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1 Bedroom Condo with Superlative Views of St Barts

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

'Superlative views of St. Barts' is how one renter described the view from Princess Heights unit 402.

And a visitor from November 2011 wrote, 'We are back home now. It was the best vacation ever!!!! Your condo is awesome - spacious , clean , tastefully decorated....It felt like an expensive hotel and a home at the same time. I took so many photos of the sunset and sunrise from the balcony-the views are amazing ....I am so glad I rented it. '

From the time you walk in through the mahogany front door, you'll know why this luxury boutique hotel with its granite counter tops, recessed lighting and marble floors, is consistently rated by visitors as one of the top rental experiences on the island.

Unit 402 is a spacious, 1000 sf, 1 bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bath condo. Our condo has been repainted, a new central a/c unit has been installed and the kitchen has been upgraded with stainless steel appliances, blender, and a 12 cup coffee maker. Living room furniture includes a queen size pullout sofa and an over-sized single pull out chair, both with extra plush mattresses. There is a flat screen TV and DVD player and free broadband internet. The bedroom has a king size pillow-top mattress, 500 thread-count duvet comforter, flat screen TV and DVD player.

A short walk or drive down the hill will put you on Dawn Beach which you've already seen from the balcony. Rated by many travel magazines as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, you can relax under the palm trees or find great snorkeling right off the beach. However, there are many world class beaches a rental car drive away! Visit Orient Beach, the most famous on the island with many bars, restaurants and activities. Pinel Island, a 10 minute ferry ride from French Cul-de-Sac, with warm, calm crystal clear water. Plum Bay (Baie aux Prunes in French) and Baie Longue are both beautiful nearly deserted mile long beaches. There are many more beaches to discover as well, each as beautiful as the next! You may want to take a day to cruise to Anguilla, St. Barts, or Saba, beautiful islands which can be seen from St. Maarten/St. Martin.

After a long day at the beach, take a dip in Princess Height's Olympic size pool, which is never crowded, or relax on the large covered balcony with a cool exotic drink.

With a full kitchen, you can easily eat meals in, though the island boasts many world class restaurants. Grand Case is well known throughout the Caribbean and the world for its restaurants. But there are many other fine restaurants throughout the island.

We take pride in our condo and want to make your visit as comfortable and as memorable as possible. Never hesitate to ask a question or let us know if there is something we can do to make it more enjoyable.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no elevators in the building. We are one floor above ground level. There are 24 steps to our level and about 5 steps further to our door. Though we'd love to have you stay, if you have difficulties with stairs you may want to consider another option. Also, as Barbara and I can both attest, if the stairs are wet, it is safer to descend barefooted rather than wearing flip flops. It's very slippery!

PLEASE NOTE: There have been reports in the press about phishing with regards to rental properties. We will NEVER ask you to wire money to us. If someone should do so from our rental unit, refuse to do it and contact VRBO immediately!

Keywords: Condo

More Details

Owner
Rick and Barbara Wells
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Rick and Barbara Wells

Barbara and I have been coming to St. Maarten for over 20 years. In 2004, we were looking to purchase a condo and just happened by. Even though there was no for sale sign, Barbara insisted on checking it out. It just so happened they were selling the individual units. As soon as we walked in the door and saw the beautiful view, we knew we wanted to buy.

PLEASE NOTE: While we no longer own the condo, I still handle the rentals for the new owner.

Rick and Barbara Wells purchased this condo in 2004

Why Rick and Barbara Wells chose St Maarten

The first time we came to St. Maarten, we felt like we were home. The first place we stayed was the old Dawn Beach Hotel, so we always liked this part of the island. We've always dreamed of living or retiring here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello :-) I just wanted to send you a quick THANK YOU for sharing your place with us again! We absolutely LOVE your unit and its location! We always have such an enjoyable experience on the island and look forward to going back again. We also want to thank you for keeping the price reasonable for us, so we can unwind without breaking the bank, after each LONG school year :-)

Thank you again for sharing your home with us!
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Oyster Pond Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen size sofa and single pull out
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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1 Bedroom Condo with Superlative Views of St Barts
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews
5

Wonderful 'home away from home' feeling in this beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

My stay was everything I hoped it would be and more! The condo was updated, very comfortable and had everything I needed for my stay. The balcony was huge and had multiple seating areas to suit your mood. The grounds on the property were beautiful and well kept. The balcony overlooked the pool and the pool looked very inviting and never more than 2-3 people in it at a time. The view from the condo/balcony was amazing- I loved waking up and looking at the beautiful ocean view!

