About the property
- Condo1047 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
1BR/1.5BA well-appointed Club retreat for discerning guests. Steps to Beach/Pool
SPECIAL SUMMER ESCAPE RATES: $142.00/night (7-night minimum)
Ask about seasonal specials: Book 7 nights and have nights 8 and 9 FREE! Book 14 nights and have nights 15, 16, 17 and 18 FREE!!!
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LOCATED ON THE EAST COAST (WINDWARD SIDE) OF THE ISLAND! Constant off-shore breezes provide fresh, cooling comfort year 'round!
Perfect Couple's Beach Get-Away in one of the most sought-after upscale areas on the island!
Accommodates up to two (2) adults and up to two (2) children under 12.
Immaculate, gated, secure condo among only 23 other units, security-guard staffed, well-maintained, plus great 5-star local restaurant and easy-access to boat excursions and other island attractions!
One of only a couple of CONDO units at CBC/Oyster Bay/Dawn Beach that is AVAILABLE NOW!!!
NO CLEANING FEES, EVER!!!
One of only 24-units within this renowned residence beach resort consisting of one- two- or three floor-units ONLY (no extensive stair climbs!)---SeaStar #24 offers the perfect escape and rest and relaxation you seek!!!
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SPECIAL RATES OFFERED FOR 2018!
Condo SeaStar #24 was untouched by the ravages of Hurricane Irma that hit the island in September 2017. Construction and re-building throughout the island is now underway and visitors are eagerly being welcomed back to the "Friendly Island" that is St. Maarten/St. Martin.
Complimentary Champagne for Two is provided, plus access to two private POOLS (one marina-view and one ocean-view), ocean-view restaurant, (renovating) fitness center and classes (including Zumba when offered), and signing privileges for on-the-beach food and beverages as well as all the other beach club conveniences right on site! (Staff and concierge services may be limited through Fall 2018).
If you've been to Dutch St. Maarten before, you know that the Oyster Bay/Oyster Bay Marina/Dawn Beach area is the prestigious, upscale "Prince's Upper Quarter" section of the island. If you haven't been before, YOUR ADVENTURE AWAITS! Seasoned and new travelers to the island attest that PRIVATELY-OWNED Condo SeaStar #24 at Coral Beach Club which is right on Dawn Beach is a "well-kept secret, and thoroughly enjoyed" by those who embark upon a journey here and call SeaStar #24 home for a week, a month or more every year. [SeaStar #24 is very competitively priced in the island rental marketplace with clean, comfortable accommodations, shared infinity pool PLUS ocean-view pool, signing privileges for on-the-beach food and beverages, fitness center, restaurant, nightly entertainment and more! Condo provides private washer/dryer, gourmet kitchen and DIRECT BEACH ACCESS, eliminating a tedious hike or drive to the beach or having to hail a taxi! AS THE ONLY CONDO RENTAL OPTION within the twelve other PRIVATELY-OWNED, secured and gated boutique-residence units at Coral Beach Club (eleven other units are timeshare-ownership or other privately-owned rental options), you avoid the hassle, noise and headaches associated with high-occupancy lodging options! Better for you, your significant other and/or your family!]
Go ahead----Lose yourself in the serenity away from the noise and haste daily life serves up by making memorable moments in this tropical paradise!
On the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, Sea Star #24 is an intimate seaside retreat with 1,047 square feet of well-appointed living space---just footsteps from Dawn Beach via private walkway (no hikes or streets to cross!), and the infinity pool looking out at serene Oyster Pond Marina PLUS neighboring beach resort privileges as of April 1, 2017! Within the clicker- or keypad-activated gated, secure and renowned boutique-residence beach club, Sea Star #24 provides guests with a quiet, pristine, desirable community and geographic setting just over four miles removed from the cacophony of the crowds, bars, airport traffic, tourist enticements and high-rise or spartan accommodations that might not have air conditioning in E V E R Y room. A hidden gem at the beach club, Condo Sea Star #24 has gained rave reviews from guests who return year after year to enjoy this exquisitely-appointed and ideally-located condo. Ideal for couples, solo travelers, sibling getaways, families, au-pair arrangements and business travelers who need a break from their routine, or corporate enterprises who wish to acknowledge the contributions of their key personnel with an island vacation.
