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Le Papillon 2 bedroom - The most amazing beachfront unit in Simpson Bay

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,150 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property


Welcome in Le Papillon, we are the best maintained property on Simpson Bay beach. We recovered well from hurricane Irma and continue to provide the same quality accommodation as we did prior to Irma.


- Gated, private and secure community

- 2150 sq. feet unit

- Cleaning service every third day

- Private parking inside the property

- 40“ smart TV in each bedroom with Netflix

- 48“ high definition smart TV in the living room with Netflix and satellite

- Amazing terrace with view that never gets boring, comfortable lounge area, dining area, tropical flowers and long chairs for sun bathing

- Queen size sleeper sofa in the living room

- Two king size beds

- Crib, high chair and playpen if needed

- Wifi in every room and on the terrace

- Weber gas barbeque

- Fully equipped kitchen, wine cooler, Bosch appliances

- Beach equipment includes – long chairs, regular chairs, cool box, kayak, towels, umbrella

- Sound protected concrete walls

- Sliding doors and windows are heat insulated

- Lush tropical garden with lots of palm trees and wide selection of flowers

- Private entrance to the beach from the terrace

- Outside showers

- Washer and dryer

- Supplies such as detergent, organic soaps, lotions and shampoo

- Cell phone

- Filtered water and ice

- Welcome drinks

- Master bedroom has a view of the sea, mega yachts, palm trees and the beach

- Second bedroom has a view of hills, trees and Simpson Bay lagoon with its many boats

- Generator (if needed)


Grocery stores: 1 - 5 minutes walk

Bank: 5 minutes walk

Drugstore: 5 minutes walk

French bakery: 5 minutes walk

Restaurants: 5 minutes walk on the beach

Bar: 5 minutes walk on the beach

Many other restaurants and bars in walkable distance

Fish market: 15 minutes walk


Spa: 5 minutes drive

Watersports: 5 minutes drive

Ferry to different islands: 5 minutes drive

Casino: 5 minutes drive

Carousel & ice-cream place: 5 minutes drive

If you are a bigger group we also rent 3 bedroom penthouse on the same floor. These two units can easily be turned into a 5 bedroom place. The pictures and details can be found on this website under number 3730537.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Simona

For years I have worked in rental business on St. Maarten. I always enjoyed meeting people and assisting them to find their perfect rental property. But I was not very happy how most of the properties well maintained. For that reason I took over few properties on my own, like this apartment, and turned it to what I believe is the perfect rental place.

Simona purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Simona chose Simpson Bay

There are many beaches on the island however there are very few that are over a mile long and this white and beautiful. I like the fact that I can walk from one end to the next, take a dip, stop in one of the 3 bars/restaurants that are on the way to get a refreshment and continue to have fun without driving anywhere. I also like to play volleyball by one of the restaurants. I can take a ride on jet ski, or go kayaking, snorkeling or swimming. It offers many options. And if I do not want to do anything I can just sit and watch the boats on the water or how they pass through the bridge. It is a never boring view. That is what I like about this place and its location.

What makes this apartment unique

This 2 bedroom unit is a perfect romantic getaway. The terrace is so beautiful and large that many guests mentioned that they would not mind living only there.

The view from it, over the entire Simpson Bay Beach and the Bay, is amazing, and never boring. I could sit there for hours and watch how the sun is reflected on the water and how it is forever changing.

The kitchen is high-end, black & white, spacious, with black marble countertops and very well equipped. You will find here all that you will need including things like coffee maker, espresso machine, blender, toaster, all pots and pans, in your own home kitchen.


- watersports (there 4 different specialized places)

- dining (there are as many as 25 restaurants to choose from)

- shopping (there are many small shops)

- casino (there are a few)

- nightlife (there are about 3 night clubs)

- adult entertainment (there are 2 in the area)

- carousel with an ice-cream shop

- nice walks

- watching mega yachts passing through tiny bridge

- having a drink in one or the bars

- grocery shopping (there are 2 big grocery stores)

- gym (there are at least 3 good ones)

- ATM machines and banks

- going to spa (there are about 5 nice ones)

- hairdresser ( there are 2 good ones)

- health food store

- medical clinic (if needed)

- breakfast at French bakeries (we have amazing bakeries here)

and I am sure you will come up with even more stuff


Simpson Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder room - toilet
    Full bathroom with an open shower - toilet , shower
    Full bathroom with an open shower - toilet , shower
  • Each bathroom is perfectly clean. It is equipped with high quality towels, hair dryer, organic lotion, soaps and shampoo and decorated with orchids.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Spacious bedroom with view of the sea, smart TV, Netflix
    Second Bedroom - 1 king , Spacious bedroom with its own balcony, smart TV, Netflix
  • Spacious bedrooms with King size beds. Luxurious temperpedic mattresses with high quality 600 thread count linens. Automatic roll down shutters provide total darkness should one wish to sleep in. We can also place a crib in any of these bedrooms if needed. Each bedroom has 43" smart TV with Netflix.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Luxuriously and professionally furnished, electronic gate, generator, video intercom system, custom made health insulated windows and sliding doors.


