Luxury Studio, Beach/Pool/Kitchenette, from $495. + Star Wars
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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Situated in private gardens adjacent to a spectacular beach, our 3 apartments are the perfect blend of ECONOMY and LUXURY. Ideal for a couple's romantic getaway, laze on the beach all day (a one minute stroll away), or swim in the HUGE pool, or play tennis, or just snuggle in our exotic king sized bed. For STAR WARS fans there is the added bonus... the owner built creatures for the Classic Trilogy and every booking includes a FREE autographed photo of him building Yoda for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK! (Search Google for 'Nick, Yoda, St Martin' and see what comes up. Nick made 50 movies)
The property was formerly a hotel (Hotel Mont Vernon) before being sold off as private apartments. We have completely renovated and upgraded our apartments so everything is new and finished with Hollywood style. With king bed, microwave, coffee pot, stove top, toaster, kettle, sofa bed, TV, DVD, CD, safe, and even a hair-drier. TO ENSURE YOU HAVE NO PROBLEMS WE NOW SUPPLY YOU WITH A LOCAL CELL PHONE SO YOU CAN REACH US AT ANY TIME! What more could you ask for $395.00 to $695.00 a week? (taxes included)
Because we provide high quality for low cost, our THREE identical apartments are heavily booked for popular months. We manage 3 other apartments in the same complex and OUR CALENDAR INDICATES THAT WE ARE BOOKED ONLY WHEN ALL APARTMENTS ARE FULL.
IMPORTANT NOTE: WE SPEAK ENGLISH AND LIVE ON SITE! Other listings may be written in English but when you arrive they speak French and problems may be hard to solve when the agent lives in another location.
ADJOINING APARTMENT: communicating door can open up to accommodate larger groups of family or friends. They are one floor above ground level for added security and the grounds are patrolled by private security 24/7.
A stroll down the beach are shops and restaurants (half a mile) or we offer an economic hire car so you can explore the island. A sofa bed is available in one apartment for a child or third person.
Taxi's know the location known as Hotel Mont Vernon and we meet you at the former reception building. We have an arrangement with a car hire company at a very competitive price. They will pick you up from our location.
The apartments are located on hillside beside the beach. it is a short, pleasant, leisurely walk through private gardens (maybe 2 minutes) but not really suitable for wheelchairs or people with limited mobility.
Orient Bay aka Orient Beach aka Baie Orientale is St Martin's finest. Its a truly majestic setting with the mountains rising up all around and the islands of Green Key, Tintamarre and Pinel just off shore. The bay sweeps around an East facing blue water cove that is 2 miles long. A white powdered sand beach is protected from the Atlantic waves by a coral reef, and the sea bottom has a very gradual slope. The area has been recognized as a marine reserve, and I'm told that the snorkeling in the marine park is very good. ??The center of the beach is very developed. It is the most popular and the busiest beach on the island. Lined with tiki huts, colorful beach chairs and restaurants. There is a lot of action with many water sports facilities including parasailing, waterskiing and boat hire. Kite surfers often use this beach and its rolling waves are good for body surfing too. Here you will also find shops and restaurants, some with live bands on busy nights. You can stroll in the surf and view sun-worshippers in all shapes and sizes passing by. Strains of Salsa, Bachata, or Merengue music waft over you from the bars that dot the beach.??
The Bay is said to be made up of five beaches... Kontiki, Kakao, Bikini Beach, Waikiki and Coco Beach. But these names are used to define parts of one glorious sandy strip by referring to the nearest beach bar. In fact, Orient Bay boasts numerous restaurants, bars, shops and hotels along the beach.??At the farthest (Southern) end of the beach is Club Orient, the island´s only naturist resort. Clothing is optional in front of the Orient Club. In fact. nudity is considered permissible throughout the beach but not common at our end (a mile from Club Orient) except for early morning walkers around 8.00 am. ??We are at the QUIET NORTHERN END OF THE BEACH.
We have a fabulous pool beside the sea and Boo Boo Jam beach bar is about 200 meters away. There is a pizzeria, launderette and grocery on site and Grand Case, heralded as 'the gastronomic capital of the Caribbean' is about a mile away by road.
