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A Secluded Tropical Oasis with Sweeping Views, Warm Breezes and Huge Pool.

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Last updated: 06/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Spacious, Private, Comfortable. La Grande Vigie is a beautiful Mediterranean-style villa featuring panoramic views of Oyster Pond Harbor, French and Dutch St. Maarten, and neighboring islands. Set on 1/2 acre of walled, landscaped property, the 4-bedroom main house sleeps 8 and is ideal for 3- 4 couples. The house
is built around a free-form pool surrounded by large terraces and a swim-up bar.

La Grande Vigie is spacious enough for entertaining family and friends, while offering discrete
privacy for personal vacations. With its natural marble floors, rain-catching roof, and
Caribbean coral garden walls, the atmosphere at La Grande Vigie is one of understated
elegance. La Grande Vigie features a formal living and dining room, four bedrooms with
private baths, fully equipped kitchen, property manager (Mr. Busby!), maid service.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    1 to 3 year olds have a difficult time with marble floors....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    On the verandas...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single


  • La Grande Vigie is ideal for 4 couples or extended family. You can be together without being on top of one another. Each bedroom has ensuite bath. Crib available...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • If you have never been to the Caribbean before then perhaps you should not start in a villa on a mountainside. However, if you know the warm breezes, extraordinary blue water and daily rainbows then La Grande Vigie will compliment those sights and feelings and offer a fantastic backdrop for your vacation....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Half of the horizon is filled with the mountains on the French side including Piz Paradis @ 450 metres...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Expansive view of mountains in Dutch and French St. Martin as well as Beaches and ocean of Northeast St. Maarten including Orient Beach, Gallion Beach and Anguilla....moreless

  • Water View:

    Miles and Miles of ocean covered with sailboats...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring beach towels for yourselves....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Please give laundry to the maid to do for you....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Theres a large kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Tropical gardens including banana orchard, papaya, mango, passion fruit and star fruit. And of course coconuts. A wide assortment of flowering plants everywhere....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Large, deep pool with a shallow area. Swim up bar....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
The rest of the year
Apr 25 - Dec 5, 2015
5 night min stay

High season 2016
Dec 6 - Apr 30, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tip Maid in person ~$200 $0
  • Taxes Not included


We strongly recommend that your travel arrangements put you on the island in daylight as it is difficult to find the hillside and house in the dark.

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Last updated: 06/30/2015
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  • Sunset Bar & Grill

  • Baie Rouge Beach

    "miles and miles of beach"

  • Mr. Busby's Beach Bar / Daniel's by the Sea

    "Here is the spot where you get your own "cheeze burger in paradise". And Mr. Busby is our ho..."

  • Marigot

    "A serious taste of France. Climb Ft. Louis."

  • Mama Pizza

    "At the foot of our hill; enjoy a glass of wine while overlooking the harbor as you wait for ..."

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
SXM; Princess Julianna
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mr. Busby's Beach Bar
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dawn Beach

Car: Necessary

The Area/

Oyster Pond

This is to introduce you to the immediate area at the foot of our hill and greater St. Maarten nearby.


The best supermarket on the island and perhaps in all of the Caribbean is Grande Marche back at Bush Rd.; you passed it on the way in from the airport. New Fresh Market is closer and nice. Check out the selection of Dutch cheeses.

Nearer the house is the Food Club on Illedge Rd. Go back to Bishops Hill Rd. and left on to Illedge. Its about 1/2 mile up on left. You passed it on the way to the house. (about 2.5 miles) Its a great quick place to shop for most groceries etc. without going back to town. Tip the bag boys.

Mom and Pop's is a convienence store on the Dutch side dock at Oyster Pond. Take a right at the bottom of the hill and a left about 1/4 mile later toward the harbor. Its opposite Mr. Busby's Beach Bar. Its a really nice little store and especially good for early morning coffee and croissants. Opens at 7 am.