I unfortunately had to cut my trip short by a week due to a family emergency and the staff were so incredibly helpful- they made calls to airlines to change my return flight, printed out all of my boarding passes and even arranged for taxi to pick me up very early the next morning to get to airport. They went above and beyond to help me at a very difficult time.

Rick was extremely easy to work with from beginning to end- he was very quick to respond to emails and provide helpful info. I had many questions and emailed him MANY times since it was my first time to travel out of country alone and he never acted as if I was being a bother.

I definitely recommend this property for a wonderful stay in a very beautiful country- I can't wait to return- I think St Maarten will be a frequent destination for me!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Sugarland, TX
5

Nice place great customer service

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a great birthday place. Nice condo and excellent customer service. We had no problems, except no access to the w/d in the condo. Overall all was well.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Awesome week

  • 5 of 5

Rick was great to work with. We absolutely loved the place . Had great views and excellent hotel style services; if desired. Would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great place in st martin to get away from the crowded touristy simpson bay and phillipsburg. There are a few stairs to climb but not anything noticeable. Nearby oyster bay restaurants and beautiful view of ocean. Thank you Rick

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We have a very enjoyable stay in this unit. The view is incredible, the furnishings comfortable and very high end. We arrived on Saturday afternoon and immediately turned off the AC and opened all the windows to take advantage of the wonderful breeze and that's the way it was all week. The staff were all very helpful and pleasant. Great spot for us to relax every night after a long tough day at the beach. Rick's communication and willingness to answer any question made this a very enjoyable rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Kelowna, BC (Canada)
5

A good stay for our family

  • 5 of 5

We had a 10th anniversary trip to St Maarten for 11 nights with our three children (ages-7,5,2). We choose this location because we wanted to stay in a different location from our previous two visits (Maho area/Pelican Key area). Here is our summary of this place:

The Great

- Rick was a pleasure to deal with throughout the rental process. He was always willing to answer our questions and strived to provide us with the best vacation experience possible. Whether it was dealing with a maintenance issue (leaking from the condo above) or helping us locate an extra blanket for the single pullout, Rick didn't hesitate to reply promptly to our emails.

- The overall amenities of the property provided us with a great vacation. Whether it was a kitchen stocked with all of the kitchen gadgets needed for cooking, a nice swimming pool for the kids when they were tired of cleaning off all the sand, or the 4 beach chairs, cooler and umbrella that provided us with comfort during our many beach visits. This condo/property (Princess Heights) truly provides one with all that they will need during their visit.

The Good

- The finishing of the condo/property are nice. The granite countertops, the stainless steel appliances, the quality of the furniture provided really gives off a feel of luxury. The only thing stopping this category from moving up to the great are some of the smaller finishing details of the condo (some of the electrical outlets not attached to the wall, crack in the bathroom door, leaking water from the condo above, etc) Although these are minor and pretty insignificant it does limit the classification to just the good.

The Bad

The only bad thing we would say about this condo/property is the overall location. This is no ones fault as some might find this location perfect. After spending over 30 days on this island during 3 different visits we simply know which beaches we like (Mullet, Maho- plane watching, Happy Bay, Le Gallion- condo location is great for this beach) the best and where we like to spend the bulk of our time. Because the majority of time was at locations further from this property our travel time was increased throughout our trip. With this being our 3rd trip to the island we did notice that traffic is still rather slow and bad (we witnessed multiple accidents during our trip).

Overall, I would give this property a 4.5 star and Rick a 5 star rating. Don't hesitate to book with Rick if you are looking for a good stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Princess Juliana
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Dawn beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130

Rates are refundable until 30 days prior to arrival. Rates for multiple days and weeks (except for late summer/fall) are variable, so the quoted rate may be higher than the rate you will receive when you contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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