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SPECTACULAR 2 BEDROOM CONDO ON SIMPSON BAY.

Janet Johnston

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Janet Johnston

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SPECTACULAR 2 BEDROOM CONDO ON SIMPSON BAY.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Simpson Bay - HEAVEN

Luxurious living space with unsurpassed ocean views

Simpson Bay is bordered by a beautiful 2-mile long, lightly-populated curved beach; Las Arenas is a very high-end 12-unit condominium complex right in the middle of Simpson Bay Beach (and one of the finest in St. Maarten); and this third-level unit, “Heaven”, is a premium unit within Las Arenas. It fronts on the beach and overlooks the entire bay and beach from the third floor, with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides (and the ceilings are high) and a view of the Island of Saba off in the distance.

The aqua color of the sea, which is so sought after in the Caribbean, completely surrounds you. There are magnificent views from all rooms—living room, dining room, kitchen, and both master bedrooms. In the living room and dining areas there is more than a 200-degree panoramic view of the sea and the beach, and on the wrap-around deck—where you can just lounge and listen to the waves or have a meal any time of day—there is a 270-degree view. You feel one with the sea.

There are usually large yachts and sailboats tied up in the bay; and in the evening you may see huge cruise ship off in the distance. It’s an imposing sight. And after the sun sets, the many lights at the East end of the beach, from the “Village on the Hill”, provide a lovely and romantic evening view.

The weather is temperate year-round—even in the summer—and there is always a sea breeze to keep you cool. St. Maarten is truly a lovely place to visit in any season.

Heaven is a luxurious unit: marble floors throughout, marble baths, high ceilings, a modern high-end kitchen, beautiful furnishings, glass doors that can be slid out of sight, and electric shutters on the outside of all windows. The thick concrete walls, ceilings, and floors provide excellent sound proofing and security. The Las Arenas complex is gated, very secure, and impeccably maintained. The freshwater infinity pool right next to the beach provides a lovely and pleasant respite from a day in the sun. And the seawater is warm, clear, clean, devoid of seaweed, with moderate waves due to the protection of the bay. It’s an ideal place to swim, and the beach could not be any closer.

There are many amenities: large digital flat-screen TV in the living room with Bose sound system, flat-screen TVs in both master bedrooms, cable service, high-speed wireless internet, GE Monogram appliances in the gourmet kitchen including dishwasher and a wine cooler, a safe for valuables, secure covered parking, and daily maid service (except Sundays and holidays). Access is either by elevator or by spacious outdoor stairs.

Not far off are many restaurants offering wide-array of sea foods and various ethnic foods. It’s a short drive to a number of markets and supermarkets carrying the usual stateside choice of foods and beverages, but also offering wonderful French pastries, breads, cheeses, pates and wines. Bakeries, pharmacies, gas stations, car rental agencies, and the airport are all reasonably nearby.

There are many activities available including sailing, snorkeling, diving, deep-sea fishing, riding wave-runners, boat tours, touring the French side, visiting the butterfly farm, and traveling to neighboring islands to sightsee and shop.

Heaven is a no-pet and no-smoking unit.

It doesn’t get much better than this. Heaven really lives up to its name. Come and be one with the sea for a week or more—it is very renewing. If you do, there is a very good chance you will want to return!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Janet Johnston (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
28 February, 2015

Why Janet Johnston chose Simpson Bay

We have been traveling to St St Maartin for the past 4 years and we have always stayed at 'Heaven'; when the unit went on the market we were so afraid that we would not find another unit as perfect for us as this one is, we decided to make it ours. The contemporary design of the unit which is surrounded by the crystal clear turquoise water of the Caribbean sea made the unit quite irresistible.

What makes this condo unique

Beautifully architecturally designed and landscaped grounds!

3000 sq ft of living space (including balcony)

Panoramic views !

Gated property!

One of the Island best beaches; no crowds and great for long walks or jogging!

Six person elevator as well as outdoor stairs!

Back up generator and storm shutters!

