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Stunning Oceanfront 1 or 2 Br Villa W Private Pool, Simpson Bay/Pelican Key Area

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 12 nights


About the property

2 BR, 2.5 Bath, Spectacular Views Of Caribbean Sea (Sleeps up to 4) Private Pool

Villa Velaire is your home away from home, only better! Be sure to check out our website for more information.

Located in a private gated community, perched along the ocean cliffs just above Simpson Bay in Pelican Key, St Maarten, stands Villa Velaire - a private two bedroom/2.5 bath rental villa. The Villa uses an eclectic mix of British West Indies and Balinese design to harmonize with both the Caribbean style architecture and the tropical location.

Just inside the entry at Villa Velaire, off to the right is the fully equipped gourmet kitchen featuring granite counter tops. Should you choose to stay in and prepare breakfast, an afternoon cocktail or dinner - it won't be such a chore, as you will find all the comforts of home - a full size refrigerator, four- burner range/stove, dishwasher, blender, sauté pans etc.

Just past the kitchen stands the open floor living and dining area, the heart of this villa. Casual fabrics were used for a more relaxed feel, focusing on quality and comfort. The porcelain floor tiles in the living area were dressed with a fun nautical designed rug. Many of the furnishing in both the living and dining area were brought in from Bali with added wicker accents to define the transitional style.

Just beyond the living and dining room stands a 10 foot deep covered outside terrace. The covered terrace serves as a sitting and dining space, perfect for a respite from the afternoon sun or alfresco dining with the most magnificent views. For the sun worshipers, there are four teak lounge chairs to enjoy relaxing by the private pool, watching the cruise ships sail away or just listening to the sound of breaking waves along the cliffs. By night, enjoy a favorite glass of wine, stretch out and stargaze, or watch the moon rise from the Terrace.

Back inside the villa, on the second floor, you will find the two air-conditioned king suites widely separated for exceptional privacy (perfect for couples traveling together). Both bedrooms feature en suite baths and custom designed four post king-size beds. The high vaulted ceiling imparts a grand sense of scale and spaciousness. Attached to the second bedroom is the meditation/massage room and private balcony overlooking the pool terrace and Caribbean. Call one of the many island massage therapists for your private in-home massage - Can you thing of a better way to start your vacation.

Villa Velaire is furnished with your comfort in mind without sacrificing its artful elegance and style. This rare oceanfront villa, located on the beautiful island of St Maarten, will fulfill most vacation wish lists.

More Details

Kim Gilbert
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Kim Gilbert

Our names are Ron and Kim. Ron is in the Hotel/Restaurant business and I am in the marketing/advertising business. We purchased the house with our good friends Steve and Meredith. Steve is a General Contractor and Meredith works for the state. Steve and Meredith just welcomed their 2nd son.

Kim Gilbert purchased this villa in 2013

Why Kim Gilbert chose St Maarten

You will love the views of the Caribbean Ocean - the house has such a good feel, you never want to leave

What makes this villa unique

Love the private pool overlooking the Caribbean. The location is also fantastic, close enough to all the action in Simpson Bay (you can walk to the Red Piano, Bon Appetite, the Hollywood Casino), but far enough away to enjoy some quiet relaxation.


Pelican Key Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This is the downstairs powder-room
  • Both upstairs bathrooms are en-suite and have large walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Both kind bedrooms feature a beautiful four-post bed and have en suite baths, 32' flat screen TV's, AM/FM Alarm Clock with docking station, Plush 100% cotton Villa Velaire bathrobes. Both bedrooms have access to the Massage Room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests will be greeted at the airport or car rental agency (if renting a car) - from there, guests will follow your host to the Villa (only 10 minute drive away). A Welcome Basket and maid service is included

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Stunning Oceanfront 1 or 2 Br Villa W Private Pool, Simpson Bay/Pelican Key Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful Winter Eacape

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and another couple booked this unit based upon the pictures and previous reviews. Initially I was somewhat apprehensive as we had never been to St Maarten before and one always wonders if the pictures and reviews are too good to be true - they were not ! We all remarked on Kim's attention to detail and how everything went as planned. The day we arrived we were met by a lovely young lady that did a wonderful job of orientation and delivered us to the condo. The unit is beautiful and the views are better than the pictures posted on the web site. We had a wonderful 2 weeks and the villa felt like home - we all agreed that after a busy day on the island it was great to come back to dip in the pool and watch the cruise ships sail by. We had a wonderful time -Thank you Kim for making our winter escape so wonderful. Peter Lynn Wayne and Faye

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peter: I am so glad to hear that Lynn, Faye, Wayne and yourself enjoyed your time on the island, as well as Villa Velaire! It is always nice to hear when our guests enjoy the house as much as we do! Thank you for being such wonderful guests and for the fantastic review! If your travel plans ever lead you back to St. Maarten or Key West, please look us up, we would love to have you all stay with us again. Wishing you a wonderful Spring! All the best, Kim
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Central Pennsylvania

Wonderful location. Villa was in excellent condition

  • 5 of 5

View was incredible. The villa was beyond our expectations.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steven and Cathy: I am so glad that you all enjoyed your time at Villa Velaire and in St. Maarten - thank you for the great review and for being such wonderful guests! If your travels ever lead you back our way, please look us up, we would love to have you stay with us again! Happy 2017! Kindest regards, Kim
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Pelican Bay ST Maarten

