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Make a self catering villas or holiday rental in Terres Basses, St Maarten your home away from home

The lovely Caribbean island of Saint Maarten is divided between Dutch and French rule with two different currencies, languages and even an international telephone system between the two neighbours. However it provides two delightfully different cultures with the very best of French cuisine and boutiques and charming Dutch architecture on the southern side.

Things to Do in Terres Basses, St Maarten

The community of Terres Basses is on the western side of St Maarten at the end of Simpson Bay lagoon. It is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and watersports in the clear warm waters. Surfers enjoy the strong surf at the two-mile Long Beach while Plum Bay is a more secluded local beach with no amenities. Baie Rouge, the third beach near Terres Basses holiday rentals offers views across to Anguilla. Snorkeling and diving are popular along with sailing, kitesurfing, windsurfing and other watersports. Fishing charters and boat trips are a great way to see dolphins and other marine life. St Maarten has several golf courses including the challenging Mullet Bay Golf Course.

Places to Visit Around Terres Basses, St Maarten

For days out, head to the French town of Marigot, which has delightful duty-free shopping in boutiques and designer jewellers and a good selection of French bakeries and cafés. Philipsburg is best visited when the cruise ships are not in port as narrow Front Street can get very crowded. Once again the main shops sell clothing, perfume and jewellery making for great window shopping. Near the waterfront there is an outdoor market selling local crafts. Visit the local churches and museum in Philipsburg and enjoy a flutter at the casino.

Weather in Terres Basses, St Maarten

Visitors to Terres Basses holiday rentals can enjoy the warm tropical climate that St Maarten enjoys year-round. The island has more rain showers between July and November, peaking in early September. Terres Basses has sunshine all year round with average temperatures between 78-80°F (25-26°C) in winter and 82-84°F (28-29°C) in the summer. There are refreshing sea breezes particularly during the winter months.

Travel to Terres Basses, St Maarten

St Maarten has just one international airport serving Terres Basses holiday rentals. The Princess Juliana International (SXM) Airport is on the south (Dutch) side of the island. It is about 7 miles (11km) from Terres Basses and is easy to reach by taxi or hire car along Airport Road. The airport is served by many international airlines including Delta, Air Canada, Spirit and KLM. The airport runway is parallel to Simpson Bay Beach giving bathers and airplane spotters a somewhat noisy view of each arrival and departure just yards away. A hire car is not essential for enjoying a beach vacation in St Maarten but it is necessary for exploring the more remote villages and secluded beaches.

Wonderful! 4.9/5
(35 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #631110vb
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Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(33 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Villa #628184vb
33
Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1242958a
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Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(34 reviews)
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  • 6 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 14
Villa #201713vb
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Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(33 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #383419vb
33
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #4045765
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Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #3848207
8
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #4320551
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #4320443
avg/night
  • 6 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #3921458
2
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1477801a
Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #4045790
1
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • Studio
  • 5 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #3921457
3
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #4204297
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #4320487
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #3486088
3
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #3485910
1
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #4079828
2
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1380310a
Exceptional! 5/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1008117vb
24
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #982020vb
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Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #4321723
2
  • 4 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #3544093
25
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #3748278
10
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #3795429
24
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #800849vb
1
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #6911036
  • 1 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #4045784
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #3224912
25
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Villa #608967vb
3
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #3950065
2
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #4140762
4
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #4004442
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Condo #4321251
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 11
Villa #1488896a
  • 3 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #3229891
28
  • 3 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #3543898
24
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #3795468
23
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #3795503
12
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #3973854
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #4170854
Excellent! 4.7/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #3795431
11
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #620547vb
3
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #4045789
3
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #4320520
Excellent! 4.7/5
(3 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #226311
3
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #3214286
11

Les Terres Basses Holiday Villas & Homes (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Great

5 of 5
Amazing house.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Belle Fontaine May 24 - 30, 2017

5 of 5
Belle Fontaine is beautiful, the views are spectacular, the individual rooms are comfortable, and the kitchen was well-equipped! Jenny, the housekeeper was so helpful and always accommodating. Daggie, the concierge, was the very best in coordinating the stay and welcoming us upon arrival. The Villa was so extraordinary that we did not want to leave! We have many wonderful memories and the luxury of Belle Fontaine contributed to our happy times!
  • Review Submitted: Jun 06, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017