At the bottom of the hill, you can go essentially straight to the French side. There is a small grocery and bakery just over the hill; has basics, baguettes and croissants til about 9pm. Euros and $

Nearby Restaurants:

Mr. Busby’s Beach Bar is on the Dutch side and on Dawn Beach; breakfast ,lunch and dinner.

On the dock opposite, The Big Fish is a very nice restaurant for seafood.

French side: Just over hill into France there are several nice places: Le Planteur; very nice patio dining overlooking Oyster Pond with good food. Captain Oliver's is visible from the house and is a fun eatery on the dock. On the same dock, The Dinghy Dock has the 'best ribs' on the island. Just over the hill into France and beyond the road to Captain Oliver’s is the best French food this side of Grand Case; L’Oasis. It’s opposite the small grocery.

Westin Hotel is about a mile down the road; a right at the bottom of the hill. There is a casino, bar and outdoor restaurant overlooking the water. Sunday Brunch is huge !

On the Dutch side everyone uses US dollars. On the French side, the currency is the Euro, although some establishments accept dollars. Exchange rates differ from place to place. Credit card charges on the French attach an exchange rate plus a service charge.

There is a free ATM at the Westin Hotel; just inside the front door.


There are 37 beaches on St. Maarten and all beaches have public access. The closest beach to our house is Dawn Beach at the bottom of our hill to the East. Park at or near Mr. Busby's beach bar. Public access is through a grassy walkway o the right, or just walk through the restaurant. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available here for a small fee as at most beaches.

Orient Beach is visible from the house due north. It is about two miles away along the coast road. It’s an excellent beach and despite rumors most people keep their suits on. Lots of water activities here from parasailing, snorkeling, windsurfing, crystal clear turquoise water and dozens of eateries.

For a private spot find Guana Bay Beach, long white and unspoiled. Worth the hunt. There is a small beach bar there. Extraordinary Beaches are found across the island at Long Bay, Prune bay and Baie Rouge.


Mullet Bay golf office: 011 599 - 545-2850. They are open every day from 7 AM. Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Fees are $80 green fee for 18 holes; $40 for a cart ($20 if shared); $30 for clubs.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: The photo is our family at Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for. We have spent Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving in St. Maarten as a group.

Why Oyster Pond:
This property looks like a villa on Lake Como or Corfu that was picked up and placed on a mountainside in the Caribbean. Its heaven.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Grand views and tropical privacy make this property unique. On the property you can find mangoes, bananas, passion fruit, star fruit, papaya and canips. Welcome to the Caribbean. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a grill the size of a Buick. All marble countertops (from France) make dining in a delight. Eat by the pool or on the veranda or in formal dining room. Each bedroom has AC but rarely needed in winter season as winds cool off the hillside.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish


  • Its heaven in the Caribbean.

    Its heaven in the Caribbean.

  • Dining room and kitchen

    Dining room and kitchen

  • Daily Rainbows

    Daily Rainbows

  • Inviting water

    Inviting water

  • Sunrise


  • Morning at the pool deck

    Morning at the pool deck

  • Sunset


  • Rainbow arching over our roof.

    Rainbow arching over our roof.

  • A view of our hillside from the famous Orient Beach

    A view of our hillside from the famous Orient Beach

  • La Grande Vigie

    La Grande Vigie

  • Afternoon sunlight

    Afternoon sunlight

  • Kithen door entrance

    Kithen door entrance

  • View from deck

    View from deck

  • Living room looking out on the ocean

    Living room looking out on the ocean

  • Full Moon rising

    Full Moon rising

  • Sunset over French Mountains

    Sunset over French Mountains

  • Veranda room 2

    Veranda room 2

  • pool deck

    pool deck

  • Its 5 O'clock somewhere

    Its 5 O'clock somewhere

  • Entrance


  • View of villa from across the valley

    View of villa from across the valley

  • Foyer


  • Master bedroom with balcony overlooking Oyster Pond

    Master bedroom with balcony overlooking Oyster Pond

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