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Stunning Views High On The Hill Above Phillipsburg unharmed by Hurricane Irma

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type condo


About the property

Enjoy stunning sunsets and views of Phillipsburg and Great Bay from your private

Vista Royale is a private 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit that sits high on the hill overlooking Phillipsburg and Great Bay. It is located in Monte Vista which is a private gated community designed for privacy and security. During the day you can sit by the pool and watch the cruise ships come in. At night you can enjoy the veranda and watch the magnificent sunsets. There is a built in BBQ for your use.

A sliding glass wall in the living room and dining room opens to bring the outside in. Ceiling fans on the veranda and in each room bring the Caribbean breezes in. Each bedroom has separate air conditioning as well as the living room.

Vista Royale has all the amenities to make you feel right at home. There is a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher and microwave. All small appliances are provided. There is a washer/dryer in the unit as well as cable tv, free wifi, unlimited free calls to the United States and Canada and a local cell phone for your use on the Dutch side of the island.

Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. The master bedroom has a king bed and the second bedroom has a full and twin bed. High end linens are provided as well as bath and beach towels. The master bedroom also has an outdoor shower if you would prefer to shower with the Caribbean breeze.

Entertain on the veranda or next to your private infinity pool while enjoying the views.

More Details

Laurence and Debra Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

About Laurence and Debra Smith

We have been coming to St Maarten for the last 21 years. Since the first time we came to the island we always knew we wanted a second home here. It wasn't until we saw Vista Royale did we immediately decide that this was going to be our paradise. While we work to make this our home we wish to share it with others so you to can find paradise.

Laurence and Debra Smith purchased this condo in 2013

Why Laurence and Debra Smith chose Point Blanche

This property is unique in that you can enjoy all that the island has to offer yet still have a serene place to come and relax. It is away from the hustle and bustle yet close enough to be within minutes of the action. At the end of a day at the beach to sit and enjoy a cocktail and the spectacular views makes this a real gem.

What makes this condo unique

Privacy, serenity and security


Point Blanche Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Views High On The Hill Above Phillipsburg unharmed by Hurricane Irma
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed at Visa Royale many times over the years. The photos truly don’t do it justice! It’s comfortable, clean, has a well stocked kitchen and the pool is fabulous. The new sliding window doors ... so easy to use. Loved watching the container and cruise ships. We never, ever get tired of the view .... so awesome! The Dutch side of the island is really starting to come back .... the French side ... not as much (from what we saw). The hurricanes did their damage on the island but so thankful Vista Royale was spared significant damage ... it’s like our second home and we can’t wait to get back next year. Thank you so much Deb & Larry, for sharing your amazing property with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this appartment with the beautiful view of the see with the ships, the setting sun and the very beautiful skies. We loved to swim in the pool while watching the cruise ships.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda So glad you enjoyed your vacation. We try to make Vista Royale the kind of place you can relax, enjoy, and have fond lasting memories of. Hope to see you back.
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Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about the location and the owners. Have been coming for years. Truly a gem on the island. Everything you could want.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brampton, Ontario


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 nights in this villa and absolutely loved it. The view was spectacular and we could have easily spent the four days out on the terrace dipping in the pool and watching the action in the harbour. The villa itself was equally enjoyable. It had all the comforts of home plus some. We enjoyed the local artwork throughout the villa and the decor/bedding in the master bedroom was lovely and romantic. The villa was spotless and very well equipped right down to having spices etc in the kitchen to use for those meals prepared at the villa or on the BBQ. We actually preferred to pick something up for dinner and bring it back to the villa. We lit the candles, opened up a bottle of wine and enjoyed dining out on the terrace. You do need to use bug spray as there were a few mosquitoes. Deb had spray available under the bathroom sink.

The owners, Deb and Larry, were easy to work with, quick to respond and very accomodating with arrival and departure times.

We would very much recommend this villa and will definitely be returning the next time we visit St. Martin.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caledonia, MI, outside of Grand Rapids

Outstanding Venue

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at VistaRoyale under previous ownership at least twice before. The new owners have completely refurbished the property which, by itself, is impressively located above the Port of St. Maarten. The unit has new appliances and everything we needed. All appliances, tvs, and air conditioners were working (unlike the "previous administration"), and served us well. We met the owners who were very hospitable and eager to make sure we were happy with everything. Their property manager too was kind and responsive. We decided to return to this villa because of the enticing view of the harbor and we were not disappointed. This vacation venue and its new owners have our enthusiastic endorsement.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind endorsement. We have tried very hard to make Vista Royale the kind of place that you would have fond memories of. As time goes on we hope to make it even better. We hope you will consider us on your next vacation to Sxm
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Atlanta, Ga

Still Awe Inspiring

  • 5 of 5

I wrote a review of this place last year because it took my breath away. This year when we decided that we would take a much deserved vacation, my wife and I both said, "Let's go back to St Maarten and Vista". So this year, with our 13 year old in tow this time, we headed back to SXM. I was worried that the kiddo would be a bit bored. I love that it is not on the beach and away from it all, but would he? Well, I could not get him out of the pool all week. He loved watching the ships come in and out of port. It was actually awesome seeing him get as much enjoyment from being there as we did! The hardest part for him were the tears he let go when it was time to leave. We have been back for about 4 weeks now and he cannot stop telling EVERYONE the great time he had.. I mean everyone, from the neighbors, to the mail lady, to the random person in the grocery store. This spot may not be for everyone, it is away from the action and off the beaten path, but it is perfect for us and our special family memories. Thank you Larry and Deb for your wonderful home and welcoming nature. Thank you even more for all the special family memories we get to make here!! See you next year?

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are always welcome anytime!
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Princess Julianna
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bottom of the hill
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mullet Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bottom of the hill
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

Price is bases on 2 people. Additional fee of $30.00 per person per night over 2. Some exceptions,so ask. Discount given to returning renters. Also discount given for stays over 1 week. Ask about specials

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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