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Beach Tulip, A French Touch... On The Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Flat, 1 Spacious Living Room, 1 Separate Room, 1 Bathroom And 1 Separate Wc, Ac

FIRST : Don't take care of the pictures of the beach Tulip at this moment. The condo was destroyed during the hurricane Irma and we have to rebuilt it. We can make some reservations from September 2018 without deposit. We prefer to be sure that all the area will be renovated and nice. We will update the pictures and property description as soon as it is rebuts and ready.

The Beach Tulip is located on the beach, at 10 meters from the sea at the Nettle Bay Beach Club. It is very well equipped with a French touch. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning. A large deck in front of the sea. View on Marigot bay and Anguilla island. A kayak with security equipment is provided free of charge

At the Nettle bay residence, you have many excellent restaurants and bars located at about 200 and 300 meters, barefoot, by the beach (The Mati Beach , the Dreams and the Sand (modern bars). A French bakery/pastry/pizzeria is located at about 100 meters from the residence gate. 300 meters later, you have a very fine French grocery Monop' and a "Super U" supermarket at 3 kilometers. At the other side of the road, 300 meters from the residence, you have a famous restaurant, one of the best of the island, « La Cigale » and several other, Hotel Mercure restaurant, le flamboyant restaurant, Mezza Luna, Italien restaurant on the beach…).

You have also a fine traiteur at 300 meters « Fabulous feast » near the residence where you can order some meals

You can park your rental car inside the residence free of charge - important for car rentals - (secured by guards 24h/7/7).

We enjoy, Martine and I, to spend a few time to explain the island, to recommend restaurants, beaches, groceries and activities.

We own or manage several other units

on the French side, on the beach, sea view.

Bora Bora Condo (2/3 persons) VRBO number 793030

and Monte Cristo Condo (4/5 persons) VRBO number 620096

And on the Dutch side, 6th floor, sea view

White Pearl, (3/4 persons) VRBO number 715270

More Details

Martine et Jean-Pierre Leclair
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Martine et Jean-Pierre Leclair

We are on retirement. Martine was working in an optic center. Jean-Pierre was air trafic controller.

Martine et Jean-Pierre Leclair purchased this condo in 2013

Why Martine et Jean-Pierre Leclair chose Sandy Ground

Nettle bay residence si the only place in Saint-martin where you are on the beach, the feet in the sand, at a few meters from the caribbean sea. You have a nice view on the Nettle Bay, Marigot, the French main town and Anguilla island.


Sandy Ground Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • LARGE SHOWER , hair dryer and curling are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Separate room with a large screen TV, AC
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
- Beach chairs, beach mattress and umbrella are provided. - Binocular - We can recommend a serious car rental with free transfers from and to the airport.


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Beach Tulip, A French Touch... On The Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved Martine and Jean-Pierre's house! Great central location so we could go all over the island and a gorgeous location. M & J were great making recommendations and our stay incredible. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wish we could give 10 stars!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from one of the best vacations we ever had thanks to Jean Pierre and Martine and their beautiful Beach Tulip. Even from our initial enquiries about the rental, you could tell they are genuine people who take great pride in their business. Once we booked, they sent us very detailed directions on how to get to the rental from the airport (even had step by step photos!). They met us right on time and showed us around the property. They give you a detailed introduction to St. Martin and provide a homemade book with maps to find a butcher, grocery stores, restaurants etc. We have stayed in many rentals in other countries and never had such caring owners! We were welcomed by a bottle of champagne, chilled glasses and homemade cookies which were AMAZING.

Jean Pierre and Martine thought of absolutely everything and the rental was spotlessly clean. The appliances, dishes, linens, towels, - everything was really great quality. We also loved having the bbq!! One evening there was a terrible rain storm (which we loved because the lightning was so beautiful) however it caused a blown circuit which affected the tv and wifi. We emailed Jean Pierre and Martine and they called us immediately. Their car was in the shop and despite our protests to wait, they showed up within 20 mins and fixed it. They then had an electrician come in the following day to ensure it wouldn't happen again. They came to be there with the electrician which was perfect because it didn't interrupt our day and we could carry out our plans.

The local french restaurants were awesome! We went to Mati beach twice (get the Creole plate!) and Mezza Luna - which were both next door to the condo. As everyone mentioned, the bakery across the street was incredible.

One tip - there is a monop within walking distance as well as a larger monop in Marigot (at the roundabout). Our first three days we thought these were the only grocery stores and we were a little discouraged as they are very small and carry a very small selection of products. Go to Super U! It's 15 mins away and we wish we went there first! Super U is more like a North American grocery store and offers everything.

