George Foreman Grill, Dansk porcelain dinnerware; and a full array of kitchen utensils.

If dining out is preferred, near-by options run the gamut from formal candlelight to Caribbean casual. More than 300 fine restaurants island-wide make Sint Maarten the gourmet capital of the Caribbean.

Superior conveniences include the following:

- Large high definition flat screen television with surround sound and CD/DVD player.

- Disappearing sliding glass doors, providing an outdoor ambiance indoors and maximum enjoyment of the constant trade winds.

-Private washer and dryer.

- Designer paddle fans and air-conditioning throughout.

- High-speed wireless internet and cable television.

- Housekeeper (2 days/week).

- Elevator or outdoor stair access.

- Re-chargeable cell phone.

- VoIP phone features FREE calls to USA and Canada.

Paradise Found is less than five minutes from Princess Juliana International Airport, restaurants, French bakeries, banks, pharmacies, grocery stores, gyms, hairdressing salons, ice-cream parlours, massage centers, theatres, video stores, casinos and water sports. Daily-or-longer car rentals are available within walking distance.

Paradise Found at Simpson Bay is the destination of choice for the perfect honeymoon, romantic getaway, revitalizing retreat, or ultimate Caribbean vacation. Leave Sint Maarten relaxed by the sound of the waves, refreshed by your stay at Paradise Found.

Please contact us for specials that may be available for honeymoons, anniversaries and significant birthdays.

No pets, and no smoking, please.

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More Details

Owner
Nancy Gulbrandsen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Nancy Gulbrandsen

I've been traveling to the beautiful island of St. Maarten since 1982. I owned and handled vacation rentals for two beachfront villas during the 1990's.

Nancy Gulbrandsen purchased this condo in 2011

Why Nancy Gulbrandsen chose St Maarten / Saint Martin

I've been visiting the beautiful island of Sint Maarten/St. Martin since 1981 and it remains my favorite of all the Caribbean Islands. I've seen A LOT of changes during those 30 years!

I owned 2 villas just down the beach from Las Arenas during the 1990's and slowly developed a year round vacation rental business which I sold in 2000. Now that my kids are almost grown I decided it was time to spend some more time on this wonderful island and found this special gem 'Paradise Found'.

I visited 'Paradise Found' last January while on vacation and fell in love with the stunning property of Las Arenas, the magnificent beachfront location and stunning residence. It is tucked away on picturesque Simpson Bay Beach, a two mile, white sand swimmable beach which most people have no access to unless they are staying there.

What makes this condo unique

Location, Location, Location!

Paradise Found at Las Arenas in Dutch St. Maarten is situated on a stunning stretch of uncrowded Simpson Bay Beach. Close to everything, yet tucked away from the masses, our fully equipped home away from home is, indeed, Paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nancy, we had a wonderful time in St. Maarten. Your condo was everything we had hoped for. Waking up every morning to that view is something we will not forget...........thank you and hope to go back one day!
May 2012
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Amenities

Simpson Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , This Master Suite has it's own private bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This Master Suite has it's own private bathroom with shower
  • King size beds in are high quality, luxurious mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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Paradise Found, Luxurious Beachfront Condo in Simpson Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

absolutely paradise found

  • 5 of 5

gorgeous views, great location, quiet but close to plenty of restaurants, felt like a home, not a resort. spent many days just relaxing not bothered by loads of people. would go again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your flattering review. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Found and would return. You were great guests and I hope you DO come back soon!
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5

Beautiful Condo with an Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more with this beautiful condo. An oasis with amazing views, ample space, and very safe/secure. The condo was well stocked with everything we could have possibly needed. Gordon was also extremely helpful and offered tips and suggestions on where to go and what to do during our stay. We also thoroughly enjoyed the beach, not crowded at all. The pool was also a nice place to spend the afternoon overlooking Simpson Bay. We were also very impressed by the building and ground crew team, who kept the property impeccable. Would highlight recommend this condo - wonderful accommodations and great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely and informative review. Your input will greatly help future guests. I'm very fortunate to have a wonderful property manager and housekeeper truly do care and go out of their way to accommodate my guests. The building was recently painted and I agree that the property looks amazing! Thanks again and I hope you return to "Paradise" soon!
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Massachusetts
5

Great Condo, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

2 couples spent a week at Paradise Found. The views from the condo were amazing. The condo was perfectly appointed - absolutely everything we needed, as if the unit were our home. Nancy sent us in advance some great information about car rentals, beaches to visit, restaurants and bars, and other activities, which was incredibly helpful. The location of the condo was really ideal, from being right on a beautiful beach, to very close proximity to the airport and grocery shopping and restaurants, as well as being near the causeway over to Marigot, which made for a really nice running route from the condo. We had great meals during the week, particularly at Luna Rossa and Topper's, and the beach at Baie Rouge was just amazing. Overall we really enjoyed our week exploring St. Martin, and would look no further than Paradise Found for accommodations the next time we visit the island - thanks so much Nancy!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing and giving future guests an even better idea of the convenient location, restaurants, beaches and shops that are near Paradise Found. My goal is to prepare my guests by providing them with St. Maarten/St. Martin info so they can make the best use of their vacation and enjoy every moment of their time. I'm glad you did! I'm also glad you look forward to returning. Thanks again!
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5