Keywords: Studio Apartment
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Pets Not Allowed
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
- Bedroom 1
- Convertible bed(s)
King size beds (1) All studios have king sized beds plus SINGLE sofa bed, Baby Cribs (1) Small crib with one set of bedding and bumper suitable for an infant (36x24 inch), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) one apartment has a 3 seat sofa converts to small single bed. Might accommodate two SMALL children. One at each end. The other has a full sofa bed which can accomodate two....morecollapse
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
We provide one set of linens and towels for the week. There is a laundamat on site where they will wash them if you wish or you can request extra for $25 to cover staff to wash and iron them....morecollapse
- Washing Machine:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
Cell phone on request so family can reach you if necessary. Intended to be in the room as a substitute for a phone line. N$20 charge but $150 if you lose it. You pay only for the cards that you use....morecollapse
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
I was a little worried when I saw the affordable price of the studio, but when we arrived everything was exactly as described. It was the perfect size for a couple who wanted to spend the day exploring. It was a five minute walk to the most spectacular blue water you will ever see. We rented a car for the week from a company through Gloria and did not regret it for a second. It make searching the island a breeze. I highly recommend renting a car. The studio was perfectly clean and very quiet. Gloria, I need to find out the brand of sheets you use. I haven't had a better sleep in years. The kitchen was perfectly equipped for a small breakfast or lunch before heading out. We are definitely planning on coming back!!!
- Guest Jen H.
- Date of stay 04/06/13
- Review Submitted 04/22/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
We can't think of enough great things to say. It was our first trip to the island and Gloria was a wonderful source of information about getting around the island. The room was more than we expected, clean, roomy and full of amenities. The location was just a short walk to wonderful beaches. It was far enough from the hustle and bustle of the towns, but close enough to all the places we wanted to see. They arranged transportation for us, which was one less thing we needed to worry about. We highly recommend this property and Gloria and Nick. They made the experience all the more enjoyable.
- Guest Lisha B.
- Date of stay 04/09/13
- Review Submitted 04/16/13
THIRD STAY WITH NICK AND GLORIA!!! This is one of the best finds on orient beach,we have stayed with nick and gloria three times and always been a great experience. Stuido is just as pictured,coffee,welcome basket and very well stock Gloria is a phone call away to help you with anything you need. .We spend our time on orient beach ( at le string a very cute beach bar with very freindly people who take good care of you!) it is one of the most beauitful beaches we have ever been on. Thanks Nick and Gloria plan to return again next year.
- Guest MARY GILLESPIE
- Date of stay 03/16/13
- Review Submitted 03/29/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: See you next year!
Beautiful affordable condo with caring owners in St. Martin. TOTALLY SAFE!!!!
Beautiful affordable condo with caring owners in St. Martin. TOTALLY SAFE!!!!
We just came back from our lovely vacation in St. Martin yesterday. We are so happy that we made the choice of coming to VRBO and found this wonderful deal. We also own a condo in Wells Beach Maine and rent, so we know exactly what we are looking for… Immaculate premises, caring owners who speak English, cooking facilities, all linens provided, and most of all safety. Well every one of these was met with five stars. The condo is actually much bigger than depicted in the photos. Plenty of closet space, bureaus, cleaning supplies… The owners Nick and Gloria live in another condo in this complex which was very important to us. They were only a phone call away if we had any questions. Gloria was extremely helpful, gave us tips before arriving, and gave us a wonderful orientation to the Mont Vernon complex. We loved the fact that we could cook in the unit, if we so desired. We did stock up on groceries on the Dutch Grande Marche and made quick breakfast and sometimes lunch in the unit. The room was immaculate. Small fridge, two burner stove, microwave, toaster and all cooking pans, plates… We had the balcony doors open when we were there, the ocean breeze would ventilate and keep the place cool and the sound of the ocean waves at night made a perfect beach atmosphere every single minute of our stay. We felt very safe leaving our things there every time we would leave the unit. There is security 24 hours a day. The beach was about a 1 minute walk depending how fast or slow you walk. There are steps you climb to get down to the beach. The pool was beautiful and very clean. Also, the unit it's close to every thing; A 7 minute easy drive to Grand Case and you can walk during the day on the beach to restaurants for breakfast and lunch. We are already saving to come back to this exact unit. Thank you Nick and especially Gloria for making this one of the best vacations we have ever taken.