The exterior gallery (balcony) provides a serene, sunny morning northeastern view of Oyster Pond Marina and the inspiring backdrop of mountains and lush tropical foliage. Located on the windward, east coast side of the island, you will enjoy constant breezes from the beach from the three-sided wrap-around balcony and year round average 78-88 degree temperatures to soothe your body, mind and spirit.
SeaStar 24 provides five-star amenities (including all linens, towels, toiletries and bathrobes) to ensure your ultimate comfort and convenience and is located with easy footstep access to several favored restaurants, short drives or taxi transports to other beaches, spas and fitness facilities, numerous water sports, entertainment venues and excursion opportunities to neighboring islands. Despite being away-from-it-all, guests enjoy FREE, reliable high-speed wireless WiFi (Netgate) to stay in touch with family or business operations back home.
The island consists of two parts---the Dutch side and the French side, identified by border markers but requiring no passport for passage. Conveniently located on the Dutch side near the French border within the pristine, affluent quarters consisting of the Dawn Beach/Oyster Bay area, Condo SeaStar 24 provides the safety and security guests seek while traveling to the islands with gated courtyard parking outside and private walkway access to Dawn Beach (no hikes, drives or streets to cross to get to the beach!). Electrical current is American, so there is no need to borrow an electrical-current converter for your personal electric shaver or hairsetting appliances.
The condo sleeps up to TWO ADULTS AND TWO CHILDREN (under 12) with a king-sized plush Premiere Euro bed in the master bedroom, an en suite full bath and a queen-sized sofa bed in the living area, with a half bath conveniently located right off the living area. Private, in-condo washer and dryer are provided for guest use. The exterior three-sided wrap-around gallery (balcony) has a teak bistro table, two chairs and a small gas-grill. The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen has everything you need for that perfect meal. The condo has central air (November 2017-installed Daiken SEER-18 high efficiency ducted A/C inverter system) to ensure your comfort in EVERY room.
English is the predominant language on the Dutch side, and many ex-pat Americans call St. Maarten home. Dutch Gilders (NAF) are as readily accepted as is American currency and exchange is easily translated at point-of-purchase at shops, restaurants and grocers.
Currency on the French side is predominantly Euros, but many shops accept American dollars at the same rate as Euros while others will facilitate a conversion and, sometimes an upcharge (depending upon market value).
There are many wonderful eateries on both the Dutch and French sides of the island that your hosts and other guests have enjoyed. Menu samples are arranged in a notebook reference guide located in the Condo or you can ask the concierge for other recommendations. Experience the local island flavors at Fatboy Jimmy's BBQ (across from GEBE Electric in Philipsburg, right in the public parking lot), and other local fare including all-you-can-eat ribs at Mark's Place in Phillipsburg, or delightful breakfast fare at La Sucrere, or try the Taste Factory in Simpson Bay. Don't miss the baguettes offered at numerous bakeries--including the best FRENCH bread at Compal Le Fruit a Pains in Quartier D'Orleans (on the corner of Coralita Road)---and share any leftovers, if any, with the local fish.
Discerning travelers make it a point to thoroughly assess the various parts of any island to insure their choice is a GOOD one, and to avoid the disappointment of learning that the photos didn't tell the whole story about location, amenities, lodging comfort and cleanliness, security, local restaurants, the overall environs and easy beach/pool access. Choose well; choose wisely! Choose SeaStar #24 at Dawn Beach/Oyster Pond for all the RIGHT (and GOOD) reasons, as SeaStar #24 guests attest! Make it an adventure YOU'LL come back for year after year, too!
Captain Jon and Louise
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- English, Understand some French; parlez lentement ou ecrire
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Captain Jon and Louise
Capt. and Mrs. Jon hail from the New England States and have, for years, enjoyed travelling throughout the Caribbean and decided to make St. Maarten their second home. Delighted to share SeaStar #24 with their extended families, friends and guests, they enjoy hearing about the varied adventures and special memories made by all during their stay.
