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Luxury Studio, Beach/Pool/Kitchenette, from $495 wk. $85 a Day Wifi, Star Wars

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romantic king sized bed. Cozy place to curl up with a loved one.

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Last updated: 10/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Orient Bay studio description

BE SURE YOU CHECK OUT WHAT PAST GUESTS SAY IN THE GUESTBOOK. These independant reviews are the best way to learn more about the complex, our apartments and the way we manage them.

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)

PLEASE IGNORE QUOTABLE PRICES: the VRBO system does not always accurately calculate our rates over 7 nights. Email me for an accurate quote.

We have completely renovated and upgraded our apartments with Hollywood style. With king bed, WiFi in every apartment, microwave, coffee pot, stove top, toaster, kettle, sofa bed, TV, DVD's and player, DVDs, CD player, safe, and even a hair-drier. WE SPEAK ENGLISH AND LIVE ON SITE! So you can find us if you need us to solve a problem or give advice. What more could you ask for $495.00 to $795.00 a week? (taxes included)

Because we provide high quality for low cost, our THREE identical apartments are heavily booked for popular months. OUR CALENDAR INDICATES THAT WE ARE BOOKED ONLY WHEN ALL OUR APARTMENTS ARE FULL but we often know of other apartments available in the same complex.

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, affordable, Mont Vernon, pool, kitchenette, Yoda Guy,

Property Type

  • Studio
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Car Optional
          • Concierge

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Very decorative apartment not suitable for very active children. One well controlled child is permissible...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • 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....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • 24/7 security, private grounds adjacent to beach, owned by Star Wars personality,...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library:

                Player is equipped with 3 musical styles, very tranquil, latin and Jimmy Buffet....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                French cable with limited English channels inc a news station, a sports channel and a movie channel...moreless

              • Television
              • Video Library:

                20+ DVD's are available...moreless

              Theme

              • Budget
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Pond
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Hospital
              • Laundromat

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    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....moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Cell phone on request so family can reach you if necessary. Intended to be in the room as a substitute for a phone line. no rentacharge but $150 if you lose it. You pay your calls...moreless

                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    two car parks and private road. ...moreless

                  • Safe
                  • Shampoo
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    How much washing do you want to do on holiday??? There is a laundromat on site if you need to clean clothes...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Wifi is only available in all apartments....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • 2 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Kitchenette with double burner, coffee pot and toaster...moreless

                  • Kitchenette
                  • Microwave
                  • Mini Refrigerator
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Beach Towels

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    HUGE pool with very few other users....moreless

                  • Outdoor Pool

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      low season
                      Oct 1 - Dec 20, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $100
                      $550
                      high season
                      Dec 21 - Mar 31, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $155
                      $850
                      mid season
                      Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $125
                      $695
                      low season
                      May 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $100
                      $550
                      special
                      Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $95
                      $495

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      PRICES QUOTED = 1-2 ADULTS & 1 child. $15 a day for each extra occupant.

                      Prior to reservation: subject to change without notice.

                      Bookings over a week: Apply the weekly rate to the first 7 nights and the daily rate to each extra night.

                      Deposits protect us against turning down other potential clients, then having guests not show. So 50% deposit paid at time of reservation by any major credit card via paypal. Balance by cash upon arrival. Confirmation of your reservation is automated and goes to whatever email address you use to make the paypal payment. We advise you to email saying you made a payment to ensure we received it.


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                      Location

                      • Butterfly Farm

                        "A charming, peaceful place to spend a little time and learn a lot about the world of butterf..."

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                      • Sunset Bar & Grill

                        "a very popular place to grab a drink while watching one of St Maartens most famous activitie..."

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                      • Loterie Farm

                        "This is a lovely location with relaxing views and nice restaurant. We rate it only *** beca..."

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                      • Sarafina's Pastry Shop

                        "Simply the best pastries on the island. Once you've visited it's hard to stay away"

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                      • Pineapple Pete Restaurant

                        "good food, great attitude, and music every night. "

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                      • Marigot

                        "A European flavored town with street side cafe's, ferry to Anguilla, shopping, marina and We..."

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                      • Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

                        "The Caribbean's most surprising activity, rated #1 activity in Philipsburg by TripAdvisor, S..."

