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#1 Beach House on the Ocean with Private Pool, HGTV

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms , 2 Baths,2 Adult rooms + 1 Kids room (Sleeps 4 + 4kids)


Fortunately we have cleaned up and repaired the damage from hurricane Irma - now doing short and long term rentals Longer term rentals are negotiable directly with owners.

A fresh coat of paint inside and out and a new outside covered patio await your visit !

Discover the natural alchemy between Dutch culture and French savoir-faire in a Caribbean paradise dedicated to relaxation and rejuvenation and delicious cuisine.

Located on a quiet Caribbean beach facing directly to 'exotic' Saba and St Bart Islands. The beach, appropriately called Lay Bay in exclusive Pelican Key Estates. Wake up to the sound of the ocean, crisp fresh tranquil breeze and magnificent views of neighbouring Caribbean islands.

Picture yourselves melting in an oversized modern, 'dedon' oval comfy 'daybed' lounger with a double foam sumbrella outdoor mattress on the pool deck right on the ocean after an exciting snorkelling or scuba safari. The snorkelling and scuba are fantastic - aqua blue, clear and mostly calm inviting warm, turquoise Caribbean ocean - active sea life is just feet away!

Drifting off to sleep on your beachfront patio after a day of island exploration. Swimming laps in your own private pool. Diving, kayaking, fishing, shelling are some of the available activities. Indulging in island spa treatments on your own private patio and succumbing to enchanting sunsets. Sunsets are mezmerising and magical every time - a perfect haven to relax unwind and sip cocktails and watch the ebb and flow of the tides as the skies change in unusual patterns each evening.

This is a perfect ocean paradise - you wont want to leave !

The Best St Maarten Beach Villa considering all factors.

Men's Health Magazine USA suggested three important things when selecting and choosing a special Caribbean getaway:

1. Must be able to see and feel the ocean breeze, and

2. Private and hidden venue to enjoy your own well deserved vacation, and

3. Easy access to local food and culture.

This place has it all and more ! We have an FAQ list for you to help with choices and make an informed decision.

The entire Villa has been completely modernized for your next memorable vacation. Some of the updated features that have been added for your comfort.

updated private modernized pool with steps to the beach,

extra large modern travertine patio,

elevated hardwood tanning/yoga deck,

barbecue and great cooking facilities,

outdoor and indoor European ultra modern furnishings,

large glass sliding doors and oversized windows throughout,

high efficiency airconditioners and huge modern fans

which are unique on the island,

ultra modern European kitchen fully stocked with spices,

ultra chique bathrooms,

orchid garden with LED lights

privacy screens

and lots more

The Villa was featured on House Hunters International Caribbean Island Getaways. Ask Kim to tell you the story!

Villa Incognito - by Tim Robbins

Meet me Incognito baby,

We’ll soon leave our past behind us,

The present is always a mystery,

As the future never fails to remind us.

Once we’re alone Incognito,

We’ll remove our inhibitions.

But though we be free as jaybirds,

At no time will we take off our masks.

Cinderella went Incognito,

And it’s said that she had a ball.

It’s always fun at Incognito,

Incognito is our very best hope.

I’ll meet you where the sun always shines,

So do join me Incognito,

You know that I’ll never tell.

We’ll sneak in the back door of Heaven,

and Stroll unnoticed on the white Sandy beach.



There, every day’s a magical surprise.



Where truth tells all the best lies.”

“Villa Incognito” by Tom Robbins

Keywords: beach, romantic, Caribbean sea, snorkel, pelicans, own pool, oasis, zen ,yoga,palm trees, fishing, beach, sunsets, boats, unique setting, privacy, modern

More Details

Sandy or Kim
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Sandy or Kim

Regular travellers to St Maarten and enjoy our precious time on this beautiful cosmopolitan island. After many years of searching and visiting all other Caribbean Islands, we fell "in love" with our 'piece of paradise' from the first time we visited - now discovered and updated the exclusive 'Villa Incognito'. St Maarten is called the "friendly island" because you will be welcomed and made to feel at home. Please read what our guests have to say below. We will be glad to answer any questions.

Sandy or Kim purchased this villa in 2010

Why Sandy or Kim chose Pelican Key

This private 'hideway' is right on the beach with its own refreshing pool in a great location, near all amenities, restaurants, bars, bakeries, and 30+ magnificent beaches. The spacious patio is the perfect place to relax as the ocean sounds soothe the soul, watch the pelicans and hummingbirds, relax and sip cocktails and celebrate over "al fresco dining" all in one convenient heavenly place.

What makes this villa unique

On the beach, large deck with pool, fresh 'trade winds' blow off the ocean cooling the house, ideal place to barbecue, cruise liners sail by daily, great snorkeling and scuba on the doorstep. Privacy and romantic setting makes the Villa unique.

There is no comparison - on the beach with private pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest: Wendy and Thommy (Ontario, Canada )

Our family spent a week at Villa Incognito the beginning of May and loved it! The house was clean, beautifully decorated with lovely high ceilings in the living room and situated right on the ocean. We'd have a relaxing breakfast at the Villa, lounge around the pool, snorkel or go for a walk along the beach and then drive to various beaches. There is air conditioning in the bedrooms but we never used it because there was more then enough breeze to make sleeping comfortable. The bathrooms were a bit outdated but they are going to be renovated along with the kitchen which I have to say was very well stocked! Plenty of plates, pots, cutlery and cooking utensils, there was even a nice bbq grill out on the patio.

