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Beachfront, Penthouse Condo, 2 Bedrooms with Incredible Views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Located on the 40 ft. cliff, just above secluded Cupecoy Beach, these condos are unique in St. Maarten as the only luxury mid-rise homes to be located right by the sea. Please click on the link below, to visit the detailed web site for this property, which contains numerous photos and detailed descriptions of the unit and the island as a whole.

Villa 'C'est la Vie' is an $800,000 penthouse unit and the entire roof is a 1,500 sq. ft. partially covered, completely private deck. The condo has full ocean front views throughout, and is just a few steps away from the spiral staircase down to the beach.

Leave the sliding doors open at night and fall asleep to the sounds of the waves rolling onto the beach, just below. The 8 inch poured concrete walls, guarantee a tranquil stay.

After checking in at the guard gate, you will enter the handmade cobblestone street and be surrounded by lush landscaping and 24 hour, on-site security.

Enjoy all three swimming pools, and the private beach. Covered parking is provided and is accessible via the elevator, located just out the front door of the unit.

Just a two minute walk, is the Atlantis Casino complex, which includes world class gaming seven days a week. There are five gourmet restaurants surrounding the casino and several mid-priced restaurants, which are also very good.

This three bedroom, two bath penthouse unit (the only three bedroom penthouse unit on the property) features a gourmet kitchen, with 'Profile' stainless appliances and beautiful granite countertops. Appliances include a standard / convection oven, microwave, glass top stove, dishwasher, side by side fridge with icemaker, toaster, blender and coffee maker. Preparing fresh local seafood is a joy, with the Calphalon cookware, fully stocked kitchen, and gas BBQ grille.

The master bedroom has an ocean view and private bath. The second large bedroom has a shared bath. The third bunk bedroom is great for children and contains a double bed on the bottom and a single on top.

The bathrooms feature rainfall shower heads for a tropical experience and both include opening skylights to accommodate the ocean breeze. The entire unit has tile floors and all of the furniture was purchased new in 2005 and has rarely been used. There are two TVs, VCRs and DVD players and a CD boom box. The main room has a new 48', Hi Def, LED, flat screen TV with Blue-Ray disc player.

We also have some nice original island maps and paintings for your enjoyment. The centerpiece is a large original painting by Sir Roland Richardson - St. Martin's leading artist.

The unit was totally refurnished in 2012. You will not feel like you are walking into a rental unit!

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Chuck Johnson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Chuck Johnson

Our family moved to St. Martin in the late 1970's. While we primarily reside in Austin, TX, we enjoy spending a couple of months each year in our beautiful condo in St. Martin. Our children have spent every Christmas in St. Martin for almost 20 years and it is very much our second home.

Chuck Johnson purchased this condo in 2006

Why Chuck Johnson chose World

After many years of visiting our family in St. Martin, we came to know the island very well. As soon as we learned that condos were to be built in beautiful Cupecoy, we were one of the very first to purchase, pre-construction. This location is very unique and beautiful.

What makes this condo unique

We love to walk on the private beach in front of the condo, with a glass of Champagne and a Cuban cigar at sunset. A nap on the private upper deck, in the hammock is a daily ritual. Bring some good books, or go mountain biking and scuba diving. You can be as relaxed or busy as you want to. We also enjoy the numerous world class restaurants on the island. Many of which are very close by.


World Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2) New King double pillowtop in master bedroom and in second bedroom.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Broadband Wi-Fi is included. Phone service is provided, with free calls to and from the US and Canada. Daily maid service is available for an extra charge.


