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MUSIC HISTORY Unique Private gated Villa with Scenic Ocean Views close to beach

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 6,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Family Reunions Destination Wedding welcome. 8 Bedrooms Sleeping 18 people

Serendipity is a unique two villas in one property and once was a private recording studio. The villa has ten viewing decks with unobstructed views of Oyster pond and Atlantic ocean. The trade winds also brings a nice ocean breeze to the property. Serendipity is the combination of two villas with the names of Serenity and Serenade. Serenity is the top villa and has three levels of living and has four bedrooms. Serenity can be rented separately for small groups of two to eight people.

SERENADE is the larger villa and also has four bedrooms for a total of eight bedrooms. SERENADE rents ONLY in combination with Serenity at $1400 per night. SERENADE was the recording studio and was converted to a four bedroom villa in 2015, The recording studio villa Serenade is a very contemporary and has multiple levels, high ceilings and irregular shape rooms. Both villas are entirely air conditioned and has a total of EIGHT bedrooms, THREE kitchens , SIX TV's, outdoor chairs and couches for FIFTY on Ten patios, night lighting, and a grand piano shape pool.

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Villa SERENDIPITY was built and used as a private recording studio in the early 2000's by Miroslav Vitous. In the beginning of Miroslav career around 1970, the group Weather Report was formed along with Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul. Three years later, he formed the Miroslav Vitous Group along with John Surman, Kenny Kirkland and Jon Christensen. During this time he played in a trio with his brother Alan, and Jan Hammer. After winning a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Later Miroslav moved to New York & collaborated with musicians such as Bob Brookmeyer, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, Charlie Mariano, and Herbie Mann. In 1979, Vitous became the director of the Jazz Department at the New England Conservatory in Boston. The conservatory has a very disciplined program requiring all students to study for 6 years and pass stringent exams.

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Description of Serenity

Villa SERENITY has three levels of living, two King size beds Two double beds Two pull out couches. The top level is called the Loft bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and private bathroom and a private deck. The living room level has a vaulted ceiling, a very large picture window with spectacular view of Oyster pond, modern kitchen, half bath, flat screen television and two pull out couches. The bottom level is call Sunrise, and sleeps four people in three bedrooms. The main room on Sunrise level has a king size bed and a large couch, love seat and flat screen television. Also the gazebo is just outside the door on this level. SERENITY can sleep two couples in two king size beds (four people) and additional four people sleeping in two small bedrooms, and two pull out couches, for the total of eight people.

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Description of Serenade

Villa SERENADE can be rented only in COMBINATION with Serenity as seven or eight bedroom rental. Serenade WILL NOT be rented if you are one couple or a small group staying in Serenity. We are not a share property. Serenade is separated by a walking path. The recording studio villa Serenade is a very unique villa in that you don't notice it from Serenity, but there is three levels of living below the decks. Account the flat roofs of Serenade are the patios of Serenity. Serenade is a 3000 sq /ft four bedroom three bath villa. The villa has multiple levels and all the rooms have irregular shapes the living room area has a very high ceiling. Friar's beach bedroom has a large picture window that looks down into the living room in Serenade. Friar's beach bedroom has it's own bathroom, pull out queen size couch, 54in television, and a private outside door that leads you to the middle of the property. Friar's beach bedroom was once used as the sound room. Orient beach bedroom has a king size bed and a bathroom. Mullet beach bedroom has a queen size Murphy bed and a day bed. The kitchen is part of the living room and has spectacular view of oyster pond. The kitchen has a large pantry with many appliances. The dinning room can seat eight people with spectacular views. The living room area in Serenade is a very large space with high ceilings and two ac units that keeps the space very cool. The living room has over size furniture and a 72in big screen television. There is a exercise room just off the living rm area with a total gym and exercise bike. Out the front doors there is a large shaded porch area. PLEASE NOTE THE OWNER'S SUITE IS PRICED AT $2800 per week. WHICH CAN ALSO BE LOCKED OFF FOR A SEVEN BEDROOM RENTAL. SEVEN BEDROOMS WOULD RENT FOR $7000 A WEEK WHICH ACCOMMODATES 8 TO 16 PEOPLE. PLEASE CALL FOR MORE DETAILS.

More Details

Owner
Maryl Sebo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Maryl Sebo

Mike and Maryl are from Texas. Mike grew up in Kansas. Maryl is a city girl from Chicago. Both are retired from the BNSF railway which is based in Ft Worth TX.

