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Special offer: ~STEPS TO THE BEACH & INFINITY POOL! NO HIKE OR DRIVE!~ Details
Lose yourself in the serenity away from the noise and haste daily life serves up by making memorable moments in this tropical paradise!
On the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, Sea Star #24 is an intimate seaside retreat with 1,047 square feet of well-appointed living space---just footsteps away from Dawn Beach via private walkway (no streets to cross!) and the Oyster Pond Marina. Within the clicker- or keypad-activated gated, secured boutique Beach Club, Sea Star #24 provides guests with a quiet, pristine, desirable setting eight miles removed from the cacophony of the crowds, bars, airport traffic, tourist enticements and high-rise accommodations.
The exterior gallery (balcony) provides a serene, sunny morning northeastern view of Oyster Pond Marina and the inspiring backdrop of mountains and tropical foliage. Located on the windward, east coast side of the island, you will enjoy constant breezes and year round average 78-86 degree temperatures to soothe your body, mind and spirit.
SeaStar 24 provides five-star amenities (including all linens, toiletries and bathrobes) to ensure your ultimate comfort and convenience and is located with easy access to several favored restaurants (BIG FISH (everyone's #1 favorite now under new management since July 2015), Canoa, Mr. Busbys Pizza and Daniels by the Sea are on site; Captain Olivers is across the harbor), other beaches, spas and fitness facilities, numerous water sports, entertainment venues and excursion opportunities to neighboring islands.
The island consists of two parts---the Dutch side and the French side, identified by border markers but requiring no passport for passage. Conveniently located on the pristine, affluent quarters that consists of the Dawn Beach/Oyster Bay area, Condo SeaStar 24 provides the safety and security guests seek while traveling to the islands with gated parking outside and a reserved garage space (for a total of two cars) and private walkway access to Dawn Beach (no hikes, drives or streets to cross to get to the beach!).
The condo sleeps four with a queen-sized bed in the master bedroom with an en suite full bath and another queen-sized sofa bed in the living area, with a half bath conveniently located right off the living area. Private washer and dryer are provided for guest use. The exterior wrap-around gallery (balcony) has a teak bistro table, two chairs and a small gas-grill. The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen has everything you need for that perfect meal. The condo has central air (2014-installed Daiken SEER 24.5 high efficiency system) the ensures your comfort in EVERY room.
English is the predominant language on the Dutch side, and many ex-pat Americans call St. Maarten home. Dutch Gilders (NAF) is as readily accepted is as American currency and exchange is readily translated at point-of-purchase at both shops and grocers.
Currency on the French side is predominantly Euros, but many shops accept American dollars at the same rate as Euros while others will facilitate a conversion and, sometimes an upcharge (depending upon market value).
There are many wonderful eateries on both the Dutch and French sides of the island that your hosts and other guests have enjoyed. Menu samples are arranged in a notebook reference guide located in the Condo or you can ask the concierge, Josette, for other recommendations. The universal favorites consistently remain #1-rated BIG FISH, right on site, Canoa, the Pizza Restaurant adjacent to Mr. Busbys on the beach where Robert-Emanuel Ford turns out thin crust pizza that will spoil you against your usual fare, the local island flavors at Fat Jimmy's Barbeque (across from GEBE Electric in Philipsburg, right in the public parking lot), barbeque and other local fare at Mark's Place in Phillipsburg, or delightful breakfast at La Sucrere in Simpson Bay or at Sarafina's in Marigot (Mar-e-go) where merely viewing the extensive showcases of fare is certain to pack on the pounds. Don't miss the baguettes offered at numerous bakeries; and share any leftovers, if any, with the local fish.
Make it an adventure you'll come back for year after year!
