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5-STAR Villa, World Class Hospitality, Inspired Surroundings

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday villa in Pelican Key - VILLA BELLA VITA

Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 8.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

The ultimate in West Indian luxury living for the discriminating traveler. Secure. Private. Serene. Spacious. Stunning Views. Let Yourself Succumb to the Soothing Pleasures of Villa Bella Vita.

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Keywords: Luxury Villa, Vacation Rental

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

John Bentz
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2016
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About John Bentz

We completely remodeled and updated the property to establish it as the premier luxury villa in St. Maarten. We stay at Villa Bella Vita frequently ourselves and, as such, are proud and active owners. Maintenance and general upkeep are never compromised. Our goal is to provide maximum service and enjoyment to our guests, from embarking on the reservation process to arrival at the airport and on through your entire stay at the villa. We are never more than a phone call or email away and our staff is ready to assist you with whatever needs you may have.

John Bentz purchased this villa in 2004

Why John Bentz chose World

The one most outstanding feature that first attracted us to this location was the incomparable view of the Caribbean and the St. Maarten shoreline. The location is ideally located to the Simpson Bay area and all it has to offer. It is also surprisingly convenient to every other part of the island as well.

What makes this villa unique

Some of the unique benefits we enjoy at Villa Bella Vita are the spectacular sunsets each evening followed by the slow passage of the cruise ships off into the horizon. Also, relaxing in the large infinity edge pool leaves one with the sensation of being afloat in the middle of the ocean. Later in the evening you might choose to enjoy a creative and memorable dining experience prepared and serrved just for you right at the villa by one of the island's gourmet chefs.


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5-STAR Villa, World Class Hospitality, Inspired Surroundings
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
Pittsburgh Pa USA

Shangri-La of the Caribbean

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely exquisite time vacationing at the Villa Bella Vita. The views are stunning and the on line photos pale in comparison! The property is well kept, displaying contemporary and modern furnishings and decor. The kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms are all oversized(we loved the comfort of the beds)Of special note... the caretaker and staff were very friendly and helpful whenever questions arose.What a remarkable find! We highly recommend this property for a truly memorable vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Once again we are gratified to see such glowing comments. As in our real world business, our goal here has also been to be the best. Therefore, we are always very pleased when guests acknowledge our efforts.
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Back Again

  • 5 of 5

This is the very best place we could find - based on our requirements (near town, great views, great house, plenty of room). We first stayed on the east side of the island - then on the west side (terres basses) - but none of them were close to town. Then we found this villa and stayed here for a few more weeks in 2014. Now we're going back for 3 months - and there was no question about where we would stay. Enough said.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark, We are pleased that you enjoy the villa as much as you do, and have chosen to return again this year. Welcome back! As always, if there is anything you notice that needs attention, and/or anything that will make your stay even more comfortable, please let us know. We do highly value our repeat clientele.
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Springfield, IL

Gorgeous Villa with Exceptional Service! Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This Villa is a perfect spot for a getaway or in our case a Dream Wedding. We spent five nights there and could have easily spent many more. Lut - the property manager was a warm, inviting host who answered all questions that we had and was helpful in so many ways (even in coordinating day trips and hair stylists for the wedding party). The Villa was always immaculate thanks to the efficient staff - they did a wonderful job. The morning after our wedding they had the entire place picked up before we all woke up. This luxury Villa is known for its AMAZING decor and the amenities equivalent to a Five-Star Resort. We enjoyed many relaxing afternoons by the endless pool as well as some fantastic evening cocktail parties. There is a wonderful rooftop terrace where you can enjoy the view in privacy, a theatre room if you want to have a stay-in movie night, and a great kitchen for entertaining and cooking meals. The personalized service was an added bonus to our magnificent experience....We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We do take great pride in what we have created at Villa Bella Vita as well as in the rental experience we provide to our guests in tems of luxury, comfort, service, and just plain ol' overall enjoyment. And, of course, Lut is definitely one of the main reasons why the Villa Bella Vita experience is what it is. She is a treasure and we're glad you appreciated her efforts as well.
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Carribean Paradise

  • 5 of 5

A true gem. From the infinity pool to the spacious guest rooms, this property is absolutely perfect.

In a house with so many highlights, it's hard to pinpoint the best features, but I'll try... There are six huge master bedrooms all with their own bathrooms. Five of these are right on the pool deck, overlooking the ocean. The master baths are absolutely awe inspiring in their architecture/design and functionality.