Water sports, hairdressers, restaurants and bars, duty-free shopping, casinos, and night entertainment are within a few minutes drive!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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Spectacular 2 Bedroom Condo On Simpson Bay.
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
5

absolute paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I take a winter vacation each year with our 2 boys (age 4 and 11) to get out of the cold and snowy northeast. Heaven at Las Arenas is far and away the best villa we have stayed at in terms of the actual unit, location, amenities, etc.

We have traveled all over the Caribbean and several countries in Europe and the view from this unit is world class.....a sunset that rivals the Greek islands. The unit is the perfect set up for 2 couples or a couple and a few kids. more than enough size and you could have 30 people on the wrap around balcony! Zero entry pool is great for kids and beach access is as close as you could ever get. Had plans to hit several beaches on the island but felt our spot was perfect and barely left.....only for dinners. Some great restaurants right in Simpson Bay if you don't feel like driving.

The owner and the woman that takes care of the unit were first class and helped us out with so many things before and during trip.

Perfect winter getaway in paradise with ocean views from every corner of the villa. if we come back to St. Martin we will without question stay at Heaven at Las Arenas. if you come make sure you rent a car...this is a must. and also bring binoculars so you check out the mega-yachts that come right in front of the villa every day!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jason, thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We are delighted that you and your family had a wonderful vacation. It was a pleasure working with you and we hope you will visit again in the near future. Janet
5

It doesn't get any easier, and OMG the views... And sunsets.

  • 5 of 5

We expected a beautiful residence with amazing views, just from looking at the pictures. It has that. What we were pleasantly surprised by was having someone meet us at the rental car place to lead us there, give us the tour, show us how everything worked, wash the dishes, wash the towels, clean everything, and even let us out of the gate when we left. Anything we needed (corkscrew, candle, blender, dryer, wifi, dishes, silverware, etc.) was there. Air-conditioned, ceiling fans, double master bedrooms/baths... And we couldn't get enough of watching the mega-yachts and cruise ships coming and going, as we sat on the couch. We also enjoyed the plane-watching from the balcony and the restaurant/bar just down the beach. Walk down and try the frozen mojitos at Karakter, then stand by the fence as a 747 takes off. Very cool. The pool was quiet (unless we'd had too many mojitos) and relaxing. It's not heated, so if it's 9 AM and the sun hasn't warmed it up yet (like anything else) it'll be chilly, but by mid-afternoon it's refreshing. There's also a guy who works constantly outside sweeping and cleaning everything, so it's really kept up very well. Even a (very bored) security guard who stays outside all night to keep an eye on things, so once you're in the gate, you feel really secure. It's probably the nicest residence on Simson Bay, having walked the beach many times during our two-week stay. The beach is three steps away, and was basically a private beach... Only a couple other people at a time even walked by. We actually drove to other beaches on a couple days for some people watching. Too glowing, of a review, right? The "cons"- it's a home, which means there could be minor maintenance issues. A water pump broke and we had no water for a few hours one day, but that was very quickly repaired. And St. Maarten isn't all as luxurious as Las Arenas is. Two houses down the beach people live in a shack, and there are some streets in Marigot (French side) I wasn't really comfortable walking down, but you have that in any city. But the location is two minutes from gas, groceries, food, shopping, French bakeries (to die for), adult entertainment, airport, and anything else you may need. Overall, it's a really, really nice place with nice services (even a welcome basket), and plenty to do nearby. Parking is a bit tight, and the neighbors may not drive Land Rovers, but I'd happily stay there again if I returned to SXM.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeremy, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your two-week stay at "Heaven". We certainly agree that the views from the unit are "to die for". We're glad that you and your guests had a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Janet
Toronto
5

Heaven at Las Arenas

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Heaven. The name perfectly describes this luxurious condo overlooking  Simpson Bay.

 

We were in awe at the breathtaking view from the living and dining area which has  a wrap around balcony and floor to ceiling windows. There is nothing to obstruct your view of the ocean.

The condo is luxuriously appointed.  The furnishings are elegant and modern yet still maintained a light and airy tropical feel. The little things can sometimes make or break a vacation, so we were happy that the toilet paper wasn't  thin and the linens were obviously of good quality (can't say the same about another unit we previously stayed in).  The welcome basket was a nice touch.The housekeeper did a great job keeping the unit clean throughout our stay. 