- Guest Christie
- Date of stay 03/07/13
- Review Submitted 03/16/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: You are welcome guys. We enjoyed having you here. But if you want one of the apartments WE own in high season, be sure to book early. We are already (march 2013) getting significant bookings for 2014. SEE YOU IN ST MAARTEN! Nick & Gloria
Relaxation in Paradise
Relaxation in Paradise
If you want a nice, quiet place to stay, then this is it. Price is right. Nick and Gloria are exceptional hosts. This was to be a business retreat and I was able to relax with the sound of the waves just a short walk away. If you are looking for a quiet getaway, then this is the place. Close to grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries, water sports. You name it. It's close by. If you want a loud and noisy vacation, then stay on the Dutch side. For me, it could not have been better. I will be back. Thank you Nick and Gloria. You are the BEST!
- Guest Greg
- Date of stay 01/07/13
- Review Submitted 02/24/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Owner response: THANK YOU Greg & Erin. Look forward to having you back!
Of 5 trips to SXM, this was the best!!
Of 5 trips to SXM, this was the best!!
Karen and I arrived and were met at the airport by Gloria's "pet" cabbie, who stopped to allow us to get some groceries, before taking us to what would be home for the next 15days> The unit was better than described or reviewed, and was clean and in great repair. As others have said, this complex has lots of walking and stairs, and wouldn't be suitable for mobility challenged folks. The unit was well supplied, had indoor and outdoor furnishings, and all the essentials for our stay. Gloria was always a quick email or call away to answer questions, or give directions to great eating spots, and there are hundreds within a 15 min drive. A car is really reccomended, as cabs are not easy to in the quiet gated community, and in St Martin, rates double later in the evening. The beach is very quiet at this end, much nicer than the center strip, where bus loads of cruise ship passengers get dropped to spend the day, but if the bustle is what you like, it's a 10 min walk down the beach! Great little store on site, all the essentials, and dollar or euro is accepted everywhere you go. It's a condo, not a resort, so be prepared to look after your own garbage, luggage etc. Quiet, great views, great pool area, and the beach! it's all about the beach! We'll be back, or as the islanders say, " soon come"
- Guest laurie b.
- Date of stay 02/06/13
- Review Submitted 02/22/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
My husband first found this place and told me that we HAVE to stay here because he saw the Yoda Guy/Star Wars pictures on the website. After I found out that the apartment was not decorated in a Star Wars theme, I agreed to stay. And I'm glad that I did! The apartment is in a great location-right on Orient Bay and very close to Grand Case. The apartment also had everything that we needed-coffee pot, hair dryer, nicely-sized bathroom, outdoor patio, etc. Gloria and Nick had a Welcome Basket ready for us when we got there. This was perfect because we got in so late that we weren't able to go anywhere else for food. So we sat on the patio and munched on the snacks in the basket and drank wine! Gloria and Nick also arranged for a rental car for us for the week. I definitely recommend getting a car if you want to explore the island and visit different beaches. We loved driving around the island and taking in the beautiful sites. We had a small problem with the rental car at 9:00 pm on the night before we were suppose to fly out. But Gloria helped to arrange a taxi for us for 5:30 am the next morning (normally the taxis don't start operating until about 8ish). We couldn't have been more thankful!!! We were so happy that she was willing to help. Our favorite beaches were Orient Bay, Grand Case, and Cupecoy Bay. Cupecoy Bay is a nudist beach on the Dutch side, but don't let that keep you away even if you're conservative. It is an amazing beach! At least stop by and take a few pictures (of the beach and the surroundings, not the naked people)
- Guest Desiree L.
- Date of stay 08/09/12
- Review Submitted 08/19/12
Owner response: Thanks guys! we look forward to seeing you again soon.
exactly what we were looking for
exactly what we were looking for
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to again express my gratitude for your accommodating Deb and me last week. We came to you in a crisis situation and you provided exactly what we were looking for, and at just the right time. We both very much enjoyed our stay and appreciate your guidance on where to go and what to do while in the area. The unit is beautiful, and it suited our needs perfectly. Best to you both! We do hope to see you again during our next visit.
