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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Villa has 5 bdrms, 4 kings, 1 queen, 1 bunkbd and 1 queen futon (sleeps 13)

Incredible panoramic views of the Caribbean and St. Barts! The Jewel has been completely renovated. Now the Jewel has a 5th bedroom and bath with its own entrance for grandparents or those wishing more privacy from the group.We do not rent this studio separately but do include it in the 5 bedroom price. The studio has one queen and a set of bunk beds. The 4 master bedrooms have king beds one with an additional queen futon sleeper.

Villa Caribbean Jewel is located in the exclusive gated community of Tamarind Hill Estates on the Dutch side of the island near the French/Dutch border. A few minutes drive to Dawn Beach, Orient Beach, and Guana Bay Beach. Numerous outstanding restaurants 2 minutes away. Ten-Fifteen minutes away from the Dutch capital of Philipsburg and shopping.

This luxury Mediterranean-style villa features remote controlled gated entry, lush gardens, extensive balconies and terraces, and a private pool with a disappearing edge.The entire villa can be rented with one, two, three,or four master bedroom suites featuring king sized beds, private balconies, air conditioning, and in-suite baths. We have added a 5th bedroom studio apartment with a kitchen. 5.5 total baths to accommodate 13 guests with an additional sleeper futon in one of the bedrooms. We have a portacrib for our little guests. Each bedroom has a beautiful view of the Caribbean with views of other caribbean islands. Ursula our housekeeper who resides on the property is available for all your questions and needs. She will escort you from your car rental to the beautiful Caribbean Jewel. This fully equipped private home has it all from the cool caribbean breezes to breathtaking views of the sea, mountains, and gardens.

Keywords: Luxury villa with all the comforts of home. Yes we have a BACKUP GENERATOR that runs the entire villa during a power loss so you never miss a day of paradise. We have a vonage line for free calling to home to check on the family to tell them how wonderful your vacation is. All the beds are kings with private baths in the main house and a queen and bunk bed with a private bath and kitchenette in the 5th bedroom with stairs up to the pool/main floor of the villa. Welcome to Paradise!!!!

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Oyster Pond Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 private baths with shower and 1 half bath off of living area
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , This is a studio apartment
  • King size beds (4), queen (1), bunkbed/singles (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Gated community, Walled-in gated property with remote controlled gate, housekeeper on premises, All bedrooms with private bath/private balcony/ocean views. Hear the waves. We have a generator that runs the entire villa when the power goes out. Call home to the states for free with our new vonage line. This beautiful villa has been totally renovated inside and out. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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We are rebuilt and better than ever! Gorgeous! Come back to paradise!
average rating of 5.0 based on 115 reviews
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Fabulous Villa

  • 5 of 5

I had a fabulous week at this caribbean villa. There are spectacular views from each window of the house. This villa could be placed in a Caribbean Magazine. It is so magnificent. This home has all the comforts of home plus the extra amenities that everyone would want of a dream vacation spot. There is top notch security and outstanding comforts throughout. I have already reserved my vacation week for next year. This exclusive gated community is one of the nicest on the island.I would not look any further for a vacation spot.This one tops them all!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Birthday and Anniversary Celebrations

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Sint Maarten was wonderful! The views from the beautiful Villa Caribbean Jewel were spectacular. The villa has everything you could possibly need during your stay, including Ursula. She is a gem and takes great care of everyone. While staying at the villa, you will also love the beautiful gardens. Many mornings Ursula would bring fresh flowers from the gardens for us to enjoy.

Ginny, the owner, was wonderful to work with during the booking process and throughout our stay on the island. She sends you information about the island (i.e. restaurants, beaches, excursions, etc.) well in advance of your stay. Ginny was also very helpful with advice on where to rent a car while on the island.

Since returning home, I have highly recommended to family, friends and colleagues a visit to beautiful Sint Maarten with a stay at the Villa Caribbean Jewel!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This Villa is Truly a Jewel in the Caribbean!

