Secluded Villa in Gated Community, Ideal for Any Couple or Family of Four.

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Hope Cottage is hidden away at the top of the hill overlooking Oyster Bay. The views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding islands are spectacular.

Architect designed just for us as a year-round vacation retreat, this neat 1000 square foot villa and its lush gardens is the perfect vacation getaway for any couple or small family and is ideal for a honeymoon or a holiday with a special friend. We wanted to accommodate family and friends so our living room features two couches that convert to single beds with a full bathroom attached.

Gentle ocean breezes keep us cool while sunning ourselves at our lovely private pool. At the same time, you are only a short distance from some of the best beaches on the east end of the island.

Out of love for 'his' garden, our gardener sprays our property for white fly every week. That this also kills Mosquitos is of little interest to him but it pleases us as we go to Sint Maarten in the summer to get away from them.

A few years ago, a guest commented that while Hope Cottage was lovely, the bathrooms were dated. So, we closed our villa for three months in 2014 for a major renovation of both bathrooms. When we returned, we were greeted with full European style modern bathrooms with the master bathroom featuring dual showers, regular and rain, with sleek, wall-hung toilet and bidet.

In 2016, we again closed the villa and replaced some of the many french doors with windows featuring screened openings improving ventilation while keeping mosquitos at bay.

While we use our villa in July/August and November/December, we welcome guests during other periods. Our villa is usually fully booked for High and Holiday Seasons and we are taking reservations for the Hope Cottage's 2017 High and Shoulder Seasons (Jan 7 - Apr 22 and Apr 22 - May 27) for $2485 and $1995 respectively.

For more information about Hope Cottage, the surrounding area and our restaurant tips, please check out our website at

Keywords: Villa, Private Home

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome:

    Up to two family members can sleep on pull out beds in living room couches with their own full bathroom....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Limited stairs - four going up from parking lot, three going down into house and two going up to bathroom. Check with owner!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This only applies indoors. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Living room : 2 sleep sofa /futon

    For family members, only!...moreless

  • King size bed (1), Owner's favorite room with 18' ceiling, fresh ocean breezes and comfortable rocking chairs. Two couches in living room convert to single beds for the use of guest's family only! Baby Crib available from our local agent....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

    Double shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Major remodeling of both bathrooms in October/November 2014

Other Amenities

  • Although Hope Cottage is located in a gated community, we have taken extra measures to make ourselves and guests feel safe and comfortable by installing a mechanized gate at the top of the road leading to just three villas. Mechanized hurricane shutters can let in some light and provide air circulation. If guest choose, these shutters can be closed when leaving or during the night to provide an extra sense of security. Skylight and all windows have custom, fitted screens....moreless


  • Books:

    Owners library with light reading....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    No library but music system takes iPods so bring your own....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Speaker in bedroom with radio, CD player and iPod dock....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Marina
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    5 minute drive to Dawn Beach with beachside restaurant, lounge chairs and umbrellas. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Great views of Oyster Pond and St. Barts. Other islands in area can be seen on a good day. Villa is over 350 ft. above sea level and there is nothing between us and Africa....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Indoor dining for 4. Outdoor dining for 6. We manage 12 for Thanksgiving dinner. with borrowed chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Rarely necessary. Owners sleep with sheet and light blanket even in summer. Use AC only occasionally and then on timer for 60 minutes when going to bed at night....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    For maid's use only....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Contact Owner

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Seating for TV is separate from main seating area....moreless

  • Parking:

    Private parking for two/three cars. Area is in a gated community with 24/7 security with additional security gate on road leading to three homes....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Number for Hope Cottage is 1.721.543.6118...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Including Beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    For maid's use only....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Catering Available:

    Yes, but we have not used it....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Sufficient to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for 12....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Sufficient for 12 at Thanksgiving dinner....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New Bosch dishwasher in 2015...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Granite countertops...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Combined with convection oven. new in 2012...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New Subzero fridge in 2013...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric with four hobs...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Features dining table for six persons....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck next to pool covered by pergola and open to prevailing ocean breeze so very comfortable....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Pergola next to pool is owners' favorite outdoor seating area....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Tropical garden that guests admire. Our gardener shares it with us. :o)...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Secluded so nude bathing is an option. Gardener rings bell before entering....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer Specials
Jul 30 - Oct 28, 2016
5 night min stay

Owners' Change of Plans
Oct 29 - Dec 23, 2016
5 night min stay

Holiday Season
Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2017
5 night min stay

High Season
Jan 7 - Apr 22, 2017
5 night min stay

Shoulder Season
Apr 23 - May 27, 2017
5 night min stay

Low Season
May 28 - Jul 29, 2017
5 night min stay

Late Summer Specials
Jul 30 - Oct 28, 2017
5 night min stay

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • 1 or 2 additional family $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


5 Percent discount on all multi-week bookings in High and Low Seasons

Holiday Season Special - Any 14 nights November 26 - January 7 - $4985 - Extra nights - $350

3rd or 4th person - $200 - Family only.

Saturday/Saturday only unless by prior arrangement

25 percent deposit. Balance 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Princess Juliana Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dinghy Dock
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
To Saint Barts
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Canoa, Big Fish, Infinity, l'Oasis
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dawn Beach

Car: Necessary

Skylight and all windows have custom, fitted screens. The only openings without screens are the doors.

Secluded pool area suitable for nude sunbathing.

Just 5 minutes drive to ferry to St. Barts.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: John and Susan are a retired couple living in Minnesota. John is from Minnesota, Susan was British, now American, Daughter, Joelle, is French and living on the south coast of France near Cannes. John's father was born on the nearby island of Saba.

Why the Owner Chose Oyster Pond, Sint Maarten:
We loved the view from our hillside lots which are 350 ft above sea level and the consistent ocean breezes that meant that we would rarely need air conditioning. We bought two lots so that the house could be built on one level with the privacy we desired. As part of a gated community, we knew that we would eventually have security and several years ago, it was finally in place. Equally important was it's easy access to Europe allowing our daughter and grandchildren to visit us from France with minimum hassle.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Privacy and safety in a gated community with easy access to all of Sint Maarten's activities on both the Dutch and French sides. The views from the picture window in the living room, the deck and even when in the pool are FANTASTIC! We rarely need AC. In a 6 week stay in July/August we use it maybe 6 times for an hour when we go to bed. This is due to the size of the rooms and the fact that ALL of our windows have screens so we get great ventilation without worrying about mosquitos.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Links to more information:



  • Aerial View

    Aerial View

  • Entry Path

    Entry Path

  • Front Entry

    Front Entry

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Guest Bathroom

    Guest Bathroom

  • Garden & Pool

    Garden & Pool

  • Pool


  • Garden


  • Pool


  • Hope Cottage

    Hope Cottage

  • Entry Gate

    Entry Gate

  • Front Entry

    Front Entry

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Kitchen


  • Pool


  • Breakfast Patio

    Breakfast Patio

  • View from road below

    View from road below

VRBO #377759

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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