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Deluxe Caribbean Condo with beautiful views of St. Barths

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Nestled into a lush hillside on the east coast of St. Maarten at Dawn Beach is a lovely boutique condo hotel. It is just minutes from the French side of the island and the community of Oyster Pond. Specializing in personalized service and spacious suites, Princess Heights is ranked by travelers as one of the top ten places to stay in St. Maarten.

Our top floor Unit 501 has beautiful ocean views from its large, covered balcony with lovely trade winds. Enjoy your morning coffee there as you watch the sunrise over Dawn Beach with St. Barths in the distance. There is a seating area with two arm chairs and a Frontgate cafe dining set which seats four. "Perfect, especially for watching part of the Heineken Regatta", comments our guest from March, 2016.

Our spacious, 1000 square foot, fully air-conditioned condo has a master bedroom which has been upgraded with a king size Serta I-Series mattress, new pillows, flat screen television, bedroom furniture and luxurious bed linens. Pottery Barn blackout drapes and rods have been installed. The view from the bedroom balcony is well worth waking up to.

The en suite bathroom is tile, marble and granite with a tub/shower combination. There is a half bathroom conveniently located off the hallway to the bedroom.

The spacious living room has been newly furnished with a queen size Italian sofa bed featuring the 'rapido system' with a Simmons mattress, comfortable chairs and reading lamps. A LG 50-inch LED flat screen television with a Blu-ray disc player is on the contemporary media stand. Choose what to watch from the collection of 60+ DVD/Blu-ray discs. There is also a premium wireless Bluetooth speaker for listening to music. The eating area has four dining chairs surrounding the glass top table with reupholstered bar stools at the eating counter. There are also Pottery Barn blackout drapes convenient for the guest who is sleeping on the sofa bed. Both the bedroom and the living room have Hunter ceiling fans.

The kitchen has granite counter tops and has been upgraded with stainless steel appliances including a new convection range, microwave oven, dishwasher and refrigerator. The kitchen has been fully equipped with all new cookware, blender, toaster, Cuisinart coffee maker, kettle, dishes, glassware, flatware and cooking utensils. This is a kitchen where one can make breakfast, a quick snack or a gourmet dinner.

In addition, all of the conveniences such as a hair dryer, in room safe and iron/ironing board are available in the unit along with free wireless internet.

Our guests (two sisters) from February, 2016 said it best. "We had such a wonderful time and truly enjoyed your home so very much! It's absolutely perfect."

Not only do we have Dawn Beach, with its beautiful turquoise water within walking distance, guests can also enjoy several other beaches just a short drive away; Le Galeon, Maho, Guana Bay and Orient Beach which is famous for its water sports and beachfront restaurants. Pinel Island is a ten minute ferry ride from French Cul-de-Sac and there are day cruises to Anguilla, St. Barths and Saba.

The island is renowned for its European influence from both its Dutch and French ancestry. There is an international flavor to the island shown by the shops, markets and restaurants which flourish here. Nearby is Oyster Pond which is home to a picturesque marina with restaurants and bars. At Dawn Beach you will find restaurants, shops, spa and a casino. The Dutch capital of Philipsburg is just a fifteen minute drive away with its boardwalk, restaurants and shopping on Front Street. The gourmet capital of the Caribbean, Grand Case and the French capital, Marigot are also easily accessible.

Princess Heights offers an onsite pool with lounge chairs and umbrellas, a private gym and laundry facilities for your use at no additional cost. We have also provided two Tommy Bahama beach chairs, both a soft and hard cooler and ice packs for our guests.

There is ample parking available at either the main parking lot or the upper level gated parking lot. Our unit would either be two flights of stairs up from the main level parking lot or two flights of stairs down from the upper level parking lot.

We are certain that you will enjoy your time in St. Maarten with friendly hotel staff to assist you, a wonderful island to explore and a lovely condominium to serve your needs.

More Details

Tim and Janet Matthews
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Tim and Janet Matthews

We first came to St. Maarten as a family in 2004 and have returned to the island frequently since then. We enjoy the lovely beaches, both the gourmet and casual restaurants and the laid back atmosphere.

Tim and Janet Matthews purchased this condo in 2014

Why Tim and Janet Matthews chose St Maarten

We have stayed at Princess Heights many times in the past ten years and decided that this was a good time for us to buy our own getaway place. We enjoy staying on this part of the island as it is convenient to Philipsburg, the French side and wonderful beaches.