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Le Papillon 2 bedroom - The most amazing beachfront unit in Simpson Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Comfortable-clean-and Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. We will certainly return to this property. Great location with beautiful views from the beach and our balcony.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely good!!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this trip and were informed by Ubbo - despite our concerns about the aftermath of Irma_ that everything was perfectly in order.

And indeed, the apartment was gorgeous and in pristine condition! In Simpson Bay most of our favorite restaurants were open .

Everybody friendly and positive as always.

We definitely will be back in January as scheduled!!!


  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rafael K.

  • 5 of 5

Very good location, great apartment and amenities, excellent service!

Highly recommended, defenatly coming back to this apartment next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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St. Catharines, Canada

Such a special experience

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to St. Martin for the past 14 years and this time we brought the whole family with us. We rented both the penthouse and the 2 bedroom unit at the same time. These properties were everything that it says it is. Maybe even more. Both units were tastefully designed and very well equipped. There were pantry items, drinks, alcohol, organic lotions, real tea tree hand soap, bug spray, sun tanning spray, q-tips, hair dryers and the list goes on. I never rented a place that would be so well equipped as these two units. Other thing I really appreciated was how clean and new everything was. But my absolute favorite part was the terrace. It has a roof on top so even if it is too hot to be on the beach the terrace is nice and cool. We had our breakfasts and dinners there and it was pretty special. We also loved the location. We walked to the french bakery every morning for fresh pastry and for lunch to one of the beach restaurants. Simona was very kind and helped us with any question we had. It was really everything we could ask for. We would love to do that again!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying at Le Papillon. We have stayed in 1,2,and 3 bedroom units at various times with friends and family. Simona is wonderful to work with! She is easy to reach either by phone or email and she takes care of every little detail. We stayed in the 2 bedroom unit this week and it has all the comforts of home along with some nice surprises. Thank you Simona for making our stay so enjoyable!

Jeff & Kim F.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bristol, UK

Fabulous stay in Le Papillon

  • 5 of 5

This wasn't our first stay in Le Papillon, but it was the first time in this apartment. We stayed previously in the penthouse, but that was booked for the period of our stay. Simona assured us that we wouldn't be disappointed with this 2-bed apartment. She was right. Previously, this was the other penthouse - a four bed, which has been re-arranged. The top floor has a long let and the third floor a rentable 2 bed.

Everything in the apartment was new from the kitchen appliances (all top quality Bosch) to the living room furniture. The living area is large and spacious and very comfortable. We, however didn't spend our time in there - the terrace is very big and beautifully fitted. There is a newly constructed roof over the terrace to shelter you from the hot sun ( and occasional rain), but there is also a small area which is open to the sun and 2 sun loungers. From the terrace you look right onto the beautiful beach with sand of the palest yellow (no rocks in front of Le Papillon) and the ever changing colours of blues and turquoise. There is a private outdoor staircase if you want to come straight up to the apartment from the beach.

The 2 bedrooms/bathrooms were large and comfortable with huge beds. The air conditioning was very effective yet quiet and there were ceiling fans as an alternative.

There is a small corner shop within a minute's walk, a French patisserie which we visited every morning for fresh pastries and then The Market Garden on the other side of the old bridge for any and everything you might need to eat in. There is also a huge Carrefour on the other side of the new bridge.

We didn't rent a car for the most of our stay as everything is close enough - restaurants, pharmacy, bank and as mentioned supermarket. We did have a car for a couple of days to drive around the island and see places we hadn't visited before.

We would recommend Tropicana at the lagoon Marina in Marigot - an excellent restaurant. Best to reserve a table as it is always busy.

Simona is lovely and always quick to respond to any questions you might have.

We would highly recommend this apartment for location, comfort, amenities and the wow factor and hope to return very soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Princess Juliana International Airport
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Princess Juliana International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Karakter Bar & Mary's Boon Bar, Simpson Bay beach
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Edge Ferry to Anguilla & Saba
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mullet Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Karakter & Mary's Boon, Simspon Bay beach
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
In front of the apartment

EXCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE TO YOU: take a boat trip to a neighboring island for shopping & lunch; plan snorkeling or dive trips; arrange all types of water sports or boating excursions; rent a private beach cabana for the day complete with champagne and private wait staff; hire a professional chef for a special dinner; arrange a private wine cellar dinner; or many other services such as private massage, and more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 9.0%

- We also have a 3 BEDROOM unit available on the same floor. These 2 units can be easily turned into a 5 BEDROOM place. It can be seen on this website under number 3730537.
- Ask us for 1 bedroom rate
- Minimum stay for Christmas time is 7 nights. Minimum stay for New Year is also 7 nights. When staying both Christmas and New Year, 14 nights reservation is required.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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