We loved the infinity pool. We have two kids under 4 so we spent a lot of time in the pool. Another reviewer said the pool is cold but our kids didn't seem to think so.

We had a great time and will definitely go back. 

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at our vacation home. I am happy to hear that you had a good experience and look forward to seeing you again.
5

2 adult couples

  • 5 of 5

We were hesitant on renting as this is a new owner and there were no reviews yet. Did see the one before we arrived and we had no issues with cold pool water, it was very refreshing. The infinity pool is by far the best on Simpson Bay! Condo was very sound proof, you could not hear anything outside or even in other rooms. It was clean, spacious and had a nice big wrap around balcony. We very much appreciated the welcome basket with cheese, crackers, OJ, wine and beer! There were beach towels and bag chairs to take to the beach. Yes directly in front there are big rocks in the water but a few yards down, the beach was rock free for swimming in the gorgeous water. Watching the planes take off and land never got old to us, we enjoyed it. Yes there are strip clubs at the end of the runway but you are in a more residential area not a resort. We felt very safe and usually walked down the beach to a couple restaurants and bars that were on the water. There is a grill we also used a few times. Cora the housekeeper was great also! Can't wait to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terri thank for very much for taking the time to write a review about your stay at our vacation home. We are pleased that you had a wonderful vacation and liked Heaven, and we look forward to having you return the next time you visit St Maarten! Janet
4

gorgeous views

  • 4 of 5

you will need a car here. the immediate area is a little seedy ie adult entertainment place on main corner beautiful well kept apartment. spacious clean & amazing

unobstructed views over ocean

airport is very close though & saturday it can get v busy with large planes taking off throughout the day.

the pool is freezing which may explain why it was empty most days. it is shallow so i had expected it to be like bathwater but even my husband who usually doesnt notice the cold was shivering!

it was a shock to get in (even at the zero entry point )

some good local eateries a few minutes drive away

beach is quiet. & really lovely. at least a mile long. beautiful sound of ocean waves from the apartment.

highly recommend this for families (our 4 yr old & 3 yr old twins loved it)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Heaven and thanks for your separate email. You said that "The airport noise mostly didn't bother us; however Saturday is very busy... but really a small price to pay." The proximity of the airport has never bothered us, though we thought it might, because the unit is so soundproof. Re. the pool, apparently it seemed cold to you. We've never heard that complaint before. Usually the sun keeps it quite warm, so maybe there were a couple of cloudy days and/or the gardner was running fresh water into the pool at that time. Usually it is very pleasant.

Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Princess Juliana International Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Marigot to Anguilla or Philipsburg to St. Barths
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mullet Bay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wide varity nearby
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

From $436 Nightly

Prices for this holiday condo in Simpson Bay, St Maarten / Saint Martin

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
9 Jan 2015 - 14 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,861
for 5 nights
From
$572
 
 
Low Season
15 Apr 2015 - 11 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,180
for 5 nights
From
$436
 
 
Christmas Week
19 Dec 2015 - 26 Dec 2015
8 night minimum stay
$5,995
 
 
New Years Week
26 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,995
for 7 nights
$5,995
 
 
High Season
3 Jan 2016 - 16 Apr 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,196
for 7 nights
From
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,006
for 7 nights
From
$572
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Christmas Week December 19th to 26th 2015 - Flat Rate of $5,500 - 7 nights min stay
New Year's week December 26th to January 2nd 2016 - Flat Rate of $5,500 - 7 nights min stay

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Simpson Bay, St Maarten / Saint Martin

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3068 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , European styled shower with rainshower system
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , European styled shower with rainshower system
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Floor to seiling doors with incredible ocean front views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , 2nd master bedroom with ocean view
  • Master Bedroom 1: King bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, flat screen TV, large closet and en-suite marble tiled bathroom with Jacuzzi tub & shower. The bedroom offers spectacular direct views of the Caribbean Sea. Master Bedroom 2: 2 Queen beds (can be converted to an oversized King Bed), air conditioning, ceiling fan, flat screen TV, large closet, personal safe and en-suite marble tiled bathroom with shower. The bedroom offers views of the Caribbean Sea.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • snorkelling
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