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Beachfront, Penthouse Condo, 2 Bedrooms with Incredible Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Truly paradise, with an amazing owner

  • 5 of 5

With the damage caused from Irma in 2017, we weren't even sure this vacation was even going to happen. But Chuck, the owner, did a wonderful job keeping us up to speed on the repairs not only to his condo, but the island in general. We opted to continue with the vacation on 4/1/18, and we couldn't have been happier. The beaches are beautiful, the water is amazing and the condo is perfect! There is still a lot of damage on the island itself, with a lot of construction going on now, and many restaurants still closed. But we still had several choices on food, and many of the local markets are open. We had no issues with food/drink. The beaches were incredible...especially the small private one in front of the condo. Mullet bay beach is a short walk away, and Maho bay beach about a 5 minute drive from the condo. The island is very accessible and we always enjoyed our time driving around and checking out the local establishments, despite the imprint that Irma has still left on her. It's sad to see so much devastation and talk to many of the locals about what they had to endure during the hurricane, but it just shows you how strong they are, and how dedicated to rebuilding and restoring what was lost. The condo itself is lovely with plenty of room for 4, a wonderful kitchen to cook in, large bathrooms, and an amazing view. Fully furnished with too many amenities to name, including beach gear. The private balcony shown in the picture one can't describe with words, you have to experience that view first hand. The majority of the time spent at the condo was on that balcony. We definitely will look to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in many VRBO's over the years. This unit was beyond our expectations. Beautiful view from the balcony and the private rooftop deck, fully stocked kitchen, great air conditioning, perfect amenities like a phone to call the US (free), Netflix, DVD's, easy parking, good building security, direct beach access and great location. All the beach/water toys you could think of including a cooler, chairs, umbrellas, floaties, noodles, etc. Chuck was responsive to my email inquiries and treated us well. The information provided before our stay was extremely helpful. I suggest Barcode (about 5 minute walk) for cocktails and pub-style food. Taking the ferry to St. Bart's from Simpson Bay Marina is also highly recommended! Thank you to the Johnson Family for a perfect vacation - we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having you and your family and hope you will come back next year. We had a roof leak during this stay and the guests were great to point out the issue so that we could get it addressed. Thank you!
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Spectacular vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for sharing your beach home with myself and friends, we had a great time! Would definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so fortunate to have such wonderful guests. We hope to see you again soon!
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Laval, Quebec

Best place in St-Martin

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in this condo for 10 days, what a great place! Excellent location, felt safe with 24 hour security, lots of restaurants and things do to. My husband loved the rooftop private deck! Best beach is 2 minutes from this condo at Mullet's bay (rent 2 chairs and beach umbrela for 15$). Went shopping at Phillisburg and Marigot. You will need a car to get around the island, but prices are cheap. We drove a lot around the island and felt that Cupecoy was the best location on the island, we highly recommend renting this condo, it is clean and beautiful, close to the the cruise ships arrive in the morning from your balcony.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon USA

Best spot on St Martin

  • 5 of 5

I really want to give this place a 0 stars because I want it all to myself from here on out!! This place is magical. The house was well cared for. Lots of room for people. A rooftop to die for. A private beach. 24 hour security. What more could you ask for!! You will need a car to sightsee, but that was not an issue as the rental car companies are super affordable on the island I love this place and will definitely come back many times. The owner is really easy to work with and accommodating. I can't wait to be back on the island and enjoy that lifestyle again!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back. We love our repeat guests.
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We want to tell you how much we enjoyed and loved living in your condo space.

its so pretty, the views, OMG , I miss having my morning tea on the balcony and watching the cruise ships go into port every day.

We had the best time. So loved our stay on the island.

You were right the best beach is around the corner , Mullet Bay, we went there twice, along with Orient Beach, Baie Rouge ( pretty but too rought ) had a lovely walk along it, and we enjoyed the beach in Philipsburg with shopping in between of course.

We enjoyed all our dining experiences, everything was just perfect.

The weather, HOT HOT HOT, someday we were grateful for a few clouds to give us a break for a few minutes.

Thank you for sharing your lovely space with us.

We hope we can go back in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we are so very happy that your vacation was nice and relaxing.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Unit 41-S Rainbow Beach
Car: recommended

This complex is located on a private beach and is a short two minute walk to a world class casino, which is surrounded by great restaurants. It is also just a half mile from the French border, where wonderful food, beautiful beaches, and shopping abound.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750

Reservation is not confirmed until the deposit is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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