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5-STAR Villa, World Class Hospitality, Inspired Surroundings

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 10,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 8.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

The ultimate in West Indian luxury living for the discriminating traveler. Secure. Private. Serene. Spacious. Stunning Views. Villa Bella Vita has proven over the years to be the perfect destination in St. Maarten for larger groups. Let Yourself Succumb to the Soothing Pleasures of Villa Bella Vita.


Keywords: Luxury Villa, Vacation Rental

John Bentz
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About John Bentz

We completely remodeled and updated the property to establish it as the premier luxury villa in St. Maarten. We stay at Villa Bella Vita frequently ourselves and, as such, are proud and active owners. Maintenance and general upkeep are never compromised. Our goal is to provide maximum service and enjoyment to our guests, from embarking on the reservation process to arrival at the airport and on through your entire stay at the villa. We are never more than a phone call or email away and our staff is ready to assist you with whatever needs you may have.

John Bentz purchased this villa in 2004

Why John Bentz chose St Maarten

The one most outstanding feature that first attracted us to this location was the incomparable view of the Caribbean and the St. Maarten shoreline. The location is ideally located to the Simpson Bay area and all it has to offer. It is also surprisingly convenient to every other part of the island as well.

What makes this villa unique

Some of the unique benefits we enjoy at Villa Bella Vita are the spectacular sunsets each evening followed by the slow passage of the cruise ships off into the horizon. Also, relaxing in the large infinity edge pool leaves one with the sensation of being afloat in the middle of the ocean. Later in the evening you might choose to enjoy a creative and memorable dining experience prepared and serrved just for you right at the villa by one of the island's gourmet chefs.


Pelican Key Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Double Sinks, Oversized Shower, Adjacent Walk-In Closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Double Sinks, Oversized Shower, Adjacent Walk-In Closet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Double Sinls, Oversized Shower, Adjacent Walk-In Closet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , Double Sinks, Oversized Shower, Adjacent Walk-In Closet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , Adjacent Walk-In Closet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet , Adjacent Walk-In Closet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , bidet , Adjacent Walk-In Closet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , Adjacent to Media Room
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower , Just off the Pool Deck
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 4 is perfect for 3 children, toodlers to teens, or 2 children and 1 adult
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Full housekeeping services provided six days a week, Chef services available on an optional basis for any or all meals.


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5-STAR Villa, World Class Hospitality, Inspired Surroundings
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning views, beautiful home, well maintained and well staffed. We had a family of 8 including 2 children and there was plenty of room for everyone to have their own space and gather together when we wanted to. We will definitely be back again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, Thank you for your nice words. We are always gratified when guests appreciate our home, the care we give it, and the pride we take in it as much as we do. We are pleased that you really enjoyed your stay and you are always welcome to return. John
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Pittsburgh Pa USA

Shangri-La of the Caribbean

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely exquisite time vacationing at the Villa Bella Vita. The views are stunning and the on line photos pale in comparison! The property is well kept, displaying contemporary and modern furnishings and decor. The kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms are all oversized(we loved the comfort of the beds)Of special note... the caretaker and staff were very friendly and helpful whenever questions arose.What a remarkable find! We highly recommend this property for a truly memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Once again we are gratified to see such glowing comments. As in our real world business, our goal here has also been to be the best. Therefore, we are always very pleased when guests acknowledge our efforts.
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Back Again

  • 5 of 5

This is the very best place we could find - based on our requirements (near town, great views, great house, plenty of room). We first stayed on the east side of the island - then on the west side (terres basses) - but none of them were close to town. Then we found this villa and stayed here for a few more weeks in 2014. Now we're going back for 3 months - and there was no question about where we would stay. Enough said.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark, We are pleased that you enjoy the villa as much as you do, and have chosen to return again this year. Welcome back! As always, if there is anything you notice that needs attention, and/or anything that will make your stay even more comfortable, please let us know. We do highly value our repeat clientele.
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Springfield, IL