Captain Jon and Louise purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Captain Jon and Louise chose Oyster Pond
After having been to all of the other islands, Capt. Jon and Louise were especially taken with the unspoiled beauty of the island, the its friendly people, and the variety of 37 beaches from which to choose! St. Maarten/St. Martin is home and favored vacation destination for many cultures! Avid boaters and snorkeling fans, the owners enjoy exploring the reef at Dawn Beach while their guests say that the water sports, zip-lining, horseback riding, hiking around the island, island hopping and shopping are among favorite things to do when they are not just relaxing or frolicking in the surf at Dawn Beach or taking pictures there at sunrise. Rather than choose a more serene bayside setting on the island, Jon and Louise preferred and selected the open ocean windward beach setting where breezes are constant and the surf is refreshing, invigorating and ideal for swimming, floating around with a styrofoam noodle or jumping through the gently rolling waves. You can see the neighboring island of St. Barthelemy (St. Barts) in the distance from the beach---who could ask for a better place to take a vacation or spend a special holiday? While there are a great many other lodging options to choose from on the island, Jon, who is a credentialed Maritime Captain having retired from corporate life as an accountant for a multi-national components manufacturer and Louise, who is an accomplished sales and marketing professional and an avid writer, enjoy the beachfront setting and amenities Dawn Beach provides while still having a short-drive access to tourist enticements, shopping, nightlife and the 36 other island beaches. Family and guests enjoy footstep access to the pool and the beach versus steep-hill driving or major mountainside sweaty hikes in tropical weather encumbered with tote bags, towels and other beach implements to gain a days enjoyment in the crystal clear waters. All appliances and electrical outlets are U.S; no need to borrow a bulky current converter
What makes this Condo unique
SeaStar #24 provides the perfect romantic getaway for couples and busy career-minded professionals who need to recharge and relax. It is an ideal, well-maintained, clean, fully air-conditioned (not just the bedrooms as is the case with some other options) location for discerning or seasoned travelers who are seeking that something special away from the hustle and crowds of multi-location, high occupancy, chain hotels or minimalist, sparsely-appointed accommodations. Bathrobes, all luxury bath amenities, towels, premium linens and private washer and dryer are provided for guests. Beach towels, canvas tote, some sunscreen products, beach chairs, SPF-rated beach umbrella and two small coolers with refreezable ice packs are also provided. The modern 18-Seer High Efficiency Air-Conditioner provides TOTAL COMFORT throughout the condo. Ideally situated for privacy, comfort and security, Sea Star #24 is proclaimed "PERFECT" and the reason guests return year after year! SeaStar #24 features U.S. National Sleep Foundation approved LIGHTBLOCK TECHNOLOGY darkening drapery to enable every guest's perfect slumber to help ward off the effects of jet lag. Everything for your own convenience and entertaining is here, including a Viking wine cooler, teak dry bar, outdoor teak bistro set for two, gas grill, premium cookware, select spices/condiments, appliances, dinnerware, flatware, beverage glasses and stemware. Maid service is provided TWICE WEEKLY. There are NO "pre- or post-stay cleaning charges!" Currently, there is ample taxi service available at the airport as is car rental reservation---simply let your hosts know your preferences. Car rental options are plentiful, but most guests utilize their corporate discount preferences or the owner's/club's recommendations. There is also a grocery delivery service so you can arrive to find the full-sized refrigerator stocked for you! Come indulge and unwind and find yourselves home away from home, at SeaStar #24!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This condo has everything we needed and then some. Very clean and comfortable. Felt very safe also. The location was perfect for us and it was nice that there were 4 restaurants open in the immediate area. Mama's Pizza, BHZ Creperie, L'Oasis. Infinity is just open on weekends until June.
Thank you, Jean, for your complimentary review! Glad our SeaStar #24 Condo at Coral Beach Club exceeded your and your husband's expectations for comfort and security and you were able to enjoy some of the local restaurants that are open. With so many resorts and accommodations still closed as a result of the hurricane, we are pleased (and feel blessed) that we were not touched and our doors are open to guests wanting a premium vacation experience that is clean, comfortable and secure in one of the most sought-after areas on the island---and also offering easy access to the island's many other attractions, shopping venues and beautiful beaches We look forward to your return visit to the island and hope you will plan to stay with us again!