Smoking is not permitted in any interior area at Sea Star #24 or any other interior area at the beach club. Smoking is permitted on the gallery/balcony areas and spent smoking materials must be properly disposed of in canisters provided. ...moreless
A car or taxi drive to major shopping areas, including fabulous Front Street in Phllipsburg or to shops, eateries and open air market events in the capital of Marigot, or to renowned bistros & cafes....moreless
Condo is located within the renowned 5-Star Beach Club at Dawn Beach, a perfect destination for singles, couples, professionals, romantic getaways, celebrations and weddings right on Dawn Beach!!...moreless
A short drive or taxi to quaint, picturesque bayside villages with traditional vibrantly-colored Caribbean houses, renowned restaurants and night life, incl. live music on Fridays during High Season....moreless
Guests provide their own preferred fabric softener for use in washing machine. Dryer sheets are NOT to be used in dryer in order to prolong the operational life of the dryer heating element....moreless
Guests provide their own preferred liquid detergent and liquid fabric softener for laundering own personal laundry and daily beach towels (after excess sand removed). Dryer sheets are NOT permitted....moreless
Tastefully chosen white porcelain dishes and 18-8 stainless flatware are provided. Also included is a variety of glassware as well as a full complement of utensils/cutlery for meal preparation....moreless
Professional, gourmet-quality stainless appliances and amenities included for guest use. Cookware, wine cooler, blender, toaster/oven, conv. elec oven, waffle-maker, microwave, dishwasher and more!!...moreless
The wrap-around condo gallery (balcony) is a nice place to take tea (teak bistro set for two), have a light breakfast, or evening repast overlooking Oyster Pond and the northeastern or western skies. ...moreless
Special offer: ~STEPS TO THE BEACH & INFINITY POOL! NO HIKE OR DRIVE!~
Located right on renowned Dawn Beach---one of the most upscale and prestigious settings on the island. Discerning travelers prefer the comfort and convenience of Condo SeaStar24!! Take advantage of the best seasonal breaks offered, as listed, for a memorable escape! Just steps to the ocean and the infinity pool, this pristine, secure gem is located within a gate-controlled, 5-Star beach club!
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 1 - Dec 14, 2015
5 night min stay
Dec 15 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay
Winter (High Season)
Jan 3 - Apr 14, 2016
5 night min stay
Spring (Low Season)
Apr 15 - May 31, 2016
5 night min stay
Summer Break SPECIAL!!!
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Sea Star 24 guests enjoy optional reception and transport from airport to resort. Rental car can be reserved for you by resort concierge.
Resort Rules and Regs apply to ALL resort guests.
Loyalty Program for Returning Guests!
Special discounts may be available, including last-minute options. (Some restrictions apply.)
Two night's deposit is required for each week's reservations during the spring/summer season; three night's deposit for the fall/winter season, and 50% deposit for Christmas/New Year's holiday weeks. Inquire with owners as to cancellation policy (GTC).
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Located in the Dawn Beach/Oyster Bay/Oyster Pond area, on Dawn Beach.
Close proximity to spa facilities, Captain Olivers Marina for excursions to neighboring islands, daily ferry to Pinel Island, grocery stores including small convenience store on premises plus short drive to Grande Marche in Cole Bay or Phillipsburg, Fresh Market, Cost-U-Less and other stores for groceries and a few specialty food markets.
Guests enjoy the zip-lining adventures, the Lotterie butterfly farm, horseback riding on the beach, breakfast at La Sucrere in Simpson Bay or Serafinas in Marigot, shopping on Front Street in Philipsburg, water sports and snorkeling at any one of 37 beaches, naturalist sunbathing and swimming at a public-welcome crescent-shaped 1.5-mile stretch of white-sandy beach, scuba-diving and/or lessons in a PADI-approved training center and bay, watching the planes come in and depart near the Princess Julianna International Airport, and the numerous casinos, bars and restaurants throughout the island. Regardless of your interests, you will find your own source of perfect enchantment, entertainment and relaxation on the unspoiled island that is Sint Maarten/St. Martin.
For snorkeling fans, pack your gear at the bottom of your suitcase! Since there is a private washer and dryer on premises, no need to overpack and attire is cotton/linen casual or sportswear and comfortable casual for dining out at most of the restaurants.
Premium amenities are provided (L'Occitane Verbena Shampoo, conditioner, soap, shower gel, body lotion), a fully equipped kitchen (including Wusthof cutlery, select condiments, spices and a few other convenience items). Two beach chairs, an umbrella, cooler and beach towels are provided for your use throughout the island, Styrofoam "noodles" for floating around in the water at any one of the 37 beaches here, or in the pool on site. Private gas grill is provided for your EXCLUSIVE use during your stay.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: Capt. and Mrs. Jon hail from the New England States and have for years enjoyed travelling throughout the Caribbean and decided to make St. Maarten their second home. Delighted to share SeaStar #24 with their extended families, friends and their guests, they enjoy hearing about the varied adventures and special memories made by all during their stay.