What makes this condo unique

We chose Princess Heights for its location and wonderful views. Our condominium is private with it being at the end of a top floor. Our balcony has a whitewashed loft like ceiling which gives it a true Caribbean feeling. Since purchasing our condo in 2014 we have refurnished it and updated necessary elements such as the air conditioning, ceiling fans, shower fixtures, ceilings, windows and doors thereby significantly improving its comfort level.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Deluxe Caribbean Condo with beautiful views of St. Barths
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Having been to the island of St. Maarten 5 times prior to this trip, my partner and I were on the hunt for the perfect location to genuinely call HOME. From the moment, I unlocked the door, I was SHOCKED as to how perfect this home was going be. I cant think of a darn thing to say that would even be close to negative. All appliances were new, well taken care of, and Janet literally had everything you could even dream of for kitchen gadgets. Tastefully decorated with hints of sea blue, white and pastels, it was right out of something that my own mom would decorate. Janet was prompt, informative and honest. The small touches are what made this PERFECT. I took the opportunity to ensure I left the property just as I found it and even washed up all the pots and pans prior to departure. Already recommending this to family and friends who I know would enjoy everything this gem has to offer. We WILL be back. Jody & Shane. The beds are GREAT, The View AMAZING. Truly HOME AWAY FROM HOME. 10/10

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Amazing time at Princess Heights

  • 5 of 5

As title says, we had a great time at Janet's and Tim's unit. Breathtaking views from the balcony and close proximity to the beach made our stay magical. The staff at the condo welcomed us and made us feel like at home when we have entered the unit. The apartment is very spacious and extremely comfortable.

We definitely will come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Excellent place to stay in St. Martin!

  • 5 of 5

Janet and Tim have an excellent place to call home for any St. Martin vacation! Location is great - away from the crowded areas, but easily accessible to great beaches, dinning, and shopping. Condo is well-equipped throughout - kitchen worked great for our needs, living area was comfortable as was the bed/bedding. Janet provided great information and communication throughout our reservation process. On-property attendants were helpful with check-in and check-out and any other needs one might have. (For those with a conference at the Dawn Westin, do yourself a favor and save lots of money by staying at Janet's place and just walk across the street!). We look forward to returning to the island soon and will definitely stay here if it's available!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Very nice time

  • 5 of 5

It was our 2 nd stay in this apartment, and everything was as well. It is a carefree rental. See you next year Tim and Janet. Regards Claude

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great condo over looking the ocean

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Saint Martin and really enjoyed our stay at the condo. It's a very nicely appointed unit with comfortable furniture and bed. Fully equipped kitchen and everything you need for a great stay. The condo overlooks the Atlantic Ocean with a nice balcony on the 5th Floor and it's a great spot before sun up or in the middle of the nigh enjoying the ocean breeze. The building is also very well maintended and managed with a great front office staff and support.

Janet was a great host and provided us with many useful info. We took advantage of all of her recommendations and specially enjoyed the following places: Orient Beach; had lunch at Kakao, coffee at Good Morning Cafe, Galion Beach, Friar's Bay; had lunch at Friar's Bay Resturant, Anse Marcel Beach Club, and Pic Paradis, etc.

overall great stay and we really enjoyed our vacation!

Highly recommend this wonderful condo and its great location with proximately across the island.


  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect getaway! Beautiful condo and we had a wonderful time.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week and had an amazing time! The condo is beautifully decorated and comfortable with a great view of the ocean from the spacious balcony. We had everything we needed and more to enjoy our time in St. Maarten. The kitchen is very well stocked and organized so we were able to easily cook our own meals. Its also conveniently located a short walk from Dawn Beach, a small grocery store, and several places to eat. Lots of unexpected extra touches such as a variety of Blu Rays, books, and even beach chairs and a cooler made our stay that much better!

It's a great location too - we were basically able to get anywhere on the island in 30 minutes or less. Overall, we had a terrific week and will hopefully get a chance to come back in the future!

- Tiffany and John

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Princess Juliana Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Oyster Pond
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Dawn Beach
Car: recommended

We recommend several restaurants that are close to our condominium.

Mr. Busby's, beach bar by day also known as Daniel's by the Sea, restaurant at night at Dawn Beach

Driving Distance: 0.5 miles

Canoa, on Emerald Merit Road leading to Dawn Beach

Driving Distance: 0.4 miles

Great food, outside eating area and a nice bar.

Big Fish on Emerald Merit Road leading to Dawn Beach

Driving Distance: 0.4 miles

Very good food and a lovely outside eating area.

Dinghy Dock off of Rue de L'esacale in Oyster Pond.

Driving Distance: 1.1 miles

A casual place with good pub food overlooking Oyster Pond marina.


Rates & Availability

Oyster Pond Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring/Early Summer 2017
Apr 17 2017 - Jun 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer/Fall 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Early Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 8 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 5.0%

Optional daily cleaning fees are payable to the rental office.

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Oyster Pond Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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