Although we were only about 8 minutes from the airport the odd plane that flew over was not disturbing at all. There were a number of restaurants to go to within walking distance from the Villa but you'll still want to rent a car for getting groceries and travelling around the island. Pelican Key beach is rocky and difficult to get into without beach shoes so if you have any bring them, otherwise you can still enjoy walking along the beach. We're not "resort" people so the privacy and quietness of the house was perfect for us.
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Pelican Key around the Sint Maarten

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Oversided shower with teak bench
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 full bathrooms with showers
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Twin beds can be made into 1 King Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large King Sized Bed and leather couch
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Bunk Bed , 2 Bunk beds = 4 beds
  • King size beds (1) There is a king bed in Master. Guest bedroom can be setup as king or two separate twin beds; Villa sleeps 4 adults and 4 kids, Bunk Beds (2) 2 sets of bunks for kids
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Featured on HGTV International - best location in St Maarten with private pool and beach. Modern mood lighting for 'romantic ' evening ambiance. Close to at least 25 bars, restaurants, bakeries. New wooden Yoga and relaxation deck.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Great place and location

  • 5 of 5

We loved out stay at Villa Incognito. It was perfect for us. Great location in Simpson Bay area of Dutch side. Close to many restaurants and attractions. We would eat breakfast and lunch at the Villa and then go out to dinner, but we really could have just stayed there and relaxed the entire time. If you like being around strangers kicking sand, tagging all the good chairs ar 5am, kids whining, then you shouldn't stay here. Lol. The outdoor furniture is premium Dedon brand, great stuff. Pool is refreshing. Ocean wasn't great for swimming as there are a lot of rocks and coral, but you can walk down to the Flamingo and go in water there if you want, or drive to one of many beaches nearby. Maho beach with the jets coming in overhead is a must do.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of St. Maarten

  • 5 of 5

Our family consisting of children 6 & 10 years and 3 adults spent a week in May 2016 at this breathtaking property. Before we even left we were provided with recommendations for car rentals, activities, dining options, etc. by the property owner. The pool was perfect for our kids. They spent more time in the pool than in the villa most days. The view from the deck was amazing and we had a great time exploring the beach for shells. All the utensils, pots and pans we needed to stay in and cook were provided. Although there were really nice restaurants in walking distance - kids loved Buccaneers Bar and the croissants from Bon Apetit down the road. Driving the island to various beaches was relatively easy. The beds and bedding was incredibly comfortable and the sleeping arrangements were perfect (bunks, large bed downstairs & upper master suite). Very large ceiling fans in the bedrooms and main living area provided additional comfort from the heat. We would absolutely return to Incognito. Beautiful home, great layout, fantastic pool and breathtaking views. What more could you ask for?!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay January 2016. The villa is beautiful, with all of the amenities you need for a relaxing vacation. The pool is great and hearing the waves breaking on the rocks while you are sunning on the deck is wonderful. We loved the circle chair, our son was in it all day long and at the end of the day we would lay in it and review our day. We rented a car and drove around to see many of the sights on the island. The butterfly farm was very interesting, Maho beach was fun to experience, the many restaurants near the villa were good. We drove to Dawn beach and ate at Canoa. Definitely worth the drive, call and make reservations so you can sit by the water! One thing is make sure you have bug spray, the bugs at night can get pretty bad especially at the restaurants near the water. We can't say enough about Olive!! She is a wealth of knowledge and will help you with anything you need. Kim and Sandy also answered any questions we had.

We would stay again!! It is absolutely a lovely place to stay and a beautiful island to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Angie. Olive loved having you guys around and thanks for sharing our piece of paradise.Most guests don't venture as far as Dawn beach so you must have lots of energy. Glad that you enjoyed it and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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  • 5 of 5


What can I say more than has already been said. Perfect! Beautiful Villa, Beautiful Island, and Olive’s beautiful spirit and personality made for a wonderful stay. Looking forward to a fall visit. Great Job Kim & Sandy! We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Villa Incognito. The view from the pool deck is just unbelievable. The location is very private and serene, yet conveniently located close to groceries and restaurants. We were met upon arrival by Olive, who is a true gem. She made us feel very welcomed and at home. Although we explored a large part of the island, we really enjoyed our time at the Villa's pool more than any other spot. It is very evident that Sandy and Kim have put very careful thought into all the features in the Villa, including appliances, bedding and outdoor furniture. This was our first time to the island and we truly enjoyed our experience. We hope to be able to return sometime in the future and would definitely stay at Villa Incognito again! Thanks Kim, Sandy and especially Olive!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will definitely be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and three kids (17, 14, and 11) had a wonderful week at Villa Incognito. The villa was the perfect setting for our family to relax and just get away. The villa was very comfortable with amazing views, right on the beach, and a nice private pool. The location was very convenient with several restaurants and shopping nearby. We will definitely be back for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Princess Juliana Airport SXM
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Buccaneer Beach Bar, Toppers, Red Piano
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Simpson Bay (all boating and watersports are here)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mullet Bay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Kim Sha Beach (Buccaneer BB)
Car: recommended

Closely located to Simpson Bay and all amenities


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Pelican Key,

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer special
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable security £305.08
Refundable Damage Deposit £305.08

Long term rates available and agreements negotiated and signed directly with owners
Above Rates are for 2 persons. $50 per additional person per night.
Long term rates exclude cleaning and utilities

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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