Warm tropical regards, Louise & Jon
Coral Beach Delight
We recently stayed at Captain Jon and Louise's condo at Coral Beach Club. It was as described, and one of the cleanest condos we have stayed at in twenty plus years of visiting SXM. Lots of natural light and no issues with hot water or electricty wich can be common while on the island. Quite and easy access to the many attractions. The onsite staff were very friendly as was the cleaning staff and security. Our only wish was that the deck would have been larger and that it could be accessed from the living area. Having to lock the unit and walk around the side was somewhat disappointing. This may or may not be the case for everyone depending on how much deck time you like. The owners were very easy to do business with and we would recommend their condo. Thanks for sharing your place in paradise.
J & R
Hi J&R! We pride ourselves in keeping our condo up-to-date and in pristine condition and maintained well by the housekeeping staff, which is among the many reasons why guests return year after year. The grounds are maintained by professional groundskeepers and the security gating coupled with surveillance and club guards provides peace of mind and a truly relaxing and beautiful setting enjoyed by owners and guests alike.
Thank you for choosing Condo SeaStar #24 at Coral Beach Club and for your review as 20+ YEARS EXPERIENCED-TRAVELERS to St. Maarten/St. Martin!!! We look forward to your return visit!
Sincerely, Jon & Louise
The condo was very nice and well equiped with high end stuff.
The condo is located in a nice location. However the destruction left by hurricane Irma in St. Martin especially in Oyster Pond limits places to go. The condo itself was very nice and very well equipped with high end items. A great bed and nice flat screen TV's in both living room and bedroom.
Hi Ed! We’re pleased that you and your wife choose SeaStar #24 for your winter escape. Although renovations continue in the area and some of the amenities are not yet available, our guests report there is plenty else to do and see throughout the island and staying at SeaStar #24 provides a clean, secure, quiet, relaxing and rejuvenating retreat at the end of the day. We have made it a point to include high-end and comfortable appointments with each room fully AC’d and a private washer/dryer for guest use. We look forward to your return visit!
Warm tropical regards,
Jon & Louise
Comfortable and pleasant unit. Office ladies, Stefanie, and all were really nice and helpful.
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Thank you for your review, Geneva. Glad you both enjoyed your stay with us! Stephanie is a joy and our whole team works hard to ensure every expectation is met! With kind regards, Jon & Louise
Amazing little condo. Modern with spectacular service!
We loved the island and the condo was modern, clean and perfect for us! The big downside that was not brought to our attention is this side of the island is literally covered in sea weed 6 months out of the year. We were unable to use our beach (they were piling up and removing the seaweed with bulldozers) our entire visit. We were forced to drive to the other side of the island daily! We were told this happens every year! All of the activities offered on the island were amazing!
Hi Darla, We're so pleased you enjoyed our condo and all of the amenities and great service provided to you and your daughter. The seaweed issue is sporadic and is attributed to ocean currents; not a typical occurance for six month a year, annually, as was reported to you. As one of our guests who has been to island over the last sixteen years put it best, they "most definitely prefer the cleanliness and upkeep of the Dawn beach area to options (elsewhere on the island) that are old and tired. We'll take the occasional seaweed over uncontrolled infestations anytime." Most of our guests do enjoy the options of having other beaches to visit during their stay, preferring the easy retreat to the security and upscale area that is Coral Beach Club and Dawn Beach, with access to BOTH beach resorts and all the restaurants, pools and services offered right on site. Those are the reasons guests return year after year. We very much look forward to your return visit! With warm tropical regards, Captain Jon and Louise
Fabulous Island getaway
We could not be happier with our decision to stay at Seastar 24! Knowing this was our first time to St. Martin and my first Island vacation, Captain Jon and Louise could not have been more gracious, informative or generous!! The condo was spacious, comfortable and immaculate. Being our first time on the island we wanted to explore and rented a car, but could have easily stayed at the resort without having to leave as it offered everything from the private beach, infinity pool, fabulous restaurants, and market! Everyone who worked in the above places could not have been more friendly or accommodating. We visited some of the most beautiful spots the Island has to offer...Orient Beach, Anse Marcel Beach, Tango Sunset Dinner Cruise, Pic Paradis (the highest point of the Island with the most spectacular views,) Loterie Farm (zip lining, hiking, dining), Grand Case (fabulous food and sunset dining on the water) and so much more!! The only thing we would have done differently was STAY LONGER! Cannot wait to return! Bob & Carol
Dear Bob and Carol, Thank you both for your glowing review! Sounds like you two packed in a full itinerary during your stay---glad you found everything to your liking, including the staff and complete access to whatever you needed, even if you didn't decide to rent a car! Although this was your first trip to St. Maarten/St. Martin, we look forward to your staying with us again!