Perfect location - perfect rental

  • 5 of 5

First, the owner gets you excited about the area by sending a huge package of information once you book! Of all the VRBO rentals we've had, this is a first. Talk about anticipation!! Nancy's Paradise Found is perfect for two couples as there are two separated bedroom/bath/closet/safe suites, both with a fabulous view. There is also a secure parking space. We felt the location on Simpson's Bay was perfect! We enjoyed the sounds of the waves while watching all the boats, plus just a few steps down the beach is a restaurant Karakters and lots of others within a short drive. Although we enjoyed a lot of the other beaches and areas of the island, we were glad we chose Simpson Bay. The owner is wonderful and helpful. This condo has everything - which from all our travels and VRBO rentals is rare - luxurious, well laid out unit; awesome view right on the water, convenient location, close to airport, close to restaurants. We recommend without reservation!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely and detailed review! I'm glad you appreciated the St. Maarten Vacation Packet I prepared for you. The island has so much to offer and I feel that it's important for my guests to familiarize themselves ahead of time and be able to create a "MUST DO" list prior to arriving in "Paradise". That week certainly goes quickly! I'm also happy to know that you thoroughly enjoyed the condo, amenities, picturesque view and convenient location. I'm confident your review will be very helpful to future guests. Thanks again!
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Southern Illinois
5

Great place - loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures online don't do it justice. This is the best condo we have ever rented. The finishings were top notch - beautiful travertine tiles line the floor and the stone in the shower was just gorgeous, not to mention the lovely paintings all over the condo. This place would be great for 2 couples as both bedrooms have king size beds, walk in closets, ocean views and insuite bathrooms with huge showers with rain shower head above as well as a shower wand. Having a washer dryer was nice, and laundry soap was even provided. Nancy has great taste and the decor is spectacular. The towels were lush Ralph Lauren and there were plenty as well as large colorful beach towels. In the closet by the door were beach chairs and floats which came in handy. We have stayed on Simpson bay twice before, but liked this location best as it was closer to Karakters (great to hang day or night) and the view is great since it is past where the beach curves a bit so you can see the mountain and lights at night better. We rented a car and usually spent each day exploring the many great beaches of St Maarten. We came back in the late afternoon and relaxed at the pool or took a walk on Simpson bay before getting ready for dinner. Some of our favorite meals this trip were Cugini (Italian) and the Greenhouse (casual outdoor beachside). We always walk to Atlantico Bakery for breakfast or pastries and have drinks at the yacht club next to the drawbridge once or twice during our trip. There are countless great restaurants in Simpson bay so you don't have to drive far at night for a great meal. We also love The Red Piano for music especially on Monday nights when they have a band. We also took a cataraman tour around the island on Spellbound with adventure sports sailing with snorkeling and lunch - it left from the yacht club. As you can tell we had a great trip, just wished we had more time to enjoy the beautiful condo. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts about Paradise Found and for detailing precisely why you enjoyed your stay. I also appreciate the fact that you included some dining and tour suggestions for future travelers. I agree that, as great as my photos are, it's difficult to truly capture the beauty, colors and feeling that strikes you upon entering Paradise Found. I had the pleasure of being there in April when guests arrived and saw the expression on their faces as they walked through the door. It was priceless and, as I consistently strive to achieve, far exceeded their expectations. Thanks again and I hope you return to "Paradise" soon!
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5

Great location, view and accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful three weeks at Nancy's Paradise Found. The condo is beautiful. Both bedrooms had ocean views, which was exactly what we were looking for. It was very enjoyable drinking our coffee in the morning and watching the wide variety of boats and the beautiful colors of the water. Since so few are in the complex, many times we were the only guests in the pool. The location is so convenient to walk to the French Bakery, restaurants in Simpson Bay, Mary Boon's, and Karaktor's. Constantine, the cleaning person, and Gordon, the property manager, were outstanding. This is our second visit to Sint Maarten in three years. Our plan is to return very soon to Paradise Found. Thank you Nancy for a great three weeks at your condo.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your glowing review. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay and that you're looking forward to returning to Paradise Found!
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Princess Juliana International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mullet Bay Golf Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Las Arenas
Car: recommended

Paradise Found is centrally located in Simpson Bay Village where you'll find everything you need from grocery stores (large and small) as well as many dining options from casual to gourmet, water sports and boat excursions.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.0%

1. Rates do not include 9% tax.

2. Guests are STRONGLY encouraged to purchase Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance as absolutely no refunds will be given, under any circumstances, within 60 days of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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