Maryl Sebo purchased this villa in 2010

Why Maryl Sebo chose St Maarten

This home with unobstructed views of the bay and ocean, pool and outdoor kitchen sold us. The coconut and palm trees just add to the tropical feel you get when you come thru the automatic gate.

What makes this villa unique

Full moon, sunrises and ocean views are why you stay at Serendipity.

Amenities

Oyster Pond Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Loft - toilet , shower , two vessal sink's with a view of St Bart's
    Sunrise - toilet , shower , downstairs
    Kitchen - toilet , On the main floor
    Frair's - toilet , shower , Very private. Can be added to rental of Serenity.
    Orient - toilet , shower , Shares with Mullet can be added to Serenity Rental.
    Owner's Suite - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • 5.5 baths with walk in showers. One outdoor shower in the driveway for washing off from a day at the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Loft / Treetop in SERNITY - 1 king , Loft bedroom with Balcony, Shower and double sink.
    Orient beach in Serenade - 1 king , 1 child bed , In Serenade with full bath (shower)
    Small Bedroom in Serenity - 1 double , small bedroom but has privacy lower level Serenity
    Second Small Bedroom in Serenity - 1 twin/ single , Sunrise Level Two small bedrooms
    Mullet beach in Serenade - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 murphy bed , Mullet shares the bathroom with Orient. sleeps four.
    Sunrise Suite in Serenity - 1 king , 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Down stairs 3 bedroom with couches and cable tv.
    Friar´s beach in Serenade - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Friar's has a full bath. sleeps four shares bathroom
    Owner's Suite in Serenade. - 1 king , Washer and Dryer Full bath very large space 1200 sq/ft
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
Notes:
Walking distance to Dawn beach. Villa has 180* unobstructed views of Oyster pond and Ocean. Plus a Two mile walking course through the neighborhood.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

MUSIC HISTORY Unique Private gated Villa with Scenic Ocean Views close to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

You just can't beat this property for the price!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for 5 days and boy did it sink its hooks in me. I was blown away by it's killer mountain, ocean, and island views! All the bedrooms were beautifully designed, and with 11 different decks to choose from, you can enjoy each one with your entire party or have more secluded time to yourself. All the amenities are there, including an outdoor kitchen with lots of room for seating and relaxation, a hot tub overlooking a gorgeous bay, and a swimming pool perfect for cooling down during the middle of the day. The owners of the property were also extremely friendly and helpful to us as we had never been to the island and wanted to have a good time. They've been on the island for several years and knew the best restaurants, activities we could do as a group, and of course the beaches...so we definitely got the inside scoop! Also, this property is a short (5 minute) walk from Oyster Bay which was personally my favorite beach, and also directly connected to Mr. Busbys restaurant/bar. You'll love this property as much as we did (in fact we're still talking about it back home), we'll definitely be back! Thanks Maryl and Mike for such a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous view with great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We were traveling with my family (10 people total), this place was perfect. Everyone had their own space but the outdoor kitchen was the perfect place for everyone hang out together and enjoy the awesome view. It was also great because the beach and some great open air restaurants were a short walk way.

Because there were so many of us, we relied on the owners, Mike and Maryl, for recommendations, directions, and tips about each area of the island. The trip would not have been the success that it was with out both of them.

My husband and I will defiantly be going back. With or with out the family.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berthoud, Colorado
5

Gotta Getta Way

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a unique Get Away and found it at Serendipity. A great escape from the normal rat race on the mainland. It was apparent from the time we arrived at the property that the week would be one to remember. Just stepping out of the car and trying to grasp the incredible view of Oyster Pond, the Marina and the Ocean took our breath away. With all of the windows, niches, balconies and decks, you have a amazing view all of the time. It would be hard to pick just one location at this sprawling facility to sit and ponder as all have there own features. The cool Caribbean breeze was perfect to bring the fresh scents to you wherever you landed. We found that enjoying a good book in the Gazebo was a location which afforded a cool breeze, incredible views and total relaxation.

We were traveling as a couple and rented the portion of the facility called Serenade. It had all of the amenities we could have wished for on our getaway. The views from the Loft was fabulous and watching the sunrise on the attached balcony was one we will always remember. The kitchen in Serenade was fully stocked with all the equipment we needed. The full size refrigerator allowed us to stock up for our entire stay.

We had the opportunity to meet the owners (Mike and Maryl) and found them to be incredible people and gracious hosts. They were Spot-On with all of their recommendations for Beaches, Beach Chair comfort, Cocktail Temperature, Dining Options, Shopping and Snorkeling. When we left it was like we had known them for most of our adult lives.