Why the Owner Chose Dawn Beach:
After having been to all of the other islands, Capt. and Mrs. Jon were especially taken with the beauty of the island, its friendly people, and the variety of beaches to choose from---36 of them (and more). St. Maarten/St. Martin is home and favored vacation destination for many cultures! Avid boaters and snorkeling fans, the owners enjoy exploring the reef at Dawn Beach while their guests report that the water sports, zip-lining, horseback riding, hiking around the island, island hopping and shopping are among their favorite things to do when they are not just relaxing or frolicking in the surf at Dawn Beach or taking pictures there at sunrise. Rather than choose a more serene bayside setting on the island, Jon and Louise preferred and selected the open ocean windward beach setting where breezes are constant and the surf is refreshing, invigorating and ideal for swimming, floating around with a styrofoam noodle or jumping through the rolling waves. You can see the neighboring island of St. Barthelemy (St. Barths) in the distance from the beach---who could ask for a better place to take a vacation or spend a special holiday? While there are a great many other lodging options to choose from on the island, Jon, who is a credentialed Maritime Captain having retired from corporate life as an accountant for a multi-national components manufacturer and Louise, who is an accomplished sales and marketing professional and an avid writer, enjoy the beachfront setting and amenities Dawn Beach provides while still having a short-drive access to tourist enticements, shopping, nightlife and the other island attractions. Family and guests enjoy footstep access to the pool and beach versus steep-hill driving or major mountainside sweaty hikes in tropical weather encumbered with tote bags, towels and other beach implements to gain a days enjoyment in the crystal clear waters. All appliances and electrical outlets are U.S., there is no need for bulky current converter.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
SeaStar #24 provides the perfect romantic getaway for couples and busy career-minded professionals who need to recharge and relax. It is an ideal, well-maintained, clean, fully air-conditioned (not just the bedrooms as is the case with some other options) location for discerning or seasoned travelers who are seeking that something special away from the hustle and crowds of multi-location, high occupancy, chain hotels or minimalist, sparsely-appointed accommodations. Bathrobes, all luxury bath amenities, towels, premium linens and private washer and dryer are provided for guests. Beach towels, canvas tote, some sunscreen products, beach chairs, a 70 SPF umbrella and 2 small coolers also provided. The modern 24.5 Seer High Efficiency Air-Conditioner provides total comfort throughout the condo. Ideally situated for privacy, comfort and security, Sea Star #24 is proclaimed PERFECT and the reason guests return year after year! SeaStar #24 enables the traveler to pack lightly since among its amenities include a private washer and dryer, as well as an iron and ironing board for guests' personal convenience. Everything you could want for your own convenience and entertaining is here, including a Viking wine cooler, teak dry bar, outdoor teak bistro set for two, gas grill, premium cookware, select spices/condiments, appliances, dinnerware, flatware, beverage glasses and stemware. In addition, the beach club provides complimentary beach chaises for guest use on Dawn Beach (umbrellas can be rented for the day). Maid service is provided daily. Courtesy pick-up at the airport at arrival is optional, as is car rental delivery---simply let your hosts know your preferences. Car rental options are plentiful, but most guests utilize their corporate discount preferences or the owner/resort's recommendation for Paradise Rental reservation specialist, Joseph. Tell him Capt. Jon sent you! Come indulge and unwind and find yourselves home away from home, at SeaStar #24!
Spacious living and entertainment area to delight your family and guests!
Well-equipped gourmet kitchen to inspire your creative culinary expression!
Early morning view of Oyster Pond & Marina from bedroom window. Escape & Relax!
Glass-enclosed shower w/aquajet system in en-suite bathroom off Master Bedroom.
Secure gated walkway; 2-minutes' steps to the beach from condo. Impeccably kept!
Northwestern morning view from Gallery(Balcony). Enjoy 74-86 degrees all year!
Well-maintained infinity pool for guest use and enjoyment steps from the condo.
This is Dawn Beach at mid-day. St. Barths is just on the horizon at mid-photo.
Breathtaking view of Lucas Bay just north of condo along coast; island walkout.
Kite-surfing is a popular sport at many beaches and bays. The water's so clear!!
Early morning on one of the beaches where the first footprints can be your own.
Plane arrives at Princess Juliana Airport, St. Maarten (SXM). Photo from Beach!
Living Room w/ent. ctr, Dish TV, Surround Stereo, CD/DVD player.
Master bedroom with plush queen bed and premium linens and crystal lighting.
En-suite bathroom off Master Bedroom. Plush towels and L'Occitane amenities.
Secure, gated parking for guests (1 outside and 1 garage space marked #24)
Private, gated walkway just steps to the beach from Condo. No streets to cross!
Relax on the condo's gallery (balcony) and watch sunset displays over the water.
Dawn Beach at Daybreak. The ocean roars, the seagulls soar and cameras capture!
Arial view of Club. (courtesy of CBC) Condo location is 2nd floor blue roof.
The water is like 'liquid glass' with clarity to 12'! Water sports abound here!
One of 37 beaches on the island for you to explore... Daysail excursions avail.
All you need to remember, and come back to year after year, is SEASTAR24!
28-degrees down East: Escape the cold for 78-88 degrees in St. Martin (SXM)!
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