There are endless things to love here including the staff, accessibility to local attractions, and the breathtaking views. Property was in great shape and everything functioned properly. The pictures do not do justice to how beautiful this place is.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brad, Thanks for pointing out how accessible the villa is to all the local attractions. We tend to forget to highlight this feature. It may not look like it on a map, but the location is actually very convenient to all areas of the island. There is a beach only two minutes away, and even the furthest French side beaches are only 30 minutes away. The main towns of Philipsburg and Marigot for shopping can be reached in 15 minutes. Great restaurants abound in every neighborhood of the island from Simpson Bay to Grand Case, "the culinary capital of the Caribbean." In addition to sunning, swimming, shopping and dining, the zip lines at Loterie Farm, the 12 Metre Yacht racing at Bobby's Marina in Philipsburg, and snorkeling or scuba diving at various locations are just a few of the other daytime activities available nearby. In the evening, sunset cruises, the casinos and the club scene are also popular attractions easily accessible from the villa. And yes, we agree the place looks better in peson than it does in the photos. And since our goal is to exceed your expectations, we're actually disappointed if we fail to get at least one "WOW" from you upon first entering the house. We're guessing we succeeded in your case. Best regards, John & Larisa
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A Five-Star Experience All the Way

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at Villa Bella Vita four times now, the most recent being for our daughter’s wedding this past November. Obviously, we just love the place. First of all, the owners take great care of it, and it is always in impeccable condition. The view is to die for, the heated infinity pool is great for fun or for doing laps, and the pool terrace is a great place to gather and relax. We particularly enjoy the kitchen, whether it is preparing our own meals or having a special dinner prepared for us by a gourmet chef. We have also taken advantage of the media room, the exercise equipment, and the hot tub on many days before or after our trips to the beach. But I think the best part is the service we receive from the staff. Lut, Karen, and Jackie couldn’t possibly have done more to make sure our stay was as enjoyable as possible. They have always gone out of their way to take care of all our needs, especially helping out when we were all running around crazy preparing for the wedding. There are plenty of great things to do on the island to be sure, but honestly, you could really have a great time just staying at the villa if you wanted to. You can’t go wrong here!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Olga, We're glad to hear that St. Maarten in general and Villa Bella Vita in particular served you well as a wedding destination, and that our staff was so helpful. We do feel our villa offers much more in terms of privacy, security, conveniences, and amenities than you would receive at any hotel on the island, and even better VALUE than from a similarly furnished high-end hotel or resort space. As we say, at Villa Bella Vita you have the flexibility to do it all or do nothing at all, and it sounds like you have taken advantage of both options at times. Please come back and stay with us again, John and Larisa
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Seattle, Washington

Luxury at its best

  • 5 of 5

This was my third time staying at Villa Bella Vita but will definitely not be my last. I cannot rave enough about this oasis in paradise. The Villa is spacious, the rooms exquisitely decorated but the best part are the entertaining spaces: huge living room with stunning views right over the infinity pool, enormous roof top deck with BBQs and comfortable cushioned seating, media room fully equipped SAT TV, movies and all sorts of music (you can play music from one source all over the house, even outside by the pool!). Pool table downstairs, ping pong table in the garage the Villa has it all. I have taken a new group of friends/family every time I visit and without exception they all fall in love.

Every room on the top floor has an amazing view with a bathroom the size of an apt in Manhattan. The beds are comfortable and the service (house manager + cleaners) are attentive to every single one of your needs. If you are visiting St.Marteen , Villa Bella Vita is the way to do it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Diego and Anna, Thank you so much for your gracious words. We're also gratified your friends enjoyed their experience at Villa Bella Vita as much as you. This is exactly the reaction we strive so hard to achieve with each of our guests. Whenever the weather gets to you in Seattle, you know you are welcome to visit our place in St. Maarten. Thanks again, John and Larisa
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Pricess Julianna (SXM)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Greenhouse Simpson Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Hideaway
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pelican Key, St Maarten / Saint Martin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Standard - up to 4 Bedrooms
17 Apr 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £82 per night, per additional guest
Holiday's - up to 4 bedrooms
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season - up to 4 Bedrooms
3 Jan 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

WEEKLY RENTAL RATES for 5, 6 or 7 Bedroom Rentals:
Low Season - 5 Bedroom Rate - $7,700, 6 Bedroom Rate - $9,100, 7 Bedroom Rate - $10,500;
High Season - 5 Bedroom Rate - $9,800, 6 Bedroom Rate - $11,200, 7 Bedroom Rate - $12,600;
Holiday Season - 5 Bedroom Rate - $18,900, 6 Bedroom Rate - $21,000, 7 Bedroom Rate - $23,800

A 25% Down Payment is required at the time of booking to secure the reservation. The 75% balance is due 30 days prior to the reservation date of arrival. Payments are to be made by check or money order.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Pelican Key around the

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Double Sinks, Oversized Shower, Adjacent Walk-In Closet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Double Sinks, Oversized Shower, Adjacent Walk-In Closet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Double Sinls, Oversized Shower, Adjacent Walk-In Closet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Double Sinks, Oversized Shower, Adjacent Walk-In Closet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Adjacent Walk-In Closet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Adjacent Walk-In Closet
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Adjacent Walk-In Closet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Adjacent to Media Room
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Just off the Pool Deck
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 4 is perfect for 3 children, toodlers to teens, or 2 children and 1 adult
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
Full housekeeping services provided six days a week, Chef services available on an optional basis for any or all meals.

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