Gorgeous Villa with Exceptional Service! Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This Villa is a perfect spot for a getaway or in our case a Dream Wedding. We spent five nights there and could have easily spent many more. Lut - the property manager was a warm, inviting host who answered all questions that we had and was helpful in so many ways (even in coordinating day trips and hair stylists for the wedding party). The Villa was always immaculate thanks to the efficient staff - they did a wonderful job. The morning after our wedding they had the entire place picked up before we all woke up. This luxury Villa is known for its AMAZING decor and the amenities equivalent to a Five-Star Resort. We enjoyed many relaxing afternoons by the endless pool as well as some fantastic evening cocktail parties. There is a wonderful rooftop terrace where you can enjoy the view in privacy, a theatre room if you want to have a stay-in movie night, and a great kitchen for entertaining and cooking meals. The personalized service was an added bonus to our magnificent experience....We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We do take great pride in what we have created at Villa Bella Vita as well as in the rental experience we provide to our guests in tems of luxury, comfort, service, and just plain ol' overall enjoyment. And, of course, Lut is definitely one of the main reasons why the Villa Bella Vita experience is what it is. She is a treasure and we're glad you appreciated her efforts as well.
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Carribean Paradise

  • 5 of 5

A true gem. From the infinity pool to the spacious guest rooms, this property is absolutely perfect.

In a house with so many highlights, it's hard to pinpoint the best features, but I'll try... There are six huge master bedrooms all with their own bathrooms. Five of these are right on the pool deck, overlooking the ocean. The master baths are absolutely awe inspiring in their architecture/design and functionality.

There are endless things to love here including the staff, accessibility to local attractions, and the breathtaking views. Property was in great shape and everything functioned properly. The pictures do not do justice to how beautiful this place is.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brad, Thanks for pointing out how accessible the villa is to all the local attractions. We tend to forget to highlight this feature. It may not look like it on a map, but the location is actually very convenient to all areas of the island. There is a beach only two minutes away, and even the furthest French side beaches are only 30 minutes away. The main towns of Philipsburg and Marigot for shopping can be reached in 15 minutes. Great restaurants abound in every neighborhood of the island from Simpson Bay to Grand Case, "the culinary capital of the Caribbean." In addition to sunning, swimming, shopping and dining, the zip lines at Loterie Farm, the 12 Metre Yacht racing at Bobby's Marina in Philipsburg, and snorkeling or scuba diving at various locations are just a few of the other daytime activities available nearby. In the evening, sunset cruises, the casinos and the club scene are also popular attractions easily accessible from the villa. And yes, we agree the place looks better in peson than it does in the photos. And since our goal is to exceed your expectations, we're actually disappointed if we fail to get at least one "WOW" from you upon first entering the house. We're guessing we succeeded in your case. Best regards, John & Larisa
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A Five-Star Experience All the Way

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at Villa Bella Vita four times now, the most recent being for our daughter’s wedding this past November. Obviously, we just love the place. First of all, the owners take great care of it, and it is always in impeccable condition. The view is to die for, the heated infinity pool is great for fun or for doing laps, and the pool terrace is a great place to gather and relax. We particularly enjoy the kitchen, whether it is preparing our own meals or having a special dinner prepared for us by a gourmet chef. We have also taken advantage of the media room, the exercise equipment, and the hot tub on many days before or after our trips to the beach. But I think the best part is the service we receive from the staff. Lut, Karen, and Jackie couldn’t possibly have done more to make sure our stay was as enjoyable as possible. They have always gone out of their way to take care of all our needs, especially helping out when we were all running around crazy preparing for the wedding. There are plenty of great things to do on the island to be sure, but honestly, you could really have a great time just staying at the villa if you wanted to. You can’t go wrong here!!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Olga, We're glad to hear that St. Maarten in general and Villa Bella Vita in particular served you well as a wedding destination, and that our staff was so helpful. We do feel our villa offers much more in terms of privacy, security, conveniences, and amenities than you would receive at any hotel on the island, and even better VALUE than from a similarly furnished high-end hotel or resort space. As we say, at Villa Bella Vita you have the flexibility to do it all or do nothing at all, and it sounds like you have taken advantage of both options at times. Please come back and stay with us again, John and Larisa
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Pricess Julianna (SXM)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Greenhouse Simpson Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Hideaway
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kim Sha


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

WEEKLY RENTAL RATES for 5, 6 or 7 Bedroom Rentals:
Low Season - 5 Bedroom Rate - $7,700, 6 Bedroom Rate - $9,100, 7 Bedroom Rate - $10,500;
High Season - 5 Bedroom Rate - $9,800, 6 Bedroom Rate - $11,200, 7 Bedroom Rate - $12,600;
Holiday Season - 5 Bedroom Rate - $18,900, 6 Bedroom Rate - $21,000, 7 Bedroom Rate - $23,800

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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