The view from beach tulip is incredible. You can't get closer to the ocean. We sat on the deck every single night - it was a dream. I wish we could give higher than 5 stars!! We loved everything about this vacation and would definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Best beach vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a really fabulous time at Beach Tulip. Stepping outside to the beach every morning was perfect. The French food around Nettle Bay is a huge bonus for the area and we walked to the bakery almost every morning. The hosts, Martine and Jean-Pierre were excellent and really made us feel welcome. Great place to stay for couples who don't want the big resort atmosphere and enjoy a simple, peaceful vacation.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Charlotte, Florida

Fabulous Beachside apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Martine's and Jean-Pierre's wonderful Beach Tulip. We were greeted warmly and made to feel very welcome with a bottle of champagne cooling in the fridge. The apartment was very clean and very well-equipped. All the necessary items are already there - tea, coffee, sugar, spices. The location is fabulous, right on the beach and the view of Marigot in the distance makes for a delightful vacation. There is a boulangerie to which you can walk and there are three very good restaurant/beach bars just a short walk down the beach. It is just a short drive to Marigot with its shops and restaurants. We highly recommend the wonderful Beach Tulip.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic experience in every way

  • 5 of 5

Like other reviewers, I wish there were more than 5 stars. Jean-Pierre et Martine are exemplary hosts who have thought of everything you might need or want. They provide a live introduction to the property and the area and leave you a whole book full of helpful information along with some special little gifts and unique touches. They are responsive to any inquiry you might have. The unit is beautifully decorated, and in a great location. We traveled the entire island during our stay and never saw a view we liked better than the one we had at the Beach Tulip. The condo gets morning sun in the front, which is bright and very warm, and the deck shades over and is very comfortable for sitting as the afternoon progresses. The complex has 4 u-shaped sets of condos, and this unit is second from the end of the third "u" (heading east to west). The water really is about 30 feet off the deck. The deck furniture is very comfortable. The grill is a Weber that works very well. There is A/C in the bedroom and the living room, however we found that with the steady breeze we did not need them. We used the kayak, which is in great shape. We also swam in the ocean and pool every day. The ocean entrance nearest to the condo is rather rocky and irregular, however, if you walk down to the next ocean entrance toward Marigot, that section is totally sandy and easy to navigate. The pool is all one depth, around 5 feet, so it works best for adults or children who are good swimmers. There are quite a few good restaurants and bars and a patisserie quite close to the condo. We tried most of them and enjoyed Mezza Luna and La Cigale the most. Overall, it is a quiet part of the island, best suited to couples and families. You should rent a car at the airport if you want to go to Marigot and beyond. Those who want to be close to the heavier party atmosphere more typical of the Dutch side should stay somewhere else. Jean-Pierre and Martine's recommendations for Marigot and Grand Case were excellent as well. We had a blast, would not change a thing, were not ready to leave in any way, and cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lititz, PA


  • 5 of 5

We give The Green Tulip and Jean-Pierre and Martine 10 STARS! We were 120% satisfied with the property, accommodations, well equipped kitchen, Weber, grill, etc~ etc! Jean-Pierre & Martine's personal touches were exceptional! We were provided with every comfort of home in addition to special appreciated extras: Quality Sea kayak, paddles and life vests~ Snorkeling gear, Extra beach chairs, picnic cooler, just to mention a few! The entire property was clean and well-maintained! Jean-Pierre and Martine met us upon arrival and provided additional information regarding the condo, restaurants, maps, and answered any of our questions including car rental and arrangements to and from the airport! We highly recommend booking this property or any property managed by Jean-Pierre and Martine! This was our second visit and have booked again with them for next year!

Thank you Jean-Pierre and Martine! Love The Green Tulip & your brilliant ability to help us feel welcome in Saint Maarten & Nettle Beach Club!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Miles
Nearest Beach
You ARE on the beach of Nettle Bay
Car: recommended

We can recommend some sailing boat trips, the Solana by Winner Touch, a gastronomic charter all inclusive from 8am o 5pm

And the Arawak, a pure sailing adventure, from 9am to 5pm, all inclusive, barbecue on board.

We're amateur of restaurants and wine shops and we are very happy to share with our guests some good addresses.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 4.0%

Change bed linens, towels and beach towels once a week for more than 8 nights stay
Housekeeping at the end of the stay is included

A rental agreement is provided after the deposit

A local tax of 4% must be added on the total rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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