If your planning to travel to St. Maarten, this is the Villa you will want to stay at.

We made the mistake of sharing a few photos with Friends and Family.. Our Romantic Getaway/Hideaway is no longer “Our Secret”. We have the entire facility booked for 2 weeks next June for our daughters wedding. Now we have 4 other couples that are trying to line up a January 2017 weeklong getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

After recently retiring, I made a trip to St. Maarten to "unwind". Staying at Serendipity was amazing and great choice. With the many balconies it was great to sit and take in the scenery. The ocean breeze is amazing and relaxing. Sitting and reading on the balconies was very enjoyable. Mike and Maryl were very accommodating on ideas of places to go and see.

Some of the restaurants that are nearby and good food and service include Busby's, Mama's Pizza and Dingy Dock. There are many others in Phillipsburg and Simpson Bay. Going to Driftwood to watch the airplanes land and take off is a must when visiting St. Maarten.

Mike and Maryl are great hosts and make sure you enjoy your stay?

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harvest, Alabama / USA
5

A Lotta Regatta Fun!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I met 4 other couples in St. Maarten for the Heineken Regatta and had an absolutely incredible time. This is our third time staying with Mike and Maryl for this occasion, so I guess you could say we're seasoned. But they are indeed the most fabulous hosts you could ask for.

Even with ten rowdies sharing the villa with Mike & Maryl we never once felt crowded. This property allows you complete privacy even with that amount of people. We use the big outdoor kitchen area as our main gathering place, but we're also able to scatter out to the different decks as needed.

The rooms are very clean, the water pressure and hot water availability is no problem, and the overall ambience is absolutely first rate. Mike & Maryl are able to recommend great areas for beach adventure, nice dining and incredible shopping, as they know so many of the business owners.

Would definitely recommend this to everyone, and for most any reason. But we do plan to be there for next year's Regatta, so I'm calling first dibs on the Sunrise room for that! LOL :)

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome and friendly

  • 5 of 5

Great place if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main areas. Great communication throughout the trip, very quick to address any issues. It is in a gated area with security AND had it's own security gate too. The only downside was that if you only rent out the upper section it DOES NOT come with a washer or dryer, so plan on that when you get there. The owner though was willing to help out with some laundry before i left so that made it nice and easy. This area you definitely need a car, which is fine, they are pretty cheap to rent anyways.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Princess Juliana International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Busby's
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
St Bart's Ferry
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
St Maarten Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mama's Pizza, Mr Busby's, Big Fish, Ding Dock
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dawn Beach
Car: necessary

St. Maarten/St. Martin is an idyllic tropical paradise with the rare distinction of being geographically situated at the top of the Northeast Caribbean island chain known as “the Leeward Islands”. This location proves to be literally the perfect spot in regard to the island hosting a wide variety of incredibly beautiful and very different beaches.

The Northeast side of St. Maarten/St. Martin faces the great Atlantic Ocean and the super-deep Puerto Rico Trench. The seas are a bit bigger, cooler and wave sets begin to break on the shallow reefs, rolling lazily into the shore. Beaches like the famous Orient Bay, Le Galion and Dawn Beach face the Atlantic, and because of the ultimate power of the ocean, the sand there is ultra-white and powdery, a perfect mixture of coral, shells and soft-stone sand.

As you round the top of the island, and head North-Northwest, things change. The high mountainous and cliff region of St. Maarten/St.Martin act as a weather bloc and a funnel running into the Anguilla Channel. The beaches in Grand Case and Marigot are much calmer, warmer and have bigger gold tinged sand, more like the South of France. There’s a bit of a pocket after Marigot harbor and then you come to Bay Rouge. Although Bay Rouge is across the channel from Anguilla, the currents have churned up some amazing red-gold hued coral sand. The grains of coral sand are very large and feel wonderful to walk on, and the water can go from calm to rough at the drop of a hat.

The West tip of the island juts out into the Caribbean Sea. On the Northwest side, the French beaches of Plum Bay and Prune Bay sport fine white sand, deep blue seas and a beach break that is home to the occasional surfer. On the South side of the tip beaches like Cupe Coy and Mullet Bay have great coral-sand and steep declines to the water from the palm fringed beaches.

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Rates & Availability

Oyster Pond Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Serenity ONLY max 8 people
Aug 31 2017 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

All rentals are verified by a phone from 817-307-1115
No third party rentals.

2018 Season Rates.

Serenity $500 per night.
Serenity and Serenade $1000 per night ( 7 bedrooms)
Serendipity all eight bedrooms ( $1400 per night)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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