- Guest Ben&Deb
- Date of stay 01/21/12
- Review Submitted 02/01/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
My visit to Saint Martin was my most memorable vacation, absolutely stunning island. The condo was well furbished and clean, we love to cook and had plenty of cooking utensils available. The condo allows acces to Orient beach by a small 2 minute walk, perfectly located. The condo had various books and information magazines available to us, we had abundant information to plan our week long trip, including information about various beaches, thus allowing us to visit 5 other beaches, including pinel island an absolute must. On those rainy nights, the condo had dvds so we were allways kept busy. We would certainly rent from Gloria and Nick again, which may be sooner than later !
- Guest cmacedo
- Date of stay 07/29/11
- Review Submitted 08/15/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: And we look forward to having you!
Great location, great rental, great fun!
Great location, great rental, great fun!
We just spent 10 days in this rental and it was everything promised and more. Gloria and Nick were great hosts, very helpful (including arranging a very early cab ride for us back to the airport for our departure). Orient Bay is a nice beach - but I'd also point visitors to Plum Bay and Dawn Beach. You're close to Grand Case (had a great meal at La Villa), and really, almost anyplace on the island. Also highly recommend Latorie Farm at Pic Paradise - a wonderful hike in the rainforest and delicious food in their 'treehouse' restaurant afterwards. The apartment is fine for 3, would be a stretch for 4. The 'welcome' basket was much appreciated, as was Gloria's prompt response to our questions about St. Martin. Highly recommended.
- Guest Jeff
- Date of stay 06/06/11
- Review Submitted 06/21/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Dec 23 - Mar 31 .. from $ 145/night .. $795/week .. MINIMUM 5 nights. Apr 01 - 30 .. from $ 125/night .. $695/week .. MINIMUM 5 nights. May 1 - Aug 30 .. from $ 100/night .. from $550/week .. MINIMUM 4 nights. SPECIAL! Sep 01 - Oct 31 .. from $ 95/night .. $495/week .. MINIMUM 4 night. Oct 1 - Dec 22 2011 .. from $ 100/night .. $550/week .. MINIMUM 4 nights. PRICES QUOTED = 1-2 ADULTS & 1 child. $15 a day for each extra occupant. Prior to reservation: subject to change without notice.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Beach: beach at 100 Metres
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: In many ways we are a normal happy couple, eager to please our guests, eager to provide an above average apartment at a lower than average price. But it's impossible to describe ourselves without mentioning that we have an international following too. We are probably best known because Nick was a key contributor to the creation of Yoda for Star Wars. But Nick made 53 movies, (Superman, Highlander, Krull etc) and there is little that we can tell you that you won't find by simply putting 'Nick Maley' or 'Gloria Maley' or YodaGuy' into google. There you'll discover that Nick is also a renowned international artist, that we are listed on Yahoo as a 'famous married couple', that a lot of our past guests like to sing our praises (as you will see if you read our guestbook too), and that Nick has a following on Twitter / StarWarsYodaGuy. If you really want to know more you should check out the websites 'AboutNickMaley' and 'thatYodaGuy'. But the best way to know us is to come stay at one of our apartments or visit us at our Philipsburg art gallery and movie museum.
Why the Owner Chose Orient Bay:
St Martin/St Maarten stands out in the islands for several reasons... (i) there is more to do here. (ii) the governments spend more to upgrade the tourist product all the time. (iii) The restaurants are plentiful and VERY good. (iv) The duty free shopping is the best in the Caribbean. All these reasons add up to more tourists than other islands and so it is an ideal place for us to set up our apartments.
The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
They ask us to describe unique benefits guests enjoy while staying at our property. Unique is hard. There are other apartments close to the beach. There are other apartments with every amenity we can think of too. There are other apartments that have great style and other apartments that are a great price. There are other apartments that provide shampoo and paper towels and all the nicities that most owners forget. And there must be other apartments with the great reviews we get online, (but very few). But all of these things combined PLUS staying with a Star Wars personality... now that's unique.
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wander through private grounds to the beach
between a peaceful valley and the sea
fabulous duty free shopping in Philipsburg, jewelry, electronics and more.
view to Pinel Island from the beach
we are at the quiet end of St Marten's best beach - Orient Bay
huge communal pool
stroll the beach to bars, watersports and restaurants
View from hillside to St Barts
Designer refurbished studio apt.
path down to the beach
snorkeling within the bay
spectacular landings at Princess Julianna (Dutch side) Airport
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