About the property
- Condo1750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Chez SoColisa is an elegant 2 BR condo located on the 4th floor, Suite D4, of The Cliff at Cupecoy.
SoColisa was developed as a residence for its owner, not as a vacation rental property. Therefore, the best of design, decor, furnishing and technology was deployed to evolve what is now among the highest quality vacation properties you can experience. Examples include high quality contemporary furnishings shipped from Cantoni Furniture Store located in Orange County, California; custom made tables and consoles; designer selected backsplash in kitchen; the best in A/V including 3 flat screen TVs, iPod docks built into the walls in each BR, custom built A/V command center with iPod dock, CD/DVD player and satellite with extensive programming.
SoColisa can be rented as a one bedroom utilizing the master bedroom which is equipped with a king size bed & 1 1/2 baths, or as a two bedroom with 2 & 1/2 baths. The 2nd bedroom offers two double beds and can sleep four.
The moment you enter SoColisa you will know you have secured the right accommodations for the high quality vacation you seek and deserve. Your comfort and convenience while vacationing have been the focus of our planning......and we have succeeded! You will experience high quality and custom built furnishings throughout; a breath taking unobstructed straight on view of the Caribbean Sea; a back terrace overlooking the lighted tennis court; a custom built entertainment center; a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances for those who wish to cook; a Keurig coffee/tea center with complimentary coffees and teas. The master suite has been modified to replace the standard bathroom door with a sliding shoji screen for the bathroom and closet. The master bathroom has double sinks and a Jacuzzi bathtub. Both BRs have custom-made blackout window coverings.
SoColisa is equipped with a central sound system throughout, including the BRs, 55” TV and a DVD/CD player in the living room and 32' TV's in each of the bedrooms. The BRs also have iPod docks built into the walls that will override anything being played through the central sound system.
Free wire less Internet access is provided as well as free local and international phone calls. A USA area code has been incorporated so you can receive calls from the USA with no international charges to the caller.
Located in The Cliff at Cupecoy, SoColisa offers 24 hour security, secured on-site parking, outdoor pool & Children’s pool, indoor heated olympic size lap pool, weight room, aerobics room, exercise equipment such as treadmills and cycles, lighted tennis court, steam room, sauna, and the stylish Christian Dior® Health Spa to further indulge your pleasures. The Cliff Cafe, a lunchtime delight, provides wonderful French food to further enhance your Chez SoColisa stay.
Cupecoy is ideally located just 5 minutes from Juliana International Airport and within walking distance from casinos, quality international restaurants and St. Maarten's only golf course. It's a 10-minute drive to Marigot, the French St. Martin's capital, and a 20-minute drive to Philipsburg, Dutch St. Maarten's capital.
For those who enjoy getting around the beautiful and culturally diverse island of St. Maarten/St. Martin, a fully loaded 'Suzuki Grand Vitara i' is provided free of cost. Your only obligation will be to replace the gasoline used during your stay at Chez SoColisa. We also provide you with a free cell phone for your use while renting Chez SoColisa.
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Fred J. Grigsby, Jr.
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- May 27, 2018
About Fred J. Grigsby, Jr.
I retired in late 2006 following a 37-year career in human resource management. I retired in California from a company in the energy sector. Prior to that I had a long career with one company in a number of geographical locations including Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Cleveland. The majority of the year I reside at Villa Bahari located at the Villas of Shore Pointe, Cupecoy. Therefore, if you rent Chez SoColisa the chances are very high that I will be on island and personally help get oriented to the property. When I am not in St. Maarten I reside in Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, DC.
Fred J. Grigsby, Jr. purchased this Condo in 2007
Why Fred J. Grigsby, Jr. chose Maho
I bought some timeshare weeks at the Sapphire Beach Resort and therefore started coming to St. Maarten annually for a couple of weeks. I feel in love with St. Maarten and the convenience of Cupecoy. Therefore, when I learned that The Cliff at Cupecoy was going to be developed I bought in pre-construction. As they say, 'the rest is history'!
What makes this Condo unique
I lived at Chez SoColisa for the first 15 months while it was being furnished and decorated. I love the building and its amenities. There is a strong sense of security due to the design of the complex and the quality and stability of the security staff. The underground parking you will enjoy at Chez SoColisa is located on the top floor of the garage and directly across from the elevator that will take you up to Chez SoColisa, suite D4. There is a great air conditioned fitness center and pools available for your use at your discretion. Many residents of St. Maarten have expressed a desire to buy memberships to the gym. I served as Chairman of the HOA board at The Cliff for the first 4 years of its existence. We consistently rejected these revenue-generating proposals to preserve the privacy and convenience of the fitness center for the owners and their guest, including renters. I love the convenience to a variety of beaches within walking distance (including the beach at The Cliff) and on the French side of the island. This includes both traditional beaches and clothing optional beaches. I love the variety of excellent restaurants in the building, across the street and a couple of minutes away by car in Maho and at Puerto Cupecoy. I enjoy playing blackjack and can frequently be found across the street at the Atlantis Casino. By the way, you will never see the casino complex from Chez SoColisa as you do from many other condos at The Cliff. A feature I appreciate.
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What an awesome experience
My wife and I went on this trip to celebrate both our birthdays and our anniversary. Fred's accommodations were amazing. The condo was just as the pictures represented, but they were even cleaner and even more spectacular. He assisted us with excellent dining and activity recommendations, provided a car as well. I can't recommend his property high enough.
You won't be let down, trust me on that!
Thanks for a great stay and experience, we'll surely be back again!.
Wouldn't stay anywhere else
We have stayed here now twice. Everything is always impeccable.
The view is great, the cliff is great.
