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Romantic loft on a private Caribbean Beach.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury contemporary studio, fully equipped, covered patio facing the beach

Our luxury studio is located in Nettle Bay Beach Club, on the French side of the island, on a private white sandy beach. Nettle Bay Beach Club is a resort condominium which offers 4 swimming pools, 3 tennis courts, a 24-hour security, near restaurants and shops for your entertainment.

The view from Nettle Bay is splendid, you see the neighboring island of Anguilla and the bay of Marigot.

Marigot is the French capital, located 1,5 miles away. It has a marina and a waterfront, where you'll find a colorful market, French bistros, restaurants and shops with famous French trade marks duty free.

The Dutch side and Maho area are 3 miles away, you will find casinos, shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

The studio is facing the private beach, it has an ocean view patio with outdoor sofa and coffee table, kitchen fully equipped, bathroom with rain shower, dining area, bedroom/living area withTV satellite and wifi access.

The atmosphere is calm and relaxing.

The apartment has been newly renovated in an contemporary style and decorated with taste by an interior designer.

(We have a second rental listing on the website, don't hesitate to contact us to get information.)

More Details

Armelle & Philippe
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2017

About Armelle & Philippe

Architect and interior designer, we have been living on the island for more than 20 years. We are resident of Nettle Bay Beach Club and we will be ready to help you during your stay if you have any question.

(We have a second rental listing on the website, don't hesitate to contact us to get information.)

What makes this studio unique

This beautiful unit has been entirely renovated by an interior designer. It is located on a private beach, the pool is right in front of the studio. Calm and relaxing area.

Restaurants, grocery shop and bakery at walking distance.

(We have a second rental listing on the website, don't hesitate to contact us to get information.)


Sandy Ground Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower
  • Rain shower. Hair dryer available.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 king
  • King size bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • water sports
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Romantic loft on a private Caribbean Beach.
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews

Cozy with a beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

Very lovely little place with a beautiful view. Able to walk right next door to Mezza Luna with the most amazing Italian food (get the burrata starter!) or across the street to a great pizza place and a lovely French bakery. There are nearby grocery stores and a pharmacy. The hosts were especially nice. Gated community with pools. Only downside is you aren't able to swim at the beach but there are so many lovely beaches on St. Martin it isn't a problem and you can walk a little ways to further down to have beach access. Would definitely recommend to first timers or even those who have been to St. Martin before.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for 2

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I absolutely loved our stay in the Papaya Studio. It is perfect for 2. We are already discussing our next trip to SXM and plan to stay with Armelle & Philippe, assuming the studio will be available.

The studio is well-equipped with just about everything needed. I won't go on and on repeating what every other review has already detailed. But if you choose to dine in from time to time as we did you'll have everything needed to do so. The king size bed is very comfortable. The furniture on the private terrace is great. That space is great for relaxing, reading, etc. The size is nice and it's private. It was clean and tastefully decorated, very clean and crisp!

The studio itself is located 1 story above ground level, which is what we prefer. The description was confusing to us because it is described as 1st story. Maybe it's different down there but it is most definitely an upper floor studio IMO. That makes it more private and that's why we prefer it. Sleep with open windows, for example.

Armelle & Philippe were perfect hosts. They were extremely friendly & gracious. They were available if needed and respected our privacy when not. They are a charismatic couple.

There are conveniences aplenty within walking distance. These include restaurants, convenience stores, the patisserie which sells wonderful baked goods, breads and sandwiches. There are larger grocery stores nearby but a car is needed to get to and from. Here's a tip...we bought a $20 bag of nice shrimp and cooked it up so we had nice snacks for a couple days that were much healthier than your chips and dip. They can be cooked without much fuss or mess. We also bought baguettes at the patisserie and made our own sandwiches with Italian meats from the grocery store for the beach.

Speaking of beaches...Plum Bay, Rouge Bay and Long Bay were our favorites, all very close to Nettle Bay Beach Club. Rouge Bay has a couple food and beverage bars, Plum Bay and Long Bay no services but are quite private. You'll feel as though you're trespassing because you need to go through a security check point but all is good, just tell them you're going to the beach and no worries. Watch the waves, they may look harmless but if off your guard they can wipe you out. Do not turn your back on an incoming wave. Rather, dive into it.

Thank you Armelle & Philippe for sharing your wonderful studio with us. We very much look forward to staying with you again!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind and detail review! It was such a pleasure to host you, we will be very happy to welcome you back at any time, Looking forward to meet again, Warm regards, Armelle & Philippe
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  • 5 of 5

We loved this little spot, a perfect location with great hosts, we will be coming back. Thank You

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gary, It was a pleasure to host you! looking forward to welcome you again very soon! Warm regards, Armelle & Philippe
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Perfectly Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

First time to the island and our perfect little studio at Nettle Bay Beach Club was ideal. The studio has a lovely view of the ocean, large outdoor space, ideal location and all the amenities of home. The studio is very well appointed, everything u need for a wonderful stay. The location is close to everything, bakery across the street, wonderful restaurant next door and a few beachfront bars just down the street. A car is a must, Saint Maarten is such a beautiful island you do not want to miss any part of it.

Armelle and Phillipe were ideal hosts, greatly appreciated their island tips.

Enjoyed the island and all it's beauty, especially enjoyed the studio.

Looking forward to returning to VRBO #1135608 in the next few years.

Laura & Roland Canada

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura & Roland, Thank you so much for your kind review, it was a pleasure to have you! Come back soon! Warm regards, Armelle & Philippe
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Great property! Very clean and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! The condo was great, clean and the location was perfect! Can't wait to return! Thank you, Armelle and Philippe!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Yelena, It was a pleasure to host you, thank you for your kind review, Warm regards Armelle & Philippe
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Great View

  • 4 of 5

Good sized room for 2. Had a good time. Close to grocery store and bakery near by . Thank you Armelle and Phillipe for everything. Rose & Mark

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rose & Mark, Thank you for your kind review, it was a pleasure to have you! Looking forward to welcome you again, Warm regards Armelle & Philippe
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Juliana Airport
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Mezza Luna
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Mullet Bay
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Mezza Luna italian restaurant
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
facing the studio
Car: necessary

More infos about island of St Martin:


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $353.73
Stay tax 4.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.
Tax Rate 4.0%

Tarifs pour WE ou séjour longue durée sur demande.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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