  • 5 of 5

Our 13 night vacation at Villa Caribbean Jewel was great! Follow the recommendations Ginny provides on her info sheet and you can't go wrong. Ursula met us at the car rental office and gave us a personal tour of the island and showed us the way to the villa. You can’t really get lost as there is one major road and it goes completely around the island. Be sure to ask Ursula to show you the cut through road that goes through Middle Region. That was a tremendous time saver. Our personal joke became “we didn’t go the wrong way, we went the long way”. Look at it as an opportunity to see more of this beautiful island. The villa is amazing. We enjoyed beautiful views from every room and from the large deck. We spent every day at a beach. Our personal favorites were Simpson Bay in front of Karakter’s and Orient Beach. We spent every evening by the pool, again enjoying those marvelous views. Back to the villa – oh how we wish we could go back to the villa! The furniture is comfortable, the king bed in our room slept so good – especially with the ocean breezes coming through the windows and door all night. Yes, the villa is in a gated community and we felt perfectly safe so we left all the windows and sliding doors open every night. And we didn’t see a mosquito the entire time we were there. The living room sectional sofa is perfect. The sound system provides great music whether you are inside or out and Ginny has a huge selection of music from which to choose. We ate out a few times, tending to choose restaurants on the French side simply because they were closer to the villa. However, the Dutch side is really not that far away. We also cooked at the villa - there is a gas grill and the kitchen is stocked with everything you could need to prepare a delicious meal. Ursula is awesome! She will be as visible or invisible as you like. She will cook for you, do laundry, accompany you to the grocery store (to show you the best place to shop) and even crack a fresh coconut that you find at the beach so that you can taste it. She was always asking us if we needed anything. Ginny is very fortunate to have her living on property to assist her guests. If you are looking for a beautiful home with beautiful views and a seamless rental experience you have found it in this villa. This home is truly a “Jewel” in the Caribbean. Thanks Ginny and Bob for sharing your beautiful home with us! Now we just have to figure out how to get back to enjoy it again!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Sisters Escape

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived home from a wonderful vacation. The beautiful villa offers such spectacular view and is so spacious and comfortable. The pool and deck offer lots of room for lounging. Ursula is a jewel and keeps everything running so smoothly.

Many different beaches and fabulous restaurants are a short drive.

Had the best time!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing girls week at the Caribbean Jewel. Stunning views form the pool ,balcony and every bedroom. Beautiful home supplied with everything you need. The added jewel in this home is Ursula the house keeper and property manager. She took care of our every need. Wonderful place to relax , unwind and re-energize. I highly recommend this home for you next vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girlfriend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

St. Maarten was delightful for a group of friends. The patio and pool have beautiful views as does every window in the very lovely sprawling home. Great areas for gathering but special quiet places for privacy. All amenities were provided. The house manager, Ursula, is amazing.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About The Owner

We live on the South River in Riva Maryland which is a small town in the Annapolis Maryland area. We have 3 grown children in their 30's who all live in the area. Bob works in Washington D.C. and Ginny is a school teacher in Silver Spring MD.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2007

Why The Owner chose Oyster Pond

St. Maarten has it all, beaches, restaurants, clubs, exciting day trips and the weather is gorgeous all year long.There is something for everyone young and old or you can simply do nothing and nap, read a book and look at the sea!!!!!! So many choices!!!!!!!!!!!! A perfect vacation for everyone!!!!!

What makes this villa unique

One word...'Ursula' our housekeeper...she is the best and gives the villa the caribbean touch!!! She can cook caribbean meals for you, babysit, and has taken care of the villa and guests for 18 years. She is a live on concierge in her own apartment. She can escort you to restaurants, grocery shopping, island shopping, and can answer your daily questions about sxm and our beautiful villa.She is referred by all as the "gem" of the Jewel! Our villa has one of the best views on the island..simply paradise!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fabulous place! The views and the gardens are wonderful. We enjoyed Busby's and the Bikini Beach Bar had really good food.Took a ride to Cupecoy Beach- pretty over there.Ursula was most helpful and fun to be around. Thomas was a great help! Thanks for a wonderful week. We had so much fun.

Claudia, Carey, Beth, Billy,Cheryle, Stewart, Marcia and Bill from South Carolina
Feb 2011
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2 Zip Lines are in both nearby St. Martin and now new in St. Maarten. There is horseback riding on the beach close to villa. Casinos available in Philipsburg, Maho and the Westin.Every beach activity is available. There are night clubs and dancing, great restaurants within 5-10 minutes of the villa.Fun shell collecting with Ursula within walking distance. Many day trips available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are by the bdrms needed and season. High Season, 2018 rates 1 bdrm (call in high season), 2 bdrm $4400, 3 bdrm $5400, 4 bdrm $6400, 5 bedrm $7200, Low season 2017 1 bdrm $2350, 2 bdrm $2850, 3 bdrm $3650, 4 bdrm $4350, 5 bdrm (new studio apartment) $4850, Discount will be given to returning guests and for early bookings. It's a "Jewel"!!!!

A refundable security deposit check holds your dates and is returned when you check out. The entire rate fee is due 30 days before you arrive by check.

Our wonderful housekeeper/manager Ursula will escort you to the villa and take the best care of you during your stay ...kindly tip her when you leave.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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