This place exceeded our expectations. It is first class. This 2 bedroom condo was spacious, clean, loaded with all the amenities a family could need. The appliances were top of the line. The decor was tasteful. The beds were comfortable The balconies were spacious... and the view...oh the view. It was glorious. To top it all off the car was included in the price. We loved exploring the island on our own schedule, not having to worry about taxis. It was perfect. The condominium complex was quiet. It seemed to be the slow season. So we had the pools to ourselves. We did not get to try the onsite restaurant because it was closed when we were there, but that was fine. There are many restaurants within walking distance or a short 5 minute drive. We were 5 minutes from the airport and Maho Beach. Even closer was Mullet Bay. This beach was amazing. Quiet, low key and pristine waters. Fred was there to great us on arrival. He was very accommodating and helpful. He has thought of everything a traveler would need. You won't be disappointed with this lovely place.
Amazing property with an amazing view.
It was a very good experience from the beginning to the end. The facility was very clean and the condo was perfect. Fred was there to greet us, and show us around. He was also available to answer questions during the week. The car was a huge help. I would not recommend doing this trip without a car. The ability to call back to the states on a landline to keep in touch with our kids was very helpful. It was an all around great experience!
Davey - It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay at Chez SoColisa. As a first time visitor to SXM I hope the information I emailed you was helpful to finding your way around to enjoy the activities, restaurants and beaches.
I hope you will return to SXM and give us an opportunity to host you again at Chez SoColisa, or at one of our other properties (JusMarNa Penthouse, Lemon Drop Cove or Villa Bahari)
Thank you so much for your unsolicited review. It means a lot to us. - Fred
The most beautiful place in SXM.....
My husband and I have visited SXM for 9 years, and of that, 6 of them have been spent at Chez Sol Colista, and we’re booked again. That in itself speaks for how much we love it. The property is stunning, well appointed and clean. If at any time we notice some small thing we feel needs some attention, Fred is immediately on it whether he is on the island or not. For us, it’s like home away from home. Fred has pride in ownership, and throughout the soon to be 7 years that we’ve spent a vacation there, he continues to maintain and keep his property in excellent condition. Marcia, the housekeeper also has pride in her work. When you arrive at the condo, it looks and smells clean and so welcoming.
Many people asked us if we aren't interested in going to other islands. Truth is, we have gone to many other islands, and basically one Caribbean island is pretty much the same as the next in our minds. For us, one of the most important things is feeling safe and enjoying the space you live in while away. There really is nothing one is lacking in this condo. Fred has thought of everything including wifi, and phone service to stay connected to home, and a clean vehicle for getting around.
Fred has other places on the island, and there’s no doubt all would be at the same standard as Chez Sol Colista. My husband and I have become ‘the go to people’ for friends and colleagues inquiring about where to stay in St Martin. Our oasis.
Jack & Nancy
Nancy & Jack - Thank you so much for your kind review. Any owner of a vacation rental property would love to have you as clients. It is an absolute privilege and pleasure to have you as repeat clients. Chez SoColisa and JusMarNa Penthouse fortunately both have a number of repeat clients. The advantage this gives us is getting to know you and your needs so we can better accommodate your stay. For example, we know to do a pre-arrival thorough inspection and, if needed, repair of the terrace screens to make certain they are impenetrable by the occasional mosquito that might find its way to the fourth floor.
We want Chez SoColisa to feel like your home away from home from the second you arrive until you depart. We look forward to welcoming you home next February. - Fred
Great Vacation and Beautiful Place to Stay
This was our first stay in St. Maarten. I'm so glad we found this condo and the owner Fred. The place was beautiful and very comfortable. Everything was as presented on the website or better. The Cliffs is a wonderful and secure place to stay. The view from the balcony was spectacular!! The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable and the nightly breeze blowing through the suite was so relaxing. It was great to be able to sleep with the sliding doors open. The beach and pool area were beautiful.
The SUV provided was a great benefit. My husband and I scheduled massages in the spa. The massages were the best we've ever experienced. The massages were so good that we returned later in the week for a 2nd massage. Well worth the cost!!
Lastly, I must comment on the owner Fred. He was very helpful and informative throughout the entire trip planning process. He always responded very quickly to any of my inquiries, before and after we actually booked the condo with him. He greeted us with a nice note and bottle of wine waiting for us in the condo. On our last day, while we needed to check out by 11am, our flight didn't leave until 4pm. We were allowed to stay at the resort and enjoy the pool and restaurant even after checking out. They watched our luggage at the front desk. Fred was even so kind as to offer to drive us to the airport. It was so nice to have been able to meet him. I wouldn't hesitate to rent from him again and to recommend his rental unit to family and friends traveling to St. Maarten.
Jim and Teri - Thank you for taking the time to submit this kind review. As I recall you began your planning four or five months before your arrival. As a first time visitor to SXM it is appropriate that you would have lots of questions as you did. I feel it is my obligation to answer those questions as best I can. It is part of my responsibility in helping to provide you with a great vacation experience.
I am a retired HR executive who loves interacting with people and helping to solve any problems. So getting to know you was my pleasure.
Thanks again for your review and I look forward to meeting again in SXM. - Fred
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
NOTE: 1 BEDROOM /1.5 BATHROOM RATES ARE AVAILABLE AT $60 LESS THAN THE ESTABLISHED 2BR RATES EXCEPT SPECIAL 2017 RATES WHICH ARE $40 LESS. There are no 1BR rates for the Holiday Season. HOUSEKEEPING IS PROVIDED SIX DAYS A WEEK AT NO CHARGE. NO CHARGE FOR USE OF CAR OTHER THAN REFUELING. PayPal can be used for credit card payments at a 4% fee. Checks or wire transfers can also be arranged. There are NO fees associated with payment by check or wire transfer (rate plus 5% tax).