Louise & Jon
Located at Coral Beach Club on Dawn Beach, this PRIVATELY-OWNED 1-Bedroom 5-star rated Condo with KING-SIZED BED in the Master Bedroom and a Queen-Sized Sofabed in the Living area is ideal for couples, couples with young children, 55+ plus relaxed and quiet getaways, au pair/nanny options, family reunions, and individuals who need a break from the noise and haste daily life served up! Condo Sea Star #24, with 1,047 square feet of living space, enjoys affiliation with another beach club with guest access to ocean-front pool, restaurant, fitness center and classes and signing privileges for food and beverages on the beach from one of the favorite beach catering restaurants and nighttime entertainment venues. Close proximity to spa facilities, the Marina and Dawn Beach for excursions to neighboring islands, daily ferry to Pinel Island, plus a short drive to CarreFour (formerly Grand Marche) in Philipsburg, Fresh Market, Cost-U-Less and other stores for groceries and a few specialty food markets. Guests enjoy the zip-lining adventures, horseback riding on Galion Beach, breakfast at La Sucrere in Simpson Bay shopping on Front Street in Philipsburg, water sports and snorkeling at any one of 37 beaches, naturalist sunbathing and swimming at a public-welcome crescent-shaped 1.5-mile stretch of white-sandy beach, scuba-diving and/or lessons in a PADI-approved training center and bay, watching the planes come in and depart near the Princess Julianna International Airport, and the numerous casinos, bars and restaurants throughout the island. Regardless of your interests, you will find your own source of perfect enchantment, entertainment and relaxation on the "Friendly Island" that is Sint Maarten/St. Martin. For snorkeling fans, pack your gear at the bottom of your suitcase! Since there is a PRIVATE state-of-the-art multi-cycle washer and dryer within the condo for your exclusive use, there is no need to overpack! Recommended attire is cotton/linen casual or sportswear, even for dining out at most of the restaurants. Premium amenities are provided (L'Occitane Verbena Shampoo, conditioner, soap, shower gel, body lotion), a fully equipped kitchen (including Wusthof cutlery, select condiments, spices and a few other convenience items). Four beach chairs, one umbrella, cooler, sand cart and beach towels are provided for your use throughout the island, Styrofoam "noodles" for floating around in the water at any one of the 37 beaches here or the semi-private pool facing the harbor. Beach chairs, umbrella and food to go are available on many of the beaches (fee + tip recommended to set-up person). Private gas grill is provided for your EXCLUSIVE use during your stay. (Any risk related to gas grill use is borne by the users and users hold owners and agents harmless for any damages or injury sustained while using the grill.)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
RATE SPECIALS MAY BE AVAILABLE - INQUIRE!!! Sea Star 24 guests enjoy courtesy reception and transport from airport to resort. Rental car can be reserved for you, if you wish, by notifying your hosts regarding your plans. Deposits are conveniently taken directly through this website or by your host's on-site property manager for your convenience. AVOID ON-LINE BOOKING FEES BY BOOKING YOUR RESERVATION DIRECTLY WITH THE OWNERS! Special Excursions, Dinner Arrangements for Two, In-Room Massage, Grocery Delivery, and other promotions may be available. Ask your hosts for specifics. Resort Rules and Regs apply to ALL resort guests. These are posted at the Condo or can be provided at guest request. Ask your hosts about the Loyalty Program for Returning Guests! Ask about SPECIAL DISCOUNTS that may be available, including last-minute options. (Some restrictions apply.) DAILY MAID SERVICE IS INCLUDED (Except Sundays). There are NO pre- or post-cleaning housekeeping charges at SeaStar #24. To ensure the enjoyment of ALL our guests, there is a strict NO SMOKING policy at the interior space of SeaStar #24.