Secluded Villa in Gated Community Ideal for Any Couple.

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Last updated: 01/26/2015

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Property description

Hope Cottage is hidden away at the top of the hill in Oyster Pond. The views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding islands are spectacular.

Architect designed just for us as a year-round vacation retreat, this neat 1000 square foot villa and its lush gardens is the perfect vacation getaway for any couple and is ideal for a honeymoon or a holiday with a special friend.
Gentle ocean breezes keep us cool while sunning ourselves at our lovely and private pool. At the same time, you are only a short distance from some of the best beaches on the east end of the island.

Out of love for 'his' garden, our gardener sprays our property for white fly every week. That this also kills Mosquitos is of little interest to him but it pleases us as we go to Sint Maarten in the summer to get away from them.

Last year a guest commented that while Hope Cottage was lovely, the bathrooms were a bit dated. So, we bit the bullet and are closing our villa in September and October 2014 for major renovations of both bathrooms. When we return, we will be greeted with European modern bathrooms featuring dual showers, regular and rain, in the master bathroom and sleek, wall-hung toilet and bidet.

Once again, our villa was fully booked for the 2014 High and Holiday Seasons and we are taking reservations for the Hope Cottage's 2015 High Season (Jan 3 - May 2) - $2485.

Airport - 8 miles, Philipsburg, the Dutch capital - 3 miles, Marigot, the French capital - 7 miles, Grand Case with all of it's wonderful restaurants - 5 miles, Nearest Casino - 1 mile, Restaurant - 0.5 miles.

Keywords: Villa, Private Home


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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome:

    Sleep on pull out beds in living room couches. Own bathroom....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Limited stairs - four going up from parking lot, three going down into house and two going up to bathroom. Check with owner!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This only applies indoors. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size bed (1), Owner's favorite room with 18' ceiling, fresh ocean breezes and comfortable rocking chairs. Two couches in living room convert to single beds for the use of guest's children only! Baby Crib available from our local agent....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

    Double shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • 2 Big remodeling job in both bathrooms in October/November 2014

Other Amenities

  • While Hope Cottage is located in a gated community, we have taken extra measures to make guests feel safe and comfortable by installing a mechanized gate at the top of the road leading to our villa and mechanized hurricane shutters that can let in some light and provide air circulation. If guest choose, these shutters can be closed when leaving or during the night to provide an extra sense of security....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    No library but music system takes iPods so bring your own....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Speaker in bedroom with radio, CD player and iPod dock....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Romantic


  • Marina
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Great views of Oyster Pond and St. Barts. Other islands in area can be seen on a good day. Villa is over 350 ft. above sea level and there is nothing between us and Africa....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Indoor dining for 4. Outdoor dining for 6. We manage 12 for Thanksgiving dinner....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Rarely necessary. Owners sleep with sheet and light blanket even in summer. Use AC only occasionally and then on timer for 60 minutes when going to bed at night....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    For maid's use only....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Seating for TV is separate from main seating....moreless

  • Parking:

    Private parking for two/three cars. Area is in a gated community with 24/7 security....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Including Beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    For maid's use only....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Yes, but we have not used it....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Sufficient for 12 at Thanksgiving dinner....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Granite countertops...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Combined with convection oven. new in 2012...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Features dining table for six persons....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck next to pool covered by pergola and open to prevailing ocean breeze so very comfortable....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Pergola next to pool is owners' favorite outdoor seating area....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Tropical garden that guests admire....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill with spare bottle....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Secluded so nude bathing is an option. Gardener rings bell before entering....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 7 traveler reviews
End of year Specials - Aug 2-Nov 2, Sa/Sa $1425/wk
Holiday Season 2013: Dec 21-Jan 4, Sa/Sa $2685/wk FULLY BOOKED
High Season: Jan 4-Apr 26, Sa/Sa $2365/wk; multiple weeks Sa/Sa - $2200/week
Note: High Seasons 2012, 2013 were fully booked so book early!
Spring, Early Summer: Apr 26-Aug 2, Sa/Sa $1765/wk; multiple weeks - less 5%
Late Summer, Fall: Aug 2-Dec 20, Sa/Sa $1495/wk; multiple weeks - less 5%
Guarantee - Free 2 week return visit if a hurricane is declared during stay       
Holiday Season: Dec 20-Jan 3, Sa/Sa $2685/wk - Two Weeks - $4985

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Car: Necessary

Secluded pool area suitable for nude sunbathing


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

Why the Owner Chose Oyster Pond:
We loved the view and the consistent ocean breezes that meant that we would rarely need air conditioning. Equally important was it's easy access to France allowing our daughter and grand children to visit us from France with minimum hassle.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Privacy but with easy access to all of Sint Maarten's activities on both the Dutch and French sides.

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Speaks: french

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  • Aerial View

    Aerial View

  • Main Entrance

    Main Entrance

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Kitchen


  • Pool


  • Breakfast Patio

    Breakfast Patio

  • Entry Path

    Entry Path

  • Pool


  • Hope Cottage

    Hope Cottage

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Guest Bathroom

    Guest Bathroom

  • Garden & Pool

    Garden & Pool

  • Pool


  • Garden


  • View from road below

    View from road below

VRBO #377759

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

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