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                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      to Pinel Island
                      100 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Boo Boo Jam
                      150 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Orient Beach

                      Adjacent to spectacular Orient Beach. Beach bars, restaurants and watersports are a stroll away along St. Martin's most celebrated beach. Also nearby is horse riding, a butterfly farm and rum factory. One mile to Grand Case, a village of restaurants described as the culenary capital of the Caribbean.

                       

                      Owner info

                      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. MAYBE there are other apartments that provide shampoo and paper towels, beach towels and all the nicities that most owners forget. But all of these things combined... PLUS we have the highest number of 5 ***** reviews of any studio apartment in Orient Bay... PLUS staying with a Star Wars personality... now that's unique.


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                      Photos

                      • romantic king sized bed.  Cozy place to curl up with a loved one.

                        romantic king sized bed. Cozy place to curl up with a loved one.

                      • You have use of our superb pool, refurbished in 2011 and 2013

                        You have use of our superb pool, refurbished in 2011 and 2013

                      • stylish kitchenette saves money on breakfast & lunch

                        stylish kitchenette saves money on breakfast & lunch

                      • view from the hilltop looks over Orient Bay to St Barts

                        view from the hilltop looks over Orient Bay to St Barts

                      • ...steps lead down to the beach and pool.  1.5 minute walk.

                        ...steps lead down to the beach and pool. 1.5 minute walk.

                      • It is a glorious beach.  This is the view from the beach to Pinel Island

                        It is a glorious beach. This is the view from the beach to Pinel Island

                      • Nick (apt owner) redesigned the pool area in 2011. New pool liner fitted 2013

                        Nick (apt owner) redesigned the pool area in 2011. New pool liner fitted 2013

                      • Apt owners Nick & Gloria live onsite. Nick, 'that Yoda Guy', worked on Star Wars

                        Apt owners Nick & Gloria live onsite. Nick, 'that Yoda Guy', worked on Star Wars

                      • Nick & other team members & Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina creatures they created

                        Nick & other team members & Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina creatures they created

                      • Our guests get a free autographed photo and free admission to the movie exhibit

                        Our guests get a free autographed photo and free admission to the movie exhibit

                      • fabulous duty free shopping in Philipsburg, jewelry, electronics and more.

                        fabulous duty free shopping in Philipsburg, jewelry, electronics and more.

                      • These are large studios with lounge area and balcony or patio

                        These are large studios with lounge area and balcony or patio

                      • we are at the quiet end of St Martin's best beach, Orient Bay.  1+ mile of sand.

                        we are at the quiet end of St Martin's best beach, Orient Bay. 1+ mile of sand.

                      • lounge/TV area 9309. Tasteful tropical style design by a Star Wars personality.

                        lounge/TV area 9309. Tasteful tropical style design by a Star Wars personality.

                      • refurbished bathroom. Simple elegance.

                        refurbished bathroom. Simple elegance.

                      • stroll through our private gardens, with security personnel on site 24/7.

                        stroll through our private gardens, with security personnel on site 24/7.

                      • You can stroll the beach to bars, watersports and restaurants

                        You can stroll the beach to bars, watersports and restaurants

                      • snorkeling at Pinel Island.  Ferry to the island is 1 mile away. Great day out.

                        snorkeling at Pinel Island. Ferry to the island is 1 mile away. Great day out.

                      • Designer refurbished studio apt 9309.

                        Designer refurbished studio apt 9309.

                      • Photo from 1978.  Nick was part of a team building Yoda, Chewbacca & many more.

                        Photo from 1978. Nick was part of a team building Yoda, Chewbacca & many more.

                      • Nick is invited by Lucasfilm & Official Pix to sign autographs at Celebration VI

                        Nick is invited by Lucasfilm & Official Pix to sign autographs at Celebration VI

                      • St Martin is famous for spectacular landings at Dutch side international Airport

                        St Martin is famous for spectacular landings at Dutch side international Airport

                      • superior apt 9322.  What you see is what you get. Quality & friendly service

                        superior apt 9322. What you see is what you get. Quality & friendly service

                      • beautiful, peaceful view across the lagoon to the mountains

                        beautiful, peaceful view across the lagoon to the mountains

                      VRBO #176347

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                      $95 - $155 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

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                      Minimum stay: 4-5 nights
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                      Speaks: english
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