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Deluxe Caribbean Condo with beautiful views of St. Barths

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 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.


Oyster Pond Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Deluxe Caribbean Condo with beautiful views of St. Barths
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Brilliant Condo

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I stayed on this property for 8 nights. We were thrilled with our stay. The view from the balcony overlooking Dawn Beach, with Saint Barthelemy in the distance, was absolutely stunning during sunset.

The bang for your buck is going to be hard to beat on this island. The bed was comfortable, the appliances were up to date, and the entertainment systems were all new and in good working order. There was a pool on the property that would be perfect for the family with kids. On our way out of town we stopped at a local eatery, a gentleman at the bar was complaining about the noise of the planes due to the proximity of his hotel to the airport. This certainly was a non issue for us, we had the luxury of sleeping in the peace and quiet.

I would highly recommend this condo, we plan on returning!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

Great condo! Lovely view on the ocean! Everything in and on it! The wind on the balcony, the sun in the morning. So its cool in the condo in the afternoon. We will come again! Many likes from us!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

We carefully read the descriptions of places we rent, and we scrutinize the photos, looking for undisclosed flaws. This property was exactly what we had hoped, exactly as described.

There is excellent communication with the host, a very strong support network from the property management. The nearby (walking distance) beach is very nice. Oyster Pond is a good low-key base for further island explorations.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Month in St Maarten

  • 5 of 5

We spent January 14 to February 11 at Tim and Janet's condo at Princess Heights. It was the fifth year in a row that we spent one month on the "friendly island" and what a wonderful time we had. Couldn't say enough good things about the unit. It has everything you could possibly need and the furniture and bed are so comfortable. We enjoyed breakfast on the deck viewing St Barts and the pool almost every afternoon. Had friends who were staying on the 9th floor so we got together with them several times including for the super bowl. It was a wonderful month enjoyed many of the island restaurants our two favorites are Temptations and L'Astrolabe at Esmeralda Resort in Orient Bay. Probably went out for dinner about 1/3 of the time and cooked in the other 2/3. Went to a wine tasting at Amsterdam Cheese and Wine Store in Philipsburg that was really fun. Also enjoyed beaches all over the island. Could not have stayed in a nicer condo. Thanks

George and Cindy Bond

Barre, VT & Wilmington, NC

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience! Truly a home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Stunning views from an exceptionally comfortable, clean, and well-equipped condo. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you, Janet and Tim, for the thoughtful touches, from beach chairs and coolers to DVDs and a perfectly equipped kitchen. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome resort and well furnished apartment . Close to great restaurants and several beaches. Owners were prompt to respond and very friendly . Would not hesitate to recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring/Early Summer 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Jun 23 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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