  • 5 of 5

Having never been to St. Maarten before, this vacation rental was a blind pick for us and what a great pick it was. Everything about this rental was perfect from the initial contact with Kim all the way through to the final check out things could not have gone better. The location was perfect. While we wanted to cook some of our meals in house to save money we were on vacation and wanted to eat out also. This is the exact location for that. Within 1 mile we had great grocery stores, and so many good restaurants we could not possibly hit then all. Had we been farther north or on the French side, I do not think we would have had that. When it cane to cooking in, there was everything that you could possibly need available from pots & pans to Wine openers. The condo was a perfect place for two couples to stay. It had two identical master bedroom suites with individually controlled thermostats and their own bathrooms. The downstairs was spacious and the deck was outstanding with it's beautiful view of the ocean and your own private pool. We spent many hours in the morning watching the sun come up and the boats coming and going. The first day, Ellen met us at the car rental place and guided us right to the condo. She let us in and showed us around answering any questions we had. She left us with a phone to call if we had any further questions or concerns. She was great and very knowledgeable. The cleaning people were just outstanding. They came in and were very friendly and business like. They went right to work and when they left the place was spotless. They even washed and put away some dishes that we had left in the sink and had not got to ourselves yet. I can not say enough good things about those two. Overall, This was probably the best vacation rental we have stayed in to date. I would highly recommend it to anyone planning a trip to St. Marten.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tim: I am so glad to hear that your first time in St. Maarten did not disappoint! Also, that you enjoyed your time at Villa Velaire, always so nice to hear when our guests enjoy themselves and thank you for the wonderful review! I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and if your travels ever lead you back our way, please look us up, we would love to have you back with us again! All the best, Kim
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Binghamton, New York

Mona S

  • 5 of 5

First time staying in Villa Velaire. It was everything that the pictures displayed. Very tasteful and comfortable. The morning sun was our favorite having stayed many places in St Maarten. Kim was excellent to work with and very professional checking on our stay. We really enjoyed the service Laurine gave us and she was friendly and accommodating to all our needs. I highly recommend renting this Villa! We will be back!

Thanks Kim for everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mona: So glad to hear that you and Gary enjoyed your time in St. Maarten and at Villa Velaire! If your travels ever lead you back our way, please look us up, we would love to have you stay with us again! Thank you for being such wonderful guests and for the great review! Have a great rest of your week! All the best, Kim
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Villa Velaire was everything and more!!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Velaire was fabulous, it was more than I expected. Kim was very easy to work with and was very informative on all the details. We especially enjoyed the pool and the views from the back deck! We have family in St. Maartin who have a dive and boat tour operation, so we spent most of our time on the water and visiting most of the Islands in the area. Kim,s place was very comfortable and well decorated, beds were very comfortable, My wife had to bake and decorate a cake for the wedding we were down their for, and most everything was already on hand!! The air worked well, which was a plus for me.We enjoyed our stay here very much, and would recommend this property to anyone!! We will be back, maybe as soon as the the snow starts flying in Colorado !!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steven: WOW, from living in St. Maarten to snowy Colorado - that must of been culture shock! I am sure that it was great to come back and spend some time with family! So glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your time at Villa Velaire! Thanks you both for being such great guests and for the wonderful review! We would love to have you stay with us again - please call me anytime you need accommodations! All the best, Kim
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Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Villa Valaire, and we had a fantastic time. Thanks to Kim we had great service, we had everything needed to make our stay feel like a home away from home. We enjoyed venturing out everyday to all the different beaches. Our favourites were Orient Bay, Friars Bay, Bay Rouge, and Simpson Bay (Karakters). Karakters has a great appetizer platter and great Mango Coladas. We also enjoyed a grilled Lobster dinner at Lees in Simpson Bay.

Most of the times we just cooked out at the villa and enjoyed the views of the ocean and the ships and boats passing by. We especially enjoyed the pool that we could dip in and sit by in the morning and evenings.

St. Martin is a wonderful island, and you should rent a car and explore a different beach or part of the island. St. Martin is truly a friendly island, the people are so friendly and helpful.

Susan & Richard (Williamsburg, VA)

Meera & Tim (Fayetteville, NC)

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan: So glad that the 2nd time did not disappoint! It sounds like you hit some really great places to eat! Thank you again for being such wonderful guests and for the great review! I hope that you all have a fantastic summer! All the best, Kim
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Princess Julianna Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.04 Miles
Red Piano
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Welfare Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
Bon Appetite
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Cay Bay
Car: recommended

Because of its stunning scenery, Pelican Key is a prized location for many residential homes and resorts. As you drive up along the main road (Billy Folly Rd), you will notice some of the most exclusive villas on the island.


Rates & Availability

Pelican Key Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
APR 16th-JUN (1 Bedroom)*
Apr 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
JUL-SEPT (1 Bedroom)*
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
OCT-DEC 15th (1 Bedroom)*
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday (1 or 2 Bedrooms)
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
12 night minimum stay
Jan 3rd-Feb 27th (1 Bedroom)*
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Heineken Regatta (1 or 2 BDR)*
Feb 25 2018 - Mar 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
MAR 5th-APR 1 (1 Bedroom)*
Mar 5 2018 - Apr 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
APR 2nd-JUN (1 Bedroom)*
Apr 2 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
JUL-SEPT (1 Bedroom)*
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Plan $49
2ND BDRM + $43 PER NITE $1 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

*The Above Rates are Based on ONE Bedroom. There is an additional charge for the 2nd Bedroom. To get the rate for adding the 2nd bedroom to your stay, add $43/per night OR $300/per week to the "1 Bedroom" rates above. PLEASE NOTE: if you only need ONE Bedroom, the 2nd bedroom is locked (the 2nd bedroom is NEVER rented out to anyone else) Visit for the exact prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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